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  • The Popular Vote vs. the Electoral College (video)

    05/18/2015 10:22:07 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 12 replies
    PragerUniversity.com ^ | 5-18-2015 | Tara Ross
    Right now, there's a well-organized, below-the-radar effort to render the Electoral College effectively useless. It's called the National Popular Vote, and it would turn our presidential elections into a majority-rule affair. Would this be good or bad? Author, lawyer, and Electoral College expert Tara Ross explains. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXnjGD7j2B0TranscriptIn every presidential election, only one question matters: which candidate will get the 270 votes needed to win the Electoral College? Our Founders so deeply feared a tyranny of the majority that they rejected the idea of a direct vote for President. That's why they created the Electoral College. For more than two centuries...
  • If Britain were Germany

    05/09/2015 10:08:24 AM PDT · by teevolt · 13 replies
    The Money Illusion ^ | May 8, 2015
    The Conservatives won an impressive come from behind victory last night. I thought it would be interesting to compare the actual outcome, to the outcome that would have occurred with a German-style proportional representation system. In that system, seats are assigned in proportion to vote share, but only to parties getting at least 5% of the vote. I’ll show the number of seats under the German regime, with the actual number won in parentheses. The difference is stunning: Conservative 273 (330) Labour 226 (232) UKIP 93 (1) Liberal Dems 58 (8) SNP 0 (56) Others 0 (23) I suppose the...
  • George W. Bush Opens Up About 2016 Race [Finally Criticizes Obama]

    04/27/2015 2:30:20 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    NY Times ^ | 4/26/15
    ...President George W. Bush offered rare, and broad-ranging, remarks Saturday night about current national security threats and the 2016 presidential campaign to a large audience of Jewish donors, suggesting that sanctions on Iran should not be lifted... ...He said he was skeptical about lifting sanctions against Iran at a time when its government seemed to be caving in, attendees said, and regretted the leverage the United States would lose as a result of lifting the sanctions. He questioned whether the Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, under whom the current framework for a deal has been discussed, represents a new policy or...
  • Manchin Endorses Hillary Clinton as Presidential Candidate

    04/22/2015 4:57:16 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    WDTV.COM ^ | 4/21/15 | Matthew Baumgarten
    Sunday, we found out that U.S. Senator Joe Manchin removed himself from the running for Governor of West Virginia, but during the same announcement, he endorsed Hillary Clinton as his favorite presidential candidate. When Senator Manchin endorsed Hillary Clinton and her presidential campaign on Sunday, he described Clinton as warm, compassionate, engaging, and tough. In 2008, Manchin waited until the Democratic candidate was already decided before endorsing Barack Obama.
  • Franklin Graham Launching 50-State Decision America Tour in 2016

    04/18/2015 1:43:01 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 109 replies
    BillyGraham.org ^ | 4/15/15 | BGEA
    On Tuesday night, Franklin Graham announced he will embark on a 50-state tour of the United States next year. He made the following announcement on his Facebook page: America is in trouble. At 62 years of age, I’ve lived long enough to learn that neither the Democrats nor the Republicans can turn this country around; no political party or politician is the answer. The only hope for this country is Almighty God and His Son Jesus Christ. Next year I am planning to travel to all 50 states to conduct prayer rallies—we are calling this the Decision America Tour. I...
  • Megadonor Paul Singer Fundraising For Marco Rubio [Headline disputed, but Singer is pro-SSM]

    04/18/2015 1:37:30 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    Brietbart News ^ | 4/13/15 | Matthew Boyle
    GOP mega-donor Wall Street billionaire Paul Singer is actively fundraising for Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), several sources have confirmed for Breitbart News. One, a source close to Rubio and Rubio’s presidential campaign, confirmed it to Breitbart News’ Sarah Rumpf—who is in Miami at Rubio’s campaign rollout. Others, including sources close to Singer, have also confirmed it to Breitbart News.
  • Freep This Poll

    04/12/2015 8:54:05 PM PDT · by njmaugbill · 22 replies
    Free this poll.
  • Hillary Clinton’s Truman Show Campaign

    04/11/2015 11:08:39 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 40 replies
    National Review ^ | 4/10/15 | Ian Tuttle
    If she can’t handle a kickoff speech, how could she handle the presidency? ....It’s hard to screw up a campaign launch. But Hillary Clinton might be about to do it....Clinton plans to announce her presidential campaign at noon on Sunday, en route to Iowa, “on Twitter . . . followed by a video and email announcement.” ...Why? Because for someone who has spent her life in public, Hillary Clinton is very bad in public. And her team knows it. .....For decades, Hillary Clinton has had her entire life scripted. She has existed in a world insulated by handlers and managers...
  • Non-citizens in New York City could soon be given the right to vote

    04/05/2015 4:08:43 PM PDT · by 9thLife · 47 replies
    guardian ^ | Thursday 2 April 2015 14.45 EDT | Kanishk Tharoor
    New York City council is currently drafting legislation that would allow all legal residents, regardless of US citizenship, the right to vote in city elections New York City is routinely described as a “global hub”, a place so thoroughly penetrated by international capital and migration that it seems at once within and without the United States. It is the centre of American commerce and media, but its politics, demographics and worldly outlook make the Big Apple an outlier. New York may be about to become even more distinct. The left-leaning New York City council is currently drafting legislation that would...
  • UK election campaign begins

    03/30/2015 6:00:41 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/30/15 | Susannah Cullinane
    David Cameron formally asked Queen Elizabeth II to dissolve his country's Parliament on Monday, opening the way for campaigning ahead of the May 7 general election. The procedural step means there are officially no members of Parliament until it reconvenes on May 18 for the swearing-in of members and the official state opening of Parliament on May 27.
  • Supreme Court turns away challenge to Wisconsin’s voter ID law

    03/23/2015 8:30:15 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 23, 2015 | Robert Barnes
    The Supreme Court on Monday turned down a challenge to Wisconsin’s voter ID law, which it had previously kept from going into effect before November’s elections. The court’s decision not to review a federal appeals court ruling that upheld the law was a victory for Gov. Scott Walker (R) and perhaps other states that have tightened voting procedures to require additional identification.
  • Obama Urges Soviet-Style Voting Laws

    03/19/2015 9:39:57 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 28 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/19/15 | Matthew Vadum
    Forcing Americans to vote under threat of legal penalty would help to fundamentally transform America Forcing Americans to vote under threat of legal penalty would help to fundamentally transform America, President Obama told a town hall-style meeting in Cleveland yesterday. It is the latest radical leveling scheme that flows from the president’s totalitarian impulses. It is also consistent with his support for “Net Neutrality,” which is a form of censorship and his opposition to the landmark Citizens United decision that affirmed a conservative activist group’s constitutionally guaranteed right to make a movie critical of Hillary Clinton. It is an assault...
  • How Do IDF Soldiers Vote?

    03/16/2015 11:53:29 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/17/2015, | Koby Finkler and Cynthia Blank
    While Israeli citizens only began voting Tuesday morning, IDF soldiers across Israeli have been casting their ballots since Saturday night. For elections, the IDF distributed polling stations to seven command centers: Central Command, Southern Command, Northern Command, Home Front Command, the Technology and Logistics Division, the Navy, and the Air Force. The command centers were divided into over 60 areas, each with an elections authority officiating. In total 688 ballot stations were set up for soldiers across the Jewish state. The first to vote on Saturday night were Air Force officers in the Sde Dov airport, before traveling abroad as...
  • Oregon governor signs sweeping automatic voter registration into law

    03/16/2015 9:03:47 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 27 replies
    maktoob news ^ | By Shelby Sebens
    PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - Sweeping first-in-the nation legislation making voter registration automatic in Oregon was signed into law on Monday by Governor Kate Brown, potentially adding 300,000 new voters to state rolls. The so-called Motor Voter legislation will use state Department of Motor Vehicles data to automatically register eligible voters whose information is contained in the DMV system, with a 21-day opt-out period for those who wish to be taken off the registry. Supporters say the legislation's goal is to keep young voters, students and working families who move often from losing their right to vote. Republican lawmakers, who unanimously...
  • Close, Chaotic Elections Spur States to Train Ballot Keepers [professionalizing election adm]

    03/12/2015 5:01:11 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    Governing the States and Localities ^ | March 12, 2015 | Mary Ellen McIntire |
    “In the years since the Florida issue in the 2000 presidential election, there’s been increasing interest in how election officials get their jobs and how they do their jobs,” Chapin said. “Most recently, in the wake of a presidential commission report, there’s been a push to think a lot more broadly about the notion of professionalism or professionalization in the field of election administration.” A Connecticut official wants to require formal training for the state’s election administrators to try to avoid another election where voters have trouble casting their ballots. Denise Merrill, Connecticut’s secretary of state, pitched a plan in...
  • Kate Brown Sworn In as Oregon Governor, Replacing John Kitzhabe [career "bumps and criticism"]

    02/18/2015 10:26:30 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 18, 2015 | KIRK JOHNSON
    ".............Her career has not been without bumps and criticism. The Oregonian, the largest newspaper in the state, as well as Ms. Brown’s hometown paper, endorsed her opponent, a Republican, in her 2012 re-election race for secretary of state, partly because she had delayed an election – elections are a function of the secretary of state’s office — in ways that seemed, the paper said, politically calculated to help a Democrat. ..........She also got a black eye last month when the online publication, The Verge, citing email records, said she was among a group of politicians around the nation who had...
  • Bibi Ad Shows ISIS Asking Directions to Jerusalem [Video at link]

    02/15/2015 5:56:17 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 2/15/15 | Daniel Halper
    'The Left Will Surrender To Terror' In the latest Likud ad for the upcoming Israeli elections, a group of ISIS terrorists (played by actors, of course) are seen asking for directions to Jerusalem. Likud is led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Elections there are a month away. The ad shows the group of terrorists pulling up to a random Israeli to ask how to get to Jerusalem. "Take left," they're told. The screen goes dark and Hebrew words appear as gun shots can be heard. "The left will surrender to terror," the text on the screen reads.
  • Jeb Bush’s war chest far outpacing field of GOP contenders

    02/13/2015 1:26:18 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 40 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/13/15 | Matea Gold
    Jeb Bush’s money juggernaut is far eclipsing the efforts of his would-be rivals for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, putting his two political committees on pace to amass an unprecedented sum of tens of millions of dollars by early spring. The former Florida governor’s overwhelming dominance in the race to line up financial backers has come at a speed that has impressed longtime Republican money players, who say wealthy party backers have rapidly migrated to Bush since 2012 nominee Mitt Romney decided against another White House run two weeks ago.
  • Obama amnesty creates loophole for illegal immigrants to vote in elections

    02/13/2015 1:11:18 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 35 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 2/12/2015 | Stephen Dinan
    President Obama’s temporary deportation amnesty will make it easier for illegal immigrants to improperly register and vote in elections, state elections officials testified to Congress on Thursday, saying that the driver’s licenses and Social Security numbers they will be granted create a major voting loophole. While stressing that it remains illegal for noncitizens to vote, secretaries of state from Ohio and Kansas said they won’t have the tools to sniff out illegal immigrants who register anyway, ignoring stiff penalties to fill out the registration forms that are easily available at shopping malls, motor vehicle bureaus and in curbside registration drives....
  • Vote Fraud in Georgia

    02/06/2015 3:43:29 PM PST · by spintreebob · 8 replies
    The mother of a mentally disabled man allegedly beaten at a Gordon facility that cared for disabled adults has filed suit seeking punitive damages. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday by Betty Gill in Bibb County Superior Court, claims that her son, Joseph Allen Cason Jr., also was taken to vote in the 2013 Gordon city election, although he lived in another county. Employees, while acting in their scope of employment, allegedly took Cason and other residents to the polls to vote for the sister of the facility’s owner, who was running for mayor, according to the suit.
  • Evidently The Senate Is Right Now Voting On Whether Climate Change Is A Hoax Or Not

    01/21/2015 6:34:10 PM PST · by alexmark1917 · 29 replies
    Source: http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/vote_menu_114_1.htm Vote (Tally) [1] Result Question: Description Issue Date 10 (98-1) Agreed to On the Amendment S.Amdt. 29: Whitehouse Amdt. No. 29; To express the sense of the Senate that climate change is real and not a hoax. S. 1 1/21/2015 9 (54-45) Rejected On the Amendment S.Amdt. 41: Toomey Amdt. No. 41; To continue cleaning up fields and streams while protecting neighborhoods, generating affordable energy, and creating jobs. S. 1 1/21/2015 8 (41-58) Rejected On the Amendment S.Amdt. 69: Durbin Amdt. No. 69; To ensure that the storage and transportation of petroleum coke is regulated in a manner...
  • Jeb's fundraising host ripped GOP's 'fixation' with Christian agenda

    01/16/2015 2:48:11 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/14/15 | Paul Bedard
    A Bush fundraiser Thursday in Indian Wells, Calif., is being hosted by former Missouri Sen. John Danforth, one of a group of former Republican lawmakers who have criticized the party for shifting focus to a Christian social agenda. In advance of the country club fundraiser for Bush’s Right to Rise PAC, critics distributed a 2005 op-ed Danforth wrote for the New York Times in which he slapped the party for moving away from fighting deficits to opposing gay marriage. And he accused the GOP of becoming a “political arm” of Christians. “As a senator, I worried every day about the...
  • Senate to vote on whether climate change is happening

    01/13/2015 3:42:39 PM PST · by Libloather · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/13/15 | Laura Barron-Lopez
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Tuesday he will allow the Senate to vote on an amendment asking if they agree that climate change is impacting the planet. At his weekly press briefing, McConnell said "nobody is blocking any amendments" to legislation that would approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. The GOP leader had promised to allow an open amendment process on the Keystone bill. But a measure proposed by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) had raised questions about whether he would stick to that commitment. The Sanders measure asks whether lawmakers agree with the overwhelming consensus of scientists...
  • BREAKING: House to vote on 20-week abortion ban Jan 22: Roe anniversary, date of March for Life

    01/12/2015 1:47:26 PM PST · by Morgana · 46 replies
    Jill Stanek ^ | 1.12.2015 | Jill Stanek
    From Politico this morning, in an article entitled, “GOP hopes it’s cracked the abortion code: Republicans unite around a push to ban the procedure after 20 weeks of pregnancy”: … GOP leaders plan to vote on a federal 20-week abortion ban on Jan. 22. That’s the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade and falls on the same day as the March for Life…. In the House, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) opted to tie the upcoming vote to the March for Life event after meeting with leading anti-abortion groups and Republicans who have long been vocal opponents of abortion. McCarthy...
  • Educated voter---scholarship vote needed

    01/08/2015 4:46:04 PM PST · by mikelets456 · 1 replies
    Wyzant ^ | 1/8/2015 | Dough Ricchini
    How Education Has Empowered Me What is education? There are many who would say that an education is merely an entity that is to be possessed and others who say that it is only a means to move forward in the world, however I believe that education is a key, a key to freedom. Nelson Mandela once said "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world", I truly agree with the wise words of Mr. Mandela and hope that one day I can use my education to do great things. When I was young...
  • ‘He just got my vote’: MSM angle for dismissing potential Scott Walker 2016 candidacy could backfire

    01/08/2015 11:42:21 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 77 replies
    twitchy ^ | 1/8/15
    It doesn’t sound like a “deal breaker”:...
  • Glenn Grothman a Sellout? Give Me A Break

    01/07/2015 7:49:35 AM PST · by Sideshow Bob · 70 replies
    Right Wisconsin ^ | January 6, 2015 | Collin Roth
    Welcome to Washington, Congressman Grothman. Glenn Grothman's very first vote as a member of Congress, a vote in favor of John Boehner for Speaker, earned the ire of RedState.com Editor in Chief Erick Erickson who declared Grothman "all talk." "There will be no standing up by Glenn Grothman. Elections have a way of voluntarily and willingly neutering congressmen." Critics of Grothman are pointing to Grothman's willingness during the summer primary to criticize Boehner's leadership in the House and suggest that he would vote against the sitting Speaker in 2015. “I would have no problem looking for an alternative to Speaker...
  • Contact New 4th District Michigan Rep. John Moolenaar

    01/06/2015 8:28:32 AM PST · by VRWCarea51 · 4 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 1/16/14 | vrwcarea51
    Be sure to email or call the Washington Switchboard to contact Newly seated US Rep. John Moolenaar and urge his vote against Speaker Boehner. Moolenaar is a new member that was elected to replace Congressman Camp, 4th District-Michigan. Other than the Congress switchboard the only way to contact his that I could find is thru his campaign website.
  • Voter Turnout Boomed Under Bush, Not Under Obama

    01/02/2015 7:03:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 2, 2015 | Michael Barone
    There is a widespread assumption that President Obama has expanded the electorate and inspired booming voter turnout. One could make a case for that based on the 2008 election. But since then, not so much. Looking back over the past 15 years, the biggest surge in voter turnout came during George W. Bush's presidency. In the Obama years, turnout actually declined in both the 2012 presidential and the 2014 congressional elections. In 2000, about 105 million Americans voted for president. In 2004, 122 million did. That's a 16 percent rise, the largest between two presidential elections since 1948 and 1952....
  • Mark Kirk: Rand Paul And Ted Cruz Running For President Would Hurt IL GOP

    12/24/2014 2:39:57 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 40 replies
    RedState ^ | November 22nd, 2014
    In an interview with The Hill Illinois Republican Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) said that possible presidential runs by Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)93% and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) would hurt the Illinois Republican Party. “We definitely have our isolationist wing, which I completely disagree with,” he said, pointing to Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), before promising to back a GOP candidate in the presidential primary that he thought would do well in Illinois. He criticized Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-Texas) bombastic style as well.
  • Clinton Meets With Estefans After Holding Summit [Celebrity Hitlery Cult]

    12/12/2014 3:46:35 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    CBS MIAMI ^ | 12/11/14
    ...In the midst of the summit, Clinton touched briefly on US-Cuba relations, telling CBS4’s news partner the Miami Herald, he believes the embargo could be lifted if Cuba released USAID subcontractor Alan Gross, who’s serving out a 15 year sentence on the island. Following the daylong meeting, Clinton and his wife Hillary were the guests of honor at a fundraiser at the Star Island home of Gloria and Emilio Estefan. “President Clinton, when he left office in 2001, still thought he hadn’t done enough, and thought as a private citizen he would like to do what he can,” Gloria Estefan...
  • How Rick Scott Beat Charlie Crist -- GOP Poll Explains It

    12/03/2014 3:29:09 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | 12/1/14 | Kevin Derby
    The Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) released a poll from On Message on Monday which gives a good indication of how Gov. Rick Scott was able to defeat former Gov. Charlie Crist in last month’s Florida general election. The poll of Floridians who voted in November shows Scott did better than expected with Hispanic voters while also taking a majority of male voters and seniors. Scott won the election 48 percent to 47 percent and did well with Hispanics, running almost dead even with Crist. The poll shows 49 percent of Hispanic voters backed the Democrat while 47 percent supported...
  • Sweden faces political crisis as extreme right rejects budget (Over Immigration)

    12/02/2014 2:13:11 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 18 replies
    AFP/Yahoo ^ | 12-3-2014 | AFP
    A political crisis erupted in Sweden Tuesday when the extreme-right Sweden Democrats, the country's third largest party, vowed to block the new leftist-green government's budget, a move that could trigger new elections. "The Sweden Democrats will work towards taking down every government and every budget proposal that supports increased immigration at today's levels," the populist party's acting leader Mattias Karlsson said in a press conference. The party -- which holds the balance of power in parliament -- said its decision was in reaction to the minority government's pro-immigration policies. It pledged instead to support a rival budget proposal from the...
  • 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....
  • The Obama Republicans?

    12/01/2014 6:02:27 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/30/14 | ALEX ISENSTADT
    About a week after the Republican midterm romp, nearly 20 soon-to-be House GOP freshmen huddled for a private lunch on the third floor of the Capitol Hill Club. The mood was jubilant: Each had prevailed in a swing district, exploiting deep unhappiness with President Barack Obama and angst over the country’s future. But as they dug into platters of lasagna, salad and chicken, the newbies were given some sobering news. GOP officials explained that they would be among Democrats’ top 2016 targets — when they’d be up against a more diverse electorate — and they needed to start preparing now....
  • Why the Supreme Court should be the biggest issue of the 2016 campaign

    11/29/2014 5:42:01 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 47 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/28/14 | Paul Waldman
    ...Ruth Bader Ginsburg left the hospital yesterday after having a heart stent implanted and expects to be back at work Monday. Despite various health issues over the years, Ginsburg insists that she is still of sound body at age 81 (her mind isn’t in question) and has no plans to retire before the end of President Obama’s term to ensure a Democratic replacement. If she keeps to that pledge, and presuming there are no other retirements in the next two years, the makeup of the Supreme Court could be a bigger campaign issue in 2016 than ever before.
  • Rise of the Rust Belt Republicans

    11/22/2014 6:57:17 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/22/14 | JAMES HOHMANN and JAKE SHERMAN
    Are these governors the GOP’s antidote to the party of the 1 percent? Gov. Scott Walker, a rabid Wisconsin Badgers fan, likes to razz Gov. John Kasich about his Ohio State Buckeyes. “We’re hoping to be against each other in the Big 10 championship in a couple weeks,” he said during a panel discussion at the Republican Governors Association meeting here this week.
  • The Mystery of Millionaire Donor Steve Mostyn: Why Charlie Crist, Why Florida?

    11/22/2014 5:25:41 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | 11/21/14 | Nancy Smith
    The biggest mystery that never unraveled in Florida Election 2014 has to be super-uber trial attorney Steve Mostyn. Why would a Houston multimillionaire with no current business in the Sunshine State out-donate billionaire George Soros, giving it to Democrat Charlie Crist's Florida gubernatorial campaign and the Florida Democratic Party? We never did get to the bottom of it. Crist and Mostyn didn't really know each other before the campaign. What did Mostyn want? Soros, founder of the far-left Open Society Institute, who advocates bringing European social democracy to the United States, only gave Crist a smidgen over $1 million. But...
  • Reid Votes Against Landrieu (Screws Democrat Party)

    11/19/2014 5:39:14 AM PST · by sr4402 · 38 replies
    vanity | 11/19/2014 | Self
    Harry Reid personally voted against Landrieu and screwed his own party. Checking the Roll Call this morning, Harry Reid's vote is Nay. Why did he allow the vote (since he rules the Senate with an iron fist) and then vote against her and ruin her chances in Louisiana? Nothing short of the Bills passage would have saved her down there. She's too little to late now and the union jobs are being pooched. And Obama stands above it all to pooch the Union jobs with a veto promise. This might have been the last chance for the Democrat Party (notice...
  • XL Keystone vote underway in Congress (Live Thread)

    11/18/2014 3:03:26 PM PST · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 195 replies
    November 18, 2014 | Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
    Will it or won't it pass? Stay tuned..
  • 2014 Best & Worst States for Business State Rankings [Top 10: Republican Governors]

    11/14/2014 9:50:32 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    1 Texas 2 Florida 3 Tennessee 4 North Carolina 5 South Carolina 6 Indiana 7 Arizona 8 Nevada 9 Louisiana 10 Georgia
  • ALLEGATION: Ballot of Denver Police Officer Who Claims to Not Have Voted Found in AdCo

    11/13/2014 9:49:26 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    oloradoPeakPolitics ^ | 11/13/14 | oloradoPeakPolitics
    Remember when it was concerning that Joe Salazar’s representative basically gave her blessing for an undercover James O’Keefe and his friends to commit voter fraud? This is why. Today, our sources tell us that allegedly a Denver Police Officer ballot with a signature cure turned up in Adams County. The only problem? The officer is saying he did not vote. Our source up north is further saying that many showing up on the cured list have moved away. What is going on in Adams County? Developing….
  • How One Landslide Win on Election Day Cost Two Stations $10 Million

    11/13/2014 11:08:40 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    tvspy.com ^ | 11/12/14 | Mark Joyella
    In local TV, nobody likes a landslide. Close races are more intriguing to cover for the newsroom, and they are far, far more lucrative for the sales department. An analysis by the Cincinnati Business Courier concludes the runaway win on Election Night by Ohio Governor John Kasich cost two Scripps stations, Cleveland ABC affiliate WEWS and Cincinnati ABC affiliate WCPO $10 million in lost revenue: “Political spending is about the footprint and the competitiveness of each individual race,” Scripps CFO Tim Wesolowski said during a conference call for Scripps executives to talk to investors and analysts about the company’s third-quarter...
  • Exclusive: Women Turned Out for Hillary in the Midterms

    11/12/2014 2:10:59 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    Time ^ | 11/10/14 | Jay Newton-Small
    Clinton's appearances on the campaign trail gave discernable bumps in female support to various Democrats, according to an analysis by Correct the Record, a pro-Hillary group.... ....The group, linked to Democratic Super PAC American Bridge, compiled polling data that shows Clinton delivered discernible bumps in female support to most of the candidates for whom she appeared or stumped, according to an analysis obtained exclusively by TIME.....
  • Democratic Candidates Spent At Least $700K To Fly In Clintons

    11/11/2014 8:00:37 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    buzzfeed.com ^ | 11/11/14 | Ruby Cramer
    The first estimate of the costs of bringing in the Clintons to campaign. The final total will likely top $1 million by the time more filings become available.... ....Supporters estimate that, together, the Clintons headlined 75 rallies and fundraisers — and logged roughly 50,000 miles jetting from state to state.....
  • A moral case against voter ID laws (this is what they're teaching at Duke University)

    11/11/2014 5:26:17 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 11, 2014 | David A. Siegel, associate professor of political science at Duke University
    Like millions of other Americans, I voted last Tuesday. I did not face long lines and there were no barriers to my entry to the polling station. Everyone was quite friendly, and it was a pleasant experience. They were so friendly, in fact, that they even offered a service to voters, advertised by a sign on the wall: Voters, presumably those who would have difficulty walking into the polling station due to disability, could wait in their idling cars, honk their horns and have someone aid them in voting curbside. At the time, I did not think much of this....
  • Maine to hold recounts for three Senate races

    11/09/2014 2:30:47 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 13 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | November 9th 2014 | Associated Press
    Maine officials will conduct recounts in three races for the state Senate. In District 11, Democrat Jonathan Fulford challenged the outcome in his campaign against Senate Republican Leader Michael Thibodeau. Unofficial results show Thibodeau winning by 115 votes. A recount will also be done for District 21, where unofficial results show Democrat Nathan Libby defeating Republican Patricia Gagne by 64 votes. The third race is in District 25, where Democrat Catherine Breen beat Republican Cathleen Manchester by seven votes. If the results remain the same, Republicans will control the Senate with 20 members, compared with 15 Democrats.
  • Former Charlotte (RAT) Mayor Patrick Cannon gets house arrest after illegal vote

    11/09/2014 4:51:23 AM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 11/06/14 | Michael Gordon, Steve Harrison, Rick Rothacker
    **SNIP** While Cannon dodged jail for now, his appearance in court continued a 366-day free-fall for one of the city’s longest-serving officials, who first joined the City Council in 1993. On Nov. 6, 2013, Cannon was elected mayor, jubilantly thanking voters for helping him realize a “life goal.” He was arrested in March, charged with accepting more than $50,000 in bribes from undercover FBI agents. He pleaded guilty in June to a corruption charge and was sentenced by Whitney on Oct. 14. At the time, Cannon’s attorneys asked that their client be admitted to a prison alcohol-treatment program.
  • Why Alaska Election Results Are Taking Sooooo Long

    11/08/2014 7:23:13 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    ABC ^ | 11.6.14 | SHUSHANNAH WALSHE
    Neither the Alaska Senate race nor the Alaska gubernatorial race have been called -- and both may take a while. ...we may not have an answer to the questions of who is the new Senator and Governor from the Last Frontier for weeks because there are still votes to be counted and that won’t start until next week....there are 23,271 early and absentee ballots deemed eligible for counting. These are already received and reviewed as eligible. They sent out another 12,541 absentee ballots and if postmarked by November 4th, ballots can arrive legally 15 days after the election and still...
  • What's next for Charlie Crist? [Florida Dem Party In Shambles]

    11/06/2014 7:36:42 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 103 replies
    Herald Tribune ^ | 11/5/14 | Zac Anderson
    Democrats bet big on Charlie Crist’s bid for governor, and his loss Tuesday is not only a potential career-ending outcome for one of Florida’s most prominent political figures of the last two decades, but also another gut check for a party at a low point in statewide influence... Democrats lost six seats in the state House of Representatives, giving the GOP a super majority. The partisan makeup of the state Senate did not change, but Republicans are still just one lawmaker shy of their all-time high. Additionally, every Cabinet position — governor, attorney general, chief financial officer and agriculture commissioner...