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US Politics & Gov't

Personal Update - 3/31/2014
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, personal )

- 23 hours ago -
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, a homemade cartoon (shown), and why I'm not here.
Dr. Ashrawi on the 39th Commemoration of Land Day
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Palestine Land Day 2015, commerorations, landthefts-dispossession, Israeli Settlement Expansion, state terrorism, apartheid wall- repression, palestinian human rights violations, ICC, occupation of Palestine, endall U.S. aid to Israel, now!, BDS, obama, n )

- 1 day ago -
âEURoeOn March 30, 1976, as thousands of Palestinians inside Israel protested Israeli plans to steal 60,000 dunams of land in the Galilee, six Palestinians were killed and hundreds were injured and arrested.
Success: Rat Trapped in Box By Artist Rescued
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: animalcruelty, GoodNews, humans, rescued, government )

- 1 day ago -
Success: rat trapped in box by artist rescued!
Sign the Petition: Demand Justice for Burned McDonaldâEUR(TM)s Workers
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Workers rights, working conditions, fast food workers )

- 20 hours ago -
But these lawsuits are just the first step to get justice for these workers. An investigation by the Department of Labor could pave the way for better working conditions and union representation for all fast food workers across the country.
TAKE ACTION: Tell the DSCC: Refuse to Accept Money From Wall Street Banks
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Elizabeth Warren, Wall Street banks )

- 19 hours ago -
The big banks want Democrats to stop listening to Elizabeth Warren and start doing what Wall Street demands, no matter how damaging it is to the American people. As Reuters reported in an exclusive story:
Tell the DSCC: Refuse to Accept Money From Wall Street Banks
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Democrats, petitions, banks, political contributions )

- 18 hours ago -
The big banks want Democrats to stop listening to Elizabeth Warren and start doing what Wall Street demands, no matter how damaging it is to the American people.
GOP Congresswoman Gets Surprise on Facebook After Asking Constituents for Obamacare Horror Stories
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Affordable Care Act, ACA, Obamacare, Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Facebook, seeking condemnation, finds praise for ACA )

- 21 hours ago -
She didn't get many of the answers she wanted - but hundreds of her constituents appreciating the Affordable Care Act! A sample is shared. She then cherrypicked answers that suited her and made a video with them. Her constituents slammed her for this!
Poll: How Excited Are You About Ted Cruz's Announcement?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Ted Cruz, Ted Who, Unpopular, Republican, Teabagger, Unlikeable, Odd, Poll, Take the poll )

- 10 hours ago -
I don't know about you, but given the choices available... Bernie Sanders 2016! Take the Poll.
TAKE ACTION: CFPB: Close the Loopholes for Preyday Lenders!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, payday lenders )

- 4 hours ago -
the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) laid out a plan to put rules in place regulating the predatory payday lending industry. While the agencyâEUR(TM)s proposal takes a step forward in protecting working families from their toxic loans,
The University of Texas Debuts Its Latino Leadership Award
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: bushadministration, candidates, government, politics, u.s., usa, latino )

- 3 hours ago -
First recipient is George P. Bush (yes, the nephew of the former President, and the son of Jeb Bush)
Why Barack Obama Is Our Greenest President
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Obama, Americans, environment, science, 'Green Movement', conservation, climate-change, government, ethics, congress, republicans, democrats, politics, news )

- 21 hours ago -
Barack ObamaâEUR(TM)s presidency began as conservatives finally felt a religious obligation to call for the drilling of anything that has a crevasse.
10 Crazy Things Republicans Said That Are Not April Fools Jokes
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: environment, climate-change, politics, republicans, dishonesty, usa, news )

- 7 hours ago -
Happy April FoolsâEUR(TM) Day! Ready to get depressed?! Great! Here are 10 things Republican politicians have said that we wish were April FoolsâEUR(TM) Day jokes but are, unfortunately, their actual beliefs.
Who's Pushing the "Religious Freedom" Legislation in States
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: corruption, ethics, government, dishonesty, congress, propaganda )

- 3 hours ago -
ALEC grooming legislators resulting in discriminatory laws
Obama's Iran Adviser Worked for Pro-Tehran Regime Lobby?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: obama, Nowrouzzadeh, iran, nuclear deal, NIAC )

- 2 hours ago -
Investigative report reveals NSC Iran Director who briefed Obama on talks used to work for NIAC, thought to be Iranian mouthpiece.
Obama Commutes Sentences of 22 People in Federal Prison
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans, GoodNews, government, freedoms )

- 1 hour ago -
The effort could lead Obama to grant clemency more often as his second and final term in office winds down.
Open Thread - 4/1/2015
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, video )

- 42 minutes ago -
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, 3 short takes, and a homemade cartoon (shown).

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