Posts Tagged ‘committee’

Colombian National Strike Committee Issues Call To Renew Anti-Government Protests

The Colombian National Strike Committee (CNP) has called for a series of fresh protests over the next couple of months after the far-right government of Ivan Duque failed to reach any sort of agreement with them.  The popular uprising against the Duque government began in November last year, with people expressing their opposition to the […]

Watch Live: Judy Shelton Faces Senate Banking Committee In First Test For Trump’s Controversial Fed Nominee

Update (0930ET): The hearing got off to a fairly predictable start. First, ranking member Sherrod Brown laid into Judy Shelton, accusing her of being a reckless gold bug who wanted to send the American economy back to the late 19th century. Unsurprisingly, Shelton responded by insisting that she wouldn’t advocate for a return to the […]

Washington State Committee Passes Three Year Ban on Facial Recognition

By Michael Boldin On Tuesday, a House committee approved a bill to put a three-year ban, or moratorium, on the use of facial recognition for surveillance or any other purposes by the state and its political subdivisions. Passage into law would represent an important first step towards protecting privacy and rejecting the national surveillance state. […]

OPEC+ Committee Fails To Agree On Proposed Production Cuts

Oil futures remain in a bear market following the collapse in oil demand from China amid two-thirds of its economy shutdown following the coronavirus outbreak. Crude rallied Wednesday on inventory builds, mostly on the hope that the OPEC+ meeting would lead to cuts. However, any gains that were seen are being quickly erased as of Thursday […]

Newt Gingrich: ‘Deranged’ Schiff Is a ‘Pathological Liar’ Who Must Be Removed From Intel Committee

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has blasted Rep. Adam Schiff as “deranged human being” and a “compulsive, uncontrollable liar,” while calling for the California Democrat to be removed from his role as chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. “A healthy House would strip him of the intelligence committee,“Gingrich said during an interview on Fox News’ […]

Democratic Party draws a line in the sand on Israel in naming platform committee

Last week the Democratic National Committee announced nominees to the platform committee ahead of this year’s convention; and the list is stacked with pro-Israel advocates, including several center-right supporters of Israel. The list (below) shows that the Democratic National Committee is drawing a line in the sand: it is planning to battle against the progressive […]

Democratic leader stacks committee against Bernie (with Israel partisans)

Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez during Hillary Clinton campaign. Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez is nominating Israel partisans and Bernie Sanders opponents to key positions. Perez was put in place by Israel partisans. It appears that once again the DNC is trying to sabotage a Sanders nomination… Consortium News reports that “Democratic National Committee […]

Virginia Senate Judiciary Committee Advances 4 Anti-Gun Bills

January 14, 2020 By Daisy Luther It appears that the Virginia State Congress hasn’t been taking enraged citizens very seriously. In today’s meeting of the Virginia Senate Judiciary Committee, four of the recently proposed anti-gun bills were advanced to the Senate for a vote which could take place any day now. Senate Bill 35, Senate […]

Committee to Protect Journalists Excludes Assange From Annual List Of Jailed Journalists

Committee to Protect Journalists Excludes Assange From Annual List Of Jailed Journalists Above Photo: Kati Marton and Joel Simon at CPJ’s 2019 International Pess Freedom Awards (Photo: Barbara Nitke) The decision by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) not to include Julian Assange in their annual list of jailed journalists undermines their credibility and could hurt […]

Ukrainian oligarch paid $700,000 to husband of a house judiciary committee Democrat

   Robert Powell, the husband of Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, D-Fla., reportedly took $700,000 from a Ukrainian oligarch named Igor Kolomoisky. Mucarsel-Powell sits on the House Judiciary Committee, the committee that drafted two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump for his alleged abuse of power with regards to Ukraine. In 2018, the Daily Beast reported […]

‘Disrespect to our sovereign decisions’: Ankara hits back after US Senate committee greenlights Turkey sanctions bill

The approval of the sanctions bill by the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations is “a new incident of disrespect to our sovereign decisions about our national security,” the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Thursday. The ministry slammed the legislation as being “beyond damaging to the US-Turkey relations,” urging the US lawmakers […]

Members of key Parl. committee discuss developments with FM Zarif

MNA – Members of the Iranian Parliament’ National Security and Foreign Policy Commission met and held talks with Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Tuesday. The committee’s chairman, Mojtaba Zonnour, and a host of its members held a meeting with Zarif in Tehran on Tuesday noon. The latest developments in Iran’s foreign policy, particularly those […]

Brown University committee votes to divest from companies connected to the Israeli occupation

On Dec 2, Brown University’s Advisory Committee on Corporate Responsibility in Investment Policies (ACCRIP) voted to recommend that the school divest from companies that facilitate Israeli human rights violations. Six ACCRIP members voted in favor of divestment, two voted against it, and one member abstained. The ACCRIP is comprised of students, faculty, staff, and alumni. […]

House Judiciary Committee Sham Ukrainegate Hearings

Following House Intelligence Committee sham hearings, Judiciary Committee Dems began their own on Wednesday, the witch-hunt to continue days longer in the run-up to the yearend holiday break. Wednesday’s hearing featured four law professors — three supporting the Ukrainegate scam, one opposed. Witch-hunt supporters included Harvard Law School’s Noah Feldman, Stanford Law School’s Pamela Karlan, […]

Weed Stocks Soar After House Committee Votes to Legalize Marijuana Nationwide

(TMU) — Cannabis industry shares are soaring after a key U.S. congressional committee overwhelmingly approved a bill that would comprehensively end the federal prohibition of cannabis, clearing the way for a full floor vote in the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives. On Wednesday, the House Judiciary Committee passed HR 3884—the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement (MORE) Act […]

Weed stocks rise after House committee votes to legalize marijuana nationwide

   Marijuana companies have climbed in value by anywhere from 8% to 15%. Cannabis industry shares are soaring after a key U.S. congressional committee overwhelmingly approved a bill that would comprehensively end the federal prohibition of cannabis, clearing the way for a full floor vote in the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives. On Wednesday, the House […]

Ridiculous Proposal from Now Terminated Committee Asks for Amazon Prime, Food Trucks, and WiFi in National Parks

November 19, 2019 By B.N. Frank The good news is that the committee who proposed this has been terminated. The bad news is that national parks are still considering nonsense that would accommodate visitors at the expense of wildlife and nature. From KIRO7: Supporters said the change would boost revenue and encourage more people to […]

Committee rejects facial recognition legislation

New biometric surveillance laws have been rejected. Photo: AWE Australia’s Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security has ordered the government back to the drawing board, after rejecting laws to establish a national facial recognition database. It is the first time since 2002 that a parliament committee has recommended new intelligence laws be withdrawn, saying the […]

FM spokesperson: Committee in National Security Council deciding about 4th step of reducing JCPOA commitments

MNA – “A committee in Supreme National Security Council is mulling over Iran’s fourth step of scaling down its JCPOA commitments,” Spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran Seyyed Abbas Mousavi said on Thursday. Some decisions are made by this committee and regarding the ongoing circumstances, the fourth step is highly probable to […]

Michigan Committee Passes Bill to Ban Warrantless Stingray Spying and Electronic Data Collection

By Michael Maharrey Last week, a Michigan Senate committee passed a bill that would prohibit the warrantless use of stingray devices and the collection of electronic data stored by service providers in most situations. Enactment of the bill would not only protect privacy in Michigan; it would also hinder the federal surveillance state. Sen. Pete […]

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