Dennis Kucinich: Amazing That We Have to Defend Americans From Being Assassinated By Their Own Government

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Nov 7, 2012 by

During Democracy Now!’s seven-hour election special last night, investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill asks Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich about the secret drone war that has expanded under President Obama’s first term and the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki, an American citizen struck by a U.S. drone strike in Yemen last year.

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Dennis Kucinich: Massive Death Toll Belies Claim that Drone Strikes are only used in Cases of an “Imminent Threat”

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Nov 3, 2012 by

Protesting for Drone Victims

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“The Washington Post recently published a three part series on the plans of the Obama Administration to institutionalize the practice of targeted killing by unmanned drones abroad. According to previous and current Administration officials who were interviewed, the institutionalization and expansion of the drone program means that we have only reached ‘the midpoint of what was once known as the global war on terrorism.’ This means that the targeted killing of suspects by the United States is becoming a permanent feature of our counterterrorism strategy.

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Dennis Kucinich: End The Childhood Obesity Subsidy

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Nov 2, 2012 by

Summer 2009: Juliet Tomatoes

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“Did you know that YOU are paying to promote the childhood obesity epidemic?

“Let me explain. According to the Joint Committee on Taxation, Congress — with your tax dollars — subsidizes the marketing efforts of fast food and junk food companies by as much as $19 billion dollars over ten years. And the way the federal funding system works is that if we give a tax break in one place, we need to replace that lost income from somewhere else, like with higher taxes from the rest of us. In other words, this tax break is a massive subsidy for the junk food and fast food industry. And our children are paying pay for it with their health.

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Green Festival: Dennis and Elizabeth Kucinich: Veganism Helps the Environment

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Dennis and Elizabeth Kucinich Green Festival Saturday September 29, 2012

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The “Surge” is Over. The War is Not by Dennis Kucinich

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by Dennis Kucinich
WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 21, 2012)

Chicago Anti-War Protest

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Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today released the following statement following the announcement that the “surge” in Afghanistan has ended. In 2009, 33,000 additional troops were deployed to Afghanistan. Today, troop deployment levels have returned to the pre-“surge” levels. Sixty-eight thousand brave men and women continue to put their lives on the line.

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Dennis Kucinich Calls Out Monsanto: Americans Demand GMO Labeling

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Washington, Sep 19, 2012

On the Floor of the House of Representatives, Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today called out Monsanto by name for opposing efforts to grant consumers their right-to-know about genetically engineered food. Congressman Kucinich is the author of H.R. 3553: Genetically Engineered Food Right to Know Act.

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Congress Expands Spying On Americans + Nadler: More Oversight Needed for Warrantless Wiretaps + Kucinich: Let’s Vote Against Big Brother

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Sep 12, 2012 by

On Wednesday, the US House of Representatives will vote on whether or not to reauthorize the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. If passed, FISA will essentially extend the powers of the government and give the authorization to wiretap Americans without a warrant. As of now it is unknown exactly how many Americans are being spied on, but the question is how many more Americans will be scrutinized because of this legislation. RT Producer Adriana Usero joins us with more.

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Quiz Time: Very Liberal, Very Conservative or Somewhere In-between? Dennis Kucinch Takes The Quiz

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Sep 5, 2012 by PBSNewsHour

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The NewsHour partnered with Pew Research Center for a quiz to determine where voters fall on the political spectrum. At the Democratic National Convention we’ve been asking people to take the quiz on camera. Outgoing Rep. Dennis Kucinich was our first. Watch his responses here and see how you rate on the quiz.

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Ron Paul’s Speech at the We Are The Future Rally + Gary Johnson’s Speech At Paul Fest + Scott Horton: Paul-Kucinich Ticket

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Updated Aug. 28, 2012 added Scott Horton’s speech

Updated Aug. 27, 2012 added Gary Johnson’s speech

Aug 26, 2012 by Ron Paul Flix

August 26, 2012 C-SPAN

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Kucinich Asks Inspector General to Review FDA’s Bungling of “Death Treats” + Action Alert

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by Dennis Kucinich
Washington, Aug. 24 2012

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Five Year Investigation, Thousands of Sick and Dead Dogs, Tainted Jerky Still on the Shelves – FDA Refuses to Exercise Authority

Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today asked the Inspector General to review the Food and Drug Administration’s handling of an investigation of tainted jerky treats for dogs made in China. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been investigating consumer complaints for five years while the death toll rises. The FDA has issued three low profile warnings, unbeknownst to the vast majority of dog owners. Dangerous products are still on the shelves and sold in markets across the country.

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Dennis Kucinich: The House Overwhelmingly Passed a Bill to Audit the Federal Reserve

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Jul 27, 2012 by

There’s only about a week left until Congress goes on a summer recess, and there are a few notable things that have, and haven’t been done. As we mentioned yesterday, the House overwhelmingly passed a bill to Audit the Fed, but the Democratic leadership, isn’t exactly on board. It’s seven days before recess and yet still no jobs bill. And was the symbolic tax vote this week, a lot more important than people wants to let on? And a few US foreign policy decisions that haven’t exactly played out as planned. Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, just to name a few. Alyona discusses with U.S. Congressman Dennis Kucinich.

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FDA Allows Pet Deaths to Mount While Awaiting Scientific Certainty, Certainty That has Eluded Them Since 2008

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by Dennis Kucinich
Washington, Jul 23, 2012

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Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today released the following statement criticizing the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for failing to adequately protect domestic pets.

“After a weeks-long investigative trip to China and thousands of reports of sick and dying dogs, the FDA still has no answers and offers pet owners no protection,” said Kucinich.

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China is Eating our Lunch by Dennis Kucinich

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by Dennis J. Kucinich
Washington, Jul 18, 2012

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Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today defended American businesses in their efforts to compete with foreign competitors to produce green technologies such as solar panels and called for Congressional action on trade manipulation. That manipulation has allowed China to flood the domestic U.S. market with below-cost solar panels. After China dumped subsidized solar panels into the market, the price of solar panels fell below the manufacturing cost of American solar panels. That price drop put many businesses in financial distress, including some companies that had been supported with loans from the Department of Energy.

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The Stars in Allah’s Sky by Ed Ciaccio + Dennis Kucinich: June Brides in Afghanistan

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by Ed Ciaccio
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June 20, 2012

Above our tiny village the stars in Allah’s sky shone bright.
The special wedding food and music had all filled me with delight.
We’d gathered there to celebrate the start of the new life
Of my gentle older brother and his lovely young wife.

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