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Dems uphold Alvin Greene’s bizarre victory in SC primary

Mystery candidate says he’s the best candidate for Time‘s ‘Man of the Year’ An unemployed man who can’t explain where he got the money to file as a political candidate and who is facing a felony obscenity charge will be the Democratic Party’s candidate for the US Senate in South…

ACLU asks South Carolina: Don’t erase voting machine records

The American Civil Liberties Union has waded into the controversy over South Carolina’s bizarre Democratic primaries last week, which ended with the Senate nomination going to an unknown, unemployed candidate who won more votes than were cast in some counties. The ACLU has sent a letter (PDF) to the South…

Vic Rawl: ‘Systemic’ failures in South Carolina voting systems

Update: CREW asks SC AG to probe whether Greene was ‘induced’ to run A press release sent to RAW STORY states, Today, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), took two significant actions against the questionable Democratic candidate for South Carolina Senate, Alvin Greene. In a letter to South…

Democrats increasingly convinced of election fraud in SC primaries

Depending on whom you ask, Alvin Greene’s electoral victory in Tuesday’s South Carolina primaries is either evidence that voting machines don’t work, or that the Republican Party is planting phony candidates in Democratic races — or both. But one thing has become clear: The Democratic Party establishment doesn’t want Alvin…

NY Times: Supreme Court ‘keeping politics safe for the rich’

Wall Street Journal: “The order was short, swift, and largely flew under the radar” Last winter’s Supreme Court decision in the Citizens United case, which lifted restrictions on corporate spending in elections, had been widely anticipated and aroused immediate outrage. It appears, however, that Citizens United was far from the…

Tea party victory: Rand Paul wins Kentucky GOP Senate primary

Rand Paul defeated Republican establishment favorite Trey Grayson in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate, a closely watched race that was a test of the tea party movement’s strength. Paul, the son of former presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, on Tuesday gave a tea party activist a key win…

As al-Maliki edges toward power, former Iraqi premier warns of looming civil war

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki took a major step toward staying in power on Saturday when a top Shiite cleric said he would not stop him from keeping his job, but an arch-rival warned of civil war. A spokesman for Moqtada al-Sadr, a radical, anti-US cleric who is currently living…

14-term congressman loses seat in West Virginia

Representative Alan Mollohan, a 14-term Democrat, has become the first House member of the 2010 campaign to lose a re-election bid after a West Virginia state senator defeated him. Unofficial returns from Tuesday’s election showed state Senator Mike Oliverio leading Mollohan 56 percent to 44 percent in the primary vote…

British PM Brown stepping down as Labour leader

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced Monday he will stand down as Labour leader by September, and that his party is to hold formal talks on a power-sharing deal with the Liberal Democrats. Brown said he would “ask the Labour party to set in train the processes needed for its…

Obama is biggest recipient of BP’s political action cash in the last 20 years

President Barack Obama is the biggest recipient of BP political action committee donations of any political candidate in the last 20 years, according to the Center for Responsive Politics and an analysis published Wednesday by Politico. Obama’s take from the company whose drilling site is leaking tens of thousands of…

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