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My Awesome Experience Voting Early

Posted by John Wellington Ennis

Just a few minutes down the 5 and YOU can get the jump on the biggest craze that will be sweeping the country in November, but available only to a select few right NOW!

That’s one way to appeal to Angelenos–make something exclusive. But voting early in person is easy, fun, and a great peace of mind. And this year in California, there are a few important measures on the ballot that are worth knowing you’ve already voted on, with your bare hands.

I went down to the Los Angeles Country Clerk Register Recorder in Norwalk on Imperial Highway to vote on a lazy Sunday afternoon.

This slide show on Huffington Post of my adventure is a cautionary tale for those who might miss out on the awesomeness that is early voting.

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When Karl Rove Squeals, You’re Doing Something Right

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by John Wellington Ennis


In the wake of recent revelations about foreign spending on U.S. elections, President Obama has called out the Chamber of Commerce for its anonymous donors toward campaign ads in a series of speeches over the weekend. Karl Rove has at once made uncharacteristically desperate efforts to deflect this from becoming an issue in the home stretch of the midterm elections. As Shakespeare observed in Hamlet, “Methinks the lady doth protest too much.”

When Obama took to the campaign trail for the long weekend last Thursday, the news had spread from Think Progress’ report on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce receiving money from foreign donors. Obama intoned to a crowd in Chicago“Right here in Illinois, in this Senate race, two groups funded and advised by Karl Rove have outspent the Democratic Party two-to-one in an attempt to beat Alexi — two-to-one. Funded and advised by Karl Rove.”

Karl Rove went to the last refuge of the scoundrel, Politico, and was quick to change the subject with a non-denial bringing up talking points about the stimulus and healthcare reform. Read More »

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