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  • Obama visit to Wisconsin comes amid dropping approval rating

    09/01/2014 6:11:39 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    Fox 11 ^ | 8/31/14
    ...Obama arrives in Milwaukee Monday for a rally at Laborfest. Five-thousand people are expected at the Summerfest grounds for the ticketed event. On Saturday the Milwaukee Labor Council handed out tickets to union members and their family..... Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke will meet privately with Obama on Monday. Campaign spokesperson Joe Zepecki said in a statement, “Because the President’s Monday visit to Milwaukee is for an official White House event and not a campaign event, her participation in the public portion of events would not be appropriate.”
  • white house blames media for obama 'no strategy' comment

    08/30/2014 6:46:41 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 38 replies
    Brietbart.com ^ | 8/29/14 | Charlie Spiering
    White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest took great lengths to explain why President Obama’s comment about having no strategy to defeat the Islamic State in Syria. “I don't want to put the cart before the horse,” Obama said during his press conference yesterday. “We don't have a strategy yet.”
  • Mapping the path for Charlie Crist to be elected Florida governor again [Team Obama Managing]

    08/30/2014 5:39:53 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | Adam C Smith
    .....How does the former Republican governor make history by getting elected governor again as a Democrat? The plan essentially boils down to matching Sink's performance — the former chief financial officer lost to Scott by 1.2 percentage points, less than 62,000 votes — and then, through sophisticated computer modelling, analytics and voter targeting, to modestly improve on her showing among various voter groups that make up Florida's complicated electoral mosaic. "We know the universe we have to turn out," said Omar Khan, Crist's campaign manager and one of many Obama campaign veterans helping Crist. "Every decision we make and everything...
  • GOP ad blasts Charlie Crist for previous ties to Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein

    08/30/2014 4:57:22 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    WPLG-TV ^ | 8/29/14
    JUST DAYS AFTER THE PRIMARY SOME BARE-KNUCKLE, HARD HITTING ADS ARE ALREADY HITTING THE AIRWAVES IN THE GOVERNOR'S RACE. ONE OF THOSE ADS FROM THE FLORIDA REPUBLICAN PARTY BLASTS DEMOCRATIC CHARLIE CRIST FOR HIS ONE CLOSE TIES TO CONVICTED PONZI SCHEMER SCOTT ROTH TEEN.
  • Rick Scott outpolled Charlie Crist in primaries: Does that have future meaning?

    08/29/2014 6:15:28 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    Naples News ^ | 8/27/14 | Matt Dixon
    ....victories, and the real contest — the general election — begins now. Though Crist won the primary easily, the numbers weren’t all positive for his camp. He received 622,986 votes, 211,408 fewer than Scott got in his Republican primary. Overall, more than 114,000 more Republicans than Democrats cast ballots statewide....
  • Here Comes Scott: Brown Ties it Up with Jeanne Shaheen in Latest Poll

    08/22/2014 2:33:31 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 38 replies
    boston.com ^ | 8/21/14 | Roberto Scalese
    Republican Scott Brown has closed a 12-point gap in the monthly WMUR/Granite State poll, and has pulled into a statistical dead heat with incumbent Democrat Jeanne Shaheen for the New Hampshire US Senate seat. Shaheen leads Brown 46 percent to 44 percent...
  • Embattled Sen. Begich's Secret Weapon: Alaska [AP, ABC Goes All In for Democrat Candidate]

    08/20/2014 2:28:17 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | 8/20/14 | BECKY BOHRER
    Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich wants Alaskans to know he is one of them and an independent voice against President Barack Obama. So he's opening campaign offices in far-flung places like a coin-operated laundry in Dillingham...
  • Rick Scott Edges Charlie Crist in New Poll

    08/18/2014 2:14:49 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | 8/18/14 | Kevin Derby
    A poll from the Florida Chamber Political Institute (FCPI) unveiled on Monday shows Gov. Rick Scott has taken the lead over former Gov. Charlie Crist. Despite having spent most of his political life as a Republican, Crist is the favorite to win the Democratic primary next week. Scott takes 44 percent in the poll of likely voters while Crist garners 41 percent. Scott’s lead expands when Libertarian Adrian Wyllie is added into the mix. In that scenario, Scott takes 41 percent, Crist gets 35 percent and Wyllie takes 4 percent. “While top concerns for voters remain jobs and the economy,...
  • McCain campaigns in New Hampshire for Scott Brown

    08/18/2014 2:12:18 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    Senate hopeful Scott Brown again got help from a former Republican presidential nominee, as Sen. John McCain spoke to a crowd of GOP faithful at a town hall meeting Monday.
  • Some Lawmakers Press for War-Powers Vote Over Iraq (Hussein's flexibility)

    08/14/2014 2:27:15 AM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 8/13/14 | Siobhan Hughes
    WASHINGTON—A handful of lawmakers are saying President Barack Obama must get congressional authorization for military action in Iraq, a vote that could exacerbate tensions between the branches and present members with a difficult vote just before the midterm elections. Mr. Obama's announcement of limited airstrikes last week aimed at slowing the advance of militants from the Islamic State toward the Kurdish city of Erbil initially triggered few complaints that he had usurped the power to declare war that Congress claims as its own. But with the president warning over the weekend that "I don't think we're going to solve this...
  • Ann Coulter: We have no choice but to vote for these Republicans, including the crap-ass ones

    08/13/2014 11:38:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 81 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/13/2014 | AllahPundit
    An electrifying midterm rallying cry on a slow summer news day. Boehner, incidentally, isn’t one of the crappy-asses, she says. She doesn’t name names there, but she’s been known to diverge from grassroots conservatives in these matters before.What would happen, though, if Boehner turned around and made a deal with Harry Reid on amnesty in September? One of the goals of Obama’s looming power grab over legalization is to scare Republican leaders with the thought that Latino voters will be so grateful, they’ll break even harder for Democrats in 2016. The only countermeasure, Dems would have you believe, is...
  • How Puerto Rican migrants could swing the largest swing state

    08/11/2014 7:33:22 PM PDT · by Baynative · 42 replies
    fusion net ^ | 8/11/14 | Daniel RIvero
    a Pew Research Center report released today shows that a new wave of Puerto Ricans leaving their island's severe economic woes has been finding its way to Central Florida and rapidly changing the ethnic and political makeup of the country's largest swing state. Florida, which has played a crucial role in the past two presidential elections, has 29 electoral votes that could play a crucial role in the 2016 presidential race.
  • Hawaii's Governor Ousted in Stunning Primary Loss [Obama's Boy LOSES!]

    08/10/2014 6:39:59 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    ABC ^ | 8/10/14 | CATHY BUSSEWITZ and JULIET WILLIAMS
    A 40-year political career came to a close after Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie lost his bid for a second term in a stunning primary-election defeat by a fellow Democrat and state senator who defied party leadership to challenge the incumbent. A second intraparty fight for U.S. Senate was too close to call. State Sen. David Ige, once seen as an underdog, cruised to a decisive 35 percentage point win in Saturday's primary after being dramatically outspent by Abercrombie, who also had high-profile endorsements including President Barack Obama. Ige said his win "proves that people power can be money power, especially...
  • Unlike previous midterm election years, no dominant theme has emerged for 2014 [so MANY]

    08/10/2014 6:08:45 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 9, 2014 | Philip Rucker, Robert Costa and Matea Gold
    Ask voters in North Carolina’s Research Triangle what November’s midterm elections are about and one will tell you drones. A second will say closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Yet another, the middle-class squeeze. At a Sunday school classroom in Ypsilanti, Mich., voters are concerned about deteriorating roads, teen sex parties, truancy in schools and violent crime. Six hundred miles west at a Republican campaign office in Urbandale, Iowa, people fear that America is on an irreversible decline — like Germany after World War I, as one man predicted. Across Colorado, voters are thinking about a whole other set...
  • Democratic candidates roll out dueling endorsements from gay rights groups [Florida]

    08/09/2014 2:40:47 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    South Florida Sun Sentinel ^ | 8/7/14 | Anthony Man
    ...Charlie Crist, the former Republican governor turned independent turned Democrat, was endorsed by SAVE, the gay rights group based in Miami-Dade County. The gay and lesbian community has become an important element of the Democratic Party’s coalition.
  • Rick Scott Bounces Back Against Charlie Crist in Poll

    08/07/2014 4:28:47 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | 8/6/14 | Kevin Derby
    ....Scott leads 45 percent to 43 percent while 8 percent support other candidates and 4 percent remain undecided. In the last Survey USA/WFLA poll, Crist led 46 percent to 40 percent. The poll of 576 likely voters was taken from July 31-Aug. 4 ..
  • Lott: Miss. GOP could use shake-up

    08/04/2014 5:25:02 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 3, 2014 | Alexandra Jaffe and Megan R. Wilson
    Former Sen. Trent Lott (R-Miss.) says Mississippi Republicans may need a regime change after the damaging primary fight between Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and state Sen. Chris McDaniel. “This has shown the fissures that are there and I do think the party leaders – it may cause the need for some change in the party leadership,” Lott, now the co-chairman of Squire Patton Boggs' public policy practice, told The Hill during a wide-ranging interview at the firm's Washington office. He warned that the Mississippi establishment is ignoring the Tea Party wing of the GOP at their own peril. “If they...
  • U.S. Attorney General Holder to Rick Scott: We're watching you

    08/01/2014 2:34:10 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 8/1/14 | Alex Leary
    ....Eric Holder this month sent a scathing letter to Gov. Rick Scott over voting changes in Florida and issued a warning that the Justice Department is “carefully monitoring” the state....
  • Marine Le Pen takes poll lead in race for next French presidential election

    08/01/2014 12:37:49 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    ft.com ^ | 7/31/14 | Hugh Carnegy
    High quality global journalism requires investment. Please share this article with others using the link below, do not cut & paste the article. See our Ts&Cs and Copyright Policy for more detail. Email ftsales.support@ft.com to buy additional rights. http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/6a09af64-18a7-11e4-a51a-00144feabdc0.html#ixzz397k1epX7 The growing threat to France’s mainstream political leaders posed by Marine Le Pen, head of France’s far-right National Front, has been underscored by an opinion poll putting her in the lead for the first time in the race for the next presidential election. The charismatic Ms Le Pen has overtaken former centre-right president Nicolas Sarkozy in voting intentions if the first...
  • ...Libertarian Confuses Florida Gov Race, Quinnipiac...Finds; Voters Don't Trust Scott Or Crist

    07/23/2014 3:34:46 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott trails former Gov. Charlie Crist, running as a Democrat, by a narrow 45 - 40 percent margin in a two-way race. When Libertarian candidate Adrian Wyllie is added to the mix, the race is too close to call, with 39 percent for Crist, 37 percent for Scott and 9 percent for Wyllie, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. This compares to a 48 - 38 percent Crist lead in a head-to-head matchup without Wyllie in an April 30 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University.
  • Marco Rubio: Hillary ‘Extremely Vulnerable on Her Record

    07/22/2014 7:01:38 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 7/22/14
    ...Rubio (R., Fla.) told NPR Hillary Clinton is “extremely vulnerable.... ...then called Clinton “a 20th century candidate”, saying, “I think she does not offer an agenda for moving America forward in the 21st century, at least not up till now.”
  • Light Up the Map [Florida Mayors Who Celebrate Homosexuality]

    07/22/2014 4:30:33 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    Lisa Aronson Coconut Creek Russ Barley Freeport Peter Bober Hollywood Craig Cates Key West Joy Cooper Hallandale Beach David Coviello Biscayne Park Daniel Dietch Surfside Rob Downey Melbourne Village Harry Dressler Tamarac Buddy Dyer Orlando Pat Gerard Largo Samuel Henderson Gulfport Richard Kaplan Lauderhill Rick Kriseman St. Petersburg Connie Leon Kreps North Bay Village Cindy Lerner Pinecrest Philip Levine Miami Beach Sue Lynn Anna Maria John Marks Tallahassee Shari McCartney Oakland Park Ashira Mohammed Pembroke Park Lori Moseley Miramar Jeri Muoio West Palm Beach Frank Ortis Pembroke Pines Judy Paul Davie Lesa Peerman Margate Gary Resnick Wilton Manors Michael Ryan...
  • EXCLUSIVE—Source: Charlie Crist’s $100K Nigerian Donor is Member of Shadowy Republican Oil Trader...

    07/19/2014 6:11:43 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    Gossip Extra ^ | 7/17/14 | Jose Lambiet
    Democrat Charlie Crist‘s campaign for governor still won’t comment on the Gossip Extra scoop about its mysterious $100,000-donor from Nigeria and his alleged association with an international criminal — but information about donor Onajite Okoloko is starting to bubble up.... A source deep in Florida politics who asked not to be named, however, tells me Okoloko was asked to contribute by one of Crist’s most problematic friends, Delray multi-millionaire Republican oil trader Harry Sargeant! Sargeant, a fraternity brother of Republican-turned-Democrat Crist at Florida State, is considered to be an Iraq War profiteer by some members of the U.S. Congress for...
  • GOP Leaders Say They Won't Appeal Ruling That Found Florida Congressional Map Unconstitutional

    07/15/2014 7:32:54 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    ABC ^ | 7/15/14
    GOP leaders say they won't appeal ruling that found Florida congressional map unconstitutional.
  • Dr. Ben Carson Has a Proposal for Elections That Would Force People to Know Whom They’re Voting For

    07/13/2014 4:41:07 PM PDT · by kingattax · 24 replies
    IJ Review ^ | 7-12-14 | By Justen Charters
    Since his breakthrough speech at the National Prayer Breakfast, Dr. Ben Carson has been in the political spotlight. In this video, Carson answers the question: Are you a Republican? What might surprise you is that Carson is not a Republican, he is an Independent.
  • True the Vote Files Lawsuit Against MS GOP: Destruction of Documents, Double Voting & Discarded

    07/11/2014 10:06:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/11/14 | Jim Hoft
    However, since the election, the McDaniel campaign quickly found 1,000 examples in one county of Democrats who voted in the June 3rd primary as Democrats and then crossed over into the Republican primary this week. This is illegal and their votes should not be counted. The Chris McDaniel for Senate campaign identified multiple Mississippi counties where this occurred. McDaniel supporters were barred from reviewing voter rolls in nine Mississippi counties. On Thursday True the Vote, the nation’s largest voter integrity organization, filed a lawsuit against the Mississippi Republican Party for destruction of absentee ballot documents, double voting and discarded legal...
  • True The Vote: Verification To Motion For Temporary Restraining Order (Miss.)

    07/10/2014 7:18:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    The Taxpayers Channel ^ | 7/10/14 | staff
    PDF of court document at link.
  • Senate Democrats skittish on voting (Dingy Harry retirement watch)

    06/29/2014 5:22:31 AM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Philly ^ | 6/29/14 | Andrew Taylor
    WASHINGTON - A fear of voting has gripped Democratic leaders in the Senate, slowing the chamber's modest productivity this election season to a near halt. With control of the Senate at risk in November, leaders are going to remarkable lengths to protect endangered Democrats from casting tough votes and to deny Republicans legislative victories in the midst of the campaign. The phobia means even bipartisan legislation to boost energy efficiency, manufacturing, sportsmen's rights, and more could be scuttled. The Senate's masters of process are finding a variety of ways to shut down debate.
  • Charlie Crist to Scott Rothstein: "We Love You"

    06/27/2014 1:07:17 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    NEW TIMES ^ | 1/21/11 | BOB NORMAN
    Former Gov. Charlie Crist was apparently a little closer to Scott Rothstein than we knew. Or maybe not. They blew out the candles on Crist's birthday cake a couple of years ago after giving the governor $52,000 (a grand for each candle).
  • EXCLUSIVE — Charlie Crist Disinvited From Bill Clinton Party by Hillary!

    06/27/2014 6:51:26 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    Gossip Extra ^ | 5/8/14 | Jose Lambiet
    Candidate for governor Charlie Crist was disinvited from a high-profile fundraiser starring former President Bill Clinton in Miami Beach Tuesday evening after Crist’s Democratic primary opponent Nan Rich ran into Hillary Clinton in Washington, Gossip Extra has learned. The $25,000-party at the Palm Island home of Lumber Liquidators founder Tom Sullivan was officially a fundraiser for the Democratic Governors Association, an organization that supports Crist.
  • Question: Can JILL McDaniel run for Senate in Mississippi as a write-in?

    06/26/2014 11:25:38 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 34 replies
    6/26/14 | sff
    Jill, a former Miss USA Mississippi pageant winner, is the wife of Chris McDaniel, whose selection by CONSERVATIVES was thwarted by the race baiting team of Thad Cochran.I went to ballotpedia.org:http://ballotpedia.org/Ballot_access_requirements_for_political_candidates_in_Mississippito find out if there was any reason Jill could not be a write in candidate.Some of pointed out, I believe, that Mississippi, has a "sore loser" law that prevents CHRIS from running as a write-in.
  • Tea party Republican breaks through to House GOP leadership (+video)

    06/20/2014 6:32:30 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 6/19/14 | Francine Kiefer
    The tea party has claimed its first spot in House leadership with the election of Rep. Steve Scalise to the No. 3 post – majority whip. Will he ease GOP tensions or make them worse? ...The Louisianan will take the position of whip, making him responsible for corralling votes in order to pass legislation. He fills the slot left vacant by Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California, who was elected – and elevated – to the No. 2 job of majority leader, who decides what legislation comes to a vote.
  • Florida’s Largest Gay Rights Group Endorses Crist

    06/13/2014 5:09:33 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    CBS MIAMI ^ | 6/12/14
    Charlie Crist has been endorsed by Florida’s largest gay rights group in his run for Governor.... Equality Florida officials made the announcement at a visitors center for gays and lesbians in Miami Beach, citing Crist’s current support for same-sex marriage and ongoing legal efforts to overturn the state’s ban on the unions.
  • No one saw Eric Cantor’s primary loss coming — in an endless number of shocked tweets

    06/11/2014 12:16:29 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his Republican primary today in a completely befuddling upset that no one saw coming. When people saw that Cantor was behind David Brat, an unknown and underfunded economics professor, in the returns, jaws dropped, and dropped, and dropped until they hit the floor and left everyone so speechless they had no worries of needing to express their shock in more than 140 characters. As was very evident from how Twitter responded.
  • Gun Owners of America Endorses Lee Bright for Senate

    06/09/2014 5:12:33 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 8 replies
    goapvf.org ^ | 6-9-2014 | GOA
    Dear Friend of the Second Amendment: Just hours ago, I made an important decision. But that doesn’t mean it was a hard one. Today, I’m happy to announce Gun Owners of America Political Victory Fund is endorsing Lee Bright for the United States Senate in South Carolina. Of course, incumbent Republican Senator Lindsey Graham’s betrayal of our Second Amendment rights is likely no surprise to you. But the incredible record Lee Bright has racked up as a State Senator in South Carolina may be. Senator Bright is the lead bill sponsor of Constitutional Carry and has long been the “go-to”...
  • Eight States Go to the Polls (June 3rd Primaries Live Thread)

    06/03/2014 5:58:56 AM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 218 replies
    ABC News ^ | 06.03.2014 | Sushanna Walsh
    Today more Americans are able to vote than any other day this primary season, in fact this number of voters won’t go to the polls again until November. Eight states are voting today including Mississippi, Iowa, California, New Jersey, South Dakota, Montana, Alabama, and New Mexico....
  • Sinn Féin emerges as biggest party in Northern Ireland; DUP claims most seats

    05/24/2014 6:19:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | 24 May 2014
    Sinn Féin has emerged as the biggest party in Northern Ireland following the local government elections—but the DUP has claimed the greater number of council seats. The republican party claimed 24.1% of all first preference votes with the DUP on 23.1%. Both parties, however, saw their share of the vote slip with the DUP down by 4.1% and Sinn Féin marginally down by 0.7%. …
  • Some voters report confusion with Republican ballots (Idaho)

    05/21/2014 2:32:00 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    KTVB ^ | 5/20/14 | Jamie Grey
    **SNIP** Dan Rogers, a voter in Boise, told KTVB he went to his 18th district polling location right as the polls opened and wanted to vote as a Republican. Rogers says he is currently unaffiliated and wanted to affiliate the day of the election. "So [the poll worker] sent me over to the voter registration table, and when I was there, a couple of the workers consulted, and I was informed that I was unable to vote in the primary for the Republicans unless I had been a declared member of the party since March 20," Rogers said. Rogers says...
  • Gun Store Sign: ‘I Like My Guns Like Obama Likes His Voters: Undocumented

    05/13/2014 7:11:00 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    CBS HOUSTON ^ | 5/13/14
    A Texas gun store has put up a new sign that is grabbing people’s attention. “I like my guns like Obama likes his voters: Undocumented,” the Tactical Firearms sign states. The store’s owner, Jeremy Alcede, says the sign is meant to be looked at as a joke.
  • Vulnerable (exempt) Democrats Vote for Benghazi Committee

    05/08/2014 5:26:14 PM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 5/08/14 | Abby Livingston
    **SNIP** Those Frontline members, with their Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call race ratings, are: •Rep. Ron Barber of Arizona (Tossup) •Rep. John Barrow of Georgia (Leans Democratic) •Rep. Patrick Murphy (Leans Democratic) •Rep. Nick J. Rahall, II of West Virginia (Tossup) •Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (Democrat Favored)
  • Four Years in, GOP Support for Tea Party Down to 41% [We'll See in November, Gallup]

    05/08/2014 11:03:23 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    Gallup ^ | 5/8/14
    About four in 10 Republicans and Republican-leaning independents classify themselves as supporters of the Tea Party, while 11% are opponents and 48% are neither. This continues to be a significant drop from the Tea Party's high-water mark in November 2010, when 61% of Republicans were supporters of the Tea Party.
  • BREAKING: House Will Vote Today on Lerner Contempt

    05/06/2014 9:46:21 AM PDT · by Nachum · 50 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 5/6/14 | Katie Pavlich
    The House of Representatives will vote today, Tuesday, at 5 pm on whether to hold former head of tax exempt groups at the IRS Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress. Lerner was voted in contempt by the House Oversight Committee back in April after failing to answer questions from lawmakers. Many argue Lerner waived her Fifth Amendment rights last year because she made an opening statement declaring her innocence before claiming she wanted to remain silent.
  • Eva Longoria endorses former Gov. Charlie Crist

    05/06/2014 8:38:01 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    WPLG-TV ^ | 5/6/14 | Andrea Torres
    Florida Gov. Charlie Crist flaunted actress Eva Longoria's endorsement Tuesday, as he runs for his former office against Gov. Rick Scott. On Monday, Longoria's the Latino Victory project, a political action group that was close to raising about $5 million this cycle, announced it was backing Crist. "Blessed to receive the endorsement of Eva Longoria and the Latino Victory Project," Crist tweeted Tuesday morning. "Welcome to Team Charlie, Eva."
  • The time has come to make you vote

    05/02/2014 9:42:07 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 25 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | May 1, 2014 | Matt Bai
    [SNIP]...Let's first consider the situation in which we find ourselves. Once again this year, the two parties that dominate our politics will conduct parallel campaigns aimed at two distinct subsets of Americans, rather than engaging in any actual debate. One side will scream about liberal overreach and the other will scream about conservative greed and bigotry, and whoever arouses the most passion in their most reliable voters (generally the party out of power at the moment) will probably win.
  • Cantor: Lois Lerner Contempt Vote Set for Next Thursday

    05/02/2014 3:16:20 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 22 replies
    News Max ^ | May 01 2014 | Todd Beamon
    The Republican-controlled House will hold a contempt vote next Thursday on embattled former IRS supervisor Lois Lerner, Majority Leader Eric Cantor says. If the legislators vote to hold Lerner in contempt, it will be the most serious step taken by lawmakers in the controversy surrounding the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative, tea party and religious groups.
  • More Duplicate Voter Registrations Found

    04/30/2014 10:23:34 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 27 April 2014 | John Semmens
    A month ago an audit of voter registration rolls in North Carolina found 150,000 duplicates in other states and 35,000 duplicate ballots cast by these registrants. This week it was disclosed that 44,000 persons are registered to vote in both Virginia and Maryland. While only 164 of these voters were confirmed to have cast ballots in both states during the 2012 November election, the continued insistence by Democrats that this type of vote fraud isn’t worthy of further investigation is not reassuring. US Attorney General Eric Holder maintained his stance that “this is much ado about nothing. The election of...
  • Lindsey Graham, cruising to primary victory, tackles controversial issues...

    04/30/2014 9:08:53 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 53 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/29/14 | Rebecca Berg
    ....Graham, counter to the early prognostications of many, has quelled any potential threats from Tea Party insurgents and, two months ahead of the Republican primary, is cruising to a third term in the Senate -- still gleefully tackling those controversial topics that might have made him vulnerable in the first place. Graham is in this position by no accident. Wary of other incumbents who have not prepared for competitive re-election campaigns and lost, Graham and his campaign team have spent the intervening years raising money and shoring up support among South Carolina's political class -- all but guaranteeing Graham's path...
  • Charlie Crist Out Front of Rick Scott Big in Q-Poll

    04/30/2014 4:50:17 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | 4/30/14 | Kevin Darby
    Unlike other polls which show a narrowing race, Quinnipiac University released a poll of registered voters Wednesday morning that finds former Gov. Charlie Crist, the leading Democratic gubernatorial candidate, with a solid lead over Republican Gov. Rick Scott.... The Q-poll relies, it should be pointed out, on a sample of 31 percent Democrats and 25 percent Republicans, an unusually low percentage of GOP voters in an off-year election..... "Florida voters think former Gov. Crist is more compassionate, more honest and trustworthy and was a better governor than Gov. Scott,” Brown said. “The difference may be simple: voters like Crist, whose...
  • More renounce US citizenship but deny stereotype

    04/27/2014 8:08:31 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 34 replies
    Yahoo News (AP) ^ | April 27, 2014 | ADAM GELLER
    Inside the long-awaited package, six pages of government paperwork dryly affirmed Carol Tapanila's anxious request. But when Tapanila slipped the contents from the brown envelope, she saw there was something more. "We the people...." declared the script inside her U.S. passport — now with four holes punched through it from cover to cover. Her departure from life as an American was stamped final on the same page: "Bearer Expatriated Self." With the envelope's arrival, Tapanila, a native of upstate New York who has lived in Canada since 1969, joined a largely overlooked surge of Americans rejecting what is, to millions,...
  • Kirk will campaign for Oberweis in Senate race

    04/25/2014 6:27:28 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    QC Times ^ | 4/16/14
    U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk says he'll now campaign for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jim Oberweis, weeks after saying he wouldn't actively campaign for the dairy magnate. Last month, Kirk said he'd support Oberweis, but wouldn't campaign with the state senator from Sugar Grove so he could protect his relationship with Sen. Dick Durbin, a Chicago Democrat. But during a stop in Quincy on Tuesday, Kirk told the Illinois Radio Network (http://bit.ly/1eIrtRF ) he will campaign for Oberweis after all.