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Do Your Job Congress - Petition
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Congress, Petition, Do Your Job, hurt economy, do nothing, work for the people )

Dandelion
- 28 days ago - petitions.moveon.org
The Republican Congress has vowed to do nothing every since President Obama was elected. Their tactics have shut down the government, delayed the return of a strong economy, and hurt the American people.
BREAKING: PA Caves To Medicaid Expansion
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: healthcare, Medicaid, Pennsylvania, politics )

Jude
- 21 days ago - dailykos.com
I cannot claim PA as my own, but am thrilled to hear this news! Go, Pennsylvania! These days, when I hear the word "cave", it gets me kinda excited. Funny how America has to "cave" to help the less fortunate these days.
GOP Senate Campaign Defends Using Image Of James Foley's Execution In Ad (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: republicans, Allen Weh, James Foley, elections, candidates, corruption, ethics, politics )

Carrie
- 24 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
The campaign of Allen Weh, the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in New Mexico is defending an ad it released Monday that uses an image of the gruesome execution of James Foley, an American journalist.
BAD SCIENCE: Leading Anti-Marijuana Academics Are Paid By Painkiller Drug Companies
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: bad science, rigged studies, marijuana, policy, public opinion, healthcare, usa, politics, propaganda )

Cal
- 10 days ago - news.vice.com
As Americans continue to embrace pot--as medicine and for recreational use--opponents are turning to a set of academic researchers to claim that policymakers should avoid relaxing restrictions around marijuana. It's too dangerous, risky, and untested, they
Rampant Sexual Violence Against Women and Rape on College Campuses Across America
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, cover-up, crime, freedoms, Rape, Violence against women, US Universities )

Eleonora
- 13 days ago - globalresearch.ca
One in five women report being a victim of sexual assault while studying at America's colleges and universities today. Another study determined that one in four college women have survived rape or attempted rape since age 14.
Why Racism Is Bad For Your Brain
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: racism, politics, usa, news )

Cal
- 29 days 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?
Is Blackwater Finally Going to Be Held Accountable for Civilian Deaths?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: republicans, crime, cover-up, corruption, dishonesty, abuse, ethics, lies, media )

Jason
- 21 days ago - alternet.org
Can justice be any slower or non existent? I hope the evidence puts these killer bone heads away for a long time.
TAKE ACTION NOW! WOMEN'S RIGHTS: Fight for Equal Pay for Equal Work.
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: republicans, women's rights, equal pay for equal work legislation, crime, congress, americans, usa, politics, news )

Cal
- 8 days ago - emilyslist.org
If the Paycheck Fairness vote scheduled for this week goes anything like the last three times the Senate voted on it, Republicans are going to do everything they can to make sure it fails.
Reaction Pours in to Historic McDonnell Guilty Verdicts
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans, corruption, cover-up, dishonesty )

Phyllis
- 14 days ago - nbc12.com
Reaction is beginning to pour in to a jury's guilty verdict on several counts in the McDonnell case. A jury found former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell guilty on 11 counts and his wife, Maureen, guilty on eight counts in their federal corruption trial.
Why Are 10 & 13 Year Old Brothers in Detention?? ACTION
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: children, asylum seekers, family, violence, human rights )

Nancy
- 25 days ago - action.dreamactivist.org
Esmeralda, her husband and their five children fled from El Salvador earlier this summer after their 16-year old son was threatened after refusing to join a gang. The family was told they had 1 week to live. Esmeralda and her husband made the decision to
Republicans Want to Force A Democrat to Run in Kansas
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: )

Ashley
- 14 days ago - politico.com
The Democrat tried to drop out of the Kansas Senate race. The Republicans aren't letting him. They say he didn't drop out the right way.
The Defense Department Must Stop Arming Local Police
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: militarized police, suspend 1033, police brutality, military equipment, Ferguson )

Dandelion
- 9 days ago - act.credoaction.com
Militarization of police departments threatens our civil liberties; puts all Americans at increased risk of being killed or injured by law enforcement. Suspend the 1033 military equipment distribution program. Weapons of war do not belong in communities.
Dick Cheney Is Still A Petty Hypocrite
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: President Obama, Dick Cheney, dishonesty, lies, republicans, politics, propaganda, government, ethics, news )

Carrie
- 27 days ago - nationalmemo.com
Former VP Dick Cheney resurfaced again this week, to sharply criticize President Obama for being on vacation when ISIS murdered American journalist James Foley. For starters, Cheney's former boss blew Obama out of the water in terms of time spent away...
Hundreds of Voters Are Disenfranchised By North Carolina's New Voting Restrictions
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: votign rights, NC legislation, disenfrnchised voters, crime, corruption, congress, americans, news, usa )

Cal
- 8 days ago - thenation.com
same-day registration was one of the key electoral reforms eliminated by the North Carolina legislature last year when it passed the nation's most onerous package of voting restrictions. In 2014,
TAKE ACTION NOW! Restore the Voting Rights Act
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Voting Rihts Act, voting, US< SupremeCourt, politics, news, ethics, government, congress )

Cal
- 6 days ago - takeaction.takepart.com
Last year the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision in Shelby County v. Holder gutted one of the most effective provisions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

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