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US Politics & Gov't

Is There Anything Less Democratic Than The Democratic Party?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: superdelegates, Democratic Party, Presidential election, flawed election system )

- 16 hours ago -
Bernie takes home just 15 delegates for the Democratic nomination in New Hampshire, same as the 15 Hillary does, despite his gaining far more in popular votes. This is based on flaws in the Democratic Partys nominating process of Superdelegates.
The DNC Just Screwed Over Bernie Sanders and Spit in VotersâEUR(TM) Faces
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, americans, candidates, democrats, dishonesty, elections, ethics, freedoms, GoodNews, news, politics, republicans, usa )

- 1 day ago -
You may have heard of superdelegates before today, but you may not have realized how antithetical the idea is to democracy itself until now.
Stunning: IRS Validates Karl Rove Sham - IRS Grants Nonprofit Status to His 'Dark Money' Group 'Crossroads GPS'
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: IRS, 501(c)(4), nonprofit, tax exempt, nonpartisan, social welfare org, Crossroads GPS, =GrassrootsPolicyStrategies, Karl Rove, secret donors, ‘Dark Money’, Koch brothers, Supreme Court ruling, 2010, Citizens United, Federal Election Commission )

- 17 hours ago -
Group founded by Karl Rove declared nonprofit 5 yrs after applying, so donor list can remain private. Crossroads reported spending almost 2X as much on political ads as next most-active nonprofit, Americans for Prosperity, backed by billionaire Koch bros
Bernie Sanders Wins New Hampshire Primary!!!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Sanders, New Hampshire primary, democrats, GoodNews )

- 1 day ago -
He got 60.1%, Clinton 38.2%.... WAY TO GO BERNIE!! Bad news: Trump won on the Republican side.
After Bernie's New Hampshire Triumph, Nevada Is A High Stake Event For Hilary
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Bernie Sanders 2016, democratic presidential race )

- 1 day ago -
The Democratic presidential caucuses in Nevada were supposed to be an afterthought: lost in the shadows of high-profile battles in Iowa and New Hampshire. Please note, comment, forward
Even If Sanders Wins the Popular Vote, Clinton Could Still Get the Nomination
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: US elections 2016, Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, Democrats, US politics )

- 17 hours ago -
The Democratic party decides its nominee in a massively undemocratic way - and is a ticking time bomb for the party and its voter base if Bernie keeps winning
ACTION ALERT: Your Voice Matters
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: congress, ethics, obama, politics )

- 1 day ago -
Today, YOUR Members of Congress need to hear that Drug Court, DWI Court, and Veterans Treatment Court funding matters. Please Sign !!!!!!!!
VIDEO: Congressman Elijah Cummings Spits Fire Over Flint Water: 'This Is Not a Third World Country!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: House Oversight Committee, Elijah Cummings, hearing, Flint water crisis, lies, government, ethics, dishonesty, crime, cover-up, congress, americans )

- 20 hours ago -
Ranking member of the House Oversight Committee, Congressman Elijah Cummings was justifiably pissed off at the debacle that is Flint, MichiganâEUR(TM)s water crisis.
An Open Letter to Gloria Steinem
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Society and Culture, Politics, Feminism, Corporate Feminism, Lesser Evilism )

- 1 day ago -
Sarah Grey responds to Gloria Steinem's comments about young women who support Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primaries, in an article for The Establishment.
Tomgram: William Astore, Spoiling The Pentagon
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, military, politics, congress, usa, war, ethics, abuse, dishonesty, economy, propaganda, lies, media )

- 12 hours ago -
The U.S. Military Suffers from Affluenza - Showering the Pentagon with Money and Praise -I'm talking about the U.S. military as an institution. Think of the Pentagon and the top brass; think of Dwight Eisenhower's military-industrial complex; think of the
Far-Out Fun for Friday 2/12/2016
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Humor, Art, Photoshop, fantasy, imagination, creativity )

- 9 hours ago -
A post on TomCat's blog to fill in for SoINeedAName's regular column while he is our of town.
Nearly 50 Georgia Correctional Officers Arrested for Drug Trafficking
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Georgia Dept of Corrections, corrections officers, corruption, drug trafficking, FBI sting, indictments )

- 8 hours ago -
The indictments revealed "staggering corruption within Georgia Department of Corrections institutions," said John Horn, the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia.
Buy Crop Insurance, Double Your Money
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, cover-up, crop insurance, dishonesty, ethics, farming, u.s. )

- 11 hours ago -
Deep in the heart of the arcane laws that give farmers a helping hand, there's something called "crop insurance". It;s a huge program, costing taxpayers anywhere from $5 billion to $10 billion each year.
 Repairing American Democracy Should Be a Central Issue in the 2016 Campaign
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: ethics, news, usa, politics, reform )

- 5 hours ago -
 Three ways to fix US politics: Reduce big money, end gerrymandering, make it easier to vote.
Flint IsnâEUR(TM)t the Only Place With Racism in the Water
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Environmental racism )

- 1 day ago -
The long history of environmental racism
SCOTUS Blocks Obama Clean Power Plan, Hinders Future of Environmental Legislation
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: SCOTUS )

- 14 hours ago -
Robert Pollin says legally halting executive order on power-plants poses possible "disaster" for future emissions reduction
Ted Cruz Uses Dolls to Call Donald Trump Liberal. Will That Work?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: republicans, elections, propaganda, abuse, donald Trump, Ted Cruz, getting beyond satire, personal attacks )

- 2 hours ago -
The Texas Senator's latest ad campaign is amusing, but it seems his line of attack on the billionaire as a closet liberal is wearing thin. I suspect that Ted was thinking about this type of doll.
New Case: Accessing Legal Aid For Abuse Of Power By Police | Researching Reform
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, corruption, cover-up, crime, dishonesty, government, Govtfearmongering, lies, media, news, socialsecurity )

- 1 day ago -
This would not happen in New Zealand. Corruption is rampant. Victims are legally muzzled.
Even If Sanders Wins the Popular Vote, Clinton Could Still Get the Nomination
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: DNC Nomination )

- 14 hours ago -
The Democratic party decides its nominee in a massively undemocratic way âEUR" and is a ticking time bomb for the party and its voter base if Bernie keeps winning
2 US Air Force A-10 Bombed 9 Targets in Aleppo to Sabotage Russian Efforts
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Propaganda, Imperialist Intervention )

Walter L
- 27 minutes ago -
Previously, NATO propaganda machinery were using Russian air sorties videos while claiming advances in Syria. Now, they are actually launching some actual strikes of their own using old attack planes targeting civilians trapped inside Aleppo and then blam
ABCs Of The US Empire
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Corporatocracy, Imperialism, Fascism )

Walter L
- 13 minutes ago -
A Is for Asininity... The US has been guilty of asininity for a couple of centuries now. We insist on telling ourselves and the world that we are a democracy, that We the People are running the show.
Will American Law Enforcement Lie, Cheat and Forge Police Reports? Answer: Yes.
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Police State )

Walter L
- 36 seconds ago -
The issue of institutional corruption still goes unattended however, as media seem to prefer the obsession of spinning every story in terms of race, or class, rather than seriously looking at the problem of devolving so much power and blind authority that

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