Here is the original story: Romney: ‘I don’t see how a young American can vote’ for a Democrat - The Hill’s Video
GOP presidential front-runner Mitt Romney said Monday he doesn’t understand how young people could vote for Democrats. “I don’t see how a…
Despite the fact that Romney claims that the national debt is the reason young Americans should vote Republican, GOP presidents are the biggest deficit spenders and have contributed most of our current debt. Growth In Government Spending Under President Obama Slower Than During Bush, Reagan Administrations
Republicans have continually decried the Obama Administration’s “runaway spending” since he took office, blaming him for growing deficits…
The most recent Republican plan from Paul Ryan would actually worsen the debt.
GOP Plan To Reduce The Debt Actually Makes The Debt Worse
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) released the GOP’s new budget this morning, and in doing so, he touted it as a plan to m…
The GOP has been raging a war on women, especially on their reproductive rights and health issues. INTERACTIVE MAP: The Most Restrictive Abortion Measures In The States
Conservative lawmakers around country have introduced legislation that would not only limit women’s access to abortion services, but also…
Last year, Republicans attempted to redefine “rape” so it only included forcible action. Drugging a woman to take advantage of her would no longer be rape, just bad manners.
The House GOP’s Plan to Redefine Rape
Editor’s Note: On Thursday, House Republicans, facing an onslaught of outside pressure, decided to remove the controversial “forcible rap…
In South Dakota, Republicans tried to legalize the assassination of abortion providers, claiming it would be justifiable homicide.
South Dakota Bill Could Legalize Murder Of Abortion Providers
Killing a doctor who performs abortions could soon be legal in South Dakota — that is, if a bill passed out of committee in the state Hou…
The Arizona State Senate voted to allow doctors to lie to women in order to keep them from getting an abortion. This could range from serious, life-threatening birth defects to even the possible death of the mother.
Arizona Senate approves lying to women to prevent abortions | The Raw Story
By David EdwardsThursday, March 8, 2012 12:23 EDT The Arizona Senate on Tuesday approved a bill that would allow doctors withhold informa…
Republican PA Governor Tom Corbett defended the bill requiring women to view ultrasounds of their fetus before getting an abortion by saying they can just close their eyes.
Pennsylvania Governor Defends His Support Of Ultrasound Bill
Romney himself admitted you should vote for Obama if you want greater access to birth control.
Romney To Women Voters: ‘Vote For The Other Guy’ If You Want Greater Access To Birth Control
Mitt Romney found himself in hot water over his opposition to expanding women’s access to contraception, less than a week after suggestin…
The Mudlfats reports that State Rep. Alan Dick recently “said that he doesn’t believe that when a woman is pregnant, it’s really ‘her pregnancy’” and “would advocate for criminalizing women who have an abortion without the permission via written signature from the man who impregnated her.” “If I thought that the man’s signature was required… required, in order for a woman to have an abortion, I’d have a little more peace about it.”
Alaska Lawmaker: Women Should Obtain Permission From Men Before Undergoing An Abortion
Like several conservative states across the country, Alaska is considering anti-abortion bills that would mandate ultrasounds for women s…
Arizona Rep. Terri Proud: “Personally I’d like to make a law that mandates a woman watch an abortion being performed prior to having a ‘surgical procedure’.”
Arizona Lawmaker: Women Should ‘Watch An Abortion Being Performed’ Prior To Having It
The Arizona legislature is considering at least two separate bills that would significantly limit women’s access to abortion by banning t…
Idaho Governor Butch Otter systematically pays women less than their male counterparts.
In Idaho Governor’s Cabinet, women make less money than men | McClatchy
Idaho Agriculture Director Celia Gould has been with Gov. Butch Otter from the first day of his administration in 2007, having been a lea…
Utah Republicans join the trend of increasing the waiting period for abortion procedures, now up to three days.
Utah Governor Signs 72-Hour Wait Into Law, Becomes Second State to Mandate Three Day Wait | RH Reality Check
Utah Governor Gary Herbert has just signed the state’s proposed 72-hour mandatory waiting period for an abortion, making Utah the second …
President Obama signed the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.
Obama Signs Equal-Pay Legislation - NYTimes.com
President Obama signed his first bill into law on Thursday, approving legislation that expands workers’ rights to sue over pay discrimina…
@CollegeDems We vote Democratic because Democrats protect the rights and health care of women
Why I’m voting for Barack Obama again in 2012, in the words of Susan B. Anthony:
No self respecting woman should wish or work for the success of a party that ignores her sex.
Health Care Reform has already helped millions of young Americans. The same reform that the GOP pledges to destroy.
CBS News covers how the provision that allows young Americans under 26 to remain on their parents’ health insurance has helped cover over 2 million youth.
Young adults benefitting from health care reform
Young Americans and Health Insurance Reform: Giving Young Americans the Security and Stability They Need
Young adults are a cohort that often times falls through the cracks in our broken health care system. A mainstay of coverage for children…
StevenCare: Insurance for Young Adults Under Age 26 | The White House
Colleen Curtis March 21, 2012 10:00 AM EDT Ed note: This was originally posted on healthcare.gov The health care law, the Affordable Care…
Health care reform increased employer-sponsored coverage for young adults – even in a poor labor market | Economic Policy Institute
This Friday marks the two-year anniversary of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. One provision of health reform for which we…
Republicans have spent years attempting to suppress the youth vote.
Students are often the target of deceptive practices and dissuaded from voting in the states where they attend college or universities. In the past, students have been falsely told they could not vote using their college address and, if they did, their parents would not be able to claim them as dependents on their federal tax returns, would lose their financial aid, and could face criminal charges. In 2008, Drexel University students were targeted with flyers posted around campus warning them that undercover officers would be at polling locations ready to arrest students if they had any outstanding warrants or traffic violations in an effort to suppress their vote.
Jim Crow 2012: Republicans Work To Suppress Minority, Youth & Black Votes Using Voter ID Laws
Modern technology, particularly the internet and social networking tools, have been used to quickly and anonymously disseminate false information. Web-based deceptive practices are particularly dangerous because the targets of this information, believing it to be true, will often pass it along to their friends and family - making it viral. For example, emails in 2008 were sent to George Mason University students telling them that Election Day had been changed to November 5th from the university provost. The provost quickly sent an email to students telling his account had been hacked and the information was false.
Republicans in state legislatures across the country are passing voting restrictions that are designed to make it more difficult for young Americans, college students, and minorities to vote.
189 Electoral Votes: Restrictive Voting Laws Have Significant Impact in 2012 | Brennan Center for Justice
Pennsylvania signed a voter ID bill into law, and Virginia is on the verge of signing another. This means 70 percent of the 270 electoral…
Voter Suppression Bills Sweep the Country | Center for Media and Democracy
A wave of voter suppression legislation is emerging from newly elected GOP governors and Republican legislators that would make it much m…
The New Face of Jim Crow: Voter Suppression in America | People For the American Way
A report by People for the American Way Foundation “I don’t want everybody to vote. Elections are not won by a majority of the people. Th…
Sorry Young Voters - No Voting for You in 2012 | Future Majority
The Brennan Center released a report on the impact of all of these state Voter ID laws and restrictions on voting that have been popping …
Ohio Voter Suppression Steamroller « Rock the Vote Blog
With college students on Spring Break, the Ohio House of Representatives fired up its steamroller of suppression yesterday and passed a h…
Opinion: Opinion: GOP’s voter suppression - Herman Schwartz
By HERMAN SCHWARTZ | 11/3/11 9:27 PM EST A massive Republican campaign likely to suppress minority and low-income voting is under way. If…
The Strange Career of Voter Suppression
THE 2012 general election campaign is likely to be a fight for every last vote, which means that it will also be a fight over who gets to…
Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson takes a stand against GOP voter suppression efforts in a speech on the Senate floor.
Nelson on Voter Suppression
Democratic Congressman Hank Johnson speaks against voter suppression in the House.
Hank takes on voter suppression
GOP suppression tactics are receiving international attention.
Vote suppression in the US revs up
In the 1964 presidential elections, a young political operative named Bill guarded a largely African-American polling place in South Phoe…
A Wisconsin state employee was fired after he publicized that voters could receive IDs for free, against the will of Republicans like Gov. Scott Walker, who wanted the Department of Transportation to keep it a secret and only grant free IDs to those who directly asked about them.
Whistleblower fired after revealing Wisconsin ‘voter suppression’ | The Raw Story
By David EdwardsFriday, September 9, 2011 12:48 EDT A Wisconsin state employee has been fired after he revealed that a Department of Tran…
Democrats have been fighting against these voter suppression measures.
Democrats Launch Campaign To Counter Alleged GOP Voter Suppression
WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats alarmed by reports that new voter laws could bar some five million people from the polls are launching an …
Keeping College Students From the Polls
Next fall, thousands of students on college campuses will attempt to register to vote and be turned away. Sorry, they will hear, you have…
GOP College Voter Suppression & Michele Bachmann’s IQ
The American Legislative Exchange Council, a conservative group responsible for authoring many of the most right-wing pieces of legislation introduced in state legislatures across the country, has been heavily involved in drafting voter suppression measures.
ALEC Exposed: Rigging Elections | The Nation
This article is part of a Nation series exposing the American Legislative Exchange Council, in collaboration with the Center For Media an…
The student newspaper at Fordham College takes a stand against GOP efforts.
Politicians Shouldn’t Deny Students Right to Vote
By RYAN O’TOOLEStaff Writer Published: February 15, 2012 Recently in states like Wisconsin and Maine, new laws have been passed whose goa…
Republican Congressman Joe Walsh wants to take these suppression efforts a step further and implement them nationally.
Rep. Walsh Proposes Federal ‘Proof Of Citizenship To Vote’ Law That Could Disenfranchise 15 Million Americans
A Republican congressman from Illinois praised a controversial new voting measure at a town hall last month, calling for a national versi…
The chairman of the Maine Republican Party said that college students that are originally from out of state should not be allowed to vote, and that when they do it is voter fraud.
Maine GOP Chair: Students Should Pay Taxes If They Want To Vote
Jillian Rayfield September 1, 2011, 6:30 AM The Chairman of Maine’s Republican party has doubled down on his crusade against the apparent…
Republicans in Wisconsin have decreased the hours of polling places in Democratic/student heavy precincts and increased the hours of polling places in Republican precincts.
Republicans Close DMV Offices to Suppress the Vote
Voter Suppression: GOP Election Thieves are Passing New Voter ID Laws To Rig 2012 Vote
Conservative cheerleader John Stossel claims that young people are too stupid to vote.
John Stossel: Young people are too dumb to vote | Future Majority
“STOSSEL: I’m not saying we should have a test or something. But this endless cheerleading - let’s go to the rock concerts and register t…
Former President Bill Clinton speaks out against youth vote suppression.
Bill Clinton claims GOP trying to suppress youth vote - The Hill’s Ballot Box
Former President Clinton charged Republicans with trying to suppress the youth vote in the 2012 election. One of the most pervasive polit…
College costs and student loan debt are rising dramatically as GOP legislators and members of Congress cut higher education funding, reduce financial aid, and balance state budgets on the backs of students.
President Obama and other Democrats have urged Congress to act to extend the low rate (Democrat Representative Joe Courtney of Connecticut has introduced legislation that would stop the rate hike), while Republicans favor allowing the rate to return to 6.8%.”
Students, Your Loan Interest Rate Is About to Double
By Kayla Webley | @kaylawebley | March 20, 2012 | + Prepare yourself: On July 1, as many as 8 million college students will see their int…
In 2010, President Obama signed the most ambitious student loan reform bill in 40 years.
Obama Signing Student Loan Reform In Virginia
WASHINGTON — Finalizing two major pieces of his agenda, President Barack Obama on Tuesday sealed his health care overhaul and made …
Obama Signs Bill on Student Loans and Health Care
ALEXANDRIA, Va. - President Obama signed legislation Tuesday to expand college access for millions of young Americans by revamping the fe…
Student loan reform: What will it mean for students?
President Obama signed the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act Tuesday, whose student loan reform will mean big savings for the …
State legislatures have been balancing their budgets on the backs of students, causing some public universities to be more expensive than private Ivy League schools.
Harvard is Now Cheaper than San Jose State | The Nation
This article was originally published by the Daily Titan. Public universities in California may have been dethroned as being cheaper than…
Through fees and tuition increases politicians are using the weapon of funding cuts to pull more money out of the bank of students as their districts benefit from their presence, but the bank is about to dry up. As we witnessed last month during the student protests, this exploitation is reaching its limit. In the past politicians were comfortable balancing budgets on the backs of students because they assumed they would not vote; that the young were the safest to indirectly raise taxes on. These politicians now face students that are more aware of their political power, have learned to organize, and are fighting for the economic security of their lives. Students will fight this exploitation because their quality of life is at stake, and those stakes create a powerful and committed opponent.
Reports find student aid shift from states to federal government | Inside Higher Ed
While tuition and fees continue to rise at a fast pace, particularly at public colleges and universities struggling with declining state …
Student loan debt has become massive, forcing many graduating students to delay their lives and potentially crippling their long-term financial security.
Twenty-Somethings’ Debt Burden Averages $45,000, Report Finds
Many twenty-somethings are carrying around a huge burden. And no, it’s not the regret of last weekend’s hook-up. Twenty-somethings are ho…
Republicans Throw Students Under Bus: Devastating Loan Plan
Republican Presidential candidate Rick Santorum called the President a snob for wanting all young Americans to have the chance to receive some higher education.
Santorum: Obama “A Snob” For Wanting Everyone To Go To College
President Obama has expanded Pell grants for America’s neediest students.
Expand Pell grants for low-income students
Updated: Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 | By Lukas Pleva In March 2009, we reported on President Barack Obama’s ongoing efforts to expand Pe…
President Obama increased funding for public land grant colleges.
Increase funding for land-grant colleges
Updated: Monday, January 11th, 2010 | By Louis Jacobson During the presidential campaign, Barack Obama said he would “increase research a…
The Paul Ryan Republican budget would critically damage the ability of students to afford higher education.
Middle-Class College Dreams Take Serious Hit Under Ryan Plan - Campus Progress
The latest House Republican budget plan asks low-income and middle-class Americans to shoulder the entire burden of deficit reduction whi…
Hear the Republican Presidential candidates on student loans.
GOP Candidates on Student Loans
President Obama Launches Post-9/11 GI Bill
GOP politicians are opposed to the DREAM act, which would grant some of our brightest students a path to citizenship and the ability to have a good education. Get The Facts On The DREAM Act | The White House
Congress is preparing to vote on the DREAM Act in the coming days, so we thought it would be good to lay out what it means for our nation…
Obama pushes DREAM Act, but says he needs Congress to do it - Political Hotsheet - CBS News
President Obama on Wednesday reiterated his commitment to overhauling U.S. immigration laws, but said those who want him to do it without…
Democrats pitch DREAM Act as needed economic patch - USATODAY.com
WASHINGTON The last time the Obama administration made a hard push to legalize some of the children of illegal immigrants, officials fo…
@CollegeDems I support Democrats b/c I’m a product of our broken immigration system & @BarackObama’s vision is my only hope. #Obama2012
I support President Obama because he is the only candidate that realizes that the only way to bring Americans out of poverty and lower unemployment in the long run is to invest in education. One way to do that is to pass the DREAM ACT now. Mitt Romney is against the DREAM ACT, need I say more?
Republicans oppose LGBT equality. Pray Away the Gay at Bachmann Clinic?
A former patient who sought help from the Christian counseling clinic owned by GOP presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann and her husband,…
During a Republican debate, the audience booed a gay soldier and Rick Santorum denied the rights of LGBT servicemembers,
GOP crowd abandons patriotism for bigotry, boos gay soldier (FULL VIDEO)
President Obama, as Commander-in-Chief, defended our LGBT military heroes.
Obama Blasts GOP Candidates on Booing of Gay Soldier
President Obama ended Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell
Obama Ends ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Policy
WASHINGTON - formally certified on Friday that the American military is ready for the repeal of the “” policy as Pentagon officials said …
The White House has taken a stand against the LGBT teen bullying/suicide epidemic.
Standing Up for Safe Schools & Communities | The White House
Posted by Gautam Raghavan on March 20, 2012 at 05:04 PM EDT Earlier today, Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to the President, joined Attor…
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton declared that gay rights are human rights.
Secretary Clinton’s Historic Speech on LGBT Human Rights - “Gay rights are human rights”
Some conservatives believe that bullying homosexual children is a right protected by religious freedom.
Christians Have the Right to Bully Gay Kids
Democratic Senators released and It Get’s Better video.
A Message of Hope from the United States Senate
The GOP is the party of climate denial and drill baby drill. VIDEO
Why I’m In - David DelaFuente, Texas
Republican candidates use rising gas prices to attack President Obama, though their claims are unfounded.
FACT CHECK: Does more US drilling ease gas pump pain? Math, history show that hasn’t happened
WASHINGTON - It’s the political cure-all for high gas prices: Drill here, drill now. But more U.S. drilling has not changed how deeply th…
The TN state legislature passed a bill intended to portray evolution and climate change as controversial theories rather than scientific consensus.
Tennessee Passes ‘Monkey Bill’ To Teach The ‘Controversy’ On Evolution And Climate Science
On Monday, the Tennessee state legislature passed legislation that requires public schools to teach the “controversy” over evolution, glo…
Because Obama recognizes climate change, just like 98% of scientists. How could anyone in my generation vote for someone who is content killing our planet?
GOP climate deniers vie to run House Energy Committee
Cross-posted from the Wonk Room. The House Energy Committee is seeing an intense leadership fight, as four different Republicans are vyin…
Bill Clinton Slams GOP Climate Deniers During Global Initiative Conference
“We look like a joke, right?” Former President Bill Clinton wasted no time at his annual philanthropic conference with an attack on GOP c…
While the Republicans deny climate change, this is happening to our ice caps.
Exploding iceberg in Antarctica!
Republicans oppose net neutrality. House Approves a Measure to Block The F.C.C.’s Rule on Net Neutrality - NYTimes.com
WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives approved a measure on Friday that would prohibit the Federal Communications Commission from re…
PhysOrg Mobile: Republicans seek to quash ‘net neutrality’ rules
Republicans seek to quash ‘net neutrality’ rules Feb 17, Technology/Telecom Republican members of the US Senate and House of Representati…
Republicans are waging a war on workers and collective bargaining Why the Republican War on Workers’ Rights Undermines the American Economy
The battle has resumed in Wisconsin. The state supreme court has allowed Governor Scott Walker to strip bargaining rights from state work…
Alaska GOP lawmaker seeks to curb collective bargaining rights
The bill’s sponsor, state Representative Carl Gatto, R-Palmer, said his legislation mimics a measure that was passed by the Wisconsin Leg…
Wisconsin Senate GOP Votes to Strip State Workers of Collective Bargaining Rights
Bypassing Democrats hiding out in Illinois, Wisconsin Senate Republicans voted Wednesday night to strip state workers of their collective…
War on Workers: New Hampshire GOP Wants to Eliminate Lunch Breaks
The Republicans of New Hampshire believe the law is unnecessary and that employers will simply ‘grant lunch breaks out of the goodness of…