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US Politics & Gov't

Maine Governor Prepares To Make Food Stamps Recipients Jump Through New Hoops At The Grocery Store
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Maine, Food Stamps, SNAP, Gov. Paul LePage, food restrictions )

Dandelion
- 5 days ago - thinkprogress.org
Burdening the poorest with more rules is in vogue with Republicans these days. Extra restrictions and stigma for how food stamps recipients can use their meager benefits just exacerbate the core indignities and hardships they face.
Bernie for President!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: bernie, Campaign 2016 )

TomCat
- 5 days ago - politicsplus.org
See 1st comment.
Here Are Six Companies That Get Rich Off Prisoners
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: prison, slaves, John Oliver, Asset Forfeiture, Corizon, Global Tel-Link, The Bail Industry, Prison Industrial Complex, GEO Group, Corrections Corporations of America )

Dandelion
- 5 days ago - attn.com
There are currently 2.4 million people in American prisons. This number has grown by 500% in the past 30 years. While the United States has only 5% of the world's population, it holds 25 percent of the world's total prisoners. Money maker for the 1%.
Citing Koch Brothers, Bernie Sanders Calls for 'Political Revolution' Against 'the Billionaire Class'
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, elections, democrats, Bernie Sanders, The 1%, politics, government, ethics, news, freedoms )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - rawstory.com
Appearing on ABC at the end of a week in which he declared a run for the Democratic nomination well to the left of Clinton, the independent senator from Vermont said on his first day as a candidate he had attracted 100,000 supporters and raised $1.5m.
Cosmetic Changes Are Not Enough We Need To End Dragnet NSA Surveillance - Petition
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: PATRIOT Act, section 215, June 1, stop surveillance, petition )

Dandelion
- 2 days ago - action.aclu.org
Sign this petition to show them that Americans oppose dragnet surveillance and extending any parts of the Patriot Act without significant reform that are set to expire on June 1.
Happy May Day!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: holidays, labor, video )

TomCat
- 4 days ago - politicsplus.org
See 1st comment.
Poll Results - 5/1/2015
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: blog news, polls, Campaign 2016 )

TomCat
- 4 days ago - politicsplus.org
See 1st comment
Chris Christie and Mayor Cory Booker Set Up Newark For An Experiment In Disaster Capitalism
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: One Newark, Newark, New Jersey, No Child Left Behind, CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Shock Doctrine, Mayor Cory Booker, Gov. Chris Christie, Dr Lauren Wells, school board, disaster capitalism )

Dandelion
- 3 days ago - progressive.org
Local elected officials have tried unsuccessfully to protect the right of parents and citizens of Newark to control their public schools. Dr. Lauren Wells chief school officer and 5 members of the school board show their support to the teachers.
Open Thread - 4/30/2015
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, video )

TomCat
- 5 days ago - politicsplus.org
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, 3 short takes, and a homemade cartoon (shown).
A Day For Yvonne White
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: blog news, holidays )

TomCat
- 6 days ago - politicsplus.org
The graphic is the entire article.
Give 'Em Hell, Bernie ! - BREAKING: Sanders Is More Serious Than You Think ! - PETITION Incl.
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Bernie Sanders, running for POTUS, endcitizensunited, honesty, petition )

Angelika
- 5 days ago - rollingstone.com
FANTASTIC NEWS: Bernie is running! Congratulations, Bernie. Good luck and give 'em hell ! (Petition in comments- to thank him)
Factory Farm Meat: Why Vegetarians, Ranchers, and Conscious Omnivores Need To Unite
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Factory farm meat, Vegetarians, Ranchers, Conscious Omnivores, industrial agriculture, federal government, CAFO's, USDA, HSS )

Rosie
- 2 days ago - articles.mercola.com
For the first time since the advent of industrial agriculture, the federal government is considering advising Americans to eat 'less red and processed meat', 95% of US Red Meat comes From Confined Animal Feeding Operations. Research by USDA and HSS.
Bernie Sanders To Announce Presidential Run
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Bernie Sanders, Government & Politics, VPR News, The Frequency )

Judy
- 7 days ago - digital.vpr.net
Sanders' basic message will be that the middle class in America has been decimated in the past two decades while wealthy people and corporations have flourished.
 

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