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US Politics & Gov't

Iran Official Tells Hamas Daily: Willing to Arm West Bank Palestinians Too
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Israel, iran, west bank, hamas terrorism )

Barbara
- 16 hours ago - haaretz.com
Iran-Hamas relations on the mend as head of Iranian Parliament's Palestine Commission calls Hamas 'front line' of Palestinian resistance against Israel.
Two NYPD Officers Slain By Gunman Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley, Mayor De Blasio Sharply Criticized
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: NYPD policemen killed, Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley, Facebook quotes Quran )

Beth
- 8 hours ago - news.yahoo.com
Before slaying the officers, Brinsley posted Quran verse 8:60 on his page: "Against them make ready your strength... to strike terror into the hearts of the enemies, of Allah and your enemies..." Motivated by outrage toward the death of Eric Garner,
Change May Not Come Quickly in Cuba, Obama Cautions
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: obama, cuba, castro, americans, freedoms, government, politics, usa )

Lone
- 1 day ago - thestar.com
Barack Obama expects to visit Cuba before he dies. But neither he nor the elderly Castro brothers are likely to cross the 150-kilometre divide in the final two years of his presidency.
Sanders Slams GOP For Maneuvering to Slash Social Security and Medicare
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Economy, U.S., Social Security, US House, Bernie Sanders )

Judy
- 1 day ago - commondreams.org
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Friday slammed the GOP for jockeying to slash Social Security and Medicare in the next Congress, denouncing the plan as a "moral outrage."
Conscienceless Senator Blocks Suicide Prevention Act, Saying It's Too Expensive
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: war, military, crime, suicide rate, corruption, economy, lies, troops )

Evelyn
- 1 day ago - sott.net
Despite an epidemic of astonishing proportions - 22 veterans a day so broken by grief, shame, horror or trauma they resolve not to live another day..
The Secret ALEC Conference You Don't Know About   video
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: ALEC, usa, corruption, government, Stand Your Ground, Koch Brothers, Public- and private-sector members, state legislators )

Nancy
- 16 hours ago - youtube.com
As of July 2014, ALEC still had more than 2,000 legislative members, or more a quarter of all state legislators in the county.Critics fault ALEC, a coalition of state lawmakers and companies, for promoting measures to deny the existence of climate change-
Bill 'Moyers & Company': The New Robber Barons
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: ethics, congress, republicans, government, democrats, corruption, dishonesty, elections, media, supremecourt, politics )

James
- 1 day ago - imagineaworldof.blogspot.com
We've just watched the Senate and the House âEUR" aided and abetted by President Obama âEUR" pay off financial interests with provisions in the new spending bill that expand the amount of campaign cash wealthy donors can give, and let banks off the hoo
CIA Secret, Torture, Rendition Prisons
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: bush, bushadministration, americans, cheney, congress, republicans, crime, ethics, government, Govtfearmongering, media )

James
- 1 day ago - iraqwarinquiries.blogspot.com
Pressure is mounting on those member states accused of hosting CIA rendition and torture camps to be held accountable for their role.
Blaming Government Surveillance on the Government Ignores the Plutocrats Behind the Curtain
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: world, usa, europe, violence, conflict, society, corporate, economy, dishonesty, business, abuse, politics, military, religion, police )

Wild
- 1 day ago - alternet.org
Government does the bidding of economic powers in a society.Both the Obama and Bush administrations have displayed astonishing continuity with regard to national security policies that sanction measures like mass surveillance, pervasive secrecy and covert
Forcing Release of Iraq War Inquiry Report
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: bush, bushadministration, cheney, congress, americans, republicans, iraq, lies, propaganda, ethics, crime, dishonesty, corruption, war )

James
- 16 hours ago - iraqwarinquiries.blogspot.com
MPs in bid to force release of Iraq report: Cross-party move to end 'intolerable' delay amid suspicions it is part of plot by Blair's allies
Newsinfo.Inquirer.Net/658488/P oe-Backs-Wiretapping-Politicia ns-Govt-Officials-to-Catch-Cor ruption
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans, corruption, cover-up, crime, dishonesty, government, lies, media, news, propaganda, socialsecurity )

Sonya
- 11 hours ago - newsinfo.inquirer.net
Philippines anti corruption measure wanted. They could do the same in New Zealand. It might be a human rights issue is America.
How the War on Drugs Advances Transnational Capitalism - Alternet- Truthout
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: war, usa, media, military, propaganda, lies, corruption, crime, abuse, corporate, economy, labor, energy, propaganda, drugs, family, safety, farming )

Wild
- 8 hours ago - alternet.org
How US drug policy in the Americas is a pretext for extending militarization and global capitalism south of the border.Dawn Paley, a Canadian journalist, offers a transformative view of the US war on drugs in the Western Hemisphere (with the exclusion of
A Look Ahead
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Campaign 2016 )

TomCat
- 2 hours ago - politicsplus.org
See 1st comment
Tomgram: Greg Grandin, How the Iraq War Began in Panama
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: ethics, war, usa, propaganda, lies, dishonesty, corruption, crime, abuse, government, military, troops, iraq, politics, media )

Wild
- 9 hours ago - tomdispatch.com
The War to Start All Wars The 25th Anniversary of the Forgotten Invasion of Panama As we end another year of endless war in Washington, it might be the perfect time to reflect on the War That Started All Wars -- or at least the war that started all of
Closing the Gate on GMO and the Criminal Transatlantic Trade Agreement
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: US-EU trade deal, Economy, GMO, food quality controls, neo-capitalist and corporate power, national sovereignty, Codex Alimentarius )

Martin
- 3 hours ago - activistpost.com
If ratified, the TTIP would allow GM crops and seeds currently banned in Europe - as well as various medicated animal products such as US hormone enriched beef - to have a largely unrestricted flow into the EU.
Open Thread - 12/22/2014
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread )

TomCat
- 2 hours ago - politicsplus.org
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, 3 short takes, and a homemade cartoon (shown).
   

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