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US Politics & Gov't

In Texas, You Can Vote With a Concealed Handgun License--But Not a Student ID
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, voter ID's, Texas, dishonesty, ethics, elections, freedoms, government, politics, news, corruption, republicans, abuse )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - newrepublic.com
Texans casting a ballot on Monday, when early voting begins, will need to show one of seven forms of photo ID. A concealed handgun license is okay, but a student ID isn't.
Justice Ginsburg Admits to Keeping Stash of 'Notorious RBG' Shirts to Give to Friends (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court, 'Notorious R.B.G.', popularity, Americans, good news, government, ethics, elections, media, news, politics )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - rawstory.com
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg acknowledged her Internet popularity as the "Notorious RBG," Sunday night in an interview with NPR legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg, saying she keeps "quite a large supply" of t-shirts bearing her face.
Anti-Semitism Charge Is Increasingly Being Leveled Against Israel's Mainstream Critics
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Israel, Palestine, Secretary Kerry, President Obama, Antisemitism, government, politics, propaganda, news, ethics, freedoms )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - mondoweiss.net
Maybe you saw that a top minister in Israel's government accused John Kerry, the US secretary of state, of anti-Semitism? John Kerry made the mistake of saying that if only Israel made peace with the Palestinians, that would cut down on extremism in...
Judge Rejects US Call for Anonymous Jury in Trial of Palestinian-American
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, government, politics, rights, federal court, Rasmea Odeh trial, ethics, news, freedoms )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - electronicintifada.net
A federal judge has rejected a government request for an anonymous jury in the upcoming trial of Palestinian-American Rasmea Odeh. This was one of two setbacks for the prosecution.
Ginsburg Issues Blistering Dissent to 'Racially Discriminatory' TX Voter ID Ruling
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Supreme Court, Jusctice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, voter ID laws, Texas, discrimination, ethics, freedoms, elections, dishonesty, corruption, government, politics, news )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - rawstory.com
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg issued a blistering dissent on Saturday morning to a Texas court's decision to uphold the state's strict Voter ID law. Ginsburg argued that the law is "racially discriminatory" and was enacted solely to keep traditionally...
History Won't View Marriage Equality Holdouts Favorably
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Marriage Equality, congress, ethics, freedoms, government, politics, republicans, history, news )

Carrie
- 6 days ago - nationalmemo.com
We are swiftly arriving at the point where most Americans recognize right from wrong and see -- with clarity gained through experience or thoughtful reconsideration -- the fiction that love could somehow be ruinous to society.
Help, Congress Is In A Living Hell And Doesn't Know How To Get Out
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: congress, government, politics, democrats, republicans, ethics, dishonesty, news )

Carrie
- 6 days ago - esquire.com
Esquire's Mark Warren spoke with 90 members of Cogress about what's gone so wrong in Congress.Sometimes it got a little emotional. "If you talk to Ted Cruz,"tell him to stay on his side of the Capitol.We have enough problems without that idiot coming...
The Scariest Thing About Political Fearmongers Is Themselves
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, propaganda, government, news, republicans, political fear-mongers, media, dishonesty, ethics, politics, elections, congress )

Carrie
- 6 days ago - nationalmemo.com
Perry was on Fox News howling for federal troops,declaring that "this is a natural disaster," and putting himself in front of the Tea Party fear brigade that was screeching about the Ebola virus and the other pandemic diseases these wretched urchins might
Obama To Meet Military Chiefs Of Anti-ISIS Coalition Countries In Washington
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: world, Obama, ISIL/Daesh/ISIS, government, terrorism, news )

Carrie
- 7 days ago - ibtimes.com
Representatives from a number of countries, including Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Australia and Germany, are expected to attend the meeting led by General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Mitch McConnell Wants Kentucky To Believe Its Obamacare Exchange Is Just A Website (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Kentucky, 'ObamaCare', healthcare, ethics, dishonesty, government, republicans, politics, elections, lies, news )

Carrie
- 7 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
"Kentucky Kynect is a website. It was paid for by a grant from the federal government," McConnell said. "The website can continue, but in my view the best interests of the country would be achieved by pulling out Obamacare root and branch."
The Deficit Is Down and the Deficit Hawks Are Furious
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: deficit, budgets, republicans, news, media, military, dishonesty, democrats, government, usa )

Cal
- 8 days ago - truth-out.org
Not only is the deficit down sharply from its levels of 2009 and 2010, when it was near 10 percent of GDP, it is below the levels that even the deficit hawks had targeted back in those years.
Ebola Vaccine Would Likely Have Been Found By Now If Not For Budget Cuts: NIH Director
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: prevention, budget cuts, EbolaVaccine, us, protection, disease, government, health, healthcare, congress, usa, news, government, ethics, crime, healthcare )

Cal
- 9 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
As the federal government frantically works to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, and as it responds to a second diagnosis of the disease at home, one of the country's top health officials says a vaccine likely would have already been discovered we
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
- 10 days ago - commondreams.org
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.
Wiesel Lauds Settlers for 'Strengthening the Jewish Presence in Jerusalem' -- and Expelling Palestinians
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: U.S., Obama, Israel, illegal Israeli settlements, Elie Wiesel, ethics, dishonesty, government, news, politics )

Carrie
- 11 days ago - mondoweiss.net
The U.S. has given lip service to opposing Jewish settlements like this. I'd remind you that Elie Wiesel has been embraced at the White House as a signal of Obama's support for Israel, accompanied Obama to Buchenwald, and has said that he is writing a...
G.O.P. Leader: Five Million Forced Back to Work Under Obama ~ The Borowitz Report
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Obama, humor, satire, Americans, jobs, economy, government, democrats, Good News, elections, politics, news )

Carrie
- 15 days ago - newyorker.com
In a blistering indictment of the Administration's economic policies, the chairman of the Republican National Committee has accused President Obama of forcing five million Americans back to work since he took office, in 2009.
 

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