Corey Dade http://kplu.org en For Some Donors, Boy Scouts' Ban On Gays Doesn't Add Up http://kplu.org/post/some-donors-boy-scouts-ban-gays-doesnt-add Years of criticism and even a U.S. Supreme Court challenge couldn't force the Boy Scouts of America to admit openly gay members and leaders. But money talks, and after the defections of major donors, the 103-year-old organization is poised to lift its national ban.<p>Just last summer, the Boy Scouts reaffirmed the ban after a lengthy internal review. Several incidents since then have tarnished the organization's image and fueled an aggressive nationwide protest led by an Eagle Scout.<p>Boys Scouts of America hasn't disclosed its reasons for considering the policy change. Fri, 01 Feb 2013 23:24:37 +0000 Corey Dade 7710 at http://kplu.org For Some Donors, Boy Scouts' Ban On Gays Doesn't Add Up Obama's Top Advisers Have Dissed His Debate Chops Before http://kplu.org/post/obamas-top-advisers-have-dissed-his-debate-chops Despite President Obama's celebrated gift for oratory, the Obama supporters least surprised by his underwhelming performance against Mitt Romney may have been two of his top advisers.<p>Senior strategists David Plouffe and David Axelrod have long doubted Obama's debating skills. Their concerns date back to the 2008 presidential campaign, as Plouffe wrote in his book, <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=120050302">The Audacity to Win</a>. Thu, 04 Oct 2012 23:03:26 +0000 Corey Dade 6603 at http://kplu.org Why new photo ID laws mean some won't vote http://kplu.org/post/why-new-photo-id-laws-mean-some-wont-vote The argument over whether voters should have to present photo identification at the polls usually splits along party lines. Republicans who favor the requirement say it prevents ballot fraud. Democrats and election rights groups who oppose it say it is meant to suppress turnout.<p>And people of all political stripes wonder what all the fuss is about.<p>Most Americans are accustomed to whipping out photo IDs at work, the bank or even their own apartment buildings. Sat, 28 Jan 2012 17:41:22 +0000 Corey Dade 3955 at http://kplu.org Why new photo ID laws mean some won't vote Political Battle Brewing Over New Voter ID Laws http://kplu.org/post/political-battle-brewing-over-new-voter-id-laws As the presidential campaign kicks into high gear, a fight is brewing over stricter voting laws that could affect turnout and influence general election results in battleground states.<p>New laws in several states will require millions of voters to show photo identification when they cast ballots this year, the result of a nationwide push mostly by Republicans who claim the measures will prevent election fraud. Thu, 12 Jan 2012 18:53:15 +0000 Corey Dade 3696 at http://kplu.org Political Battle Brewing Over New Voter ID Laws