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Crowley: Buffett rule wins for Obama

Crowley: Buffett rule wins for Obama | Coffee Party Election Coverage | Scoop.it
Spoiler alert: The Senate on Monday will not get the 60 votes needed to move ahead with the so-called Buffett Rule, which makes critics think the White House spent a week pushing it just to make a political point.
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The Buffett Rule and Tax Fairness

The Buffett Rule and Tax Fairness | Coffee Party Election Coverage | Scoop.it
The so-called Buffett Rule will come up for a vote in the Senate today and will almost certainly fail. And that’s a good thing because the Buffett Rule is not tax policy, it is demagogy.
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POSTCARD: Moms, Gas Prices, and Tax Loopholes | Coffee Party Feminists

POSTCARD: Moms, Gas Prices, and Tax Loopholes | Coffee Party Feminists | Coffee Party Election Coverage | Scoop.it
by JKL, Pointed Postcards, Graphic by PAUL SMALLEY Norquist Pledge signer Michele Bachmann, criticized the president today for gasoline prices, saying that because of him women would pay an additional $2000 this year at the pump, yet, she seems...
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Romney and Obama Agree: Power Is Good - Reason Magazine

Romney and Obama Agree: Power Is Good - Reason Magazine | Coffee Party Election Coverage | Scoop.it

And the winner will be: Corporatism. (That is, the use of government force primarily to benefit the well-connected business elite.) The loser? The people, who would benefit from freedom and freed markets—markets void of privileges and arbitrary decrees.

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NRA Member Calls Wayne LaPierre ‘Over The Edge,’ Says Others ‘Think He’s A Wingnut’

NRA Member Calls Wayne LaPierre ‘Over The Edge,’ Says Others ‘Think He’s A Wingnut’ | Coffee Party Election Coverage | Scoop.it

[Note from the Curator] It is always important to remember that all conservatives and Republicans are not represented by those with the most extreme views. Here is one such view, and a more than reasoned response.

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Vermont Senate Resolves to Abolish “Corporate Personhood”

Vermont Senate Resolves to Abolish “Corporate Personhood” | Coffee Party Election Coverage | Scoop.it

Montpelier - The Vermont State Senate voted today calling for an amendment to the Constitution that would make clear that corporations are not people and money is not speech and can be regulated in political campaigns. The vote was 26-3. State Senator Virginia Lyons (D) spearheaded the effort, working with Move to Amend in 2011 to introduce a resolution that came back this year.

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Corporations under pressure on political spending

Corporations under pressure on political spending | Coffee Party Election Coverage | Scoop.it

BY FREDREKA SCHOUTEN AND MARTHA T. MOORE for USA TODAY

WASHINGTON – American companies are discovering the perils of politics as activists and public pension fund officials apply new pressure on corporations to disclose their political spending — or cease it entirely. 

Companies holding their annual meetings this spring will face a record number of shareholder resolutions demanding companies reveal whether corporate funds have been spent on politics. A coalition that includes Public Citizen, Common Cause and other groups that favor campaign limits has asked the Securities and Exchange Commission to require publicly traded companies to disclose campaign spending on their filings to regulators. [MORE]


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Coffee Party USA | Strategic Plan 2012, submitted for input and collaboration

Coffee Party USA | Strategic Plan 2012, submitted for input and collaboration | Coffee Party Election Coverage | Scoop.it

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How Confirmation Bias Shapes the Debate Over Income Inequality

How Confirmation Bias Shapes the Debate Over Income Inequality | Coffee Party Election Coverage | Scoop.it
Inequality might not be as bad as we think. Does that mean we should worry about it more or less?Confirmation bias is a weird and powerful thing. Two people can look at the exact same information and come to two opposite conclusions.
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Dems Retrench in the “War on Women”?

Dems Retrench in the “War on Women”? | Coffee Party Election Coverage | Scoop.it
From the staggering statistic released by the Republican National Committee that found women have lost 92.3 percent of all jobs lost since Obama took office, to yesterday’s scathing story on the gender pay gap in the Obama White House by the...
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Who Hijacked Our Country: The Draining of the ALEC abscess

Who Hijacked Our Country: The Draining of the ALEC abscess | Coffee Party Election Coverage | Scoop.it
RT @ALECwatch: RT @lmdapper: The Draining of the #ALEC abscess http://t.co/lestpKc1 || Stockholders should demand to know about ALEC membership...
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Newark mayor saves neighbor from fire

Newark mayor saves neighbor from fire | Coffee Party Election Coverage | Scoop.it
Newark, New Jersey, Mayor Cory Booker ran into a burning home Thursday night to try and rescue a trapped woman, an act of heroism that sent him to the hospital.


Mayor Booker is also a supporter of No Labels and other political bridge building efforts. Way to be of service! ~DM

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Death and Taxes: Road Fatalities Rise on Tax Day

Death and Taxes: Road Fatalities Rise on Tax Day | Coffee Party Election Coverage | Scoop.it
A small but measurable increase in the risk of fatal car crashes occurs on or around April 15, most likely due to stress. Tramper/Shutterstock Tax time. Two words that fill millions of Americans with dread.
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The Nonpartisan Wish

The Nonpartisan Wish | Coffee Party Election Coverage | Scoop.it
Bill Keller defends an "easily mocked" centrism inveighing against "many on the left" and Rick Santorum:The middle is not the home of bland, split-the-difference politics, or a cult that worships bipartisan process for its own sake.
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Taxation, American Style

Taxation, American Style | Coffee Party Election Coverage | Scoop.it
Americans often tout the contrast between the
bloated, tax-funded welfare states of the Old World and our leaner,
cheaper government. But the data reveal that the U.S. may be closer
to Europe than we think.
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Romney Specifies Deductions He'd Cut

Romney Specifies Deductions He'd Cut | Coffee Party Election Coverage | Scoop.it
Mitt Romney said he would eliminate or limit for high-earners the mortgage-interest deduction for second homes, as well as the state income-tax deduction and state property-tax deduction.
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America's Dangerous War of Words

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Never before have so many violated Ronald Reagan’s 11th Commandment… thou shalt not speak ill of another Republican.

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After Zimmerman arrest, questions about ‘stand your ground’

After Zimmerman arrest, questions about ‘stand your ground’ | Coffee Party Election Coverage | Scoop.it
The fatal encounter between a 17-year-old black teenager and a mixed-race neighborhood watch volunteer has created a furor over "stand your ground" laws, which have been enacted in more than 20 states; legislation is pending in others.

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Opinion: Marine's comments go too far

Opinion: Marine's comments go too far | Coffee Party Election Coverage | Scoop.it
Dean Obeidallah says it makes sense that a Marine who said he wouldn't follow orders from Obama faces discharge...
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What Mitt Romney needs to do now - Jonathan Martin and Reid J. Epstein

What Mitt Romney needs to do now - Jonathan Martin and Reid J. Epstein | Coffee Party Election Coverage | Scoop.it
After a bruising primary season, Mitt Romney has finally become his party’s presumptive presidential nominee — but that doesn’t mean he can fully turn his attention to President Barack Obama.

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Polarization, Leadership Void, Fills Political Scientist With Dread : NPR

Polarization, Leadership Void, Fills Political Scientist With Dread : NPR | Coffee Party Election Coverage | Scoop.it
Keith Poole of the University of Georgia, with collaborator Howard Rosenthal of New York University, has spent decades charting the partisan ideological shifts and polarization in Congress from the 18th Century until now to get the view...
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Leave Ayn Rand out of the Economics Canon

Leave Ayn Rand out of the Economics Canon | Coffee Party Election Coverage | Scoop.it
Brian Bolduc pushes back agains the left-wing trope that GOP budget author Paul Ryan is a devotee of Ayn Rand:...
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Fake Controversy Of The Day: Rosen v Romney

Fake Controversy Of The Day: Rosen v Romney | Coffee Party Election Coverage | Scoop.it
by Patrick Appel Yesterday, Hilary Rosen said that Ann Romney, a stay-at-home mother,"never worked a day in her life." The Romney campaign, and conservative media outlets, pounced. Ann Romney's direct response: Rosen has since apologized.
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Noonan: It's Over. What Have We Learned?

Noonan: It's Over. What Have We Learned? | Coffee Party Election Coverage | Scoop.it
The GOP still practices primogeniture, but much else has changed in politics.


It means, the GOP takes turns and you can't cut in line.  :)  ~DM

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Unlimited Campaign Spending—A Good Thing? Posner | Coffee Party News

Unlimited Campaign Spending—A Good Thing? Posner | Coffee Party News | Coffee Party Election Coverage | Scoop.it
excerpt from article by RICHARD POSNER, blogger and Federal Judge The criticisms of the Court’s reasoning are several.
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