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US Politics & Gov't

Open Thread - 4/20/2018
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, videos )

TomCat
- 23 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. This is my only article today
US Coast Guard Refuses to Stop Transgender People From Serving
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: USA, America, transgender, LGBT rights, military, coast guard, Donald Trump, transgender ban, service people )

Katherine
- 1 day ago - pinknews.co.uk
The US Coast Guard is "committed" to allowing trans people to serve, its leader Commandant Admiral Paul Zukunft told lawmakers on Tuesday. Donald Trump announced on Twitter last year that all trans servicepeople would be banned from the US armed forces.
Trump Moves to Cancel Student Loan Debt for Disabled Veterans
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: trump, student loans, college, veterans, military, disabled, disability )

Joanna
- 1 day ago - cnbc.com
The Department of Education will partner with the Department of Veteran Affairs to identify disabled student loan borrowers who are eligible for debt forgiveness.
Tell Congress to Fire Scott Pruitt
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: tRump regime, environment, EPA, petitions )

Freya
- 1 day ago - actionnetwork.org
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is corrupt. His words and actions prove that he is strongly opposed to civil rights and environmental justice. He has even gone as far as actively working to tear apart our environmental protections.
Block Trump's War Cabinet
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: warmongers, tRump cabinet, nominees, petitions )

Freya
- 1 day ago - blocktrumpswarcabinet.com
Trump's new cabinet nominees risk putting us on paths to war with Iran and North Korea.
Repeal the Trump-Republican Tax Scam for the Rich and Corporations
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: tax plans, economic injustice, greed, petitions )

Freya
- 1 day ago - actionnetwork.org
In order to block deep cuts to the critical services that protect working families and older Americans, we must repeal the Trump-Republican tax cuts for the wealthy and big corporations.
Pledge to Vote for Candidates Who Will Take Action to End the Violence.
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: gun violence, gun laws, elections )

Nita
- 1 day ago - actionnetwork.org
Join us! Pledge to take action to hold our leaders accountable, and to elect new leaders who will act to end the gun violence that is plaguing our country.
TAKE ACTION: Reject Trump's RACIST Judicial Nominee
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Wendy Vitter, judicial nominees, Donald Trump, ethics, racism )

Dogan
- 1 day ago - go.cbcpac.org
Wendy Vitter is Donald TrumpâEUR(TM)s judicial nominee for Louisiana. We canâEUR(TM)t let her sit on the federal bench. Sign your name right now to REJECT her nomination.
TAKE ACTION: Tell the Federal Communications Commission: Block the Sinclair Deal
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Department of Justice, Sinclair )

Dogan
- 1 day ago - act.credoaction.com
Tell the Federal Communications Commission and the Department of Justice: Block the Sinclair deal.
Child Victim of Alleged Syrian Gas Attack Speaks Out, Says He Was Given Food to Make the Video
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, cover-up, crime, ethics, government, lies, media, propaganda, politics, terrorism, usa, war, dishonesty, americans, fake syrian gas attack, false flag, child, food, actors in crisis situation, staged and scripted media, deception, video )

Ricardo
- 1 day ago - thefreethoughtproject.com
Incredible and bombshell testimony from a young boy who appeared on film during the alleged "chemical attack" in Syria this month, claims there was no attack and he went through the process of getting hosed off just to get free food. In the weeks..
TAKE ACTION: Tell Sens. Murkowski and Sullivan: Oppose Trump's Pro-Torture Nominees Now
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: congress, senators, nominees, torture injustice, war, usa, u.s. )

Dogan
- 1 day ago - blocktrumpswarcabinet.com
Trump's new cabinet nominees risk putting us on paths to war with Iran and North Korea. They've overseen and support torture, and will continue American support for the Saudi war in Yemen. The Senate must reject them.
Support Bipartisan Legislation to Protect the Mueller Investigation
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: mueller investigation, protection, Russia-tRump Investigation )

Nita
- 1 day ago - petitions.moveon.org
Please support the Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act -- bipartisan legislation to protect Special Counsel Mueller's Russia investigation, sponsored by Senators Graham, Booker, Tillis and Coons.
Bernie Introduces Bill To Impose Jail Time For Execs Behind Opioid Crisis
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Bernie Sanders, Independent, Vermont, Proposes Bill, To Jail Big Pharma Execs, Opioid Crisis, Death, Corruption, americans, congress, crime, ethics, GoodNews, healthcare, lies, media, news, usa )

Fiona
- 12 hours ago - informationclearinghouse.info
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will introduce a bill Tuesday that would impose jail time for pharmaceutical executives whose companies engage in manipulative practices when marketing opioids.
TAKE ACTION: Sign the Letter of Support for Pharmacare
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: healthcare, healthcare, pharmaceutical companies, Drug Prices )

Dogan
- 1 day ago - act.leadnow.ca
I support universal pharmacare, not a patchwork approach that leaves some of us behind while increasing the profits of Big Pharma.
Friday - "The Dog Ate My Homework"
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Family )

Joanne
- 16 hours ago - politicsplus.org
A post by SoINeedAName on TomCat's blog. Not all that fun, but certainly brings us up to date.
Comey Tells the GOP Bye-Bye, Now.
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: ethics, crime, abuse, corruption, cover-up, dishonesty, lies, propaganda, republicans, government, elections )

Mitchell
- 1 day ago - dailykos.com
James Comey has told the GOP they no longer have any validity. Please see first comment.

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: discrimination, voter ID laws, Native Americans )

Nita
- 17 hours ago - narf.org
This is the second time Judge Hovland has found North Dakota's voter ID law discriminates against Native Americans, and it is the second preliminary injunction granted to plaintiffs in this matter.
Not Your Everyday Erinyes
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Furies, Valerie Tampico, conservative, liberal, progressive, origin stories, Ancestral Story, Social Liberal Story, Structural Oppression Story )

Joanne
- 24 minutes ago - politicsplus.org
A post on TomCat's blog. WE need the help of the Furies to keep watch on us and keep us honest at this point.
For Most Workers, the Tax Cut Windfall Will Disappear
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: taxes, tax cuts, economic injustice, greed )

Freya
- 8 minutes ago - money.cnn.com
Millions of workers have received a small cut of Corporate America's tax cut bonanza. Unfortunately, the windfall for most workers will be fleeting.
   

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