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WasingtonPost

Conservative members of the Supreme Court indicated they were extremely uncomfortable with restrictions that government has placed on the role of corporate spending on candidate elections and might rule broadly to strike what has been a long-standing fixture of campaign finance laws.

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AP

Seattle voters have rejected a 20-cent fee for every paper or plastic bag they get from supermarkets, drug stores and convenience stores. The city's incumbent mayor didn't fare much better than the fee, trailing two challengers in a bid for a third term.

With about half the ballots counted in the all-mail vote, the bag fee was failing 58 percent to 42 percent in Tuesday's primary.

City leaders had passed an ordinance to charge the bag fee, which was to start in January. But the plastics industry bankrolled a referendum to put the question to voters in Tuesday's election

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Freedom Fighter Radio

Yes, Michelle Bachmann the latest FAKE Conservative that had recently had TOO swift a rise to national notoriety and gained popularity within the Patriot community with her Academy Award Winning floor speeches pretending to attack the Federal Reserve voted AYE on HR2749 Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009.  I have looked at two different sources of the voting record of this bill.  

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Daily Paul

We need to gather up all the independents, libertarians, greens, constitutionalists, and disaffected democrats and republicans and unite efforts to VOTE OUT ALL CAREER POLITICIANS in 2010. There are huge sea changes taking place in Japan, the UK, India and numerous other key democratic-republic countries. We need to do our part here in the U.S. - clearly congress needs a significant wake up call and allowing career politicians and political snake oil salesfolks to continue in their positions unchecked is NOT a viable solution to our country's ills.

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NY Times

The case involves “Hillary: The Movie,” a slashing political documentary released last year while Mrs. Clinton, now the secretary of state, was seeking the Democratic presidential nomination. The film was produced by Citizens United, a conservative advocacy group that is a nonprofit corporation.

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Having a two party system allows for those who finance the men and women who want to be elected to give money to both candidates. This suggests that the financial backers do not care who is setting in the house and senate or white house, they w

Letters to the Editor • Global
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Mark Yannone

There's no need for elections to be complex and plagued by fraud and the inevitable disappointments delivered by criminal politicians.  The overthrow of the United States government can be a peaceful and joyful event.

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Prominent economist Peter Schiff, who endorsed Ron Paul in the 2008 presidential race, has endorsed Steve Lonegan in the NJ Gubernatorial race.

News Link • Global Reported By Michael Cerisano
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redOrbit / UPI

"They may have thought the photo was cute but it was very serious," Chrismer said of the photo of the ballot that appeared on an Oshie fan Web site. "You can't violate something as sacred as the ballot."

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NY Times

A mere 65 votes separated the two candidates late Tuesday in a Congressional contest in upstate New York that received national attention and was widely seen as a referendum on the Obama administration’s economic recovery efforts.

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AP

A judge says Democrats must put the embattled mayor of Mississippi's biggest city back on the ballot for a May primary. Melton didn't meet residency requirements because tax documents list his primary residence as his wife's home in Texas

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NY Times

Only election districts in which minorities make up at least half of the voting-age population are entitled to the protections of a part of the Voting Rights Act that seeks to ensure and preserve minority voting power, the Supreme Court ruled