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  • Election Group: 141 U.S. Counties Have More Registered Voters Than People

    08/27/2015 11:02:27 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 27, 2015 | Joe Schoffstall
    A public interest law firm is threatening to bring lawsuits against more than 100 counties across the United States that appear to have more registered voters than living residents. The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF), a law firm dedicated to election integrity based in Indiana, recently sent statutory notice letters to election officials in 141 counties putting them on notice of their discoveries. The group says if action is not taken to correct the questionable voter rolls, they will bring lawsuits against every single county on the list. “Corrupted voter rolls provide the perfect environment for voter fraud,” said J....
  • We used to count black Americans as 3/5 of a person. For reparations, give them 5/3 of a vote.

    08/21/2015 9:34:33 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 62 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 21, 2015g | heodore R. Johnson
    We used to count black Americans as 3/5 of a person. For reparations, give them 5/3 of a vote. A cash payout will never work. Here’s a better way to fight the enduring damage of slavery. By Theodore R. Johnson August 21 Theodore R. Johnson is a career naval officer, former White House fellow and doctoral candidate in law and policy at Northeastern University. If you want to shut down a conversation about race, just say the word “reparations.” Even black Americans are divided over the idea that money can compensate for the vestiges of an evil institution that ended...
  • POLL: GOP RISES, CLINTON COLLAPSES IN CRUCIAL SWING STATES [Fla: Losing to Jeb, Rubio, Trump]

    08/20/2015 6:00:24 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 8/20/15 | John Nolte
    Despite the best efforts of the media to report the details of Hillary Clinton’s ongoing email scandal but not let it disqualify her (like they would do to a Republican), the former First Lady’s poll numbers continue to implode. A new Quinnipiac poll shows her support cratering in the crucial swing states of Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. The big news is that while Trump doesn’t do as well as Jeb Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio against Clinton, he is most certainly a player; just a few points behind. The argument that the billionaire businessman can’t win a general election is...
  • ...DEMOCRAT PROFESSOR SAYS ‘I’VE NEVER SEEN ANY POLITICIAN’ WITH BETTER IMMIGRATION PLAN THAN TRUMP

    08/18/2015 2:27:51 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/17/15 | Julia Hahn
    Demonstrating the broad appeal of his in-depth immigration plan released Sunday, Trump’s proposal has won the accolades of one of the nation’s leading experts on the H-1B visas program. The H-1B is a visa designed to provided corporations with cheaper and less experienced guest workers to fill technology jobs. Norm Matloff, a professor at UC Davis, has written extensively about H-1B visa abuses, and his work is widely cited in the H-1B reform community. Matloff, a self-described Democrat and “longtime admirer of Sen. Bernie Sanders, gave Donald Trump’s H-1B policy “an A+” and was pleased that the Republican frontrunner was...
  • Trump Unplugged [Interview w/Conservative Mag in March 2011]

    08/17/2015 1:37:52 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    [Editor’s note: These are uncut excerpts from HUMAN EVENTS’s exclusive interview with Donald Trump on culture, politics, and his potential run for the presidency] ....Trump on Rush Limbaugh & Howard Stern The fact is Rush is a great guy, and I’ve known Rush for a long time and he’s fantastic. I just did a show last week, and he’s a special guy. What people don’t know about Rush, he really has an amazing heart. He’s got a big heart. And Howard is Howard. Now these are two different people from opposite ends of the world, but I’ve done Howard Stern’s...
  • I'm Running for Parliament!

    08/14/2015 2:14:52 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    Youtube ^ | Wyatt Scott
    My name is Wyatt Scott and I'm running for parliament as an independent candidate for Mission Matsqui Fraser Canyon. We all know politics are corrupt so lets do something about it. Put an independent in the house.
  • New Trump Campaign Logo

    08/13/2015 3:26:10 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    Tiny Pic ^ | 8/13/15
    [An obvious pull from the Cruz logo...but funny]
  • Doral council votes 3-2 to let Donald Trump keep the key to the city

    08/06/2015 4:43:16 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 8/5/15 | D Hidalgo
    Five months ago, Doral’s council presented Donald Trump with the key to the city. “I feel so proud,” Mayor Luigi Boria told the owner of the Trump National Doral. “On behalf of the residents of the city of Doral, and on behalf of our city council, to give you the keys... Wednesday night, Mexican-born Doral Vice Mayor Sandra Ruiz proposed a motion to publicly denounce Trump and demand the city take back its key..... After more than an hour of discussion, the council rejected Ruiz’s motion to take back the key. Boria, Cabrera and Councilwoman Ana Maria Rodriguez voted no;...
  • MISSISSIPPI STATE PRIMARY ELECTION AUG 4, 2015

    08/04/2015 3:40:52 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 86 replies
    Many Sources ^ | Aug 4, 2015
    FROM Ballotpedia: What's On The Ballot Mississippi: In Mississippi, voters will cast ballots in contested primaries for seven of 11 executive offices up for election in November, including governor, lieutenant governor and treasurer. Just two of the seven races—those for Mississippi Public Service Commission in the Central and Southern districts—feature no incumbents. Mississippians will also vote in primaries for seats in the Mississippi House of Representatives and Mississippi State Senate. Mississippi State executives See also: Mississippi state executive official elections, 2015 Contested primaries for seven of 11 executive offices up for election in November State legislatures See also: State...
  • Trump: Harvard students 'fraudsters and liars'

    08/03/2015 5:51:22 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/3/15
    The Trump campaign is hitting back at the Harvard students who pulled an elaborate prank on the Republican presidential candidate, convincing him that he had been endorsed by the school’s student paper. “The students who perpetrated this are fraudsters and liars, but frankly it was a waste of only a few minutes,” Donald Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks told The Hill. Trump was tricked by members of The Harvard Lampoon masquerading as Harvard Crimson staffers into a photo op, under the guise that he was being endorsed by the paper. In reality, the endorsement was part of an ongoing prank war...
  • John Boehner Embarrassed: His Whip Team Couldn’t Find Votes to Reelect Him Speaker Last Week

    08/03/2015 10:50:30 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 23 replies
    Breitboart Big Government ^ | 8-3-15 | Matthew Boyle
    House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) had been planning to call up on the House floor last week a measure from Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) that would have removed him as Speaker of the House if it succeeded—intending to embarrass Meadows—but abandoned the plan after his entire leadership structure learned that they did not have the votes to re-elect him as Speaker before the August recess. “[House Majority Leader Kevin] McCarthy was making phone calls—he was whipping it—and so was [House Majority Whip] Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA),” a senior conservative movement leader who’s had many personal and direct discussions with...
  • Congress to vote on bill S-1881 to Defund Planned Parenthood today. Please Call you Senator!

    08/03/2015 4:17:52 AM PDT · by blueyon · 20 replies
    www.congress.gov ^ | 8/03/15 | Blueyon
    Bill S-1881 "To prohibit Federal funding of Planned Parenthood Federation of America...." Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. Findings. Congress finds as follows:
  • Border Patrol union pulls out of Trump meeting [My Take: They were threatened]

    07/23/2015 8:05:54 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 55 replies
    Fox ^ | 7/23/15
    A local Texas union of Border Patrol officers announced Thursday it was pulling out of a scheduled meeting with Donald Trump, who is making a high-profile trip to the U.S.-Mexico border. The Republican presidential candidate announced the trip a day earlier as he tries to draw attention to illegal immigration and border security, saying he was "invited by the Border Patrol" because "I'm speaking up."
  • TRUMP LEADS NEVADA POLL WITH OVERWHELMING HISPANIC SUPPORT

    07/21/2015 11:01:18 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 41 replies
    One America News Network, “OAN”, a credible source for 24/7 national and international news, released today its most recent 2016 Republican and Democratic Presidential Polling Results for Nevada conducted by Gravis Marketing. The results show that GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump has a commanding lead of 27.7%, with recently announced Presidential Candidate Scott Walker in second with 15%. In third is Ben Carson with 7.8% with Jeb Bush a point behind at 6.8%. Marco Rubio rounds out the top five with 5.4%. Undecided voters remain high at just over 20%.
  • Hillary Clinton tries to go home again [She and Bill helped turn Arkansas Republican]

    07/21/2015 7:44:04 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 7/20/15 | Wes Pruden
    ....The last time she was in Arkansas as a presidential candidate the Democrats owned everything. They held every statewide elected office and the Republicans didn’t bother to put up candidates in three of the four congressional districts. Both U.S. senators were Democrats. In the state House of Representatives, Democrats held 72 of the 100 seats, and 27 of the 35 state senators were Democrats. Now everything — everything — is reversed.
  • Charlie Crist Running Again?

    07/20/2015 11:53:59 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    Twitter.com ^ | 7/20/15
    "If the new congressional map includes my home, I intend on running to serve the people again."
  • Can Hillary Clinton Really Get Away With Skipping Netroots?

    07/20/2015 11:42:37 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    National Journal ^ | 7/17/15 | S.V. DÁTE
    The Democratic front-runner was booed at this liberal gathering in 2007. And this year, a no-show has the base equally unimpressed. The annual Netroots Nation conference has attracted thousands of liberal activists, the core of the Democratic Party's base, to the 100-degree-plus desert heat. It attracted its latest hero, Elizabeth Warren. It has attracted two Democratic presidential candidates. But someone it could not attract was Hillary Clinton, the person most likely to need its attendees' help at the top of next November's ballot. "Major unforced error. Showing up is important," said Adam Green, cofounder of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee,...
  • Security Council vote on Iranian sellout will include agenda item on Israel

    07/20/2015 9:32:33 AM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 7/20/15 | Carl in Jerusalem
    To add insult to injury, the United Nations Security Council session approving the West's sellout to a nuclear Iran will include an agenda item about Israel. In addition to the council’s expected endorsement of the Iranian nuclear deal, the 15-member body will also reportedly discuss Israel’s treatment of Palestinians. Malaysia, a non-permanent member of the Security Council, proposed adding the discussion to the agenda, according to a report in the Hebrew-language website NRG on Sunday. The Foreign Ministry said the expected discussion was “an ugly and cynical attempt to further cement the Palestinian issue on the agenda of the...
  • Rich, white & in total control: The clearest evidence yet that our democracy is broken

    07/20/2015 5:15:57 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 63 replies
    Salon ^ | July 20, 2015 | Sean McElwee
    By passing automatic voter registration, which places the responsibility for registering on governments, rather than individuals, we could easily boost turnout. Other reforms to make voting easier, such as making Election Day a holiday, non-partisan voter registration drives, and early voting periods, should also be implemented.....GOP politicians like Scott Walker work hard to suppress the vote. New data gives us a good idea why This week the Census Bureau released their data on voter turnout in the 2014 election, and the numbers are abysmal. In 2014, only 41.9 percent of the voting age citizen population turned out, the lowest number...
  • 2016 Presidential Election How do your beliefs align with the potential candidates?

    07/17/2015 8:12:52 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 61 replies
    17,629,115 voters use iSideWith to find their candidate match...
  • Macy's Takes it In the Shorts...Over Firing

    07/15/2015 9:54:05 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    TMZ ^ | 7/13/15
    Macy's is paying the price for sacking Donald Trump, because we've learned thousands of customers are cutting up their Macy's credit card in protest. Sources connected to the department store tell TMZ, Macy's has received complaints from approximately 30,000 customers since ending its relationship with Trump nearly 2 weeks ago. We're told the store has been "inundated with complaints" from customers who believe the department store is unfairly punishing Trump for his views on immigration.
  • Scott Walker Wants To Cure His Party Of Its Weakness For Moderates

    07/13/2015 12:04:27 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    538 ^ | 7/13/15 | HARRY ENTEN
    Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin has a realistic shot at becoming the most conservative Republican nominee for president in a generation. Walker, who used a campaign video and a tweet to announce Monday morning that he is an official candidate, has been leading in Iowa polls since late January and has been consistently in the top tier in national and New Hampshire surveys. At FiveThirtyEight, we’ve had him in the top tier, with about a 25 percent chance to win the nomination, since February.
  • One of America’s weirdest congressional districts has just been trashed by the Florida Supreme Court

    07/10/2015 4:47:01 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/10/15 | Miller & Fitzpatrick
    .... Florida’s infamous 5th congressional district...runs from near Jacksonville in the North, hooks east for a few miles, then west for a few miles, narrows to the width of an Interstate highway for a while, cuts west all the way over to Gainesville, then swivels back east and southeast, finally arriving at Orlando, a distance of about 140 miles, sweeping in black neighborhoods along the way in order to create a “minority-majority” district.
  • Donald Trump’s Miss USA Pageant Finds New Home On Reelz

    07/02/2015 5:16:24 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Deadline.com ^ | 7/2/15 | Dominic Patten
    Dumped by NBC and Univision over Donald Trump’s remarks about “rapists” immigrants, the beauty pageant will still be televised out of Baton Rouge on July 12 after all thanks to some new friends in cable. In a deal with the Trump co-owned Miss Universe Organization, Reelz have picked up the exclusive rights to this year’s Miss USA pageant.
  • Supremes Block Voter ID; Decline to hear case

    06/29/2015 4:05:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 6/29/15 | Brian Lilley
    The Supreme Court effectively blocked an attempt by Arizona and Kansas to require voter ID after the high court declined to hear an appeal. By rejecting a joint appeal by the states, the high court left in place a November 2014 ruling by the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. That appeals court decided that the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, a federal agency that oversees changes to state voter registration procedures, was not required to grant the states' request that proof of citizenship be added to registration requirements. The Election Assistance Commission was established in 2002 to support and enforce...
  • Bobby Jindal and Liberals’ Racist Double-Standard

    06/28/2015 11:08:19 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 6/26/15 | Kevin Williamson
    Bobby Jindal of Louisiana is, we are informed by all the best people, insufficiently ethnic. Governor Jindal, born in Baton Rouge, is Punjabi in the sense that your average Philadelphian with a surname ending in a vowel is Italian: ancestrally, trivially. Governor Jindal’s speech, culture, mannerisms, politics, religion, habits, and affect are as far removed from Chandigarh, the north Indian city where his parents met, as they are from Bogota or Stuttgart. The governor insistently rejects the tossed salad model in favor of the melting pot: an American is an American is an American, in his view. For his political...
  • AP: Congress To Vote On TPA As Early As Thursday

    06/17/2015 12:51:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/17/15 | Caroline May
    Congress could vote on Trade Promotion Authority as a stand alone bill as soon as Thursday, congressional sources tell the Associated Press. The new plan under consideration would have the House vote on TPA — which would grant President Obama fast-track authority to negotiate trade deals — separately from the Trade Adjustment Assistance provision rejected last week. The decision to split up the bills comes as House Republican leaders and the White House attempt to figure out a way to pass “fast-track” in the face of diverse opposition. As the AP reports: Now Obama and his allies are considering something...
  • Hillary Clinton’s Phantom Menace - Even Chris Christie

    06/11/2015 1:53:39 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | June 11, 2015 | Debra Saunders
    Hillary Clinton has a new crusade. The Democrats’ only name female candidate for president sees “a sweeping effort to disempower and disenfranchise people of color, poor people and young people from one end of our country to the other.” In a speech at Texas Southern University, Clinton also charged, “Republicans are systematically and deliberately trying to stop millions of American citizens from voting.” She called on “Republicans at all levels of government with all manner of ambition to stop fearmongering about a phantom epidemic of election fraud and start explaining why they’re so scared of letting citizens have their say.”...
  • Hillary’s Divisive, Reckless Rhetoric on Voting Rights

    06/07/2015 10:23:15 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | June 7, 2015 | John Fund
    The late Saul Alinsky, the father of the community-organizing model that inspired both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, would be delighted. The man who championed moral relativism in tearing down the establishment (“In war, the end justifies almost any means”) is calling the tune of the Democratic party on voting issues. Last March, President Obama rhapsodized about what would happen under mandatory voting: “If everybody voted, then it would completely change the political map in this country.” Obama once served as the lawyer for the disgraced and defunct voter-registration group ACORN, and he is still toeing its line. Then last...
  • Liberals Make Big Comeback in 2015, Poll Analysis Finds

    06/07/2015 2:40:50 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 49 replies
    wsj.com ^ | 6/7/15 | Janet Hook
    There are signs that liberals are making a comeback — and not just because a socialist is running for president, gay marriage is spreading like wildfire and pot legalization is gaining acceptance. A new analysis of Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll data finds a marked increase in the share of registered voters identifying themselves as liberals, and an even bigger drop in the share saying they are conservatives. In three national polls conducted so far in 2015, the analysis found that 26% of registered voters identified themselves as liberals — up from 23% in 2014. At the same time, the...
  • BLACK CHICAGO PASTOR: DEMS ‘FAILING’ US

    06/04/2015 3:11:55 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 6/4/15
    It is difficult to imagine a less likely GOP presidential campaign stop than O Block. After all, it’s the most dangerous stretch of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Chicago and one of the toughest territories in the city..... ....“African Americans have been loyal to the Democratic Party,” Pastor Corey Brooks said. “But there is a group of African Americans that feel like the Democratic Party has not been loyal to us.” Not far from O Block—named for a fallen gang member killed by a female assassin—is New Beginnings Church of Chicago, where Brooks sat in his office Wednesday morning...
  • LIVE: Senate holds vote on Patriot Act (Senate Reconvenes For Last-Minute Attempt)

    05/31/2015 3:59:06 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 23 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 05/31/15
    The Senate convenes for a rare Sunday session to review key anti-terrorism programs under the Patriot Act, which are set to expire at midnight if the Senate fails to conduct a successful vote. Republican Senator Rand Paul has said he plans to derail the vote.
  • Wisdom Cries Out...What the Irish Tragedy Teaches US

    When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, he saith, I will return unto my house whence I came out. And when he cometh, he findeth it swept and garnished. Then goeth he, and taketh to him seven other spirits more wicked than himself; and they enter in, and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first.(Luke 11:24-26)Ireland has long been considered a throw back example of an earlier morality, being one of the last of the western nations to liberalize divorce...
  • Secret Deal Could Contain a Myriad of Gun Restrictions, Ammo Bans!

    05/23/2015 11:44:20 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 73 replies
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. Orrin Hatch may soon give the President authority to write gun control restrictions into a “trade agreement.” So click here to contact your Senators –- whether they are liberal or conservative. Urge them to vote against the anti-gun “fast track” bill (S. 995). Will UN-style gun control be rammed down our throats? Gun import bans ... Microstamping of firearms ... Ammunition bans ... The full implementation of the anti-gun UN Arms Trade Treaty ... Illegal amnesty which locks in millions of new, anti-gun voters.
  • The Popular Vote vs. the Electoral College (video)

    05/18/2015 10:22:07 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 12 replies
    PragerUniversity.com ^ | 5-18-2015 | Tara Ross
    Right now, there's a well-organized, below-the-radar effort to render the Electoral College effectively useless. It's called the National Popular Vote, and it would turn our presidential elections into a majority-rule affair. Would this be good or bad? Author, lawyer, and Electoral College expert Tara Ross explains. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXnjGD7j2B0TranscriptIn every presidential election, only one question matters: which candidate will get the 270 votes needed to win the Electoral College? Our Founders so deeply feared a tyranny of the majority that they rejected the idea of a direct vote for President. That's why they created the Electoral College. For more than two centuries...
  • If Britain were Germany

    05/09/2015 10:08:24 AM PDT · by teevolt · 13 replies
    The Money Illusion ^ | May 8, 2015
    The Conservatives won an impressive come from behind victory last night. I thought it would be interesting to compare the actual outcome, to the outcome that would have occurred with a German-style proportional representation system. In that system, seats are assigned in proportion to vote share, but only to parties getting at least 5% of the vote. I’ll show the number of seats under the German regime, with the actual number won in parentheses. The difference is stunning: Conservative 273 (330) Labour 226 (232) UKIP 93 (1) Liberal Dems 58 (8) SNP 0 (56) Others 0 (23) I suppose the...
  • George W. Bush Opens Up About 2016 Race [Finally Criticizes Obama]

    04/27/2015 2:30:20 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    NY Times ^ | 4/26/15
    ...President George W. Bush offered rare, and broad-ranging, remarks Saturday night about current national security threats and the 2016 presidential campaign to a large audience of Jewish donors, suggesting that sanctions on Iran should not be lifted... ...He said he was skeptical about lifting sanctions against Iran at a time when its government seemed to be caving in, attendees said, and regretted the leverage the United States would lose as a result of lifting the sanctions. He questioned whether the Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, under whom the current framework for a deal has been discussed, represents a new policy or...
  • Manchin Endorses Hillary Clinton as Presidential Candidate

    04/22/2015 4:57:16 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    WDTV.COM ^ | 4/21/15 | Matthew Baumgarten
    Sunday, we found out that U.S. Senator Joe Manchin removed himself from the running for Governor of West Virginia, but during the same announcement, he endorsed Hillary Clinton as his favorite presidential candidate. When Senator Manchin endorsed Hillary Clinton and her presidential campaign on Sunday, he described Clinton as warm, compassionate, engaging, and tough. In 2008, Manchin waited until the Democratic candidate was already decided before endorsing Barack Obama.
  • Franklin Graham Launching 50-State Decision America Tour in 2016

    04/18/2015 1:43:01 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 109 replies
    BillyGraham.org ^ | 4/15/15 | BGEA
    On Tuesday night, Franklin Graham announced he will embark on a 50-state tour of the United States next year. He made the following announcement on his Facebook page: America is in trouble. At 62 years of age, I’ve lived long enough to learn that neither the Democrats nor the Republicans can turn this country around; no political party or politician is the answer. The only hope for this country is Almighty God and His Son Jesus Christ. Next year I am planning to travel to all 50 states to conduct prayer rallies—we are calling this the Decision America Tour. I...
  • Megadonor Paul Singer Fundraising For Marco Rubio [Headline disputed, but Singer is pro-SSM]

    04/18/2015 1:37:30 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    Brietbart News ^ | 4/13/15 | Matthew Boyle
    GOP mega-donor Wall Street billionaire Paul Singer is actively fundraising for Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), several sources have confirmed for Breitbart News. One, a source close to Rubio and Rubio’s presidential campaign, confirmed it to Breitbart News’ Sarah Rumpf—who is in Miami at Rubio’s campaign rollout. Others, including sources close to Singer, have also confirmed it to Breitbart News.
  • Freep This Poll

    04/12/2015 8:54:05 PM PDT · by njmaugbill · 22 replies
    Free this poll.
  • Hillary Clinton’s Truman Show Campaign

    04/11/2015 11:08:39 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 40 replies
    National Review ^ | 4/10/15 | Ian Tuttle
    If she can’t handle a kickoff speech, how could she handle the presidency? ....It’s hard to screw up a campaign launch. But Hillary Clinton might be about to do it....Clinton plans to announce her presidential campaign at noon on Sunday, en route to Iowa, “on Twitter . . . followed by a video and email announcement.” ...Why? Because for someone who has spent her life in public, Hillary Clinton is very bad in public. And her team knows it. .....For decades, Hillary Clinton has had her entire life scripted. She has existed in a world insulated by handlers and managers...
  • Non-citizens in New York City could soon be given the right to vote

    04/05/2015 4:08:43 PM PDT · by 9thLife · 47 replies
    guardian ^ | Thursday 2 April 2015 14.45 EDT | Kanishk Tharoor
    New York City council is currently drafting legislation that would allow all legal residents, regardless of US citizenship, the right to vote in city elections New York City is routinely described as a “global hub”, a place so thoroughly penetrated by international capital and migration that it seems at once within and without the United States. It is the centre of American commerce and media, but its politics, demographics and worldly outlook make the Big Apple an outlier. New York may be about to become even more distinct. The left-leaning New York City council is currently drafting legislation that would...
  • UK election campaign begins

    03/30/2015 6:00:41 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/30/15 | Susannah Cullinane
    David Cameron formally asked Queen Elizabeth II to dissolve his country's Parliament on Monday, opening the way for campaigning ahead of the May 7 general election. The procedural step means there are officially no members of Parliament until it reconvenes on May 18 for the swearing-in of members and the official state opening of Parliament on May 27.
  • Supreme Court turns away challenge to Wisconsin’s voter ID law

    03/23/2015 8:30:15 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 23, 2015 | Robert Barnes
    The Supreme Court on Monday turned down a challenge to Wisconsin’s voter ID law, which it had previously kept from going into effect before November’s elections. The court’s decision not to review a federal appeals court ruling that upheld the law was a victory for Gov. Scott Walker (R) and perhaps other states that have tightened voting procedures to require additional identification.
  • Obama Urges Soviet-Style Voting Laws

    03/19/2015 9:39:57 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 28 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/19/15 | Matthew Vadum
    Forcing Americans to vote under threat of legal penalty would help to fundamentally transform America Forcing Americans to vote under threat of legal penalty would help to fundamentally transform America, President Obama told a town hall-style meeting in Cleveland yesterday. It is the latest radical leveling scheme that flows from the president’s totalitarian impulses. It is also consistent with his support for “Net Neutrality,” which is a form of censorship and his opposition to the landmark Citizens United decision that affirmed a conservative activist group’s constitutionally guaranteed right to make a movie critical of Hillary Clinton. It is an assault...
  • How Do IDF Soldiers Vote?

    03/16/2015 11:53:29 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/17/2015, | Koby Finkler and Cynthia Blank
    While Israeli citizens only began voting Tuesday morning, IDF soldiers across Israeli have been casting their ballots since Saturday night. For elections, the IDF distributed polling stations to seven command centers: Central Command, Southern Command, Northern Command, Home Front Command, the Technology and Logistics Division, the Navy, and the Air Force. The command centers were divided into over 60 areas, each with an elections authority officiating. In total 688 ballot stations were set up for soldiers across the Jewish state. The first to vote on Saturday night were Air Force officers in the Sde Dov airport, before traveling abroad as...
  • Oregon governor signs sweeping automatic voter registration into law

    03/16/2015 9:03:47 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 27 replies
    maktoob news ^ | By Shelby Sebens
    PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - Sweeping first-in-the nation legislation making voter registration automatic in Oregon was signed into law on Monday by Governor Kate Brown, potentially adding 300,000 new voters to state rolls. The so-called Motor Voter legislation will use state Department of Motor Vehicles data to automatically register eligible voters whose information is contained in the DMV system, with a 21-day opt-out period for those who wish to be taken off the registry. Supporters say the legislation's goal is to keep young voters, students and working families who move often from losing their right to vote. Republican lawmakers, who unanimously...
  • Close, Chaotic Elections Spur States to Train Ballot Keepers [professionalizing election adm]

    03/12/2015 5:01:11 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    Governing the States and Localities ^ | March 12, 2015 | Mary Ellen McIntire |
    “In the years since the Florida issue in the 2000 presidential election, there’s been increasing interest in how election officials get their jobs and how they do their jobs,” Chapin said. “Most recently, in the wake of a presidential commission report, there’s been a push to think a lot more broadly about the notion of professionalism or professionalization in the field of election administration.” A Connecticut official wants to require formal training for the state’s election administrators to try to avoid another election where voters have trouble casting their ballots. Denise Merrill, Connecticut’s secretary of state, pitched a plan in...
  • Kate Brown Sworn In as Oregon Governor, Replacing John Kitzhabe [career "bumps and criticism"]

    02/18/2015 10:26:30 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 18, 2015 | KIRK JOHNSON
    ".............Her career has not been without bumps and criticism. The Oregonian, the largest newspaper in the state, as well as Ms. Brown’s hometown paper, endorsed her opponent, a Republican, in her 2012 re-election race for secretary of state, partly because she had delayed an election – elections are a function of the secretary of state’s office — in ways that seemed, the paper said, politically calculated to help a Democrat. ..........She also got a black eye last month when the online publication, The Verge, citing email records, said she was among a group of politicians around the nation who had...