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US Politics & Gov't

Open Thread - 4/30/2017
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread )

- 9 hours ago -
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, 3 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.
Stop the NRAâEUR(TM)s Give-Away to Gun Companies ACTION
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: NRA, congressional cronies, bad pending legislation, NRA, usa, politics, government )

- 13 hours ago -
The bill, the deceptively named Hearing Protection Act, would deregulate gun silencers, facilitating the purchase of a gun add-on that makes it easier to kill
Climate March Draws Massive Crowd to D.C. in Sweltering Heat
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: trump, destruction, climate, protest, resist )

- 1 day ago -
In 90+ degree temps, estimates of 200K took to the streets of DC to protest for stopping global climate change and environmental destruction by our so called minority leader
Trump Tax Plan: The Grifters Do Tax Reform
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: )

- 1 day ago -
The author of his tax plan, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin, vowed last winter that TrumpâEUR(TM)s reforms would not disproportionately benefit the rich. That was then, this is now âEUR" which with Trump usually means that he was lying.
Trump: 'Illegal Immigration Down By Unprecedented 73%' - Breitbart
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Donald Trump, immigration, usa )

- 1 day ago -
If this is true, then he doesn't even need that wall.
Everyday Erinyes #72
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Black Lives Matter, Furies, GOP Hate, law enforcement, Police, Protests, Racism, street theatre, violence )

- 1 day ago -
A post on TomCat's blog. Two items this week which seems to me to command the intervention of the Greek Furies.
UK Was Given Details of Alleged Contacts Between Trump Campaign and Moscow
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: incompetence for office, corruption, cover-up )

- 1 day ago -
In December the UK government was given reports by former MI6 officer Christopher Steele on possible collusion between Trump camp and the Kremlin.
Wall Street Journal Likens Trump to "a Drunk Clinging to An Empty Gin Bottle"
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: dishonesty, elections, ethics, republicans, Trump, media, propaganda )

- 1 day ago -
Is it too early to celebrate a return to truthful reporting?
Trumps Very Friendly Talk With Duterte Stuns Aides and Critics Alike
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: thugocracy, corruption, cover-up )

- 4 hours ago -
The administration said in a late-night statement, Mr. Trump invited Mr. Duterte, an authoritarian leader accused of ordering extrajudicial killings of drug suspects in the Philippines, to visit him at the White House.
Here's What Trump Has Done For Women In His First 100 Days
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: sexism, lies, hypocrisy, anti-choice, reproductive rights )

- 14 hours ago -
White House advisor Ivanka Trump told a crowd in Germany that her dad is "a tremendous champion of supporting families" who believes in the potential of women. She was booed.
On His 100th Day in Office on Saturday, Facing Historically Low Popularity Ratings, a Succession of Intractable Foreign Crises a
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: nationalist fascists, incompetent to govern, cover-up )

- 5 hours ago -
Public cynicism towards Trump is growing âEUR" in a new Gallup poll, 36% declared him honest and trustworthy, down from 42% in February.
PETITION - Tell FCC Chairman Ajit Pai: Don't Kill Net Neutrality
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: net neutrality, net neutrality, net neutrality bill, Ajit Pai )

- 5 hours ago -
Earlier this month, news reports revealed that FCC Chairman Ajit Pai wants to give up the FCC's role in protecting internet users and instead ask companies to voluntarily police themselves.
How Michael Flynn Got A Security Clearance Despite So Many Red Flags
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: incompetence for office, republicans, corruption )

- 1 day ago -
More wreckage from Flynns career surfaced on April 25, when the leaders of the House Oversight Committee said he had failed to disclose what had been reported for months: payments totaling more than $65,000 in 2015 from companies linked to Moscow.
Flynns Turkish Lobbying Linked to Russia
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Trump regime, corruption, cover-up )

- 1 day ago -
The former national security advisers client had business dealings in Russia and worked with an executive in Russian oil companies on Turkish lobbying projects.
Elizabeth Warren: Trump's 100 Days   video
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, government, 100 days, Donald Trump, Elizabeth Warren, "our democracy" )

- 16 hours ago -
Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren talks about Donald Trump's first 100 days in office - why his policies are bad for working families, and why we have to keep fighting back. "This is OUR democracy, and WE have the power to stop him."
Trump's "Friendly" Talk With Duterte Stuns Aides and Critics Alike
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Trump, Duterte, friendly talks, USA, politics )

- 8 hours ago -
When President Trump called President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines on Saturday, the American leaderâEUR(TM)s national security aides saw it as part of a routine diplomatic outreach to Southeast Asian leaders.
FCC's Ajit Pai Says Net Neutrality's "Days Are Numbered" Under Trump
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: net neutrality, Ajit Pai )

- 3 hours ago -
Pai wants to "fire up the weed whacker" and cut down FCC regulations.
100 Days of Disaster for Our Democracy - A Review of Trump's Early Presidency
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Trump regime, failures, racism, sexism )

- 14 hours ago -
Moyers' guests weigh in on the import or impotence of the early days of the Trump administration.
Google, Facebook, Netflix Lobbyist Tells the FCC Not to Destroy Net Neutrality
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: net neutrality, net neutralty, net neutrality bill, Ajit Pai )

- 3 hours ago -
A group representing today's biggest web companies met with FCC leader Ajit Pai on Tuesday and offered a defense of net neutrality, which increasingly appears to be under threat.
Editorial - Ajit Pai's Net Neutrality Plan Is Nonsense
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: net neutrality, net neutrality bill, Ajit Pai )

- 3 hours ago -
Why even have laws when we can just have broken promises?

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