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US Politics & Gov't

Open Thread - 4/19/2018
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, videos )

TomCat
- 10 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.
TAKE ACTION: Support Bipartisan Legislation to Protect the Mueller Investigation
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Special Counsel Mueller, russian connection, congress, usa, u.s., Donald Trump )

Dogan
- 1 day ago - petitions.moveon.org
Please support the Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act âEUR" bipartisan legislation to protect Special Counsel MuellerâEUR(TM)s Russia investigation, sponsored by Senators Graham, Booker, Tillis and Coons. American democracy, the rule of law..
TAKE ACTION: Congress Can Still Save Net Neutrality
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: congress, Donald Trump, net neutrality )

Dogan
- 1 day ago - actionnetwork.org
Join us in calling on Congress to restore the free and open internet and reject PaiâEUR(TM)s plan to give corporations more control over what we do and say online.
TAKE ACTION: Tell Democrats: Fight to Repeal the Trump Tax Scam
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Donald Trump, tax scam, americans )

Dogan
- 1 day ago - act.credoaction.com
Democrats will fail if they become the party of tweaking the Trump Tax Scam. They must draw a clear dividing line by promising to repeal the Trump Tax Scam in its entirety in the next Congress. Tell Democrats: Fight to repeal the Trump Tax Scam.
Samantha Bee From 4/18
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: humor, Samantha Bee, satire, videos )

TomCat
- 10 hours ago - politicsplus.org
It's that time of week again, so here are three excellent video clips from Sam's show last night. Enjoy!
USA: What's Been Stopping The Left?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: USA, Left Wing, Right Wing, Donald Trump, democrats, republicans, americans, candidates, economy, housing, lies, media, military, news, obama, politics, propaganda, troops, war )

Fiona
- 1 day ago - portside.org
If progressive political parties had pursued a bolder agenda in the face of widening inequality and deepening economic anxiety, perhaps the rise of right-wing, nativist political movements might have been averted.
Michael Cohen's Long History of Shady and Criminal Associations @Alternet
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, politics, media, propaganda, lies, government, elections, corruption, abuse, dishonesty, ethics )

Wilde
- 1 day ago - alternet.org
Long before the president's attorney paid a porn star or had his office raided by the FBI,a pattern was established.If you've seen video or images of Michael Cohen,PresDonald Trump's personal attorney,they've been in locations more opulent than tawdry!!
US Coast Guard Refuses to Stop Transgender People From Serving
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: USA, America, transgender, LGBT rights, military, coast guard, Donald Trump, transgender ban, service people )

Katherine
- 14 hours ago - pinknews.co.uk
The US Coast Guard is "committed" to allowing trans people to serve, its leader Commandant Admiral Paul Zukunft told lawmakers on Tuesday. Donald Trump announced on Twitter last year that all trans servicepeople would be banned from the US armed forces.
Trump Moves to Cancel Student Loan Debt for Disabled Veterans
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: trump, student loans, college, veterans, military, disabled, disability )

Joanna
- 14 hours ago - cnbc.com
The Department of Education will partner with the Department of Veteran Affairs to identify disabled student loan borrowers who are eligible for debt forgiveness.
A Conservative Claimed Tammy Duckworth Will 'Weaponize' Her Newborn-The Twitter Response Was Epic @Alternet
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, politics, babies, military, weapons of war, government, war )

Wilde
- 9 hours ago - alternet.org
The internet got creative with this one.A day after it was reported that Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) would be allowed to bring her newborn daughter Maile Pearl Bowlsbey onto the Senate floor if necessary,a conservative pundit for Turning Point USA lamen
TAKE ACTION: Stand With Me: Repeal the Trump-GOP Tax Scam for the Rich and Corporations
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Donald Trump, republicans, tax cuts, wealthy elites, corporations )

Dogan
- 1 day ago - actionnetwork.org
In order to invest in critical services that protect working families and older Americans, we must repeal the Trump-Republican tax cuts for the wealthy and big corporations.
What You Learn From a Life Surrounded By Troublemaking, Kickass Women
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: planned parenthood, women's health, abortion, women, politics, books, Cecile Richards, right to choose, feminism, 2018 )

Katherine
- 1 day ago - yesmagazine.org
Why Planned Parenthoods Cecile Richards believes that now, more than ever, women are the most important political force in America. (Cecile Richards book 'Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, And Finding the Courage to Lead' is out now via Touchstone)
How the US Occupied the 30% of Syria Containing Most of Its Oil, Water and Gas
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, americans, war, terrorism, propaganda, media, military, ethics, dishonesty, government, invasions and genocide, resources, Syria, illegal occupation, sovereignty )

Ricardo
- 1 day ago - nexusnewsfeed.com
While gaining control of key resources for partitioning Syria and destabilizing the government in Damascus, the U.S.âEUR(TM) main goal in occupying the oil and water rich northeastern Syria is aimed not at Syria but at Iran. After the U.S. launched...
Global Anti War Protests Against US Led Aggression In Syria
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Global Protests, Anti War, Anti Agression, USA, UK, France, Protests in Cyprus, Turkey, Syria, UK, US, Mexico, India, americans, democrats, republicans, cover-up, dishonesty, lies, media, military, news, usa, war )

Fiona
- 1 day ago - popularresistance.org
Cypriot protesters tell NATO go home, protest US/UK Syria bombing from KNews of Cyprus. Anti-war protesters marched in the U.S., India, Mexico, Chile, Turkey, Cyprus, the U.K. and other countries.
Is It Time for A Nice, "Little" Nuclear War?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, military, politics, war, troops, propaganda, lies )

Wilde
- 6 hours ago - counterpunch.org
As tensions come to a boil in Syria over an alleged chemical attack, thousands of U.S. troops and Marines will be gathering in neighboring Jordan for the start of a major training exercise.
Comey Tells the GOP Bye-Bye, Now.
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: ethics, crime, abuse, corruption, cover-up, dishonesty, lies, propaganda, republicans, government, elections )

Mitchell
- 5 hours ago - dailykos.com
James Comey has told the GOP they no longer have any validity. Please see first comment.
Tell Congress to Fire Scott Pruitt
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: tRump regime, environment, EPA, petitions )

Freya
- 5 hours ago - actionnetwork.org
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is corrupt. His words and actions prove that he is strongly opposed to civil rights and environmental justice. He has even gone as far as actively working to tear apart our environmental protections.
Pledge to Vote for Candidates Who Will Take Action to End the Violence.
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: gun violence, gun laws, elections )

Nita
- 13 hours ago - actionnetwork.org
Join us! Pledge to take action to hold our leaders accountable, and to elect new leaders who will act to end the gun violence that is plaguing our country.
Babies (and Breastfeeding) Now Allowed on US Senate Floor After Rare Rule Change
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: USA, America, Tammy Duckworth, senate, women, breastfeeding, progress, government )

Katherine
- 10 hours ago - edition.cnn.com
In a rare move, the US Senate on Wednesday night voted to change longstanding rules to allow newborns for the first time onto the Senate floor during votes. The change (which was voted through by unanimous consent) was spearheaded by Sen. Tammy Duckworth.
Repeal the Trump-Republican Tax Scam for the Rich and Corporations
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: tax plans, economic injustice, greed, petitions )

Freya
- 5 hours ago - actionnetwork.org
In order to block deep cuts to the critical services that protect working families and older Americans, we must repeal the Trump-Republican tax cuts for the wealthy and big corporations.
List-Making as Resistance: Chronicling a Year of Damage Under Trump
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: tRump regime, Republicans )

Freya
- 4 hours ago - truth-out.org
The Trump administration is in such destructive disarray that details of the damage often get lost or quickly buried in the president's churn of tweets - and his ability to issue shocking personal and policy statements.
Autonomous Killer Drones Will Soon Decide Who, When And Where
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, americans, war, terrorism, military, politics, government, ethics, news, troops, killer drones, technology, war as a game, warmongers, cowboy syndrome )

Ricardo
- 6 hours ago - technocracy.news
Technocrat engineers create because they can, not because they have a moral base to do so. A few short years ago, the military swore they would not create killer drones or robots. Now they are building with impunity. Well, they lied. When WWIII...
Child Victim of Alleged Syrian Gas Attack Speaks Out, Says He Was Given Food to Make the Video
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, cover-up, crime, ethics, government, lies, media, propaganda, politics, terrorism, usa, war, dishonesty, americans, fake syrian gas attack, false flag, child, food, actors in crisis situation, staged and scripted media, deception, video )

Ricardo
- 5 hours ago - thefreethoughtproject.com
Incredible and bombshell testimony from a young boy who appeared on film during the alleged "chemical attack" in Syria this month, claims there was no attack and he went through the process of getting hosed off just to get free food. In the weeks..
Block Trump's War Cabinet
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: warmongers, tRump cabinet, nominees, petitions )

Freya
- 5 hours ago - blocktrumpswarcabinet.com
Trump's new cabinet nominees risk putting us on paths to war with Iran and North Korea.
   

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