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US Politics & Gov't

Open Thread - 1/22/2017
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, video )

TomCat
- 8 hours ago - politicsplus.org
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.
Donald Trump Fired All Foreign US Ambassadors With Nobody to Replace Them
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Donald Trump, Senate, President, Ambassadors )

Dandelion
- 1 day ago - independent.co.uk
The move now threatens leaving many countries without Senate-confirmed envoys for months and cutting off a direct line to the President, and some in countries which have sensitive relations to the US.
Interior Department Banned From Twitter After Retweet of Smaller Than Usual Trump Inauguration Crowd
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: tweeter, retweet, Interior Dept., Donald Trump, inauguration, ban )

Dandelion
- 1 day ago - bostonglobe.com
The Interior Department was ordered Friday to shut down its official Twitter accounts indefinitely.
Saturday & Sunday Smiles & Smirks
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Cake, Crowds, Metro Transit )

Joanne
- 23 hours ago - politicsplus.org
A post by SoINeedAName on TomCat's blog chock full of FACTS. No joking needed, the facts smirk for themselves.
A Look Back
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Obama, Washington Post, staffers, inspiring, moments )

Joanne
- 1 day ago - politicsplus.org
A post on TomCat's blog. A week off for the Furies, and a look back for us.
Today in MTP, Alternative Facts; These Are What Dictatorships Are Made Of
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: trumpism, alternative facts, lies and distortions )

Rob
- 8 hours ago - dailykos.com
This is not The Hunger Games, The Maze Runner or Divergent movieâEUR¦ Its our own dystopian present.
The Guardian View on Donald Trump's Inauguration: A Declaration of Political War - Editorial
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, Inauguration Day, Inaugural address, be afraid, Donald Trump )

Evelyn
- 1 day ago - theguardian.com
The presidential handover observed all the usual civilities, but the tone of Trump's speech marked a frightening change in America. In 1933, Roosevelt challenged the world to overcome fear. In 2017, Mr Trump told the world to be very afraid.
Pictures From WomenâEUR(TM)s Marches Around the World
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Resist, World, Women's marches! )

David
- 1 day ago - nytimes.com
Thank you Women (and the men who supported them, too).....and Thank you World!
It's Not Just Washington - DENOUNCE TRUMP
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans' rights, health care, livelihoods )

Linda
- 1 day ago - go.dlcc.org
When Obama took office with a Dem Congress he met a wall of Repug opposition that delayed progress for yrs. If we want to stop Trumps extreme agenda & defend the progress of the past 8 yrs we have to start in the states & we must be unrelenting
A Thank You Petition to Bidens and Obamas
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: thank you, Obama, Biden, USA )

David
- 13 hours ago - thepetitionsite.com
Thank You -- President Barack and First Lady Michelle and Daughters, Vice President Joe and Second Lady Jill & Family -- 8 good years!
Trump Press Secretary Blasts Media for Reporting Facts
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: )

T.L.
- 11 hours ago - cnbc.com
In his maiden voyage as the Trump adminstrations chief press liaison,Spicer harangued the press corps for at least four of the five minutes he stood before them
Welcome to the United States of Emergency
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Donald Trump, USA, emergency, sos, crazy )

Dandelion
- 3 hours ago - theintercept.com
No matter what you may hear in the coming days from the mainstream press and other elite institutions, this is not normal. This is aberrational. This is crazy.
How the World Reacted to Trump's Inauguration as US President
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, government, inauguration, Donald Trump, Germany, Mexico, Taiwan, China, France, UK, Canada, Russia, Iran )

Evelyn
- 17 hours ago - theguardian.com
Caution in China, sorrow and anger in Mexico, cork-popping in Moscow - here are some of the global responses to Friday's power handover
BIG CHANGE IN WHITE HOUSE WEBSITE
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government )

Rudica
- 1 day ago - cnet.com
DEMAND HE PUT THEM BACK ON. THIS IS JUST THE START OF TAKING AWAY CIVIL RIGHTS. WE PAY THEIR SALARIES, THEY WORK FOR US...ALL OF US. FYI: HE ALSO CLOSED DOWN THE COMMENT LINE. THERE ARE NOT ENOUGH FOUR LETTER WORDS TO DESCRIBE HIM AND HIS REGIME!
What You Need to Know About Trump's First Speech as President
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, Inaugural address, Donald Trump, policies, economy, Climate Change, health care, justice, national security, immigration, gender )

Evelyn
- 16 hours ago - theguardian.com
Guardian US writers examine President Trump's take on national security, the economy, climate change, healthcare, justice, immigration and gender.
10 Actions 100 Days
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Woman's Rights, Woman's March, Action, freedoms, ethics, americans, usa )

Launi
- 7 hours ago - womensmarch.com
Thank you to the millions of people around the world who, on January 21, came together by the millions to raise our voices. But our march forward does not end here. Now is the time to get our friends, family and community together and MAKE HISTORY.
How the GOP Is Playing Trump Until They Can Dump Him
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: corruption, republicans, politics )

Rob
- 7 hours ago - facebook.com
I had breakfast recently with a friend who's a former Republican member of Congress. Here's what he said:
Boston Globe: Ducklings in Public Garden Don Pink Knitted Hats
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, inauguration, protests, "pussy hats", "Make Way For Ducklings" statues, Boston )

Evelyn
- 1 day ago - bostonglobe.com
By Thursday morning, the articles of clothing gracing the bronze birds took on a more political tone: on each of their tiny heads were the knitted pink "pussy hats" that thousands of people planned to wear during nationwide protests of President-elect
BORDERS CLOSED TO WOMEN MARCH SUPPORTERS
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, americans, freedoms )

Rudica
- 8 hours ago - theguardian.com
AND IT HAS STARTED.......BUT IT DIDN'T STOP THE MARCH. TRUMP'S REACTION AND HIS PRESS SECRETARY TELLS US ALL WHAT KIND OF GOVERMENT WE WILL NOW HAVE. STEP BACK 50 YEARS...MORE LIKE 100 YEARS. OBAMA'S LAST WORD LINGER...WE MUST BE VIGILANT...
Ethics Lawyers to Sue Trump Over Foreign Payments
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: ethics, corruption, government )

Rob
- 3 hours ago - reuters.com
A group including former White House ethics attorneys will file a lawsuit on Monday accusing President Donald Trump of allowing his businesses to accept payments from foreign governments.
The Generations of Women Who Led the Way for Saturday's March
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: women's rights, activism, history, SusanBAnthony, americans, politics, government )

Cal
- 1 day ago - yahoo.com
On Saturday, when as many as 2 million women -- and men --take to the streets in Washington, D.C., and around the world for the WomenâEUR(TM)s March, they will be following in the footsteps of women who have marched for progressive causes and civil rights at l
Hightower: We Can Beat Back the Reign of Trump
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: President Trump, activism, progressives, action )

Freya
- 1 day ago - alternet.org
Don't agonize, organize! Rise up, resist, raise hell!
So, Your World Is Falling Apart. Here's How to Build It Up Again.
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Resisting Trump, civil disobedience, guide to activism, activism, usa, politics )

Cal
- 12 hours ago - grist.org
Grist has spent the past month talking to people who have been quietly working to maintain progress and asked them how you, someone who has no idea what youâEUR(TM)re doing
The Psychological Condition That Best Explains Donald Trump's Twisted Worldview @Alternet
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, war, propaganda, politics, lies, iraq, dishonesty, abuse, crime, ethics, media, military )

Wilde
- 6 hours ago - alternet.org
Think of our president as a hoarder. But instead of objects, he collects victories and vendettas.
 

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