Archive for August, 2012
Take Action News, David Shuster and Current TV’s Michael Shure share their thoughts on highlights from Wednesday’s speeches at the Republican National Convention.
(Tampa) — At first I couldn’t believe it.
Around 8:15pm Tuesday night a television camera man I know here in Tampa at the RNC convention arena said there had been an “ugly” and “despicable incident” involving potential delegates at the Republican convention heckling a camera operator working for CNN on or near the floor.
One of the things I usually love about traveling during an election campaign is the daily hotel room delivery of USA Today. The paper provides the latest political headlines and offers a window into the campaign information most Americans are receiving.
Unfortunately, USA Today has also come to represent a classic and frustrating media failure. The paper, like many others, reports competing arguments from the political campaigns — and avoids reporting which argument is accurate or truthful.
Likewise, if you are a woman and want to serve our nation in the military, or if you want to visit your same-sex partner in the hospital, or if you feel our government shouldn’t build an 800-mile-long border fence that independent experts say would “waste money,” the GOP 2012 platform is not pleasing.
Barring any changes in the process, read the final-Language-GOP-Platform-2012 document here.
We will update this Post after the official platform vote takes place.
Interested in learning more about all the private parties at the Republican and Democratic conventions? These parties offer big donors and corporations an under-the-radar way to influence lawmakers and other federal, state and local officials. Well, the Sunlight Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to government transparency, is shining the light on these parties on its new website: http://politicalpartytime.org/. .
Get information on the controversial Voter ID law in Pennsylvania, NOTE: Per the recent PA court decision, although you may be asked to show an ID, you are NOT REQUIRED to present an ID in order to vote. Learn more about the law at VotesPA.com