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US Politics & Gov't

Tell President Obama to Resume Prosecutions of Wall Street Criminals
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: bank regulations, Big Banks dishonesty, Wall Street criminals, equity, bad business, obama, politics, equality, laws )

- 1 day ago -
Our government catches big banks ignoring regulations all the time. But instead of putting them on trial and throwing reckless executives in jail, the Department of Justice nearly always agrees to a 'deferred prosecution agreement' - a type of deal...
What the Senate Can Do to Fight Campus Sexual Assault
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: sexual assault, mishandling cases of assault, women's rights, college campuses, prosecution, government, politics )

- 1 day ago -
Sexual assault on campus is a national crisis. One in five college women will be sexually assaulted before graduation, and over 100 colleges are under investigation by the federal government for mishandling cases of assault.
Open Thread - 5/6/2015
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, video )

- 8 hours ago -
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, 3 short takes, and a homemade cartoon (shown).
TAKE ACTION: WTF, Insurance Companies?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: ObamaCare, Insurance companies, wtf )

- 1 day ago -
"Follow the law. Stop denying women's health coverage." Obamacare is in trouble, but this time it's NOT the GOP--it's the insurance companies.
Encourage Oregon Governor Kate Brown to Sign Expanded Background Checks Into Law.
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: gun lobby, lethal weapons, government, background checks, laws, politics, gun violence )

- 1 day ago -
Moments ago, the Oregon House of Representatives joined the State Senate and voted to pass expanded background checks. That means, after years of hard work, the next and final stop for this important bill - legislation that that will save lives - is...
TAKE ACTION: State's Attorney Mosby: Drop All Charges Against Protesters
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Grayson, protesters, charges )

- 1 day ago -
But while the police who killed Gray are out of jail, hundreds of protesters languish in overcrowded, inhumane jail conditions facing unjust criminal charges and outrageous bail.
What's the Value of Nuclear Energy to the United States?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: US, Energy, Energy Policy, Economy, Reducing Emissions, President Obama, Nuclear Energy )

- 23 hours ago -
To achieve America's energy, environmental and economic goals, there is no better generator of electricity and jobs than U.S. nuclear energy.
Urge Members of Congress to Co-Sponsor the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act ACTION US
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, pregnant workers, Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, government, congress, americans )

- 11 hours ago -
Over the next several weeks, we're turning the pressure up to raise awareness and take action in support of pregnant workers.
PETITION FOR SIGNING: Tell the FEC: Investigate Bush and Walker
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, campaign finance law, 2016 elections, petition )

- 10 hours ago -
Immediately investigate Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, and any White House hopefuls for violations of campaign finance law leading up to the 2016 presidential elections.
VIDEO: The Edward Snowden Interview the U.S. Media DidnâEUR(TM)t Want You to Watch
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: corruption, cover-up, government, dishonesty, abuse )

- 11 hours ago -
conducted by the Germany channel ARD, was blocked by American media outlets and YouTube
GOP Prosecutor Defends Scott Walker Criminal Probe, Says "Let's Get the Truth Out"
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: candidates, corruption, cover-up, crime, ethics, elections, lies, propaganda, media, news )

- 11 hours ago -
Two career prosecutors--one a Republican, one a Democrat--just called Scott Walker a liar, and not a single national newspaper took notice.
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: budget, spending, Congress, economic injustice, petitions )

- 1 day ago -
The Republicans' "Work Harder for Less" budget makes it harder for hardworking Americans to buy a home, pay for college, and save for a secure retirement - all while empowering special interests and paving the way for huge tax breaks for millionaires.
Texas Governor Deploys State Guard To Stave Off Obama Takeover
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: )

- 1 day ago -
These are the people who put the lunatic in lunatic fringe. Someone influential in the Republican Party better stand up to them and soon. This is the beginning of fascism in the United States.
Sea Level Rise, Growing Flood Risks, and the Need for a Strong Federal Flood Risk Management Standard
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: US, Climate Change, Sea Level Rise, Policy, President Obama, Union of Concerned Scientists )

- 20 hours ago -
According to the 2014 Third National Climate Assessment, climate change and other factors may increase the risks of flooding in many U.S. regions
Was Pamela Geller's Muhammad Cartoon Event Free Speech or Anti-Muslim?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Free Speech, Texas, Free Speech Event, Pamela Geller, Muhammad cartoons, Islamophobia, Terrorist Attack, ISIS, Extremists, Islamicists )

- 11 hours ago -
U.S. law enforcement officials say they've identified the two men shot by police during an attack on a controversial art exhibit in Texas. The event featured caricatures of the prophet Muhammad, which are considered offensive to Muslims.
The New Corrupt Elite That Is Running Our Economy | Alternet
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, culture, environment, abuse, ethics, dishonesty, congress, propaganda, lies, war, economy, corporate, investments, debt, foreclosures )

- 7 hours ago -
Talking about old systems of power and corruption doesn't begin to capture new realities.
Stop Cybersurveillance!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: security, privacy, Internet, surveillance, petitions, Twitter )

- 1 day ago -
The Senate will soon consider the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act. Tweet @ your senator now!
Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders: Sheepdogging for Hillary and the Democrats in 2016 | Black Agenda Report
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: bernie, sanders, illary, clinton, sheep, candidates, corruption, democrats, propaganda, lies, obama )

- 4 hours ago -
Bernie's job is to warm up the crowd for Hillary, herding activist energies and the disaffected left back into the Democratic fold one more time.
Hubris Versus Wisdom - (Super-Power Means Super-Hubris as Super-Power Super-Corrupts)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: society, violence, rights, safety, ethics, culture, crime, corruption, abuse, dishonesty, lies, propaganda, military, war, usa )

- 3 hours ago -
Humankind must not be complacent in the face of the threat posed by nuclear weapons.The future of humanity and all life depends upon the outcome of the ongoing struggle between hubris and wisdom. Hubris is an ancient Greek word meaning extreme arrogance
The Pentagon's 10 Billion Dollar Bet Gone Bad - The LA Times
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: war, usa, military, propaganda, lies, dishonesty, abuse, politics )

- 2 hours ago -
Leaders of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency were effusive about the new technology.It was the most powerful radar of its kind in the world, they told Congress. So powerful it could detect a baseball over San Francisco from the other side of the country.
How Did New Jersey Rank Tops in Integrity? | Center for Public Integrity
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: corruption, dishonesty, cover-up, lies )

- 10 minutes ago -
How in the world did this happen? New Jersey state, county and city government is world renowned for corruption not integrity.

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