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Open Thread - 2/24/2017
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, video )

TomCat
- 18 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.
RUN DNC - A Time To Share Your Voice - Vote Here
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: RUN DNC, Sam Ronon, vote online, Democratic leadership, DNC, progressive )

Dandelion
- 1 day ago - rundnc.herokuapp.com
Submit your endorsement in our national poll, and then email or send a postcard to your representatives to let them know whom you would like to see as the next chair.
EXTREMELY URGENT - ONE MIN EMAIL NEEDED NOW! White House MUST Intervene to Restore USDA Online Databases!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: USDA, SAEN, e-mail White House, OPEN WORLDWIDE )

Rosie
- 1 day ago - whitehouse.gov
EXTREMELY URGENT - ONE MIN EMAIL NEEDED NOW! White House MUST intervene to restore USDA Online Databases! MESSAGE White House directly: www.whitehouse.gov/contact#page
Dene Nation Chief Responds to Trumps Insulting Pocahontas Remarks
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Elizabeth Warren, Dene Chief Bill Erasmus, President Trump, disrespect, immigrants, original people, Indian blood )

Dandelion
- 1 day ago - bsnorrell.blogspot.com
President Trump is descendant of immigrants and should be thankful to Native Americans rather than mocking the original people with disrespect. Elizabeth Warrens claim of having Indian blood is nothing to be ridiculed both she and Pocahontas influential.
We Oppose H.R. 610 Choices in Education Act of 2017
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: education cuts, free lunch program, children, poverty )

Dogan
- 1 day ago - thenewsblurb.net
We oppose block grants and voucher programs in our nationâEUR(TM)s educational system. We support the free lunch program in schools for children in need and nutrition standards for public schools. We stand against the Trump/DeVos agenda to privatize...
Congress: If You Vote Against the ACA, Medicare or Medicaid You Shouldn't Accept Taxpayer-Funded Health Insurance
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, Affordable Care Act, congress, crime, dishonesty, ethics, government, healthcare, Obamacare, politics, republicans, u.s. )

Kathy
- 1 hour ago - petitions.moveon.org
If you vote to cut the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), Medicare or Medicaid, you must stop accepting taxpayer-funded healthcare for yourself and your family.
Arizona GOPers Push Bill to Make Protest Planners Into Criminals
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: )

Wayne
- 1 day ago - thinkprogress.org
The only meaningful change, then, is that treating a riot like a racketeering offense allows police to charge anyone involved in planning or convening a group of protesters.
Ivanka Trump Pushes $500 Billion Child Care Subsidy Plan.
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans )

Angie
- 21 hours ago - csmonitor.com
Critics argue that low-income families would not be able to take advantage of the benefit.
Trail of Tears: Militarized Imperialist Forces Seize Standing Rock Camp
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, americans, corruption, crime, dishonesty, ethics, freedoms, government, Govtfearmongering, lies, military, politics, propaganda, republicans, Standing Rock Sioux Nation, Oceti Sakowin Camp, DAPL, BLACK SNAKE, pipeline, National Guard )

Rosemary
- 14 hours ago - theroot.com
With fire and smoke lapping the skyline, Standing Rock Sioux tribal members and water protectors marched, drummed, sang and prayed their way from Oceti Sakowin (Seven Council Fires) Camp, the home they have built while protecting their sacred land
Why We Could Be on the Verge of a Constitutional Apocalypse
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Republicans, GOP, amendments, laws, oppression, Democrats, progressives, constitutional convention, threats to liberty, threats to democracy )

Freya
- 1 day ago - alternet.org
If Republicans get full control of a few more State Houses, they will have the frightening power to amend the Constitution into their own authoritarian image.
Militarized Police Just Evicted The Sioux Tribe From Standing Rock At Gunpoint
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, crime, dishonesty, ethics, freedoms, government, Govtfearmongering, lies, military, politics, propaganda, republicans, trump, DAPL, ETP, Federal authorities, raid, eviction, Oceti Sakowin camp, Standing Rock Water Protectors, Standing Rock Sioux Nation )

Rosemary
- 1 day ago - occupydemocrats.com
Federal authorities have begun their raid to evict the water protectors from the Oceti Sakowin camp, and the images coming out of the protest site are extremely disturbing. History is repeating itself as heavily militarized United States law
Trump Bars Whole Spate of Outlets From White House Briefing in Act of Pure Authoritarianism
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: news, journalists, newspapers, press, bans )

Freya
- 18 hours ago - alternet.org
The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times and several others were all denied access.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Defend Border Privacy!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: CIVILRIGHTS, BORDER PATROL, Trump, privacy rightsusa, politics, news, dishonesty, ethics )

AWAY AWHI
- 3 hours ago - act.openmedia.org
U.S. politicians want to force every single traveller at the airport to hand over their digital devices, unlock them, and provide their social media passwords.1 ThatâEUR(TM)s our most intimate moments, from personal messages to loved ones to sensitive financ
Bannon Makes Stunning Threat to Media: We're Going to Make It Worse for You Every Day
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: news, journalism, threats to democracy, conservatives, freedom of the press )

Freya
- 1 hour ago - alternet.org
Bannon doesn't want to change the media. He wants to totally dismantle the media.
Poll: Majority of Voters Oppose Border Wall, ObamaCare Repeal
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: voters issues, americans, government )

Rob
- 1 day ago - thehill.com
A majority of voters in the U.S. are opposed to several policies proposed by President Trump and congressional Republicans.
FBI Rejects White House Request to Debunk Russia Stories
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: trump administration, corruption, cover-up )

Rob
- 1 day ago - businessinsider.com
The FBI reportedly rejected a White House request to debunk stories about alleged communications between Russian operatives and people within President Donald Trumps inner circle.
Trump on Deportations: 'It's a Military Operation'
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: deportations, military operation, Department of Homeland Security, trump, #notmypresident, National Guard )

Rosemary
- 1 day ago - cnn.com
Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump, meeting with business leaders at the White House on Thursday, described his administration's moves to deport undocumented immigrants as a "military operation," a label that runs counter to what his administration
White House: Feds Will Step Up Marijuana Law Enforcemen
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: GOP hypocrisy )

David
- 23 hours ago - cnn.com
just more hypocrisy, GOP all about "states rights" when the states agree with them (healthcare, abortion, gay rights), but not when it doesn't......
2596 11 Muhammad Ali Jr. Detained By Immigration at Fla. Airport
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: U.S. Customs and Border Protection, CBP inspection, international travellers, government, freedoms, lies, politics, propaganda, republicans, trump, executive orders, ban Muslims, religion, airport, filing a federal lawsuit )

Rosemary
- 13 hours ago - courier-journal.com
The son of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali was detained for hours by immigration officials at a Florida airport, a family friend told the Courier-Journal. Muhammad Ali Jr., 44, and his mother Khalilah Camacho-Ali, the first wife of Muhammad Ali
Bannon Admits Trump Cabinet Nominees Were Selected To Destroy Their Agencies.
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: fascist state, corruption, republicans )

Rob
- 12 hours ago - dailykos.com
Stephen Bannon, the Chief Adviser and intellectual heft behind the Twittering infant that sits in the Oval Office, provided a little glimpse of the future he has planned for all of us.
Someone Please Ask Donald Trump This Simple Question About Russia
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Donald Trump, Russia )

Judy
- 16 hours ago - theintercept.com
"The administration should be asked this question until they answer it fully. I'm going to try to make that happen."
Arizona Wants To Be Able To Seize The Assets Of Protesters
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, americans, constitution, crime, dishonesty, ethics, freedoms, Govtfearmongering, media, politics, Arizona, protesters, tyranny, dictatorship )

Ricardo
- 16 hours ago - activistpost.com
If Republicans in ArizonaâEUR(TM)s senate have their way, police in that state could soon have the power to seize assets and property from protesters, the Arizona Capitol Times reports. From a February 22 article: Claiming people are being paid to riot...
Trump Team Got Help From Top Intel Officials, Members of Congress to Counter Russia Stories
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: corruption, cover-up, republicans )

Rob
- 11 hours ago - washingtonpost.com
The Trump administration has enlisted senior members of the intelligence community and Congress in efforts to counter news stories about Trump associates ties to Russia.
The Kennedy Assassination
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: )

Walter L
- 24 minutes ago - hendersonlefthook.wordpress.com
The Warren Commission which investigated the Kennedy assassination was stacked with the very cronies Kennedy had denounced. Allen Dulles, the CIA Director whom Kennedy had fired, loomed large over the proceedings, steering the inquiry away from any hin
   

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