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Congress wants to decide what YOU can do and see on the Internet

January 18, 2012

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Protect the Internet: Help stop Internet censorship legislation! Join the virtual strike to protest two proposed laws in the United States, called SOPA and the PROTECT IP Act. On January 24th, the U.S. Senate will vote on the PROTECT IP Act to censor the Internet, despite opposition from the *VAST MAJORITY* of Americans who have […]

More former lobbyists on GOP staffs now than any Congress ever

July 12, 2011

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The number of former lobbyists working as key congressional staffers has more than doubled since the Republican Party took control of the House of Representatives, a new report finds. The Center for Responsive Politics found that 128 former lobbyists work in key staff positions in this Congress, compared to 60 in the last one. Researchers […]

GOP & Paul Ryan: The party of no answer.

April 11, 2011

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In September 2006, the House of Representatives passed what they called earmark reform. The legislation was co-authored by Congressman Paul Ryan.  The legislation was meant to require lawmakers to identify the special projects that they slip into legislation.  Now Ryan is trying to play a track from his greatest hits album by proposing almost identical […]