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  • Why Are the Senate Races Close?

    10/31/2014 3:46:43 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 20 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | October 31, 2014 | David Horowitz
    For six years the Democratic majority in the Senate has formed a solid bloc behind a president who betrayed every American soldier who died in Iraq by deliberately losing the war and failing to secure the peace. Obama’s anti-military, anti-American zeal has brought this country to its knees internationally.
  • Democratic Dogs That Aren't Barking

    10/31/2014 3:45:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 31, 2014 | Michael Barone
    Sherlock Holmes famously solved a mystery by noticing the dog that didn't bark in the night. Dogs that are not barking at night -- nor in prime time -- provide some useful clues to understanding the significance of this year's election. Contrary to the disparagement of some liberal pundits, this election is not about nothing. But is not about certain, specific things they might like to hear. President Obama recently said that Democrats in serious Senate and House contests this year back "every one" of his programs. But you hear very little about those programs in their ads. The stimulus...
  • Joni Ernst is Right to Skip Editorial Board Meetings

    10/31/2014 3:42:42 AM PDT · by iowamark · 6 replies
    RedState ^ | October 30, 2014 | Leon H. Wolf
    The media’s sense of entitlement is really something to behold whenever they feel like they aren’t getting their due. The most recent example of this phenomenon has been the media’s reaction to Joni Ernst’s decision to skip meetings with three editorial board meetings, including one with the Des Moines Register, last week. The media, predictably, is up in arms over the gall of Ernst in skipping their gatekeeping function, leading the media to declare that Ernst is unfit for office. Predictably, Ernst has responded that she sees no value added in wasting her time kowtowing to people who aren’t going...
  • Southern Shockwave: Mary Landrieu Blames Obama's Unpopularity on Racism

    10/31/2014 2:39:56 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | October 31, 2014 | Wynton Hall
    In comments sure to cascade into regional races across the South, embattled Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) told NBC's Chuck Todd on Thursday that Southern racism is to blame for President Barack Obama's unpopularity. "Why does President Obama have a hard time in Louisiana?" asked Todd. “Let me be very, very honest with you," said Landrieu. "The South has not always been the friendliest place for African-Americans. It's been a difficult time for the president to present himself in a very positive light as a leader." Landrieu added: “It has not always been a good place for women, to be...
  • Officials Reveal US is Cozying Up to Iran, Hezbollah, Hamas

    10/31/2014 12:42:37 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 13 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 10-29-14 | Ari Yashar
    The same Tuesday night that a senior official in US President Barack Obama's administration was quoted calling Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu "chickens**t," yet more officials indicated the US is warming up to cooperation with Iran - the Islamic regime seeking nuclear weapons that has repeatedly declared its desire to destroy Israel. Senior US and Arab officials were cited by the Wall Street Journal saying that in recent months, America and Iran have grown closer through cooperation against their "common enemy", the Islamic State (ISIS), as well as over a shared interest in "stability" in Iraq and Afghanistan. American officials revealed...
  • US Officials Say Obama May Replace Kerry

    10/31/2014 12:35:13 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 58 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 10-31-14 | Ari Yashar
    US President Barack Obama's administration is coping with underwhelming performance on various fronts according to officials cited in the New York Times on Friday, who suggested he may replace some senior administration officials - including US Secretary of State John Kerry. "There is an inflection point in every presidency, and this certainly is a logical one, if the president feels he might be better served by some replacements on his team,” Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, told the paper. Citing the Ebola crisis in Africa that has spread to a few isolated cases...
  • Ukraine, Russia, EU agree to natural gas supply deal (YOU get to pay for it!)

    10/30/2014 11:31:32 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10-30-2014 | Alastair Macdonald and Philip Blenkinsop
    Ukraine, Russia and the European Union signed a deal on Thursday that will see Moscow resume vital supplies of gas to its ex-Soviet neighbor over the winter in return for payments funded in part by Kiev's Western creditors. After several failed rounds of talks in recent weeks as conflict rumbles on despite a ceasefire with pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine, the accord also eases concerns that a new "gas war" could disrupt winter supplies if energy to EU states, notably through pipelines shut down across Ukraine since June. With overnight temperatures already nudging below freezing in Ukraine, European Commission President...
  • Plurality of Republicans think Mitt Romney should run for president

    10/30/2014 11:29:17 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 34 replies
    HotAir ^ | October 29, 2014
    Is it relevant that his favorable rating among the general public is 36/47? Or that 58 percent think he doesn’t care about their problems versus just 42 percent who think he does? Or that 52 percent believe he’d lose again to Hillary, with a mere 24 percent confident in Romney victory? Seventy-two percent of Republicans say he’s qualified to be president while independents split 49/30 in favor of those who agree. And yet, he trails Hillary 43/32 in a hypothetical 2016 match-up, with fully 13 percent saying they wouldn’t vote if given that choice. Sounds like just the sort of...
  • Polls show Republican gaining in overlooked NM Senate race

    10/30/2014 10:49:14 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/28/2014
    WASHINGTON – New Mexico's Senate race suddenly is on the radar screen, as new polls show the Republican candidate within single digits of incumbent Democratic Sen. Tom Udall. Most political observers had written off the contest as a slam dunk for Democrats. But a pair of new polls shows the race tightening in the final days. ADVERTISEMENT A new Vox Populi poll shows Udall up only 4 points over Republican Allen Weh. The poll puts Udall at 47 percent and Weh at 43 percent, with 11 percent of voters undecided. “The deteriorating national political environment for Democrats and President Obama...
  • Beshear's transportation announcement tour continues in competitive House districts

    10/30/2014 9:40:23 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 5 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 10/29/2014 | Kevin Wheatley
    Gov. Steve Beshear has expanded his positive economic development tour through three competitive House districts, adding stops in Dawson Springs, Glasgow and Hodgenville Thursday. Beshear appeared alongside state Reps. Jim Glenn, D-Owensboro, Will Coursey, D-Symsonia, Gerald Watkins, D-Paducah, and Jimmie Lee, D-Elizabethtown, for various transportation announcements Wednesday. His office sent advisories for similar announcements Thursday with, among others, state Reps. Jim Gooch, D-Providence, Johnny Bell, D-Glasgow, and Terry Mills, D-Lebanon. Beshear is scheduled to kick off the day in Dawson Springs with Gooch and three others at 9:30 a.m. to present funding for a project further linking the city with...
  • Author: Fracking Reaffirms American Exceptionalism

    10/30/2014 9:33:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 29, 2014 | Michael Bastasch
    The energy boom unleashed by hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling couldn’t have happened anywhere but America, says author and journalist Gregory Zuckerman. Zuckerman say America’s entrepreneurial spirit, knowledge and property rights make fracking a uniquely American story. “This reaffirms the concept of American exceptionalism,” Zuckerman told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “We’ve got advantages the rest of the world doesn’t have and it’s going to lead to America’s economic dominance for the next few years.” Zuckerman’s new book “The Frackers” is the story of how a few desperate entrepreneurs and wild cat drillers risked everything to extract oil and natural...
  • Mitch McConnell widens lead over Alison Lundergan Grimes in final Bluegrass Poll

    10/30/2014 8:57:35 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 25 replies
    Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | 10/30/2014 | Sam Youngman
    U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has opened up a five-point lead over Democratic opponent Alison Lundergan Grimes and appears well positioned to win a sixth term, according to the final Bluegrass Poll before Tuesday's election. McConnell leads Grimes 48 percent to 43 percent in Kentucky's U.S. Senate race, with Libertarian candidate David Patterson pulling 3 percent. In a Bluegrass Poll released early last week, McConnell was clinging to a one-point lead, with 44 percent backing him and 43 percent choosing Grimes. The latest poll of 597 likely voters in Kentucky was conducted by SurveyUSA between Oct. 25 and Oct....
  • Louisiana tells anyone who's been exposed to Ebola: Stay away

    10/30/2014 8:16:31 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 30, 2014 | Sarah Ferris
    Louisiana is set to host one of the year’s biggest gatherings of infectious disease experts next week, but anyone's who's recently been to West Africa won’t be welcome.A pair of top state officials wrote a letter to the more than 3,500 members of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene who planned to attend the conference this week, warning them to stay away if they’ve had potential Ebola exposure.“In Louisiana, we love to welcome visitors, but we must balance that hospitality with the protection of Louisiana residents and other visitors,” wrote Kathy Klieber, Louisiana’s secretary of Health and Hospitals,...
  • BILL CLINTON: Republicans Are Trying To 'Cash In On The Misery Of The American People'

    10/30/2014 7:21:34 PM PDT · by blam · 80 replies
    BI ^ | 10-30-2014 | Colin Campbell
    Colin Campbell Oct0ber 30, 2014Former President Bill Clinton claimed on Thursday that one of the main reasons Republicans are expected to perform so strongly in the upcoming midterm elections is their willingness to capitalize on the lingering effects of the 2008 economic recession. "Here's the important thing. As a nation we're back to ground zero, we're back to where we were. We got all of our jobs back," Clinton declared at an endorsement event for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D). However, after ticking off quarterly growth statistics, Clinton said, "People don't feel it yet." Clinton said the Republican Party...
  • Gaming Out the End of the Gay-Marriage Fight (Nausea notice)

    10/30/2014 7:28:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | October 29, 2014 | David A. Graham
    Evan Wolfson and Ted Olson aren't pleased with the Supreme Court's decision not to make marriage equality the law of the land, but they're ready to keep fighting. In the heat of the civil-rights fight, when told he shouldn't push too hard for racial equality because of political backlash, Lyndon Johnson famously shot back, "What the hell's the presidency for?" Ted Olson had a similar question for the Supreme Court Wednesday, pondering why the justices had opted not to take a single case on same-sex marriage this term. "I agonize over the court not making a decision," said Olson, an...
  • Jeb Bush Promises GOP Immigration Reform To Spanish-Speaking Media

    10/30/2014 7:10:51 PM PDT · by This Just In · 44 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | October 30, 2014 | Dan Riehl
    A great many Republican House and Senate candidates may be staying away from talking immigration, or immigration reform this cycle, but not Jeb Bush. A funny thing happened on Jeb's recent visit to Colorado to stump for Republican Cory Gardner in his race against Democrat Mark Udall.
  • Controversy…”In” Double Jeopardy

    10/30/2014 6:35:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The New Pittsburgh Courier ^ | October 30, 2014 | Aubrey Bruce
    We experience it in the “hood” on a daily basis. Signs signifying that the “death angel” has signed a 500 year long lease where we live. Once again, R.I.P. Dayquan, a fellow thug or just another innocent bystander has forfeited their life for an unexplainable reason. There are times that perpetrators cant discern one day from the next waking up to and falling asleep on; “BET blaxploitation,” video games, real housewives of Atlanta, real husbands of Hollywood, immorality inspired lives. Far too often many young Blacks view all of the aforementioned as “Gospel.” These warriors of destruction soak these lies...
  • IRS Docs, Interviews Suggest More Burke Resume Problems (WI)

    10/30/2014 6:25:58 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    Media Trackers ^ | 10-30-14 | Nathan Schacht
    According to her resume, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke spent 1994 and some of 1995 working as the “Administrator” of the non-profit trade group Bicycle Industry Organization (BIO). However, an IRS document shows an address for the trade group that also happens to be a home formerly owned by Burke – a home that was purchased at least seven months after Burke claims she left BIO. According to Burke’s resume, Burke left BIO in 1995 and that same year returned to Trek Bicycle – her family’s business – as Director of Forecasting and Strategic Planning. According to a Dan Bice...
  • Delaware TV gets the hottest U.S. Senate campaign ad: Chris Coons Ebola Zone!

    10/30/2014 5:55:58 PM PDT · by Moseley · 10 replies
    Dr. Rich Swier ^ | October 30, 2014 | Dr. Rich Swier
    Kevin Wade's campaign ad (titled "Ebola Zone") begins airing on Delaware television Thursday, October 30, on broadcast TV and cable. The ad can also be viewed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkNzyGDy7AM Incumbent Democrat Freshman Chris Coons is the Chair of the Africa Subcommittee in the Democrat-controlled U.S. Senate. Thus, Republican Kevin Wade accuses Coons of failing to perform his job for Delaware and the nation over the preceding year since the Ebola outbreak began in the Fall of 2013. Wade alleges that Senator Coons is the Democrats' and Senate's #1 voice on Africa as well as eyes and ears. On a question of...
  • FBI Announces Investigation of GOP Senate Candidate Days Before Election

    10/30/2014 5:55:30 PM PDT · by digger48 · 29 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | October 30, 2014 | Andrew Branca
    Hot on the heels of the Department of Justice’s suddenly-renewed interest in George Zimmerman’s civil rights liability in the self-defense killing of Trayvon Martin (see: FBI Convenes Grand Jury For Zimmerman Civil Rights Case) just days before next week’s election comes another DOJ action timed perfectly for electoral manipulation. National Review Online is reporting that the FBI (a wholly-owned subsidiary of the DOJ) has made the highly unusual decision to disclose their investigation into Mike Rounds (pictured above), a Republican Senate candidate in South Dakota, less than a week before next Tuesday’s vote. The alleged misconduct being investigated is somewhat...
  • Many Empty Seats at Hillary Rally in Maryland

    10/30/2014 5:09:06 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 26 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Oct 30, 2014 | DANIEL HALPER
    The rally is for Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, who is running to become the next governor of Maryland. Video at the link
  • Republicans Frame Midterm Election as Referendum on Obama

    10/30/2014 5:01:43 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 10 replies
    Voice of America news ^ | October 28,2014
    President Barack Obama’s name will not appear on ballots across the country next Tuesday but Republicans have done a pretty good job of convincing voters otherwise. Americans head to the polls on November 4 to elect a new Congress and how the elections turn out will have a major impact on President Obama’s final two years in office. And the way the polls look right now, the president should prepare for an even more difficult last two years in office if Republicans are able to capitalize on the sour public mood and retake a majority in the Senate as well...
  • LANDRIEU: Obama Is Unpopular in Louisiana Because of RACISM (Video)

    10/30/2014 4:39:08 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 56 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 10-30-2014 | Jim Hoft
    Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) told Chuck Todd today that the reason Barack Obama is unpopular in Louisiana because the state is full of racists and sexists. “And, number two, to be very, very honest with you the South is not always the friendliest place for African Americans. It’s been a difficult time for the president to present himself in a very positive light as a leader. It’s not always been a good place for women to be able to present ourselves. It’s a conservative place.” Governor Bobby Jindal (an Indian American) released a statement in response to the outrageous attack....
  • New Trek source: Mary Burke ‘was tossed out’ (WI)

    10/30/2014 4:29:21 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 39 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 10-30-14 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. – Another high-ranking Trek Bicycle Corp. executive on Thursday bolstered claims that Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke was fired by the global bicycle firm launched by her father nearly 40 years ago. Until this week, Burke claimed her success at Trek was evidence she ought to unseat Republican incumbent Gov. Scott Walker in next week’s election. Wisconsin Reporter revealed Tuesday that Burke’s family terminated her in 1993, following her disastrous performance in the company’s European business unit, according to multiple former Trek executives and employees. Burke responded Wednesday to the allegations by clarifying that her position was “eliminated”...
  • 7 times Democrats wished Barack Obama would go away

    10/30/2014 3:58:29 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | October 30, 2014 | By Ashley Killough
    With President Barack Obama's approval rating hovering in the low to mid-40s -- it was 45% in CNN/ORC International's recent poll --Democrats in tough contests are largely keeping their distance from the president's tarnished reputation. Here are seven Democratic candidates who've kept Obama on the sidelines: 1. Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky. 2. Sen. Mark Begich, Alaska. 3. Sen. Mark Udall, Colorado. 4. Sen. Kay Hagan, North Carolina. 5. Sen. Mary Landrieu, Louisiana. 6. Jeanne Shaheen, New Hampshire. 7. Mark Pryor, Arkansas.
  • First Presidential Debate in Works for Republicans

    10/30/2014 3:51:23 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 30, 2014 | By STEVE PEOPLES
    The 2014 midterm elections are days away, but preparation are already underway for the first debate of the 2016 presidential primary contest. The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation announced on Thursday that it will invite GOP presidential candidates to attend a televised debate at California's Reagan Library in September 2015. While the Regan Library hosted GOP debates in the last two presidential contests, it's unclear if the Republican National Committee will sanction the one now set for Sept. 16, 2015. The RNC recently approved new rules that would limit the number of presidential primary debates.
  • Bill Clinton visits Kentucky again, tries to deliver a knockout punch against Mitch McConnell

    10/30/2014 3:48:37 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 33 replies
    Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | 10/30/2014 | Jack Brammer
    LOUISVILLE — On a stage late Thursday morning before several hundred people outside the Muhammad Ali Center, former President Bill Clinton tried to deliver a knockout punch against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on behalf of Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes. Clinton, making his fourth visit to Kentucky for Grimes' bid to oust the Republican incumbent from his 30-year tenure, painted Grimes as a champion for working people. He said Kentucky, which he won both times he ran for president, has not had a champion for the working people in the U.S. Senate since Democrat Wendell Ford left in 1999. Grimes...
  • Biden to stump for Peters in SD

    10/30/2014 3:40:52 PM PDT · by South40 · 23 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 10/30/2014 | Michael Smolens
    Vice President Joe Biden will campaign in San Diego for Rep. Scott Peters on Saturday, according to the Democratic incumbent's campaign. Peters is in what polls say is a tight race with Republican Carl DeMaio -- one of the most closely watched and expensive congressional campaigns in the nation. The race has generated more than $10 million in spending by the candidates' campaigns, political parties and independent committees.
  • The Louisiana Senate race: Sweet success

    10/30/2014 3:31:48 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 7 replies
    The Economist ^ | Dec 12th 2002
    NEGATIVE advertising has its uses. It was ads mocking the stately Washington home of Mary Landrieu, Louisiana's Democratic junior senator, that forced her into a run-off after November's election. (SNIP) A Mexican newspaper reported that Mr Bush had agreed to allow more sugar from that country into the United States. Ms Landrieu said this policy (which the White House denied approving) would hurt Louisiana's sugar-cane farmers, and promised to fight it. Her sudden embrace of protectionism was a bit hypocritical, since she and other Louisiana Democrats have scorned Mr Bush's decision to impose tariffs on the foreign steel that moves...
  • DECISION 2014: Biden to visit San Bernardino County (for supposedly safe Democrat)

    10/30/2014 3:30:45 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 19 replies
    The San Bernardino Press Enterprise ^ | October 27, 2014 | Jeff Horseman
    Vice President Joe Biden will be in San Bernardino County on Saturday at a get-out-the-vote event for a local Democratic congressional candidate, underscoring the national significance of the Inland race and perhaps Democrats’ nervousness about the outcome. Biden will be campaigning for Redlands Democrat Pete Aguilar, the Aguilar campaign announced Monday. Details of the visit were not available, although Aguilar spokeswoman Tatiana Winograd said the event was not a fundraiser. “The Inland Empire’s middle class needs a voice in Congress, and I am excited to join the vice president for an event centered around the issues at stake in this...
  • The New Hampshire Poll 2014 US Senate Ballot

    10/30/2014 3:25:23 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 16 replies
    American General Research ^ | October 30, 2014
    If the 2014 election for US Senate were being held today between Scott Brown, the Republican, and Jeanne Shaheen, the Democrat, for whom would you vote - Brown or Shaheen? (names rotated) 2014 US Senate Likely Voters Brown 49% Shaheen 49% Undecided 2%
  • Rick Scott Beating Charlie Crist in Florida Chamber Poll

    10/30/2014 3:15:03 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | 10/30/14 | Kevin Derby
    A new poll from the Florida Chamber of Commerce Political Institute shows Gov. Rick Scott with the lead over former Gov. Charlie Crist. The Florida Chamber is backing Scott for another term. The poll of likely voters, taken by Cherry Communications, shows Scott ahead with 44 percent and Crist at 39 percent, outside the margin of error. Libertarian Adrian Wyllie takes 4 percent
  • Dems Rush to Save Suddenly Vulnerable Incumbents

    10/30/2014 3:11:51 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 20 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | October 30, 2014 | Donna Cassata
    Desperate Democrats are rushing to save suddenly vulnerable House incumbents, even in states where President Barack Obama cruised to double-digit victories, amid fresh signs of Republican momentum less than a week before the midterm elections. The once friendly terrain of New York, California, Obama's native state of Hawaii and adopted state of Illinois all now pose stiff challenges to Democrats who are determined to limit their losses next Tuesday. Both parties agree the GOP will hold its House majority; the question is whether Republicans can gain enough seats to rival their post-World War II high water mark of 246. The...
  • Udall Down 7 Points In Colorado Senate Race,

    10/30/2014 3:06:33 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 44 replies
    With strong support from men, U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, the Republican challenger in the Colorado U.S. Senate race, leads U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, the Democratic incumbent, 46 - 39 percent among likely voters, with 7 percent for independent candidate Steve Shogan, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Another 7 percent are undecided. This compares to a 46 - 41 percent likely voter lead for Gardner in an October 24 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University. With Shogan out of the race, Gardner is up 49 - 41 percent.
  • Arkansas Senate: Cotton (R) 51%, Pryor (D) 44%

    10/30/2014 2:58:11 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 27 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | October 29, 2014
    The clock is running out for Democrat Mark Pryor to keep from losing his U.S. Senate seat in Arkansas to Republican Congressman Tom Cotton. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Arkansas Voters shows Cotton with 51% of the vote to Pryor’s 44%. Four percent (4%) like some other candidate in the race, and two percent (2%) remain undecided.
  • News Camera Catches Many Empty Seats at U of Maryland Democratic Rally with Hillary

    10/30/2014 2:36:42 PM PDT · by tellw · 38 replies
    GOPICYMI (via Youtube) ^ | 10/30/14 | none
    At Hillary Clinton Event, News Camera Catches Many Empty Seats (October 30, 2014)
  • Alex Wagner OK With Racial Fear Tactics—If That's What It Takes for Dems to Win

    10/30/2014 2:33:34 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 9 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Could this be the most cynical statement of the campaign season? The woman whose recent wedding President Obama attended is okay with stoking the racial fears of black Americans—if that's what it takes to drive them to the polls and secure Dem victories. Alex Wagner devoted a segment of her MSNBC show today to the naked appeals to the racial fears of black Americans that Democrats are making in campaign ads. Wagner discussed Dem ads that seek to stoke black fear toward Republicans by invoking Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown. You might think Wagner would have condemned these ugly tactics,...
  • Why Obama Hates Netanyahu

    10/30/2014 7:05:46 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 66 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | 10-30-2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Obama’s foreign policy was supposed to reboot America’s relationship with the rest of the world. Old allies would become people we occasionally talked to. Old enemies would become new allies. Goodbye Queen, hello Vladimir. Trade the Anglosphere for Latin America’s Marxist dictatorships. Replace allied governments in the Middle East with Islamists and call it a day for the Caliphate. Very little of that went according to plan. Obama is still stuck with Europe. The Middle East and Latin American leftists still hate America. The Arab Spring imploded. Japan, South Korea and India have conservative governments. And then there’s Israel. The...
  • Democrat Bruce Braley Up A Whopping 15 Points With Early Voters In Iowa Senate Race

    10/30/2014 1:36:09 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 99 replies
    Politicus USA ^ | 10/29/2014 | Justin Baragona
    In a poll released Wednesday by the Garin-Hart-Yang Research Group [Link at URL], Rep. Bruce Braley (D-IA) holds a commanding lead with early voters in Iowa's open Senate race compraed to his Republican opponent Joni Ernst. While the poll shows the race to be a dead heat, which is consistent with recent polling [Link at URL], Braley holds an impressive 15-point lead with those who have already voted. The poll also shows that Braley has a 10-point lead with independent voters. ...
  • Mary Burke: I wasn’t technically “fired” from my family’s company, they eliminated my position

    10/30/2014 1:23:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/30/2014 | Guy Benson
    In my item on Marquette Law School’s favorable final poll for Scott Walker yesterday, I touched briefly upon a story alleging that Democrat Mary Burke had been fired from her family’s bicycle company in the 1990′s. Burke has touted her business acumen and ‘job creation’ experience at Trek as a centerpiece of her gubernatorial campaign. I expressed some degree of skepticism over the Wisconsin Reporter’s scoop, as the top named source in the piece is a Republican county chairman, and other quotes were mined from anonymous sources. Burke initially denied the allegations outright, calling them “ridiculous” and “completely false.”...
  • New York Times Launches Democrat Get-Out-the-Vote Effort Disguised as News Stories

    10/30/2014 1:18:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 30, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: To the election. The New York Times is all over the place today. The New York Times is a good place to start because it's the house organ for the Democrat Party. In one story in the New York Times you find, unbelievably, why polls tend to undercount Democrats. You heard me right. "Polls show that the Republicans have an advantage in the fight for control of the Senate. "They lead in enough states to win control, and they have additional opportunities in North Carolina and New Hampshire to make up for potential upsets. As Election Day...
  • An Appeal to Christians Who Plan to Sit Out This Election

    10/30/2014 1:04:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 131 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 30, 2014 | Jerry Newcombe
    In polite society, you’re not supposed to talk about politics, sex, or religion. Sorry, but this column will discuss all three, directly or indirectly. In America, we get the kind of government we deserve. Is this the best we can do? There certainly is a big divide in how we approach politics, even among well-meaning Christians. I was asked to speak at our church recently, and the title was given to me: “To vote or not to vote?” Are you serious? How can we not vote? We’re in such a mess because we haven’t been voting our values. I believe...
  • Last Quinnipiac poll puts Hickenlooper behind the eight-ball ("Toast")

    10/30/2014 12:28:02 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 26 replies
    Cherry Creek News ^ | Oct. 29, 2014
    If Quninnipiac polling matches turnout, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper is toast. And a catastrophically bad performance among men is at cause. Beauprez Pulls Ahead In Colorado Gov Race, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Republican Up 21 Points Among Men Men are going Republican in a big way in the Colorado governor’s race, giving former U. S. Rep. Bob Beauprez, the Republican challenger a 45 – 40 percent likely voter lead over Gov. John Hickenlooper, the Democratic incumbent, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Libertarian candidate Matthew Hess has 4 percent, with 2 percent for Green Party candidate Harry Hempy....
  • Attn FReepers: A project for Conservative Activism (vanity, please read and pass on)

    10/30/2014 12:24:04 PM PDT · by Baynative · 22 replies
    My angry inner self | 10/30/14 | Baynative
    I know many of you are as fed up as I am with the trend of politics and the control exerted over our elections by the media. I am taking it on myself an hoping for your almost effortless support. My simple plan has risen from watching how liberals have been able to control the media and the national debate with unimportant issues that concern a relatively small number of people; such as gay marriage and minimum wage. I have a simple two piece plan that I am trying to spread through every campaign and every elected representative. The first...
  • Cruz on Apple CEO Tim Cook being gay: 'Personal decision'

    10/30/2014 12:23:27 PM PDT · by BurningOak · 203 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 30, 2014 | Peter Sullivan
    "Those are his personal choices. I’ll tell you, I love my iPhone," Cruz said. "Listen, Tim Cook makes his personal decisions, and that is his life. My focus is on the constitutional question of who has the authority to make decisions," he later added. Cruz said that marriage is a "question for the states" because of the country's federalist system. "This is something we’ve seen over and over again, which is the federal government and federal courts deciding they don’t trust the people," Cruz said. "They look down on the people, they don’t trust us to make judgments about our...
  • Kansas State football coach endorses Sen. Roberts

    10/30/2014 12:22:22 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 16 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 30 Oct 2014 | By JOHN HANNA
    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Beloved Kansas State University football coach Bill Snyder on Thursday endorsed Sen. Pat Roberts for re-election and is appearing in a new television ad for the three-term Republican incumbent, potentially giving the GOP a boost in a race with national implications. Roberts' campaign launched the statewide spot just five days before the election, which has Roberts locked in a tough contest with independent candidate Greg Orman, a 45-year-old Olathe businessman and co-founder of a private equity firm. Snyder is highly respected throughout the state and college football. His 6-1 Wildcats are the only Big 12 team...
  • Union that entered into agreement with Menominee Nation is infleuncing the Governor’s race

    10/30/2014 11:58:21 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 3 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 10-29-14 | Kyle Maichle
    KENOSHA – The issue of the Kenosha Casino is a hot-button issue in the 2014 race for Wisconsin Governor as Scott Walker (R-Wauwatosa) is yet to make a decision on whether he would approve the casino. However, one union that has been actively campaigning against Scott Walker in Kenosha entered into an agreement with the Menominee Indian Nation. The United Food and Commercial Workers Working Families Advocacy Project, an arm of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, has been active in the State of Wisconsin trying to turn out the vote in the Racine and Kenosha Areas. On September...
  • Maryland can’t verify vote flips helped Dems

    10/30/2014 11:38:13 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 57 replies
    Watchdog.org ^ | 10-30-14 | Kenric Ward
    A “calibration issue” that reportedly flipped Republican votes into the Democratic column isn’t the only problem plaguing Maryland voting machines. State officials say two touch screens malfunctioned during early voting, too. Now the Maryland Republican Party is calling for an investigation. “No matter what the reason, steps must be taken to protect the integrity of this election,” state GOP Chair Diana Waterman told the Baltimore Sun after Watchdog.org reported the glitches. Nikki Charlson, deputy administrator of the Maryland Election Board, said the problems were limited to a handful of machines in just three counties. “We took three machines out of...
  • Two Scenarios for Tuesday [Uncertainty due to high number of undecided voters]

    10/30/2014 10:49:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    RCP ^ | 10/30/2014 | Sean Trende
    The public polling right now is just sort of weird.  The president's job approval nationally is 42 percent.  This should be consistent with a terrible midterm election for Democrats.  And, indeed, we have polling consistent with that: Jeanne Shaheen’s tight race in New Hampshire; Cory Gardner’s and Joni Ernst’s substantial leads in Colorado and Iowa; generic ballot polling showing Republicans up by eight and six points in some polls (leads similar to what those pollsters found in 2010); anecdotes of Democrats sending funds to Lois Capps’ otherwise-safe California district.Yet there is what we might consider a second batch of...
  • New York Times Column: Why Polls Tend to Undercount Democrats

    10/30/2014 10:41:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    New York Times, The Upshot ^ | 10/30/2014 | Nate Cohn
    Polls show that the Republicans have an advantage in the fight for control of the Senate. They lead in enough states to win control, and they have additional opportunities in North Carolina and New Hampshire to make up for potential upsets. As Election Day nears, Democratic hopes increasingly hinge on the possibility that the polls will simply prove wrong. But that possibility is not far-fetched. The polls have generally underestimated Democrats in recent years, and there are reasons to think it could happen again. In 2010, the polls underestimated the Democrats in every competitive Senate race by an average of...