Highlight: 5 Ways GOP Tried to Subvert Democracy in 2012

5 Ways GOP Tried to Subvert Democracy in 2012 — And They’ll Try Again   >By Steven Rosenfeld |AlterNet| December 28, 2012  |  The 2012 election saw the biggest challenges to voting rights and campaign finance law in a generation.   Ben Franklin – Silenced  Creating barriers to voting, demonizing communities of color, attacking voting rights laws and their defenders, unleashing billionaires who financed candidates like an extreme sport, and […]

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Spotlight: Mitch McConnell Loses Big On Election Day

Mitch McConnell Loses Big On Election Day >by Reuters  |  Posted: 11/12/2012 6:59 am EST | Huff Post Politics | BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages) * Republicans failed to defeat Obama or win back Senate * Frustrated colleagues seem set to keep McConnell as leader By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON, Nov 12 (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell set two top goals for the 2012 election: a Republican takeover of the Senate […]

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Spotlight: The Brutal Civil War In The GOP

There Is A Brutal Civil War In The GOP, And It Looks Like Karl Rove Will Be The First Casualty >by Grace Wyler | Nov. 10, 2012, 5:58 PM Karl Rove Grassroots Republican operatives and Movement conservatives are quickly turning against the GOP Establishment in the wake of the party’s expensive defeat this election cycle.Republicans we spoke to this week voiced a near-universal disgust with the national Republican Party leaders […]

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Spotlight: GOP voter suppression fueled black turnout

GOP voter suppression fueled black turnout >by Roland Martin, CNN Contributor| updated 10:33 AM EST, Sat November 10, 2012| Editor’s note: Roland Martin is a syndicated columnist and author of “The First: President Barack Obama’s Road to the White House.” He is a commentator for the TV One cable network and host/managing editor of its Sunday morning news show, “Washington Watch with Roland Martin.” (CNN) — As political pros, journalists […]

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Spotlight: How Obama won the middle

How Obama won the middle  And how Romney lost it >by Douglas E. Schoen / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS| Sunday, November 11, 2012, 4:27 AM President Barack Obama /M. Spencer Green/AP In a campaign defined by both party and class warfare, there was always going to be just a small segment of the American electorate up for grabs on Election Day. Indeed, an overwhelming majority of self-described partisans voted with […]

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Highlight: Thank you from the Obama Campaign

Thanks You Friends — I hope you saw Jim’s note with the video of President Obama thanking supporters and staff. I wanted to single you out especially because you’ve gone above and beyond in your support of the President. Over the past year, we faced an unprecedented amount of negative ad spending from our opponents — and the content of those attacks was often misleading, or just flat-out dishonest. But […]

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Spotlight: Rig The 2016 Election For Republicans is in!

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted (R) Ohio’s GOP Secretary of State Already Has A Plan To Rig The 2016 Election For Republicans >by Ian Millhiser and Josh Israel on Nov 9, 2012 at 9:53 am Last year, Pennsylvania’s Republican Gov. Tom Corbett proposed rigging the Electoral College vote in his state through a plan that would have given the majority of the state’s electors to Romney even after President […]

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Spotlight: Rig The 2016 Election For Republicans is in!

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted (R) Ohio’s GOP Secretary of State Already Has A Plan To Rig The 2016 Election For Republicans >by Ian Millhiser and Josh Israel on Nov 9, 2012 at 9:53 am Last year, Pennsylvania’s Republican Gov. Tom Corbett proposed rigging the Electoral College vote in his state through a plan that would have given the majority of the state’s electors to Romney even after President […]

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Spotlight: Did Romney Shift Climate Change Stance to Appeal to Kochs?

Did Romney Shift Climate Change Stance to Appeal to Kochs? >by Brendan Fischer —October 31, 2012 – 9:09am | With millions of Americans feeling the wrath of Hurricane Sandy, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney is comparing the massive recovery effort to cleaning up “rubbish and paper products” from a high school football field. But don’t expect him to discuss how Sandy’s severity is directly linked to climate change. Romney shifted […]

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Spotlight: Did Romney Shift Climate Change Stance to Appeal to Kochs?

Did Romney Shift Climate Change Stance to Appeal to Kochs? >by Brendan Fischer —October 31, 2012 – 9:09am | With millions of Americans feeling the wrath of Hurricane Sandy, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney is comparing the massive recovery effort to cleaning up “rubbish and paper products” from a high school football field. But don’t expect him to discuss how Sandy’s severity is directly linked to climate change. Romney shifted […]

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