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US Politics & Gov't

10 Shocking Facts Reveal Why America Is No Longer the "Land of the Free"
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: mass incarceration, incarceration nation, prison industrial complex, Human Rights Watch, Smarter Sentencing Act, Obama Administration )

Brian
- 70 days ago - policymic.com
"The 2.4 million American people behind bars -- the largest incarcerated population in the world -- represent not only an immense financial burden on the country ($80 billion in 2010 alone), but also the failure of the criminal justice system."
The Free-Trade Regime: Oligarchy in Action
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: TransPacific Partnership, TPP, Trade Agreement, Toxic Capitalism, Exploitation, Obama Administration, Oligarchy )

Brian
- 70 days ago - commondreams.org
"Free trade agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership undermine democracy and sovereignty."
Feds Can Hide Rationale for Killing U.S. Citizen, Judge Rules
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: US, Drone War, Drone Strikes, President, Obama, Obama Administration, American citizens, Yemen, US Dist Judge, Claudia Wilken, Government Secrecy, Lack of Transparency )

Brian
- 96 days ago - sfgate.com
"The administration claims and insists it is being transparent about this program," Burke said, but "all that is happening now is the proverbial "Trust us." "
Inside the Mind of James Clapper
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: National Intelligence, CIA, NSA, James Clapper, constitution, media, journalists, whistleblowers, Congress, government, crimes, obama administration )

Angelika
- 147 days ago - firstlook.org
Clapper: "In the end, we will never ever be able to guarantee that there will not be an Edward Snowden or another Chelsea Manning because this is a large enterprise composed of human beings with all their idiosyncrasies."
Michael Froman, Top U.S. Trade Official, Lobbies For Tar Sands Oil In EU Negotiations
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Tar sands oil, KXL, EU, diesel fuel, Obama administration, lobbying, carbon emissions, environment, European Commission, TTIP, US trade )

Angelika
- 299 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
"Obama says he's serious about tackling climate change, but he's got his chief trade official running around Europe trying to gut their climate laws," PETITION INCLUDED IN 1st COMMENT
Working To Increase Poverty: The Trans-Pacific Partnership
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Trans-Pacific Partnership, trade agreement, globalization, exploitation, toxic, free market capitalism, President Obama, Obama administration, Congress, fast-track, working poor, poverty, Green Shadow Cabinet, Green Party of the United States )

Brian
- 396 days ago - greenshadowcabinet.us
This rabid trade agreement, frequently referred to as "NAFTA on steroids" will increase the numbers of the working poor in the US as well as increase the depths of poverty to which they sink.
Undermining Democracy: The Trans-Pacific Partnership
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Trans-Pacific Partnership, trade agreement, globalization, exploitation, toxic, free market capitalism, President Obama, Obama administration, Congress, fast-track, human rights, environment )

Brian
- 406 days ago - socialistworker.org
This covert trade deal stands to sell out Americans' rights for record corporate profits. Yet, few know of it. The administration is keeping it under wraps until the Congress can fast-track it for approval.
Obama to Financial Cliff -- Bring It On
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Deficit, Unsustainable spending, irresponsiblility, Debt, Barack Obama, Obama, Obama Administration, Democrats, Broken Promises, Profligacy, Unsustainability, Budget )

Paula
- 639 days ago - powerlineblog.com
This by itself should cost him the election. The guy is perfectly willing to kick off a new recession (not that we're truly out of the last one) because the Republican House will only give him 98% of the tax policy he wants instead of 100%.
Lindsey Graham: Obama's Lockheed Illegality Is a "Mini-Coup"
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Barack Obama, Executive Overreach, Obama, Politicized Justice, Obama Administration, Injustice, partisan application of the law, disregard for the rule of law, Lockheed, WARN Act, illegality, sleaze )

Paula
- 656 days ago - minx.cc
More and more Obama simply disregards the law, or asserts his authority -- apparently as a tyrant, unchecked by a legislature -- to change the law via his sole decision it should be changed.
"Occupy" Crackdowns Coordinated With Federal Law Enforcement Officials
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Homeland Security, FBI, Justice Official, Obama Administration, crackdown on OWS, First Amendment Rights )

Dandelion
- 979 days ago - examiner.com
According to one Justice official, each of those actions was coordinated with help from Homeland Security, the FBI and other federal police agencies.
PETITION - President Obama: FIGHT Bush Tax Cuts for Millionaires!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: TAX CUT, republicans, congress, economy, obama administration )

Kit
- 1348 days ago - act.boldprogressives.org
Take a deep breath. The Huffington Post and CNN reported this morning that President Obama is ready to cave again to Republicans -- this time on the Bush tax cuts he campaigned against in 2008. Make no mistake, this petition is a rallying cry.
POLITICS: Obama Expands Military Involvement in Africa
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Obama administration, US military in Africa, miltary policy, Foreign Military Financing, Anti-Terrorism Assistance, US Special Forces, Senate Armed Services Committee )

Judy
- 1571 days ago - ipsnews.net
After one year in office, however, it is clear that the Obama administration is following essentially the same policy that has guided U.S. military policy toward Africa for more than a decade. Indeed, the Obama administration is seeking to expand U.S. mil
 

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