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Post by Addie » Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:34 am

[link]Reuters,http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/49722850/ns/politics/[/link]





Arizona defeats ballot measure contesting Grand Canyon ownership





PHOENIX (Reuters) - Arizona voters on Tuesday defeated a ballot measure contesting ownership of the Grand Canyon and other federal lands in the state, handing another defeat to the "sagebrush revolt" by Republicans in Western states.





Proposition 120, which lost by a 2-to-1 margin, would have amended the state's constitution to declare Arizona's sovereignty and jurisdiction over the "air, water, public lands, minerals, wildlife and other natural resources within the state's boundaries."





Republicans argued that federal retention of the land hurts the economy of the Western states and leaves them struggling to fund public education, nurture their economies and manage their forests and natural resources.





Opponents, including the Sierra Club, said the measure was unconstitutional and would have saddled Arizona with lands it could not afford to maintain. ...





The initiative was the latest move in a decades-old federal-state skirmish over control of a wide range of natural resources in Western states, often pitting mining, drilling and logging companies against those seeking to protect the environment.


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Post by Addie » Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:26 pm

[link]WaPo,http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ele ... statehood/[/link]





Puerto Rico approves statehood





A slim majority of Puerto Ricans voted Tuesday to approve a non-binding referendum that would make the island the 51st U.S. state. The measure requires final approval from Congress, so it means little for Puerto Rico right now. Still, nearly 54 percent of Puerto Ricans voted for a change in the island’s relationship with the U.S. — and President Obama promised to uphold their vote in the case of a “clear majority.”


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Post by esseff44 » Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:56 pm

California voters rejected a chance to abolish the death penalty. Maybe the next time. Getting closer. But the law adjusting 'Three Strikes' did pass to make it more just.We don't know if the GMO frankenfood label passed yet. Jerry got his budget measure just like he promised he would do in his campaign. He'll be helped by an improving economy as well. Union busting law was defeated in spite of millions and millions and millions of anti-union money pouring in from anonymous out of state donors using illegal money-laundering techniques to hide the sources.Big Money Spenders went all out but there seems to be a point where the ROI starts to shrink. Seems like that would be a good project for some aspiring political scientist to research.Just how many political ads can a person watch before they tune out or just turn off the TV. As far as mailers, who reads them? Mine go straight to recycling.



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Post by A Legal Lohengrin » Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:58 pm

I bet the Repigs try to block that for racist reasons and because the electoral votes will be unlikely to go their way.



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Post by Estiveo » Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:56 am

Union busting law was defeated in spite of millions and millions and millions of anti-union money pouring in from anonymous out of state donors using illegal money-laundering techniques to hide the sources.Big Money Spenders went all out but there seems to be a point where the ROI starts to shrink. Seems like that would be a good project for some aspiring political scientist to research.Just how many political ads can a person watch before they tune out or just turn off the TV. As far as mailers, who reads them? Mine go straight to recycling.The anonymous out of state donors were, by court order, revealed to be other anonymous out of state PACs...except those PACs all had ties to the Koch Brothers and Karl "Turd-blossom" Rove. And how many hundreds of millions did these douchebags pour down a rathole just to LOSE? Wel, actually, lots of hundreds of millions. Serves the fuckers right. :lol: As to your question re political ads? the answer is...Sekrit Stuffs!
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Post by Taverl » Fri Nov 09, 2012 1:18 am

I just love how these billionaires just threw away hundreds of millions of dollars to try and make sure they don't have to pay tens of millions of dollars in higher taxes.Assholes, every one of 'em.



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Post by MN-Skeptic » Fri Nov 09, 2012 1:32 am

I just love how these billionaires just threw away hundreds of millions of dollars to try and make sure they don't have to pay tens of millions of dollars in higher taxes.Assholes, every one of 'em.The best part, though? By spending that money they helped the economy and contributed to the decrease in unemployment numbers. So not only did they not get their people elected or their agendas approved, they indirectly helped Obama and the economy!


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Post by Estiveo » Fri Nov 09, 2012 2:12 am

I just love how these billionaires just threw away hundreds of millions of dollars to try and make sure they don't have to pay tens of millions of dollars in higher taxes.Assholes, every one of 'em.The best part, though? By spending that money they helped the economy and contributed to the decrease in unemployment numbers. So not only did they not get their people elected or their agendas approved, they indirectly helped Obama and the economy!So...not so much trickle down theory as a conservative discharge? An infernal emission? Somebody offer those boys a tissue or sumpin'.


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Post by Addie » Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:44 pm

[link]Political Wire,http://politicalwire.com/archives/2012/ ... state.html[/link]





The 51st State?





Even though Puerto Rico voted for the first time in favor of statehood, The Economist notes "the Republican-controlled House of Representatives has little incentive to address the topic. According to exit polls, 83% of boricuas on the mainland voted for Barack Obama. Statehood would add two Senate seats and a House delegation of five, the same size as Oregon's and probably as reliably Democratic."





"Unless the island holds another vote that yields a different result, however, Puerto Rico has now officially requested statehood. If Democrats retake the House in 2014, they would be well-advised to try to add a 51st star to the flag."


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