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  • NATE SILVER: Obama's Odds Of Winning Have Now Hit An Overwhelming 86%

    11/05/2012 9:19:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/05/2012 | Henry Blodget
    With one day to go in the U.S. presidential election, Obama's probability of winning has reached 86%, according to New York Times polling guru Nate Silver. Betting markets Intrade and Betfair also show the President maintaining a strong (but less extreme) lead. These assessments come despite the continued release of some polls that look good for Romney. The difference between the national polls and the betting markets, some polling experts say, is that the national polls focus on the popular vote, whereas Silver's odds focus on state-by-state polls aimed at determining the winner of the electoral college and, with it,...
  • Former Obama Adviser Brews A Different Tea Party (Van Jones)

    07/31/2011 2:36:09 PM PDT · by Drango · 18 replies
    NPR ^ | 7/31/11 | NPR
    Van Jones was President Obama's special adviser for "green" jobs when he was hit with a wave of criticism from conservative pundits about his past associations. The controversy forced him to leave his post in September 2009, but it wasn't the last we'd hear of him. That same conservative wave went on to make a major splash in Congress through the Tea Party. Jones decided to fight back, founding a group called the "American Dream Movement." Some people call Jones' group a liberal version of the Tea Party. His inspiration, he tells weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz,...
  • Former U.S. Rep. Dan Rostenkowski dead

    08/11/2010 1:03:44 PM PDT · by xzins · 39 replies
    UPI ^ | 11 Aug 10
    UPI) -- Former U.S. Rep Dan Rostenkowski, who rose to be chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee and went to prison in disgrace, died Wednesday. He was 82. Rostenkowski died at his summer home in Powers Lake, Wis., after a long battle with cancer, the Chicago Tribune reported. A onetime Washington political insider and power broker, Rostenkowski represented his Chicago 5th Congressional District in Congress for 36 years, rising to head the powerful tax-writing Ways and Means Committee that rewrote the 1986 U.S. tax code. The son of 32nd Ward Democratic Alderman Joseph Rostenkowski, Daniel was first elected...
  • Clinton Wedding Raises Questions of Interfaith Marriage

    07/29/2010 8:43:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 56 replies · 2+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | July 28, 2010 | Janice Shaw Crouse
    Click here to find out more! When asked about the significance of her daughter, Chelsea, marrying Marc Mezvinsky, who is Jewish, and thus being married in an interfaith union, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton responded, “Over the years, so many of the barriers that prevented people from getting married, crossing lines of faith or color or ethnicity have just disappeared.” True, the barriers have disappeared, but serious difficulties remain. While some scholars argue that mixed-faith unions “serve as a refiner’s fire” that make the relationships stronger, the statistical evidence indicates this is all too frequently not the outcome. The American...
  • Obama Czar's SHOCK ADMISSION: Goal Is Complete Revolution Away From Capitalism

    09/02/2009 8:25:28 PM PDT · by Pacothecat · 285 replies · 14,327+ views
    Obama Czar's SHOCK ADMISSION: "Green Jobs" Goal Is "Complete Revolution" Away From "Gray Capitalism" http://www.breitbart.tv/obama-czars-shock-admission-green-jobs-goal-is-complete-revolution-away-from-gray-capitalism/ Breitbart.tv and Naked Emperor News
  • Van Jones in Berkley - Obama's "Green Jobs" Czar - February 2009

    09/01/2009 7:49:26 PM PDT · by dalight · 4 replies · 856+ views
    YouTube ^ | September 1, 2009 | DefendGlen
    Van Jones in February 2009, just before he was appointed the "Green Jobs" Czar gave this talk at Berkley. It is clear that he is selling the idea of hitching the destruction of Capitalism to taking a "Green" approach to the "System." Its a little under 5 minutes. Watch and understand why Glen has kept hammering on the question of why is this guy an adviser to the President? Amazing.
  • John Ford-backed law lets doctor practice

    06/01/2008 6:55:24 PM PDT · by SmithL · 8 replies · 362+ views
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 6/1/8 | Marc Perrusquia
    A psychologist raised in Frayser and trained in South America, Morgan had been rejected twice by the state's psychology licensing board because of his academic record. But Morgan found a powerful ally in then-state Sen. John Ford, who pushed through legislation that forced regulators to hand Morgan a license to practice, according to an examination by The Commercial Appeal. That carefully tailored 1998 law has privately troubled psychology professionals for years yet remained unknown to the larger public. The newspaper uncovered the matter following Morgan's indictment last month. Federal prosecutors contend Morgan offered Ford money in 2005 for legislation that...
  • Reynolds Starts Two New Jobs (Let's stroll down memory lane)

    07/26/2005 3:47:29 AM PDT · by Liz · 13 replies · 3,314+ views
    ABC7Chicago.com ^ | January 28, 2001
    Reynolds Starts Two New Jobs In one of his last official acts President Clinton commuted Mel Reynolds sentence. The former congressman had two years left to serve for tax evasion. (POSTER'S NOTE Democratic congressman Mel Reynolds was sent to jail for criminal sexual assault and solicitation of child pornography. Reynolds was among the 176 criminals excused in President Clinton's last-minute forgiveness spree. Reynolds received a commutation of his six-and-a-half-year federal sentence for 15 convictions of wire fraud, bank fraud and lies to the Federal Election Commission. He is more notorious, however, for concurrently serving five years for sleeping with an...
  • '60s Singer Still Calling for 'Nam Apology

    04/01/2005 8:22:26 PM PST · by InvisibleChurch · 79 replies · 1,606+ views
    newsmax.com ^ | Friday, April 1, 2005 10:18 p.m. EST
    It's been 30 years since the last bombs fell during the Vietnam War, and longtime peace activist Peter Yarrow says it's about time that America apologizes. The singer-songwriter from the 1960s folk group Peter, Paul and Mary has grown gray, but his passion to fight for those affected by the war remains fervent. During his first trip to Vietnam this week, he told The Associated Press that the war wounds of the United States won't heal until the nation makes amends — a process he believes should involve helping Vietnamese suffering from the ill health effects of Agent Orange, a...
  • Cisneros says Democrats will build on this year's election

    07/29/2004 4:29:59 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 21 replies · 494+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 07/29/2004 | Rebeca Rodriguez
    BOSTON — Putting John Kerry in the White House is the immediate goal of the Democratic Party, but this year's election has a broader purpose, former San Antonio Mayor Henry Cisneros said today. "It is a foundational election in which we build for the future," Cisneros told members of the Texas media this morning before addressing the state delegation breakfast. "To me, that's the most important part of what this year's about." The message resonated with Democrats on the final day of the convention and comes at a critical time. The Democratic Party long has been criticized for lacking unity...
  • The old Cisneros magic is still in working order(Barf Alert!)

    03/26/2004 11:36:10 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 7 replies · 217+ views
    Caller-Time ^ | March 25, 2004
    Could dynamic leader one day return to public life? Let's hope so. It's an ancient, wheezy saw that has long since attained cliche status, but, as is the case with so many cliches, there is an irreducible kernel of truth at its center: "Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these: It might have been." The line came to mind almost automatically on the occasion of an appearance here Monday by former San Antonio Mayor (and former Clinton administration secretary of Housing and Urban Development). Personal indiscretions resulted in his exit from politics years ago -...
  • Cult leader's molestation trial could create circus

    01/04/2004 5:02:43 PM PST · by EggsAckley · 24 replies · 1,000+ views
    AP ^ | MARK NIESSE
    EATONTON, GA (AP) -- After months of unorthodox tactics and protests by followers dressed as Egyptian pharaohs, mummies and birds, Nuwaubian cult leader Malachi York's child molestation case finally heads to trial Monday. And officials are doing all they can to keep the courtroom from turning into a circus. "It's like living in bizarro world," said Frank Ford, an attorney who has argued with the Nuwaubians in court. "They cannot stand being told no, and they cannot stand being ignored." York, who moved the quasi-religious United Nuwaubian Nation of Moors from New York to a central Georgia farm in 1993,...
  • "Muslim" Driver's License Woman Is Convicted Child Abuser: See Her UNVEILED (Ulterior Motive?)

    05/29/2003 11:32:30 AM PDT · by Timesink · 157 replies · 712+ views
    The Smoking Gun ^ | May 29, 2003
    MAY 28--Turns out the Florida woman who is suing for the right to wear a Muslim headdress in a driver's license photograph has previously been subjected to an, um, unveiled government portrait. Following her 1997 conversion to Islam, Sultaana Freeman (formerly Sandra Keller) was arrested in Decatur, Illinois for battering a foster child. Freeman, 35, pleaded guilty in 1999 to felony aggravated battery and was sentenced to 18 months probation. As a result of the conviction, state officials removed two foster children from Freeman's care. The mug shot of the felonious Freeman (below left) was taken after her arrest in...