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US Politics & Gov't

American Bill Aims to Stymie Israel Boycotters
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: US, Israel, BDS, punitive treatment, palestinian influence )

Barbara
- 1 day ago - timesofisrael.com
Legislation introduced by Republican congressmen would bar companies sanctioning Israel from doing business with feds
Watch: 'Obama Is Out of Control'
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: US, Israel, obama, foreign policy, Hikind )

Barbara
- 1 day ago - israelnationalnews.com
Democratic assemblyman slams Obama who is 'desperate' for a foreign policy accomplishment at Israel's expense. VIDEO
Personal Update - 3/27/2015
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, personal )

TomCat
- 1 day ago - politicsplus.org
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, a homemade cartoon (shown), and why I'm not here.
No Cuts to Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: petitions, Social Security, Medicaid, Medicare, public aid, cuts )

Freya
- 9 hours ago - act.credoaction.com
The budget proposal House Republicans passed last week is a full-scale assault on the middle class and low-income Americans.
TAKE ACTION: Tell the U.S. Government to Free Slahi
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Mohamedou Slahi, Guantánamo Diary, U.S., government, unlawful imprisonment, torture, justice, freedom, petition, ACLU, Guantánamo Bay )

Jess
- 21 hours ago - aclu.org
Mohamedou Slahi has been unlawfully imprisoned for 13 years by the U.S. government. Twelve of those years have been at Guantánamo Bay prison, where he was subjected to gruesome torture.
When Truth Becomes the Greatest Enemy .
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Israeli apartheid, elections, lies, Racism/Bigotry, discrimnation, Israeli laws against Palestinian citizen, Israeli Arab citizens, news, obama, media, congress, americans, usa )

Jess
- 1 day ago - middleeastmonitor.com
Ethical standards have dropped so much that we now live in an age where few of us expect politicians to be truthful; when their lies are exposed, even fewer of us are really surprised.
Obama: Sign Executive Order Requiring Contractors to Disclose Political Spending!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: campaign spending, disclosures, political contributions, petitions )

Freya
- 1 day ago - codepink.salsalabs.com
Did you know that our current election law does not require federal contractors to disclose their political contributions? That means shady military companies, in secret, can essentially bribe politicians in exchange for lucrative government contracts.
Urge President Obama to Sign An Executive Order Requiring Disclosure of Political Spending By Federal Contractors
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: ethics, usa, obama, political spending )

Dogan
- 1 day ago - act.credoaction.com
Corporate behemoths âEUR" from Chevron and Lockheed Martin to AT&T, Verizon and even companies affiliated with the Koch brothers âEUR" make vast amounts of money off of federal government contracts
Personal Update - 3/28/2015
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, personal )

TomCat
- 5 hours ago - politicsplus.org
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, a homemade cartoon (shown), and why I'm not here.
White House Will Go After AIPAC Next: Newsweek
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Obama, foreign policy, Iran talks, Israel, AIPAC, congress, government, politics, ethics, dishonesty, news, republicans, corruption, media )

Carrie
- 4 hours ago - mondoweiss.net
As the Iran talks go to the wire, we can only marvel at the political fireworks we are seeing. To being with, there's the Wall Street Journal report that Israel was spying on the US talks and leaking details to friendly members of congress.
Congress Is About to Take Food Away From Hungry Children!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: SNAP, food stamps, poverty, hunger, petitions )

Freya
- 1 day ago - act.weareultraviolet.org
Overnight, the U.S. Senate voted for a budget that literally takes food away from hungry children. The budgets that have now passed both the House and Senate make deep, painful cuts to the food stamps program
Army Apologizes to Troops Exposed to US-Designed Chemical Weapons in Iraq
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: chemicalweapon exposure, american chemicals, army, purple heart, government )

Nancy
- 11 hours ago - nationofchange.org
After being exposed to potentially lethal amounts of sulfur mustard and sarin gas, US troops often received inadequate medical treatment, gag orders, and found themselves ineligible for Purple Heart medals.
Lawmaker/Veteran Tells Story Of Her Own Rape And GOP Laughs At Her ~ VIDEO   video
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: women, men, religion, Teresa Fedor, congress, politics, government, republicans, rape, dishonesty, freedoms, healthcare, news, media, abuse, ethics, democrats )

Carrie
- 3 hours ago - youtu.be
Ohio state Rep. Teresa Fedor took the microphone as lawmakers were debating a bill that would ban abortions if there is a detectable heartbeat ~ as early as six weeks of pregnancy.
The Great California Genocide(Comparable to Armenian Genocide)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: dishonesty, lies, propaganda, military, war, usa, abuse, cover-up, crime, government, culture, children, humans, violence, women, religion, rights, media )

Wild
- 3 hours ago - dailykos.com
What do you think of when someone says "California"? Beaches? Sunshine? Hollywood? How about the largest act of genocide in American history?
The Top Laughably Wrong Military and Veterans Talking Points From GOP Candidates
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Iran, Iraq, ISIS/ISIL, Obama, abuse, corruption, dishonesty, lies, government fear mongering, ethics, politics, republicans, candidates, news, propaganda, elections, freedoms, government, military )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - huffingtonpost.com
This past week Ted Cruz tossed his hat into the presidential race. If you eventually got past TedCruz.com, which supports President Obama, and TedCruzForAmerica.com, which takes you to the Obamacare website, and even TedCruz.ca, which points out ...
The Remarkable And Complex Legacy Of One Harry Reid ~ TEXT and VIDEOS
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Harry Reid, progressive, retirement, democrats, congress, Americans, government, politics, news, freedoms, media, economy )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - huffingtonpost.com
Harry Reid is a shit-stirrer. In some respects, you have to be one to get as far as he has. On Friday, he announced he would retire from the Senate rather than campaign for a sixth term, bringing an end to a run that saw him rise from ...
Climate Change Progress: Obama Administration Quietly Seeks Extra Boost for Small Modular Nuclear Reactors
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: President Obama, Climate Change, Carbon Emissions, Reductions, Energy, Energy Policy, Nuclear Energy, Next Generation Nuclear, Science, Technology )

Brian
- 1 day ago - greentechmedia.com
President Obama is using his executive authority to encourage the government to invest in next-generation nuclear technologies.
Germanwings Flight 9525 Eerily Similar To Mozambique Airlines Disaster When Pilot Crashed Plane
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Germanwings )

Carrie
- 5 hours ago - inquisitr.com
"No motive for the Mozambiqure Airlines pilotâEUR(TM)s actions has ever been clearly determined."
April 2nd Rallies to Ask Obama to Shine the Light on Corporate Corruption of Our Democracy
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: protests, demonstrations, McCutcheon, actions, dirty money, campaign contributions )

Freya
- 11 hours ago - getmoneyoutaction.org
We are ramping up the campaign to encourage Obama to do so culminating in nationwide rallies on April 2 âEUR" the year anniversary of the McCutcheon Supreme Court ruling that further put our democracy up for sale.
Iran Can Accept Nuclear Limits for 10 Years Says Ally of Supreme Leader
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Iran, nuclear enrichment, John Kerry, agreement, nuclear deal )

Beatrice
- 9 hours ago - telegraph.co.uk
The chances of America and Iran reaching a landmark nuclear deal have risen after a senior aide to the countryâEUR(TM)s Supreme Leader said that Tehran could accept a limit on its capacity to enrich uranium for 10 years. John Kerry, the US secretary of state
The Costs Of War, The Price Of Peace - Amy Goodman
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, war, troops, propaganda, lies, iraq, dishonesty, ethics, abuse, crime, military, media )

Wild
- 4 hours ago - nationofchange.org
A new report, "Body Count", asserts that up to 1.3 million people have been killed in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan in the first 10 years of the so-called war on terror. When will the cost of war be too much even for the people making money off of it?
Utah's Firing Squad Law Reveals Crisis at the Heart of US Capital Punishment
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, death penalty, cover-up, immoral )

J
- 12 minutes ago - theguardian.com
Historically, each new execution method is presented as more humane, but with judicial killings having almost ground to a halt, the state is returning to the past.
Seniors Cannot Afford the House Majority Budget!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: ethics, healthcare, socialsecurity, republicans, politics )

Alice
- 1 day ago - cqrcengage.com
For too long, the focus in Washington has been on cutting seniorsâEUR(TM) earned benefits to pay for deficit reduction and tax breaks for wealthy Americans. PLEASE SIGN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Veteran Unemployment Falls To 7-Year Low
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: labor, GoodNews, goodnews, troops, military, usa )

Glenn
- 19 hours ago - huffingtonpost.com
it's good to see them find life after the battlefield.
   

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