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US Politics & Gov't

Since 1978, Congress Has Worked a Full Week 14 Percent of the Time
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, congress, lazy, work ethic, corruption, dishonesty, ethics, government, economy, lies, freedoms, elections, politics )

Carrie
- 5 hours ago - washingtonpost.com
Of the 13,000-plus days since Jan. 1, 1978, both chambers of Congress have been in session at the same time for about 4,700 of them -- about a third of the total time and a little fewer than half of all weekdays. The Senate has worked more than the House,
Homegrown Jihadis and the Limits of the Israel Lobby
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: U.S., Israel, Israel Lobby, Muslims, government, politics, economy, ethics, dishonesty, military, corruption )

Carrie
- 10 hours ago - mondoweiss.net
As the argument commonly goes, Western governments and especially the US ally with Israel not out of national interest but because of the concerted influence of the Israel Lobby, a term meant to identify countless organizations, committees, and...
Largest Climate-Change March in History Unlikely to Convince Idiots ~ The Borowitz Report
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, climate change, congress, politics, humor, satire, news, elections )

Carrie
- 12 hours ago - newyorker.com
A climate-change march that organizers claim was the largest on record is nevertheless unlikely to change the minds of idiots, a survey of America's idiots reveals.
Bill Maher Blasts Fear-Mongering Over ISIS: 'United States Of Pants-Shitters' Should Be More Afraid Of Monsanto (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, republicans, war, media, Bill Maher, politics, propaganda, government, ethics, dishonesty, freedoms, news )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - huffingtonpost.com
Bill Maher took on America's latest march to war during the final minutes of "Real Time" on Friday, arguing that the fear of ISIS has been blown out of proportion. "They're selling terror and boy are we buying," he jabbed.
'American Idol' Made Clay Aiken a Star. But He Knows It Won't Make Him a Congressman (TEXT and PHOTOS)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, American Idol, Clay Aiken, North Carolina, democrats, elections, freedoms, government, politics, candidates )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - washingtonpost.com
Aiken won 12 million votes on "American Idol." Now he's trying to get the tiniest fraction of that number to represent the second district of North Carolina. It may prove to be just as tough as beating Ruben Studdard on the talent show.
Sarah Palin Defends Family After Alleged Brawl (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: 'Wasilla Hillbillies', Sarah Palin, family, brawl, media, ethics, dishonesty, republicans, candidates, politics )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - huffingtonpost.com
The former vice presidential candidate didn't address the alleged fight directly, but praised her children. "I love my Bristol! My straight-shooter is one of the strongest young women you'll ever meet. I have to say this as a proud mama.
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
- 2 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.
John Boehner Is Done Being Nice About The Unemployed (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: John Boehner, unemployed Americans, republicans, dishonesty, ethics, politics, freedoms, news, economy, lies )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
House Speaker John Boehner's Thursday lament that unemployed people think they can "just sit around" instead of working shows how much the political conversation about the economy has changed.
Biology Major Bobby Jindal Pleads Ignorance On Evolution And Climate Science
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Governor Bobby Jindal, Louisiana, science, evolution, climate change, dishonesty, ethics, republicans, media, government, corruption, politics )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - thinkprogress.org
At a breakfast organized by The Christian Monitor, Jindal was introduced as a biology major, Rhodes Scholar, former President of the University of Louisiana System. Naturally, HuffPost's Howard Fineman said, "I want to ask a couple of science questions.
Bill Clinton: Netanyahu 'Not the Guy' to Strike Lasting Middle East Peace Deal
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Bill and Hilary Clinton, Israel, Palestine, Netanyahu, peace, Gaza, violence, politics, government )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - theguardian.com
Bill Clinton has been recorded going off-message and criticising the Israeli government's unwillingness to seek peace with Palestinians in unguarded comments that contrast with other leading Democrats, including his wife, Hilary Clinton.
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
- 3 days ago - alternet.org
Data shows that these hypocritical GOP-leaning states are likely to be the biggest recipients of federal tax money.
Republican Proposal For Labor Law Reform 'A Disgrace,' Says Labor Leader (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: U.S. Labor Law, democrats, republicans, gridlock, ethics, dishonesty, congress, corruption, government, news, politics )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Senate Republicans say they have a plan to save U.S. labor law from partisanship and dysfunction. But their prescription for reform could make for even more gridlock -- and critics say that's the whole idea.
An ISIS Hostage Taken With Beheaded James Foley Spouts ISIS Propaganda
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: British reporter, John Cantile, ISIL, prisoner, propaganda, politics, government, ethics, freedoms )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - thedailybeast.com
In what looks like a "teaser" for more rants to come, John Cantlie speaks to the camera and continues to live, at least for now. Cantlie has now made a propaganda video for his captors.
Iraq PM Says Foreign Ground Troops Not Necessary In Fight Against ISIS
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Iraq, U.S., military, troops, terrorism, ISIS, government, politics, news, freedoms )

Carrie
- 4 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Iraq's prime minister strongly rejected the idea of the U.S. or other nations sending ground forces to his country to help fight the Islamic State group, saying Wednesday that foreign troops are "out of the question."
Jon Stewart Mocks Joe Scarborough's Hypocritical Rant About Hillary Clinton (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: media, humor, TV, Jon Stewart, Hilary Clinton, Joe Scarborough, elections, democrats, news, government, politics )

Carrie
- 4 days ago - rawstory.com
Amid all of the speculation surrounding a possible presidential run by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Daily Show host Jon Stewart singled out MSNBC's Joe Scarborough for hypocritically criticizing Clinton's silence on the issue.
 

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