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Do you miss George W. Bush?

Tennessee House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick is posing a question on the front of his Twitter page:

How about it? Do you miss George W. Bush?

Where did the 2016 Presidential Candidates stand on Campaign Disclosure in the Senate?

For decades now, nearly all federal campaign finance reports have been filed electronically so we can find out as soon as possible who’s been getting funded by whom. I say “nearly all” because there’s a lone holdout: the U.S. Senate. The United States Senate allows its members to file campaign finance reports on paper, which […]

Ted Cruz: 45% of Americans Fail My Religious Test for the Presidency

United States Constitution Article VI: “No religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.”

U.S. Senator and Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, November 6 2015: “Any president who doesn’t begin every day on his knees isn’t fit to be commander-in-chief of this nation.”

2014 […]

Which Democratic Presidential Candidate Talking About Racism? (October 2015 Update)

On the discussion of racism, there is a noticeable and persistent difference between Lincoln Chafee, Jim Webb, Martin O’Malley, Lawrence Lessig, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders:

Not all the Democratic presidential candidates are alike. At a time of persistent racial discrimination in the United States of America, this difference between candidates bears notice.


Which Republican Presidential Candidates are Talking About Racism?

… and the share of references to racism on Donald Trump’s website that insist Donald Trump is not actually a racist: 100%

What the Republicans Didn’t Say in the September 2015 Presidential Debate

Number of mentions of “racism” by Republican candidates in the September 16, 2015 presidential debate: 0

Number of mentions of “hunger” or “hungry”: 0

Number of mentions of “global warming”: 0

Number of mentions of “pollution”: 0

Number of mentions of “homelessness” or “homeless”: 0

Number of mentions of “surveillance”: 0

Number of mentions of […]

Which Democratic Presidential Candidates are Talking About Racism?

… and which Democratic presidential candidates have gotten a free pass from Black Lives Matter?

Republican Presidential Contender Bobby Jindal: Religious Law? Only if it’s My Religion.

Republican presidential candidate Bobby Jindal on people who want to impose Islamic legal standards on Americans:

“We do insist that folks should not come into our country and use the freedoms we give them to undermine the freedoms we grant to everybody. So in other words we shouldn’t tolerate those who want to come and […]

IRS Filing Reveals: Level the Playing Field Entirely Funded by Tycoon Peter Ackerman

As the successor to Americans Elect, a political corporation called Level the Playing Field has been making legal and public relations moves to change access to presidential debates and change the rules for voting. These are preludes for plans to run a candidate for President of the United States in 2016 that it has simultaneously […]

Web Comparison: Bernie Sanders vs. Hillary Clinton on Racism

Number of unique web pages at the campaign website discussing racism: 16 Number of unique web pages at the campaign website discussing racism: 4

Number of web pages at that make the subject of racism the centerpiece: 3 (link | link | link) Number of web pages at that make the […]

Moneyed, but Popular? Jeb Bush’s #RightToRise Hashtag Swamped by Hard Rock Band

Jeb Bush’s campaigns are gloating right now. Sure, Jeb Bush’s official campaign, which is limited to accepting only a few thousand dollars per donor, is doing poorly: it has raised just $11.4 million so far this year. But Jeb Bush’s shadow Super PAC campaign, with which it is in close coordination in possible violation of […]