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Open Thread - 3/28/2017
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, video )

- 13 hours ago -
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Sign the Petition: We Need a People's Budget
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Donald Trump, budget, People vs corporations )

- 1 day ago -
The budgets supported by President Trump and Republicans are a full frontal attack on everything Americans hold dear. And they propose these atrocities every year.
Tell Congress: Pass the Access to Legal Counsel Act
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Congress, access to legal counsel Act, Trump, racist right-wing government, violations, Civil Liberties, abuse, americans, corruption, government, republicans, usa )

- 1 day ago -
No food, no water, no access to legal counsel. We canâEUR(TM)t let TrumpâEUR(TM)s racist right-wing government continue to violate our civil liberties.
Senate Democrats: Block TrumpâEUR(TM)s Attacks on Immigrants
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: democrats, Donald Trump, immigrant, usa, u.s., congress )

- 22 hours ago -
Tell Senate Democrats: Block funding for TrumpâEUR(TM)s attacks on immigrants. "Block funding for TrumpâEUR(TM)s attacks on immigrants, including his deportation force and his border wall. "
Add Your Name: Demand That Trump Back Up Unlawful Voting Claims
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: elections, Donald Trump )

- 21 hours ago -
Trump's allegations could undermine voters' faith in the fairness of our elections or nudge overzealous lawmakers toward creating more unnecessary voting restrictions that could disenfranchise eligible voters
Tell Your Senators: Postpone Neil Gorsuch's Confirmation
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Neil Gorsuch, SupremeCourt, supremecourt, u.s., usa )

- 21 hours ago -
Sign and send a letter to your senators: Postpone the hearings for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch until there's been a complete, independent investigation of the Trump-Russian scandal.
VIDEO: Richard Gere on Segregation in Hebron: It's Exactly Like the Old South
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: middle-east, palestine, israel, Hebron, Richard Gere, Breaking the Silence, Israel, apartheid wall, racism, segregation-zionism, violence, settlementsnews, media, americans, usa, u.s., occupied Palestine, freedoms, HumanRights, middle-east )

- 4 hours ago -
Its exactly what the Old South was in America. Blacks knew where they could go: they could drink from that fountain, they couldnt go over there, they couldnt eat in that place, the American actor tells
Trump Handed German Chancellor Merkel An Invoice for Billions Owed to U.S. for NATO
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: incompetence to govern, corruption, cover-up )

- 1 day ago -
A source close to Merkel said the German chancellor ignored the invoice.
Islamic State Releases Video Threatening Iran for Tolerating Jews | The Times of Israel
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: syria, isis, ISIL, alqaeda, iran, jews, corruption, conflict, humanrights, middle-east, palestine, news, iran, iraq, israel, politics, Refugees&Relief, war, violence, world, UnitedNations, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', africa, asia, best, blog, childr )

- 17 hours ago -
"Interesting how Al QAeda groups conspicuously don't attack Apartheid Israel .... but threaten Iran for protecting the Jewish community living in Iran
Gorsuch May Fall Short of Votes Needed for Smooth Supreme Court Confirmation
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: republicans, corruption, nominations )

- 1 day ago -
Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Trumps Supreme Court nominee, may fall short of the votes needed for smooth passage in the Senate next week.
The Republican Party Is Catastrophically Broken
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: republicans, corruption, impotent congress )

- 1 day ago -
The modern Republican Party is not a governing party. It is a collection of grievances, a noisy minority of the country held together by anger, frustration, anti-government ire, and for some, a bonding epoxy of racism.
TrumpcareâEUR(TM)s Implosion Has Endangered the Entire G.O.P. Agenda
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: congress, taxes, Trump, republicans, politics, economy )

Cheryl A.
- 16 hours ago -
"The presidentâEUR(TM)s grand scheme for tax reform originally hinged on the elimination of the nearly $1 trillion in federal spending, offset by tax cuts. Now, without those savings, it becomes harder to cut the corporate tax rate ." Peace.
Donald Trumps Team Wiping Their Electronic Devices in Case They Have to Give Evidence
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: republicans, corruption, cover-up )

- 1 day ago -
Allegations come just weeks after government lawyers ordered presidents aides to preserve materials that could be connected to Russian interference in 2016 election.
Trump Son-in-Law Met Executives of Sanctioned Russian Bank; Will Testify
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: republicans, corruption, cover-up )

- 1 day ago -
A Russian bank under Western economic sanctions over Russian incursion into Ukraine disclosed on Monday that its executives had met Jared Kushner, President Donald Trumps son-in-law and a top White House adviser, during the 2016 election campaign.
Trump Administration Sought to Block Sally Yates From Testifying to Congress on Russia
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: obstruction of justice, corruption, cover-up )

- 14 hours ago -
The Trump administration sought to block former acting attorney general Sally Yates from testifying to Congress in the House investigation of links between Russian officials and Donald Trumps presidential campaign.
N 23 People Ask the Justice Department to Launch a Criminal Inquiry Into Its Chief, Jeff Sessions
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: republicans, corruption, cover-up )

- 1 day ago -
Nearly two dozen people from five states are accusing Attorney General Jeff Sessions of lying to the Senate Judiciary Committee about his communications with the Russian government and subsequently trying to cover up that lie.
Not Your Grandma's Civil Rights Strategy, Whose Streets? (Then and Now)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Trump, politics, republicans, corruption, congress, cover-up, Racism/Bigotry )

Cheryl A.
- 1 day ago -
" the ability of protesters to appeal successfully to Washington, vibrant in the civil rights era, dying in the Vietnam years, is now dead on arrival and protest, as it sweeps the country, will have to find other ways to make itself felt and effective.
As Jared Kushner Ascends White House Ladder, Senate Russia Inquiry Adds Scrutiny
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Jared Kushner, US politics, Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump, Trump administration, Russia )

- 1 day ago -
Kushner's power seems to be expanding, but his exact role is not really known. Kushner is thought to be behind the sudden sacking of the loyal Chris Christie as head of Trump's transition team.
Morality Lost, The Age Of Decadence
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: congress, corruption, ethics, republicans, economy )

- 11 hours ago -
The age of greed has overtaken the moral fabric of our society today.
Trumps Business Network Reached Alleged Russian Mobsters
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: trump administration, corruption, cover-up )

- 7 hours ago -
President Trump and his properties have been linked to at least 10 wealthy former Soviet businessmen with alleged ties to criminal organizations and money laundering.
Kochs Bankroll Move to Rewrite the Constitution
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: koch corporatocracy, government, destruction )

- 6 hours ago -
A constitutional convention, something thought impossible not long ago, is looking increasingly likely.
The Government Will Run Out of Funding in One Month and the Shutdown Talk Has Already Begun
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: incompetence to govern, republicans, congress )

- 4 hours ago -
The government has been running on a continuing resolution from the previous administration.
Manafort-Linked Accounts on Cyprus Raised Red Flag
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: ethics, corruption, government, Trump regime, republicans, politics, lies )

Cheryl A.
- 5 hours ago -
"Manafort âEUR" whose ties to a Russian oligarch close to President Vladimir Putin are under scrutiny âEUR" was associated with at least 15 bank accounts and 10 companies on Cyprus, dating back to 2007." Peace.
Feds Had Staffer of Then-Rep. Aaron Schock Secretly Record Him
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Aaron Schock, corruption, politics, republicans )

Cheryl A.
- 5 hours ago -
"Schock is fighting corruption charges, and his defense lawyers in the Tuesday filings said they were laying the groundwork to ask a judge to dismiss his indictment on, among other grounds, prosecutorial misconduct." Peace.
House Panels Russia Probe Effectively Put on Hold
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: obstruction of justice, republicans, corruption )

- 3 hours ago -
The House Intelligence Committee probe of alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 elections, including potential ties between the Trump team and the Kremlin, is effectively on hold, after its chairman said the panel would not interview more witnesses.
House Republicans Reject Bids to Obtain Trump Tax Returns
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: obstruction of justice, republicans, cover-up )

- 3 hours ago -
A Republican-controlled congressional panel rejected a bid by Democrats on Tuesday to obtain President Donald Trumps tax returns.
Congress Recently Voted to Strip Americans of Their Privacy Rights By Voting for SJR34,
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Internet freedoms, privacy rights, Congress, americans, corporations )

- 5 hours ago -
...purchase the data of every Congressperson who voted for SJR34 and..make it publicly available..we won't "doxx" people...not share information that will impact the safety & security of their families...all other details are fair game.

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