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Tennessee judge orders Occupy Nashville protesters released

Twenty-nine protesters arrested in Nashville, Tennessee at 3 AM on Friday for refusing to comply with a newly-enacted city rule banning “overnight occupation” have been released after a judge refused to sign criminal trespassing warrants against them. According to The Tennessean, Night Court Magistrate Tom Nelson explained in an email…

Arizona Republicans lash out at Democrats to defend tax loophole for corporate jets

Arizona Democratic Party Chairman Andrei Cherny riled the feathers of the state’s Republican Party by suggesting that those who can afford corporate jets should have to make sacrifices, not just seniors and middle-class families. “What (President Barack Obama) is saying is (that) we need a balanced approach, and if we…

Gov. Rick Perry endorses voter intimidation, say Texas Democrats

Texas Republican Governor Rick Perry pandered to those who openly intimidate and harass minority voters by cutting the ribbon at the grand opening of King Street Patriots’ new headquarters Monday, according to the Texas Democratic Party. Talking Points Memo reported in October 2010 that the Justice Department was investigating the…

Robo-call tells voters they need proof of home ownership to vote

Falsely declares election on Wednesday Kansas Democrats allege that a pro-Republican group is attempting to mislead and intimidate voters with automated telephone calls claiming the election occurs on Wednesday. The robo-calls tell voters to bring their voter registration card and proof of home-ownership to the polls on Wednesday, November 3rd.…

Feingold opponent employs prison labor, nets savings thanks to state-funded health care

Republican Senate candidate Ron Johnson, who has campaigned against government subsidies to business, employs up to nine prison inmates at his plastics factories whose health care costs are paid by the state, according to records obtained by The Associated Press. Johnson, a political newcomer challenging Democratic U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold,…

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