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  • From Obama to Trump: Four southeastern CT towns switch from blue to red in 2016

    12/03/2016 6:52:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Day ^ | December 3, 2016 | Martha Shanahan
    In 2012, voters across the region liked what they saw in Barack Obama. The president won the popular vote in 24 of the 25 towns in New London County in his bid for re-election, mirroring the support he got in Connecticut and across the country. Four years later, four of those towns had had enough. In Ledyard, Montville, North Stonington and Salem, turnout went up, support for Democrats went down and Donald Trump won hundreds more votes in each town than both Mitt Romney in 2012 and Trump's rival in 2016, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. They're not alone — 40...
  • Democrats Clinch A Supermajority In Both Houses of The California Legislature....

    11/28/2016 8:46:16 PM PST · by Steelfish · 89 replies
    LA Times ^ | November 28, 2016
    NOV. 28, 2016. Democrats Clinch A Supermajority In Both Houses of The California Legislature After Josh Newman Wins State Senate Seat Democrat Josh Newman has defeated Assemblywoman Ling Ling Chang (R-Diamond Bar) to win the race for the 29th Senate District, giving Democrats in the Legislature a two-thirds majority in both houses. The Associated Press called the race Monday evening for Newman, who had been steadily gaining ground as provisional and absentee ballots were counted over the last three weeks. “I am immensely honored to have earned the trust and support of so many of my neighbors, who’ve placed their...
  • HOW DEMOCRATS KEEP THEIR AREAS BLUE

    11/15/2016 5:48:27 PM PST · by cradle of freedom · 18 replies
    I have been pondering the violence and intimidation that the Democrats have visited on Trump supporters during this past week. Portland is one of the centers of this storm of politically correct madness. I believe this is all carefully planned and designed to keep the area voting blue. How do they accomplish this? First: They have these psycho thugs on call to cause a disturbance whenever the Democrats want. The Dems let these angry anti-social people pour out their rage on innocent people because if the Dems do not let them have "room to destroy" these dangerous looney tunes will...
  • Maps of the 2016 US presidential election results

    Vist Mark's site for the article. Lots of graphics.
  • THIS is why you never stop fighting! Never give up, even in the bluest of states! (Vanity)

    11/12/2016 9:06:12 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 46 replies
    I hear frequently that we should let California secede, drop off into the ocean or write off blue states and focus on red states. People in blue states often talk of moving to red states, even I am guilty of this. However, this is not the way to fight a political battle and this election shows us why. We are still early in this Trump Presidency but from some of the announcements coming out this week with his choices and the direction he wants to move this country, Donald Trump may have the potential to be the greatest Conservative President...
  • How Black & Brown Tore the Blue Wall Down

    11/12/2016 7:18:21 AM PST · by jimjohn · 13 replies
    self | J. Johnson
    In what can only be called a ‘teachable moment’, I would like to take this opportunity to gloat. Not at the democrats, or the paid hoodlums terrorizing the streets as I write, but many of my fellow Americans in this blog space and others that constantly rant based on the false image they have of the American electorate.
  • Blue-sters: Welcome to living in a world of isolation

    11/10/2016 7:31:07 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 15 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | 11/10/2016
    Blue-sters: Welcome to living in a world of isolation CHICAGO - It's evidently scary and somewhat traumatizing for Liberals to realize that there's half a population in America that sees things totally different from them. And there's a sizable number in the only blue Midwestern state of Illinois, too. What Liberals don't understand is that those that see the world from a traditional conservative perspective have been fully aware of the Leftist view imposed upon them and have psychologically learned to deal with it. It has made conservatives stronger and more committed to liberty than ever as they've watched the...
  • Michigan Map

    11/09/2016 7:21:06 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    NYtimes ^ | 11/9/16 | sff
    I know this is not uncommon in the union, but I was struck by the disparity. SoFloFreeper's note: Look at this razor thin margin. Hitlery wins so few areas, rife with welfare and people dependent on government...Trump wins areas where there are fewer of these.
  • Times Says Trump On Track to Win Michigan!

    11/09/2016 6:23:19 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 93 replies
    Our best guess is that Donald J. Trump is on track to win in Michigan.
  • Long lines frustrate R.I. voters

    11/08/2016 2:10:38 PM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 30 replies
    Providence Journal ^ | 11/8/2016; 1:04 P.M. EST | Paul Edward Parker
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Reports are coming in from several locations around the state of long lines at the polls, driven by high turnout that has overwhelmed the ballot-counting machines. "The volume is so high it's causing the backlog," said Tony Pires, the director of administration in Pawtucket. "The turnout is so large that one machine can't keep up with the volume." Pires added, "It doesn't seem to be a local issue. It seems to be state-wide." Lines of two hours have been reported at Summit Commons on Hillside Avenue in Providence. Pires also said voting machines were overwhelmed at the...
  • How besieged FBI director James Comey lived like a king in one of America's wealthiest towns

    11/08/2016 10:48:05 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 44 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 11-8-16 | Caroline Howe
    Before he became FBI director, James Comey lived the Gold Coast high-life in Connecticut as a hedge fund high-roller. Now the besieged Comey - under fire for his surprise letters to Congress about Hillary Clinton's controversial emails that have thrown the presidential election into chaos - is about to take another hit, this time on his palatial $3 million-plus home. Comey bought the estate on more than three acres not far from where Martha Stewart used to live in ritzy Westport, Connecticut, for $3,050,000 in August 2010. He's now had to reduce the price four times down to $2.5 million...
  • Trump Edges Out Clinton In Michigan On Election Eve

    11/07/2016 9:23:50 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 79 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Nov 7 2016 | Ted Goodman
    Republican nominee Donald Trump holds a slight lead over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in Michigan on the eve of Election Day, according to a newly released poll. Trafalgar group, a Republican leaning firm, surveyed over 1,200 “likely general election voters” in the Great Lakes state on Nov. 6. Trump garnered 48.52 percent support, while Clinton received 46.82 percent support.
  • New Mexico moved to toss-up!

    11/07/2016 9:01:35 AM PST · by MMaschin · 37 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | 11-07-2016 | RCP
    RCP moves New Mexico to toss-up. New poll shows Clinton lead only 2%.
  • Trump within 2 in NM.

    11/07/2016 6:15:44 AM PST · by wise_caucasian · 42 replies
    RealClear Politics ^ | 11/7/16 | ZiaPoll.com
    Trump within 2 in NM. http://www.realclearpolitics.com/docs/2016/Zia_Poll_NM_November.pdf
  • Siena New York Poll (C 51; T 34); Obama destroyed Romney by 28 in 2012

    11/06/2016 9:29:55 AM PST · by Ravi · 36 replies
    Siena College ^ | 11/6/16 | Siena
    Loudonville,NY . Hillary Clinton continues to lead Donald Trump by double digits, although the gap has narrowed a little to 17 points (51-34 percent), down from 24 points(54-30 percent ),according to a new Siena College poll of likely New York State registered voters released today.
  • Trump to make first public Minnesota visit today; Pence in Duluth on Monday

    11/06/2016 10:19:45 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Twin Cities Pioneer Press ^ | November 6, 2016 | Rachel E. Stassen-Berger
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who has said in recent days that Minnesota is his to win, will make his first public visit to the state Sunday afternoon. “We’re going up to Minnesota which, traditionally has not been Republican at all,” Trump said at a rally in Florida. “And we’re doing phenomenally. We just saw a poll.” The Trump rally will be at 2 p.m. at the Sun Country hangar at the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport, located at 2005 Cargo Road. Gates will open at 11 a.m. Tickets are required and can be requested on Trump’s website....
  • Trump only down 3 in NM, was down 5 a week ago, 10 three weeks ago with same polling outfit

    11/05/2016 7:09:01 PM PDT · by Az Joe · 50 replies
    RCP ^ | 11-3-16
    Trump Trails Clinton by Only 3 Points In New Mexico. Making up 2 Points Over The Last Week, 7 over the last 3 weeks. Johnson’s Polling Numbers Continue to Decline http://www.realclearpolitics.com/docs/2016/Zia_Poll_November_4th_2016.pdf Johnson's home state
  • DRUDGE SIREN: MICHIGAN: TIED

    11/04/2016 12:44:48 PM PDT · by cdnerds · 113 replies
    http://www.drudgereport.com ^ | http://www.drudgereport.com
    Drudge Siren... EXCLUSIVE: Trump Surging, Now Tied With Clinton In Michigan Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2016/11/04/exclusive-poll-trump-clinton-tied-in-michigan/#ixzz4P4TcKo3M
  • Early voting in Maryland breaking records

    10/29/2016 1:29:19 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 58 replies
    WBALTV.com ^ | 28 Oct 2016
    ...According to data from the Maryland state Board of Elections, Harford County is currently running away with the enthusiasm award. When compared to turnout on the first day of early voting in 2012, Harford County topped all counties with a 128 percent jump. Queen Anne’s County came next with 113 percent, followed by Prince George’s County with 101 percent...
  • THIS IS HUGE: TRUMP UP BY 12 in MN Working Class District! And Dems Going Independent

    10/27/2016 6:32:57 PM PDT · by GilGil · 47 replies
    American Lookout.com via Gateway Pundit ^ | October 26, 2016 5:17 pm | Jim Hoft
    The eighth Congressional District of Minnesota is a working class area in Eastern Minnesota. It has voted for a Democrat in the last four Presidential elections. It has a Democrat Congressman and will likely be the most expensive Congressional race this year. Usually, a Democrat Presidential candidate would win. But a recent poll held a shock: Donald Trump is up 12 points! And more: Trump is winning among women. And the Democrat Party is losing members. They’re becoming Independents.
  • Working Class District in Minnesota Trump Up by 12 and Dems are Going Independent

    10/26/2016 2:19:31 PM PDT · by MMaschin · 61 replies
    American Lookout ^ | 10-26-2016 | Tom Franklin
    The eighth Congressional District of Minnesota is a working class area in Eastern Minnesota. It has voted for a Democrat in the last four Presidential elections. It has a Democrat Congressman and will likely be the most expensive Congressional race this year. Usually, a Democrat Presidential candidate would win. But a recent poll held a shock: Trump is up 12 points! And more: Trump is winning among women. And the Democrat Party is losing members. They’re becoming Independents. What The Data Says did this analysis of the Eighth Congressional District of Minnesota: – Trump is beating Hillary by 12 points:...
  • Clinton: I cheated Bernie last time and now I will cheat all America. They'll never believe it.

    10/19/2016 10:13:20 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 20 replies
    Youtube ^ | October 14, 2016 | Project Veritas
    Video only. Full title: Clinton: I cheated Bernie last time and now I will cheat all America. They will never believe it. my Transcript from the video: Alan Schulkin - Commisioner Board of Elections -NYC. There's lots of voter fraud going on out there. They put people in busses and move them around to certain neighborhoods. They drive them from polling site to polling site to vote.... The buses frequent all kinds of minority neighborhoods: Black, Hispanic, and Chinese. We can't ask for ID. It is against the law to ask for identification to vote in NY. Doesn't matter anyway,...
  • Toss-up in Minnesota? Site puts state in the middle, but candidates focusing on neighboring states

    10/03/2016 8:13:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Austn Daily Herald ^ | October 3, 2016 | David Montgomery
    Is Minnesota now a toss-up state? That’s the verdict from election-tracker site Real Clear Politics this week, which moved Minnesota out of the “Leans Clinton” category in its analysis of the presidential race between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump. If Minnesota is a toss-up, though, the campaigns aren’t acting like it. Trump made campaign stops in neighboring Iowa and Wisconsin on Wednesday, but he skipped Minnesota. Clinton also appeared in Iowa on Thursday but skipped Minnesota — though her campaign did dispatch Anne Holton, wife of vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine, to an early voting event Thursday at...
  • Donald Trump visits Michigan again, how in play is the state?

    10/02/2016 5:01:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Grand Rapids Press ^ | September 30, 2016 | Emily Lawler
    LANSING, MI -- Michigan's presidential vote has been true blue since 1992, but Republicans are hoping that Republican nominee Donald Trump can sway that in November. "I'm on the ground all the time traveling the state and every day I run into voters who are so enthusiastic about Donald Trump, who have never voted Republican, who are changing parties just for him," said Michigan Republican Party Chair Ronna Romney McDaniel. A polling average from Real Clear Politics shows Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's lead narrowing as the race progresses. In a head-to-head Clinton is leading by an average of 4.6 points....
  • Clinton, Trump in tight race in New Mexico

    10/02/2016 2:38:00 AM PDT · by Redmen4ever · 29 replies
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | 10/2/16 | Michael Coleman
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton holds a slight lead over Republican Donald Trump among likely New Mexico voters …
  • Exclusive–Caddell: Breitbart/Gravis Polls Show Trump, Clinton Tied in Minnesota...

    09/27/2016 12:44:43 PM PDT · by GilGil · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/26/2016 | Neil McCabe
    Full title: Exclusive–Caddell: Breitbart/Gravis Polls Show Trump, Clinton Tied in Minnesota with Pennsylvania, North Carolina Tightening In Minnesota, Clinton and Trump are tied with each having 43 percent of the vote, said Doug Kaplan, the managing director of Gravis Marketing, the Florida-based polling firm that executed the poll.
  • Shock Poll: Trump Within 6 in Illinois

    09/22/2016 1:19:26 PM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 49 replies
    Lifezette ^ | 9/22/816 | Brenden Kirby
    Survey also shows written-off GOP senator trailing by just 2 points Republican Donald Trump is within 6 points of Democrat Hillary Clinton in President Obama’s home state, a poll released Wednesday suggests. The survey by Emerson College, which has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.6 percentage points, shows Clinton leading Trump 45 percent to 39 percent in Illinois. The state’s Democratic challenger for the Senate, Rep. Tammy Duckworth, leads incumbent Republican Mark Kirk by 2 points. That is closer than other polls; most observers consider Kirk the most endangered incumbent senator running for re-election this year. The...
  • Trump chips away at Clinton Minnesota advantage; Poll follows national trend of narrower race

    09/19/2016 12:21:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Detroit Lakes Online ^ | September 19, 2016 | Don Davis
    ST. PAUL—A new Minnesota Poll shows Donald Trump closing Hilary Clinton's lead in the state, which mirrors national polls showing the presidential race tightening. The Star Tribune's Minnesota Poll indicates Clinton would receive 44 percent of the vote and Trump 38 percent if the election were held now. North Dakota native Gary Johnson, the Libertarian candidate and former New Mexico governor, received 12 percent support, although more than a quarter of those surveyed said they did not know who he is. Democrat Clinton's strongest support came in the heavily Democratic areas of Minneapolis and St. Paul, where she held a...
  • Donald Trump Could Win This Blue State in November

    09/19/2016 11:36:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Charisma News ^ | September 19, 2016
    Yesterday, we made the case that Donald Trump could win Michigan, despite the fact that no Republican candidate for resident has won in the Wolverine State since 1988. Today, two more items have surfaced confirming Trump's surge in the union-heavy traditionally Blue state: the announcement that 100 Syrian and Iraqi refugees would be placed in troubled and nearly bankrupt Flint, Michigan, without consultation with or the consent of local authorities, and the release of a Detroit Free Press poll showing that 53 percent of the Great Lake State's voters oppose settling more refugees in the hard-pressed state. According to this...
  • Polls: Trump Threatens to Flip New Jersey, Rhode Island; Clinton Leads in New England States

    09/07/2016 2:07:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    People's Pundit Daily ^ | September 7, 2016 | Staff
    The highly accurate Emerson College Poll Emerson College Polling University finds Democrat Hillary Clinton leading Republican Donald Trump in Deep Blue New England, but will be forced to defend New Jersey and Rhode Island. Among Independents, Mr. Trump leads Mrs. Clinton in Rhode Island (+20), Massachusetts (+8) and New Jersey (+4 points), while she holds the edge in Vermont (+22 points), Maine (+12), Connecticut (+9) and New Hampshire (+2). As Figure 1 depicts, Mrs. Clinton’s lead over Mr. Trump ranges from a high of 21 points in Vermont (47% to 26%) to a low of just 3% in Rhode Island...
  • Trump Is Only Down 3 Points In Rhode Island — A State Obama Won By 27 Points

    09/07/2016 12:19:56 PM PDT · by FenwickBabbitt · 56 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/07/2016 | Alex Pappas
    Donald Trump, according to a new poll, is down just three points on Hillary Clinton in the traditionally-reliable Democratic state of Rhode Island, a state Barack Obama won by 27 points in 2012. A poll released Wednesday from Boston’s Emerson College shows Clinton at 44 percent, Trump at 41 percent, Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson at 8.4 percent and Green Party nominee Jill Stein at 3.5 percent. ... The college polled the presidential race in six New England states and New Jersey. The results show Clinton ahead in all seven states, though the contests are tight in Rhode Island, New...
  • Democratic voter ranks surge in California heading into presidential election

    08/22/2016 7:33:25 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 78 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | August 22, 2016 | Phillip Reese
    The California Democratic Party added about 700,000 voters between January and July of this year, a 10 percent increase that is significantly higher than the rise in registered Democrats during previous presidential elections, according to new data from the California Secretary of State.
  • Trump finds support in former Democratic stronghold in Maryland

    08/21/2016 11:06:34 AM PDT · by cba123 · 19 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | August 20, 2016 | John Fritze
    Twenty years ago, when thousands of people still drove past his Edgemere gas station every day on their way to make steel and cars, Carl Hobson put up signs for Democrats. Now the 77-year-old displays one of the largest "Trump" signs in this blue-collar community. The "Make America Great Again" slogan is impossible to miss under the price for diesel. Hobson has owned the station since 1964, when Bethlehem Steel and General Motors weren't just large employers important to the local economy — they were fundamental to the region's culture. "People don't want a third term of Obama," Hobson said....
  • In Illinois, the Blue-State Model Rolls toward Bankruptcy

    08/10/2016 5:30:28 PM PDT · by randita · 39 replies
    NationalReview ^ | 8/10/16 | George Will
    <p>Deficits and unfunded pension liabilities as far as the eye can see. Seated in his office here, wearing neither a necktie nor a frown, Republican governor Bruce Rauner is remarkably relaxed for someone at the epicenter of a crisis now in its second year and with no end in sight. But, then, stress is pointless when the situation is hopeless. Besides, if you can ignore the fact that self-government is failing in the nation’s fifth-most populous state, you can see real artistry in the self-dealing by the Democrats who, with veto-proof majorities in the state legislature, have reduced this state they control to insolvency.</p>
  • California cap-and-trade auction falls far short, delivering blow to state revenue (tr)

    05/26/2016 6:16:22 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 26, 2016 | by Ralph Vartarbedian
    The latest auction in California's cap-and-trade market for greenhouse gases fell sharply below expectations, as buyers purchased just 2% of the carbon credits whose sale funds a variety of state programs -- notably, the proposed high-speed rail project. The quarterly auction, conducted May 18 and announced Wednesday, will provide just $10 million for state programs, including $2.5 million for the bullet train. The rail authority had been expecting about $150 million. Whatever prompted the lack of buyers, the auction is a stark example of the uncertainty and risk of relying on actively-traded carbon credits to build the bullet train. The...
  • 11 Principles for a Free America After the Liberals Secede

    05/12/2016 2:06:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 12, 2016 | Kurt Schlichter
    It’s becoming pretty clear that, like their Democrat forefathers, today’s Democrats are convinced that America is entirely too free and that they must take their blue states and secede. We normals no longer meet their high moral standards, what with our insistence on believing in God, having a voice in our governance, and our primitive desire not to have men lurking in women’s restrooms. Plus guns. Fine. Let them go. Good riddance. We’ll be able to pray and have our voices heard by government even as we continue to embrace anti-#Science concepts like chromosomes determining your sex. Plus guns. You...
  • Will Blue States Change Their Economic Policies After New Report?

    04/12/2016 6:50:55 PM PDT · by writer33 · 18 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 04/12/16 | Tori Richards
    Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are definitely onto something. The top 10 states with the brightest economic future are all solidly Republican or leaning that way. These states have the common denominator of less taxation and government spending, right to work labor laws, and efforts to curtail out-of-control pension costs. The bottom states reflect the opposite prognosis and are almost all solidly Democratic. A study released today by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) looked at 15 variables such as income tax rates, property tax burden, workers’ compensation costs, minimum wage levels and state/local debt to compile its yearly “Rich...
  • Report: Five Clinton shell companies established in Delaware

    04/11/2016 6:26:26 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 11 replies
    washingtonexaminer. ^ | 4/11/16 | RUDY TAKALA
    Bill and Hillary Clinton, along with their nonprofit Clinton Foundation, have established at least five shell companies in Delaware, according to tax filings highlighted on Monday. Those companies include two for the couple's personal finances and three for the foundation, according to the documents, which were first reported by the Washington Free Beacon. All five are filed at 1209 North Orange Street in Wilmington. The address is shared with companies like Google, Apple, Bank of America, Coca-Cola, Ford, General Electric and more than 280,000 others that use the facility to take advantage of the state's tax laws.
  • CT ranked as one of top 10 states where people are living paycheck-to-paycheck

    01/19/2016 6:49:30 PM PST · by matt04 · 19 replies
    A new study shows Connecticut is in the top ten for paycheck-to-paycheck living. People everywhere have to pay rents or mortgages, groceries and utilities. But those bills vary from state to state. When everything's paid, a study by the website GoBankingRate shows, not a lot is left in Connecticut. Moving from Maine, Sandra Champlin said she learned quickly that her money doesn't get her as far in Connecticut as it did there. “Rent is higher in Connecticut,” said Champlin, who now lives in Rockville. She added that rent a few hundred more in Connecticut than Maine. Champlin said she wasn't...
  • Cruz: I can win some blue states in the general election

    01/14/2016 7:31:00 AM PST · by Isara · 42 replies
    Politico ^ | 01/14/16 | Nolan D. McCaskill
    Ted Cruz believes he can win some blue states in a general election, specifically Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin and New Hampshire - all states the Republican nominee lost to Barack Obama in the 2008 and 2012 elections.Cruz said Mitt Romney and John McCain, the past two Republican nominees for president, lost those states because millions of conservatives didn't vote."We haven't been bringing out the Reagan Democrats. I believe our campaign will do that," Cruz said in an interview with U.S. News & World Report published Thursday. "And I'll point out, what we do know doesn't work is following the Bob...
  • Boston lands new GE headquarters

    01/13/2016 9:47:53 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 25 replies
    boston globe ^ | 13 Jan 2016 | Jon Chesto
    The company began looking to leave Fairfield, Conn., last year after state legislators threatened to raise corporate taxes. GE’s quest for a new global headquarters can be traced back to a decision by Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy and Connecticut lawmakers last spring to significantly change business tax policies, to help fill a big state budget gap. The package, among other things, altered how multistate companies collect corporate taxes and how losses can be used to reduce tax bills over a period of years.
  • New Yorkers Keep Heading for Exits

    12/22/2015 2:55:37 PM PST · by C19fan · 81 replies
    Empire Center ^ | December 22, 2015 | Staff
    Another year, another big loss of New Yorkers to other states. During the 12 months ending last July 1, 153,921 more residents moved out of New York than moved into it from other states, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s annual update of population estimates. The Census Bureau also slightly increased its estimate of New York’s prior year (2013-14) outflow to other states, to a new total of 160,329.
  • Donald Trump Can Win New York State and All Working-Class America

    12/21/2015 5:21:35 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 73 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Wayne Allyn Root
    Trust me, Hillary Clinton is scared. Smart Democrats are panicking. Leading Democrats keep saying in the media that Donald Trump can’t win the general election. Really? That may be what they’re saying out loud, but it’s not what they are whispering in private. I think leading Democrats know exactly what I know. Donald Trump can win New York State. And if he does, Hillary’s goose is cooked. If the GOP wins New York, Democrats have no electoral path to the White House. Donald Trump is the consummate New Yorker. Donald Trump is New York. Hillary was a carpetbagger from Arkansas....
  • Syrian Refugees Still Welcome in Pennsylvania

    11/16/2015 10:48:34 AM PST · by oldmomster · 49 replies
    Lancaster Online ^ | 11/16/2015 | Tom Knapp
    Syrian refugees still welcome in Pennsylvania, Gov. Tom Wolf says; some states slam doors on further resettlement TOM KNAPP | Staff Writer Updated 5 min ago Comments Syrian refugees are still welcome in Pennsylvania. As several governors this week closed their doors to refugees in the wake of deadly terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday, Governor Tom Wolf said Pennsylvania will continue to accept refugees who have been properly screened. Pennsylvania has a rich, multi-century tradition of accepting immigrants, Wolf said, and that that should continue. “We must not lose sight of the fact that families leaving Syria are trying...
  • Connecticut to Continue to Take in Syrian Refugees

    11/16/2015 11:09:11 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 43 replies
    nbc connecticut ^ | Nov 16, 2015 | Max Reiss
    The state of Connecticut will continue to accept more than 1,600 refugees from Syria, Gov. Dannel Malloy told NBC Connecticut on Monday morning. This comes as governors in several other states announced they would stop accepting them.
  • Goodbye, Connecticut: It’s just too expensive here

    11/14/2015 5:38:15 PM PST · by BlueStateRightist · 24 replies
    Journal Inquirer ^ | November 14, 2015 | Alan and Gerald Zordan
    With the Litchfield hills and Connecticut in our rear-view mirror as we move our 101-year-old manufacturing company to South Carolina, we are nostalgic, excited, and disappointed.
  • High-tailing it out of blue states:Migration is changing the economic center of gravity to the South

    09/28/2015 6:51:19 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 41 replies
    wash times ^ | 9/27/15 | s moore
    The so-called “progressives” love to talk about how their policies will create a worker’s paradise, but then why is it that day after day, month after month, year after year, people are fleeing liberal blue states for conservative red states? The new Census data on where we live and where we moved to in 2014 shows that the top seven states with the biggest percentage increase in in-migration from other states are in order: North Dakota, Nevada, South Carolina, Colorado, Florida, Arizona, and Texas. All of these states are red, except Colorado, which is purple. Meanwhile the leading exodus states...
  • High-tailing it out of blue states: Migration is changing the economic center of gravity

    09/27/2015 4:46:50 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 44 replies
    washingtonti mes ^ | 9/27/2015 | Stephen Moore
    The so-called “progressives” love to talk about how their policies will create a worker’s paradise, but then why is it that day after day, month after month, year after year, people are fleeing liberal blue states for conservative red states? The new Census data on where we live and where we moved to in 2014 shows that the top seven states with the biggest percentage increase in in-migration from other states are in order: North Dakota, Nevada, South Carolina, Colorado, Florida, Arizona, and Texas. All of these states are red, except Colorado, which is purple. Meanwhile the leading exodus states...
  • High rate of poverty bites California

    07/19/2015 12:00:07 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 14 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | July 18, 2015 | Dan Walters
    When the Census Bureau began calculating poverty a half-century ago – as a “war on poverty” became a hot issue in Washington – it devised a rather simple formula. The formula defined income that would be counted – excluding non-cash income such as food stamps and housing subsidies – and applied it to a narrow “market basket” of food and other living necessities. All the data were nationwide, with no adjustments for regional or local differentials. By the official poverty index, California doesn’t fare too badly, with 17 percent of its residents impoverished, a bit above the national rate of...
  • Illinois is now the biggest food-stamp user in the Midwest ( Michigan mentioned )

    07/13/2015 2:33:13 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Illinois Policy ^ | July 13, 2015 | Michael Lucci
    Illinois and Michigan have traded places on two key metrics for measuring prosperity and opportunity, and both changes are embarrassing for the Land of Lincoln. The first major change came in October 2014, when Michigan surpassed Illinois for total factory jobs. Michigan now has 25,000 more factory jobs than Illinois even though the Wolverine State’s economy is only three-quarters the size of Illinois’. Now, new data from the Department of Human Services shows the embarrassing role reversal has come full turn. In March of this year, Illinois bumped off Michigan to become the Midwest’s No. 1 user of the Supplemental...