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President Obama used this week's video address to ask the Senate to quickly pass the USA Freedom Act, a revised but still controversial renewal of some of the now-expiring provisions of the ...
by Hunter
Comment Count 68 comments on Sat May 30, 2015 at 07:00 AM PDT with 15 Recommends
There's an old Monty Python sketch in which a "Face the Press" interviewer grills the Minister for Home Affairs: "You claimed that you would build 88,000 million, billion houses a year in the ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 25 comments on Wed May 27, 2015 at 03:15 PM PDT with 36 Recommends
You know, you'd think that since I'm now only writing for Top Comments every other week, I'd actually be able to write diaries . I had just the topic in mind for tonight, but it was apparently ...
by Chrislove
Comment Count 55 comments on Fri May 29, 2015 at 07:00 PM PDT with 55 Recommends
This is my first diary. I had always imagined that my first DK diary would be something substantial, carefully-crafted, and focused on the kind of special issues that I have particular knowledge of. ...
by sfinx
Comment Count 335 comments on Mon May 25, 2015 at 08:11 PM PDT with 475 Recommends
The Trans-Pacific Partnership Intellectual Property Rights Chapter released to WikiLeaks late last year contains a Trade Secrets section that allows for the criminalization of investigative ...
by Stephen Benavides
Comment Count 55 comments on Thu May 28, 2015 at 01:09 PM PDT with 150 Recommends
Mass graves highly thought to be those of migrant workers were found in Malaysia days after an amendment to the Trade Promotion Authority prohibiting human trafficking, child and slave labor, passed ...
by Stephen Benavides
Comment Count 139 comments on Mon May 25, 2015 at 02:00 PM PDT with 152 Recommends
As Fast Track Authority for #TPP is set to hit the House floor next week, Democratic Presidential Primary candidate Hillary Clinton remains silent on organized labors biggest trade fight in a ...
by Stephen Benavides
Comment Count 65 comments on Fri May 29, 2015 at 01:42 PM PDT with 19 Recommends
Two days ago I shared news of a local paper in Pennsylvania that had printed a Memorial Day letter to the Editor calling for "regime change" with possible executions of President Obama and members ...
by sfinx
Comment Count 25 comments on Thu May 28, 2015 at 08:23 AM PDT with 46 Recommends
There's been some notable discontent among progressives who look to Paul Krugman for his refreshing honesty on a number of topics and his willingness to state plainly when emperors are ...
by xaxnar
Comment Count 289 comments on Fri May 22, 2015 at 06:44 AM PDT with 204 Recommends
Wow! President Obama is finally taking the gloves off and focusing like a laser on publicly demolishing his opponents in so far as he is able to without literally throwing tomatoes at them. Great ...
by Phoebe Loosinhouse
Comment Count 621 comments on Wed May 13, 2015 at 08:17 AM PDT with 359 Recommends
Time for a feel good story - Vivian Bailey, 97, never had the chance to go on a field trip as a child, but on Tuesday, she took the “field trip” of her dreams to the White House and was even ...
by FoundingFatherDAR
Comment Count 11 comments on Wed May 27, 2015 at 11:57 AM PDT with 47 Recommends
It has been a long time coming, but the EPA and Corps of Engineers have issued their final rule on what waters are protected under the Clean Water Act - helping ensure that the headwater, ...
by RockyMtnHigh
Comment Count 15 comments on Wed May 27, 2015 at 08:20 AM PDT with 43 Recommends
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 139 comments on Sun May 17, 2015 at 08:00 AM PDT with 187 Recommends
It's easy enough to have very carefully choreographed appearances, say in front of a controlled crowd at Nike, where you can attack opponents without having to actually engage in a debate. But, the ...
by Tasini
Comment Count 559 comments on Mon May 11, 2015 at 07:26 AM PDT with 286 Recommends
Just a brief diary to call attention to Elizabeth Warren's latest statement about TPP: On Monday, Warren fired back, showing that Obama simply has not effectively enforced existing labor standards ...
by We Shall Overcome
Comment Count 151 comments on Mon May 18, 2015 at 09:12 AM PDT with 185 Recommends
The President has issued a statement on the Trade Deal currently pending "fast track" authority in Congress. Last fall, I pledged that I would not submit NAFTA ...
by Dartagnan
Comment Count 150 comments on Sun May 10, 2015 at 03:05 PM PDT with 268 Recommends
(photo credit: Rollins College) From Talking Points Memo : Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) said Wednesday that it's "really arrogant" for people to say there's a scientific ...
by ericlewis0
Comment Count 107 comments on Thu May 21, 2015 at 07:34 AM PDT with 112 Recommends
President Barack Obama is in a fierce debate, most notably with Senator Elizabeth Warren, regarding the Trans Pacific Partnership. As a free trade advocate, I'd like to be able to take the ...
by Armando
Comment Count 360 comments on Sat May 09, 2015 at 12:25 PM PDT with 194 Recommends
More gloves coming off in the ongoing TPP debate as the head of the AFL-CIO Richard Trumka came out yesterday with some clear and understandable language about where Labor stands and what they are ...
by Phoebe Loosinhouse
Comment Count 226 comments on Fri May 15, 2015 at 05:23 AM PDT with 188 Recommends
Presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) and former MN Republican Congresswoman, Michele Bachmann, were guests on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer. The show aired just before ...
by Leslie Salzillo
Comment Count 124 comments on Thu May 21, 2015 at 03:04 PM PDT with 87 Recommends