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Given Power, House Republicans Go Mosque Silent

Not one single bill has been written by any member of either house of Congress to do anything to stop any mosque anywhere from being built. I don’t have a problem with that. I wonder how the Tea Party zealots feel about it, though. [...]

Roll Call Accountability Time: Tea Party Senators and the Patriot Act (Feb. 2011)

15 Members of the U.S. Senate have a verifiable connection to the Tea Party, gaining a campaign boost by participating in the Tea Party Caucus or getting an endorsement from Tea Party Express or FreedomWorks in the 2010 elections. Each of these organizations has made a public stand against the intrusiveness of “big government” and [...]

How did “Tea Party” Members Endorsed by FreedomWorks Vote on the Patriot Act 2-8-11?

The Patriot Act is a nearly ten-year old law that permits searches and seizures to be carried out on American soil without the warrants establishing probable cause required by the 4th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Patriot Act powers have been used to spy on law-abiding political activist groups exercising their 1st Amendment constitutional rights [...]

Tea Party Express Endorsed Them. How Did they Vote on the Patriot Act 2-8-11?

Yesterday, we noted for the record how many members of the Tea Party Caucus voted for and against H.R. 514 (reauthorization of the Patriot Act) on February 8, 2011. The outcome was not favorable for an organization claiming to represent a Tea Party movement that is concerned about upholding the Constitution: 38 members of Congress [...]

Too Little, Too Late: After loss of Judiciary Gavel, John Conyers wants a Civil Liberties Commission

After asking Congress for a year to reform the Patriot Act, John Conyers did no such thing, even though as Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee that was his job more than anybody else’s in the House of Representatives. He just frittered away the rest of his term, doing no work at all on any [...]

Irregular Design Becomes Logo Of Draft Feingold Movement

About the journey of a logo for Draft Russ Feingold 2012 with Feingold’s name in the shape of the USA. [...]

38 Percent Of 4th District Virginians Vote For Atheist

If an atheist can get nearly 4 out of 10 votes in Virginia, who’s to say that openly atheist candidates couldn’t win outright in more progressive places? [...]

2009-2010 Independent Expenditure Database Grows by 50% in just 5 Days

There’s a considerable endgame being played by the purveyors of “Dark Money” in the 2010 congressional campaigns. During the entire period from January 1 2009 to October 26 2010, thirty thousand independent expenditures were reported to the Federal Elections Commission by shadowy political corporations that collect donations of unlimited size and for the most part [...]

Disclsosed Party Committee Lobbyist Bundles Dwarfed by Undisclosed Independent Expenditures

Yes, the four political party committees spending on congressional races have raked in millions of dollars from lobbyists who bundled together campaign contributions during the 2009-2010 election season:

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee: $3,587,850 Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee: $1,334,225 National Republican Senatorial Committee: $1,127,150 National Republican Congressional Committee: $771,900

For you and me, seven million dollars [...]

Content Of Congressional Campaigns Obscured By John Stewart Rally For ___

When I got to the Mall, I could barely see the Capitol dome. Blaring lights from the set being erected for John Stewart and Stephen Colbert’s Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear were getting in the way of my ability to see the U.S. Congress. [...]

Would You Want The Senator Chosen By Anesthesiologists?

The American Society of Anesthesiologists is funding mail messages by the Mark Kirk for Senate campaign – because Representative Kirk needs the help of people who know how to prevent people from noticing obvious problems? [...]