Category Archives: Congress of the United States

The DO NOTHING CONGRESS of the United States of America (@USCongress @USHouseRep @USSenate) #DoNothingCongress

STOP sign (Do Nothing Congress) #DoNothingCongressL
The DO NOTHING CONGRESS of the United States of America

This is the United States Congress which passes legislation, but then does not provide the funding to implement it

This is the U. S. Congress which has others write legislation for them; like the December 2015 Democratic Omnibus bill

This is the U.S. Congress which allows the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) to decide how many cases the court will review each year

This is the U S Congress which allows the United States Supreme Court to set bad precedents, and then doesn’t do anything about it
(Senator Mike Lee: Our Lost Constitution – The Willful Subversion of America’s Founding Document [Chapter 4: The Supreme Court’s Klansman – The Forgotten Establishment Clause Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion United States Constitution, First Amendment] pgs. 77 – 163) and The Case Against the Supreme Court by Erwin Chemerinsky

This is the US Congress which allows United States Federal Government agencies to engage in corruption, and doesn’t do anything about it

This is the Congress of the United States which is more interested in serving corporations and the one percenters, than the individual citizens of the United States

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Who’s as Unpopular as Vladimir Putin❓

Congress❗️
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Washington Post
@WashingtonPost
Philip Bump
@PBump
8/6/2014
August 6, 2014
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/08/06/vladimir-putin-is-deeply-unpopular-in-america-like-as-unpopular-as-congress/
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The Big Lobotomy:

How Republicans Made Congress Stupid
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Washington Monthly
@WashMonthly
6 – 8/2014
June/July/August 2014
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http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/magazine/junejulyaugust_2014/features/the_big_lobotomy050642.php
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House Press Offices Expand as Other Staffs Shrink
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USA Today
@USAToday
7/1/2014
July 1, 2014
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http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2014/07/01/house-staff-cuts-communications-press/11425389/
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Public Faith in Congress Falls Again, Hits Historic Low
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Gallup
@Gallup @GallupNews
Rebecca Riffkin
@BRiffkin
6/19/2014 June 19, 2014
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http://www.gallup.com/poll/17170/public-faith-congress-falls-again-hits-historic-low.aspx
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Let Them Eat Cake:

Members of Congress 14 Times More Wealthy Than Average American
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U.S. News
@USNews
Danielle Kurtzleben
@titanka
1/9/2014
January 9, 2014
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http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/data-mine/2014/01/09/let-them-eat-cake-members-of-congress-14-times-more-wealthy-than-average-american
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Congressional Officials Grant Access to Individuals Because They Have Contributed to Campaigns:

A Randomized Field Experiment
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Joshua L. Kalla
@Joshua L Kalla
David E. Broockman
@David E Broockman
2014
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http://web.archive.org/web/20150708051134
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Its approval rating at new low,

Congress plows ahead on immigration, taxes
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Christian Science Monitor
@CSMonitor
David Grant
@David Grant
6/14/2013
June 14, 2013
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http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2013/0614/Its-approval-rating-at-new-low-Congress-plows-ahead-on-immigration-taxes
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Congress Less Popular than Cockroaches, Traffic Jams
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Public Policy Polling
@PPPPolls
1/8/2013
January 8, 2013
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http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2013/01/congress-less-popular-than-cockroaches-traffic-jams.html
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U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515
TEL: (202) 224-3121
TTY: (202) 225-1904
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United States Constitution

First Amendment

Amendment I

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press;

or

THE RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE

peaceably to assemble,

and

TO PETITION THE GOVERNMENT

FOR A REDRESS OF GRIEVANCES
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http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/bill_of_rights_transcript.html
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http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/bill_of_rights.html
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Linchpins of Liberty v. United States
Case 1:13-cv-00777
October 18, 2013
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http://media.aclj.org/pdf/second-amended-complaint-filed-redacted.pdf
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I.R.S. ʟ I a R S
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http://wp.me/p5tuFO-v1
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UNDEMOCRATIC
How Unelected, Unaccountable Bureaucrats are Stealing Your Liberty and Freedom
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Why is the Internal Revenue Service Corrupt❓
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http://wp.me/p5tuFO-sT
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BACKASSARD ALABAMA BLOG ARTICLES
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THICK as THIEVES: The Congress of the United States of America

Cavo

Thick as Thieves

What does the United States Congress do after an American citizen is falsely accused by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (F.B.I.) of being associated with the Madrid, Spain, commuter train bombing; which killed 191 people and wounded 1,800, and the U.S. Federal government bugged his house, did sneak and peek searches of his house, law office, went through confidential client files, took 10 DNA samples, 6 cigarette butts, copies of computer drives, documents, 355 digital photographs, 14,754 related government documents which the government refused to destroy after ignoring the Spanish National Police ?

Well, what do you expect the “Do Nothing Congress” did ?

Police State

The Secret Lies of the FBI

Gerry Spence

Brandon Mayfield

Attorney

Portland Oregon

Falsely accused by Federal Bureau of Investigation

F.B.I.

3/11/2004 March 11, 2004

Madrid Spain

191 killed

1,800 wounded

train bombing

Interpol

FBI Latent Print Unit

Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System

IAFIS

Latent Fingerprint #17

LFP 17

3/15/2004 March 15, 2004

Agent Alfred

http://www.fbi.gov/about-us//cjis/fingerprints-biometrics/iafis/iafis

Mr. Smart

FBI contract employee

Formerly F.B.I. employee

3 reprimands fingerprint identification

3/20/2004 March 20, 2004

BM

Spanish police

no match

FBI

unit supervisor chief

Latent Print Unit

Stephen Meagher

once testified that in the entire history of fingerprint examination the FBI had NEVER made a misidentification in a court case

false positive

American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors

United States Supreme Court

Daubert

4/21/2004 April 21, 2004

FBI to Madrid

secret court

Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court

FISC

bugs

sneak and peek searches

BM law office

confidential client files

Los Angeles Times

false affidavits

federal judge Portland

100% positive identification

Spanish National Police

5/6/2004 May 6, 2004

BM arrested as material witness

Multinomah County Detention Center

5/20/2004 May 20, 2004

presiding judge in Portland’s federal court

warrant

5/19/2004 May 19, 2004

Spanish National Police

Algerian

Ouhnane Daoud

Michele Longo Eder

Elden Rosenthal

4/7/2005 April 7, 2005

Washington Post

Dan Eggen

10 DNA samples

6 cigarette butts

copies

computer drives

documents

355 digital photographs

Judge Ann Aiken

disqualified by chief judge

senior judge X

Judge Harl Haas

Patriot Act

probable cause

Ninth Circuit

$2 million

Freedom of Information Act

FOIA

8/8/2007 August 8, 2007

14,754 documents

Justice Department’s Inspector General

2003 – 2005

143,000

national security letters

improperly

illegally

2/5/2009 February 5, 2009

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

12/2009 December 2009

11/10/2010 November 10, 2010

U.S. Supreme Court

denied certiorari


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http://www.nytimes.com/topic/person/brandon-mayfield
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A Multitude of Errors: The Brandon Mayfield Case
http://www.nlada.org › for_lib › Documents
Over the course of some 19 days, Brandon Mayfield experienced the nightmare of an innocent man
On or about March 20, the FBI reported its findings to the United States Attorney’s Office in Portland
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http://www.nlada.org/Defender/forensics/for_lib/Documents/1107541411.93/
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OPINION: The terrifying surveillance case of Brandon Mayfield
america.aljazeera.com › opinions › the-terrifying
8 feb. 2014
Portland lawyer Brandon Mayfield speaks at a press conference May 24, 2004 in Portland, Oregon
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http://america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2014/2/the-terrifying-surveillancecaseofbrandonmayfield.html
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The Other Side of the Story – The New York Times
Jun 14, 2013
Times Topic:
Brandon Mayfield
Mayfield’s; they had been hoping, perhaps, for a person who had set
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http://mobile.nytimes.com/2013/06/15/opinion/collins-the-other-side-of-the-story.html?referer=
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Federal court rules Oregon attorney Brandon Mayfield can’t
10 dec. 2009
Benjamin Brink/The Oregonian
Brandon Mayfield
and his wife
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http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2009/12/portland_attorney_brandon_mayf.html
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Science Found Wanting in Nation’s Crime Labs – The New York Times
Feb 4, 2009
People who have seen it say it is a sweeping critique of many forensic methods
Times Topic:
DNA Evidence
The F.B.I. wrongfully arrested Brandon Mayfield of Oregon
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http://mobile.nytimes.com/2009/02/05/us/05forensics.html?referer=&_r=0
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Judge Rules Provisions in Patriot Act to Be Illegal – The New York Times › washington
Sep 27, 2007
in the case of Brandon Mayfield, a lawyer in Portland
Mr. Mayfield, 38, who was born in Oregon
“the people are expected to defer to the Executive Branch
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http://mobile.nytimes.com/2007/09/27/washington/27patriot.html?referer=&_r=0
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EXCLUSIVE… Falsely Jailed Attorney Brandon Mayfield
30 nov. 2006
Falsely Jailed Attorney Brandon Mayfield Discusses His Case After Feds Award $2 Million
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http://m.democracynow.org/stories/7201
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Lawyer wrongly arrested in bombings: ‘We lived in 1984’ –
30 nov. 2006
Oregon lawyer Brandon Mayfield says he was constantly watched • “We lived in ‘ 1984,’ ” he said
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http://www.cnn.com/2006/LAW/11/29/mayfield.suit/index.html?eref=rss_law
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U.S. Will Pay $2 Million to Lawyer Wrongly Jailed – The New York Times
Nov 30, 2006
The unusual settlement caps a two-and-a-half-year ordeal that saw the lawyer, Brandon Mayfield
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http://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/30/us/30settle.html
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U.S. To Pay $2M For False Terror Arrest – CBS News
29 nov. 2006
Portland lawyer Brandon Mayfield walks with his daughter, Sharia Mayfield, 12, left, and son, Famir
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http://www.cbsnews.com/news/us-to-pay-2m-for-false-terror-arrest/
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Defense Lawyers in Terror Cases Plan Challenges Over Spy Efforts
The New York Times › politics › defense
Dec 28, 2005
“It seems to me that it would be relevant to a person’s case,”
when asked about a report in The New York Times
the lead counsel representing Brandon Mayfield
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http://mobile.nytimes.com/2005/12/28/politics/defense-lawyers-in-terror-cases-plan-challenges-over-spy-efforts.html?referer=&_r=0
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Report Faults F.B.I.’s Fingerprint Scrutiny in Arrest of Lawyer – The
The New York Times › politics
Nov 17, 2004
failure,” the panel said in a report on the arrest of the lawyer, Brandon Mayfield of Portland
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http://mobile.nytimes.com/2004/11/17/politics/report-faults-fbis-fingerprint-scrutiny-in-arrest-of-lawyer.html?referer=https://www.google.com/
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Spain and U.S. at Odds on Mistaken Terror Arrest – The New York Times
Jun 5, 2004
F.B.I. officials once maintained the prints matched those of the American lawyer, Brandon Mayfield
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http://mobile.nytimes.com/2004/06/05/us/spain-and-us-at-odds-on-mistaken-terror-arrest.html?referer=
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The F.B.I. Messes Up – The New York Times
May 26, 2004
in arrest of Brandon Mayfield in Madrid railroad bombings based on error in fingerprint identification
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http://mobile.nytimes.com/2004/05/26/opinion/the-fbi-messes-up.html?_r=0&referer=https://www.google.com/
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FBI apologizes to lawyer held in Madrid bombings – NBC News
25 may 2004
The apology Monday came hours after a judge dismissed the case against Brandon Mayfield
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http://www.nbcnews.com/id/5053007/ns/us_news-security/t/fbi-apologizes-lawyer-held-madrid-bombings/
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FBI — Statement on Brandon Mayfield Case
Federal Bureau of Investigation (.gov) ›
May 24, 2004
After the March terrorist attacks on commuter trains in Madrid, digital images of partial latent
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https://m.fbi.gov/#https://www.fbi.gov/news/pressrel/press-releases/statement-on-brandon-mayfield-case
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That s Not My Fingerprint, Your Honor! – Brandon Mayfield’s FBI
forejustice.org › mayfield › brandon_mayfield
Brandon Mayfield was framed by the FBI for the Mary 11, 2004 train bombings in Madrid, Spain
Lawyer Saved By The Spanish National Police From FBI Terrorist Frame-up
By Hans Sherrer
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http://forejustice.org/wc/mayfield/jd/brandon_mayfield_jd_issue25.htm
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[PDF]Brandon Mayfield – the USDOJ/OIG Home Page
https://oig.justice.gov › special › exec
Brandon Mayfield, an Oregon attorney, as a material witness in an investigation of the terrorist attacks on commuter
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https://oig.justice.gov/special/s0601/exec.pdf
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A Review of the FBI’s Progress in Responding – the USDOJ/OIG
https://oig.justice.gov › special
the Office of the Inspector General
Report on the Fingerprint. Misidentification in the Brandon. Mayfield Case
Office of
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https://oig.justice.gov/special/s1105.pdf
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A Review of the FBI’s Handling of the Brandon Mayfield Case
https://oig.justice.gov › special › PDF_list
A Review of the FBI’s Handling of the Brandon Mayfield Case
Special Report
Office of the Inspector General
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https://oig.justice.gov/special/s0601/PDF_list.htm
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[PDF]A Review of the FBI’s Handling of the Brandon Mavfield Case
https://oig.justice.gov › special › final
Page 1.
U. S. Department of Justice
Office of the Inspector
D. Explanations Found by the OIG Not To Have Contributed
A. _Effect of the Patriot Act on the Mayfield Investigation
a special court, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance
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https://oig.justice.gov/special/s0601/final.pdf
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The lawyer, Brandon Mayfield, said in a complaint that the Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation
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http://www.nytimes.com/topic/person/brandon-mayfield
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