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2nd October 2011 Video Appears in Which Americans Elect Director Praises Jon Huntsman

Americans Elect is a corporation seeking to run the nation’s first private online presidential nomination in the Spring of 2012. The last update of Americans Elect’s Who We Are page, effective October 31 2011, lists Americans Elect’s new Board of Directors. One of the new Directors is the Republican former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd [...]

Colbert: How Much Cash You Guys Got? Ackerman: Heh.

Stephen Colbert interviews Elliot Ackerman of Americans Elect, August 10 2011:

Elliot Ackerman, Americans Elect Chief Operating Officer: We’re bigger than the parties.

Stephen Colbert: How so? How much cash you guys got?

Ackerman: Heh. Heh. Well, at americanselect.org we’ll be holding the first ever non-partisan online nominating convention.

How much money does Americans Elect [...]

Pop Quiz on Political Interviews. Oh, Snap!

Do you have what it takes to run for public office? Take this simple one-question quiz to find out!

1. You show up for an interview on live radio, streamed onto the web. When you are asked a policy question you don’t like, do you:

a) answer the question as best you can b) ignore [...]

Challenge: Find Fox News Report on 400 Columbia Students and Obama

I’d appreciate your help. In fact checking an Obama conspiracy e-mail making the rounds, I’ve been trying to verify one of its claims:

NOBODY REMEMBERS OBAMA AT COLUMBIA!!!!!!!

Looking for evidence of Obama’s past, Fox News contacted 400 Columbia University students from the period when Obama claims to have been there, but none remembered him.

[...]

Randall Terry Interview: Governments' Laws Must Follow the Bible. That's Theocracy.

Although Randall Terry’s announced anti-gay protest in Washington, DC fizzled on October 10, 2009, the man remains important to understand because of his past prominence and his ideological centrality for Christian fundamentalist movements. For two decades, Randall Terry and his Operation Rescue were central to activist efforts against women’s legal right to have an abortion. [...]

Randall Terry Interview: Governments’ Laws Must Follow the Bible. That’s Theocracy.

Although Randall Terry’s announced anti-gay protest in Washington, DC fizzled on October 10, 2009, the man remains important to understand because of his past prominence and his ideological centrality for Christian fundamentalist movements. For two decades, Randall Terry and his Operation Rescue were central to activist efforts against women’s legal right to have an abortion. [...]

Why a National Equality March? Transcribed Excerpt of Cleve Jones Interview

On October 11, thousands of Americans are heading to the National Equality March to “distract” President Barack Obama, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid from their agenda of not enacting significant health care reform, not ending wars, not prosecuting torture and not doing anything to stop the expansion of [...]

Why Doesn't Palin Just Leave The Election In God's Hands?

If Sarah Palin really believes what she says she believes, she can just go home to Wasilla and pray, and let God take care of everything. If God is really on her side, what does she have to be afraid of? [...]

Why Doesn’t Palin Just Leave The Election In God’s Hands?

If Sarah Palin really believes what she says she believes, she can just go home to Wasilla and pray, and let God take care of everything. If God is really on her side, what does she have to be afraid of? [...]

Sarah Palin: Federalist on Abortion, AntiFederalist on Gay Marriage

Sarah Palin explains on October 1, 2008 that she opposes Roe v. Wade and a woman’s right to self determination because she thinks states should decide such issues, not the federal government:

Katie Couric: Why, in your view, is Roe v. Wade a bad decision?

Sarah Palin: I think it should be a states’ [...]

Biden Is Being Interviewed. Why Is Sarah Palin Afraid?

The edited and released version of that interview, apparently, did not include the more challenging questions such as “What is your favorite color?” [...]