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Congressional leaders gird for 'chaos' session over tax hikes, debt ceiling - Fox News

Congressional leaders gird for 'chaos' session over tax hikes, debt ceiling - Fox News | Project Commonwealth | Scoop.it
Financial TimesCongressional leaders gird for 'chaos' session over tax hikes, debt ceilingFox NewsRepublican and Democratic congressional leaders are stepping up their war of words over a looming lame-duck session that is already being described as...
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California's deficit may climb, legislative analyst says

California's deficit may climb, legislative analyst says | Project Commonwealth | Scoop.it
SACRAMENTO — California's budget deficit may be more than $1 billion larger than even Gov. Jerry Brown 's latest estimate, the Legislature's financial advisor said Friday.
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USA becoming North Korea East

USA becoming North Korea East | Project Commonwealth | Scoop.it
May 17, 2012
By John Seiler
Free countries let their people leave at will.
Tyrannies don’t let people out without special permission. And if they let anyone leave, they first rob them.
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UC San Diego Chancellor Salary Raised Amid Rising Tuition Costs

UC San Diego Chancellor Salary Raised Amid Rising Tuition Costs | Project Commonwealth | Scoop.it
As the University of California Board of Regents considered where to cut budgets and whether or not they should increase fees on students, they gave a hefty raise to the new San Diego campus chancellor, Pradeep Khosla.
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Students protest as UC regents say tuition could rise again - The Sacramento Bee

Students protest as UC regents say tuition could rise again - The Sacramento Bee | Project Commonwealth | Scoop.it
University of California regents warned Wednesday of more potential tuition increases, while student protesters again disrupted a meeting of the university's governing board. (More fees and tuition increases on the way...
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Federal judge blocks National Defense Authorization Act provision - Los Angeles Times

Federal judge blocks National Defense Authorization Act provision - Los Angeles Times | Project Commonwealth | Scoop.it
OB RagFederal judge blocks National Defense Authorization Act provisionLos Angeles TimesBy Dean Kuipers In a stunning turnaround for an act of Congress, a judge ruled Wednesday that a counterterrorism provision of the National Defense Authorization...
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Congress still okay with indefinite detention and torture of Americans — RT

Congress still okay with indefinite detention and torture of Americans — RT | Project Commonwealth | Scoop.it
Even after a federal court deemed the NDAA unconstitutional, the US House of Representatives refused to exclude indefinite detention provisions from the infamous defense spending bill during a vote on Friday.
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NEW: Are the police taking over CA?

NEW: Are the police taking over CA? | Project Commonwealth | Scoop.it
May 18, 2012
By Katy Grimes
Legislators have just involved themselves in professional sports.
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Governor Brown Releases Revised Budget to Fill '$16 Billion Hole ...

Governor Brown Releases Revised Budget to Fill '$16 Billion Hole ... | Project Commonwealth | Scoop.it
In a video address this weekend, Governor Jerry Brown urged Californians to support his new budget proposal. With a nearly $16 billion deficit in the state budget, Brown said that not only spending cuts, but also tax revenue ...
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Congress, Standing Against Public Majority, Votes for More War in Afghanistan

Congress, Standing Against Public Majority, Votes for More War in Afghanistan | Project Commonwealth | Scoop.it
Congress, Standing Against Public Majority, Votes for More War in Afghanistan http://t.co/XQKB01v3...
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