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US Politics & Gov't

Inside the Koch Brothers' Toxic Empire
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, ethics, cover-up, corruption, Koch, Brothers, dishonesty, politics, usa, congress, abuse, republicans )

Mari
- 22 days ago - rollingstone.com
Together, Charles and David Koch control one of the world's largest fortunes, which they are using to buy up our political system. But what they don't want you to know is how they made all that money
9 Demands of the 99% ~ PLEASE SIGN
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: corruption, constitution, congress, abuse, americans, ethics, government, politics )

Beverly
- 24 days ago - ninedemands.com
It's time to bring the corporate agenda to an end, and it starts with these demands--common-sense policies that would restore the balance for the 99%.
Rick Santorum Slams Muslims: 'You Don't See Baptist Ministers Going on Jihad' (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Rick Santorum, Values Voter Summit, Islam, Muslims, Christians, congress, republicans, propaganda, politics, ethics, dishonesty, media, government, news )

Carrie
- 24 days ago - rawstory.com
The president and those who believe that not all Muslims are fundamentalists were not Santorum's only targets. He also called out Kentucky Senator Rand Paul (R) in all but name, saying. that "clearly, there are people out there who are trying to...
Next Stop for American Indian Veterans - Education Center of the Vietnam Wall
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans, congress, ethics, freedoms, GoodNews, military, tribute, Veterans Memorial Wall )

Rosemary
- 24 days ago - indiancountrynews.com
In early December of 2013, the United States Congress approved the Native American Veterans' Memorial Amendments Act of 2013 which provides for a veteran statue to be placed on the grounds of the National Museum of American Indians (NMAI). President Obama
A GOP Senate's First Target: Elizabeth Warren's Consumer Protection Agency
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: politics, media, republicans, lies, ElizabethWarren, Consumer Protection Agency, congress, corruption, usa )

Cal
- 25 days ago - motherjones.com
For years, House Republicans have been trying to gut her greatest accomplishment.
Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders Get Off Israel Bandwagon, for Once
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Israel, Palestine, AIPAC, congress, good news, democrats, republicans, politics, government )

Carrie
- 25 days ago - mondoweiss.net
Maybe the national publicity and pressure on these progressives over their Israel-Palestine positions moved them? Maybe they're tacking ahead of 2016? Here are the 12 non-signers, from both parties:...
This Republican Who Wants to End the Weekend Is Probably Headed to Congress
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: candidates, congress, elections, government, republicans )

Barry
- 25 days ago - motherjones.com
Wisconsin state Sen. Glenn Grothman thinks days off are "goofy," says sex ed could make kids gay, and claims money is "more important for men."
Congress Sails Past Airport Hell Under Special TSA Program
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, TSA, congress, ethics, dishonesty, government, politics )

Carrie
- 28 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Under a special Transportation Security Administration "whitelist," lawmakers and other government officials breeze past airport security. The TSA claims it's all about efficiency -- but critics at the American Civil Liberties Union say it's undemocratic.
Congress Just Delayed New Funding to Help Rape Victims
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: congress, americans, government, rapists, ethics, republicans, democrats, usa, politics, news, healthcare )

Cal
- 30 days ago - motherjones.com
The spending bill lawmakers just approved leaves out new grant money to help localities go after rapists.
Since 1978, Congress Has Worked a Full Week 14 Percent of the Time
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, congress, lazy, work ethic, corruption, dishonesty, ethics, government, economy, lies, freedoms, elections, politics )

Carrie
- 31 days ago - washingtonpost.com
Of the 13,000-plus days since Jan. 1, 1978, both chambers of Congress have been in session at the same time for about 4,700 of them -- about a third of the total time and a little fewer than half of all weekdays. The Senate has worked more than the House,
Largest Climate-Change March in History Unlikely to Convince Idiots ~ The Borowitz Report
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, climate change, congress, politics, humor, satire, news, elections )

Carrie
- 31 days ago - newyorker.com
A climate-change march that organizers claim was the largest on record is nevertheless unlikely to change the minds of idiots, a survey of America's idiots reveals.
Rachel Maddow Is Repulsed At Congress For Taking A Bajillion Days Off While New War Is Launched (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: media, Rachel Maddow, Americans, congress, politics, government, elections, ethics, dishonesty, war, military, troops, news, corruption )

Carrie
- 33 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Rachel Maddow has already torn into Congress over its handling of the conflict in Iraq and Syria, but a new move by the House and Senate has pushed the MSNBC host over the edge.
Republican Proposal For Labor Law Reform 'A Disgrace,' Says Labor Leader (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: U.S. Labor Law, democrats, republicans, gridlock, ethics, dishonesty, congress, corruption, government, news, politics )

Carrie
- 34 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Senate Republicans say they have a plan to save U.S. labor law from partisanship and dysfunction. But their prescription for reform could make for even more gridlock -- and critics say that's the whole idea.
Nancy Pelosi Had A Pretty Simple Response To Ted Cruz's Bizarre 'SNL' Claim (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, congress, Nancy Pelosi, Ted Cruz, Seth Meyers, politics, government, ethics, republicans, democrats, freedoms, news )

Carrie
- 36 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
"I don't know if he didn't know what he was talking about, or if he intentionally wanted to use a scare tactic, but that is as far from the truth as it could be," Pelosi told Meyers, who said he "can't do time" in jail.
US Congressman Danny Davis Calls for Lifting the Blockade of Gaza
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Danny K. Davis, democrats, congress, Israel, Gaza Blockade, ethics, freedoms )

Carrie
- 36 days ago - mondoweiss.net
Davis' move is the result of a sustained effort by the Committee for Just Peace in Israel and Palestine (CJPIP), urging the Congressman to advocate for an end to the Israeli occupation and to stop military aid to Israel.
 

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