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New Photos: Obama Overseeing the Bin Laden Operation | The Nation
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: politics, terrorism, government, media, obama, politics, Bin Laden, flickr, photos )

- 2541 days ago -
The White House just released several photos of President Obama overseeing the operation to kill Osama bin Laden. The most intense image shows the national security team receiving an update about the operation on May 1 in the Situation Room--and it has be
After White House Invite, Conservatives Get Tough on Soft Rapper | The Nation
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Common, hip-hop, artist, poetry night, white house, politics, conservatives, interesting )

- 2541 days ago -
"White House poetry night is one of those ceremonial events that you never hear about unless there's a controversy. Or a fake controversy. But today's conservative kerfuffle over a White House invitation for Common--a socially conscious..."
The Eleven Craziest Things Newt Gingrich Has Ever Said | The Nation
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Newt Gingrich, politics, antics, quotes, Newt-ism, presidency, off-beat, entertaining )

- 2541 days ago -
"Today, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich will announce a run for the presidency. Over his long and checkered career, Newt has said some wild and crazy things--most are deeply offensive, while some are outright bizarre. Here's the most unhinged Newt-isms"
Recruiting Local Businesses | The U.S. Chamber Doesn't Speak For Me
US Politics & Gov't  (tags:, Bill McKibben, government, chamber or commerce, pollution, climate change, climate legislation, take action )

- 2605 days ago -
What does the U.S. Chamber of Commerce have to do with Climate Change?The Chamber is controlled by Big Polluters, poisons politics with its dirty money and opposes every single effort to curb climate pollution. TAKE ACTION PLEASE!!!!!
Hope, Real Hope, Is About Doing Something
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Chris Hedges, Daniel Ellsberg, Medea Benjamin, Ray McGovern, military veteran activists, rally in Lafayette Park, White House, protest the Afghan and Iraq Wars, Barack Obama, corporate overlords, plutocracy, "masters of war and comerce" )

- 2704 days ago -
Chris Hedges: "On Dec. 16 I will join Daniel Ellsberg, Medea Benjamin, Ray McGovern and several military veteran activists outside the White House to protest the futile and endless wars in Iraq and Afghanistan..."
The Showdown On Tax Cuts for the Rich
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: President Obama, White House meeting, Republicans, tax cut extension, the working and middle classes, the powerful and prvileged, undeserved windfall )

- 2704 days ago -
Taxpayers in the top 1 percent don't need it (they are now getting almost a quarter of all national income, the highest percent since 1928). They don't deserve it (they got the lion's share of the benefits of the 2001 and 2003 Bush tax cuts, and...
House Passes Tax Cuts For Middle Class
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Bush Tax Cuts, Deficit, Democrats, George W. Bush, House, House Democrats, House Of Representatives, Lame Duck Session, Middle Class, Middle Class Tax Cuts, Republicans, Senate, Tax Cuts, Tax Policy, Taxes, Politics News )

- 2702 days ago -
The House has passed a bill to extend middle-class tax cuts while letting those for the wealthy expire, even as talks continue on extending the cuts for everyone.
Upper-Income Tax Cuts Will Affect Almost 100% of Boehner's Real Constituents
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Ezra Klein, Broken Government, John Boehner, tax cuts, campaign finance )

- 2700 days ago -
Boehner knock-down-drag-out fight to keep taxes low on the rich doesn't make sense if you think our members of Congress represent their geographic constituents, but, given the broken design of our campaign finance system, that is not who they care about.
Social Security: A Decade of Deceit
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: George Bush, Social Security, looting of Social Security, secrecy, mainstream media, lies )

- 2699 days ago -
Today, five years after President Bush publicly acknowledged that the Social Security money was all being spent by the government, most Americans do not have a clue that this is happening. Why is that?
Blowing Billions on War While American Workers Go Under
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans need jobs, unemployment ending, Rethink Afghanistan, jobs not war, $2 billion/week Afghan War, President Obama, Congress )

- 2699 days ago -
Millions of us are about to lose our lifeline because Congress refuses to extend unemployment insurance benefits. We're spending $2 billion per week -- per week! -- in Afghanistan while millions of people face going hungry during the holidays.
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