Monday Aug 18
Paul Petrone posted a blog post
At this year's State of the Union Address , President Barack Obama made headlines by asking Congress to raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10.
Ted Cruz: Obama needs new authorization from Congress for these operations against ISIS
Via Dave Weigel , a gloss from the tea-partier-in-chief on the legal status of the new mission in Iraq and thus a sneak preview of the battle to come next month when Congress is back in session.
The Indian Express
Political circles abuzz with talks on Rajya Sabha nominations
New political equations are brewing in Uttar Pradesh as the state gears up to send 10 MPs to the Rajya Sabha this November.
FCC federal workers paid to do nothing receive bonuses: Investigators
Earlier today at the Personal Democracy Forum, we spoke with Stanford law professor Lawrence Lessig who is spending a great deal of time on congressional reform movement called Change Congress.
Obama has "full faith" in DCIA who doesn't know what CIA is up to
CIA Director John Brennan is under fire from the Senate Intelligence Committee after the CIA admitted that it searched the computer files and read the e-mails of Senate investigators who were probing the agency's use of harsh interrogation measures on terrorist in the aftermath of 9/11.
Analogy of US media on Israel & Gaza: '1776: Congress vows to destroy England!'
US/Israel corporate media reporting lies that Hamas threatens to "kill all Jews" , and ongoingly that Iran threatens to "wipe Israel off the map."