How American and British workers can fight for a fairer economic system
From The Guardian
Here’s a not-so-funny political joke for you. Republicans have long argued that voter fraud in the United States is a widespread problem and called for requirements that voters have a government-issued identification. But they had no proof of any voter fraud. Now they do. This month the Republican National Committee (RNC) canceled its contract with a firm accused of destroying voter registration forms for Democratic voters while submitting fraudulent Republican voter registration forms.
Romney Near Landslide Among Rural Voters
A Center for Rural Strategies poll in 9 swing states finds Mitt Romney crushing President Obama among rural voters, 59% to 37%, a plunge of 10 points from the actual rural vote in those states four years ago.
Last month, a similar rural survey in the same battleground states had a smaller 51% to 38% margin for Romney.
Shocker: Bipartisan, interfaith, anti-poverty and actually happening
From The Washington Post
The Republican and Democratic, Jewish and Christian organizers of Sunday’s anti-poverty event at Catholic University don’t understand why there’s so little focus, in the presidential campaigns or in everyday life, on the truly shameful number of Americans who are not just struggling but hungry and hurting. Right here in the United States of America, about 16 percent of our people live at or below the poverty line — defined as a family of four making it on less than $23,000. “It’s not a major issue in the debate, and why isn’t it?” asked Thomas Melady, former U.S. ambassador to the Holy See and an active Mitt Romney supporter. “Occasionally one or the other” presidential candidate “will mention it,” but mostly, “it’s invisible,” said Stephen Schneck, director of the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies, who’s involved in mobilizing Catholic voters for Barack Obama. “It’s not on anybody’s front burner.” On Sunday afternoon from 2 to 5 p.m., Catholic University’s Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies hosts “Forget Not the Poor: An Interfaith Conference on Poverty,” co-sponsored by AJC Global Jewish Advocacy. The speakers will include Georgetown law professor Peter Edelman, Kathy Saile from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Rabbi Sid Schwartz and Auxiliary Bishop of Baltimore Denis Madden.