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US Politics & Gov't

Personal Update - 3/23/2017
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread )

TomCat
- 11 hours ago - politicsplus.org
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, and a homemade cartoon (shown). If you would like me to send you cards with links to my articles, add me as a friend. Still out sick.
Shut Down and Investigate Trump - TAKE ACTION!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Trump criminal investigation, Congress, Petition )

Judy
- 1 day ago - petitions.moveon.org
Congress must pause all Trump-related legislation and appointments--starting with a halt to Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch's confirmation process--until the American people learn the full truth about Trump and Russia.
Secret Service Can Not Afford The Trump Familys Lifestyle
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: )

Angie
- 15 hours ago - huffingtonpost.com
President Donald Trumps frequent travel, large family and unusual living situation are apparently weighing heavily on the Secret Services budget. The agency recently asked for $60 million more, but was told no.
Editorial: How We Can Fight Donald Trump and Authoritarianism
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Trump regime, totalitarianism, oppression, fascism, alternative facts, activism, protests, resistance, democracy, regime change )

Freya
- 1 day ago - alternet.org
We at AlterNet are very concerned that authoritarianism is taking root in the U.S. Aggressive people with destructive agendas are in charge, defunding government and eroding our rights, while trying to stamp out truth itself.
Citing FBI Probe of Trump, Democrats Told to 'Declare National Emergency'
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: U.S., Donald Trump, Michael Moore, Democratic Party, Trump Resistance, Neil Gorsuch )

Judy
- 1 day ago - commondreams.org
The Democratic leadership in the House and Senate,' says filmmaker Michael Moore, 'needs to bring a halt to all business being done in the name of this potential felony suspect, Donald J. Trump.'
FBI Russian Influence Probe Includes a Look at Breitbart, InfoWars News Sites
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: russian proxy govennment, cover-up, republicans )

Rob
- 1 day ago - mcclatchydc.com
Federal investigators are examining whether far right news sites played any role last year in a Russian cyber operation.
Call House Republicans: Hands Off Medicare and Medicaid
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: House of Representatives, republicans, healthcare, healthcare )

Dogan
- 1 day ago - act.credoaction.com
House Republicans have scheduled a vote on Trumpcare for tomorrow.1 We need to make sure Rep. Young and other Republicans know that TrumpcareâEUR(TM)s attack on Medicare and Medicaid is unacceptable.
Trump Supporters in Rural Georgia Are Waking Up to the Cruelty of His Attack on Obamacare
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: health care, Trump regime, rural America, Georgia, health insurance, poverty )

Freya
- 1 day ago - alternet.org
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution profiled many rural Georgians who stand to lose if the president signs Trumpcare.
MARCH MADNESS - 5 Nonsensical Claims From Donald Trumps Latest Interview
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans, corruption, government )

Angie
- 13 hours ago - huffingtonpost.com
I cannot be doing so badly, because I am president, and you are not. President Donald Trump gave an interview to Time magazine on Wednesday, and, unsurprisingly, much of it devolved into a meandering rant.
House Conservatives Remain Opposed To Trumps Health Care Bill With Hours To Go
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: healthcare )

Angie
- 7 hours ago - huffingtonpost.com
The deadline is near, but no deal has been struck.
Here Is What One Top Democrat Finds Suspicious About Trump Russia Contacts
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: trump administration, corruption, cover-up )

Rob
- 1 day ago - mcclatchydc.com
The House intelligence panels ranking member on Monday aired in public the most thorough recounting to date of the contacts between senior Donald Trump campaign advisers and Russians.
Trump, Comey, Russia and a Series of Stranger Things
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: russian proxy govennment, cover-up, republicans )

Rob
- 1 day ago - newsweek.com
Chalupa began to suspect Moscow would have some sort of connection to the Trump campaign.
McCain: Select Committee On Russia Now A Requirement
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: trump administration, corruption, cover-up )

Rob
- 1 day ago - msnbc.com
No longer does the Congress have credibility to handle this alone, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) tells Greta Van Susteren.
The Facts Behind 5 Claims President Trump Made in His TIME Interview on Truth
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: lying liar, corruption, cover-up )

Rob
- 7 hours ago - time.com
President Trump talked with TIME Washington Bureau Chief Michael Scherer for an interview about the use of truth and falsehoods in his political career.
ABBY MARTIN & Lee Camp Reveal The Truth Behind The Headlines   video
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: World, usa, u.s., war, republicans, democrats, propaganda, news, media, lies, government, freedoms, ethics, elections, economy, dishonesty, corruption, Abby Martin, Empire Files, Lee Camp, Redacted, Truth, Headlines )

Darren
- 3 hours ago - youtube.com
Published on 23 Mar 2017 In this episode of Redacted Tonight VIP, host Lee Camp interviews the one and only Abby Martin. Abby is a brilliant, cutting-edge investigative journalist and host of the Empire Files.
U.S. Senate Votes to Overturn Obama Broadband Privacy Rules
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: republicans, lies, corruption )

Rob
- 1 hour ago - reuters.com
Democratic Senator Ed Markey said, Republicans have just made it easier for AmericanâEUR(TM)s sensitive information about their health, finances and families to be used, shared, and sold to the highest bidder without their permission.
The Crisis of Governance
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: republicans, corruption, anarchists )

Rob
- 6 hours ago - nationofchange.org
the most powerful nation in the world with the largest economy in the world is rudderless and leaderless.
The Reclusive Hedge Fund Tycoon Behind the Trump Presidency
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: neo-conservatives, republicans, corruption )

Rob
- 4 hours ago - newyorker.com
How Robert Mercer exploited Americas populist insurgency.
Hacked Text Messages Allegedly Sent By Paul Manaforts Daughter
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: thugs, corruption, republicans )

Rob
- 3 hours ago - businessinsider.com
Don't fool yourself, Andrea wrote to her sister, according to the texts. That money we have is blood money.
State Department to Approve Keystone Pipeline Permit
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: The Trump administration, Keystone XL pipeline )

Judy
- 1 hour ago - politico.com
The Trump administration will approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline by Monday, reversing one of former President Barack Obama's most politically charged environmental decisions, according to two sources with knowledge of the plan.
People Are Not Happy About The Trump Kids Vacation In Aspen
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans )

Angie
- 1 day ago - huffingtonpost.com
Taxpayers cannot afford Meals on Wheels, funding for the EPA, and public arts anymore, but they CAN afford to pay for Trumps kids to vacation in Aspen. Taxpayers are not too happy they are paying for it, either.
FBI Russia Probe Threatens a Reckoning for Team Trump
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: trump administration, corruption, cover-up, lies )

Rob
- 1 hour ago - theconversation.com
So now we know: the FBI has for months been investigating not only Russian interference in the US presidential election, but also Russian contacts with members of the Trump campaign team.
US Probe of Ex Trump Aide Extends to Cyprus
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: corruption, cover-up, trump campaign )

Rob
- 35 minutes ago - apnews.com
The U.S. government investigation of President Donald Trumps former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, in the Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus, once known as a haven for money laundering by Russian billionaires.
The Multibillion-Dollar US Spy Agency You Haven't Heard Of.Pdf
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans, government, politics )

Cheryl A.
- 3 hours ago - readersupportednews.org
"Despite its lack of name recognition, the NGAâEUR(TM)s headquarters is the third-largest building in the Washington metropolitan area, bigger than the CIA headquarters and the U.S. Capitol." Peace.
Increasing State Sanctioned Violence Under Trump
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: trump regime, militarism, war, lies )

Rob
- 2 hours ago - truth-out.org
Donald Trump is under the control of the militarized far right as well as his own clueless immaturity. Of course his new budget, released, as Schenwar points out, on the anniversary of the My Lai Massacre, ups the military allotment by $54 billion.
Fool Me Once ... DNC Ally Crowdstrike Claimed Two Cases Of Russian Hacking - One At Least Was Fake
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: )

Walter L
- 1 hour ago - moonofalabama.org
The cyber-security company Crowdstrike claimed that the Russia hacked the Democratic National Committee. It also claimed that Russia hacked artillery units of the Ukrainian army. The second claim has now be found to be completely baseless. That same i
What Americas Coup in Ukraine Did
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: )

Walter L
- 1 hour ago - washingtonsblog.com
On March 23rd, Gallup headlined South Sudan, Haiti and Ukraine Lead World in Suffering, and the Ukrainian part of that can unquestionably be laid at the feet of U.S. President Barack Obama, who in February 2014 imposed upon Ukraine a very bloody coup (s
WATCH: House Intelligence Committee Just Admitted US Did in Fact Spy on Trump
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: )

Walter L
- 1 hour ago - thefreethoughtproject.com
U.S. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes said this week that U.S. intelligence intercepted and unmasked Trump team communications on numerous occasions and produced dozens of reports that were widely disseminated throughout the intelli
   

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