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Congressional Black Caucus to Obama: Use 14th Amendment to solve debt crisis

The Congressional Black Caucus on Saturday urged President Barack Obama to invoke the Fourteenth Amendment to raise the debt ceiling if Congress failed to pass the necessary legislation before August 3. “We believe that you have both the authority and a moral obligation to do so in order to avoid…

House panel approves bill forcing ISPs to log users’ web history

The House Judiciary Committee approved legislation on Thursday that would require Internet service providers (ISPs) to collect and retain records about Internet users’ activity. CNET reported the bill would require ISPs to retain customers’ names, addresses, phone numbers, credit card numbers, bank account numbers, and temporarily-assigned IP addresses for 12…

Conyers joins growing chorus calling for Bush torture probe

Following the revelation that President George W. Bush not only approved of but emphatically supported his administration’s torture program, a growing chorus of lawmakers and human rights groups has expressed outrage at the lack of investigations and prosecutions. Torture is illegal under US and international law, including the UN Convention…

Democrat: Steele is ‘right that the Afghan war is unwinnable’

WASHINGTON – A New York Congressman said anti-war Democrats would like to invite embattled RNC chief Michael Steele to join the “Out Of Afghanistan Caucus” – once he receives a history lesson. “Let’s send him for a little remedial education and then invite him to join,” said Rep. Jerrold Nadler…

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