28 11 / 2012
“It’s common knowledge that Florida cut back on early voting in 2011 to reduce the turnout of blacks and other groups likely to vote for Democrats. But it’s refreshing to see that former top Republicans in the state are now saying so out loud.
In an interview with The Palm Beach Post published on Sunday, the former chairman of the Florida Republican Party said voter suppression was the sole reason for the change to the election rules. Jim Greer, the party chairman in from 2006 to 2010, said he went to several meetings during which Republican officials discussed the damage that early voting — which brought an unprecedented number of black voters to the polls in 2008 — had done to the party.
“The Republican Party, the strategists, the consultants, they firmly believe that early voting is bad for Republican Party candidates,” Mr. Greer said. “It’s done for one reason and one reason only.”*
Cenk Uygur breaks down the admitted truth behind voter ID laws being themselves, a fraud to suppress voters with non-conservative interests.
Read more from David Firestone/ New York Times: http://takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/26/why-florida-really-changed-its-voting-rules/
16 11 / 2012
Fiscal Cliff: Mr. Obama demands that it include up to $1.6 trillion in tax increases for the wealthy
November 16, 2012
President Barack Obama appealed for cooperation and compromise from congressional leaders Friday, saying that surmounting the fiscal cliff at year’s end is “urgent business.”
“Gathered in the Roosevelt Room were the same cast of leaders who fought in 2011, then eventually agreed to nearly $1 trillion in spending cuts over 10 years but deadlocked on the roughly $4 trillion “grand bargain” both sides say the country needs. Mr. Obama demands that it include up to $1.6 trillion in tax increases for the wealthy, while Republicans favor fewer revenues but big cost-saving changes to the fast-growing entitlement programs, Medicare and Medicaid. The talks began on a friendly note: With reporters and cameras briefly allowed in the room, the president wished a happy birthday to House Speaker John A. Boehner, who turns 63 on Saturday.” - NY Times Read more here.
23 9 / 2012
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Voting takes place November 6, 2012!
1. A Side-by-Side Comparision of 2012 Democratic and Republic Party Platforms, or read each of the documents RNC GOP Platform, DNC Democratic Platform. See which side you agree with most.
2. 2012 Presidential Debate Schedule, first debate between (D) Pres. Barack Obama and (R) Former Governor Mitt Romney on October 3, 2012 9-10:30ET will focus on Domestic Policy. Watch your candidates debate each other at last.
3. 2012 Presidential Election Maps from the Washington Post, NYTimes, Huffington Post, CNN, USA Today, NPR, Fox News, and PBS. The Electoral College at work, many predictions as to how this election will go, but we won’t know till the very end.
4. Check out each candidates website Barack Obama’s and Mitt Romney’s, and their Twitter accounts @BarackObama or @MittRomney and their VP @JoeBiden or @PaulRyan, and check out each candidates Youtube channels where they post their new ads Barack Obama’s, and Mitt Romney’s.
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19 8 / 2012
August 19, 2012
“In the wake of a judge’s decision not to block Pennsylvania’s controversial voter ID law, Mike Turzai, the Republican legislator who made headlines in June when he said the law would help Mitt Romney win the state in November, repeated the falsehood that the state has a history of election fraud…As they fought to defend the law in court, state officials conceded that no one had ever been prosecuted for in-person voter ID fraud and that there was no evidence that it had ever occurred in the state. In-person election fraud, which the state’s ID law is supposed to prevent, is extremely rare: a study of in-person voter fraud in presidential elections going back to 2000 found just 10 cases of voter fraud during a period when more than 600 million votes were cast…”.* The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down.*Read more here from Gene Demby in The Huffington Post
08 8 / 2012
August 08, 2012
President Obama and Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney don’t appear interested in pursuing gun control in the wake of mass shootings in Arizona (Giffords), Colorado (Dark Knight Rises), and Wisconsin (Sikh temple). The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down.Support The Young Turks by Subscribing http://bit.ly/TYTonYouTubeLike TYT on Facebook: http://www.fb.com/tytnation
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03 8 / 2012
August 03, 2012
A conservative Republican, tells Reddit in a AMA why he is supporting Obama in 2012, over Romney, he says: Read it all here Reddit AMA. (AMA= Ask Me Anything)
“I completely support Obamacare and the healthcare reform that comes along with it. There are parts I disagree with, but I think it is a great step in the right direction. I have watched many programs on television featuring Obama (shows in the military channel and discovery channel), and I think he is a great person in general, and is doing his best for this country. He’s a good president, and strives to make America better as a whole, rather than just focusing on one political party. He risked his presidency with the assault on Bin Laden, and he knew that beforehand. I’m not here to discuss the assault itself and the political can of worms that comes along with it, but am here to present Mr. Obama’s willingness to risk his presidency to do what he thought was best. This speaks volumes of his character. I fully support him in this next election, and would love to have dinner or a drink with him. He has my utmost respect.
Mittens, on the other hand, has no idea what he is doing, and is running for president simply because he can. He thrives off of the sense of power it gives him, and uses his vast amount of wealth as a financial and life cushion. This essentially allows him to attempt to do whatever the heck he wants to do, including running for president, and the views and thoughts that accompany that. He wants the prestige, recognition, and power that being president would bring to him, and yet he is too much of a slime ball to be anything but bad for this country. He is not president material, because I believe that his heart, mind, and wallet are too tainted and stuffed to serve the American people. He would not view the Presidency as a service, he would view it as power. Obama, on the other hand, is actively doing everything he can to serve the American people. Please remember, everything that I typed in this paragraph is my opinion and view, and I am not trying to present it as fact.”
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17 6 / 2012
14 3 / 2012
March 14, 2012
Via Bloomberg: “U.S. legislation that would roll back securities disclosure and governance rules in the name of job creation is being attacked by consumer advocates and former regulators as an evisceration of investor protections in place since the 1930s…”.* The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks down the Republican plan the Democrats are going along with.
Read article here: Bloomberg
10 3 / 2012
The Republicans newly proposed jobs plan is based around tax breaks (including to hedge fund managers. More via Think Progress: “What’s really holding back small businesses is a lack of demand in the economy, and there’s no reason for businesses to hire, no matter how many tax breaks they receive, unless they have an expectation of more customers. As the chief economist for the conservative National Federation of Independent Business explained, “if you give a small business guy $20,000 he’ll say, ‘I could buy a new delivery truck but I have nobody to deliver to”…”.* Cenk Uygur and Michael Shure discuss on The Young Turks.Watch Michael on TwenTYTwelve: http://www.youtube.com/tytshows* http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/03/08/440767/gop-hedge-fund-tax-break/Subscribe to The Young Turks: http://bit.ly/eWuu5iFind out how to watch The Young Turks on Current by clicking here:http://www.current.com/gettyt The Largest Online New Show in the World.Google+: http://www.gplus.to/TheYoungTurksFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/tytnationTwitter: http://twitter.com/theyoungturks
10 3 / 2012
Mar 9, 2012
Republicans in Kansas want what would in effect be a sales tax on women seeking abortion. According to the Huffington Post “under the proposal, women who end up receiving abortions would not be able to deduct the cost of the abortion as a health care expense if they had not purchased special abortion insurance…”.* Ana Kasparian and former prosecutor Steve Oh discuss on The Young Turks.* http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/08/kansas-abortion-bill-sales-tax_n_132…Subscribe to The Young Turks: http://bit.ly/eWuu5i
10 3 / 2012
From Mar 9, 2012
Will Republicans and Democrats come together for a ‘grand bargain’ that would slash Social Security, Medicare, and taxes on the rich and corporations (while raising taxes on the middle class)? Will the retirement age be raised to 70? Will President Obama approve of all this? The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur shares some infuriating news.http://news.firedoglake.com/2012/03/04/the-secret-austerity-society-bipartisa…http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/01/hoyer-entitlements-sell-out_n_131439…Subscribe to The Young Turks: http://bit.ly/eWuu5i
20 1 / 2012
All opposed, now that is good news.
“The swelling coalition against the Stop Online Piracy Act gained three new members on Thursday night: Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, and Rick Santorum. The fourth debate participant, Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), is a long-time opponent of the legislation.
“What is your take on SOPA, and how do you believe it affects Americans,” a user asked the candidates via Twitter.”
02 12 / 2011
December 02, 2011
At this year’s Republican Governors Association meeting Frank Luntz, Republican strategist gave a presentation about Occupy Wall Street’s effect on the American public. Cenk Uygur discusses this amazing story. Watch here. Read report here.
15 11 / 2011