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The clock is ticking for DAPL investors - Heidi Heitkamp meets with Trump (Young Turks)

Heitkamp is supposedly to be under consideration for cabinet post??

Posted by womanofthehills | Thu Dec 8, 2016, 10:01 AM (0 replies)

Michigan Election Officials Refuse to Recount Thousands of Ballots in State's Communities of Color

The Green Party’s best chance to overturn a statewide victory by Donald Trump has run into a swamp of dubious election protocols in Michigan, where Detroit officials said nearly two-thirds of the precincts cannot be recounted because of poor record-keeping on or after election night—presumably the rationale for a recount.

Meanwhile, in the state's legislature, a House committee passed a bill retroactively requiring the Greens to pay more for the recount.

Posted by womanofthehills | Wed Dec 7, 2016, 01:10 PM (5 replies)

Ohio Moves To Ban Abortion 6 Weeks After Conception

That’s before some women even realize they’re pregnant.

WASHINGTON― Ohio’s Republican-led House and Senate passed legislation Tuesday night that would ban abortions as soon as a fetal heartbeat can be detected― as early as six weeks after conception.

The measure was attached at the last minute as an amendment to an unrelated child abuse bill. It has no exceptions for rape or incest.

If it’s passed into law, physicians could face a year in prison if they perform an abortion after a heartbeat is detected or if they fail to check for one before a procedure.

The measure is the most extreme abortion restriction in the country, effectively banning the procedure before most women even realize they’re pregnant, pro-abortion rights advocates said.

Posted by womanofthehills | Wed Dec 7, 2016, 01:01 PM (8 replies)

$3B Program to help vaccine victims falls short on promises

Vaccine injury program protects manufacturers. Payouts were supposed to take 8 months - now taking years.

Posted by womanofthehills | Mon Dec 5, 2016, 12:33 AM (6 replies)

Green Partys Stein To Pursue Pennsylvania Recount Petition In Federal Court

Green Party candidate Jill Stein late Saturday vowed to bring her fight for a recount of votes cast in Pennsylvania in the U.S. presidential election to federal court, after a state judge ordered her campaign to post a $1 million bond.

“The Stein campaign will continue to fight for a statewide recount in Pennsylvania,” Jonathan Abady, lead counsel to Stein’s recount efforts, said in a statement.

Saying it has become clear that “the state court system is so ill-equipped to address this problem,” the statement said “we must seek federal court intervention.”

The Stein campaign said it will file for emergency relief in the Pennsylvania effort in federal court on Monday, “demanding a statewide recount on constitutional grounds.”

The bond was set by the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania a day after representatives of President-elect Donald Trump requested a $10 million bond, according to court papers.

Posted by womanofthehills | Sun Dec 4, 2016, 01:06 PM (8 replies)

Trump team moves to block Pennsylvania recount

The filing comes on the heels of the Trump camp's complaint reported earlier Thursday in Michigan dismissing Green Party candidate Jill Stein's claims of impropriety during the 2016 presidential race, and a day after the the Wisconsin Republican Party logged a complaint with the Federal Election Committee arguing that Stein was seeking to benefit Democratic Party nominee Hillary Clinton.

Posted by womanofthehills | Fri Dec 2, 2016, 11:49 AM (1 replies)

Why Is Trump Fighting So Hard to Stop the Recount in Michigan?

“You wonder why they are fighting it so hard,” said Bob Fitrakis, an Ohio-based attorney who was involved in that state’s 2004 presidential recount and has been advising the Green Party in 2016. “Michigan, with its thousands of undervotes in Democratic strongholds—these people voted the whole ticket but left off Hillary Clinton?”

Posted by womanofthehills | Fri Dec 2, 2016, 11:41 AM (3 replies)

This was posted in a DU thread by mackdaddy but I think it needs its own thread

Posted by womanofthehills | Thu Dec 1, 2016, 07:32 PM (3 replies)

Kellogg Is Latest Company To Pull Advertising From Breitbart


The food company joins Warby Parker, Allstate and others in severing relations with the conservative outlet.

Kellogg is pulling advertisements from Breitbart, a website that traffics in racist, sexist and anti-Semitic content.

A Kellogg spokesman told The Huffington Post that consumers alerted the food company to its ads on Breitbart.

“We regularly work with our media buying partners to ensure our ads do not appear on sites that aren’t aligned with our values as company,” Kellogg spokesman Kris Charles said. “This involves reviewing websites where ads could potentially be placed using filtering technology to assess site content. As you can imagine, there is a very large volume of websites, so occasionally something is inadvertently missed.”

Breitbart did not immediately return a request for comment. Its executive chairman, Steve Bannon, has been named chief strategist and senior counselor to President-elect Donald Trump.

Kellogg is only the latest company to sever relations with Breitbart, whose incendiary headlines include “Birth Control Makes Women Unattractive And Crazy” and “Bill Kristol: Republican Spoiler, Renegade Jew.” Last week, the massive ad distributor AppNexus deactivated Breitbart’s access to its advertising tools. Other companies to pull advertising from the site include Allstate, Nest, EarthLink, Warby Parker and SoFi, Bloomberg reported.

Posted by womanofthehills | Thu Dec 1, 2016, 01:53 PM (2 replies)

The No-BS Inside Guide to the Presidential Vote Recount - Greg Palast, Truthout

The nasty little secret of US elections is that we don't count all the votes.

Mail-in, Early and Absentee Ballots Go Absent

If you've gone postal in this election, good luck! According to EAC data, at least half a million absentee ballots go absent, that is, just don't get counted. The cause: everything from postage due, to "suspect signature." In Fitrakis' home state, Ohio, you need to put your driver's license number on the envelope, "and if you don't have a driver's license and leave the line blank -- instead of writing 'no driver's license' -- they toss your ballot," Fitrakis tells me.

It's a "gotcha!" system meant to knock out the ballots the officials don't want to count. (Remember, your mail-in ballot is anything but secret.) Team Green will try to fight for each absentee ballot rejected for cockamamie reasons.

Hillary Joins the Fray

What will the Clinton camp add to the recount? "Lawyers," said Fitrakis, though he's yet to see them. The Clinton campaign is apparently helping find one voter in each Pennsylvania county, as one is required in each jurisdiction to file for a recount of that state.


Posted by womanofthehills | Thu Dec 1, 2016, 12:43 AM (5 replies)
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