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In Roll Call Votes, Who Switched on the Patriot Act from Feb-May 2011?

In February of 2011, the House and Senate voted to reauthorize Patriot Act surveillance powers for three months without making any reforms. At the end of May 2011, the House and Senate voted to reauthorize Patriot Act surveillance powers for four years, again without making any reforms. The outcome of these votes didn’t change from [...]

House Democrats Who Voted FOR Patriot Act Reauthorization, Feb. 8 2011

You know, it’s a pretty safe bet that a Republican politician will support the anti-constitution, anti-freedom, authoritarian provisions of the Patriot Act: only 26 out of 236 Republicans in the House — less than 10% — voted NO against H.R. 514, the bill Speaker of the House John Boehner tried to shove down Congress’ throat [...]

McCain-Palin Columbus Event: Few Grab at Tickets for Small Venue

This is a picture I took at 8 AM on the cold Columbus, Ohio morning of February 25, 2008, just moments after doors opened for people to pick up free “preferred viewing” tickets to an appearance by Barack Obama that Wednesday. “Preferred viewing” tickets meant that you got in to the section up front that [...]