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Peabody Energy Lobbyist Schools Legislators on Getting More ALEC Travel Perks
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, americans, congress, corruption, dishonesty, ethics, Govtfearmongering, Lobbies, media, propaganda )

- 963 days ago -
The presentation by Peabody lobbyist Wendy Lowe, recipient of the ALEC "State Chair of the Year" award in 2012, happened during a closed-door session for ALEC state chairs, during the organization's annual meeting in Chicago in August 2013, [....]
Disastrous State of Conservative Movement on Full Display at CPAC
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: CPAC, radical right, usa, propaganda, politics, republicans, ethics, elections, u.s., news )

- 963 days ago -
Party leaders stay focused on appealing to their rabid Christian evangelical base, at the expense of the majority of the public.
Radio Host Michael Medved Tells CPAC No State Tried to Ban Gay Marriage: 'That Is a Liberal Lie' (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: CPAC, same sex marriage, freedoms, ethics, dishonesty, republicans, politics, propaganda, lies )

- 964 days ago -
Conservative radio host Michael Medved made a startlingly false claim Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference, reported Talking Points Memo.
Report: Paul Ryan's 'Brown Bag' CPAC Story Stolen From a Book About a Homeless Child (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: CPAC, Paul Ryan, republicans, politics, lies, dishonesty, corruption, ethics )

- 964 days ago -
Tea Party Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-WI) anecdote criticizing government school lunch programs was apparently lifted from a book about an encounter between a student and a private benefactor.
These States Still Ban Cohabitation, Sex Toys... And Gay Marriage (INFOGRAPHIC)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, laws, society, gay marriage, rights, freedoms, government, ethics, crime, politics )

- 964 days ago -
Here are some unnecessary bans still on the books in the U.S. The only one widely enforced by a majority of states is the one that prevents gay people from marrying.
7 Reasons Why the Republican Claim That Raising Minimum Wage Will Kill Jobs Is Bunk
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans, economy, ethics, republicans, politics, usa, u.s., lies )

- 966 days ago -
'The real job killers in America are lousy jobs at lousy wages.' Meanwhile: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce says a minimum wage increase would be a job killer. Republicans and the Chamber also say unions are job killers,
Paul Ryan Stuns CNN Host: Keystone Pipeline Will Solve Russia's Ukraine Invasion (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Paul Ryan, propaganda, Keystone XL pipeline, republicans, government, politics, dishonesty, ethics, media, military, congress )

- 966 days ago -
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) shocked CNN host Kate Bolduan on Wednesday when he asserted that Congress and President Barack Obama could solve the crisis in Ukraine by approving the Keystone XL pipeline.
Duelling U.S. Budgets Herald Showdown Over Poverty
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: obama, politics, congress, u.s., poverty, war on poverty, news, elections, ethics )

- 967 days ago -
U.S. President Barack Obama released a 3.9-trillion-dollar budget proposal for the coming fiscal year, shaping an ideological battle over the role of government in reducing poverty that will likely define the coming election year.
The War on Whistleblowers May Have a "Chilling Effect on Future Acts of Conscience"
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: u.s., SupremeCourt, war on whistleblowers, freedoms, society, politics, news, government, ethics, freedoms, media )

- 967 days ago -
The Department of Justice is taking its case against former Air Marshal Robert MacLean all the way to the Supreme Court.
Rep. Steve King: 'Self-Professed' Gays Could Entrap Businesses By Pretending (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Rep. Steve King, LGBT rights, Arizona, government, politics, corruption, ethics, dishonesty, media, freedoms )

- 968 days ago -
Rep. Steve King (R-IA) on Sunday said that he opposed protecting LGBT people in hate crimes legislation because their attributes were not "immutable," and so they couldn't prove their sexual orientation.
How Republicans Lost Their Minds, Democrats Lost Their Souls and Washington Lost Its Appeal
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Washington DC, Washington Post, Robert G. Kaiser, government, politics, corruption, ethics, republicans, democrats, media, propaganda )

- 968 days ago -
Robert G. Kaiser, a native Washingtonian, joined The Washington Post as a summer intern in 1963. After working as a local reporter, a foreign correspondent, an editor and, from 1991 to 1998, the paper's managing editor, he retired in February.
Conservative Leaders Don't Want You To Even Look At Healthcare.Gov
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, ACA, Govtfearmongering, republicans, propaganda, politics, lies, dishonesty, corruption, ethics )

- 972 days ago -
Despite the fact that conservatives often fancy themselves the kind of people who define political self-interest as strictly a cold, financial matter, the reality is that they're far better than liberals at exploiting things like social stigma, bigotry...
TAKE ACTION NOW! Tell the IRS to Stand Up to the Tea Party
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: TAX RULES, politics, government, ethics, IRS, dark money, usa, news )

- 973 days ago -
Clarify the Rules to Prevent Dark Money Groups from Abusing Nonprofit Status
Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: u.s., usa, americans, U.S.A., ethics, government, Govtfearmongering, democrats, republicans, dishonesty, elections, corruption, freedoms, healthcare, supremecourt, candidates, cover-up, propaganda, constitution, congress, representatives, president, lies )

- 973 days ago -
"The proposed 875-mile Keystone XL pipeline will bring massive industrial pollution and waste to fragile wildlife habitats from Canada to the Gulf. The majestic Whooping Crane, with fewer than 500 surviving in the wild, is at particular risk."PLEASE SIGN
Dick Cheney Rips Obama for Defense Cuts: Spend on Military, Not Food Stamps (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Dick Cheney, dishonesty, lies, media, ethics, republicans, military, government, politics )

- 974 days ago -
ormer Vice President Dick Cheney on Monday accused President Barack Obama of cutting the defense budget because "he would rather spend money on food stamps."

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