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US Politics & Gov't

Obama Denounces Killing of Journalist James Foley and Pledges 'Justice'
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, corruption, ethics, crime, cover-up, dishonesty, propaganda, lies, iraq, military, war, usa, obama, politics, media )

Wild
- 20 hours ago - washingtonpost.com
President Obama said Wednesday that the United States "will be vigilant and we will be relentless" against Islamic State militants and would "do what's necessary to see that justice is done" following the videotaped execution of an American journalist.
The Jihadist Militant Group Kills US Journalist James Foley
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: war, terrorism, military, politics )

Olga
- 1 day ago - bbc.com
James Foley was drawn to the drama of the conflict in Syria and trying to expose untold stories. "He gave his life trying to expose the world to the suffering of the Syrian people." Foley´s mother said.
A Night in Ferguson: Rubber Bullets, Tear Gas, and a Jail Cell
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Ferguson, Ryan Devereaux, The Intercept, journalist, journalist arrested, demonstrations )

Judy
- 1 day ago - firstlook.org
With their high-powered lights scanning the neighborhood, the only option we had was to announce ourselves as members of the press and hope they wouldn't shoot.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry Turns Himself in for Grand Jury Indictment
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: corruption, cover-up, elections, government, crime, politics )

Nils Ande
- 1 day ago - rt.com
Texas Gov. Rick Perry turned himself in to local law enforcement on Tuesday, where he was booked and had his mug shot taken following a grand jury indictment accusing him of abusing power while in office.
Robert Reich: American Democracy Is Diseased
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans, elections, ethics, Robert Reich, Martin Gilens, Benjamin Page, Lippman, democracy )

Lynn
- 7 hours ago - alternet.org
Put simply, most Americans feel powerless, and assume the political game is fixed. So why bother?
Texas: Don't Allow Alcohol at Gun Shows ACTION US
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, alcohol vs guns, Texas, government, safety, americans, business )

Nancy
- 1 day ago - action.americansforresponsiblesolutions.org
The Texas ABC released a proposal this week that would allow some gun shows in the state to sell alcohol. That means someone could legally have a beer in one hand and a gun in the other, while standing in a crowd of thous
Yemeni Government's Payouts Evidence of Civilians Killed By US Drone Attack
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: World, War & Peace, Drones, Yemen )

Judy
- 1 day ago - commondreams.org
U.S. might be secretly funding compensation for civilian deaths it refuses to publicly acknowledge
The Government Program That's Equipping Police Like An Occupying Military Force
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Alabama, campaign contributions, congress, defense industry, department of defense, Georgia, militarism, mississippi, north carolina, police, police violence, south carolina, texas, us house )

Judy
- 15 hours ago - southernstudies.org
Year in which Congress initially authorized the Defense Department to give excess arms and ammunition to law enforcement agencies for counter-drug activities, leading to the creation of what's come to be known as the 1033 program: 1990
Bernie Says Don't 'Anoint' Hawkish Hillary as Nominee
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, War Monger, Capitalist, Corporate Agenda, Endless War, US, Elections 2016, Republicans, Democrats, Two Party Sham, #VoteGreen )

Brian
- 22 hours ago - commondreams.org
""She basically seems to be taking positions that are very similar to the vision of America's role in the world that [in 2008] Democrats rejected," said Michael Cohen, a fellow with the progressive Century Foundation."
Who Gets Dinged If Russia Bans Car Imports?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, war, usa, lies, media, military, news, politics )

Nils Ande
- 1 day ago - marketwatch.com
A traffic jam in Moscow. We're not there yet. So far, Russia has gone no further than slapping a ban on U.S. and EU food imports. But President Vladimir Putin has said restricting car imports remains an option.
As Iraq Unravels, US Repeats Mistakes
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Iraq, Quagmire, US, War of Terror, Invasion, Occupation, Chaos, Resistance, Civil War, American Imperialism, Obama, War Monger, Military Industrial Complex )

Brian
- 22 hours ago - truth-out.org
"Airstrikes will not mold Iraq into a stable or inclusive state. At the root of this laziness is ignorance of history. Yet, by declaring his support for the new Iraqi prime minister, Obama may have replicated the conditions that produced Maliki..."
White House Confirms Authenticity of Beheading Video
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: beheading, US Journalist, ISIS, murder, White House )

Beatrice
- 19 hours ago - washingtonexaminer.com
The White House on Wednesday morning confirmed that an Islamic State video showing the beheading of an American journalist is authentic. "The U.S. intelligence community has analyzed the recently released video showing U.S. citizens James Foley and
Foreign Policy - Voice: Is Barack Obama More of a Realist Than I Am?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Obama, usa, foreign policy, US interests, Ukraine, ISIS, China, Iran, Israel, Gaza, Kurds, Iraq, Syria )

Evelyn
- 17 hours ago - foreignpolicy.com
This president isn't weak and waffling. He's calculating, coldhearted, and decisive when it counts.... He's not running an especially noble foreign policy, but from a purely selfish U.S. perspective, it may be more effective than I used to think.
Texas Governor Perry Pleads Not Guilty to Abusing Power
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Politics, Republican, Abuse, USA )

Ray
- 6 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
Republican Texas Governor Rick Perry has pleaded not guilty to charges he abused his power in an attempt to pressure a Democratic political adversary to resign.
90-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor, Hedy Epstein, Arrested in Ferguson Protest
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Tikkun, Human Rights, Hedy Epstein, Ferguson, protests, arrested )

Evelyn
- 5 hours ago - dailykos.com
Hedy Epstein, a Holocaust survivor and long-time human rights activist, was arrested today in front of Governor Jay Nixon's downtown office along with eight others.
Open Thread - 8/21/2014
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread )

TomCat
- 5 hours ago - politicsplus.org
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, 3 short takes, and a homemade cartoon (shown). That's all today.
   

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