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US Politics & Gov't

Ebola Vaccine Would Likely Have Been Found By Now If Not For Budget Cuts: NIH Director
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: prevention, budget cuts, EbolaVaccine, us, protection, disease, government, health, healthcare, congress, usa, news, government, ethics, crime, healthcare )

Cal
- 8 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
As the federal government frantically works to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, and as it responds to a second diagnosis of the disease at home, one of the country's top health officials says a vaccine likely would have already been discovered we
Ebola Screening Begins at Select U.S. Airports
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: US, Ebola, Gov't Response, DHS, Dept of Homeland Security, Screening )

Brian
- 8 days ago - takepart.com
"Department of Homeland Security officials are screening passengers from the hardest-hit countries: Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, where 4,024 out of 4,033 Ebola deaths have occurred."
Signed Agreement Locks in Ten More Years of Afghan War
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: US, Foreign Policy, Toxic Capitalism, American Imperialism, Two Party War Mongering, Militarism, Afghanistan, Ten More Years, Endless War, Military Industrial Complex )

Brian
- 16 days ago - commondreams.org
"Bilateral Security Agreement, signed Tuesday, will allow thousands of US troops to remain in the country for at least another decade."
War and Climate Change: Time to Connect the Dots
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: US, Foreign Policy, Endless War, Toxic Capitalism, Climate Change, Environmental Devastation, American Imperialism )

Brian
- 16 days ago - truth-out.org
"There was something surreal about the president announcing that he had just launched a heavy airstrike against militants in Syria... on the same day that he went to the UN to claim that he was serious about tackling climate change."
TheSupreme Court Is Poised To Cripple The Federal Ban On Housing Discrimination
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: US, Supreme Court, SCOTUS, Housing Discrimination, HUD, Housing and Urban, Development, Fair Housing Act, Race )

Brian
- 18 days ago - thinkprogress.org
"The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to take a case Thursday morning that is expected to demolish a crucial legal protection against racial discrimination in housing. The case concerns how plaintiffs can prove that governments and developers are discriminating"
Poll: 58 Percent Of Americans Want A Third Political Party
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Politics, US, Political Parties, Two Party Sham, Popular Discontent, Third Party Support, Poll )

Brian
- 25 days ago - dailycaller.com
"A new Gallup poll on Wednesday finds that the majority of Americans want a third major political party, as the existing two are doing a terrible job at representing their interests."
The Speech Obama Didn't Want to Give
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: ISIL, Iraq, Syria, Americans, US, Obama, speech, troops, military, government, ethics, war, terrorism )

Carrie
- 40 days ago - politico.com
This was the speech President Barack Obama never thought he'd have to give. Standing in front of the cameras in prime-time, Obama -- the man who won the White House in part due to his opposition to the Iraq War -- prepared the country to get even more...
U.S. Drops Contractor That Did Background Checks for Snowden and Navy Yard Shooter
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: US, security contractor, crime, society, interesting, safety, violence, government )

Carrie
- 40 days ago - rawstory.com
The U.S. government is dropping its largest security clearance contractor, U.S. Investigations Services LLC, which carried out background checks on Edward Snowden and the Aaron Alexis, who shot 12 people to death at the Washington Navy Yard.
Tell Obama & Congress to Call Israeli Settlement Expansion Illegal and Make Netanyahu Hear It ~ ACTION ~ PLEASE SIGN!.
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Petition, US, Obama, Kerry, Israel, illegal settlements, Palestine, government, ethics, dishonesty, freedoms )

Carrie
- 47 days ago - petitions.moveon.org
President Obama and Members of Congress should heed J Street's call to say that Israeli settlements in the West Bank are illegal and to make it clear that U.S. opposition is not just symbolic.
A Climate for Change: The EPA's Limits on Emissions Are Important But Not Enough
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: US, Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, Emissions Standards, Climate Inaction, President Obama, Senator Mitch McConnell, Rhetoric, Climate Change )

Brian
- 49 days ago - washingtonpost.com
"THE COUNTRY is about to see its fiercest climate-change battle. After years of congressional inaction, President Obama's Environmental Protection Agency is applying new rules to curb greenhouse-gas emissions..."
Iagine A Future Free From Gun Violence ~ ACTION ~ PLEASE SIGN!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: US, gun violence, Alex Mooney, Larry Pratt, ethics, corruption, constitution, abuse, candidates, politics, republicans, elections )

Carrie
- 56 days ago - csgv.org
TELL ALEX MOONEY: RETURN LARRY PRATT'S MONEY. Larry Pratt has obviously crossed a line in suggesting his members might shoot a Congresswoman who votes in a way they believe is unconstitutional.
Pentagon Says Chinese Jet Carried Out 'Aggressive' and 'Dangerous' Intercept of Navy Intelligence Jet
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: world, China, Pentagon, military, aggression, US, government, news )

Carrie
- 58 days ago - freebeacon.com
The Pentagon on Friday called a Chinese jet's encounter with a U.S. anti-submarine warfare aircraft an "aggressive" and "dangerous" act and said it has protested the action with Beijing.
US Top Brass: Striking Syria Back on the Table
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: ISIS militants, Syria, Iraq, middle-east, US, military, government, freedoms, news )

Carrie
- 59 days ago - commondreams.org
At a press briefing at the Pentagon on Thursday, Chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Martin Dempsey said his determination is that the only way to adequately defeat the ISIS militants in Iraq is by expanding military operations--including...
Justice Ginsburg: Ferguson Exposes Lingering Racial Tensions the Supreme Court Has Ignored
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: US, Justice Ginsburg, racism, Supreme Court, sadness, politics, government, ethics, corruption, freedoms )

Carrie
- 59 days ago - rawstory.com
The 81-year-old justice spoke to Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal about her disappointment in the lack of racial progress in the U.S. and that the Court -- which was "once a leader in the world at rooting out racial injustice" -- struck down key...
 

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