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TAKE ACTION NOW! Tell Your Representative: Vote NO on National Abortion Ban!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abortion politics, choice, woen's rights, dishonesty, congress, government, ethics, usa, war, republicans, propaganda, lies, military, media, news )

- 264 days ago -
The GOP has authored a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks nationally. Please sign this petition to voice your disapproval of this infringement on bodily autonomy -- signing will send an automatic letter to your representative!
We're Doing Almost Nothing To Protect Local Translators In Iraq And Afghanistan ~ VIDEO
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: John Oliver, Afghanistan, Iraq, translators, interpreters, military, immigration red tape, protection, government, ethics, dishonesty )

Carrie No
- 350 days ago -
Translators who have aided the U.S. military in Afghanistan and Iraq are in great danger in their home countries, but red tape is making it impossible for many of them to leave. John Oliver interviews Mohammad, one translator who made it out.
Overdue Changes Finally Reach Veterans Affairs
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: veterans affairs, policy changes, usa, military, obama, u.s. )

- 329 days ago -
New VA Head announces organizational changes at the agency governing veterans affairs and benefits.
John McCain to Anti-War Protesters: 'Get Out of Here, You Low-Life Scum'
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, protesters, Henry Kissinger, John McCain, congress, government, ethics, freedoms, republicans, politics, military, news )

Carrie No
- 249 days ago -
As the hearing started, several protesters approached the table holding signs and shouting at 91-year-old Henry Kissinger, who was on hand for a hearing on global security challenges, CNN reported.
Pentagon Accused of Whitewashing History of Vietnam War Era
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Pentagon, Viet Nam War, history, dishonesty, ethics, government, politics, propaganda, freedoms, corruption, cover-up, news, military )

Carrie No
- 359 days ago -
More than 500 scholars, veterans, and activists have signed a petition demanding the chance to correct the Pentagon's sanitized version of Vietnam-era history, the New York Times reported Friday.
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 )

- 127 days ago -
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.
Saudi Arabia Launches Military Operations In Yemen
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Human Rights, world, Yemen. Saudi Arabia, government, politics, support, news, freedoms, military )

Carrie No
- 194 days ago -
At a news conference in Washington, Saudi Ambassador Adel al-Jubeir said Gulf Arab allies & others had joined with the desert kingdom in the military campaign in a bid "to protect and defend the legitimate government" of Yemen President Abd-Rabbu Mansour
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 No
- 134 days ago -
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.
Senate Rejects Attempt to Derail Iran Deal in Victory for Obama
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: congress, GoodNews, government, Iran nuclear deal, military, obama, politics, socialsecurity, usa, war )

- 25 days ago -
Senate Democrats on Thursday blocked a Republican effort to scuttle the Iran nuclear deal, delivering the Obama administration a long-awaited, major foreign policy victory....
Rep. Ryan Propose Cuts to Disabled Veterans' Benefits, AGAIN
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: military, troops, war, ethics, republicans, healthcare, healthcare, housing, elections )

- 363 days ago -
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today strongly disagreed with a proposal by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) to cut Social Security and disabled veterans' benefits to pay for more defense spending.
Lebanon ISIS Battle: US Delivers $25M In Military Aid To Lebanese Army
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: military aid, Lebanon, ISIS/ISIL, terrorism, military, government, freedoms, news )

Carrie No
- 239 days ago -
The U.S. furnished more than $25 million worth of military aid to Lebanon's army Sunday in conjunction with the effort to fight Islamist militant groups operating along the Middle Eastern country's border with Syria.
Former War Prisoner Bowe Bergdahl Faces Desertion Charges
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, government, news, military, Bowe Bergdahl, crime, law, desertion )

Carrie No
- 194 days ago -
U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, a former Taliban prisoner in Afghanistan who was released last summer as part of a controversial prisoner exchange, has been charged with desertion and misbehavior, his attorney said on Wednesday.
North Korea Launches Two Missiles in Protest Over US, South Korea Military Drills
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: world politics, U.S., South Korea, 'war games', North Korea, government, ethics, politics, news, freedoms, military, troops )

Carrie No
- 217 days ago -
North Korea fired two missiles into the sea on Monday, in what is being seen as a protest over the US and South Korea commencing their huge annual war games. Today's incident quickly raised tensions and diplomatic condemnation, in what has become ...

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