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Obama Rejects Public Financing (CQPolitics.com) 19.6.2008 Elections
CQPolitics.com - Presumed Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama will opt out of public financing for his campaign, reversing an earlier stance on the role of private funding in presidential campaigns.
Obama opts out of public campaign finance system (AP) 19.6.2008 Elections
AP - Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said Thursday he'll bypass the federal public financing system in the general election, abandoning an earlier commitment to take the money if his Republican rival did as well. ...
The Biggest Election Story Not on Your TV 18.6.2008 Truthout.com

    For over half the days during any period of years you choose to select, the biggest story in U.S. news outlets is the impending most important election in your lifetime. The story, of course, takes an infinite variety of forms, ranging from candidates' friends and associates to their diets, wardrobes, religions, childhoods, and hobbies. There are variations that take us through polls and fundraising and commercials and donors and staffers and analysis of commentary on reporting on sound bytes.

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DNC wants McCain investigated (AP) 17.6.2008 Elections
AP - Democratic Party officials plan to file a new lawsuit to compel federal regulators to investigate whether Sen. John McCain violated election laws by withdrawing from public financing. ...
Many states turning to paper ballots for fall 17.6.2008 Boston Globe: Latest
Florida's election fiasco in 2000 prompted many states to adopt electronic touch-screen voting systems, but after a spate of malfunctions and meltdowns in 2004 and 2006, paper ballots are making a big comeback.
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Voting Commission Plagued by Problems, Limited Funds 17.6.2008 Truthout.com

    It was not an auspicious beginning. The year was 2004 and the newest federal agency had no desks, no computers, and no office to put them in. It had neither an address nor a phone number. Early meetings convened in a Starbucks near a Metro stop in downtown Washington.

    Somehow, Congress had neglected to fund the Election Assistance Commission, a small group with a massive task: coordinating one of the most sweeping voter reform packages in decades.

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Commission struggles on 'hot button' voting issues 16.6.2008 Twincities.com: Nation
It was not an auspicious beginning. The year was 2004, and the newest federal agency had no desks, no computers and no office to put them in. It had neither an address nor a phone number. Early meetings convened in a Starbucks near a Metro stop in downtown Washington.
The Daily Muck 16.6.2008 TPM Muckraker
Guantanamo Bay and Abu Ghraib have been synonymous with detainee abuse in recent years. Now McClatchy interviews of guards and prisoners from the U.S. internment camp in Bagram, Afghanistan say the spot was the site of widespread abuse and sadistic...
Crossover Redistricting 16.6.2008 American Spectator
Racial gerrymandering could be expanded this fall, just in time for even bigger Democratic gains in 2012.
Voting commission plagued by problems, limited funds 16.6.2008 Boston Globe: Latest
It was not an auspicious beginning. The year was 2004 and the newest federal agency had no desks, no computers, and no office to put them in. It had neither an address nor a phone number. Early meetings convened in a Starbucks near a Metro stop in downtown Washington.
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Voting commission charged with overhauling US election systems is plagued by problems 16.6.2008 Star Tribune: Nation
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Voting commission plagued by problems, limited funds (AP) 16.6.2008 Yahoo: US National
AP - It was not an auspicious beginning. The year was 2004 and the newest federal agency had no desks, no computers, and no office to put them in. It had neither an address nor a phone number. Early meetings convened in a Starbucks near a Metro stop in downtown Washington.
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Lots of Work Ahead for Election Commission When It Gets to Full Strength 14.6.2008 Congressional Quarterly
After nearly six months of paralysis, the Federal Election Commission could be back in business this month, thanks to a compromise that ends a standoff in the Senate over nominations to the agency that oversees campaign finance law.
The NRCC mess revisited: Accounting investigation report released 13.6.2008 Michelle Malkin
Scammed.
Clinton's campaign debt as an asset? (Politico) 12.6.2008 Yahoo: Politics
Politico - Though Hillary Rodham Clinton racked up more than $30 million in debt during her Democratic primary campaign, she could emerge from her loss with a bundle of campaign cash to either play kingmaker or mount another campaign of her own. 
35 ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT FILED AGAINST GEORGE W. BUSH 12.6.2008 BradBlog
Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) is currently reading all 35 Articles of Impeachment, against George W. Bush, on the floor of the House of Representatives. I'm on the radio for the moment, so see RAW STORY for details. I may have more soon. UPDATE: Now back home, and watching Kucinich myself on C-SPAN. ...
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Lessons from Voting Rights Activists' Big Win in Missouri 11.6.2008 AlterNet
How the good guys finally won and what it means for 2008.
Former Bush Donors: Still Hesitant About Backing McCain (CQPolitics.com) 10.6.2008 Elections
CQPolitics.com - John McCain may be the presumed Republican presidential nominee, but he's still not connecting with a critical group of donors the way President Bush did during his 2004 re-election campaign.
Democratic party fundraising is on the rise (AFP) 10.6.2008 Elections
AFP - The Democratic Party raised 247 million dollars between January 1, 2007 and April 30, 2008, a sum that could prove crucial this election year, according to Federal Election Commission figures. ...
For Clinton, Millions in Debt and Few Options 10.6.2008 NY Times: National
Hillary Rodham Clinton is faced with what is believed to be history’s largest presidential campaign debt.

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