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US Politics & Gov't

For President Obama, It Is All About Veto Power Now
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Obama, veto power, politics, government, republicans, democrats, congress, freedoms )

CarrieSIC
- 15 days ago - americanprogress.org
Similar to former President Bill Clinton before him, President Barack Obama now faces a Republican-controlled Congress, one that will almost certainly be implacably hostile toward progressive governance and determined to put a conservative stamp on the...
Payback: A First Look at the Fossil-Fuel and Anti-Environment Agenda of the Next Congress
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, elections, congress, republicans, environment, special interests, corruption, ethics, dishonesty, politics, government )

CarrieSIC
- 17 days ago - americanprogress.org
Although the airwaves have now quieted from the crush of political ads, Americans should expect the next Congress' energy and anti-environment agenda to bring an aggressive new onslaught of special-interest-backed messages and priorities.
Broad Prosperity For America Seems Increasingly Out Of Reach
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, income equality, government, economy, ethics, government, dishonesty, politics, republicans, democrats, congress )

CarrieSIC
- 17 days ago - nationalmemo.com
If we can't solve the problem of growing income inequality and restore the foundation for the middle class, the ties that bind us together will grow more frayed. Eventually, they'll break.
Republicans Didn't Win as Big as You Think They Did. And Obama Didn't Lose
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, elections, republicans, democrats, Obama, politics, government, ethics, congress, news )

CarrieSIC
- 17 days ago - theguardian.com
This election was not a referendum on Obama, but the midterms were a reflection of his presidency. Still, 2014 was hardly an endorsement of the GOP. In the end, there was no Republican wave. Indeed, ideologically it was barely a ripple.
Will Republicans Compromise?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: congress, GOP Hate, GOP lies, maddow, racism, video )

TomCat
- 18 days ago - politicsplus.org
See 1st comment.
Israel Lobby Stakes Claim for Jerusalem at Supreme Court, But Kagan Isn't Buying
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Israel, Palestine, Jerusalem, Supreme Court, Israel lobby, government, politics, ethics, dishonesty, congress, news )

CarrieSIC
- 19 days ago - mondoweiss.net
Under a deceptive guise, ostensibly "created to give individuals the right to self-identify," the case brought before the court, pushed by stalwarts of the Israel lobby, seeks a ruling that essentially grants Congress the authority to bypass the executive
Senate Now Has Enough Votes To Pass Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Bill (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Keystone XL pipeline, congress, government, politics, republicans, corruption, ethics, dishonesty, healthcare, tax code, freedoms, news )

CarrieSIC
- 20 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
The new Senate Republican majority creates an opportunity for likely Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to force a vote on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline he's been waiting years to hold.
Battle for the Senate: How the GOP Did It
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, elections, republicans, democrats, Obama, congress, propaganda, politics, government, ethics, news, freedoms )

CarrieSIC
- 20 days ago - washingtonpost.com
One night in early September, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell called a longtime colleague, Sen. Pat Roberts, from his living room in Louisville, furious about the 78-year-old Republican's fumbling and lethargic reelection campaign.
** Send a Message: President Obama, Save the Internet! Tom Wheeler Has Gone Rogue **
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: congress, constitution, corruption, cover-up, crime, dishonesty, government, obama )

Frans
- 20 days ago - campaigns.dailykos.com
Tom Wheeler has gone rogue--he's selling out millions of Americans and dividing the internet using untested legal theories he and his telecom buddies crafted....
Track Live US Election Results
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: 2014 elections, live results, government, national, state by state, elections, congress )

Nancy
- 20 days ago - bing.com
Current results updated every few minutes.
Congressional Seats Sell for Record Four Billion Dollars ~ Andy Borowitz (Humor, Satire)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: satire, humor, The Borowitz Report, congress, corruption, government, politics, ethics )

CarrieSIC
- 21 days ago - newyorker.com
Congressional seats are on pace to fetch a whopping four billion dollars on Tuesday night, a record-smashing sales figure that has exceeded the expectations of even the most optimistic insiders.
Poverty Denialism in a Culture of Cruelty: Bashing the Poor as Right-Wing Amusement
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Fascism, Fox, republicans, abuse, americans, corruption, congress, cover-up, dishonesty, ethics, elections, lies, media, propaganda )

Jason
- 22 days ago - dailykos.com
America's culture of cruelty has long been fed by this kind of thinking: namely, the belief that the poor and unemployed really aren't suffering that badly.
The Crisis in U.S.-Israel Relations Is Officially Here
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: U.S., Israel, relations, chickenshit, Americans, end all aid to Israel, end the occupation of Palestine-siege of, American taxpayers, Palestinian human rights, assault on Gaza 2014, congress, media, freedoms, war, Govtfearmongering, obama, propaganda )

Jess
- 22 days ago - theatlantic.com
The other day I was talking to a senior Obama administration official about the foreign leader who seems to frustrate the White House and the State Department the most. "The thing about Bibi is, he's a chickenshit,"
McConnell Concedes GOP Senate Will Not Mean Obamacare Repeal
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: congress, obama, healthcare, repeal of obamacare, GOP, Senate )

Cal
- 27 days ago - npr.org
Election Day isn't until next week, but Senate Majority Leader-in-Waiting Mitch McConnell is already warning Republicans who would like to repeal Obamacare and roll back environmental regulations about two key numbers: 60 and 2.
The Tar Sands Pipeline of Politics
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Congress, Corruption, Climate Denial, Corporate Payola )

Brian
- 29 days ago - thenation.com
"Corporations have directed a gusher of money to climate-change deniers in Congress."
 

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