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US Politics & Gov't

Poll Results - 7/1/2015
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: blog news, polls )

TomCat
- 53 minutes ago - politicsplus.org
See 1st comment.
Open Thread - 7/1/2015
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, videos )

TomCat
- 53 minutes ago - politicsplus.org
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, 3 short takes, and a homemade cartoon (shown).
Happy Canada Day
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: holidays )

TomCat
- 2 hours ago - politicsplus.org
My holiday greeting to our northern neighbors, with a bit of humor thrown in.
ALEC Hard At Work It All Begins With Secret Meetings   video
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: ALEC, secret meetings, Georgia, 501c3 charity, corruption )

Dandelion
- 7 hours ago - youtube.com
Politicians accepting all expenses paid retreats from high powered lobbyists. A bill written under cloak of darkness and voted on without the public even knowing. ALEC operate as 501c3 charities on top of it. This should have everyone in rage.
Jon Stewart Had No Problem Proving Antonin Scalia a Dishonest Hypocrite
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: u.s., supreme court, Scalia, Jon Stewart, hypocrisy, lies, politics, propaganda, republicans )

Lynn
- 8 hours ago - dailykos.com
Jon Stewart mocked Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia using his own words. Stewart used several of his opinions and statements to illustrate his blatant hypocrisy and dishonesty by playing clips with snippets from Antonin Scalia's Obamacare ...
Earth to Congress Lay Off The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Petition
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: house appropriations committee, Financial services, General Government Appropriations Bill, chipping away protections )

Dandelion
- 9 hours ago - action.civilrights.org
House Appropriations Committee has approved a Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 2016 that includes multiple attacks on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and its ability to carry on its important work.
Jeb Bush Made Millions But Gave Little to Charity
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: republicans, JebBush, charity, ethics, elections, government )

Cal
- 11 hours ago - motherjones.com
Between 2003 and 2013, Bush gave 1.5 percent of his income to charity, according to the lists of charitable deductions in the tax returns. That's about half the national average of 3 percent
TAKE ACTION NOW! Urge the Presidential Candidates: Commit to Reducing Student Debt
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: elections, candidates, excessive student debt, societypolitics )

Cal
- 13 hours ago - takeaction.takepart.com
Right now, the average college student leaves school with $30,000 in loan debt. This should be unacceptable to everyone...
Stand With the Apache: No Mining on Sacred Land!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: corruption, ethics, government )

Linda
- 17 hours ago - secure.avaaz.org
The US government is about to handover a beautiful stretch of national forest held sacred by the local Apache tribe -- to a giant foreign mining company. ItâEUR(TM)s a national disgrace, but if we come together now we have a real chance to block the mine.
Sniper Shots and Mass Arrests: UN Gaza Report Also Documents Israeli Abuses in West Bank Last Summer
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: war, Israel, Gaza, UN, news, Israeli war crimes, abuse, corruption, ethics, government, politics, terrorism )

Carrie
- 17 hours ago - mondoweiss.net
The recently released United Nations report on the 2014 war in Gaza meticulously documents last summer's horror. The reports of Israeli executions of Palestinians, Israel's aerial assaults on Palestinians in their homes in Gaza and other aspects of ...
Now Is Our Time ~ Pass the ERA!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: women's rights, ethics, freedoms, government, politics, constitution )

Beverly
- 18 hours ago - dailykos.com
What about Equality for U.S. Women?
Protect Low-Income Individuals' Rights to Health Services ~ PLEASE SIGN
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: women, treatment, protection, prevention, healthcare, ethics, human rightsgovernment, politics )

Beverly
- 18 hours ago - forcechange.com
Goal: DonâEUR(TM)t deny crucial contraceptive care and preventative health services to low-income individuals.
What the Supreme Court's Redistricting Decision Means
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, elections, freedoms, ethics, re-redistricting, government, politics, republicans, democrats, SupremeCourt )

Carrie
- 19 hours ago - rawstory.com
Election reformers got a major assist Monday from the Supreme Court, which upheld states' use of nonpartisan commissions, as opposed to lawmakers, to draw their voting districts. The question that remains unsettled: whether it will really do much to ...
Ted Cruz Says US Chief Justice 'Violated His Oath' in Obamacare Decision
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: elections, candidates, republicans, Ted Cruz, Obamacare, SupremeCourt, politics, government, ethics, dishonesty, propaganda, freedoms )

Carrie
- 22 hours ago - rawstory.com
The Texas senator, who has vowed to "repeal every word of Obamacare" if elected, said he was personally disappointed by the chief justice's decision to uphold Barack ObamaâEUR(TM)s seminal healthcare law, during an interview with MSNBC's Morning Joe.
A Chris Christie Presidency Would Be 'Very Disturbing', New Jerseyans Warn
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, New Jersey, Chris Christie, elections, republicans, news, politics, corruption, dishonesty, ethics, freedoms, media, government )

Carrie
- 23 hours ago - rawstory.com
The problem for Christie is that New Jersey's reputation for sharp speech cuts both ways - and it is a big state with, currently, a lot of Christie detractors. The "tell it like it is" campaign, it appears, could turn into an extended razzing of the ...
 

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