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Republican Convention Delayed As Isaac Approaches

Posted by Elyse Siegel On August - 25 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Republican officials delayed the start of the Republican Convention in Tampa on Saturday as Florida braced for Tropical Storm Isaac. Republican convention officials reiterated their...

What California Should Learn From Wisconsin

Posted by Steven Greenhut, Reason On August - 24 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Steven Greenhut, ReasonDuring recent travels to Madison and Milwaukee for some research about reform-minded Gov. Scott Walker's survival of a union-backed recall, I found little residual anger among the friendly folks there, despite seemingly end...

Booker Reportedly Weighs Challenging Christie

Posted by Mollie Reilly On August - 23 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Newark Mayor Cory Booker told Democratic county chairs that he is considering a run for New Jersey governor in 2013, the New York Observer's PolitickerNJ...

The GOP Assault on Democracy

Posted by Katrina vanden Heuvel, Washington Post On August - 23 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Katrina vanden Heuvel, Washington PostLast week, Judge Robert Simpson of the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania refused to halt a discriminatory new state law requiring voters to show photo identification. It was the judicial equivalent of gi...

Chains We Can Believe In

Posted by Ron Hart, Orange County Register On August - 23 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Ron Hart, Orange County Register"He just isn't bright" – Rudi Giuliani on Joe BidenThe current administration is "Intellectually exhausted," as Mitt Romney points out, and is now in "rope-a-dope" mode, tryi...

Elizabeth Warren vs. Mr. Personality

Posted by E.J. Dionne, The New Republic On August - 22 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
E.J. Dionne, The New RepublicBOSTON -- Elizabeth Warren is the kind of person Massachusetts has always liked to send to the U.S. Senate.She would instantly become a national leader, which appeals in a state that has sent to Washington Democrats such a...
Now is a good time to look at the state of the race, to establish a baseline to measure all this expected frenzied movement.
By TAMARA LUSH AND CHRISTINE ARMARIO, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TAMPA, Fla. — All Isaac needs to do is come close to Tampa to bring a...

Brewer: Young Undocumented Immigrants Are ‘Not Our Responsibility’

Posted by The Huffington Post On August - 21 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Gov. Jan Brewer (R-Ariz.) said Tuesday that her decision to deny benefits to undocumented immigrants was justified, claiming that federal law is at fault in...

Rev. Meg Riley: 78 Days Till Minnesota Votes On My Family

Posted by Rev. Meg Riley On August - 20 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
I'm old. This hurts me, but it doesn't surprise me. I'll move on. But I have a 16-year-old kid who is giving her entire summer to fight this thing because she is so upset about what it will mean for her state's constitution to proclaim baldly that her family is not a family.

City SUED Over Pot Shop Ban

Posted by Reuters On August - 19 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES, Aug 17 (Reuters) - A medical marijuana trade group and 11 patients sued the city of Los Angeles on Friday,...

Romney Eyes Nevada, But Obama Has Edge

Posted by Erin McPike, RealClearPolitics On August - 19 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Erin McPike, RealClearPoliticsNevada has the highest unemployment rate -- by far -- of any state in the country: an eye-popping 12 percent, according to new data released Friday.The Silver State has another dubious distinction: the country's high...

Obama & Romney Battle Over Virginia

Posted by Michael Warren, Weekly Standard On August - 19 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Michael Warren, Weekly StandardHot Topics: Get alerts when there is a new article that might interest you.Manassas, Va.NewscomAugust 11 had been a long day. By about 5 p.m., when the Romney for President bus reached this Washington suburb, Mitt Romney...
As promised members of the Rochester 912 Project, Granite State Patriots Liberty PAC and other groups staged a rally and march to voice their opposition...
WASHINGTON -- Four years ago, on the Sunday before Election Day 2008, members of predominantly African American congregations in Cleveland went straight from celebrating God...
GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan took a swipe at President Barack Obama on Thursday for failing to rescue a General Motors factory in his...

WATCH: Too Pussy for Pussy Riot?

Posted by The Huffington Post On August - 17 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Pussy Riot: the name of a Russian activist punk music collective has become a symbol of protest and defiance worldwide, even more so after the...

ObamaCare: Why Dems Are Vulnerable

Posted by Jay Cost, Weekly Standard On August - 17 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Jay Cost, Weekly StandardThe conventional wisdom on the state of the 2012 presidential race is that, thanks to his endorsement of the House GOP Budget and his selection of Paul Ryan to be his running mate, Mitt Romney has opened himself up to one of t...

Marian Wright Edelman: Mapping the War on the Right to Vote

Posted by Marian Wright Edelman On August - 17 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
It's a sin and a shame that in 2012 we are still fighting the same battles for voting rights that have been going on since the nation was founded and facing some of the same Jim Crow-era voter suppression tactics we hoped were dead and buried after the Civil Rights Movement.

WATCH: Cancer Patients Discuss Buying Medical Marijuana On The Street

Posted by webmaster@huffingtonpost.com On August - 16 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
This article comes to us courtesy of SF Weekly's The Snitch. By Chris Roberts There isn't much agreement over who uses medical marijuana, and why....
WASHINGTON -- White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Thursday that the press is too focused on "a joke" that President Barack Obama made Tuesday...

Holder’s Uphill Battle: Public Supports Voter ID

Posted by Byron York, Examiner On August - 16 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Byron York, ExaminerWhile the Obama Justice Department, led by Attorney General Eric Holder, uses its authority to block some state voter ID laws (Texas), and investigate others (Pennsylvania), a newly-released poll shows overwhelming public support f...

Republican Hopeful Ducks Questions About Paul Ryan’s Proposals

Posted by The Huffington Post On August - 15 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Mitt Romney's selection of running mate Paul Ryan has launched the Wisconsin congressman's controversial budget plan to the forefront of political contests across the country...
In Pennsylvania, a judge has sided with those who would seek to disenfranchise hundreds of thousands of otherwise eligible voters just a few months before Election Day.
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