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Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., participates in a news conference at the U.S. Capitol on Oct. 26, 2011 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Report: Rep. Conyers More Than 400 Signatures Short To Appear On Ballot

A petition review finds that longtime U.S. Rep. John Conyers does not have enough signatures to appear on the August ballot.

05/12/2014

MSNBC host Al Sharpton called on Democratic voters to go to “war this summer” ahead of the 2014 midterm elections in which Republicans only need six seats to gain control of the Senate – which Sharpton said would be a “checkmate” over Democrats. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

NAACP Turning Over Petition To Pressure DOJ On Trayvon Martin Case

NAACP President Ben Jealous says he plans to turn over petitions with more than 1.7 million signatures calling on the Department of Justice to pursue charges against George Zimmerman for violating Trayvon Martin’s civil rights.

08/26/2013

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Petition Filed on White House Website Wants Batman Recast

A petition has been filed on the White House website petitioning the Obama administration to “denounce the selection of Ben Affleck”.

08/23/2013

A petition asking President Barack Obama to pardon admitted state secret leaker Edward Snowden has passed 100,000 signatures. (Photo by The Guardian via Getty Images)

Snowden ‘National Hero’ Petition On White House Website Passes 100,000 Signatures

A petition asking President Barack Obama to pardon admitted state secret leaker Edward Snowden has passed 100,000 signatures.

06/24/2013

File photo of the U.S. Supreme Court building. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

U.S. Supreme Court Justices Won’t Take Abortion Doctor Killer’s Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a petition to review the case of an anti-abortion extremist who claims his constitutional rights were violated during the state and federal trials that sent him to prison for life for the sniper-style slaying of an abortion provider.

06/18/2013

File photo of NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson. (credit: Getty Images)

White House Petition Asks For Congress Members To Wear Logos Of Financial Backers

Could Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s work attire resemble that of NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson? If one White House petition has its way, then the answer is yes.

04/03/2013

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The Wacky World of White House Petitions

In 2011, the First Amendment and the 21st century came together in the form of petitions.whitehouse.gov, a tool created by President Obama’s administration that allows anyone with an internet connection to send petitions directly to the White House.

03/07/2013

File photo of Piers Morgan  (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Thousands Sign US Petition To Deport Piers Morgan

Tens of thousands of people have signed a petition calling for British CNN host Piers Morgan to be deported from the U.S. over his gun control views.

12/24/2012

President Barack Obama sits with Speaker of the House John Boehner. (credit: Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

Petition Calls For Obama, Congress To Lose Pay If No Fiscal Cliff Deal Gets Done

A new petition on the White House website is calling for President Obama and Congress to lose their pay if a “fiscal cliff” deal does not get done.

12/04/2012

Screen shot of GoTopless website. (credit: GoTopless)

Women’s Rights Group Petitioning Obama To Officially Recognize GoTopless Day

A women’s rights group is petitioning the Obama administration to nationally recognize the right for women to go out in public topless.

08/17/2012