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  • Free Republic 2016 Caucus Open Discussion Thread LXXXI

    04/08/2016 9:09:23 PM PDT · by Windflier · 12 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 8 April 2016 | Windflier
    DO NOT VOTE ON THIS THREAD. This is the nightly DISCUSSION thread for the ongoing 2016 Free Republic Caucus. Per caucus rules, no comments are allowed on the caucus thread itself - hence this open chat thread. If you'd like to vote in the caucus, please look in the sidebar for the link, or check downthread here. Thanks, and let 'er rip! Windy
  • Louisiana Governor Edwards: No campaign promises have been broken

    02/01/2016 6:34:29 AM PST · by rrstar96 · 28 replies
    WWL.com ^ | January 31, 2016 | WWL.com
    Governor John Bel Edwards argues against those who say he is breaking a campaign promise by proposing to raise taxes to address Louisiana's massive budget shortfall. Edwards says the proposals he's made are different than talked about during the election, because the facts are different. He also says these proposals are not what he wanted, but necessary. "It is time to stop living in a fantasy land, it's time to stop pretending that things are better than they are. You're going to see honest budgeting, you're going to see responsible budgeting from me." Edwards says during his campaign the state's...
  • Inauguration of Governor Matt Bevin and Lt. Governor Jeanine Hampton

    12/08/2015 7:28:03 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 9 replies
    KET video | 12/8/2015
    Governor Matt Bevin (R-Kentucky) and Lt. Governor Jeanine Hampton (R-Kentucky) were officially sworn in shortly after midnight today and had a public ceremonial swearing-in later in the day along with inaugural parade and other festivities. Unfortunately I was not able to find the full inauguration day videos, but was able to find their speeches from the swearing-in, which are well worth watching: Inauguration speech of Lt. Governor Jeanine Hampton Inauguration speech of Governor Matt Bevin Official swearing in shortly after midnight and remarks by Bevin and Hampton
  • Beyoncé Ignored the LGBT Community in Houston

    11/05/2015 12:59:55 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 47 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | Posted: 11/04/2015 4:12 pm EST | Carlos Maza
    It kills me to write this post. I have spent more time worshiping Beyoncé than just about any other pop star. I've spent countless hours dancing to "Grown Woman" alone in my apartment. I've been the only guy in a dance class aimed at teaching the "Single Ladies" dance, and I loved every second of it. Beyoncé has been queen in my life since the first time I watched the "Crazy In Love" video. But. Over the past few months, Beyoncé has repeatedly refused the opportunity to speak out against the legalization of discrimination against LGBT people in her hometown......
  • The 2015 Election Tightened The Republican Stranglehold...

    11/04/2015 1:40:50 PM PST · by goldstategop · 43 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/04/2015 | Chris Cillizza
    It's hard to overstate how important those GOP gains — and the consolidation of them we've seen in the last few years — are to the relative fates of the two parties. While the story at the national level suggests a Republican Party that is growing increasingly white, old and out of step with the country on social issues, the narrative at the local level is very different. Republicans are prospering at the state level in ways that suggest that the party's messaging is far from broken. There are other, more pragmatic effects of the GOP dominance in governor's races...
  • Early voters say no to Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (GBLT bill going down by wide margin)

    11/03/2015 5:48:56 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 90 replies
    KHOU 11 (CBS Houston) ^ | ff 7:19 p.m. CST November 3, 2015 | no byline
    ...Prop 1, nicknamed HERO, is failing by a margin of 61-percent to 39-percent... ...Supporters of the ordinance included President Obama, Hillary Clinton and several entertainers... ...Early voting numbers doubled compared to the last local election and analysts say Prop 1 was the main catalyst driving voters to the polls.
  • Chatter: Conway hold 5-point lead on Bevin in Bluegrass Poll; RGA drops $1M in final week

    10/28/2015 8:24:45 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 13 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 10/28/2015 | Nick Storm
    The last public gubernatorial survey from Bluegrass Poll partners shows Democratic candidate Jack Conway maintaining a slim lead over Republican candidate Matt Bevin. The poll, conducted by SurveyUSA on behalf of the Lexington Herald-Leader, WKYT-TV, the Louisville Courier-Journal, and WHAS-TV, shows Conway leading Bevin 45 percent to 40 percent. Independent candidate Drew Curtis has dropped in polling with 6 percent of the vote, and 10 percent of the survey’s respondents were undecided. The poll survey 798 likely voters between Oct. 23 to 26, and has a margin of error of 3.5 percent. The Conway campaign told the Courier-Journal that they...
  • Hillary Clinton to Show More Humor and Heart, Aides Say

    09/09/2015 6:54:58 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 44 replies
    NY Times ^ | September 7, 2015 | Amy Chozick
    There will be no more flip jokes about her private email server. There will be no rope lines to wall off crowds, which added to an impression of aloofness. And there will be new efforts to bring spontaneity to a candidacy that sometimes seems wooden and overly cautious. [Snip] They want to show her humor. The self-effacing kind (The hair is real, the color isnt, she said of her blond bob recently, taking note of Mr. Trump) has played better than her sarcastic retorts, such as when she asked if wiping a computer server was done with a cloth. [Snip]...
  • SPD Euro MPs reject compromise with Britain

    06/01/2015 10:55:06 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 01 Jun 2015 15:54 GMT+02:00 | Tom Barfield
    German Social Democratic Party (SPD) MEP Jo Leinen told The Local on Monday he was unhappy with comments from European Parliament (EP) President Martin Schulz, who suggested that Britain should be allowed to opt out of the call to work towards ever closer union among EU countries. The only country that has opted out of European integration with special rules in the past decades has been Great Britain, Schulz told the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung. We would only be recognizing what has been true for London for a long time. But Social Democratic MEP Jo Leinen told The Local that Schulzs...
  • George Galloway announces he will run for London Mayor

    05/28/2015 9:43:36 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 8 replies
    BBC ^ | 5-28-2015 | BBC
    Controversial former MP George Galloway is to seek election as the next mayor of London. The Respect Party leader, who has threatened a legal challenge over his general election defeat, declared his bid on Twitter. Mr Galloway posted a picture of himself sitting on an unmade bed with his young son and the slogan "Dad, you've got to do this. I've got your back!". "I'm standing for Mayor of London 2016," he added. On 7 May, Mr Galloway lost the Bradford West Commons seat he took from Labour, his former party, in a 2012 by-election. The seat was won by...
  • CAUGHT: Labour Councillor Helping Voter In Thanet [ United Kingdom ]

    05/16/2015 5:58:27 PM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 16 May 2015
    Labours former council leader in Thanet, Iris Johnston, has been caught on camera allegedly helping a member of the public to cast their ballot during last Thursdays election. The votes for Thanet District Council took place on the same day as the General Election, when UKIP leader Nigel Farage was attempting to be elected as the Member of Parliament for South Thanet. ... Johnstons proximity to the voter may well qualify as compromising the secrecy of the ballot, something that worried the Conservative Partys Paul Messenger, who took the photo. He told the BBC, It concerned me that Iris was...
  • Netanyahu: Nuclear Iran is next government's biggest challenge (Video)

    05/08/2015 6:50:08 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 18 replies
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday, speaking at the Museum of the Jewish Soldier in World War II at Latrun, said that Iran's nuclear weapon is the biggest challenge for his next government. Netanyahu made the remarks in a speech during a Victory in Europe Day ceremony commemorating the Allies' World War II victory over Nazi Germany. "The biggest challenge is Iran's attempt to arm itself with a nuclear weapon, and in parallel develop terror fronts for conquering areas of the Middle East, around our borders. We will meet this challenge. And we also know that not only are we...
  • George Galloway, critic of Israel and Iraq war, ousted in UK election

    05/08/2015 4:13:53 AM PDT · by JustaCowgirl · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/08/2015
    George Galloway, the socialist firebrand best known in America for his condemnations of Israel and the Iraq War, was soundly defeated for re-election to Parliament in Thursday's British general election. Galloway, a former Labour member who won the seat for Bradford West in the northwest of England in a 2012 special election, was beaten by Labour's Naz Shah, a political newcomer who overcome childhood poverty, a teenage forced marriage and the imprisonment of her mother for killing an abusive partner. Shah had urged voters to reject Galloway because "we do not need a one-man Messiah to tell us how to...
  • Humiliation for Obama's election guru in his last campaign: David Axelrod sees Labour shellacked

    05/08/2015 10:24:12 AM PDT · by mojito · 44 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 5/8/2015 | Francesca Chambers
    President Obama's campaign mastermind suffered a humiliating end to his political career today as the British Labour party he was paid almost $500,000 to help to victory plunged to a catastrophic defeat. David Axelrod had been touted as the man to get Labour's Ed Miliband into - and the Conservative prime minister David Cameron out of - Downing Street. Instead he slunk out of Britain early, as his former Obama campaign colleague Jim Messina, who advised the winning Conservatives, crowed over a victory which had 'stunned the world'. Axelrod had already vowed that he was 'done with campaigns' after complaining...
  • Ukip: The chart that shows how the electoral system is biased against Ukip

    05/08/2015 9:38:22 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 16 replies
    The Mirror ^ | 5/8/2015 | Martin Belam, Anna Leach
    Ukip supporters have woken up this morning to find that the party retains only 1 MP, but they will surely feel cheated by an election system that has handed the SNP over 56 MPs for a much smaller number of votes. Despite bringing in almost 4 million votes, making Ukip the third biggest party by vote share, this election has seen the fall of their leader Nigel Farage and second MP Mark Reckless. The spectacular success of the SNP in Scotland throws into sharp relief the unfairness of the first-past-the-post system on smaller parties. By the time Farage lost his...
  • One Political Party Increased Its Seats in the British Parliament By 800 Percent!

    05/08/2015 9:04:27 AM PDT · by pinochet · 27 replies
    The election results in Britain has given the Conservative Party a majority in the UK parliament. But the most interesting story in the election, is the events in Scotland. The Labor Party has been wiped out in Scotland. The Scottish National Party (SNP) increased their seats in the British Parliament by 833 percent, the greatest increase seen by any party in the post World War Two era. Scotland has 59 seats in the British Parliament. The list below shows the distribution of Scottish UK Parliament seats from the 2010 election to the 2015 election. 2010 - Labor (41), Liberal Democrats...
  • Inquiry to examine (UK) Election Polls Major Failure

    05/08/2015 8:21:54 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 23 replies
    Newstalk ^ | 5-8-2015 | Newstalk
    Polls had the race neck and neck until the last moment An independent inquiry is to be carried out into the accuracy of election polls after underestimates of the Conservatives' lead over Labour. Predictions of a neck-and-neck race, a near-balanced parliament, and a potential constitutional crisis following the General Election put forward by all major pollsters during the campaign were proved drastically wrong. In the end, David Cameron's party secured an overall majority, something even the exit poll of 22,000 voters at 141 polling stations did not detect. The British Polling Council (BPC), which acts as the association for opinion...
  • Conservatives win as Miliband and Clegg face political extinction

    05/08/2015 7:03:00 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 12 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 07 May 2015
    David Cameron today vowed to make Great Britain 'greater still' as he set out how he will use his shock outright Tory majority to ensure the 'good life is in reach for everyone who's willing to work and do the right thing'. The Prime Minister used a statement outside Number 10 to pay tribute to both Labour's Ed Miliband and his former Lib Dem deputy Nick Clegg who have both resigned after suffering heavy losses in one of the most unpredictable election results for a generation. Mr Cameron returned to Number 10 with his wife Samantha after making the short...
  • End of the road for Red Ed: Labour leader admits defeat and quits after leading party to [tr]

    05/08/2015 6:36:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 8, 2015 | Matt Chorley
    Ed Miliband today announced he was quitting as Labour leader after calling David Cameron to congratulate him on his extraordinary election victory. He insisted he took full responsibility for the dreadful night of results, which saw big names including Ed Balls, Douglas Alexander and Jim Murphy swept out by the Tories and the SNP. He thanked his supporters for their backing, selfies and the 'most unlikely cult ever' Milifandom, as he confirmed Harriet Harman will take over as acting leader. 'I am truly sorry I did not succeed. I did my best for five years,' he said. 'We've come back...
  • Vanity: UKIP Takes Third Place in Total Votes

    05/08/2015 5:53:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    BBC ^ | 5/8/2015 | Me
    UKIP only one parliamentary seat and Nigel Farage resigned after failing to win in the constituency he ran in. But UKIP came in third place with 3.9 MM votes or 12.7% gaining 9.6% easily beating the Liberal-Democrats. The problem is their votes are spread all over England so they only one seat in a first-past-the-post voting system.