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US Politics & Gov't

Personal UpdateâEUR"5/27/2015
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, video )

TomCat
- 1 day ago - politicsplus.org
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, 1 short take, and a homemade cartoon (shown).
10 Questions With Bernie Sanders
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Bernie Sanders, questions, massive transfer of wealth, 99%, 1%, President 2016, vote Bernie )

Dandelion
- 17 hours ago - cnbc.com
Sanders calls for nothing less than a political revolution that would use tax policy to reverse what he calls the massive transfer of wealth from ordinary families to the most affluent over the past generation.
Change The Presidential Debates - Petition
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Libertarian, Green Party, Presidential debates, Gary Johnson, petition, Jill Stein )

Dandelion
- 12 hours ago - ouramericainitiative.com
Most Americans have no idea that the official sounding Commission on Presidential Debates is in reality a private organization created by the Republican and Democrat Parties and funded by special interests whose goal is to protect the status quo.
Personal Update - 5/28/2015
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, personal, Volunteer Work )

TomCat
- 15 hours ago - politicsplus.org
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, and why I'm not here.
Israel Wants Increase In US Military Aid, to $4.5 Billion a Year.
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: US military aid to Israel )

Earl
- 10 hours ago - timesofisrael.com
Israel reportedly wants the U.S. to increase its annual defense assistance package by half, to an average $4.5 billion. . .
Senate Commitee Clears Way for Medical Marijuana for Veterans -- StoptheDrugWar.Org
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: THC, hemp, MJ, mariahuana, prohibition, freedoms, war, usa )

El
- 17 hours ago - stopthedrugwar.org
In a historic vote, the Senate Appropriations Committee has approved an amendment that would let VA doctors recommend medical marijuana to veterans in states where it is legal. -- The Drug War Chronicle #887 - May 28, 2015
Tell Congress to Oppose the REINS Act!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Reins Act, Bad Bills, government, corruption, cover-up, democrats, republicans, obama, freedoms, crime, dishonesty, americans, abuse, constitution, ethics, news, politics, propaganda, lies )

Roxy
- 14 hours ago - secure3.convio.net
the REINS Act Must Be Stopped (Again)! It would delay or block public protections.Under the REINS Act, Congress would second-guess agency expertise and science on food safety, worker safety, air pollution, water contamination, and a host of other issues.
Tell President Obama: Stop Protecting Israel's Nuclear Weapons Monopoly in the Middle East
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Israeli Nuclear Weapons, Israel's Samson Option: )

Earl
- 12 hours ago - org.salsalabs.com
Tell President Obama it is unacceptable to sacrifice our security and national interest just to shield IsraelâEUR(TM)s nuclear weapons monopoly in the Middle East. He should work instead to eliminate ALL weapons of mass destruction from the Middle East.
NetanyahuâEUR(TM)s New Foreign Ministry Aide Gets $226,000 From Sheldon Adelson Shop in U.S. - See More at: Http://Mondoweiss.Net/201
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: watergate, israel lobby, money in politics, dark money groups, israel lobby, sheldon adelson, Iran, voters, dark money nonprofits, lies, government, usa, media, news, politics, congress, americans, constitution, abuse, propaganda, war, u.s., obama )

Jess
- 1 day ago - mondoweiss.net
In Watergate they told us to follow the money, but journalists resist this lesson when it comes to the Israel lobby, though thereâEUR(TM)s obviously a lot of money sloshing around if you support Israel.
US Only: Reject Patriot Act Renewal | PETITION
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Patriot Act, Congress, Reject Renewal, Petition )

Kathryn
- 17 hours ago - peaceteam.net
A federal court has already ruled conclusively that the Patriot Act in no way authorizes bulk data collection of every American citizen without exception. But certain members of the Senate in particular still don't get it. Million Fax Action Page.
SIGN&SHARE:A DEMOCRATIC VOTING LAW IN CANARY ISLANDS
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, constitution, dishonesty, congress, ethics, elections, government, freedoms, corruption, democrats )

Jovita
- 1 day ago - change.org
Political party gets<30% votes and 18 backbench. Minorities gets 3 times less votes and get 3 benchs.Coalicion Canaria, nationalist party "designed it to its own interest" in order to carry on leading the Parliament in the Islands. Please sign and share.
Bernie Sanders Has Big Ideas, and They Deserve Our Attention - Vox
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Bernie Sanders, Vox, Ezra Klein, issues, ideas, press coverage )

Kathryn
- 19 hours ago - vox.com
Sanders has big ideas, in every sense of the word: their costs would be huge, their implementation difficult, their consequences far-reaching. They are ideas worth debating and discussing -- and they're why Sanders is worth covering.
What Bernie Sanders Thinks About Economic Growth | Al Jazeera America
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: economic growth, inequality, poverty, Bernie Sanders, policies )

Kathryn
- 12 hours ago - america.aljazeera.com
You can not just continue growth for the sake of growth in a world in which we are struggling with climate change and all kinds of environmental problems, he told CNBCs John Harwood.
Here's How Much Corporations Paid US Senators to Fast-Track the TPP Bill
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, candidates, corruption, crime, ethics, freedoms, government, politics, TPP, trade )

Kathy
- 7 hours ago - theguardian.com
A decade in the making, the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is reaching its climax and as Congress hotly debates the biggest trade deal in a generation, its backers have turned on the cash spigot in the hopes of getting it passed.
Given Rampant White-Collar Crime, FIFA Raid Raises Questions About DOJ Priorities
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: FIFA Raid )

Michael
- 1 day ago - commondreams.org
Notoriously-corrupt FIFA heads arrested in early morning raid during annual meeting
These 13 Democrats Are Helping Rush Fast Track Through the Senate
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: TPP, Fast Track Senate vote, traitors, democrats )

Angelika
- 14 hours ago - nationofchange.org
Do you know what Democratic Senators voted in favor to rush fast track through Congress? Here are the names of the 13 "corporate, job-killing, billionaire-enriching, future lobbyist Democrats."
No Promises in Netanyahu's Offer to Negotiate Settlement Annexation
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Human Rights, world, Israel, Palestine, illegal settlements, Netanyahu, government, ethics, dishonesty, politics, abuse, news )

Carrie
- 13 hours ago - al-monitor.com
The Israeli prime minister's overtures to discuss settlements to be annexed to Israel under a peace agreement is an effort to legitimize the settlements in the guise of a concession without making any commitments to the Palestinians.
TAKE ACTION! - Ask Your Representative to Help Overturn Citizens United
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: U.S. representatives, Citizens United, constitutional amendment, petition )

Judy
- 14 hours ago - action.citizen.org
Make sure your representative knows that the American people deserve and demand a constitutional amendment to restore OUR voices in OUR democracy.
Scott Walker Dumped as Chair of the Jobs Agency He Created | PR Watch
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Walker, GOP dumps him )

Deborah
- 5 hours ago - prwatch.org
Even his own kind (GOP) realize he is a mistake!
Obama Explains Why He Approved Arctic Drilling In The Face Of Climate Concerns
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: President Obama, Shell Oil, Arctic Drilling, Collaboration )

Brian
- 5 hours ago - thinkprogress.org
According to the President, itâEUR(TM)s impossible to stop oil exploration in the Arctic completely. (This doesn't really explain his complete surrender to Shell.)
The EPA Just Protected Drinking Water For Millions Of Americans
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Environmental Protection Agency, EPA. Clean Water, Ruling )

Brian
- 1 day ago - thinkprogress.org
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will have an easier time regulating water pollution under a new rule released Wednesday.
Is the U.S. Bribing Israel to Go Along With the Iran Deal?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, congress, Iran, Israel, end all U.S. aid to israel, U.S. taxpayers, Americans, government, propaganda, news, media )

Jess
- 1 day ago - mondoweiss.net
Red lines, shmed linesâEUR" U.S. must buy IsraelâEUR(TM)s compliance with Iran deal
California Considers First Gas Tax Increase Since 1990s; Zero-Emission Cars May Have To Pay, Too
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: california, california taxes, gas, fuel, government )

Earths
- 13 hours ago - infowars.com
A California state senator is considering increasing a tax on gas, as well as a introducing a new tax on hybrid vehicles. California's gas tax is already one of the highest in the nation, despite not increasing since the 1990s. That was
Devastating Walker Budget to Be Finalized | PR Watch
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Walker, budget, menace )

Deborah
- 5 hours ago - prwatch.org
Scott Walker, menace to society!
In Search for Truth, CMD Files Public Records Lawsuit Against Scott Walker | PR Watch
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: walker, loser )

Deborah
- 5 hours ago - prwatch.org
In search of truth. Won't be found in Scott Walker records.
Galapagos Eruption Threatens Rare Iguanas
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Pink Iguanas, Isabela Island, Wolf Volcano, Eruption, Endangered Species )

Brian
- 5 hours ago - iflscience.com
Wolf volcano on Isabela Island, Galapagos, has erupted for the first time since 1982. The island's unique pink iguanas could be endangered as a result.
   

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