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GOP Shutdown 2015: Lumps of Coal for Refugees

By Gabe Murphy on Tue, 01 Dec 2015 01:59:43

In 2013, the federal government shutdown for 16 days because the GOP added language to a spending bill that would have defunded the Affordable Care Act. In the end, Republicans actually had to concede more than they would have in the original spending bill, and the public widely […]Read More

Turkey Shoots Downs Russian Jet: What Happens Next

By Peace Action West on Tue, 24 Nov 2015 23:51:11

This is a guest post from Martin Hellman that was originally published today on his the Defusing the Nuclear Threat blog. Today's news that Turkish fighters shot down a Russian jet near the Syrian border, is unlikely to lead to a nuclear crisis ...  but there is a […]Read More

Action Alert: Don’t Slam the Door on Syrian Refugees

By Jon Rainwater on Thu, 19 Nov 2015 04:02:18

If we don't mobilize quickly, in the next few days, Congress may shut the door on long-suffering Syrian refugee families. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan told House Republicans yesterday that he wants a vote this week to block Syrian refugee resettlement. Can you call Congress today and […]Read More

New Push in Congress to Vote on Iraq/Syria War

By Gabe Murphy on Tue, 10 Nov 2015 23:34:55

When the United States was created, the founders worked to steer clear of major pitfalls that they saw as threats to their democratic project. Rebelling against the unbridled power of a king to wage war, they gave Congress, and only Congress, the power to determine whether or not to enter into […]Read More

Bill to Promote Diplomatic End to Syrian Civil War Introduced

By Gabe Murphy on Tue, 03 Nov 2015 23:27:20

In late September, Representative Jim Himes (D-CT) and 54 of his colleagues in the House sent a letter to the President calling on the administration to convene international talks with all interested parties. Since then, the US has helped convene negotiations aimed at ending the 4-year civil war, […]Read More

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