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US Politics & Gov't

Vivian B Has a BIG Mouth! ;-)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: blog news, awards )

- 8 hours ago -
Honoring the woman, who posted the 63,000th comment at Politics Plus, the site were I publish the articles that I also share here.
Crony Capitalism Goes Global The TPP and ISDS Explained - Petition   video
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: TPP, ISDS, President Obama, Congressional Republicans, foreign corporations, taxpayers )

- 9 hours ago -
Both President Obama AND Congressional Republicans are supporting a secretive agreement that would let 9,000 foreign corporations bypass the U.S. legal system and force taxpayers to pay them millions. Who says bipartisanship is dead?
The Politics of Trade: Fighting the Secret Plot to Make the World Richer
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: TPP, politics of trade, fast tracking, Trans-Pacific Partnership, US )

- 1 day ago -
The TPP is big - there are nearly 30 chapters - and since large chunks of the negotiations are kept secret, many worry that American workers, human rights and the environment will soon be at the mercy of the "global corporate agenda"
Open Thread - 4/24/2015
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, video )

- 8 hours ago -
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, 3 short takes, and a homemade cartoon (shown).
Marijuana Policy Project ACTIONS US
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Marijuana Policy Project, marijuana policy, marijuana petitions, usa, drug policy )

- 1 day ago -
Now that four U.S. states and the nation's capital have made marijuana legal for all adults and the House has voted to end the crackdown on medical marijuana, there is more momentum than ever in Congress for ending marijuana prohibition.

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: criminal charges, Wall Street, Big Banks dishonesty, bad buisiness, Business ethics, prosecution, politics, americans )

- 14 hours ago -
Years after massive fraud by Wall Street nearly brought down our economy, not a single banker has landed in jail. Instead of pursuing criminal charges, the Department of Justice (DOJ) under Eric Holder routinely brought civil cases and settled out of...
TAKE ACTION: Tell Democratic Leaders: Endorse the Warren Wall Street Reform Agenda
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Senator Elizabeth Warren )

- 1 day ago -
Senator WarrenâEUR(TM)s plan is simple, straightforward, and after the financial crash of 2007 and 2008, it should be common-sense. If a Democratic politician canâEUR(TM)t get behind this, that person probably shouldnâEUR(TM)t be leading other Democrats in the Senate
US Lawmakers Quietly Advance Legislation to Penalize Boycott of Israel
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Rights, U.S., Israel, Palestine, Human Rights )

- 1 day ago -
Little-noticed amendment was included in controversial Fast Track trade bill that just passed the Senate Finance Committee
Cash Flowed to Clinton Foundation as Russians Pressed for Control of Uranium Company
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, ethics, safety, culture, corporate, environment, energy, economy, government, ethics )

- 1 day ago -
The article, in Jan 2013, detailed how the Russian atomic energy agency, Rosatom, had taken over a Canadian company with uranium-mining stakes stretching from Central Asia to the American West.The deal made Rosatom one of the worldâEUR(TM)s largest uranium
Lincoln - National Geographic Magazine
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Abraham Lincoln, April 1865, Lincoln's assassination, J. W. Booth, Lincoln funeral train, U.S. presidents, U.S. domestic politics & history, Civil War, Emancipation Proclamation, 13th Amendment, abolitionism, African-Americans, civil rights, legacy )

- 14 hours ago -
"On the 150th anniversary of the Great Emancipator's assassination, Americans along the route of his funeral train reflect on his life and legacy."
End Dark Money: Tell the FEC to Require the Disclosure of Secret Donors During Political Campaigns
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: money in politics, secret donors, Supreme Court, transparancy, corruption, dishonesty, americans, politics, political campaigns )

- 10 hours ago -
It's no secret that dark money is taking over our elections. And the result: "America's government is bought." With corruption seeded in Watergate, it grew to take over the next generation with McCain-Feingold and eventually led to the Supreme Court's...
Congress Moves to Pressure Europe Against BDS Steps
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: U.S., BDS, Israel, Congress, EU, WTO, TTIP )

- 1 day ago -
New amendments in Senate and House to bill on historic US-EU trade deal reject actions targeting Israel
BREAKING: Michael BrownâEUR(TM)s Parents File Civil Lawsuit Against City Of Ferguson
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Police State )

Walter L
- 16 hours ago -
At a press conference on Thursday, the parents of Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager who was shot and killed by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9, 2014, announced that they have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Fergu
Drone Strikes Reveal Uncomfortable Truth: U.S. Is Often Unsure About Who Will Die - NY Times
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: propaganda, lies, media, military, war, usa, terrorism, politics, obama, ethics, dishonesty, abuse, crime )

- 9 hours ago -
Every independent investigation of the strikes has found far more civilian casualties than admin officials admit. It has become clear that when operators in Nev fire missiles into remote tribal territories on the other side of the world,they often do not
Tell New Attorney General Loretta Lynch: End "Too Big to Jail" - TAKE ACTION!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Attorney General Loretta Lynch, "too big to jail", Wall St. crooks, petition )

- 7 hours ago -
Begin your term by announcing criminal charges for the fraud that led to the financial crisis. End abuse of deferred prosecution agreements without steep penalties, Commit to bring to trial any financial institutions caught breaking the law in the future.
Cops Who Hit Cuffed Pregnant Woman Beat Shackled Man Too
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Police State )

Walter L
- 16 hours ago -
This time, Jailer Joshua Richardson and Deputy Stuart Roberts dragged inmate Phillip Allen Jones outside, slammed his head into a car at least twice, and then both deputies knocked him to the ground. All of this occurred while Jones was prevented from eve
Caught On Tape: Cop Jumpkicks Suspect After Shooting Him
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Police State )

Walter L
- 14 hours ago -
Texas Department of Public Safety trooper Abraham Martinez doesn't take kindly to motorcyclists who run stop signs, which is why when Steven Gaydos ignored a red octagon and led Martinez on a high speed chase, he ended up getting shot in the thigh before
World Day for Laboratory Animals: ADI Calls for End to Cruel Monkey Trade 15,000 Sign Petiton to Stop Florida Monkey Farm.
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: ADI, florida monkey farm, laboratory animals, Mauritius breeding colony, first in US )

- 13 hours ago -
ADI has renewed it's call to phase out monkey imports and experiments and to scrap plans for a new monkey breeding facility in Florida. 15,000 people have signed. Last year, ADI revealed highly controversial plans to open the 'first' such facility.
The Key War on Terror Propaganda Tool: Only Western Victims Are Acknowledged
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Glenn Greenwald, drone killings, media, propaganda, war on terror, NYT )

- 6 hours ago -
In all the years I've been writing about Obama's drone killings, yesterday featured by far the most widespread critical discussion in U.S. establishment journalism circles.
Truth-Teller Cornel West Stands Up to Israel Lobby Bullies
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Cornel West, UCLA, Ferguson, Princeton University, Michael Eric Dyson, #GazaUnderAttack, Hillel, Judea Pearl, Daniel Pearl Foundation, Todd Samuel Presner, Steven Salaita, Max Blumenthal, BDS, TPP, Wall Street, Georgetown University, West Bank, Obama )

- 4 hours ago -
Cornel West has hit back at criticism from anti-Palestinian organizations and Obama supporters who have tried to smear and silence him
2016 VA Funding Bill - $1.4billion Slashed From the PresidentâEUR(TM)s Budget Request
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: military, troops, war, ethics, americans, government, republicans, healthcare, healthcare, housing, congress )

- 17 hours ago -
Last week, the House Appropriations Subcommittee marked up the 2016 Veterans Affairs funding bill, and slashed more than $1.4 billion from the presidentâEUR(TM)s requested budget for AmericaâEUR(TM)s Veterans.
This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Police State )

Walter L
- 16 hours ago -
Cops, cocaine, and corruption, from Florida to Texas to California to Michigan. And some crooked jail guards, too. Let's get to it:
Cop Shoots Fleeing Man in the Back After Already Shooting Him in the Legs, Kills Him: Court
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Police State )

Walter L
- 15 hours ago -
Police shot and killed a 21-year-old fleeing man in the back after already shooting him in the legs and disarming him, the victimâEUR(TM)s estate claims in court.
Militarization of Police: Panel at UNH
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Police State )

Walter L
- 15 hours ago -
The University of New Hampshire Justice Studies Program hosted a panel discussion on the militarization of law enforcement. Panelists included Carla Gericke, President of the Free State Project; Perry Plummer, Director of Homeland Security and Emergency
LAPD Caught Lying After Video Emerges of Cops Punching, Hogtying Homeless Man
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Police State )

Walter L
- 15 hours ago -
Viral video contradicts LAPD's version of arrest of homeless man
Mentally Ill Homeless Man Severely Beaten By Police Because His Beach Umbrella Was Too Big
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Police State )

Walter L
- 15 hours ago -
In Police State USA, cops behave like a pack of wolves as they prey on a homeless man trying to enjoy a day at the beach.

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