Yearly Archives: 2012

CD008: NDAA for 2013

Congress passes the National Defense Authorization Act for 2013; highlights include lots of money for other countries, a continuation of indefinite detention, Christmas gifts given to Northrup Grumman and other campaign contributors, and rules will finally apply to defense contracting. All that and more in this summary of 2013’s NDAA… Continue reading

CD007: The Realities of Solar Power

Doing nothing, literally, is planned until 12/28 and a special guest helps filter fact from fiction in regards to solar power. Continue reading

CD006: A Shortened Week in Congress

Rep. Jo Ann Emerson quits Congress to become a lobbying titan, the Coast Guard is funded, Louie Gohmert votes for ‘lunatic’, GOP confuses net neutrality, and a crisis is engineered during a short week in Congress. Continue reading

CD005: Lame Ducks Return

During another slow week in Congress, Jesse Jackson Jr. resigns, Nydia Velazquez (NY) ignores a subpoena, the Department of Homeland Security gets investigated, the Senate fights about filibusters, and the Trans-Pacific-Partnership is confirmed as real, secret, and scary. Continue reading

CD004: Screw You E.U. & Give Me My Inhaler

During a slow week in the House of Representatives, inhalers are given relief, airlines are forced to ignore a European carbon law, and trade with Russia is “normalized.” Continue reading

CD003: The Free Market vs. US

This episode is a history of free market policies implemented around the world for the last fifty years. Continue reading

CD002: Iran Sanctions, the Buffett Rule, & a “War on Coal”

Iran sanctions are signed into law, a gas pipeline gets fast tracked through a NYC park, the Buffett Rule is (sort of) passed, a “War on Coal” is not really waged, and more from this week in Congress… Continue reading

CD001: A Resignation, a Land Grab, & a State of Emergency

Congress returns from vacation, Dennis Cardoza (CA-18) resigns, President Obama continues the 9/11 State of Emergency, FISA is reauthorized, veterans benefits are held hostage, mining companies get a gift from Congress, solar power is attacked, and more from this week in Congress… Continue reading