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Category Archive for 'Power to the People'

UPDATE: Politico says they’re going to pick Blue Dog Jon Tester instead. He’s good on war stuff, conservative on others. Very good news, indeed: WASHINGTON — Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is under consideration for a leadership position in the Senate Democratic caucus, according to sources familiar with the negotiations. Senate Democrats will be holding their […]

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Link: BLITZER: Let me just ask you, I want to get your quick reaction to what we heard from speaker of the House, John Boehner. He was very blunt. He said if the president goes ahead and, through executive action, unilaterally, without going through Congress, tries to change the status of illegal immigrants here in […]

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Maybe we should all move to California! In a surprise victory, Tom Butt was elected Richmond Mayor tonight after a multimillion-dollar campaign by the Chevron Corporation failed to defeat Butt or elect a slate of candidates the giant oil company had supported. According to tallies as of Wednesday morning, Butt received 51.43 percent of votes, […]

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Another voter lets us know what he thinks of Mitch McConnell:

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I was telling Swamp Rabbit that the key to re-election of unpopular Republican incumbents such as Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett is to keep down the turnout among registered Democrats. That’s why the Republican Party, with help from the U.S. Supreme Court, is trying to impose restrictive voter ID laws in as many states as possible. […]

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Though it is not being reported much in the main stream news, a judge in Georgia on Monday said the court would not come to the aid of The New Georgia Project in reconciling the disappearance of over 40,000 (some even estimate 56,000) voter registrations from the Secretary of State Brian Kemp’s office. SOS Kemp […]

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Good. This must be driving those Dallas cops crazy: They call themselves the Huey P. Newton Gun Club, named after the co-founder of the Black Panther Party For Self Defense. Like the defunct organization which called for reform of community policing, demanding that police come from the neighborhoods they serve, the Huey P. Newton Gun […]

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I really want to vote for him: DURHAM, N.H. —People may be getting “ready for Hillary” and Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley may be sending staffers to the Granite State, but Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is just showing up. A lot. Sanders will be spending at least five days in the New Hampshire in October alone. […]

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David Dayen has a piece in the Financial Times that explains another reason Republicans want the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to fail: Because they can shut down bad banks in a way the Department of Justice can’t: After This American Life recently removed the mystery from the New York Federal Reserve’s cozy relationship with Goldman […]

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Bernie Sanders: “I go crazy with all these Democrats saying you have to go conservative to win, you have to go cautious to win. These damned consultants come in and say, ‘This is how you have to run,’ and it’s always the same: raise money, spend it on television, don’t say anything that will offend […]

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