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US Politics & Gov't

Netanyahu To Appoint Opponent Of Palestinian Statehood As Head Of Peace Talks
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Obama Administration, Israel, Palestine, peace talks, Silvan Shalom, dishonesty, ethics, freedoms, government, news, politics )

Carrie
- 22 hours ago - huffingtonpost.com
An Israeli official told The Times of Israel on Monday that Netanyahu had chosen recently appointed Interior Minister Silvan Shalom to oversee peace talks. But NetanyahuâEUR(TM)' pick is no peacenik.
The TPP Must Be Defeated ~ BERNIE SANDERS
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, TPP Trade Deal, economy, dishonesty, government, ethics, politics, democrats, republicans, news, freedoms, congress )

Carrie
- 22 hours ago - huffingtonpost.com
At a time when our middle class is disappearing and the gap between the very rich and everyone else is growing wider, this anti-worker legislation must be defeated. Here are four reasons why.
Israel's Deputy Foreign Minister: 'This Land Is Ours'
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: world, Israel, Palestine, international community, Tzipi Hotovely, government, ethics, freedoms, politics, propaganda, dishonesty, news )

Carrie
- 23 hours ago - huffingtonpost.com
Israel's new deputy foreign minister on Thursday delivered a defiant message to the international community, saying that Israel owes no apologies for its policies in the Holy Land and citing religious texts to back her belief that it belongs to the ...
Kansas Has Found the Ultimate Way to Punish the Poor
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Kansas State Government, Americans, the poor, welfare benefits, cash, ethics, dishonesty, abuse, freedoms, politics, news, government, economy, republicans )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - washingtonpost.com
Cash is one of the most valuable resources a poor person in the US can possess. Yet legislators in Kansas, not trusting the poor to use their money wisely, have voted to limit how much cash that welfare beneficiaries can receive,effectively reducing ...
ISIS' Takeover Of Ramadi Is A Significant Blow For Coalition Forces ~ TEXT and VIDEO
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: politics, government, war, ISIS/ISIL, coalition forces, Ramadi, military, news, freedoms )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - huffingtonpost.com
The fall of Ramadi is a significant blow to the fight against the Islamic State group and cast doubt over recent claims by U.S. officials that international air strikes and a ground offensive by Iraqi troops has pushed the extremist group on the defensive
The Economic Benefits and Electoral Implications of DAPA
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: DAPA, Americans, Obama, immigration, government, ethics, freedoms, news, politics )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - americanprogress.org
Six months ago, President Barack Obama announced several actions to improve America's immigration system, including a program dubbed Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents, or DAPA.
Woman Seized in Anti-Isis Raid Poses Policy Problems for US
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Obama Administration, ISIS/ISIL, Syrian raid, Umm Sayyat, government, ethics, freedoms, terrorism, news, military )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - theguardian.com
Human rights advocates, recalling the legacy of legal and physical abuse in US wartime detention facilities, are starting to press the Obama administration to charge Umm Sayyaf with a crime in federal court or release her.
America Snores When Christian Terrorist Threatens to Massacre Muslims
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: terrorism, Americans, Robert Doggart, New York, religion, Muslims, murder, death threat, ethics, crime, dishonesty, corruption, freedoms, government, news, abuse )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - thedailybeast.com
An ordained minister pleaded guilty to threatening to burn down a New York town full of Muslims. Where's the FBI press conference and Fox News panic?
"If There's a Deal With Iran, Congress Should Seal It, Not Steal It! I Urge Congress to Vote for Peace This Summer." ~ PETITION
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: congress, government, ethics, Iran, peace deal, sanctions, politics, war, news, freedoms )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - niacouncil.org
If Congress votes to kill the deal, there will be no brighter future for U.S.-Iran relations. There will be no opportunities to build bridges between Americans and Iranians. We will lose the greatest chance to lift sanctions and stop war.
Waco Biker Gang Shooting Fails to Deter Push to Expand 'Open Carry' Gun Laws
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Texas, gun laws, open carry laws, ethics, Americans, crime, government, dishonesty, politics, news, lies, corruption, freedoms, abuse )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - theguardian.com
Texans can already carry so-called "long guns", such as rifles, in public. Another bill, SB11, would allow "concealed carry" of weapons on college campuses. Hours after the shootout, gun lobbyists called the legislation "great bills by great bill authors"
White House and DOJ Impose Limits to Stem the Militarization of Local Police Departments
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Obama, DOJ, Americans, abuse, police force, militarization of local law enforcement, ethics, corruption, freedoms, dishonesty, government, news, military )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - alternet.org
After an intense review of policing around the country, the President is making it harder for cops to acquire weapons of war.
Pope Francis Makes Tea Party Heads Explode ~ Why Louie Gohmert and Steve King Have It in for the Pontiff
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: world, Pope Francis, congress, GOP/TP, government, ethics, politics, news, freedoms )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - alternet.org
GOP members are worried about what Pope Francis will say in his speech to Congress, and it's great.
Here Are the Top 10 Times David Letterman Made Right-Wingers Look Like Total Idiots ~ TEXT and VIDEOS
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, media, right-wing idiots, TV, David Letterman, society, celebrity, politics, government, rights, freedoms, news, republicans )

Carrie
- 4 days ago - rawstory.com
To recognize his exquisite work in taking down some of the rightâEUR(TM)s worst, and for being a culture-shifting, groundbreaking, trailblazing, brilliant force in comedy, hereâEUR(TM)s a look at a few of David LettermanâEUR(TM)s best anti-right-wing political moments.
It's Time for the Equal Rights Amendment! - PLEASE SIGN
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: women's rights, ethics, freedoms, government, politics, constitution )

Beverly
- 4 days ago - salsa.wiredforchange.com
We urge members of Congress to support the Equal Rights Amendment by becoming co-sponsors of both the Start-Over ERA and the resolution to lift the time limit on the current ERA.
Why The Vatican's Recognition Of A Palestinian State Comes As No Great Surprise
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Human Rights, world, Palestine, Vatican, Palestinian State, freedoms, news, ethics, government, Obama Administration, politics )

Carrie
- 5 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
The Holy See established diplomatic relations with the organization officially representing Palestinians, the Palestine Liberation Organization, in 1994. Pope John Paul II, who met with then-PLO leader Yasser Arafat 12 times, made an emotional appeal ...
 

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