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US Politics & Gov't

Personal Update - 4/22/2014
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, personal )

TomCat
- 14 hours ago - politicsplus.org
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, and why that's all there is.
'Angry and Fiery' Hamza Preached Jihad, Court Is Told
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Islam, jihad, afghanistan, terrorism, preaching, mosques, hatred )

Beatrice
- 21 hours ago - telegraph.co.uk
The radical Islamic cleric accused of running a global terrorist network from his north London mosque would authorise followers to travel to Afghanistan to wage jihad if they demonstrated "good character and obedience", a US court was told
Supreme Court Upholds Michigan's Affirmative Action Ban
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans, constitution, dishonesty, ethics, freedoms, Govtfearmongering, media, politics, SupremeCourt )

Kit
- 18 hours ago - nytimes.com
The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a Michigan voter initiative that banned racial preferences in admissions to the state's public universities.
It's a Little Creepy When Political Candidates Send You Mail Tailored to Your Religion
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans, candidates, congress, dishonesty, elections, Govtfearmongering, lies, media, politics, propaganda )

Kit
- 18 hours ago - alternet.org
When we use campaigns to exaggerate differences among us, it becomes harder to use the time between them to bind us together.
The Meritocracy Myth: How the Super-Rich Really Make Their Money
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Meritocracy, Myth, Upper Class, Elites, Investing in Failure, Food prices, Mortgage Failures, Class War, Exploitation, Income Inequality, Destabilized Economy, Working Class, Oppression )

Brian
- 1 day ago - truth-out.org
"Warren Buffett once claimed that the "genius of the American economy, our emphasis on a meritocracy and a market system and a rule of law has enabled generation after generation to live better than their parents did." So much for quaint notions.
BP Gets An Anniversary Gift From the Obama Administration
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: BP, Deepwater Horizon, Gulf Oil Disaster, Spill, Oil, Energy, Energy Policy, Obama Administration, EPA, anniversary of accident )

Brian
- 1 day ago - truth-out.org
"You wouldn't think that the London-based company that spilled the oil would get an anniversary gift from the federal government. But the Environmental Protection Agency has just given BP a big one. The EPA ruled that the corporation could start..."
Chelsea Manning Lawyers Interviewed In Depth On Appeal
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Chelsea Manning, Bradley Manning, Appeal, Rejected, War on Whistleblowers, Wikileaks, Obama Administration, War, Military, Clemency )

Brian
- 1 day ago - popularresistance.org
"The case of Chelsea Manning is back in the spotlight. Last week, a U.S. Army general rejected Manning's request for clemency, thereby upholding her 35-year prison sentence."
Ten Years Later: Questions Still Surround Pat Tillman's Death
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Pat Tillman, Afghanistan, Friendly Fire, NFL Football Player, Army Ranger, Questions, Accountability, Closure, US, Cover-Up )

Brian
- 1 day ago - thenation.com
"The questions surrounding both the death of Pat Tillman, as well the response by the United States government to the news, has simply never been answered."
Fox Analyst: Hillary Is 'Too Old,' She 'Planned' Chelsea's Baby -- and That's Not Sexist! (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Hillary Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, baby news, Fox News Channel, elections, politics, news )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - rawstory.com
Fox News media analyst Lauren Ashburn speculated on Sunday that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton may have "planned" her daughter Chelsea's pregnancy to coincide with a 2016 presidential bid.
Exclusive: Inmates to Strike in Alabama, Declare Prison Is "Running a Slave Empire" - Video
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: VIDEO, PRISON, ALABAMA, ROBERT BENTLEY, MELVIN RAY, RACE, LABOR, STRIKE, LAW, SENTENCING, BUSINESS NEWS, NEWS, POLITICS NEWS )

David
- 2 days ago - salon.com
In 2011, Alabama's Department of Agriculture reportedly discussed using inmates to replace immigrants for agricultural work; in 2012, the state Senate passed a bill to let private businesses employ prison labor...
 
 
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