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US Politics & Gov't

Congress Just Delayed New Funding to Help Rape Victims
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: congress, americans, government, rapists, ethics, republicans, democrats, usa, politics, news, healthcare )

Cal
- 1 hour ago - motherjones.com
The spending bill lawmakers just approved leaves out new grant money to help localities go after rapists.
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
- 13 hours 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,
Muslim Religious Leader Refutes Obama's Reading of Islam
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: corruption, crime, democrats, dishonesty, ethics, obama, propaganda, terrorism, usa, war, Islam, Muslims, jihad )

Ge
- 14 hours ago - speroforum.com
The Koran commands Muslims to engage in a holy war (Jihad) in order to impose Islam and Shariah Law on the entire world. "Fight and kill the disbelievers wherever you find them, take them captive, harass them, lie in wait and ambush them using every
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
- 18 hours 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...
Bill Maher Blasts Fear-Mongering Over ISIS: 'United States Of Pants-Shitters' Should Be More Afraid Of Monsanto (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, republicans, war, media, Bill Maher, politics, propaganda, government, ethics, dishonesty, freedoms, news )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - huffingtonpost.com
Bill Maher took on America's latest march to war during the final minutes of "Real Time" on Friday, arguing that the fear of ISIS has been blown out of proportion. "They're selling terror and boy are we buying," he jabbed.
Sarah Palin Defends Family After Alleged Brawl (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: 'Wasilla Hillbillies', Sarah Palin, family, brawl, media, ethics, dishonesty, republicans, candidates, politics )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
The former vice presidential candidate didn't address the alleged fight directly, but praised her children. "I love my Bristol! My straight-shooter is one of the strongest young women you'll ever meet. I have to say this as a proud mama.
Where Are All the Blue-Collar Candidates?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: costly campaign financing, campaign finance reform, politics of the rich by the rich, usa, ethics )

Cal
- 2 days ago - takepart.com
Costly campaigns prevent the working man from making it in politics.
Rachel Maddow Is Repulsed At Congress For Taking A Bajillion Days Off While New War Is Launched (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: media, Rachel Maddow, Americans, congress, politics, government, elections, ethics, dishonesty, war, military, troops, news, corruption )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Rachel Maddow has already torn into Congress over its handling of the conflict in Iraq and Syria, but a new move by the House and Senate has pushed the MSNBC host over the edge.
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
- 3 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.
Biology Major Bobby Jindal Pleads Ignorance On Evolution And Climate Science
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Governor Bobby Jindal, Louisiana, science, evolution, climate change, dishonesty, ethics, republicans, media, government, corruption, politics )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - thinkprogress.org
At a breakfast organized by The Christian Monitor, Jindal was introduced as a biology major, Rhodes Scholar, former President of the University of Louisiana System. Naturally, HuffPost's Howard Fineman said, "I want to ask a couple of science questions.
10 Republican Red States That Mooch Off Coastal Liberal States
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, republicans, politics, ethics, hypocrisy, self-reliance is nonsense, welfare rolls, news, u.s. )

Cal
- 4 days ago - alternet.org
Data shows that these hypocritical GOP-leaning states are likely to be the biggest recipients of federal tax money.
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
- 4 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.
An ISIS Hostage Taken With Beheaded James Foley Spouts ISIS Propaganda
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: British reporter, John Cantile, ISIL, prisoner, propaganda, politics, government, ethics, freedoms )

Carrie
- 4 days ago - thedailybeast.com
In what looks like a "teaser" for more rants to come, John Cantlie speaks to the camera and continues to live, at least for now. Cantlie has now made a propaganda video for his captors.
GOP State Senator: Islam "Is a Cancer in Our Nation That Needs to Be Cut Out" (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Oklahoma, John Bennett, Islamophobia, government, ethics, dishonesty, lies, republicans, propaganda, politics, news )

Carrie
- 5 days ago - salon.com
Oklahoma Republican and state senator John Bennett -- who seems nice, by the way -- refused to apologize for telling his followers on Facebook to be "wary" of Muslim-Americans, opting instead to reassert them. He did so, he said, "because I'm right and...
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
- 5 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.
 

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