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The Majority That Wasn't: When 50% of the Vote Just Isn't Good Enough

A man won - or so he thought - an election with 52 percent of the vote. But city bureaucrats won't let him take his seat because of the strange way they define a majority.

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Volokh Conspiracy - Republican Liberty Caucus

Posted November 9th, 2012 by sirgranitehead
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The Republican Liberty Caucus and libertarian-Republicans out-performed generic Republicans in the 2012 election.

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Romney Invested in Medical-Waste Firm That Disposed of Aborted Fetuses

Earlier this year, Mitt Romney nearly landed in a politically perilous controversy when the Huffington Post reported that in 1999 the GOP presidential candidate had been part of an investment group that invested $75 million in Stericycle, a medical-waste disposal firm that has been attacked by anti-abortion groups for disposing aborted fetuses collected from family planning clinics.

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Megadeth frontman backs Rick Santorum

Posted February 16th, 2012 by Deslock Darkstar
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Dave Mustaine, leader of the heavy metal band Megadeth, is ready to rock out for Rick Santorum. "Earlier in the election, I was completely oblivious as to who Rick Santorum was, but when the dude went home to be with his daughter when she was sick, that was very commendable,” Mustaine recently told MusicRadar.com. “... You know, I think Santorum has some presidential qualities, and I'm hoping that if it does come down to it, we'll see a Republican in the White House... and that it's Rick Santorum."

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KY. Governor Race: Sen. Williams says Gov. Beshear Worships False Gods

Posted November 1st, 2011 by mrtruth
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Senate President David Williams lambasted Gov. Steve Beshear Tuesday for participating in a Hindu prayer ceremony last week at a new manufacturing plant site in Elizabethtown, saying the governor was worshiping “false gods.”

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Occupying One Half of the Problem

Posted October 9th, 2011 by southernpatriot
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Much like the “T(axed) E(nough) A(lready)” groups that formed in 2009, the Occupy groups are only seeing part of the problem.

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Nobody runs for office in small N.C. town

Posted July 26th, 2011 by JustinStout
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In the North Carolina town of Tar Heel, residents won’t have to worry about Big Government. It’s looking like No Government. Nobody’s on the ballot for November elections, a county elections official told CNN Monday.

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Ron Paul Launches Presidential Campaign

Posted April 26th, 2011 by Deslock Darkstar
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Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, whose outspoken libertarian views and folksy style made him a cult hero during two previous presidential campaigns, will announce on Tuesday that he's going to try a third time.

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ONION: Sign With Candidate's Name On It Electrifies Congressional Race

Posted October 26th, 2010 by Renniks
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"When I drove by the sign two days ago, I had to pull over to the side of the road and catch my breath," said Jade Williams, 34, a lifelong Democrat and former supporter of Baron Hill. "I'd never felt such a profound connection to a candidate before. Then I saw the powerful red line under his name and knew I had to drive to City Hall immediately and register as a Republican."

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It's Official: People In Power Act As If They Have Brain Damage

Posted August 16th, 2010 by thinkliberty
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"You've heard the phrase "power corrupts," but have you looked at the evidence that suggests this is actually supported by a variety of studies? Julian Sanchez points us to a report that looks at some of the studies of people in power (which actually builds off of a Wall Street Journal article on the same topic -- beware the paywall), which notes, first, that getting into a position of power is best done by being kind and empathetic (rather than nasty and backstabbing), but once you get there, study after study suggests that people lose some aspect of critical thinking skills"

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