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US Politics & Gov't

Why Is Alan Gross Still in Cuba? ACTION US
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Alan Gross, Cuban prisoner, 5 years, Obama, human rights, freedoms, corruption )

Nancy
- 19 days ago - engage.jewishpublicaffairs.org
Alan's situation is dire, and getting worse. He spends 24 hours a day in a small cell with two other prisoners. He has lost 100 pounds and is getting weaker and weaker.
Chris Christie, Keystone and Canada
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Chris Christie, usa, republicans, Keystone XL Pipeline, Canada visit )

Nancy
- 17 days ago - fair.org
The piece by Michael Barbaro (12/4/14) tells us that Christie has given Keystone a "bear-hugging embrace," quoting the governor as saying it "should have been approved a long time ago" and that oil pipelines are safe.
Van Jones Interview- 12/3/14
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: prison system, Van Jones, Cut50 Initiative, Restorative Justice )

Nancy
- 15 days ago - peacealliance.org
We heard from Van about the state of our criminal justice system and the many under-publicized solutions that are occurring at the community level in response to violence and with an aim towards prevention.
No Charges for NYPD Officer in Apparent Chokehold Death; Justice Dept. to Investigate (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, Americans, Justice Dept. investigation, Eric Garner, Human Rights, police, law, corruption, ethics, freedoms, crime )

Carrie
- 18 days ago - washingtonpost.com
The Justice Department will launch a federal civil rights investigation after a Staten Island grand jury declined to bring charges in the case of Eric Garner, an African American who died this summer after a white New York City police officer placed...
Homelessness Is Not a Crime -- and Neither Is Feeding the Hungry! ~ ACTION ~ PLEASE SIGN!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, homelessness, law, crime, government, ethics, freedoms, politics, abuse, news, economy )

Carrie
- 16 days ago - act.watchdog.net
Thirty-three cities now ban or are considering banning giving food to homeless people -- and some are threatening to throw people in jail in they're caught feeding the hungry.
Huge Israeli Arms Buy Nobody's Talking About (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Israel, U.S. military, F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, government, politics, ethics )

Carrie
- 16 days ago - m.forward.com
The Israeli parliament has become a turbulent place in the past few weeks -- even more so than usual. What with key politicians getting fired, there's been lots of chatter about what this shake-up will mean for the Israel-U.S. relationship.
Anti-Defamation League Creates Blacklist of Groups That Link Ferguson to Palestine
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Human Rights, ADL, Israel, Palestine, Ferguson, ethics, corruption, dishonesty, politics, news, freedoms )

Carrie
- 19 days ago - muzzlewatch.com
File this under "You can't make this up."Abe Foxman, whose $688,000 annual salary makes him one of the most over-paid pro-Israel lobbyists in the country, recently embarrassed himself (again) by actually releasing a press statement lecturing NFL star...
Are Blacks 'Primed' to Fall for Conspiracy Theories? Ex-NFL Player Explains His 9/11 'Truther' Past
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, 9/11 Truthers, racism, Donte Stallworth, Huffington Post, media, politics, government, Bush Administration, corruption, dishonesty, ethics, freedoms )

Carrie
- 19 days ago - rawstory.com
Former NFL player and current Huffington Post contributor Donte Stallworth explains how he fell down the "rabbit hole" and became a 9/11 "truther" after learning more about the history behind the terrorist attacks.
Tell President Obama: Standing Firm Is the Only Option, and That Means Committing to VETO Legislation That Attacks Working Famil
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Bernie Sanders, Americans, working families, economy, Obama, veto power, government, politics, freedoms )

Carrie
- 20 days ago - progressivesunited.org
Join Bernie Sanders and members of Progressives United to urge the president to VETO any Republican legislation that attacks working families.
What Democrats Must Do Now to Fill Judicial Vacancies Before Republicans Take Over the Senate ~ ACTION ~ PLEASE SIGN!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Federal Judges, republicans, democrats, freedoms, ethics, government, politics, news, congress )

Carrie
- 20 days ago - act.credoaction.com
Besides ensuring the government doesn't shut down, there's no Senate business more important between now and January than leaving a long-term legacy of highly-qualified judges on the federal bench.
 
 
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