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US Politics & Gov't

U.S. Senate Panel Boosts Funding for Israel's Iron Dome
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Israel, congress, Obama, government, ethics, politics, military, war, news, economy )

Carrie
- 9 days ago - rawstory.com
The funding is part of the administration's request of $3.1 billion for military assistance to Israel, the world's largest beneficiary of US foreign aid. The measure still has to be approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee and the full Senate.
How to Measure An Economy
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: class warfare, economy )

TomCat
- 17 days ago - politicsplus.org
See 1st comment. 2nd attempt to upload.
Paul Krugman: We're on a Road to Nowhere
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, congress, republicans, federal highway trust fund, propaganda, economy, politics, Krugman )

Lynn
- 20 days ago - alternet.org
Yet the combination of anti-tax ideology and deficit hysteria (itself mostly whipped up in an attempt to bully President Obama into spending cuts) means that we're letting our highways, and our future, erode away.
12 of the Most Inhumane American Presidents
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, politics, presidential qualities, healthcare, economy, ethics, social security, Lincoln, Nixon, Reagan, Clinton, GW Bush, Carter, Grant, Obama, FD Roosevelt )

Lynn
- 20 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.
The Poor Have It Easy? Yup, Conservatives Are Giant Jerks. Who Is Surprised?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, ethics, propaganda, republicans, poverty, economy, congress, corruption, lies, politics )

Carrie
- 24 days ago - addictinginfo.org
In Republicanland there is a village of hyper-lazy people, aka The Lazies. They live in someone else's house, eat their food, sleep until noon and lay around the rest of the day taking drugs or indulging in some other form of entertainment.
25 Really Engaging Images About Minimum Wage By Brandon Weber
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: minimum wage, charts, animation, government, americans, business, economy, money )

Nancy
- 24 days ago - upworthy.com
Raising the minimum wage is a hot topic all across the country. Here's a ton of facts, all loaded into one really pretty set of graphics. Some are even animated!
The Real Reason Eric Cantor Lost
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans, candidates, congress, dishonesty, economy, elections, Govtfearmongering, lies, media, politics, propaganda, republicans )

Kit
- 44 days ago - thinkprogress.org
Brat's opposition to immigration reform is actually aligned with Tea Party interests, not with a majority of mainstream Republicans who support a pathway to citizenship.
Bernie Sanders & Vermont Move Towards A New Economy That Champions The Middle Class
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Bernie Sanders, Vermont, New Economy, Favors Middle Class, Stops Corporate Out-Sourcing Overseas, politics, news, usa, goodnews, economy )

Betsy
- 52 days ago - portside.org
Worker-owned co-ops got a boost on Monday when Independent Senator Bernie Sanders unveiled an initiative in Vermont that champions what many call "the new economy."
Stop the Secrecy Before It's Too Late ~ ACTION ~ PLEASE SIGN!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: TPP, secrecy, Americans, ethics, government, politics, dishonesty, economy )

Carrie
- 54 days ago - stopthesecrecy.net
Here's the situation: right now, industry lobbyists are pressuring key decision-makers of twelve countries to sign a secretive agreement called the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The Obama administration even wants fast-track authority to force...
After DEA Approves Hemp Seed Import, Kentucky Plants a Landmark Crop
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Kentucky, DEA, Drug Policy, Reform, Hemp, Fuel, Food, Fiber, Medicine, Agriculture, Economy )

Brian
- 54 days ago - latimes.com
"Kentucky was once the country's leading producer of hemp, making about 40,000 tons a year just before the Civil War. State officials have said they hope hemp farming and processing can reinvigorate the state's economy."
"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
- 57 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.
Krugman: How American Capitalism Fails--and Northern European 'Socialism' Succeeds--at Job Creation
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, Europe, France, capitalism, socialism, job creation, Krugman, conservative economic failures, economy, ethics )

Lynn
- 58 days ago - alternet.org
The truth is that European-style welfare states have proved more resilient, more successful at job creation, than is allowed for in America's prevailing economic philosophy.
Europe in Crisis?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: economy, EU, InsaniTEA, world )

TomCat
- 63 days ago - politicsplus.org
See 1st comment.
Take Action Now - Tell SENATE to Fix the Filibuster *** Please Sign ***
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans, constitution, dishonesty, economy, ethics, government, politics, republicans, usa )

Frans
- 80 days ago - reformthefilibuster.com
Once again, the U.S. Senate failed to pass an increase in the minimum wage. And it wasn't for lack of support. In fact, a majority of U.S. Senators supported giving working families a raise. But Republicans used the power of the silent filibuster to...
Help Elizabeth Warren Change Wall Street and Pass the 21st Century Glass-Steagall Act - SIGN PLEASE !
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Elizabeth Warren, Congress, Glass-Steagall Act, Wall Street Reform, banks, economy )

Angelika
- 85 days ago - action.citizen.org
We urge you to co-sponsor and work for passage of the 21st-Century Glass Steagall Act. Like its New Deal-era namesake, this bill would erect a wall between traditional banks and the risky world of investment banks and hedge funds.
 

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