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US Politics & Gov't

Trump Family's Elaborate Lifestyle Is a 'Logistical Nightmare' - at Taxpayer Expense
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, POTUS, family protection, secret service costs, travel, business trips, leisure weekends, Mar-a-Lago, tax-payers' money )

Evelyn
- 1 day ago - washingtonpost.com
NB - figures not all confirmed, but Secret Service protection constitutes a large chunk - including protection of sons during their business travels (abroad, too) - salaries, hotel costs .. and his Mar-a-Lago w/e requires coastguard mobilisation too.
Is Bernie Thinking Of Creating A NEW Political Party? Bernie Staffer Explains   video
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: The Peoples Party, Nick Brana, Bernie Sanders, election 2016, Lee Camp, new political party )

Dandelion
- 17 hours ago - youtube.com
Nick Brana is the former national political outreach coordinator for Bernie Sanders presidential campaign. With 14 million Democrats leaving their party since Election 2016, Nick Brana says we need to draft Bernie into a new party, The Peoples Party.
Everyday Erinyes #63
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Furies, immigration, deportation, injustice, authoritarianism, national security, classification system, nuclear football )

Joanne
- 1 day ago - politicsplus.org
A post on TomCat's blog. Some happenings this week which seem to call for the intervention of the Greek Furies.
Chaos in the White House: There Has Never Been Anything Like This
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: ineptitude, corruption, republicans )

Rob
- 21 hours ago - theguardian.com
Americas elder statesmen shaking their heads, declaring that they have never seen such turmoil or ineptitude.
A Medical Theory for Donald Trumps Bizarre Behavior
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Unfit To Lead, cover-up, politics )

Rob
- 18 hours ago - newrepublic.com
Many mental health professionals believe the president is ill. But what if the cause is an untreated STD?
Friday Fun - Yosemite "Lava Flow" Redux
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Firefall, Galen Rowell, Horsetail Falls, Lava, Yosemite )

Joanne
- 1 day ago - politicsplus.org
A post by SoINeedAName on TomCat's blog. Enjoy (our National Parks while we still have them).
Pat Robertson: People Who Oppose Trump Are Revolting Against God
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: )

Wayne
- 1 day ago - rightwingwatch.org
Here are the top five posts from People For the American Way's RightWingWatch.org of the past week. (It's been a busy week). Lay down with Trump and get up with crazy. See comment.
With Mulvaney in Place, Budget Office Preps 'Hit List' on Public Programs
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Economy, U.S., Donald Trump, Republican Party, Taxation, Healthcare, Media )

Judy
- 15 hours ago - commondreams.org
National Endowments for the Arts and the Humanities, Office of National Drug Control Policy, and Americorps are among targets meant to showcase 'waste' of taxpayer funds.
In Unprecedented Public Letter, Health Professionals Warn of Trumps Grave Emotional Instability
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: mental instability, politics, republicans )

Rob
- 1 day ago - dailykos.com
We believe that the grave emotional instability indicated by Mr. Trumps speech and actions makes him incapable of serving safely as president.
McCain: Dictators 'Get Started By Suppressing Free Press'
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, government, republicans, propaganda )

Dave
- 19 hours ago - cnn.com
others have been saying it already and I agree, but the big thing is the GOP may be starting to realize the dangers of our so-called president
USDA Starts To Repost Censored Online Animal Research Documents
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: animals, research, USDA )

Rosie
- 12 hours ago - buzzfeed.com
Facing a barrage of public criticism, the US Department of Agriculture on Friday started returning documents describing the number of animals used at research facilities across the nation back online.
Jordan Explains How DAPL Just Revealed Pipeline Will BURST   video
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: corruption, trump, dishonesty, ethics, freedoms, government, Govtfearmongering, lies, ETP Energy Transfer Partners, CEO Kelcy Lee Warren, pipeline spills, Enbridge, Phillips 66, CEO Warren Buffett, oil spills, deaths, destruction, explosions )

Rosemary
- 1 day ago - youtube.com
TYT Politics Reporter Jordan Chariton reported next to the Cannonball River at Standing Rock on February 14th, 2017 with the latest updates on the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Is Russia a Red Herring? - In These Times
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Russia election influencing )

Deborah
- 1 day ago - inthesetimes.com
Russia, a red herring???
Trump's Attack on the Media as An 'Enemy of the People' Has Eerie Historical Echoes
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Trump regime, media, reporting, news, tyrants, Soviet Union, tyranny, oppression )

Freya
- 6 hours ago - alternet.org
The president is adopting a popular tactic of 20th century totalitarians.
Chase Iron Eyes On The Cannonball Bridge (2/16/2017) Sacred Stone Served With Eviction Letter   video
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, corruption, crime, dishonesty, ethics, freedoms, government, Govtfearmongering, lies, politics, trump, Standing Rock Sioux Nation, Treaty Rights, violations, Human Rights, Constitutional Rights )

Rosemary
- 1 day ago - youtube.com
Chase Iron Eyes from the Standing Rock Nation on the Cannonball Bridge : " we see these measures of encroachment some could call it international acts of aggression. What has happened to the over 700 water protectors who have been arrested,human rights
Jordan's Most EPIC Tirade Ever?   video
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: corruption, cover-up, crime, dishonesty, ethics, government, Govtfearmongering, politics, propaganda, trump, pipeline, ETP Energy Transfer Partners, DAPL, pipelines, water protectors, oil, spills, scandal, Russia, Russian government, scandalous )

Rosemary
- 1 day ago - youtube.com
TYT Politics reporter Jordan Chariton (https://twitter.com/JordanChariton) did a FaceBook Live discussing the hysteria over the Russia/Trump controversy and what that means for the attention of other issues going on across the country
Republicans, Where Is the Backbone?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Unfit To Lead, cover-up, lies )

Rob
- 17 hours ago - billmoyers.com
Desperately seeking those GOP politicians who will stand up against a know nothing bully who holds the highest office in the land.
Trump Administration to Expand Groups of Immigrants to Be Deported: Documents
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: fascists, republicans, politics )

Rob
- 16 hours ago - reuters.com
The Trump administration plans to direct immigration agents to greatly expand the categories of immigrants they target for deportation.
George Takei: On This Remembrance Day, I Hear Terrible Echoes of the Past
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, politics, corruption, americans )

AWAY AWHI
- 6 hours ago - cnn.com
Every year, on February 19, we Japanese-Americans honor this day as Remembrance Day, and we renew our pledge to make sure what happened to us never happens again in America
LaDonna Brave Bull Allard Speaks (2/17/2017) Live From Standing Rock With William Jerome   video
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: corruption, crime, dishonesty, ethics, freedoms, government, lies, military, politics, propaganda, ETP, DAPL, Army Corp of Engineers, environmental destruction, Treaty Land, Standing Rock Sioux Nation, Mni Wiconi, water is life )

Rosemary
- 1 day ago - youtube.com
Live stream provided by William Jerome..."After our security meeting this evening I sat down with LaDonna Tamakawastewin Allard to get a better understanding of today's events. I felt that what she shared with me needed to be shared with you all
Presidents Day Trivia: Surprising Facts About Each U.S. President
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: president, usa )

Glenn
- 10 hours ago - seattletimes.com
Bet you didn't know all of them.
The University of Massachusetts Pulls Support for 4H-Based Shooting Sports Program
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: University, Police State )

Walter L
- 31 minutes ago - bearingarms.com
University of Massachusetts denies grant funded program for 4-H group, and now gun advocates are questioning the schools motives.
Open Thread - 2/19/2017
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread )

TomCat
- 10 minutes 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.
Lynn Squance Has a BIG Mouth! ;-)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: blog news, awards )

TomCat
- 7 minutes ago - politicsplus.org
Honoring the woman who posted the 87,000th comment at Politics Plus, the site where four others and I publish the articles we share here.
   

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