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The Political News I’m Waiting For. What Are You Waiting For?

As the summer progresses, I find myself waiting with interest for the arrival of some pieces of news. Here’s what I’m waiting for: Section 527 quarterly financial reports. Most non-profit political organizations must file reports of their contributions and expenditures with the IRS on July

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Meet the New Leaders of the Unity12 Task Force

As I noted yesterday, the political group Unity08 has reformed for the 2012 presidential election season as a Section 527 corporation named the Unity12 Task Force. The stated goal of this new corporation is to arrange for the nomination of its own presidential ticket. This

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Unity08 Resurrected as Unity12 Task Force in Washington, DC

In the 2008 presidential election cycle, the well-connected Unity08 corporation declared that it would run the nation’s first-ever online presidential nomination in order to run its very own candidates for President and Vice President of the United States. Unity08, peppered with lobbyists and media consultants,

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With an Income of $0 in 2009, How did Unity08 Pay for These Digs?

Unity08, the corporation set up with the intention of getting its own presidential ticket elected with unlimited big-money donations, insists that it is not dead. It’s arguing in federal court that, with a planned name change to Unity12 (sorry, the name’s taken) and big contributions

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Unity08 Resurrects Itself in Bid for Big Money, Rewriting the Past

You may remember Unity08, the political corporation dedicated to railing against big money while pursuing big donations, railing against lobbyists while putting lobbyists in key leadership positions, railing against the erosion of democracy while forbidding criticism of it, and getting its leaders good seats for

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Multiple Organizations Crowd Out the Unity 2012 Name

From the spring of 2007 to January of 2008, Unity08 declared itself to be a grassroots movement dedicated to bringing the American people together, taking big money out of politics and solving America’s problems by electing its own presidential ticket consisting of one Republican and

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AmericanPresident2012: Internet Democracy, Revocable, Revisable, Ish

Unity08 may be dead, but the tribute band is coming. AmericanPresident2012 is a website that will, according to its “Mission Statement”: The purpose of AmericanPresident2012.com is to bring back to the American people the vision that was The United States Of America. We are motivated

Psst... what kind of person doesn't support pacifism?