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US Politics & Gov't

How the Supreme Court Protects Bad Cops
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: SupremeCourt, politics, police, police abuse of power, police misconduct, injustice, usa )

David
- 28 minutes ago - nytimes.com
In recent years, the court has made it very difficult, and often impossible, to hold police officers and the governments that employ them accountable for civil rights violations. This undermines the ability to deter illegal police behavior . . .
Caught on Tape: What Mitch McConnell Complained About to a Roomful of Billionaires(Exclusive) - The Nation
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: congress, abuse, americans, constitution, candidates, ethics, elections, economy, dishonesty, propaganda, lies, politics, media, republicans, democrats, freedoms )

Wild
- 1 hour ago - thenation.com
At a secret meeting of elite donors convened by the Koch brothers, McConnell laid out his plan for shrinking the federal government and whined about having to vote on minimum wage bills.
Dozens of Police Departments Suspended for Losing US Military-Grade Weaponry
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans, corruption, government, news, military, dishonesty, crime, politics )

Nils Ande
- 3 hours ago - rt.com
Close to 200 state and local police departments in the United States have been suspended for losing military-level equipment transferred to them by the Pentagon, a new investigation found. Already, the investigation has found that police departments in Ar
'The Congress Shall Have Power ... to Declare War'
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, americans, congress, constitution, government, Govtfearmongering, media, obama, politics, propaganda, terrorism, war )

Kit
- 4 hours ago - theatlantic.com
Absent a declaration of war or a statutory authorization from Congress, the president can't introduce the U.S. Armed Forces into hostilities save in "a national emergency created by attack upon the United States."
Why Nebraska's "Top Climate Denier" Congressman Could Lose His Seat In November
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Nebraska, Politics, Lee Terry, Brad Ashford, Congressional Elections, Climate Change, Climate Denial )

Brian
- 1 day ago - thinkprogress.org
"Seeking his ninth term in office, the Republican congressman deemed Nebraska's "top climate denier" by the state's most prominent progressive grassroots organization seems to be getting a run for his money from a veteran state senator. "
   

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