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US Politics & Gov't

TAKE ACTION NOW! Support the Paycheck Fairness Act
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: politics, wage equality, women's rights, labor, economy, dishonesty, politics, news, usa, government, ethics )

Cal
- 3 days ago - action.momsrising.org
It's past time to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act. It's been over 50 years since the Equal Pay Act was enacted, but women still earn, on average, 23 percent less than men earn.
5 Worst Republican Lies About Income Inequality
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: politics, usa, republicans, lies, government, dishonesty, americans )

Cal
- 5 days ago - alternet.org
Do you believe the GOP's assertion that taxing the rich wouldn't raise that much money?
Three Members of Congress Just Reignited the Cold War While No One Was Looking
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: congress, ignorance, usa, government, HR5859, war profiteers, Ukraine, Russia, unanimous consent )

Nancy
- 5 days ago - truthdig.com
I would often camp out in the House chamber, near the clerk's desk, prepared to say "I object" when something of consequence appeared out of the blue. Dec. 11, 2014, is one of the few times I regret not being in Congress to have the ability to oversee...
Tribes to U.S. Government: Take Your Weed and Shove It
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Justice Dept, curious allowance, Native Americans, usa, marijuana, farming )

Nancy
- 6 days ago - redpowermedia.wordpress.com
In a strange move, the Justice Department issued a memo allowing Native Americans to grow marijuana on their lands. But after a troubled history with alcohol, some tribes are wary.
DISHONEST! The New Federal Budget Is Chock-Full of Goodies for Pollutocrats
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: ethics, congress, budget bill, damaging riders, politics, news, government, dishonesty, corruption, obama, media, usa, republicans )

Cal
- 10 days ago - grist.org
The bill undermines some environmental policies while giving big banks and big political donors more freedom to run roughshod over the American public.
Congressional Leaders Agree To Cut Aid To College Students To Pay Student Loan Contractors
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: politics, budgedt, education loans, Pell grant, Pell grants, government, dishonesty, congress, usa, ethics )

Cal
- 11 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
House and Senate leaders have agreed to cut funding for the nation's largest source of grants for college students to pay student loan contractors, according to legislation that would fund the federal government through next year and avert a shutdown.
Jeb Bush's Damning Secret History
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: republicans, elections, ethics, Jeb Bush, shady history, us, usa, media, government )

Cal
- 17 days ago - alternet.org
This shady dealer is the one Republicans are pinning their hopes on?
OP-ED: GOP on Wrong Side of History on Immigration
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: republicans, usa, immigration issue, propaganda, politics )

Cal
- 22 days ago - truth-out.org
Suffering amnesia about their personal histories, nativist Republicans want to expel the 11.7 million unauthorized immigrants, the people who harvest America's Thanksgiving vegetables and care for America's toddlers and grannies
TAKE ACTION NOW! Senator Mark Udall: Release the Torture Report Now! Add Your Name
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: use of torture, bushadministration, crime, ethics, cover-up, dishonesty, congress, politics, news, usa )

Cal
- 24 days ago - releasethetorturereport.com
The Senate Intelligence Committee's "torture report" is expected to detail shocking abuse of prisoners at the hands of the CIA during the Bush administration, and even possible CIA lying to Congress.
Sign Our Petition to Secure Justice for Michael Brown ACTION US
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Justice for Michael Brown, NAACP, DOJ, criminal civil rights, usa )

Nancy
- 27 days ago - action.naacp.org
Urge the Department of Justice to complete their federal, criminal civil rights investigation into Michael Brown's slaying. Justice for Michael is still possible if we act today.
Veterans Say Loyola Recovery Foundation Closure Is Vital Loss
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, usa, troops, critical services, Cuts, VA Healthcare Network, Healthcare, Veterans, americans, disease, illness, prevention, treatment, sadness )

Dee
- 28 days ago - albany.twcnews.com
On Tuesday, employees were notified the 25 bed facility, would be closing. The VA in a statement, "VA Healthcare Network (VISN 2) which covers most of New York State, has had a long relationship with Loyola Recovery Foundation
Obama To Unveil Immigration Plan On Thursday
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: immigration, obama speech, immigration crisis, USA )

Cal
- 32 days ago - npr.org
President Obama says he will announce the executive actions he's taking to "start fixing our broken immigration system" during a speech to the nation at 8 p.m. ET Thursday.
House Passes Bill Approving Keystone XL Pipeline
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: ethics, government, environment, usa, news )

Nils Ande
- 37 days ago - marketwatch.com
The House of Representatives passed a bill Friday approving construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The bill is sponsored by Rep. Bill Cassidy, the Louisiana Republican who is facing Democrat Mary Landrieu in their state's Dec. 6 Senate runoff elec
 

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