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Our own State Senator just passed a bill to use CA tax money to "investigate" this conspiracy theory. twitter.com/hangthebankers…

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juliacarriew
Dakota Access pipeline: ING sells stake in major victory for divestment push theguardian.com/us-news/2017/m…

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SFCitizen
Rec and Park’s Garbage Can Removal Campaign Proceeds Apace – And Here’s the Result sfcitizen.com/blog/2017/03/2… pic.twitter.com/LGDWrQjuUn

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MattBors
Any good takes that aren't spiteful of young people start appearing we'll know what happened twitter.com/kurteichenwald…

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SFGreenParty
While Dems push for new Cold War, #Russia recently cut military budget. Bipartisan pro war stance is destroying US. twitter.com/kylegriffin1/s…

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SFGreenParty
If NL had a broken elections system like the US, fascists might have won. Multi party system was critical. twitter.com/davidcnswanson…

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rolandlisf
All the details on the two proposals, which will be presented at @sfplanning commission today:… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

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beatonna
happy Ides of March, beware your local senators

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donttrythis
Say it with me everyone : SINGLE PAYER!!

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What's Wrong With Congress?

 

This week Congress has shown its usual inability to work on behalf of the American people.  President Obama, knifing his supporters and non-rich Americans in the back, offered extremely big cuts in Social Security and Medicare – cuts experts think are BIGGER than those the Republican plan calls for – only to be rejected by the Republicans.  No matter how far they all move away from the best interest of the American people they still can’t agree.  

 

At almost the same time and in the same week, Congress had no trouble rolling back some provisions of the 2011 insider trading ban.  Remember in 2011 when 60 Minutes did the big expose uncovering the little known fact that Congresspeople were not subject to the same insider trading laws as the rest of the country and both the House and Senate whipped up a quick law to keep Americans happy?

 

Well now they've found something new to agree on: Quietly and quickly, working with efficiency they can’t find when it comes to funding the government or working on behalf of the people, Congress moved to take some of the elements out of that popular and necessary legislation, giving their staffers more freedom to make money off of their insider knowledge.

 

Is it any wonder that the Republicans and Democrats in Congress are collectively less popular than lice