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  • October 23, 2008 6:39 pm | By Drew Courtney

    The Choice Is Clear

    If you haven't already gotten a chance, be sure to read Joan Biskupic's article on the Supreme Court in today's USA Today, a good primer on the choice that voters face on Election Day. The appointment of life-tenured judges can be…

  • October 23, 2008 4:37 pm | By Drew Courtney

    Mixed Poll Numbers in California

    Nate Silver at 538 takes a look at poll numbers on California’s Prop 8 (the anti-marriage amendment on the ballot) and declares it a toss up. While it would be nice if the polls were showing that no one in…

  • October 22, 2008 6:48 pm | By Drew Courtney

    What’s That on Page A7 of the New York Times?

    We already mentioned that People For was taking out a full page ad in the New York Times.  Well, today it ran, and it's pretty cool.  The psuedo scandal seems to be getting a bit less media attention at the…

  • October 21, 2008 10:07 pm | By Willard

    Obama Endorsements and the Court

    As the Editor & Publisher reported yesterday, Barack Obama is winning the race for newspaper endorsements in a landslide, 112-39.  Especially notable is the fact that at least 25 papers that supported Bush in 2004 have endorsed Obama this time…

  • October 21, 2008 5:58 pm | By Marge Baker

    Voter Suppression and Intimidation

    You've seen a lot on this site about the inflammatory campaign being waged by the McCain-Palin team and the RNC against ACORN.  It's a desperate political ploy to cast doubt on the integrity of the elections and to divert attention from the…

  • October 21, 2008 5:22 pm | By Drew Courtney

    Everybody’s Voting Early!

    Andrew Sullivan has notes from a few readers on their experiences at the polls. Yesterday, DCist pointed out that in my own city (where we do have a vote for President but not *ahem* full representation in the House or Senate)…

  • October 21, 2008 4:32 pm | By Peter Montgomery

    More Ugliness from the Right: Anti-Gay Sentiment in Campaign Literature

    As we have documented in recent days, the approaching elections have, with an assist from the McCain campaign and GOP strategists, brought some real ugliness into the open, including outright racism.  Of course, an election year would not be complete…

  • October 20, 2008 10:13 pm | By Willard

    Palin Favors Federal Gay Marriage Ban

    Via ThinkProgress comes news that Gov. Palin said in a recent CBN interview that she (unlike her running mate) is in favor amending the Constitution to make gay marriage illegal: In Alaska, Palin said, I have voted along with the vast…

  • October 20, 2008 8:00 pm | By Willard

    What Do “Voter Fraud,” Unicorns, and The Tooth Fairy Have in Common?

    Answer: They don't actually exist -- except in the minds of right-wingers. (Well, I'm not actually sure if Pat Robertson and the like believe in unicorns or the Tooth Fairy, but given the outlandish nature of some of their other beliefs,…

  • October 20, 2008 5:03 pm | By Drew Courtney

    Powell Stands Up to the Real Muslim Smear

    In all the effort to defend Barack Obama against the rumor that he’s secretly a Muslim, too may people have missed the real point. Why would it matter if he were a Muslim? The Constitution clearly states that ”no religious…

  • October 17, 2008 9:09 pm | By Drew Courtney

    Uglier and Uglier and Uglier

    In case you didn’t think that attacks against Senator Obama could get any worse, they, umm, did.Barack Obama, the Democratic Party's nominee for President, has become a target for white supremacists and other extremists on various Websites and Internet forums…

  • October 17, 2008 8:38 pm | By Willard

    ACORN Is Not The Problem

    I'm not going to sit idly by while good people are thrown under the bus ... especially if that bus is John McCain's "Straight Talk Express." And I am not -- I repeat, NOT -- going to let the Right…

  • October 17, 2008 7:31 pm | By Kyle

    “Angry” Al Franken

    In his book Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them, Al Franken recalls an episode in Paul Wellstone’s 2002 run for re-election when, prior to his untimely death, the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) ran an ad called “Pork”…

  • October 17, 2008 4:14 pm | By Marge Baker

    Joe the Plumber May Not Be Able To Vote

    Check this out.  The Dayton Daily News is reporting that because Joe "The Plumber" Wurzellbacher's last name is spelled with an "o" not a "u" on the registration rolls, he could be knocked off the rolls under a policy advocated by…

  • October 17, 2008 2:29 am | By Willard

    VIDEO: The End of Choice?

    In case you aren't already convinced that next month's election is pretty frickin' important, here's something else to consider: the next president will almost certainly have the power to shape the future of the Supreme Court for decades to come. What…

  • October 16, 2008 10:43 pm | By Josh

    Full-Page NY Times Ad Stands Up to Right-Wing Smears and Shoddy Reporting

    Anyone who watched last night’s debate should know that John McCain and his right-wing allies are going to outrageous lengths to smear the reputation of ACORN, a community organizing group which has registered hundreds of thousands of voters for the…

  • October 15, 2008 9:30 pm | By Willard

    Fighting Voter Suppression in Big Sky Country

    Is “pursuing other interests” code for “ I want to figure out how to disenfranchise more people “? After several weeks of employing controversial state-wide voter caging efforts, Montana GOP Director Jake Eaton resigned from his post to “pursue other…

  • October 15, 2008 7:51 pm | By Drew Courtney

    One Last Liveblog! (For now)

    Just a reminder that we'll be here tonight liveblogging the final presidential debate.As always, your presence and participation are encouraged!

  • October 15, 2008 5:36 pm | By Willard

    California Republican Party Ran into Voter Registration Problems Like ACORN’s In 2006

    Seems ACORN isn't the only organization that's had trouble with contractors submitting fraudulent voter registrations.Via Firedoglake: Faked names on voter registration forms. Error rates as high as 60 percent. Firing the people responsible for these errors. Investigations launched by local and…

  • October 14, 2008 9:44 pm | By Willard

    Rove and “Voter Fraud”

    Drew mentioned earlier today that "voter fraud is an almost entirely synthetic issue, cooked up as an excuse to push restrictive voter ID laws."  One of the chefs: Karl Rove. (I'm sure you're shocked!)  Via Talking Points Memo comes a video from…