Political irony: That's probably the best definition for what happened Monday when when Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., probably the only GOP lawmaker to express interest in the Disclose Act, rallied Michigan on behalf of GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, who has turned his back on requests to be more open with his campaign finance.
McCain is the father of modern campaign finance reform. He was the coauthor of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002, popularly known as the McCain-Feingold Act. And he hasn't been shy about criticizing this year's conduits for big money, even if it ...Continue reading
The collaboration, known as Deep Computing Solutions, will bring a new dimension to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's High Performance Computing Innovation Center, combining both entities' computational science expertise to benefit clients, according to a press release. Building on IBM and Lawrence Livermore's 20-year relationship, this new agreement between the two companies is currently planned to last five years, but with intentions to make it permanent, according to IBM.
Sequoia, an IBM supercomputer ...Continue reading
Outside money ain't got that swing. At least, not in Tuesday's state primaries.
Super PACs attempting to influence elections have been spending tens of thousands campaigning for and against politicians this cycle and often have had their way. But this week, they struck out.
Despite considerable spending on behalf of their opponents, two powerful incumbents, Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., and Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah survived the primaries in their respective states, while another incumbent, Rep. John Sullivan, R-Okla, lost despite the big bucks spent to ensure his reelcction.
- In New York's 13th Congressional District, Rangel managed ...
It has the potential to be a primary that makes history.
The seat at stake, in New York's 13th Congressional District, has been a place where black politicians have flourished -- the place where Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. became the Empire State's first African American elected to Congress.Continue reading