Too Close to Call

The Thirty-Six-Day Battle to Decide the 2000 Election

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Author: Jeffrey Toobin

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1588360636

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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From the best-selling author of A Vast Conspiracy and The Run of His Life comes Too Close to Call--the definitive story of the Bush-Gore presidential recount. A political and legal analyst of unparalleled journalistic skill, Jeffrey Toobin is the ideal writer to distill the events of the thirty-six anxiety-filled days that culminated in one of the most stunning Supreme Court decisions in history. Packed with news-making disclosures and written with the drive of a legal thriller, Too Close to Call takes us inside James Baker's private jet, through the locked gates to Al Gore's mansion, behind the covered-up windows of Katherine Harris's office, and even into the secret conference room of the United States Supreme Court. As the scene shifts from Washington to Austin and into the remote corners of the enduringly strange Sunshine State, Toobin's book will transform what you thought you knew about the most extraordinary political drama in American history. The Florida recount unfolded in a kaleidoscopic maze of bizarre concepts (chads, pregnant and otherwise), unfamiliar people in critically important positions (the Florida Supreme Court), and familiar people in surprising new places (the Miami relatives of Elián González, in a previously undisclosed role in this melodrama). With the rich characterization that is his trademark, Toobin portrays the prominent strategists who masterminded the campaigns--the Daleys and the Roves--and also the lesser-known but influential players who pulled the strings, as well as the judges and justices whose decisions determined the final outcome. Toobin gives both camps a treatment they have not yet received--remarkably evenhanded, nonpartisan, and entirely new. The post-election period posed a challenge to even the most zealous news junkie: how to keep up with what was happening and sort out the important from the trivial. Jeffrey Toobin has now done this--and then some. With clarity, insight, humor, and a deep understanding of the law, he deconstructs the events, the players, and the often Byzantine intricacies of our judicial system. A remarkable account of one of the most significant periods in our country's history, Too Close to Call is endlessly surprising, frequently poignant, and wholly addictive.

Bush v. Gore: The Florida Recounts of the 2000 Presidential Election

The Florida Recounts of the 2000 Presidential Election

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Author: Christine Heppermann

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 1614789630

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

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The US Supreme Court is the head of the judicial branch of the federal government. It is the highest court in the land, with thousands of cases appealed to it every year. One of those history-making cases was Bush v. Gore, which addressed the Florida vote recounts in the 2000 presidential election. Readers will follow this case from beginning to end, including the social and political climates that led up to it and the effects it had after the court made its ruling. Major players and key events are discussed, including George W. Bush, Albert Gore Junior, Dick Cheney, Joseph Lieberman, Karl Rove, William Daley, Katherine Harris, and William H. Rehnquist. Compelling chapters and informative sidebars also cover the Electoral College, presidential debates, hanging chads, third party candidates, and protests. Bush v. Gore forever influenced laws on voting procedures, absentee ballots, ballot design, and voting equipment. This landmark Supreme Court case changed the course of US history and shaped the country we live in. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Im Namen der Freiheit

die amerikanische Mission

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Author: Gerhard Besier,Gerhard Lindemann

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 9783525367346

Category: Liberty

Page: 415

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The Nine

Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court

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Author: Jeffrey Toobin

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0307472892

Category: Political Science

Page: 480

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Acclaimed journalist Jeffrey Toobin takes us into the chambers of the most important—and secret—legal body in our country, the Supreme Court, revealing the complex dynamic among the nine people who decide the law of the land. An institution at a moment of transition, the Court now stands at a crucial point, with major changes in store on such issues as abortion, civil rights, and church-state relations. Based on exclusive interviews with the justices and with a keen sense of the Court’s history and the trajectory of its future, Jeffrey Toobin creates in The Nine a riveting story of one of the most important forces in American life today.

The Loudest Voice in the Room

How the Brilliant, Bombastic Roger Ailes Built Fox News--and Divided a Country

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Author: Gabriel Sherman

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0679644091

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 576

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A revelatory journey inside the world of Fox News and Roger Ailes—the brash, sometimes combative network head who helped fuel the rise of Donald Trump NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • SOON TO BE A SHOWTIME LIMITED SERIES When Rupert Murdoch enlisted Roger Ailes to launch a cable news network in 1996, American politics and media changed forever. With a remarkable level of detail and insight, New York magazine reporter Gabriel Sherman puts Ailes’s unique genius on display, along with the outsize personalities—Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity, Megyn Kelly, Sarah Palin, Karl Rove, Glenn Beck, Mike Huckabee, Gretchen Carlson, Bill Shine, and others—who have helped Fox News play a defining role in the great social and political controversies of the past two decades. From the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal to the Bush-Gore recount, from the war in Iraq to the Tea Party attack on the Obama presidency, Roger Ailes developed an unrivaled power to sway the national agenda. Even more, he became the indispensable figure in conservative America and the man any Republican politician with presidential aspirations had to court. How did this man become the master strategist of our political landscape? In revelatory detail, Sherman chronicles the rise of Ailes, a frail kid from an Ohio factory town who, through sheer willpower, the flair of a showman, fierce corporate politicking, and a profound understanding of the priorities of middle America, built the most influential television news empire of our time. Drawing on hundreds of interviews with Fox News insiders past and present, Sherman documents Ailes’s tactical acuity as he battled the press, business rivals, and countless real and perceived enemies inside and outside Fox. Sherman takes us inside the morning meetings in which Ailes and other high-level executives strategized Fox’s presentation of the news to advance Ailes’s political agenda; provides behind-the-scenes details of Ailes’s crucial role as finder and shaper of talent, including his sometimes rocky relationships with Fox News stars such as O’Reilly, Hannity, and Carlson; and probes Ailes’s fraught partnership with his equally brash and mercurial boss, Rupert Murdoch. Roger Ailes’s life is a story worthy of Citizen Kane. Featuring a new afterword about Ailes’s epic downfall during the extraordinary 2016 election, The Loudest Voice in the Room is an extraordinary feat of reportage with a compelling human drama at its heart. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR

Lies (and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them)

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Author: Al Franken

Publisher: ePenguin

ISBN: 9780141017808

Category: Political Science

Page: 448

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Al Franken, one of America's savviest satirists has been studying the rhetoric of the Right. He has listened to their cries of 'slander', 'bias' and even 'treason'. He has examined the Bush administration's policies of squandering our surplus, ravaging the environment, and alienating the rest of the world. He's even watched Fox News. A lot. And in this fair and balanced report, Al bravely exposes them all for what they are: liars. Lying, lying, liars.

The Disputed Presidential Election of 2000

A History and Reference Guide

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Author: Edwin D. Dover

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313323195

Category: History

Page: 166

View: 1897

Details the events of the 2000 election that featured the Florida recount debacle, explaining the reactions of George W. Bush and Al Gore, the flaws that took place in the process, and the status of future elections.

Judging the Supreme Court

Constructions of Motives in Bush V. Gore

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Author: Clarke Rountree

Publisher: MSU Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 510

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Judging the Supreme Court: Constructions of Motives in Bush v. Gore examines how the U.S. Supreme Court, its defenders, and its critics explained what the majority justices were doing in this case. The decision, which was split 5-4 along conservative-liberal ideological lines, was widely criticized for using weak legal arguments to support ending the recounts of presidential ballots in the state of Florida and, thereby, handing the 2000 U.S. Presidential election to Republican Texas Governor George W. Bush.

Keeping the Republic

Power and Citizenship in American Politics

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Author: Christine Barbour,Gerald C. Wright

Publisher: C Q Press College

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 911

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Ich, der Roboter

Erzählungen

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Author: Isaac Asimov

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 364113207X

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Robots auf dem Vormarsch Dr. Susan Calvin war fünfzig Jahre lang als Robotpsychologin bei der U. S. Robot Company angestellt, einem der größten Unternehmen der Welt. Sie erlebte hautnah mit, wie Robots zum alltäglichen Bestandteil der menschlichen Kultur wurden und welche Probleme es mit sich bringt, wenn Menschen mit Robotern zusammenleben. Vor allem aber stellt sich eine Frage: Was passiert, wenn sich Mensch und Roboter kaum noch voneinander unterscheiden? In neun Erzählungen zeigt sie einem jungen Reporter, wie eine Zukunft, geprägt von gigantischen Positronengehirnen, für uns Menschen aussieht.

Keeping Down the Black Vote

Race and the Demobilization of American Voters

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Author: Frances Fox Piven,Lorraine Carol Minnite,Margaret Groarke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 282

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Identifies voter suppression methods that the author contends are specifically targeting African-Americans, Latin-Americans, and the poor, in a controversial examination that demonstrates how the political system uses "election reform" stances to minimize voter turnout.

Laudato si

Die Umwelt-Enzyklika des Papstes

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Author: Franziskus (Papst),

Publisher: Verlag Herder GmbH

ISBN: 345180736X

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Mit großer Spannung wurde sie erwartet, auch von Nicht-Katholiken: Die Umwelt-Enzyklika von Papst Franziskus nimmt die heute entscheidenden Themen in den Blick; es geht um die geht um soziale, ökologische und politische Zusammenhänge. Wohl selten war ein päpstliches Schreiben so aktuell und brisant und vor allem relevant für alle Gesellschaftsschichten und Menschen weltweit. Mit "Laudato si" beweist Franziskus, dass die Kirche nach wie vor eine unverzichtbare Stimme im Diskurs zur Gestaltung der modernen Welt ist. Wer verstehen will, wie Papst und Kirche die großen Herausforderungen unserer Zeit bestehen wollen, kommt an diesem Werk nicht vorbei. Ein Muss für jeden, der an den drängenden Fragen unserer Zeit interessiert ist.

The Fall of the House of Bush

The Untold Story of how a Band of True Believers Seized the Executive Branch, Started the Iraq War, and Still Imperils America's Future

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Author: Craig Unger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Conservatism

Page: 436

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A terrifyingly convincing and compelling expose of the true motivation of the Bush administration -- by the bestselling author of HOUSE OF BUSH, HOUSE OF SAUD, and inspiration for the film FAHRENHEIT 9/11.

Follow the Money

How George W. Bush and the Texas Republicans Hog-Tied America

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Author: John Anderson

Publisher: Scribner

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

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With its barbecues, new Cadillacs, and $4,000 snakeskin cowboy boots, Texas is all about power and money -- and the power that money buys. This detailed and wide-scope account shows how a group of wealthy Texas Republicans quietly hijacked American politics for their own gain. Getting George W. Bush elected, we learn, was just the tip of the iceberg.... In Follow the Money, award-winning journalist and sixth-generation Texan John Anderson shows how power in Texas has long been vested in the interconnected worlds of Houston's global energy companies, banks, and law firms -- not least among them Baker Botts, the firm controlled by none other than James A. Baker III, the Bush family consigliere. Anderson explains how the Texas political system came to be controlled by a sophisticated, well-funded group of conservative Republicans who, after elevating George W. Bush to the American presidency, went about applying their hardball, high-dollar politicking to Washington, D.C. When George Bush reached the White House, he brought with him not only members of the Texas legal establishment (among them former White House counsel Harriet Miers and Attorney General Alberto Gonzales) but empowered swarms of Republican lobbyists who saw in Bush's arrival a way to make both common cause and big money. Another important Beltway Texan was Congressman Tom DeLay, the famous "Exterminator" of Houston's Twenty-second District, who became majority leader in 2003 and controlled which bills made it through Congress and which did not. DeLay, in turn, was linked to lobbyist Jack Abramoff, who used his relationships with both DeLay and Karl Rove on behalf of his clients, creating a shockingly corrupt flow of millions of dollars among Republican lobby groups and political action committees. Washington soon became infected by Texas-style politics. Influence-peddling, deal-making, and money-laundering followed -- much of it accomplished in the capital's toniest restaurants or on the fairways and beaches of luxurious resorts, away from the public eye. The damaging fallout has, one way or another, touched nearly all Americans, Democrat and Republican alike. Follow the Money reveals the hidden web of influence that links George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, and the Texas Republicans to the 2000 recount in Florida; the national tort-reform movement; the controversial late-hour, one-vote passage of the Medicare Reform Act; congressional redistricting schemes; scandals in the energy sector; the destruction of basic constitutional protections; the financial machinery of the Christian right; the manipulation of American-Indian tribe casinos; the Iraq War torture scandals; the crooked management of the Department of the Interior; the composition of the Supreme Court; and the 2007 purges of seasoned prosecutors in the Justice Department. Some of the actors are in federal prison, others are on their way there, and many more have successfully eluded a day of reckoning. Told with verve, style, and a not-so-occasional raised eyebrow, Anderson's account arcs directly into tomorrow's headlines. Startling in its revelations, Follow the Money is sure to spark controversy and much-needed debate concerning which direction this country goes next.

Stealing Democracy

The New Politics of Voter Suppression

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Author: Spencer Overton

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780393330939

Category: Political Science

Page: 237

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A critical analysis of the practice of partisan control over ballot boxes identifies how such practices as voter selection, booth distribution, and district boundary setting are used to manipulate the outcomes of key decisions, suggesting options for the restoration of democratic self-government. Reprint.

Present Tense

The United States Since 1945

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Author: Michael Schaller,Robert D. Schulzinger,Karen Anderson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 564

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Respected for its coverage of foreign policy and domestic politics, Present Tense also provides a thorough examination of social and cultural history. This edition includes a greater focus on the 1970s and 1980s, and increased coverage of recent immigration. Co-author Karen Anderson of the University of Arizona specializes in women's history in the modern period.

The administrative bungling that hijacked the 2000 U.S. presidential election

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Author: Garvin Karunaratne

Publisher: Univ Pr of Amer

ISBN: 9780761827269

Category: Political Science

Page: 137

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In this book, author Dr. Garvin Karunaratne examines the administrative bungling which enabled George W. Bush to clinch a victory in the 2000 U.S. Presidential Election. Karunaratne explores the debacle in Florida, where a winner was announced before all ballots had been counted. Faulty and confusing ballot design, incomplete voter registration, counting of votes by outmoded and erratic voting machines, the inefficiency of the administration of the election at the County and the State level, and harassment of voters at the hands of police, are some of the aspects analyzed in detail.

Donald J. Trump: Great again!

Wie ich Amerika retten werde

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Author: Donald J. Trump

Publisher: Plassen Verlag

ISBN: 3864703859

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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Zieht "The Donald" ins Weiße Haus? Für seine Fans verheißt er die Rückkehr goldener Zeiten. Für seine Gegner ist er wahlweise ein Lügner, ein Großmaul, ein Demagoge, ein Rassist oder vieles mehr. Ganz egal, wie man zu ihm steht – der Immobilien-Tycoon ist dem mächtigsten Amt der Welt bereits näher gekommen, als alle es für möglich gehalten hätten. Zeit also, sich zumindest einmal mit seinen Ansichten vertraut zu machen. Diese finden sich in seinem aktuellen Buch, in dem er, wen wundert's, darlegt, wie er sein geschundenes Land wieder zu alter Größe führen kann. Ein Buch das polarisieren wird. Ein Buch, das man gelesen haben sollte, um über die Person Donald Trump mitreden zu können.