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  • Media Bias In Midterm Election Reporting

    10/23/2014 4:51:06 AM PDT · by LeoMcNeil · 13 replies
    According to the Media Research Center, on the big three network evening news shows there have only been 25 stories on the midterm elections. The time period in question is from September 1st to October 20th. If you watch ABC News, you might not even know there is a midterm election coming up. They haven’t run a single story on the midterms. Compare this to 2006 when, during the same period, the big three networks ran 159 stories. Those who claim there isn’t a left-wing media bias will have a hard time explaining why the networks ran so many stories...
  • INELIGIBLA DACA BENEFICIARIES FOUND ON NC VOTING ROLLS (Dummycrat illegal vote-fraud alert)

    10/22/2014 4:27:25 PM PDT · by Liz · 21 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/22/14
    North Carolina election officials discovered 145 names who are ineligible b/c they are illegal immigrants granted President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status.....the State Bd of Elections discovered the illegal voters Tuesday when the DMV ran a search for DACA licenses. The DACA recipients on voting rolls will be sent letters requesting documentation that they are citizens. NC DACA beneficiaries are able to obtain drivers licenses, but are not able to vote. The Winston-Salem Journal notes that it is likely more ineligible people may still remain on the voting rolls. Nearly 10,000 names on the rolls are tagged by...
  • Where can we read about California propositions with conservative input? [ question ]

    10/19/2014 8:32:10 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 32 replies
    Nlz ^ | Oct 19,2014 | Nlz
    Looking for conservative input on proposistions for the coming election. Thank you.
  • ‘Calibration error’ changes GOP votes to Dem in Illinois county

    10/22/2014 9:33:13 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 59 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | October 22, 2014 | Fox News, via WatchDog.org
    Early voting in Illinois got off to a rocky start Monday, as votes being cast for Republican candidates were transformed into votes for Democrats. Republican state representative candidate Jim Moynihan went to vote Monday at the Schaumburg Public Library. “I tried to cast a vote for myself and instead it cast the vote for my opponent,” Moynihan said. “You could imagine my surprise as the same thing happened with a number of races when I tried to vote for a Republican and the machine registered a vote for a Democrat.”
  • What could go wrong? Volunteers go door-to-door ‘ballot harvesting’ in Colorado

    10/22/2014 5:16:04 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 22, 2014 | Valerie Richardson
    DENVER — It’s harvest time in Colorado, and not just for pumpkins. Concerns are running high over door-to-door campaign workers asking voters for their mail-in ballots in what is known as “ballot harvesting.” Now that all-mail voting is the law of the land in Colorado, the challenge for campaigns is to persuade voters to drop off or mail in their ballots — or hand them to the foot soldiers who turn up on their doorsteps offering to do it for them..... [snip] .....“I guarantee you right now if you went to an apartment complex anywhere in Colorado, you would find...
  • Mary Burke's Lie of the Day: "The Deepest Per-Student Education Cuts in The Nation"

    10/21/2014 9:34:29 AM PDT · by Mygirlsmom · 6 replies
    www.rightwisconsin.com ^ | 10/21/2014 | Colin Roth
    CLAIM: "The deepest per-student education cuts in the nation."FACT: As of 2014, the estimated savings for local governments is around $3 billion statewide - providing savings that far and away exceed the cuts. And the success stories are everywhere......Editor's Note: RightWisconsin will be bringing you a "Lie of the Day" each day in order to give you the facts and ammunition to combat the talking points and lies from Mary Burke and her allies. This effort is so that we can arm you with the truth so that you might be able to answer questions from voters.
  • Vote all you want. The secret government won’t change.

    10/21/2014 6:23:16 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 47 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | Oct 19, 2014 | Jordan Michael Smith
    ... Though it’s a bedrock American principle that citizens can steer their own government by electing new officials, Glennon suggests that in practice, much of our government no longer works that way. In a new book, “National Security and Double Government,” he catalogs the ways that the defense and national security apparatus is effectively self-governing, with virtually no accountability, transparency, or checks and balances of any kind. He uses the term “double government”: There’s the one we elect, and then there’s the one behind it, steering huge swaths of policy almost unchecked. Elected officials end up serving as mere cover...
  • Van Hollen abandons any hope of voter ID for now-(Wisconsin Attorney General)

    10/20/2014 9:04:11 PM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 17 replies
    Fox 11 Online ^ | 10/20/14 | AP
    MADISON (AP) – Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen is giving up on finding a way to get a voter photo identification law in place for the Nov. 4 election.
  • Abortion CEO committed to keeping Tiller’s legacy alive endorses Greg Orman for U.S. Senate in Kansa

    10/20/2014 6:24:02 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    Life Site ^ | 10.20.14 | Ben Johnson
    FULL TITLE: Abortion CEO committed to ‘keeping Tiller’s legacy alive’ endorses Greg Orman for U.S. Senate in Kansas A longtime associate of abortionist George Tiller, who is now the CEO of her own Wichita abortion facility, has thrown her support behind Greg Orman in his bid to defeat Republican incumbent U.S. Senator Pat Roberts of Kansas. “As CEO of South Wind Women’s Center, an organization that provides reproductive health care to Kansas women, I am disheartened that, once again, the lives of women are up for debate,” Julie Burkhart wrote in The Wichita Eagle. “We live in a time when...
  • Lamar Alexander's new campaign ad: 'trust me' (TN/US Senate)

    10/20/2014 9:47:09 AM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 17 replies
    ChattanoogaTimesFreePress ^ | Monday October 20, 2014 | Andy Sher
    NASHVILLE - In a just-released TV ad, Republican U.S. Sen Lamar Alexander is again linking Democratic opponent Gordon Ball to President Barack Obama and asks voters to "trust me." The television ad, Alexander's third, features the senator speaking directly to the camera, saying, "These are serious times, and here’s the choice. A vote for my opponent is just one more vote for Barack Obama’s agenda. "Trust me with your vote," Alexander continues. "It could mean a new Senate majority that will stand up to terrorism, secure our borders, and make it easier to find a job. And finally, we’ll begin...
  • Rasmussen: Connecticut Governor: Foley (R) 50%, Malloy (D) 43%

    10/19/2014 9:38:22 AM PDT · by BlueStateRightist · 24 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | October 19, 2014 | Rasmussen Reports
    Republican challenger Tom Foley still leads Democratic incumbent Dan Malloy in their Connecticut gubernatorial rematch as voters continue to grumble about the job Malloy has done over the past four years. Foley now picks up 50% of the vote to Malloy’s 43% in a new statewide telephone survey of Likely Connecticut Voters. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate in the race, and four percent (4%) are undecided.
  • Supreme Court Allows Texas to Use Strict Voter ID Law in Coming Election

    10/18/2014 4:34:03 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 61 replies
    NY Times ^ | 10/18/14 | ADAM LIPTAK
    The Supreme Court on Saturday allowed Texas to use its strict voter identification law in the November election. The court’s order, issued just after 5 a.m., was unsigned and contained no reasoning.
  • Cliven Bundy Challenges Eric Holder

    10/18/2014 2:43:50 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 10 replies
    Kamau Bakari for Congress website ^ | Oct 18, 2014 | Kamau Bakari
    Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy together with congressional candidate Kamau Bakari (IAP) challenge U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to come to Nevada and have the conversation about race that he claims Americans are too cowardly to have.
  • 7 indicted in Hattiesburg voter fraud investigation

    10/17/2014 4:13:18 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 8 replies
    Sun Herald ^ | Oct 17, 2014 | By RACHEL BEECH and RANDY SWAN
    HATTIESBURG -- A year-long investigation by the district attorney's office into alleged voter irregularities in the 2013 Hattiesburg Mayoral Election has resulted in seven indictments by the Forrest County Grand Jury, WDAM-TV in Hattiesburg is reporting. --- snip -- District Attorney Patricia Burchell...says the names of the individuals cannot be released right now, because the indictments have not been served.
  • Ebola Not Contagious Until After Nov. 4 Election, Says CDGC

    10/16/2014 1:09:25 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 18 replies
    People's Cube ^ | 10-16-2014 | Nomenklatura-climber
    The USSA’s Center for Disease and Gun Control has announced that the State will not impose any travel restrictions due to the Ebola outbreak until after the November 4 elections to ensure that all workers and peasants can have free access to ballots and polling places during this critical struggle for Progress. Comrade Disease Director Thomas Frieden has declared that Ebola is only ‘semi-transmittable’ and therefore only official Party-certified doctors can actually impose quarantines on an as-needed basis. In the meantime, those who believe they are exhibiting symptoms, while not contagious until after the November 2 elections, are asked to...
  • 17 days until the election. Does that give ebola enough time...

    10/15/2014 4:58:29 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 129 replies
    Self
    ...enough time to spread enough for Obama to declare martial law and shut down the election and save the dems? Just wondering.There has to be a reason he refuses to institute a travel ban.
  • I short circuited a Liberal Poll worker yesterday ~ Vanity

    10/15/2014 3:29:21 PM PDT · by GraceG · 14 replies
    GraceG
    A few days ago I had to endure the Dementor's Lair known as the DMV office. So as I approched the door to this house of line waiting horror there was this college age liberal hippie type girl with a clip board asking people if they are registered to vote. She approached me and asked me if I am regiostered to vote. (I am registered already). So i decided to get snarky.. In my Best Deadpan Tone i said the following: "I Don't Vote, Because there is no option on the Ballot for "None of the Above" ". As I...
  • The Underlying Challenge in Voting Democrat Today

    10/15/2014 12:53:15 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 10 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | October 15, 2014 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Reflections on the question of "looking the other way..." Ever since the beginning of the Republic, political parties have had to ask their voters to disregard a few occasional disagreements, and look instead at the bigger picture, in hope that their agreements would outweigh the disagreements, winning them their votes in the end.. For example, the Federalists might ask their supporters to forgive their support for a possibly unconstitutional bank, and support them anyway because of their broad and amazing economic and foreign policy successes… while the Jeffersonians (a.k.a. the Democratic-Republicans, back then) would ask their supporters to forgive their...
  • All eyes are on Tennessee

    10/15/2014 9:35:02 AM PDT · by Morgana · 33 replies
    LIVE ACTION ^ | Susan Allen
    All eyes are on Tennessee. Tennessee is known as the Volunteer State, Music City USA, home of Elvis Presley, Beale Street, the buckle of the Bible belt, and the Great Smokey Mountains. Now it has another moniker…abortion destination of the Southeast. Tennessee ranks as the third state nationally for out of state women coming to get their abortions. This occurred because the ACLU and Planned Parenthood sued the people of Tennessee in a lawsuit known as Planned Parenthood vs. Sundquidst. Planned Parenthood sued to remove three regulations around abortion that had been voted into place by bi-partisan legislators. These were...
  • RNC Chairman: Tom Steyer, Democratic allies trying to keep GOP voters away from polls

    10/14/2014 10:02:53 AM PDT · by TerriHaute · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/14/2014 | Reince Priebus
    Tom Steyer’s dark money special interest group, NextGen Climate, knows Democrats can’t win this election on the issues this year—especially not on Steyer’s radical anti-energy agenda. So they have a new plan: suppress the Republican vote. In a September memo to their state teams, NextGen lays out a plan to “degrade Republican performance” by “dampening Republican enthusiasm levels.” By spreading misinformation about Republican candidates, they’re hoping to divide our party in a last-ditch attempt to save theirs. It’s their last hope to force their far-left agenda on America.
  • It’s Time to Remove Obama from Office - Before He Gets Us All Killed

    10/13/2014 2:24:23 PM PDT · by PROCON · 99 replies
    townhall ^ | Oct. 13, 2014 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Only a madman would gamble with our lives…our children’s lives…and the entire American economy. Why would President Obama play “Russian Roulette” with the future of our country? It’s a gamble no sane leader would take. The life and death issue is Ebola. The President is more concerned with political correctness (and golf) than taking common sense precautions to prevent a deadly pandemic. Why does this President not see his responsibility is to keep the odds as low as possible? There are three simple, common sense actions any President who cared about American citizens would take:
  • Turnout fears mount for Dems

    10/13/2014 11:22:10 AM PDT · by Signalman · 22 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 10/11/14 | Cristina Marcos
    The Democratic Party's worst fears about the midterm election look to be coming true. Polling in recent weeks suggests turnout on Election Day could be very low, even by the standards of recent midterms. That’s bad news for Democrats because core groups in the liberal base are more likely to stay home than are people in the demographic segments that lean Republican. A Gallup poll last week found that voters are less engaged in this year's midterms than they were in 2010 and 2006. Only 33 percent of respondents said they were giving at least “some” thought to the upcoming...
  • Scott Walker releases wimpiest “pro-life” ad of the year

    10/12/2014 6:36:25 PM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    LIVE ACTION ^ | Calvin Freiburger
    Earlier this week, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker released a new ad in response to an EMILY’s List campaign regurgitating the usual “War on Women” blather. But rather than fighting back with a clear, unapologetic defense of pro-life principles and policies, it tries to defuse the situation with mealy-mouthed equivocation: Hi, I’m Scott Walker. I’m pro-life. But there’s no doubt in my mind the decision of whether or not to end a pregnancy is an agonizing one. That’s why I support legislation to increase safety and to provide more information for a woman considering her options. The bill leaves the final...
  • Admin Won’t Release Final HealthCare.gov Premiums Until After Elections

    10/12/2014 3:41:59 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 24 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/09/14 | Sarah Hurtubise
    The Obama administration has already debuted its new, improved version of HealthCare.gov, but still won’t release premium rates on the website until after the Nov. 4 elections
  • Michelle Obama rallies Democrats in Detroit; 'We're better off today'

    10/10/2014 1:56:04 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 58 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | October 10, 2014 | Khalil AlHajal
    DETROIT, MI - First Lady Michelle Obama told a Detroit audience Friday "we are better off today than when Barack first took office," as she rallied the crowd in support of Michigan Democrats up for election in November. The first lady, stumping for Democrats around the country, cited historic economic growth, higher graduation rates and health care availability as signs the country is headed in the right direction. Democrats are campaigning to retain control of the U.S. Senate in November, though Republicans are mounting a strong challenge to takeover both chambers of Congress. In Michigan, Democrats are trying to hold...
  • Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan gaining momentum in deep-blue Maryland

    10/09/2014 8:52:51 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 8, 2014 | S.A. Miller
    The race for governor in deep-blue Maryland is much closer than expected, with analysts saying Democrat Anthony Brown is vulnerable because he tiptoed around the big issues and failed to make an argument for his election other than he’s next in line. Mr. Brown, the two-term lieutenant governor, leads in polls but not by the double-digit spread he should enjoy in a state where registered Democrats outnumber Republicans 2-to-1. His opponent, Republican businessman Larry Hogan, is suddenly showing momentum as voters give him a second look less than four weeks before the election. “If Anthony Brown loses this election, he’s...
  • A Wave Of Biased Fox News Polls Is a Sure Sign Republicans Are Losing Senate Races

    10/09/2014 12:43:35 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 67 replies
    Politicus USA ^ | Thursday, October, 9th, 2014, 1:14 pm | Jason Easley
    The wave of extremely biased Fox News polls is a sign that Republicans are losing battleground Senate races across the country. The Fox polls have Mitch McConnell leading Alison Lundergan Grimes 45%-41% in Kentucky, Pat Roberts leading Independent Greg Orman 44%-39%, Dan Sullivan leading Sen. Mark Begich in Alaska 44%-40%, Tom Cotton leading Mark Pryor in Arkansas 45%-39%, and Cory Gardner leading Mark Udall in Colorado 43%-37%. The Fox News polls are another sure sign that Republicans are losing. Fox put out these polls in an attempt to shift the media storyline away from the Democrats’ growing momentum. The Fox...
  • Ebola-hit Liberia Cancels Nationwide Elections

    10/09/2014 11:18:51 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 39 replies
    AFP/Yahoo ^ | 10-9-2014 | Zoom Dosso
    Ebola-hit Liberia has suspended nationwide elections in the latest measure to combat an epidemic which has shut down society in three west African nations, restricting travel and forcing the cancellation of public events. Almost three million voters had been due to take part in Senate polls on Tuesday but organisers said there was no way a "mass movement, deployment and gathering of people" could go ahead without endangering lives. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was exercising powers under a state of emergency announced in August "to suspend... any and all rights ordinarily exercised, enjoyed and guaranteed to citizens," the foreign office...
  • Republicans Just Got Some Really Bad News In One Of The Reddest Of Red States

    10/06/2014 10:17:19 AM PDT · by entropy12 · 57 replies
    AP ^ | October 5, 2014 11:34 AM | Brett LoGiurato
    A few weeks after the national Republican Party moved in to revamp the campaign and begin an ad blitz aimed at saving incumbent Sen. Pat Roberts' job, a new poll shows him facing more of an uphill battle than ever against independent businessman Greg Orman.
  • Grimes Staff Caught on Hidden Camera: She’s Lying About Support for Coal Industry (O'Keefe!)

    10/06/2014 6:25:56 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 43 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | October 6, 2014 8:00 am | BY: Lachlan Markay
    U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes is lying about her support for the state’s coal industry according to Kentucky Democrats, including members of her campaign team, who were captured on a hidden camera video. The video, produced by conservative filmmaker James O’Keefe, shows five employees of the Grimes campaign and local Democratic Party affiliates speculating that the Democratic challenger to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) is only professing her support for the industry out of political expediency. “If we can get her elected do you think she is going to do the right thing and she’s gonna try...
  • Obama Foolishly Nationalizes Midterm Election

    10/06/2014 4:55:00 AM PDT · by LeoMcNeil · 29 replies
    President Obama recently said, in a speech to Democrats, “I’m not on the ballot this fall … but make no mistake, these policies are on the ballot — every single one of them.” This is a colossal blunder for a second term President heading into the midterm elections. Obama’s poll numbers are in the low 40’s, Obamacare continues to be opposed by nearly 60% of the country. For the President to declare his policies are on the ballot does nothing but throw Democrats under the bus. If the election is framed as a referendum on Obama, the Democrats are going...
  • CDC: If We Won’t Let People with Ebola into America, then Ebola Wins

    10/05/2014 6:10:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 83 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 10/05/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Under an Open Borders mandate from Obama, the CDC has to keep finding increasingly ridiculous reasons for why letting people with Ebola into America is a good idea. Dr. Thomas Frieden, directorof the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said the federal government is looking at different safety-related suggestions from Capitol Hill and beyond, but he suggested the key is to control the deadly virus where it started overseas, not limiting entry to the United States.“Though we might wish we can seal ourselves off from the world, there are Americans who have the right of return and many other people...
  • Why Won’t Obama Ban Air Travel From Countries Where Ebola Is Out Of Control?

    10/05/2014 6:15:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    TEC ^ | 10/05/2014 | Michael Snyder
    Why does Barack Obama refuse to take even the most basic steps to protect Americans from Ebola? Even though it has already been demonstrated that Ebola can be brought over to the United States by a passenger on an airplane, Obama refuses to do anything that would even restrict air travel from nations where Ebola is spiraling out of control. Back in September, Obama said that it was "unlikely" that any individual with Ebola could get through the "extensive screening" at our airports and pose a threat to the general population. But he was wrong. That has already happened. And...
  • Battleground Tracker: Kansas complicates Republicans' Senate path

    10/05/2014 9:36:07 AM PDT · by centurion316 · 9 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 5, 2014 | Anthony Salvanto
    Republicans remain the favorite to win Senate control in November but have been been unable to cement their lead heading into the final month, the new CBS News Battleground Tracker finds, with the Democrats are hanging in across a number of close races. Competitive Kansas race threatens GOP senate takeover At least two factors could delay Republicans on their road to 51. First is the even the race in Kansas, where independent candidate Greg Orman is now estimated to be deadlocked with Republican incumbent Pat Roberts in this study. It isn't clear with whom Orman would caucus, if elected. (He's...
  • Local New York Congressional Candidate, Elise Stefanik (R), Making National Waves

    10/04/2014 11:49:15 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 9 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 10/4/14 | Aurelius
    Congressional candidate Elise Stefanik, raised in upstate New York, is making national waves. Young but experienced and informed, NPR ran a featured article on her calling Ms. Stefanik the "poster candidate" for Republicans. Hot Air has written two articles about Ms. Stefanik, with one detailing Democrats' odd demands from her, particularly the angrily worded letter, “Does Elise Stefanik have a private relationship with anyone?” As if a young woman is not allowed to be single. Even ABC ran an article entirely about Ms. Stefanik, detailing her experience, education, and... her enjoyment of Dunkin' Donuts coffee. So what's the big deal...
  • Pennington endorses Libertarian candidate for governor

    10/04/2014 6:46:53 AM PDT · by GrootheWanderer · 10 replies
    The Daily Citizen (Dalton, Georgia) ^ | October 4, 2014 | Staff and Wire Reports
    Former Dalton mayor David Pennington endorsed Andrew Hunt, the Libertarian Party candidate for governor, on Friday, calling him “the only true limited government candidate in the race.” Pennington lost a bid to replace Gov. Nathan Deal as the Republican nominee in the May primary. Pennington said he wouldn’t tell anyone else how to vote but decided to back Hunt based on his approach to taxes and fiscal policy. Hunt, the former CEO of an Atlanta nanotechnology firm, is in the race against Deal and Democrat Jason Carter. “When Andrew came out for true tax reform — led by an income...
  • Conservatives and ‘Line in the Sand’ Issues

    10/02/2014 9:32:07 AM PDT · by Eric Pode of Croydon · 15 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 2 Oct 2014 | Jim Geraghty
    Earlier today I had an exchange with a reader – who I respect a great deal – who doesn’t agree with my Twitter argument about the folly of conservatives staying home and not voting this cycle (or any cycle, really). His Republican governor agreed to expand Medicaid coverage, as permitted under the Obamacare law, and he finds that a deep betrayal. I can’t argue with that. If the issue of expanding Medicaid is your line in the sand – and there are good reasons for that! – then you have every right in the world to say, “I can’t vote...
  • The barely noticed statewide campaign for Jonathan Williams of Jackson

    10/02/2014 8:59:16 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 4 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | October 01, 2014 | Brad Flory
    JACKSON, MI – It is not fully accurate to say the statewide campaign being waged by Jonathan Williams of Jackson is flying under the radar. More accurately, it is not clear that any radar exists for his race. "It's the weirdest campaign you can imagine," said Williams, a Republican nominee for the State Board of Education. He will be on the November ballot everywhere in Michigan, and almost no voter will recognize him or his opponents. An abiding love of politics may be necessary to seek an office like the State Board of Education, and Williams definitely has that working...
  • 'Darth Vaders' To Vie For Ukraine Parliamentary Seats

    10/02/2014 8:43:01 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 4 replies
    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty RFE/RL ^ | October 02, 2014 | Carl Schreck
    Sixteen Darth Vaders have made an imperial march onto the ballot in Ukraine’s upcoming parliamentary elections, the latest and most expansive appearance of the “Star Wars” villain’s name and likeness in the country’s political life. All have been registered by Ukraine’s Central Election Commission for the October 26 ballot, a snap election announced by President Petro Poroshenko in August. Seven of the "Darth Vaders" are with the Internet Party of Ukraine, which advocates technological improvements to eliminate bureaucracy, while the other five are running as independents. Ukrainian political activists have used the “Dark Lord” of the legendary science-fiction series in...
  • Newt Gingrich : 2014-10-01 : The Republican Opportunity

    10/01/2014 5:39:31 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 10 replies
    Newt Gingrich ^ | 2014-10-01 | Newt Gingrich
    . October 1, 2014 Newt Gingrich : The Republican Opportunity ===================================================== The general trend clearly favors the GOP in the 2014 election cycle. In state after state, President Obama's failures are weighing down Democratic candidates. Experienced election analysts like Charlie Cook and Stu Rothenberg openly assert there is a Republican advantage which could give the GOP control of the Senate and add significantly to the majority in the House. There is a real opportunity in the next four weeks to increase the Republican advantage by offering a set of solutions that give voters a sense that Republicans have more to...
  • Harry Reid's Desperate Measures

    10/01/2014 10:55:38 AM PDT · by centurion316 · 11 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | September 30, 2014 | Fred Barnes
    In Kansas, Democrats persuaded their Senate candidate, Chad Taylor, to drop out of the race against incumbent Republican Pat Roberts. Mr. Taylor was running third in polls behind Mr. Roberts and independent Greg Orman. Soon after Mr. Taylor's early-September withdrawal, Democratic lawyers went to court to keep his name off the ballot. In Montana, after Democratic Sen. Max Baucus announced that he would not seek re-election in 2014, Democrats feared that an open seat would be an easy win for Republican Steve Daines. So Mr. Baucus resigned and went to China as U.S. ambassador. Lt. Gov. John Walsh was appointed...
  • Globe in Hong Kong: Protest of Politeness dares Beijing to respond

    09/30/2014 9:03:44 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 41 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | Tuesday, Sep. 30 2014, 9:10 PM EDT | Nathan VanderKlippe
    “Hong Kong has picked up the baton and is leading the pro-democracy movement of China now,” said Rose Tang, who was among the student leaders in 1989. “Hong Kong is becoming the catalyst to kick-start the end of an era – the Chinese communist’s one-party dictatorship.” [....] What has been called the Umbrella Revolution could as well be dubbed the Protest of Politeness, amid a burgeoning of ideological optimism in a city normally defined by its conservative dedication to the making of fortunes.
  • Supreme Court rules 5-4 for Republican plan to limit early voting in Ohio

    09/29/2014 7:47:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 9/29/14 | Robert Barnes
    The Supreme Court’s conservatives cleared the way Monday for Ohio to restrict early voting in the state, on the eve of the day it was to start. The court granted the state’s request to stay decisions of lower courts that threw out the state’s new plan, passed by the Republican-led legislature. But the court’s four liberal justices said they would have stayed out of the case and left those decisions in place. Ohio argued that the new plan--reducing from 35 to 28 the number of days voters could cast an early ballot--could not be seen as violating the rights of
  • High court puts off start of early voting in Ohio

    09/29/2014 1:32:47 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 27 replies
    wncn ^ | 9-29-2014
    A divided Supreme Court has put off the start of early voting in Ohio, which had been set to begin Tuesday. The justices' order by a 5-4 vote Monday granted a request from state officials, who have been trying to trim the number of days for early voting and restrict weekend and evening hours. The moves prompted a lawsuit from black churches and civil rights groups that the new rules would make it difficult for residents to vote and disproportionately affect low-income and black voters Early voting in the swing state now will start on Oct. 7, under a state...
  • BACKFIRE AT THE BORDER (Obama misfires; midterm disaster looms)

    09/28/2014 8:03:59 AM PDT · by Liz · 29 replies
    VARIOUS SOURCES | 9/28/14
    2014 Democrat candidates are facing a daunting challenge--- the White House’s handling of the border crisis has endangered Democrats. Disgruntled Dummycrats themselves are backing off reform---reaffirming America's view that reform was a crack-brained idea to begin with. POLITICO.COM REPORTS--as midterms loom three "reform-minded" groups launched by business titans are all but silent on the campaign trail. No ads on immigration reform are airing. Even more illustrative of reform's toxicity---Senate Republican candidates in battleground states are launching attack ads against Democrats accusing them of supporting “amnesty,” leaving pro-immigration reform candidates even more vulnerable and immigration reform even less likely to happen....
  • Poll: Joni Ernst Leads Bruce Braley by 6 Points in Iowa Senate Race

    09/28/2014 7:53:27 AM PDT · by centurion316 · 15 replies
    Newsmax ^ | September 27, 2014 | Todd Beaman
    Republican Iowa state Sen. Joni Ernst has pulled ahead of Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley in a race for the U.S. Senate that had been considered virtually deadlocked for months, a new poll released Saturday by The Des Moines Register shows. Ernst leads 44 percent to 38 percent in the race that is considered pivotal to the GOP's effort to retake the Senate on Nov. 4, the Register reports. Twelve percent of the 546 likely voters surveyed Sept. 21-24 said they were undecided. "Very interesting, and good news not just for Ernst but also for the GOP's chances of taking the...
  • Liberals Going Crazy Over New Ad that Skewers Obama; "Stupid *** Racist Piece of ****"

    09/27/2014 10:40:18 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 35 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 9/27/14 | Aurelius
    Liberals are extremely angry over a new ad called "Dating Profile," which portrays a woman talking about a relationship now in a downward spiral, despite promises to the contrary. The woman, it turns out, is talking about President Obama and his broken promises and failed policies... The hard hitting ad has liberals in a tizzy, with extremely hateful messages posted about it all over the video and Twitter. Somehow, of course, the ad was seen as racist, as user cos2mwiz explained: There's also this extremely weird, possible projection-filled comment about a passionless relationship: ...The rage is incredible in some of...
  • Colorado’s Perceived Left Turn Puts Governor in Tight Race By JACK HEALYSEPT. 26, 2014

    09/27/2014 7:41:09 AM PDT · by centurion316 · 33 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 26, 2014 | Jack Healy
    When a Democratic mayor and former brewpub owner named John W. Hickenlooper was elected governor four years ago, he did it with support from voters like Mark Turner. Mr. Turner is a gun dealer... “Just call me an American,” he says. He liked Mr. Hickenlooper’s wonky centrism and positive campaigning style. But now, as Mr. Hickenlooper slogs through an increasingly tough re-election battle, he is spending lots of time answering criticism from voters like Mr. Turner that he has steered a swing state too far to the left. Mr. Turner especially detested a state law passed over unanimous Republican opposition...
  • Republicans Need a Direction

    09/27/2014 3:24:38 AM PDT · by nathanbedford · 34 replies
    the Wall Street Journal ^ | September 25, 2014 | Peggy Noonan
    In a year when Republicans are operating in such an enviable political environment, why aren't their U.S. Senate candidates holding big and impressive leads? Why does it look close? Why are party professionals getting worried?
  • Senate Update: A Troubling Trend For Democrats In Colorado

    09/26/2014 8:05:32 AM PDT · by centurion316 · 8 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | September 25, 2014 | Nate Silver
    The battle for Senate control has been close all year, but also remarkably consistent. Way back in March, we described Republicans as slight favorites to pick up the chamber. And since FiveThirtyEight officially launched its forecast model this month, Republicans have had between a 53 and a 65 percent chance of winning the Senate. Our most recent update, as of Thursday evening, is close to the middle of that range, putting Republicans’ takeover chances at about 58 percent. There’s no guarantee things will remain this way. At just about this time two years ago, Democrats broke open what had been...