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US Politics & Gov't

Economic Justice: How NC Progressives Are Fighting Back Against the Tea Party (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: North Carolina, Americans, 'Moral Mondays' Movement, Tea Party, government, ethics, politics, candidates, news )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - rawstory.com
As William Barber prepared to spread a message of hope and democracy through a week of actions Aug. 22-28 in Raleigh and other Southern state capitals, he talked with me about North Carolina's free-market ideology and how it has already affected the...
Voting Still Matters When It Comes To Political Clout
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, voting rights, Ferguson, political clout, elections, politics, government, ethics, crime, abuse )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - nationalmemo.com
More than a half-century after brave protesters marched and bled and died to demand the right to vote for black citizens, the ballot box remains a potent weapon for civic and political change -- a radical undertaking that can shake up social systems and...
This Labor Day, Let's Give Workers Something To Cheer About
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Labor Day, workers rights, unions, government, corruption, republicans, dishonesty, ethics, freedoms, politics, news, elections, abuse, economy, candidates )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - nationalmemo.com
It's no coincidence that prosperity was widely shared when unions were at the height of their power in the decades after World War II, and that inequality has soared as unions have been weakened.
BREAKING: PA Caves To Medicaid Expansion
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: healthcare, Medicaid, Pennsylvania, politics )

Jude
- 2 days ago - dailykos.com
I cannot claim PA as my own, but am thrilled to hear this news! Go, Pennsylvania! These days, when I hear the word "cave", it gets me kinda excited. Funny how America has to "cave" to help the less fortunate these days.
Mitch McConnell's Campaign Manager Resigns After Iowa Bribery Scandal Deepens
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, elections, Mitch McConnell, Jesse Benton, corruption, crime, ethics, candidates, dishonesty, politics, republicans, news )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - kentucky.com
Benton's name has surfaced in connection to a bribery scandal dating to his time as former U.S. Rep. Ron Paul's political director during the 2012 presidential election.
Texas GOP Candidate Greg Abbott Backs Out of Only Televised Debate Against Wendy Davis
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, candidates, elections, ethics, Wendy Davis, Greg Abbott, news, politics, democrats, republicans, media, government )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - rawstory.com
"Due to our inability to agree on specific details of the format, Attorney General Greg Abbott will regretfully not be participating in the WFAA debate," Robert Black, a senior campaign adviser, was quoted as saying by WFAA on Friday.
Bernie Sanders: I Want To Know If Ordinary People Are Ready to Stand and Fight
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Economy, U.S., Politics, Bernie Sanders, Election 2016, Hillary Clinton )

Judy
- 3 days ago - commondreams.org
"I want confirmation of what I believe is true.... that all over this country--in so-called Red States and in so-called Blue States--people are profoundly disgusted about what is happening and that they want real change."
OP-ED: Why Internet Voting Is a Very Dangerous Idea
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: politics, government, voting, internet oting, rights, security, protection, usa )

Cal
- 3 days ago - theweek.com
For now, we're better off with our physical voting booths
Why Israel's Bombardment of Gaza Neighborhood Left US Officers 'Stunned'
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Israel, Gaza, Shujaiya, Pentagon, US Military, politics, government, ethics, terrorism, war, news )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - america.aljazeera.com
Though the Pentagon shies from publicly expressing judgments that might fall afoul of a decidedly pro-Israel Congress, senior U.S. military sources speaking on condition of anonymity offered scathing assessments of Israeli tactics, particularly in the...
Tea Party Group Plans to Defeat Obama By Annoying Prius Drivers With 1950s Slogan
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Tea Party, propaganda, bumper stickers, politics, elections, republicans, news )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - rawstory.com
A national Tea Party group hopes to annoy liberals by selling bumper stickers bearing the Cold War-era slogan "America: Love It Or Leave It."
Caught on Tape: What Mitch McConnell Complained About to a Roomful of Billionaires(Exclusive) - The Nation
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: congress, abuse, americans, constitution, candidates, ethics, elections, economy, dishonesty, propaganda, lies, politics, media, republicans, democrats, freedoms )

Wild
- 4 days ago - thenation.com
At a secret meeting of elite donors convened by the Koch brothers, McConnell laid out his plan for shrinking the federal government and whined about having to vote on minimum wage bills.
How New York Mayor De Blasio Trumped Obama on Equal Pay for Women
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: politics, women's rights, laws, Mayor De Blasio, usa )

Cal
- 4 days ago - csmonitor.com
Equal pay is a big election year issue for President Obama. In New York, Mayor Bill de Blasio just announced a big settlement on the issue as part of his 'liberal laboratory.'
Former Border Protection Insider Alleges Corruption, Distortion In Agency
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: whistle blowing, Border patrol, usa, politics, news, ethics )

Cal
- 4 days ago - npr.org
Use of force by law enforcement agents along the Southwest border has drawn attention and criticism recently, after reports that Border Patrol agents shot and killed unarmed migrants and faced no consequences.
'The Congress Shall Have Power ... to Declare War'
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, americans, congress, constitution, government, Govtfearmongering, media, obama, politics, propaganda, terrorism, war )

Kit
- 5 days ago - theatlantic.com
Absent a declaration of war or a statutory authorization from Congress, the president can't introduce the U.S. Armed Forces into hostilities save in "a national emergency created by attack upon the United States."
 

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