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Jun 28, 2016 Democrats Need to Wake Up

QUOTE: Surprise, surprise. Workers in Britain, many of whom have seen a decline in their standard of living while the very rich in their country have become much richer, have turned their backs on the European Union and a globalized economy that is failing them and their children. And it’s not just the British who are suffering. That increasingly globalized economy, established and maintained by the world’s economic elite, is failing people everywhere.

New York Times
Jan 26, 2012 Gingrich Stuck to Caustic Path in Ethics Battles

QUOTE: Mr. Gingrich, Democrats and Republicans here agree, emerged as one of Washington’s most aggressive practitioners of slash-and-burn politics; many fault him for erasing whatever civility once existed in the capital. He believed, and preached, that harsh language could win elections; in 1990, the political action committee he ran, Gopac, instructed Republican candidates to learn to “speak like Newt,” and offered a list of words to describe Democrats — like decay, traitors, radical, sick, destroy, pathetic, corrupt and shame. Those same qualities are now on display as Mr. Gingrich, a Republican candidate for president, turns his caustic tongue against Republicans and Democrats alike.

New York Times
Sep 03, 2011 Arizona Redistricting Panel Is Under Attack, Even Before Its Work Is Done

QUOTE: the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, with two Republican members, two Democratic members and an independent chairwoman, has found itself subject to such fierce attacks that its work is being questioned even before that work has been done. The stakes are high — explosive population growth over the last decade, especially among Latinos, entitles the state to one more Congressional seat, its ninth.

New York Times
Jun 09, 2010 Calif. Voting Change Could Signal Big Political Shift

QUOTE: message Californians sent when they voted Tuesday to radically rejigger elections in the nation’s most populous state. Under Proposition 14, a measure that easily passed, traditional party primaries will be replaced in 2011 with wide-open elections. The top two vote-getters — whatever their party, or if they have no party at all — will face off in the general election.

New York Times
Jul 15, 2009 Why Palestinian leaders have banned Al Jazeera

QUOTE: The Palestinian Authority (PA) on Wednesday banned Al Jazeera television from operating in its territory and threatened to take legal action against the Qatar-based Arabic satellite channel because of allegations it made against President Mahmoud Abbas.

Christian Science Monitor
Feb 03, 2008 A Clearer Picture on Voter ID

QUOTE: Supporters of [the voter ID] policy argue that...election fraud will be reduced. Opponents of an ID requirement fear it will disenfranchise voters, especially the poor, members of minority groups and the elderly, who are less likely than other voters to have suitable identification.

New York Times
Jan 24, 2008 Most Reformists Appear Purged From Iran Ballot

QUOTE: early indications are that the religiously conservative forces in control of every branch of government will try to block a comeback by the reformists close to Mohammad Khatami, the former president.

New York Times
Jan 21, 2008 One Teen's Campaign To Restore Voting Rights

QUOTE: Last month, [a Maryland high school senior], along with her father and a sympathetic state senator, persuaded Maryland's top legal minds to restore the right of suffrage to at least 50,000 teens who will turn 18 between the Feb. 12 primary and the Nov. 4 election.

Washington Post
Jan 16, 2008 Justices Back New York Trial Judge System

QUOTE: Sweeping aside complaints that New York State chooses its trial judges through an antiquated, patronage-tainted system that favors party cronies and gives voters no real say, the United States Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the state’s unique system.

New York Times
Jan 09, 2008 Watchdog FEC sidelined as elections roll: The Federal Election Commission has vacancies in four of six seats and it hasn't acted on a new ethics law.

QUOTE: In an election where spending is already on track to exceed $5 billion, even small ambiguities in the law can shift vast sums of money...without FEC action, a new federal ethics law requiring the disclosure of so-called "bundled" contributions, may not take effect in time to influence the 2008 election cycle.

Christian Science Monitor
Nov 03, 2007 New Life for Initiative to Apportion Electoral Vote

QUOTE: The initiative would ask voters to replace California’s winner-take-all system of allocating its 55 electoral college votes with one that parses the votes by Congressional district. It has attracted strong opposition from Democrats because it would transform California from a reliably Democratic state in presidential elections by handing the Republican nominee roughly 20 votes from safe Republican districts.

New York Times
Oct 24, 2007 Democrats Were Targets in Inquiries, Panel Is Told

QUOTE: His unusually harsh criticism of fellow Republicans was directed specifically at the United States attorney in Pittsburgh, Mary Beth Buchanan, who was director of the Executive Office of United States Attorneys, based in Washington, in 2004 and 2005. That office has come under scrutiny for its role in the dismissal of United States attorneys last year, in some cases for what appear to have been partisan reasons.

New York Times
Oct 17, 2006 Will the Supreme Court shackle new tribunal law? Will the Supreme Court shackle new tribunal law?

QUOTE: The terror legislation set to be signed into law Tuesday by President Bush sits atop an ideological fault line that sharply divides the US Supreme Court and highlights the emerging power of Justice Anthony Kennedy. The new law rejects at least five key holdings by the liberal wing of the court and sets the stage for what many analysts believe will be yet another historic showdown between the courts, the president, and Congress.

Christian Science Monitor
Jan 24, 2006 Closed-Door Deal Makes $22 Billion Difference: GOP Negotiators Criticized for Change In Measure on HMOs

QUOTE: House and Senate GOP negotiators, meeting behind closed doors last month to complete a major budget-cutting bill, agreed on a change to Senate-passed Medicare legislation that would save the health insurance industry $22 billion over the next decade....Republican congressional lawmakers and leaders are making vital decisions, involving far-reaching policies and billions of dollars, without the public -- or even congressional Democrats -- present.

Washington Post
Dec 20, 2005 One-Party Rulers Need to Count Again

QUOTE: ...one-party government has done what it considers important and has used misleading numbers to obscure the true costs....President Bush and his Republican supporters, claiming to be conservatives, spend the Social Security surplus on other things and are hocking the country to the eyeballs.

Washington Post
Dec 09, 2005 Democrats Consider Changes in Primaries

QUOTE: ...party criticisms that Iowa and New Hampshire have enjoyed their privileged positions for too long and that more demographic, geographic and economic diversity is needed to make the nominating process more representative.

Washington Post
Sep 15, 2004 For China, One Party is Enough, Leader Says

QUOTE: The Chinese Communist Party chief, Hu Jintao, said Wednesday that Western-style multiparty democracy was a "blind alley'' for China and that the one-party state would fight "power abuse and corruption" by policing itself better.

New York Times
Jun 26, 2004 Ethics Group Seeks Inquiry on Nader Arrangement Between Campaign and Charity Is Questioned

QUOTE: An ethics watchdog group asked the Federal Election Commission and the Internal Revenue Service yesterday to investigate an arrangement between Ralph Nader's presidential campaign and a charity that he created.

Washington Post
Jun 24, 2004 Pelosi Seeks House Minority 'Bill of Rights'

QUOTE: House Democrats' anger at heavy-handed Republican tactics reached a new level yesterday, with the chamber's top Democrat asking the House speaker to embrace a "Bill of Rights" for the minority, regardless which party it is.

Washington Post
Jan 17, 2004 Supreme Court Hands Texas GOP a Redistricting Victory

QUOTE: As do most states, Texas has a long tradition of congressional redistricting plans foisted on the minority party by the majority.

Washington Post
Jun 12, 2003 Appeals Court's Feud in Mich. Case Grows; Senior Judge Decries Charges of 'Rigging'

QUOTE: The continuing battle between liberal and conservative judges on a key federal appeals court escalated yesterday, as a senior member of the court publicly defended the chief judge against charges that he rigged a high-profile affirmative action case.

Washington Post
May 09, 2003 Order and the Courts

QUOTE: The filibuster is the only way to prevent the president from creating a federal judiciary dominated by ideologues of his own persuasion, appointed to satisfy his political base.

Washington Post
May 02, 2003 A New Friend for Rumsfeld

QUOTE: Drawing a sharp line between the Clinton years and the Republican years, before and after, is simply not true to the story.

Washington Post
Oct 03, 2002 Court Orders Lautenberg Put on Ballot: GOP to Appeal N.J. Justices' Ruling to U.S. Supreme Court

QUOTE: Republicans immediately announced plans to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court to keep Sen. Robert G. Torricelli (D) on the ballot despite his withdrawal from the race on Monday.

Washington Post
Dec 20, 2001 The GOP's New Lobbyist in Chief

QUOTE: Forget those quaint notions that political parties exist to elect candidates. Parties and their chairmen raise hundreds of millions of dollars each election cycle from various special interests that often want something from government.

Washington Post
Jul 31, 2001 Ford-Carter Election-Overhaul Panel Makes Recommendations

QUOTE: A commission headed by the former Presidents Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford today recommended a major overhaul of the nation's election system...

New York Times
Nov 03, 2000 Ralphing On the Media

QUOTE: consumers of the nation's leading media get approximately three weeks worth of discussion about the man who may decide the election...nobody important (not even the Associated Press) has followed Nader full-time up to this point...

Online Journalism Review (OJR)