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US Politics & Gov't

Republicans Used to Support Voting Rights--What Happened?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, americans, congress, constitution, democrats, dishonesty, elections, ethics, freedoms, Govtfearmongering, lies, obama, politics, propaganda, republicans )

Kit
- 1 day ago - thenation.com
"The right to vote is threatened today in a way that it has not been since the Voting Rights Act became law nearly five decades ago," Obama said. "Across the country, Republicans have led efforts to pass laws making it harder, not easier, [....]
A Resounding Vote Against Koch Brothers Dollarocracy
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Koch Brothers Dollarocracy, US voters, congress, corruption, government, SupremeCourt, americans, politics )

Jess
- 2 days ago - thenation.com
Even as the US Supreme Court attempts to expand the scope and reach of the already dangerous dominance of our politics by billionaires and their willing servants, Americans are voting in overwhelming numbers against the new politics of dollarocracy.
Triumph of the Drill
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: oil tax breaks, oil lobby, dishonesty, corruption, congress, politics, usa )

Cal
- 3 days ago - motherjones.com
Over the past century, the federal government has pumped more than $470 billion into the oil and gas industry in the form of generous, never-expiring tax breaks
The Government Listens To Lobbyists And The Wealthy, Not You And Me
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: US, Government, Politics, Corruption, Two Party Sham, Corporate Agenda, Lobbyists, Wealthy Elites, Class War, Oligarchy )

Brian
- 4 days ago - thinkprogress.org
"When organized interest groups or economic elites want a particular policy passed, there's a strongly likelihood their wishes will come true. But when average citizens support something, they have next to no influence."
TAKE ACTION NOW! Tell Congress: Raise the Minimum Wage!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: MINIMUM WAGE, law, laws, congress, economy, ethics, news, obama, politics, usa, government )

Cal
- 9 days ago - takeaction.takepart.com
Raising the minimum wage would not only improve the lives of millions of hardworking Americans and their families but also build a stronger economy and decrease the need for government assistance.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Members of Congress: Pass the Government By The People Act
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: CITIZENS UNITED, Citizens United Decision, Govenrment by the Poeple act, politics, obama, propaganda, government, dishonesty, corruption, americans, usa, ethics, congress )

Cal
- 10 days ago - act.democracyforamerica.com
The Government By the People Act increases the power of the small contributions that ordinary citizens can afford to give, providing incentives for congressional candidates to reach out to average constituents, not just dial for dollars from wealthy donor
Sign the Petition to Delaware Legislature: Hold Hearings on How a Wealthy, Admitted Child Rapist Avoided a Single Day of Jail Ti
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: law, politics, society, safety, rights, child, culture, crime, americans, ethics, family, dishonesty, government, humans, interesting, news, police, sadness )

Robert
- 16 days ago - dailykos.com
Sign the petition to the Delaware legislature, urging them to convene hearings on how a wealthy, admitted child rapist avoided a single day of jail time.
How Deficit Hawks Are Pitting Millennials Against Seniors to Attack Social Security and Medicare
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: politics, socialsecurity, usa, republicans, democrats, ethics )

Cal
- 16 days ago - alternet.org
A Tea Party congressman calls out Wall Streeters for their attack on America's bedrock social programs.
Why the 30,000 Remaining Palestinian Refugees From '48 Morph Into 5 Million
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: America, Obama, Abbas, Palestinians, corruption, dishonesty, ethics, government, lies, Palestinians, politics, propaganda, terrorism, usa, terrorist )

Ge
- 24 days ago - cifwatch.com
The Times of Israel reported today that, during his meeting with Barack Obama last Monday, Mahmoud Abbas not only refused to recognize Israel as a Jewish state, but reiterated his refusal to abandon the so-called "right of return" for Palestinian "refu
Georgia Activists Confront GOP Rejection of Medicaid as Moral Mondays Spread Across South
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: activism, healthcare, u.s., politics, news, government, ethics, americans )

Cal
- 27 days ago - alternet.org
"Medicaid expansion now!" was the rallying cry this week of a rising grassroots movement spreading across the South.
Eleven Years Ago: The Questions the Media Didn't Ask Before We Went to War in Iraq
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, americans, bushadministration, congress, constitution, corruption, cover-up, crime, dishonesty, elections, Govtfearmongering, lies, media, military, politics, propaganda, republicans )

Kit
- 28 days ago - thenation.com
Just over eleven years ago, President George W. Bush held a widely watched televised press conference, as his self-imposed deadline for launching an invasion of Iraq neared.
OP-ED: Conservatives Defend Inequality Out of Self-Interest -- Nothing More
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: ECONOMIC INEQUALITYu.s., republicans, propaganda, lies, media, news, politics, government, ethics )

Cal
- 30 days ago - theweek.com
Don't believe this nonsense about "trickle down economics." There is no trickling
Money in Hyping the Generational War Story
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, americans, congress, corruption, dishonesty, economy, elderly, ethics, elections, Govtfearmongering, healthcare, lies, Medicare, media, politics, propaganda, republicans, socialsecurity )

Kit
- 30 days ago - truth-out.org
At the same time that we are seeing growing support for proposals to increase Social Security benefits it appears that we are witnessing another set of calls for generational warfare.
12 Facts You Need to Know About Our Retirement Crisis as the Battle Over Social Security Is Far From Over
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, socialsecurity, obama, usa, politics, news, u.s. )

Cal
- 31 days ago - alternet.org
Obama's reversal on Social Security cutbacks isn't the major victory it appears to be. Here's why.
 

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