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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… read more

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… read more

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… read more

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… read more

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… read more

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… read more

Now is a good time to look at the state of the race, to establish a baseline to measure all this expected frenzied movement. read more

By TAMARA LUSH AND CHRISTINE ARMARIO, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TAMPA, Fla. — All Isaac needs to do is come close to Tampa to bring a… read more

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… read more

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. read more

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,… read more

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… read more

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… read more

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… read more

WASHINGTON — Four years ago, on the Sunday before Election Day 2008, members of predominantly African American congregations in Cleveland went straight from celebrating God… read more

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… read more

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… read more

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… read more

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. read more

WATCH: Cancer Patients Discuss Buying Medical Marijuana On The Street

Posted by 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…. read more

WASHINGTON — White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Thursday that the press is too focused on "a joke" that President Barack Obama made Tuesday… read more

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… read more

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… read more

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. read more
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