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US Politics & Gov't

Open Thread - 5/3/2016
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, videos )

TomCat
- 7 hours 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.
Cicadas With John Oliver
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: humor, john oliver, satire, video )

TomCat
- 6 hours ago - politicsplus.org
See 1st comment.
Psst. Slip This Onto Obama's Teleprompter in Hiroshima
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Hiroshima, Nagasaki, atomic bomb, nuclear weapons, Japanese Emperor, Japanese surrender, WWII, Truth, lies, danger, atrocity, racism )

BMutiny
- 1 day ago - washingtonsblog.com
Weeks before the first bomb was dropped, on July 13, 1945, Japan sent a telegram to the Soviet Union expressing its desire to surrender and end the war. The United States had broken Japan's codes and read the telegram. Truman referred in his diary
American Tax Money
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Palestine/Israel, USA, U.S. aid to Israel, endtheoccupation, siege-assault on Gaza 2014, Palestinian human rights, end U.S. aid to Israel, BDS, news, media, American taxpayers, congress, American workers-voters )

Jess
- 1 day ago - intifada-palestine.com
In general, governments collect tax money to spend it on the improvement of their nations living conditions; economy, infrastructures, education, health coverage, disasters recovery, and self-defense among others
Hillary Clinton's Foreign Policy Resume: What the Record Shows
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, war, military, media, propaganda, lies, dishonesty, abuse, politics, candidates, democrats, ethics, elections )

Wilde
- 8 hours ago - counterpunch.org
"Her so-called foreign policy 'experience' has been to support every war demanded by the US deep security state run by the military and the CIA." - Jeffrey Sachs, referring to Hillary Clinton, Feb. 5, 2016
American Friends Service Committee Letter to Congress: Stand Against Xenophobia
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: American Friends Service Committee, AFSC, Quakers, reactionary, xenophobia, Islamophobia, trafficking, children, migrants, protection, peace, safety, cohesion, inclusion )

Evelyn
- 1 day ago - afsc.org
AFSC calls upon Congress to demonstrate leadership and reject irresponsible bills. Peaceful and safe communities are built on foundations of cohesion and inclusion, not reactionary xenophobia.
Obama Confidant's Spine-Chilling Proposal - Salon.Com
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: conspiracy theories, government propaganda, infiltrating groups, covert operations, pseudo-independents )

BMutiny
- 1 day ago - salon.com
Sunstein co-wrote a truly pernicious paper proposing that the U.S. Government employ teams of covert agents and pseudo-"independent" advocates to "cognitively infiltrate" online groups and websites, as well as other activist groups which advocate
This Viral Rant About Hillary Clinton Is the Most Savage Takedown Ever
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, feminists, women, gay rights, prisons, welfare, rape victims, WalMart, black men, racist words )

BMutiny
- 1 day ago - usuncut.com
Perhaps reason for comment's virality is that nothing cited in comment is factually incorrect. Here's a point-by-point breakdown:On WalMart Board;Against GayMarriage;Hurt WelfareMothers;Racist DogwhistleWords;Executed LowIQ Man;Destroyed Bill'sVictims
Pay Detroit's Educators for Their Work - TAKE ACTION!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Detroit, teachers' pay, sick out, Governor Rick Snyder, MIchigan Legislature, Detroit Public Schools, broken promise, petition )

Judy
- 6 hours ago - actionnetwork.org
This weekend, teachers were told that most of Detroit's educators will miss five paychecks, amounting to 19 percent of their pay. That means for every week they came to work, they'll only be paid for four days.
Arvard 'Experts': Islamophobia Everywhere!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: USA, Harvard, islam, islamophobia, islamist, jihad, jihadist, terror, terrorism, terrorist, corruption, cover-up, crime, ethics, freedoms )

Roger
- 1 day ago - americanthinker.com
a very revealing opinion piece by Caleb Jephson of American Thinker
Hillary Admits Support for Legislation to Kill Gun Industry
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Police State )

Walter L
- 13 hours ago - blog.cheaperthandirt.com
There is no chance of burying the lead in this story. Hillary Clinton has vowed to support legislation to kill the gun industry.
Whistleblowing Is Not Just Leaking -- It's An Act of Political Resistance - Edward Snowden
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Whistleblowers, Edward Snowden, Daniel Ellsberg, NSA, Chelsea Manning, Drones )

Judy
- 5 hours ago - theintercept.com
We are witnessing a compression of the time frame in which unconstitutional activities can continue before they are exposed by acts of conscience.
Worst. Speaker. Ever?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: corruption, government, republicans, elections, ethics, politics, lies, media )

Cheryl A.
- 1 day ago - msnbc.com
"On Wednesday, former House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) was sentenced to prison after a judge concluded he was a serial child molester. Two days later, Raul Labrador concluded someone else was the worst House Speaker ever." Peace.
Keeping Wall Street Speeches Secret Speaks Volumes About Hillary Clinton
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Clinton, the finest criminal candidate that corpo )

Michael
- 1 day ago - commondreams.org
All told, according to McChesneyâEUR(TM)s meticulous research, Clinton pulled in a whopping $21.7 million in speaking fees for the two-year period.
'Slap in the Face': Top Court Overrules Local Fracking Bans in Colorado
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Colorado )

Michael
- 1 day ago - commondreams.org
"Our country's founding fathers are most certainly turning over in their graves," says local fracktivist
Right-Left Coalition Proposes $38 Billion In Cuts To Pentagon
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: corruption, Department of Defense, DoD, Pentagon )

Judy
- 21 hours ago - shadowproof.com
While conservatives and progressives in America may have stark differences on cultural values and the role of government, one thing we all agree on is reducing waste, fraud, and abuse of taxpayer money.
ItâEUR(TM)s Not Biology: Controversy About Wolves Is Cultural Politics
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: corruption, congress, environmental abuse, wildlife, wolves, society, crime, democrats, dishonesty, republicans, propaganda, ethics, elections, government, usa, politics, cover-up, americans )

Michael
- 8 hours ago - idahostatejournal.com
Wildlife especially the wolf, is an innocent sacrifice in the human brawl over political power. Dr Maugham is a founder of GYCwhich studies and advocates for sufficient understanding of wildlife need for large ecosystems
SandersâEUR(TM) Campaign Accuses Clinton of âEUR~LaunderingâEUR(TM) Donations Through Hillary Victory Fund
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans, candidates, congress, democrats, elections, ethics, government, news, obama, politics, republicans, SupremeCourt, usa )

Frank
- 7 hours ago - lawnewz.com
The explosive allegation was made in response to a report on Monday about a fundraising venture called the Hillary Victory Fund. Politico reports:
Andrea Tantaros' 8 Stupidest Moments
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: American exceptionalism, Campaign 2016, Dept of Education, Faux Noise, feminism, GOP Hypocrites, GOP Lies, InsaniTEA, Jennifer Lawrence, Jezebel, marriage, sexual harassment, Torture, Women's Rights )

Lynn
- 2 hours ago - politicsplus.org
Frequent viewers of Fox News, and those who mock it for a living, have noticed a familiar face has gone missing this past week. Rumors abound as to what pushed "Outnumbered" co-host Andrea Tantaros off-air a day after the launch of her new book.
5 Right-Wing Absurdities This Week
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Ann Coulter, Bristol Palin, Campaign 2016, Cruz, Fiorina, Glenn Beck, GOP Hate, GOP Hypocrites, GOP Lies, Hillary, InsaniTEA, LGBT, sexism, TEAbuggery, Trump )

Lynn
- 2 hours ago - politicsplus.org
The week was overflowing with right-wing assholery mixed with a generous dollop of buffoonery. As TrumpâEUR(TM)s inevitability grew stronger, he launched his sexist Hillary-bashing campaign in earnest.
Why Superdelegates Who Will Choose the Nominee Should Vote Bernie
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: candidates, elections, americans )

Rob
- 1 day ago - nationofchange.org
The fate of our country lies with those who have not yet voted, with those who remain politically active, and with the super-delegates. Its time to Double Down for Bernie.
State Party Officials Reportedly Displeased With Clinton-DNC 'Laundering' Scheme
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Clinton )

Michael
- 1 day ago - commondreams.org
Sanders campaign lambastes Clinton for 'looting funds meant for the state parties to skirt fundraising limits on her presidential campaign.' Butt, but,but she's a Clinton. She's entitled.
Ted and Carly: Just Think About That
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: corruption, dishonesty, candidates, republicans )

Abe
- 16 hours ago - nomadicpolitics.blogspot.com
Just think Ted Cruz and Carly Fiorina are the GOP's best hope for blocking Trump for being the party leader.
Empire Files: Abby Martin Exposes What Hillary Clinton Really Represents
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: ethics, corruption, government, lies, media, news, politics, candidates )

PlsNoMess
- 12 hours ago - goldenageofgaia.com
If you like the world as it has been during earlier Clinton and Bush, vote for Hillary. If you want change it is only Bernie Sanders and Bernie Sanders alone.
Feds Lobbying for Monsanto
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Monsanto )

Michael
- 5 hours ago - anh-usa.org
They already are, of course, but now they want to spend your dollars to propagandize you! Action Alert!
Money For Nothing: Senate Republicans Get Paid But Work The Fewest Days In 60 Years
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: congress, ethics, republicans )

Rob
- 1 day ago - politicususa.com
Mitch McConnell Republicans aren't satisfied with not doing their jobs while they're in session. Majority Leader McConnell also has Senate Republicans working their fewest days in 60 years.
Reuters Poll Shows 51% of Americans Think Primary Process Is Rigged, Heres Why It Matters
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: )

Walter L
- 13 hours ago - libertyblitzkrieg.com
While anyone paying close attention will have come to terms with the fact that everything in America is rigged to favor a handful of oligarchs, most people have been either blissfully unaware, or in denial, of this reality for most of their lives. The pai
 

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