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US Politics & Gov't

Oklahoma's Same Sex Marriage Ban Overturned: Learning American Civics the Hard Way
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: news, constitution, government, culture, politics, rights )

Abe
- 32 days ago - nomadicpolitics.blogspot.com.tr
When federal judges overturned the same-sex marriage ban in Oklahoma, the state's governor was fighting mad. She claimed that the judges had "trampled" on states rights. Perhaps Fallin needs to remember this isn't Russia.
House GOPer: No Grounds To Impeach Obama; We Should Just Sue Him
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: congress, constitution, articles of impeachment, Obama, republicans, government, politics, news )

Carrie
- 36 days ago - talkingpointsmemo.com
Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), chair of the House Judiciary Committee, on Sunday said the House doesn't have grounds to impeach President Obama. "We are not working on or drawing up articles of impeachment.
John Boehner's Lawsuit Is A Political Dud
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Obama, Boehner lawsuit, congress, constitution, corruption, ethics, politics, propaganda, government, republicans, tea party )

Carrie
- 40 days ago - nationalmemo.com
On Thursday evening, House Speaker John Boehner finally revealed the details of his long-awaited plan to sue President Barack Obama, and they come as something of a surprise. In essence, the Speaker is asking the House to sue the president for not...
Today: Citizens United Amendment in Senate ACTION US
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, government, politics, constitution, Citizens United )

Nancy
- 41 days ago - action.citizen.org
A strong vote in the U.S. Senate will help grow and build the movement to overturn the disastrous Citizens United and McCutcheon rulings, take democracy off the auction block, and preserve constitutional rights for people -- not corporations. A weak vote-
NSA Experts: 'National Security Has Become a State Religion'
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: national security, spying, NSA, usa, news, politics, obama, government, dishonesty, constitution, u.s. )

Cal
- 43 days ago - spiegel.de
Edward Snowden's lawyer, Jesselyn Radack, and former NSA contractor Thomas Drake discuss the reasons behind the American spying agency's obssession with collecting data
The Most Partisan Supreme Court Justice Of All
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Supreme Court, Alito, politics, government, ethics, corruption, republicans, constitution, freedoms )

Carrie
- 44 days ago - thinkprogress.org
If Alito's Hobby Lobby opinion -- the second of the two decisions he handed down on Monday -- proves anything, it is that Alito has mastered the art of reading legal authorities that cut sharply against his position, and then authoring a legal opinion...
Samuel Alito, the Supreme Court's Most Pro-Corporate Member, Makes Good on Right-Wing Investments in Him
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Supreme Court, Samuel Alito, ethics, dishonesty, corruption, politics, government, constitution, healthcare, freedoms )

Carrie
- 48 days ago - alternet.org
Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito ended this Supreme Court session with a bang, writing the majority opinion in two cases that gave for-profit corporations the right to make religious liberty claims to evade government regulation and set the stage for...
Law Professor: Ted Cruz Is Knowingly Lying About Bill to 'Repeal' the First Amendment
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Ted Cruz, dishonesty, lies, Tea Party Republicans, constitution, ethics, corruption, politics )

Carrie
- 49 days ago - rawstory.com
The dean of the University of California, Irvine's law school wrote that Texas Senator Ted Cruz should be "ashamed" of his repeated claim that a Senate bill designed to regulate campaign spending would "repeal the free speech protections of the...
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg Trolls Scalia in Blistering Dissent of Hobby Lobby Ruling
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Supreme Court, Americans, ACA, healthcare, ethics, constitution, freedoms, government )

Carrie
- 51 days ago - rawstory.com
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg said the ruling on the Hobby Lobby case was based on a misreading of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and would likely open the door to a host of unintended consequences.
How the 'War on Terror' Became a War on the Constitution
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Constitution, Bill of Rights, war on terror, post-constitutional )

Freya
- 65 days ago - thenation.com
Since 9/11, power-hungry political leaders have eviscerated the First Amendment--and we've allowed them to do it.
Texas GOP Convention's 'Davy Crockett' Calls for War Against 'Dictator' Obama (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Texas Republican Convention, Davy Crockett impersonator, republicans, politics, propaganda, corruption, ethics, dishonesty, constitution, news )

Carrie
- 76 days ago - rawstory.com
The 2014 Texas Republican Convention takes place this weekend and things were off to an interesting start with this speaker, a Davy Crockett impersonator who called for the violent overthrow of President Barack Obama and his administration.
Joe the Plumber's 'Dead Kid' Callousness
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, americans, congress, constitution, dishonesty, freedoms, government, guns, media, propaganda, politics, republicans )

Kit
- 84 days ago - thedailybeast.com
Like a herpes that pops up at all the wrong times, Joe "the plumber" Wurzelbacher took to the blogosphere on Monday to declare that his rights as a gun owner trump the rights of the parents who lost their children in the Santa Barbara killing.
"Bloodiest Thing the World Has Seen": David Cay Johnston on Inequality's Looming Disaster
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: revolution, economy, ethics, constitution, congress, politics, inequality, unions, gerrymandering, voting, law enforcement, Wall Street, Geitner, Obama )

Lynn
- 84 days ago - alternet.org
..."Divided" reminds us how inequality is one of those rare problems that truly matters to all of us...whether American democracy can survive such great economic disparities, and how returning to a more equal society is literally a matter of life and death.
Citing Public's Right to Know, News Agencies File Suit Over Secret Execution Drugs
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, constitution, death penalty, first amendment, government, media, transparancy )

Kit
- 95 days ago - commondreams.org
Citing First Amendment principles, newspapers argue Oklahoma must tell public about origin, ingredients of lethal injection "cocktail".
What Is The Robin Hood Tax?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans, budget, congress, constitution, elections, Robin hood Tax )

Kit
- 95 days ago - robinhoodtax.org
This small tax of less than ½ of 1% on Wall Street transactions can generate hundreds of billions of dollars each year in the US alone. It's not a tax on the people, but a tax for the people.
 

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