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27 min ago | Daily World

Do endorsements help candidates?

The jury's out on whether political endorsements sway voters enough to compel a "yes" - but they can affect public opnion. Do endorsements help candidates? The jury's out on whether political endorsements sway voters enough to compel a "yes" - but they can affect public opnion.


Related Topix: US News, The Data Company, Law, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, US Politics, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Mary Landrieu, US Senate, Democrat, Lafayette, LA

5 hrs ago |

Why Republicans Should Never Play Nice with Democrats

Democrats routinely deride Republicans as extremists bent on coarsening the discourse. In January 2014, in the same interview in which he infamously claimed that ISIS was a "jayvee" team, President Obama blamed conservative media for polarizing the country: The issue has been the inability of my message to penetrate the Republican base so that they feel persuaded that I'm not the caricature that you see on Fox News or Rush Limbaugh, but I'm somebody who is interested in solving problems and is pretty practical, and that, actually, a lot of the things we've put in place worked better than people might think.


Related Topix: US News, Rush Limbaugh, US Politics, Nancy Pelosi, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Scott Walker, US Governors

15 hrs ago | Grist Magazine

This green Tea Party star is fighting for solar

Debbie Dooley is not a tree-hugger - in fact she bills herself as a radical right-wing grandmother, and she is a founding member of the national Tea Party and a leader of the Atlanta Tea Party. But Dooley is also an outspoken proponent of distributed solar generation and other forms of renewable distributed energy.


Related Topix: US News, Energy, Georgia Power

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Advocacy Group Shines Spotlight On Carolyn Cosby's Finances

A group formed to promote ethics in government is raising questions about the financial history of Carolyn Cosby, the independent candidate in the county commission chair race for the Nov. 4 general election, and whether that would negatively impact her ability to manage the county's ledger. Cherokee-based Conservatives For Ethical Government on Friday held a press conference in downtown Canton calling into question Cosby's ethical standards as well as her financial history.


Related Topix: Cherokee County, GA, Canton, GA, US News, Ball Ground, GA, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Redmond Reporter

Celis aligns himself with political heavyweights | The Petri Dish

Republican Pedro Celis needs a spark for his congressional campaign and hopes it will come from two men who helped a Tea Party-backed candidate unseat U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. Zachary Werrell and Gray Delany were the only paid staffers on the campaign team of Republican David Brat, who defeated Cantor in Virginia's June primary.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Suzan DelBene, Opinion

The Globe and Mail

Sarah Palin's family involved in Alaska brawl, witnesses say

Several witnesses said trouble started when Track Palin, Sarah Palin's son, confronted a former boyfriend of his sister Willow and a fight broke out Several witnesses said trouble started when Track Palin, Sarah Palin's son, confronted a former boyfriend of his sister Willow and a fight broke out It began as a birthday party that drew local snowmobile racers, construction workers and other long-time Alaskans last Saturday night. It turned into a brawl with members of Sarah Palin's family in the centre of it, according to witnesses.


Related Topix: US Governors, Sarah Palin, Alaska, Alaska Government, US News, Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US Senate

Daily Kos

"Freedom Partners" is hardly 'Free' -- Just ask Charles and David

Sorry Dr. Wehby -- most NW 'locals' are just not that into corporate carpet-baggers promoting their own agenda , in our state's Senate contest ... , confirmed Friday that it has canceled all the television ad time it had reserved in October to influence Oregon's U.S. Senate race. Freedom Partners ' nonprofit affiliate has strongly criticized incumbent Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley in TV ads throughout August, providing a big outside boost to the campaign of GOP challenger Monica Wehby .


Related Topix: TV Advertising, US Politics, US News, Senator Jeff Merkley, US Senate, Democrat

What Scott Brown must do to win in New Hampshire

After winning the 2010 special election for U.S. Senator in Massachusetts over Martha Coakley, Scott Brown was a political rock star almost instantly. For about 15 minutes.


Related Topix: Scott Brown, US News, US Senate, Republican, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Government, US Politics, Barack Obama, Abortion

Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Post-Journal, Jamestown New York

TEA Party Patriots To Meet Sept. 23

Jeff Piazza, Republican candidate for Chautauqua County Family Court judge, relayed his credentials to members.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama

CBS Local

Reality Check: Jeff Johnson And The Tea Party

"I'm a teacher, but I'm also a mom," said Laura Livermore, who is featured in one of the ads. "That's why I'm so worried about tea party Republican Jeff Johnson."


Related Topix: US News


A constitutional amendment to take Big Money out of politics dies quietly

This week the U.S. Senate considered a constitutional amendment that would have allowed Congress and state legislatures to limit the power of money in politics. The debate was not much covered in the media because the outcome was so predictable.


Related Topix: US News, Occupy Wall Street, US Supreme Court, ACLU

Tea Party Targets an Agency that Actually Reduces the Deficit

I'm a former newspaper and wire service reporter -- for USA Today and Scripps Howard News Service I'm also a speechwriter, at the U.S. State Department, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Investment Company Institute, and the Embassy of South Korea in Washington. I worked for the Korean Embassy while the Korean government was trying to win ratification of a free trade agreement with the U.S. I have been immersed in trade policy for years.


Related Topix: US News, Heritage Foundation, Charitable Organizations

Business Journal

Former Maricopa County prosecutor turned conservative talk show host sanctioned over investments

A former criminal prosecutor turned conservative talk show host and Tea Party advocate has been ordered by state regulators to pay $79,000 in restitution and fined $20,000 for selling unregistered investment contracts and then allegedly only investing half of investor funds. Shane Krauser previously worked for the Maricopa County Attorney's Office.


Related Topix: Maricopa County, AZ, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US News

The Progressive

James O'Keefe Cronies Unveiled in Attempted Sting on CMD

As Tea Party sentiment swept the country a few years ago, the media saw a new brood of young Republicans. Smooth and confident but also prone to anger and aggression, these budding " rock stars " of the movement held prominent positions in campus organizations bankrolled by the GOP.


Related Topix: US News, Gay/Lesbian, Liberal Political News

Daily Kos

Taxpayer March on Washington, 12 September 2009

Five years ago today, I wandered downtown along storied Pennsylvania Avenue to observe and document " the largest gathering of fiscal conservatives ever held in Washington, D.C., " the Freedom Works- and Heartland Institute-sponsored Taxpayer March on Washington , a.k.a. the 9/12 Tea Party . Follow me below the Great Orange Curlicue of Unconstitutional Fascist Dictatorship for a series of photographs from that event helpfully captioned and described, with a humble and timely rant on the subject of GOTV.


Related Topix: Pennsylvania, US News, US National Parks, Washington Monument, Liberal Political News

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Intermountain Jewish News

Jewish caucus in Congress shrinks

From 31 in 2009 to a likely 19 in January, the unofficial Jewish caucus in the US House of Representatives is shrinking fast. Jewish lawmakers have traditionally been the first stop for Jewish lobbyists seeking inroads for their issues, including Israel, the social safety net, and keeping church and state separate.


Related Topix: US News, Israel, World News, Middle East, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Henry Waxman, Democrat, Gary Ackerman, Nita Lowey


Case Regarding Photos Of Thad Cochran's Wife Presented To Grand Jury

U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran on June 22, 2014 in Gulfport, Mississippi. The case of the man accused of taking photos of Sen. Thad Cochran's wife in her nursing home room has been presented to a Mississippi grand jury, according to The Clarion-Ledger .


Related Topix: Thad Cochran, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Travis Childers, Democrat, Suicide, Representative Gabrielle Giffords

OP-ED | Tea Party Stress Test

Tip O'Neill, the former Speaker of the House of Representatives, said "all politics is local." In the locally oriented upcoming mid-term Senate and Congressional district elections, the Democratic Party is in danger of losing their majority in the Senate and continuing to be the minority party in the U.S. House of Representatives, after losing their majority in 2010.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Tea Party, US News, Immigration Reform, Eric Cantor, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Opinion

The Raw Story

Ted Cruz storms offstage after getting booed by Christian group he insulted

Sen. Ted Cruz was booed offstage Wednesday night by a crowd of Middle Eastern Christians after he told the crowd they had "no greater ally than Israel." The Tea Party conservative was the keynote speaker at a sold-out gala for the recently founded In Defense of Christians, a Washington-based nonprofit that highlights persecution of Christians in the Middle East.


Related Topix: Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Israel, World News, Middle East, Pop/Rock, The Tea Party

Burnt Orange Report

Koch Brothers' Americans For Prosperity Seek To Kill Rail Proposals In Austin And San Antonio

The right wing billionaire oil tycoons the Koch Brothers are turning their sights on Central Texas to attack local rail propositions. The family is infamous for dumping 10s of millions of dollars into Tea Party candidates and causes around the country including over $100,000 so far to Greg Abbott -- much of which came in the wake of his decision to allow companies to not disclose where they store harmful chemicals.


Related Topix: US News, Liberal Political News