House GOP Blocks More Funding for Paper Ballots

ImageToday House Republicans successfully blocked a bill from passing that would have encouraged states to hold verifiable elections by converting to a paper ballot voting system, offer emergency paper ballots, and conduct hand-counted audits. The bill titled the Emergency Assistance for Secure Elections Act of 2008 fell short of the 2/3 needed for passage.

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George Knows Diplomacy…George Knows Fallacy!

ImageI've been called a wordsmith; I've been labeled "loquacious." Trust me, neither were meant to be flattering. But the Bush Administration, on Sunday, through National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley issued a statement on Bush's eager participation in the opening ceremonies for the Beijing games that has me completely speechless.

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Redefining Barack Obama

ImageWhile Hillary Clinton was out knocking on doors in Scranton today, Barack Obama is still trying to explain why his not an elitist. Obama supporters such as Sen. Bob Casey Jr. took to the airwaves to defend Obama against charges that he is an elitist.

Obama Talks about Voter Anger with Politics as Usual

ImageOn Friday night in Terre Haute, IN, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama used a town hall meeting to speak about voter frustration and anger at the politics as usual campaigns of Hillary Clinton and John McCain. "And for 25, 30 years Democrats and Republicans have come before them and said we're going to make your community better.

Obama Calls Executive Pay an Outrage

ImageDemocratic presidential candidate Barack Obama spoke today in Indianapolis, IN where he called for passage of a bill he proposed in the Senate that would require a non-binding shareholder vote on executive pay packages. "We all believe in that fundamental, American value that if you do good work, if you're successful, you should be rewarded.

This is America, right?

ImageAs if it wasn't enough that China insisted that it's parliamentary police lay its corrupt and oppressive feet on the soils of London and Paris, beating down protesters along the way; they apparently think they are in charge over in the United States as well.