The Republican establishment breathed a sigh of relief when Boston businessman Gabriel Gomez won Tuesday’s GOP primary in the Massachusetts special Senate race, believing he represents the party’s best chance at an unlikely pick-up in liberal Massachusetts.
Gomez, a Hispanic, former Navy SEAL investment firm executive, has the type of outsider credibility and centrist leanings the GOP hopes will play well against 18-term Rep. Ed Markey, the Democratic nominee.
Republicans have begun to privately [...]
It’s about more than guns
The warning signs of a tyrannical takeover of our Constitutional Republic have been flashing red for some time now and are now reaching a fever pitch.
Despite the flashing signs, the clamor of the alarms and the cries of the watchmen, most Americans of this era remain in denial or have been rendered intellectually catatonic by busily chasing immediate gratification in the form of the newest version [...]
State Representative Debbie Riddle (R – 150) loves the word ‘integrity.’ She was also a big supporter of recent Bill HB 16, which would have required Texas voters to present proof of identification. “Y’see, that’s very important because the very freedom of our nation is based on the integrity of our ballot box,” she said. “And if things are so lax that fraudulent voting can occur, then that means your vote can [...]
November 7, 2012
In a surprising and inspiring victory over the forces of evil, voters of Wichita, Kansas successfully rejected fluoridation of their city’s water supply at the ballot box yesterday.
Photo by Alex Anlicker, via Wikimedia Commons
Boasting a stunning 59% victory, Wichita residents asserted their decision to keep the additive from making its presence known in their water supply, despite efforts by pro-fluoridation groups to confuse voters.
Suspicions of fluoride’s negative health effects [...]
At least a half-dozen professors who gave political donations to President Obama have been quoted in news articles opining about his administration and the 2012 race for the White House.
The findings of The Hill’s months-long investigation come as Republicans have been crying foul, alleging a media bias for Obama and against Mitt Romney.
The Hill cross-checked academics who have been quoted in news articles with Obama’s donor list and eliminated those [...]
Now, back when our great-grandparents were riding that Underground Railroad, back when John Lewis was marching across that bridge in Selma, and Jim Clyburn was sitting in an Orangeburg jail, the injustices we faced were written in big, bold letters on the face of our laws. And while we may have had our differences over strategy, the battles we needed to fight were very clear.
We knew that to end slavery, [...]
Lansing — One day after being sued over a controversial ballot box citizenship question, Secretary of State Ruth Johnson said Tuesday there are an estimated 4,000 noncitizens on Michigan’s voter rolls.
The estimate is based on the state’s access to citizenship information for one-fifth of the population, Johnson said, adding the federal government won’t give her access to more citizenship data.
Johnson said the results of a “very tedious” analysis of 58,000 driver’s [...]
Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) announced on Friday that he will remain in the race for Missouri’s Senate seat.
“We’re going to be here through the November election and we’re going to be here to win,” he said.
“There’s some people having trouble understanding our message,” a defiant Akin said before declaring his intention to stay in the race against Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.).
It was his first public appearance since his controversial comments [...]
Mitt Romney used a tough new campaign speech to personally blast the Obama campaign on Tuesday, saying comments earlier in the day from Vice President Biden are “what an angry and desperate Presidency looks like.”
“Mr. President, take your campaign of division and anger and hate back to Chicago,” Romney said while campaigning in Ohio.
Romney was responding to Biden’s suggestion that the GOP ticket’s economic policies would “put y’all back in [...]
Two Events Will Shape The Next Tragic Act In Europe
…The people of Europe, like their American peers, still live under the illusion that they can exert their political influence in the ballot box. They will all find out that this influence can be fought for, gained and exerted in one place only: the street. And that is where we will find the people.
So there’s a third defining event coming to [...]
Questions over extent of his power
* Man jailed by Mubarak to replace him in presidency
* Though army remains powerful, victory is historic
* Morsy portrayed himself as man of God and revolution
* Questions over extent of his power
By Tom Perry
CAIRO, June 24 (Reuters) – In a reversal of fortunes unthinkable a year and a half ago, an Islamist jailed by Hosni Mubarak has succeeded him as president of the biggest Arab [...]
Greeks head to the ballot box in two days for a contest that may determine the fate of the world’s first democracy and the future of the newest reserve currency, while roiling markets from Wellington to Wall Street.
Almost 10 million Greeks will vote for the second time in six weeks after a May 6 ballot failed to yield a government. The constitution permits a third election too. The final polls, published on [...]
CAIRO (AP) — Hosni Mubarak’s health worsened Monday, with doctors twice having to use a defibrillator on the imprisoned former leader, adding to the tumult in Egypt before this weekend’s runoff election for president.
Mubarak, 84, was slipping in and out of consciousness, was suffering from high blood pressure and breathing difficulties, and was in a deep depression, according to security officials at Torah prison where he is serving a life [...]
In Greece the anti-bailout party Syriza is neck and neck with the pro-bailout New Democracy party for next weeks election.
It is a choice which Europe views as one either for or against the euro.
The BBC’s special correspondent Allan Little has been to the small town of Kavala, in northern Greece – where unemployment levels are the highest in the country – to assess how the human cost of the spending [...]
Attorney General Eric Holder told a council of African American church leaders Wednesday that the “sacred” right to vote is under assault nationwide, with federal lawsuits and at least a dozen state laws that could hinder – or block – minorities’ access to the ballot box this fall.
“In my travels across this country, I’ve heard a consistent drumbeat of concern from citizens, who – often for the first time in their lives [...]
By JAMEY KEATEN
The Associated Press
CHICAGO — In his debut in international summitry, Francois Hollande has made a splash — and held his ground on some sharply defined positions.
France’s new leader grabbed attention at both the weekend’s Group of Eight summit in Camp David and at the NATO summit in Chicago ending Monday, parlaying his mandate from voters in a May 6 election and showing he has his finger on the [...]
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Welcome to Capital Account. This weekend we saw elections in Europe – the most important occurring in France and Greece. Although the former resulted in the ousting of Nicolas Sarkozy, who has been at the helm in France since the beginning of this crisis, the latter is arguably more important as it has shaken the foundation of EU and IMF-led reforms in the deficit [...]
The results of the elections in France and Greece have made it abundantly clear that there is a tremendous backlash against the austerity approach that Germany has been pushing. All over Europe, prominent politicians and incumbent political parties are being voted out. In fact, Nicolas Sarkozy has become the 11th leader of a European nation to be defeated in an election since 2008. We have seen governments fall in [...]
Most Americans never even think about this. Most Americans just assume that their votes will count and that the government will ensure that the counting process is done honestly and fairly. But is this really the case? Sadly, the vast majority of people never take the time to “look behind the curtain” to see how things really work. If they did, they might find themselves extremely upset about what they [...]
Voting Rights: The most politicized attorney general in American history takes on Texas’ Voter ID law as discriminatory and intimidating to minorities, and tries to make American elections safe for vote fraud.
The Justice Department’s civil rights division, the same group that dropped the case of a group of New Black Panthers wearing military garb and carrying billy clubs as they stood outside a Philadelphia polling place in 2008, has filed [...]
Ten days before Russians go to the polls to vote for their next president, a tight-knit group of activists had gathered in the basement of an anonymous 19th Century house in central Moscow for a crash course in vote rigging.
“We will be organised. We will be prepared. And we will be effective,” a lecturer urged, describing how, of the many ways to cheat in an election, the simplest was [...]
by Mark Sumner, Daily Kos
There’s a mythology around politics, one that sees the ballot box and the floor of Congress as a battleground of ideas. In this star-spangled arena, progressives and conservatives square off in the competition to prove the worth of their opposing philosophies and the merit of their plans. Of course it’s not all high-minded rhetoric and reasoned discourse, there are selfish motives and personal ambitions, angry outbursts and [...]
Rick Santorum has overtaken Mitt Romney in the race for the GOP primary vote in Michigan, a state long considered a lock for Romney that has become a make-or-break test for his campaign.
New polls from Republican-leaning American Research Group and the Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling both give Santorum the lead in Michigan, where Romney grew up and his father was a popular governor.
The PPP poll released Monday found Santorum at [...]