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CD071: Our New Laws


In this episode, we look at all the important bills that become laws since the start of 2014, including a law that might cost you thousands of dollars per year, a law that ends public financing of political party nominating conventions, and a law that President Obama openly intends to ignore. We also discuss the resignation of Rep. Rob Andrews of New Jersey from the House of Representatives.  Read More

CD059: NDAA 2014


Congress and President Obama worked together to fast-track a new & unexamined NDAA into law. The new law essentially makes NSA data collection legal, cuts military pensions, and spends an enormous amount of money making sure the United States is able to destroy the entire world at a moment’s notice. Read More

CD053: TPP – The Leaked Chapter


The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is an international treaty being negotiated in almost total secrecy by the United States and eleven other nations. This week, Wikileaks published one of the twenty-nine chapters, the chapter on Intellectual Property. In this episode, we highlight the details of the patent and copyright laws contained in the leaked TPP chapter and then we quickly look at the bills that passed the House of Representatives this week. Read More

H.R. 2216: Funding for Military Construction & Veterans

The House passed it’s version of the 2014 funding for military construction and the Department of Veteran’s affairs. This bill needs to merge with a Senate funding bill before it can become law. Read More

CD021: Trailblazer vs. ThinThread


Part 3 of the continuing resolution followed by a history of Trailblazer and ThinThread, the NSA’s spying programs.

*Forward to 28:20 to hear the Trailblazer vs. Thinthread (NSA spying) story* Read More

CD014: Marching Towards Sequester


Hydropower and veterans get some love from the House this week, while churches get taxpayer money and Federal workers get screwed… again. Read More

CD008: NDAA for 2013


Congress passes the National Defense Authorization Act for 2013; highlights include lots of money for other countries, a continuation of indefinite detention, Christmas gifts given to Northrup Grumman and other campaign contributors, and rules will finally apply to defense contracting. All that and more in this summary of 2013’s NDAA… Read More

CD002: Iran Sanctions, the Buffett Rule, & a “War on Coal”


Iran sanctions are signed into law, a gas pipeline gets fast tracked through a NYC park, the Buffett Rule is (sort of) passed, a “War on Coal” is not really waged, and more from this week in Congress… Read More

CD001: A Resignation, a Land Grab, & a State of Emergency


Congress returns from vacation, Dennis Cardoza (CA-18) resigns, President Obama continues the 9/11 State of Emergency, FISA is reauthorized, veterans benefits are held hostage, mining companies get a gift from Congress, solar power is attacked, and more from this week in Congress… Read More