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US Politics & Gov't

Federal Deficit Falls to Smallest Level Since 2008
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: US, government, politics, Obama, Americans, budget deficit, news, democrats, republicans )

Carrie
- 489 days ago - nytimes.com
The federal budget deficit fell precipitously to $680 billion in the 2013 fiscal year from about $1.1 trillion the year before, the Treasury Department said Thursday. That is the smallest deficit since 2008, and marks the end of a five-year stretch.
Is US Supporting Oligarch Coup Attempt In Venezuela?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: US, capitalism, foreign policy, Latin America, Venezuela, oligarchs, coup d'etat, interference, economic sabotage, American imperialism )

Brian
- 498 days ago - popularresistance.org
"Not only is Venezuela a challenge to US hegemony in the Americas, it is a challenge to big finance capitalism. "
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
- 503 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. "
Solitary Watch ACTION Page US
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: prison, solitary, solitary confinement, government, US, americans, abuse, ethics, money, business )

Nancy
- 520 days ago - solitarywatch.com
Actions, events and news from a nation in lockdown...
US Arrests Son of Mexican Cartel Boss
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, US, Mexico, drug cartel, police, law, crime )

Dee
- 585 days ago - news.yahoo.com
Serafin Zambada-Ortiz, 23, was detained after being stopped Wednesday as he tried to enter America at Arizona's Nogales border crossing, said the US Attorney's Office for southern California.
Take Action: Code Pink Women For Peace Petition: Diplomacy and Aid for Syria, Not Military Strikes
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Take Action, sign the petition, Code Pink, Women For Peace, Congress, #Syria, #NoWarWithSyria, #bloodforoil, US, President, #Obama, military intervention, war, #nowar, #peace, #imperialism, #neocolonialism, #HandsOffSyria )

Brian
- 664 days ago - codepink.salsalabs.com
Send a letter to your members of Congress calling for peace not war on Syria! We plea with President Obama and Congress to seek an immediate ceasefire, begin regional peace talks and provide humanitarian aid to the over 2 million refugees.
March on Washington Organizers Look Back
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: march on washington, 50 Years, looking back, race, politics, obama, US, society )

Cal
- 672 days ago - latimes.com
Recollections of some of those who helped make the massive March on Washington happen 50 years ago.
Five National Security Threats Who Got Lighter Sentences Than Bradley Manning
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: #BradleyManning, harsh sentence, #whistleblowers, US, war crimes, #waronwhistleblowers, national security threats, lighter sentences, David Hicks, John Walker Lindh, Noor Uthman Mohammed, Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri, Kevin William Harpham )

Brian
- 678 days ago - tv.msnbc.com
Manning was found not guilty of "aiding the enemy", and he will still do 35 years for all the lesser charges. Here are five examples of actual enemies of the United States who got lighter sentences than Bradley Manning.
Want to See Your NSA or FBI File? Here's How...
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: FOIA, US, NSA, government, americans, files, transparency )

Nancy
- 727 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.
US Spied on Russian President Medvedev at 2009 G20 Summit
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: PRISM, NSA, Snowden documents, spying, espionage, G8 summits, Medvedjev, US, Britain )

Angelika
- 744 days ago - rt.com
As Britain readies to host the G8 summit, the documents uncovered by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden have revealed that back in 2009 US spies intercepted top-secret communication of then Russian president, Dmitry Medvedev, during his visit to London.
Tell Obama to Close Guantanamo - Call-in Day - Action
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Guantanamo, hunger strikers, protests, health risk, illness, humanrights, violation, UN, justice system, US, Obama )

Angelika
- 775 days ago - takeaction.amnestyusa.org
Grab your phone and help us flood the White House with calls demanding action. Fill out the form below to let us know that you've placed a call to the White House - even if you don't get through. We'll use this information to add strength to our campaign
No More Nuclear Roulette:De-Escalate the Conflict With North Korea ACTION US
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: North Korea, world, US, conflict, humanrights, peace, ethics )

Nancy
- 818 days ago - org2.democracyinaction.org
For its own security, the U.S. needs to set aside traditional nuclear deterrence theory, which isn't working, and be the mature party seeking a de-escalation of the crisis. The U.S. should immediately cease its nuclear threats to North Korea and concrete-
How To Sell A War Crime
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Iraq, US, George W. Bush, President, invasion, occupation, war crimes, horrors, devastation, destruction, slaughter, blood for oil, profit motive, capitalism, imperialism, costs, debt, tenth anniversary )

Brian
- 834 days ago - socialistworker.org
Ten years ago, President Bush drove the nation to war against Iraq. Ten years later, we are all still paying for it.
US Admits Gitmo Hunger Strike Spreading
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Guantanamo, hunger strikers, protests, health risk, illness, humanrights, violation, UN, justice system, US )

Angelika
- 837 days ago - rt.com
Capt. Robert Durand denied that the hunger strike is "a widespread phenomenon, as alleged," by the captives' lawyers, and blamed them of spreading "outright falsehoods and gross exaggerations." He downplayed the reports of a mass strike at Gitmo.>>
Big Bank Immunity: When Do We Crack Down on Wall Street?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: : Department of Justice, US, AG, Attorney General, Eric Holder, Wall Street, wealthy elites, bankers, above the law, no jail time for financial crimes, ruined economy, corporate government )

Brian
- 842 days ago - truth-out.org
"Our anti-trust laws are supposed to protect the country against companies whose size allows them inordinate market power." So, when do we crack down on Wall Street?
 

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