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US Politics & Gov't

Armed Private Contractor Was Allowed on Elevator With Obama: Reports
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: President Obama, safety, Secret Service, Obama Familym ethics, cover-up, crime, dishonesty, government, Americans )

Carrie
- 2 hours ago - rawstory.com
The incident occurred while Obama was visiting the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Sept. 16, three days before a man with a knife jumped the White House fence in Washington and ran into the executive mansion.
Paul Ryan Says: I Won't Run For President In 2016 If Mitt Romney Runs Again (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, 2016, government, elections, republicans, news )

Carrie
- 2 hours ago - huffingtonpost.com
Paul Ryan is hesitant to discuss whether he'll make a run for the White House in 2016, but he told HuffPost Live he definitely won't mount a campaign if his former running mate Mitt Romney decides to give it another try.
Why Early Voting Is About So Much More Than Convenience
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Ohio, early voting, elections, republicans, democrats, ethics, news, politics, government, freedoms )

Carrie
- 4 hours ago - washingtonpost.com
This was supposed to be "Golden Week" in Ohio, a prime window one month from the midterm election when the state's residents could both register to vote and cast their ballots at the same time. In theory, political participation doesn't get much easier.
As the World Seeks Unity Against ISIS, Netanyahu Finds Ways to Sow Division
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: UN, Israel, Palestine, ISIS, Hamas, Human Rights, Arab states, government, propaganda, lies, dishonesty, ethics, politics, freedoms, corruption, crime )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - dallasmorningviewsblog.dallasnews.com
Netanyahu seemed to work extra hard to exaggerate, misstate and deflect in ways that ensured Arab states would actively avoid any semblance of unity with Israel in the common goal of defeating Islamic extremism.
TAKE THE PLEDGE: WOMEN ARE WATCHING
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: healthcare, politics, women's rights, constitution, ethics, government, freedoms )

Beverly
- 1 day ago - womenarewatching.org
Our rights aren't negotiable and our health care isn't a political bargaining chip. Women -- and everybody who cares about women's health -- are watching. We are fighting back. And we will win.
An Overview of the Scandals Facing Nearly Half of the GOP's Governors
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, Americans, corruption, Republican governors, scandals, crime, ethics, government, politics, news, cover-up, dishonesty )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - americanbridgepac.org
The Republican Governors Association says "the future of the GOP rests in the hands of the Republican governors."If it is, they have a serious problem on their hands because nearly half of all current GOP governors nationwide are facing corruption or...
9 Demands of the 99% ~ PLEASE SIGN
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: corruption, constitution, congress, abuse, americans, ethics, government, politics )

Beverly
- 1 day ago - ninedemands.com
It's time to bring the corporate agenda to an end, and it starts with these demands--common-sense policies that would restore the balance for the 99%.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Citizens United Was The Current Supreme Court's Worst Ruling
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court, Citizens United, ethics, Americans, government, politics, elections )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - huffingtonpost.com
The first Supreme Court ruling Ginsburg would send to the guillotine would be the Court's decision in the case of Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, giving corporations and unions the green light to give and spend unlimited sums of money...
Rick Santorum Slams Muslims: 'You Don't See Baptist Ministers Going on Jihad' (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Rick Santorum, Values Voter Summit, Islam, Muslims, Christians, congress, republicans, propaganda, politics, ethics, dishonesty, media, government, news )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - rawstory.com
The president and those who believe that not all Muslims are fundamentalists were not Santorum's only targets. He also called out Kentucky Senator Rand Paul (R) in all but name, saying. that "clearly, there are people out there who are trying to...
Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders Get Off Israel Bandwagon, for Once
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Israel, Palestine, AIPAC, congress, good news, democrats, republicans, politics, government )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - mondoweiss.net
Maybe the national publicity and pressure on these progressives over their Israel-Palestine positions moved them? Maybe they're tacking ahead of 2016? Here are the 12 non-signers, from both parties:...
This Republican Who Wants to End the Weekend Is Probably Headed to Congress
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: candidates, congress, elections, government, republicans )

Barry
- 3 days ago - motherjones.com
Wisconsin state Sen. Glenn Grothman thinks days off are "goofy," says sex ed could make kids gay, and claims money is "more important for men."
Republicans Air Early Attack Ad on Newborn Clinton ~ Andy Borowitz
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Andy Borowitz, Benghazi, humor, satire, Americans, baby Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky, politics, government, elections )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - newyorker.com
A Republican Super PAC defended the broadcast, on Saturday morning, of an attack ad highly critical of Hillary Clinton's newborn granddaughter, Charlotte, who was born on Friday.
Revoke the Tax-Exempt Status of the National Football League ~ PETITION ~ PLEASE SIGN!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: NFL, tax exempt status, ethics, dishonesty, government, politics, economy, money )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - change.org
In the last few weeks, Sen. Cory Booker, Sen. Maria Cantwell, and Sen. Harry Reid have all thrown their support behind legislation to change the NFL's tax status. You can be part of the growing movement demanding that Congress revoke the NFL's tax-exempt
TAKE ACTION NOW! SOME COMPASSION PLEASE: I'Ll Die If I Am Warehoused In a Nursing Home
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: healthcare, healthcare, government, compassion, health care cuts, usa, ethics )

Cal
- 4 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
Tell Tennessee lawmakers to reverse recent cuts to the state's Medicaid program so that disabled citizens like me can continue to receive care in our homes!
Congress Sails Past Airport Hell Under Special TSA Program
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, TSA, congress, ethics, dishonesty, government, politics )

Carrie
- 6 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Under a special Transportation Security Administration "whitelist," lawmakers and other government officials breeze past airport security. The TSA claims it's all about efficiency -- but critics at the American Civil Liberties Union say it's undemocratic.
 

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