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US Politics & Gov't

Why the Democrats Are Stupid to Allow a Senate Vote on Keystone
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: politics, news, democrats, republicans, Keystone XL vote )

Cal
- 5 days ago - grist.org
Sen. Mary Landrieu, an oil-loving Democrat from the oil-loving state of Louisiana, is poised to lose her runoff race next month and therefore her seat
The Real Force Behind America's Racial Polarization Isn't Racism. It's Politics.
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: racial politics, usa, politics, government, u.s., news, democrats, republicans, americans )

Cal
- 9 days ago - theweek.com
Liberals tend to see racism as a motivating factor for Republicans. But the results show that they are more than willing to back minority candidates.
Veterans Day Prayer   video
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans, corruption, constitution, bush, abuse, candidates, cover-up, government, lies, media, military, news, obama, politics, usa, war )

AWAYNOW
- 12 days ago - youtube.com
This is FROM a child that had a father in WWII Iwo JIMA.. Can't post cartoons for this day, Paratrooper and I never knew all! To all the Veterans My Heart is with YOU!!!!!!!!
For President Obama, It Is All About Veto Power Now
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Obama, veto power, politics, government, republicans, democrats, congress, freedoms )

CarrieSIC
- 12 days ago - americanprogress.org
Similar to former President Bill Clinton before him, President Barack Obama now faces a Republican-controlled Congress, one that will almost certainly be implacably hostile toward progressive governance and determined to put a conservative stamp on the...
Free Advice From a Conservative: Progressives Should Do Everything They Can to Stop Hillary Clinton
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Hillary Clinton, usa, politics, government, corruption, democrats )

Cal
- 13 days ago - theweek.com
Free advice from a conservative: Progressives should do everything they can to stop Hillary Clinton
Payback: A First Look at the Fossil-Fuel and Anti-Environment Agenda of the Next Congress
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, elections, congress, republicans, environment, special interests, corruption, ethics, dishonesty, politics, government )

CarrieSIC
- 14 days ago - americanprogress.org
Although the airwaves have now quieted from the crush of political ads, Americans should expect the next Congress' energy and anti-environment agenda to bring an aggressive new onslaught of special-interest-backed messages and priorities.
Broad Prosperity For America Seems Increasingly Out Of Reach
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, income equality, government, economy, ethics, government, dishonesty, politics, republicans, democrats, congress )

CarrieSIC
- 14 days ago - nationalmemo.com
If we can't solve the problem of growing income inequality and restore the foundation for the middle class, the ties that bind us together will grow more frayed. Eventually, they'll break.
Republicans Didn't Win as Big as You Think They Did. And Obama Didn't Lose
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, elections, republicans, democrats, Obama, politics, government, ethics, congress, news )

CarrieSIC
- 15 days ago - theguardian.com
This election was not a referendum on Obama, but the midterms were a reflection of his presidency. Still, 2014 was hardly an endorsement of the GOP. In the end, there was no Republican wave. Indeed, ideologically it was barely a ripple.
Democratic Candidates May Have Lost, But Democratic Issues Won
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: elections, government, politics, isssues, usa, news )

Cal
- 17 days ago - alternet.org
American voters proved astonishingly liberal when it came to hot button issues.
Israel Lobby Stakes Claim for Jerusalem at Supreme Court, But Kagan Isn't Buying
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Israel, Palestine, Jerusalem, Supreme Court, Israel lobby, government, politics, ethics, dishonesty, congress, news )

CarrieSIC
- 17 days ago - mondoweiss.net
Under a deceptive guise, ostensibly "created to give individuals the right to self-identify," the case brought before the court, pushed by stalwarts of the Israel lobby, seeks a ruling that essentially grants Congress the authority to bypass the executive
Senate Now Has Enough Votes To Pass Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Bill (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Keystone XL pipeline, congress, government, politics, republicans, corruption, ethics, dishonesty, healthcare, tax code, freedoms, news )

CarrieSIC
- 17 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
The new Senate Republican majority creates an opportunity for likely Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to force a vote on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline he's been waiting years to hold.
5 New GOP Governors Could Undercut Medicaid Expansion
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: politics, government, Americans, republicans, corruption, ethics, healthcare, Medicaid, news )

CarrieSIC
- 17 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
The GOP wave at the polls Tues. didn't just give the GOP more power to obstruct Obamacare in Congress and block Medicaid expansion in more than 20 states. It also could jeopardize health benefits already extended to Americans living near the poverty level
Battle for the Senate: How the GOP Did It
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, elections, republicans, democrats, Obama, congress, propaganda, politics, government, ethics, news, freedoms )

CarrieSIC
- 17 days ago - washingtonpost.com
One night in early September, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell called a longtime colleague, Sen. Pat Roberts, from his living room in Louisville, furious about the 78-year-old Republican's fumbling and lethargic reelection campaign.
THUMBS DOWN: Kentucky Voter Pulls Off Epic Photobomb of Mitch McConnell
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, elections, McConnell, photobomb, politics, freedoms, news )

CarrieSIC
- 18 days ago - rawstory.com
McConnell cast his ballot in a carrel-style voting booth at Bellarmine University in Louisville as an unidentified voter two booths behind him made a face and flashed a thumbs-down gesture.
DC And Oregon Just Voted to Legalize Marijuana
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: marijuana legalization, state initiatives, elections, government, politics, usa )

Cal
- 18 days ago - motherjones.com
But Congress could still bum their high in the nation's capital.
 

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