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Open Thread - 3/22/2017
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, videos )

- 18 hours ago -
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, 2 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. Still very sick.
Tell Your Senators: DonâEUR(TM)t re-Open the Door to Gassing Wolf Pups in Dens or Hunting Grizzlies From Planes,
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: gassing wolf pups, hunting grizzlies, congress, unethical hunting, wildlife refugees, abuse, americans, ethics, government, usa )

- 1 day ago -
Congress is trying to roll back rules against unethical, inhumane hunting practices in wildlife refuges. That even includes killing wolf pups in their dens and hunting grizzlies from airplanes.
Justice Democrats
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Justice Democrats, American politics, Democratic Party, platform )

- 1 day ago -
It is time to rebuild the Democratic party from scratch and make it represent the American people.
We Wont Stop Construction in Jerusalem Al-Quds Settlements, Netanyahu Says
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: news, usa, americans, settlement constructions, illegal settlements, ethnic cleanisng of Palestine, Palestinian human rights violations, world, al-Quds, East jerusalem, zionism, Israeli landtheft-annexations, end all US AID TO ISRAEL, congress, media )

- 1 day ago -
Netanyahu told Israeli reporters during his visit to the Chinese capital city of Beijing on Tuesday that talks between Israeli and American negotiators in the White House over limiting settlement constructions are off the table
TAKE ACTION NOW! Don't Cut Funding for Meals on Wheels!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: funding cuts for Meals on Wheeels, politics, Trump, dishonesty, ethics )

- 3 hours ago -
For years, every fourth Thursday of the month is my Meals on Wheels day. My route, which I cover with a close friend, is in the neighborhood where I used to live and very near to where I live now.
Melania Maria Antoinette Billboard Idea
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans )

- 1 day ago -
Meals on Wheels could be saved if Melania lived in D.C. for just 20 days.
Shut Down and Investigate Trump - TAKE ACTION!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Trump criminal investigation, Congress, Petition )

- 15 hours ago -
Congress must pause all Trump-related legislation and appointments--starting with a halt to Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch's confirmation process--until the American people learn the full truth about Trump and Russia.
Protesters Make Noise Outside Louisville Trump Rally
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans )

- 1 day ago -
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky. As Air Force One descended over the Kentucky Exposition Center Monday night, a growing crowd outside the gates had one message for their President: Go back home!
Eric Trumps Winery Is Hiring Foreign Workers Because U.S. Born Workers Do Not Want the Job
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: )

- 1 day ago -
Donald Trump vowed to buy American and hire American, but like everything coming out of his mouth, it was a bunch of bullshit.
The Empire Files: The Sikh Experience in America (VIDEO)   video
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: America, USA, Abby Martin, Sikhism, minorities, religion, racism, India )

- 9 hours ago -
Abby Martin takes us inside one of the most misidentifiedâEUR"and most attackedâEUR"immigrant communitites in the United States.
GOP Insists FBI Probe Will Not Slow Up Trump
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: proxy russian government, cover-up, republicans )

- 1 day ago -
If the probe proceeds like most counterintelligence investigations, it could dog the White House for months, even years, casting a pall of uncertainty.
Secret Service Can Not Afford The Trump Familys Lifestyle
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: )

- 1 hour ago -
President Donald Trumps frequent travel, large family and unusual living situation are apparently weighing heavily on the Secret Services budget. The agency recently asked for $60 million more, but was told no.
FBI Russian Influence Probe Includes a Look at Breitbart, InfoWars News Sites
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: russian proxy govennment, cover-up, republicans )

- 1 day ago -
Federal investigators are examining whether far right news sites played any role last year in a Russian cyber operation.
Call House Republicans: Hands Off Medicare and Medicaid
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: House of Representatives, republicans, healthcare, healthcare )

- 22 hours ago -
House Republicans have scheduled a vote on Trumpcare for tomorrow.1 We need to make sure Rep. Young and other Republicans know that TrumpcareâEUR(TM)s attack on Medicare and Medicaid is unacceptable.
Citing FBI Probe of Trump, Democrats Told to 'Declare National Emergency'
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: U.S., Donald Trump, Michael Moore, Democratic Party, Trump Resistance, Neil Gorsuch )

- 15 hours ago -
The Democratic leadership in the House and Senate,' says filmmaker Michael Moore, 'needs to bring a halt to all business being done in the name of this potential felony suspect, Donald J. Trump.'
Schiff Statement on Nunes Claims
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: republicans, corruption, cover-up )

- 13 hours ago -
This information should have been shared with members of the committee, but it has not been, Schiff said in a statement that criticized Nunes for a profound irregularity in how he had handled the situation.
Editorial: How We Can Fight Donald Trump and Authoritarianism
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Trump regime, totalitarianism, oppression, fascism, alternative facts, activism, protests, resistance, democracy, regime change )

- 13 hours ago -
We at AlterNet are very concerned that authoritarianism is taking root in the U.S. Aggressive people with destructive agendas are in charge, defunding government and eroding our rights, while trying to stamp out truth itself.
Introduction of Bill to Ban Import, Export of Barbaric Leghold and Conibear Traps
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: legislation, reintroduction, Public Safety, Wildlife Protection Act )

- 1 day ago -
This bill would ban the import, export, and interstate commerce of steel-jaw leghold traps and Conibear traps.These archaic, indiscriminately violent devices pose a serious threat to wild animals, pets, and people, and they must be banned in the U.S.
There Is a Smell of Treason in the Air
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: russian proxy govennment, cover-up, republicans )

- 1 day ago -
Here we are, adrift in a Cloud Cuckoo Land of prevarication and incompetence in which little seems capable of boggling or driving our minds agog these days and where the truth shall not set you free but subject you to ridicule.
Here Is What One Top Democrat Finds Suspicious About Trump Russia Contacts
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: trump administration, corruption, cover-up )

- 1 day ago -
The House intelligence panels ranking member on Monday aired in public the most thorough recounting to date of the contacts between senior Donald Trump campaign advisers and Russians.
Trump, Comey, Russia and a Series of Stranger Things
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: russian proxy govennment, cover-up, republicans )

- 1 day ago -
Chalupa began to suspect Moscow would have some sort of connection to the Trump campaign.
The Real Bombshell of the House Intelligence Trump Russia Hearing Happened in the Hallway
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: republicans, corruption, cover-up, liars )

- 14 hours ago -
Many have questioned whether Nunes should be involved with the investigation in light of the fact that he was a key executive member of Trumps transition team.
Secret Service Asked for $60 Million Extra for Trump Era Travel and Protection, Documents Show
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, americans, trump regime )

- 9 hours ago -
The U.S. Secret Service requested $60 million in additional funding for the next year, offering the most precise estimate yet of the escalating costs for travel and protection.
Trump Supporters in Rural Georgia Are Waking Up to the Cruelty of His Attack on Obamacare
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: health care, Trump regime, rural America, Georgia, health insurance, poverty )

- 13 hours ago -
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution profiled many rural Georgians who stand to lose if the president signs Trumpcare.
McCain: Select Committee On Russia Now A Requirement
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: trump administration, corruption, cover-up )

- 11 hours ago -
No longer does the Congress have credibility to handle this alone, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) tells Greta Van Susteren.
US Officials: Trump Associates May Have Coordinated With Russians
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: trump regime, corruption, cover-up )

- 11 hours ago -
The FBI has information that indicates associates of President Donald Trump communicated with suspected Russian operatives to possibly coordinate the release of information damaging to Hillary Clinton's campaign.
People Are Not Happy About The Trump Kids Vacation In Aspen
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans )

- 18 hours ago -
Taxpayers cannot afford Meals on Wheels, funding for the EPA, and public arts anymore, but they CAN afford to pay for Trumps kids to vacation in Aspen. Taxpayers are not too happy they are paying for it, either.
McCain Calls for Select Committee on Trump/Russia Probe: No Longer Does the Congress Have Credibility
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: corruption, cover-up, trump administration )

- 12 hours ago -
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) on Wednesday called for a select committee to investigate Russian influence in the 2016 presidential election.

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