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US Politics & Gov't

You Can Still Eat This Corgi In Pennsylvania, Thanks To The NRA
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: NRA, Pennsylvania, Americans, laws, corruption, ethics, dishonesty, government, politics, abuse, news )

CarrieSIC
- 2 days ago - thinkprogress.org
It is currently legal to slaughter and eat dogs or cats in Pennsylvania, and, thanks in large part to lobbying from the National Rifle Association, it will remain so. Although the animal cruelty bill passed the state senate by a 36-12 margin -- and even...
Sticking Texas-Sized Hurdles on the Path to Polls
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: voting rights, minorities, politics, government, court decisions, dishonesty, usa )

Cal
- 3 days ago - truth-out.org
Texas has required voters to present a photo ID for years. This most recent law dramatically narrowed the range of acceptable documentation, so only a small number of documents are now permissible at the polls
Open Thread - 10/27/2014
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, video )

TomCat
- 3 days ago - politicsplus.org
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, 3 short takes, and a homemade cartoon (shown).
Wearing Pants Hinders the Administration of Justice
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Kindergarten, teacher, Helen, Hulick, Los Angeles, court, women, fashion, slacks, pants, contempt, justice, administartion )

Sam
- 4 days ago - latimes.com
Kindergarten teacher Helen Hulick made Los Angeles court history -- and struck a blow for women's fashion -- in 1938.
Open Thread - 10/26/2014
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, video, Care2 Upload Stinks )

TomCat
- 4 days ago - politicsplus.org
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, 3 short takes, and a homemade cartoon (shown).5th attempt to upload. :-(
Publicly Condemn Conservative's Violent Threats - ForceChange ~ PLEASE SIGN
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: NRA, politics, republicans, lies, media, ethics, government, violence )

Beverly
- 4 days ago - forcechange.com
Demand that the NRA remove Ted Nugent from its Board of Directors and publicly condemn his remarks.
Ask Congress to Support the Responsible Estate Tax Act, S.2899.
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, politics, taxes, economic inequality, fairness, super-rich )

Bruce C
- 4 days ago - act.americansfortaxfairness.org
Bernie Sanders' Responsible Estate Tax Act will require the super-wealthy to pay more in taxes, impose a 10% surtax on billionaire estates and close a major loophole. Even with these changes, 99.7% of Americans will NOT pay a nickel in the estate tax.
Personal Update - 10/25/2014
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, personal )

TomCat
- 4 days ago - politicsplus.org
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, a homemade cartoon (shown), and why I'm not here
There Are Some Things About Gaza That I Still Can't Wrap My Head Around
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: U.S., Israel, Gaza, aid to Israel, ethics, dishonesty, government, politics, corruption )

CarrieSIC
- 4 days ago - mondoweiss.net
What's the difference between 212 million in aid to rebuild a man made disaster and 3.1 billion in aid that goes annually to Israel so it can continue creating man made disasters?
Challenge Chris Christie: "You're 'Tired' of Hearing About the Minimum Wage? Then Try Living on It" ACTION US
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Chris Christie, government, NJ, USA, republicans, ethics, elections, family, americans, economy, money )

Nancy
- 4 days ago - leftaction.com
Governor Christie is apparently bored by the topic, but millions of Americans working for the minimum wage don't have that luxury. Maybe Governor Christie needs to experience that first hand.
Why Don't Millennials Vote? Cartoonist Matt Bors Has The Answer
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Millennials, voting, progressive party, Australia, boomers, raw deal, mandatory voting )

Dandelion
- 4 days ago - rawstory.com
I'd like to see a progressive party instead of one whose most convincing pitch is "those guys are worse so vote for us or Roe v. Wade will be overturned." The easiest way would be legally requiring them to vote as they do in Australia.
Tell Congress: Oppose the Republican Handout to Payday Lenders ACTION US
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: republicans, loan industry bail-out, government, money-laundering, USA, ethics, crime )

Nancy
- 4 days ago - act.credoaction.com
Only House Republicans would be OK with making illegal money-laundering easier in order to bail out a predatory loan industry, but that's exactly what they will do if we don't speak up.
IRS Whistleblowers: Agency Executives Behind Multibillion-Dollar Corporate Tax Giveaways
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: IRS, tax giveaways to corporations, corruption, news, government, ethics, crime, cover-up, obama, economy )

Cal
- 4 days ago - truth-out.org
A veteran Internal Revenue Service attorney demands a congressional audit of the IRS to investigate the agency's alleged role in allowing US corporations to illegally avoid paying billions of dollars in taxes even as it cracks down on individuals and smal

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