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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Republican Gov. Chris Christie has vetoed a politically charged bill that would have banned the use of certain pig cages in his state, a move many observers see as aimed at appeasing Iowa voters ahead of a potential 2016 presidential run.
In a veto message issued Friday, Christie called the bill opposing gestation crates a [Read More...]
>Posted to Politics – The Huffington Post on 29 November 2014 | 12:23 am
What seems to have begun as a sudden turning on of oil faucets in Libya, Nigeria and Iraq just a few months ago, provided the opportunity for the Big Guns of OPEC to begin manipulating things. And they have.
At their critical meeting on Thursday in Austria, OPEC decided to continue producing oil in the usual volume (30 million barrels a day) and [Read More...]
>Posted to Firedoglake on 29 November 2014 | 12:10 am
The average Thanksgiving dinner racks up about 3,000 calories per person, and that’s without all the snacking and “testing” that goes along with it, which is another 1,500 calories worth. So it’s sort of ironic that the White House chose this week to unveil the new calorie label requirements promised under Obamacare.
The FDA rules, publ [Read More...]
>Posted to Daily Kos on 28 November 2014 | 11:00 pm
MoveOn members mounted a truly moving, inspiring, impressive effort to turn out voters and fight for our progressive values in the 2014 midterm elections. Through our advanced voter contact program, volunteers made more than 6.75 million calls to voters—and thousands of progressives, many of whom had never volunteered before, took action togeth [Read More...]
>Posted to MoveOn.Org | Democracy In Action on 28 November 2014 | 9:04 pm
At one point, she argues that evidence of the existence of dragons exists, but that liberals and scientists are covering it up.
In the video embedded below, fundamentalist Christian home-school mom and conservative cultural critic Megan Fox — no relation to “Transformers” actress Megan Fox — visits the Field Museum [Read More...]
>Posted to AlterNet.org Main RSS Feed on 28 November 2014 | 3:15 am
WASHINGTON, DC – Representatives Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) and Keith Ellison (D-MN),… [Read More...]
>Posted to Congressional Progressive Caucus: Hot Topics on 26 November 2014 | 6:18 pm
Progressive Liberal Democrat and Air Force Veteran John Liming describes the motivation for his daily blogging, “I want to do what I can to help protect and preserve The Heart And Soul of my Beloved Homeland, America!” from Blue Heart … Continue reading
Progressive political blogger David Swanson is the author of “When the World Outlawed War,” “War Is A Lie” and “Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union. Swanson has played a key role in many progressive activities, … Continue reading
This Can’t Be Happening is a news collective originally founded in 2004 as a blog by Dave Lindorff. The collective now also includes John Grant, Linn Washington and Charles M. Young, who share Dave’s profound frustration with the establishment corporate … Continue reading
Chris Weigant, political commentator, author, and blogger, has been a regular contributor to The Huffington Post since 2006. Chris describes his political outlook as “left libertarian.” From Chris Weigant’s blog Jumping On The Cromnibus Yes, apparently that’s a new word … Continue reading
Award-Winning journalist and author of Empire Burlesque – High Crimes and Low Comedy in the Bush Imperium, Chris Floyd blogs about the American political scene. News from Chris Floyd’s Empire Burlesque Landmarks of Loss and Love: Being Human in Horrible … Continue reading
Barry Lando, former producer with 60 Minutes and author of “Web of Deceit-the History of Western Complicity in Iraq from Churchill to Kennedy to G.W. Bush” blogs mainly on U.S. policy in the Middle East and Central Asia. News from … Continue reading
The Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) promotes a strong, progressive agenda, called “The Progressive Promise–Fairness for All”. The four core principles of the Progressive Promise are: 1. Fighting for economic justice and security for all; 2. Protecting and preserving our civil … Continue reading