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WI GOP’s Photo ID Law Struck Down Yet Again as Unconstitutional, Unduly Burdensome

ALSO: Court challenges heard on similar restrictions in MN, TX, as new report finds some 10 million eligible voters disadvantaged by the Republican-supported polling place schemes The paper also notes that, as has been found in every single other state where Republican’s have passed purposely disenfranchising polling place Photo ID restrictions under the guise of […]

Chris Hayes On How The Republicans Intend To Prevent Millions From Voting

After one of the most powerful and courageous social movements in American history, one which took the lives of at least 40 people, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, LBJ famously signed the voting rights act in 1965 ending these practices. “Wherever, by clear and objective standards, states and counties are using regulations, or […]

ACLU Challenge to Photo ID Ballot Measure May Succeed in MN Supreme Court, Yet Fail in Court of Public Opinion

Thanks to a failed MSM and timid DoJ, most Americans do not realize true purpose of voter suppressing photo ID laws… [note:  this is perhaps the finest reporting that I have seen on Voter Suppression] It is ironic that so many citizens in the Land of 10,000 Lakes — as high as 80% — would […]

GOP Front Group Suing States To Force Voter Purges

A Tea Party group is suing states to try to purge their voter rolls before November’s election. True the Vote, an arm of the King Street Patriots, has filed a suit against the state of Indiana, alleging that the state has poor “list maintenance” of its voters. [nice of them to do the dirty work […]

To those who ask “Where Have Our Jobs Gone?” This Video Provides the Answer – Prisoners

For years I have worked to answer the question of how private companies gained access to a labor force comprised of state and federal prisoners.  I found the answer and it leads directly to the US Department of Justice.  Under their authority a federal program known as the Prison Industries Enhancement Certification Program (commonly called […]

Group says ALEC is shutting down dissent

Politics » Progressive group says conservative organization blocked access to conference site. The Alliance for a Better UTAH is accusing the American Legislative Exchange Council of using its clout to silence dissent at its upcoming annual conference in Salt Lake City. The alliance sought to rent space in the Little America Hotel, where it could […]

6 Government Surveillance Programs Designed to Watch What You Do Online

If you are a user of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Craigslist or another popular site, the U.S. security state is watching you. An increasing number of federal agencies are employing sophisticated means to monitor Americans’ use of social networking sites. Federal entities from the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Defense Department to the Department […]

Gov. Rick Scott Ignores DOJ Demand To End Voter Purge

Gov. Rick Scott (R) plans to ignore a Department of Justice demand that his administration stop purging its voter rolls in violation of federal law. Janell Ross reports that Scott ordered election officials to continue the purge, even in the face of evidence that a disproportionate amount of names on the list are voters of […]

Justice Department Demands Florida Stop Purging Voter Rolls

Breaking News from TPM: The Justice Department sent a letter to Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner Thursday evening demanding the state cease purging its voting rolls because the process it is using has not been cleared under the Voting Rights Act, TPM has learned. DOJ also said that Florida’s voter roll purge violated the […]

The Latest on the Trayvon Martin Case

Ten Pieces of New Evidence Last night, state prosecutors released a large amount of evidence — including 183 pages of documents and numerous multimedia files — related to their murder case against George Zimmerman. Here are ten notable pieces evidence that were just made public: To get the latest information on this horrible murder case […]