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Hundred Thousand Rule: A Fantasy Redistricting Series: North Dakota and Alaska
Continuing my Hundred Thousand Rule series, I'll now focus on what the congressional districts of Alaska and North Dakota would look like if the size of the U.S. House of Representatives were ...
DownstateDemocrat 04/06/2015 1 - - -
Howard County, Indiana GOP chair calls for "immediate and full protections" for LGBT Hoosiers
It's official: the growing opposition to the Indiana religious discrimination law is now bipartisan in nature. Craig Dunn, the chairman of the Republican Party of Howard County, Indiana (Howard ...
DownstateDemocrat 03/31/2015 13 37 - -
Harry Reid backs anti-Social Security "Democrat" Chris Van Hollen for U.S. Senate in Maryland
It's pretty clear to me that Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid hates democracy, at least within the Democratic Party, and that he at least tacitly supports the destruction of Social Security. I'm ...
DownstateDemocrat 03/06/2015 36 12 - -
BUSTED! Jeb Bush used private email server for official correspondence while Governor of Florida
For all of the talk about Hillary Clinton using private email for official correspondence when she was U.S. Secretary of State, likely Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush also used private ...
DownstateDemocrat 03/04/2015 51 20 - -
Hundred Thousand Rule - A Fantasy Redistricting Series: Wyoming and Vermont
As I announced a couple of days ago, I'm going to do a series of diaries on what our nation's congressional districts would look like if the U.S. House of Representatives had 3,082 members, or one ...
DownstateDemocrat 03/02/2015 4 3 - -
Right-wing union buster Bruce Rauner is actively supporting Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel
Michael Sneed of the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that Republican Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner, who wants to drive down wages and bust unions in Illinois, is actively supporting Rahm Emanuel's re-
DownstateDemocrat 02/27/2015 6 21 - -
Hundred Thousand Rule - A Fantasy Redistricting Series: Update
In May of 2012, I wrote this diary announcing that I was going to do a series of DailyKos diaries illustrating how each state's congressional and state legislative districts would look like if there ...
DownstateDemocrat 02/26/2015 9 6 - -
Scott Walker goes full Sarah Palin in fundraising email
Remember when legendary Wisconsin progressive blogger Chris "Capper" Liebenthal uncovered the Scott Walker War on Christmas ? Well, Capper is back with another Walker email that he brought to the ...
DownstateDemocrat 02/23/2015 19 49 1 -
Scott Walker: Intimidated by Evolution
For someone who calls himself "unintimidated", Scott Walker is acting like he's very intimidated as a likely candidate for the Republican presidential nomination. First, Walker was intimidated by ...
DownstateDemocrat 02/11/2015 17 10 - -
Bruce Rauner moves to unilaterally bust unions in Illinois
Republican Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner has issued an executive order that effectively makes Illinois a "right-to-work-for-less" state for public-sector workers by allowing non-union public ...
DownstateDemocrat 02/09/2015 79 35 - -
Right-wing war hawk Scott Walker completely waffled when asked a simple foreign policy question
Republican Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, now the frontrunner for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination (at least in the Iowa Caucuses), managed to do two things to alienate a large segment ...
DownstateDemocrat 02/01/2015 104 145 1 -
Rahm Emanuel thinks that democracy is a "trick"
Rahm Emanuel, the incumbent Mayor of Chicago who claims to be a Democrat but is Republican Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner's vacation buddy , publicly railed against a non-binding referendum on ...
DownstateDemocrat 01/25/2015 53 65 - -
BREAKING NEWS: U.S. Supreme Court to hear cases that could bring marriage equality to entire country
Republished from The Progressive Midwesterner The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a group of cases that could legalize same-sex marriage in the entire ...
DownstateDemocrat 01/16/2015 14 9 - -
Tell Congressman Ron Kind to denounce attacks on progressives by fellow corporate Democrats
Republished from The Progressive Midwesterner Several members of the New Democratic Coalition, a group of pro-greed and anti-middle class Democrats led by U.S. Representative Ron Kind of Wisconsin, ...
DownstateDemocrat 01/11/2015 11 16 - -
Guardian columist Jessica Valenti explains why 20-week abortion bans are especially dangerous
Jessica Valenti, a women's rights advocate from Brooklyn, New York who writes online columns for the British newspaper The Guardian , explained in this column why a Republican push in Congress to ...
DownstateDemocrat 01/09/2015 15 26 - -
Scott Walker: Clean water for Israel, polluted water for America
Republished from The Progressive Midwesterner Wisconsin Governor and likely candidate for the Republican presidential nomination Scott Walker's hypocrisy has gone international, as Walker will ...
DownstateDemocrat 01/03/2015 14 22 - -
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in serious electoral trouble
Shai Galili, the comptroller of the Israeli political party Likud (the main right-wing party in Israel and the main partner in the Israeli governing coalition), has disqualified Israeli Prime ...
DownstateDemocrat 12/24/2014 22 26 1 -
How the Federal Government and the Corporate Media lie to us every Christmas Eve
Every year, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) maintains a tracker of Santa Claus and the reindeer who pull his sleigh, and "Santa's location" is frequently broadcast by numerous ...
DownstateDemocrat 12/24/2014 55 2 1 -
BREAKING NEWS: President Obama officially sells out to Wall Street and other special interests
President Barack Obama has officially announced that he would sign the CRomnibus bill , which contains a ton of Republican-backed special interest riders that, among other things, makes it easier ...
DownstateDemocrat 12/11/2014 740 256 3 -
Racism in Illinois: Vermilion County (IL) teenager thinks whites are entitled to this country
Lesli Frye, a senior at Oakwood High School in Oakwood, Illinois (located in the west central part of Vermilion County, which is in the east central part of the state), sent out a racist tweet not ...
DownstateDemocrat 11/26/2014 27 17 - -
Just like how Scott Walker has gotten away with corruption, Darren Wilson gets away with murder
Cross-posted from The Progressive Midwesterner By any reasonable standard, Republican Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker should be behind bars and not in public office now. Walker has, among other ...
DownstateDemocrat 11/24/2014 3 5 - -
Kirk the Jerk is scared of Tammy Duckworth, and he’s being a sexist jerk about it
Cross-posted from Blue Downstate U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL-8), who recently gave birth to a baby girl, is considering running for the U.S. Senate seat here in Illinois that is currently held ...
DownstateDemocrat 11/21/2014 8 12 - -
LIVE COVERAGE: Final vote counts in Illinois Treasurer race
Today is the final day in which mail-in votes received after November 4 can be counted in Illinois. The only statewide race here in Illinois where this matters is the too-close-to-call race for ...
DownstateDemocrat 11/18/2014 29 15 - -
Wisconsin election night county-by-county benchmarks for statewide races
I've compiled this spreadsheet containing county-by-county benchmarks for statewide candidates in Wisconsin, based on the results of the 2012 presidential election in Wisconsin. The Democratic ...
DownstateDemocrat 10/22/2014 9 13 - -
Newspaper that once fired every photojournalist will endorse Republican Bruce Rauner for IL Governor
The Chicago Sun-Times, historically the "Democratic" newspaper in Chicago, will endorse Republican candidate for Governor of Illinois Bruce Rauner. However, Rauner himself owned a 10% stake in ...
DownstateDemocrat 10/17/2014 11 21 1 -
The minimum wage serves multiple purposes
Republished from The Prairie Badger Republican Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker recently stated in an interview with the right-wing editorial board of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel that he thought ...
DownstateDemocrat 10/14/2014 5 9 - -
GOP Wisconsin AG candidate ADMITS that he would have opposed interracial marriage in the 1950's
Republished from The Prairie Badger It’s official: Brad Schimel’s campaign for Attorney General of Wisconsin has completely collapsed. Schimel admitted on a Oshkosh cable access program called ...
DownstateDemocrat 10/08/2014 16 22 2 -
Privatization FAIL: Firm that runs Indiana Toll Road files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
In 2006, Mitch Daniels, then the Republican Governor of Indiana, signed into law a "major moves" bill that, among other things, privatized the Indiana Toll Road, which carries Interstates 80 and 90 ...
DownstateDemocrat 09/22/2014 273 220 7 -
President Obama appointed a sex abuse defender to represent this country in the UN General Assembly
Late last week, President Barack Obama appointed far-right Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) to represent the United States in the United Nations General Assembly . Johnson does not have to resign his U.S. ...
DownstateDemocrat 09/16/2014 31 16 - -
President Obama just got this country into another Vietnam
Republished from The Progressive Midwesterner In an official address to the nation, President Barack Obama announced that U.S. forces will carry out air strikes against Islamic State of Iraq and ...
DownstateDemocrat 09/10/2014 16 5 - -
FOX News pulls web ad for Karl Rove's front group off of YouTube
American Crossroads, a SuperPAC run by longtime Republican dirty tricks specialist Karl Rove, recently produced a web ad attacking Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu for rarely living in her home ...
DownstateDemocrat 09/02/2014 7 6 - -
Political insiders don't understand who Carol Shea-Porter is
Political insiders are writing off the re-election chances of Rep. Carol Shea-Porter , the Democratic Congresswoman from the 1st Congressional District of New Hampshire, because she doesn't suck up ...
DownstateDemocrat 09/02/2014 3 11 1 -
Was Dumb Ron Johnson behind one of the sexist remarks about Kirsten Gillibrand's appearance?
Republished from The Prairie Badger In her new book, titled Off the Sidelines , Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) said that some of her male colleagues on Capitol Hill made sexist remarks about her ...
DownstateDemocrat 08/28/2014 15 2 - -
Is Rupert Murdoch about to take CNN completely off the deep end?
CNN recently aired a "breaking news" segment about Time Warner, a media conglomerate which happens to be CNN's parent company, refusing an $80 billion dollar offer from Rupert Murdoch, who owns FOX, ...
DownstateDemocrat 07/16/2014 12 18 1 -
Tea Party hero Phil Mickelson under federal investigation for alleged insider trading
The Tea Party's favorite professional athlete, golfer Phil Mickelson, a five-time champion of golf's major tournaments, is reportedly under federal criminal investigation for allegedly trading ...
DownstateDemocrat 05/30/2014 48 17 - -
Bullion Shark jumps the shark with Cliven Bundy commemorative coin
Bullion Shark, an Old Westbury, New York-based company that buys and sells precious metal coins and bullion, is producing a Cliven Bundy commemorative coin , with part of the proceeds apparently ...
DownstateDemocrat 05/24/2014 22 12 - -
Wisconsin Republicans may have accidentally tightened campaign finance restrictions on lobbyists
Cross-posted from The Prairie Badger If the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board (GAB) allows this mistake to stand, it would ...
DownstateDemocrat 05/09/2014 10 25 1 -
Federal district court in Wisconsin effectively rules that Republicans are above the law
U.S. Federal District Court Judge Rudolph Rhana of the Eastern District of Wisconsin, an appointee of Former Republican President George H.W. Bush who is one of the most conservative federal judges ...
DownstateDemocrat 05/06/2014 44 44 3 -
The Supreme Court's War on the First Amendment continues: government-sactioned prayer upheld
In recent years, the U.S. Supreme Court has waged a war on the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. Two Roberts Court decisions, Citizens United v. FEC and McCutcheon v. FEC , have ...
DownstateDemocrat 05/05/2014 392 207 2 -
Why progressives should run a candidate against Patty Murray in the 2016 elections
Earlier this year, Republican Congressman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin went on a radio talk show hosted by right-wing extremist Bill Bennett and made racist remarks about poor people in this country:
DownstateDemocrat 05/03/2014 40 9 - -
Mike Huckabee puts his foot in his mouth AGAIN
Mike Huckabee, one of many potential candidates for the Republican Party's 2016 presidential nomination, claimed that "men like to go hunt/fish with other men" and "women like to go to the restroom ...
DownstateDemocrat 04/09/2014 22 18 - -
Bruce Rauner's "John Kerry" problem
Cross-posted from Blue Downstate Remember the last time the Democratic nominee lost a presidential election? That was in 2004, and the Democratic nominee in that year’s presidential race was John ...
DownstateDemocrat 03/19/2014 9 7 - -
Even worse than Arizona SB1062: Meet Wisconsin's Religious Discrimination Amendment
Twice, I have written about a Republican-backed proposal in Wisconsin to enact an amendment to the Wisconsin Constitution that would allow for people to discriminate against others on religious ...
DownstateDemocrat 02/27/2014 18 32 - -
(UPDATED) Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell (R) indicted on corruption charges
The Washington Post is now reporting that Former Gov. Bob McDonnell (R-VA) and his wife, Maureen McDonnell, have been indicted on federal corruption charges stemming from the Star Scientific scandal ...
DownstateDemocrat 01/21/2014 6 22 - -
John Shimkus apparently thinks that South Korea is governed by a dictatorship
Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL-15) has, once again, embarrassed Downstate Illinois. This time, in a House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee hearing, Shimkus attempted to compare dealing with Health ...
DownstateDemocrat 12/11/2013 16 8 - -
President Obama should have NEVER run away from the Affordable Care Act
President Obama should have NEVER apologized for his "if you like your healthcare plan, you can keep it" promise, and that's because he never actually lied about that : President Obama has been ...
DownstateDemocrat 11/15/2013 25 9 - -
Scott Walker altering campaign finance records
Cross-posted from The Prairie Badger Yes, you’re reading that headline correctly…Republican Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker recently amended his campaign finance report for the first half of ...
DownstateDemocrat 11/13/2013 29 28 - -
President Obama's War on Social Security is back...this time, it's for real
President Obama went there in his statement on the reopening of the federal government just a short while ago: ...The challenge we have right now are not short-term deficits, it's the long-term ...
DownstateDemocrat 10/17/2013 212 36 - -
Why I'll endorse Kathleen Vinehout if she runs for Governor of Wisconsin
Cross-posted from The Prairie Badger Personally, I think that Mary Burke, a member of the Madison School Board who is currently running against Republican Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker as a ...
DownstateDemocrat 10/13/2013 20 7 - -
It's official...House Republicans have forced federal government shutdown
The Office of Management and Budget has officially declared a shutdown of the federal government . House Republicans have successfully forced this government shutdown by repeatedly refusing to ...
DownstateDemocrat 09/30/2013 3 3 - -
Our party needs a "Ted Cruz of the Left"
The latest PPP poll shows that Ted Cruz is now viewed by Republicans as the leader of their party. The one thing that the Democratic Party completely lacks today is a "Ted Cruz of the Left"-type ...
DownstateDemocrat 09/27/2013 65 6 - -
I am unintimidated by the NRA
Cross-posted from Apollo Report One The NRA’s successful recalls of Democratic Colorado State Senate President John Morse and Democratic Colorado State Senator Angela Giron don’t intimidate me ...
DownstateDemocrat 09/10/2013 5 19 1 -
Mark Harris will NOT run against Scott Walker
Cross-posted from The Prairie Badger This is a shame… Winnebago County Executive Mark Harris has announced that he will not run against Republican Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker , although he is ...
DownstateDemocrat 08/30/2013 34 9 - -
Joe Kallas indicates that Mark Harris is likely to run for Governor of Wisconsin
Just because Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chairman Mike Tate threw his support behind a potential run for Governor of Wisconsin by Madison School Board Member Mary Burke doesn't necessarily mean ...
DownstateDemocrat 08/29/2013 13 12 - -
Some "Defund Obamacare" group called my mother...
...and I'll just say that they didn't like the response that they got. My mother is a 62-year-old retired public school janitor who has difficulty walking because of rheumatoid arthritis. She voted ...
DownstateDemocrat 08/29/2013 2 19 - -
Illinois Democrats are pushing ALEC’s right-wing agenda
Cross-posted from Blue Downstate As a progressive-minded Democrat from East Central Illinois, I’m disgusted by the fact that the Democrats who control both houses of the Illinois General ...
DownstateDemocrat 08/27/2013 5 21 1 -
The "war hawk" contingent is only 9% of the American public
According to a recent Reuters/Ispos poll, only 9% of the American public supports the U.S. Armed Forces intervening in the ongoing civil war in Syria. It appears to me that the "war hawk" ...
DownstateDemocrat 08/26/2013 13 11 - -
Bob Filner's 2012 Republican opponent Carl DeMaio implicated in sex scandal
As you may already know, Democratic San Diego (CA) Mayor Bob Filner reportedly intends to resign from office amid serious allegations that Filner sexually harassed numerous women. Now, The Voice of ...
DownstateDemocrat 08/24/2013 16 5 - -
Sean Trende accidentally described the Wisconsin Democrats’ path to victory against Scott Walker
Cross-posted from Operation Bull Moose Sean Trende has, for the last couple of months, has tried to tell the national Republican Party’s establishment that they can oppose comprehensive ...
DownstateDemocrat 08/19/2013 7 15 1 -
Is Rahm Emanuel stabbing the Democratic Party in the back?
Cross-posted from Blue Downstate While I was writing this blog post about the attacks against venture capitalist and Republican candidate for Governor of Illinois Bruce Rauner by fellow Republicans ...
DownstateDemocrat 08/15/2013 43 23 - -
It’s time to prohibit Illinois state legislators from using campaign funds for personal expenses
Cross-posted from Blue Downstate Earlier today, Former Democratic Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. was sentenced to two and a half years in federal prison for using cash from his federal campaign ...
DownstateDemocrat 08/14/2013 5 5 - -
How moderate Republicans leaving the GOP is both a good thing and a bad thing for Democrats
Last Month, Howie Klein, the author of the progressive blog DownWithTyranny! and a frequent critic of Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) chairman Steve Israel, wrote this piece about ...
DownstateDemocrat 08/14/2013 18 11 - -
Why Illinois needs a progressive state income tax
Cross-posted from Blue Downstate Since 1970, the State of Illinois has been required, by the Illinois Constitution, to levy either a flat income tax, in which all Illinois taxpayers are taxed at ...
DownstateDemocrat 08/10/2013 5 7 - -
Wisconsin State Assemblywoman Chris Taylor: Fighting Bob LaFollette reincarnated
The Daily Beast's Patricia Murphy profiled several Democratic women who are considered to be "rising stars" within the Democratic Party . One of them is Wisconsin State Assemblywoman Chris Taylor , ...
DownstateDemocrat 08/09/2013 7 14 - -
Campaign Finance Complaint Filed Against Scott Walker
Cross-posted from The Prairie Badger The progressive organization One Wisconsin Now, led by Scot Ross, has filed an official complaint with the Wisconsin Government ...
DownstateDemocrat 08/08/2013 4 29 - -
Republicans are resorting to blatant sexism to attack Wendy Davis
Cross-posted from The Apollo Report Democratic Texas State Senator Wendy Davis, who has gained national name recognition after filibustering an omnibus anti-abortion bill, has been the target of ...
DownstateDemocrat 08/07/2013 16 23 - -
Jim Messina hired by the UK Conservative Party as a campaign strategy adviser
Jim Messina, who ran President Obama's 2012 re-election campaign, has now been hired as a campaign strategy adviser... for Britain's Conservative Party : The Conservative Party has hired Barack ...
DownstateDemocrat 08/02/2013 20 10 - -
What if Hillary doesn't run?
All right, I'm going to break my promise to not write original diaries on DailyKos in order to address what I like to refer to as "Hillarymania": Democrats, Republicans, and the mainstream media ...
DownstateDemocrat 07/31/2013 56 4 - -
Why do Illinois Democrats fear primary challenges from the right constantly?
Cross-posted from Blue Downstate Most Illinois Democrats, whether they’re on Capitol Hill or in the State Capitol, apparently fear the prospect of having to face a primary challenge from the ...
DownstateDemocrat 07/29/2013 13 8 1 -
This is (techincally) my final DailyKos diary
Yesterday, I wrote a diary that sharply criticized a potential Democratic candidate for Governor of Wisconsin. I won't go into details about it, but I will admit that I went way too far in my ...
DownstateDemocrat 07/27/2013 7 7 - -
Wisconsin Democrats are about to run a borderline segregationist against Scott Walker
Top Democratic operatives in Wisconsin, including Democratic Party of Wisconsin chairman Mike Tate, are helping Madison School Board member Mary Burke with what appears to be preparations for a ...
DownstateDemocrat 07/26/2013 45 14 - -
President Obama is about to pick a full-blown sexist to be the next Federal Reserve Chair
It looks like President Obama is about to throw women, who helped get Obama elected to the White House twice, under the bus by picking Larry Summers, a full-blown chauvinist, to be the next Chairman ...
DownstateDemocrat 07/24/2013 23 7 - -
Wisconsin pro-mine group uses my diary to make death threats toward anti-mine activists
Remember this diary that I wrote about a group of Republican activists, who support a proposed open-pit iron ore mine in the Penokee Hills region of Wisconsin, creating a Facebook page and using it ...
DownstateDemocrat 07/22/2013 22 76 - -
Sandra Fluke...future California Democratic elected official?
If you're wondering what Sandra Fluke is up to these days, she's affiliated with Emerge California , an organization that trains Democratic women in California to run for public office. Fluke is ...
DownstateDemocrat 07/21/2013 9 8 - -
Republican Ohio State Representative Peter Beck indicted for investment fraud
One of the most powerful Republicans in the Republican-controlled Ohio House of Representatives, Peter Beck, has been indicted for investment fraud : Ohio Rep. Peter Beck (R-Mason) was indicted on ...
DownstateDemocrat 07/19/2013 7 16 - -
Wisconsin Republicans use me to attack a potential Democratic challenger to Scott Walker
For those of you who do not know my real name, my name is Aaron Camp. As a lifelong Illinoisan who has written about Wisconsin politics since not long after Scott Walker and his allies came to power ...
DownstateDemocrat 07/18/2013 13 16 1 -
All but two of CREW's 18 dirtiest governors are Republicans
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) has published this 105-page report on the 18 most corrupt governors in America. For those of you who don't want to comb through a 105-...
DownstateDemocrat 07/18/2013 14 24 2 -
Wisconsin pro-mine group made death threats toward 4 women opposed to mine
WKOW-TV, the ABC affiliate in Madison, Wisconsin, is reporting that Wisconsinites for Safe Mining, an organization that supports an open-pit iron ore mine in Wisconsin's Penokee Hills region, used ...
DownstateDemocrat 07/16/2013 17 45 1 -
Now would be the best time for a progressive champion to run for Governor of Illinois
All right, now that I've cooled down after completely losing my temper upon hearing that Lisa Madigan intends to run for Attorney General instead of running for Governor in 2014, I'll be the first ...
DownstateDemocrat 07/15/2013 12 3 - -
DCCC recruits right-wing extremist to run for Congress in Ohio's 6th District
Quite frankly, we can't trust the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) to help Democrats take back the House in 2014. After all, they've recruited someone who, at least on LGBT issues, ...
DownstateDemocrat 07/15/2013 299 157 1 -
TX-Gov: Greg Abbott sending e-mails from Rick Perry's campaign account
The Texas progressive blog Burnt Orange Report is reporting that Greg Abbott is sending e-mails from Rick Perry's campaign e-mail account. Link I am not an expert on campaign laws in Texas by any ...
DownstateDemocrat 07/14/2013 10 8 - -
Erick Erickson to Texas women: Stock up on coathangers
This is downright sickening...Erick Erickson, the founder of the conservative website RedState and a FOX News contributor, took to Twitter and told "liberals" to stock up on coathangers after the ...
DownstateDemocrat 07/13/2013 11 11 - -
If the Chicago Cubs leave Wrigley Field, where will they go?
The Chicago Cubs are now one step closer to obtaining approval for major renovations to historic Wrigley Field after Chicago's landmarks commission signed off on a proposed jumbotron that would be ...
DownstateDemocrat 07/12/2013 61 7 - -
Smog-eating pavement can reduce air pollution by up to 45%
Dutch scientists have released a study on photocatalytic pavement , otherwise known as "smog-eating pavement", that shows that pavement treated with titanium oxide can actually reduce pollution by ...
DownstateDemocrat 07/09/2013 31 23 2 -
Let's take back the Democratic Party from the Clinton-Obama machine!
It looks like the Old Boys and Girls Network of the Democratic Party is getting the band back together ...to help convince Iraq War supporter Hillary Clinton to run for the Democratic Party's ...
DownstateDemocrat 07/09/2013 173 20 1 -
Mary Burke: The Mitt Romney of the Left
Wisconsin Democrats appear to be set to run Mary Burke , a former executive of Trek Bicycles who was later the Wisconsin Secretary of Commerce under former Democratic Governor Jim Doyle, against ...
DownstateDemocrat 07/05/2013 16 7 - -
Unnamed political blogger criticizes Wendy Davis over her appearance
An unnamed blogger has started a political blog, called "The Real Wendy Davis" , criticizing Davis for looking considerably different than she did during the early 1990's, even alleging that Davis ...
DownstateDemocrat 07/04/2013 47 17 - -
Wisconsin conservative activist wants to recall Tammy Baldwin over vote for immigration reform
Remember when Wisconsin Republicans absolutely hated the idea of recall elections? Well, as it turns out, they only hate the idea of recall elections when it's used against them. After Democratic U.
DownstateDemocrat 07/03/2013 17 8 - -
Rural WI Democrat to DPW Chair Mike Tate: "Get out of your cushy office and take a look around!"
Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chairman Mike Tate, perhaps one of the worst Democratic Party operatives in the entire country, has talked tough about implementing a "72-county strategy" for the ...
DownstateDemocrat 07/02/2013 24 39 2 -
Did Team Mitch attempt to gay-bait Alison Lundergan Grimes in web video attacking her?
At two points in this web video produced by the re-election campaign of Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), a clip of daytime talk show host Ellen DeGeneres dancing with President Barack Obama, then a ...
DownstateDemocrat 07/02/2013 12 3 - -
There is a progressive uprising taking place in Texas
When Democratic Texas State Senator Wendy Davis filibustered an omnibus anti-abortion bill for over 10 hours, she single-handedly lit a fire under the progressive movement in Texas. Quite frankly, ...
DownstateDemocrat 06/30/2013 67 152 2 -
ACTION ALERT: Tell Congress to Amend the Voting Rights Act to include Nationwide Preclearance
Earlier today, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, ruled that Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act (VRA), which required some states and localities, mostly in the South, to obtain preclearance ...
DownstateDemocrat 06/25/2013 12 14 - -
Why Nancy Pelosi could lose re-election in her home district in 2014
California's top-two primary system, in which all candidates, regardless of party affiliation, run in a single primary, and the two candidates who receive the most votes in the primary advance to ...
DownstateDemocrat 06/24/2013 52 10 - -
Organizing for Action cuts fundraising goal in half
Organizing for Action, a non-profit advocacy group set up for the purpose of boosting public support for President Barack Obama's agenda, has announced that it has cut its 2013 fundraising goal from $
DownstateDemocrat 06/24/2013 5 2 - -
Tennessee Water Resources Official: Complaining about Water Quality could be an Act of Terrorism
Yes, Sherwin Smith, the deputy director of the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) Division Of Water Resources, actually said that complaining about dirty drinking water can ...
DownstateDemocrat 06/23/2013 9 24 - -
It's time for a Unicameral Illinois General Assembly
All over the local news here in Central Illinois a few days ago, all I heard was a bunch of whining and moaning from the local news anchors about how much taxpayer money is being spent on a special ...
DownstateDemocrat 06/22/2013 12 2 - -
Wisconsin State Senate Republicans pass terrible, no good, very bad budget
Just after midnight this morning, the Republican-controlled Wisconsin State Senate passed the extreme, draconian, and irresponsible state budget, 17-16, with no Democrats voting for it and one ...
DownstateDemocrat 06/20/2013 22 12 - -
(REUPLOADED) Wisconsin Democrats unilaterally disarm...AGAIN!!!
NOTE: Earlier today, I wrote this diary because I thought that Wisconsin State Assembly Minority Leader Peter Barca (D) had unilaterally disarmed by refusing to even attempt to amend the proposed ...
DownstateDemocrat 06/20/2013 7 6 - -
GOP Rebranding Update: IL GOP operative writes racist e-mail about Black Republican Erica Harold
While I believe that Erica Harold is way too conservative for the 13th Congressional District of Illinois, and I will endorse whoever 13th District Democrats nominate for the November 2014 general ...
DownstateDemocrat 06/19/2013 13 11 - -
WI-AD-78: Brett Hulsey considering leaving Democratic Party
Embattled Wisconsin State Assemblyman Brett Hulsey (D-Madison) is considering leaving the Democratic Party : Democratic state Rep. Brett Hulsey of Madison is considering switching his party ...
DownstateDemocrat 06/19/2013 6 7 1 -
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