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2011 CPAC Presidential Straw Poll Results

February 12, 2011 politisite 5

Texas Congressman Ron Paul won the CPAC presidential straw poll this afternoon gaining 30% of the vote, with former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney coming in second with 23%. Other candidates in the straw poll lagged far behind – former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin got only 3% of the vote. The results for the other candidates: Former NM Gov. Gary Johnson: 6% NJ Gov. Chris Christie: 6% Former Speaker Newt Gingrich: […]

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Wisconsin’s Reince Priebus is the New RNC Chairman

January 14, 2011 politisite 0

Update:  Wisconsin’s Reince Priebus is the New RNC Chairman Update: Ann Wagner has dropped out of the RNC chairman’s race leaving three candidates Update: 6th round: Priebus 80 (+13), Anuzis 37 (+5), Cino 34 (-6), Wagner 17 (-11) Note: 85 votes are needed to win Prior to the fifth vote, Michael Steele conceded his bid to be re-elected as RNC Chairman.  In a brief statement he said, “It’s very clear […]

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Senate ratifies US-Russia Nuke deal, New START passes 71-26

December 22, 2010 politisite 0

By a 71-26 vote, the Senate approved the treaty, known as New START, which Republicans had blocked. Under the treaty, Russia and the United States agree to limit the number of nuclear warheads to 1,550 each, down from the ceiling of 2,200. The pact also establishes a system for monitoring and verification. The treaty was signed by Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on April 8. Ratification required 67 votes. […]

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Eight Republicans vote for 'don't ask, don't tell', Vote 65-31

December 18, 2010 politisite 0

Eight Republicans bucked their party in backing the repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, potentially risking a backlash from the conservative base while giving the historic vote a stronger bipartisan finish than many expected. Scott Brown of Massachusetts, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, George Voinovich of Ohio, Mark Kirk of Illinois,  Burr of North Carolina, Ensign from Nevada,  plus Maine Sens. Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe voted to end […]

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Joe Miller files lawsuit in Alaska state court, says some Murkowski votes illegal

November 22, 2010 politisite 0

Read the Lawsuit – PDF: Miller v. Division of Elections complaint Alaska’s bitterly contested Senate election went to state court Monday when Republican Joe Miller sued the state over the way write-in ballots for his GOP rival have been counted. Miller is trying to stop the state from using discretion in determining voter intent on write-in ballots cast for Sen. Lisa Murkowski. The Associated Press last week called the race […]

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The 19 Senators who voted to censor the internet

November 19, 2010 politisite 0

What an issue to go Bi-Partisan on, censoring the internet.  What happened to civil liberties and  The First Amendment This is hardly a surprise but, this morning (as previously announced), the lame duck Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously voted to move forward with censoring the internet via the COICA bill — despite a bunch of law professors explaining to them how this law is a clear violation of the First Amendment. […]