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US Politics & Gov't

U.S.-Israel Ties Help and Hinder American Efforts to Secure a Cease-Fire
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: U.S., Israel, Palestine, ceasefire negotiations, government, ethics, news )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - washingtonpost.com
To the Israeli government, the United States is such a close ally that there is a sense of betrayal here if Washington tries to pressure Israel to accept Palestinian demands or takes actions perceived as damaging to the country.
7 Ways U.S. Foreign Policy Would Be Even More Disastrous If There Were a Republican in the White House
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: world crises, Obama, republicans, government, propaganda, ethics, news, politics, republicans )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - alternet.org
It's hard to recall a time when the world presented more crises with fewer easy solutions. For the Republicans, all of these woes have a common genesis: American weakness projected by Barack Obama. Really? It's instructive to ask: What exactly would...
Tell President Obama: Palestinian Lives Matter, Too‏ ~ ACTION ~ PLEASE SIGN!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Israel, Hamas, Palestinian lives, military aid, violence, death, Obama, ethics, government )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - act.grassrootsonline.org
Please join me in calling for an end to violence perpetrated by Israeli military forces and Hamas, and a cessation of US military aid to Israel that is being used to kill civilians. The violence must stop!
TELL CONGRESS: Don't Send Children Back Into a War-Zone ~ ACTION ~ PLEASE SIGN!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Congress, The Humane Act, children, violence, ethics, politics, government )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - act.couragecampaign.org
The HUMANE Act seeks to overturn life-saving refugee protections -- passed during the Bush administration -- that require the U.S. to assist child refugees seeking sanctuary from countries torn with violence.
Greg Abbott's (Not So) Greatest Hits - Volume 2
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Greg Abbott, Texas, elections, ethics, dishonesty, lies, republicans, government, politics, news )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - progresstexas.org
A year ago, we released Volume 1 of Greg Abbott's (Not So) Greatest Hits. From not believing in science to failing to pursue a massive child sex abuse scandal, we thought Greg Abbott had hit rock bottom. Little did we know how low he could go.
Gaza Through the Looking Glass
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: USA, John Kerry, Israel, Palestine, Netanyahu, government, ethics, dishonesty, media, politics )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - politico.com
What Kerry's hot mic mistake teaches us about America's relationship with Israel. What is one to make of this? We already know that U.S. officials are highly skeptical of Netanyahu's true intentions toward the Palestinians, having made clear that they...
Jon Stewart Hammers John McCain: Let's See Who's Been Absolutely Wrong More Often (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Jon Stewart, John McCain, wrong-off, media, TV, politics, government, dishonesty, republicans )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - rawstory.com
Daily Show host Jon Stewart challenged Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) to a "wrong-off" on Tuesday following McCain's dismissive remarks about the comedian during an interview with Fox News.
Rep. Louie Gohmert: Israel's Invasion of Gaza Means 'It Is Time to Bomb Iran' (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Louie Gohmert, Tea Party Republicans, dishonesty, politics, corruption, ethics, news, government, propaganda, abuse )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - rawstory.com
Just one day after international watchdogs said Iran was complying with demands to scale back its nuclear program, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) called for the country to be bombed because of the conflict in Gaza.
Two Hours After A Court Strikes Down Obamacare Subsidies, Another Appeals Court Upholds Them
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: politics, obama, healthcare, obamacare, law, legal interpretations, usa, ethics, government )

Cal
- 2 days ago - thinkprogress.org
both cases hinge upon a glorified typo in the Affordable Care Act. Obamacare gives states the option to run a health insurance exchange selling coverage to their residents, or they may elect to have the federal government run this exchange
Ted Cruz Bares Fangs at 'Misogynist' True Blood Episode Mocking Him (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, media, HBO, True Blood, politics, republicans, news, congress, government )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - rawstory.com
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Tuesday attacked the HBO vampire series True Blood -- calling it "misogynist and profanity-ridden" -- after the show featured him on Sunday's episode.
Urge the U.S. Government to Stop Arming Israel ~ ACTION ~ PLEASE SIGN!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, human rights, international law, ethics, crime, dishonesty, war, death, civilians, Israel, Palestine, Gaza, politics, military, news, terrorism )

Carrie
- 4 days ago - act.amnestyusa.org
Indiscriminate targeting of civilian areas is against international law. And yet the U.S. and other countries are supplying weapons to Israel, knowing that they risk fuelling the current crisis. This has to stop.
Oklahoma's Same Sex Marriage Ban Overturned: Learning American Civics the Hard Way
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: news, constitution, government, culture, politics, rights )

Abe
- 5 days ago - nomadicpolitics.blogspot.com.tr
When federal judges overturned the same-sex marriage ban in Oklahoma, the state's governor was fighting mad. She claimed that the judges had "trampled" on states rights. Perhaps Fallin needs to remember this isn't Russia.
Half Of Texas Abortion Clinics Close After Restrictions Enacted
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: aboriton rights, new Texas laws, denying access and choice, women's rights, politics, Texas, government )

Cal
- 6 days ago - npr.org
In a little over a year, the number of clinics that provide abortions in Texas fell to 20 from 41, and watchdogs say that as few as six may be left by September.
House Speaker John Boehner Unsure Congress Can Do Anything on Border Crisis This Month
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Border Crisis, congress, corruption, government, politics, ethics, news, lies, dishonesty )

Carrie
- 8 days ago - rawstory.com
U.S. House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday expressed doubts Congress would agree by the end of this month on an emergency response to the crisis involving an influx of thousands of child migrants at the U.S. southern border.
U.S. Senate Panel Boosts Funding for Israel's Iron Dome
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Israel, congress, Obama, government, ethics, politics, military, war, news, economy )

Carrie
- 9 days ago - rawstory.com
The funding is part of the administration's request of $3.1 billion for military assistance to Israel, the world's largest beneficiary of US foreign aid. The measure still has to be approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee and the full Senate.
 

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