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We Want Equality: Pass This Bill to Give the ERA a Chance! ~ PLEASE SIGN
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: women's rights, equal rights amendment, ethics, freedoms, government, politics, congress, constitution )

Beverly
- 14 hours ago - change.org
With at least 100,000 signatures in favor of ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment, we can begin to put more pressure on Congress, after 239 years, to finally pass it.
Latest National Poll Shows Bernie Sanders Beating Scott Walker, Donald Trump, Jeb Bush
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, elections, candidates, republicans, democrats, Bernie Sanders, polls, government, politics, news, media )

Carrie
- 8 hours ago - alternet.org
Polling on both sides shows voters are not happy with the status quo. A just released CNN poll finds Sanders out-polling all of the GOP's major candidates, though pretty much tied with Jeb Bush. Here's how Sanders stacks up:
Declare Your Support for Equality ~ PLEASE SIGN
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: women's rights, equality, constitution, ethics, government, politics, elections )

Beverly
- 1 day ago - hillaryclinton.com
When women are held back, our country is held back. When women get ahead, everyone gets ahead.
Cop Runs Stop Sign, Hits Sober Driver, Dept Covers It Up By Framing the Man For DUI @Alternet
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: police, rights, humans, freedoms, dishonesty, ethics, safety, government, lies, media, military, politics, propaganda, war, usa, dishonesty )

Milde
- 1 day ago - alternet.org
In typical police fashion, the officer, instead of apologizing, treated the driver as if it were his fault.
Pledge to Protect WomenâEUR(TM)s Rights From the GOP Agenda ~ PLEASE SIGN
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: women, healthcare, human rights, prevention, protection, research, risks, treatment, medicine, ethics, politics, propaganda, republicans, congress, abuse )

Beverly
- 15 hours ago - campaigns.dailykos.com
Preserving access and affordability is crucial for women to continue making their own health care decisions.
Tell Speaker Boehner to Vote on the Not Your Boss' Business Act ~ PLEASE SIGN
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: women, treatment, protection, prevention, safety, healthcare, ethics, ethics, freedoms, government, politics, congress )

Beverly
- 14 hours ago - takeaction.takepart.com
Tell Speaker Boehner to bring the Not Your BossâEUR(TM) Business Act to a vote on the floor of the House of Representatives.
Join the Fight for WomenâEUR(TM)s Rights and Equality ~ PLEASE SIGN
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: women's rights, equality, ethics, government, abuse, politics, constitution, congress )

Beverly
- 14 hours ago - change.org
Right now, our opponents are pledging hundreds of millions of dollars to roll back vital protections for women.
Fracking Industry Billionaires Give Record $15 Million To Ted Cruz's Super PAC
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Ted Cruz, PACs, campaign contributions, corruption, fossil fuels, Political Action Committees )

Freya
- 1 day ago - alternet.org
Thanks to the Citizens United decision at the Supreme Court, the ultra-rich and corporations are essentially freed up to give unlimited amounts of money to PACs that, while technically legally barred from directly coordinating with campaigns, can do every
Under Obama, Blacks Are Worse Off ~ Far Worse
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Blacks, abuse, americans, corruption, cover-up, crime, dishonesty, ethics, lies, obama, usa )

Penny
- 1 day ago - jewishworldreview.com
After six years, the report card is in. The grades are not pretty. By every key economic measurement, blacks are worse off under Obama. In some cases, far worse off.
Protests Shine Light on ALEC Conference in San Diego
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: ALEC, lobbyists, corruption, unions, demonstrations, California )

Freya
- 1 day ago - nationofchange.org
More than a thousand protesters took to the streets of San Diego on July 22 to demonstrate against a conservative nonprofit's annual meeting of politicians and corporate lobbyists.
Where Are 2016 Republican Candidates Raising Their Money?~ Interactive Map
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, elections, candidates, republicans, fund raising, money, news, politics )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - nationaljournal.com
When laid out on a map, the contributions made by average Americans show where candidates have the most support ~ and the parts of the country where they're weaker.
John Legend: Mass Incarceration Is Destroying America
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Police State )

Walter L
- 8 hours ago - time.com
America ... is indecently over-incarcerated. We lock up far more people per capita than any nation even close to our size: roughly 2.4 million men, women, and children. The financial toll of mass incarceration is irresponsible; the human toll is unconscio
Where Are the Best and the Brightest When America Desperately Needs Them?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: President, visionaries, progressives, corruption, Corporatism )

Freya
- 1 day ago - nationofchange.org
The U.S. needs an innovative leader who is ready to take on the myriad of problems the country has and lead citizens to a more positive future. We do not need politicians who are motivated and influenced by those in the corporate world.
Republican Congress Attacks Public Lands Forests Again - But More Logging WonâEUR(TM)t Stop Wildfires
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, republicans, government, dishonesty, corruption, ethics, abuse, cover-up, lies )

Michael
- 1 day ago - nytimes.com
Hanson and DellaSalla, two renowned ecologists, explain fire ecology and why logging of national forests should not happen. The science is now a couple decades old, but greed and puppet politicians keep the deforestation going.
USA WOMEN RANK SIXTHIETH IN WOMENs POLITICAL EMPOWERMENT
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, elections, women in politics )

Jan
- 15 hours ago - americanprogress.org
In the decade leading up to this one --- the number of women elected to Congress remained basically flat, and the number of women in state legislatures actually decreased.
BY KEVIN BARON Adm. Harry Harris, Head of U.S. Pacific Command, Says the Vastly Expanded Reefs Now Look Exactly Like Combat Base
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: military, government, dishonesty, usa )

Beryl
- 7 hours ago - defenseone.com
excessive island building on China's south sea looks like military bases. US would use military force to defend interest and allies
Stop McConnell's Attempt to Further Gut Campaign Finance Law!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: petitions, campaign finances, corruption, spending, contributions, reform )

Freya
- 7 hours ago - secure.pfaw.org
Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has blocked every attempt to moderate the influence of big money in elections and now heâEUR(TM)s snuck a provision into a spending bill to eviscerate coordination limits between candidates and political party groups.
When YouâEUR(TM)re in a Hole, the US and Britain Have Only One Answer: Keep Bombing
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Stop the War Coalition, David Cameron, Yugoslavia, Middle East, Afghanistan, Africa, Syria, Yemen, U.K., war, usa, war, terrorism, media, news, government, americans, lies, congress, troops, u.s. )

Jess
- 2 hours ago - stopwar.org.uk
Every time America and its allies try to solve the problems which they created with their previous interventions, they just create more.
Technology Fuels Bernie Sanders' Rapid Rise
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Bernie Sanders, Presidential election, candidates, Democrats, Internet, social media )

Freya
- 1 day ago - msn.com
Bernie Sanders is more likely to sport a rumpled suit than a hoodie, has no affinity for geeking out on the gadgets of Silicon Valley, and may prefer the company of protesters over programmers - yet no candidate running for president is more...
Iran's Khamenai Tweets Image of Obama With Gun to Head
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: terrorism, government, propaganda, obama, supremecourt )

Beryl
- 12 hours ago - foxnews.com
Ayatollah Khamenei, Irans supreme leader apparently tweets degrading image of Obama
GOP Sets New Bar For Disgusting Rhetoric ~ TEXT and VIDEOS
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Obama, candidates, elections, ethics, dishonesty, corruption, politics, media, republicans, lies, news, abuse, propaganda )

Carrie
- 8 hours ago - samuel-warde.com
The GOP thought Trump's outrageous comments would be the death of him, but they've helped him gain numbers in the polls. The rest of the GOP players, rather than act with dignity and reserve, have all scurried to emulate him.
Retired General: Drones Create More Terrorists Than They Kill, Iraq War Helped Create ISIS
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Imperialist Intervention, Crimes Against Humanity )

Walter L
- 10 hours ago - firstlook.org
He also asserts that the U.S. invasion of Iraq helped create the Islamic State and that U.S. soldiers involved in torturing detainees need to be held legally accountable for their actions.
ALEC Conference Funding Dominated By Big Polluters | PR Watch
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: evil ALEC )

Deborah
- 3 hours ago - prwatch.org
At the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) 2015 annual meeting in San Diego, California, dirty energy companies and their supporters--including ExxonMobil, Chevron, and Duke Energy-- -
Meet ALECâEUR(TM)s Little Brother, ACCE | The Nation
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: vile ALEC )

Deborah
- 3 hours ago - thenation.com
ALEC has baby and it is out to devour our towns and cities
Under a Shroud of Secrecy and Security, ALEC Conference Gets Underway | PR Watch
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: ALEC BS )

Deborah
- 2 hours ago - prwatch.org
Shrouded in security and secrecy ALEC one must wonder why they must hide. Oh yeah, the peasants would rise up and throw them to the wolves if they knew the true plans rather than the prepackaged BS
The Disappearance of John Doe | PR Watch
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Wisconsin, corrupt, Walker, supreme court )

Deborah
- 2 hours ago - prwatch.org
Did the Wisconsin Supreme Court shoot down John Doe?
 

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