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US Politics & Gov't

Obama Appears to Have Abandoned the Idea of Cutting Social Security--For Now
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: social security, politics, news, obama, ethics, americans, usa, government )

Cal
- 56 days ago - alternet.org
Progressive victory over the austerity agenda could start a larger and needed conversation.
Latinas Will Soon Lead the Conversation About US Abortion Rights
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abortion rights, Latinas, usa, government, politics, news )

Cal
- 56 days ago - globalpost.com
Conventional wisdom says Latinas, many of whom are Catholic, might agree with Republicans on abortion. But recent polling shows that isn't the case.
URGENT PETITION - Reject Social Security Privatization
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, socialsecurity )

David
- 56 days ago - action.thehousemajoritypac.com
Risk Social Security benefits on Wall Street?... That could be a disaster! --- There are Republican candidates all over the country who support privatizing Social Security. --- Please add your name to our petition before it's too late.
Is Yet Another GOP 2016 Contender Flaming Out?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: politics, republicans, ethics, congress, news, usa, elections, media, u.s. )

Cal
- 57 days ago - theweek.com
Move over, Chris Christie. Scott Walker has his own messy political scandal.
10 Dangerous Anti-Abortion Bills That Are Already Gaining Traction This Year
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abortion politics, radical right Roe v Wade, government, ethics, republicans, propaganda, usa )

Cal
- 58 days ago - thinkprogress.org
Less than two months into 2014, state legislatures are already busy crafting new attacks on reproductive health.
Tell the White House: End the War in Afghanistan ACTION
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, Afghanistan, war, government, americans, world, violence )

Nancy
- 65 days ago - pac.petitions.moveon.org
Our government is negotiating a pact with Afghanistan that could keep U.S. soldiers on the ground there through 2024. It's beyond time to bring our troops home and finally end the war in Afghanistan.
The Shameless Politics of ObamaCare's Latest Delay
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: healthcare, obama, obamacare, usa, government, healthcare, congress )

Cal
- 65 days ago - theweek.com
Once again, President Obama is playing politics with his signature policy
71 % of Obama's Judicial Nominees Are Corporate Attorneys - Sen. Elizabeth Warren Is Not Happy
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: corproate lawyers, judicial apointees, obama, power elite, power, politics, media, news, government, ethics, usa )

Cal
- 65 days ago - dailykos.com
It is truly alarming to learn that when it comes to judicial nominees of a Democratic president, "corporate attorneys outnumber all other kinds of attorneys by three to one," as reported by the Huffingon Post
TAKE ACTION NOW! Demand Transparency From the NSA
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: NSA, surveillance, privacy rights, politics, news, obama, government, ethics, media, usa, war )

Cal
- 66 days ago - takeaction.takepart.com
The USA Freedom Act, introduced by Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., and Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., would limit the NSA's ability to collect data on individuals unless they're involved in a criminal enterprise.
LEST WE FORGET - Israel Admits Killing 189 Children in Gaza Campaign
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: USA, israel state terrorism-war crimes )

David
- 67 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
Israel's armed forces admitted that 189 Palestinian children under the age of 15 were killed during the assault on the Gaza Strip.
Left Behind By Obama's Call For A Higher Minimum Wage
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: laborlaws, minimum wage, disabled workers, human rigthts, government, politics, obama, news, usa )

Cal
- 68 days ago - thinkprogress.org
A section of the Fair Labor Standards Act allows employers to pay their disabled employees subminimum wages. Advocates say it's time to change that.
House Republicans May Get To Immigration, Just Not Now
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: republicans, news, usa, immigration reform, congress, politics )

Cal
- 69 days ago - npr.org
n politics, it always comes down to timing. And right now, it appears the timing just isn't right for congressional Republicans to take up an immigration overhaul.
Did You Know, Do You Care? - More Than 600,000 Americans Are Homeless On Any Given Night
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: USA, Homelessness, Government, ethics? )

David
- 69 days ago - thinkprogress.org
More than 600,000 Americans are homeless on a given night, according to the latest government data, which conducts a count on a specific night in January every year. Nearly a quarter are children and a third were living in unsheltered places like parks...
2016 Election: Joe Biden Can't Think of Reason Not to Run
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Joe biden, Elections, usa, elections, democrats, government, news, politics )

Cal
- 70 days ago - politico.com
He will make his final decision in summer 2015 based on whether he is the "best qualified" person to focus on two things: "giving ordinary people a fighting change to make it" and a "sound foreign policy."
Washington Gives Cannabis* the Green Light
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, ethics, marijuana, health, health care, usa )

Cal
- 70 days ago - theweek.com
*Well, at least on the kind that won't get you stoned

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