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  Online NewsHour | Vote 2004 | Politics 101 | Campaign Finance Reform
The system of funding political campaigns -- both to help elect a candidate or work toward the defeat of another -- is complex and often perceived by the public to be riddled with irregularities and loopholes.
Despite the newly implemented BCRA regulations, the drive of politically minded groups to spread their message is strong and the debate over how to regulate advocacy groups continues.
The commission decided in February 2004 that advocacy groups will now be restricted to using "hard money" donations for campaign communications, including for TV ads, that "promote, attack, support, or oppose" a federal candidate.
www.pbs.org /newshour/vote2004/politics101/politics101_cfreform.html   (1793 words)

 2004 in politics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
January 14- Nikolay Shaklein is sworn in as governor of Kirov.
January 15- Carol Moseley Braun drops out of the 2004 Presidential race and endorses Howard Dean.
January 20- Richard Gephardt quits the 2004 Presidential race after a poor showing in the Iowa Caucuses.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/2004_in_politics   (3204 words)

 Online NewsHour | Vote 2004 |Politics 101 | Third Parties
The answer, according to historians and scholars, is the political process that has relegated third parties to the sidelines and the nature of the parties themselves.
Third parties have had a major influence on U.S. policy and political debate despite their minor presence in Congress -- currently only one U.S. senator and one member of the House of Representatives is an independent.
When Ralph Nader announced in February 2004 that he would seek the presidential nomination, he was required to collect 1.5 million signatures in all states to appear on the ballot.
www.pbs.org /newshour/vote2004/politics101/politics101_thirdparties.html   (1389 words)

 Red Abbey View: Politics: Is the UKIP Bigoted?
British political parties are preparing their manifestos for a General Election which is widely expected to take place in May 2005.
Goodness, modern political parties tend to steer well clear of both of these areas and sometimes perform magical somersaults in trying to be all things to all people.
It is because of these arguments that serious mainstream political parties steer clear of religion and go out of their way to court the "pink vote." They assume, rightly, that these areas are minefields which would blow their political campaigns out of he water.
waldstock.blogspot.com /2004/09/politics-is-ukip-bigoted.html   (2641 words)

 Five Minutes to Midnight - June 2004 - Politics & Sport
“Politics and sport just should not mix,” is a common thought, yet one that rarely describes the truth.
The decision to tour Zimbabwe and play is a difficult one, and the countries visiting the country may still change their minds if the political situation worsens.
No matter what the decision is, however, it is clear to see that even sports can mirror the political situation of countries in different parts of the world.
www.fiveminutestomidnight.org /issues/june2004/article3.html   (880 words)

 2004 Elections
As of September 13, 2004, the assault rifle ban in the United States will be expired.
Ok, if i'm going to write a blog about politics, you might as well know a little about me first.
This is the first of many entries covering the election in 2004.
politic2004.blogspot.com   (172 words)

 ZNet |Electoral Politics | 2004 Elections   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Thus of the 28% of the electorate who voted for Reagan, 11% gave as their primary reason "he's a real conservative." In Reagan's "landslide victory" of 1984, with just under 30% of the electorate, the percentage dropped to 4% and a majority of voters hoped that his legislative program would not be enacted.
What these prominent political scientists describe is part of the powerful backlash against the terrifying "crisis of democracy" of the 1960s, which threatened to democratize the society, and, despite enormous efforts to crush this threat to order and discipline, has had far-reaching effects on consciousness and social practices.
On the eve of the 2004 elections, "three quarters of Americans say that the US should not have gone to war if Iraq did not have WMD or was not providing support to al Qaeda, while nearly half still say the war was the right decision" (Stephen Kull, reporting the PIPA study he directs).
www.zmag.org /content/showarticle.cfm?SectionID=90&ItemID=6751   (2488 words)

 rodcorp: Politics
The constitution was signed in October 2004, but doesn't come into force until the 25 member states ratfiy it, by either referendum or parliamentary vote.
It's a political party/campaigning organisation whose main goal is to give a voice back to real people, and let them make the key decisions about political policy.
And, operating in an improving-the-social-fabric sphere that's slightly wider than politics, the BBC's iCAN is helping people find information, other people and tools to "change the world around you", and MySociety is reviewing projects submitted by the public, all of which would bring real-world benefits.
rodcorp.typepad.com /rodcorp/politics   (4192 words)

 USATODAY.com - In 2004, all politics is national   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
With respect to the late House Speaker Tip O'Neill, all politics this year is not local — at least not in the grizzled Massachusetts politician's classic definition.
Here's a theory about why the 2004 presidential campaign has turned into the longest and nastiest of any in recent memory: It's partially because of a dearth of down-ballot contests for Congress and for governor.
In 2004, there are the swing states, there are states with a mildly interesting local race or two, and then there are true electoral deserts.
www.usatoday.com /news/opinion/columnist/raasch/2004-08-28-raasch_x.htm   (822 words)

 Critical Montages
Any political impact in Thailand, which has been racked by a Muslim insurgency in the south, will be tempered by the fact that the disaster area is on the south-west coast, far from the Malay-speaking areas in the south-east.
“Governments could play politics by trying to centralise aid distribution in their hands, which is why it is important that international aid agencies be given a prominent role,” he says.
Coordinating relief efforts will be politically sensitive since much of the destruction occured in the island’s north-east controlled by the Tamil Tigers, an area where an estimated 8,000 people may have died and another 500,000 are homeless.
montages.blogspot.com /2004/12/politics-of-aid-hand-that-gives-rules.html   (1462 words)

 Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs: 2004 Elections Project   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The purpose of the 2004 Elections Project is to provide timely, non-partisan information about the 2004 elections.
The Humphrey Survey: New research on public opinion in the Upper Midwest that goes beyond the usual "horse-race polls" and provides in-depth analysis of key voters, critical domestic and foreign policies, the new suburban electorate, the health of the two party system, and the prospects for third parties.
To provide timely updates on this year's election season, the 2004 Elections Project is developing a portal news channel.
www.hhh.umn.edu /centers/csp/elections   (475 words)

While most of these efforts are driven by companies’ governmental affairs operations, many HR professionals are playing a role in the success of voter registration, get-out-the-vote and other programs as well as ensuring balanced communication of the efforts.
Micaela Isler, political director at financial services company Household International Inc., a subsidiary of HSBC North America Holdings Inc. based in Prospect Heights, Ill., describes her company as a pioneer user of the Prosperity Project tools.
The company’s founders are well-known for their vocal support of political causes, particularly in the environmental arena, which also are highlighted through links on the company’s web site.
www.shrm.org /hrmagazine/articles/0804/0804garvey.asp   (2179 words)

 2004 in politics -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
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January 16- Ban Ki Moon is named foreign minister of (A republic in the southern half of the Korean Peninsula; established in 1948) South Korea.
July 6- Ivo Vajgl is elected foreign minister of (A mountainous republic in central Europe; formerly part of the Habsburg monarchy and Yugoslavia; achieved independence in 1991) Slovenia.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/2/20/2004_in_politics.htm   (6575 words)

 MyDD :: 2004 Progressive Politics & Tech Roundtable: what Bob Fertik said
Here's my take on one of the DC events I previewed last week: the 2004 Progressive Politics and Technology Roundtable.
They gladly take out hard-earned money and laugh all the way to Congress, where they bribe our representatives who expand their corporate monopoly and silence our progressive voices.
They lined up some true heavy hitters from the world of progressive online politics, but the panels were so crammed that there was no real discussion, which is the whole point of a roundtable.
www.mydd.com /story/2004/11/22/162544/68   (1015 words)

 Politics1 - 2004 U.S. Presidential Election (P2004)
Project Vote Smart: Presidential Election 2004 - This site provided a great directory of the P2000 candidates -- with basic bio information, issue survey responses, calendar and links -- and is now doing the same for P2004.
FundRace 2004 - A fun site that summarizes Presidential candidate contributions -- and ranks the success of the candidates -- under three categories: grassroots donors (the smallest average contributions), fat cat donors (the largest average contributions), and devotion (the highest average of repeat donors).
Presidential Campaign Rhetoric 2004 - Park University Professor and former journalist Andrew Cline performs detailed analysis of the rhetoric used in the speeches by President Bush and the various Presidential candidates.
www.politics1.com /p2004.htm   (994 words)

 washingtonpost.com -- Elections 2004
Post analysis, polls and recent voting history from swing states before the vote.
A multimedia series on the people, places and issues that played important roles in the 2004 election.
Politics In, Voter Apathy Out Amid Heavy Turnout
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/politics/elections/2004   (721 words)

 Talking Politics 2004
Politics is really a tribal affair and the two largest political tribes in the USA are, of course, Democrats and Republicans.
Each of these tribes has a full cadre of Warriors who become especially pugnacious during political season.
I plan to keep my own political leaning strictly to myself, but if I seem to favor one tribe over another I'm sure you'll let me know about it.
www.winternet.com /~mikelr/disclaim3.html   (290 words)

 BitsBlog: 02/01/2004 - 02/07/2004 Politics From the REAL world   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
What Clinton to this day doesn’t get, is that it is he, and those on his side of the political and social isle, who have been generating and encouraging those changes in our culture, which have resulted in such destruction.
Political leaders, ball players, and to a larger degree than today, even film and TV stars were people which could be held up as examples.
History, I think, will record the greatest failure of the governments of the last 60 years, to be not in the financial or political areas, and not with it’s law enforcement, regarding guns, but in the cultural...
bitheads.blogspot.com /2004_02_01_bitheads_archive.html   (7165 words)

 Texas Monthly February 2004: Talking Politics
Most political journalism is written in the third person, because third person is more authoritative when you are trying to shed light on something the reader may not know about.
You want to convey a sense of, "This is the way it is"; the author is trying to give the reader an accurate sense of a personality or an issue.
Besides, judging by the letters we get, a lot of readers make up their mind about my political philosophy without knowing a damn thing about me. Might as well confuse them with the facts.
www.texasmonthly.com /mag/issues/2004-02-01/webextra.php   (1395 words)

 Baseball Crank: Politics 2004 Archives
Politically, this is an example of Democrats needing to better police their fringes.
The Bush camp was probably politically wise to give no reason for this election to be racially polarized, even to the point of compromising its principles by signalling to the Supreme Court in the Michigan affirmative action case that it would not attack racial preferences.
Generalizing, it seems like most of the political parties in Western Europe represent either different brands of “left wing” socialism or fringe “right wing” isolationism/anti-immigrant nativism, with some of the worst tendencies of the American right, but few of the positive ones.
baseballcrank.com /archives2/politics_2004/index.php   (7895 words)

 Politics, November 2, 2004 :: Chelsea Green Publishing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Because he talks about language and how it's used to frame the issues and political debate, something that the conservatives figured out long ago and a major reason why they are now in power.
We published a political book (some have called it THE political book of this jam-packed political book season), which is now #9 on this list -- slightly below The Sweet Potato Queens' Field Guide to Men, immediately following Fix-It and Forget-It Lightly and just before Relationship Rescue.
How strange that the authors, editors and publishers that usher books into the world have no input on how these books are categorized-perhaps by people who don't even take the time to read the books that cross their desks.
www.chelseagreen.com /politicsandpractice/news/2004/november2   (865 words)

 ELECTION 2004 SPECIAL REPORT ELECTION 2004 NEWS VOTE 2004 | HavenWorks.com/election/2004 VOTE Elections Politics ...
Democrats voted out of church because of their politics, members say.
Despite early exit polls to the contrary, the President took Florida, Ohio and, in the end, the election.
He made his decisions and moved on; the voters made theirs, in one of the most extraordinary displays of political passion seen in a generation.
www.havenworks.com /election/2004   (3423 words)

 2004 11 03 politics-and-weblogging-weblogging-and-politics
Tuesday 11 May 2004 Shoutbox Spam and the red hot poker I was on the...
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Politics and weblogging » July 07, 2003.....Daily updates on the Internet and its social and public policy implications, useful websites, political..
itkitchen.info /2004/11/03/politics-and-weblogging-weblogging-and-politics   (613 words)

 Amazon.com: Books: Cq's Politics in America 2004: The 108th Congress (Politics in America)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Politics in America remains an essential guide about the members of congress and their districts.
Overall, this is a great book for any political junkies library, especially in an election year.
It is another good book from the people at CQ Press, however, for a more thorough analysis of the states, districts, and elected officials, I offer the Alamanac of American Politics 2004 for your consideration.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1568028148?v=glance   (603 words)

 AlterNet: Election 2004: Bedroom Politics
The disinfopedia is a collaborative, citizen-based project that has entries on the political individuals, PR firms, and think tanks that diseminate misinformation.
So in case you're tempted, remember: The political is personal.
If a person identifies with Bush's political policies, that thinking might reflect in their dating policies.
www.alternet.org /election04/20490   (981 words)

 'Blue' states may get hit on tax plan - 12/12/04   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Supporters of the change insist the disproportionate blue-state effect is a coincidence, but they acknowledge that the proposal could hurt most in states that voted against Bush.
But in a political complication, some "blue" states that would be hit hardest by the tax change are led by Republicans.
If it adopted the proposal, the White House could be creating a rift with some of the GOP's biggest stars in those states, such as Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and New York Gov. George Pataki, among others.
www.detnews.com /2004/politics/0412/12/A10-30685.htm   (954 words)

 man of lettuce: Politics
If any further evidence of dumb, political hatred writ large were needed, one only has to turn to the Sydney Morning Herald, which yesterday published the offensive title and image at left.
However the two passengers who were sober and lucid enough for a political chat made important observations worth reporting...
Deb, delivers a beautiful sit-rep from Planet Reality, I can't take politics anymore because the last of the attempts at honesty have gone out of the thing, and we're down to side A trying to brainwash side B into believing that Side B has already been brainwashed by the evil...
jafablog.typepad.com /man_of_lettuce/politics   (2355 words)

 Life With Alacrity: Politics with Respect
One of the reasons why I tend not to participate in the political discussions is because most often they are polarizing.
They tend to preach to the already converted, to harden the line, and often are too polemic.
The first time the director used innuendo to oversell his points, and when he showed a lack of any respect for other points of view I think he lost the uncommitted audience.
www.lifewithalacrity.com /2004/08/politics_with_r.html   (413 words)

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