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US Politics & Gov't

Open Thread - 2/21/2018
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, video )

TomCat
- 16 hours ago - politicsplus.org
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, 4 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. This is my only article today.
CREDIT CARD COMPANIES CAN BLOCK THE SALE OF ASSAULT WEAPONS - Petition
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: BAN assult weapons, petition )

Animae
- 14 hours ago - act.weareultraviolet.org
Tell Mastercard, Visa & other major credit card companies: "Refuse to process all sales from retailers who sell assault weapons."
Condemn the NRA - PETITION
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Condemn NRA, petition )

Animae
- 16 hours ago - go.commondefensepac.com
Add your name today & join us in calling the NRA out for what they are: racist propagandists, whose corruption puts our families at risk.
Petition - Condemn Raffle of AR-15 By Republican Congressional Candidate
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: congressional candidate, support, armed people, School Shootings, awareness, Gun lobbyists, safety standards, stronger regulations, semi-automatic weapons, prevention of armed violence, stronger protection laws, public safety )

Kalliope
- 1 day ago - forcechange.com
Stop the AR-15 giveaway raffle for congressional support. Kansas Republican congressional candidate Tyler Tannahill has announced an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle giveaway. Apparently, his goal is to raise awareness of his platform to support the second...
SCOTUS Protects California's Ten Day Waiting Period for Gun Ownership
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: ethics, propaganda, republicans, GoodNews, goodnews )

Mitchell
- 1 day ago - dailykos.com
California, and common sense, have a big victory! Please see first comment.
PETITION - Pass Common Sense Gun Control
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: gun control, Elected Officials, NRA, americans, corruption, crime, elections, ethics, government, republicans, usa )

Lone
- 18 hours ago - change.org
We need to convince our elected officials that now is the time to speak up against the NRA and promote some form of gun control. They should not be worrying about how much money they will make or whether they will be re-elected.
Tell Republicans in Congress: Thoughts and Prayers Are Not Enough
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: GOP, violence, firearms, hypocrisy, petitions )

Freya
- 15 hours ago - act.credoaction.com
Within hours of Wednesday's mass shooting at a Parkland, FL high school - which took the lives of 17 people - Republican politicians released statements and social media posts offering "thoughts and prayers" to the victims and their families.
Petition - Members of Congress Must Pledge to Reject Donations From the NRA and Gun Industry PACs!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: congress, NRA lobbyists, donations, rejection, School Shootings, Gun Industry, safety regulations, prevention of armed violence, stronger protection laws, public interest, future generations, responsibilities )

Kalliope
- 18 hours ago - action.momsrising.org
Young people across the country are calling BS on adult excuses for failing to achieve any progress on gun safety. They are rising up to fight for their own safety and future, and calling on members of Congress to reject the NRA.
Add Your Name: Trump, We Won't Stand for This Attack on Our Health Care!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: trump, attack on health care, planned parenthood, Trump administration, abuse, americans, corruption, government, healthcare, republicans, usa )

Lone
- 12 hours ago - dailykos.com
Add your name and stand with Planned Parenthood. Make sure the Trump administration knows we won't stand by silently while he strips care from millions.
Please Sign-Stop Ivanka Trump and Marco Rubio From Cutting Social Security Benefits | CREDO Action
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: social security, parental leave, income disparity, senior citizens )

Nita
- 9 hours ago - act.credoaction.com
Sen. Rubio & Ivanka Trump are coming after your Social Security benefits. They're reportedly building congressional support for a proposal that would require people to accept a cut in their future Social Security benefits in exchange for six weeks leave.
PETITION - DEMAND TRANSFER OF GuantáNamo DETAINEE TOFFIQ AL BIHANI
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: transfer of detainee, toffiq al bihans, guantanamo, abuse, americans, corruption, government, republicans, usa )

Lone
- 17 hours ago - e-activist.com
Instead of continuing the work to close the Guantánamo detention facility, the Trump administration is looking to keep open this detention facility, whose detainees have faced torture.
The Pentagon Wants to Spend $716 Billion Next Year
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: military, government spending, waste, defense )

Freya
- 15 hours ago - thenation.com
And it is justifying that by playing on fear.
Jimmy Fallon Updates Bob Dylan   video
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: )

Wayne
- 2 hours ago - youtube.com
"Weak is the man who calls truth fake news"
Meddling for Empire: The CIA Comes Clean
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, politics, media, propaganda, lies, government, elections, corruption, dishonesty, ethics )

Wilde
- 12 hours ago - counterpunch.org
One of the difficulties behind the podium stance of virtue taken by the US political establishment on Russian interference in the country's electoral process is one of simple hypocrisy. In the game, and importantly theatre, of international relations, th
The Border Patrol Is Going Deeper and Deeper Into the U.S. Mainland and Running Wild
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Trump, Border Patrol, ICE, freedoms, Immigrant Rights )

Nita
- 10 hours ago - splinternews.com
The New York Times reported on Wednesday that a Trump administration directive that allows local supervisors to authorize random searches has led to a rise in those searches far from the border.
Venezuela: Revenge of the Mad-Dog Empire(Keeping the US Boss Still))
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, covert action, CIA tactics, Venezuela, politics, media, propaganda, dishonesty, ethics )

Wilde
- 13 hours ago - counterpunch.org
Only in the world of comic-book fantasies is the United States a friend to the oppressed in Africa or anywhere else on the planet.In the real world,the U.S. is a predator,colonial/capitalist nation.But like the imagined nation of Wakanda, in the lates
5 Places Hypocritical Republicans Ban Guns for Their Own Personal Safety | Alternet
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: GOP Hypocrites, guns )

Nita
- 19 minutes ago - alternet.org
We can gauge GOP disingenuousness on the gun issue just by noting all the places Republican politicians frequent where weapons are banned. Pointing out their hypocrisy has never helped to shame the GOP into decency, but it's worth a review nonetheless.
   

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