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US Politics & Gov't

On the Edge - 11/29/2015
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, video )

- 8 hours ago -
Personal news, 3 Short Takes, and a homemade cartoon (shown).
VIDEO (English): The Israeli Society Has Lost Touch With Reality   video
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, corruption, end all U.S. aid to Israel, now!, endtheoccupation of Palestine-siege of G, Palestinian humanrights, cover-up, crime, democrats, ethics, government, americans, abuse, u.s., media, news, obama, propaganda, congress, lies, military )

- 1 day ago -
The Israel Lobby: Is it good for the US? Is it good for Israel?, took place in April 2015 Washington DC, a conference on the activities of the Israel lobby in the United States
Help Restore Victims Of Crime Act Funding
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: VOCA, funding, crime, victims, petitions )

- 10 hours ago -
A recent budget deal between the White House and Congress will strip $1.5 billion from the Crime Victims Fund, which serves as a major funding source for victim services throughout the country.
Activists Arrested for Trying to Prevent Water Shutoff to Poor
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, americans, congress, water, poverty, activists, corruption, ethics, freedoms, usa, healthcare )

- 1 day ago -
This come down to basic human rights and needs and a call for civility

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: news, media, government, usa, interesting )

- 14 hours ago -
The executive branch will now be able to obtain phone metadata by asking the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to order telecommunications companies to turn over specific records.
Five Ways Sanders Could Democratize the Financial Sector That Clinton Won't Touch
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Bernie Sanders, presidential candidates, elections, economy, banks, credit unions, economic justice )

- 11 hours ago -
Politics is about power. Every presidential candidate in both primaries, with the lone exception of Bernie Sanders, relies primarily on powerful, wealthy interests to fund her or his campaign.
Christian Terrorism Is a Bigger Threat to U.S. Freedom Than Islamic Extremism
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: anti-choice, Christianity, religious right, hypocrisy, terrorism )

- 1 hour ago -
The pro-life, Christian Right have a history of shooting abortion doctors and planting bombs to blow up clinics to stop doctors from doing their jobs.
Israel Using Dutch Dogs to Terrorize Palestinians
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Rights and Accountability, Police dogs, Ferguson, occupation, Palestinian civil-human rights, ACLU, Missouri, civilians-children, war crimes, Lilian Ploumen, Tonny Boeijen, Four Winds K9, children, Al-Haq, media, news, usa, americans, abuse, military )

- 1 day ago -
It is one of numerous instances of Israeli forces setting dogs on unarmed Palestinian civilians, including children âEUR" a violent tactic reminiscent of US police practices against Black citizens
Women Over 65 Twice as Poor as Men of Same Age
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, americans, congress, women, seniors, corruption, cover-up, dishonesty, economy, ethics, freedoms, government, u.s., socialsecurity, usa, lies, propaganda )

- 1 day ago -
No one should have to live in poverty and without the basics over 65
The Shooting at Planned Parenthood Put GOP 2016 Hopefuls in a âEUR~Politically UncomfortableâEUR(TM) Position
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: candidates, republicans, elections, healthcare )

- 16 hours ago -
the leading Republicans, all of whom have spoken out against Planned Parenthood, have largely remained silent about the shooting.
Reality Check Proof U.S. Government Wanted ISIS To Emerge In Syria
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: ISIS, war, Syria, refugees, America, Salifest )

- 7 hours ago -
As some Americans cower in fear over the perceived threat from men, women and children attempting to escape from war torn Syria, the majority of people are ignoring the reason there are refugees in the first place.
10 Breathtaking Examples Of Government Hypocrisy
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: war, atrocities, insider trading, weapons, lies, crimes, greed, international relations )

- 1 day ago -
It's no secret that our leaders aren't always perfect - but there's a difference between screwing up and flagrantly violating international treaties, breaking your own laws, and throwing morality out the window.
Republican Plans for Voting and the Poor
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: corruption, republicans, propaganda )

- 6 hours ago -
For the GOP, the poor are a target to divert attention from capitalistic oppression and to affect voting.
Obama^s New Counter~Terrorism Guru
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Obama, ISIS, Islam, Muslims, corruption, cover-up, crime, ethics, propaganda, terrorism, usa )

- 5 hours ago -
Since the Islamic State attacks in Paris on November 13, we have seen the development of a new, and strange justification for the Obama administration^s insistent refusal to jettison its manifestly failed strategy of contending with IS specifically and
How to Honor Ezra Schwartz The American Murdered By A Palestinian
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Israel, murder victim, Palestinian terrorists, murder, crime, ethics, freedoms, government, politics, terrorism, usa, war )

- 5 hours ago -
A memorial ceremony was held at Ben Gurion Airport just before the body of 18 year~old Ezra Schwartz was flown to the United States for burial last Saturday night. William Grant, deputy chief of mission at the US Embassy in Tel Aviv, was in attendance
GOP in Panic Over Trump
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: candidates, elections, republicans, usa )

- 4 hours ago -
The demise of TrumpâEUR(TM)s candidacy has been predicted by centrist Republicans and the media alike virtually since the day it began. But there is no empirical evidence at all to suggest it is happening.
AbilityOne- Profiteering at the Expense of the Disabled?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, americans, congress, ethics, disabled, greed, money, deception, military, usa, SupremeCourt, propaganda, lies, government, corruption, cover-up, dishonesty, economy )

- 1 day ago -
Much has been touted about the disadvantaged military-but the reality is military jobs are farmore lucrative than retail and hospitality jobs and the funds are often lavishly spent on sergeants on up with credit cards,etc. This is another abuse.
Israelis, Not Muslims, Cheered in Jersey City on 9/11: Information Clearing House - ICH
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: )

- 18 hours ago -
Brief but to the point description of who cheered while the Towers were falling...
What Cannibals Teach Us About Citizens United
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: )

- 1 day ago -
We need to get people educated and engaged otherwise we lose what is most precious and hard-fought.
Donald Trump Cancels Press Conference After Black Pastors Say They Were Tricked Into Meeting
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: republicans, propaganda, news, Trump campaign )

- 1 hour ago -
Campaign invited journalists to hear 100 African-American church leaders endorse Republican front-runner, sparking angry complaints that many had no intention of endorsing the bombastic property mogul

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