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  • 10 powerful images of America and racism (satire)

    08/21/2014 9:42:12 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 7 replies
    Politipage ^ | 08/21/14 | Jon Fitzpatrick
    The real perversion of justice by way of modern American racism is that black people in Ferguson – like black people in the greater St Louis metropolitan area and nationally – are marginalized economically and physically from day one. That is the real looting of Ferguson. -Black Liberal Writer With all the talk coming from America's race industry, I wanted see if I could put together a powerful compilation of images to prove their thesis. So I scoured the web and came up with some of the most illuminating images of America and racism ... (Okay, it's called click bait...
  • MSNBC´s Mark Halperin: Perry Indictment ´Stupidest Thing I´ve Seen in My Career´

    08/18/2014 1:32:01 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 15 replies
    CNS News ^ | 08/18/14 | Susan Jones
    The indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry on two felony counts of abusing his power "potentially was the stupidest thing I´ve seen, I think, in my entire career," MSNBC political analyst Mark Halperin told MSNBC´s "Morning Joe" on Monday. "I hope some judge throws it out right away. "It´s not just kind of funny and ridiculous. But it´s an infringement on individual liberty. He´s got a first amendment right -- just because he´s the governor of Texas. And I think, like I said, it´s easy to joke about this, but this is a serious thing. It is ridiculous that he...
  • Defense lawyer, DA spar at contempt hearing (Mike McCrum faces 6 months in jail)

    08/16/2014 4:53:50 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 5 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 08/16/14 | Guillermo Contreras
    SAN ANTONIO — A defense attorney whose client killed two men in a drunken crash found himself before the same judge Friday, accused of contempt for allegedly telling a witness to disappear so prosecutors could not recall her during the trial. Mike McCrum vehemently denies the allegations of wrongdoing by the district attorney´s office. If visiting Judge Dick Alcala agrees the accusation is legitimate, McCrum potentially could face up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $500.
  • Why A Higher Unemployment Rate Is Actually Good News This Time

    08/01/2014 8:36:16 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 27 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 08/01/14 | Mark Gongloff
    The job market is still not the greatest, but we just got one hopeful sign that it might be improving a bit. The economy added 209,000 jobs in July, and the unemployment rate ticked up to 6.2 percent from 6.1 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday. Believe it or not, both of those numbers are encouraging. The reason the first number is encouraging is because, duh, jobs. The encouraging part of the second number, the unemployment rate, is less obvious. Normally, higher unemployment is bad news, and people seeing HIGHER UNEMPLOYMENT on the evening news tonight will naturally...
  • Joe Scarborough turns on Israel

    07/31/2014 7:57:20 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/31/14 | JONATHAN TOPAZ
    Joe Scarborough on Thursday had harsh words for Israel’s actions in Gaza, saying the country was engaging in “indiscriminate” killing. “This is asinine,” said the MSNBC host and former Republican congressman. “This continued killing of women and children in a way that appears to be indiscriminate is asinine.”
  • Isis mobile payment platform to change its name to avoid association with militant group

    07/07/2014 1:11:15 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 10 replies
    Engadget ^ | 07/07/14 | Brad Molen
    Near the end of 2010, a group of telecommunications and commerce businesses joined forces to form a mobile payment venture called Isis. It was a solid brand name: Short, simple and easy to remember. Unfortunately, ISIS is now associated with a militant group based in the Middle East, so the wireless company believes a branding tweak makes sense.
  • Shocking Audio of Race-Baiting Ads Used In #MSSEN Race (New ones mentioning KKK)

    06/27/2014 2:44:58 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 19 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 06/27/14 | Bruce Carroll
    The Daily Mail has obtained three racially-charged radio ads placed by organizations that worked to help incumbent U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) stage his come from behind run-off victory this week. [The ads] claimed that supporters of conservative McDaniel had connections to the Ku Klux Klan and that McDaniel had a ‘racist agenda.’ They also warned that black Democrats ‘could lose food stamps, housing assistance, student loans, early breakfast and lunch programs and disaster assistance’ if he were to become the Republican U.S. Senate nominee. ‘Vote against the tea party. Vote Thad Cochran,’ one ad said. ‘If the tea party,...
  • 5 reasons why the shrinking GDP isn't a reason to panic (Spin Cycle)

    06/25/2014 12:10:36 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 20 replies
    Vox.com ^ | 06/25/14 | Danielle Kurtzleben
    The US GDP fell at an annual rate of 2.9 percent in the first quarter, its slowest rate of growth since 2009, in the middle of the recession. And yet no one seems to mind. Stock markets didn't plummet, and no one is forecasting yet another recession. A shrinking GDP is never great news, of course, but here are a few reasons why economists and markets are shaking off the biggest economic contraction in more than five years.
  • We Just Got A Horrible GDP Report, And Here's Why You Shouldn't Care (Spin City)

    06/25/2014 8:02:22 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 24 replies
    Yahoo (Business Insider) ^ | 06/25/14 | Joe Weisenthal
    YIKES! We just got the third revision to Q1 GDP, and it was horrible. After an initial estimate showing a mere 0.1% gain in growth in the first quarter, the government now says the economy shrunk at a staggering 2.9% pace, making it the worst quarter Q1 2009, at the pit of the financial crisis. So should you worry? Absolutely not.
  • Democrats Put Cochran Over The Top

    06/25/2014 3:47:53 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 41 replies
    NRO ^ | John Fund
    You have to hand it to the GOP establishment. When their interests are threatened, they pull out all the stops. They demonstrated that in dragging GOP senator Thad Cochran across the finish line in tonight’s runoff in Mississippi. Imagine if a tea-party candidate in some state had openly appealed to registered Libertarians to help him win a close primary runoff. There would have been howls of outrage that people who didn’t agree with Republican values on social issues and foreign policy were being invited to decide a GOP race. Well, Thad Cochran’s allies performed a version of that ploy tonight...
  • Commissioner Admits No Evidence IRS Made Any Effort to Recover Lerner Emails from Backup Tapes

    06/24/2014 5:34:23 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 86 replies
    House Oversight Commitee ^ | 06/23/14 | House Oversight Commitee
    In Q and A with Rep. Chaffetz, Koskinen says agency did not pursue recovery because it was ‘costly’ House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., today convened a hearing with Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen on the loss of former IRS official Lois Lerner’s email over a two year period. Under questioning from Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), Koskinen said that the IRS made no effort to recover Lerner’s email archive from the six month backups after her initial computer problems in June of 2011. Question & Answer with Rep. Chaffetz: Chaffetz: Thank you Chairman, my...
  • Rand Paul Defends President Obama From Dick Cheney

    06/20/2014 12:02:44 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 41 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/20/14 | Joel Gehrke
    Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.) defended President Obama from former vice president Dick Cheney’s critiques of his policy in Iraq, saying that he faults Cheney and the rest of President George W. Bush’s team for launching an invasion of Iraq that ultimately strengthened Iran. “What’s going on now, I don’t blame on President Obama,” Paul told NBC’s David Gregory. “But I do blame the Iraq War on the chaos that is in the Middle East. I also blame those who were for the Iraq war for emboldening Iran.”
  • Here’s Video of Ann Coulter and Matt Drudge Hanging Out at NBA Finals Game

    06/13/2014 8:47:04 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 34 replies
    Mediate ^ | 06/13/2014 | Andrew Kirell
    It’s no secret that conservative titans Ann Coulter and Matt Drudge are close friends. But it’s always interesting to see the latter come out of his elusive shell to make a public appearance, especially so with Coulter; and even more so when it’s at a major sporting event like game four of the NBA Finals.
  • (Rick) Perry: 'Hillary Very, Very Capable Public Servant, Great Secretary of State'

    06/12/2014 7:40:42 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 136 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 06/12/2014 | Staff
    On Wednesday, Governor Rick Perry (R-TX) spoke to the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, pushing for jobs to move to Texas. In the process, he praised former First Lady and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. "Very, very capable public servant," Perry stated. "Great Secretary of State, first lady. Very capable."
  • FLASHBACK: VP Biden: Iraq “Could Be One of the Great Achievements of This Administration”

    06/12/2014 4:56:56 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 26 replies
    ABC News ^ | 2/11/10 | Matt Loffman
    On Larry King Live last night, Vice President Joe Biden said Iraq "could be one of the great achievements of this administration. You're going to see 90,000 American troops come marching home by the end of the summer. You're going to see a stable government in Iraq that is actually moving toward a representative government." The vice president said he’d been to Iraq 17 times and visits the country every three months or so. "I know every one of the major players in all the segments of that society" he said. "It's impressed me. I've been impressed how they have...
  • Somehow Vladimir Putin Scores Six Goals in an Amateur Hockey Game (21-4 rout)

    05/12/2014 11:08:29 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 52 replies
    The Wire ^ | 05/11/14 | Adam Chandler
    You'll be shocked to know that Russian President Vladimir Putin led his team to victory in an exhibition hockey game in Sochi last night. Putin scored six goals and five assists in a 21-4 rout. The match wasn't entirely devoid of the Ukrainian crisis context. Before the game there was a moment of silence for pro-Russian separatists killed the day in the town of Mariupol. But then Putin hit the ice.
  • Santorum: Not Sure GOP Cares About Poor People [VIDEO]

    04/30/2014 12:43:48 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 100 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 04/30/14 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum said Monday he’s not convinced the GOP cares about poor people as much as Democrats do. “People ask me, ‘Do Republicans care as much about the poor as Democrats do?’” Santorum said at a New York meeting of conservatives. “I’m not sure we do. I’m not sure we do. And the reason I’m not sure we do, is because I don’t hear us talking about them very often.” The remarks came during the Q-and-A portion of the event, where Santorum was promoting his new book, “Blue Collar Conservatives.” He was asked whether he supports the...
  • What the New Benghazi E-mails Show, and What They Don’t (Nothing to see here)

    04/30/2014 5:00:41 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/30/14 | Patrick Brennan
    Charles Krauthammer argued on Special Report tonight that the new Benghazi e-mails from the White House are a “smoking document,” but that the media will plead that the scandal is too complicated, so the issue is dead. Alas, the scandal is complicated enough that Krauthammer is either mistaken about the facts of what he calls “a classic cover-up of a cover-up,” or he’s eliding the details for his audience. An e-mail revealed today shows a White House official recommending that U.N. ambassador Susan Rice play up the importance in the Benghazi attacks of an anti-Islam YouTube video that was mentioned...
  • Poll: 2014 looks worse for Dems than 2010

    04/29/2014 9:00:50 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 33 replies
    FOX News ^ | 04/29/14 | Chris Stirewalt
    It’s never been worse for President Obama in the Washington Post/ABC News poll, which finds him at a 41 percent job approval rating, about 13 points below his standing in the poll at this time in 2010, the year when his party got creamed in midterm elections. We’ve talked about the tsunami alert for Democrats this fall, but the sirens are getting too loud even for partisans and wishful thinkers on the left to ignore. There is no common measure so predictive of a party’s performance in congressional races than the job approval rating of a president of the same...
  • Bundy vs. BLM: A Visceral Reaction

    04/15/2014 2:03:49 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 29 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/15/14 | Peter Kirsanow
    One can be a supporter of the rule of law and still recoil in anger and disgust from the militarized display of force by the federal government toward Clive Bundy. The disproportionate nature of the government’s reaction to Bundy suggests this has less to do with delinquent grazing fees than it does with the selective assertion of raw governmental power — sending a message not just to Bundy or a disfavored group, but to America as a whole. The same federal government that deploys Bureau of Land Management shooters tricked out like SEAL Team 6 directs Border Patrol agents to...
  • If You Find Yourself Believing This, Glenn Beck Wants You to Unfriend Him (Anti Bundy Rant)

    04/15/2014 12:31:43 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 228 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 04/15/14 | Erica Ritz
    Glenn Beck has a message for anyone who is “crying for revolution, insurrection … and a call to arms”: He wants nothing to do with you. “This morning I got up and I saw some more news reports, and more people in America that are standing up now and crying for revolution, insurrection, arming yourself, and a call to arms,” Beck said on his radio program Tuesday. “I will tell you I believe in the Second Amendment, and I will defend myself. I believe in the rights that we have. But I will tell you more than I believe in...
  • Landrieu Reenacts Committee Hearing for Campaign Ad (Phony Hearing for a Phony Candidate)

    04/15/2014 8:40:09 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 4 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 04/15/14 | Michael Warren
    Democratic senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana is in a tough reelection battle because of her support for Obamacare. So its not surprising her latest TV ad focuses on the one high-profile fight she's had with the Obama administration, over oil and gas exploration. The 60-second spot features people watching Landrieu arguing for expanding energy exploration in Louisiana and criticizing Barack Obama for its restrictionist policies. Watch the video below: Most of the clips the ad features are from her appearances on local and cable TV news. But watch the clips of Landrieu around the video's halfway point. They feature the...
  • Rick Perry Faces Grand Jury After Efforts to Remove Drunkard DA

    04/15/2014 7:20:28 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/15/14 | Michael Quinn Sullivan
    AUSTIN, TEXAS--A grand jury is expected to be called to investigate allegations that Texas Gov. Rick Perry abused his power when he vetoed funding for the Travis County District Attorney’s office as part of the state budget. The veto came after Perry urged the DA to resign following an April 2013 drunk-driving incident for which she pled guilty and served time in jail, according to the Dallas Morning News. KVUE-TV reported that Perry has hired a criminal defense lawyer.
  • Pelosi: Republicans Would Pass Immigration Reform for the Irish

    04/11/2014 6:39:11 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 59 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/11/14 | William Bigelow
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has judged the GOP—and found it racist. Speaking at her weekly press briefing Thursday, she said cuttingly that the reason the GOP has not followed through on a comprehensive immigration reform bill was simple; the GOP would be comfortable with good ol’ white Irishmen immigrating to the United States but not people of another color.
  • AIDS Patients Flock to Obamacare

    04/09/2014 7:16:47 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 42 replies
    Daily Beast/Yahoo ^ | 04/09/14 | Julie Appleby
    Offering a first glimpse of the health care needs of Americans who bought coverage through federal and state marketplaces, an analysis of the first two months of claims data shows the new enrollees are more likely to use expensive specialty drugs to treat conditions like HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C than those with job-based insurance. The sample of claims data—considered a preliminary look at whether new enrollees are sicker-than-average—also found that prescriptions for treating pain, seizures, and depression are also proportionally higher in exchange plans, according to Express Scripts, one of the nation’s largest pharmacy benefit management companies.
  • Scott Brown Pulls Ahead 5 Points In New Hampshire Poll

    04/08/2014 6:48:30 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 51 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 04/08/14 | Michael Warren
    Republican Scott Brown leads incumbent Democratic senator Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire by five points in a recent poll obtained by THE WEEKLY STANDARD. The poll, commissioned by the Republican Governor's Association, was conducted on March 19 and 20 and asked 600 likely voters in New Hampshire who they would vote for in the U.S. Senate election. Respondents were given both Brown and Shaheen's names and their respective parties.
  • Fallon On ObamaCare Goal: 'It's Amazing What You Can Achieve When You Make Something Mandatory'

    04/02/2014 8:04:56 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 24 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 04/02/2014 | Jeffrey Meyer
    “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon had some tough words for ObamaCare following the deadline for people to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Speaking on Tuesday April 1, Fallon joked that regarding the 7 million Americans that have signed up for health insurance, “It's amazing what you can achieve when you make somethingmandatory and fine people if they don't do it and then keep extending the deadline for months.” [See video below.]
  • Quinnipiac poll puts Obama approval at 42/50, ObamaCare at 41/55

    04/02/2014 7:35:35 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 9 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 04/02/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    The White House may be celebrating its ObamaCare sign-up figures, but they appear to have misjudged the mood of the electorate. Few are celebrating the law or its impact, according to the latest poll from Quinnipiac, and that’s not the only issue on which they are dissatisfied, either. While Barack Obama declared the debate “over” on ObamaCare, 55% of people declared it very much open (via Jeff Dunetz): American voters oppose the Affordable Care Act 55 – 41 percent and 40 percent are less likely to vote for a candidate who supports Obamacare, while 27 percent are more likely and...
  • Heating pellets prove to be in short supply in NH

    02/27/2014 2:04:18 PM PST · by nhwingut · 31 replies
    Union Leader ^ | 02/25/2014 | DAVE SOLOMON
    Carol Newby's search for bags of wood pellets to fuel the family pellet stove took her on a tour of Southern New Hampshire last week, with little success. "We usually get them at the local Agway," she said, "but they were in short supply and what they had was committed to customers who'd made pre-buys." She was able to get a few bags at the Lowe's in Epping, but when she went back, they were out. After coming up empty at tractor supply stores in Epping and Hooksett, she tried a nearby Home Depot, which also had no pellets to...
  • The War on Women Will Be the Left’s Campaign Theme — Will the GOP Be Ready?

    02/27/2014 9:50:32 AM PST · by nhwingut · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/27/2014 | Carrie Lukas
    The Democrats’ 2014 campaign strategy should surprise no one: They don’t want voters dwelling on Obamacare’s broken promises or our unabating economic doldrums, so they are doubling down on the War on Women campaign tactic that worked so well in 2012 and in the 2013 Virginia gubernatorial contest. The substance of the Democrats’ women agenda is an afterthought, and for good reason. There will be the expected hand wringing about the wage gap and calls for yet another round of “equal pay” legislation. Never mind that honest liberals admit the wage gap is a product of women and men’s different...
  • I'm quitting my job. Thanks Obamacare! (CNN/Yahoo Propaganda)

    02/25/2014 12:44:57 PM PST · by nhwingut · 86 replies
    Yahoo/CNN ^ | 02/25/14 | Tami Luhby
    Now that Karen Willmus can get health insurance through Obamacare, she plans to quit teaching 9th grade English at the end of the school year. The 51-year-old found policies on the Colorado state exchange for about $300 a month. That's less than what she's paying now for employer-sponsored coverage and less than half what she paid on the individual market in 2007.
  • The Irony of Obamacare: Republicans Thought of It First (Here we go...)

    10/04/2013 3:45:26 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 23 replies
    Wall St Cheat Sheet ^ | 10/04/13 | Meghan Foley
    “An irony of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is that one of its key provisions, the individual insurance mandate, has conservative origins. In Congress, the requirement that individuals to purchase health insurance first emerged in Republican health care reform bills introduced in 1993 as alternatives to the Clinton plan. The mandate was also a prominent feature of the Massachusetts plan passed under Governor Mitt Romney in 2006. According to Romney, ‘we got the idea of an individual mandate from [Newt Gingrich], and [Newt] got it from the Heritage Foundation.’”
  • Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze needs to hold players accountable for insensitive behavior (Gay)

    10/04/2013 5:51:24 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 34 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 10/4/2013 | Pat Forde
    OK, Hugh Freeze. Time to lead. Lead your football players at Mississippi out of ignorance and into understanding. Lead your young men toward accountability. Show that the remarkably, distressingly resilient track record for intolerance at Ole Miss can be changed for the better. Because if ever a situation cries out for a coach to set the tone of team behavior, and to firmly establish what is acceptable and unacceptable, it's the situation at Ole Miss today. This is no time for soft-peddling it. There is a reputation at stake for a team, a university and a state. [SNIP] Many Christians...
  • 2012 Election Result Isn’t Quite Vote of Confidence Democrats Say It Is (Exit Polls Anti-Obamacare)

    09/29/2013 9:44:30 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 25 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 09/29/2013 | Nathan L. Gonzales
    “Elections matter.” That’s probably the most common refrain of the health care battle. Democrats consistently point back to President Barack Obama’s convincing 2012 re-election win as evidence that the American people back his agenda, including his signature piece of legislation. But I was surprised when I looked back at the national exit poll to see what “the people” said about Obamacare while they gave the president a second term. “Should the 2010 Healthcare law be repealed?” Nearly a majority, 49 percent, said yes, while 44 percent said no.
  • Republican brawl: (RINO) Corker takes on Cruz and Lee [VIDEO]

    09/26/2013 3:04:49 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 52 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09/26/2013 | Alexis Levinson
    WASHINGTON — Tennessee Republican Sen. Bob Corker called out fellow Republicans Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and Sen. Mike Lee of Utah Thursday, accusing them of delaying a vote on the bill to fund the government and prevent a government shutdown to suit their own desires for publicity. Cruz, earlier this week, held the floor for over 21 hours, speaking in defense of defunding Obamacare with that government funding bill. He asked other Republican senators to join him in voting against moving forward on a bill passed by the House, which would fund the government while defunding Obamacare
  • Republicans Want to Slow Down the Scandals (Actual Headline at Yahoo)

    05/17/2013 8:57:03 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 6 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 05/17/13 | Elspeth Reeve
    Now that everyone is paying attention to the scandal stories Republicans have been pushing for months against President Obama, they have a bit of stage fright. They're trying really, really hard to be cool and not let the trio of scandals slip away like they did during Bill Clinton's second term, when a congressman shot a melon to prove the death of a White House lawyer was murder, not suicide.
  • Violence mars May Day rally in Seattle (Leftwing Immigration Reform Supporters)

    05/02/2013 7:14:21 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 14 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 05/02/13 | RAQUEL MARIA DILLON, ELLIOT SPAGAT and GENE JOHNSON
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Supporters of immigration reform rallied across the nation on May Day in lively gatherings that were marred by a burst of violence in Seattle, where police fired pepper spray at rock-throwing protesters in clashes that left 17 people arrested. Thousands joined May Day rallies in dozens of cities from Concord, N.H., to Bozeman, Mont., many of them offering support for legislation under consideration by Congress that would overhaul immigration laws and bring many of the estimated 11 million people living in the U.S. illegally out of the shadows.
  • Steve Forbes: Romney Will Win Decisively (321 EVs)

    11/06/2012 2:06:32 PM PST · by nhwingut · 54 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11/06/2012 | Steve Forbes
    Mitt Romney will win big tonight. His popular vote margin will be between 3 – 5%. He will win the Electoral College I believe by a vote of 321 to 217, and with luck, even more. He will win all of the states McCain carried in 2008 which will give him 180 electoral votes. He will also carry the three states that normally go Republican that in 2008 went for Obama – Indiana, North Carolina and Virginia. That brings him to 219. He will also take Florida, which will bring him to 248 votes. Although the Obama campaign will deny...
  • Obama Campaign to Supporters: Don’t Panic Over Early Exit Polls

    11/05/2012 3:23:30 PM PST · by nhwingut · 110 replies
    Politicker ^ | 11/05/2012 | Colin Campbell
    In a conference call this afternoon, President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign had one central message for their supporters when Election Day arrives tomorrow: They should “keep calm,” even if they hear snippets of information favoring Republican Mitt Romney. “My warning, we need to stay calm for much of the day,” Stephanie Cutter, Mr. Obama’s deputy campaign manager, said, touting thousands of early ballots already submitted by voters. “We’ve already banked a pretty big portion of our vote.” The fear, she explained, was early numbers leaking before voters have finished going to the polls, creating unnecessary panic and pessimism among Democrats.
  • Return of the Independents (Sandy Bump Over)

    11/05/2012 12:13:31 PM PST · by nhwingut · 4 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 11/05/2012 | Josh Jordan
    The days after Hurricane Sandy brought a small bump in President Obama’s numbers against Governor Romney and in job approval. This was easily explained by the positive television coverage Obama received about his initial statements on relief efforts and with his flyover of New Jersey with Chris Christie. But the underlying reason for Obama’s small bounce was his movement among independents. In all of the tracking polls, Romney saw his lead with independents shrink from double digits to just about even. On Saturday, the Washington Post tracking poll showed a tie, and Rasmussen dropped to just a three-point advantage for...
  • Rasmussen Party Id: Republicans +5.8 (All Time Record)

    11/05/2012 9:22:53 AM PST · by nhwingut · 162 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 11/05/2012 | Scott Rasmussen
    Oct 2012: Republican: 39.1% Democrat: 33.3% Other: 27.5% (R+5.8%) Sep 2012: Republican: 36.8% Democrat: 34.2% Other: 29.0% (R+2.6%)
  • Striking pics: Romney rocks Fla. with fired up crowd; ‘Come together for a better future’

    11/05/2012 7:48:59 AM PST · by nhwingut · 11 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 11/05/2012 | Twitchy Staff
    @dgjackson: Message waiting for us in Florida as we land: Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, America Can't Lose. pic.twitter.com/Vk1E5UI9 That was the scene as Mitt Romney arrived in Florida last night for the final round of rallies. And the scene this morning:
  • Bill Clinton: American Military Is Now 'Less Racist, Less Sexist, and Less Homophobic'

    11/04/2012 11:48:41 AM PST · by nhwingut · 48 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 11/04/2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    At a campaign rally for President Barack Obama yesterday in Virginia, former President Bill Clinton talked about bringing "this country together" and crossing "all of its diversity." Then, Clinton added this: [VIDEO] "One of the things the decider-in-chief has to do is decide whether he’s going to bring this country together across all its diversity or let it drift apart. Look at how much stronger the American military is because it is less racist, less sexist and less homophobic and we’re just looking for people who can do the job," said Clinton.
  • Campaign meltdown: Creepy Jim Messina slams Romney for message of ‘revenge’ (Panic Mode)

    11/03/2012 12:52:13 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 42 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 11/03/12 | Twitchy Staff
    @Messina2012: The Romney campaign's message today is revenge, ours is the President's plan for the middle class. I'll take that contrast any day.
  • Romney starts reserving time in Pennsylvania for last two days of race (Updated)

    10/30/2012 1:13:43 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 41 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/30/2012 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Two media-tracking sources say Mitt Romney's campaign has started reserving TV time in Pennsylvania for the final two days of the campaign, including Election Day. The initial placements come as the pro-Romney super PAC Restore Our Future is buying over $2 million in time there, and as Crossroads is also going up with a buy over $600,000. The Obama campaign, forced to expend resources there, has responded with a defensive buy of over $600,000. The Romney buy is intended to signal the campaign considers the state, which Republicans have made plays for in past presidential cycles but went for Democrats...
  • Crushed By Your Policies (New Romney PA Ad)

    10/30/2012 11:04:23 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 16 replies
    Mitt Romney.com ^ | 10/30/2012 | Staff
    Four years ago, Barack Obama said building a coal-powered plant will bankrupt you. Now, 22 Pennsylvania coal facilities will close or convert. Mitt Romney will support coal and get North America energy independent.
  • Memo: Pennsylvania (Team Romney Moving into PA)

    10/30/2012 9:49:20 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 45 replies
    Mitt Romney.com ^ | 10/30/3012 | Rich Beeson
    Rendell: "Startling upset’ for Romney ‘a possibility’ in Pennsylvania" When Governor Ed Rendell made these comments last week, he was clearly sending a desperate call to Chicago for help in the Keystone State. At the time, his comments were met with derision and scorn from the Obama High Command who were feeling secure in their own predictions of a landslide victory. What a difference a few days makes. Not only has Minnesota has been moved to “Lean Dem” and the Obama Campaign is up in that state with a significant television buy, but the Chicago gurus have heeded Governor Rendell’s...
  • Halperin: Democrats now on defense in blue states

    10/30/2012 7:55:16 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 11 replies
    HotAir ^ | 10/30/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Just how much has this race changed since the first debate in October? At the time, Democrats thought they had a pretty good glide path to a narrower win in the Electoral College than in 2008, but a win nonetheless. Almost four weeks later, the Obama campaign is having to buy air time in states previously considered safe, such as Pennsylvania and Minnesota, the only state that never voted for Ronald Reagan in the EC. Mark Halperin tells Morning Joe that while one cannot claim to know how this race will turn out, there is no doubt now that the...
  • Obama aims to project leadership as storm hits (AP Propaganda)

    10/29/2012 1:58:35 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 25 replies
    AP/Washington Examiner ^ | 10/29/2012 | Julie Pace
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama the candidate stepped aside Monday so the commander in chief could take over. In the waning days of his re-election bid, the president scraped two days of campaigning and retreated from the trail. He hunkered down at the White House to oversee the government's response to the East Coast superstorm — and to project presidential leadership. "The election will take care of itself next week," Obama said, speaking to reporters at the White House after hastily flying back to Washington from Florida, one of the handful of states the two campaigns are contesting the...
  • Gallup Polling During Hurricane Sandy (Gallup Suspends Daily Polling)

    10/29/2012 11:39:54 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 23 replies
    Gallup ^ | 10/29/2012 | Staff
    This is a statement from Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport regarding Gallup polling and Gallup Daily tracking during Hurricane Sandy: Gallup has suspended polling for its daily tracking as of Monday night and will reassess on a day-to-day basis. The ultimate effect on the overall picture of polling between now and this weekend, including election polling, will depend on what happens as a result of the storm, about which we will have a better understanding of on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. Look for future updates here.