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  • Maine Passes Ranked-Choice Voting

    11/15/2016 12:59:30 AM PST · by Impy · 18 replies
    Associated Press Maine Public ^ | 11-9-16 | Associated Press
    Maine residents have approved a ballot question that will allow voters to rank their choice of candidates. Under the election overhaul, ballots are counted at the state level in multiple rounds. Last-place candidates are eliminated until a candidate wins by a majority. The voting style will apply to races for U.S. Senate, U.S. House, governor, state Senate and state House. Proponents of ranked-choice voting say it will prevent a governor from being elected with less than 50 percent of the votes. That was the scenario when Gov. Paul LePage was elected in 2010 and re-elected in 2014. Ranked choice voting...
  • RINO's deafening silence on Veritas expose of DNC fraud: Rubio, McCain, Ryan, Ayotte, where are you?

    10/18/2016 5:57:38 PM PDT · by Javeth · 47 replies
    As everyone's been hearing and talking about, James O'Keefe and Veritas have torn away the facade to expose the mass fraud, corruption and assaults on democracy being carried out by the DNC and Hillary Clinton campaign against Trump and Republicans (not to mention Bernie Sanders before that), with devastating videos that are already dominating social media this week. Already Scott Foval, Bob Creamer and other crooked Dem operatives have been fired, and the fallout is only beginning. As usual and unsurprisingly, the "mainstream" media has been almost totally silent on these smoking-gun revelations-- DNC operatives openly talking about how they've...
  • Mike Pence ‘strongly’ endorses Paul Ryan, as Trump refuses to do the same

    08/03/2016 12:06:55 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 199 replies
    As Donald Trump holds off endorsing House Speaker Paul D. Ryan in Wisconsin's Republican primary, his running mate enthusiastically endorsed Ryan on Wednesday, calling him a “longtime friend” and “strong conservative leader.” “I strongly support Paul Ryan, strongly endorse his reelection,” Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said during an interview on Fox News on Wednesday afternoon. “I believe we need Paul Ryan in leadership in the Congress of the United States to rebuild our military, to strengthen our economy and to ensure that we have the kind of leadership in this country that will make America great again.” Trump has angered...
  • Both Sides Agree: Guns Will Not Be Decisive Issue in November

    08/03/2016 11:59:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 8/3/2016 | Mark Swanson
    Despite the spate of mass shootings and police murders that roiled rhetoric from Democrats, both sides of the debate agree that guns will not play an influential role in the November elections, Fred Varney of the American Media Institute wrote for the Washington Examiner. Voters don't care. "I don't see any evidence that important Senate races are going to be decided on guns this year, even after Orlando," Wes Anderson of the National Rifle Association told American Media Institute. Further, according to a Quinnipiac University poll conducted in late June, mere weeks after the massacre at an Orlando nightclub, 54...
  • Re-elected Vietnam communist boss defends one-party rule

    01/27/2016 9:44:47 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 27, 2016 11:16 PM EST | Vijay Joshi
    Vietnam's re-elected leader, a 71-year-old Communist Party ideologue, made it clear Wednesday that one-party rule was here to stay, insisting that the collective leadership he heads is a far better alternative to what he called authoritarianism disguised as democracy. General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (pronounced Noo-yen Foo Chong) was re-elected Wednesday as head of the party and the leader of a 19-member Politburo that will govern Vietnam for the next five years. The decisions were made at the end of a week-long congress of the 4.5-million-member party, which rules the lives of 93 million Vietnamese. "Vietnam's Communist Party is one-party...
  • Obama says he, lawmakers on same team, ‘the American team’

    06/17/2015 9:21:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 17, 2015 7:32 PM EDT
    President Barack Obama says democracy is frustrating and messy, but he’s reminding lawmakers who disagree with him that they all play for the same team, “the American team.” […] The festivities on the South Lawn fell a few days after a majority of House Democrats dealt a blow to Obama by voting against his trade agenda. But he has gotten some of his strongest backing on the issue from Republicans, and the GOP House and Senate leaders pledged Wednesday to send a trade package to Obama. …
  • Get Ready for One-Party Rule If GOP Wins the Senate (reaction to Mitch McConnell floor speech)

    01/16/2014 9:31:42 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | 1/16/14 | Eric Pianin
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell delivered an extraordinary floor speech last week in which he essentially auditioned for the job of Majority Leader – the one currently held by Democrat Harry Reid of Nevada. For 40 minutes, the Kentucky Republican who is up for reelection this year railed against Reid and the Democratic majority for a take-it-or-leave it brand of governance akin to a “permanent sort of shirts-against-skins contest.” McConnell outlined three main reforms the Republicans would adopt if they were to win control of the Senate in November: allowing a “more robust” committee process, permitting more amendments on the...
  • Rove: Jeb Bush 'Smartest Guy, Biggest Thinker' in GOP

    05/23/2013 8:32:45 AM PDT · by MissTed · 131 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 5/22/13 | Todd Beamon and Kathleen Walter
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is “the smartest guy, the biggest thinker” in the Republican Party as it looks toward winning the White House in 2016, GOP strategist Karl Rove tells Newsmax TV. “Six months ago, I would have said, ‘No, he's not going to run,’” Rove tells Newsmax in an exclusive interview. “But maybe he is. I certainly hope he keeps a very strong voice.”
  • Rising number of states seeing one-party rule

    11/10/2012 9:33:32 PM PST · by george76 · 45 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 10, 2012 | Keely Brazil
    In a little-noticed footnote to last week’s election, state legislature elections this year have produced the highest number of states with one-party rule in 60 years. Democrats or Republicans now have sole control of the governorship and both legislative chambers in 37 state capitals around the country. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), which tracks party representation in the country’s 50 state governments, Democrats now control all three bases of power – the governorship and both houses of the state legislature – in 14 states and Republicans in 23, with only 12 states sharing power. (Nebraska’s unicameral...
  • Breaking: Obama hosts George H.W. and Jeb Bush at White House

    01/27/2012 5:32:36 PM PST · by ColdOne · 235 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 1/27/12 | DONOVAN SLACK
    Unbeknownst to the press, President Obama met this evening with former president George H.W. Bush and his son, former Florida governor Jeb Bush in the Oval Office. White House officials did not list the meeting on the president's schedule but released a photo through Flickr and Twitter. According to the date and time stamp on the photo, it was taken shortly after 5 p.m. That's about the time Obama returned to the White House from a fundraiser at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. White House officials did not immediately respond to questions about the subject of the meeting and its exclusion...
  • Reid's ‘nuclear option’ changes rules, ends repeat filibusters

    10/06/2011 4:42:43 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 253 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 6, 2011 | Alexander Bolton
    In a shock development Thursday evening, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) triggered a rarely-used procedural option informally called the “nuclear option” to change the Senate rules. The surprise move stunned Republicans, who did not expect Reid to bring heavy artillery to what had appeared to have been a hum-drum legislative knife fight. Reid appealed a ruling from the chair that Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) does not need consent to force a vote on a motion to suspend the rules to consider an amendment after cloture has already been approved. The maneuver is highly arcane but momentous. If...
  • Sen Reid: Democrats want debt hike to March 2013

    07/30/2011 5:32:29 AM PDT · by opentalk · 68 replies
    reuters ^ | July 29, 2011 | Richard Cowan and Andy Sullivan
    Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid said on Friday his budget legislation would increase the nation's borrowing authority until March, 2013 and reiterated that he would not accept a short-term debt limit increase as Republicans are insisting. Earlier in the day, Reid called on Republican Leader Mitch McConnell to sit down with him to work out a compromise for cutting federal spending and raising the debt limit by the August 2 deadline.
  • CALIFORNIA: Two-thirds vote still has a role in the Legislature

    07/13/2011 10:42:05 AM PDT · by SmithL · 7 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 7/13/11 | Dan Walters
    When voters passed a union-backed measure last year to reduce the legislative vote on the state budget from two-thirds to a simple majority – thereby eliminating Republican leverage – skeptics said it could foster legislative mischief. Proposition 25 applied not only to the budget but "trailer bills" that the Legislature deemed necessary to implement the budget. And all budget bills would take effect immediately with a governor's signature, making any challenge via referendum legally doubtful. That legislative loophole, this column and other analysts pointed out, would make it easy to push major pieces of policy legislation through the Capitol with...
  • Obama’s ineligibility: Has the time come for rebellion?

    05/20/2011 9:45:48 AM PDT · by Ordinary_American · 25 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | May 20, 2011 | Lawrence Sellin
    Americans have a right to know whether or not the occupant of the White House is a criminal. The political elite and the state-run media do not want anyone to talk about it. They say that there are more important issues to discuss than if Barack Hussein Obama has committed felonies before and after arriving in the Oval Office. The conspiracy of silence by the political elite and the associated news blackout can only be explained by complicity in a cover-up of possible criminal acts. If there is another explanation, I would like to know it. It is clear that...
  • In Hawaii, a Dispiriting Glimpse of One-Party Rule

    02/21/2011 4:22:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 21, 2011 | Byron York
    HONOLULU -- In Hawaii, there are 25 members of the state Senate. Twenty-four are Democrats. And then there is Sam Slom. Slom, the lone Senate Republican in the state of President Obama's birth, has represented East Honolulu since 1996. He hasn't always been the only GOP senator; in the last session, there were two. But Republicans fared poorly at the polls in November, and Slom was left alone. Which means that Democratic bills to increase state spending, to impose new regulations and mandates, and to create new government departments are often passed on votes of 24-1. "I represent a point...
  • Turning Egypt into Chicago

    02/06/2011 3:37:50 AM PST · by Scanian · 20 replies
    In the first two years of Obama, we found out about his domestic policy, which was to turn the United States into the City of Detroit at a projected cost of thirteen trillion dollars. Now we finally have an Obama foreign policy victory in sight -- namely in Egypt, where President Mubarak has been told to resign without benefit of elections. Obama has had two years to plan for this moment, and now we see all that deep thought coming to fruition. Obama's apparent aim is to turn Egypt into Chicago, which also doesn't have real elections, one party is...
  • California's Scary Sneak Preview

    01/03/2010 1:42:36 PM PST · by Steelfish · 19 replies · 1,338+ views
    Washington Post ^ | January 03rd 2010 | Ezra Klein
    California's Scary Sneak Preview By Ezra Klein Washington Post Staff Writer Sunday, January 3, 2010 We Californians pride ourselves on the crystal-ball quality of our state. Auto emissions regulations, the tech boom and bust, Ronald Reagan, Hispanic immigration, the anti-tax revolt, the mortgage bubble, the struggle for gay rights, most movies, the popularity of Richard Nixon, the unpopularity of Richard Nixon, plastic surgery, and Tiger Woods's marital problems were all tested in the Golden State before being released to audiences nationwide. The next likely item on that list is not a happy one, however. California is in a total fiscal...
  • More budget hits on the way for Hawaii

    12/22/2009 2:14:25 PM PST · by Lorianne · 10 replies · 723+ views
    source cannot be posted | December 22, 2009 | Derrick DePledge
    see post below for link
  • In Hawaii, Cuts Reach to Core Functions

    12/22/2009 2:42:01 PM PST · by Lorianne · 30 replies · 1,229+ views
    New York Times/AP ^ | December 19, 2009
    Public schools in Hawaii are closed most Fridays, rats scurry across bananas in an uninspected market, and there may not be enough money to run a Congressional election. About the only parts of the state untouched by the struggling economy are its sparkling beaches and world-class surfing. Hawaii’s money troubles are creating a society more befitting a tropical backwater than a state celebrating its 50th anniversary and preparing to welcome President Obama home for Christmas this week. “There is community energy and outrage building up,” said James Koshiba, a co-founder of the activist organization and Web site Kanu Hawaii, speaking...
  • Editorial: A national disgrace(The sad story of Philly's legal system)

    12/14/2009 8:17:39 PM PST · by greatdefender · 18 replies · 940+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | Dec. 13, 2009 | Craig R. McCoy, Nancy Phillips, and Dylan Purcell
    Often after a heinous murder or a police shooting in Philadelphia, the suspect is found to have a lengthy criminal record or an outstanding warrant for another crime. That prompts many to ask: "Why wasn't this creep in jail?" A four-part series that begins in The Inquirer today answers that question. It details a criminal justice system practically built to perpetuate crime, rather than stop it. Thugs go on committing crimes until they escalate into murder. Police may do a good job of capturing suspects, but after that comes the revolving door. Various breakdowns in the legal system enable thousands...