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  • Donald Trump’s Mass. Headquarters Spray Painted With Vulgar Graffiti

    01/09/2016 6:08:14 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 59 replies
    CBS 4 Boston ^ | 1/9/16 | CBS 4 Boston
    LITTLETON (CBS) – Donald Trump’s Massachusetts headquarters was vandalized with vulgar graffiti. The front entrance at the Trump state campaign headquarters in Littleton were spray painted with a phallic drawing, a curse word, and “Nazi” written in large letters. Trump’s Massachusetts headquarters is located on King Street. The controversial presidential candidate is currently leading polls in the Republican party. “These types of acts are surprising and certainly not representative of the kind of town that Littleton is and the kind of people who live in this community. People have a right to express their views and disagreements, but the line...
  • Elections chief: State needs to revise laws on campaign giving

    03/24/2015 10:40:18 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 3-24-15 | Jason Stein
    Madison The state must revise its laws governing political spending especially that done by independent groups in light of recent free speech decisions by federal courts, the head of Wisconsin's elections agency told lawmakers Tuesday. Spurred by federal judges, outside groups and their own preference for less regulation, GOP lawmakers are considering changes to the state's complex campaign laws that would likely make it easier for independent groups to spend money to influence Wisconsin politics. Kevin Kennedy, executive director of the state Government Accountability Board, told a joint elections committee of legislators that decisions in federal appellate...
  • FEC deadlock keeps Internet free from broadcast campaign ad regulations

    10/26/2014 7:27:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 10/26/14 | Stephen Dinan
    The Federal Election Commission deadlocked in a crucial Internet campaign speech vote announced late last week, leaving online political blogging and videos free of many of the reporting requirements attached to broadcast ads for now. All three Republican-backed members voted against restrictions, but they were opposed by the three Democrat-backed panel members, including Vice Chairwoman Ann M. Ravel, who said she will lead a push next year to come up with rules for government political speech on the Internet. It would mark a major reversal for the commission, which for nearly a decade has protected the
  • Ruling a blow to Roberts in Kansas

    09/18/2014 3:23:14 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 45 replies
    politico.com ^ | 9/18/14 | Kyle Cheney
    The Kansas Supreme Court sided Thursday with Democrats attempting to remove their candidate from the ballot in Kansass razor-tight Senate race, a blow to incumbent Republican Sen. Pat Roberts reelection prospects. The withdrawal of the Democratic nominee in the race, Chad Taylor, clears a path for independent Greg Orman to challenge Roberts one-on-one. Polls show Orman leading in the contest in a head-to-head matchup. Although Taylor announced earlier this month that he was ending his campaign, Republican Secretary of State Kris Kobach had ruled that Taylors name must remain on the ballot because his withdrawal failed to meet the precise...
  • Lerner Associate: "I Dont Understand How Anyone But Straight White Men Can Vote Republican

    07/16/2014 12:46:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 71 replies
    Townhall ^ | 7/16/14 | Guy Benson
    Federal employees, like all Americans, are entitled to hold passionate political beliefs. Most executive branch federal employees, however, may not engage in certain political activities, thanks to an anti-conflict of interest principle enshrined in a federal law called the Hatch Act. To wit, President Bush requested the resignation of his GSA administrator in 2008 after the US Office of Special Counsel determined she had violated federal law by participating in a video conference with Karl Rove and sending out partisan letters. (The New York Times was scandalized at the time, though I strangely cant find their editorial calling for Kathleen
  • Muslim Brotherhood Launches Own U.S. Political Party

    04/01/2014 4:39:31 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 49 replies
    Investors.com ^ | April 1, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Islamofascism: With an eye toward the 2016 election, the radical Muslim Brotherhood has built the framework for a political party in America that seeks to turn Muslims into an Islamist voting bloc. 'Muslim voters have the potential to be swing voters in 2016," said Nihad Awad in launching the benign-sounding U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations, whose membership reads like a Who's Who of Brotherhood front groups. "We are aiming to bring more participation from the Muslim community." USCMO also aims to elect Islamists in Washington, with the ultimate objective of "institutionalizing policies" favorable to Islamists that is, Shariah law....
  • OBAMA CAMPAIGN SCRAMBLES TO KILL ILLEGAL ONLINE FUNDRAISING STORY

    10/08/2012 6:13:10 PM PDT · by Snuph · 21 replies
    Big Government ^ | 8 Oct 2012 | WYNTON HAL
    Minutes after Newsweek published a story on the threat of illegal foreign and fraudulent online campaign donations late Monday afternoon, the Obama campaign struck back hard with a response smearing one of the articles authors and offered an anemic defense of its online fundraising operations.
  • Voter intimidation case proves WH involvement

    08/04/2012 12:38:43 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 9 replies
    One News Now ^ | 8-4-12 | Chad Groening
    .S. District Judge Reggie Walton ruled that Obama political appointees, through a series of e-mails, did confer with Justice Department lawyers about the status and resolution of the case prior to the DOJ's dismissal of the charges. Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, says the ruling contradicts the testimony of Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez that political leadership was not involved in the decision. "Surely the public has an interest in the documents that cast doubt on the accuracy of government officials' representations regarding the possible politicization of agency decision making," Fitton states. "So, it's clear here the court found...
  • Obama Aims at Election Laws

    11/02/2011 2:08:00 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 32 replies
    WALL STREET JOURNAL ^ | 11/2/11 | BY JONATHAN WEISMAN AND CAROL E. LEE
    CHICAGOThe Obama re-election campaign has quietly opened a counteroffensive against Republican-backed changes to election laws that Democrats say will suppress votes for their candidates and limit their get-out-the-vote drives. The effort, led by former White House counsel Robert Bauer, prompted the suspension of an Ohio law limiting early voting. Campaign officials produced educational materials to counter a Wisconsin law that requires voters to produce photo I.D.sbut disallows those used by Wisconsin colleges. By this spring, the Obama re-election campaign will mount what Mr. Bauer called an unprecedented "voter protection" effort, fielding thousands of volunteers in battleground states to help navigate...
  • We Will Not Be Silenced: Democrats Produce Documentary Alleging Rampant Vote Fraud by Team Obama

    07/12/2010 10:22:32 AM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 23 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 12, 2010 | Jim Hoft
    A group of lifelong Democrats recently produced a compelling documentary allleging rampant voter fraud by the Obama campaign during the 2008 election. Doug Ross reported: Referring to the controversial 2008 Democrat presidential primary, Carolyn Tackett asks, Was Barack Obama selected rather than elected?. Fox & Friends had an explosive interview with Gigi Gaston, a writer/director who has made a documentary outlining the rampant voter fraud perpetrated by the Obama campaign during the 2008 primaries against Hillary Clinton. Gaston is a lifelong Democrat whose grandfather was a Democratic governor of Massachusetts Gaston is not some partisan hack but someone who cares...
  • How the Democrates could win in November.

    04/10/2010 6:57:32 AM PDT · by Blackhawk · 32 replies · 1,110+ views
    Madistan | 4-10-10 | Various
    The Democrates can still win in Novemember. In fact, if they paly their cards right, they can get back their super majorities in both houses of congress. Here's how... Just fast track a Bill like this through state legislatures. Bill makes many changes to election law including the following: 1)The bill allows municipalities to set up satellite absentee ballot stations for early voting. These stations apparently could be done in college dorms, outside of bars, or other inappropriate locals. 2) The current open government practice of allowing any citizen to challenge individual ballots would end as monitoring of elections of...
  • Justices Reject Campaign Finance Limits

    01/21/2010 7:15:59 AM PST · by steve-b · 118 replies · 6,238+ views
    The Supreme Court has ruled that corporations may spend freely to support or oppose candidates for president and Congress, easing decades-old limits on their participation in federal campaigns....
  • On Panthers, Justice Gives Finger.....

    01/12/2010 9:30:20 AM PST · by MadisonReagan · 14 replies · 2,234+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 1/12/10 | Quin HIllyer
    By QHillyer on Jan. 12, 2010 into Water Cooler Much more on this later. For now, just a heads-up that the Justice Department "responded" to subpoenas from the U.S. Civil Rights Commission, concerning the New Black Panther voting intimidation case, by citing (or inventing) seven different grounds to "object to each and every Interrogatory and Document Request" from the Commission......
  • Time for a Military Suffrage Movement

    07/31/2009 11:27:57 AM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies · 494+ views
    American Thinker ^ | July 31, 2009 | Keli Carender
    Remember the last election and all the rhetoric from the Democrats about making sure every vote counted, and reaching out to "traditionally" disenfranchised voters and communities? Remember how they were constantly accusing Republicans of deliberately and maliciously alienating and suppressing minority voters? Remember all that? In fact, claims of specific instances of disenfranchised voters were alleged long before the Oneran for office. It turns out that the brave men and women of our military are the most disenfranchised group of voters today. Literally. The Heritage Foundation has published the results and analysis of research performed by Hans A. von Spakovsky,...
  • Liberal Hackers at it Again

    03/12/2009 4:00:38 AM PDT · by drellberg · 67 replies · 2,496+ views
    Powerline ^ | March 11, 2009 | John Hinderaker
    ""Wikileaks" explained in an earlier email that it was making public the information on Coleman's donors, including their credit card numbers, because of the "Coleman campaign's effort to impugn the election processes in the State of Minnesota." As a result of Wikileak's mass email of a spread sheet containing credit card information for thousands of Coleman donors, the Coleman campaign sent an email to its supporters today suggesting that they cancel their credit cards."
  • Prop 8 Supporters Say Theyre Being Harassed; Challenge Campaign Finance Rules

    01/09/2009 1:22:52 PM PST · by Caleb1411 · 22 replies · 1,002+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | January 09, 2009 | Susan Jones
    Supporters of California's Proposition 8 say they are being harrassed by homosexual activists who use California campaign finance rules to get their names, addresses, and other personal information. (AP File Photo) (CNSNews.com) Citizens who supported Californias Proposition 8 say they are being systematically harassed because of disclosures required by California campaign finance laws. A marriage protection group is now challenging the constitutionality of California campaign finance laws that compelled Prop 8 donors to submit personal information. Prop 8, a voter initiative that passed in November, amended the California Constitution to say, Only marriage between a man and a woman...
  • Obama's Lottery , is it legal in Minnesota or any other State that has gambling laws?

    07/08/2008 8:13:18 AM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 44 replies · 116+ views
    Make a donation of $5 or more between now and midnight on July 31st, and you could be one of 10 supporters chosen to meet Barack backstage and watch his acceptance speech in person. Each of the 10 selected supporters can bring a guest, and will be flown to Denver to spend two days at the convention, culminating in Barack's speech on Thursday, August 28th.
  • Obama to accept nomination 'for entire American people' (barf-up a lung Alert)

    07/07/2008 11:52:38 AM PDT · by pabianice · 56 replies · 127+ views
    Obamanation Headquarters | 7/7/08 | Plouff
    Friend -- I wanted you to be the first to hear the news. At the Democratic National Convention next month, we're going to kick off the general election with an event that opens up the political process the same way we've opened it up throughout this campaign. Barack has made it clear that this is your convention, not his. On Thursday, August 28th, he's scheduled to formally accept the Democratic nomination in a speech at the convention hall in front of the assembled delegates. Instead, Barack will leave the convention hall and join more than 75,000 people for a huge,...
  • Legal but Controversial, It Helped Get Out the Vote [Democrats Buying Votes Alert]

    05/13/2008 5:42:52 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 6 replies · 153+ views
    New York Times ^ | May 13, 2008 | Mike McIntire and Michael Luo
    In the threadbare border towns of South Texas, one of the countrys poorest regions, enterprising locals like Candelaria Espinoza have long been paid to round up votes for candidates on Election Day. There is even a name for these electoral soldiers of fortune: politiqueras. So when Senator Hillary Rodham Clintons presidential campaign arrived in South Texas in February seeking an edge in its uphill battle against Senator Barack Obama, Ms. Espinoza was happy to oblige, for a price. The campaign paid her and seven other members of her family $100 to $200 each to knock on doors, deliver fliers and...
  • Superdelegate ( Steve Ybarra) Wants $20 Million (For his vote)

    05/09/2008 5:25:32 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 12 replies · 114+ views
    Fox News ^ | May 9, 2008
    He is Steve Ybarra. He's a superdelegate in California and he, now, says he's willing to take either Clinton or Obama's side but for a big price. -snip For the last eight years, I've been trying to get the Democratic Party to pay attention to the needs of voter registration and education and get out the vote to the Mexican-American community. And guess what? We managed to lose two elections because of it. So, we're coming up on an election where the Mexican-American voter will be the person who makes the decision in this upcoming election. HEMMER: How did you...