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Congress Just Delayed New Funding to Help Rape Victims
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: congress, americans, government, rapists, ethics, republicans, democrats, usa, politics, news, healthcare )

Cal
- 8 days ago - motherjones.com
The spending bill lawmakers just approved leaves out new grant money to help localities go after rapists.
Heavily Armed Officials Raid Voter Registration Group At Direction Of GOP Gubernatorial Candidate
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Texas, voting rights, voter registration, Greg Abbott, candidates, corruption, abuse, republicans, government, elections, ethics, dishonesty, politics, freedoms, news )

Carrie
- 27 days ago - samuel-warde.com
Texas AG and current Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott ordered a raid on a Houston voter registration drive held by an organization called Houston Votes. The previously unreported raid didn't yield arrests, but did shut down the drive.
TAKE ACTION NOW! WOMEN'S RIGHTS: Fight for Equal Pay for Equal Work.
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: republicans, women's rights, equal pay for equal work legislation, crime, congress, americans, usa, politics, news )

Cal
- 20 days ago - emilyslist.org
If the Paycheck Fairness vote scheduled for this week goes anything like the last three times the Senate voted on it, Republicans are going to do everything they can to make sure it fails.
Hundreds of Voters Are Disenfranchised By North Carolina's New Voting Restrictions
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: votign rights, NC legislation, disenfrnchised voters, crime, corruption, congress, americans, news, usa )

Cal
- 20 days ago - thenation.com
same-day registration was one of the key electoral reforms eliminated by the North Carolina legislature last year when it passed the nation's most onerous package of voting restrictions. In 2014,
TAKE ACTION NOW! Restore the Voting Rights Act
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Voting Rihts Act, voting, US< SupremeCourt, politics, news, ethics, government, congress )

Cal
- 18 days ago - takeaction.takepart.com
Last year the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision in Shelby County v. Holder gutted one of the most effective provisions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Rachel Maddow Is Repulsed At Congress For Taking A Bajillion Days Off While New War Is Launched (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: media, Rachel Maddow, Americans, congress, politics, government, elections, ethics, dishonesty, war, military, troops, news, corruption )

Carrie
- 11 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Rachel Maddow has already torn into Congress over its handling of the conflict in Iraq and Syria, but a new move by the House and Senate has pushed the MSNBC host over the edge.
10 Republican Red States That Mooch Off Coastal Liberal States
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, republicans, politics, ethics, hypocrisy, self-reliance is nonsense, welfare rolls, news, u.s. )

Cal
- 12 days ago - alternet.org
Data shows that these hypocritical GOP-leaning states are likely to be the biggest recipients of federal tax money.
Big Banks Fined Mega-Billions; CEOs Remain Untouched, Above the Law
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: corruption, crime, congress, ethics, usa, news, lies, economy, dishonesty, cover-up )

Nils Ande
- 22 days ago - goldenageofgaia.com
Get arrested for robbing a bank or shoplifting and you will go to prison. Get caught selling cocaine or steal a car and you will do jail time. But if you are a CEO of one of the biggest banks in America and that bank is fined mega-billions for fraudulent
TAKE ACTION NOW! Fight to Protect Voting Rights
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: voting rights, new laws, politics, right to vote, americans, corruption, congress, government, elections, news )

Cal
- 28 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
We're facing an emergency situation. Politicians across the country are trying to silence millions of people by robbing them of their right to vote. And they're targeting specific groups of voters: people of color, the poor, people with disabilities, and
Texas and Louisiana Abortion Laws Blocked, But Are Clinics Disappearing?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: politics, news, usa, abortion politics, clinics, acccess to abortion services )

Cal
- 29 days ago - csmonitor.com
Two federal court decisions in Texas and Louisiana have delayed the closure of many abortion clinics. But nationwide, the number of clinics is shrinking.
US SENATE RIVALS BECOME REALITY SHOW SURVIVORS
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Reality TV show, US Senate, Martin Heinrich, Jeff Flake, government, politics, news, media, democrats, republicans )

Carrie
- 19 days ago - bigstory.ap.org
Most reality TV show premises are frankly, insane, but this one is actually a fun commentary on how ineffective our government is. Flake and Heinrich are moving the circus to a setting we'd expect to find it in -- rather than, you know, Washington D.C.
Isis: Obama Looks for Support as He Finalises Plans for Air Offensive
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Obama, ISIS, air strikes, Iraq, Syria, politics, government, terrorism, news, military )

Carrie
- 22 days ago - theguardian.com
The White House was on Monday finalising its plan for a sustained confrontation against Islamic State (Isis) militants, which could involve extending air strikes in Iraq to the jihadist group's strongholds in Syria.
Senator Who Doubts Female Senator Was Sexually Harassed Linked to Church Sex Abuse Coverup (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Senator Ron Johnson, religion, sexual harassment, sexual abuse, Wisconsin, dishonesty, ethics, corruption, politics, republicans, news, government )

Carrie
- 25 days ago - rawstory.com
If I were Senator Ron Johnson, I wouldn't go around challenging the veracity of sexual harassment allegations. Because in addition to testifying against a bill that would have made it easier for victims of child sexual assault to sue, Johnson served on...
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...
The Coup D'Etat Is Over, the Corporations Won
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: economy, democracy, republicans, corruption, crime, cover-up, dishonesty, ethics, elections, Govtfearmongering, lies, media, news )

Jason
- 6 days ago - truthdig.com
Corporate regulation is a must to protect democracy. The rich has used the media to change minds, away from that.
 

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