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US Politics & Gov't

Villas, Flat-Screens, and Mercenaries: How the Pentagon Wasted Money in Afghanistan | Mother Jones
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Afghanistan, war contractors, CORRUPTION, cleaning up from war, 'war is a racket', boondoggle, security, Defense Department )

BMutiny
- 1 day ago - motherjones.com
govt watchdogs question what they consider to be excessive costs for housing and accommodations in Afghanistan for contractors who were there to create businesses in the shattered economy. The organization spent nearly $150 million on rented villas and
The Fact-Checker's Guide to Viral Graphics Contrasting Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, u.s., republicans, propaganda, politics, news, media, lies, government, ethics, elections, economy, dishonesty, democrats, constitution, congress, americans, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, candidates )

Darren
- 12 hours ago - politifact.com
Viral charts have emerged to show how much more progressive Sen. Bernie Sanders is than Hillary Clinton. Sometimes, the difference isn't as stark as they say.
Open Thread - 6/30/2016
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, videos )

TomCat
- 3 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.
Empire FIles Episode 30: Imperial Japan, the Bomb & Pacific Powder Keg   video
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Obama, Japan, Imperialism, Hiroshima, war, suffering, Abby Martin, journalism )

Yusuf
- 1 day ago - youtube.com
Another great and informative episode by Journalist Abby Martin. Video description in comment section
Clinton's Likely Secretary of 'Defense' Wants to Send More U.S. Troops to Syria
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: world, war, usa, u.s., troops, terrorism, republicans, propaganda, politics, military, media, lies, government, freedoms, ethics, elections, dishonesty, democrats, Hillary Clinton, Michele Flournoy, Secretary of Defense )

Darren
- 13 hours ago - deathandtaxesmag.com
Those who disliked Obama administration's use of drones and targeted bombings to avoid sending ground troops overseas are in for a treat: Hillary Clinton's likely pick for Secretary of Defense has already advocated for a greater U.S. presence in Syria.
High Court Will Hear Dispute Over Service Dog at School
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: supreme court, 6 yr, old, cerebral palsy, school dispute )

Stephen
- 1 day ago - beloitdailynews.com
The Supreme Court is taking up an appeal from a 12-year-old Michigan girl with cerebral palsy who wasn't allowed to bring her service dog to school.
Monsanto Trojan Horse Bill Threatens GMO Labeling For Good
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: World, U.S., Monsanto, Torjan Horse, Bill GMO, Labeling, US Senate, risks, health, ethics, disease, diet, abuse, government, dishonesty, corruption, abuse, genetic, engineering, food, health )

Darren
- 15 hours ago - wakingtimes.com
Monsanto puppets in the US Senate are attempting to pass a bill that would not only allow GMO's to remain unlabeled, but undermine honest labeling of genetically engineered products for good.
DEA Deliberately Blocked Marijuana Research For Four Decades
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: healthcare, government, marijuana research, law, corruption, politics )

Cal
- 1 hour ago - viralpirate.com
In fact, there were three occasions in which activists petitioned to the DEA, but administration officials flat out declined. Attempts at research, which would have removed marijuana from its Schedule I classification, were also deliberately blocked,
All That Glitters Is Feardom: Whatever Happens, Don't Blame Jill Stein
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Jill Stein, third parties, Green Party, spoilers, Ralph Nader, Hillary Clinton, drones, wars, assassinations, Israel, blame )

BMutiny
- 1 day ago - counterpunch.org
If a large section of our movement is able to resist the growing pressure to fall into line behind Clinton, and instead put its energies into Stein's campaign, it will spur the development of a much bigger fightback, lay the groundwork for building a new
Never Trump Plots Its Last Stand
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: candidates, elections, republicans )

Rob
- 5 hours ago - thehill.com
Republicans opposed to Donald Trump are plotting a last-ditch effort to deny him their partys nomination at the convention in Cleveland.
Immigration Officials Making Secret Deals With Private Prisons to Lock Up More Mothers and Children
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: INS, Immigration, incarceration, injustice )

Freya
- 1 day ago - alternet.org
New report sheds light on how local contracts are boosting private profits from family detention.
Pentagon Ends Transgender Ban
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: gayrights, GoodNews, goodnews, troops, military, usa, u.s. )

Glenn
- 1 hour ago - cnn.com
It's about time. But on the minus side, it no longer will serve as an excuse to avoid the draft if it ever returns.
The Three Harpies Are Back! (as War Fever Transcends Gender!)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, war, propaganda, lies, politics, military, media, ethics, corruption, dishonesty, economy, crime, government, iraq, elections, candidates )

Wilde
- 2 hours ago - counterpunch.org
Those were the days when Libya ("We came, we saw, he died") offered to the world a full-blooded humanitarian imperialist spectacle starring Three American Harpies: Hillary Clinton, Samantha Power and Susan Rice, actually four if Hillary's mentorette and s
Free Trade, DNC Platform and the Climate Crisis
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: TPP Suit )

Michael
- 40 minutes ago - ecowatch.com
The same day TransCanada sued the U.S. government for $15 billion, the Democratic PartyâEUR(TM)s platform drafting committee met in Missouri. Between the two, there is a lesson to be learned about free trade and the climate crisis.
Will Senate Vote Nullify VermontâEUR(TM)s Historic GMO Labeling Law?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: GMO Labelling )

Michael
- 36 minutes ago - ecowatch.com
The Senate will vote next week on a federal bill that would nullify VermontâEUR(TM)s law and other state labeling efforts percolating, thanks to the heavy hand the ag-biotech industry wields over our congressional representatives.
Democratic Party Platform: Lots of Hot Air on Climate Change
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Democratic Party Hot Air )

Michael
- 23 minutes ago - therealnews.com
Janet Redman, who provided testimony at the DNC Platform Committee, and Wenonah Hauter, the executive director of Food & Water Watch, address the draft's shortcomings on the carbon tax, TPP, fracking, and fossil fuel extraction
   

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