So the results are starting to come in, and thus far, sixteen areas have reported; Labour has won seven, the Tories two, Lib Dems one, and other parties (mostly in Scotland and […]
UK election update: Six days to go, but who's counting?
One of these men will be the next Prime Minister of the UK We had the last debate yesterday, and according to the pollsters, Cameron won. Whatever that means. Well, we know […]
Election update: Clegg 2, Murdoch 0
We had our second debate last night, and it went pretty well the way it was expected to—Gordon Brown and David Cameron apparently decided that they didn’t want to be Nick Clegg’s […]
Election Update–Strange Days in Britain
The UK election has been transformed into something very interesting—indeed, radically different—as a result of this past week’s televised debate between David Cameron (Conservatives), Gordon Brown (Labour) and Nick Clegg (Liberal Democrats). […]
Who will win the UK elections? Let's ask the I Ching.
The election campaign is now under way in the country I live in. The way it works here is the Prime Minister takes a trip off to Buckingham Palace, tells her Majesty […]
The devolution of Congress
I don’t think I’m alone in believing that members of Congress — as a species — have devolved instead of evolved. The Perpetual Political Conflict™ that has stymied improvements in government of, […]
Nota Bene #110: WEHT SWK?
“In times like the present, men should utter nothing for which they would not willingly be responsible through time and eternity.” Who said it?
Exclusive: Ideology trumps experience in Federal Election Commissioner’s rise
Caroline Hunter’s confirmation to the Election Assistance Commission in February 2007 came near the end of the agency’s controversial handling of two internally contentious commissioned studies — one on voter fraud and the other on voter identification laws. Pressure to fill the four-member bipartisan commission was high: the election season was heating up.
Emails released to Congress about the two studies, reviewed by Raw Story, reveal that Hunter’s selection was not only well-timed but also succeeded in installing an ideologically partisan insider on the commission.
Exclusive: FEC commissioner helped RNC conceal role in 2004 vote suppression
My latest investigative article for Raw Story: Judge found sworn testimony ‘belied’ the facts Caroline Hunter, a Bush-appointed Federal Election Commissioner who remains in office, provided misleading statements under oath in an […]
Reporting on individual campaign donations now pointless
That pricey apartment shout-show host Rush Limbaugh seeks to unload for about $14 million — you know, the gaudy palace with not one but two grand views of Central Park and environs […]