2012 Election

Elizabeth Warren on GOP Filibusters: 'Caught in a Fight Over the Future of Our Courts'

Elizabeth Warren on GOP Filibusters: 'Caught in a Fight Over the Future of Our Courts'
The continued filibusters from Republican lawmakers — especially those of President Obama's judicial nominees for the D.C. circuit — aren't just political meandering. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., contends that the ardent opposition to these nominees are a "caught in a fight over the future of our courts." So will the courts be a neutral forum to decide disputes fairly or will they be stacked for the wealthy and powerful?
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Hope and Change? Access to the President Should Never Be for Sale

Hope and Change? Access to the President Should Never Be for Sale
Organizing for Action, the Obama administration’s new “independent,” non-profit advocacy group, should be put out of business and its plan to schedule quarterly meetings with the President for its big contributors and fundraisers should be scrapped.
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President Obama, It's Time to Do Something About Money in Politics

President Obama, It's Time to Do Something About Money in Politics
The scramble to raise campaign funds has become a full-time job for elected officials from the courthouse to the statehouse and to the Capitol and the White House. In last year’s campaign alone, you hosted 222 fundraising events.
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Common Cause: The Young Vote is Alive and Well

Poll data from this past election indicates an increase in millennial voter turnout; even as articles leading up to election day speculated that voter apathy and the “enthusiasm gap” would surely yield a lower percentage of young people turning out.
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Are Voter ID Laws Here to Stay?

We've rounded up the places that could see voter ID in future elections, the status of laws still pending and what effect, if any, this year's push back against voter ID will have going forward.
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Man Vows to Remove Romney-Ryan Face Tattoo Post-Election Loss

Professional wrestler Eric Hartsburg of Indiana proudly displayed his face ink leading up to the 2012 Presidential Election. When the Republican ticket lost, he looked at the man in the mirror and decided it was time to make a change.
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Nearly Half of Republicans Polled Believe ACORN Stole the Election

A new poll shows that 49 percent of Republican voters believe that ACORN, an organization that no longer exists, stole the 2012 election. 25 percent of Republicans would like their states to secede from the union.
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The Contributor on Current Discussing Failed Attempt by Ailes to Spice Up GOP Primary

The Contributor Editor-in-Chief, Tina Dupuy, was a guest on Tuesday's edition of Viewpoint with Eliot Spitzer. In the segment titled, "Caught Red-Handed," Tina joined Huffington Post Senior Media Reporter Michael Calderone in discussing Fox News, General Patraeus and the White House.
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WI Activists Fight for Fair Airwaves, Aim to Hold Stations Accountable

Current standards call for fair time in the 60 days leading up to an election, but MAC found that WISN and WTMJ personalities worked as unofficial surrogates for Gov. Scott Walker granting him $744,000 of free air time in the first 15 days of the recall election cycle. By comparison, his Democratic opponent Tom Barrett received just $4,800.
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Minneapolis 2012 Election Turnout Results

Minneapolis released 2012 election turnout analysis today. In raw numbers, 7,000 more voters turned out than in 2008. In percentage of registered voters, 81 percent turned out. Absentee ballots were up a smidge from 2008, another record.
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