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Brad Sherman

Time to Act on Iran Regime

Ali Safavi | Posted 06.05.2011 | World
Ali Safavi

The Iranian regime's nuclear aggression, suppression at home and terrorist support abroad are outracing US policy.

American Midterm Candidates Pandered for Pro-Israel Money and Votes

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Milazzo

Israel and the United States are not one country. Being pro-Israel should not wield so much power that it becomes a principal issue in American elections.

Ich Bin Ein Angeleno

Edward Headington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Edward Headington

There is no lack of enthusiasm with Democrats in Van Nuys, the San Fernando Valley, the whole of Los Angeles and the rest of California.

Reality Check: Who Are the Factual Journalists?

Ali Safavi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ali Safavi

In "Who are the Terrorists," Kenneth Timmerman rehashes absurd tabloid allegations against the main Iranian opposition group, the Mujahedin-e Khalq.

Leading House Democrat Calls for Prosecution of Peace Activists

Stephen Zunes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Zunes

By claiming that the hundreds of dedicated peace and human rights activists are supporters of terrorism, U.S. Congressmen are mobilizing what could become a major backlash.

Brad Sherman's Middle East Town Hall Rife With Fear and Aggression

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Linda Milazzo

On July 3, 2010, I received an email from a friend informing me that Congressman Brad Sherman, who is seeking reelection to his 8th term in California...

Our Enemy's Enemy Is Our Enemy? The Strange Case of the U.S.-MEK Relationship

Allan Gerson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Allan Gerson

The enemy of our enemy should be our friend, but the U.S. State Department persists in keeping the the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran, the largest Iranian anti-mullah organization, on the List of Foreign Terrorist Organizations.

Sam Stein

TARP Repayments Becoming Troubled Asset For Obama Administration | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

News that banks participating in the Troubled Asset Relief Program would be allowed to repay $68 billion in government funds has sparked a debate amon...

Brad Sherman: Finance Safeguards An Executive Power Grab, "TARP On Steroids"

Washington Independent | Mike Lillis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the wake of the recent financial meltdown, it sounds like a reasonable idea: A proposal granting the White House broad new authority to take over w...

Senate and House Doves Attend Israeli Settler Pep Rally On Capitol Hill

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

On the very day the House was voting on the anti-Goldstone resolution, a far-right Israel group was meeting on the Hill to discuss a far-right, pro-settler agenda.

"TARP on Steroids"

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

The Obama administration, far from backing off or restricting TARP, is quietly moving forward a plan to create an even bigger, more permanent TARP.

Shahien Nasiripour

Smaller Banks May Be Forced To Subsidize "Too Big To Fail;" Leading House Dem Wants To Change That | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

-This story has been updated- A leading House Democrat plans to introduce Thursday a provision that would require those banks deemed "too big to fai...

Putting a Stop to Pay-Per-View and Pay-to-Kill Hunting

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Markarian

The Sportsmanship in Hunting Act would ban the remote shooting of live animals over the Internet and the trophy shooting of exotic mammals held captive inside fenced enclosures.

Arthur Delaney

Holder: Justice Department Will Look Into TARP Recycling | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Toward the end of a long House Judiciary Committee hearing with Attorney General Eric Holder, Rep. Brad Sherman said he'd heard enough about torture a...

Arthur Delaney

Brad Sherman Hammers Treasury: "It's Not Illegal If Wall Street Wants It" | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In remarks on the House floor Tuesday, Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) railed against the Treasury Department's plans to recycle bailout dollars paid bac...

Arthur Delaney

Timothy Geithner's Bailout Dollar Recycling May Be Illegal | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In his testimony before the Congressional Oversight Panel on April 21, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner said that the government's bank bailout program...

Jason Linkins

CNBC's Haines Fights Dem Rep. Sherman On AIG Bonuses (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Owning these CNBC hacks: it's not just for cable TV comedians anymore! Via the folks at TPM, here's video of CNBC's Mark Haines, who just cannot imag...

Ryan Grim

Dem Rep Wants Limbaugh Debate: "You Are A Coward" | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Brad Sherman, a Democrat from California, has been a leading critic of his party leadership's response to the banking crisis. Over the past month...

You Morons, What Have You Done With Our Money?

Gail Vida Hamburg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gail Vida Hamburg

Was it too much to ask Congress to examine this government intervention in the free market critically before authorizing the transfer of US taxpayer dollars to benefit the banking sector?

Martial Law?

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jayne Lyn Stahl

This bailout is nothing more than the biggest bait and switch swindle that has ever been perpetrated on the American taxpayer.

Clinton-Backing Congressman: "Her Minister Will Not Appear In McCain Commercials"

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Los Angeles Times examines how lawmakers who are up for reelection are factoring their presidential endorsements into their own campaign strategy:...