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US Politics & Gov't

TAKE ACTION NOW! Tell the Koch Brothers to Come Out of the Shadows!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: KochBrothers, politics, secrevcy, transparency, usa )

Cal
- 93 days ago - change.org
The Koch Brothers have always been shrouded in secrecy -- their labyrinth of organizations spending hundreds of millions of dollars from the shadows to benefit candidates who deny basic science and push legislation that enables climate change.
Tech Industry Applauds DATA Act's Enactment
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Data Act, technology, research, government, transparency, greater good )

Nancy
- 101 days ago - sacbee.com
"The DATA Act will unlock a new public resource that innovators, watchdogs, and citizens can mine for valuable and unprecedented insight into federal spending. America's tech sector already has the tools to deliver reliable, standardized, open data.
U.S. Plunges in Global Press Freedom Rankings As Obama Wages "War on Whistleblowers"   video
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: US, global press freedom, 46th, #Obama, administration, #waronwhistleblowers, transparency, first amendment, freedom of press )

Brian
- 187 days ago - youtube.com
"A new survey of press freedom around the world that finds the United States has plunged 13 spots, now ranking just 46th among 180 countries. "
Pharma Companies Must End Secret Gifts To Doctors Starting Next Month
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Affordable Care Act, transparency, Pharma Companies, government, ethics, healthcare, americans, goodnews )

Carrie
- 393 days ago - popsci.com
The Affordable Care Act's transparency requirements go into effect August 1. Members of the pharmaceutical industry promote their companies and drugs through things like free meals, travel compensation and all kinds of gifts, which studies have shown...
Want to See Your NSA or FBI File? Here's How...
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: FOIA, US, NSA, government, americans, files, transparency )

Nancy
- 411 days ago - dailykos.com
With a simple Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, any U.S. citizen can obtain one's NSA or FBI file, if such a file exists.
What Now? ACTION
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, usa, congress, filibuster, transparency, corruption )

Nancy
- 650 days ago - commoncause.org
The campaign for president is over. But our fight for a fair democracy happens every day. Together we can: Get big, secret money out of politics · Break the gridlock in Washington · Wipe our voter suppression · Hold our government accountable
Trade Deal Worse Than NAFTA ACTION US
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, tpp, fair trade, economy, transparency, labor, jobs, unemployment, labor, world, money, business )

Nancy
- 778 days ago - act.rootsaction.org
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal has been negotiated in secret (except for 600 corporate advisors).U.S. negotiators are pushing these worse-than-NAFTA measures on the Pacific countries.
Tell Congress No More Secret Deals! ACTION US
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, tpp, fair trade, economy, transparency, labor, jobs, unemployment )

Nancy
- 783 days ago - act.americanjobsalliance.com
The administration is letting 600 Wall Street and corporate lobbyists - the same multinational corporations responsible for offshoring millions of American jobs - to write the next outsourcing treaty, the job-killing Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Free..
Don't Let Congress and Broadcasters Keep You in the Dark
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Congress, FCC, Super PAC's, Broadcasters, political ads, transparency )

Dandelion
- 801 days ago - act.freepress.net
If signed into law, this bill would deny the public better access to information about the wealthy corporations and individuals that are inundating our airwaves with misleading political ads in 2012.
Judge Orders City of Newark to Produce Log of Records Related to Facebook Donation
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Newark, NJ, Superior Court, Zuckerberg, Facebook, donation, transparency )

Nancy
- 861 days ago - aclu-nj.org
A Superior Court judge today ordered a lawsuit to proceed against the City of Newark (151k PDF) over documents related to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's $100 million donation for the city's schools, and ordered the city to produce a list of the doc...
Open NDAA: Shine a Light on the Defense Budget ACTION
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: NDAA, americans, constitution, ethics, government, freedoms, transparency, taxpayers )

Nancy
- 865 days ago - getinvolved.pogo.org
So far, thousands of people and scores of nonprofit organizations have voiced their support for opening up the Senate markup of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the bill that allocates hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars each year.
To Eric Holder: Stop Lying About The PATRIOT Act ACTION
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: patriot act, Wyden, Udall, US, constitution, transparency )

Nancy
- 865 days ago - act.demandprogress.org
Senators Ron Wyden and Mark Udall have been blowing the whistle: Law enforcement is using a secret interpretation of the PATRIOT Act to spy on people who aren't connected with terrorism. The FBI operates under a cloak of secrecy, so we only know about-
Senators Terrified With Abuse of Patriot Act's Secret Laws
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: patriot act, Wyden, Udall, US, constitution, transparency )

Nancy
- 883 days ago - opednews.com
In a joint letter to Attorney General Eric Holder sent Thursday, Senators Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) and Mark Udall (D-Colorado) plead with the government to provide the American people with the facts behind what the Patriot Act can let America's top...
Bernie Sanders Calls Citizens United "a Complete Undermining of Democracy" - Take Action!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Citizens United, Maine, New York, Public Citizen, Transparency, Vermont, weekly roundup )

Judy
- 946 days ago - sunlightfoundation.com
In January the Sunlight Foundation will highlight bloggers' input on Citizens United. Bernie Sanders has just proposed the "Saving American Democracy Amendment" aimed at overturning the Citizens United decision. Click link in article for petition.
Tell Gov. Christie That It Shouldn't Take a Lawsuit to Get the Governor to Release Records! Take ACTION!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Chris Christie, ethics, transparency )

Nancy
- 1118 days ago - secure.aclu.org
Contact the governor right now to demand that he renew his commitment to transparency and ask him to release records that belong to the public even if no one has yet filed a lawsuit to get them. US
 

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