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US Politics & Gov't

Is There Anything Less Democratic Than The Democratic Party?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: superdelegates, Democratic Party, Presidential election, flawed election system )

Unpacking
- 1 day ago - investors.com
Bernie takes home just 15 delegates for the Democratic nomination in New Hampshire, same as the 15 Hillary does, despite his gaining far more in popular votes. This is based on flaws in the Democratic Partys nominating process of Superdelegates.
Stunning: IRS Validates Karl Rove Sham - IRS Grants Nonprofit Status to His 'Dark Money' Group 'Crossroads GPS'
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: IRS, 501(c)(4), nonprofit, tax exempt, nonpartisan, social welfare org, Crossroads GPS, =GrassrootsPolicyStrategies, Karl Rove, secret donors, ‘Dark Money’, Koch brothers, Supreme Court ruling, 2010, Citizens United, Federal Election Commission )

Lucy
- 1 day ago - propublica.org
Group founded by Karl Rove declared nonprofit 5 yrs after applying, so donor list can remain private. Crossroads reported spending almost 2X as much on political ads as next most-active nonprofit, Americans for Prosperity, backed by billionaire Koch bros
Nearly 50 Georgia Correctional Officers Arrested for Drug Trafficking
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Georgia Dept of Corrections, corrections officers, corruption, drug trafficking, FBI sting, indictments )

Judy
- 18 hours ago - cnn.com
The indictments revealed "staggering corruption within Georgia Department of Corrections institutions," said John Horn, the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia.
The Milwaukee Debate
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: bernie, Campaign 2016, debate, hillary, video )

TomCat
- 3 hours ago - politicsplus.org
See 1sy comment.
The DNC Just Screwed Over Bernie Sanders and Spit in VotersâEUR(TM) Faces
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, americans, candidates, democrats, dishonesty, elections, ethics, freedoms, GoodNews, news, politics, republicans, usa )

Frank
- 1 day ago - usuncut.com
You may have heard of superdelegates before today, but you may not have realized how antithetical the idea is to democracy itself until now.
Even If Sanders Wins the Popular Vote, Clinton Could Still Get the Nomination
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: US elections 2016, Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, Democrats, US politics )

Judy
- 1 day ago - theguardian.com
The Democratic party decides its nominee in a massively undemocratic way - and is a ticking time bomb for the party and its voter base if Bernie keeps winning
After Bernie's New Hampshire Triumph, Nevada Is A High Stake Event For Hilary
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Bernie Sanders 2016, democratic presidential race )

Fiona
- 1 day ago - nytimes.com
The Democratic presidential caucuses in Nevada were supposed to be an afterthought: lost in the shadows of high-profile battles in Iowa and New Hampshire. Please note, comment, forward
Far-Out Fun for Friday 2/12/2016
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Humor, Art, Photoshop, fantasy, imagination, creativity )

Joanne
- 19 hours ago - politicsplus.org
A post on TomCat's blog to fill in for SoINeedAName's regular column while he is our of town.
 Repairing American Democracy Should Be a Central Issue in the 2016 Campaign
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: ethics, news, usa, politics, reform )

Cal
- 15 hours ago - thenation.com
 Three ways to fix US politics: Reduce big money, end gerrymandering, make it easier to vote.
VIDEO: Congressman Elijah Cummings Spits Fire Over Flint Water: 'This Is Not a Third World Country!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: House Oversight Committee, Elijah Cummings, hearing, Flint water crisis, lies, government, ethics, dishonesty, crime, cover-up, congress, americans )

Marcia
- 1 day ago - dailykos.com
Ranking member of the House Oversight Committee, Congressman Elijah Cummings was justifiably pissed off at the debacle that is Flint, MichiganâEUR(TM)s water crisis.
Open Thread - 2/12/2016
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, video )

TomCat
- 3 hours ago - politicsplus.org
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.
Jerry Critter Has BIG Mouth! ;-)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: blog news, awards )

TomCat
- 3 hours ago - politicsplus.org
Honoring the person who made the 75,000th comment at Politics Plus, the site where I and others publish the articles we also share here.
Here's What Bernie Sanders Actually Did in the Civil Rights Movement
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, candidates, politics, media, elections, culture, activists, rights )

Wilde
- 3 hours ago - motherjones.com
Civil rights icon John Lewis told reporters that he never encountered Bernie Sanders when the Vermont senator was working with Lewis' Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in the 1960s. Because he made his remarks at a press conference announcing the
SCOTUS Blocks Obama Clean Power Plan, Hinders Future of Environmental Legislation
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: SCOTUS )

Michael
- 1 day ago - therealnews.com
Robert Pollin says legally halting executive order on power-plants poses possible "disaster" for future emissions reduction
Buy Crop Insurance, Double Your Money
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, cover-up, crop insurance, dishonesty, ethics, farming, u.s. )

Kathy
- 21 hours ago - kplu.org
Deep in the heart of the arcane laws that give farmers a helping hand, there's something called "crop insurance". It;s a huge program, costing taxpayers anywhere from $5 billion to $10 billion each year.
Teen Who Killed 5 Family Members to Be Sentenced as Juvenile
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: )

Angie
- 8 hours ago - msn.com
A judge cleared the way Thursday for a New Mexico teenager who shot and killed his parents and three younger siblings to be sentenced as a juvenile and released from state custody by the time he turns 21 after the teen's attorneys argued he could be psych
How Bernie Sanders Learned to Be a Real Politician
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, candidates, congress, government, elections, economy, politics, democrats, media )

Wilde
- 3 hours ago - motherjones.com
Sometime in the late 1970s, after he'd had a kid, divorced his college sweetheart, lost four elections for statewide offices, and been evicted from his home on Maple Street in Burlington, Vermont, Bernie Sanders moved in with a friend named Richard Sugarm
Ted Cruz Uses Dolls to Call Donald Trump Liberal. Will That Work?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: republicans, elections, propaganda, abuse, donald Trump, Ted Cruz, getting beyond satire, personal attacks )

Louise
- 12 hours ago - csmonitor.com
The Texas Senator's latest ad campaign is amusing, but it seems his line of attack on the billionaire as a closet liberal is wearing thin. I suspect that Ted was thinking about this type of doll.
2016: The Year We Realized ItâEUR(TM)s 1984
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Police State, Propaganda, Mainstream Media )

Walter L
- 9 hours ago - journal-neo.org
The state of most media today is sad, pitiful, and hopelessly unbelievable. From BBC to the New York Times, any semblance of believability is gone. What makes matters worse though, are what amount to popularity factions in social media. The information wo
Nearly Everything Ted Cruz Said At Saturday's Debate Was A Lie
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: republicans, lies, propaganda, dishonesty )

Wayne
- 8 hours ago - rightwingwatch.org
[A]lmost every remark from Cruz was either completely misleading or flat-out wrong.
ELECTION 2016 $15 Minimum Wage Is Deciding Factor for Many Low-Wage Voters (VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: candidates, economy, minimum wage reform )

Beryl
- 4 hours ago - alternet.org
Currently, Senator Bernie Sanders is the only presidential candidate who advocates raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour, while Hillary Clinton has been firm in her compromise proposal to raise the wage to $12, but no higher.
2 US Air Force A-10 Bombed 9 Targets in Aleppo to Sabotage Russian Efforts
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Propaganda, Imperialist Intervention )

Walter L
- 10 hours ago - geopolitics.co
Previously, NATO propaganda machinery were using Russian air sorties videos while claiming advances in Syria. Now, they are actually launching some actual strikes of their own using old attack planes targeting civilians trapped inside Aleppo and then blam
ABCs Of The US Empire
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Corporatocracy, Imperialism, Fascism )

Walter L
- 10 hours ago - countercurrents.org
A Is for Asininity... The US has been guilty of asininity for a couple of centuries now. We insist on telling ourselves and the world that we are a democracy, that We the People are running the show.
Will American Law Enforcement Lie, Cheat and Forge Police Reports? Answer: Yes.
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Police State )

Walter L
- 10 hours ago - 21stcenturywire.com
The issue of institutional corruption still goes unattended however, as media seem to prefer the obsession of spinning every story in terms of race, or class, rather than seriously looking at the problem of devolving so much power and blind authority that
The Whole POINT of the Internet of Things Is So Big Brother Can Spy On You
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Police State )

Walter L
- 9 hours ago - lewrockwell.com
The government is already spying on us through spying on us through our computers, phones, cars, buses, streetlights, at airports and on the street, via mobile scanners and drones, through our credit cards and smart meters (update), television, doll, and
   

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