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Open Thread - 1/18/2018
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, videos )

- 11 hours ago -
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, 3 short takes, and a homemade cartoon (shown). If you would like me to send you cards with links to my articles, add me as a friend.
Samantha Bee From 1/17
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: humor, Samantha Bee, satire, videos )

- 11 hours ago -
It's that time of week again, so here are three excellent video clips from Sam's show last night. Enjoy!!
Trump Owes Us Money (With Video)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Trump, dysfunctional, reality show, SAG-AFTRA, union minimum, americans )

- 17 hours ago -
Trump has cast us all in his dysfunctional reality show: we deserve to be paid SAG-AFTRA union minimum for being on a network reality show, which is currently $3,239 per week. A check to every man, woman, child for $3,239/ wk until his presidency ends
Petition-Make Paid Family Leave a Guarantee for ALL Working Families - The Hunger Site
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Family and Medical Leave Act, families, children, laws, freedoms )

- 1 day ago -
The time has come; we need to take action. With a national policy for paid family leave, we could give families the opportunity they need to not just survive, but to also thrive.
Petition-Tell Congress: Equality for All Women! - The Hunger Site
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Equal rights, equal rights for women, congress, freedoms, government, democrats, republicans )

- 1 day ago -
As an international leader in the pursuit of equal human rights, the US needs to set the example for the rest of the world. Ratification requires two-thirds of the Senate to vote in favor of it. Please see that you and your colleagues vote to help women.
Tell the Senate: Increase and Fix the House Relief Package for Puerto Rico
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Puerto Rico, Hurricane Relief, health, environment, power, infrastructure )

- 21 hours ago -
The people of Puerto Rico desperately need this aid to restore power and meet their basic needs. I urge you send the federal aid necessary to help Puerto Rico recover sustainably.
Trust in U.S. Leadership Plummets to Historic Low Under Trump: Poll @Alternet
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: trump, fake potus, Gallup, RESIST )

- 8 hours ago -
Gallup reveals the rest of the world had more confidence in George W. Bush. Earlier this week, based on a survey of nearly 2000 participants, Politico and Morning Consult found more than a third of Americans would give Donald Trump...
Petition - Republicans Want to End the Investigation Into Trump's Russia Ties. We Cannot Let Them.
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: republicans, Trump, Russia ties, dishonesty, investigations, witnesses, right to know, disguise, systematic attacks, undermining, democracy, responsibilities )

- 16 hours ago -
Republicans have sought every chance to delegitimize special counsel Robert Mueller. Now, they are ramping up their attempts to derail Mueller's inquiry into Trump's Russia ties with calls to shut down the parallel, ongoing congressional investigations,..
David Cay Johnston: Trump Is Determined to Provoke War to Draw Focus From Racist & Erratic Behavior
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, war, media, military, propaganda, politics, lies, dishonesty, corruption, abuse, terrorism, government, ethics )

- 10 hours ago -
The New York Times reports that the Pentagon is proposing widening the permissible use of nuclear weapons to include responding to cyberattacks and other non-nuclear attacks to U.S. infrastructure.The Pentagon has already outlined this expanded nuclear s
The World Has Officially Lost Confidence In U.S. Leadership Under Trump
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Trump regime, foreign relations, trade )

- 7 hours ago -
The poll, released Thursday, shows that only 30 percent of the public approves of U.S. leadership, down from 48 percent in 2016. At the same time, 43 percent of people expressed a negative opinion of the U.S. leadership, up from 28 percent in 2016.
Freedom to Discriminate at Health and Human Services!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, americans, constitution, corruption, dishonesty, ethics, lies, healthcare, republicans, propaganda, politics )

- 6 hours ago -
Trump hits a still deeper low...probably with the urging of Pence! Please see first comment.
TAKE ACTION: Defend the Dreamers!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: congress, democrats, republicans, usa, u.s., deportation )

- 2 hours ago -
Every day that we fail to act, 122 Dreamers lose status and face the risk of deportation. We have to keep up the pressure. Contact your member of Congress today and call on them to pass a clean Dream Act now!
Bill to Ban Orca Breeding Filed in House Faces Pushback From SeaWorld
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: bill. banning orca breeding, SeaWorld, breeding, americans, government, usa )

- 12 hours ago -
A bill that would outlaw the breeding and performing of killer whales in Florida has cleared the initial hurdle that kept it off the table last year: getting a lawmaker to file it in the first place.
This Refugee Was Sexually Assaulted in Detention. Release Her! | UltraViolet Petition
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, Refugees&Relief, corruption, freedoms, detention centers )

- 5 hours ago -
Laura Monterrosa, a refugee from El Salvador currently in a detention center in Texas, has reported being repeatedly sexually assaulted by a guard--and so far immigration officials have done nothing to keep her safe.
New Colorado Bill Could Implement Nanotechnology to Track Legal Cannabis
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, americans, constitution, ethics, freedoms, government, news, media, politics, Colorado, bill, law, nanotechnology, cannabis, permanent surveillance, absence of privacy of liberty, tyranny and dictatorship )

- 7 hours ago -
A new Colorado bill would require the implementation of technology to scan cannabis to determine whether it was legally purchased. Colorado lawmakers have introduced a new bill which would require the development of âEURoemarijuana tracking technology..
21 US States File Lawsuits Against Ending Net Neutrality
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, americans, ethics, government, media, news, politics, usa, dishonesty, freedoms, net neutrality, internet and digital rights, ISP´s, profit, data privacy, internets, lawsuit, FCC )

- 7 hours ago -
Other lawsuits were also filed by pro-neutrality groups while Democrat senators said they were just one vote short for repealing the new FCC rules. U.S. President Donald Trump-backed policiesâEUR(TM) have been hit with yet another legal action as 21...
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Human Rights, Refugees&Relief, detention camps )

- 2 hours ago -
The Berks family detention center in Pennsylvania is the oldest of these "baby jails," and until recently, where four kids and their moms were jailed for nearly two years. Their crime? Seeking safety in the United States.
FBI Investigating Whether NRA Used Russian Money to Help Trump - Axios
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: corruption, NRA, Russia, election, Trump )

- 2 hours ago -
The FBI is investigating whether top Russian banker Alexander Torshin, who has close ties to the Kremlin, sent money to the NRA to help President Trump win the election, reports McClatchy.
Assange Keeps Warning Of AI Censorship, And ItâEUR(TM)s Time We Started Listening
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, americans, constitution, ethics, freedoms, government, politics, news, media, propaganda, lies, cover-up, usa, AI censorship, Wikileaks and Assange )

- 7 hours ago -
Throughout the near entirety of human history, a populationâEUR(TM)s understanding of whatâEUR(TM)s going on in the world has been controlled by those in power. The men in charge controlled what the people were told about rival populations, the history of...
Good Reasons to Avoid a Government Shutdown
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: services, funding, shutdowns, Congress, partisan politics )

- 7 hours ago -
If Congress fails to pass a spending bill in the next 9 days, the government will halt many of its basic operations, from issuing passports and visas to making small-business loans. Such shutdowns are often threatened by politicians looking to force...
Activists Say Tom Cotton Has Issued Do-Not-Call-or-Write Notice to Some Constituents. UPDATE. Such Letters Sent in 'Extreme Circ
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: congress, Tom Cotton, freedoms, healthcare, CHIP, immigration )

- 2 hours ago -
Ozark Indivisible, the activist group that has been pressing members of Congress from Arkansas on health care, immigration & other issues, reported on its Twitter account last night that people calling Sen. Tom Cotton's office had received cease & desist.
TAKE ACTION: Tell Congress Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands Need Relief
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: congress, usa, Puerto Rico, US vigil island, americans, u.s. )

- 43 minutes ago -
Please send a message to your Senators and Representative and tell them Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands need recovery funding to rebuild to withstand the next storm. Let Congress know that Puerto Rico needs debt relief.

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