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Sunday, April 20, 2014

‘Political & Politicians’ Archives

GOP men against protecting victims of abuse

GOP men against protecting victims of abuse

  31 GOP Men Don’t Think Domestic Abuse Victims Deserve Protection by Jessica Pieklo The Senate finally voted to renew the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) despite months of partisan wrestling over just who was deserving enough to be protected from domestic abuse. In the end the renewal easily cleared the Senate on a 68-31 vote. 15 Republicans joined all members of the Democratic caucus in voting yes. Notably, the 31 Republicans who voted against renewing VAWA are all ... Full Story

Reaganomics

Reaganomics

Right Off A Cliff: Defense Against Republican Ignorance

Romney, computers and pornography

Romney, computers and pornography

        Opinion by David Pakman     During Mitt Romney’s campaign for the 2008 Republican Presidential nomination, he made an interesting comment about pornography. The comment came in Ottumwa, Iowa at the Hotel Ottumwa, where Romney said “I want to make sure every new computer sold in this country after I’m President has installed on it a filter to block all pornography.” This comment is fascinating for a number of reasons, and ... Full Story

ALEC influence Exposed

  In the Tucson Immigration Examiner SB 1070-Backer ALEC Under Fire for its Legislative Influence By Luke Witman For many, the American Legislative Exchange Council, a powerful and well funded coalition of corporations and lawmakers, first came to the public attention when a 2010 NPR investigation revealed the role that the organization played in influencing SB 1070, a law that many of its members financially benefited from. In particular, those opposed to SB 1070 ... Full Story

Kevin Lundberg vs the IRS

Kevin Lundberg vs the IRS

Editor’ Note: Senator Lundberg is trying to make “political hay” on a non-issue. It is true that approximately 400,000 non-profits lost their status when they did not heed the notices about the need to start submitting annual reports to the IRS. However, as a board member a local non-profit, I know that our treasurer received the notice and found it easy to comply and there was no problem. I continued making the reports after she retired. Another organization, of which I am a ... Full Story

The GOP War On Women In One Simple Quote Graphic

The GOP War On Women In One Simple Quote Graphic

  From Moveon.org Remember the GOP cry for ‘JOBS!’ back in 2010? Yeah, that.   Source. Note, he is being sarcastic here!   Editor’s note: To even further clarify, here is the context of the quote, from the Baltimore Sun article linked above: “Nothing says jobs like transvaginal probes,” O’Malley said, referring to the controversial legislation backed by VA Gov. Bob McDonnell, a Republican, that would have required some women to undergo the invasive ... Full Story

Politics Killing the Post Office

Politics Killing the Post Office

        Don't Let Business Lobbyists Kill the Post Office By Matt Taibbi The Times has an editorial today about the future of the U.S. Postal Service: Postal officials say they must close about 3,700 underused post offices (there are 32,000 nationally) while offering alternative services through local businesses. They also want to consolidate hundreds of regional processing centers and eliminate Saturday mail deliveries. An aide to Sen. Bernie Sanders ... Full Story

Congress fears the NRA

Congress fears the NRA

                    Update: Confirmed, Congress is Owned By The NRA by Paul Canning Last week, I reported on how a poll had found that the vast majority of Americans supported some restrictions on gun ownership. I also reported on how the Brady Campaign to End Gun Violence would be lobbying Congress — here’s what they asked Congress members to support: I believe that these people should not be able ... Full Story

Who voted equal pay for women?

Who voted equal pay for women?

    Romney Won't Say Whether He Would Have Signed Lilly Ledbetter Act By Sam Stein When Mitt Romney's economic advisers were asked last week whether the former governor supported the Lilly Ledbetter Act, they took a few hours to produce an answer. Even then, the aides left some questions unanswered. Romney, aides said, supports the concept of equal pay for equal work and has no interest in repealing existing legislation. Whether Romney would have actually signed the ... Full Story

Super Rich buying the White House

Super Rich buying the White House

                  Anonymous Donor Writes Huge Check To GOP — Thanks, Citizens United! By Robin Marty Someone out there is so intent on making sure that President Barack Obama doesn’t serve a second term in office he or she is willing to shell out big cash to prevent it. Who?  Well, we’ll probably never know. According to the Washington Post, an anonymous $10 million donation was made to Karl Rove’s super ... Full Story

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