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Pledge to Defend the 1st Amendment During Trump's Presidency
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: President Trump, U.S. Constitution, free speech, human rights, petitions )

Freya
- 2 days ago - signherenow.org
On January 20, Donald J. Trump will take the oath of office and swear to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. Of special concern are his threats directed at journalists and arbitrary limitations on media access and comments.
Watergate-Era Intelligence Experts Call for Leniency for Snowden
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: U.S., Edward Snowden, NSA, Big Brother, Barack Obama, US Department of Justice )

Judy
- 6 days ago - commondreams.org
The signatories say NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden should receive leniency, if not a full pardon.
Donald Trump Just Hired a Current Theranos Board Member to Run the Pentagon
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Donald Trump, Secretary of Defense, Trump cabinet, James Mattis, Theranos )

Judy
- 4 days ago - thenation.com
General Mattis is still associated with the quack medical company. So much for "extreme vetting."
A Cabinet Position for Petraeus; Disciplinary Actions for Broadwell After Affair
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Claire McCaskill, Hillary Clinton, Lindsey Graham, Donald Trump, John McCain, Chris Coons, Jack Reed, Pentagon )

Judy
- 4 days ago - thehill.com
While former CIA Director David Petraeus is interviewing for a top job in the Trump administration, the woman he had an affair with is facing possible disciplinary actions from the Army.
Standing Rock: US Denies Key Permit for Dakota Access Pipeline, a Win for Tribe
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Dakota Access pipeline, North Dakota, Native Americans, Water )

Judy
- 1 day ago - theguardian.com
Army Corps of Engineers will not grant the permit for the Dakota Access pipeline to drill under the Missouri river, handing a major win to environmental activists
Standing Rock Protesters Just Took SERIOUS Action Against Brutal Out Of Control Cops
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: police brutality, class action lawsuit, human right abuses, Standing Rock Dakota Access Pipeline, Nov. 20, 2016, civil rights action )

Dandelion
- 4 days ago - theintercept.com
When it comes to extreme violence and human rights abuses, the events at the Standing Rock Dakota Access Pipeline project protest on November 20 could go down as one of Americas darkest moments in recent history.
Song For Leonard Peltier   video
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Leonard Peltier, Song for Leonard Peltier, Jim Page, video, clemency, President Obama )

Dandelion
- 4 days ago - youtube.com
Seattle singer songwriter sings his ballad Song For Leonard Peltier telling the story of Peltiers struggle for the Lakota Indian people of South Dakota.
House Democrats Missed Opportunity
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: coastal Elites, Democrats, missed opportunity, Tim Ryan, Nancy Pelosi )

Dandelion
- 2 days ago - washingtonexaminer.com
Democrats control only 14 state Senate and 16 state house chambers in the whole country. That is roughly just 30 percent of state legislative chambers. All voices are needed at the table, not just the coastal Elites. Democrats must adapt to survive.
SIGN NOW! Tell Twitter to Suspend Donald Trump!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: SOCIAL MEDIA, DONALD TRUMP, TWITTER ACCOUNT, ethics, usa, propaganda, politics )

Cal
- 2 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
Donald Trump has crossed a line by attacking people on Twitter based on their race, religion, gender and more.
US Presidents Should Be Subject to Conflict of Interest Laws - PETITION
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans, government, ethics, politics, economy, usa, president, presidential election )

Chetna
- 21 days ago - change.org
I was surprised to find out that US Presidents and Vice Presidents are not bound by the conflict of interest legislation that governs the rest of the US government - the 1978 Ethics in Government Act. This is a petition to change that
 
 
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