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US Politics & Gov't

Mitch McConnell's Campaign Manager Resigns After Iowa Bribery Scandal Deepens
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, elections, Mitch McConnell, Jesse Benton, corruption, crime, ethics, candidates, dishonesty, politics, republicans, news )

Carrie
- 8 hours ago - kentucky.com
Benton's name has surfaced in connection to a bribery scandal dating to his time as former U.S. Rep. Ron Paul's political director during the 2012 presidential election.
Texas GOP Candidate Greg Abbott Backs Out of Only Televised Debate Against Wendy Davis
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, candidates, elections, ethics, Wendy Davis, Greg Abbott, news, politics, democrats, republicans, media, government )

Carrie
- 8 hours ago - rawstory.com
"Due to our inability to agree on specific details of the format, Attorney General Greg Abbott will regretfully not be participating in the WFAA debate," Robert Black, a senior campaign adviser, was quoted as saying by WFAA on Friday.
Tea Party Group Plans to Defeat Obama By Annoying Prius Drivers With 1950s Slogan
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Tea Party, propaganda, bumper stickers, politics, elections, republicans, news )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - rawstory.com
A national Tea Party group hopes to annoy liberals by selling bumper stickers bearing the Cold War-era slogan "America: Love It Or Leave It."
Caught on Tape: What Mitch McConnell Complained About to a Roomful of Billionaires(Exclusive) - The Nation
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: congress, abuse, americans, constitution, candidates, ethics, elections, economy, dishonesty, propaganda, lies, politics, media, republicans, democrats, freedoms )

Wild
- 2 days ago - thenation.com
At a secret meeting of elite donors convened by the Koch brothers, McConnell laid out his plan for shrinking the federal government and whined about having to vote on minimum wage bills.
'The Congress Shall Have Power ... to Declare War'
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, americans, congress, constitution, government, Govtfearmongering, media, obama, politics, propaganda, terrorism, war )

Kit
- 2 days ago - theatlantic.com
Absent a declaration of war or a statutory authorization from Congress, the president can't introduce the U.S. Armed Forces into hostilities save in "a national emergency created by attack upon the United States."
Speaker Boehner's Lawyer Is Charging The American Taxpayer $500 An Hour To Sue Obama
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, americans, Boehner's lawsuit, corruption, crime, ethics, government, politics, republicans, u.s. )

Kathy
- 3 days ago - thinkprogress.org
Last January, a Washington attorney named David Rivkin co-authored an article in Politico Magazine that laid out a legal theory that Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) now plans to use to sue President Obama because the president is not implementing Obamacare fa
Hillary Clinton Just Lost the White House in Gaza -- Same Way She Lost It in Iraq the Last Time
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Hilary Clinton, Israel, Gaza, elections, politics, government, democrats, news )

Carrie
- 4 days ago - mondoweiss.net
Hillary's done it again. Her pro-war comments in that famous interview two weeks ago have painted her into a right wing neoconservative corner. In 2016, a Democratic candidate will again emerge to run to her left and win the party base, again because...
Protect FDA Drug Safety Laws PETITION
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: society, safety, sadness, rights, politics, news, law, interesting, humans, health, government, ethics, culture, dishonesty, americans, abuse, corporate, corruption, consumers, disease, healthcare, drugs, medicine, prevention, protection, research, risks )

Robert
- 7 days ago - action.citizen.org
Tell the FDA: Don't permit Big Pharma to undermine information about pharmaceutical risks.
Anti-Occupation Activists in New York Blast United Jewish Appeal for Supporting Attacks on Gaza
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: BDS, JVP. freedoms, end all US aid to ISRAEL, END THE OCCUPATION-WAR ON gAZA-SIEGE 201, death, children, laws of war violations, BDS, Americans, constitution, Govtfearmongering, media, obama, news, propaganda, war, congress, terrorism )

Jess
- 7 days ago - mondoweiss.net
Members of Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) gathered outside the offices of the United Jewish Appeal-Federation of Jewish Philanthropies in New York today, criticizing the group's support for Israel's policy towards Gaza, including the blockade
Innocent Before Proven Guilty? The Bizarre Bipartisan Rush to Clear Rick Perry
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Rick Perry, corruption, cover-up, crime, ethics, government, congress, americans, politics, usa, media )

Cal
- 8 days ago - theweek.com
Even if Perry gets off scot-free -- which is far from inevitable -- that shouldn't erase a long history of dubious quid pro quos
Robert Reich: American Democracy Is Diseased
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans, elections, ethics, Robert Reich, Martin Gilens, Benjamin Page, Lippman, democracy )

Lynn
- 8 days ago - alternet.org
Put simply, most Americans feel powerless, and assume the political game is fixed. So why bother?
U.S. Commandos Tried To Rescue Foley And Other Hostages
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: USA, Obama, James Foley, Americans, military, rescue mission, government )

Carrie
- 9 days ago - nytimes.com
A United States Special Operations team tried and failed to rescue James Foley and other Americans held hostage in Syria during a secret mission earlier this summer authorized by President Obama, senior administration officials said Wednesday.
CAMPAIGN FOR KOCH-FREE ELECTIONS ~ ACTION ~ PLEASE SIGN!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Koch Brothers, elections, congress, ethics, government, politics, tea party, republicans, SupremeCourt, freedoms, corruption, dishonesty, candidates )

Carrie
- 12 days ago - dccc.org
Sign the petition to urge Congress to reduce the influence of money in politics by passing meaningful campaign finance reform.For decades, our democracy was shielded from the corrosive influence of big money.The Supreme Court and Citizen's United has...
HAVE YOU READ: Rick Perry's Guide to Abusing Gubernatorial Power?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, americans, congress, corruption, cover-up, crime, dishonesty, ethics, news, media, lies, republicans, usa )

David
- 13 days ago - occupycorporatism.com
The grand jury found Perry on several counts of abuse of power. The first count highlighted Perry's abuse of official capacity; "with intent to harm another, to-wit, Rosemary Lehmberg, and the PUI of Travis County District Attorney's Office" misused gov..
CAMPAIGN FOR KOCH-FREE ELECTIONS PETITION!!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: congress, americans, democrats, republicans, ethics, elections, government, news, propaganda, politics, money, society, humans )

Robert
- 16 days ago - dccc.org
The Koch brothers spent over $400 million in 2012--and they've pledged to spend over $300 million this year. Sign the petition to urge Congress to reduce the influence of money in politics by passing meaningful campaign finance reform.
 

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