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US Politics & Gov't

Fours After Deepwater Horizon Blowout, BP May Be Fined $18 Billion
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: BP Oil Spill, BP oil spill disaster, New Orleans, Louisiana, Gulf of Mexico, Oil Spill, Deepwater Horizon explosion, americans, congress, corruption, cover-up, crime, dishonesty, ethics, government, media, obama, usa )

Betsy
- 12 days ago - nytimes.com
New Orleans....On Thursday, a federal judge here for the first time bluntly rejected those arguments, finding that BP was indeed the primary culprit. He added that BP's "conduct was reckless."
BP Wins Big in the Offshore Drilling Lease Auction
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: BP Oil, BP Auction Wins, BIG OIL COPANIES, Pollution, Offshore, Gulf of Mexico, abuse, corruption, cover-up, dishonesty, ethics, government, lies, news, obama, propaganda )

Betsy
- 21 days ago - earthfirstjournal.org
For all of his administration's tough talk on protecting our environment, President Obama doesn't seem to have any problem increasing the nation's dependence on dirty energy.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Don't Obstruct the Right to Vote in Ferguson
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: freedoms, ethics, voting rights, Ferguson MO, voter registration, news, politics, usa )

Cal
- 21 days ago - takeaction.takepart.com
Bringing underrepresented communities into the political process is one effective way to make government and police more sensitive and responsive to the needs of those communities.
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
- 13 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.
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
- 22 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.
Is Blackwater Finally Going to Be Held Accountable for Civilian Deaths?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: republicans, crime, cover-up, corruption, dishonesty, abuse, ethics, lies, media )

Jason
- 19 days ago - alternet.org
Can justice be any slower or non existent? I hope the evidence puts these killer bone heads away for a long time.
Dick Cheney Is Still A Petty Hypocrite
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: President Obama, Dick Cheney, dishonesty, lies, republicans, politics, propaganda, government, ethics, news )

Carrie
- 25 days ago - nationalmemo.com
Former VP Dick Cheney resurfaced again this week, to sharply criticize President Obama for being on vacation when ISIS murdered American journalist James Foley. For starters, Cheney's former boss blew Obama out of the water in terms of time spent away...
TAKE ACTION NOW! Restore the Voting Rights Act
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Voting Rihts Act, voting, US< SupremeCourt, politics, news, ethics, government, congress )

Cal
- 4 days ago - takeaction.takepart.com
Last year the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision in Shelby County v. Holder gutted one of the most effective provisions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Watch What Happens When Police Confront a White 'Open Carry' Gun Nut
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: freedoms, dishonesty, ethics, crime, americans, culture, law, police, safety, crime, death, dishonesty, violence )

Wild
- 11 days ago - alternet.org
Police show great patience with possibly drunk, very agitated, gun-waving armed white man. What if he were black?
Innocent Before Proven Guilty? The Bizarre Bipartisan Rush to Clear Rick Perry
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Rick Perry, corruption, cover-up, crime, ethics, government, congress, americans, politics, usa, media )

Cal
- 26 days ago - theweek.com
Even if Perry gets off scot-free -- which is far from inevitable -- that shouldn't erase a long history of dubious quid pro quos
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
- 9 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
Economic Justice: How NC Progressives Are Fighting Back Against the Tea Party (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: North Carolina, Americans, 'Moral Mondays' Movement, Tea Party, government, ethics, politics, candidates, news )

Carrie
- 17 days ago - rawstory.com
As William Barber prepared to spread a message of hope and democracy through a week of actions Aug. 22-28 in Raleigh and other Southern state capitals, he talked with me about North Carolina's free-market ideology and how it has already affected the...
Tell Obama & Congress to Call Israeli Settlement Expansion Illegal and Make Netanyahu Hear It ~ ACTION ~ PLEASE SIGN!.
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Petition, US, Obama, Kerry, Israel, illegal settlements, Palestine, government, ethics, dishonesty, freedoms )

Carrie
- 13 days ago - petitions.moveon.org
President Obama and Members of Congress should heed J Street's call to say that Israeli settlements in the West Bank are illegal and to make it clear that U.S. opposition is not just symbolic.
CAMPAIGN FOR KOCH-FREE ELECTIONS ~ ACTION ~ PLEASE SIGN!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Koch Brothers, elections, congress, ethics, government, politics, tea party, republicans, SupremeCourt, freedoms, corruption, dishonesty, candidates )

Carrie
- 30 days ago - dccc.org
Sign the petition to urge Congress to reduce the influence of money in politics by passing meaningful campaign finance reform.For decades, our democracy was shielded from the corrosive influence of big money.The Supreme Court and Citizen's United has...
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
- 10 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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