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US Politics & Gov't

Detroit Fire Department Has Alert System Made of Pop Cans, Doorbells (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Detroit, Fire Dept. economy, ethics, money, society, government, dishonesty, elections )

Carrie
- 16 days ago - freep.com
Detroit is so broke that firefighters get emergency alerts through pop cans, coins, door hinges, pipes and doorbells. And they make these gizmos themselves -- one involving a pop can that gets tipped over by an incoming fax. The clink of the can means...
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
- 19 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.
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
- 19 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
Voting Still Matters When It Comes To Political Clout
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, voting rights, Ferguson, political clout, elections, politics, government, ethics, crime, abuse )

Carrie
- 23 days ago - nationalmemo.com
More than a half-century after brave protesters marched and bled and died to demand the right to vote for black citizens, the ballot box remains a potent weapon for civic and political change -- a radical undertaking that can shake up social systems and...
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
- 23 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.
Mitch McConnell's Campaign Manager Resigns After Iowa Bribery Scandal Deepens
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, elections, Mitch McConnell, Jesse Benton, corruption, crime, ethics, candidates, dishonesty, politics, republicans, news )

Carrie
- 23 days ago - kentucky.com
Benton's name has surfaced in connection to a bribery scandal dating to his time as former U.S. Rep. Ron Paul's political director during the 2012 presidential election.
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.
Tea Party Group Plans to Defeat Obama By Annoying Prius Drivers With 1950s Slogan
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Tea Party, propaganda, bumper stickers, politics, elections, republicans, news )

Carrie
- 25 days ago - rawstory.com
A national Tea Party group hopes to annoy liberals by selling bumper stickers bearing the Cold War-era slogan "America: Love It Or Leave It."
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
- 25 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.
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
- 26 days ago - dailykos.com
More unspoken corruption by the right wing, nazi's. He's as dumb as he looks. Close your mouth, Scott.
Iagine A Future Free From Gun Violence ~ ACTION ~ PLEASE SIGN!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: US, gun violence, Alex Mooney, Larry Pratt, ethics, corruption, constitution, abuse, candidates, politics, republicans, elections )

Carrie
- 27 days ago - csgv.org
TELL ALEX MOONEY: RETURN LARRY PRATT'S MONEY. Larry Pratt has obviously crossed a line in suggesting his members might shoot a Congresswoman who votes in a way they believe is unconstitutional.
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
- 27 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.
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
- 28 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...
Robert Reich: American Democracy Is Diseased
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans, elections, ethics, Robert Reich, Martin Gilens, Benjamin Page, Lippman, democracy )

Lynn
- 32 days ago - alternet.org
Put simply, most Americans feel powerless, and assume the political game is fixed. So why bother?
McConnell's Plan to Shut Down Obama (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: congress, elections, ethics, dishonesty, Obama, obstructionism, government shutdown, corruption, government, politics, propaganda, republicans, news )

Carrie
- 33 days ago - politico.com
Mitch McConnell has a game plan to confront President Barack Obama with a stark choice next year: Accept bills reining in the administration's policies or veto them and risk a government shutdown.

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