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Category Archive for 'Politics As Usual'

Scott Walker must really be desperate: Two former high-level executives of Trek Bicycle claim that Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke was forced out as head of European operations for her family’s business 21 years ago — an allegation that Burke and the company denied, labeling it a last-minute smear campaign. “I’m not saying she was […]

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Seriously, they’re just finding this out? People in the media must not know any normal working people: A year-long investigation by NBC Bay Area’s Investigative Unit and The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) raises questions about a well-known visa program setup to recruit foreign workers to the US: Is it indentured servitude in the high […]

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He only cares what you think if you’re a major contributor, silly! New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie practically dared a nurse to sue him for quarantining her even after she tested negative for Ebola. “Whatever. Get in line,” the brash Republican said Tuesday during a campaign stop in Rhode Island. “I’ve been sued lots of […]

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Wow, this sounds like the same corporate stance the shitty Journal-Register chain I once worked for had. The ed board was told they had to endorse Bush — “or no one.” Personally, I have never seen an election swayed by an endorsement, but they sure do look persuasive in those TV ads, right? This is […]

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Uh oh

I’m not liking the sound of this: There is good reason to be concerned that some independents, led by Maine Senator Angus King, could use their newfound authority in a closely divided Senate to promote the sort of “grand bargain” that has long threatened Social Security as we know it. With the 2014 Senate competition […]

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Out of gas

The plan to sell off our public utility is dead: PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia City Council members are effectively killing the proposed sale of the city’s gas utility to a Connecticut firm. The deal required City Council approval. But Council President Darrell Clarke says there was “no appetite” for the proposed $1.86 billion sale of […]

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Oh yay

Feel the excitement! Jeb Bush’s son said it’s “more than likely” his dad will run for president in 2016 in an interview that aired Sunday. George P. Bush, Jeb Bush’s eldest son, was interviewed by ABC News. The younger Bush is knee-deep in his own campaign this year, running for Texas land commissioner. ABC’s Jon […]

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But isn’t this why we have a 4th Amendment? And didn’t we fight a revolution to stop crap like this? ARNOLDS PARK, Iowa — For almost 40 years, Carole Hinders has dished out Mexican specialties at her modest cash-only restaurant. For just as long, she deposited the earnings at a small bank branch a block […]

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Mitch is going down

Good news, people! Click here to donate: WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are reversing course and putting campaign cash behind Alison Lundergan Grimes and her bid to oust Republican Mitch McConnell. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee on Wednesday said it has asked stations in Kentucky to set aside $650,000 in ad time to help Grimes. […]

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Well, there you have it: A prominent Republican admitting the GOP needs to control voting machines — er, “mechanisms” to win! Chris Christie spells out the consequences of putting Democrats in the governors’ mansions: Accurate vote counts. Governor Christie pushed further into the contentious debate over voting rights than ever before, saying Tuesday that Republicans […]

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