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US Politics & Gov't

7 Ways Obamacare Is a Net Plus for Society
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: obama, healthcare, economy, news, usa, politics )

Cal
- 1 day ago - alternet.org
Insurance costs are still high, but more Americans have access to care.
Sticking Texas-Sized Hurdles on the Path to Polls
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: voting rights, minorities, politics, government, court decisions, dishonesty, usa )

Cal
- 2 days ago - truth-out.org
Texas has required voters to present a photo ID for years. This most recent law dramatically narrowed the range of acceptable documentation, so only a small number of documents are now permissible at the polls
Ask Congress to Support the Responsible Estate Tax Act, S.2899.
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, politics, taxes, economic inequality, fairness, super-rich )

Bruce C
- 4 days ago - act.americansfortaxfairness.org
Bernie Sanders' Responsible Estate Tax Act will require the super-wealthy to pay more in taxes, impose a 10% surtax on billionaire estates and close a major loophole. Even with these changes, 99.7% of Americans will NOT pay a nickel in the estate tax.
Challenge Chris Christie: "You're 'Tired' of Hearing About the Minimum Wage? Then Try Living on It" ACTION US
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Chris Christie, government, NJ, USA, republicans, ethics, elections, family, americans, economy, money )

Nancy
- 4 days ago - leftaction.com
Governor Christie is apparently bored by the topic, but millions of Americans working for the minimum wage don't have that luxury. Maybe Governor Christie needs to experience that first hand.
Tell Congress: Oppose the Republican Handout to Payday Lenders ACTION US
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: republicans, loan industry bail-out, government, money-laundering, USA, ethics, crime )

Nancy
- 4 days ago - act.credoaction.com
Only House Republicans would be OK with making illegal money-laundering easier in order to bail out a predatory loan industry, but that's exactly what they will do if we don't speak up.
The Fake Abortion Clinics of America: Misconception
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, politics, health care, women's reproductive rights, deception, dishonesty, lies )

Bruce C
- 4 days ago - news.vice.com
Women across America who are seeking abortions are accidentally booking appointments at crisis pregnancy centers -- pro-life, government-funded religious centers that don't provide abortions, but instead try to talk women out of terminating their pregnacy
Debunking Chris Christie's Minimum Wage Nonsense
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: economy, ChriChristie media, lies, government, republicans, propaganda, usa, politics )

Cal
- 5 days ago - alternet.org
Why listen to the boorish gov who has presided over NJ's economic decline?
Native American Nonfiction to Read (Because Boo Columbus Day) - BOOK RIOT
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Native Americans, Native American History, propaganda, ethics, usa, Native American Biography, Native American Culture media )

Cat
- 13 days ago - bookriot.com
The truth about Native Americans. When Columbus and other European adventurers first set foot in the Americas, they found not an empty wilderness , but a land inhabited by millions of people with diverse cultures.
TAKE ACTION NOW! TELL PRESIDENT OBAMA: Every Parent Deserves to Give Their Child a Healthy Start in Life.
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: healthcare, VACCINES, CHILDREN FNDING, POLITICS, OBAMA, USA )

Cal
- 13 days ago - one.org
Every year, millions of parents lose their children to illnesses like diarrhea and pneumonia because they don't have access to life-saving, childhood vaccines.
The Deficit Is Down and the Deficit Hawks Are Furious
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: deficit, budgets, republicans, news, media, military, dishonesty, democrats, government, usa )

Cal
- 15 days ago - truth-out.org
Not only is the deficit down sharply from its levels of 2009 and 2010, when it was near 10 percent of GDP, it is below the levels that even the deficit hawks had targeted back in those years.
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
- 17 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
Koch Brothers Plan to Step Up Efforts in Surprise Tight Race
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: politics, usa, republicans, elections, congress, Koch Brothers )

Cal
- 20 days ago - cnn.com
Koch-founded group will increase efforts to support Sen. Pat Roberts in final weeks of the campaign
Fischer: 'The Gay Gestapo ... Is Basically The Same As Islam' - See More at: Http://Www.Rightwingwatch.Org/ Content/Fischer-Gay-G
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, SCOTUS, gay marriage, Islamaphobia, lies, propaganda, Bryan Fischer, right wing evangelical nut job )

Lynn
- 20 days ago - rightwingwatch.org
Bryan Fischer remains furious about the Supreme Court's decision not to hear appeals of lower court rulings striking down gay marriage bans, declaring ... that gay activism and radical Islam both operate underneath the same "dark, totalitarian" spirit.
Republicans Are Trying to Make Sure Minorities and Young People Don't Vote This November
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: voting rights, usa, dishonesty, corruption, republicans, propaganda, lies, elections, ethics, government, congress, media )

Cal
- 21 days ago - motherjones.com
Control of the Senate could hinge on a few crucial court battles over voting rights.
OP-ED: Choice and Reproductive Justice: "Not An Either/Or"
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abortion rights, freedom of choice, women's rights, women's rights issues, usa, elections, government, ethics, politics, u.s. )

Cal
- 23 days ago - truth-out.org
When voters in Colorado, Nebraska and North Dakota head to the polls on November 4, abortion will be one of the issues they weigh in on
 

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