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US Politics & Gov't

Why Racism Is Bad For Your Brain
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: racism, politics, usa, news )

Cal
- 9 hours ago - motherjones.com
The events in Ferguson, MO have focused the nation on the problem of racial prejudice. But do we even understand what that is?
U.S. Commandos Tried To Rescue Foley And Other Hostages
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: USA, Obama, James Foley, Americans, military, rescue mission, government )

Carrie
- 18 hours ago - nytimes.com
A United States Special Operations team tried and failed to rescue James Foley and other Americans held hostage in Syria during a secret mission earlier this summer authorized by President Obama, senior administration officials said Wednesday.
McConnell's Plan to Shut Down Obama (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: congress, elections, ethics, dishonesty, Obama, obstructionism, government shutdown, corruption, government, politics, propaganda, republicans, news )

Carrie
- 22 hours ago - politico.com
Mitch McConnell has a game plan to confront President Barack Obama with a stark choice next year: Accept bills reining in the administration's policies or veto them and risk a government shutdown.
90-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor, Hedy Epstein, Arrested in Ferguson Protest
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: holocaust survivor, Hedy Epstein, Ferguson, women, human rights )

Nancy
- 2 days ago - dailykos.com
Hedy Epstein, a Holocaust survivor and long-time human rights activist, was arrested today in front of Governor Jay Nixon's downtown office along with eight others. If the spirit moves you, Hedy's website link is within this news.
OREGON: Terror-Funding Islamic Charity Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: IRS, Terror-funding Islamic Charity, Oregon, Saudi Arabia, Tax Fraud )

Beth
- 14 hours ago - moneyjihad.wordpress.com
The charity failed to report to the IRS that a $150,000 donation in 2000 went overseas to Saudi Arabia and was meant to be sent to Chechnya, prosecutors said. The charity falsely reported on its tax return that the money was used partly to buy a building.
KANSAS: Muslim Convicted of Murder & on Trial for Child Rape Sues Jail Over Ramadan Meals $2 Million
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: U.S. Prisons, Muslim, murder, sex crimes, sues prison )

Beth
- 15 hours ago - cjonline.com
Shawnee County Jail inmate Eddie A. Gordon Sr., a practicing Muslim and convicted murderer facing sex crime charges, filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday seeking $2 million and alleging his religious rights were violated.
Open Thread - 8/21/2014
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread )

TomCat
- 10 hours ago - politicsplus.org
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, 3 short takes, and a homemade cartoon (shown). That's all today.
As Iraq Unravels, US Repeats Mistakes
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Iraq, Quagmire, US, War of Terror, Invasion, Occupation, Chaos, Resistance, Civil War, American Imperialism, Obama, War Monger, Military Industrial Complex )

Brian
- 1 day ago - truth-out.org
"Airstrikes will not mold Iraq into a stable or inclusive state. At the root of this laziness is ignorance of history. Yet, by declaring his support for the new Iraqi prime minister, Obama may have replicated the conditions that produced Maliki..."
   

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