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US Politics & Gov't

Open Thread - 2/19/2017
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread )

TomCat
- 4 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.
Lynn Squance Has a BIG Mouth! ;-)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: blog news, awards )

TomCat
- 4 hours ago - politicsplus.org
Honoring the woman who posted the 87,000th comment at Politics Plus, the site where four others and I publish the articles we share here.
Trump Family's Elaborate Lifestyle Is a 'Logistical Nightmare' - at Taxpayer Expense
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, POTUS, family protection, secret service costs, travel, business trips, leisure weekends, Mar-a-Lago, tax-payers' money )

Evelyn
- 1 day ago - washingtonpost.com
NB - figures not all confirmed, but Secret Service protection constitutes a large chunk - including protection of sons during their business travels (abroad, too) - salaries, hotel costs .. and his Mar-a-Lago w/e requires coastguard mobilisation too.
A Medical Theory for Donald Trumps Bizarre Behavior
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Unfit To Lead, cover-up, politics )

Rob
- 22 hours ago - newrepublic.com
Many mental health professionals believe the president is ill. But what if the cause is an untreated STD?
Is Bernie Thinking Of Creating A NEW Political Party? Bernie Staffer Explains   video
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: The Peoples Party, Nick Brana, Bernie Sanders, election 2016, Lee Camp, new political party )

Dandelion
- 22 hours ago - youtube.com
Nick Brana is the former national political outreach coordinator for Bernie Sanders presidential campaign. With 14 million Democrats leaving their party since Election 2016, Nick Brana says we need to draft Bernie into a new party, The Peoples Party.
Everyday Erinyes #63
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Furies, immigration, deportation, injustice, authoritarianism, national security, classification system, nuclear football )

Joanne
- 1 day ago - politicsplus.org
A post on TomCat's blog. Some happenings this week which seem to call for the intervention of the Greek Furies.
Chaos in the White House: There Has Never Been Anything Like This
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: ineptitude, corruption, republicans )

Rob
- 1 day ago - theguardian.com
Americas elder statesmen shaking their heads, declaring that they have never seen such turmoil or ineptitude.
With Mulvaney in Place, Budget Office Preps 'Hit List' on Public Programs
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Economy, U.S., Donald Trump, Republican Party, Taxation, Healthcare, Media )

Judy
- 20 hours ago - commondreams.org
National Endowments for the Arts and the Humanities, Office of National Drug Control Policy, and Americorps are among targets meant to showcase 'waste' of taxpayer funds.
Pat Robertson: People Who Oppose Trump Are Revolting Against God
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: )

Wayne
- 1 day ago - rightwingwatch.org
Here are the top five posts from People For the American Way's RightWingWatch.org of the past week. (It's been a busy week). Lay down with Trump and get up with crazy. See comment.
McCain: Dictators 'Get Started By Suppressing Free Press'
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, government, republicans, propaganda )

Dave
- 1 day ago - cnn.com
others have been saying it already and I agree, but the big thing is the GOP may be starting to realize the dangers of our so-called president
USDA Starts To Repost Censored Online Animal Research Documents
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: animals, research, USDA )

Rosie
- 17 hours ago - buzzfeed.com
Facing a barrage of public criticism, the US Department of Agriculture on Friday started returning documents describing the number of animals used at research facilities across the nation back online.
Is Russia a Red Herring? - In These Times
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Russia election influencing )

Deborah
- 1 day ago - inthesetimes.com
Russia, a red herring???
Trump's Attack on the Media as An 'Enemy of the People' Has Eerie Historical Echoes
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Trump regime, media, reporting, news, tyrants, Soviet Union, tyranny, oppression )

Freya
- 11 hours ago - alternet.org
The president is adopting a popular tactic of 20th century totalitarians.
Washington Officials Say They'Ve Never Seen Anything Like the Chaos and Ineptitude of Trump's White House @Alternet
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, war, politics, military, media, republicans, lies, iraq, dishonesty, corruption, ethics, abuse, propaganda )

Wilde
- 3 hours ago - alternet.org
'Our government continues to be in unbelievable turmoil. We're a nation at war'' When press officers at the White House glance up from their desks, they are constantly reminded of their boss's big day. On the wall, in thick dark frames, are photos: Donald
Jordan's Most EPIC Tirade Ever?   video
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: corruption, cover-up, crime, dishonesty, ethics, government, Govtfearmongering, politics, propaganda, trump, pipeline, ETP Energy Transfer Partners, DAPL, pipelines, water protectors, oil, spills, scandal, Russia, Russian government, scandalous )

Rosemary
- 1 day ago - youtube.com
TYT Politics reporter Jordan Chariton (https://twitter.com/JordanChariton) did a FaceBook Live discussing the hysteria over the Russia/Trump controversy and what that means for the attention of other issues going on across the country
Republicans, Where Is the Backbone?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Unfit To Lead, cover-up, lies )

Rob
- 21 hours ago - billmoyers.com
Desperately seeking those GOP politicians who will stand up against a know nothing bully who holds the highest office in the land.
Trump Administration to Expand Groups of Immigrants to Be Deported: Documents
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: fascists, republicans, politics )

Rob
- 21 hours ago - reuters.com
The Trump administration plans to direct immigration agents to greatly expand the categories of immigrants they target for deportation.
George Takei: On This Remembrance Day, I Hear Terrible Echoes of the Past
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, politics, corruption, americans )

AWAY AWHI
- 11 hours ago - cnn.com
Every year, on February 19, we Japanese-Americans honor this day as Remembrance Day, and we renew our pledge to make sure what happened to us never happens again in America
Condemn Trump $3 MILLION Per Trip to Mar-A-Lago
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Trump, Mar-A-Lago, vacation, club, taxpayers )

Beth
- 1 hour ago - action.dccc.org
Recent reports suggest Trump trips to Mar-a-Lago could be costing taxpayers $3 MILLION per trip. Tell Trump- Do not make the American people pay for trips to your club.
Presidents Day Trivia: Surprising Facts About Each U.S. President
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: president, usa )

Glenn
- 14 hours ago - seattletimes.com
Bet you didn't know all of them.
Trump Attacks Journalists, Comedians, and Judges Instead of Attacking This CountryâEUR(TM)s Plethora of Problems
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Mr. Trump and his presidential style )

Jeanne
- 4 hours ago - nationofchange.org
".... That hasnâEUR(TM)t happened, and we wonâEUR(TM)t see it happen because this is not a president who operates from a plan. He simply reacts to situations and conditions as they confront him. "
Clinton Interferes in Russian Elections
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Imperialist Intervention )

Walter L
- 2 hours ago - bionicmosquito.blogspot.com
From an academic paper published by Hamilton College (located, interestingly enough, in Clinton, New York): Immediately after coming to power, the Clinton administration declared the consolidation of market and democratic institutions in Russia to be a vi
Planetary Lockdown, Geoengineering and The Deep State
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: )

Walter L
- 2 hours ago - eraofwisdom.org
Infiltration and co-optation, compartmentalization, confidentiality agreements, backroom deals, threats, bribes, skewed research, packed peer review committees, embedded international media one can only marvel at the legerdemain and deception it takes to
Has Trump Been Secretly Stripped of His Presidency?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: )

Walter L
- 4 hours ago - journal-neo.org
There is a war going on in Washington, overtly between Americas intelligence agencies, including the Pentagon, and Trump. Trump is also at war with the press as well, stating that both the press and the intel groups are nothing but liars. Of course, Trum
Yes, Trump Is Dangerous, But the Unelected Deep State Trying to Overthrow Him Is Far Worse
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: )

Walter L
- 4 hours ago - thefreethoughtproject.com
A dangerous situation is unfolding in DC as the deep state attempts to maintain control and peoples blind hatred for Trump is fostering it.
Video: 5 Examples Which Prove The Deep State Doesnt Care Who You Vote For
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Police State )

Walter L
- 2 hours ago - thedailysheeple.com
No matter where you think Trump stands a puppet controlled by the Deep State or a victim of Deep State sabotage what has become crystal clear this week is that the Deep State has zero regard for the will of the people and will keep control over this n
 

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