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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
- 2 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
- 4 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.
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
- 7 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...
Bernie Says Don't 'Anoint' Hawkish Hillary as Nominee
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, War Monger, Capitalist, Corporate Agenda, Endless War, US, Elections 2016, Republicans, Democrats, Two Party Sham, #VoteGreen )

Brian
- 11 days ago - commondreams.org
""She basically seems to be taking positions that are very similar to the vision of America's role in the world that [in 2008] Democrats rejected," said Michael Cohen, a fellow with the progressive Century Foundation."
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
- 19 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.
Bernie Sanders Says He Has a 'Damn Good Platform' to Run for President in 2016 (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Bernie Sanders, elections, Americans, democrats, democratic socialism, government, politics, news, economy, freedoms, healthcare )

Carrie
- 20 days ago - news.yahoo.com
Sen. Bernie Sanders isn't afraid to be called a socialist. In fact, the Vermont Independent proudly labels himself a Democratic socialist. Sanders described his credo as a fight to protect America's working class from what he sees as the threat of an...
Iraq Accuses IS of Yazidi Atrocity
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Iraq, Yazidi, IS, Muslims, murdr, abuse, corruption, cover-up, crime, democrats, ethics, freedoms, obama, terrorism, usa, war, troops )

Ge
- 21 days ago - news24.com
Islamic State militants have killed hundreds of Iraq's minority Yazidis, burying some alive and taking women as slaves, an Iraqi government minister said on Sunday, as US warplanes again bombed the insurgents.
Luck and a Little Mystery: The Economy Grows Faster Under Democratic Presidents
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Democrats, presidents, economy, politics, government, news )

Carrie
- 26 days ago - nytimes.com
The American economy has grown faster -- and scored higher on many other macroeconomic metrics -- when the president of the United States is a Democrat rather than a Republican.
House Republicans Vote To Sue Obama
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: healthcare, healthcare, republicans, obama, politics, government, dishonesty, democrats, congress, americans, usa )

Cal
- 32 days ago - thinkprogress.org
The U.S. House of Representatives voted 225 to 201 on Wednesday to authorize Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) to sue President Barack Obama and others in his administration for failure to fully implement the Patient Protection and Affordable Care
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.
The Absurd Impeachment Feedback Loop
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: fundraising, Americans, democrats, republicans, impeachment, politics, propaganda, government, elections, media, news, ethics, congress )

Carrie
- 34 days ago - thedailybeast.com
Impeachment is the final fantasy for obsessive hyper-partisans. But some Democrats are exploiting the craziness as a fundraising call to arms. Silly season has started--and both parties are trying to fund-raise off the fringe.
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
- 35 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.
Larry Lessig's Super PAC to End Corruption On Track To Next $5 Million By Midnight, July 4
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: elections, corruption, congress, republicans, democrats, ethics, campaign finance reform, Super PAC to End Corruption )

Lynn
- 57 days ago - alternet.org
... Harvard Law Professor Larry Lessig sent shockwaves through the democracy reform movement by creating a SuperPAC and raising $2 million...to be spent on making political corruption a decisive issue in five 2014 U.S. House races.
12 of the Most Inhumane American Presidents
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Presidents, worst, best, inhumane, interesting, politics, government, ethics, republicans, democrats )

Carrie
- 59 days ago - alternet.org
For all the gravity with which the presidency is written about, assessments of presidents are often at least partly based on fluff more suitable for Hollywood than Washington. Among the criteria that presidential rankings use are leadership,...
 

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