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US Politics & Gov't

Obama Delivers Emotional Eulogy For Beau Biden ~ TEXT and VIDEO
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Beau Biden, Vice-President Joe Biden, President Obama, eulogy, sadness, family, death, service, honor, military )

Carrie
- 28 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
"Beau Biden was an original," Obama said at a service for Biden in Wilmington, Delaware. "He was a good man, a man of character, a man who loved deeply and was loved in return."
U.S. Saw Islamic State Coming, Let It Take Ramadi
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Islamic State, Iraq, Ramadi, Muslims, corruption, cover-up, crime, democrats, ethics, freedoms, lies, military, propaganda, usa, war )

Penny
- 34 days ago - bloombergview.com
U.S. intelligence and military officials told me recently, on the condition of anonymity, that the U.S. had significant intelligence about the pending Islamic State offensive in Ramadi. For the U.S. military, it was an open secret even at the time.
Protect Sexually Assaulted Service Members ~ PLEASE SIGN
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: military, abuse, ethics, politics, violence )

Beverly
- 40 days ago - forcechange.com
Goal: Protect service members reporting sexual assault and prevent retaliation by convicting attackers.
World War II's Hellish Numbers ~ TEXT and VIDEO
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: world, war, WWII, death, tribute, civilians, military, troops, causalities, freedoms, news )

Carrie
- 41 days ago - thedailybeast.com
Editor's Note: Neil Halloran has created a moving tribute to the fallen of World War II, which can be fully experienced at the website Fallen.io, which launches on Memorial Day. He has graciously allowed The Daily Beast to use the video on our site.
John McCain Celebrates Memorial Day By Calling For More Americans To Die In The Middle East ~ TEXT and VIDEO
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, middle-east, war, congress, ethics, republicans, Sen. John McCain, government, dishonesty, corruption, politics, military, troops, freedoms )

Carrie
- 41 days ago - politicususa.com
Sen. John McCain celebrated Memorial Day weekend by going on CBS' Face The Nation and calling for Americans to be sent to die in a new war in the Middle East.
GOP Calls For 'Honoring' Troops By Funding A War Congress Won't Vote On
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: congress, Americans, military, troops, war, dishonesty, ethics, government, politics, corruption, freedoms, republicans, news )

Carrie
- 42 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
It's Memorial Day weekend, and congressional Republicans are using their weekly video address to the nation to call for "honoring our commitment" to U.S. troops. But they're making a curious argument on how to show that commitment:
ISIS' Takeover Of Ramadi Is A Significant Blow For Coalition Forces ~ TEXT and VIDEO
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: politics, government, war, ISIS/ISIL, coalition forces, Ramadi, military, news, freedoms )

Carrie
- 44 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
The fall of Ramadi is a significant blow to the fight against the Islamic State group and cast doubt over recent claims by U.S. officials that international air strikes and a ground offensive by Iraqi troops has pushed the extremist group on the defensive
Woman Seized in Anti-Isis Raid Poses Policy Problems for US
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Obama Administration, ISIS/ISIL, Syrian raid, Umm Sayyat, government, ethics, freedoms, terrorism, news, military )

Carrie
- 46 days ago - theguardian.com
Human rights advocates, recalling the legacy of legal and physical abuse in US wartime detention facilities, are starting to press the Obama administration to charge Umm Sayyaf with a crime in federal court or release her.
White House and DOJ Impose Limits to Stem the Militarization of Local Police Departments
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Obama, DOJ, Americans, abuse, police force, militarization of local law enforcement, ethics, corruption, freedoms, dishonesty, government, news, military )

Carrie
- 47 days ago - alternet.org
After an intense review of policing around the country, the President is making it harder for cops to acquire weapons of war.
First on CNN: Abu Sayyaf, Key ISIS Figure in Syria, Killed in U.S. Raid~ TEXT and VIDEO
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Obama, ISIS/ISIL, U.S. Special Forces raid, Syria, Abu Sayyaf, death, freedoms, terrorism, military, government )

Carrie
- 49 days ago - cnn.com
U.S special forces have carried out a raid inside Syria that killed a man identified as a senior Islamic State leader who helped direct the group's oil, gas and financial operations, U.S. officials said on Saturday.
Seymour Hersh's Bin Laden Raid Bombshell Draws White House, Media Pushback
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Obama, media, Seymour Hersh, Bin Laden death, dishonesty, government, ethics, freedoms, politics, propaganda, lies, corruption, news, military )

Carrie
- 53 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Hersh's 10,000-word article, published in the London Review of Books, prompted pushback from the White House and from journalists, who rebutted his claims online, on cable news, and on Twitter.
Right-Wing Watch: US Army Lists NM as "Hostile," Sets Invasion Plans; TX Gov Orders National Guard to Investigate
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Pentagon, Americans, ISIS, New Mexico, Texas, western states, propaganda, politics, government, military, troops, ethics, dishonesty, news, Govtfearmongering )

Carrie
- 62 days ago - progressnownm.wordpress.com
Will someone please ask Steve Pearce if he believes the Pentagon is about to invade Clovis? And will Susana Martinez follow the lead of TexasâEUR(TM) governor and deploy the National Guard to stop it?
Email Congress: Slash Funding for War ~ ACTION ~ PLEASE SIGN!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, war, Pentagon, congress, economy, ethics, government, dishonesty, military, politics, news, freedoms, social security, education, healthcare )

Carrie
- 67 days ago - action.winwithoutwar.org
27 cents of every dollar we pay in federal income taxes goes to the Pentagon. At the same time, Congress is slashing funding for education, diplomacy, and social security. Please email your legislators and ask Congress to slash funding for war.
 

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