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Modern Democracy, Politics, and the American Dream - By Dennis Knicely - Democracy and American Politics have so much effect on our lives that it is in our best interests to be informed. This is a short chronology detailing aspects of recent events shaping our Roots in American Democracy. Read more...

The Federal Reserve Bank of the United States - Looking at the facts and fallacies about this huge American Corporation

Drilling for Oil Destroys Environment “Fracing”, plain and simple, is the main reason drilling is one of the worst possible things we can do to our environment. Read more...

Fundamentalism, the Religious Right, and the NeoCon Agenda

Religions & Politics

"When fascism comes to America - it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross" --- Sinclair Lewis

Labels – Defining NeoCon versus Right Wing Conservative, and How It Compares to Left Wing Liberal

Secrets of the Federal Reserve

 

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AFPTV/Pool – President Barack Obama Wednesday dived into the treacherous diplomacy of the Middle East, promised a …What we don't know about Obama - Jim VandeHei, John F. Harris – Thu Jan 22, 4:44 am ET - Politico - We know a lot more about Barack Obama than we did on Election Day. Read more...

Obama freezes salaries of some White House aides - By JENNIFER LOVEN, AP White House Correspondent – WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama's first public act in office Wednesday was to institute new limits on lobbyists in his White House and to freeze the salaries of high-paid aides, in a nod to the country's economic turmoil. Read more...

WHouse stops pending Bush regulations for review - Tue Jan 20, 7:25 pm ET - WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama's new administration ordered all federal agencies and departments on Tuesday to stop any pending regulations until they can be reviewed by incoming staff, halting last-minute Bush orders in their tracks. Read more...

Seven reasons for healthy skepticism - Jim VandeHei, John F. Harris – Wed Jan 21, 3:20 am ET - Even in a city of cynics, the Inauguration of a new president — and the infusion of new ideas, new personalities and new energy that comes with it — summons feelings of reverence. Read more...

Bank of America's Money Often Costs Too Much Bank of America has been running 115 subsidiaries in offshore tax havens to avoid paying taxes, according to a report from the Government Accountability Office. Online video short and read more...

Obama: $350b bailout needs to help people - By PHILIP ELLIOTT, Associated Press Writer – 01-11-08 - WASHINGTON – President-elect Barack Obama wants more transparency and strict guidelines for using the second $350 billion of the bailout fund Congress approved last fall to stabilize the nation's financial system. Read more...

Why Are the Media More Interested in Blago Than in Unraveling the Bailout Mystery? - Arianna Huffington Posted January 8, 2009 | 09:55 PM (EST) - Have you heard what's going on with the government's almost trillion-dollar bailout and how your money is being spent? Read more...

Afghanistan: Two Important Opinions Yesterday saw two important opinion pieces go up regarding Obama and Afghanistan. Online video short and commentary...

White House Chooses Disgraced Australian PM Over Obama For Guest House I guess this will give the public a better understanding how caring and understanding Bush really is. Online video short...

Inside Story - Ending the War on Gaza - 14 Jan 09 - Part 1

Bush’s Backward Sprint To The Finish - Lots of great links here if you are concerned about last minute shenanigans planned these last few days of the Bush era - Read more...

Religion's Big and Unprecedented Role in '08 Politics - By Kevin Eckstrom Religion News Service Saturday, December 27, 2008; Page B06 Barack Obama chose Joe Biden, and John McCain turned to Sarah Palin, but in the end the most sought-after running mate in the 2008 campaign never appeared on a single ballot. Read more...

Barack Obama: Yes, He Could Quite A Year, As Illinois Senator Claims Presidency (AP) In the first week of 2008, Barack Obama rocked the political world with a win in the Iowa caucuses. Read more...

Obama team weighs up to $850 billion economic jolt - By JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press Writer – Dec. 18, 2008 WASHINGTON – President-elect Barack Obama is laying the groundwork for a giant economic stimulus package, possibly $850 billion over two years, in his first test of legislative give and take with Congress. Read more...

Obama focuses on alternative energy, environment Mon Dec 15, 2008 10:36pm EST By Deborah Charles CHICAGO (Reuters) - Insisting on the need to develop new forms of energy, U.S. President-elect Barack Obama on Monday chose as his energy secretary a Nobel physics laureate who is a major promoter of alternative fuels. Read more...

Guantanamo should stay open, waterboarding OK: Cheney 12-15-08 WASHINGTON (AFP) – The Guantanamo 'war on terror' detention center should remain open indefinitely, Vice President Richard Cheney told ABC News in an interview Monday, while also defending the harsh interrogation method known as waterboarding Read more...

Spousal Ties to Lobbying Test a Vow From Obama By CHARLIE SAVAGE and DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK Published: December 14, 2008 WASHINGTON — Linda Hall Daschle is one of the most important aviation lobbyists in town. Read more...

AP – Norwegian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Jonas Gahr Stoere, right, welcomes the Afghan cluster bomb survivor …92 nations sign cluster-bomb ban; US, Russia don't - By DOUG MELLGREN, Associated Press Writer – Dec. 3, 2008 OSLO, Norway – An Afghan teenager who lost both legs in a cluster bomb explosion helped persuade his country to change its stance and join nearly 100 nations in signing a treaty Wednesday banning the disputed weapons. Read more...

Obama names Richardson to head Commerce Department - By LIZ SIDOTI, Associated Press Writer – Dec. 3, 2008 CHICAGO – President-elect Barack Obama named New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson as commerce secretary on Wednesday, filling a top economic post in troubled times and placing a second former campaign rival in his new Cabinet. Read more...

AP – Defense Secretary Robert Gates holds a press briefing at the Pentagon in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 2, …Gates: Military looks to accelerate Iraq pullout * By LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press Writer Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press Writer – Tue Dec 2, 6:32 pm ETWASHINGTON – Defense Secretary Robert Gates signaled a willingness Tuesday to forge ahead with two key priorities for the incoming Obama administration: accelerating the U.S. withdrawal from Iraq and shutting down the Guantanamo Bay detention center. Read more...

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