Daily Archives: January 11, 2009

Ballot Access News state legislative roundup

Original posts at Ballot Access News by Richard Winger.

Texas Bill Would Create Even Earlier Petition Deadlines

Texas Representative Robert Alonzo (D-Dallas) has introduced HB 246. It would move primary elections from early March to early February, in all election years. Because the date of the Texas primary is tied to the deadline for petitions for both new political parties and for independent candidates (for office other than president) to submit petitions, those deadlines would become even earlier.

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Cynthia McKinney: let Gaza live

Posted at On The Wilder Side

By Cynthia McKinney:

Today I participated in ANSWER’s march and rally, “Let Gaza Live” in Washington, D.C. Attendance was excellent despite the weather. Among the many friends in attendance, I met a young man and his daughter who had come all the way from Greensboro, North Carolina to participate.

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Greens participate in Gaza protests in Detroit, Los Angeles

Posted at Detroit Greens:

The Detroit News has an article and photos.

The Free Press has a photo gallery here.

Channel 7 also covered the demo and includes a quote from Detroit activist and 2006 GPMI US Senate candidate David Sole.

I’m surprised at the amount of coverage given to the very small in comparison pro-Israeli demonstration.

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Ralph Nader: Open letter to President-elect Obama

Dear President-Elect Obama:

You have been receiving a great deal of advice since November 4, 2008 from people and groups who either want you to advance policies not covered in your campaign or who want you to be more specific about initiatives you emphasized.

There are two suggestions which may not be among your store of recommendations that need to be considered before you take office on January 20, 2009.… Read more ...

Constitution Party: Obama’s ICE candidate pleads for agents’ pardon

http://www.constitutionparty.com/news.php?aid=832

by Chelsea Schilling
www.worldnetdaily.com

Former federal investigator demands President Bush release Ramos, Compean

Upon hearing that he was one of Barack Obama’s candidates to head Immigration and Customs Enforcement, one federal investigative official’s first act was to write an urgent letter to President Bush – insisting that he pardon former Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean.… Read more ...

Constitution Party: We need Constitutional, not just economic, recovery

http://www.constitutionparty.com/news.php?aid=831

by Paul Craig Roberts

In 1992 when Roe v. Wade again came before the Supreme Court, 19 years after the Court had found abortion rights in the Constitution, the Justices cast aspersions upon the original decision. Nevertheless, the Court upheld the poor reasoning of its predecessor on the grounds that after so many years women had acquired squatter’s rights to abortions.… Read more ...

Constitution Party: Keeping our American identity

http://www.constitutionparty.com/news.php?aid=830

Keeping Our American Identity

by Phyllis Schlafly
President, Eagle Forum

Can you name the three branches of American government, legislative, executive, and judicial? If so, you are among the one-half of Americans who know this very basic fact about the U.S. government and Constitution.

The Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI), which earlier has conducted in-depth studies of what American college students know, and don’t know, about civics, now reports equally depressing facts about grown-ups.… Read more ...

Chuck Baldwin: Recommended reading for 2009

By Chuck Baldwin

I would like to take the opportunity this column affords for my annual review of some books that I have found to be extremely helpful and that, I believe, would greatly benefit any American who truly loves freedom and constitutional government. The Old Testament prophet warned, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.” That adage is as applicable today as it was then.… Read more ...

Bob Barr slams Illinois House impeachment resolution; calls Blagojevich impeachment premature and irresponsible

Former Congressman Bob Barr issued a statement today criticizing the Illinois House of Representatives for its resolution impeaching Governor Rod Blagojevich, calling such a move “premature” and “irresponsible.”

“To impeach a duly-elected governor against who there has been no formal charges whatsoever brought, much less a finding of guilt, is premature and highly irresponsible,” said Barr, a former federal prosecutor and a Clinton impeachment manager during his service as a member of the United States House of Representatives in 1998-1999.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party: Keynesian economics explained

Posted to LP.org by Andrew Davis

The Center for Freedom and Prosperity Foundation recently released a video with Cato’s Daniel Mitchell explaining the failed logic behind Keynesian economics.  It’s a great watch, since Keynesian theory is the driving force behind President-Elect Barack Obama’s latest stimulus plans:

 

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