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Posted by ccharles000 in The DU Lounge
Sat Aug 13th 2011, 11:39 PM
Super excited. Is anybody else going to go see it.
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Posted by ccharles000 in General Discussion
Fri Jul 08th 2011, 07:09 PM
Prosecutors laid out the case Friday against a Durham man charged with killing a 4-year-old boy and 28-year-old-woman, saying he led a “religious” group of women and children who called him “Lord” and feared him.

Peter Lucas Moses, 27, faces first-degree murder charges in the deaths of Jadon Higganbothan, 4, and Antoinetta Yvonne McKoy, 28. Prosecutors said they will seek the death penalty against him. Defense attorneys didn't speak in his behalf at a court hearing Friday.

Prosecutors said Moses killed Jadon because he thought the child was gay and McKoy after he learned she couldn't have children and wanted to leave the group.

Prosecutors said the case came to police's attention in February when a young woman escaped from a house at 2109 Pear Tree Lane house, where she had lived with McKoy, Jadon, eight other children and three women charged in connection with the two slayings – Jadon's mother, Vania Rae Sisk, 25, Lavada Quinzetta Harris, 40, and Larhonda Renee Smith, 40.

http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/98361...
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Posted by ccharles000 in The DU Lounge
Tue Jun 28th 2011, 09:38 PM
So I watched this movie a few days ago and I loved it. There was one song in the movie by Kelly Price called tired and I fell in love with it. I was wondering if anyone has any recommendations for similar songs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOzfujTwDIA...
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Posted by ccharles000 in The DU Lounge
Sun Jun 26th 2011, 04:54 PM
She just had twin girls. They are a month early. One weighs 2 pounds 2 and the other is 2 pounds 9. My mom called from the hospital and said everyone is fine.
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Posted by ccharles000 in General Discussion
Tue Jun 21st 2011, 07:44 PM
http://www.idahostatesman.com/2011/06/20/1...

Idaho Sen. John McGee spent Father’s Day in the Ada County Jail.

He was arrested on charges of grand theft and drunken driving after what witnesses said was bizarre behavior and statements early Sunday morning.

It remains unclear what effect the incident will have on his promising political career.

McGee is embarrassed by his arrest, his attorney, Scott McKay, told The Associated Press late Sunday. McGee is confident in the justice system and will handle the situation responsibly, McKay said.

Idaho Senate Pro Tem Brent Hill, R-Rexburg, urged caution Sunday afternoon. “We really don't know the circumstances,” Hill said. “We need to hear both sides. Our concern right now is for Senator McGee and his wife and children and the effect this may have on their family.” McGee, 38, was scheduled to make an initial court appearance Monday afternoon.


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Posted by ccharles000 in General Discussion
Tue Jun 21st 2011, 01:43 PM
SAN ANTONIO, June 20 - Latino groups and individuals have joined forces to file a lawsuit in federal court in order to have new Texas House and congressional maps drawn that reflect the demographics of the Lone Star State.

The case was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas in San Antonio with the Texas Latino Redistricting Task Force as the lead plaintiff.

“Latinos in Texas have earned the right to districts that reflect their strength and importance in the state. The filing of this suit is a first step toward securing that right,” said Thomas A. Saenz, president and general counsel of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, one of the members of the Task Force.

Under Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, additional minority opportunity districts must be drawn if there are a sufficient number of minorities living in an area and a community of interest exists between them.

http://www.riograndeguardian.com/lista_sto...
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Posted by ccharles000 in General Discussion
Tue Jun 21st 2011, 01:33 PM
JEFFERSON CITY | Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Friday vetoed legislation that would have required voters to show photo identification at the polls and allowed some ballots to be cast before Election Day.

In his formal veto message, Nixon said the bill would disenfranchise voters who don’t have access to a photo ID or the documents necessary to obtain one, such as a birth certificate. Specifically, he said access to the ballot box could be limited for seniors and the disabled.

“Disenfranchising certain classes of persons is not acceptable,” he wrote in the veto message. Requiring voters to show a photo ID has been a bitter partisan issue in Missouri and across the country for years. Republicans say the measure is necessary to prevent voter fraud, but Democrats contend it addresses a nonexistent problem while, as Nixon suggested, blocking access to the ballot.

http://www.kansascity.com/2011/06/17/29584...
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Posted by ccharles000 in General Discussion
Tue Jun 21st 2011, 01:21 PM
http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz-flo...

Gov. Rick Scott, the rare statewide politician who doesn't read Florida news, is asking supporters to send a letter to their local newspaper editor praising his work as governor. The letter, of course, would be printed in a paper's editorial section. Scott has yet to sit for an interview with any editorial board in the state.

Scott includes a pre-written letter on his web site that refers to himself as "refreshing" and that he deserves "unwavering and enthusiastic support." A link to the letter was included in an e-mail Scott sent to supporters today boasting that Florida's unemployment rate declined for the fifth consecutive month.
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Posted by ccharles000 in General Discussion: Presidency
Tue Jun 21st 2011, 01:19 PM
HARTFORD, Conn. — The dust has barely settled on Connecticut’s contentious 2010 U.S. Senate race to replace retiring former Sen. Chris Dodd and candidates are already back on the campaign trail, this time gearing up to replace the retiring Sen. Joe Lieberman in 2012.

Several have hired political consultants and pollsters, some with connections to past national campaigns.

Both candidates and potential candidates are making the rounds to local town committees to pitch themselves, reaching out to potential primary voters and seeking political endorsements. They’re also making campaign fundraising calls — most recently, working to amass as much money as possible before latest federal fundraising deadline later this month.

Already, Democratic U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy, who represents the 5th Congressional District, reported raising more than $1 million as of March 31. Another competitor for the Democratic nomination, former Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz, reported raising more than $500,000.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/dej...
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Posted by ccharles000 in General Discussion: Presidency
Tue Jun 21st 2011, 01:13 PM
Election junkies, to say nothing of Team Obama, are trying to figure out how the President gets to 270 electoral votes next year. Probably next to nobody has figured Tennessee's 11 electoral votes into that calculus, given the double-digit drubbing John McCain laid on him in 2008.

But if this poll from the Volunteer State is to be believed, perhaps that might be an oversight:

Vanderbilt University for The Tennesseean. (6/3-6/8, Tennessee Voters, No trendlines)

Barack Obama (D) 37
Mitt Romney (R) 35

Barack Obama (D) 37
Tim Pawlenty (R) 28

Barack Obama (D) 38
Michele Bachmann (R) 27

Barack Obama (D) 38
Newt Gingrich (R) 26

Barack Obama (D) 43
Sarah Palin (R) 29

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/06/21/9...
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Posted by ccharles000 in Political Videos
Mon Jun 20th 2011, 07:24 PM

 
yay for the blue state women.
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Posted by ccharles000 in General Discussion
Mon Jun 20th 2011, 03:17 PM
While the New York Legislature appeared poised to pass a law legalizing same-sex marriage, a Broome County judge has allowed a man to proceed with a libel suit against a woman who alleged he was gay, finding that under appellate case law, the imputation of homosexuality was defamation per se.

Mark Yonaty brought the defamation action against Jean Mincolla, who claimed she was "advised" that Mr. Yonaty was gay or bisexual. She in turn sued Ruthanne Koffman, who repeated the allegation to the mother of Mr. Yonaty's girlfriend. Mr. Yonaty claims that once his girlfriend heard the story about his purported sexual orientation, she broke off the relationship. Mr. Yonaty denies he is gay.

In Yonaty v. Mincolla, 1003-2009, Broome County Supreme Court Justice Phillip R. Rumsey (See Profile) rejected the defendants' summary judgment motion, and held that the assertion of homosexuality constituted defamation.

"While the law may, at some point, change in response to evolving social attitudes regarding homosexuality, the existing law in New York, as expressed by the Appellate Divisions, which this court is bound to follow, is that imputation of homosexuality constitutes defamation per se," Justice Rumsey wrote, citing 2007 Appellate Division, Second Department, decision Klepetko v. Reisman, 41 AD3d 551, which cites a 1984 case, Matherson v. Marchello, 100 AD2d 233. The judge also noted the 1986 case, Dally v. Orange County Publications, 117 AD2d 577, which refers to a 1964 decision, Nowark v. Maguire, 22 AD2d 901.

http://www.dailybusinessreview.com/PubArti...
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Posted by ccharles000 in General Discussion: Presidency
Mon Jun 20th 2011, 02:14 PM
Though it's one of, if not the most Republican states in America (Wyoming gives it a run for its money), Utah has one exceptionally popular elected Democrat, U.S. Rep. Jim Matheson, who has won elections in dark-red districts for 10 years, survived an effort to redistrict him out in 2002, and even got reelected during the 2010 fiasco.

He's been regularly mentioned as Democrats' best (and perhaps only) hope at capturing the governorship or a Senate seat, but it's been assumed that he'd have to wait until 36-year incumbent Sen. Orrin Hatch retired.

It appears that may not actually be the case. Utah pollster Dan Jones and Associates' latest public survey says that Matheson would not only be formidable in an open-seat race, but that he could beat Orrin Hatch.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/06/20/9...
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Posted by ccharles000 in General Discussion
Sat Jun 18th 2011, 04:46 AM
Maps revising Virginia's legislative districts have been approved by the U.S. Department of Justice for use in the General Assembly elections later this year, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli announced Friday afternoon.

Those plans to redefine the 140 state House and Senate territories based on Census data were submitted to federal authorities for review this spring after the legislature approved them.

Virginia is among the states required to received preclearance from federal authorities for proposed changes to election practices as a condition of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, a federal law that seeks to protect minority voting interests.

Cuccinelli said the federal approval of Virginia's plan means that legislative primary and general elections scheduled for this year will be held on time.

http://hamptonroads.com/2011/06/justice-de...
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Posted by ccharles000 in General Discussion
Mon Jun 13th 2011, 01:44 PM
http://www2.wjtv.com/news/2011/jun/09/naac... /

The NAACP is appealing a three judge ruling concerning the 2011 Mississippi elections. Last month, a three federal judges ruled the state should hold this year's elections under the current district map. The NAACP is asking the U-S Supreme Court to overturn that decision. The NAACP claims the current district map does not accurately represent the state's population based on the 2010 census.
Mississippi's Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann issued the following statement:

To fellow defenders of the Constitution:
A month ago, the federal court sided in our favor to follow the State Constitution and give our elected lawmakers another year to finish the redistricting process. The court allowed legislators to run for Office in their existing lines.
In their Order, the federal three-judge panel wrote,

"We observe that our order seems to comport with everyone's 'second choice.' That--perhaps irrelevant--point aside, we are certain that it is the most respectful of all proposals to the principles of federalism, to the unchallenged laws of the State of Mississippi, to the holdings of the Supreme Court of the United States, and to the proper placement of responsibility for reapportionment--the Legislature of the State of Mississippi."
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