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US Politics & Gov't

Jeb Bush Made Millions But Gave Little to Charity
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: republicans, JebBush, charity, ethics, elections, government )

Cal
- 21 minutes ago - motherjones.com
Between 2003 and 2013, Bush gave 1.5 percent of his income to charity, according to the lists of charitable deductions in the tax returns. That's about half the national average of 3 percent
US Border Patrol Union Accused of Taking Sides on Immigration
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans, immigration, usa, politics, government, elections, democrats, republicans, media, candidates, news )

Frank
- 3 hours ago - voanews.com
Immigrant rights organizations are accusing federal agents and their unions of colluding with groups that advocate restricting immigration in order to sway AmericaâEUR(TM)s national debate on undocumented workers and immigration reform.
Updated DARK Act Will Block States From Banning GE Crops.
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Rep. Mike Pompeo’s, GMO, labeling, bill, Big, Food, biotech, industries, environment, congress, republicans, DARK Act, GE Crops, Banning )

Reggie
- 3 hours ago - anh-usa.org
Rep. Mike PompeoâEUR(TM)s voluntary GMO labeling bill has been amended to include another brazen giveaway to Big Food and the biotech industries. Action Alert!
While You Fought Over A Flag, Obama Sold Your Future To Corporations | The Edgy Truth
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: UN, International, Slavery, politics, TPP )

Earths
- 3 hours ago - edgytruth.com
Welcome to the new, "fast-track authority" slavery. Hopefully your kids enjoy being enslaved to it.
Oklahoma Supreme Court Finds Ten Commandments Monument on Capitol Grounds Unconstitutional
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Separation of Church and State, U.S. Government, Americans, Equality )

EARTHDAY
- 5 hours ago - patheos.com
This is a victory for anyone who values religious neutrality from their government. The Ten Commandments have no place in government. They are incompatible with the protections of our Constitution and are obviously religious. -David Silverman
Public DidnâEUR(TM)t See Last Two World Wars Coming Either - World Beyond War Org
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: war, usa, propaganda, lies, dishonesty, abuse, ethics, congress, crime, military, media, iraq )

Wilde
- 5 hours ago - worldbeyondwar.org
Books about how World War I started, and to a lesser degree how World War II started, have tended in recent years to explain that these wars didn't actually come as a surprise,because top government officials saw them coming for years. But these revised
A Chris Christie Presidency Would Be 'Very Disturbing', New Jerseyans Warn
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, New Jersey, Chris Christie, elections, republicans, news, politics, corruption, dishonesty, ethics, freedoms, media, government )

Carrie
- 5 hours ago - rawstory.com
The problem for Christie is that New Jersey's reputation for sharp speech cuts both ways - and it is a big state with, currently, a lot of Christie detractors. The "tell it like it is" campaign, it appears, could turn into an extended razzing of the ...
Veterans Urge Drone Operators to Refuse Orders to Fly - World Beyond War Org
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: war, usa, troops, terrorism, politics, military, lies, propaganda, ethics, crime, abuse, iraq, dishonesty )

Wilde
- 5 hours ago - worldbeyondwar.org
An increasing number of United States military veterans are counseling United States military drone operators to refuse to fly drone surveillance/attack missions âEUR"the veterans are even helping sponsor prime time television commercials urging drone opera
What the Supreme Court's Redistricting Decision Means
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, elections, freedoms, ethics, re-redistricting, government, politics, republicans, democrats, SupremeCourt )

Carrie
- 5 hours ago - rawstory.com
Election reformers got a major assist Monday from the Supreme Court, which upheld states' use of nonpartisan commissions, as opposed to lawmakers, to draw their voting districts. The question that remains unsettled: whether it will really do much to ...
Ted Cruz Says US Chief Justice 'Violated His Oath' in Obamacare Decision
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: elections, candidates, republicans, Ted Cruz, Obamacare, SupremeCourt, politics, government, ethics, dishonesty, propaganda, freedoms )

Carrie
- 6 hours ago - rawstory.com
The Texas senator, who has vowed to "repeal every word of Obamacare" if elected, said he was personally disappointed by the chief justice's decision to uphold Barack ObamaâEUR(TM)s seminal healthcare law, during an interview with MSNBC's Morning Joe.
KKK Plans SC Statehouse Rally, Says Dylann Roof 'Was Heading in the Right Direction'
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, KKK, North Carolina, South Carolina, ethics, abuse, corruption, dishonesty, government, news, politics, crime, freedoms )

Carrie
- 6 hours ago - rawstory.com
A North Carolina-based Ku Klux Klan group announced plans to hold a rally in front of the South Carolina Statehouse on July 18. "This is our state, and they are not welcome," Gov. Nikki Haley said in a statement.
A Tale of Two Courts
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: death penalty, Republican Reich, SCROTUS )

TomCat
- 7 hours ago - politicsplus.org
See 1st comment.
Open Thread - 6/30/2015
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).
Sniper Shots and Mass Arrests: UN Gaza Report Also Documents Israeli Abuses in West Bank Last Summer
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: war, Israel, Gaza, UN, news, Israeli war crimes, abuse, corruption, ethics, government, politics, terrorism )

Carrie
- 7 hours ago - mondoweiss.net
The recently released United Nations report on the 2014 war in Gaza meticulously documents last summer's horror. The reports of Israeli executions of Palestinians, Israel's aerial assaults on Palestinians in their homes in Gaza and other aspects of ...
Stand Up for Progressive Values: Show Your Support for Medicare for All, Expanding Social Security and Stopping the TPP
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: TPP Trade Deal, social security, Medical Care, politics, americans )

Sabine
- 14 hours ago - act.democracyforamerica.com
Last Thursday morning on MSNBC, Sen. Claire McCaskill tore into presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, calling him "too extreme" to be the Democratic nominee. That's noteworthy enough.
Renzi Resurfaces: Censorship of Apache Elders Voices
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: graft, corruption, politics, native rights, reservation lands, ecological protection )

John
- 14 hours ago - bsnorrell.blogspot.ca
Apache are preparing to lead a national caravan to DC to demand repeal of the Oak Flat land swap, where Arizona Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake gave Apache sacred land to the foreign corporation Resolution Copper
The Scariest Trade Deal Nobody's Talking About Just Suffered a Big Leak
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: cover-up, dishonesty, freedoms, news, war )

John
- 20 hours ago - newrepublic.com
The largest agreement is also the least heralded: the 51-nation Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA). The deal would liberalize global trade of services. TiSA would restrict how governments can manage their public laws through an effective regulatory cap. I
US Supreme Court Backs Coal Profits Over Public Health
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Old King Coal )

Michael
- 23 hours ago - commondreams.org
Placing the interests of Big Coal over public health, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to back the Environmental Protection Agency's new power plant emissions standards.
Hi, I'M Uncle Sam and I'M a War-Oholic
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Government, USA, War, Culture of Violence, Military, Propaganda )

EARTHDAY
- 1 day ago - commondreams.org
America's War on... Everything! Think of Americas numerous so-called wars and consider if theres been any measurable progress made in ANY of them.
Earth to Congress Lay Off The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Petition
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: house appropriations committee, Financial services, General Government Appropriations Bill, chipping away protections )

Dandelion
- 1 day ago - action.civilrights.org
House Appropriations Committee has approved a Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 2016 that includes multiple attacks on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and its ability to carry on its important work.
Stand With the Apache: No Mining on Sacred Land!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: corruption, ethics, government )

Linda
- 1 day ago - secure.avaaz.org
The US government is about to handover a beautiful stretch of national forest held sacred by the local Apache tribe -- to a giant foreign mining company. ItâEUR(TM)s a national disgrace, but if we come together now we have a real chance to block the mine.
Stop the Sneak Attack on Net Neutrality.
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, corruption, crime, dishonesty, ethics, freedoms, government, net neutrality, u.s. )

Kathy
- 1 day ago - act.credoaction.com
Big Telecom's allies in Congress have slipped language into a 158-page government-funding bill that would take away these Net Neutrality protections we all fought so hard to win. It's nothing less than a sneak attack on Net Neutrality.
Stand Up For Progressive Values Yes to Medicare for All Expanding Social Security No To Secretive TPP - Petition
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Progressive values, petition, Bernie Sanders, Claire McCaskill )

Dandelion
- 1 day ago - act.democracyforamerica.com
Sign Democracy for Americas petition to tell Claire McCaskill and all Democratic candidates in 2016 that you support Medicare for All, expanding Social Security, and opposition to the TPP and you think they should too.
Protect Low-Income Individuals' Rights to Health Services ~ PLEASE SIGN
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: women, treatment, protection, prevention, healthcare, ethics, human rightsgovernment, politics )

Beverly
- 1 day ago - forcechange.com
Goal: DonâEUR(TM)t deny crucial contraceptive care and preventative health services to low-income individuals.
Now Is Our Time ~ Pass the ERA!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: women's rights, ethics, freedoms, government, politics, constitution )

Beverly
- 1 day ago - dailykos.com
What about Equality for U.S. Women?
Don't Privatize Social Security! ACTION US
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, social security privatization, republicans, government, politics )

Nancy
- 1 day ago - act.gwengraham.com
FIRST: Serious presidential candidates proposed raising the retirement age. NOW: These same politicians revealed they also want to privatize Social Security!
   

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