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US Politics & Gov't

Federal Deficit Falls to Smallest Level Since 2008
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: US, government, politics, Obama, Americans, budget deficit, news, democrats, republicans )

Carrie
- 515 days ago - nytimes.com
The federal budget deficit fell precipitously to $680 billion in the 2013 fiscal year from about $1.1 trillion the year before, the Treasury Department said Thursday. That is the smallest deficit since 2008, and marks the end of a five-year stretch.
Solitary Watch ACTION Page US
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: prison, solitary, solitary confinement, government, US, americans, abuse, ethics, money, business )

Nancy
- 546 days ago - solitarywatch.com
Actions, events and news from a nation in lockdown...
US Arrests Son of Mexican Cartel Boss
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, US, Mexico, drug cartel, police, law, crime )

Dee
- 611 days ago - news.yahoo.com
Serafin Zambada-Ortiz, 23, was detained after being stopped Wednesday as he tried to enter America at Arizona's Nogales border crossing, said the US Attorney's Office for southern California.
March on Washington Organizers Look Back
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: march on washington, 50 Years, looking back, race, politics, obama, US, society )

Cal
- 698 days ago - latimes.com
Recollections of some of those who helped make the massive March on Washington happen 50 years ago.
Want to See Your NSA or FBI File? Here's How...
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: FOIA, US, NSA, government, americans, files, transparency )

Nancy
- 753 days ago - dailykos.com
With a simple Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, any U.S. citizen can obtain one's NSA or FBI file, if such a file exists.
US Spied on Russian President Medvedev at 2009 G20 Summit
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: PRISM, NSA, Snowden documents, spying, espionage, G8 summits, Medvedjev, US, Britain )

Angelika
- 771 days ago - rt.com
As Britain readies to host the G8 summit, the documents uncovered by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden have revealed that back in 2009 US spies intercepted top-secret communication of then Russian president, Dmitry Medvedev, during his visit to London.
Tell Obama to Close Guantanamo - Call-in Day - Action
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Guantanamo, hunger strikers, protests, health risk, illness, humanrights, violation, UN, justice system, US, Obama )

Angelika
- 801 days ago - takeaction.amnestyusa.org
Grab your phone and help us flood the White House with calls demanding action. Fill out the form below to let us know that you've placed a call to the White House - even if you don't get through. We'll use this information to add strength to our campaign
No More Nuclear Roulette:De-Escalate the Conflict With North Korea ACTION US
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: North Korea, world, US, conflict, humanrights, peace, ethics )

Nancy
- 844 days ago - org2.democracyinaction.org
For its own security, the U.S. needs to set aside traditional nuclear deterrence theory, which isn't working, and be the mature party seeking a de-escalation of the crisis. The U.S. should immediately cease its nuclear threats to North Korea and concrete-
US Admits Gitmo Hunger Strike Spreading
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Guantanamo, hunger strikers, protests, health risk, illness, humanrights, violation, UN, justice system, US )

Angelika
- 863 days ago - rt.com
Capt. Robert Durand denied that the hunger strike is "a widespread phenomenon, as alleged," by the captives' lawyers, and blamed them of spreading "outright falsehoods and gross exaggerations." He downplayed the reports of a mass strike at Gitmo.>>
Israel Lobby' to Push for Aid Despite Sequestration Cuts
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: AIPAC, "Israel lobby", US, military aid, warmongering, Iran, Netanyahu, sequester, Americans )

Angelika
- 874 days ago - thehill.com
AIPAC will be lobbying to avert the impact of sequestration on record-breaking levels of US military aid to Israel. Concern for millions of needy Americans will not be on its legislative agenda.
House Republicans Attack NRC Staff Recommendation for Costly Containment Modification on U.S. Fukushima-Style Reactors
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: US, energy, nuclear, world, Mach I and II reactors, energy, nuclear age, humanrights )

Nancy
- 913 days ago - beyondnuclear.org
The House Republicans are recommending that the Commission further study the implications of the Fukushima reactor explosions and massive land contamination in Japan for US reactor containments.
Race Comes Down to Ohio as Obama Nabs Four Key Swing States
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Mitt Roney, election results, obama, politics, us, elections )

Cal
- 992 days ago - news.yahoo.com
Polling places have closed in all but a few states, bringing America that much closer to knowing whether Mitt Romney or President Barack Obama will be in the White House come January.
North Carolina: Nail-Biter Edition
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Mitt Romney, election results, obama, politics, us, elections )

Cal
- 993 days ago - alternet.org
Early voting favors Obama, but (notoriously unreliable) early exit polls show a possible Romney swing.
Florida Presidential Race Comes Down to the Wire
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Mitt Romney, election results, obama, politics, us, elections )

Cal
- 993 days ago - orlandosentinel.com
Polls show virtual tie in battle for state's 29 electoral votes
Barack Obama Wins Election for Second Term as President
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Mitt Romney, election results, obama, politics, us, elections )

Cal
- 993 days ago - news.yahoo.com
President Barack Obama handily defeated Gov. Mitt Romney and won himself a second term Tuesday after a bitter and historically expensive race that was primarily fought in just a handful of battleground states. Networks project that Obama beat Romney after
 

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