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US Politics & Gov't

Sheriffs Across US Drawing on Right-Wing Fringe Ideas to Decide Which Laws to Enforce (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: anti-government. US sheriffs, law, ethics, corruption, government, abuse, politics, news )

Carrie
- 5 hours ago - rawstory.com
The anti-government "Posse Comitatus" movement, which gave birth to sovereign citizens, believes government is illegitimate above the county, so county sheriffs are the highest legal authority in the U.S.
Innocent Before Proven Guilty? The Bizarre Bipartisan Rush to Clear Rick Perry
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Rick Perry, corruption, cover-up, crime, ethics, government, congress, americans, politics, usa, media )

Cal
- 7 hours ago - theweek.com
Even if Perry gets off scot-free -- which is far from inevitable -- that shouldn't erase a long history of dubious quid pro quos
US Accuses Israel of Targeting Relatives of Kidnapped and Murdered Palestinian 16-Year-Old
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: US, Israel, Palestine, war, ethics, crime, politics, government, abuse, freedoms, dishonesty, news )

Carrie
- 15 hours ago - rawstory.com
The United States on Wednesday charged Israel had targeted members of a Palestinian family whose teenaged son was kidnapped and killed in July along with two cousins, who are US citizens.
McConnell's Plan to Shut Down Obama (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: congress, elections, ethics, dishonesty, Obama, obstructionism, government shutdown, corruption, government, politics, propaganda, republicans, news )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - politico.com
Mitch McConnell has a game plan to confront President Barack Obama with a stark choice next year: Accept bills reining in the administration's policies or veto them and risk a government shutdown.
U.S. Commandos Tried To Rescue Foley And Other Hostages
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: USA, Obama, James Foley, Americans, military, rescue mission, government )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - nytimes.com
A United States Special Operations team tried and failed to rescue James Foley and other Americans held hostage in Syria during a secret mission earlier this summer authorized by President Obama, senior administration officials said Wednesday.
Fighting Words From Rick Perry
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Texas, Gov. Rick Perry, government, satire, humor, tea party, republicans )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - newyorker.com
Texas Governor Rick Perry said on Tuesday that the government had "grossly overstepped its traditional role of mandating transvaginal ultrasounds."
Autopsy Finds Unarmed Teen Killed By Police Was Shot Six Times
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, usa, society, violence )

Naoko
- 3 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
A preliminary private autopsy report found that Michael Brown, the black teen killed by a police officer in the suburban St. Louis city of Ferguson, was shot at least six times, The New York Times reported Sunday night.
CAMPAIGN FOR KOCH-FREE ELECTIONS ~ ACTION ~ PLEASE SIGN!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Koch Brothers, elections, congress, ethics, government, politics, tea party, republicans, SupremeCourt, freedoms, corruption, dishonesty, candidates )

Carrie
- 4 days ago - dccc.org
Sign the petition to urge Congress to reduce the influence of money in politics by passing meaningful campaign finance reform.For decades, our democracy was shielded from the corrosive influence of big money.The Supreme Court and Citizen's United has...
OP-ED: Paul Ryan's Welfare Reform Ideas Are Even Worse Than You Think
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: welfare reform, Paul Ryan's plan, politics, government, dishonesty, ethics, congress, usa )

Cal
- 6 days ago - thenation.com
New research shows us that the plan would deepen the damage already inflicted by eighteen years of reforming welfare out of existence.
CAMPAIGN FOR KOCH-FREE ELECTIONS PETITION!!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: congress, americans, democrats, republicans, ethics, elections, government, news, propaganda, politics, money, society, humans )

Robert
- 9 days ago - dccc.org
The Koch brothers spent over $400 million in 2012--and they've pledged to spend over $300 million this year. Sign the petition to urge Congress to reduce the influence of money in politics by passing meaningful campaign finance reform.
Koch Brothers Spending Big on State Supreme Court Races
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: koch Brothers, Citizens United, wanton spending on elections, corruption, SupremeCourt, obama, news, abuse, usa, media, ethics, government, dishonesty )

Cal
- 9 days ago - alternet.org
Big-money groups in Washington are spending big on nonpartisan judicial elections in order to protect state legislatures' agendas from legal challenges.
Protect Social Security ACTION US
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: social security, usa, privatzation, wall street, seniors, government )

Nancy
- 9 days ago - protect-socialsecurity.com
Special interest politicians in Washington have repeatedly tried to end the guaranteed benefits of Social Security and tie them to the wild swings of the stock market on Wall Street.
CO Republican: Fracking Is Okay, It's Natural for Water to Burn. 'Indians' Used It for Warmth.
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, government, Colorado, fracking, environment, dishonesty, republicans, ethics, lies, politics, politics )

Carrie
- 9 days ago - rawstory.com
A Colorado Republican state senator justified the practice of hydraulic fracturing -- commonly known as "fracking" -- by saying that the presence of burnable amounts of methane gas in drinking water is a perfectly natural phenomenon.
TELL BLM ADVISORY BOARD: RECOMMEND BLM USE BIRTH CONTROL INSTEAD OF ROUNDUPS ~ACTION ~ PLEASE SIGN!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: BLM Round Up, wild horses, freedom, BLM, birth control, government, ethics, politics, abuse )

Carrie
- 10 days ago - act.wildhorsepreservation.org
Please take a moment to ask the Advisory Board to recommend that the BLM follow the recommendations of the National Academy of Sciences to immediately implement humane & cost-effective management of wild horses on the range using the immediately-available
Bernie Sanders Says He Has a 'Damn Good Platform' to Run for President in 2016 (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Bernie Sanders, elections, Americans, democrats, democratic socialism, government, politics, news, economy, freedoms, healthcare )

Carrie
- 10 days ago - news.yahoo.com
Sen. Bernie Sanders isn't afraid to be called a socialist. In fact, the Vermont Independent proudly labels himself a Democratic socialist. Sanders described his credo as a fight to protect America's working class from what he sees as the threat of an...
 

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