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  • Ann Arbor Schools Bargains Over 'Prohibited Subject'

    09/19/2014 11:03:22 AM PDT · by MichCapCon
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 9/16/2014 | Tom Gantert
    Ann Arbor Public Schools three months ago negotiated a tentative agreement with its teachers union to provide “merit pay” of just $150 annually to educators who receive a “highly effective” rating. Under a law passed in 2011, however, merit pay is considered a “prohibited subject” for collective bargaining purposes. Yet Liz Margolis, spokeswoman for Ann Arbor Public Schools, claims that the district didn’t violate the law because choosing whether to negotiate over the issue remained under the “sole authority” of the school board. Margolis said parties can discuss prohibited subjects, but the union can’t require bargaining on it. But according...
  • Ex-Grassley aide David Young is GOP's candidate in Iowa's 3rd District

    After spending much of the day at the back of the pack, David Young of Van Meter was chosen Saturday by Iowa Republicans as their candidate for Iowa’s 3rd District House seat. “I’m so humbled by your support,” said Young, a former aide to U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley. “But the work has just begun.” At a special convention in Urbandale, GOP delegates from across the district selected Young from a field of six candidates. None of the six received the required 35 percent in the June 3 primary, so the convention was needed.
  • Feb 15, 2014: Immigration question for Arkansas Candidates

    05/13/2014 11:03:23 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    Youtube ^ | Feb 15, 2014 | keeparkansaslegal
    The Faulkner County Republican Party held a debate for the Arkansas 2nd Congressional District in Conway. The Candidates were State Representative Ann Clemmer, Colonel Conrad Reynolds, and Businessman French Hill. The last question in the debate was about immigration and was directed to French Hill. Hill was given 3 minutes for drawing the question, while the other 2 candidates were given a 1 minute response. The question regarding immigration and the responses of all 3 candidates is in this video.
  • Conservative Activists Boo Eric Cantor Over Support for Amnesty; Boot His Ally From Virginia GOP

    05/11/2014 5:45:02 PM PDT · by AuditTheFed · 23 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 05-11-2014 | Brian Hayes
    by Brian Hayes | Top Right NewsFurious over his support for amnesty for illegal aliens, conservative activists gave Rep. Eric Cantor a rough "welcome" in his own district -- sending a message that the House GOP leadership would be wise to heed before they hand Barack Obama a victory on "immigration reform". Cantor (R-Va.), the House Majority Leader was "heckled and booed" by conservatives and Tea Party activists at the 7th Congressional District Convention held in Richmond Saturday.  — and that wasn’t even the worst of it.
  • Little Rock school district will now make teachers wear underwear

    09/07/2013 5:27:09 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 80 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 6, 2013
    The school district in Little Rock, Ark. has announced plans for a dress code that will require teachers to wear underwear. Every single day. Female teachers will have to wear bras, too. An Aug. 29 letter from the Little Rock School District’s Office of the Superintendent to all employees explains that the dress code will officially go into effect in the fall of 2014. “Foundational garments shall be worn and not visible with respect to color, style, and/or fabric,” the letter reads. “No see-through or sheer clothing shall be allowed, and no skin shall be visible between pants/trousers, skirts, and...
  • It's come to this: High-school freshman suspended for having a picture of a gun

    02/02/2013 2:03:01 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/02/2013 | Eric Owens
    Yet another student has been suspended for having something that represents a gun, but isn’t actually anything like a real gun. This time, Daniel McClaine, Jr., a freshman at Poston Butte High School in Tan Valley, Arizona, made the mistake of setting a picture of a gun as the desktop background on his school-issued computer. The picture shows an AK-47 lying on a flag, reports KNXV-TV. The gun isn’t his, McClaine assured the ABC affiliate in Phoenix. He found it on the Internet and liked it, partly because he is interested in serving in the military after graduation. A teacher...
  • Awarding Electoral Votes by Congressional District (vanity)

    11/21/2012 5:49:15 PM PST · by ReaganÜberAlles · 41 replies
    11/21/2012 | self
    I propose that we award Electoral Votes by Congressional District with the winner of each state receiving two additional EVs. As can be seen at the links below this change would negate the Liberals advantage in CA & NY (where more than Obama's ENTIRE pop vote margin came from in 2012) and would have resulted in McCain beating Obama in 2008 and Romney winning in 2012. http://www.polidata.org/prcd/ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS/index.html Thoughts?
  • Tungsten-Filled 10 Oz Gold Bar Found In The Middle Of Manhattan's Jewelry District

    09/18/2012 7:08:59 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 95 replies
    It is one thing for tungsten-filled gold bars to appear in the UK, or in Germany: after all out of sight, and across the Atlantic, certainly must mean out of mind, and out of the safe. However, when a 10 ounce 999.9 gold bar bearing the stamp of the reputable Swiss Produits Artistiques Métaux Précieux (PAMP, with owner MTP) and a serial number (serial #038892, likely rehypothecated in at least 10 gold ETFs across the world but that's a different story), mysteriously emerges in the heart of the world's jewerly district located on 47th street in Manhattan, things get real...
  • Vote For Mike Brucia in Texas Republican District 64 Race

    05/25/2012 5:11:49 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 21 replies
    Dallas Biff | 5-25-2012 | Dallas Biff
    For the citizens of Denton County Texas, District 64, in the Republican Primary this Tuesday, May 29, Vote for Mike Brucia, the only true conservative, constitutional, Republican candidate.......whereas his opponent may have a {R} by her name but she's just as liberal as Boxer, Feinstein, Pelosi & Wasserman-Schultz!
  • Patrick Murphy follows Allen West to 'safer' district, still offers no apology

    02/08/2012 10:29:38 AM PST · by T.O.K. · 5 replies
    BizPacReview.com ^ | February 8, 2012 | Michele Kirk
    Democratic congressional candidate Patrick Murphy announced today that he will follow Allen West to the newly proposed District 18 to continue his campaign against him. The move comes after publically calling West a coward for leaving the district to run in a more favorable one. It seems that Murphy will be doing exactly that, with the blessing of popular Democratic leaders. He has yet to apologize to West for his remark.
  • Patrick Murphy follows Allen West to 'safer' district, still offers no apology

    02/08/2012 10:29:25 AM PST · by T.O.K. · 2 replies
    BizPacReview.com ^ | February 8, 2012 | Michele Kirk
    Democratic congressional candidate Patrick Murphy announced today that he will follow Allen West to the newly proposed District 18 to continue his campaign against him. The move comes after publically calling West a coward for leaving the district to run in a more favorable one. It seems that Murphy will be doing exactly that, with the blessing of popular Democratic leaders. He has yet to apologize to West for his remark.
  • Richard Lugar doesn’t live here anymore

    02/01/2012 5:47:46 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 37 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2-1-12 | Will Rahn
    Indiana Republican Sen. Richard Lugar is running for re-election in a state he has not lived in for over 30 years. Lugar sold his home at 3200 Highwoods Court in Indianapolis shortly after first assuming office in 1977. But due to a loophole in Indiana law, both he and his wife Charlene Lugar are still registered to vote at that address. Greg Wright, an Indiana tea party member and certified fraud examiner, told The Daily Caller that he has been investigating Lugar’s residency situation “for a few weeks” and has not been paid for his efforts. He just heard one...
  • APNewsBreak: [AZ Gov Jan] Brewer's case against feds dismissed

    10/21/2011 5:13:13 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Friday, October 21, 2011 7:27 PM EDT | JACQUES BILLEAUD
    PHOENIX (AP) — A federal judge Friday dismissed Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's lawsuit that accused the Obama administration of failing to enforce immigration laws or maintain control of her state's border with Mexico. The dismissal by U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton comes in a counter-lawsuit filed by Brewer as part of the Justice Department's challenge to Arizona's controversial immigration enforcement law. The Republican governor was seeking a court order that would require the federal government to take extra steps, such as more border fencing, to protect Arizona until the border is controlled. Bolton said Brewer's claim that Washington has failed...
  • One Georgia School District Pulls Islamic Pro-Misogyny Lessons But What About The Antisemitic,

    09/26/2011 8:58:48 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 9/26/11 | Pamela Geller
    UPDATE: The Georgia school teaching Islamic misogyny is a positive light is scrubbing the links from the web (like they did with the Rick Perry curriculum.) Here is the lesson that was taken down. Here is the cache. Page not found_1317048602078 The Georgia lesson plan for children I reported on here, s hosted on a public school district's official website. http://schoolwires.henry.k12.ga.us/437720430143529100/lib/437720430143529100/My_Name_is_Ahlima.pdf has been removed. If you see something, screen grab it.
  • New Jersey School District Yanks Lesbian Sex Book From Required Summer Reading List

    08/23/2011 1:46:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies · 21+ views
    Fox News ^ | 8/23/11 | Todd Starnes
    A New Jersey school district has apologized to parents after requiring high school students to read books that include graphic depictions of lesbian sex and a homosexual orgy. “Some of the language is inappropriate,” said Chuck Earling, superintendent of Monroe Township Schools in Williamstown, N.J. “We were not trying to create controversy. We were just trying to get students to read.”
  • District Voters Don’t Sugarcoat It: They Want Weiner Out (embattled pervert not welcome)

    06/08/2011 5:19:02 AM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 6/07/11
    District Voters Don’t Sugarcoat It: They Want Weiner OutCBS 2's Unscientific Poll Reveals Embattled Congressman Not Welcome June 7, 2011 9:20 PM NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Congressman Anthony Weiner’s district encompasses a huge part of Brooklyn and Queens. Several of the city’s iconic neighborhoods are inside his district. CBS 2′s Pablo Guzman went to each borough on Tuesday and found voters are not happy about the “Weiner-gate” scandal. “He should go, absolutely. Absolutely. He don’t belong in public office,” one woman from Woodhaven said. Over in Howard Beach, Brooklyn, Gail Gisehaltz said, “We all believed in him. And if a...
  • Virginia black caucus pushes for second minority district (Can you find the racism?)

    03/23/2011 7:26:42 PM PDT · by Libloather · 41 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/22/11 | David Sherfinski
    Va. black caucus pushes for second minority districtBy: David Sherfinski 03/22/11 8:05 PM The Virginia Legislative Black Caucus wants the state to draw a second high-percentage minority congressional district -- a move that could throw a proposal to protect all 11 House incumbents into chaos. There is currently one majority-black congressional district in Virginia -- the 3rd District, held by Democratic Rep. Bobby Scott -- that encompasses part of Richmond and runs down into Hampton Roads. For a state with a 20 percent black population to have one black member of Congress is "not representative," said state Sen. Mamie Locke,...
  • Three high school district parents contend textbook ‘romanticizes’ history of Islam

    02/11/2011 10:53:34 AM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Carmel Valley News ^ | 2/11/11 | Joe Tash
    Three North County residents contend a textbook used to teach seventh-graders about the Islamic religion in the San Dieguito Union High School District “romanticizes” the history of the religion, and they want the district to use supplemental information to provide what they say would be a more balanced view. Michael Hayutin and Linda Sax, both of Carmel Valley, and James Freedman of Rancho Peñasquitos presented their findings in a 21-page report to the school district’s board of trustees at a meeting last
  • Texas School District Backs Off Mandatory Arabic Classes

    02/08/2011 4:16:03 PM PST · by Nachum · 54 replies · 1+ views
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 2/8/11 | Pamela Gellar
    Good job, freedom lovers. You fought back against mandatory Arabic Classes in Public School in Texas. "It shows how we mischaracterized, we willfully misunderstand Islam. Yes, on the face of it, yes, Arabic is a language. In a sense there would be no difference between opening a foreign language school -- a Spanish language school or a french language school -- but in fact Arabic is more than a language. It is explicated the language of Islam, so in that sense it is part of the Islamic religious imperial project. Radical Islam advances through the Arabic language. And you go...
  • On the Northern District Court in Florida’s Affordable Care Act Ruling

    01/31/2011 2:20:27 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    usdoj ^ | 1/31/11 | dept. of justice
    Following the ruling today out of the Northern District Court in Florida on the Affordable Care Act, Tracy Schmaler, Deputy Director of the Office of Public Affairs released the following statement: Home » Briefing Room » The Justice Blog Printer Friendly Icon Printer Friendly The Justice Blog On the Northern District Court in Florida’s Affordable Care Act Ruling January 31st, 2011 Posted by Tracy Russo Following the ruling today out of the Northern District Court in Florida on the Affordable Care Act, Tracy Schmaler, Deputy Director of the Office of Public Affairs released the following statement: “The department intends to...
  • Speculation-VANITY--Why shooter chose Rep. Giffords

    01/10/2011 2:27:50 PM PST · by SonofReagan · 14 replies · 1+ views
    1/10/11 | Self
    I don't think his choice of target is hard to figure out. She was his U.S. Representative and he lived in her district. He also lived relatively close to where she was appearing Saturday. This was a crime of opportunity, not ideology. He had been monitoring her for several years. I am positive that if his Rep had been Republican or a member of any other party he would have done the same thing. This was OBVIOUSLY not politically related. I think the most apt, relevent and believable description of him that I've seen has been this: A Left Wing,...
  • DNC and Dems’ Private Club Delinquent on Taxes 16 Times in 7 Years

    10/29/2010 8:58:09 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 10 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | October 28, 2010 | Richard Pollock
    The Democratic National Committee and the party’s private club in the nation’s capitol have been delinquent with tax payments on sixteen separate occasions over the last seven years, Pajamas Media has learned. According to District of Columbia government records, since 2004 the Democrats’ main political committee and its National Democratic Club — an exclusive restaurant and hideaway on Capitol Hill where prominent Democrats and their guests dine — have been hit with fines and interest penalties in excess of $115,000 for failure to pay their property taxes on time.Officials at the D.C. Office of Tax and Revenue reviewed tax records...
  • OC district pushes pause on hip-hop curriculum [founding fathers called "old dead white men"]

    10/02/2010 12:12:50 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 51 replies
    NewsOK.com ^ | October 1, 2010 | MEGAN ROLLAND
    Concern over a new hip-hop curriculum that refers to the founding fathers as "old dead white men" has delayed the program's rollout for at-risk students, Oklahoma City Public Schools Superintendent Karl Springer said. "We're making sure that whatever we do, first, we do no harm," Springer said. "The science behind the concept is wonderful. There may be some things, though, that are inappropriate that we need to be careful about." Known as Flocabulary, the program is a music-based educational tool that uses raps, rhythms and rhymes to help students learn and memorize everything from vocabulary and English to math and...
  • NY Judge Orders Firms to Add Minority and Women Attorneys to Case

    09/23/2010 11:16:29 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 32 replies
    New York Lawyer ^ | By Andrew Longstreth
    In an order signed Monday, Southern District Judge Harold Baer Jr. ordered two firms serving as co-lead counsel in a securities class action against Gildan Activewear—Labaton Sucharow and Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd—to "make every effort" to assign at least one minority and one woman to the case. "This proposed class includes thousands of participants, both male and female, arguably from diverse backgrounds, and it is therefore important to all concerned that there is evidence of diversity, in terms of race and gender, in the class counsel I appoint," the judge wrote in In re Gildan Activewear Inc. Securities Litigation,...
  • Obama backs white rep in majority black district

    07/13/2010 12:06:52 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 1+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/13/10 | Adrian Sands - ap
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. – President Barack Obama said Tuesday he is endorsing the white incumbent for Congress in a majority black district in west Tennessee. Two-term U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen faces an Aug. 5 Democratic primary against former Memphis mayor Willie Herenton. Herenton, who served 18 years as Memphis' first elected black mayor, is making race an issue in the contest, saying Tennessee needs just one African-American congressman. The state's nine House members and two U.S. senators are white. The district roughly follows the borders of Memphis, which is 60 percent black. The Democratic primary winner will be the heavy favorite...
  • Illinois’ Ninth District: For Jews, a Choice Between AIPAC and J Street

    07/05/2010 9:59:10 AM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies · 2+ views
    pajamas media ^ | 7/5/10 | Abraham H. Miller
    For the Jewish community, the election of Barack Obama has presented a major dilemma. The candidate they voted for is not the president they got, especially when it comes to Israel. Even if you could conjure up the ghost of John Foster Dulles, you could not find an administration more hostile to the Jewish state and more unconcerned about the anti-Semitic fallout from pursuing policies based on antipathy to Israel. Obama’s antagonism toward Israel has been eloquently addressed by such leading Democratic figures as former New York City Mayor Ed Koch and legal scholar Alan Dershowitz. Recently, actor Jon Voigt,...
  • White Officer Claims Bias by Ithaca Police

    06/01/2010 9:19:53 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 16 replies · 574+ views
    ITHACA, NY--The City of Ithaca, Police Chief Ed Vallely, Deputy Chief John Barber, Deputy Chief Pete Tyler and the Tompkins County District Attorney's office discriminated against Ithaca Police Officer Chris Miller and other white male officers, Miller is alleging in a $17 million lawsuit filed in federal court May 20. The lawsuit alleges they increased their discrimination against Miller after he filed human-rights complaints and retaliated with baseless accusations, threats of indictment and termination, harassment, greater scrutiny, and unjustified and unlawful discipline, including a bogus investigation of him in 2009. The suit also names the Ithaca Police Benevolent Association and...
  • {Anti-Death Penalty, SF DA Kamala} Harris feeling heat as A.G. primary nears

    05/31/2010 9:58:04 AM PDT · by SmithL · 2 replies · 223+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/31/10 | Marisa Lagos, Chronicle Sacramento Bureau
    Sacramento -- Attorney General candidate Kamala Harris is battling increasing criticism of her performance as San Francisco district attorney both at home and on the campaign trail with only eight days left before the primary. On May 20, San Francisco Superior Court Judge Anne-Christine Massullo ripped into Harris, saying she violated defendants' rights by failing to disclose to defense attorneys damaging information about a police drug lab technician who's under investigation for allegedly skimming cocaine from evidence files. Problems intensified for Harris last week when The Chronicle disclosed that a toxicologist at the San Francisco coroner's office had been labeled...
  • Ann Arbor school district looking into legality and principal's actions in black-only field trip

    05/06/2010 8:16:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies · 598+ views
    annarbor.com ^ | 5/6/10 | David Jesse
    The Ann Arbor school district is investigating the actions - and legality - surrounding a field trip organized exclusively for black students at Dicken Elementary School last week. Superintendent Todd Roberts said the idea to take 30 black students to hear a special presentation by a black University of Michigan scientist was well-intentioned. But Roberts conceded the execution of that trip and its aftermath might not have been appropriate.
  • Jim Banks take Indiana House District 17 Republican primary

    05/05/2010 4:15:04 AM PDT · by mshoffner · 2 replies · 285+ views
    Huntington Political Examiner ^ | 05/05/2010 | mark shoffner
    The Republican ticket is set for the November race. Gary “Doc” Dillon, Indiana District 17 Representative, is stepping down at the end of his term. This led to a race for his seat by three men, Tom Wall ( Huntington County Commissioner), Jim Banks ( Columbia City Council), and Ron Fusselman (Coffee D'Vine owner). Mr. Fusselman would later pull out to challenge for another position.
  • Rochester(Mn) School District Determines Teacher Violated e-mail Policy(TEA Party Counter-rally)

    04/13/2010 1:20:03 PM PDT · by Son House · 15 replies · 851+ views
    The Post-Bulletin ^ | 4/13/2010 | By Heather J. Carlson
    The Rochester school district says that a teacher's use of his school e-mail account to send a message urging staff to join a counter-rally against Thursday's Tea Party Patriots rally violated the district's e-mail policy. "The District considers an e-mail message that was sent out by a District employee on Friday, April 9, 2010, an inappropriate use of District e-mail. In compliance with the District policy, all personnel issues will remain confidential and the District will take appropriate action according to our policies," according to a statement released Monday by the district. The teacher sent an e-mail to other teachers...
  • School District Investigates e-mail Encouraging Protest at Tea Party Rally(Rochester Mn)

    04/12/2010 1:10:56 PM PDT · by Son House · 46 replies · 2,145+ views
    The Post-Bulletin ^ | 4/12/2010 | By Heather J. Carlson
    An e-mail sent out by a Rochester public school teacher calling on others to protest the Rochester Tea Party Patriots' rally on Thursday is drawing sharp criticism from Tea Party members. The e-mail was sent out to all teachers in the school district and states that "if you are interested in combating the lies and ignorance of the Tea Party movement" to meet for a counter-rally at 5:30 p.m. at Soldiers Field. The teacher who sent out the e-mail says he will have an air horn and some signs. Rochester Tea Party Patriot Chairwoman Cindy Maves contacted School Board Chairman...
  • NY20 = NY23? No chance - Ziegler Joins Gibson Team

    04/06/2010 6:28:19 AM PDT · by lowtaxsmallgov · 17 replies · 530+ views
    Chris Gibson for Congress ^ | April 6, 2010 | Robert Clark
    Kinderhook, NY – Former Congressional Candidate Patrick Ziegler has ended his campaign, endorsed Chris Gibson (R-Kinderhook) and joined the Gibson for Congress Team. Patrick Ziegler surprised many with his strong showing during the endorsement process where he won two northern counties, Warren and Washington. Chris Gibson said, “Patrick Ziegler distinguished himself during this process and has earned the respect of all concerned. I am very impressed with his character, passion for this country, commitment to conservative principles, strong intellect, and tremendous public speaking skills. We are elated to have him on our Team!”
  • Georgetown County (SC)school district to revisit concealed weapon ban(Video)

    12/19/2009 8:26:13 PM PST · by greatdefender · 1 replies · 384+ views
    SC Now ^ | December 18, 2009 | Aisha Khan, WBTW Reporter
    The issue of concealed weapons has stirred up debate in Georgetown County. S.C. Attorney General Henry McMaster said the county’s ban on concealed weapons on school grounds does not comply with state law. School district officials they will re-think the policy, which prohibits the possession of concealed weapons on school grounds even if the owner has a permit. The attorney general’s office said state law requires the permit holder to lock a weapon in a trunk, a center console or glove box of a vehicle. The district’s plan to work its policy has some families concerned. “If you have your...
  • Stim money 'creates or saves' jobs in congressional districts that don't exist

    11/17/2009 9:14:28 AM PST · by Sicon · 15 replies · 595+ views
    American Thinker ^ | November 17, 2009
    I don't know what's loonier about this ABC report by Jonathan Karl; the idea that the federal government doesn't know much about itself or that some people who got this stim money are really, really stupid:
  • Good news: Obama creates 30 new jobs in one congressional district. Bad news: No such district

    11/16/2009 5:39:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 50 replies · 2,495+ views
    L.A. Times ^ | 11/16/09 | Josua Roberts
    Chicago politics, where voting is such a revered civic duty that people do it even after they're dead, cold, stiff, stuffed, boxed and buried beneath the permafrost for years, has now come to D.C. with the Obama administration. This afternoon comes the most encouraging economic news, courtesy of our keen-eyed buddy Rick Klein over at ABC, that the Obama administration's $787-billion economic stimulus has, for example, thankfully created 30 new jobs in a little-known rural corner of Arizona at a cost to American taxpayers of only $761,420. That works out to only $25,380.67 spent to create each individual job. Seems...
  • Justice Department to blacks: We know better

    10/27/2009 5:48:55 PM PDT · by conservativeauditor · 10 replies · 766+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 27 October 2009 | Washington Times Editorial
    The issue at hand was a proposal last November to switch Kinston to a nonpartisan voting system for local elections. About 65 percent of Kinston's 15,000 registered voters are black, meaning that blacks are registered at a higher proportion than their voting-age population of 59 percent. In last November's elections, more than 11,000 of those 15,000 voted, with blacks voting in greater numbers than whites. By a nearly 2 to 1 margin, Kinston voted to eliminate party affiliations from local candidates' names on election ballots. The switch to nonpartisanship won a majority in seven of the city's nine black-majority voting...
  • The Fall of Dede Scozzafava (NY RINO, ACORN supported)

    10/17/2009 9:47:52 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 29 replies · 1,926+ views
    National Review ^ | 10/16/09 | [Maggie Gallagher]
    The media is all over the new Siena poll which shows Dede Scozzafava's support collapsing in New York's 23rd Congressional District. This is a special election in November in a district that has elected a Republican since 1871. But party bosses saw fit to nominate a woman who is not only pro-gay marriage and pro-abortion, she has an economic record that has lead the Club For Growth and the American Conservative Union to target her and endorse the Conservative party candidate Doug Hoffman, in spite of Newt Gingrich's endorsement.... What's at stake in this race? As Michelle Malkin has written,...
  • Massa's (D-NY) final health care town hall turns raucous

    08/27/2009 8:28:32 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 8 replies · 941+ views
    More than 1,000 people filled the Victor High School auditorium and 250 people — initially left in the halls — listened on a speaker in the school gym to Rep. Eric Massa's town hall session on health care Wednesday. The meeting quickly turned boisterous. People booed, applauded and shouted out comments periodically as Massa, D-Corning, took questions and comments from the audience. Staff members handed out 100 numbers in random order to organize those asking questions. Massa took 48 questions by the time he ended the meeting after four hours, by which time the crowd had shrunk to fewer than...
  • Rep. Massa (D-NY) on Healthcare: “I will vote adamantly against the interests of my district…”

    08/17/2009 7:59:42 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 41 replies · 1,911+ views
    WHAM-TV, Rochester NY ^ | 8/17/09 | Reported by: Sean Carroll
    The words of a local congressman on the issue of healthcare are coming under scrutiny. Democrat Eric Massa told a group in Pennsylvania that he would vote against the interests of his constituents on healthcare reform if he believes what he's voting for would be helpful to them. Massa has held dozens of town hall meetings, many focused on healthcare, but this past weekend while in Pittsburgh, meeting with the grassroots progressive political action group Net Roots Nation, Massa answered questions about where he stands on healthcare reform versus where his constituents stand. "I will vote adamantly against the interests...
  • Mayor under FBI investigation running against liberal congressman with poverty abatement platform.

    06/20/2009 6:50:22 AM PDT · by bintenn · 10 replies · 574+ views
    TriState Defender ^ | 6/18/2009 | Willie Herenton
    Herenton explains why he wants to run for Congress by Dr. Willie W. Herenton Special to the Tri-State Defender Many people have stopped and asked me that question, why would you want to run for congress and as a beginning to answer their question, simply stated I am better qualified to represent the Ninth Congressional District than the incumbent. I identify more keenly with the needs and issues facing the citizens in the Ninth Congressional District. Let’s keep it real. Many citizens will be concerned with race and representation. There is strength in diversity, but currently the Tennessee Congressional Delegation...
  • What to do if District Attornies don't prosecute Obama

    05/05/2009 6:04:34 PM PDT · by plenipotentiary · 8 replies · 647+ views
    North Carolina General Assembly ^ | May 6th 2009 | North Carolina General Assembly
    An example of what to do with a DA who refuse to do his duty. § 7A‑66. Removal of district attorneys. The following are grounds for suspension of a district attorney or for his removal from office: (1) Mental or physical incapacity interfering with the performance of his duties which is, or is likely to become, permanent; (2) Willful misconduct in office; (3) Willful and persistent failure to perform his duties; (4) Habitual intemperance; (5) Conviction of a crime involving moral turpitude; (6) Conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice which brings the office into disrepute; or (7) Knowingly authorizing...
  • Lawmakers Concerned That Illegal Immigrants Counted in Census Will Shape Congressional Districts

    04/04/2009 2:59:59 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 61 replies · 2,785+ views
    CNSNews ^ | April 3, 2009 | Josiah Ryan
    Congressional Republicans who spoke with CNSNews.com on Thursday expressed concern that illegal immigrants who will be counted in the 2010 census could distort the apportionment of congressional districts. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), however, told CNSNews.com that he does not “know that there is a problem.” And Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), chairman of the subcommittee that oversees the census process, said that while illegal immigrants’ contribution to the apportionment of congressional districts is “a concern,” it is a feature of the law. The acting director of the U.S. Census Bureau, Thomas Mesenbourg, told CNSNews.com on Wednesday that the bureau...
  • Senate votes to give DC citizens vote in Congress

    02/26/2009 2:59:26 PM PST · by stevie_d_64 · 229 replies · 8,468+ views
    Associate Press ^ | February 26, 2009 | JIM ABRAMS
    District of Columbia when it became the nation's capital two centuries ago would be granted under legislation the Senate passed Thursday. Congress is "moving to right a centuries-old wrong," said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid shortly before the 61-37 vote. The House is expected to pass the measure with a strong majority next week and President Barack Obama, a co-sponsor when the bill failed to clear the Senate two years ago, has promised to sign it. The measure is likely to face a court challenge immediately after becoming law; opponents argue that it is unconstitutional because D.C. is not a...
  • Technology, not Politicians

    12/23/2008 8:47:58 PM PST · by manateelibertarian · 6 replies · 269+ views
    Manatee Libertarian ^ | 2008-12-23 | Char-Lez Braden
    Recently I was listening to a political talk show on the radio and the speaker was talking about the evils of gerrymandering congressional districts. I had to laugh a bit because he was attempting to assert that only the GOP does this, and that the DNC was completely innocent of such shenanigans. Lets forget who is at fault for a moment, and focus on the solutions. It should not surprise you that some very elegant solutions exist, technical solutions. Upon investigating this issue one discovers that technology is not the problem, but politicians are. The root problem is that neither...
  • Taliban capture third western Afghan district

    11/05/2007 7:31:27 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 165+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 11/05/07 | Sharifuddin Sharafiyar
    HERAT, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Taliban insurgents have captured a third district in western Afghanistan, local officials said on Monday, defying Western assertions the rebels are unable to mount large military offensives. The hardline Islamist Taliban relaunched their insurgency two years ago to topple the pro-Western Afghan government and eject the 50,000 foreign troops, expanding their operations further from the mainly Pashtun south where they are strongest. Western forces say the Taliban's greater reliance this year on suicide and roadside bombs is a result of heavy battlefield casualties they and Afghan troops have inflicted on the rebels and the insurgents' inability...
  • Democrats seek another Patriot Act change

    05/12/2007 5:59:09 PM PDT · by BGHater · 4 replies · 517+ views
    The Hill ^ | 11 May 2007 | Susan Crabtree
    A group of Democratic senators plans to introduce legislation reversing a new law allowing U.S. attorneys to live outside the districts they are appointed to serve. Sens. Dianne Feinstein (Calif.), Charles Schumer (N.Y.), Max Baucus (Mont.) and Jon Tester (Mont.) plan to drop a bill Monday that will undo a provision inserted into last year’s Patriot Act reauthorization. That language, included at the Department of Justice’s request, allows U.S. attorneys to live outside their districts if the attorney general gives them dual or additional responsibilities. The senators’ planned bill would require that U.S. attorneys reside in the district they are...
  • 2010 Census Goes High Tech With Data-Only HTC'Census' GPS Smartphone (Geek&Re-Districting Alert)

    Well folks, it looks like the U.S. Census Bureau is finally getting high-tech for their 2010 census. With $600 million poured into the Field Data Collection Automation (FDCA) project, half a million (500,000) field enumerators will be getting hooked up with a HTC Census smartphone. Armed with an EVDO data-only Windows Mobile 5.0 Pocket PC, and integrated GPS, the enumerator's job of collecting absentee census information will get nice and streamlined. As a high-tech plus, the built-in GPS unit also keeps the enumerator honest.Back in 2000, I was actually a census enumerator. My job consisted of driving to households to...
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    11/07/2006 8:53:52 AM PST · by Logic n' Reason · 9 replies · 401+ views
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  • A Campaign in Crisis Mode (Bachman vs. Wetterling in Minnesota's Sixth District

    09/24/2006 5:39:46 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 3 replies · 718+ views
    NYT ^ | 24 September 2006 | CHARLES BAXTER
    WHILE my assignment was to write about Minnesota’s important Senate race, I think there’s more to be learned right now from the far closer contest in Minnesota’s Sixth Congressional District, which borders Minneapolis-St. Paul to the east, north and west. The race, between Michele Bachmann, the Republican, and Patty Wetterling, the Democrat, has revealed a Bush-era national trend now visible locally. That is, we are facing a choice between a “conservative” who wants to institute radical reforms and a “progressive” who wishes largely to maintain the status quo. In Minnesota’s Sixth District, liberalism is the new conservatism.