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US Politics & Gov't

Open Thread - 4/19/2018
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, videos )

TomCat
- 5 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.
TAKE ACTION: Support Bipartisan Legislation to Protect the Mueller Investigation
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Special Counsel Mueller, russian connection, congress, usa, u.s., Donald Trump )

Dogan
- 1 day ago - petitions.moveon.org
Please support the Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act âEUR" bipartisan legislation to protect Special Counsel MuellerâEUR(TM)s Russia investigation, sponsored by Senators Graham, Booker, Tillis and Coons. American democracy, the rule of law..
How The US Occupied 30% Of Syria Containing Most Of Its Oil, Water And Gas
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: USA, Partition of Syria, Trump, Obama, Aimed At Iran, Control of Northeast Syria, Control of Oil, Water, And Gas.americans, corruption, crime, democrats, republicans, ethics, government, lies, media, military, news, obama, politics, usa, war )

Fiona
- 1 day ago - informationclearinghouse.info
This article is based on an editorial by Whitney Webb. The US goal in partitioning Syria and destabilizing the government in Damascus, is occupying the oil and water rich northeast. The US aims at Iran, not Syria.
TAKE ACTION: Congress Can Still Save Net Neutrality
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: congress, Donald Trump, net neutrality )

Dogan
- 1 day ago - actionnetwork.org
Join us in calling on Congress to restore the free and open internet and reject PaiâEUR(TM)s plan to give corporations more control over what we do and say online.
TAKE ACTION: Tell Democrats: Fight to Repeal the Trump Tax Scam
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Donald Trump, tax scam, americans )

Dogan
- 1 day ago - act.credoaction.com
Democrats will fail if they become the party of tweaking the Trump Tax Scam. They must draw a clear dividing line by promising to repeal the Trump Tax Scam in its entirety in the next Congress. Tell Democrats: Fight to repeal the Trump Tax Scam.
Trump: Show Us Your Tax Returns. Seriously.
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: tRump regime, taxes, lies, political promises, petitions )

Freya
- 1 day ago - dailykos.com
Despite promising to release his tax returns during the presidential campaign, more than a year after taking office Donald Trump still has no intent on keeping his promise.
Congress Must Investigate Sexual Assault Allegations Against Trump
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: tRump regime, sexism, rape, male chauvinism, crime, petitions )

Freya
- 1 day ago - dailykos.com
Trump has openly bragged about sexual assault on tape, and has 12 accusers who have gone on record against him. The vast majority of Americans are disgusted by Trump's actions and appalled that he has faced no inquiry or consequences for his misdeeds.
USA: What's Been Stopping The Left?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: USA, Left Wing, Right Wing, Donald Trump, democrats, republicans, americans, candidates, economy, housing, lies, media, military, news, obama, politics, propaganda, troops, war )

Fiona
- 23 hours ago - portside.org
If progressive political parties had pursued a bolder agenda in the face of widening inequality and deepening economic anxiety, perhaps the rise of right-wing, nativist political movements might have been averted.
Samantha Bee From 4/18
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: humor, Samantha Bee, satire, videos )

TomCat
- 5 hours ago - politicsplus.org
It's that time of week again, so here are three excellent video clips from Sam's show last night. Enjoy!
Elect the President By National Popular Vote
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: votes, ballots, voters, elections, petitions )

Freya
- 1 day ago - dailykos.com
An effort known as The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact is an agreement among several U.S. states and the District of Columbia to award all their respective electoral votes to whichever presidential candidate wins the overall popular vote.
Michael Cohen's Long History of Shady and Criminal Associations @Alternet
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, politics, media, propaganda, lies, government, elections, corruption, abuse, dishonesty, ethics )

Wilde
- 1 day ago - alternet.org
Long before the president's attorney paid a porn star or had his office raided by the FBI,a pattern was established.If you've seen video or images of Michael Cohen,PresDonald Trump's personal attorney,they've been in locations more opulent than tawdry!!
US Coast Guard Refuses to Stop Transgender People From Serving
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: USA, America, transgender, LGBT rights, military, coast guard, Donald Trump, transgender ban, service people )

Katherine
- 10 hours ago - pinknews.co.uk
The US Coast Guard is "committed" to allowing trans people to serve, its leader Commandant Admiral Paul Zukunft told lawmakers on Tuesday. Donald Trump announced on Twitter last year that all trans servicepeople would be banned from the US armed forces.
Trump Moves to Cancel Student Loan Debt for Disabled Veterans
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: trump, student loans, college, veterans, military, disabled, disability )

Joanna
- 9 hours ago - cnbc.com
The Department of Education will partner with the Department of Veteran Affairs to identify disabled student loan borrowers who are eligible for debt forgiveness.
Save the EPA: Tell Scott Pruitt To Resign ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: EPA, Pruitt, resignation, environment, protection, government )

Cher
- 4 hours ago - thepetitionsite.com
Pruitt is now under ELEVEN investigations, and there are bipartisan calls in Congress for his ousting. He has spent hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars on lavish travel, all while advocating for cuts to the EPA budget. What's worse, since taking
TAKE ACTION: Stand With Me: Repeal the Trump-GOP Tax Scam for the Rich and Corporations
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Donald Trump, republicans, tax cuts, wealthy elites, corporations )

Dogan
- 1 day ago - actionnetwork.org
In order to invest in critical services that protect working families and older Americans, we must repeal the Trump-Republican tax cuts for the wealthy and big corporations.
A Conservative Claimed Tammy Duckworth Will 'Weaponize' Her Newborn-The Twitter Response Was Epic @Alternet
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, politics, babies, military, weapons of war, government, war )

Wilde
- 4 hours ago - alternet.org
The internet got creative with this one.A day after it was reported that Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) would be allowed to bring her newborn daughter Maile Pearl Bowlsbey onto the Senate floor if necessary,a conservative pundit for Turning Point USA lamen
What You Learn From a Life Surrounded By Troublemaking, Kickass Women
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: planned parenthood, women's health, abortion, women, politics, books, Cecile Richards, right to choose, feminism, 2018 )

Katherine
- 1 day ago - yesmagazine.org
Why Planned Parenthoods Cecile Richards believes that now, more than ever, women are the most important political force in America. (Cecile Richards book 'Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, And Finding the Courage to Lead' is out now via Touchstone)
How the US Occupied the 30% of Syria Containing Most of Its Oil, Water and Gas
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, americans, war, terrorism, propaganda, media, military, ethics, dishonesty, government, invasions and genocide, resources, Syria, illegal occupation, sovereignty )

Ricardo
- 1 day ago - nexusnewsfeed.com
While gaining control of key resources for partitioning Syria and destabilizing the government in Damascus, the U.S.âEUR(TM) main goal in occupying the oil and water rich northeastern Syria is aimed not at Syria but at Iran. After the U.S. launched...
The Russian Mafia Ran U.S. Operations Out of a Club Partially Owned By Trump's 'Lawyer'
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: tRump regime, corruption, crime, foreign meddling, lawyers )

Freya
- 22 hours ago - dailykos.com
The Trump-Russia connections keep cropping up. Now there are new details about his attorney, Michael Cohen, who just so happened to grow up in a rather exclusive NYC club that was known as the preferred meeting spot of the Russian mob in the US.
Global Anti War Protests Against US Led Aggression In Syria
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Global Protests, Anti War, Anti Agression, USA, UK, France, Protests in Cyprus, Turkey, Syria, UK, US, Mexico, India, americans, democrats, republicans, cover-up, dishonesty, lies, media, military, news, usa, war )

Fiona
- 1 day ago - popularresistance.org
Cypriot protesters tell NATO go home, protest US/UK Syria bombing from KNews of Cyprus. Anti-war protesters marched in the U.S., India, Mexico, Chile, Turkey, Cyprus, the U.K. and other countries.
Pledge to Vote for Candidates Who Will Take Action to End the Violence.
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: gun violence, gun laws, elections )

Nita
- 8 hours ago - actionnetwork.org
Join us! Pledge to take action to hold our leaders accountable, and to elect new leaders who will act to end the gun violence that is plaguing our country.
Babies (and Breastfeeding) Now Allowed on US Senate Floor After Rare Rule Change
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: USA, America, Tammy Duckworth, senate, women, breastfeeding, progress, government )

Katherine
- 6 hours ago - edition.cnn.com
In a rare move, the US Senate on Wednesday night voted to change longstanding rules to allow newborns for the first time onto the Senate floor during votes. The change (which was voted through by unanimous consent) was spearheaded by Sen. Tammy Duckworth.
Is It Time for A Nice, "Little" Nuclear War?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, military, politics, war, troops, propaganda, lies )

Wilde
- 2 hours ago - counterpunch.org
As tensions come to a boil in Syria over an alleged chemical attack, thousands of U.S. troops and Marines will be gathering in neighboring Jordan for the start of a major training exercise.
Comey Tells the GOP Bye-Bye, Now.
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: ethics, crime, abuse, corruption, cover-up, dishonesty, lies, propaganda, republicans, government, elections )

Mitchell
- 1 hour ago - dailykos.com
James Comey has told the GOP they no longer have any validity. Please see first comment.
Michigan Senate Panel Backs Work Requirement For Medicaid
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans, government, republicans, propaganda, obama, news, democrats, congress, politics, usa )

News
- 14 hours ago - politicoscope.com
Able-bodied adults would have to complete an average of 29 hours per week of work, job training or schooling to qualify for Medicaid under a bill that cleared a Michigan legislative committee.
More on-Site Journalists Report Gas Attack DidnâEUR(TM)t Happen
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, americans, war, terrorism, troops, military, lies, media, news, politics, government, dishonesty, cover-up, ethics, journalists, Syrian chemical attack, false flag operation, propaganda, deception, Robert Fisk, videos, interviews )

Ricardo
- 1 hour ago - nexusnewsfeed.com
Robert Fisk's bombshell first-hand account for the UK Independent runs contrary to nearly every claim circulating in major international press concerning what happened just over week ago on April 7th in an embattled suburb outside Damascus: not...
Tell Congress to Fire Scott Pruitt
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: tRump regime, environment, EPA, petitions )

Freya
- 38 minutes ago - actionnetwork.org
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is corrupt. His words and actions prove that he is strongly opposed to civil rights and environmental justice. He has even gone as far as actively working to tear apart our environmental protections.
Block Trump's War Cabinet
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: warmongers, tRump cabinet, nominees, petitions )

Freya
- 35 minutes ago - blocktrumpswarcabinet.com
Trump's new cabinet nominees risk putting us on paths to war with Iran and North Korea.
Repeal the Trump-Republican Tax Scam for the Rich and Corporations
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: tax plans, economic injustice, greed, petitions )

Freya
- 29 minutes ago - actionnetwork.org
In order to block deep cuts to the critical services that protect working families and older Americans, we must repeal the Trump-Republican tax cuts for the wealthy and big corporations.
 

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