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Justice Department will monitor Election Day votes in 23 states

Justice notes that state and local governments are primarily responsible for administering and monitoring elections, but its Civil Rights Division enforces federal voting rights laws that give citizens the right to access the ballot. Ten years ago the Justice Department established a nationwide Ballot Access and Voting Integrity Initiative and since has run yearly election day programs to monitor polls and boost public confidence in the voting process.

How to Steal an Election (Again)

Operations Plan:
1 – Step 1A: You, Mitt Romney, make millions of dollars by buying troubled companies, increasing their debt and then allowing them to go bankrupt, all with the result of reaping millions of dollars (and parking your plundered earnings in offshore tax havens)

Support for Kill List and NDAA make Obama and Romney unfit for office
The U.S. President has killed an American citizen without due process, without even charging him with a crime. His decision to do this has been challenged by members of neither party.

Top Ten Coming Disasters: Romney's America 2016

hat will the United States look like in 2016 if Mitt Romney wins? While predicting the future is of course impossible, actually my experience is that if you play out known possible scenarios in your mind, you can often get a fair idea of the likely course of events.

Paul Ryan's 'Judeo-Christian' Fear Mongering

In a conference call on Sunday, Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan warned tens of thousands of Evangelical Christians that President Barack Obama would jeopardize "Judeo-Christian, Western civilization values" if he is re-elected.

Power to the People - Below the Poverty Line

With all the attention being paid this election to millionaire campaign donors and the importance of helping the middle class, candidates on both sides are overlooking one critical segment of our society. And it’s not a small segment – in fact it numbers over 46 million people and potential voters.

Stormy Elections, Wars & Occupations

The massive storm that ravaged Haiti, Cuba, and much of the east coast of the United States may be the ‘shock and awe’ of climate change’s permanent war against the U.S. (it attacked the rest of the world much earlier). Some argued that the storm’s ferocity was the great equalizer, that rich as well as poor were left without power, that luxury townhouses were swept aside along with seaside shacks. But that ignores the stark reality of the wealth-poverty divide in this country – laid newly bare by the storm.

A Vote for the Republicans is a Vote Against Yourself: 5 Reasons Why

To be more precise, it's a vote against yourself as long as you're making less than $250,000 a year, which includes about 99% of us. The Republicans have repeatedly turned against middle-class and low-income Americans in their legislative proposals over the past two years. Here are some of the sordid details.

What Would Romney Do to Civil Liberties?Eh, pretty much what Obama has done. Because when it comes to the war on terror, there's not much difference between the two candidates.

Police drones prompt privacy concerns
Drones are well-known for their ability to hunt down suspected terrorists abroad, but they have also increasingly become a popular tool of police departments around the country. Drones are cheaper to build and fly than helicopters, making them a cost-effective option for police departments looking to gain a bird's eye view of a scene. But privacy groups are sounding alarm that there aren't enough legal safeguards in place to prevent drones from being used for mass surveillance.

Why We Need New Rights to Privacy
Because of technological advances, we must spell out what used to be taken for granted.

Checking Big Brother
What if the government was tapping your phone unconstitutionally, and there was nothing you could do about it? That’s just life in the United States of America, at least according to the Justice Department. On Monday, October 29, Solicitor General Donald Verrilli Jr. argued in the Supreme Court that, for all practical purposes, the most expansive authority Congress has ever given the government to intercept Americans’ international phone calls and e-mails could not be challenged in court, even by the very people most likely to be harmed by it.  

War on poverty? Why presidential campaigns don't talk about the poor.
Neither President Obama nor Mitt Romney has made poverty a big part of his campaign. It's no wonder. Poverty has become something of a toxic issue for many American voters.

What Jewish Voters Should Know About the Source of Those 'Support Israel? Fire Obama' Yard Signs

The signs are from the nonprofit American Majority, a Tea Party outfit with ties to the Koch brothers.

How Republicans Are Trying to Steal the Election

Florida's voters had the longest lines and most infuriating waits.

Food companies Monsanto, Dupont, Pepsico and Nestle spend $45 million to defeat California GM label bill Prop 37
Eating tomatoes can dramatically reduce the risk of having a stroke, according to a new study out on Monday that provided more support for diets rich in fruits and vegetables. File photo via AFP.If it passes, it would require labels on GM food sold in supermarkets, but would not cover restaurants. It also has a number of gaping loopholes. For example, the law would not require labels on meat from animals that were fed GM corn.

Our Political System is Broken
No matter the outcome of the 2012 presidential election, we must eventually face the fact that our political system is broken.   As such, our future struggle will be about whether we are able to fix it our not.   And we must realize that the "it" we need to fix inheres not in our laws, our constitution or even some other arcane program.   The "it" we need to fix is ourselves.

The Deafening Silence On Climate ChangeGlobal warming has seldom been mentioned this year on the campaign trail, despite Obama's promise to the contrary

People Have Changed: A Legacy Of The U.S. War In Iraq
Yesterday was a beautiful autumn day in Baghdad . As I was visiting two families in widely different neighborhoods, I was able to traverse a large part of the city. I looked with eyes that have not seen Baghdad for nine years. Today, it is a city of stark contrasts. Bright new autos wherever one looks. I saw them up close as we waited endlessly in gridlocks due to checkpoints.

Portland Anti-Austerity Protest Draws 1,000 Despite Police Violence
It's difficult to build a pre-election protest with so many labor and community groups busy campaigning for Democrats. Nevertheless, over 1,000 people marched the streets in Portland, Oregon on November 3rd against austerity cuts to education and other public services and the consequent debt accumulated by students.

12 Ways You Can Safeguard Your Vote
The GOP gears up to disenfranchise voters. (photo: USA Today)ill it happen again? On November 6, we may see voters waiting in long lines, only to find they're not on the voter rolls or because they now need to show ID to vote. In a new twist, some people may refrain from voting because they think they need ID, even when they actually don't.

Letter to a Non-Voter
 get it - and I don't blame you. You're fed up and you could care less whether Tweedledee or Tweedledumber wins on Tuesday - because on Wednesday, your life will be the same, unchanged, regardless who is president. Your mortgage will still be underwater. You will still owe $50,000 on your student loan. Your son will still be in Afghanistan. Your daughter will still be working two jobs to make ends meet. And gas will still be at $4.

Our Deeply Compromised Democracy
Florida, Ohio and North Carolina , a majority of Republicans believe that Democrats will steal this election and a majority of Dems are convinced that the GOP's going to do the same. It's a sign of how deeply compromised our democracy has become.
Housing Nightmare Looms in Wake of Storm
ew York City officials said on Sunday that they faced the daunting challenge of finding homes for as many as 40,000 people who were left homeless after the devastation of last week's storm, a situation that the city's mayor, Michael R. Bloomberg, compared to New Orleans's after Hurricane Katrina.

"We Need Help": Battered by Sandy, Desperate Residents of New York’s Far Rockaways Plead for Aid

Starting Line of Canceled Marathon, New York’s Staten Island Overcome by Post-Sandy Desperation

After Sandy, Occupy Movement Re-Emerges as Relief Hub for Residents in Need

In Tight Race, 11th-Hour Voter ID Laws, Suppression Could Decide Ohio and Other Swing States

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