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Rep. Kucinich slams fake Afghan elections, fake withdrawal, fake Taliban

Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) again called for the United States to end its involvement in Afghanistan after it was revealed that NATO officials were duped into holding negotiations with a man posing as a senior member of the Taliban. “The war in Afghanistan is taking place in a netherworld where…

FCC may forgo ‘Net Neutrality’ for wireless networks

After the mid-term Republican landslide in the US House, many political observers proclaimed that hopes for true “Net Neutrality” policies passing Congress had gone up in flames along with the Democratic majority. Now the last chance for those rules, known to supporters as the First Amendment of the Internet, may…

Pelosi seen winning House party leader job

Outgoing House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi appeared to secure the top Democratic leadership spot for next year, as the only lawmaker expected to mount a challenge acknowledged on Sunday that he will not have the support to topple her. “You know, I can add and subtract pretty well. I…

Kucinich to force Congress to vote on withdrawing from Afghanistan after news Obama will extend war to 2014

President Obama said he would begin withdrawing troops from Afghanistan in 2011. Now, the Administration says 2011 is still in play, but has begun floating the year 2014 as a more “reasonable” date for the war’s end. One Congressional Democrat is not happy. Representative Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) blasted President Barack…

Democrats pressing Pelosi to step aside

Rank-and-file Democrats, smarting from electoral drubbing, threaten public rebuke of Pelosi In a fresh sign of turmoil among defeated Democrats, a growing number of the rank and file say they won’t support House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in a politically symbolic roll call when the new Congress meets in January. “The…

GOP wins in Congress effectively doom ‘Net Neutrality’

The stunning Republican gains in the US elections appear to have doomed efforts to pass a “net neutrality” bill that would require Internet service providers to treat all Web traffic equally. President Barack Obama, Democrats in Congress and Silicon Valley have backed net neutrality but it has met with opposition…

No matter who voters choose on Tues., US foreign policy to remain unchanged

Regardless who comes out ahead in US legislative elections, US peace efforts in the Middle East will remain unaffected, the US State Department said Tuesday, as President Barack Obama’s Democrats brace for a drubbing. “Democratic and Republican administrations supported by Congress under Democratic or Republican leadership have all supported our…

Likely gridlock in Congress could threaten economy

Post-election gridlock in Congress could pose threat to a fragile economy if little gets done Political gridlock is supposed to be good for business. If bickering lawmakers can’t agree on anything, the thinking goes, they can’t pass laws and regulations that make the economy worse. So will the midterm elections,…

Tom DeLay, GOP’s ex-House majority leader, goes on trial in Texas

Tom DeLay, the Republican leader known as “The Hammer” for his brass knuckles style, stood before a jury Monday and declared he never crossed the line into criminally dirty politics. “Ladies and gentlemen, I am not guilty,” the former US House majority leader said after an indictment was read accusing…

GOP congressional candidate: Violent revolution ‘on the table’ if we lose in 2010

Pastor Stephen Broden, a Texas Republican running for Congress and frequent guest on the Glenn Beck program (pictured right with RNC Chairman Michael Steele), has a history of making surprising statements … But this one takes the cake. He’s running for US Congress in a strongly Democratic district of Dallas, and…

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