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  • 100 Top Hospitals

    03/08/2017 10:32:27 AM PST · by spintreebob · 26 replies
    Truven Healthcare ^ | 3-6-17 | IBM Watson
    Based on the results of this year's study, if all Medicare inpatients received the same level of care as those treated in the award-winning facilities: Nearly than 89,000 additional lives could be saved; Over 61,000 additional patients could be complication free; Over $5.6 billion in inpatient costs could be saved; The average patient stay would decrease by half a day; Over 300,000 fewer discharged patients would be readmitted within 30 days; Patients would spend nine minutes less in hospital emergency departments per visit. If the same standards were applied to all inpatient care, the impact would be even greater.
  • The Blue-State Model Collapses in Connecticut

    03/07/2017 8:24:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/07/2017 | Stephen Eide
    Government finance is now the greatest source of controversy in Connecticut, owing to billion-dollar deficits and an epic debt load that ensures high taxes for many years to come. In national politics, Connecticut is deep blue: Its entire congressional delegation is Democratic, and it hasnít voted for a Republican presidential candidate in 28 years. But the GOP has recently notched strong gains in the state legislature. Though itís far from clear which party will prevail, the fight for control of state government will depend on who can better respond to broad public recognition that Connecticut needs a new fiscal model....
  • Did Democrats Just Begin an Electoral Comeback by Winning in Delaware?

    The $64,000 question for Democrats seeking to fight back against Donald Trump and a Republican Congress between now and the 2020 elections is whether their recent problems in turning out their voters, especially in nonpresidential contests, can be changed by the energy of a burgeoning anti-Trump resistance. The first real answer to that question may have occurred this weekend in a special state-senate election in the ďFirst State,Ē Delaware. And though it would be unwise to assume it to set a reliable pattern, in this one case Democrats passed the test. The contest was over a seat in a state-senate...
  • There's No Such Thing As 'Free College' But Two Blue States Will Try Anyway

    02/08/2017 7:29:17 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 48 replies
    Forbes ^ | February 8, 2017 | George Leef
    One of the good aspects of federalism is that it allows states to go their own way. As Justice Louis Brandeis put it, they can be ďlaboratories of democracy.Ē Unfortunately, that often means that interest groups will capture state legislatures and have their political allies push through foolish legislation that will harm most of the stateís residents while benefiting just a few Ė mainly their members. (That, incidentally, was true in the case that inspired Brandeisí observation, New State Ice v. Liebmann. Fortunately, the majority ruled against Oklahomaís scheme for cartelizing the ice business.) Two states, New York and Rhode...
  • Experts: California voter registration system 'highly susceptible' to fraud

    02/01/2017 7:06:05 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | 02/01/2017 | Malia Zimmerman
    Californiaís voter registration system is ďhighly susceptible to being compromised,Ē because of immigration policies protecting the Golden Stateís 2.4 million illegal immigrants, authorities have told Fox News. The integrity of elections may be compromised by a lack of oversight of non-citizens registering and voting, said Hans von Spakovsky, manager of the Election Law Reform Initiative and senior legal fellow for the Institute for Constitutional Government at The Heritage Foundation. ďIf you are talking about California, the state is apparently relying on the illegal alien to tell the state they shouldnít be registered. There is still an honor system,Ē said von...
  • Anti-Trump Republican eyes party switch in deep-blue Hawaii

    02/01/2017 7:26:51 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 1, 2017 8:48 PM EST | Cathy Bussewitz
    A Republican lawmaker in deep-blue Hawaii is considering switching parties to become a Democrat after she was pressured to give up her leadership role for criticizing President Donald Trump. Rep. Beth Fukumoto said Republican Party members asked her to resign as Minority Floor Leader after she spoke at the Womenís March in Hawaii. In her speech she called Trump a bully and said his remarks were racist and sexist and had no place in the Republican Party. [Ö] In Hawaii, there are only six Republican representatives in the House ó including Fukumoto ó and the state Senate is all Democratic...
  • Calif. To Consider Enacting Statewide Sanctuary

    01/31/2017 6:44:52 AM PST · by Red Badger · 104 replies ^ | January 30, 2017 11:18 PM | Staff
    California may prohibit local law enforcement from cooperating with federal immigration authorities, creating a border-to-border sanctuary in the nationís largest state as legislative Democrats ramp up their efforts to battle President Donald Trumpís migration policies. The legislation is scheduled for its first public hearing Tuesday as the Senate rushes to enact measures that Democratic lawmakers say would protect immigrants from the crackdown that the Republican president has promised. While many of Californiaís largest cities ó including Los Angeles, San Francisco and Sacramento ó have so-called sanctuary policies that prohibit police from cooperating with immigration authorities, much of the state does...
  • Connecticut Town's Sponsored 'White Privilege' Student Essay Contest Brews Controversy

    01/31/2017 5:24:14 AM PST · by Puppage · 37 replies
    4 New York ^ | 1/30/2017 | By Michael Melia
    When the town sponsored a student essay contest on the topic of white privilege, it was intended to provoke discussion in this wealthy, overwhelmingly white community on Connecticut's Gold Coast. It did, along with no small amount of outrage. Contest organizers have been surprised by the reaction from some who say the question wrongly suggests race plays into the good life enjoyed in Westport. Residents like Bari Reiner, 72, say the question is offensive because the town welcomes anybody who can afford to live here. "It's an open town," Reiner said. "There are no barricades here. Nobody says if you're...
  • Mass Exodus From High-Taxes - Which States Did Americans Leave In 2016?

    01/22/2017 5:59:18 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 01/22/2017 | Submitted by Johnny Kampis via The Foundation for Economic Education,
    Submitted by Johnny Kampis via The Foundation for Economic Education,Migration patterns for 2016 show that Americans tended to move away from high-tax states and into states where residents keep more of what they earn.United Van Lines, the nation’s largest moving company, recently released its annual movers study report showing that South Dakota overtook Oregon as the top inbound destination. Generally, more people moved toward the West, and states in the Northeast saw the largest exodus of residents. The top four outbound states in 2016, in order, were New Jersey, Illinois, New York, and Connecticut.(Photo: Tax Foundation)The Tax Foundation pointed...
  • A UC-Berkeley Professor Couldnít Evict Her Tenant Because of Californiaís Insane Rent Laws

    01/04/2017 2:09:33 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Reason ^ | 01/03/2017 | Robby Soave
    Mother Jones writes, "It's not easy to evict someone in CaliforniaÖ Generally that's a good thing." But many people who read the article in which this claim appears may reach a different conclusion.Elizabeth Abel, an English professor at the University of California-Berkeley, rented her two-bedroom home to David Peritz, who teaches at Sarah Lawrence College. Abel didn't bother to ask for references or do much research on her prospective tenant, according to Mother Jones: the fact that he was an academic was essentially good enough for her.Her trust was misplaced. Peritz failed to pay rent on time, and it...
  • It's Official: Clinton's Popular Vote Win Came Entirely From California

    12/16/2016 12:36:57 PM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 67 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 12/16/2016 | John Merline
    Democrats who are having trouble getting out of the first stage of grief ó denial ó aren't being helped by the fact that, now that all the votes are counted, Hillary Clinton's lead in the popular vote has topped 2.8 million, giving her a 48% share of the vote compared with Trumps 46%. To those unschooled in how the United States selects presidents, this seems totally unfair. But look more closely at the numbers and you see that Clinton's advantage all but disappears. As we noted in this space earlier, while Clinton's overall margin looks large and impressive, it is...
  • 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 ó 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. ďI am immensely honored to have earned the trust and support of so many of my neighbors, whoíve placed their...

    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 Ďteachable momentí, 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 ďlikely general election votersĒ 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 |
    Trump within 2 in NM.
  • 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. ďWeíre going up to Minnesota which, traditionally has not been Republican at all,Ē Trump said at a rally in Florida. ďAnd weíre doing phenomenally. We just saw a poll.Ē 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 Trumpís 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. Johnsonís Polling Numbers Continue to Decline Johnson's home state

    11/04/2016 12:44:48 PM PDT · by cdnerds · 113 replies ^ |
    Drudge Siren... EXCLUSIVE: Trump Surging, Now Tied With Clinton In Michigan Read more:
  • Early voting in Maryland breaking records

    10/29/2016 1:29:19 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 58 replies ^ | 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 Anneís County came next with 113 percent, followed by Prince Georgeís 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 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. Theyíre 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. Theyíre becoming Independents. What The Data Says did this analysis of the Eighth Congressional District of Minnesota: Ė 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? Thatís the verdict from election-tracker site Real Clear Politics this week, which moved Minnesota out of the ďLeans ClintonĒ 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 arenít 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 ó 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 Ö
  • ExclusiveĖCaddell: 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: ExclusiveĖCaddell: 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 Obamaís 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 stateís 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. PAULóA 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 PollÔąĀ 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¬ís 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 ó 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 Bostonís 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 ó 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 nationís 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 ^ | May 12, 2016 | Kurt Schlichter
    Itís becoming pretty clear that, like their Democrat forefathers, todayís 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 womenís restrooms. Plus guns. Fine. Let them go. Good riddance. Weíll 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, workersí compensation costs, minimum wage levels and state/local debt to compile its yearly ďRich...
  • 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. ‚ÄúRent is higher in Connecticut,‚ÄĚ said Champlin, who now lives in Rockville. She added that rent a few hundred more in Connecticut than Maine. Champlin said she wasn't...