WASHINGTON -- Voters in Wisconsin go to the polls Tuesday to decide whether to oust controversial Republican Gov. Scott Walker. One result is already clear.
A survey of federal spending reports by The Huffington Post, the most comprehensive of its kind this year, shows that the top 150 consulting companies -- media, fundraising, digital/social, direct mail and others -- have grossed $465.76 million so far in the 2011-12 electoral season, out of a total of $1.24 billion spent.
"The Florida Secretary of State has been ordered by the U.S. Department of Justice to stop or justify its purge of suspect voters from voter registration rolls but the order might not stop much of the process put in action three weeks ago.
In a letter late Thursday, T. Christian Herren Jr. chief of the Department of Justice’s voting section, told Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner that the state’s plan to review the status of 2,600 suspected non-citizens, and purge them from the rolls if they are not confirmed as citizens is in violation of the National Voter Rights Act of 1965 and should be stopped..."
Sina Weibo is looking for more censors. The social media company, often described as China’s version of Twitter, has a rumored 1,000 “information security” editors working to remove posts and comments about forbidden subjects like “Chen Guangcheng”...
You wouldn’t know it if you were watching these recent Heat playoff games on TV. TV doesn’t bother much with pregame warmups. You might not even have noticed if you were in the arena. Who pays attention to what goes on before a game?