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US Politics & Gov't

Sheriffs Across US Drawing on Right-Wing Fringe Ideas to Decide Which Laws to Enforce (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: anti-government. US sheriffs, law, ethics, corruption, government, abuse, politics, news )

Carrie
- 1 hour ago - rawstory.com
The anti-government "Posse Comitatus" movement, which gave birth to sovereign citizens, believes government is illegitimate above the county, so county sheriffs are the highest legal authority in the U.S.
Innocent Before Proven Guilty? The Bizarre Bipartisan Rush to Clear Rick Perry
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Rick Perry, corruption, cover-up, crime, ethics, government, congress, americans, politics, usa, media )

Cal
- 3 hours ago - theweek.com
Even if Perry gets off scot-free -- which is far from inevitable -- that shouldn't erase a long history of dubious quid pro quos
The Senate Grab Bag
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Campaign 2014, videos )

TomCat
- 8 hours ago - politicsplus.org
See 1st Comment.
Open Thread - 8/22/2014
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, videos )

TomCat
- 8 hours ago - politicsplus.org
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, 3 short takes, and a homemade cartoon (shown).
Robert Reich: American Democracy Is Diseased
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans, elections, ethics, Robert Reich, Martin Gilens, Benjamin Page, Lippman, democracy )

Lynn
- 9 hours ago - alternet.org
Put simply, most Americans feel powerless, and assume the political game is fixed. So why bother?
JIM GARROW SAYS MUSLIM TERRORISTS TO UNLEASH 9/11 SHOPPING MALL BOMBING ATTACKS ON AMERICA
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: ISIS terrorists, violence, threats, bombing, USA )

Beatrice
- 9 hours ago - nowtheendbegins.com
2009 Nobel Peace Prize nominee Dr. Jim Garrow is a man that doesn't shy away from controversy. He leapt in to the public consciousness in 2013 when he shockingly claimed he was told by a top military veteran that the Obama administration's "litmus test"
US Accuses Israel of Targeting Relatives of Kidnapped and Murdered Palestinian 16-Year-Old
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: US, Israel, Palestine, war, ethics, crime, politics, government, abuse, freedoms, dishonesty, news )

Carrie
- 11 hours ago - rawstory.com
The United States on Wednesday charged Israel had targeted members of a Palestinian family whose teenaged son was kidnapped and killed in July along with two cousins, who are US citizens.
Bernie Says Don't 'Anoint' Hawkish Hillary as Nominee
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, War Monger, Capitalist, Corporate Agenda, Endless War, US, Elections 2016, Republicans, Democrats, Two Party Sham, #VoteGreen )

Brian
- 1 day ago - commondreams.org
""She basically seems to be taking positions that are very similar to the vision of America's role in the world that [in 2008] Democrats rejected," said Michael Cohen, a fellow with the progressive Century Foundation."
Open Thread - 8/21/2014
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread )

TomCat
- 1 day ago - politicsplus.org
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, 3 short takes, and a homemade cartoon (shown). That's all today.
As Iraq Unravels, US Repeats Mistakes
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Iraq, Quagmire, US, War of Terror, Invasion, Occupation, Chaos, Resistance, Civil War, American Imperialism, Obama, War Monger, Military Industrial Complex )

Brian
- 1 day ago - truth-out.org
"Airstrikes will not mold Iraq into a stable or inclusive state. At the root of this laziness is ignorance of history. Yet, by declaring his support for the new Iraqi prime minister, Obama may have replicated the conditions that produced Maliki..."
Why Racism Is Bad For Your Brain
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: racism, politics, usa, news )

Cal
- 1 day ago - motherjones.com
The events in Ferguson, MO have focused the nation on the problem of racial prejudice. But do we even understand what that is?
OREGON: Terror-Funding Islamic Charity Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: IRS, Terror-funding Islamic Charity, Oregon, Saudi Arabia, Tax Fraud )

Beth
- 1 day ago - moneyjihad.wordpress.com
The charity failed to report to the IRS that a $150,000 donation in 2000 went overseas to Saudi Arabia and was meant to be sent to Chechnya, prosecutors said. The charity falsely reported on its tax return that the money was used partly to buy a building.
KANSAS: Muslim Convicted of Murder & on Trial for Child Rape Sues Jail Over Ramadan Meals $2 Million
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: U.S. Prisons, Muslim, murder, sex crimes, sues prison )

Beth
- 1 day ago - cjonline.com
Shawnee County Jail inmate Eddie A. Gordon Sr., a practicing Muslim and convicted murderer facing sex crime charges, filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday seeking $2 million and alleging his religious rights were violated.
McConnell's Plan to Shut Down Obama (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: congress, elections, ethics, dishonesty, Obama, obstructionism, government shutdown, corruption, government, politics, propaganda, republicans, news )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - politico.com
Mitch McConnell has a game plan to confront President Barack Obama with a stark choice next year: Accept bills reining in the administration's policies or veto them and risk a government shutdown.
U.S. Commandos Tried To Rescue Foley And Other Hostages
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: USA, Obama, James Foley, Americans, military, rescue mission, government )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - nytimes.com
A United States Special Operations team tried and failed to rescue James Foley and other Americans held hostage in Syria during a secret mission earlier this summer authorized by President Obama, senior administration officials said Wednesday.
 

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