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Open Thread - 1/16/2017
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, video )

TomCat
- 9 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.
Pat A Has a BIG Mouth Again! ;-)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: blog news, awards )

TomCat
- 9 hours ago - politicsplus.org
Honoring the person who posted the 86,000th comment at Politics Plus, the site where four others and I publish the articles we also share here.
@HouseDemocrats: Back Lieu-Conyers to End U.S. Aid to Saudi Bombing of Yemen
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Yemen. Saudi Arabia, arms trade )

Dogan
- 14 hours ago - petitions.moveon.org
@HouseDemocrats: Back Lieu-Conyers to End U.S. Aid to Saudi Bombing of Yemen Sign the Lieu-Conyers letter urging President Obama to stop refueling Saudi warplanes that are bombing civilians in Yemen.
Hey Congress: Give Up YOUR Cadillac Health Insurance First
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Health insurance, Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, ObamaCare )

Dogan
- 16 hours ago - actionnetwork.org
Ryan & McConnell - Give up your Cadillac Health Benefits NOW! If Paul Ryan or Mitch McConnell get sick, he can go to his doctor. If he repeals ObamaCare, millions of Americans will lose access to their family doctor.
Sign the Petition: I Am Not a Reporter, and I Want to See Donald TrumpâEUR(TM)s Tax Returns
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: tax returns, Donald Trump )

Dogan
- 17 hours ago - dailykos.com
It isnâEUR(TM)t just reporters who want to see Donald TrumpâEUR(TM)s tax returns. Add your name. Our Message to Donald Trump : I am not a reporter, and I want to see Donald TrumpâEUR(TM)s tax returns. Release them

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: senate, foreclosures, steve mnuchin, americans )

Dogan
- 17 hours ago - act.credoaction.com
"Oppose the nomination of 'foreclosure king' Steve Mnuchin, who made millions by foreclosing on struggling Americans and exploiting their economic pain."
#HugsForChelsea: Give Chelsea Manning A Hug
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: chelsea manning, militory prison )

Dogan
- 17 hours ago - actionnetwork.org
Chelsea Manning saw injustice and stood up for whatâEUR(TM)s right. Now, sheâEUR(TM)s serving a 35 year sentence in an all-male military prison.
A Lesson on How to Survive Trumpism - From the McCarthy Era
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: President Trump, Muslim registry, blacklisting, paranoia, oppression, persecution, employment )

Freya
- 1 day ago - thenation.com
Trump's regime will not resurrect full-blown McCarthyism, but it may take lessons in political repression from it.
Six Reasons Why Trumps Wall Is Even Dumber Than Most of His Other Ideas
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: demagoguery, buffoon, lies )

Rob
- 1 day ago - nationofchange.org
Trump lives in a fact free universe designed merely to enhance his power and fuel his demagoguery. But you donâEUR(TM)t have to, and nor does anyone else.
Dr Martin Luther King Jr Day! (Video)   video
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Martin Luther King Jr., people of colour, equal rights, America, humanity, equality, justice )

Yusuf
- 13 hours ago - youtube.com
His 'I have a dream' speech. 'Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.' ~ Martin Luther King Jr.
It's Time for President Obama to Grant Clemency to Leonard Peltier
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: amnesty, human rights, Leonard Peltier, obama, usa, indigenous rights )

Cal
- 6 hours ago - thenation.com
 Ten months after filing a petition with the president, renowned lawyers waitâEUR"and hopeâEUR"for Obama to act.
Oppose North Dakota House Bill 1203
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: North Dakota, demonstrations, protests, violence, bills, legislation, petitions )

Freya
- 3 hours ago - thepetitionsite.com
This bill says a driver "who unintentionally causes injury or death to an individual obstructing vehicular traffic on a public road, street, or highway, is not guilty of an offense."
Roberts: Russell Pearce's Triple Dip Just Got Sweeter
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Arizona, greed, economic injustice )

Freya
- 1 day ago - azcentral.com
Russell Pearce just added a plump and juicy cherry to his triple dip. He has scored a promotion to the No. 2 spot at the Maricopa County Treasurer's Office. And a $70,000 raise - when there's no money for raises for county rank-and-file workers.
Today at 12:30 P.M.ET Livestream Bernies Rally to Protect Affordable Care Act
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: )

T.L.
- 1 day ago - ourrevolution.com
January 15 tell Republicans loudly and clearly we won't let you throw nearly 30 million people off of health insurance,make massive cuts to Medicaid
Sorry, Liberals: Donald Trump Really Means What He Says, and Plans to Silence and Intimidate Dissenters
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: authoritarianism, fascism, repression )

Rob
- 1 day ago - salon.com
Trump seeks to divide and conquer the media, while congressional allies like Jason Chaffetz go after critics.
9 MLK Quotes the Mainstream Media Won't Cite @Alternet
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, ethics, dishonesty, lies, media, military, politics, propaganda, economy, war, corruption, freedoms, iraq )

Wilde
- 6 hours ago - alternet.org
The words of the real MLK were far more radical than today's cherry-picked lines.
U.S. House Passes Bill to Allow One Step Trashing of Multiple Obama Administration Federal Rules
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Republicans, bills, Congress, energy, environment, banking, transportation, finance, education, media, regulations )

Freya
- 2 hours ago - dailykos.com
The republican-dominated U.S. House of Representative has passed legislation that allows the Congress to eliminate multiple Obama Administration federal rules enacted during the last year of President Obama's Administration in a one step procedure.
In Defense of Reverend Wright - Counterpunch 03/19/2008
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, propaganda, politics, lies, military, war, media, ethics, dishonesty, freedoms )

Wilde
- 1 hour ago - counterpunch.org
The language used by Rev Jeremiah Wright to denounce his country is certainly "inflammatory" and has brought him wide vilification.Psychologist William James,used the same epithet as Wright in 1898 whenhe declared: "God damn the U.S. for its vile conduct
How Do the People of Truth Win the Current Information War?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Media )

Walter L
- 10 hours ago - wakeup-world.com
With the recent push-back against alternative media, the question is: How do the people of truth win the information war when the deck is stacked against them?
Obamacare Repeal Will Hurt Women & Seniors With Higher Rates
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: ACA, Obamacare, senior, republicans, 2018 elections, women, men unfair )

Beth
- 6 hours ago - time.com
The Senate laid groundwork to repeal the Affordable Care Act. It will delay effective dates of aspects of the repeal until the 2018 Congressional elections. Young consumers may pay less than seniors. Insurers may charge women more than men.
*Take Action* With The American Civil Liberties Union
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: preserve, protect, defend, freedoms )

Susan
- 5 hours ago - peoplesoath.org
Take the Peoples Oath to help protect the rights guaranteed to All of us by the United States Constitution. Generate and share your own personal oath on your social networks.
North Dakota Bill Would Protect Motorists Who 'Unintentionally Cause Injury or Death' to Protesters
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: bills, protests, demonstrations, assault, crime, violence )

Freya
- 4 hours ago - ecowatch.com
As Donald Trump takes office, pushing a wave of explicitly authoritarian federal policies and practices, Republican leaders at every level are following suit.
Barack and Michelle Obama Lead a VR Tour of the White House
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans, government, obama )

Rob
- 2 hours ago - facebook.com
Join the President and the First Lady for a preview of a 360° tour of the White House taking you into some of the most historic rooms of the PeopleâEUR(TM)s House.
Analyzing Information in the Age of Disinformation
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Propaganda )

Walter L
- 10 hours ago - jonrappoport.wordpress.com
I had to find a way to judge all these data. I had to separate value from non-value. I had to discover a few bottom lines that would serve as context, against which I could make judgments. When the dust cleared, I knew I had reached a high point. I knew
Germany Says NATO Concerned About Trump Obsolete Remark
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: liar, jack@ss, buffoon )

Rob
- 4 hours ago - reuters.com
Germany Foreign Minister said on Monday that U.S. President elect Donald Trump's comments that NATO was obsolete had aroused concern across the 28 member alliance.
EPA Acknowledges Neonics' Harm to Bees, Then 'Bows to Pesticide Industry'
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Neonics )

Michael
- 2 hours ago - commondreams.org
This is like a doctor diagnosing your illness but then deciding to withhold the medicine you need to cure it
   

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