Perry seals travel and expense records until after November election

Daily Kos Rick Perry is currently embroiled in a legal battle to block the public from viewing his travel and expense records, but The Washington Post notes that everything from July of this year forward will remain under seal until after the November 2012 election: In the meantime, during a special session that ended July 1, the Texas… More Perry seals travel and expense records until after November election

Federal Appeals Court Suggests Rep. Chabot’s Town Hall Camera Ban Violated The Constitution

Think Progress Last week, Rep. Steven Chabot (R-OH) banned ordinary citizens from bringing cameras into a town hall meeting — even having police confiscate cameras from citizens who dared to violate this rule. Bizarrely, Chabot still allowed reporters to bring in cameras and record the event. Coincidentally, just four days after Chabot took this extraordinary measure… More Federal Appeals Court Suggests Rep. Chabot’s Town Hall Camera Ban Violated The Constitution

Cantor: No Hurricane Emergency Funding W/O Spending Cuts – Democratic Underground

1st collector for Cantor: No Hurricane Emergency Funding W/O Spen… Follow my videos on vodpod Think Progress Despite the devastation caused by Hurricane Irene this weekend, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) today stood by his call that no more money be allocated for disaster relief unless it is offset by spending cuts elsewhere. The… More Cantor: No Hurricane Emergency Funding W/O Spending Cuts – Democratic Underground

Historic (1870s) Covered Bridge in Bartonsville Vermont swept away by Irene flooding – Democratic Underground

Historic (1870s) Covered Bridge in Bartonsville… Follow my videos on vodpod     This is the bridge before its destruction by Hurricane Irene. Related articles Historic Covered Bridge In Bartonsville Vermont Swept Away In Irene Flood [VIDEO] (businessinsider.com) 141-Year-Old Covered Bridge Washed Away In Vermont (buzzfeed.com) 140-year-old Bridge Swept Away (video) (weeklyworldnews.com) Covered Bridges Lost… More Historic (1870s) Covered Bridge in Bartonsville Vermont swept away by Irene flooding – Democratic Underground

Bachmann: Hurricane is God’s warning about government spending | Raw Replay

1st collector for Bachmann: Hurricane is God’s warning abou… Follow my videos on vodpod Raw Story Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann told voters in Florida Sunday that Hurricane Irene and the recent East Coast earthquake were just God’s way of telling politicians to reign in government spending. “I don’t know how much God has to… More Bachmann: Hurricane is God’s warning about government spending | Raw Replay

CNN’s Jack Cafferty Slams GOP Frontrunners: Why Are Americans ‘Allergic To Brains?’

When I lived in New York for the first 50 years of my life, in the 70’s and 80’s I used to watch Jack Cafferty on our local ABC affiliate.  I can remember him being opinionated way back then.  Since he’s been on CNN, I think they’ve  given him an even longer rein to “express”… More CNN’s Jack Cafferty Slams GOP Frontrunners: Why Are Americans ‘Allergic To Brains?’