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Chairs of Americans Elect Rules Committee: A Coal/Casino GOP Lobbyist and a Lieberman Democrat

Who is running Americans Elect, the 501c4 corporation that aims to nominate its own presidential candidate in 2012? Today, another little piece of information has leaked out.

William Busa shares the basic information that Americans Elect has neglected to disclose: the identity of the people who are co-chairs of its own presidential election’s Rules Committee:

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3 Senators and 3 Representatives Move to Criminalize Investigative Journalism

Should a journalist who finds out that the CIA has been torturing its detainees, and then writes a newspaper article sharing this information, be sent to prison for 10 years?

Should a journalist who finds out that the Iranian secret police has been torturing its detainees, and then writes a newspaper article sharing this information, […]

Barack Obama Goes 513 Days Without Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight

When President Barack Obama promptly nominated James Clapper to be Dennis Blair’s replacement as Director of National Intelligence, he urged that the Senate work without delay to confirm him:

Not surprisingly, the Senate has voted to confirm Jim for senior positions on four separate occasions — and each time it has done so overwhelmingly. Given […]

Senate Ends Unsuccessful DC Religious School Voucher Experiment

In a roll-call vote yesterday, the U.S. Senate ended the federally-mandated voucher program for Washington DC called the “DC Opportunity Scholarships.” In this voucher program, public money was taken out of public schools and given to private schools — 82% of which were religious schools in 2009. Studies by the Institute for Education Sciences found […]

Bill Proposes Locking Up Americans Without Criminal Charges

John McCain is proposing that the federal government be given the power to imprison its own citizens without criminal charges and without any trial. […]

Senators Attempt To Defund Justice Ex Post Facto

Perhaps you support the Defunding Justice Amendment, because your first inclination is not to care much, because you presume that the people accused of taking part in the criminal attacks of September 11, 2001 are guilty, even though not one suspect in the case has been convicted in a legitimate non-ex post facto court of law. […]

Senators Try To Require Violation of the Constitution

An ex post facto law proposed by Senator Lindsey Graham would require the President, not merely allow, to prosecute certain defendants in military tribunals that violate the Constitution in multiple ways. […]

Who Lieberman Isn't Putting Off

Money Senator Lieberman has received from insurance and medical industry sources in the last five years: $1,080,104.00. Is it any wonder Lieberman says that health care reform needs to be put off? […]

Senate Unanimously Attacks Freedom of Information Act

Yesterday, the Democrats of the US Senate moved unanimously to help cover up all past and future acts of torture by our government. Not one newspaper has yet reported on the full impact of this amendment. […]

Resolving the Lieberman Contradiction: Party, Ratings and Cosponsorship Overlap between Joseph Lieberman and the Senate, 2007-2008

A Contradiction

“Senator Lieberman is a valued member of the caucus, and he votes with the Democrats a majority of the time,” — Jim Manley, spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

“Without a doubt, Lieberman has betrayed the Democrats every time he could get a chance.” — user reason on Alternet.

“One of these […]