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Are Republicans Backed By China? House Republicans Block Critical 'Make It In America' Bill

Last week one more example of Republican obstruction occurred blockage of an important "Make It In America" bill and one more time not a single corporate media outlet reported it.

The House Republican leadership last Tuesday blocked a bill to secure for American companies critical minerals used in the production of energy-efficient products, renewable energy systems, electronics and other technologies. The result is companies and the Defense Department continue to be forced to turn to China to make or obtain critical electronics components.


http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/07/28/1317459/-Are-Republicans-Backed-By-China-House-Republicans-Block-Critical-Make-It-In-America-Bill



Tell this to your favorite Tea Party supporter!

Why does the GOP keep saying President Obama is not American? They have nothing else!


The question remains: why do Republicans come back, over and over, to this kind of thing, to peddling a cocktail of fear mixed with hate? They've got nothing else. They can't sell their right-wing policies as actually working because there's no data to back that up. They can't even sell their policies as logical because, well, they aren't.

So what can Republicans do? Get people afraid. Afraid of "them," the brown president and the brown hordes at the border. In reality the people at the border are refugees and children. To Republicans, that doesn't matter and it certainly doesn't inspire compassion. Steve King's anti-immigration ally Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) has been harping about the supposed "diseases" these children are carrying.

This is all about fear, about making people afraid of what America is becoming, of what America already is. Republicans are counting on the fact that fear makes people do stupid things. Like voting Republican.



http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/07/27/1316345/-Wanna-know-why-Republicans-can-t-give-up-calling-Obama-not-American-They-ve-got-nothing-else

Andrea Mitchell Allows IAVA's Tarantino To Blame Bernie Sanders For Obstruction On VA Bill

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MSNBC, Andrea Mitchell Reports, July 25, 2014. The IAVA's Tom Tarantino blames Sen. Sanders rather than House Republicans for obstructing the VA bill that passed through the Senate almost unanimously . Read more here...


http://crooksandliars.com/2014/07/andrea-mitchell-allows-iavas-tarantino

Feds Failing To Act On Antibiotic Resistance Despite Grave Threat, Health Advocates Warn

Public health advocates are fuming over a new court ruling that they say could hasten the coming of the next pandemic.

In a 2-1 decision released Thursday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit ruled that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration need not consider banning the use of antibiotics in healthy food-producing animals.

"We believe that this decision allows dangerous practices known to threaten human health to continue," said Avinash Kar, an attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council. "Adding antibiotics to farm animals' feed, day after day, is not what we should be doing. It's not what the doctor ordered and it should not be allowed."

In March 2012, a federal court ruled that the FDA must act on scientific knowledge that the overuse of antibiotics in animals raised for food has contributed to the rise of antibiotic-resistant infections in humans. That decision came in response to a lawsuit filed by the NRDC concerning findings made by the FDA back in 1977. Feeding livestock low doses of penicillin and most tetracyclines, the agency had concluded, might pose a risk to human health. The FDA never acted on or retracted those findings.


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/25/antibiotic-resistance-livestock-lawsuit-nrdc_n_5621299.html

Two Republican Judges Gut Obamacare, Threatening Health Care For Millions

It's just not Republican if it's not punitive!


Two Republican judges on the D.C. Circuit Court have ruled that the equivalent of a typo is enough to strip health care subsidies from up to five million people, dealing what would be a death blow to the Affordable Care Act if the decision is allowed to stand. The one Democrat on the panel dissented.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/22/republican-judges-obamacare-ruling-gutted_n_5609795.html#comments


No! The two political parties are not the same!

Hospitals In Medicaid Opt-Out States Are Beginning To Face Money Problems


Medical providers in states opting out of the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) may soon experience increased financial trouble, even as the mostly Republican governors continue to spurn federal funding for people lacking health insurance.




http://crooksandliars.com/2014/07/hospitals-medicaid-opt-out-states-are


CA Voters Afforded Opportunity This November To Weigh-In on 'Corporate Personhood'

California's Democratic Governor Jerry Brown has permitted SB 1272, an advisory measure entitled the Overturn Citizens United Act, to appear on the state's November 2014 ballot.

The measure not only calls upon Congress to "propose an amendment...to the United States Constitution" to overturn the infamous Citizens United decision and its progeny, but "to make clear that the rights protected by the United States Constitution are the rights of natural persons only."

According to state Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance), the author of SB 1272, the measure is intended to send "a message to Congress" that we "should not equate money with free speech and corporations are not people."



http://www.bradblog.com/?p=10722

Austerity Is Poisoning The Economy

Austerity is like a bad tattoo: It's going to be with us, causing misery, for years to come.

The broad spending cuts that were the fruits of the Republican Congress' budget obsession of the past few years have already cost the U.S. economy $351 billion in lost economic activity, according to a new study by the Center for American Progress. This austerity will cost a total of $633 billion by the year 2020, according to the study.



http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/16/austerity-cost-633-billion_n_5592026.html

Darrell Issa Abruptly Ends Hearing Before Witness Can Debunk His Attacks

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, seemed to catch everyone off guard Wednesday when he suddenly pulled the plug on his committee hearing before witnesses could even testify.

Issa read his opening statement for the hearing on potential abuses of taxpayer funds by the White House's new political office, and let his Democratic counterpart, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), read his statement before declaring the hearing over. Two witnesses who came prepared to testify were dismissed. A source who was in the hearing said one of Issa's witnesses, Carolyn Lerner, the director of the independent Office of Special Counsel, appeared to leave angrily.


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/16/darrell-issa-hearing_n_5592009.html

Sen. Elezabeth Warren hard at work trying to get the GOP to do what is fair


This Senator is Spot On.


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