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Justice Thomas Will Violate Code of Conduct to Headline Conservative Fundraiser

Justice Thomas Will Violate Code of Conduct to Headline Conservative Fundraiser
Justice Clarence Thomas will headline a black tie fundraising dinner tomorrow evening for The Federalist Society, which describes itself as “a conservative and libertarian intellectual network that extends to all levels of the legal community.” Its purpose includes “reordering priorities within the legal system to place a premium on individual liberty, traditional values, and the rule of law.”
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New Conflict-of-Interest Involving Clarence Thomas's Wife?

New Conflict-of-Interest Involving Clarence Thomas's Wife?
Mother Jones is out with a new story about a group of prominent conservatives, including the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, meeting weekly to plan a “30-front war seeking to fundamentally transform the nation,” according to documents obtained by the magazine.
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Broken Congress: The Filibuster is Fixable

Right now, all a Senator has to do to shut down a bill is declare a filibuster, then walk away. There’s absolutely nothing to stop partisans from filibustering almost every bill—and that’s exactly what we saw in the 112th Congress, the least productive in history.
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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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Consumers to FCC: Kill 'Cold Texting'

A week before the 2012 presidential election, a marketing firm called ccAdvertising launched a political outreach campaign via text message.
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Giving the Greenlight to Community-Based Broadband Technology

Sick and tired of slow service and high rates, more than 100 communities have taken initiative and built their own community networks. This is the story of Wilson, North Carolina. This small city built Greenlight, a next-generation fiber-optic broadband network that runs circles around the private sector competition.
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VIDEO: Jon Stewart Skewers Filibuster Abuse

Comedy Central funnyman Jon Stewart has a talent for exposing the contradictions and hypocrisies that plague Capitol Hill and, on Monday night, he took aim at what he called, “The Men Who Stall On Votes.“
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Voters Overwhelmingly Support Federal Election Reform

A new national poll has found that more Americans than ever agree that it’s time to take a second look at our election laws. Eighty-eight percent of respondents said that they’d support national standards establishing who can vote, polling hours, ballot design, and more; 50% said they’d be very supportive of these measures.
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Un-Gerrymander MD: Vote NO on Question 5

Recently, the Washington Post called Maryland the worst gerrymandered state in the nation. Azavea, an independent geospatial mapmaking firm, ranks Maryland as the least compact state in the nation.Why should you care that Maryland is dead last in this category? Well, compactness is a key measurement of a redistricted map.
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Voter Registration Deadlines by State

Your vote is your voice, but you have to sign up before you can speak up. Make sure you’re REGISTERED to VOTE before the deadline in your state.
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