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US Politics & Gov't

Justice Thomas Hits a Low I Did Not Know Could Exist
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: freedoms, SupremeCourt, gun control laws )

Mitchell
- 20 hours ago - nationofchange.org
Is Justice Thomas begging for an impeachment movement, or is he just dumber than a bag of hammers?
The Fact-Checker's Guide to Viral Graphics Contrasting Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, u.s., republicans, propaganda, politics, news, media, lies, government, ethics, elections, economy, dishonesty, democrats, constitution, congress, americans, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, candidates )

Darren
- 1 day ago - politifact.com
Viral charts have emerged to show how much more progressive Sen. Bernie Sanders is than Hillary Clinton. Sometimes, the difference isn't as stark as they say.
Villas, Flat-Screens, and Mercenaries: How the Pentagon Wasted Money in Afghanistan | Mother Jones
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Afghanistan, war contractors, CORRUPTION, cleaning up from war, 'war is a racket', boondoggle, security, Defense Department )

BMutiny
- 1 day ago - motherjones.com
govt watchdogs question what they consider to be excessive costs for housing and accommodations in Afghanistan for contractors who were there to create businesses in the shattered economy. The organization spent nearly $150 million on rented villas and
The Case of the High-Flying [Alleged] Pedophile | Observer
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Jeffrey Epstein, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Monica Lewinsky, Alan Dershowitz, Prince Andrew, Lolita express, private island, sex with children, sexual assault, sex crimes, wealthy & powerful getting away with it )

BMutiny
- 1 hour ago - observer.com
Exactly how tight is the friendship between former President and potential future first gentleman Bill Clinton and Mr. Epstein, who owns a private island in Florida, is now accused of having sex with girls as young as 12, procuring young girls for sex
Clinton's Likely Secretary of 'Defense' Wants to Send More U.S. Troops to Syria
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: world, war, usa, u.s., troops, terrorism, republicans, propaganda, politics, military, media, lies, government, freedoms, ethics, elections, dishonesty, democrats, Hillary Clinton, Michele Flournoy, Secretary of Defense )

Darren
- 1 day ago - deathandtaxesmag.com
Those who disliked Obama administration's use of drones and targeted bombings to avoid sending ground troops overseas are in for a treat: Hillary Clinton's likely pick for Secretary of Defense has already advocated for a greater U.S. presence in Syria.
Friday Fun - Let's Meet the Newest National Park
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Christopher Park, Edith Windsor, GLBT, National Monument, National Park Service, Stonewall Inn )

Joanne
- 5 hours ago - politicsplus.org
A post by SoINeedAName on TomCat's blog, celebrating the making of a National Monument
MoveOn Petitions - Platform Committee: Oppose TPP & West Bank Settlement Expansion
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Democratic platform, TPP, Israel, West-Bank )

Kathryn
- 2 hours ago - petitions.moveon.org
Vote to oppose the TPP agreement and settlement expansion in the West Bank when the Platform Committee meets in Orlando July 8-9.
Republican Math
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: GOP Incompetence, Republican Reich, SCROTUS, Trump, video, women's rights )

TomCat
- 1 hour ago - politicsplus.org
See 1st comment.
All That Glitters Is Feardom: Whatever Happens, Don't Blame Jill Stein
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Jill Stein, third parties, Green Party, spoilers, Ralph Nader, Hillary Clinton, drones, wars, assassinations, Israel, blame )

BMutiny
- 1 day ago - counterpunch.org
If a large section of our movement is able to resist the growing pressure to fall into line behind Clinton, and instead put its energies into Stein's campaign, it will spur the development of a much bigger fightback, lay the groundwork for building a new
Pentagon Ends Transgender Ban
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: gayrights, GoodNews, goodnews, troops, military, usa, u.s. )

Glenn
- 23 hours ago - cnn.com
It's about time. But on the minus side, it no longer will serve as an excuse to avoid the draft if it ever returns.
Major Political News Outlets Offer Interviews for Sale at DNC and RNC Conventions
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: DNC and RNC Conventions, media, journalism, ethics, political news outlets, special interests, lobbyists )

Judy
- 2 hours ago - theintercept.com
"Journalists should be covering conventions. Selling access to their leadership strikes me as an invitation to corruption."
Open Thread - 7/1/2016
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, videos )

TomCat
- 1 hour ago - politicsplus.org
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, 3 short takes, and a homemade cartoon (shown). If you would like me to send you cards with links to my articles, add me as a friend.
Never Trump Plots Its Last Stand
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: candidates, elections, republicans )

Rob
- 1 day ago - thehill.com
Republicans opposed to Donald Trump are plotting a last-ditch effort to deny him their partys nomination at the convention in Cleveland.
Happy Birthday Canada!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: holiday )

TomCat
- 1 hour ago - politicsplus.org
Celebrating out neighbors to the north.
Democratic Party Platform: Lots of Hot Air on Climate Change
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Democratic Party Hot Air )

Michael
- 21 hours ago - therealnews.com
Janet Redman, who provided testimony at the DNC Platform Committee, and Wenonah Hauter, the executive director of Food & Water Watch, address the draft's shortcomings on the carbon tax, TPP, fracking, and fossil fuel extraction
Attorney General Announces She's Taking a Step Back From Hillary Clinton Email Probe
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: AG Loretta Lynch, Hillary Clinton e-mail investigation, Bill Clinton, smell test fail )

Judy
- 3 hours ago - yahoo.com
Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Friday that she will take a step back from the decision whether to charge anyone in the Hillary Clinton private email server probe but is not fully recusing herself from the case.
Free Trade, DNC Platform and the Climate Crisis
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: TPP Suit )

Michael
- 22 hours ago - ecowatch.com
The same day TransCanada sued the U.S. government for $15 billion, the Democratic PartyâEUR(TM)s platform drafting committee met in Missouri. Between the two, there is a lesson to be learned about free trade and the climate crisis.
Will Senate Vote Nullify VermontâEUR(TM)s Historic GMO Labeling Law?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: GMO Labelling )

Michael
- 21 hours ago - ecowatch.com
The Senate will vote next week on a federal bill that would nullify VermontâEUR(TM)s law and other state labeling efforts percolating, thanks to the heavy hand the ag-biotech industry wields over our congressional representatives.
   

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