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Congress takes first steps to circumvent Supreme Court ruling

February 13, 2010 politisite 0

In response to the Supreme Court’s ruling in the recent Citizens United v. FEC case — which overturned campaign finance law that barred corporations and unions from paying unlimited sums for political ads and was widely hailed by conservatives as a victory for first-amendment rights — Democratic leaders in Congress have begun taking steps to circumvent the decision. Reports the Financial Times: Senior Democratic lawmakers proposed legislation yesterday that would […]

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Dem Senator: Health Care Public option is dead

August 16, 2009 politisite 0

If Barack Obama hoped to rescue his vision of a health-care system overhaul with his wan effort in the New York Times, a key member of the Senate Democratic Caucus threw a bucket of cold water on those hopes this morning. Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND) told a television audience that the pursuit of a public option for coverage was a “wasted effort” that would kill any hope of passage in […]

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Obama Campaign Disabled Address Verification for Online Donors

October 24, 2008 politisite 0

By Albert N. Milliron, Editor Politisite.com How does a candidate raise 700 million dollars in a recession? What is the reason that the Obama campaign cannot verify information on donations below 200.00?  Could it be that the campaign has disabled the credit card address verification feature as well as the 3 number code found the the reverse of the card?  Both of these features are to prevent credit card fraud.  […]

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Want to see Clinton Memo? About Last Night – January 22, 2008

January 24, 2008 politisite 0

To: Interested Parties From: The Clinton Campaign Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2008 RE: About Last Night While much of this campaign has focused on Senator Obama’s rhetoric, there has not been much attention paid to Senator Obama’s record. Last night, that changed. With the fireworks now receding, it’s time to focus on the substance. From questions about his commitment to fiscal responsibility to his relationship with a donor currently under […]