Obama's budget and military spending

The Obama administration created enormous buzz last week with the release of its first budget outline. One area of that budget that stirred surprisingly little discussion in the media was the White House's projections for military spending for 2009 and 2010.

America's Voice petition urges Justice Department investigation into anti-immigrant Arizona sheriff

America's Voice, a national immigration reform organization, has created a petition calling on the Department of Justice to investigate the actions of Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Ariz.

US allies overlook Dutch foe of Islam's far right ties

WASHINGTON, Feb 28 (IPS) - The fiercely anti-Islam Dutch MP Geert Wilders has been traveling through the U.S. this week on a highly-publicised trip to meet with politicians, promote his controversial film ‘Fitna’, and raise money for his legal defence back home.

Federal recovery act promises help for Californians

OAKLAND, Calif. — Californians smarting from billions in cuts to their state budget, finally completed in mid-February, can take heart from news about what’s in President Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for their state, Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) told local community leaders and elected officials at a Feb. 27 briefing.

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