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US Politics & Gov't

Open Thread - 7/25/2014
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, video )

TomCat
- 18 hours ago - politicsplus.org
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, 3 short takes, and a homemade cartoon (shown).
Open Thread - 7/24/2014
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, video )

TomCat
- 1 day ago - politicsplus.org
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, 3 short takes, and a homemade cartoon (shown). That's all today
U.S.-Israel Ties Help and Hinder American Efforts to Secure a Cease-Fire
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: U.S., Israel, Palestine, ceasefire negotiations, government, ethics, news )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - washingtonpost.com
To the Israeli government, the United States is such a close ally that there is a sense of betrayal here if Washington tries to pressure Israel to accept Palestinian demands or takes actions perceived as damaging to the country.
7 Ways U.S. Foreign Policy Would Be Even More Disastrous If There Were a Republican in the White House
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: world crises, Obama, republicans, government, propaganda, ethics, news, politics, republicans )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - alternet.org
It's hard to recall a time when the world presented more crises with fewer easy solutions. For the Republicans, all of these woes have a common genesis: American weakness projected by Barack Obama. Really? It's instructive to ask: What exactly would...
Tell President Obama: Palestinian Lives Matter, Too‏ ~ ACTION ~ PLEASE SIGN!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Israel, Hamas, Palestinian lives, military aid, violence, death, Obama, ethics, government )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - act.grassrootsonline.org
Please join me in calling for an end to violence perpetrated by Israeli military forces and Hamas, and a cessation of US military aid to Israel that is being used to kill civilians. The violence must stop!
TELL CONGRESS: Don't Send Children Back Into a War-Zone ~ ACTION ~ PLEASE SIGN!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Congress, The Humane Act, children, violence, ethics, politics, government )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - act.couragecampaign.org
The HUMANE Act seeks to overturn life-saving refugee protections -- passed during the Bush administration -- that require the U.S. to assist child refugees seeking sanctuary from countries torn with violence.
New Mexico Congressman Steve Pearce Accidentally Tells The Truth About Immigration (VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Steven Colbert, congress, immigration, immigrant children, dishonesty, ethics, republicans, politics, media, news )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - thecolbertreport.cc.com
Congressman Steve Pearce (R-N.M.) said Wednesday that most immigrants from Central America who are crossing illegally into the United States are driven by economic reasons, not fear of physical danger in their homeland.
7 Ways America's Foreign Policy Would Be Even More Disastrous If There Were a Republican in the White House
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: obama, republicans, usa, politics, foreign policy )

Cal
- 1 day ago - alternet.org
Conservatives are ready to scapegoat the president over foreign crises, but their solutions would be far more scary.
Greg Abbott's (Not So) Greatest Hits - Volume 2
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Greg Abbott, Texas, elections, ethics, dishonesty, lies, republicans, government, politics, news )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - progresstexas.org
A year ago, we released Volume 1 of Greg Abbott's (Not So) Greatest Hits. From not believing in science to failing to pursue a massive child sex abuse scandal, we thought Greg Abbott had hit rock bottom. Little did we know how low he could go.
Gaza Through the Looking Glass
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: USA, John Kerry, Israel, Palestine, Netanyahu, government, ethics, dishonesty, media, politics )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - politico.com
What Kerry's hot mic mistake teaches us about America's relationship with Israel. What is one to make of this? We already know that U.S. officials are highly skeptical of Netanyahu's true intentions toward the Palestinians, having made clear that they...
Jon Stewart Hammers John McCain: Let's See Who's Been Absolutely Wrong More Often (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Jon Stewart, John McCain, wrong-off, media, TV, politics, government, dishonesty, republicans )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - rawstory.com
Daily Show host Jon Stewart challenged Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) to a "wrong-off" on Tuesday following McCain's dismissive remarks about the comedian during an interview with Fox News.
The Truth About Israel's New War on Gaza - the Energy Rush
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: end all US military aid to Israel, truthtelling, siege-assault on Gaza Strip 2014, displaced persons, energy war, World, Gaza, Israel, Palestine, Civilian, IDF, news, media, Refugees&Relief, terrorism, war crimes, usa, death, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', children )

Jess
- 2 days ago - middleeastmonitor.com
Israel has been de facto occupying Gaza, rendering null and void the notion of Gaza as a foreign entity, little has been said of Israel's real motives.
Rep. Louie Gohmert: Israel's Invasion of Gaza Means 'It Is Time to Bomb Iran' (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Louie Gohmert, Tea Party Republicans, dishonesty, politics, corruption, ethics, news, government, propaganda, abuse )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - rawstory.com
Just one day after international watchdogs said Iran was complying with demands to scale back its nuclear program, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) called for the country to be bombed because of the conflict in Gaza.
Two Hours After A Court Strikes Down Obamacare Subsidies, Another Appeals Court Upholds Them
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: politics, obama, healthcare, obamacare, law, legal interpretations, usa, ethics, government )

Cal
- 2 days ago - thinkprogress.org
both cases hinge upon a glorified typo in the Affordable Care Act. Obamacare gives states the option to run a health insurance exchange selling coverage to their residents, or they may elect to have the federal government run this exchange
 

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