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  • Obama to Headline Al Sharpton’s NAN Conference

    04/07/2014 9:54:12 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 9 replies
    True Revoltb ^ | 7 Apr 2014 | Bradford Thomas
    President Obama is lending his political support to fellow community organizer Al Sharpton by headlining the MSNBC host’s National Action Network (NAN) conference this week in New York. Obama’s choice to headline the conference underscores the close ties of the two leaders and provides an increased sense of political legitimacy to the controversial leader and his much-maligned organization. Sharpton’s conference is held in April "not just to commemorate the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination, but to honor his legacy by proactively engaging in dialogue that will spawn change." The NY Daily News reports that along with President...
  • Republicans Eye Return to Gold Standard

    08/23/2012 3:42:23 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 54 replies
    CNBC ^ | Thursday, 23 Aug 2012 | Robin Harding and Anna Fifield
    The gold standard has returned to mainstream U.S. politics for the first time in 30 years, with a “gold commission” set to become part of official Republican party policy. Drafts of the party platform, which it will adopt at a convention in Tampa Bay, Florida, next week, call for an audit of Federal Reserve monetary policy and a commission to look at restoring the link between the dollar and gold. The move shows how five years of easy monetary policy — and the efforts of congressman Ron Paul — have made the once-fringe idea of returning to gold-as-money a legitimate...
  • Early balloting gives slight edge to GOP

    05/30/2012 10:20:57 AM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Dan Shear | Wick News Service
    TUCSON — With Electon Day more than two weeks away, turnout already is 22 percent in the Special Election in Congressional District 8 and more than 33 percent in Cochise County. The number of votes cast already amounts to three-fourths of the total cast in the April 17 primary. Early ballots are being returned “at a record pace,” Pima County Recorder F. Ann Rodriguez reported May 25; 80,046 have been returned in the contest between Democrat Ron Barber, Republican Jesse Kelly and Green Party candidate Charles Manolakis, including 337 walk-in voters. That amounts to 43 percent of the 188,941 ballots...
  • Your Pre-Election Post-Mortem [Most suicidal candidate,Innocent bystander award,Rising star...]

    10/16/2010 8:44:19 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 15, 2010 | Charles Krauthammer
    When the election is over, prizes and trophies and hosannas will be issued left and right. But why wait? As a public service, I present an infallibly prescient scorecard of best and worst of 2010.
  • Recall election petitions

    12/25/2009 4:55:40 AM PST · by crz · 38 replies · 1,379+ views
    self | 12/25/09 | crz
    Does your state allow for a recall election?
  • Military to push ballots through mail system more quickly

    07/27/2008 9:36:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies · 142+ views
    Stars & Stripes ^ | July 27, 2008 | Geoff Ziezulewicz
    The Military Postal Service Agency is preparing measures for this election season that officials say will help absentee ballots move through the military mail system. From Sept. 1 to Nov. 25, the military mail will prioritize absentee ballots, which will be specially marked and tagged, and personnel will be instructed to deal with those parcels first. Postal personnel involved will be briefed and trained soon, according to Faye Johnson, MPSA chief of operations. They will be instructed that "whenever they see trays, tubs or anything with absentee ballots, that is to be expedited." Mail room personnel also will be told...
  • 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...
  • Are you better off than you were four years ago?

    09/11/2004 1:03:06 PM PDT · by The_Republican · 93 replies · 1,508+ views
    CBS MARKET WATCH ^ | Sept. 10, 2004 | Marshall Loeb
    That famous quadrennial question was originally put by Republican challenger Ronald Reagan to Democratic incumbent Jimmy Carter in the presidential election debates of 1980. In the debates for 2004, you can be sure that Democratic challenger John Kerry will put the same crucial question to Republican incumbent George Bush. And the outcome of the election could depend on how America's voters answer that question. The answer is not clear-cut. It depends largely on which economic data you use, and how you interpret them. One expert who has a commanding knowledge of those numbers is David Wyss (rhymes with "geese"),...