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Long After Reaching Threshold, Unanswered Snowden Petition Still Adds 100s of Signatures a Day

217 days ago, the official petition to President Barack Obama to pardon the whistleblower Edward Snowden surpassed 100,000 signatures. That number matters because President Obama and his White House staff promised explicitly that after petitions garner more than 100,000 signatures “White House staff will review it, ensure it’s sent to the appropriate policy experts, and [...]

More Shadow Americans Elect Activity in Maine? Group Paying Wachtel also brings on Douglas Schoen

Steve Mistler of the Portland Press Herald has discovered another connection in the growing list of connections between the campaign of financier Eliot Cutler for Governor of Maine and the Wall Street financiers’ political corporation called Americans Elect.

Americans Elect figures already identified as jumping in to support the Cutler campaign through contributions or “independent” [...]

Occupy Chicago vs. Occupy Istiklal

The Occupy Chicago website appears moribund; the last blog post was in early July 2013 and the last YouTube video was posted two years ago.

On the other hand, near Taksim Square in Istanbul, Istiklal Street is still occupied by thousands of protesters who have gathered to oppose efforts by the government to track [...]

Avg. Net Worth of Senators Voting to Cancel Unemployment Insurance: $6.98 Million

Last week, 45 U.S. Senators banded together to halt unemployment insurance for 1.5 million out-of-work Americans.

The average estimated net worth of those 45 Senators is $6.98 million.

The full list:

Senator Voting Against Unemployment Insurance Senator’s Estimated Net Worth Risch (R-ID) $ 53,517,527.00 Corker (R-TN) $ 49,114,509.00 Hoeven (R-ND) $ 37,115,538.00 Johnson (R-WI) $ [...]

Code Pink Sends Anti-Surveillance Contingent to Stand Outside Obama NSA Speech

Live near Washington, DC? Sick of unconstitutional surveillance?

Heads up: tomorrow at 10 AM, CODE Pink will be holding a small demonstration outside the Justice Department (950 Pennsylvania Ave, Constitution Ave Side) while President Barack Obama gives his speech about the massive NSA surveillance program.

Americans Elect Leaders Contribute More to Eliot Cutler Campaign in 2nd half of 2013

Last week, I reported that in the wake of the 2012 campaign, when Americans Elect had dumped nearly $2 million into a Maine Senate race, six Americans Elect leaders had contributed to the Maine gubernatorial campaign of “independent” Eliot Cutler in the first half of 2013.

The Maine state campaign finance report for the [...]

Presidential Baby Names: Barack Missing, George Sinking

The Social Security Administration keeps track of the 1000 most popular boys’ and 1000 most popular girls’ baby names in the United States each year. For kicks this evening, I looked up the last name of each president since Franklin Delano Roosevelt, plus the big three of Washington, Jefferson and Lincoln. I’ve collected data on [...]

What’s the Answer to Obama not Answering Petitions? A Petition!

You may be aware that Barack Obama started an Official White House Petitions Website two years ago and promised to issue an official response to any petition that surpassed 100,000 signatures.

You may also be aware that the Obama administration has let a number of successful petitions on the site languish for hundreds of days [...]

One Out Of Ninety Thousand Demands Worldwide Takeover Of Fukushima!

The Green Party wants to create an international takeover of Japanese territory even though the plan lacks the support of 7 billion, 139 million, 329 thousand people across the globe. [...]

Fundamental Political Reform With Bernie Sanders for President 2016

Why support U.S. Senator Bernard Sanders for President in 2016? How about ethics?

Senator Sanders isn’t some newcomer to national politics, unlike candidates that have made it to the top of the Democratic presidential ticket in the past. He knows how the game is played, and throughout his long career he has refused to join [...]

Americans Elect Staffers Regroup to Meddle in Maine Politics Again

As Richard Winger points out in his latest Ballot Access News, Americans Elect lost ballot status in California on December 31 2013, capping a year of drawn-out erosion in the official position of the corporate political party that tried to elect a “centrist” president but failed to find enough actual “centrist” people.

Can we finally [...]