Delivering For America: The Rally To Save Six Day Mail Service + Real Reason Post Office is Canceling Saturday Deliveries

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nextleftnotes·Mar 24, 2013

NEW YORK — March 24, 2013. Labor leaders, community activists, and politicians stood together outside Manhattan’s Farley post office to protest planned closures of neighborhood post offices, the end of six day mail delivery, and layoffs of postal workers.

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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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FISA - illegal domestic spying - feb 2001, BEFORE 9/11

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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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Dennis Kucinich: When I was hungry, you gave me food, not a tax break + Jerrold Nadler

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Updated: June 15 added another video

 on Jun 14, 2011

Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today took to the House floor to defend the food program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) in need, citing our history of a compassionate nation.

“When I was hungry, you gave me food. You didn’t give me war. You didn’t give me a tax break; you didn’t give me an oil depletion allowance. When I was hungry, you gave me food.”

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Bernie Sanders: An Extraordinarily Unfair Budget + Nadler: GOP Budget is Most Radical in Our Lifetime


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on Apr 6, 2011

Sen. Sanders, a member of the Senate Budget Committee, spoke on the floor of the U.S. Senate about the outrageous budget proposals from House Republicans.

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If McChrystal was Right, What does that Make Petraeus? by Dennis Kucinich

by Congressman Dennis Kucinich
Washington, Jul 1, 2010

Today Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) made his third statement in opposition to the escalation of the war in Afghanistan.

“As related by William Polk in his recent article in Counterpunch — Just a few days before his dismissal, General McChrystal wrote what has been described as a ‘devastating report on his mission.’ He pointed out that he faced a ‘resilient and growing insurgency’ with too few troops and he expected no progress in the coming months.

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Rep. Jerrold Nadler and David Frakt on Obama’s Three-Tier Justice System For Guantánamo by Andy Worthington

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21 November 2009

In the wake of Attorney General Eric Holder’s announcement that five Guantánamo prisoners — including Khalid Sheikh Mohammed — will face federal court trials in New York, and five others will face trials by Military Commission, much of the media has been consumed with the whining of opportunistic right-wing politicians, who persist in maintaining the same hysterical level of unfounded fearmongering that has skewed the debate on Guantánamo for most of the year.

As a result, far too little attention has been paid to the inadequacy of the Military Commissions as a venue for trying crimes related to terrorism, although there have been some notable exceptions. Both Glenn Greenwald and myself (in an article entitled, “The Logic of the 9/11 Trials, The Madness of the Military Commissions”) have written about it, and Lt. Col. David Frakt, who served as the military defense attorney for the released Afghan prisoner Mohammed Jawad, and for Ali Hamza al-Bahlul, who was convicted in a one-sided show trial last November, delivered a withering analysis of the Commissions’ failings in an email exchange with Marcy Wheeler on Firedoglake, and has also spoken to Truthout about his concerns. In an email to Marcy Wheeler, he explained:
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Countdown: Rove Subpoenas + Rove’s Claim of Executive Privilege

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Keith talks to Jerrold Nadler about Karl Rove’s claim of executive privilege and whether he will appear before Congress on Monday.

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Rachel Maddow Show: Michael Isikoff on Rove’s Claim of Executive Privilege

Rachel Maddow talks to Michael Isikoff about Karl Rove’s claim of Executive privilege and just before leaving office Bush sent Rove’s lawyer a letter saying that he was immune from any future subpoenas.

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Obama to Face Test on Executive Privilege After Rove Subpoenaed Again Over Attorney Firings, Siegelman Prosecution

Countdown: Wiretapping, Torture and Rove Subpoena + Ghost Detainees (updated)

Conyers Subpoenas Karl Rove: “It’s Time to Talk”