Arizona ‘Independent’ Redistricting Commission Picks Leftist Progressive Firm to Map Arizona Lines (By Shane Wikfors, Tucson Citizen/Sonoran Alliance - "with a blatantly conservative worldview")
- Nader Pissed About Getting Kicked Off 2004 PA Ballot? He’s Not Alone (Philadelphia Weekly/PhillyNow) In fact, back in 2006, Pennsylvania was called one of the worst places – in the world! – to have a free election, according to the Helsinki Accords. Part of that includes the fact that Republicans and Democrats need 2,000 signatures to get on a statewide ballot while independent and thirty-party candidates are required a fable-worthy 67,070.
- Nader letter criticizes Pa. courts for knocking him off ballot in 2004 (Philly.com) On Monday, Nader publicly released a letter he sent last week to Chief Justice Ronald D. Castille in which he suggested that Pennsylvania courts have undermined democracy by making it very difficult for third-party candidates to gain ballot access. Nader told Castille it is "never too late" to change a bad decision, and warned him that voters "no doubt will take a keen interest" in the case if Castille decides to stand for retention election in 2013.
Top Republican candidates are changing their tone - Presidential hopefuls Michele Bachmann, Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman Jr. are tempering their criticism of President Obama — a strategy political experts say is intended to reach voters beyond the GOP base. (By Seema Mehta and Maeve Reston, Los Angeles Times)