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Simone Bell becomes First Openly Gay/Lesbian Legislative Officer

On Wednesday, the House Democratic Caucus convened to elect their leadership. Simone Bell is the new Chief Deputy Minority Whip. As the title says, she is now the first openly-gay/lesbian legislative leader. Pat Gardner is the other addition she will serve as secretary. Show More Summary

Scott Brown Reportedly Returning to Fox News as Contributor

44 minutes agoNews : Mediaite

Senator Scott Brown joined Fox News as a contributor after losing his election race in 2012, and after another loss this year, Brown is reportedly jumping right back into his previous Fox role.

GOP's response to Obama's executive action could define 2016 election

by Matt A. Barreto Tonight, President Obama will announce his long-anticipated administrative orders on immigration reform, expected to include changes with regard to which immigrants the federal government prioritizes for detentionShow More Summary

Marf on Rochester and Harry Hayfield’s local and Westminster by-election preview

Bramhall South & Woodford on Stockport (Con Defence) Result of council at last election (2014): Liberal Democrats 28, Labour 22, Conservatives 10, Independents 3 (No Overall Control, Liberal Democrats short by 4) Result of ward at last election (2014): Conservatives 1,862 (45%), Liberal Democrats 1,373 (33%), UKIP 538 (13%), Labour 369 (9%) Candidates duly nominated: […]

Tim Hibbits: Measure 92 going to a recount

According to pollster Tim Hibbits, the Measure 92 campaign is headed for a recount. Hibbits had previously declared -- on the day after election day -- that it had failed. From KPTV: After analyzing the final election returns released...Show More Summary

Republicans Threaten Violence

I guess I’m not sure the last time senators openly threatened violent revolution against a presidential policy. Maybe during the civil rights movement. Certainly upon the election of Lincoln. And they are doing it again. Or at least the ever classy Tom Coburn: “The country’s going to go nuts, because they’re going to see it […]

Republicans Revive Bold Scheme To Rig Presidential Elections

After Republicans failed to capture the White House in 2012, they dusted off a tried and true plan to improve their future electoral prospects. No, they wouldn't moderate their views or expand their appeal to win votes. They would just...Show More Summary

There Is 1 Woman Leading a House Committee. Guess Whose Fault That Is?

Though the midterm elections were a slight disaster, some good did come out of them: over 100 women were elected to Congress, the highest number ever. But the number of women leading House Committees remains low: one. Read more...

Berger Declares Intention to Run for Possible Texas House Seat Opening

Texas State Republican Executive Committee Member Becky Berger announced her intent to run for Texas House District 13 if that seat becomes available after an upcoming special election. The seat is currently held by State Representative Lois Kolkhorst (R-Brenham). Show More Summary

'War on Women' Narrative Flopping as Republicans Refine Messaging

Those on the left previously sought to win elections by pandering to single women voters -- but that hat trick may not be so effective anymore. Thanks in part to savvy female political consultants, Republican candidates are learning how to show women that conservatives offer better, more sound solutions for the females of all walks of life. Show More Summary

Politics Shouldn't Stand in the Way of Accurate and Inclusive Social Studies

For social studies specialists across the country, an already difficult job is becoming more challenging thanks to increasing political pressure. With ideological groups turning up the heat on elected officials to change social studies...Show More Summary

Compulsory Voting: Better for Politics or Better for Populists?

2 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

How mandatory voting could change elections in Toronto. Should Canada require citizens to vote or face a fine as Australia, Argentina, Brazil, and eight other countries do? Debate over the merits of compulsory voting seem to spring up every time there’s an election. Show More Summary

Fossil-Fueled Republicanism

2 hours agoNews : Truthdig

By Michael T. Klare, TomDispatch In the wake of the midterm elections, Republican energy hawks are ascendant, having taken the Senate and House by storm. They are preparing to put pressure on a president already presiding over a largely drill-baby-drill administration to take the last constraints off the development of North American fossil fuel reserves.

Post-Election Union Analysis on the Left

Commentators on the left side of the aisle examined the results of the 2014 election and are now explaining to us what happened and what it all means for the labor movement. To begin with, we have the provocative “Let Old Labor Die” from the pages of In These Times. It quotes labor lawyer Tom Geoghegan: […]

Automotive Lift Institute Elects 2015 Board

Jerome Lentz of Challenger Lifts has been elected chairman of the Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) Board of Directors for 2015.

Almost Thanksgiving And Extenders Are Still On The Table. What Does That Mean to Your Taxes?

The mid-terms election is over, but -as of this minute- Congress has not tackled extending some tax breaks, i.e. that collective group known as the "Tax Extenders", which we address seemingly every couple of years. The concern is not only whether they pass or not, it is about when. Show More Summary

Newswire: Hugh Laurie joins the cast of Veep

The following contains spoilers from the third season of Veep, and also the 2012 presidential election, for those of you who DVR’d that and haven’t caught up yet. With long-running drama The White House determined to stick to its ongoing...Show More Summary

Election Season in Sierra Leone

In October 2012, I went to Sierra Leone to cover the elections, the first without a peacekeeping presence since the end of the civil war. I didn’t have to wait long before I ran into Reagan Bush, a man gifted in the art of mocking earnest American writers. I met him in a bar that […]

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