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US Politics & Gov't

Tell President Obama to Resume Prosecutions of Wall Street Criminals
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: bank regulations, Big Banks dishonesty, Wall Street criminals, equity, bad business, obama, politics, equality, laws )

- 1 day ago -
Our government catches big banks ignoring regulations all the time. But instead of putting them on trial and throwing reckless executives in jail, the Department of Justice nearly always agrees to a 'deferred prosecution agreement' - a type of deal...
What the Senate Can Do to Fight Campus Sexual Assault
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: sexual assault, mishandling cases of assault, women's rights, college campuses, prosecution, government, politics )

- 1 day ago -
Sexual assault on campus is a national crisis. One in five college women will be sexually assaulted before graduation, and over 100 colleges are under investigation by the federal government for mishandling cases of assault.
Stewart Calls for Cruz Control!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: humor, satire, Teabuggery, video )

- 1 hour ago -
See 1st comment.
TAKE ACTION: WTF, Insurance Companies?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: ObamaCare, Insurance companies, wtf )

- 1 day ago -
"Follow the law. Stop denying women's health coverage." Obamacare is in trouble, but this time it's NOT the GOP--it's the insurance companies.
Encourage Oregon Governor Kate Brown to Sign Expanded Background Checks Into Law.
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: gun lobby, lethal weapons, government, background checks, laws, politics, gun violence )

- 1 day ago -
Moments ago, the Oregon House of Representatives joined the State Senate and voted to pass expanded background checks. That means, after years of hard work, the next and final stop for this important bill - legislation that that will save lives - is...
TAKE ACTION: State's Attorney Mosby: Drop All Charges Against Protesters
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Grayson, protesters, charges )

- 18 hours ago -
But while the police who killed Gray are out of jail, hundreds of protesters languish in overcrowded, inhumane jail conditions facing unjust criminal charges and outrageous bail.
What's the Value of Nuclear Energy to the United States?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: US, Energy, Energy Policy, Economy, Reducing Emissions, President Obama, Nuclear Energy )

- 16 hours ago -
To achieve America's energy, environmental and economic goals, there is no better generator of electricity and jobs than U.S. nuclear energy.
Urge Members of Congress to Co-Sponsor the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act ACTION US
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, pregnant workers, Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, government, congress, americans )

- 5 hours ago -
Over the next several weeks, we're turning the pressure up to raise awareness and take action in support of pregnant workers.
PETITION FOR SIGNING: Tell the FEC: Investigate Bush and Walker
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, campaign finance law, 2016 elections, petition )

- 4 hours ago -
Immediately investigate Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, and any White House hopefuls for violations of campaign finance law leading up to the 2016 presidential elections.
Open Thread - 5/6/2015
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, video )

- 1 hour ago -
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, 3 short takes, and a homemade cartoon (shown).
VIDEO: The Edward Snowden Interview the U.S. Media DidnâEUR(TM)t Want You to Watch
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: corruption, cover-up, government, dishonesty, abuse )

- 4 hours ago -
conducted by the Germany channel ARD, was blocked by American media outlets and YouTube
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: budget, spending, Congress, economic injustice, petitions )

- 20 hours ago -
The Republicans' "Work Harder for Less" budget makes it harder for hardworking Americans to buy a home, pay for college, and save for a secure retirement - all while empowering special interests and paving the way for huge tax breaks for millionaires.
Texas Governor Deploys State Guard To Stave Off Obama Takeover
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: )

- 19 hours ago -
These are the people who put the lunatic in lunatic fringe. Someone influential in the Republican Party better stand up to them and soon. This is the beginning of fascism in the United States.
Sea Level Rise, Growing Flood Risks, and the Need for a Strong Federal Flood Risk Management Standard
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: US, Climate Change, Sea Level Rise, Policy, President Obama, Union of Concerned Scientists )

- 13 hours ago -
According to the 2014 Third National Climate Assessment, climate change and other factors may increase the risks of flooding in many U.S. regions
GOP Prosecutor Defends Scott Walker Criminal Probe, Says "Let's Get the Truth Out"
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: candidates, corruption, cover-up, crime, ethics, elections, lies, propaganda, media, news )

- 4 hours ago -
Two career prosecutors--one a Republican, one a Democrat--just called Scott Walker a liar, and not a single national newspaper took notice.
Was Pamela Geller's Muhammad Cartoon Event Free Speech or Anti-Muslim?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Free Speech, Texas, Free Speech Event, Pamela Geller, Muhammad cartoons, Islamophobia, Terrorist Attack, ISIS, Extremists, Islamicists )

- 4 hours ago -
U.S. law enforcement officials say they've identified the two men shot by police during an attack on a controversial art exhibit in Texas. The event featured caricatures of the prophet Muhammad, which are considered offensive to Muslims.
The New Corrupt Elite That Is Running Our Economy | Alternet
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, culture, environment, abuse, ethics, dishonesty, congress, propaganda, lies, war, economy, corporate, investments, debt, foreclosures )

- 48 minutes ago -
Talking about old systems of power and corruption doesn't begin to capture new realities.
Stop Cybersurveillance!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: security, privacy, Internet, surveillance, petitions, Twitter )

- 22 hours ago -
The Senate will soon consider the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act. Tweet @ your senator now!
An Epidemic of CNE Syndrome Strikes Our State Governments
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, climate conditions, state governments, usa, u.s. )

- 1 hour ago -
ItâEUR(TM)s well-known that harsh climate conditions can mess with your mind âEUR" from cabin fever to heat delirium. But America is now experiencing an even more dangerous mind-numbing disease called Climaticus Non-vocalism Extremism.
Vietnam Is the War That Didn't End | The Nation(Especially for the New Agent Orange Babies With Birth Defects)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: propaganda, lies, iraq, corruption, abuse, congress, dishonesty, economy, ethics, war, usa, military, media, troops, politics )

- 1 hour ago -
It wasn't that government policy makers and the US military learned nothing from Vietnam. On the contrary, they learned how to fight two, three, many mini-Vietnams all at once, and without provoking the anger of the American people. That's an extraordinar
TAKE ACTION: Stand With Elizabeth Warren: Support Debt-Free College
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: congress, student debt, student loans, education )

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"Resolved, that Congress supports efforts to ensure that, through a combination of efforts, all students have access to debt-free higher education, defined to mean having no debt upon graduation from all public institutions of higher education."

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