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US Politics & Gov't

Economic Justice: How NC Progressives Are Fighting Back Against the Tea Party (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: North Carolina, Americans, 'Moral Mondays' Movement, Tea Party, government, ethics, politics, candidates, news )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - rawstory.com
As William Barber prepared to spread a message of hope and democracy through a week of actions Aug. 22-28 in Raleigh and other Southern state capitals, he talked with me about North Carolina's free-market ideology and how it has already affected the...
This Labor Day, Let's Give Workers Something To Cheer About
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Labor Day, workers rights, unions, government, corruption, republicans, dishonesty, ethics, freedoms, politics, news, elections, abuse, economy, candidates )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - nationalmemo.com
It's no coincidence that prosperity was widely shared when unions were at the height of their power in the decades after World War II, and that inequality has soared as unions have been weakened.
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
- 3 days 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
- 3 days 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.
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
- 5 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.
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
- 6 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.
GOP Senate Campaign Defends Using Image Of James Foley's Execution In Ad (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: republicans, Allen Weh, James Foley, elections, candidates, corruption, ethics, politics )

Carrie
- 6 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
The campaign of Allen Weh, the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in New Mexico is defending an ad it released Monday that uses an image of the gruesome execution of James Foley, an American journalist.
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
- 15 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...
'He's Pulling the Palin': John Fugelsang and Ed Schultz Rip Eric Cantor's 'Special Election' Idea (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Eric Cantor, congress, republicans, ethics, government, politics, news, dishonesty, elections, candidates )

Carrie
- 31 days ago - rawstory.com
Comedian John Fugelsang and MSNBC host Ed Schultz mocked outgoing House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) on Friday for planning to leave office on Aug. 18, rather than finish his term. "He's pulling the Palin," Schultz said, a dig at Sarah Palin's abrup
Elizabeth Warren's Biggest Donors Warn Her Not to Run for President
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, democrats, Elizabeth Warren, Hilary Clinton, ethics, elections, candidates, politics, news )

Carrie
- 33 days ago - thedailybeast.com
If Elizabeth Warren does in fact reverse her repeated denials of interest and decides to run for president, she will have to do so virtually alone. Almost to a person, her earliest and most devoted backers do not want her to challenge Hillary Clinton.
Right Wing's Worst Nightmare: The Master Stroke That Turns Red States Blue
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Elizabeth Warren, Americans, 2016, republicans, democrats, government, politics, elections, candidates, economy )

Carrie
- 36 days ago - salon.com
Elizabeth Warren's rock star reception at Netroots Nation came as a surprise to absolutely no one, but not so her popularity as a draw for red state Democrats running for Senate, like West Virginia's Natalie Tennant or Kentucky's Alison Lundergan Grimes.
Oklahoma Candidate Claims His Opponent Is 'A Body Double Or A Robot'
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Oklahoma, elections, republicans, politics, bizarre, news, candidates )

Carrie
- 65 days ago - nationalmemo.com
Candidates question election results all the time, but Timothy Ray Murray is taking the term "sore loser" to an entirely new level. The failed congressional candidate is claiming that his Republican primary opponent, Rep.Frank Lucas (R-OK), is actually...
'Understanding Hillary': Organized and Inflexible
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, politics, elections, Hilary Clinton, democrats, candidates )

Carrie
- 67 days ago - washingtonpost.com
She's terrific at developing and executing a well-defined plan. She's less adept at realizing that a well-defined plan is not working and improvising something new. Single-mindedness is both her greatest strength and greatest flaw.
NC GOP Senate Candidate: Blacks, Hispanics Overtaking 'Traditional Population' (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: republicans, candidates, elections, ethics, North Carolina, racism, bigotry, government, politics )

Carrie
- 76 days ago - rawstory.com
Republican U.S. Senate candidate from North Carolina Thom Tillis complained in 2012 that the "traditional" population in his state was not growing, unlike African-American and Hispanic populations.
The Real Reason Eric Cantor Lost
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans, candidates, congress, dishonesty, economy, elections, Govtfearmongering, lies, media, politics, propaganda, republicans )

Kit
- 82 days ago - thinkprogress.org
Brat's opposition to immigration reform is actually aligned with Tea Party interests, not with a majority of mainstream Republicans who support a pathway to citizenship.
 

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