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Federal Employees Accused of Hatch Act Violations
The U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) has filed two similar complaints for disciplinary action against Federal employees for sending politically partisan electronic mail messages while on duty, in violation of the Hatch Act.
What U.S. Teachers Want to Hear from Candidates
What do U.S. public school teachers want to hear from the presidential candidates? Mainly, that sweeping changes will be made to provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act.
2004 Presidential Campaign Contributions by Issue
We know the Bush campaign leads the Kerry camp in campaign contributions from industrial sectors, but what about contributions from individuals who feel strongly about certain social issues, like abortion, gun control, and women's issues? Here are the figures through July 5.
2004 Presidential Campaign Contributions by Industry
2004 Presidential campaign contributions to George W. Bush (R) and John Kerry (D) by industrial sector.
2004 Democratic Convention Speakers List
The Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) has released a preliminary list of primetime speakers for the 2004 Democratic National Convention, held July 26-29 in Boston. The following speakers -- listed alphabetically by day -- will all address the Convention between 7 pm and 11 pm:
Money 'Bundlers' Raise Bundles for Candidates
The Bush and Kerry campaigns raised an all-time high $414 million during the primaries, much of it through more than 1,000 corporate executives, lawyers, lobbyists and other wealthy special interests who employ "bundling," or combining large number of individual contributions for the candidate of their choice.
Fox News: 'Fair and Balanced' or 'Fox for Bush?'
In a complaint filed with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), political interest group MoveOn.org claims that Fox News Channel's (FNC) use of the phrase "Fair and Balanced" represents false and deceptive advertising, because the network presents programming that is "deliberately and consistently distorted and twisted to promote the Republican Party of the U.S. and an extreme rightwing viewpoint."
Married People More Likely to Support Bush
Married persons are more likely to be supportive of President Bush and Republicans than singles, according to the National Annenberg Election survey. According to the survey, people who do not live with a spouse are considerably more liberal and critical of Bush than are married Americans.
Political Fundraising Up 62 Percent Over 2000
Political fundraising for the 2004 presidential election is running some 62 percent ahead of the 2000 race through the end of may, according to the Campaign Funding Institute (CFI).
Political Conventions Day-by-Day
Although the presidential nominations have largely been settled during the primary/caucus cycle in recent elections, the national party conventions continue to be an important part of the American political system. As you watch the convention this year, here's what's happing on each of the four days.
Third Party Candidates of Election 2004
They won't win, but they could decide who does. Links to the Websites of several third party presidential candidates.
"Persuadable" Voters Not Impressed with Bush or Kerry
And now begins the political courting of the "persuadables" - the 11 percent of American voters who still don't know which, if either, presidential candidate they will vote for in November. The persuadables are, of course the real target of any political campaign, and in 2004, the persuadables are more critical of the economy and the situation in Iraq and less impressed with either George W. Bush or John Kerry than the electorate generally.
Good Old Fashioned Conventions
Not finding much suspense in this year's major political party conventions? Well, politics isn't always a party. Thanks largely to the modern state primary election system, major party conventions have become about as exciting as watching the Electoral College vote. It wasn't always like this. Take the 1860 conventions, for example.
2004 Political Fundraising Headed for Record Levels
To the surprise of just about nobody, the 2004 presidential election fundraising effort appears to be well on the way to setting new records.
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