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The Revolt Against the NDAA Hits Congress

Facing a serious civil liberties backlash, Congress is considering changing a controversial counterterrorism law it passed last year. Yet the leading fix, backed by House Republicans, may not be a fix at all. Last year, during consideration of the National Defense Authorization Act, Congress came close to authorizing the indefinite detention of American citizens captured on US soil who were suspected of terrorism.
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Congressional Republicans face a health care conundrum

US Politics / Liberal : The Maddow Blog (last year)

Whenever a major reform initiative becomes law, minor tweaks and technical fixes are simply unavoidable. Within a couple of years of Social Security passing, Congress had opened the law back up, identified changes that needed to be ... Read Post

The House Passes A Resolution

Politics : The Daily Dish By Andrew Sullivan (5 years ago)

Only Ron Paul voted against the measure, which said: Expressing support for all Iranian citizens who embrace the values of freedom, human rights, civil liberties, and rule of law, and for other purposes. Resolved, That the House of ... Read Post

'SPEAKER CRUZ IS IN THE HOUSE' — Republicans Border Plan Is In Total Chaos After Conservative Revolt

Politics : Business Insider: Politix (4 months ago)

House Republican leaders abruptly changed their plan to deal with the crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border late Wednesday night, after they were not able to muster enough votes to pass the legislation before Congress leaves Friday fo... Read Post


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