Politics

Republicans Seek Cancer Research and, uh, alter the electoral college

As part of a signature drive by Republicans seeking to fund cancer research, they are also collecting signatures for a ballot initiative to alter California's electoral votes in their favor. People are being asked to sign a petition for cancer research and are being handed the petition for the electoral scheme.

Afghanistan Falling Into Taliban Control

As the U.S. remains distracted by the conflict it started in Iraq, the mission in Afghanistan gets further and further away from being "accomplished".

Rockefeller Taking Telco Money As He Pushes For Their Immunity

Think Telco execs don't think they did anything wrong complying with the government's warrantless wiretap requests, well take a look at to whom they're donating their money.

Obama Tells Bush: No Iran War Authorization

During a "major policy speech" on Wednesday, Sen. Barack Obama delivered a clear message to president Bush: You do not have a green light from Congress to engage in a new war with Iran.

Hagel And Warner Departures Predicted In July

Two prominent, dissenting voices in Republican politics, Senators Chuck Hagel of Nebraska and John Warner of Virginia have recently announced their departure at the end of their current terms. Their announcements may have come as a surprise to some, but Human Events saw their departures coming.

Edwards' Mixed Manufacturing Message

While speaking to a labor union on Tuesday, presidential candidate John Edwards gave a mixed message regarding the direction he'd like to see manufacturing take in the U.S.

Gonzales Resigns

With an announcement scheduled for this morning, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has resigned.

White House Moves To Bar Expansion Of Children’s Health Insurance Program

Late Friday, the Bush Administration notified states that should they wish to raise the income eligibility requirements above 250% of the poverty level as New York and California have passed legislation to do, they can forget about it.

Bob Schieffer Calls Out Administration On "Petraeus Report"

"[T]his does not sound like we're headed to a straight answer." - Face The Nation Anchor Bob Schieffer on the administration's plans to write the Iraq Progress Report for General Petraeus.

Illegal Immigration Myths And Facts

As the Department of Homeland Security prepares its "no match" assault on American businesses that employ illegal immigrants, it's time to examine common misconceptions about the role illegal immigrants play in American business.

Another Day, Another Free Speech Arrest

Police in Asheville, NC arrested a man for standing on a bridge overlooking the highway holding an "Impeach Bush" sign that could be read by vehicles passing by on the highway. He was charged with obstructing the sidewalk.

Republican War On California?

As the Department of Homeland Security prepares for an assault on businesses that hire illegal immigrants, Californians in particular can look forward to economic and social devastation.

Criminalization Of Free Speech Continues

In another patriotic stomping on free speech, a man in Kent, Ohio has been charged with littering for putting up an "Impeach Bush" sign.

GOP Used Tax Dollars To Boost Campaigns

In a possible violation of the Hatch Act, the Bush Administration used federal funds to boost efforts to elect Republican candidates in key battleground states.

Couple Wins $80,000 Over Anti-Bush Shirts

A Texas couple who were removed from a July 4th rally for wearing anti-bush t-shirts settled their lawsuit with the federal government for $80,000.

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