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  • Amid hacking fears, key caucus states to use app for results

    01/18/2020 7:07:49 PM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Chron ^ | 1/18/20 | RYAN J. FOLEY, CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY
    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Two of the first three states to vote in the Democratic presidential race will use new mobile apps to gather results from thousands of caucus sites - technology intended to make counting easier but that raises concerns of hacking or glitches. Democratic Party activists in Iowa and Nevada will use programs downloaded to their personal phones to report the results of caucus gatherings to the state headquarters. That data will then be used to announce the unofficial winners. Paper records will later be used to certify the results. The party is moving ahead with the...
  • ‘Authority and power’: Ilhan Omar and AOC plan to make Progressive Caucus a ‘new kind of centrism’

    01/02/2020 4:32:15 PM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/02/20 | Spencer Neale
    **SNIP** Reps. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York have promoted "Medicare for all," a federal $15 minimum wage, and social justice issues as cornerstones of a policy platform that helped elect both House Democrats in 2018. “We have the support of the majority of the public for the policies that we advocate for. And so we have to speak from a place of authority and power,” Omar told BuzzFeed. **SNIP** The Congressional Progressive Caucus co-chairwoman, Rep. Pramila Jayapal of Washington, who referred to Trump as a "combative racist" in 2019, said, "progressives are just the first...
  • ‘Are you ready?’: Pelosi preps Democrats for next steps on impeachment

    12/04/2019 7:33:24 PM PST · by Libloather · 33 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/04/19 | SARAH FERRIS, HEATHER CAYGLE
    Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday held a special closed-door huddle with her caucus to discuss impeachment, one day after Democrats unveiled a damning report on President Donald Trump's role in the Ukraine scandal that could lead to a vote to oust the president by year’s end. In a sign of the moment’s gravity, Pelosi and her leadership team ensured that the members-only gathering was tightly controlled, even more so than Democrats’ weekly caucus meetings. Lawmakers were not allowed to bring phones and a sign on the door read “no entrance” to keep out all staff, even senior aides who regularly...
  • Iowa Republican leaders: Iowans sticking to Trump despite not canceling caucus

    09/11/2019 11:04:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Daily Iowan ^ | September 12, 2019 | Caleb McCullough, Politics Reporter
    The Iowa Republican Party is holding onto plans to have its traditional straw poll at the caucus in February to decide the Republican nominee in the bid for the White House. Still, local party leaders maintain that the party firmly supports President Trump. Muscatine County Republican chair Fred Grunder said the party is behind Trump, but there is likely to be a small number of protest votes at the caucus in 2020. “There are some people that I think they’re just trying to make a statement more than anything else,” he said. “If there’s 500 people that are at our...
  • Iowa Democratic Party to explore 'alternatives' after DNC opposes virtual caucuses

    08/30/2019 1:01:27 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 2 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/30/19 | Tal Axelrod
    The Iowa Democratic Party announced Friday it will explore alternative formats for the state’s all-important 2020 caucus amid reports that the Democratic National Committee (DNC) intends to scrap plans to hold the nominating contest virtually. “Regardless of today’s news, we remain confident the 2020 Iowa Caucuses will be our best yet, and set the standard for years to come,” Iowa Democratic Party Chair Troy Price said in a statement. “While only five months remain before the caucuses, we will explore what alternatives may exist to securely increase accessibility from previous years given the time allowed.” Iowa Democrats have been seeking...
  • Virginia Legislative Black Caucus calls on Fairfax to step down

    02/09/2019 3:33:40 AM PST · by Libloather · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/08/19 | TAL AXELROD
    The Virginia Legislative Black Caucus (VLBC) called on Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax (D) to resign Friday after a second woman came forward to accuse him of sexual assault. The group of state legislators had initially refrained from calling for the lieutenant governor to step aside this week, but issued the statement Friday night amid mounting calls for him to resign after a woman accused him of rape. “In light of the most recent sexual assault allegations against Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax, the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus believes it is best for Lt. Governor Fairfax to step down from his position,"...
  • Black Caucus huddles as talk of term limits heats up (Pelosi's white privilege)

    12/11/2018 6:18:17 AM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    The Hill via MSN ^ | 12/10/18 | Mike Lillis, Scott Wong
    Leaders of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) huddled Monday night in the Capitol as the push for term limits for committee chairmanships and leadership spots heats up among House Democrats. A number of senior CBC members are in line to take committee gavels next Congress and the group has quickly rallied against the notion that gavels would be term-limited just as they're about to ascend to those chairmanship seats. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who's seeking another stint as House Speaker, has been in talks with members of a small group of anti-Pelosi insurgents about adopting a cap on the number...
  • Abuse of Caucus [whiner's caucus]

    02/22/2011 2:53:04 PM PST · by Natural Law · 656 replies
    Self | 22 Feb 2011 | Natural Law
    An alarming trend is developing in the Free Republic Religion Forum in which a caucus identifier is being claimed for non-existent or impossibly defined groups. With the caucuses being self defined we see nonsense like the Sola Scriptura Caucus. Of course it doesn’t mean all Scripture, only the thread initiators or Forum Moderators definition of Scripture. Jews who believe in the Scripture of the Old Testament are excluded. Mormons, Seventh Day Adventists, and Jehovah’s Witnesses are excluded even though they believe in the sufficiency of their own versions of Scripture. The not so transparent purpose of these faux caucuses is...
  • Ocasio-Cortez Meets With Progressive Caucus Lawmakers in DC

    07/29/2018 1:58:38 PM PDT · by Libloather · 39 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 7/25/18 | Joe Crowe
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who scored an upset victory in a congressional primary over Rep. Joseph Crowley, D-N.Y., in June, visited lawmakers in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday **SNIP** The candidate held separate meetings with Reps. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., and Mark Pocan, D-Wis., and had lunch with Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., the report said. Ocasio-Cortez said that her visit was designed to "get the lay of the land" in Washington. She is widely expected to win in her heavily Democratic New York district in the November election, the report said. She is on board to "translating" her win to help other Democrats around...
  • Sexual harassment standard different for Congress, SC’s Clyburn suggests

    11/29/2017 4:29:33 PM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 26 replies
    The State ^ | NOVEMBER 29, 2017 | NOAH FEIT
    A flippant response the Columbia Democrat made to reporters while walking in the Capitol is drawing the ire of many. When asked about sexual harassment allegations against colleague Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), Clyburn seemed to suggest elected officials should be held to a different standard than other public figures.
  • Congressional Hispanic Caucus Will Not Allow a Hispanic Republican to Join

    11/17/2017 6:10:57 AM PST · by AT7Saluki · 18 replies
    NTK Network ^ | 11/16 | Staff
    The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) has officially rejected Republican Rep. Carlos Curbelo’s (R-FL) request to join the Caucus, claiming that Curbelo and his record are not consistent with the Caucus’s values. However, Curbelo’s record tells a different story.
  • Join the State Legislators Article V Caucus

    10/04/2017 10:54:06 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 3 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | October 4th 2017 | Rodney Dodsworth
    I’ve found the State Legislators Article V Caucus website to be an invaluable resource for keeping up with the latest goings-on in the Article V Convention of States movement. Anyone can join. Members receive a monthly email with links to timely articles on the progress of Article V across the states. Features from the October issue: • Phoenix Convention September 12th – 15th. Nineteen states sent delegates to develop parliamentary rules for a future Balanced Budget Amendment (BBA) Article V COS. View the rules package here. • Phoenix Convention Drew Considerable Media Attention. US News & World Report and the...
  • Freedom Caucus drives dagger into heart of young Trump Presidency

    03/25/2017 9:05:20 AM PDT · by ShivaFan · 210 replies
    FOXNEWS Opinion Section: Elizabeth Peek ^ | March 24, 2017 | Elizabeth Peek
    It is hard to overestimate the damage the Freedom Caucus has done to the fledgling presidency of Donald Trump, and to the country. By blocking the American Health Care Act of 2017, the conservative group has guaranteed that Americans will struggle forward under the burden of Obamacare. In the next few months insurers will announce their premium hikes for the coming year; chances are, given the continuing withdrawal of major companies from the marketplaces and the ongoing failure of the bill to attract enough young and healthy participants, the new rates will not be pretty. Last year premiums went up...
  • Freedom Caucus Chair Meadows: Replacement Sets ‘New Entitlement, Keeps Some Taxes...

    03/07/2017 4:29:47 AM PST · by davikkm · 16 replies
    breitbart ^ | IAN HANCHETT
    On Monday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” House Freedom Caucus Chairman Representative Mark Meadows (R-NC) stated that the GOP’s Obamacare replacement “sets a new entitlement, keeps some taxes, doesn’t repeal all of Obamacare.” Meadows said that some progress has been made on the bill, and “I’d be remiss if I didn’t acknowledge the fact that some of the taxes that were in the initial version have been eliminated, and so, we can applaud that.” He added that “we don’t really get rid of the Cadillac tax altogether. It’s still in there, it just comes back in in eight...
  • Second Amendment Caucus

    12/20/2016 10:16:51 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/20/16 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    In addition to pushing a pro-gun, pro-Second Amendment agenda From an originalist view of the United States Constitution, every federal gun law is unconstitutional. If there needs to be protections like background checks and laws asserting any regulations, that must happen at the State level. That is not to say the States have the authority to betray our right to keep and bear arms. Our right to our guns is an inherent right, a natural right that belongs to us no matter what. However, we must also remember that regarding our rights, while it is a no-no for the federal...
  • The Treason of the Congressional Central America Caucus

    07/30/2016 4:07:27 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/30/16 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    To pick and choose which laws to follow, or to ignore the Constitutional authorities given to the federal government and to refuse to protect this nation against invasion is, in a word, irresponsible - and in some circles may be considered treasonous On the website of Norma Torres, a Democrat member of the United States Congress from Southern California, is an article bragging about the Congressional Central America Caucus meeting with Juan Orlando Hernandez, the President of Honduras. The purpose of the meeting is to followup regarding a letter signed by 77 other Members of Congress calling on President Obama...
  • Democratic Delegates Outraged Chick-Fil-A Served At DNC

    07/28/2016 5:02:06 AM PDT · by orchestra · 51 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/27/2016 | Casey Harper
    Chick-Fil-A sandwiches abound at the Democratic National Convention, and some of the delegates aren’t happy about it. Conference attendees can buy Chick-Fil-A sandwiches both inside and outside the convention arena. Joe Sacco, a Democratic delegate from Nevada who supports Senator Bernie Sanders and attended the LGBT caucus, told The Daily Caller News Foundation he’s unhappy Chick-Fil-A is being served.
  • Former D.C. Congressman Fauntroy arrested, jailed on return to U.S. from Dubai

    06/28/2016 2:43:10 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 24 replies
    Former D.C. Congressman Walter Fauntroy, 83, is back in the U.S. after several years absence and, according to his attorney, he is in jail in Loudoun County, Va. Attorney Johnny Barnes said Fauntroy was arrested at Dulles Airport in Loudoun County Monday morning on his return from Dubai on an "unexpected" warrant from Prince George's County, Md. It involved Fauntroy's failure to appear in a court case in 2011 on allegations of fraud involving a 2009 Obama inauguration party that never took place.
  • Free Republic Caucus 2016 04/28 (100th & Last Day)

    04/27/2016 8:59:57 PM PDT · by DoughtyOne · 267 replies
    My own workup | 04/28/2016 | DoughtyOne / for Free Republic
    Welcome to the Free Republic CaucusPlease read the rules, and participate according to the guidelines provided.  Thank you. REMEMBER:  To find the Free Republic Caucus thread for the day, search by title, "caucus". The Indiana Primary (57) will take place in five days. Only vote on this thread on: 04/28/2016.  This the 100th and last day of the Free Republic Caucus. Thank you for your participation. Wait to vote until 12:00 midnight EST, and don't vote after 12:00 midnight EST at the at the end of the day.  Look for the new thread. Votes outside the 24 hour period, will not be...
  • Presidential primary proposal clears 1st hurdle in Colorado legislature

    04/27/2016 2:26:08 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 16 replies Channel 13 ^ | April 25,2016
    A plan to return Colorado to a presidential preference primary has cleared its first hurdle at the state Legislature. A House committee voted 5-4 Monday to set up a primary vote for 2020. Unaffiliated voters could choose to vote in a party's primary as long as they indicate a preference, which would then be scrubbed after the vote. That falls short of a truly open primary, in which voters could cast ballots in whichever party they choose, without indicating a party preference. Colorado has more unaffiliated voters than voters registered with either party. Legislative analysts have said a primary vote...