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US Politics & Gov't

Personal Update - 7/13/2014
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, personal )

TomCat
- 5 hours ago - politicsplus.org
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, and why I'm not here.
Mexican Government: Freight Trains Are Now Off-Limits to Central American Migrants
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: immigration crisis, obama, politics, Mexico, illegalimmigrants, governement )

Cal
- 8 hours ago - motherjones.com
After years of turning a blind eye to what's happening on La Bestia, the Mexican government claims it now will try to keep migrants off the trains.
There Are States Where Technically You Can't Hold Public Office If You Are An Atheist!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: ethics, corruption, abuse, dishonesty, government, politics, culture, religion, rights, law, violence, war )

Wild
- 10 hours ago - washingtonpost.com
Eight state constitutions include restrictions on people who don't believe in a supreme being. In Arkansas, denying the existence of God means you can't hold civil office or testify in court, while in Tennessee there are also guidelines about belief in th
Stand Against Government Spying - Please Sign!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Edward Snowden, stop, government, spying, USA, usa government )

Marie
- 22 hours ago - forcechange.com
Edward Snowden stepped forward, at great personal risk, and blew the lid off of the NSA's out-of-control spying. Snowden's actions follow in a strong tradition of American whistleblowing. That's why the ACLU is providing legal counsel to Snowden as he is
Bill Maher: GOP Continues to Spread Lies That Are 'Neither Alive Nor Dead -- Like Dick Cheney' (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Bill Maher, TV, media, politics, government, republicans, dishonesty, lies, ethics )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - rawstory.com
Real Time host Bill Maher hammered Republicans on Friday for continuing to spread long-defunct talking points like they were characters in a horror movie, dubbing them "zombie lies" for their refusal to die.
John Boehner's Lawsuit Is A Political Dud
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Obama, Boehner lawsuit, congress, constitution, corruption, ethics, politics, propaganda, government, republicans, tea party )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - nationalmemo.com
On Thursday evening, House Speaker John Boehner finally revealed the details of his long-awaited plan to sue President Barack Obama, and they come as something of a surprise. In essence, the Speaker is asking the House to sue the president for not...
Minnesota Republican Explains Where AIDS Comes From
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Bob Frey, science, AIDS, republicans, lies, dishonesty, elections, politics, news )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - dailykos.com
[W]hen questioned about his position on social issues, [Minnesota House candidate Bob Frey (R)] added that it "does certainly need to be addressed for what it is. It's not about the gay agenda but about the science and the financial impact of that agenda.
Open Thread - 7/12/2014
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, video )

TomCat
- 1 day ago - politicsplus.org
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, 3 short takes, and a homemade cartoon (shown). That's all today.
Save Chicago or Kids Coming Across the Border?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: immigration crisis funding bs. funding f, budget priorities, usa, politics, obama, news, elections, americans, government )

Cal
- 1 day ago - takepart.com
President Obama has requested $3.7 billion to deal with the immigration crisis, but African Americans are wondering, where are the funds for urban America?
Today: Citizens United Amendment in Senate ACTION US
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, government, politics, constitution, Citizens United )

Nancy
- 1 day ago - action.citizen.org
A strong vote in the U.S. Senate will help grow and build the movement to overturn the disastrous Citizens United and McCutcheon rulings, take democracy off the auction block, and preserve constitutional rights for people -- not corporations. A weak vote-
TAKE ACTION NOW! Tell the Senate: Our Bosses Shouldn't Make Our Birth Control Decisions
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: SupremeCourt, politics, WOMEN'S HEALTH, Hobby Lobby decision, society, women's rights, healthcare, government, lies, ethics, usa, news )

Cal
- 2 days ago - takeaction.takepart.com
Allowing some bosses to override the religious beliefs and health needs of their female employees hurts women, especially those already struggling to make ends meet.
Open Thread - 7/11/2014
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, videos )

TomCat
- 2 days ago - politicsplus.org
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, 3 short takes, and a homemade cartoon (shown). That's all today. 2nd attempt to upload.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Tell Detroit to Turn the Taps Back on: Water Is a Human Right!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: society, politics, safety, health, safety, news, humanrights, ethics, dishonesty, business, corporate, corruption, consumers, politics, society )

Cal
- 2 days ago - credomobilize.com
Residents who owe as little as $40 are having their water shut off with no warning. People are given no warning and no time to fill buckets, sinks or tubs. Families, seniors, sick and injured people and those with special needs are left without running wa
OP-ED: It's Time for a New Multiracial, Cross-Class Movement
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, politics, actiivsm, class warfare, activists, americans, usa )

Cal
- 2 days ago - thenation.com
African-Americans and white people struggled together during the civil rights era. We need that once again.
North Carolina's Republicans Vs the 26th Amendment
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: north carolina )

Ashley
- 2 days ago - nytimes.com
N.C. is being sued for potentially violating the 26th Amendment. Dems have the edge with young voters. The G.O.P. passes voter ID laws, that don't accept college ids. And, they would have gotten away with it, if it wasn't for those meddling kids!
 

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