Monthly Archives: August 2016

GOP establishment trounces tea party in congressional primaries

Aside from its spectacular failure to stop Donald Trump, it’s been a banner year for mainstream Republicans.

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Politico News - Congress

eschneider@politico.com (Elena Schneider)

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NC Gov. McCrory Defends the State of North Carolina’s “Voting Rights”

Via Chris Geidner’s story on the Supreme Court’s refusal (on a 4-4 deadlock) to stay the 4th Circuit order stopping some of North Carolina’s strict voting laws, comes this curious statement from North Carolina’s governor, Pat McCrory: “North Carolina has … Continue reading →

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Election Law Blog
Rick Hasen


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“Texas Launches Voter Education Campaign Amid Scrutiny of Voter ID Law”

Texas Tribune: Texas on Wednesday kicked off a voter education campaign ahead of the November elections amid heightened scrutiny of the state’s voter ID law. Under an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice and minority rights groups, the state … Continue reading →

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Election Law Blog
Rick Hasen


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“Dangers of ‘Ballot Security’ Operations: Preventing Intimidation, Discrimination, and Disruption”

Wendy Weiser and Adam Gitlin for the Brennan Center. … Continue reading →

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Election Law Blog
Rick Hasen


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House GOP will vote to bar ransom payments

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Politico News - Congress

rbade@politico.com (Rachael Bade)

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Rep. Whitfield will resign following ethics probe

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Politico News - Congress

hcaygle@politico.com (Heather Caygle)

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The Next Battle in NC: Early Voting

As Michael Wines reported in today’s NY Times, the 4th Circuit’s order in the North Carolina voting case had the effect of restoring an older law that gives discretion to counties to set early voting days and sites. A Republican … Continue reading →

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Election Law Blog
Rick Hasen


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Breaking: #SCOTUS 4-4 Tie in NC Voting Case Leaves Lower Court Ruling in Place and Shows Us Power of Appeals Courts Post-Scalia

The Supreme Court has denied a stay in the North Carolina voting case, with the Justices mostly dividing 4-4. The stay order indicates that the Chief Justice, Justice Alito, and Justice Kennedy would have granted the stay except with respect … Continue reading →

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Election Law Blog
Rick Hasen


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The New Drone Order, Part IV- Reapernomics: An Economic Way of Thinking About Drones

To get some pointers about how the defense industry is intimately involved with governmental policy affairs, we’ll speak with an economist who has written numerous scholarly papers on the subject. In Part 4 of the New Drone Order series, Reapernomics: An Economic Way of Thinking About Drones, we’ll unpack pertinent information surrounding the increased use of drones and UAV technology, asking if it actually serves the public’s best interest. Need funds for your project, with the Dept. of Defense as a creditor? Don’t say ‘put your money where your mouth is’ because we’re already eating through Predators…
The loss which is probably the most evident, on account of the enormous proportions which it assumes, is the direct expenditure for war appliances. Especially is this true in these days of inventive science, when new firearms, new projectiles, new methods of naval construction and engineering apparatus are daily displacing the old. No

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Boiling Frogs
Matthew


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The Soros Foundation Hack: Years of Behind the Scenes Influence Documented

A recent hack by a group named DC Leaks revealed more than 2500 documents that include hundreds of internal documents from multiple departments within Soros’ groups, mainly the Open Society Foundation. After releasing the documents on billionaire George Soros, DC Leaks had part of its website taken down and the @DCLeaks Twitter account has been suspended from Twitter for unknown reasons. Let’s take a look at what we know so far about the leaked information.
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Show Notes
Soros hacked, thousands of Open Society Foundations files released online
DC Leak Exposes Top Clinton Donor George Soros Manipulating Elections
Hacked Documents Reveal Magnitude Of George Soros’s Domestic Influence
DCLeaks Website Down, Twitter Suspended After Releasing Soros Docs
Hacked documents show George Soros’ foundation ‘tried to influence the Supreme Court justices on immigration case’
Understanding Migration and Asylum in the European Union
Prosecutors ban Soros Foundation as ‘threat to Russian

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Boiling Frogs
Spiro Skouras


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