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On WV Mountaintop Removal in 2010, there’s still a Choice

If you live in West Virginia, you’ll be voting for a new U.S. Senator this fall.

Republican Party candidate John Raese supports mountaintop removal, the mining process that buries mountain streams in toxic debris and leaves mountains looking like barren moonscapes.

Democratic Party candidate Joe Manchin supports mountaintop removal too. He favors this quick money […]

National Organization for Marriage: 100% Funded by Mexicans

The National Organization for Marriage (NOM), famous for its secretive anti-gay campaign carried out across America without any disclosure of its donors, has finally revealed the identity of its donors this week.

According to FEC records, the National Organization for Marriage paid $172,188.70 this month for a press release and a Spanish-language television advertisement against […]

Paladino, Kids Don’t Need Brainwashing To Be Decent

I worry about the strange social world that Carl Paladino has isolated himself in, not to experience firsthand the absolute normalcy of homosexual couples. He’s running for Governor of New York State, not Governor of Alabama. […]

Canada Pushes for Georges Bank Oil Drilling Ban. What Will Maine Do? Ask Paul LePage.

Bob Gustafson of Working Waterfront reports this week that fisheries officials in Canada are pulling together a coalition to promote a permanent ban on oil drilling in the Georges Bank that lies offshore in the Gulf of Maine, south of Nova Scotia and southeast of the state of Maine. Georges Bank has historically been one […]

Americans for Job Security Opposes Candidates Who Voted for Job Security

The first clue that the real purpose of “Americans for Job Security” may not match its name is its address: 107 South West Street PMB Alexandria, Virginia. Alexandria, just across the Potomac from Washington DC, is the home base for thousands of political front groups, and 107 South West Street is the address of a […]

Christine O’Donnell Isn’t You. She’s A Space Alien.

Parody of Christine O’Donnell’s I’m You campaign advertisement, in which Christine O’Donnell isn’t a witch. She’s a space alien. […]

Maine Republicans Spout B.S. In Quest for Victory

B.S. stands for Bull Semen.

What news could help Republican candidate for Governor of Maine Paul LePage get it back up? His poll numbers have been falling after he was exposed:

* threatening to punch a reporter, * declaring, then retracting, then declaring all over again his support for Creationism in public schools, * […]

Attacking in Groups: Where Independent Expenditures Against Candidates Come Together

This spring, the money hounds of wealthy and corporate America were unleashed by the Supreme Court, let go to spend unlimited amounts on political campaigns without disclosing the sources of their funds. As a result, the 2010 election season has seen an explosion of “independent expenditures” used to attack congressional candidates. While we can’t know […]

Obama Administration Censored Truth About Gulf Oil Spill

Proving the point that while Barack Obama hasn’t kept most of his campaign promises, he has been out there, working hard on the most important things, like keeping the oil industry from looking bad. […]

The Lone Wolf Campaign Predators of 2010

The election season of 2010 has seen an explosion of independent expenditures for and against congressional candidates, and the donors to the groups that mount these independent expenditures are largely invisible thanks to recent campaign finance deregulation. Tracking and comparing donors between groups is the easiest way to uncover patterns of coordination and possible corruption […]

What Sets The Vulnerable Democrats Apart?

This year’s vulnerable House Democrats are not very progressive. Only one has a progressive rating above 50, Carol Shea Porter, and she’s only barely above that mark, at 53. […]