David Rock, a businessman in western Iowa, defends Donald Trump with what he claims to be a rational argument in favor of banning Muslims from entering the United States. Does his argument hold water?
The Congressional Prayer Caucus is a group of members of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate who are interested in maintaining government sponsorship of religious prayer, and who are organized to “use the legislative process – both through sponsorship of affirmative legislation and
When the Congressional Transparency Caucus was founded on May 10 2011, it published a mission statement that declared the beliefs of the caucus. Some excerpts: Transparency in government is crucial to our democracy because our government derives its power from the informed consent of the
A month ago, I noted the apparently ironic declaration of the “Bipartisan Congressional Privacy Caucus”: The Bipartisan Congressional Privacy Caucus was designed to educate Members of Congress and their staff on matter of individual privacy, to provide a forum for the discussion of these issues,
In Promise #2 of its “Progressive Promise” to America, the Congressional Progressive Caucus promises to stand up for Americans’ privacy and civil liberties: “2. Protecting and Preserving Civil Rights and Civil Liberties » To sunset expiring provisions of the Patriot Act and bring remaining provisions
If Henry Waxman, Doris Matsui and the rest of the Congressional Climate Fan Club truly believe that the time for action is now, then all they have to do is introduce a copy of the legislation already written by Boxer and Sanders. That’s it – not much work involved.
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
Past as Prelude: Unity08 and the Story of Big Bad Iowa & New Hampshire In the 2008 election cycle, the presidential bid called Unity08 started off its appeal for an online presidential nomination election in which it would run an election, count votes, and announce
Direct-to-Garment printer CafePress has a “Cultural Barometer” of sales records it’s been using to track trends of support for 2012 Republican presidential contenders. Here are the CafePress Barometer’s readings from November 14 through December 31 of 2011. Just a few days after the point of
Occupy The Caucuses protesters launched a liberal protest against Barack Obama’s right wing economic and Homeland Security policies today. The Iowa Democratic Party is refusing to listen to the 99 percent. Sue Dvorsky, the chair of the Iowa Democratic Party, told people today that the Iowa Democrats will not talk with protesters any time soon.
Which of 3 Caucuses (Tea Party, Constitution, Progressive) Most Opposes Indefinite Detention in the USA?
The Tea Party Caucus. The Constitution Caucus. The Progressive Caucus. One of these caucuses voted most strongly against H.R. 1540, the bill introducing Indefinite Detention without charge to American soil. Can you guess which one? Click through to find out.