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US Politics & Gov't

Personal Update - 12/20/2014
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, personal )

TomCat
- 16 hours ago - politicsplus.org
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle and a homemade cartoon (shown). Staying down. Ill.
Warren, Markey, and Baldwin Demand Answers From USTR on Backdoor Financial Deregulation in the TPP
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: E. Warren, Markey, Baldwin, abuse, americans, corruption, democrats, ethics, freedoms, Bad News )

Heidi
- 1 day ago - dailykos.com
The TTP is back. Backdoor financial deregulation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The senators highlight three parts of the TPP that could undermine current and future efforts to regulate Wall Street and prevent another financial crisis:
Ari Roth Is Fired By DC Jewish Center -- After Staging Nakba Play
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: American Jewish Community, Israel Lobby, US Politics, Nakba, news, usa, americans, media )

Jess
- 16 hours ago - mondoweiss.net
Ari Roth has been fired as artistic director of the Jewish theater he built over 18 years at the Jewish Community Center in Washington. WHY? Because he staged a Nakba play, written by an Israeli.
Conscienceless Senator Blocks Suicide Prevention Act, Saying It's Too Expensive
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: war, military, crime, suicide rate, corruption, economy, lies, troops )

Evelyn
- 2 hours ago - sott.net
Despite an epidemic of astonishing proportions - 22 veterans a day so broken by grief, shame, horror or trauma they resolve not to live another day..
Ads Against Apartheid Hits LA With Mandela Campaign
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Ads Against Apartheid, Israel, Palestinian HUMAN RIGHTS, end all US aid to Israel, now!, end the occupation-siege on Gaza!, BDS, world, National ad campaign, BDS, illegal occupation, americans, media, usa, news, freedoms, government, obama, congress )

Jess
- 3 hours ago - mondoweiss.net
Included in the campaign are trucks driving through metropolitan streets and neighborhoods during crammed holiday traffic showcasing Nelson Mandela's famous quote: "Our freedom is incomplete without the freedom of the Palestinians."
Sanders Slams GOP For Maneuvering to Slash Social Security and Medicare
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Economy, U.S., Social Security, US House, Bernie Sanders )

Judy
- 2 hours ago - commondreams.org
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Friday slammed the GOP for jockeying to slash Social Security and Medicare in the next Congress, denouncing the plan as a "moral outrage."
Bill 'Moyers & Company': The New Robber Barons
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: ethics, congress, republicans, government, democrats, corruption, dishonesty, elections, media, supremecourt, politics )

James
- 12 hours ago - imagineaworldof.blogspot.com
We've just watched the Senate and the House âEUR" aided and abetted by President Obama âEUR" pay off financial interests with provisions in the new spending bill that expand the amount of campaign cash wealthy donors can give, and let banks off the hoo
CIA Secret, Torture, Rendition Prisons
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: bush, bushadministration, americans, cheney, congress, republicans, crime, ethics, government, Govtfearmongering, media )

James
- 10 hours ago - iraqwarinquiries.blogspot.com
Pressure is mounting on those member states accused of hosting CIA rendition and torture camps to be held accountable for their role.
Change May Not Come Quickly in Cuba, Obama Cautions
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: obama, cuba, castro, americans, freedoms, government, politics, usa )

Lone
- 2 hours ago - thestar.com
Barack Obama expects to visit Cuba before he dies. But neither he nor the elderly Castro brothers are likely to cross the 150-kilometre divide in the final two years of his presidency.
   

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