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US Politics & Gov't

U.S. Heading Down Slippery Slope in Iraq and Syria
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: war, military, congress )

Anteater
- 12 hours ago - act.credoaction.com
Tell President Obama: "U.S. airstrikes accomplished their goal of blocking genocidal ISIS and helping to hold the Kurdish defense line in Northern Iraq. Don't bomb Syria or launch additional airstrikes in Iraq without congressional approval (...)''
BP Wins Big in the Offshore Drilling Lease Auction
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: BP Oil, BP Auction Wins, BIG OIL COPANIES, Pollution, Offshore, Gulf of Mexico, abuse, corruption, cover-up, dishonesty, ethics, government, lies, news, obama, propaganda )

Betsy
- 4 hours ago - earthfirstjournal.org
For all of his administration's tough talk on protecting our environment, President Obama doesn't seem to have any problem increasing the nation's dependence on dirty energy.
USA Tries in Vain to Make Friends With China
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: China, government, usa, war, terrorism, lies, media, news, cover-up )

Nils Ande
- 1 day ago - norwegian.ruvr.ru
Americans have nothing to offer the Chinese in order to destroy the relationship with Russia. I have translated this link in the comment. Poor russian to norwegian and from norwegian to english makes a lot of weird things. But you will understand :-)
Crooked Republican Judge Beat His Wife
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: corruption, crime, dishonesty, ethics, cover-up, republicans, news, propaganda )

Jason
- 16 hours ago - bradblog.com
The crook that convicted Alabama's former Democratic Governor Don Siegelman of a crime that never was. Architect Karl Rove. Known Nazi.
Bombshell: WI Gov Walker Illegally Rerouted Donations to, Then Coordinated With, Club for Growth
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: republicans, corruption, cover-up, crime, dishonesty, elections, ethics, propaganda, media, lies )

Jason
- 15 hours ago - dailykos.com
More unspoken corruption by the right wing, nazi's. He's as dumb as he looks. Close your mouth, Scott.
Docs, Drugs, & Insurers Are All Driving UP Medicare Costs
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Medicare, Affordable Care Act, abuse, americans, congress, cover-up, democrats, dishonesty, ethics, government, healthcare, lies, news, obama, republicans, usa )

Betsy
- 1 day ago - portside.org
The Hospital Trust Fund accounts for only about half of total Medicare spending. Most of the rest goes to cover physician fees, prescription drugs and to provide incentives for health insurance companies to participate in the Medicare Advantage.
Turning America Into a War Zone, Where 'We the People' Are the Enemy
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Police State )

Walter L
- 1 day ago - blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com
What Americans must understand, what we have chosen to ignore, what we have fearfully turned a blind eye to lest the reality prove too jarring is the fact that we no longer live in the "city on the hill," a beacon of freedom for all the world.
Why Nebraska's "Top Climate Denier" Congressman Could Lose His Seat In November
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Nebraska, Politics, Lee Terry, Brad Ashford, Congressional Elections, Climate Change, Climate Denial )

Brian
- 16 hours ago - thinkprogress.org
"Seeking his ninth term in office, the Republican congressman deemed Nebraska's "top climate denier" by the state's most prominent progressive grassroots organization seems to be getting a run for his money from a veteran state senator. "
The Coming Militarization of Domestic Police Forces
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Police State )

Walter L
- 12 hours ago - rinf.com
Under the pretense of reining in police militarization in the aftermath of the crackdown on protests in Ferguson, Missouri, the Obama administration has called for a review of the federal government's programs to transfer military weapons to local police
GOVT's LIE ABOUT LIFE-EXPECTANCY
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: cover-up, propaganda )

Jan
- 1 day ago - forbes.com
WHY LIE ? Because countries are going broke
How the Left Is Revitalizing Itself
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Politics, Left, Progressives, Open Society, Service Employees Int'l Union, SEIU, Democracy Alliance, Center for American Progress )

Brian
- 16 hours ago - thenation.com
"There's more collaboration between progressive groups--and more coordination among donors--than ever before.."
Free-Trade: A Death Economy Next Door
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Central Banking, Corporatocracy, Imperialism )

Walter L
- 9 hours ago - johnperkins.org
The so-called "free-trade agreements" such as NAFTA and CAFTA were forced on the countries of Central America by the US government and the corporatocracy by people with the job I once had, economic hit men. They were supposedly done to spur economic growt
Playwright Wallace Shawn Translates ADL Ad Justifying Israeli Child Murder Into Plain English
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: assault-siege on Gaza-Palestine 2014, Wallace Shawn, ADL ads, war crimes, BDS, end US aid to Israel, ICC, Free Gaza!, Free Palestine! 'HUMANRIGHTS!', children, death, news, freedoms, europe, blog, media, world, U.N., Americans, propaganda, ADL )

Jess
- 6 hours ago - electronicintifada.net
Playwright and actor Wallace Shawn has responded to this Anti-Defamation League (ADL) ad blaming Palestinians for Israel's mass slaughter of children in Gaza.
Speaker Boehner's Lawyer Is Charging The American Taxpayer $500 An Hour To Sue Obama
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, americans, Boehner's lawsuit, corruption, crime, ethics, government, politics, republicans, u.s. )

Kathy
- 6 hours ago - thinkprogress.org
Last January, a Washington attorney named David Rivkin co-authored an article in Politico Magazine that laid out a legal theory that Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) now plans to use to sue President Obama because the president is not implementing Obamacare fa
The U.S. Government's Creeping War on Journalists
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Journalism, Barack Obama, Wall Street, Columbia Journalism Review, Rahm Emanuel, Politics News )

Stephen
- 1 day ago - salon.com
A new poll reveals that three quarters of reporters agree the public isn't getting the information it needs
Why America Has Militarized Its Police and Crushes Protests
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Police State )

Walter L
- 12 hours ago - fabiusmaximus.com
Journalists have dissected the events in Ferguson, and now turn to the important question of police militarization during the past 20 years. We see the standard analysis: pictures of their equipment, pictures of SWAT in action, excessive focus on the deta
UN Leaders as Corrupt as US/UK/Israel: We the People Must Demand Arrests
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Imperialist Intervention )

Walter L
- 9 hours ago - examiner.com
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's official statements about Israel's most recent armed attack upon Gaza are Orwellian lies of omission because they fail to uphold the one and only legal authority of the UN: to stop Wars of Aggression.
Two Palestinians Killed In Gaza, At Least Eight Injured
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: tags: assault-siege on Gaza-Palestine 20, Ceasefire agreement, war crimes, BDS, end all Us aid to Israel, ICC, Free Gaza!, free Palestine, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', children, death, news, terrorism, freedoms, europe, blog, media, world, UnitedNationsamericans, co )

Jess
- 7 hours ago - imemc.org
In a report following the latest Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip, the Ministry of Health in Gaza said, "By the 51st day of the Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip, the number of slain Palestinians arrived to 2133, while 11100 Palestinians have been inju
NY Times' Dishonesty on Ferguson Called Out on MSNBC, and at Times
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: news, dishonesty, New York Times, Ferguson Protests, Michael Brown, Darren Wilson, media, MSNBC )

Rodney
- 1 day ago - readersupportednews.org
Editor, reporters caught pushing police version of Ferguson killing
Police Response in Ferguson Rooted in Systemic Violence and Militarism
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Police State )

Walter L
- 12 hours ago - dissidentvoice.org
The killing of Mike Brown can be a pivotal moment for how we treat the systemic violence and militarism that produced the policing system of today. Ferguson has awakened many Americans to the realities of police militarism on their streets and to the urge
Welcome to Police State America: The US Has Descended Into An Undeclared State of Martial Law | Dave Hodges âEUR" The Common Sense
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Police State )

Walter L
- 12 hours ago - thecommonsenseshow.com
Someone also needs to explain when peaceful demonstrators take to the streets, the local police respond by using laser scopes to target protesters who are peacefully gathering. Officers have also responded to the protests with MRAPS, AR 15 assault rifles,
Top 10 Cases of Aid Used for Population Control
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Imperialist Intervention )

Walter L
- 9 hours ago - truthstreammedia.com
No strings attached? Yeah, right. Here's a rundown of some of the major ways that international loans are used to control entire populations.
Open Thread - 8/27/2014
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, videos )

TomCat
- 1 hour ago - politicsplus.org
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, 3 short takes, and a homemade cartoon (shown). That's all today.
   

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