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US Politics & Gov't

The New York Times Calls for the Legalization of Marijuana
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: culture, crime, americans, news, law, marijuana laws, reformmedia, ethics, americans )

Cal
- 15 hours ago - globalpost.com
The New York Times called for the legalization of marijuana on Saturday, comparing the federal ban on cannabis to Prohibition.
Kerry Is Off the Israel Bandwagon
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: John Kerry, Israel, Netanyahu, Palestine, war, government, ethics, politics, freedoms, news )

Carrie
- 18 hours ago - mondoweiss.net
Epiphany or not, John Kerry has begun distancing himself from Israeli leadership and discovering that he has some autonomy to do so. That's the news in the coverage of his ceasefire discussions.
The New York Times Calls For Marijuana Legalization
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, marijuana, legalization, congress, government, ethics, freedoms, politics, news, media )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - nytimes.com
It has been more than 40 years since Congress passed the current ban on marijuana, inflicting great harm on society just to prohibit a substance far less dangerous than alcohol.
Poll: Americans Strongly Reject Impeaching, Suing Obama
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Obama, republicans, impeachment, ethics, dishonesty, lies, propaganda, news, congress, corruption, politics, government )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - nationalmemo.com
Over the past several weeks, Republicans have increasingly insisted that something has to be done about President Barack Obama's tyrannical abuse of power. According to a new poll, the rest of the country completely disagrees.
U.S.-Israel Ties Help and Hinder American Efforts to Secure a Cease-Fire
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: U.S., Israel, Palestine, ceasefire negotiations, government, ethics, news )

Carrie
- 4 days ago - washingtonpost.com
To the Israeli government, the United States is such a close ally that there is a sense of betrayal here if Washington tries to pressure Israel to accept Palestinian demands or takes actions perceived as damaging to the country.
7 Ways U.S. Foreign Policy Would Be Even More Disastrous If There Were a Republican in the White House
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: world crises, Obama, republicans, government, propaganda, ethics, news, politics, republicans )

Carrie
- 4 days ago - alternet.org
It's hard to recall a time when the world presented more crises with fewer easy solutions. For the Republicans, all of these woes have a common genesis: American weakness projected by Barack Obama. Really? It's instructive to ask: What exactly would...
Tell President Obama: Palestinian Lives Matter, Too‏ ~ ACTION ~ PLEASE SIGN!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Israel, Hamas, Palestinian lives, military aid, violence, death, Obama, ethics, government )

Carrie
- 4 days ago - act.grassrootsonline.org
Please join me in calling for an end to violence perpetrated by Israeli military forces and Hamas, and a cessation of US military aid to Israel that is being used to kill civilians. The violence must stop!
TELL CONGRESS: Don't Send Children Back Into a War-Zone ~ ACTION ~ PLEASE SIGN!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Congress, The Humane Act, children, violence, ethics, politics, government )

Carrie
- 4 days ago - act.couragecampaign.org
The HUMANE Act seeks to overturn life-saving refugee protections -- passed during the Bush administration -- that require the U.S. to assist child refugees seeking sanctuary from countries torn with violence.
New Mexico Congressman Steve Pearce Accidentally Tells The Truth About Immigration (VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Steven Colbert, congress, immigration, immigrant children, dishonesty, ethics, republicans, politics, media, news )

Carrie
- 4 days ago - thecolbertreport.cc.com
Congressman Steve Pearce (R-N.M.) said Wednesday that most immigrants from Central America who are crossing illegally into the United States are driven by economic reasons, not fear of physical danger in their homeland.
Greg Abbott's (Not So) Greatest Hits - Volume 2
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Greg Abbott, Texas, elections, ethics, dishonesty, lies, republicans, government, politics, news )

Carrie
- 5 days ago - progresstexas.org
A year ago, we released Volume 1 of Greg Abbott's (Not So) Greatest Hits. From not believing in science to failing to pursue a massive child sex abuse scandal, we thought Greg Abbott had hit rock bottom. Little did we know how low he could go.
Gaza Through the Looking Glass
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: USA, John Kerry, Israel, Palestine, Netanyahu, government, ethics, dishonesty, media, politics )

Carrie
- 5 days ago - politico.com
What Kerry's hot mic mistake teaches us about America's relationship with Israel. What is one to make of this? We already know that U.S. officials are highly skeptical of Netanyahu's true intentions toward the Palestinians, having made clear that they...
Rep. Louie Gohmert: Israel's Invasion of Gaza Means 'It Is Time to Bomb Iran' (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Louie Gohmert, Tea Party Republicans, dishonesty, politics, corruption, ethics, news, government, propaganda, abuse )

Carrie
- 5 days ago - rawstory.com
Just one day after international watchdogs said Iran was complying with demands to scale back its nuclear program, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) called for the country to be bombed because of the conflict in Gaza.
Two Hours After A Court Strikes Down Obamacare Subsidies, Another Appeals Court Upholds Them
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: politics, obama, healthcare, obamacare, law, legal interpretations, usa, ethics, government )

Cal
- 5 days ago - thinkprogress.org
both cases hinge upon a glorified typo in the Affordable Care Act. Obamacare gives states the option to run a health insurance exchange selling coverage to their residents, or they may elect to have the federal government run this exchange
Obama Signs $11 Billion Arms Deal With Hamas's Greatest Ally   video
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans, crime, dishonesty, ethics, freedoms, lies, military, obama, terrorism, usa, war, Qatar, Hamas, weapons, Middle East )

Ge
- 6 days ago - youtube.com
2014 - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and his counterpart from Qatar signed letters of offers and acceptance of a defense package including helicopters and air defense systems.
Urge the U.S. Government to Stop Arming Israel ~ ACTION ~ PLEASE SIGN!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, human rights, international law, ethics, crime, dishonesty, war, death, civilians, Israel, Palestine, Gaza, politics, military, news, terrorism )

Carrie
- 7 days ago - act.amnestyusa.org
Indiscriminate targeting of civilian areas is against international law. And yet the U.S. and other countries are supplying weapons to Israel, knowing that they risk fuelling the current crisis. This has to stop.
 

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