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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
- 12 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."
BP Wins Big in the Offshore Drilling Lease Auction
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: BP Oil, BP Auction Wins, BIG OIL COPANIES, Pollution, Offshore, Gulf of Mexico, abuse, corruption, cover-up, dishonesty, ethics, government, lies, news, obama, propaganda )

Betsy
- 21 days ago - earthfirstjournal.org
For all of his administration's tough talk on protecting our environment, President Obama doesn't seem to have any problem increasing the nation's dependence on dirty energy.
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
- 13 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.
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
- 22 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.
Is Blackwater Finally Going to Be Held Accountable for Civilian Deaths?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: republicans, crime, cover-up, corruption, dishonesty, abuse, ethics, lies, media )

Jason
- 19 days ago - alternet.org
Can justice be any slower or non existent? I hope the evidence puts these killer bone heads away for a long time.
Reaction Pours in to Historic McDonnell Guilty Verdicts
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans, corruption, cover-up, dishonesty )

Phyllis
- 12 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.
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
- 6 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,
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
- 26 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
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
- 9 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
- 14 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
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
- 30 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...
Bombshell: WI Gov Walker Illegally Rerouted Donations to, Then Coordinated With, Club for Growth
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: republicans, corruption, cover-up, crime, dishonesty, elections, ethics, propaganda, media, lies )

Jason
- 22 days ago - dailykos.com
More unspoken corruption by the right wing, nazi's. He's as dumb as he looks. Close your mouth, Scott.
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
- 11 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...
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
- 17 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.
Justice Ginsburg: Ferguson Exposes Lingering Racial Tensions the Supreme Court Has Ignored
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: US, Justice Ginsburg, racism, Supreme Court, sadness, politics, government, ethics, corruption, freedoms )

Carrie
- 25 days ago - rawstory.com
The 81-year-old justice spoke to Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal about her disappointment in the lack of racial progress in the U.S. and that the Court -- which was "once a leader in the world at rooting out racial injustice" -- struck down key...
 

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