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US Politics & Gov't

When Hope Turns Rancid: LBJ and Obama
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, americans, candidates, congress, democrats, dishonesty, elections, ethics, freedoms, government, healthcare, housing, media, military, obama, politics, propaganda, republicans, socialsecurity, SupremeCourt, troops, usa )

Kit
- 34 days ago - america.aljazeera.com
Both presidents betrayed initial popular optimism; only public protest can reverse the corrosive effects.
Conflict Erupts In Public Rebuke On C.I.A. Inquiry
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: corruption, politics, cover-up, lies ethics, freedoms )

Sherri
- 38 days ago - nytimes.com
Senator Feinstein let the CIA have it today for stealing documents & hacking into the Senate Intelligence Committee files on CIA's "Detentions and Interrogations". This article summarizes the CIA's refusal to comply with committee oversight.
Ann Coulter: Cruel for Rich People Not to Shame Poor People for Having Too Much Sex (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Ann Coulter, ethics, politics, republicans, dishonesty, propaganda, freedoms, lies )

Carrie
- 39 days ago - rawstory.com
"No, shaming is good. It's almost a cruel and insensitive thing for the upper classes, the educated, the college graduates, to refuse to tell poor people 'keep your knees together before you get married.'"
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 )

Carrie
- 42 days ago - rawstory.com
Conservative radio host Michael Medved made a startlingly false claim Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference, reported Talking Points Memo.
Bernie Sanders: "I Am Prepared To Run for President of the United States"
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans, candidates, elections, freedoms, government, healthcare, healthcare, housing, Independent candidate, goodnews, politics, Senator Bernie Sanders )

Kit
- 42 days ago - truth-out.org
Bernie Sanders says he is "prepared to run for president of the United States." That's not a formal announcement. A lot can change between now and 2016, and the populist senator from Vermont bristles at the whole notion of a permanent campaign.
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 )

Carrie
- 42 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
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.
Probe Sought of CIA Conduct in Senate Study of Secret Detention Program
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, americans, CIA, congress, dishonesty, freedoms, Govtfearmongering, investigation, media )

Kit
- 45 days ago - mcclatchydc.com
The CIA Inspector General's Office has asked the Justice Department to investigate allegations of malfeasance at the spy agency in connection with a yet-to-be released Senate Intelligence Committee report into the CIA's secret detention and [....]
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 )

Cal
- 45 days ago - motherjones.com
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 )

Carrie
- 46 days ago - rawstory.com
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.
Bachmann: Vetoing Anti-Gay Arizona Bill Will 'Eviscerate the Rights of Freedom of Speech' (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Michelle Bachmann, gay rights, Arizona, religion, republicans, government, politics, propaganda, freedoms )

Carrie
- 50 days ago - rawstory.com
"But remember, we're treating people who hold sincerely held religious beliefs differently than other Americans, either. This isn't one side or another."
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 )

Ruth
- 51 days ago - secure3.convio.net
"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
Surprising Religious Facts About U.S. Presidents You Probably Didn't Know (TEXT, VIDEO, and PHOTOS)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: American, US presidents, religion, freedoms, ethics, government, politics )

Carrie
- 59 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Most people know the basics: the U.S. presidents have been male and mostly Christian of one denomination or another. Within this sameness, however, hides a diversity of actual beliefs and practices that run the gamut from intriguing to truly surprising.
Tea Party Reaches New Low In Pettiness
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Gay Marriage, rights, law, GOP/TP, dishonesty, corruption, ethics, propaganda, government, freedoms )

Carrie
- 60 days ago - rawstory.com
Republicans are really starting to get comically petty in their attempts to stall and chip away at same-sex marriage. Sen.Mike Lee and Sen.Ted Cruz introduced a bill that would basically nullify your same-sex marriage in federal eyes if you moved from...
21 Things You Can't Do While Black
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Stand Your Ground, stop and frisk, ALEC, humanrights, freedoms, americans )

Nancy
- 63 days ago - alternet.org
Here are 21 examples from the last five years of some of the things black people can't do without others thinking they're up to no good.
Arizona Republican Wants to Jail Undocumented Immigrants for Using Public Bathrooms (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Arizona, immigrants, state government, public resources, republicans, ethics, freedoms, politics, constitution )

Carrie
- 66 days ago - rawstory.com
An Arizona state House committee on Wednesday will hold a hearing on a bill that could jail undocumented immigrants if they use public restrooms or other public resources like schools or roads.
 

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