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  • Tammy Duckworth refused proxy vote in Dem caucus

    11/14/2014 4:45:50 PM PST · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Hot ^ | November 14, 2014 | JAZZ SHAW
    I suppose part of the not-breaking news here is that Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth (D – Illinois 8th) is pregnant. She is expecting in the near future, and her doctor has advised her not to travel in the final weeks of her pregnancy. Unfortunately, that meant that she would miss some key Democrat caucus votes as they settle on their new leadership for the next term. In order to get around this problem, she asked to be allowed to vote by proxy. As National Journal notes with great umbrage, the answer was no. Rep. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois, who is expecting...
  • The 2014 Democratic Freshman Class... And The Republicans

    11/07/2014 6:59:47 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 8 replies
    Yesterday, Limbaugh said that Republicans were elected "to stop the Democrats. Republicans were not elected to govern." Democrats, on the other hand, are elected to govern. (SNIP) A quick scan of some of the newest members of the House shows just how extreme this latest crop of Tea Party Republican members of Congress truly are. From Georgia to Maine, Virginia to Wisconsin, Illinois to Iowa, extreme Tea Party Republicans have been elected to seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. (SNIP) Meanwhile, Illinois Republican Mike Bost (IL-02) once had an outburst while serving in the Illinois House over a pension...
  • Sing with All the Saints in Glory (All Saints Day Caucus)

    10/21/2014 9:21:28 AM PDT · by xzins · 16 replies
    Hymnsite ^ | 1873 | William Irons
    Sing with All the Saints in Glory Lyrics: William Irons Music: Ludwig von Beethoven; arr. by Edward Hodges Tune: HYMN TO JOY, Meter: 87.87 D 1. Sing with all the saints in glory, sing the resurrection song! Death and sorrow, earth's dark story, to the former days belong. All around the clouds are breaking, soon the storms of time shall cease; in God's likeness we, awaking, know the everlasting peace. 2. O what glory, far exceeding all that eye has yet perceived! Holiest hearts, for ages pleading, never that full joy conceived. God has promised, Christ prepares it, there on...
  • Sen. Angus King (I-Maine): I might caucus with GOP after the midterms

    04/10/2014 8:12:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/10/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    In order to take control of the US Senate, Republicans have to win six seats in the midterm elections. Or is it five? That depends on one of the two Senators unaffiliated with either major party. Bernie Sanders, a professed socialist, may run for the Democratic Party presidential nomination in 2016, so a Sanders flip is unlikely in the extreme. But what about Maine’s Angus King? He caucuses with Democrats now, but he’s, er … mulling his options after opposing the Democratic pay-equity ploy: Sen. Angus King (I-Maine), who caucuses with the Democrats, will decide after the midterm elections whether...
  • White House to Congressional Black Caucus: Obama's judicial nominees are diverse enough

    01/31/2014 4:28:14 PM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/31/14 | Joel Gehrke
    Members of the Congressional Black Caucus believe that President Obama's judicial nominees represent "an appalling lack of diversity," but the top White House spokesman dismissed that accusation. "The president's commitment here and the approach he takes is fairly clear," White House press secretary Jay Carney told reporters when asked during the press briefing about the CBC's objection to his latest nominations within the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. "The president has had more African-American women confirmed to the federal court than any president in history," he noted, adding that he has appointed several black judges within the 11th Circuit,...
  • CBC to go after Obama (Congressional Black Caucus picks out the racists)

    01/26/2014 3:53:46 AM PST · by Libloather · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/26/14 | Mike Lillis
    Leaders of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) plan to publicly rebuke President Obama over a lack of diversity in his federal judicial picks. The lawmakers are organizing a Capitol Hill press conference as early as this week to decry what Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) called the appalling lack of African American representation among Obama's nominees, particularly in the 11th Circuit, which includes Georgia, Florida and Alabama. The Democrats also contend several of Obamas nominees have championed policies that either discriminate against minorities, or are just plain racist. We have very grave concerns [with certain nominees] given disparities that are...
  • "CAUCUS" directed by AJ Schnack [on tv Sunday]

    01/10/2014 1:12:25 AM PST · by iowamark · 3 replies
    For the past 40 years, the race for the American Presidency has begun in the state of Iowa, where Presidential hopefuls spend months traveling the state's 99 counties hoping to win its first-in-the-nation vote and prove themselves a viable candidate. In intimate, funny and sometimes emotional detail, CAUCUS tells the story of the 2011-2012 campaign in Iowa as eight Republicans fight to become their partys standard-bearer and take on Barack Obama. But to win, each must first navigate state fairs, town hall meetings in pizza halls and agitated questions from the increasingly contentious GOP base. CAUCUS is a revealing look...
  • State Legislators Article V Caucus

    12/08/2013 10:31:44 AM PST · by Baynative · 54 replies
    Article V Caucus ^ | December 2013 | Website
    As State Legislators, we have a solemn obligation to defend the rights of the people and protect the sovereign authority of our states, but the powers in Washington D.C. have made that almost impossible. Decades of out of control spending and a slow erosion of the balance of power between the states and the Federal government have all but destroyed the constitutional federalism that our founding fathers established. The drafters of our Constitution knew this could happen and so they gave us the tools to keep the genius of Federalism functioning, but we have to use those tools. The stronger...
  • Pick of the week: Rick Santorum, unlikely hero [liberal rages against conservatives]

    11/08/2013 2:10:00 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    Salon ^ | November 7, 2013 | Andrew O'Hehir
    I suppose the danger of AJ Schnacks immensely entertaining documentary Caucus is that it retells all the hair-raising twists and turns of the 2012 Republican caucus in Iowa as human drama, with the things were supposed to care about the ideology, the politics stripped away. We know for sure that none of these clowns will ever be elected president, so were free to view them as flawed, interesting, crazy and sometimes even sympathetic characters in a larger narrative thats beyond their control. I would argue, in fact, that this gripping and grotesque portrait of retail politics in the...
  • Obama says Speaker Boehner cant control his caucus

    10/15/2013 9:35:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/15/13 | Steve Holland and Mark Felsenthal
    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama said on Tuesday the frantic stop-and-go effort in Congress to avoid a debt default and end a government shutdown is "a mess" as a gloomy mood descended over the White House with time running out to a Thursday deadline. Obama, who is to meet Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Wednesday, and his Democratic backers stressed there is still time to avoid a historic default even as efforts to reach a deal in Congress floundered on Capitol Hill. "My expectation is that it does get solved, but we dont have a lot of time," Obama told...
  • Grijalva, Barber Condemn $40 Billion Cut To Food Stamp Program

    09/20/2013 1:29:05 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 32 replies ^ | September 20, 2013
    Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) Co-Chairs Reps. Ral M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Keith Ellison (D-MN) and CPC Whip Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) voted against the Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act of 2013, H.R. 3102, a Republican bill to drastically cut nutrition programs. .... Some of my Republican colleagues want to cut food assistance for needy families instead of closing business tax loopholes as a way to save money, said Rep. Grijalva. There's a basic question of fairness and who our country looks out for here. If you think more corporate tax cuts are the answer, go ahead and say so,...
  • Congressional Black Caucus Reportedly Told to Keep Quiet Regarding Opposition to Obama on Syria

    09/05/2013 11:59:58 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 37 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 9/5/2013 | Becket Adams
    The situation in Syria has grown increasingly complicated for President Barack Obama and his party, raising serious questions about the White Houses credibility on foreign affairs and forcing Democrat lawmakers to choose sides on the controversial issue. AP. And public statements made in opposition to the presidents proposal have prompted the chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) to ask that its members limit public comment on the situation until they have been briefed by White House officials, The Cable reports. A CBC aide in an interview referred to the request as eyebrow-raising, adding that it was designed to quiet...
  • President Obama to Nominate Rep. Mel Watt as FHFA Director

    05/01/2013 4:14:55 AM PDT · by haffast · 8 replies
    Politic365 ^ | 4:21am May 1, 2013 | Lauren Burke
    President Obama will nominate Rep. Mel Watt (D-NC) today to be the Director of the Federal Finance Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). Many have called for the firing of the agencys current director, Ed DeMarco. DeMarco has headed the agency since 2009 and was a Bush appointee. Watts nomination is subject to Senate confirmation. Watt played a key role in the he DoddFrank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act that is now law and has been an advocte for minority lending institutions. Watt is 67 and a graduate of Yale Law School. He has served in Congress since 1993 and...
  • Congressional Black Caucus Presents Alternate Budget

    03/20/2013 2:59:21 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Washington Informer ^ | 3/20/13 | Barrington Salmon
    **SNIP** Members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) presented an alternative budget for the 2013 fiscal year that they said slashes deficits, eliminates the sequester and protects those programs which are safety nets for the most vulnerable. "Since 1981, the CBC has presented alternate budgets which lowers deficits and alleviates harm in a fiscally sound manner," said CBC Chairman Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio). "I do not believe we should sacrifice the community to balance the budget." "I'm extremely proud of this budget. I think it's the best one offered so far."
  • Right blasts RNC 'autopsy' as power grab

    03/18/2013 5:04:54 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 79 replies
    Right blasts RNC 'autopsy' as power grab By: Jonathan Martin and Maggie Haberman March 18, 2013 12:21 PM EDT The GOPs prescription to cure the ills that helped bring on yet another disastrous presidential cycle would revamp its presidential nominating rules in ways to benefit well-funded candidates and hamper insurgents - a move that quickly heated up the already smoldering feud between the Republican establishment and the tea party-inspired base. Tucked in near the end of the 97-page report, formally known as The Growth and Opportunity Project, are less than four pages that amount to a political bombshell: the five-member...
  • Push to address climate change (congressional climate change caucus)

    02/26/2013 2:15:15 AM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/26/13 | DARREN GOODE
    A bipartisan group of former U.S. foreign policy officials, military leaders and lawmakers pushed on Monday for action on addressing climate change in poor nations, arguing it represents a major national security threat. **SNIP** Reagan administration Secretary of State George Shultz signed on, as did George W. Bush Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage and former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge. Sixteen former members of Congress also signed on, many of whom took leading roles on foreign affairs and defense committees. Those on the letter include former Sens. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Dick Lugar (R-Ind.), and former Republican Reps. Sherwood...
  • House Oversight Panel's Hearing Plan Could Signal GOP Shift On Climate

    02/24/2013 1:58:02 PM PST · by Libloather · 26 replies
    Power-eng ^ | 2/19/13
    House oversight panel Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) has agreed to Democrats' request to hold one or more hearings on economic risks from climate change, but while the decision appears to be a significant break from House GOP leaders' opposition to climate hearings it is unclear whether it will change other committees' reluctance to hold such hearings. Given the uncertainty over the fate of climate change hearings in the Republican-controlled House this year, Democrats are launching a new Safe Climate Caucus with a strategy of daily speeches to pressure GOP leadership into addressing climate. The caucus is banding together to...
  • Signs of Light? Climate Change Caucus Forms in Senate (Can they be brought up on fraud charges?)

    12/28/2012 2:25:13 PM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    "I think you are going to see a lot of bills on climate change," said Senator Barbara Boxer as she took the lead in forming a climate change caucus in the Senate. That's music to our ears, along with this: "There will be a lot of different bills on climate change. I have already spoken to three colleagues that have bills in the works." Boxer (D-CA) says it's finally time to bring the discussion of climate change out of the shadows, and that superstorm Sandy "changed a lot of minds" on the topic.
  • Boehner tells Obama put deal on the table, amid growing caucus discontent

    12/05/2012 5:10:14 PM PST · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Fox ^ | December 5, 2012
    House Speaker John Boehner emerged Wednesday from a meeting with fellow Republican congressional leaders and urged President Obama to meet face to face on solving the countrys looming fiscal crisis or send a deal to Congress on which both chambers can agree. We need a response from the White House, said Boehner, who sent a proposal Monday to the White House. We can't sit here and negotiate with ourselves. If the president doesn't agree with our proposal and our outline, I think he's got an obligation to send one to the Congress. The president and congressional Republicans are at...
  • J Street Caucus Bails on Israel

    05/10/2012 10:17:41 AM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 5/10/12 | Adam Kredo
    Nine members of Congress aligned with the far-left group J Street either abstained or voted against a House bill that would reinforce the U.S.s commitment to the State of Israel. The United States-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act of 2012 soared through the House on a vote of 411-2. That was without the help of 10 J Street stalwarts, one who voted against the bill and nine who originally voted present. The bi-partisan bill, which was sponsored by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, reaffirms Israels right to defend itself in the face of terror attacks and redoubles Congress support for...
  • Mass. GOPs caucus picks leave Romney slate slighted

    04/30/2012 5:23:52 AM PDT · by S.O.L. · 13 replies
    Boston Glob ^ | April 30, 2012 | Stephanie Ebbert
    . . . when Massachusetts Republicans went to their caucuses on Saturday, many didnt vote for Mitt Romneys picks. Less than half of Romneys 27 chosen delegates won, and the losers included some notable Massachusetts Republicans - including former Lieutenant Governor Kerry Healey and House Minority Leader Bradley H. Jones Jr. {and Charlie Baker, failed gubernatorial candidate}
  • Police Intervene, Arrest Ron Paul Backers at Missouri Caucus

    03/18/2012 2:33:26 PM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 8 replies
    ABC News ^ | Mar 17, 2012 6:38pm | Chris Good
    Police and organizers shut down proceedings at one of Missouris largest caucuses today, as Ron Paul supporters feuded with local GOP leaders. Its like the Hatfields and the McCoys around here, St. Charles Countys former GOP chairman told ABC News, after police arrived on-scene with a helicopter and removed Paul backers. In St. Charles, an exurb of St. Louis and one of the states largest GOP counties, Paul supporters sought to elect their own chairman and adopt their own rules when proceedings opened both of which are part of standard caucus rules and procedure. But as they argued with...
  • Police Intervene, Arrest Ron Paul Backers at Missouri Caucus

    03/17/2012 6:50:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies · 2+ views
    Yahoo! News / ABC News ^ | March 17, 2012 | Chris Good
    Police and organizers shut down proceedings at one of Missouri's largest caucuses today, as Ron Paul supporters feuded with local GOP leaders. "It's like the Hatfields and the McCoys around here," St. Charles County's former GOP chairman told ABC News, after police arrived on-scene with a helicopter and removed Paul backers. In St. Charles, an exurb of St. Louis and one of the state's largest GOP counties, Paul supporters sought to elect their own chairman and adopt their own rules when proceedings opened - both of which are part of standard caucus rules and procedure. But as they argued with...
  • Confusion Wins In Missouri's 'Chaotic' Caucus Process

    03/17/2012 5:03:03 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    KCUR - NPR ^ | March 17, 2012 | Frank Morris
    Cassville, Mo., is a little town on the edge of the Ozark Mountains. During the Civil War, the Confederate state legislature convened here. Tuesday, the Republican presidential caucus was the big draw. Most of the rest of the state will hold its caucuses Saturday morning. Confusion On Caucus Night The first caucus was a messy process. More than 250 people showed up, most planning to vote directly for the candidates. But that was not to be. David Cole, the chairman of the Missouri Republican Party, told caucusgoers that they would be voting on delegates to attend district and state conventions....
  • St. Charles [Missouri] caucus ends in near riot with no delegates awarded

    03/17/2012 2:50:23 PM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 29 replies ^ | March 17, 2012 | Lisa Payne-Naeger
    After months of preparation, education, and activism by conservatives, all over Missouri, caucus day arrived, and in St. Charles County it came and went without awarding delegates. The Francis Howell North High School bleachers were packed and there was a standing room only crowd after the caucus was called to order, an hour and a half late. Clearly crowds exceeded expectation as checking in the overflow crowd took much longer than expected. Most in the crowd waited longer to be checked into the caucus than the caucus lasted. The beginning of the caucus started with the reading of the pre-approved...
  • Gingrich plans to campaign in Kansas

    03/02/2012 11:04:03 PM PST · by Red Steel · 10 replies
    Topeka Capital Journal ^ | March 2, 2012 - 8:46pm | Tim Carpenter
    Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich intends to make a two-day campaign swing through Kansas in conjunction with the March 10 statewide caucus. Gingrich, who has devoted much of his attention to home state Georgia, is expected to appear next Friday morning at Kansas Republican Party headquarters, 2605 S.W. 21st, in Topeka and meet over the noon hour with legislators at the Capitol. "It's confirmed," said Clay Barker, executive director of the state's Republican Party. Forty delegates from Kansas are on the line. Voting will occur at 99 caucus sites on Saturday, March 10. The vote in Kansas will be the...
  • Romney leads Alaska presidential preference poll (Wins by 420 votes)

    03/07/2012 8:58:12 AM PST · by campaignPete R-CT · 36 replies
    FAIRBANKS - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney maintained a strong lead with most of the results counted in the Alaska Republican presidential preference poll held today. With 4,225 votes, the former Massachusetts Governor took 32.6 percent of the statewide vote. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum took 29 percent, Texas congressman Ron Paul took about 24 percent and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich took 14 percent. At 10:30 p.m., 95 percent of the vote had been counted. Alaska was one of 10 states to participate in the Republican nomination process today and will divvy up 24 of its delegates according to...
  • Super Tuesday Thread (First Polls Closing at 7 p.m. Eastern Time)

    03/06/2012 3:54:46 PM PST · by Vigilanteman · 1,307 replies · 1+ views
    NY Times map link ^ | 6 March 2012 | We the Freepers
    Here's tonight's schedule. Results will update at the link: Alaska: Caucuses begin at 8 PM ET Georgia: Polls close at 7 PM ET Idaho: Caucuses begin at 9 PM ET Massachusetts: Polls close at 8 PM ET North Dakota: Caucuses begin at 6:30 PM ET Ohio: Polls close at 7:30 PM ET Oklahoma: Polls close at 8 PM ET Tennessee: Polls close at 8 PM ET Vermont: Polls close at 7 PM ET Virginia: Polls close at 7 PM ET Wyoming: Caucuses begin at 7 PM ET
  • 1500 voters turned away in Washington State

    03/03/2012 4:34:00 PM PST · by entropy12 · 37 replies
    tricity herald ^ | 03-03-2012 | Michelle Dupler
    Kennewick About 1,500 people were turned away from pooled Benton County caucuses in Kennewick by event organizers after rooms at the Three Rivers Convention Center reached capacity this morning. Read more here:
  • Romney, Santorum and Paul to campaign in Washington in advance of caucuses (this Saturday)

    02/29/2012 7:23:36 PM PST · by campaignPete R-CT · 5 replies · 3+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | February 29, 2011
    Three of the four major Republican presidential candidates will be in Washington state Thursday and Friday seeking support in advance of the Washington caucuses on Saturday. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, coming off an easy win in Arizona and a narrow victory in Michigan, has long been scheduled to hold a $1,000-per-person fundraiser in Bellevue on Thursday evening. UPDATE: The Romney campaign announced a "Meet and Greet with Mitt" at 8 a.m. Friday in Bellevue. Romney will appear at a Thursday afternoon rally in Idaho Falls. Idaho will hold its own presidential caucuses on Tuesday and Romney is expected to...
  • Attention WA State Repubs - No Primary Ballot this Year - Is Now a Caucus

    02/29/2012 8:46:27 AM PST · by bkopto · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Clark County GOP/Vanity ^ | Feb 29, 2012 | Bkopto
    As the WA state primary is this Sat, March 3, I was wondering why I hadn't received my primary ballot in the mail. After looking around on the web, it turns out that the RAT controlled legislature cancelled the mail-in ballots for the 2012 GOP primary, with a reversion to a caucus system, like Iowa. Therefore, at the provided link, there is some information about navigating through this method of choosing amongst Gingrich, Santorum, or any other stragglers for the GOP 2012 candidate. The excerpt below is from the provided link: Washington became the first U.S. state to suspend its...
  • Libtards becoming delegates at GOP conventions.

    02/25/2012 9:58:34 PM PST · by horsappl · 42 replies · 4+ views
    Today at the Republican Party of Otter Tail County convention, we had delegates disrupting the meeting. These people were democrats, posing as Republicans. They wasted hours offering amendments to our platform, then trying to become delegates. We all knew what they were, but rules and laws prevented us from showing them the door. We finally passed a motion to require photo id to make these clowns prove they lived in the township they purported to represent. They showed us college id's. The problem we were having was that not all delegates that we were to vote to the state convention...
  • Maine GOP chairman says Mitt Romney wins caucuses

    02/11/2012 5:16:11 PM PST · by BAW · 68 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | 2-11-2012 | Eric Russell
    PORTLAND, Maine Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney narrowly edged Texas Congressman Ron Paul in Maines nonbinding GOP presidential preference poll on Saturday, ending a string of defeats for the Republican front-runner. According to unofficial results announced Saturday evening by Maine Republican Party Chairman Charlie Webster, Romney took 39 percent of votes during statewide caucuses held during the last few weeks. Paul finished second at 36 percent. Its good news. Im hopeful this ends Romneys little slide, Maine House Speaker Robert Nutting said shortly after the announcement. Romney is the best candidate to beat President Obama in the fall. Peter...
  • The InSantorum Illusion

    02/09/2012 5:28:45 PM PST · by bksanders · 40 replies
    Wordpress ^ | 09 Feb 2012 | WisdomDepot
    Apart from not having the first delegate commitment, exactly what have victories in Iowa, Missouri, Colorado and Minnesota acknowledged? First, that participants in caucuses are underwhelmed to voice their solidarity with their higher ground constituents. This group think forum is void, by necessity, of critical thought. This is not to say that the caucus forum is the antithesis of the primary process. It is always much easier when espousing your heartfelt commitment to an issue to take the high road when exposed to the crowd in a non-binding farcical display. These same voters will doubtlessly rethink that stance when confronted...
  • Turnout Proves That Mitt Really Did Scorch the Earth (three states held votes and nobody came)

    02/09/2012 7:08:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/09/2012 | C. Edmund Wright
    The real story of the three results from Tuesday night is not that Rick Santorum picked up some wins -- though that is big. No, the real story is that three states held votes and nobody came. Almost nobody, that is. Consider that the total turnout for Missouri, Colorado, and Minnesota combined was barely over half of the turnout of South Carolina alone and -- worse yet -- barely over half the turnout for the same three states in 2008. Thus, after South Carolina's record-setting primary turnout, the Republican Party has now seen a total of five events in a...
  • Romney to campaign in Portland on Friday

    02/08/2012 9:41:19 PM PST · by seton89 · 9 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | Feb. 08, 2012 | Eric Russell
    Maine GOP Chairman Charlie Webster told The Associated Press that Romney is expected to speak Friday evening at a rally at Portland Yacht Services.
  • Lee County Republicans Bicker Over Iowa Caucus Chaos

    02/07/2012 12:16:36 PM PST · by Free Vulcan · 7 replies · 3+ views
    The Iowa Republican ^ | 2.7.12 | Kevin Hall
    There is a lot of blame to go around over the mishandling of the Iowa Caucus results. However, a good chunk of the blame lies with the Lee County GOP central committee. There were eight precincts in the state, out of 1774, that failed to turn in the necessary paperwork to have their votes certified. Four of those precincts were in Lee County. The central committee met on Monday for the first time since the Iowa Caucus. Many in the crowd of 50 were eager to discuss the numerous failings. Were going to talk about the caucuses, one central committee...
  • Could this be Santorums big day?

    02/07/2012 12:09:54 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 97 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 02/07/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Today, for the first time this cycle, multiple states hold their Republican presidential nomination contests on one day, two caucuses (Colorado and Minnesota) and one primary (Missouri). They all have two things in common. First, none of them are binding, so no delegates will be formally assigned from the vote. Second, they all represent Rick Santorum’s best shot at changing the trajectory of this race and positioning himself as the conservative alternative to Mitt Romney. One final series of snap polls from PPP shows Santorum with a double-digit lead in Missouri, and nearly as much of a lead in Minnesota:...
  • Anger at Night Caucus Over a Religious Declaration [non Jewish paulistinians very upset]

    02/05/2012 5:31:13 AM PST · by SJackson · 24 replies · 1+ views
    New York Times ^ | 2-5-12 | RICHARD A. OPPEL JR.
    LAS VEGAS A special Saturday night Republican caucus intended to accommodate orthodox Jews who couldnt vote until after sundown became the scene of controversy and confrontation after caucusgoers were told that to gain admittance they had to sign a legal declaration under penalty of perjury that they could not attend their daytime caucus because of my religious beliefs. The use of the declaration brought protests from many supporters of Representative Ron Paul of Texas who arrived at the polling place a school in an upscale neighborhood here named after its benefactors, the casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson and his...
  • Maine GOP Begins Caucusing Saturday (1/28)

    01/25/2012 9:53:46 PM PST · by campaignPete R-CT · 28 replies · 1+ views
    Frontloading HQ ^ | 01/25//2012
    As it turns out, Maine Republicans in a few towns will caucus this Saturday (January 28). The original plan I spoke with the Maine Republican Party about back in September revolved around the idea of holding caucuses within a window from February 4 and February 11 with a big reveal on that final date. That is still mostly true as most of the caucus venues will hold party meetings within that window. However, there are a few caucuses that branch out quite far from those two bookend dates. The collective caucus Lincoln, Lowell, Burlington, Chester, Enfield, Winn and Howland will...
  • Iowa should ditch caucuses,or we should ditch Iowa

    01/20/2012 8:22:21 AM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 19, 2012 | Philip Klein
    oday the Iowa state GOP announced that Rick Santorum beat Mitt Romney in this year's caucuses after all, but that they can't be totally sure because vote totals in eight precincts somehow went missing. Here's to hoping this results in a major rethinking of the caucus process, if not stripping Iowa of its first in the nation status altogether. I've been a longtime critic of the outsized influence Iowa has in electing a president. Not only does it get showered with attention from candidates who voters in later states won't have a chance to support, but most of its population...
  • Iowa Republicans to call caucus result split decision

    01/19/2012 4:30:07 AM PST · by edpc · 76 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | 19 Jan 2012 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Iowa Republican Party will certify this month's presidential caucuses as a split decision between former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney and former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum, citing missing data from eight precincts, the Des Moines Register reported on Thursday.
  • Santorum Tops Romney in Iowa Caucus 'Split Decision' (Santorum won by 34 votes)

    01/19/2012 3:47:43 AM PST · by Brown Deer · 68 replies
    national journal ^ | January 19, 2012 | Niraj Chokshi
    A recount of the Jan. 3 Iowa Republican caucus results has Rick Santorum leading Mitt Romney in the race for the GOP presidential nomination by 34 votes, with data from 8 precincts missing and never to be certified, GOP officials told The Des Moines Register on Wednesday. Despite Santorum's advantage, the state Republican party views the results as a wash.
  • Choosing A Champion, Cycle After Cycle

    01/11/2012 8:31:19 AM PST · by jfd1776 · 1 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | January 11, 2012 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    I have been a fan of country music since the mid-1970s, when Ellie Dylan jockeyed disks on Chicagos WMAQ radio. There are different kinds of country fans, of course those who like the modern guys more, or the modern gals more, or the oldies more, and of course there are the traditionalists who think that nobodys REALLY been country since we lost Hank Sr. But were still all country fans. So, when the internet came along, and fans gained the opportunity to vote for the top 20 songs of the week, and then the top 20 videos of the...
  • Could Typo Rewrite Caucus Histoy?

    01/05/2012 6:25:43 PM PST · by Catholic Iowan · 1 replies · 2+ views
    KCCI Des Moines CBS affiliate ^ | Jan. 5, 2012 | News Broadcast
    "When Mitt Romney won Iowa by eight votes and I've got a 20-vote discrepancy here, that right there says Rick Santorum won Iowa," True said. "Not Mitt Romney." True said at his 53-person caucus at the Garrett Memorial Library, Romney received two votes. According to the Iowa Republican Party's website, True's precinct cast 22 votes for Romney. "This is huge," True said. "It essentially changes who won." Read more:
  • Iowa Caucus Results (What we learned)

    01/05/2012 3:44:32 PM PST · by parksstp · 3 replies
    Parksstp ^ | 2012-01-05 | parksstp
    For those that were wondering how my predicted simulation worked out, it was okay if you switched Gingrich and Santorum's numbers for the most part, moved Bachmann to where Santorum was and bump Paul up more. I've done some analysis on the results. I was in the process of doing a county-by-county note update, but after 30 counties of 99, it's taking too damn long. So I'll just get to the basics: As for accuracy, it seems I know the people of Davis County like Rush knows his glorious naked body /sarc. It was my most accurate projection county-wise though...
  • Current Presidential Nominating Process is Unfair and Un-Democratic

    01/04/2012 2:35:10 PM PST · by Amerisrael · 29 replies
    Both the Republican Party and the Democratic Party should adapt the "Majority Preferential", or also refered to as the Alternative Vote, for a fair and truly democratic outcome in presidential primaries and caucuses.Under the Alternative Vote system, regardless of the number of candidates, if a candidate garners a true majority [50+%] of all votes cast, then they are declared the winner.But if no candidate garners a true majority [50+%] of votes cast, thena voters 'alternative or 2nd preference' is counted:["Elections under Alternative Vote are usually held in single-member districts, like FPTP elections. However, AV gives voters considerably more options than...
  • Ron Paul Won All Age Brackets Under 40 in Iowa Caucuses, Says Entrance Poll

    01/04/2012 10:52:57 AM PST · by Zakeet · 35 replies ^ | January 4, 2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Had voting in the Iowa Republican caucuses been restricted to voters under the age of 40, Rep. Ron Paul of Texas would have won easily, according to an entrance poll published by CNN. By contrast, according to the poll, former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania won among voters between 40 and 64, while former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney won among voters 65 or older. Voters at the caucuses tended to be older citizens, according to the poll, with fully 60 percent of them being at least 50 years of age. Only 25 percent of the caucus-goers were under 40, and...
  • Santorum (Still) Takes the Cake in Iowa

    01/04/2012 8:33:21 AM PST · by TheCollegeConservative · 6 replies
    The College Conservative ^ | Wednesday, January 4th, 2012 | Mark Mayberry
    Game on. That was the opening statement from a somewhat vindicated and jubilant Rick Santorum. Santorum found himself at the end of an incredible journey; a journey that included all of Iowas ninety-nine counties, three hundred and eighty-one town hall meetings. The finish line showed Santorum losing Iowa by a mere eight votes but most would conclude that Rick Santorum was the big winner. There may be more than three tickets leaving Iowa but quite a few are going to miss the plane. Rick Perry finished in a disappointing fifth place behind Newt Gingrich, who also experienced some difficulties in...
  • Iowa Caucuses Only Relevant For Their Near-Total Irrelevance

    01/04/2012 7:16:03 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 36 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | January 4, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Keeping-in-mind the state'spitiful track record at pickingeventual Republican presidential nominees, here's considering the Iowa Caucus resultsand what they mean (if anything): Santorum and Romney are locked in a dead-heat late into the night, nearing 25% of the vote each. Romney appears to be pulling into the lead with a late surge, though.Ron Paul is third and Newt a battle-weary fourth, the take-away for Team Doughboy being "attack ads work", shame that it is.The rest are left licking wounds and re-assessing hopes in the wake ofdisappointingfinishes, particularly Michelle Bachmann (who actually won the Iowa Staw Poll five months ago) and...