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In the early 1950s, President Eisenhower needed to nominate a new Chief Justice. His attention ultimately centered on the three-term governor of California, Earl Warren. Warren, the more ...
by dwconroy2012
Comment Count 13 comments on Sun Jan 25, 2015 at 08:13 AM PST with 9 Recommends
The spectacular intrusion of special interests into the passage of the $1.1 trillion government spending bill on December 13, 2014 was breathtaking as bankers and lobbyists whipped the vote by ...
by Letsgetitdone
Comment Count 9 comments on Wed Dec 17, 2014 at 08:52 PM PST with 4 Recommends
President Barack Obama has officially announced that he would sign the CRomnibus bill , which contains a ton of Republican-backed special interest riders that, among other things, makes it easier ...
by DownstateDemocrat
Comment Count 740 comments on Thu Dec 11, 2014 at 10:17 AM PST with 256 Recommends
Last week, the largest national consumer legal funding company, Oasis Legal Finance, announced that it is leaving Tennessee in what is expected to be an exodus of all the national consumer legal ...
by FreeMarkets
Comment Count 11 comments on Mon Jul 07, 2014 at 07:07 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
Big Business and Big Insurance have not been shy about moving the ball in Louisiana to limit their exposure to litigation and claims for wrong doing in Louisiana. And making the right campaign ...
by FreeMarkets
Comment Count 4 comments on Tue Jun 24, 2014 at 03:33 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
Nothing fuels the mind's eye, like the ripping anguish of such sudden personal loss ... [...] "We're all proud to be Americans. But what kind of message does it send to the world when we have such ...
by jamess
Comment Count 38 comments on Mon May 26, 2014 at 01:52 PM PDT with 24 Recommends
Just saw this on FTN -- this was stone cold sober in its seriousness. Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, just told Bob Schieffer on CBS's Face the Nation this: [...] “We need to make the ...
by jamess
Comment Count 12 comments on Sun May 18, 2014 at 09:06 AM PDT with 22 Recommends
A cornerstone of the U.S. Chamber's tort reform movement is to allow companies to force consumers into arbitration and waive their rights to a jury trial. This tort "remedy" apparently unclogs the ...
by FreeMarkets
Comment Count 5 comments on Thu Apr 24, 2014 at 05:28 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
From a press release by the American Motorcyclist Association AMA supporter Tom Petri to retire from Congress Wisconsin representative has served since 1979 PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- U.S. Rep. Tom ...
by la motocycliste
Comment Count 8 comments on Tue Apr 15, 2014 at 02:10 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
In the Tennessee Chamber and NFIB led push to ban lawsuit lending in Tennessee, debate occurring in the Tennessee on January 28th, a true to her principals free market republican said something ...
by FreeMarkets
Comment Count 1 comments on Thu Feb 06, 2014 at 10:43 AM PST with 0 Recommends
Were a polarized country. More so every year, for a wide variety of reasons. It's hard enough to get a "simple majority" on most issues, let alone a "filibuster-proof majority" (60%) on almost ...
by jamess
Comment Count 74 comments on Wed Dec 11, 2013 at 07:01 PM PST with 185 Recommends
The House passed a patent reform bill, called the Innovation Act, with a strong bipartisan majority of 325 to 91 . 195 Republicans and 130 Democrats supported it. 27 Republicans and 64 Democrats ...
by Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees
Comment Count 15 comments on Sat Dec 07, 2013 at 06:21 AM PST with 12 Recommends
In the teapub world, especially this tea party mentality of 'self sufficiency' and private for profit can do better, think war contractors that were the 'only ones in the world that could do', of ...
by jimstaro
Comment Count 6 comments on Wed Oct 23, 2013 at 06:17 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
Syria Video Turns the Debate on U.S. Intervention by Lloyd Grove Sep 6, 2013 The Daily Beast. The "rebels," or the "good guys," as our government likes to call them, have a tiresome habit of ...
by CIndyCasella
Comment Count 25 comments on Sat Sep 07, 2013 at 07:22 AM PDT with 26 Recommends
Received this e-mail today from Senator Kay Hagan (D. NC) regarding Citizens United:
by poopdogcomedy
Comment Count 5 comments on Sat Aug 24, 2013 at 09:34 AM PDT with 9 Recommends
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light,
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 2 comments on Wed Jul 17, 2013 at 03:27 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
In my 33 year and counting career in politics, I have done my share of both candidate campaigning and issue campaigning. In the last 15 years or so, frankly, I have been more inclined to spend most ...
by Michael Lux
Comment Count 6 comments on Fri May 17, 2013 at 07:18 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
So let me get this straight . . . EVERY Republican is insisting we MUST have thorough background checks and ID of all voters or else they might vote in a way that is dangerous to freedom (for ...
by MinistryOfTruth
Comment Count 116 comments on Thu Apr 18, 2013 at 11:24 AM PDT with 274 Recommends
All polls show that members of Congress are indeed voting on issues that are most favorable to their wealthiest campaigns contributors, and are ignoring most other opinions of the majority of their ...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 13 comments on Sat Mar 30, 2013 at 02:14 PM PDT with 9 Recommends
An audit released today shows that special interests are footing the bill for booze, food, and parties for the Missouri Senate and the expenditures do not show up in the disclosure forms of any ...
by rturner229
Comment Count 3 comments on Fri Mar 22, 2013 at 08:26 PM PDT with 9 Recommends