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US Politics & Gov't

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
- 5 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.
Sign the Check ~ Message to Congress ~ Please SIGN!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Israel, congress, elections, ethics, freedoms, politics, democrats, republicans, government )

Carrie
- 5 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!
BRUTAL! With Winter Fast Approaching, Three Governors Slash Funding for Heat and Food
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: heating assitance, ChrisChristie, GOP, fiscal conservatives, lack of compassion, eniors, helping the greediest, heating assitance, welfare, food stamps, ethics, crime, republicans, usa, dishonesty, americans )

Cal
- 3 days ago - takepart.com
A COLD WIND BLOWS FOR THE DISADVANTAGED THIS WINTER: Three Republican governors--Chris Christie in New Jersey, Scott Walker in Wisconsin, and Rick Snyder in Michigan--are cutting heating assistance programs and thereby blocking residents from receiving inc
OP-ED: 5 Things the Religious Right Needs to Learn About the 10 Commandments
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: religion, ReligiousRight, usa, ethics, government, corruption )

Cal
- 2 days ago - alternet.org
Veneration of the commandments as the source of all laws is a modern-day affectation of the Religious Right.
The Nation's Biggest Abortion Battle Is Playing Out in Tennessee
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abortion rights, usa, politics, government, ethics )

Cal
- 6 days ago - motherjones.com
A ballot measure will decide the future of reproductive rights in the state.
Europe Wants U.S. To Do Dirty Work Against ISIS
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Europe, U.S., ISIL, terrorism, military, government, politics, ethics, dishonesty, troops, freedoms, news )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Residents in a number of European countries strongly support the American air strikes that have been launched in Iraq, but are much less supportive of their own nations taking the same action, a new YouGov poll finds.
Jerry Seinfeld Questions Bill Maher: 'What Do You Care' If Hillary Clinton's Running or Not? (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: media, TV, Bill Maher, Jerry Seinfeld, conservatives, liberals, elections, Hilary Clinton, ethics, government, news, politics )

Carrie
- 5 days ago - rawstory.com
Bill Maher and fellow comedian Jerry Seinfeld sparred on Friday when their panel discussion on Real Time touched on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's presidential prospects.
Lindsey Graham Unhinged: We Will 'All Get Killed Back Here' If Obama Lets ISIS Open 'the Gates of Hell' (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Obama, Sen.Lindey Graham, government, ethics, propaganda, republicans, congress, military, media )

Carrie
- 4 days ago - rawstory.com
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) did not hold back on Sunday in expressing his outrage at President Barack Obama's refusal to send ground troops to confront ISIS, warning that the "gates of hell" would "spill out onto the world."
Top US General Won't Rule Out Ground Troops to Fight Islamic State Militants
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, U.S., military, troops, ISIL, government, ethics, news, terrorism )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - rawstory.com
The most senior U.S. military officer raised the possibility on Tuesday that U.S. troops might need to take on a larger ground role as they fend off Islamic State militants in Iraq, but the White House stressed there would be no combat mission for U.S....
Republicans Caught in A Colossal Lie About Unemployment Benefits
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, republicans, unemployment benefits, congress, dishonesty, ethics, government, politics, corruption, economy, lies )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - dailykos.com
Extending benefits to unemployed workers beyond the 26 weeks provided by most states has little effect on the unemployment rate and essentially no impact on labor force participation, a recent working paper released by the Federal Reserve Board found.
Home Free? ~ Give The Homeless Homes
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: homelessness, Utah, society, ethics, humans, interesting, freedoms, government, rights, economy, ethics, politics, democrats, republicans, housing )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - newyorker.com
Handing mentally ill substance abusers the keys to a new place may sound like an example of wasteful government spending. But it turned out to be the opposite: over time, Housing First has saved the government money.
Nancy Pelosi Had A Pretty Simple Response To Ted Cruz's Bizarre 'SNL' Claim (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, congress, Nancy Pelosi, Ted Cruz, Seth Meyers, politics, government, ethics, republicans, democrats, freedoms, news )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - huffingtonpost.com
"I don't know if he didn't know what he was talking about, or if he intentionally wanted to use a scare tactic, but that is as far from the truth as it could be," Pelosi told Meyers, who said he "can't do time" in jail.
Terrorist Training Camps in the US
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Terrorists, terrorism, Islam, Muslims, corruption, cover-up, crime, democrats, ethics, freedoms, government, lies, obama, usa )

Ge
- 4 days ago - military.com
The Spread of Homegrown Terrorists - Islamic training camps in America's back yard. Why are these communities left to flourish in the US?
US Congressman Danny Davis Calls for Lifting the Blockade of Gaza
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Danny K. Davis, democrats, congress, Israel, Gaza Blockade, ethics, freedoms )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - mondoweiss.net
Davis' move is the result of a sustained effort by the Committee for Just Peace in Israel and Palestine (CJPIP), urging the Congressman to advocate for an end to the Israeli occupation and to stop military aid to Israel.
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
- 1 day 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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