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College Voters, You May Possibly Be Disenfranchised

College Voters, You May Possibly Be Disenfranchised

College Voters in New Hampshire will still be able to pass in a ballot on election day… for now. It seems that there are some New Hampshire Republicans that would not like that to happen.

Fox May Not Renew Glenn Beck’s Contract, Due To Rapidly Declining Ratings

Fox May Not Renew Glenn Beck’s Contract, Due To Rapidly Declining Ratings

For months now Glenn Beck’s rating have been on the decline. Many Americans see him as an extremist pushing his own political agenda more than a news commentator, and now a source has told The New York Times that Fox News has considered not renewing his contract when it expires this year.

by Matthew Desmond· · News
NH GOP State Congressman Says Disabled and Mentally Ill Are ‘Defective People’ And Should Be Shipped To Siberia

NH GOP State Congressman Says Disabled and Mentally Ill Are ‘Defective People’ And Should Be Shipped To Siberia

A community health program manager got a surprise when she e-mailed her NH State Congressman recently to ask him about why he had voted to cut money from mental health programs. The Senator told her that society would be better without disabled people, and he wishes he could ship disabled people to Siberia.

by Matthew Desmond· · News
Is the Death Penalty on its Way Out?

Is the Death Penalty on its Way Out?

Last week the State of Illinois abolished the death penalty and cleared their death row.

by Matthew Desmond· · News
Wasn’t corporate control of a city considered science fiction just 25 years ago?no

Wasn’t corporate control of a city considered science fiction just 25 years ago?no

Essentially the EMF can, without recourse, fire elected officials, abolish collective bargain rights, strip a township of its identity and do away with any law that does not fit with the EMF’s agenda. The EMF will be appointed by the state’s treasurer and is only answerable to the Republican controlled legislature.

by Walt Dismay· · News
Bobby Franklin Wants All State Transactions To Be Made In Gold & Silver, Including Paying Taxes & Fees To The State

Bobby Franklin Wants All State Transactions To Be Made In Gold & Silver, Including Paying Taxes & Fees To The State

Bobby Franklin, who wants investigations into miscarriages and thinks driver’s licenses are unconstitutional, wants you to pay your taxes, and any other state fees, in gold and silver coins. According to him, anything else is unconstitutional.

by Matthew Desmond· · News
Bobby Franklin Compares Gays To Unrepentant Drug Dealers

Bobby Franklin Compares Gays To Unrepentant Drug Dealers

Bobby Franklin, who thinks rape victims should be called accusers, wants investigations into miscarriages, and also thinks driver’s licenses are unconstitutional has now compared gays to unrepentant drug dealers.

by Matthew Desmond· · News
Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau (AP Photo/Andy Manis)

Labor Vows To Step Up Recall Effort Against Wisconsin GOP, Challenge Anti-Union Bill In Court

Knowing that their bill would never pass with the 2/3 support it needed, Wisconsin Republicans drafted a second bill, primarily to strip unions of their collective bargaining rights, which only needed a simple majority to be passed. Labor unions vow to fight it, and to recall GOP Senators.

by Matthew Desmond· · News
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., speaks as his wife Callista looks on during a meeting with Gov. Nathan Deal in the Governor's office Thursday March 3, 2011 in Atlanta. Gingrich said he is launching a website to explore a run for president. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Gingrich: Love of country contributed to affair

Demonstrating a severe lack of accountability for his own infidelity, Newt Gingrich attributed cheating on his former wife to “how passionately he felt about this country”.

by Matthew Desmond· · News
The Tea Party has Pension Envy?!

The Tea Party has Pension Envy?!

According to a new article from the AP, that’s the problem. Pension Envy.

by Walt Dismay· · News
What sedition looks like

What sedition looks like

Would you like to see the real world version? No, I’m not talking about Fox or other anti-Obama outlets thinly protected by the First Amendment. I’m talking about Arizona Bill 1433:

John Boehner Says No Capitol Ceremony For World War I Vet

John Boehner Says No Capitol Ceremony For World War I Vet

Recently the last living Veteran from World War 1 passed away. The senators from his home state want him to be honored in the Capitol building’s rotunda in DC, but House Speaker John Boehner has denied that request.

by Matthew Desmond· · News
Attempt to Recall Republican Senators In Wisconsin is Underway

Attempt to Recall Republican Senators In Wisconsin is Underway

In response to Wisconsin’s Governor Scott Walker and Republican Senators attempts to strip state union workers of their collective bargaining rights citizens of Wisconsin have decided to launch a recall effort of some of the Republicans involved. Once the recall initiative is filed the citizens will have 60 days to […]

by Joshua Meeker· · News
The Conservative revolution will NOT be televised in Canada Or “Awwwww…too bad, so sad, you lie.”

The Conservative revolution will NOT be televised in Canada Or “Awwwww…too bad, so sad, you lie.”

Once more Canada has demonstrated that being a successful democracy doesn’t require one to be a loud mouthed, ill-mannered war monger incapable of telling the truth if your life depended on it. In other words, democracy works just fine without Fox

Maine Gov. Paul LePage On BPA: Worst Case Is Some Women May Have Little Beards

Maine Gov. Paul LePage On BPA: Worst Case Is Some Women May Have Little Beards

Maine Governor Paul LePage has no problem with BPA, a chemical that is released from plastic bottles when they’re microwaved. In fact, he’s quoted as saying “if you take a plastic bottle and put it in the microwave and you heat it up, it gives off a chemical similar to estrogen. So the worst case is some women may have little beards.”

by Matthew Desmond· · News
Rush Limbaugh Can’t Explain Why Conservatives Idolize Reagan

Rush Limbaugh Can’t Explain Why Conservatives Idolize Reagan

Mike Stark from the Daily Kos recently called in to Rush Limbaugh’s radio show, to ask him why modern-day conservatives idolize Reagan. After Stark gave several examples of things that Reagan did that modern-day conservatives would oppose, Limbaugh was at a loss for words as to why Conservatives idolize Reagan. […]

by Matthew Desmond· · News
Gov Walker’s Bill Targeting Unions Could Cost State 46 Million In Transportation Funds

Gov Walker’s Bill Targeting Unions Could Cost State 46 Million In Transportation Funds

The controversial part of Governor Scott Walker’s proposed plan that cuts the budget, the part that strips collective bargaining rights from unions, could actually end up costing the state millions of dollars in federal transportation funds.

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Governor Scott Walker Being Investigated For Abuse Of His Position

Governor Scott Walker Being Investigated For Abuse Of His Position

Governor Scott Walker is being investigated because a non-partisan Government watchdog group, the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), believe he violated state law by sending the Wisconsin State Patrol to the home of the Democratic Senate Leader, Mark Miller.

by Matthew Desmond· · News
MADISON, WI - FEBRUARY 24: Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker speaks to the press outside his office at the state capital Building on February 24, 2011 in Madison, Wisconsin. Protestors have occupied the state capital building for the past ten days while the governor has tried to push through a bill that would restrict collective bargaining for most government workers. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Wisconsin Assembly Passes Bill Stripping Unions Of Collective Bargaining Rights

Despite thousands of supporters protesting in the Capitol, The Wisconsin Assembly passed legislation that will strip workers of collective bargaining rights. No one knows when it will be voted on in the Wisconsin Senate, since Senate Democrats have fled to prevent a vote.

by Matthew Desmond· · News
Iraqis Rebel Against George W. Bush’s Fake Democracy

Iraqis Rebel Against George W. Bush’s Fake Democracy

Despite George W. Bush’s effort to bring Democracy to Iraq, Iraqi citizens this week are rebelling against the corruption in their own Government, and poverty. Iraq had a surplus of 52.1 billion through then end of 2009, but many Iraqi citizens live in poverty.

by Matthew Desmond· · News