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President Barack Obama has officially announced that he would sign the CRomnibus bill , which contains a ton of Republican-backed special interest riders that, among other things, makes it easier ...
by DownstateDemocrat
Comment Count 740 comments on Thu Dec 11, 2014 at 10:17 AM PST with 256 Recommends
Two nights ago a man was shot in the back while running away from an Oakland police officer; there is no evidence that he was in possession of a weapon at the time he was shot. 'Momma, the ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 209 comments on Fri Feb 24, 2012 at 09:21 AM PST with 232 Recommends
Is this what Congress has devolved into -- a "last minute" ransom-demanding mechanical voice that creepily says: If you ever want to see your Government again , you'll shut the hell up , pay up ...
by jamess
Comment Count 183 comments on Sat Dec 13, 2014 at 08:00 AM PST with 130 Recommends
Howard Jordan, Oakland's Police Chief since October 10th, 2011,
by jpmassar
Comment Count 36 comments on Wed May 08, 2013 at 05:26 PM PDT with 104 Recommends
Noted Oakland civil rights attorney Dan Siegel has written previously on these pages about the general problem of police in society. ( ...Modern Day Policing and the New Jim Crow ) With Oakland's ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 11 comments on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 09:13 AM PST with 19 Recommends
Senator Dick Durbin quipped in disgust, after watching several weeks of watering-down of proposed Wall Street Re-regulations, by their well-paid Lobbyists: "[...T]hey [ the Banks ] frankly own the ...
by jamess
Comment Count 19 comments on Fri Mar 22, 2013 at 01:51 PM PDT with 18 Recommends
Frances Beinecke, President of the Natural Resources Defense Council, NRDC, warns us on their Switchboard that ...
by HoundDog
Comment Count 6 comments on Wed Jul 20, 2011 at 06:34 AM PDT with 14 Recommends
I truly, deeply, desperately want to eliminate riders on all bills introduced into any legislative session. If it can't stand on its own as a bill, it has no reason to be considered in any ...
by Noddy
Comment Count 7 comments on Fri May 18, 2012 at 10:42 AM PDT with 10 Recommends
As the uncertainty of the very real-life drama about the budget stalemate and threatened shutdown of the federal government drags on, there is one thing you can count on. Every single major media ...
by RH Reality Check
Comment Count 8 comments on Fri Apr 08, 2011 at 09:06 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
I was reading about the amendments made to the proposed bailout bill on CNN's website yesterday and I noticed there was a "mental health provision" added: The revised bailout bill also ...
by Birchwood
Comment Count 7 comments on Thu Oct 02, 2008 at 03:52 AM PDT with 2 Recommends