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US Politics & Gov't

Fours After Deepwater Horizon Blowout, BP May Be Fined $18 Billion
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: BP Oil Spill, BP oil spill disaster, New Orleans, Louisiana, Gulf of Mexico, Oil Spill, Deepwater Horizon explosion, americans, congress, corruption, cover-up, crime, dishonesty, ethics, government, media, obama, usa )

Betsy
- 26 days ago - nytimes.com
New Orleans....On Thursday, a federal judge here for the first time bluntly rejected those arguments, finding that BP was indeed the primary culprit. He added that BP's "conduct was reckless."
Heavily Armed Officials Raid Voter Registration Group At Direction Of GOP Gubernatorial Candidate
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Texas, voting rights, voter registration, Greg Abbott, candidates, corruption, abuse, republicans, government, elections, ethics, dishonesty, politics, freedoms, news )

Carrie
- 28 days ago - samuel-warde.com
Texas AG and current Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott ordered a raid on a Houston voter registration drive held by an organization called Houston Votes. The previously unreported raid didn't yield arrests, but did shut down the drive.
Reaction Pours in to Historic McDonnell Guilty Verdicts
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans, corruption, cover-up, dishonesty )

Phyllis
- 27 days ago - nbc12.com
Reaction is beginning to pour in to a jury's guilty verdict on several counts in the McDonnell case. A jury found former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell guilty on 11 counts and his wife, Maureen, guilty on eight counts in their federal corruption trial.
Rachel Maddow Is Repulsed At Congress For Taking A Bajillion Days Off While New War Is Launched (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: media, Rachel Maddow, Americans, congress, politics, government, elections, ethics, dishonesty, war, military, troops, news, corruption )

Carrie
- 12 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Rachel Maddow has already torn into Congress over its handling of the conflict in Iraq and Syria, but a new move by the House and Senate has pushed the MSNBC host over the edge.
Hundreds of Voters Are Disenfranchised By North Carolina's New Voting Restrictions
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: votign rights, NC legislation, disenfrnchised voters, crime, corruption, congress, americans, news, usa )

Cal
- 20 days ago - thenation.com
same-day registration was one of the key electoral reforms eliminated by the North Carolina legislature last year when it passed the nation's most onerous package of voting restrictions. In 2014,
Prosecutor Says Rick Perry Seeking 'Special Favors' (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Rick Perry, indictment, law, corruption, government, ethics, politics, republicans, elections )

Carrie
- 7 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
The special prosecutor who secured two felony indictments against Rick Perry said Tuesday that Texas' Republican governor is making a "mockery" of the criminal justice system and shouldn't be excused from a pretrial hearing.
Big Banks Fined Mega-Billions; CEOs Remain Untouched, Above the Law
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: corruption, crime, congress, ethics, usa, news, lies, economy, dishonesty, cover-up )

Nils Ande
- 23 days ago - goldenageofgaia.com
Get arrested for robbing a bank or shoplifting and you will go to prison. Get caught selling cocaine or steal a car and you will do jail time. But if you are a CEO of one of the biggest banks in America and that bank is fined mega-billions for fraudulent
TAKE ACTION NOW! Fight to Protect Voting Rights
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: voting rights, new laws, politics, right to vote, americans, corruption, congress, government, elections, news )

Cal
- 28 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
We're facing an emergency situation. Politicians across the country are trying to silence millions of people by robbing them of their right to vote. And they're targeting specific groups of voters: people of color, the poor, people with disabilities, and
An Overview of the Scandals Facing Nearly Half of the GOP's Governors
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, Americans, corruption, Republican governors, scandals, crime, ethics, government, politics, news, cover-up, dishonesty )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - americanbridgepac.org
The Republican Governors Association says "the future of the GOP rests in the hands of the Republican governors."If it is, they have a serious problem on their hands because nearly half of all current GOP governors nationwide are facing corruption or...
OP-ED: 5 Things the Religious Right Needs to Learn About the 10 Commandments
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: religion, ReligiousRight, usa, ethics, government, corruption )

Cal
- 15 days ago - alternet.org
Veneration of the commandments as the source of all laws is a modern-day affectation of the Religious Right.
Senator Who Doubts Female Senator Was Sexually Harassed Linked to Church Sex Abuse Coverup (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Senator Ron Johnson, religion, sexual harassment, sexual abuse, Wisconsin, dishonesty, ethics, corruption, politics, republicans, news, government )

Carrie
- 26 days ago - rawstory.com
If I were Senator Ron Johnson, I wouldn't go around challenging the veracity of sexual harassment allegations. Because in addition to testifying against a bill that would have made it easier for victims of child sexual assault to sue, Johnson served on...
A GOP Senate's First Target: Elizabeth Warren's Consumer Protection Agency
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: politics, media, republicans, lies, ElizabethWarren, Consumer Protection Agency, congress, corruption, usa )

Cal
- 3 days ago - motherjones.com
For years, House Republicans have been trying to gut her greatest accomplishment.
The Coup D'Etat Is Over, the Corporations Won
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: economy, democracy, republicans, corruption, crime, cover-up, dishonesty, ethics, elections, Govtfearmongering, lies, media, news )

Jason
- 7 days ago - truthdig.com
Corporate regulation is a must to protect democracy. The rich has used the media to change minds, away from that.
Biology Major Bobby Jindal Pleads Ignorance On Evolution And Climate Science
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Governor Bobby Jindal, Louisiana, science, evolution, climate change, dishonesty, ethics, republicans, media, government, corruption, politics )

Carrie
- 12 days ago - thinkprogress.org
At a breakfast organized by The Christian Monitor, Jindal was introduced as a biology major, Rhodes Scholar, former President of the University of Louisiana System. Naturally, HuffPost's Howard Fineman said, "I want to ask a couple of science questions.
Republican Nazi's Don't Hear Us Chuck Todd Et Al
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: stupid, republicans, media, propaganda, lies, corruption, bush, dishonesty, cover-up, ethics, elections, news )

Jason
- 22 days ago - dailykos.com
Obama talks about Syria. mentions it 4 times when Todd says, You've not said the word, "Syria," so far in our conversation...
 

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