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US Politics & Gov't

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
- 5 hours ago - motherjones.com
The spending bill lawmakers just approved leaves out new grant money to help localities go after rapists.
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.
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
- 2 days 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.
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
- 3 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
- 3 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.
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
- 4 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
- 4 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.
GOP State Senator: Islam "Is a Cancer in Our Nation That Needs to Be Cut Out" (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Oklahoma, John Bennett, Islamophobia, government, ethics, dishonesty, lies, republicans, propaganda, politics, news )

Carrie
- 5 days ago - salon.com
Oklahoma Republican and state senator John Bennett -- who seems nice, by the way -- refused to apologize for telling his followers on Facebook to be "wary" of Muslim-Americans, opting instead to reassert them. He did so, he said, "because I'm right and...
Nancy Pelosi Had A Pretty Simple Response To Ted Cruz's Bizarre 'SNL' Claim (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, congress, Nancy Pelosi, Ted Cruz, Seth Meyers, politics, government, ethics, republicans, democrats, freedoms, news )

Carrie
- 5 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
"I don't know if he didn't know what he was talking about, or if he intentionally wanted to use a scare tactic, but that is as far from the truth as it could be," Pelosi told Meyers, who said he "can't do time" in jail.
Home Free? ~ Give The Homeless Homes
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: homelessness, Utah, society, ethics, humans, interesting, freedoms, government, rights, economy, ethics, politics, democrats, republicans, housing )

Carrie
- 6 days ago - newyorker.com
Handing mentally ill substance abusers the keys to a new place may sound like an example of wasteful government spending. But it turned out to be the opposite: over time, Housing First has saved the government money.
Republicans Caught in A Colossal Lie About Unemployment Benefits
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, republicans, unemployment benefits, congress, dishonesty, ethics, government, politics, corruption, economy, lies )

Carrie
- 7 days ago - dailykos.com
Extending benefits to unemployed workers beyond the 26 weeks provided by most states has little effect on the unemployment rate and essentially no impact on labor force participation, a recent working paper released by the Federal Reserve Board found.
BRUTAL! With Winter Fast Approaching, Three Governors Slash Funding for Heat and Food
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: heating assitance, ChrisChristie, GOP, fiscal conservatives, lack of compassion, eniors, helping the greediest, heating assitance, welfare, food stamps, ethics, crime, republicans, usa, dishonesty, americans )

Cal
- 7 days ago - takepart.com
A COLD WIND BLOWS FOR THE DISADVANTAGED THIS WINTER: Three Republican governors--Chris Christie in New Jersey, Scott Walker in Wisconsin, and Rick Snyder in Michigan--are cutting heating assistance programs and thereby blocking residents from receiving inc
Lindsey Graham Unhinged: We Will 'All Get Killed Back Here' If Obama Lets ISIS Open 'the Gates of Hell' (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Obama, Sen.Lindey Graham, government, ethics, propaganda, republicans, congress, military, media )

Carrie
- 8 days ago - rawstory.com
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) did not hold back on Sunday in expressing his outrage at President Barack Obama's refusal to send ground troops to confront ISIS, warning that the "gates of hell" would "spill out onto the world."
Bernie Sanders: Presidential Run Is Not About Hillary, It's About the 'Collapsing' Middle Class (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Bernie Sanders, good news, middle class, democrats, republicans, candidates, elections, freedoms, politics, government )

Carrie
- 8 days ago - rawstory.com
Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) indicated on Meet the Press today that he would seriously consider running for president in 2016, even if that required him to switch his party affiliation to Democrat.
Bill Maher Levels GOP Rep. Kline: He Embodies D.C's 'Easily-Swayed Whores and Sellouts'
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: republicans, politics, media, Bill Maher, Rep. John Kline, elections, government, americans )

Carrie
- 9 days ago - rawstory.com
Real Time host Bill Maher closed his season premiere on Friday with a scathing takedown of incumbent Rep. John Kline (R-MN), calling on his viewers to help vote him out of office in November.
 

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