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US Politics & Gov't

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
- 10 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
Robert Reich: American Democracy Is Diseased
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans, elections, ethics, Robert Reich, Martin Gilens, Benjamin Page, Lippman, democracy )

Lynn
- 16 hours ago - alternet.org
Put simply, most Americans feel powerless, and assume the political game is fixed. So why bother?
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.
CAMPAIGN FOR KOCH-FREE ELECTIONS ~ ACTION ~ PLEASE SIGN!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Koch Brothers, elections, congress, ethics, government, politics, tea party, republicans, SupremeCourt, freedoms, corruption, dishonesty, candidates )

Carrie
- 4 days ago - dccc.org
Sign the petition to urge Congress to reduce the influence of money in politics by passing meaningful campaign finance reform.For decades, our democracy was shielded from the corrosive influence of big money.The Supreme Court and Citizen's United has...
HAVE YOU READ: Rick Perry's Guide to Abusing Gubernatorial Power?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, americans, congress, corruption, cover-up, crime, dishonesty, ethics, news, media, lies, republicans, usa )

David
- 5 days ago - occupycorporatism.com
The grand jury found Perry on several counts of abuse of power. The first count highlighted Perry's abuse of official capacity; "with intent to harm another, to-wit, Rosemary Lehmberg, and the PUI of Travis County District Attorney's Office" misused gov..
CAMPAIGN FOR KOCH-FREE ELECTIONS PETITION!!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: congress, americans, democrats, republicans, ethics, elections, government, news, propaganda, politics, money, society, humans )

Robert
- 9 days ago - dccc.org
The Koch brothers spent over $400 million in 2012--and they've pledged to spend over $300 million this year. Sign the petition to urge Congress to reduce the influence of money in politics by passing meaningful campaign finance reform.
CO Republican: Fracking Is Okay, It's Natural for Water to Burn. 'Indians' Used It for Warmth.
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, government, Colorado, fracking, environment, dishonesty, republicans, ethics, lies, politics, politics )

Carrie
- 9 days ago - rawstory.com
A Colorado Republican state senator justified the practice of hydraulic fracturing -- commonly known as "fracking" -- by saying that the presence of burnable amounts of methane gas in drinking water is a perfectly natural phenomenon.
Bernie Sanders Says He Has a 'Damn Good Platform' to Run for President in 2016 (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Bernie Sanders, elections, Americans, democrats, democratic socialism, government, politics, news, economy, freedoms, healthcare )

Carrie
- 10 days ago - news.yahoo.com
Sen. Bernie Sanders isn't afraid to be called a socialist. In fact, the Vermont Independent proudly labels himself a Democratic socialist. Sanders described his credo as a fight to protect America's working class from what he sees as the threat of an...
Senator Udall, STOP the BLM Roundup of WILD Mustangs in Placitas, NM ~ ACTION ~ PLEASE SIGN!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: BLM, Wild Mustang Roundup, Placitas NM, Americans, due process, government, politics, dishonesty, ethics )

Carrie
- 11 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
No DUE PROCESS for PLACITANS - WILD HORSES! WHOA court cases still ON in state AND federal court! Sept. 29. Sign this petition and tell them these horses BELONG on the BLM lands in Placitas. THEIR OVERALL FATE AND THE BLM IS ENTIRELY IN THEIR HANDS...
TAKE ACTION NOW! Fix the Voting Rights Act
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, dishonesty, SupremeCourt, Vtoing Rights Act, elections, corruption, americans )

Cal
- 12 days ago - act.credoaction.com
Last summer, the right-wing ideologues on the United States Supreme Court handed down a shameful decision that gutted the Voting Rights Act, ending 40 years of protection for minorities against discriminatory and unfair attempts to limit voting based on
Despite Potential Groundswell, Congress Reluctant to Recognize Palestinian Rights
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Israel, Palestine, IDF, Americans, human rights, world, war, politics, government, ethics, congress, news, freedoms )

Carrie
- 13 days ago - mondoweiss.net
If the polls are to be believed, the days of unconditional US support for Israel are numbered. Younger American voters are increasingly blaming the IDF for the wanton havoc it wreaks in occupied Palestine.
Greed Destroyed Us All: George W. Bush and the Real Story of the Great Recession
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Bush Administration, Great Recession, Americans, greed, corruption, ethics, economy, dishonesty, government, politics, republicans )

Carrie
- 13 days ago - salon.com
Faulty monetary policy and insufficient regulation helped -- but old-fashioned avarice really tanked the economy. The bulk of the blame for the crisis must be assigned to the Bush administration's fiscal policy and the Greenspan Fed's monetary policy.
Luck and a Little Mystery: The Economy Grows Faster Under Democratic Presidents
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Democrats, presidents, economy, politics, government, news )

Carrie
- 15 days ago - nytimes.com
The American economy has grown faster -- and scored higher on many other macroeconomic metrics -- when the president of the United States is a Democrat rather than a Republican.
GOP Lawmaker Calls on Sarah Palin to Lead New Party to Replace Republicans
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: GOP, Tea Party, Christian Extremists, politics, Americans, Sarah Palin, news )

Carrie
- 16 days ago - rawstory.com
A former California lawmaker and executive for the conservative social activist network the Council for National Policy is proposing that the Tea Party and Christian extremists form a third party, and says that Sarah Palin should be its leader.
 

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