User: newstrust Topic: Election Reform
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'A Crazy Man Got a Gun': 'BradCast' 8/27/2015 28.8.2015 BradBlog
On the heels of yesterday's horrific on-air murders in Virginia, and as guns claim one life every 16 minutes in the U.S., the father of one of the Roanoke victims vows to stand up to the NRA and "cowards" elected to office who fail to take action to help prevent ...
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Texas Photo ID Law Found Discriminatory, Illegal, Yet Still Suppressing Voters: 'BradCast' 8/24/2015 25.8.2015 BradBlog
First up on today's BradCast, financial journalist David Dayen joins us to explain why the Dow Jones Industrial average plummeted 1000 points over the past two trading days, whether or not you should be worried about it, and how the U.S. is missing a golden opportunity in the bargain. Then, BRAD ...
VERDICTS ARE IN: On ME Guv; CO Cakes; CT Death Penalty, ID 'Ag-Gag' and TX Photo ID Law: 'BradCast' 8/13/2015 14.8.2015 BradBlog
On today's BradCast we cover a number of important new rulings on a number of important cases around the country -- and most of those rulings are actually very good news! I'm joined by Desi Doyen and The BRAD BLOG's legal analyst Ernest A. Canning to discuss several of them (after ...
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'Crazy Train': Dissecting Last Night's GOP/Fox 'News' Debate(s) - 'BradCast' 8/7/2015 8.8.2015 BradBlog
Buckle up! On today's BradCast, we jump on board the crazy train to dissect last night's GOP/Fox 'News' Presidential Debate(s)! My guests today are award-winning blogger/journalists Heather Digby Parton of Digby's Hullabaloo and Paul Rosenberg of Random Lengths News -- both also contributors for Salon. Can Trump ever be derailed? Fox 'News' ...
Voting Rights Act 50th Anniversary: Special 'BradCast' Coverage, 8/6/2015 7.8.2015 BradBlog
Today on The BradCast, special coverage in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 -- the crowning jewel legislation of the civil rights movement, written with the blood and tears of thousands, and now under fire today as it has never been since its passage ...
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On Sanders' Militarism, Obama's Iran 'Propaganda', and Huge Voting Rights News Out of Texas: 'BradCast' 8/5/2015 6.8.2015 BradBlog
It was a much bigger show today than we had expected when we started it! First up on today's BradCast, author, peace activist David Swanson joins us to discuss Obama's speech today at American University on the Iran Nuclear Agreement. While Swanson is (somewhat uncharacteristically) optimistic and encouraged by the deal, ...
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BREAKING: U.S. APPEALS COURT STRIKES DOWN TEXAS PHOTO ID VOTING RESTRICTION 6.8.2015 BradBlog
Very good news, just breaking today from the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in Texas!... One day before the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, one of the most conservative federal appeals courts in the country wielded that law to strike down a Texas voter suppression law. A unanimous panel ...
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Buying U.S. Elections; Texas AG Indicted; Obama's Emissions Cuts: 'BradCast' 8/3/2015 4.8.2015 BradBlog
Last week, Federal Election Commission (FEC) disclosures for the 2016 Presidential contest confirmed that wealthy Super PAC donors are now spending more than three times as much as small donors. As Politico describes the "gusher of cash" now pouring into American elections from millionaires and billionaires, the "67 biggest donors, ...
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At Least Six Ways to Hack the 2016 Election: 'BradCast' 7/31/2015 1.8.2015 BradBlog
While we have, for more than a decade, covered the extreme vulnerabilities of voting machines and electronic tabulators and broken numerous exclusive stories about it on both The BRAD BLOG and The BradCast, my guest on today's show offers a number of additional ways -- some of which had largely ...
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Hillary Clinton's Climate Plan and the Awful Truth About It: 'BradCast' 7/27/2015 28.7.2015 BradBlog
Before we get to Hillary Clinton and the awful truth about her climate plan and climate change itself on today's BradCast, Bernie Sanders is now leading all the major Republicans in national polling now. That's right, in head-to-head national match-ups between the independent U.S. Senator from Vermont and Jeb Bush, Scott ...
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Kansas Sec. of State Kobach Defrauding Voters; FBI Whistleblower Coleen Rowley on 'Terrorism': 'BradCast' 7/23/2015 24.7.2015 BradBlog
A big BradCast today!... First up, Kansas Sec. of State Kris Kobach (R) continues his years-long phony "voter fraud" crusade, but now he's been given more authority to cause even more damage to the fundamental right to vote! After years of blatantly lying about "voter fraud" in the state (which we ...
Who is Gov. John Kasich? And Why the Hell Is He Running for President?: 'BradCast' 7/21/2015 22.7.2015 BradBlog
Today, Ohio's Republican Gov. John Kasich became the 16th major candidate to enter the GOP race for the 2016 Presidential nomination -- for some reason. On today's BradCast, I'm joined by Buckeye State journalist John Michael Spinelli of Ohio's influential progressive blog Plunderbund.com to discuss the second term Governor's record and ...
Mother of All GOP Voter Suppression Laws on Trial in North Carolina: 'BradCast' 7/17/2015 18.7.2015 BradBlog
On today's BradCast, we start where we left off on yesterday's show, regarding Thursday's amazingly corrupt and disturbing ruling in favor of Scott Walker and his cronies -- by the amazingly corrupt Wisconsin Supreme Court -- and how, if Republicans have their way, that ruling may soon enough become the ...
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Walker Wins (Again), Democracy Loses (Again. Big Time.): 'BradCast' 7/16/2015 17.7.2015 BradBlog
I had to ask my guest on today's BradCast whether I was being overly dramatic in seeing today's stunning news from the Wisconsin Supreme Court as "the death of democracy". He did not warn me off that thinking. Before that, however, we quickly covered two other breaking stories today: The verdict ...
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Good Election and Campaign Finance News (Imagine That): 'BradCast' 7/9/2015 10.7.2015 BradBlog
We have a number of encouraging items on today's BradCast, believe it or not, regarding elections and campaign finance for a change. But first today, after an emotional debate in South Carolina, the Confederate flag will finally come down at the state capitol on Friday - clearing the way for debate ...
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'Vultures' Descend on Greece; KS SoS Suppressing Thousands of Voters; Trump 'Fired' But Surging: 'BradCast' 7/1/2015 2.7.2015 BradBlog
Greece is the word! On today's BradCast, financial journalist David Dayen joins us to explain the latest news in the Greek fiscal crisis and how austerity measures being forced on them continue to harm the nation even as the Eurozone and IMF move to make things worse, citizens head to ...
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'A More Perfect Union': 'BradCast' 6/26/2015 27.6.2015 BradBlog
Today's landmark SCOTUS ruling on marriage equality was an extraordinary end to an extraordinary week. So, that what I was more than happy to cover on today's BradCast. Rights win again, as the U.S. Supreme Court finally declares marriage equality to be a fundamental right to Americans in all 50 states ...
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'ObamaCare' Upheld (Again); Scalia Embarrasses Himself (Again); And 2014's Last Remaining Election Challenge: 'BradCast' 6/25/2015 26.6.2015 BradBlog
On today's BradCast...The U.S. Supreme Court announces its decision [PDF] in King v. Burwell, a case that would have gutted the Affordable Care Act ("ObamaCare"). As usual, Justice Scalia, on the losing side once again, displayed his extraordinary hypocrisy in his dissent to a case that was stupid to begin ...
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TRUMP-MENTUM! 25.6.2015 BradBlog
You people scoffed -- scoffed! -- when I suggested (along with Heather Digby Parton) that Donald Trump could end up doing very well among the GOP base in the Republican 2016 primary race for President... Who's scoffing now? He’s dismissed by the political professionals, but there is no denying that the appetite ...
The GOP's New 'Frankenstein's Monster': 'BradCast' 6/16/2015 17.6.2015 BradBlog
As I suggested earlier today, I believe Donald Trump just blew up the 2016 Republican Presidential primary, and maybe even the 2016 general election. All bets are off, now that, as our guest on today's BradCast, Heather 'Digby' Parton of Salon and Digby's Hullabalo explains, the very embodiment of the misbegotten ...
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