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Republicans Unsettled, Democrats Absent at Maine’s Union Fair 2012

In 2010, Democrats set up a poorly-staffed table in a shed with a few pieces of literature at the Union Fair in Knox County, Maine. Republicans had a prominently-placed tent at which they were selling sweatshop-made promotional material.

In 2011, Knox County Democrats were gone entirely from the Union Fair, while Knox County Republicans sold […]

NY Republican Proposes Censorship Of All Anonymous Writing Online

A bill by New York State Senator Thomas O’Mara would enable the censorship of almost any anonymous writing online, including the publication of anonymous medieval poetry. […]

Republicans In Congress Whine That Their Political Destiny Isn’t Coming True

If there really is a predetermined plan for greatness of the USA through journeys into outer space, then it will come to pass, and doesn’t need the help of a congressional resolution. If, on the other hand, there is no real outer space destiny of American Exceptionalism, well, what’s the big fuss about? Members of Congress can still get out toy spaceships and Star Wars action figures and play with them after all the interns have gone home. […]

Republicans Push Out Romney Staffer. For Performance? No, for being Gay.

Some credit is due to Mitt Romney for hiring political staffer Richard Grenell despite the fact Grenell is openly gay.

Think about that sentence. Is this still a world in which people who don’t discriminate against gay people are worthy of special recognition? If you’re living in the Republicans’ world, it is. Grenell resigned from […]

Jill Stein Speaks As No Democrat Or Republican Will

“We’re talking about putting a moratorium on foreclosures.” Which presidential candidate actually has the guts to say that? […]

Republican Linda McMahon Partying With Tobacco Lobbyist Tonight

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon is gathering money tonight at the headquarters of RB Murphy and Associates, a lobbying firm for big tobacco. […]

2 Republicans Join 35 Democrats on H.R. 4192, Bill to Overturn Indefinite Detention

On restoring constitutional rights, bipartisanship is only MOSTLY dead. Quick, someone fetch a chocolate-covered nut. […]

A Map of 2012 Maine Republican Caucus Results by County (Or Is It?)

2/17 Update: the Maine GOP has retracted its official results for Washington and Waldo Counties, promising after considerable pressure to count caucus votes that had gone uncounted. A new count will be made at the March 10 meeting of the Republican State Committee. See this space for further updates.

2/15 Update: See the end of […]

In Arizona, Americans Elect Party Registrations Heaviest in Republican Areas

Is Americans Elect a political party? Despite its protests to the contrary, the answer is a hearty Yes Indeed. The latest proof of Americans Elect’s status as a political party comes from the state of Arizona, where the Secretary of State has released counts of registered Americans Elect political party members in Arizona counties, U.S. […]

New Hampshire Activists Reveal The Schedules Of Republican Candidates

New Hampshire Citizen Action has assembled a bird dog list of all the appearances of all the Republican presidential candidates. The list has been made available so that activists know where to place their protests. […]

Americans Elect Fact Check on its Rating and Promotion of Republican Buddy Roemer

Shortly after Republican presidential candidate Buddy Roemer appeared at an Americans Elect promotional event, Americans Elect released its ratings system that promotes some politicians as a better “national match” than others. This is part of Americans Elect’s leadup to the nation’s first ever online presidential nomination in less than six months’ time. Who received the […]