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US Politics & Gov't

Chelsea Manning Lawyers Interviewed In Depth On Appeal
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Chelsea Manning, Bradley Manning, Appeal, Rejected, War on Whistleblowers, Wikileaks, Obama Administration, War, Military, Clemency )

Brian
- 1 day ago - popularresistance.org
"The case of Chelsea Manning is back in the spotlight. Last week, a U.S. Army general rejected Manning's request for clemency, thereby upholding her 35-year prison sentence."
Ten Years Later: Questions Still Surround Pat Tillman's Death
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Pat Tillman, Afghanistan, Friendly Fire, NFL Football Player, Army Ranger, Questions, Accountability, Closure, US, Cover-Up )

Brian
- 1 day ago - thenation.com
"The questions surrounding both the death of Pat Tillman, as well the response by the United States government to the news, has simply never been answered."
BP Gets An Anniversary Gift From the Obama Administration
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: BP, Deepwater Horizon, Gulf Oil Disaster, Spill, Oil, Energy, Energy Policy, Obama Administration, EPA, anniversary of accident )

Brian
- 1 day ago - truth-out.org
"You wouldn't think that the London-based company that spilled the oil would get an anniversary gift from the federal government. But the Environmental Protection Agency has just given BP a big one. The EPA ruled that the corporation could start..."
Bring the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) Under Proper Democratic Scrutiny
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Corporate Government, secret deal, undemocratic )

P.S.
- 1 day ago - secure.avaaz.org
The TTIP aims to create a single transatlantic market, in which all regulatory differences between the US and the EU are gradually removed. The problem is that it is being negotiated in secret. DEMAND DEMOCRACY & SIGN PETITION NOW!
Cold War Diplomacy Was Easier to Handle, Kerry Says
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Conflict, History, Russia, USA, Ukraine )

Ray
- 12 hours ago - rt.com
The top US diplomat has complained that Cold War diplomacy was much easier to handle than the challenges he faces today. John Kerry said that even bad decisions in the past led to victories, which are harder to achieve in a multi-polar world.
The Meritocracy Myth: How the Super-Rich Really Make Their Money
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Meritocracy, Myth, Upper Class, Elites, Investing in Failure, Food prices, Mortgage Failures, Class War, Exploitation, Income Inequality, Destabilized Economy, Working Class, Oppression )

Brian
- 1 day ago - truth-out.org
"Warren Buffett once claimed that the "genius of the American economy, our emphasis on a meritocracy and a market system and a rule of law has enabled generation after generation to live better than their parents did." So much for quaint notions.
Bureau of Prisons Throws CIA Torture Whistleblower John Kiriakou's Children Out of Visitors Room
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, constitution, corruption, government, torture, whistleblowing, retaliation )

Joanne
- 21 hours ago - dissenter.firedoglake.com
On Sunday April 13 his wife Heather, cousin Kip, and his "three younger children" drove 210 miles to visit him early in the morning ...
FBI Investigates Democrat Wendy Davis
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: obama, obamaadministration, corruption, cover-up, crime, democrats, dishonesty, ethics, government, lies, politics, usa, Wendy Davis )

Carol
- 11 hours ago - tpnn.com
More controversy is swirling around Democrat Wendy Davis's campaign to turn Texas blue by becoming the first Democrat governor of the Lone Star State in nearly 20 years. On Friday, The Daily Caller reported that Davis, who became a national media..
Federal Agencies Express Concerns About Israel's Entry Into the Visa Waiver Program
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans, freedom of movement, citizens, Arab Americans, Palestinians, checkpoints, abuses-harassment, Visa Waiver Program, media, intimidation, tourist visas, discrimination, Israeli )

Jess
- 17 hours ago - mondoweiss.net
In a State Department press briefing on Friday, State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki again acknowledged Israel's pattern of discrimination against U.S. citizens
Long Past Time For Truths On Iraq War and Terror War
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: iraq, lies, media, americans, bush, bushadministration, cheney, congress, Govtfearmongering, crime, dishonesty, corruption, cover-up, republicans, terrorism, war )

James
- 6 hours ago - iraqwarinquiries.blogspot.com
It is time to stop hiding the truth about why we went to war in Iraq Apr 22, 2014 - Tony Blair's former Attorney General Lord Morris says the unacceptable delay in publishing the findings of Sir John Chilcot's inquiry is a national scandal
VIRAL ACTION NEEDED! FREE American Journalist Simon Ostrovsky Held Captive in Eastern Ukraine By Russians!!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, freedoms, democrats, terrorism, usa, crime, ethics )

Dragos
- 16 hours ago - yousign.org
Vice News reporter and American citizen, Simon Ostrovsky, is being held captive by pro-russian militias in Slovyansk, Eastern Ukraine. Basically he was being detained for asking uncomfortable questions at pro-russian forces.
Victory: Supreme Court Upholds Affirmative Action Ban
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans, obama, obamaadministration, GoodNews, SupremeCourt, usa )

Carol
- 12 hours ago - tpnn.com
In a victory for states' rights supporters and those who oppose affirmative action laws, the Supreme Court upheld a Michigan ban on affirmative action on Tuesday, setting a precedent that protects state authority.
Scalia to Students on High Taxes: At a Certain Point, 'Perhaps You Should Revolt'
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans, constitution, freedoms, government, usa )

Carol
- 11 hours ago - washingtontimes.com
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia told a group of law students that it might be a good idea to revolt if taxes become too high in the future.
Triple Facepalm: Four Counties in Alabama Have More Active Voters Than Adult Residents
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, americans, corruption, cover-up, crime, dishonesty, elections, ethics, government, lies, obama, politics, usa, fraud )

Carol
- 12 hours ago - ijreview.com
Four Alabama counties need to do some major work on their voter registration lists. In Lowndes, Greene, Macon and Wilcox Counties, the numbers of active voters are actually higher than the numbers of adults who reside there:
Huffington Post Uncritically Trumpets Obama-Republican Big Lie About the Syrian War
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: media, propaganda, lies, iraq, ethics, dishonesty, economy, corruption, crime, cover-up, abuse, war, usa, military, obama, bush )

Wild
- 17 hours ago - alternet.org
HuffPo buys into the questionable assumption that the sarin gas attack came from Syrian government forces instead of from jihadist rebels.(more lies for the preordained regime change policies as with all of the Axis of Evils we strategically attack)
ELIZABETH WARREN-CHEROKEE SHOWDOWN NEAR
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans, obama, obamaadministration, Elizabeth Warren, corruption, crime, democrats, ethics, lies, usa )

Carol
- 22 minutes ago - wnd.com
WASHINGTON - The genealogist who debunked the claim of Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, of Cherokee Indian heritage is fighting mad that the senator repeats the claim in her new book out next week called "A Fighting Chance."
What If Congress Became Parliament? A Question for Care2
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans, congress, government, democrats, republicans, politics )

Barry
- 10 minutes ago - barrywastingtime.blogspot.com
It's a slow news day, so let's play a "What If" game, namely, "What if the US suddenly switched to a parliamentary form of government?"
   

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