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|7/9/2013 - So much of what President Obama does in wielding the power of his office is unconstitutional, so it should surprise no one that action he took recently regarding the implementation timeline of his signature achievement - Obamacare - is most likely unconstitutional as well.
Bypassing Congress as usual,...|
|6/28/2013 - The NSA is spying on everybody.
That includes a major, major, prime target: Congress.
So imagine this conversation taking place, in a car, on a lonely road outside Washington, late at night. The speakers are Congressman X and a private operative representing a covert unit inside the NSA:
|6/23/2013 - Ten days ago, I publicly stated my belief that the NSA had used its spy apparatus to gather dirt on Supreme Court Justice John Roberts, then used that leverage to force him to change his vote on Obamacare. See the original article here.
Five days later, I also predicted the NSA was using its spy...|
|6/18/2013 - If you think the U.S. government is doing a sub-par job of keeping your food safe, brace yourself. You could soon be eating imported seafood, beef or chicken products that don't meet even basic U.S. food safety standards. Under two new trade agreements, currently in negotiation, the U.S. Food and Drug...|
|5/20/2013 - Reliable sources in Washington D.C. have informed the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) that Monsanto has begun secretly lobbying its Congressional allies to attach one or more "Monsanto Riders" or amendments to the 2013 Farm Bill that would preempt or prohibit states from requiring labels on genetically...|
|5/5/2013 - If you ever doubted that the Affordable Care Act, derisively known as "Obamacare," was a grotesquely offensive, unworkable, nightmarish and authoritarian power grab by the federal government to circumvent your healthcare choices and options, they should be completely dispelled, now that congressional...|
|3/25/2013 - In the midst of the big debate about "background checks," I thought it important to weigh in on the issue and profess my full and total support for background checks... for members of Congress. We need to know who these people are, how they all seem to collect so much financial wealth while "serving...|
|3/18/2013 10:02:35 PM - Note: This article has been updated to reflect the accurate number of the legislation in question, which is H.R. 5973, not H.R. 933.
The U.S. Congress is right now moving forward with the passage of the 2013 Agricultural Appropriations Bill (AAB), also known as H.R. 5973, which currently contains...|
|3/5/2013 - When he was investigating and co-reporting details of the break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters in the Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C., in the early 1970s, a politically motivated crime that eventually led to the resignation of President Richard M. Nixon, Washington Post journalist...|
|1/10/2013 - The American system of agriculture is riddled with problems, many of which are the culmination of decades' worth of bad policy and poor decision-making by Congress and federal regulators concerning farm subsidies. And in more recent years, it has become increasingly obvious that agriculture policy continues...|
|11/30/2012 - When officials who head up a federal agency created and funded by Congress no longer feel obligated to appear before the congressional committee charged with overseeing the function of that agency, a situation of genuine tyranny exists.
Enter John Pistole, the Obama Administration's head of the notorious...|
|11/17/2012 - Ron Paul's recent farewell speech is arguably the single most important speech in American history. Dr. Paul lays out the fatal problems facing America while pulling no punches. This speech is a must-read piece by anyone who seeks to understand the real reasons why America remains in a downward spiral...|
|10/19/2012 - While millions of Americans were busy watching the elephant puppet battle the ass puppet at the latest political circus, the United States Congress quietly introduced a new piece of legislation ordering the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to begin preparing for mass casualties throughout...|
|3/29/2012 - Every year for at least the last decade, Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Oh.) has stood up for health freedom by introducing the Genetically Engineered Food Right to Know Act before the U.S. Congress, only to witness it later die in committee. And once again, Rep. Kucinich has introduced the bill in the current...|
|2/2/2012 - Congress seems to be getting the message that it is the most unpopular of all government institutions, because suddenly everyone on Capitol Hill is all about "transparency."
In a bid to shore up their reputation as out-of-touch elites who don't have to play by the same rules as the rest of us, lawmakers...|
|11/20/2011 - In an absurd attempt to fight back at federal regulations that greatly limit the amount of junk food that can be served as part of government-funded school lunch programs, Congress has proposed a new spending bill that classifies pizza as a "vegetable." Reports indicate that the bill would allow for...|
|11/15/2011 - The concentration of elite legislative power in America is well under way today as the new "supercommittee" is working on an end-run around Congress to put together a "secret farm bill" that would prop up failed agricultural policies with yet more billions in taxpayer dollars.
|8/14/2011 - In past election years, there was a joke that the choices for president were so bad someone ought to put Mickey Mouse on the ballot because he'd probably win. Based on the most recent public opinion polls, Mickey is looking better and better.
A sinking economy, coupled with stagnation in Washington,...|
|7/27/2011 - "If you put a label on genetically engineered food you might as well put a skull and crossbones on it." - Norman Braksick, president of Asgrow Seed Co., a subsidiary of Monsanto, quoted in the Kansas City Star, March 7, 1994
After two decades of biotech bullying and force-feeding unlabeled and hazardous...|
|6/16/2011 - The U.S. House of Representatives passed a law today that would effectively bar the FDA from approving GM salmon. This is a direct result of the rising awareness of the dangers of GMOs among American consumers, along with steady coverage of the issue by the alternative media (including NaturalNews)...|
|5/20/2011 - After the 9/11 attacks, President George W. Bush and Congress committed the nation to a "global war on terror," which - for perhaps the first time in U.S. history - the nation launched a military campaign that was aimed more against fighting an ideology rather than an army.
And today, 10 years later,...|
|4/13/2011 - Last year, the Alliance for Natural Health (ANH), a nonprofit organization that works very hard to promote and protect freedom of health speech, came up with a very important piece of legislation called the Free Speech about Science Act (FSAS) that is designed to lift the restrictions on health speech...|
|4/13/2011 - Republican Sen. Michael Enzi of Wyoming first tried it and failed in 2007, and now he and Democrat Sen. Dick Durbin from Illinois are together trying it again. The bipartisan duo plans to introduce new legislation shortly after Easter that will levy a sales tax on all internet purchases, even if the...|
|4/7/2011 - The first signs of a full repeal of the Obama health care overhaul emerged this week when the US Congress finally voted to repeal key portions of the bill that would have imposed significant new tax and paperwork burdens on small businesses. US Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) hailed the repeal as a "down...|
|3/29/2011 - On Saturday, March 26, 2011, the Center for Food Safety (CFS), a human and environmental health advocacy group, held its "Virtual Rally for the Right to Know" campaign. Tens of thousands of Americans rallied together both online and at events nationwide, and sent letters to Congress demanding that it...|
|1/21/2011 - In 2007, the U.S. Congress passed the Energy Independence and Security Act which contains a subsection that bans the sale of incandescent light bulbs beginning in 2012. But the new Congress recently unveiled the Better Use of Light Bulbs Act, or H.R. 91, which would repeal this subsection and restore...|
|1/20/2011 - The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a repeal of Obama's health care reform, voting largely along party lines at 245 to 189 (three Democrats supported the vote). The bill now moves to the U.S. Senate where Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid promises to block it from ever coming to a vote there.
|1/11/2011 - Giffords was assaulted while doing what more representatives in Washington should be doing: Talking with their constituents at home in a public place, right out in the open. In an age where many members of Congress hide behind closed doors and spend more time meeting with corporate lobbyists than talking...|
|12/28/2010 - The recently-passed Food Safety Modernization Act, which was passed in order to prevent food-borne illness deaths in the USA, will cost $1.4 billion over the first five years. But nobody thinks about the economics of the issue. How many people are we going to save by spending this $1.4 billion, even...|
|12/22/2010 - The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2751 yesterday with a 216 to 144 vote (yes, many members of the House did not even vote). The so-called Food Safety Modernization Act now heads to the President to be signed into law.
When witnessing such a moment in history when the federal government...|
|12/14/2010 - Yesterday, U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson ruled that a key provision in Obama's health care plan violates the US Constitution. The "minimum essential coverage provision," Judge Hudson ruled, would force American consumers to buy a government-mandated insurance product whether they wish to buy it or...|
|10/18/2010 - Ah, election season is upon us again, and the nation -- ever in dire need of some new disorder to treat with drugs -- is suffering from electile dysfunction. Nobody seems to know which political party or congressional candidates might lead us out of the national mess we're in today, with debt spiraling...|
|8/19/2010 - Thanks to a lone, holdout juror, former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich narrowly escaped being found guilty of trying to sell a U.S. Senate seat. He was found guilty on only one charge: Lying.
Stop the presses! A politician lied? Say it ain't so...
If that crime were widely prosecuted, there...|
|7/20/2010 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is urging the U.S. Congress to reinstate a pollution tax on heavy polluter industries in order to fund the agency's "Superfund program". This program works to clean up the nation's worst uncontrolled and abandoned hazardous waste sites that are damaging...|
|4/5/2010 - What would happen if the Columbine high school rampage shooters who were psyched out on mind-altering antidepressant drugs had been piloting a jet airliner instead? On Friday, the FAA issued a new rule that says pilots taking psychiatric medications are now allowed to pilot passenger airliners while...|
|12/1/2009 - The New York Times recently unveiled a story about industry lobbyists and the power they have over the United States Congress. Examination of a series of statements made by 42 Congressmen revealed that Genentech, the world's largest biotechnology company, has been ghostwriting industry-favorable speech...|
|11/9/2009 - Given that the massive health care reform bill just passed by the House was one of the largest pieces of legislation in U.S. history, you might wonder why you didn't get to vote on it. When it comes to federal legislation, your vote doesn't count in America, didn't you know? You are dictated to by a...|
|4/24/2009 - Salmonella outbreaks, food contamination, and other regulatory deficiencies over the nation's food supply during the past several years have led to a barrage of proposed legislation aimed at improving food safety. H.R. 875, H.R. 759, and H.R. 1332, are three major bills that have been proposed in recent...|
|1/7/2009 - Similar to Hollywood's Worst Dressed List or (if you're old enough to remember) Laugh In's Fickle Finger of Fate Award, Truth about Pet Food announces the first annual Biggest Stupid Act in Pet food Award. The Award will be given to the organization or manufacturer that during the year showed the most...|
|12/19/2008 - No paragraph should begin with 'Renderers convert dead animals into…' and end with 'crayons.' Yet this is exactly how the Introduction Paragraph started and ended in a report provided to the 108th Congress in 2004. The report provided to Congress discusses dead animals rendered into various products...|
|10/30/2008 - The FDA website, on a page regarding pet foods, proudly cites the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act). With reading just a few of the FD&C Act laws, and a little reading on the FDA website, there is absolute proof that the FDA ignores Federal Law. It's time for pet owners to take this proof to the...|
|9/7/2008 - Actor Dennis Quaid, whose newborn twins were nearly killed when a hospital error led to a massive drug overdose, urged Congress to preserve people's ability to sue drug companies for injuries caused by their products.
Quaid and his wife are suing Baxter International, maker of the blood-thinning...|
|8/27/2008 - You are well aware of the pet food recall of 2007. You are well aware that due to that recall thousands of pets died, and thousands more became ill. You are probably aware that the FDA held a public meeting on May 13, 2008 to seek input from stakeholder groups –- including consumers –- for the future...|
|2/4/2008 - The cover of the November 2007 issue of Reader's Digest magazine makes a strong statement through a featured article entitled The Vitamin Hoax: 10 Not to Take. Written by Reader's Digest Senior Research Editor, Neena Samuel, the article cautions readers not to be duped into purchasing vitamins and supplements....|
|7/12/2007 - On July 11, 2007, the U.S. House of Representatives passed HR 2900, blocking debate on the law and preventing the introduction of any amendments that might have provided meaningful drug safety protections for consumers. This action demonstrates that the House of Representatives, much like the Senate,...|
|11/20/2006 - Various consumer and patient groups joined with a leading cardiologist to urge quick action from Congress to allow the FDA to gain more power than it has now in order for it to require new warnings on medicines and drug post-approval studies. In addition, witnesses from these groups lobbied for a boost...|
|10/18/2006 - This is part two of an interview of International Advocates for Health Freedom President John Hammell, conducted by Mike Adams. Click here to read part one.
Mike: If this AER [Adverse Events Reporting] legislation goes through -- and it looks like it has a lot of support -- then we could probably...|
|8/24/2006 - Commercial Alert released today the Honest Government Agenda, a set of fifteen reforms to clean up corruption in Congress and the executive branch.
“The Abramoff scandal shows us how Congress really works, and what we see is venal, mercenary and ugly,” said Gary Ruskin, executive director of Commercial...|
|8/4/2006 - The federal government declared a $318 billion budget deficit last year, but in reality it was over $3 trillion, according to government accountants.
"We've been hiding the bottom line from the American people," says Rep. Jim Cooper, D-Tenn., "It's not fair to them, and it's delusional on our part."
|7/24/2006 - Thirty-nine medical, health and seniors’ organizations are urging Congress to stop the advertising of prescription drugs to consumers, Commercial Alert and the National Women’s Health Network announced today.
“Prescription drug ads are dishonest and dangerous,” said Gary Ruskin, executive director...|
|3/15/2006 - The United States has come to a decision point on nutritional supplements. Choice A is to continue participating in the Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex), which could be hazardous to public health by setting limitations on supplements, and Choice B is to pass the Health Freedom Protection Act (HFPA),...|
|2/28/2006 - The House of Representatives will vote this week on a controversial "national food uniformity" labeling law that will take away local government and states' power to require food safety labels such as those required in California and other states on foods or beverages that are likely to cause cancer,...|
|1/19/2006 - The following is the full text of a speech given by Al Gore at Constitution Hall, Washington, D.C., Monday, January 16, 2006. We feature it here due to its importance in explaining exactly why recent actions by President Bush are a grave threat to freedom. Bush's actions can only be described as a "war...|
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|8/30/2005 - The following interview with Dr. David Graham (senior drug safety researcher at the FDA) was conducted by Manette Loudon, the lead investigator for Dr. Gary Null. This interview contains jaw-dropping insights about the corruption and crimes that take place every day inside the Food and Drug Administration....|
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