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US Politics & Gov't  (tags: deficit, economy, GOP lies, maddow, media bias, videos )

TomCat
- 9 days ago - politicsplus.org
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What Would Happen Under a Republican Senate? (VIDEO)   video
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Robert Reich, Americans, elections, republicans, economy, freedoms, congress, politics )

Carrie
- 9 days ago - youtu.be
Robert Reich put together this short video to explain why this fight is so important, and how progressives like us can volunteer to make a difference:
G.O.P. Leader: Five Million Forced Back to Work Under Obama ~ The Borowitz Report
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Obama, humor, satire, Americans, jobs, economy, government, democrats, Good News, elections, politics, news )

Carrie
- 13 days ago - newyorker.com
In a blistering indictment of the Administration's economic policies, the chairman of the Republican National Committee has accused President Obama of forcing five million Americans back to work since he took office, in 2009.
Soldier's Heart: Jacob George's Sorrowful Ride Till the End
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: World, War & Peace, Economy, Rights, Solutions, U.S )

Judy
- 18 days ago - commondreams.org
Oh so heartbreaking to hear of the suicide - or as some call it, the death from moral injuries - of Jacob George, 32-year-old Arkansas farmer, musician, anti-war activist and veteran of three tours of Afghanistan who came home shattered...
Revoke the Tax-Exempt Status of the National Football League ~ PETITION ~ PLEASE SIGN!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: NFL, tax exempt status, ethics, dishonesty, government, politics, economy, money )

Carrie
- 22 days ago - change.org
In the last few weeks, Sen. Cory Booker, Sen. Maria Cantwell, and Sen. Harry Reid have all thrown their support behind legislation to change the NFL's tax status. You can be part of the growing movement demanding that Congress revoke the NFL's tax-exempt
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
- 25 days ago - truthdig.com
Corporate regulation is a must to protect democracy. The rich has used the media to change minds, away from that.
Since 1978, Congress Has Worked a Full Week 14 Percent of the Time
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, congress, lazy, work ethic, corruption, dishonesty, ethics, government, economy, lies, freedoms, elections, politics )

Carrie
- 27 days ago - washingtonpost.com
Of the 13,000-plus days since Jan. 1, 1978, both chambers of Congress have been in session at the same time for about 4,700 of them -- about a third of the total time and a little fewer than half of all weekdays. The Senate has worked more than the House,
Homegrown Jihadis and the Limits of the Israel Lobby
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: U.S., Israel, Israel Lobby, Muslims, government, politics, economy, ethics, dishonesty, military, corruption )

Carrie
- 28 days ago - mondoweiss.net
As the argument commonly goes, Western governments and especially the US ally with Israel not out of national interest but because of the concerted influence of the Israel Lobby, a term meant to identify countless organizations, committees, and...
John Boehner Is Done Being Nice About The Unemployed (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: John Boehner, unemployed Americans, republicans, dishonesty, ethics, politics, freedoms, news, economy, lies )

Carrie
- 30 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
House Speaker John Boehner's Thursday lament that unemployed people think they can "just sit around" instead of working shows how much the political conversation about the economy has changed.
Fox News: Real 'Poor' People Don't Have Air Conditioners and Computers (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, war on poverty, fox news, economy, ethics, government, politics, propaganda, freedoms )

Carrie
- 32 days ago - rawstory.com
Fox News suggested this week that Americans who had access to computers and air conditioning could not really be considered poor. "The war, this war against poverty was plotted to continue indefinitely," Fox News host Greg Gutfeld opined.
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
- 33 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.
Republicans Caught in A Colossal Lie About Unemployment Benefits
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, republicans, unemployment benefits, congress, dishonesty, ethics, government, politics, corruption, economy, lies )

Carrie
- 34 days ago - dailykos.com
Extending benefits to unemployed workers beyond the 26 weeks provided by most states has little effect on the unemployment rate and essentially no impact on labor force participation, a recent working paper released by the Federal Reserve Board found.
Bernie Sanders in Iowa: Soldiers Didn't Die 'So Billionaires Could Buy Elections' (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, candidates, elections, news, Iowa, Bernie Sanders, politics, Citizen's United, Supreme Court, economy, freedoms, government )

Carrie
- 34 days ago - rawstory.com
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said over the weekend that his top priority was overturning the Supreme Court's Citizen's United decision because he did not believe that U.S. armed forces had "fought and died for democracy so that billionaires can buy election
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
- 41 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
Koch Brothers' Top Political Strategist: The Minimum Wage Leads to Fascism!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, Koch brothers, libertarian, economy, ethics, minimum wage, fascism, politics, propaganda, republicans, economic regulations, collectivisation )

Lynn
- 42 days ago - alternet.org
...how the Koch brothers plan to turn the American electorate away from "collectivization" and toward "liberty" by persuading a critical mass of voters to repeal most of the economic regulations of the 20th and 21st centuries.
 

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