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US Politics & Gov't

Open Thread - 2/26/2015
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread )

TomCat
- 6 hours ago - politicsplus.org
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, 3 short takes, and a homemade cartoon (shown).
Obama Town Hall: You Decide
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: immigration, obama, video )

TomCat
- 6 hours ago - politicsplus.org
See 1st comment.
Foreign Governments Gave Millions to Foundation While Clinton Was at State Dept.
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, u.s., republicans, politics, news, government, ethics, elections, dishonesty, democrats, corruption, cover-up, americans, Clinton, foreign governments, State Dept., Clinton Foundation, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Obama administration )

Darren
- 8 hours ago - washingtonpost.com
The Clinton Foundation accepted millions of dollars from seven foreign governments during Hillary Rodham ClintonâEUR(TM)s tenure as secretary of state, including one donation that violated its ethics agreement with the Obama administration
Congress: Protect America's Retirees ~ PETITION ~ PLEASE SIGN!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, retirees, pensions, financial advisers, protection, President Obama, Elizabeth Warren, government, ethics, politics, news, congress )

Carrie
- 2 hours ago - pac.petitions.moveon.org
Help protect Americans' retirement security by supporting new rules that would require financial advisers to act in the interest of their customers rather than for their own financial gain.
The Cop Who Interrogated Innocent US Man, Exonerated After 23 Years, Became a Guantanamo Torturer - Video & Investigation
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: US, police brutality, Chicago, exported, Gitmo, torture, abuse, beatings, wrongful convictions, coerced confessions, interrogation tactics, Richard Zuley, Rumsfeld, Guardian investigation, Ould Slahi, Guantanamo Diary, L. Boyd, minority Americans )

LucyKalei
- 1 day ago - theguardian.com
Lathierial Boyd & Guantanamo Diary author Ould Slahi share a ghastly ordeal: both men tortured by Chicago Det Richard Zuley whose specialty was coercing confessions from minority Americans before supercharging his interrogation tactics on Gitmo detainees
Dumb Things Donald Trump, Fake Presidential Candidate, Has Said Just This Week
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, republicans, Donald Trump, perennial candidate, elections, dishonesty, government, ethics, news, politics, propaganda )

Carrie
- 2 hours ago - alternet.org
In an interview with the Washington Post, the reality TV star tried to assure readers that his latest presidential talk is about affecting real political change, and not a crass and pathetic attempt at maintaining a semblance of relevance.
Netanyahu Has Crossed the Point of No Return on Iran
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: world, Netanyahu, Israel, Iran, U.S., Obama, government, ethics, dishonesty, politics, news, lies, republicans, propaganda, congress )

Carrie
- 2 hours ago - niacouncil.org
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's open conflict with U.S. President Barack Obama over his diplomacy with Iran has not only served a blow to the U.S.-Israeli relationship. It has also collapsed Israel's otherwise arguably successful Iran policy.
How We Won Net Neutrality
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Economy, Rights, U.S., Net Neutrality, People Power, Free Press, FCC, Open Internet )

Judy
- 1 hour ago - commondreams.org
After years of cronyism, corruption and cowardice, Thursday's vote for strong Net Neutrality rules at the FCC is unexpected if not unprecedented
Locked Up for Being Poor
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: injustice, poverty, debt, privatization, debtor's prisons )

Freya
- 1 day ago - theatlantic.com
In their current incarnation, private-probation companies operate as debt collectors with handcuffsâEUR"and little oversight.

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: employment, job applications, Georgia, background checks, felons, convictions )

Freya
- 1 hour ago - gjp.org
This policy, signed into law by Governor Nathan Deal through an executive order, postpones questions about a job applicantâEUR(TM)s criminal history until it is demonstrated that he or she is one of the most qualified candidates.
A 2-Day Revolt at a Texas Private Prison Reveals Everything ThatâEUR(TM)s Wrong With Criminalizing Immigration
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: prisons, immigration, immigrants, riots, injustice, privatization )

Freya
- 1 day ago - thenation.com
The latest uprising at the Willacy County Correctional Center began quietly on Friday morning, when prisoners refused to go to their work assignments or to breakfast. Then, inmates broke out of the massive Kevlar tents that serve as dorms.
House Passes Bill That Prohibits Expert Scientific Advice to the EPA
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: pollution, corruption, House of Representatives, climate change, science, fossil fuels, Republicans )

Freya
- 1 day ago - readersupportednews.org
The GOP-dominated House passed a bill that effectively prevents scientists who are peer-reviewed experts in their field from providing advice to the EPA, while at the same time allowing industry representatives with financial interests in fossil fuels...
'His Own Man's' Man: Jeb Bush and the Return of Wolfowitz - NationofChange
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: military, war, usa, lies, propaganda, politics, iraq, media, ethics, dishonesty, corruption, economy, crime )

Wild
- 4 hours ago - nationofchange.org
Jeb Bush has been "coasting on his familyâEUR(TM)s power and privilege" for as long as we can remember. His proclamation that he's his own man is far from the truth because the Bush/Wolfowitz crowd has only led to collapse and chaos.
All the Deadlocks of Obama
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: obama, politics, news, government, Iran, USA, nuclear talks )

Emad
- 1 hour ago - iranfrontpage.com
A possible Iran-West nuclear deal and the fact that âEUR" unlike Iran âEUR" the US would benefit from even a bad deal.
State Dept. Official Charged With Soliciting Minor - ABC News
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, americans, corruption, cover-up, crime, dishonesty, government, lies, media, news, propaganda, usa, u.s., socialsecurity )

Sonya
- 1 day ago - abcnews.go.com
These sorts of sex crimes and child blaming are happening worldwide.
UMass Amherst to Train Iranian Nuclear Scientists
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: University, Amherst, usa, Iran, nuclear, bomb, training, education, dishonesty, corruption, ethics, lies, military )

Roger
- 17 hours ago - tabletmag.com
Pity the young Iranian nuclear enthusiasts! Groaning under the weight of all those pesky sanctions, career-oriented nerds from Teheran or Isfahan eager to learn how to enrich uranium, say, or supervise reactor systems operationsâEUR"all highly prized vocati
Your Rich Neighbor Might Be a Corrupt Chinese Official
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: corruption, government, politics, economy )

Carol
- 9 hours ago - theepochtimes.com
Brother of former Chinese spy chief owns a $2.5 million home in California There are an increasing number of cases where corrupt Chinese officials are buying luxury homes and villas, with many in the United states!
FCC Approves Net Netrality
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: media )

MJ
- 5 hours ago - foxnews.com
The FCC has approved the sweeping internet regulations
U.S. Government Combating Wildlife Trafficking
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, u.s., usa, wildlife traficking, Department of Interior, crime, politics )

Lone
- 3 hours ago - awf.org
Today the U.S. Departments of Interior, State and Justice released the implementation plan for the U.S. governmentâEUR(TM)s National Strategy for Combating Wildlife Trafficking.
'Gestapo' Tactics at US Police 'Black Site' Ring Alarm From Chicago to Washington
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Chicago, US policing, Rahm Emanuel, US justice system, Obama administration, US politics )

Judy
- 2 hours ago - theguardian.com
Shocked politicians and rights groups call for inquiries into Homan Square. Rahm Emanuel faces questions as top supporters examine 'outrageous' abuse.
The Disappeared: Chicago Police Detain Americans at Abuse-Laden 'Black Site'
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Chicago, US policing, US justice system, Homan Square )

Judy
- 2 hours ago - theguardian.com
The Chicago police department operates an off-the-books interrogation compound, rendering Americans unable to be found by family or attorneys while locked inside what lawyers say is the domestic equivalent of a CIA black site.
   

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