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US Politics & Gov't

'American Idol' Made Clay Aiken a Star. But He Knows It Won't Make Him a Congressman (TEXT and PHOTOS)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, American Idol, Clay Aiken, North Carolina, democrats, elections, freedoms, government, politics, candidates )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - washingtonpost.com
Aiken won 12 million votes on "American Idol." Now he's trying to get the tiniest fraction of that number to represent the second district of North Carolina. It may prove to be just as tough as beating Ruben Studdard on the talent show.
Republican Proposal For Labor Law Reform 'A Disgrace,' Says Labor Leader (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: U.S. Labor Law, democrats, republicans, gridlock, ethics, dishonesty, congress, corruption, government, news, politics )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Senate Republicans say they have a plan to save U.S. labor law from partisanship and dysfunction. But their prescription for reform could make for even more gridlock -- and critics say that's the whole idea.
Jon Stewart Mocks Joe Scarborough's Hypocritical Rant About Hillary Clinton (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: media, humor, TV, Jon Stewart, Hilary Clinton, Joe Scarborough, elections, democrats, news, government, politics )

Carrie
- 4 days ago - rawstory.com
Amid all of the speculation surrounding a possible presidential run by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Daily Show host Jon Stewart singled out MSNBC's Joe Scarborough for hypocritically criticizing Clinton's silence on the issue.
Nancy Pelosi Had A Pretty Simple Response To Ted Cruz's Bizarre 'SNL' Claim (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, congress, Nancy Pelosi, Ted Cruz, Seth Meyers, politics, government, ethics, republicans, democrats, freedoms, news )

Carrie
- 4 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
"I don't know if he didn't know what he was talking about, or if he intentionally wanted to use a scare tactic, but that is as far from the truth as it could be," Pelosi told Meyers, who said he "can't do time" in jail.
US Congressman Danny Davis Calls for Lifting the Blockade of Gaza
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Danny K. Davis, democrats, congress, Israel, Gaza Blockade, ethics, freedoms )

Carrie
- 5 days ago - mondoweiss.net
Davis' move is the result of a sustained effort by the Committee for Just Peace in Israel and Palestine (CJPIP), urging the Congressman to advocate for an end to the Israeli occupation and to stop military aid to Israel.
Home Free? ~ Give The Homeless Homes
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: homelessness, Utah, society, ethics, humans, interesting, freedoms, government, rights, economy, ethics, politics, democrats, republicans, housing )

Carrie
- 5 days ago - newyorker.com
Handing mentally ill substance abusers the keys to a new place may sound like an example of wasteful government spending. But it turned out to be the opposite: over time, Housing First has saved the government money.
Terrorist Training Camps in the US
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Terrorists, terrorism, Islam, Muslims, corruption, cover-up, crime, democrats, ethics, freedoms, government, lies, obama, usa )

Ge
- 7 days ago - military.com
The Spread of Homegrown Terrorists - Islamic training camps in America's back yard. Why are these communities left to flourish in the US?
Bernie Sanders: Presidential Run Is Not About Hillary, It's About the 'Collapsing' Middle Class (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Bernie Sanders, good news, middle class, democrats, republicans, candidates, elections, freedoms, politics, government )

Carrie
- 7 days ago - rawstory.com
Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) indicated on Meet the Press today that he would seriously consider running for president in 2016, even if that required him to switch his party affiliation to Democrat.
Sign the Check ~ Message to Congress ~ Please SIGN!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Israel, congress, elections, ethics, freedoms, politics, democrats, republicans, government )

Carrie
- 8 days ago - checkisrael.org
At a time when politicians pay more attention to lobbies than to the needs of our citizens, we're delivering a different kind of check. Sign this check to send a powerful message to the candidates and Congress!
US SENATE RIVALS BECOME REALITY SHOW SURVIVORS
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Reality TV show, US Senate, Martin Heinrich, Jeff Flake, government, politics, news, media, democrats, republicans )

Carrie
- 10 days ago - bigstory.ap.org
Most reality TV show premises are frankly, insane, but this one is actually a fun commentary on how ineffective our government is. Flake and Heinrich are moving the circus to a setting we'd expect to find it in -- rather than, you know, Washington D.C.
Ted Cruz: SNL's Lorne Michaels Could Be Thrown in Jail If Dems Undo 'Citizens United' (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Ted Cruz, 'Citizen's United', campaign finance reform, dishonesty, ethics, freedoms, republicans, democrats, politics, government, media, news )

Carrie
- 11 days ago - rawstory.com
The Tea Party conservative said Tuesday on the Senate floor that the Democratic proposal, which faces a vote Wednesday, would give Congress the authority to prohibit corporations from engaging in political speech. "Well, NBC -- which airs 'SNL is a corp.
Democrats to Observe One-Year Anniversary of 'Bridgegate' With Ad Poking Christie
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: corruption, ethics, dishonesty, republicans, New Jersey, 'Brifgegate', Chris Christie, politics, democrats, elections, media, government )

Carrie
- 13 days ago - rawstory.com
The Democratic Party plans to launch a political ad on Monday marking the one-year anniversary of "Bridgegate" to remind voters of the scandal that ensnared top aides of Republican New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a likely 2016 White House contender.
It's Jihad
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, americans, ISIS, IS, corruption, cover-up, crime, ethics, freedoms, government, lies, obama, propaganda, terrorism, terrorists, democrats )

Ge
- 14 days ago - acdemocracy.org
All act surprised by the rapid advance of the ISIS, as well as its brutality. While the President described the beheading as "an act of violence that shocks the conscience," Hagel announced: "Oh, this is beyond anything that we've seen." Really?
Male Senator's Never Seen Sexism In The Senate, Thinks Kirsten Gillibrand Should Name Names (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Ron Johnson, Kirtsen Gillibrand, Americans, women, congress, corruption, dishonesty, ethics, freedoms, politics, republicans, democrats, government )

Carrie
- 18 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
In his four years in the Senate, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) has never witnessed the type of sexism detailed in Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's (D-N.Y.) new book. Moreover, he thinks Gillibrand should name the male Senate colleagues who she said sexually harassed
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
- 23 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.
 

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