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US Politics & Gov't

Hastert Asks Court to Spare Him Prison; Cites Shame, Health
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Dennis Hastert, Illinois Republican, former U.S. Speaker of the House, sentencing, pedophile, sexual abuse, hush money, victims )

- 27 days ago -
Dennis Hastert's lawyers asked a federal judge Wednesday to spare the former U.S. House Speaker time behind bars in his hush-money case and sentence him to probation, saying the 74-year-old has already paid a steep price in shame and disgrace.
Big Union Leaders Betray Sanders and Workers - Ralph Nader
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Bernie Sanders, Unions, Election 2016, Hillary Clinton, workers, union endorsements )

- 27 days ago -
These large unions came out for Clinton in late 2015 and early 2016 before they sensed the growing rank and file workersâEUR(TM) preference for the lifetime advocate for workers and union backer, Bernie Sanders.
Overturning Inverted Totalitarianism
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Bernie Sanders, inverted totalitarianism, U.S., the corporate State, Hillary & Bill Clinton )

- 26 days ago -
Perhaps the most important result so far of the Bernie Sanders insurgency is how starkly it has exposed the truly totalitarian nature of the 21st century American state.
'I Was Struck With Multiple Blows': Inside the Secret Violence of Homan Square
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Homan Square, Chicago, US policing, Illinois, Human rights )

- 24 days ago -
Documents disclosed in Guardian lawsuit reveal for first time how Chicago police used punches, baton blows and Tasers at the off-the-books interrogation site.
Obama: Outcome Of Clinton Email Investigation Won't Be Political
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Classified Information, Clinton emails, Hillary Clinton, President Barack Obama )

- 22 days ago -
"There's classified, and then there's classified. There's stuff that is really top secret, top secret, and there's stuff that is being presented to the president or the secretary of state, that you might not want on the transom..."
It's Time to Get Cops Out of Schools
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Rights, U.S., Education, Children, Police State )

- 22 days ago -
SRO policing happens primarily in low-income schools attended by children of color. While kids from financially stable families in predominantly white schools go to the principal's office, kids from these poorer schools go to lock-up.
'The System Is Rigged': Widespread Dissatisfaction Among US Voters
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: US elections 2016, Donald Trump, US politics, Republicans, Democrats, Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton )

- 22 days ago -
"Why should the states, the party organizations and the voters go through all the hype, expense and time to have a primary when the party poobahs make the ultimate decision?"
How the American Neoconservatives Destroyed Mankind's Hopes for Peace
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Paul Craig Roberts, CIA, NATO, US )

- 20 days ago -
The Clintons violated the assurances given by the United States that had ended the Cold War. The two puppet presidents - George W Bush and Obama - who followed the Clintons, lost control of the US government to the neocons, restarting the Cold War...
Chris Hedges: Revolution Is in the Air
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: bernie sanders, boycott, citizens united, corporate power. democracy spring, donald trump, nihilism, protest. resistance, revolution, rosario dawson )

- 18 days ago -
Six hundred of the protesters in Washington DC have been arrested, and I was among 100 arrested Friday.
Obama Went From Condemning Saudis for Abuses to Arming Them to the Teeth
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Pres. Obama, arms sales, Saudi Arabia, human rights abuses, Yemen, cluster bombs, killing civilians )

- 14 days ago -
Obama is making his fourth trip to Riyadh, having presided over record-breaking U.S. arms sales to Saudi Arabia. He once criticized their human rights violations. Now he enables them.
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