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US Politics & Gov't

Israel Wants Increase In US Military Aid, to $4.5 Billion a Year.
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: US military aid to Israel )

Earl
- 1 day ago - timesofisrael.com
Israel reportedly wants the U.S. to increase its annual defense assistance package by half, to an average $4.5 billion. . .
Personal Update - 5/28/2015
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, personal, Volunteer Work )

TomCat
- 1 day ago - politicsplus.org
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, and why I'm not here.
US Trade Rep. Michael Froman: Tell Us What You Have Privately Been Telling Wall Street About Fast Track - Petition
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: TPP, Michael Froman, US Trade Representative, Citigroup, banking giant, bail out )

Dandelion
- 8 hours ago - act.demandprogress.org
Mr. Froman a former executive at banking giant Citigroup helped staff the Obama Administration with bank friendly officials while still getting a salary from Citigroup. Citigroup also received history making bail outs he got golden parachute to Govt job
Action Alert! Urge Lawmakers to Attend Briefing on Israel's Mistreatment of Children
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Congressional Briefing, Israeli Abuse of Palestinian Children )

Earl
- 4 hours ago - rachelcorriefoundation.org
Every year, hundreds of Palestinian children - some as young as 12 years old - are detained and arrested in an Israeli military detention system where ill treatment and abuse is widespread. Many are taken from their families in the dead of night. . .
Tell Congress to Oppose the REINS Act!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Reins Act, Bad Bills, government, corruption, cover-up, democrats, republicans, obama, freedoms, crime, dishonesty, americans, abuse, constitution, ethics, news, politics, propaganda, lies )

Roxy
- 1 day ago - secure3.convio.net
the REINS Act Must Be Stopped (Again)! It would delay or block public protections.Under the REINS Act, Congress would second-guess agency expertise and science on food safety, worker safety, air pollution, water contamination, and a host of other issues.
Tell President Obama: Stop Protecting Israel's Nuclear Weapons Monopoly in the Middle East
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Israeli Nuclear Weapons, Israel's Samson Option: )

Earl
- 1 day ago - org.salsalabs.com
Tell President Obama it is unacceptable to sacrifice our security and national interest just to shield IsraelâEUR(TM)s nuclear weapons monopoly in the Middle East. He should work instead to eliminate ALL weapons of mass destruction from the Middle East.
Bernie Sanders Describes 'Rape Fantasy' in Bizarre 1972 Essay
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans, democrats, republicans, candidates, media, news, women, government, ethics, elections, politics )

Frank
- 2 hours ago - nydailynews.com
An essay written by Democratic Vermont presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders from 1972 that discusses rape fantasies has surfaced.
NetanyahuâEUR(TM)s New Foreign Ministry Aide Gets $226,000 From Sheldon Adelson Shop in U.S. - See More at: Http://Mondoweiss.Net/201
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: watergate, israel lobby, money in politics, dark money groups, israel lobby, sheldon adelson, Iran, voters, dark money nonprofits, lies, government, usa, media, news, politics, congress, americans, constitution, abuse, propaganda, war, u.s., obama )

Jess
- 1 day ago - mondoweiss.net
In Watergate they told us to follow the money, but journalists resist this lesson when it comes to the Israel lobby, though thereâEUR(TM)s obviously a lot of money sloshing around if you support Israel.
US Only: Reject Patriot Act Renewal | PETITION
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Patriot Act, Congress, Reject Renewal, Petition )

Kathryn
- 1 day ago - peaceteam.net
A federal court has already ruled conclusively that the Patriot Act in no way authorizes bulk data collection of every American citizen without exception. But certain members of the Senate in particular still don't get it. Million Fax Action Page.
Here's How Much Corporations Paid US Senators to Fast-Track the TPP Bill
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, candidates, corruption, crime, ethics, freedoms, government, politics, TPP, trade )

Kathy
- 21 hours ago - theguardian.com
A decade in the making, the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is reaching its climax and as Congress hotly debates the biggest trade deal in a generation, its backers have turned on the cash spigot in the hopes of getting it passed.
Gaza: Killing Gets Easier
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, activists, americans, arts, celebrity, child, children, corruption, crime, culture, death, dishonesty, education, environment, ethics, family, fashion, freedoms, gayrights, GoodNews, goodnews, government, health, humans, interesting, internet, law )

Jamie
- 2 hours ago - nybooks.com
The result of recorded interviews with soldiers including officers revealed large number of civilian casualties on the Palestinian side was a consequence of military tactics and order by the IDF.
What Bernie Sanders Thinks About Economic Growth | Al Jazeera America
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: economic growth, inequality, poverty, Bernie Sanders, policies )

Kathryn
- 1 day ago - america.aljazeera.com
You can not just continue growth for the sake of growth in a world in which we are struggling with climate change and all kinds of environmental problems, he told CNBCs John Harwood.
Democalypse 2016 - Becoming a Fire Hazard
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Jon Stewart, The Daily Show, Democalypse 2016, candidates, satire, humour )

Evelyn
- 9 hours ago - thedailyshow.cc.com
Almost enough to make Jon Stewart rethink his decision to retire .... ! :>D (See link to a related article in 1st comment)
TAKE ACTION: Tell Congress to Protect Country of Origin Food Labels
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: congress, food security, food labeling, cool )

Dogan
- 5 hours ago - secure3.convio.net
Consumer and farm advocates fought for more than a decade to get country of origin labels (COOL) for our food. Although we can now see where most of our meat, fruits and vegetables come from,
Personal Update - 5/29/2015
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: personal, Volunteer Work )

TomCat
- 4 hours ago - politicsplus.org
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, and why I'm not here.
As GOP Candidates Question Climate Change, Texas & Oklahoma Hit By Devastating Floods Killing 23
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: republicans, media, dishonesty, lies, propaganda, politics, war, economy )

Wilde
- 3 hours ago - democracynow.org
Severe storms that began last week in Texas and Oklahoma have killed at least 23 people, and the damage is so extensive that Texas Governor Greg Abbott has declared nearly 40 counties disaster areas. In Houston, many highways turned into waterways
These 13 Democrats Are Helping Rush Fast Track Through the Senate
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: TPP, Fast Track Senate vote, traitors, democrats )

Angelika
- 1 day ago - nationofchange.org
Do you know what Democratic Senators voted in favor to rush fast track through Congress? Here are the names of the 13 "corporate, job-killing, billionaire-enriching, future lobbyist Democrats."
Julian Assange On TPP: Only 5 Of 29 Sections Are About âEURoeTraditional Trade
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: TPP, cover-up, government )

Earths
- 7 hours ago - infowars.com
Speaking from his 'prison' in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange explains the Trans-Pacific Partnership treaty, which would link his home country of Australia with the U.S. economically. "It is mostly not about trade," Assa
URGE STOP US SOLDIERS ABUSE IN WARS AND PUT INTO TRASH AFTER; ACT NOW!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, americans, government, cover-up, lies, military, obama, politics, troops, war )

Lei
- 5 hours ago - thepetitionsite.com
Read the whole petition! How many soldiers have PTSD (=PostTraumaStressDisorder)? At the time of war they get medication that they can act but when they are not anymore useful you send them home without any support! WHAT RIGHT PENTAGON HAS TO USE THE SO
Lawsuit: SWAT Broke 81-Year-Old's Hip, Left Him Lying In Own Waste
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: ACLU, assault, excessive force, federal lawsuit, Georgetown, Herman Crisp, police, SWAT officers )

Judy
- 2 hours ago - copblock.org
The lawsuit asserts that during the encounter, officers handcuffed Crisp and slammed to the ground, leaving the man incapacitated.
TAKE ACTION! - Ask Your Representative to Help Overturn Citizens United
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: U.S. representatives, Citizens United, constitutional amendment, petition )

Judy
- 1 day ago - action.citizen.org
Make sure your representative knows that the American people deserve and demand a constitutional amendment to restore OUR voices in OUR democracy.
People Call Cops For Help With Disturbed Friends and Relatives, Cops Arrive And Kill Them
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Police State )

Walter L
- 11 hours ago - filmingcops.com
Fifty-three year old Florida man Cary Lloyd Martin was going through a difficult time. His girlfriend became concerned for his safety and called the police because he was threatening suicide. The St. Augustine Beach police arrived and shot him dead.
Connecticut Cop Threatens to Smash ManâEUR(TM)s Phone; Department Responds With Standard Empty Reassurances
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Police State )

Walter L
- 10 hours ago - photographyisnotacrime.com
The problem isnâEUR(TM)t a discourteous officer, itâEUR(TM)s the suppression of civil rights. In this video, there is a clear threat made by Nesta to destroy RamosâEUR(TM)s property. That threat goes far past the point of being unprofessional.
Video Shows Police Assault 15-Year-Old For Asserting Rights
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Police State )

Walter L
- 10 hours ago - policestatedaily.com
A video posted last week to Youtube shows what we assume are UK police questioning and then assaulting a 15-year-old boy after he asserted his right to be free to go and remain silent if he was not being detained.
Body Cam Video Catches Barstow Cops Slamming Black Pregnant Woman to Ground, Letting White Woman Go Free
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Police State )

Walter L
- 9 hours ago - rawstory.com
Officials with the city of Barstow, California insisted this week that officers had acted properly when they used force to arrest a pregnant woman who refused to show them her identification, even though the charges were later dismissed.
 

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