NOTE: Today's News Headlines for Independent Voters was not published on Friday or Saturday due to technical problems with my Hewlett Packard Pavilion laptop. Let's hope it's fixed....
LOCAL NEWS OF INTEREST
- Obama volunteers meet to plan next step (By Tim Tresslar, Dayton Daily News) The house meeting was one of several scheduled this weekend locally, and more than 4,200 nationwide, at the behest of Obama's transition team.
- Partisans, bean counters and atheists (BY JOHN LAIRD, COLUMBIAN OPINION EDITOR) Partisan extremists will have to cool their heels in 2009, at least when it comes to local politics. Odd-numbered years are when Clark County voters elect people to nonpartisan offices on city councils, port districts, fire districts, school boards and other entities.
- Working Families Party Has Major Goals (By MARK PAZNIOKAS | The Hartford Courant) On Election Day last month, the Working Families Party provided the margin of victory for three Democratic challengers who won what had been Republican seats in the state House
- Dems' enthusiasm continues after election (By Sheena Mcfarland, The Salt Lake Tribune) Young voters across the country helped President-elect Barack Obama take the White House. Matt Lyon, president of Young Democrats of Utah says, "We had this whole new group of people who were able to connect to local issues and who realized they wanted to stay involved after the elections."
NEW YORK POLITICS/INDEPENDENCE PARTY
Why Bloomberg's third attempt will be a mess (Adam Lisberg, NY Daily News) Bloomberg twice ran on the line of the Independence Party, but it is riven by a nasty internal battle featuring the controversial Lenora Fulani.