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US Politics & Gov't

Homeland Security Heads Toward Shutdown as House Fails to Pass 3 Week Spending Bill
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: congress, Americans, DHS funding, shutdown, ethics, government, politics, republicans, corruption, freedoms, news )

Carrie
- 2 hours ago - washingtonpost.com
The outcome leaves DHS just hours away from a partial shutdown in which non-essential employees would begin face furloughs. The outcome is a major defeat for House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio), who has struggled to govern even as the GOP hold control.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Compares Organized Workers to ISIS
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: CPAC, Americans, republicans, Scott Walker, ISIS/ISIL, politics, government, republicans, elections, ethics, dishonesty, lies, media, news, propaganda, terrorism, corruption )

Carrie
- 4 hours ago - commondreams.org
Republican presidential hopeful says battle against organized workers has prepared him to take on foreign militants.Walker indicated that his ongoing attack on the rights of workers in his home state of Wis.is preparing him for a possible future fight ...
Personal Update - 2/27/2015
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, personal )

TomCat
- 5 hours ago - politicsplus.org
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, a homemade cartoon (shown), and why I'm not here.
AIPAC Objects to Netanyahu's Congress Address
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, republicans, congress, AIPAC, Netanyahu speech, corruption, ethics, government, dishonesty, propaganda, politics, news, elections )

Carrie
- 5 hours ago - al-monitor.com
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress might be his last major card to play before the March 17 elections, which is why he is determined to deliver it despite objections at home and by AIPAC.
'Worse Than Wrong': Wisconsin Advances Bill To Gut Workers Rights
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Wisonsin, Scott Walker, 'Right To Work', dishonesty, ethics, politics, republicans, government, freedoms, economy, jobs, opportunities, news )

Carrie
- 6 hours ago - commondreams.org
'Right-to-Work is a continuation of the destructive policies of the Scott Walker administration that have cost Wisconsin jobs and economic opportunity.'
Republicans Pledge to Fight FCC's Open Web Rules Backed By Obama
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Net Neutrality, congress, ethics, dishonesty, media, news, republicans, democrats, government, politics )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - msn.com
Republican lawmakers pledged to try to overturn net-neutrality rules adopted Thursday by U.S. regulators, as a long-running battle over the handling of Internet traffic shifts to Congress and the courts.
Netanyahu Has Crossed the Point of No Return on Iran
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: world, Netanyahu, Israel, Iran, U.S., Obama, government, ethics, dishonesty, politics, news, lies, republicans, propaganda, congress )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - niacouncil.org
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's open conflict with U.S. President Barack Obama over his diplomacy with Iran has not only served a blow to the U.S.-Israeli relationship. It has also collapsed Israel's otherwise arguably successful Iran policy.
Dumb Things Donald Trump, Fake Presidential Candidate, Has Said Just This Week
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, republicans, Donald Trump, perennial candidate, elections, dishonesty, government, ethics, news, politics, propaganda )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - alternet.org
In an interview with the Washington Post, the reality TV star tried to assure readers that his latest presidential talk is about affecting real political change, and not a crass and pathetic attempt at maintaining a semblance of relevance.
Congress: Protect America's Retirees ~ PETITION ~ PLEASE SIGN!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, retirees, pensions, financial advisers, protection, President Obama, Elizabeth Warren, government, ethics, politics, news, congress )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - pac.petitions.moveon.org
Help protect Americans' retirement security by supporting new rules that would require financial advisers to act in the interest of their customers rather than for their own financial gain.
Obama Town Hall: You Decide
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: immigration, obama, video )

TomCat
- 1 day ago - politicsplus.org
See 1st comment.
Open Thread - 2/26/2015
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).
Marijuana Just Became Legal in Washington, DC!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: mairjuana in DC, law, news, government, usa, politics )

Cal
- 1 day ago - alternet.org
The residents of the District voted for it. Congressional Republicans couldn't stop it. And DC becomes the next locality to free the weed.
Susan Rice: Netanyahu Visit 'Destructive' To U.S.- Israel Relationship ~ TEXT and VIDEO
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: U.S., Israel, Obama Administartion, Susan Rice, Netanyahu, government, ethics, Israeli elections, republicans, democrats, dishonesty, politics, news, congress )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Susan Rice, President Barack Obama's national security adviser, said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's planned speech in front of a joint session of Congress will be "destructive" to U.S.- Israel relations.
 

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