Wednesday, October 1, 2014

DEA: States Legalizing Marijuana Will Violate Federal Law

Posted by The Huffington Post On October - 15 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
On a Monday teleconference call, former Drug Enforcement Agency administrators and directors of the Office of National Drug Control Policy voiced a strong reminder to...

Obama: Debate Preparation Is ‘Going Great’

Posted by Reuters On October - 14 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
* Obama delivers pizza to volunteers in swing state office * Romney campaign: Obama can change his style, not record By Jeff Mason WILLIAMSBURG, Va.,...

ObamaCare: Bad News for Small Business

Posted by Dennis Bass, Washington Post On October - 14 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Dennis Bass, Washington PostBy January 2014, the states and the District must either establish their own health insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), combine with other states to form a regional exchange or have the federal governme...

Fightback on Voting Rights

Posted by Ari Berman, The Nation On October - 13 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Ari Berman, The NationIn recent weeks, in states from Florida to Ohio to New Hampshire, courts have blocked new laws passed by Republicans that restrict the right to vote for young, minority, elderly, disabled and low-income voters. A major exception ...

Christie Foe Gets A Big Helping Hand

Posted by John Celock On October - 12 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Marie Corfield, a Democratic candidate for the New Jersey Assembly who rocketed to fame on the back of a YouTube video of her clashing with...

Michael P. McDonald: Early Voting Rising

Posted by Michael P. McDonald On October - 12 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
More than 800,000 people have already voted in the 2012 general election. A clearer picture of the potential 2012 electorate is emerging in some states where election officials are providing information on who has voted.

How Likely Is an Electoral Vote/Popular Vote Split?

Posted by Sean Trende, RCP On October - 12 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Sean Trende, RCPThe possibility that Mitt Romney could win the popular vote while Barack Obama wins the vote in the Electoral College has been discussed throughout this campaign. In recent days, we've seen pieces from Nate Silver, Nate Cohn, Harr...

Biden Contradicts State Dept on Benghazi

Posted by Josh Rogin, Foreign Policy On October - 12 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Josh Rogin, Foreign Policy
While electoral politics tends to suck the oxygen out of the room (and apparently out of many people's brains) in these last few weeks before an election, a number of U.S. citizens committed to ending the wars took to the streets this week.
Of course there are those who will tell everyone that 'wireless' is really the next step to America's broadband and Internet future. This arguments gets squashed quickly when one asks the following question -- where's the cable competition?
Earlier this week when Ohio's Secretary of State John Husted said he'd appeal a court ruling that would reinstate early voting on the last three...

North Carolina Senate Candidate Wields Transvaginal Probe At Opponent

Posted by The Huffington Post On October - 10 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
North Carolina state Senate candidate Deb Butler (D) released a new ad attacking incumbent Republican state Sen. Thom Goolsby, featuring Butler wielding a transvaginal probe...
The simple fact is that just about everyone knows someone -- a loved one, a friend, a co-worker -- with a mental health or addiction issue. Nevertheless, politicians routinely ignore the need to treat these populations.

Dorian de Wind: The Next President: The Best Liar?

Posted by Dorian de Wind On October - 8 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
TIME magazine has an interesting set of articles this week asking which of the presidential candidates, if any, "is telling the truth." First off, what a sad commentary on the state of our politics -- of our country -- that such a question even needs to be asked. But wait: It gets "better."

Republican Calls For Children’s Death

Posted by The Huffington Post On October - 8 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Charlie Fuqua, the Republican candidate for the Arkansas House of Representatives who called for expelling Muslims from the United States in his book, also wrote...
What if a presidential election came down to the strangest county in the weirdest state in America? For better or worse, that's Miami-Dade, whose vote...

Romney Opens Cracks in Obama Firewall

Posted by Michael Barone, DC Examiner On October - 7 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Michael Barone, DC ExaminerWednesday night's presidential debate in which Mitt Romney shellacked Barack Obama attracted the biggest audience since the debate between Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan seven days before the 1980 election.About 70 mill...
WASHINGTON -- Days after Mitt Romney backed off his claim, made during a secretly recorded fundraiser, that 47 percent of Americans depend on the government...

Chavez’s Socialist Rule at Risk in Venezuela

Posted by Wallis & Benson, Reuters On October - 7 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Wallis & Benson, ReutersVenezuelans lined up for hours in searing tropical heat on Sunday to vote in the biggest electoral test yet to President Hugo Chavez's socialist rule from a young rival tapping into discontent over crime and cronyism.H...

The State Department’s Libya Security Failure

Posted by New York Post On October - 7 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Polls Collapsing All Over the Place for Obama

Posted by Brett LoGiurato, Biz Insider On October - 7 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Brett LoGiurato, Biz InsiderPolls that track both national and swing state voting have shown nothing but bad news for the president over the last couple of days. A potential silver lining for Obama: Most of these polls don't measure the potential...

J. Mijin Cha: When Politics Hits Reality

Posted by J. Mijin Cha On October - 5 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
In politics, there inevitably comes the dreaded time when politics and politicking run into reality. This time has come for New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and for President Obama.

Mitt Romney: Massachusetts schools "are ranked No. 1 of all 50 states."

Posted by Truth-O-Meter rulings from National On October - 5 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Mitt Romney said Massachusetts schools are ranked 1st in the nation Republican Mitt Romney declared his love for "great schools" during the first presidential debate. Did he go overboard in calling h...

Post-Debate Polls May Cause Obama Camp Freakout

Posted by Richard Baehr, AT On October - 5 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Richard Baehr, ATNew swing state polls are out today from Rasmussen and We Ask America,  all taken yesterday after the first Presidential debate. In Rasmusssen surveys, Romney is up 1in Virginia (he had been down 1) , up 2 in Floria (he has b...