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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
- 25 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."
TAKE ACTION NOW! SOME COMPASSION PLEASE: I'Ll Die If I Am Warehoused In a Nursing Home
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: healthcare, healthcare, government, compassion, health care cuts, usa, ethics )

Cal
- 4 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
Tell Tennessee lawmakers to reverse recent cuts to the state's Medicaid program so that disabled citizens like me can continue to receive care in our homes!
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
- 8 days ago - motherjones.com
The spending bill lawmakers just approved leaves out new grant money to help localities go after rapists.
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
- 27 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.
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
- 11 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.
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
- 17 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.
Prosecutor Says Rick Perry Seeking 'Special Favors' (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Rick Perry, indictment, law, corruption, government, ethics, politics, republicans, elections )

Carrie
- 6 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
The special prosecutor who secured two felony indictments against Rick Perry said Tuesday that Texas' Republican governor is making a "mockery" of the criminal justice system and shouldn't be excused from a pretrial hearing.
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
- 11 days ago - alternet.org
Data shows that these hypocritical GOP-leaning states are likely to be the biggest recipients of federal tax money.
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
- 25 days ago - alternet.org
Police show great patience with possibly drunk, very agitated, gun-waving armed white man. What if he were black?
Why Do Tea Partiers Get to Parade Around Armed, While Peaceful Protests Are Met With Tanks?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: politics, police, activism, tea party, society, usa, ethics, media, u.s. )

Cal
- 6 days ago - alternet.org
Police militarization in Ferguson highlights a disturbing trend in America.
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
- 22 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
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
- 10 days ago - takepart.com
Costly campaigns prevent the working man from making it in politics.
Sign the Check ~ Message to Congress ~ Please SIGN!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Israel, congress, elections, ethics, freedoms, politics, democrats, republicans, government )

Carrie
- 17 days ago - checkisrael.org
At a time when politicians pay more attention to lobbies than to the needs of our citizens, we're delivering a different kind of check. Sign this check to send a powerful message to the candidates and Congress!
Congress Sails Past Airport Hell Under Special TSA Program
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, TSA, congress, ethics, dishonesty, government, politics )

Carrie
- 6 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Under a special Transportation Security Administration "whitelist," lawmakers and other government officials breeze past airport security. The TSA claims it's all about efficiency -- but critics at the American Civil Liberties Union say it's undemocratic.
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
- 27 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.
 

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