Elections

Election irregularities crop up on eve of GOP runoff in Mississippi

By   /  June 24, 2014  /  Mississippi, State Elections, Transparency, U.S. Senate, Voter Fraud, Voter Registration  /  No Comments

WELCOME, WHERE'S YOUR MONEY: Thoroughfares, including Interstate 20, i-59 and I-10 in Mississippi could have toll booths if a White House transportation bill passes, opening the way for tolls on America's interstates.

By Steve Wilson | Mississippi Watchdog
According to a pair of advocacy organizations for free and fair elections, Tuesday’s U.S. Senate GOP runoff in Mississippi might not meet that ideal.
The American Civil Rights Union has sent warning letters to five Mississippi counties — Clarke, Humphreys, LeFlore, Madison and Noxubee — to purge their voter rolls of ineligible voters or face [...]

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For Dems, ‘welfare reform’ wasn’t always an untouchable phrase

By   /  June 12, 2014  /  News, State Government, Virginia  /  No Comments

CHANGING TIMES, PLACES: Once upon a time, in a land not too far away, Democrat Don Beyer pushed welfare reform legislation.

“Welfare reform” hasn’t always been an untouchable phrase in the Democratic Party. In fact, the presumptive next congressman of the 8th District, considered one of the most securely Democratic districts in the nation, helped author Virginia’s first welfare reform legislation.

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PA’s closed primary system shuts out independent voters

By   /  May 20, 2014  /  Elections, Issues, News, Pennsylvania, State Government  /  No Comments

NOT ALL WELCOME: Political parties have the right to limit who participates in their primaries, but everyone helps to foot the $20 million bill.

By Eric Boehm | Watchdog.org
Voters are heading to the polls in Pennsylvania.
Well, actually, only voters who are registered with political parties who have races on the ballot are welcome at the polls Tuesday — in other words, just Democrats and Republicans — because of Pennsylvania’s closed primary system.
Pennsylvania’s system means voters who are registered with third parties, [...]

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Bucking national trend, Schwartz bets big on her backing of Obamacare

By   /  April 22, 2014  /  Elections, Federal Government, Health Care, Issues, News, Pennsylvania, Politics & Elections, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

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By Eric Boehm | PA Independent
In a new campaign ad, U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz touts her role in passing the Affordable Care Act and promises to accept federal cash for Medicaid expansion if she is elected Pennsylvania’s governor.
The ad, which began airing today across Pennsylvania, bucks the national trend of Democrats running away from the Affordable Care [...]

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Conservative challenger to Corbett remains on ballot after legal challenge

By   /  April 16, 2014  /  Elections, Issues, News, Pennsylvania, State Government, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

VICTORY....FOR NOW: Bob Guzzardi, a Republican activist from Montgomery County, survived a legal challenge and will remain on Pennsylvania's primary election ballot. But a second challenge might soon follow.

Bob Guzzardi, the conservative Republican activist who is challenging incumbent Gov. Tom Corbett in next month’s primary election, on Tuesday won the right to remain on the ballot.

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Congressman says he wants NSA reforms, but gets most cash from intel contractors

By   /  March 26, 2014  /  Accountability, Congress, Federal Government, National, News, U.S. House, U.S. House of Represenatives, U.S. Senate  /  No Comments

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By Eric Boehm | Watchdog.org

One of the two representatives pushing a new bill to supposedly rein-in America’s overzealous electronic spooks has received more campaign contributions from intelligence contractors than any other member of Congress.

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