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US Politics & Gov't

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
- 8 hours ago - alternet.org
Veneration of the commandments as the source of all laws is a modern-day affectation of the Religious Right.
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
- 9 hours 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.
Bernie Sanders in Iowa: Soldiers Didn't Die 'So Billionaires Could Buy Elections' (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, candidates, elections, news, Iowa, Bernie Sanders, politics, Citizen's United, Supreme Court, economy, freedoms, government )

Carrie
- 20 hours ago - rawstory.com
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said over the weekend that his top priority was overturning the Supreme Court's Citizen's United decision because he did not believe that U.S. armed forces had "fought and died for democracy so that billionaires can buy election
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
- 1 day 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?
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
- 1 day 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."
Bernie Sanders: Presidential Run Is Not About Hillary, It's About the 'Collapsing' Middle Class (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Bernie Sanders, good news, middle class, democrats, republicans, candidates, elections, freedoms, politics, government )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - rawstory.com
Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) indicated on Meet the Press today that he would seriously consider running for president in 2016, even if that required him to switch his party affiliation to Democrat.
Bill Maher Levels GOP Rep. Kline: He Embodies D.C's 'Easily-Swayed Whores and Sellouts'
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: republicans, politics, media, Bill Maher, Rep. John Kline, elections, government, americans )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - rawstory.com
Real Time host Bill Maher closed his season premiere on Friday with a scathing takedown of incumbent Rep. John Kline (R-MN), calling on his viewers to help vote him out of office in November.
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
- 2 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.
Sign the Check ~ Message to Congress ~ Please SIGN!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Israel, congress, elections, ethics, freedoms, politics, democrats, republicans, government )

Carrie
- 2 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!
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
- 2 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.
The Nation's Biggest Abortion Battle Is Playing Out in Tennessee
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abortion rights, usa, politics, government, ethics )

Cal
- 3 days ago - motherjones.com
A ballot measure will decide the future of reproductive rights in the state.
US SENATE RIVALS BECOME REALITY SHOW SURVIVORS
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Reality TV show, US Senate, Martin Heinrich, Jeff Flake, government, politics, news, media, democrats, republicans )

Carrie
- 4 days ago - bigstory.ap.org
Most reality TV show premises are frankly, insane, but this one is actually a fun commentary on how ineffective our government is. Flake and Heinrich are moving the circus to a setting we'd expect to find it in -- rather than, you know, Washington D.C.
Ted Cruz: SNL's Lorne Michaels Could Be Thrown in Jail If Dems Undo 'Citizens United' (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Ted Cruz, 'Citizen's United', campaign finance reform, dishonesty, ethics, freedoms, republicans, democrats, politics, government, media, news )

Carrie
- 5 days ago - rawstory.com
The Tea Party conservative said Tuesday on the Senate floor that the Democratic proposal, which faces a vote Wednesday, would give Congress the authority to prohibit corporations from engaging in political speech. "Well, NBC -- which airs 'SNL is a corp.
The Speech Obama Didn't Want to Give
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: ISIL, Iraq, Syria, Americans, US, Obama, speech, troops, military, government, ethics, war, terrorism )

Carrie
- 5 days ago - politico.com
This was the speech President Barack Obama never thought he'd have to give. Standing in front of the cameras in prime-time, Obama -- the man who won the White House in part due to his opposition to the Iraq War -- prepared the country to get even more...
 

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