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  • Obamas say they're no strangers to racism (Barf or Laugh Alert)

    12/17/2014 5:44:51 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 85 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 17, 2014 | Justin Sink
    December 17, 2014, 08:15 am Obamas say they're no strangers to racism By Justin Sink The president and the first lady chronicled a series experiences in People magazine that they say demonstrated some of the latent racism that blacks in America continue to face. "There's no black male my age, who's a professional, who hasn't come out of a restaurant and is waiting for their car and somebody didn't hand them their car keys," the president said. The first lady said someone had asked her husband to get them coffee because he was wearing a tuxedo at a black-tie dinner,...
  • We helped elect Barack Obama— now we’re calling on Elizabeth Warren.. [HURL ALERT!]

    12/12/2014 2:31:07 PM PST · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 17 replies
    http://www.ReadyForWarren.com ^ | December 12, 2014 | Ready For Warren
    We believed in an unlikely candidate who no one thought had a chance. We worked for him — and against all odds, we won in Iowa. We organized like no campaign had organized before — and won the Democratic primary. We built a movement — and the country elected the first-ever African American president. We know that the improbable is far from impossible.
  • Tea party fumes over campaign finance plan - activists see power grab by GOP establishment

    12/11/2014 5:12:15 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | 11 Dec 2014 | By Tarini Parti and Anna Palmer
    Tea party activists are attacking a campaign finance rider in the $1.1 trillion spending bill that they view as a sneaky power grab by establishment Republicans designed to undermine outside conservative groups. The provision would increase the amount of money a single donor could give to national party committees each year from $97,200 to as much as $777,600 by allowing them to set up different funds for certain expenses. The change would be a huge boost for party committees that have faced steep challenges in recent years from well-funded outside groups. Disgruntled activists fear the committees will unleash the added...
  • G.O.P. Donors Seek to Narrow Field of Presidential Candidates to One

    12/08/2014 8:51:23 AM PST · by SMCC1 · 40 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 12/8/2014 | By NICHOLAS CONFESSORE
    “When you get that call” to commit to Mr. Bush or Mr. Christie, said one prominent Republican fund-raiser, “the answer to that question is yes.” The fund-raiser, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to preserve his relationships with all three men, added: “Anything else and you’re on the B team. You’re on the second list. People that like to do this want to be on the A team.”
  • Republicans Reject Their Mandate - Laying the groundwork for Democratic victory in 2016

    12/08/2014 5:57:18 AM PST · by Zakeet · 36 replies
    American Spectator ^ | December 8, 2014 | Jed Babbin
    Mary Landrieu’s defeat in Louisiana on Saturday should have put paid to Obama’s statism. But it didn’t because Republicans evidently have dedicated themselves to throwing away the mandate to end Obamaism that voters gave them in November. Some used to call the Republicans the “stupid party,” but what is going on now goes much farther than mere stupidity can account for. How else can you view the responses to Obama’s unconstitutional — and hence, illegal — immigration amnesty declaration? The problem extends far beyond that, but the immigration amnesty is the most apt example because it is the most current....
  • Radio Hosts Mock Landrieu After Interview

    12/06/2014 5:17:28 AM PST · by JustaCowgirl · 48 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 12/3/14 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Local radio hosts in Louisiana mocked Sen. Mary Landrieu for giving a poor interview immediately after having the embattled Democrat on the air on Wednesday. During an interview on 710 KEEL News Radio in Shreveport, La., conducted by Robert Wright and Erin McCarty, Landrieu continued her drum beat for the last week of the runoff election by answering every question with accusations against her opponent Rep. Bill Cassidy and his medical work at LSU. ....
  • Jeb Bush Will Not Run as a Conservative

    12/05/2014 8:57:37 PM PST · by robowombat · 42 replies
    New American ^ | Friday, 05 December 2014 | Steve Byas
    Friday, 05 December 2014 Jeb Bush Will Not Run as a Conservative Written by Steve Byas Jeb Bush Will Not Run as a Conservative His father and his brother captured the Republican nomination for president, posing as conservatives, then governed as moderates. Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush (shown), however, appears determined to chart a different course. If he does make a bid for president, this Bush is sending clear signals that it will not be as a conservative. After two previous Bush presidencies, in which conservative positions were adopted sporadically, this should not come as a surprise. But, following the...
  • Three House Races Remain Undecided from November

    12/04/2014 8:23:51 AM PST · by Vigilanteman · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4 December 2014 | Election Bureau
    Arizona's 2nd District: Challenger Martha McSally (GOP) clings to a 179 vote lead against Ron Barber, the incumbent, who is still finding missing votes. Louisiana's 5th District: Jamie Mayo, the only Democrat candidate with 28%, faces a Saturday runoff with Ralph Abraham, who garnered 23% against a crowded GOP field of six candidates.
  • Four potential Republican challengers who worry Hillary

    12/04/2014 5:52:16 AM PST · by SMCC1 · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/4/2014 | Aime Parnes
    Hillary Clinton allies are focusing on four potential Republican challengers for the White House: Jeb Bush, Rand Paul, Chris Christie and Scott Walker.
  • This is what's left of the Democratic Party's footprint on the country after the last election...

    12/02/2014 2:59:15 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 21 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 12-2-14 | The Looking Spoon
    I thought it would be interesting to show how narrow it is...literally, but you can see the exact distribution of representation this post from The Blaze.
  • Louisiana Democrat Caught on Camera Encouraging People to Vote Twice

    12/01/2014 5:32:28 PM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    IJReview ^ | Dec. 1, 2014 | Kevin Boyd
    Many like to claim that voter fraud is a myth. However, after watching this video, you’ll understand why people might be a little concerned about it happening. The Black Conservatives Fund released a video today showing a leading Louisiana Democrat encouraging people at a private Democrat party event to vote twice. According to the BCF press release, Opelousas Mayor Don Cravins Sr. spoke at a rally at the Charcoal Lounge in Opelousas on November 3, 2014 – the day before Louisiana’s primary election. His son, Don Cravins Jr., is the chief of staff for Louisiana’s embattled Democrat Senator Mary Landrieu....
  • Democrat Mayor Encourages Voter Fraud at Landrieu Event

    12/01/2014 5:48:56 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | 12-1-2014 | Black Conservatives Fund
    Democrat Party Boss and Opelousas Mayor Don Cravins, Sr. urges Democrats to commit voter fraud at Senator Mary Landrieu event.
  • 'Go vote again tomorrow': Video shows Louisiana mayor ... encouraging voter fraud ...

    12/01/2014 10:03:49 AM PST · by Zakeet · 16 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | December 1, 2014 | David Martosko
    Complete Headline: 'Go vote again tomorrow': Video shows Louisiana mayor whose son is Sen. Mary Landrieu's chief of staff encouraging voter fraud as final US Senate contest's runoff election draws near Black conservative group obtained videotape of Don Cravins Sr. telling Louisianans to vote twice in Nov. 6 Senate runoff election 'One more time’s not going to hurt,' he said on November 3, telling voters to cast multiple ballots for Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu Cravins is a former Louisiana Democratic state legislator who is now mayor of the town of Opelousas His son is Landrieu's chief of staff Landrieu camp...
  • Occidental Students Confront A Reality Of Political Campaigns: Defeat

    11/30/2014 10:16:24 AM PST · by Steelfish · 49 replies
    LATimes ^ | November30, 2014 | JASON SONG
    Occidental Students Confront A Reality Of Political Campaigns: Defeat By JASON SONG For a semester, Occidental students spent 12-hour days campaigning for candidates -- and lost Occidental College students worked for credit on various political campaigns and got a dose of reality The midterm elections were over. The 11 campaign workers from Occidental College returned to class. But first, they heard from a school reverend. "You win some, you lose some," Susan Young told the group. It's perfectly OK, she said, to have trouble readjusting to college life or to feel out of place. In what is believed to be...
  • [Misleading copyrighted photos removed] “The Best Slave Is A Slave That Doesn’t Know He’s A Slave" A

    11/30/2014 8:35:21 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 61 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11/29/14 | Tyler Durden
    <p>Copyright restricted photos removed including the misleading Canadian Press photo purported to be a photograph of an empty, or otherwise unattended American PTA meeting.</p>
  • A Black Politician with Gumption

    11/26/2014 2:04:04 AM PST · by NickFlooding · 1 replies
    FreeAtLast PAC ^ | 11/24/2014
    www.FreeAtLastPAC.com President Obama has chosen to take bold executive action - but not to help the Black community! He has decided to grant de-facto Amnesty to 5 Million immigrants. Our communities already have so little as it is...and now we're being asked to share!?!?
  • Andrew Klavan: How the Media See the Midterms (video)

    11/25/2014 5:17:46 AM PST · by servo1969 · 4 replies
    TruthRevolt.org ^ | 11-24-2014 | Andrew Klavan
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKLy-IcdH7cTRANSCRIPT: I’m Andrew Klavan and this is the Revolting Truth. The political landscape has changed and now that some time has passed, let’s try to get at the deeper meaning of the midterm elections. In the final results, Republicans won eleventy hundred Senate seats out of a possible thirty-three, and approximately a gazillion governorships including four in the seven states that only exist in Barack Obama’s imagination. I know many of you untrained amateur political hobbyists out there may feel this means that voters have repudiated the Obama presidency... and then thrown it to the ground and stomped on it......
  • Canvass Board refuses to certify Boulder County election results [ Colorado ]

    11/22/2014 5:28:46 PM PST · by george76 · 5 replies
    Longmont Times Call ^ | 11/21/2014 | Alex Burness
    For the third time since 2012, a majority of the Boulder County Canvass Board has voted not to certify the all-mail results of Nov. 4, citing, among other allegations, Colorado's "bogus" signature verification process, which some board members say presents potentially unreliable data. ... The Canvass Board is tasked with ensuring the total number of ballots counted on Election Day does not exceed the total number of ballots cast. It is also responsible for certifying the official abstract of votes, which, in this case, is due to Secretary of State Scott Gessler on Monday. Its recommendation came on a 4-3...
  • UKIP Is Better but Is No Solution

    11/21/2014 5:06:17 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 5 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 21 November 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    Yesterday the UK Independence Party (UKIP) has gained its second seat in Britain's House of Commons, the lower House of Parliament, with Mark Reckless elected in the Rochester and Strood constituency, in Kent. The victory was obtained through a comfortable, though not dramatic, majority of 2,930 votes over the Conservative runner-up Kelly Tolhurst, a majority which many say may easily be lost again at the May 2015 general election for the UK Parliament. This, and especially UKIP's first Member of Parliament, Douglas Carswell, elected on 9 October 2014 in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, with a landslide of 60% of the vote,...
  • The GOP Governors' 2016 Derby

    11/21/2014 1:42:36 PM PST · by SMCC1 · 1 replies
    Commentary ^ | 11/21/2014 | Jonathan S. Tobin
    Chris Christie took a well-deserved victory lap this week at the annual meeting of the Republican Governor’s Association, basking in the glow of a midterm victory that capped off a highly successful year for him as chairman of the group. The New Jersey governor’s formidable fundraising skills played a significant role in the GOP’s victories around the country, including in blue states such as Maryland and Massachusetts. But, as Politico notes, Christie wasn’t getting much love, in terms of his 2016 prospects, from the candidates he helped. That’s not terribly surprising given the plethora of potential candidates, including a bevy...
  • T-CRUZ: Obama's Reaction (to His Rejection Nov 4th)? ANGER with The American People

    11/21/2014 12:51:39 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 29 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 21 November 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    If there's one thing a narcissist can't take, it's rejection...In the wake of Obama's unsettling, constitutionally-illegal power grab, Senator Ted Cruz (R- Texas) told Meagan Kelly that Dear Leader knows we rejected his policies on November 4th (specifically long-threatened immigration diktats from the WH, as we are already now saddled with)- yet instead of attempting to deliver some semblance of what most normal people want, the guy Mark Levin dubbed 'The Imperial President' has given us the finger like he's never done before (and that's sayin' something)- In fact, Obama's narcissistic tantrum yesterday amounts to anger with us counter-revolutionaries for not acquiescing his...
  • Jim Webb Exploring Presidential Run

    11/20/2014 7:07:13 AM PST · by central_va · 40 replies
    WRVA ^ | 11/20/14 | 1040WRVA.com
    Richmond, VA (1140wrva.com) – Former U.S. Senator Jim Webb (D), despite having retired from just one term in Washington, has announced he is forming an exploratory committee to consider running for President. If he did run, he would likely have to beat former First Lady Hillary Clinton in the primaries. Webb says the country needs leadership, and a willingness to work beyond partisan lines. He says he is beholden to no one, and will not govern by polls. He also stresses that he feels the equality of opportunity in the U.S. has been backsliding, and he would work to change...
  • John Kasich finds himself the center of attention at forum with potential White House rivals

    11/19/2014 7:31:01 PM PST · by SMCC1 · 13 replies
    Cleveland.com ^ | 11/19/2014 | Henry J. Gomez
    Kasich shared the stage for an afternoon panel discussion with Govs. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, Mike Pence of Indiana, Rick Perry of Texas and Scott Walker of Wisconsin. It probably wasn't supposed to sound and look like a primary debate, even with NBC's Chuck Todd moderating, but it did. And Kasich was in the center of the scrum. Or was it the left? On three policy issues important to the party's conservative base Kasich tracked more moderate than his potential rivals for the GOP nomination. And while many were happy to bash President Barack Obama, particularly as he plans an...
  • A Walker '16 Boom: He looks great-on paper

    11/19/2014 6:44:27 PM PST · by SMCC1 · 62 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/19/2014 | John Podhoretz
    He has kept a relatively low national profile, appearing infrequently on TV. And for those who have heard him speak, the experience is not exactly transporting: He’s colorless and unexciting to watch. In fact, though the cruisers all thought the world of Walker, almost none of them had ever actually seen him in action. But he is riveting if you’re watching the box scores, which is what political junkies do in the runup to major elections.
  • Jeb Bush meets with major Wall Street donors to prepare for potential 2016 presidential run

    11/19/2014 6:35:27 PM PST · by SMCC1 · 36 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 11/19/2014 | BY BRIAN NIEMIETZ , DAN FRIEDMAN
    The former Florida governor quietly met with Wall Street executives on Monday in a Manhattan bank to lay down the necessary ground work for a run by lining up donors. It was his fifth visit to the city since June.
  • Enabling the Delusional Democrats

    11/19/2014 6:53:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 19, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    After the 2012 campaign, liberal journalists swarmed around Republican Party chair Reince Priebus offering what was called an "autopsy" on every way Republicans failed, with a special emphasis on more outreach to minority voters. Democrats and their media enablers painted a picture of demographic doom for an aging white Republican base. Two years later, Republicans made dramatic gains among minority voters. In House races across America, Republicans won 50 percent of the Asian vote to 49 percent for Democrats. Republicans won 38 percent of the Hispanic vote in House races. Gov. Sam Brownback drew 47 percent of Hispanics in Kansas,...
  • the election of 1948 and why politics hasn’t changed all that much

    11/16/2014 4:23:51 PM PST · by statestreet · 5 replies
    medium.com ^ | November 16, 2014 | political book review
    It’s hard to get too far into reading a newspaper these days without hearing about how nasty the political game has become. At first glance, it’s an easy assertion to buy into: between the government shutdown, Congress’ inability to pass any meaningful legislation, the vitriolic opposition to compromise coming from both sides of the aisle, etc., etc., things do seem to have changed. The media plays a role in selling the idea, too. Magazine covers and op-eds all trumpet the same message: America just doesn’t seem to work any more. Our collective memory is startlingly short. Anyone who has read...
  • Can Republicans hold on to Senate majority in 2016? There’s reason for doubt.

    11/15/2014 11:00:16 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 76 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 9, 2014 | Chris Cillizza,, Aaron Blake and Sean Sullivan
    Congratulations, Republicans! You won the Senate majority! Now, can you hold on to it for more than two years? Looking at the 2016 Senate map, there’s reason for doubt. Republicans will have to defend 24 seats, compared with 10 for Democrats. And the raw numbers don’t even tell the whole story. Seven seats held by Republicans — Florida, Illinois, Iowa, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin — were carried by President Obama in 2008 and 2012. And there is chatter about potential Republican retirements in Arizona and Iowa. If either John McCain or Chuck Grassley decided to call it a...
  • David Pietrusza On Calvin Coolidge

    11/15/2014 11:29:24 AM PST · by statestreet · 3 replies
    Vimeo ^ | Novemer 14, 2014 | William K. Sanford Town Library
    Author David Petrusza discusses the pivotal 1924 election for president, won by "Silent Cal Coolidge."
  • Scott Walker’s 2016 Challenge

    11/14/2014 11:32:21 AM PST · by SMCC1 · 21 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/13/2014 | KIMBERLEY A. STRASSEL
    What still gives a lot of Republican leaders pause about Scott Walker is, well, Scott Walker. The Wisconsin dynamo is good, but the knock on him is that he knows it. He has a reputation as a one-man band, serving these past four years as his own chief speechwriter, chief policy aide, chief fundraiser, and chief political analyst. He is known to listen to a few trusted Wisconsin gurus—like consultant R.J. Johnson—but for the most part is anti-team effort.
  • Elizabeth Warren gets rock-star reception at liberal donors confab

    11/13/2014 8:17:18 PM PST · by mykroar · 37 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/13/14 | Kenneth Vogel
    Elizabeth Warren insists she has no interest in running for president in 2016, but the rich liberals to whom she spoke Thursday afternoon seemed unwilling to take ‘no’ for an answer. The Massachusetts senator got a rock stars’ welcome during a closed-door speech to major donors, one of whom interrupted her by yelling “Run, Liz, Run!”
  • 24-Year-Old Republican Baffles Democrats, Heads to the State House

    11/13/2014 12:05:09 PM PST · by Baynative · 54 replies
    Seattle Weekly ^ | 11/11/14 | Ellis E. Conklin
    From the outset to the bitter end, Democrats would not take her seriously. She was too young, they said, unseasoned and unqualified—just a pretty face with a thin resume and no political experience. Then 24-year-old Melanie Stambaugh shocked them all and won going away.
  • Walker for President? WI Gov’s Rise Has Similarities to Reagan

    11/12/2014 11:59:58 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 51 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-12-14 | Avner Zarmi
    The “elephant in the room,” now that Scott Walker has won a remarkable third election as governor of Wisconsin in only four years, is the presidential election in 2016. Well before the 2014 midterms, speculation was rife about Walker’s possible presidential ambitions, and his several trips to neighboring Iowa did nothing to quell it. It is widely assumed that Walker’s possible presidential ambitions are a major reason the national Democratic Party and its various third-party interest groups expended enormous resources in the unsuccessful attempts to defeat him. There are many reasons for the Democrats to be terrified of a possible...
  • Rand Paul’s Greatest Weakness

    11/12/2014 10:36:11 PM PST · by entropy12 · 48 replies
    Politico ^ | November 12, 2014 | SAM YOUNGMAN
    ..... Now, with a likely Paul presidential run mere months away, Democrats and Republicans are asking the same question and debating among themselves what will be the political silver bullet that finally brings him down.
  • GOP adds another Senate seat as Sullivan wins Alaska

    11/12/2014 1:59:00 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 93 replies
    FOX ^ | NOV 12, 2014 | FOX
    <p>Republican candidate Dan Sullivan defeated Democratic incumbent Sen. Mark Begich in Alaska’s U.S. Senate race Wednesday.</p> <p>The win gives the GOP eight Senate pickups in the midterm elections. The party is also seeking a ninth seat in Louisiana’s runoff in December.</p>
  • A Republican Revolution?

    11/11/2014 7:38:14 AM PST · by donjuanluis07 · 3 replies
    http://rcsprouljr.com/jce/republican-revolution/ ^ | Nov. 11, 2014 | R. C. Sproul Jr.
    Today, Dr. Sproul Jr. talks about the results of the Midterm Elections. AUDIO After the Jump!
  • Democrats Have An Obama Problem

    11/11/2014 5:32:44 AM PST · by LeoMcNeil · 51 replies
    The Democrats have a Barack Obama problem. It isn’t simply that the President is unpopular and thus the prime reason why the Democrats lost last week’s elections. Their Obama problem runs much deeper than that. In the last six elections that did not include Obama at the top of the ticket, the Democrats have lost five of them. Only their 2006 win over a battered President George W. Bush keeps the Republicans from a full sweep. While Democrats have spent the last week trying to convince themselves that the midterm electorate is different from the presidential electorate, the reality is...
  • Gov. Scott Walker: "Governors Make Much Better Presidents Than Members Of Congress"

    11/09/2014 1:23:26 PM PST · by SMCC1 · 119 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 11/09/2014 | RCP
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  • Pillars of a Renewed Majority

    11/09/2014 8:24:06 AM PST · by MV=PY · 20 replies
    Speaker of the House site ^ | 11/9/2014 | John A. Boehner
    Over the last four years, the House has served as an outpost in Washington for the people’s priorities. With a renewed majority, we renew that mission, and pledge to focus on good-paying jobs and an economy strong enough to help keep the American Dream alive and well. To do this, we need a plan, and in conversations with people in my district and around the country, I have identified five things we need to do to harness America’s energy boom and reset the foundation of our economy: Fix our tax code so that we can bring jobs home and families...
  • National vote totals for 2014 Senate & Governor elections

    11/09/2014 6:51:47 AM PST · by ReaganThatcherJohnPaul2 · 23 replies
    Nice maps and colors at the site. http://uselectionatlas.org/2014.php
  • Scoring the McLaughlin Group's US Senate picks

    11/09/2014 5:36:30 AM PST · by relictele · 17 replies
    Self | 09 Nov 2014 | Self
    Hadn't watched the McLaughlin Group in quite some time as they had lost or jettisoned some of the more interesting panelists (and no, Jay Carney wasn't one of them!). The lineup seems to have stabilized although these poor folks are looking O-L-D...perhaps because they are. Felt bad for McLaughlin who apparently was wearing someone else's suit, so baggy was it on his frame. I'm not condemning anyone for aging or illness but it was a bit alarming. In the days before cable news and the internet, the McLaughlin Group were one of the few doses of political candor and a...
  • My biggest Texas election surprise: Patrick thumped Van de Putte among Hispanic men

    11/09/2014 4:48:37 AM PST · by MulberryDraw · 30 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | November 6, 2014 | Rodger Jones
    A conventional wisdom bubbled up among media people like myself about the tenor of Republican Dan Patrick’s message on immigration. We concluded that his hard-edged border security focus in his campaign for lieutenant governor was going to stampede Hispanic voters into the waiting arms of Democratic statewides. Wrong. Or at least partially wrong.
  • Judge Jeanine Pirro Opening Obama Is Delusional!

    11/09/2014 12:11:59 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 26 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/08/14 | Judge Jeanine Pirro
    Justice with Judge Jeanine Pirro opening statement from 11-8-14 says Obama is delusional. She talks about the results of the big win the Republicans had from the mid term elections
  • Vanity: Want to expand the Republican map, even further? (Try a Recall)

    11/08/2014 6:51:39 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 22 replies
    Ballotpedia ^ | N/A | Ballotpedia
    Recall Contents [hide] 1 Statewide recall 1.1 Officials eligible by state 1.2 Prerequisites for recall processes 2 Notable recalls 2.1 Gubernatorial recalls 2.1.1 Wisconsin, 2012 2.1.2 California, 2003 2.1.3 North Dakota, 1921 2.2 Other recalls 3 Recalls by type of political office 4 See also 5 References Recall is a process available in most jurisdictions whereby an elected official can be removed from office either for malfeasance or in some jurisdictions for any action the recall language specifies. For recalls, most state laws have set the highest signature threshold for any type of petition—most often requiring 25% of all registered...
  • Big review set by Democrats after election losses

    11/08/2014 2:39:09 PM PST · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 32 replies
    AP ^ | Nov 8, 4:35 PM EST | KEN THOMAS
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democrats are planning an extensive review of what went wrong in the 2014 and 2010 elections, hoping to find ways to translate success in presidential campaigns into future midterm contests. A party committee will conduct a "top-to-bottom assessment" of the Democrats' performance in recent midterm elections and try to determine why they have struggled to turn out its core voters in nonpresidential elections. "It's apparent that there are increasingly two separate electorates: a midterm electorate and a presidential electorate. We win one and we don't seem to be able to win the other,"
  • Big review set by Democrats after election losses

    11/08/2014 1:34:12 PM PST · by MV=PY · 46 replies
    AP ^ | 11/8/2014 | KEN THOMAS
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democrats are planning an extensive review of what went wrong in the 2014 and 2010 elections, hoping to find ways to translate success in presidential campaigns into future midterm contests. A party committee will conduct a "top-to-bottom assessment" of the Democrats' performance in recent midterm elections and try to determine why they have struggled to turn out its core voters in nonpresidential elections. ...
  • Bill Clinton Predicts GOP 'Boogie Dance' Over Senate Win

    11/08/2014 6:14:48 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 33 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Nov 8, 2014 | Jordyn Holman
    Newsmax Bill Clinton Predicts GOP 'Boogie Dance' Over Senate Win Saturday, November 8, 2014 By: Jordyn Holman Former President Bill Clinton weighed in Friday on the results of Tuesday's midterm elections, suggesting that Congress and the White House can still "get things done" and reflecting on his experience working with a divided government during a period of intense partisanship. "The retrospective memory of my six years tends to be one that is airbrushed," Clinton told the crowd at USC. "For this time, what you gotta have is an agenda and get things done. There's going to be a boogie dance...
  • It’s Shocking How Little Was Spent on the Midterms

    11/08/2014 6:31:17 AM PST · by rogerantone1 · 10 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | November 7, 2014 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    The “most expensive election in history.” Our democracy is being “bought and sold.” This election, “debased by money, shames us all.” These are some of the recent expressions of outrage about what the Center for Responsive Politicsestimates to have been $3.67 billion spent for federal offices during the 2014 midterms. Two days before the election on “Face the Nation,” CBS’s Bob Schieffer asked viewers to name one item whose costs have gone up as much over time as campaigns. That’s easy. While campaign spending soared to $3.67 billion this year from $1.6 billion in 1998, federal government spending rose 5%...
  • Republican Who Performed ‘Exorcism’ On President Obama Elected to Colorado State House

    11/07/2014 1:01:26 PM PST · by chajin · 37 replies
    Addicting Info ^ | November 5, 2014 | Ryan Denson
    No, this is sadly not satire. Colorado barely held onto their Democratic governor in last night’s hotly contested election. They did, however, elect a radical, anti-LGBT, Obama-hating chaplain to their state House of Representatives. The Colorado Springs Gazette reports that activist Gordon “Dr. Chaps” Klingenschmitt, who made national headlines last year for his attempt to exorcise a “demonic spirit” from President Barack Obama, won his position with 70 percent of the vote in the El Paso County district. The district is solid Republican, with a 2-1 registered advantage...
  • 4 in 10 Ferguson voters cast ballots; turnout still trails county, 2010 totals

    11/07/2014 12:31:04 PM PST · by aimhigh · 22 replies
    KMOV.com ^ | 11/07/2014 | Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN
    Since Officer Darren Wilson killed the unarmed Brown on a Ferguson street, much has been made of the city's supposed history of poor voter turnout. In a city that is two-thirds black, how, many asked, could the police force and local government be so overwhelmingly white? . . . To put it bluntly, voter turnout for Ferguson township was far from historic. Of 24,334 registered voters, 10,222 cast ballots in Tuesday's election, a turnout of slightly more than 42%, according to an initial tally. There wasn't a wave of new voters, either, as only 204 residents registered to vote between...