In an effort to prove that the myth of widespread voter fraud is just that, the head of the American Civil Liberties Union has offered to pay $1,000 for a single example of voter impersonation. The offer applies to anyone who can show a prosecuted case of someone successfully voting by impersonating another person that would have been stopped by voter ID laws.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) put a hold on the transportation bill, delaying consideration of the bill in order to make an unrelated statement on U.S. aid to Egypt.
Lobbyists who were kicked off federal advisory committees when the Obama administration implemented a ban against lobbyists on the committees are now suing the government to reverse the decision. In a court filing, six lobbyists argue that the ban violates the First Amendment.
A new Gallup survey shows that fewer Americans received health insurance from their employer in 2011, continuing a three-year decline in employer-provided health care. During the same period, the number of Americans without any insurance has increased from 14.8 percent in 2008 to 17.1 percent in 2011.
Wall Street “made its broadest assault yet against new regulation” yesterday, targeting the Volcker Rule, part of the Dodd-Frank financial reform law. While some called for the rule to go farther, “the loudest response came from critics like Wall Street trade groups.”
Rick Santorum pulled ahead of Mitt Romney in another national poll, this one from CBS News/New York Times, which showed him leading with a 3 percent margin.
Independent voters are fleeing Romney, according to new polling data. In November, Romney was beating President Obama among independent voters, 53 percent to 41 percent. Now those numbers are upside down with Obama beating Romney 41 to 42 percent.
And finally: Outside the Westminster dog show in New York City today, the group “Dogs Against Romney” will protest “to ensure pet lovers are aware that Mitt Romney is mean to dogs.” The group was inspired by Romney’s tale of leaving his dog strapped to the roof of his car in a crate during a 12-hour road trip.