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US Politics & Gov't

'This Is Just Bullsh*t': Texas Woman Says State Trooper Harassed Her Over Getting Voter ID
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Austin Texas, DPS, state trooper, voter ID, voter ID law, intimidation, ethics, dishonesty, police, society, freedoms, rights, politics, law, news, government, republicans, dishonesty, elections, politics, corruption )

CarrieSIC
- 26 days ago - rawstory.com
A Texas woman was harassed by a state trooper while attempting to obtain the special ID required for voters, MSNBC reported on Friday. "I'm 62 years old," Lynne Messinger said about the encounter. "I've been voting for a long time, and this is just bull..
TX Judge Responds to Complaints About Bible Reading in Court By Hosting Prayer Breakfast
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, religion, Separation of Church and State, ethics, government, politics, Texas, Judge Wayne Mack, law, constitution, abuse )

CarrieSIC
- 32 days ago - rawstory.com
A Texas judge, under fire for opening court proceedings with a Bible reading followed by a prayer, has scheduled a prayer breakfast next week where he claims he will address the issue.
The Defense Department Must Stop Arming Local Police ~ PLEASE SIGN
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, crime, ethics, government, law, police, politics, rights, violence, corruption, human rights )

Beverly
- 46 days ago - act.credoaction.com
The militarization of local police departments threatens our civil liberties and puts all Americans, especially African-Americans and Latinos, at increased risk of being killed or injured by law enforcement.
Prosecutor Says Rick Perry Seeking 'Special Favors' (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Rick Perry, indictment, law, corruption, government, ethics, politics, republicans, elections )

CarrieSIC
- 57 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
The special prosecutor who secured two felony indictments against Rick Perry said Tuesday that Texas' Republican governor is making a "mockery" of the criminal justice system and shouldn't be excused from a pretrial hearing.
Watch What Happens When Police Confront a White 'Open Carry' Gun Nut
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: freedoms, dishonesty, ethics, crime, americans, culture, law, police, safety, crime, death, dishonesty, violence )

Wild
- 75 days ago - alternet.org
Police show great patience with possibly drunk, very agitated, gun-waving armed white man. What if he were black?
Protect FDA Drug Safety Laws PETITION
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: society, safety, sadness, rights, politics, news, law, interesting, humans, health, government, ethics, culture, dishonesty, americans, abuse, corporate, corruption, consumers, disease, healthcare, drugs, medicine, prevention, protection, research, risks )

Robert
- 89 days ago - action.citizen.org
Tell the FDA: Don't permit Big Pharma to undermine information about pharmaceutical risks.
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 )

CarrieSIC
- 90 days 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.
Satanic Temple Takes Advantage of Hobby Lobby Supreme Court Decision
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans, freedoms, ethics, government, media, law, politics, religion, rights, society, congress, news, healthcare, healthcare, usa, SupremeCourt, supremecourt )

David
- 113 days ago - occupycorporatism.com
ST website: "In the coming months, we will be initiating a number of other campaigns to assert our religious protection for women with health needs that are being complicated by unreasonable laws. In order to spread the word about this campaign to those..
The New York Times Calls for the Legalization of Marijuana
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: culture, crime, americans, news, law, marijuana laws, reformmedia, ethics, americans )

Cal
- 115 days ago - globalpost.com
The New York Times called for the legalization of marijuana on Saturday, comparing the federal ban on cannabis to Prohibition.
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
- 120 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
TAKE ACTION NOW! Tell Black Members of Congress: Stop Attacking Internet Freedom
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Color of Cahnge, net neutrlaity, internet freedom, politics, law, black members of congress, congress, government, ethics, politics, usa, news )

Cal
- 128 days ago - colorofchange.org
Big phone and cable companies are doing everything they can to destroy net neutrality, the principle that prevents Internet service providers from discriminating online. Maddeningly enough, their efforts are being aided by ten members of the Congressional
There Are States Where Technically You Can't Hold Public Office If You Are An Atheist!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: ethics, corruption, abuse, dishonesty, government, politics, culture, religion, rights, law, violence, war )

Wild
- 130 days ago - washingtonpost.com
Eight state constitutions include restrictions on people who don't believe in a supreme being. In Arkansas, denying the existence of God means you can't hold civil office or testify in court, while in Tennessee there are also guidelines about belief in th
TAKE ACTION NOW! TELL CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLICANS: STAND UP TO FEDERAL CONTRACTORS WHO STEAL FROM THEIR EMPLOYEES
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, politics, government, dishonesty, congress, law, labor rights )

Cal
- 134 days ago - credomobilize.com
Federal contract workers regularly face "wage theft" perpetrated by their employers, including being forced to work "off the clock" or without overtime pay.
Abortion Clinic 'Buffer Zones' in Mass. Illegal, Supreme Court Rules
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: SupremeCourt, abortion rights, buffer zones, law, politics, government, news )

Cal
- 146 days ago - csmonitor.com
The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously that the state's 35-foot buffer zone was too restrictive and violated the free speech rights of anti-abortion protesters.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Protect Intelligence Community Whistleblowers!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: ethics, freedoms, whistleblowers, law, government, corruption, congress, americans, usa, news )

Cal
- 147 days ago - takeaction.takepart.com
After the limitless and unscrupulous attacks on Snowden's character and Drake's freedom, too many future I.C. whistle-blowers are bound to remain silent without adequate protections when reporting wrongdoing.
 

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