Friday, January 23, 2015

Brokered Convention's Not Going to Happen

Can we please stop this nonsense before it gets started? The Fix’s Chris Cizzilla looks at the Republican presidential field and breaks out the hackiest of clich├ęs:

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Three GOP Presidential Hopefuls to Appear on Panel Moderated by ABC’s Jonathan Karl

Three of the most talked about potential GOP presidential candidates will appear together this weekend at a panel sponsored by the Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce, in this year's first forum of presidential hopefuls. At the group's winter meeting Sunday in Palm Springs, California, Texas Sen.

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Misreading the tea leaves

California’s 9th congressional district wasn’t on anyone’s radar last cycle—and for good reason. Outspent eight-to-one, no one gave former U.S. Marshall Tony Amador a chance of defeating four-term Rep. Jerry McNerney (D). A weak candidate on paper, Amador raised less than $62,000.

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The truth about voter ID laws

Laws requiring photo identification for voting are one of the most contentious areas of disagreement between Republicans and Democrats. Republicans argue that they are essential to protect the integrity of elections by preventing ballot fraud.

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Obama Snubs Calls for Campaign Finance Curbs

In the State of the Union on Tuesday, President Barack Obama snubbed activists who had been pushing him to take bold new action to curb the influence of big money and big donors in politics.

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The $5 billion presidential campaign?

The 2016 Presidential election could cost as much as $5 billion, according to top fundraisers and bundlers who are already predicting it will more than double the 2012 campaign’s price tag.

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Citizens United After Five Years -

The five year anniversary of Citizens United finds critics largely where they stood when the opinion as first issued. Enthusiasts remain cheered and critics have lost none of their gloom.

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