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US Politics & Gov't

County Officials Refuse to Pay Medical Bills for Toddler Burned By SWAT Grenade
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Arms, Children, Conflict, Crime, Drugs, Health, Human rights, Law, Police, Scandal, Security, USA, Violence )

Stephen
- 1 day ago - rt.com
Officials in Georgia's Habersham County are refusing to pay for the mounting medical expenses of a toddler seriously injured by a flash grenade after a failed SWAT team raid earlier this year.
The Jihadist Militant Group Kills US Journalist James Foley
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: war, terrorism, military, politics )

Olga
- 7 hours ago - bbc.com
James Foley was drawn to the drama of the conflict in Syria and trying to expose untold stories. "He gave his life trying to expose the world to the suffering of the Syrian people." Foley´s mother said.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry Turns Himself in for Grand Jury Indictment
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: corruption, cover-up, elections, government, crime, politics )

Nils Ande
- 8 hours ago - rt.com
Texas Gov. Rick Perry turned himself in to local law enforcement on Tuesday, where he was booked and had his mug shot taken following a grand jury indictment accusing him of abusing power while in office.
Obama Denounces Killing of Journalist James Foley and Pledges 'Justice'
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, corruption, ethics, crime, cover-up, dishonesty, propaganda, lies, iraq, military, war, usa, obama, politics, media )

Wild
- 3 hours ago - washingtonpost.com
President Obama said Wednesday that the United States "will be vigilant and we will be relentless" against Islamic State militants and would "do what's necessary to see that justice is done" following the videotaped execution of an American journalist.
A Night in Ferguson: Rubber Bullets, Tear Gas, and a Jail Cell
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Ferguson, Ryan Devereaux, The Intercept, journalist, journalist arrested, demonstrations )

Judy
- 22 hours ago - firstlook.org
With their high-powered lights scanning the neighborhood, the only option we had was to announce ourselves as members of the press and hope they wouldn't shoot.
Obama: Time to Review Local Police Militarization
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: police, military, civil rights, Obama, equipment )

Freya
- 1 day ago - news.msn.com
Calling for a sharp separation between the nation's armed forces and local police, President Barack Obama on Monday urged a re-examination of programs that have equipped civilian law enforcement departments with military gear from the Pentagon.
Bigger Government Means Bigger Smiles
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Socialism, democrats, americans, candidates, constitution, goodnews, healthcare, economy, ethics, freedoms )

Jason
- 1 day ago - thomhartmann.com
Don't believe what the Koch's are paying fox to tell you.
Texas: Don't Allow Alcohol at Gun Shows ACTION US
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, alcohol vs guns, Texas, government, safety, americans, business )

Nancy
- 1 day ago - action.americansforresponsiblesolutions.org
The Texas ABC released a proposal this week that would allow some gun shows in the state to sell alcohol. That means someone could legally have a beer in one hand and a gun in the other, while standing in a crowd of thous
Yemeni Government's Payouts Evidence of Civilians Killed By US Drone Attack
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: World, War & Peace, Drones, Yemen )

Judy
- 21 hours ago - commondreams.org
U.S. might be secretly funding compensation for civilian deaths it refuses to publicly acknowledge
Airstrike Mystery: Unknown Bombers Hit Libyan Capital
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: cover-up, freedoms, government, lies, media, military, war )

Nils Ande
- 1 day ago - huffingtonpost.com
Who is this third party? Someone who want and/or try to fire up more unrest? In this image made from AP video on friday, Aug. 1, 2014, a MIG fighter jet flies over Benghazi, Libya.
90-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor, Hedy Epstein, Arrested in Ferguson Protest
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: holocaust survivor, Hedy Epstein, Ferguson, women, human rights )

Nancy
- 1 day ago - dailykos.com
Hedy Epstein, a Holocaust survivor and long-time human rights activist, was arrested today in front of Governor Jay Nixon's downtown office along with eight others. If the spirit moves you, Hedy's website link is within this news.
Bernie Says Don't 'Anoint' Hawkish Hillary as Nominee
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, War Monger, Capitalist, Corporate Agenda, Endless War, US, Elections 2016, Republicans, Democrats, Two Party Sham, #VoteGreen )

Brian
- 5 hours ago - commondreams.org
""She basically seems to be taking positions that are very similar to the vision of America's role in the world that [in 2008] Democrats rejected," said Michael Cohen, a fellow with the progressive Century Foundation."
Thousands Call for Peace at Tel Aviv Rally as Israel Bars Amnesty and Human Rights Watch From Entering Gaza
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: cover-up, corruption, war, propaganda, lies, freedoms, terrorism )

Nils Ande
- 1 day ago - goldenageofgaia.com
The protest's organizers said that the turnout Saturday night was as high as 10,000 people, while Israeli media said that just "thousands" were involved in the protest, the Jerusalem Post reported. Israel Bars Amnesty and Human Rights Watch from Entering
Who Gets Dinged If Russia Bans Car Imports?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, war, usa, lies, media, military, news, politics )

Nils Ande
- 1 day ago - marketwatch.com
A traffic jam in Moscow. We're not there yet. So far, Russia has gone no further than slapping a ban on U.S. and EU food imports. But President Vladimir Putin has said restricting car imports remains an option.
Israel and the United States Are Headed For a Breakup
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: congress, gaza, hamas, Israel, US, government, politics, war, White House )

Rodney
- 9 hours ago - truthdig.com
Nearly every intelligent witness to the nearly seven decades of Israel's alliance with the United States and Western Europe now understands that the affair is about to be over.
Crafting a Strategy For Deterring Putin (or a Crafty Strategy for Detouring the World Into More Chaos and Suffering)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Russia, Ukraine, MIC, ethics, corruption, abuse, military, lies, war, usa, propaganda, politics, media, iraq, dishonesty, economy )

Wild
- 4 hours ago - washingtonpost.com
The Aspen discussion mirrored the official debate taking place in Washington. The balance of Republicans and Democrats was roughly equal, and the conclusions were somewhat more hawkish than Obama administration policy. But, like the White House, the group
White House Confirms Authenticity of Beheading Video
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: beheading, US Journalist, ISIS, murder, White House )

Beatrice
- 2 hours ago - washingtonexaminer.com
The White House on Wednesday morning confirmed that an Islamic State video showing the beheading of an American journalist is authentic. "The U.S. intelligence community has analyzed the recently released video showing U.S. citizens James Foley and
As Iraq Unravels, US Repeats Mistakes
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Iraq, Quagmire, US, War of Terror, Invasion, Occupation, Chaos, Resistance, Civil War, American Imperialism, Obama, War Monger, Military Industrial Complex )

Brian
- 5 hours ago - truth-out.org
"Airstrikes will not mold Iraq into a stable or inclusive state. At the root of this laziness is ignorance of history. Yet, by declaring his support for the new Iraqi prime minister, Obama may have replicated the conditions that produced Maliki..."
Police Cameras Are Important, But They're Useless Without Policies to Ensure They're Used Properly
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: lies, ethics, cover-up, corruption, abuse, media, politics, dishonesty, freedoms, propaganda )

Wild
- 2 hours ago - washingtonpost.com
There's no question that, had the Ferguson, Mo., Police Department mandated that its officers wear body cameras, use dashboard cameras or both, there would be far fewer mysteries about the events leading up to the shooting of Michael Brown. The department
Foreign Policy - Voice: Is Barack Obama More of a Realist Than I Am?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Obama, usa, foreign policy, US interests, Ukraine, ISIS, China, Iran, Israel, Gaza, Kurds, Iraq, Syria )

Evelyn
- 28 minutes ago - foreignpolicy.com
This president isn't weak and waffling. He's calculating, coldhearted, and decisive when it counts.... He's not running an especially noble foreign policy, but from a purely selfish U.S. perspective, it may be more effective than I used to think.
What The Police's 'Non Lethal Weapons' Can Do To Human Bodies
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, americans, crime, ethics, freedoms, government, military, terrorism, u.s. )

Kathy
- 1 day ago - thinkprogress.org
The ongoing unrest in Ferguson over 18-year-old Mike Brown's shooting has illustrated the increasingly blurry line between law enforcement and military combat, as heavily armed police forces in riot gear have repeatedly clashed with unarmed protesters.
   

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