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  • The biggest mistake this election

    11/07/2012 10:07:28 AM PST · by arkansascon76 · 16 replies
    I'm a first time poster, but have been on this site for years. As an Arkansan I am proud of my state. Unlike the rest of the country, we have been moving more conservative. For the first time since reconstruction, our house and our senate are controlled by Republicans.
  • The Terrifying Line in Obama's Speech That Everyone Missed

    11/07/2012 10:06:32 AM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 39 replies ^ | NOVEMBER 07 2012 | IBD
    But while everyone was picking apart these and other flaws in Obama's speech, they overlooked the most frightening line of all. That was when Obama promised that he'd pursue "the kind of bold, persistent experimentation that Franklin Roosevelt pursued during the only crisis worse than this one."
  • THAT'S IT! I am outa here too!!

    11/07/2012 10:01:41 AM PST · by Mr. K · 25 replies
    vanity | The day after | Me
    I have to go the the bathroom, then maybe I will make a sandwich for lunch.
  • Secret to Romney’s Defeat: Not Enough ‘Angry White Guys’?

    11/07/2012 10:00:34 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 16 replies
    Cnbc ^ | Wednesday, 7 Nov 2012 | 5:03 AM ET | Catherine Boyle Staff Writer
    Republican senator Lindsey Graham’s remark that there weren’t enough “angry white guys” to bring Republicans to power seemed prophetic in the light of President Barack Obama’s victory. A decline in the number of white voters and a surge in voters from ethnic minorities and women helped Obama on election night. Ohio, one of the key battleground states, was captured in part through a rise in turnout among African-Americans, who voted overwhelmingly for Obama.
  • Puerto Rico Narrowly Votes to Become 51st State (And What Has Obama Said About It?)

    11/07/2012 10:00:07 AM PST · by mojito · 37 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/7/2012 | Erica Ritz
    A majority of Puerto Ricans voted to change their ties with the United States and become the 51st U.S. state yesterday in a non-binding referendum that would require final approval from Congress. The two-part referendum asked whether the island wanted to change its 114-year relationship with the United States and nearly 54 percent sought to change it, while 46 percent favored the status quo with ninety-six percent of precincts reporting. The second question asked voters to choose from three options, with statehood by far the favorite, garnering 61 percent. Sovereign free association, which would have allowed for more autonomy, received...
  • Shortest opus ever

    11/07/2012 9:58:03 AM PST · by Ronin · 80 replies
    Ronin | Today | Ronin
    I quit.
  • The Tea Party Got It Right, Mitt Got It Wrong

    11/07/2012 9:57:24 AM PST · by trappedincanuckistan · 3 replies ^ | November 7, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    In this election the Republican Party ran two wholly inoffensive blue state Republicans on a platform of jobs at a time when the economy was everyone’s chief concern and the incumbent had absolutely failed to fix the economy. And they lost. The Monday — or Wednesday — morning quarterbacks will have a fine time debating what Mitt Romney should have done differently. The red Republicans will say that he should have been more aggressive and should have hit Obama on Benghazi. The blue Republicans will blame a lack of outreach to Latinos. Some will blame Sandy, others will blame Christie...
  • Mourning In America

    11/07/2012 9:57:20 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 11-7-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll [Day After USA Swallowed Fiscal Cyanide, BO at -6]

    11/07/2012 9:56:19 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 11/7/12 | Scott Rasmussen
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows that 52% of Likely Voters at least somewhat approve of the president's job performance. Forty-eight percent (48%) at least somewhat disapprove... Today’s figures include 34% who Strongly Approve of the way Obama is performing as president and 40% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him Presidential Approval Index rating of -6...That’s his best Approval Index rating in nearly two years, since January 2011.
  • Puerto Rico ousts governor, backs US statehood

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Puerto Ricans have endorsed U.S. statehood for the Caribbean island but also ousted the pro-statehood governor in a close election. Gov. Luis Fortuno conceded defeat Wednesday to his main challenger after concluding there were not enough outstanding ballots to close the gap with his main challenger,
  • 10 House seats still undecided

    11/07/2012 9:55:28 AM PST · by ruralvoter · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/7/12 | Cameron Joseph
    Ten House seats have still not been called, with a number of races in California and Arizona holding up a final count for House control. If every one of these races holds as is, Democrats will net seven House seats this election. But that's a big if, as recounts and legal challenges loom in a number of them. The closest races are currently for Rep. Dan Lungren (R-Calif.), who trails by 184 votes, Rep. Mike McIntyre (D-N.C.), who clings to a 378-vote lead, and for Rep. Brian Bilbray (R-Calif.), who trails by 685 votes. Reps. Allen West (R-Fla.), Mary Bono...
  • Divided GOP Resulted in Obama Victory

    11/07/2012 9:53:26 AM PST · by forbushalltheway · 34 replies ^ | November 7, 2012 | Michael Minkoff
    As we all know, Barack Obama has been re-elected for a second term. Right about now, Republicans need to ask themselves, “What went wrong?” How could Obama have won? His track record was abysmal. The economy is tanking, unemployment continues to rise, civil government debt has reached a level from which we will probably never be able to recover, foreign relations in the Middle East have only become more treacherous… On almost every issue upon which Obama campaigned, he has proven worse than his predecessor. Yet he has been elected for a second term. Why? Let’s look at the numbers....
  • Alan Greenspan Just Called Out Republicans For Exploding Entitlement Spending

    11/07/2012 9:52:31 AM PST · by blam · 18 replies
    TBI ^ | 11-7-2012 | Linette Lopez
    Alan Greenspan Just Called Out Republicans For Exploding Entitlement Spending Linette LopezNovember 7, 2012, 10:48 AM Alan Greenspan is on Bloomberg talking to Betty Liu about the economy and the fiscal cliff in Obama's second term. The former Fed Chairman is just as worried about the issue as everyone else on the Street, and he doesn't really think the election changes much (from Bloomberg): I think it's a very dangerous situation largely because presumption we can resolve this issue without physical pain, spiritual pain or any sort of economic pain whatsoever.... no matter how we resolve it there are negative...
  • The new Chris Christie meme: Fat, RINO and stupid is no way to go through life, son

    11/07/2012 9:52:18 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 12 replies
    Vanity ^ | 11/07/12 | vanity
    Feel free to enjoy and share the image
  • Obama May Levy Carbon Tax to Cut U.S. Deficit, HSBC Says

    11/07/2012 9:49:12 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 37 replies
    Business week | 11/7/12 | Matthew Carr
    Link only:
  • Taking a leave of absence from FR

    11/07/2012 9:47:53 AM PST · by Big Steve · 56 replies
    I know FR may be getting a lot of these, but I am taking a leave of absence from FR. I don't know what to say about yesterday's election, except it fell way below our expectations. I usually come in and observe in here, and I was very hopeful we would win. But when results came out and we would not win, I just wanted to cry. Where has our country gone? This is not the country I know. In the meantime, I will leave FR until I feel the need to come back again. God bless you all for...
  • Darrell K. Royal, Oklahoma Football Player, Texas Coach, Passed Away

    11/07/2012 9:47:01 AM PST · by af_vet_rr · 10 replies
    Austin-American Statesman ^ | November 7, 2012 | Staff
    Darrell K Royal, who coached the Longhorns to three national titles and became the biggest college football icon in a state that worships the sport, has died at age 88. On the field, Royal was known for his play-calling genius, taking the biggest of risks in the biggest of games and coming out a winner more often than not. Off the field, he rose from humble beginnings during the depths of the Depression to become a homespun populist rivaling Will Rogers. Royal was the winningest coach in University of Texas history, compiling a 167-47-5 record in 20 seasons from 1957...
  • Need help with Microsoft Office Pro 2010 Calendar (iCloud), Loss of some functions

    11/07/2012 9:43:31 AM PST · by BobNative · 2 replies
    Personal Request | November 7, 2012 | Self
    All of a sudden I am not able to delete some Calendar items and cut and paste notes under Calendar headings. Functions in ALL other areas of Office Pro 2010 seem to work well. Many THANKS for your help!
  • Mourning in America---Why we lost.

    11/07/2012 9:39:42 AM PST · by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines · 64 replies
    It's really quite simple. I get it. It had nothing to do with Mitt Romney. He ran a very disciplined and focused campaign. Far superior in resources, focus,organization, and discipline than John McCain's. None of the Republicans running this year could have defeated Obama. The reasons are clear and obvious to me: Barack Obama is implementing here in the US the very same policies Hugo Chavez has successfully implemented in Venezuela: Take over key industries. Get the majority of the population dependent on entitlements and government support programs to secure their votes. Raise taxes and redistribute wealth away from the...
  • After Bush was re-elected in 2004, Democrats in Congress did not compromise

    11/07/2012 9:38:42 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Nob=vember 7, 2012 | Charlie Spiering
    After losing badly to President Bush in 2004, there was plenty of soul searching in the Democratic party — but they didn’t choose compromise with the president or his agenda. After winning re-election, Bush thought he had the “political capital” he needed to push forward major reforms. “Let me put it to you this way: I earned capital in the campaign, political capital, and now I intend to spend it,” Bush said to reporters. “It is my style.” But even though Bush had a substantial majority in both Houses of Congress at first, Democrats successfully blocked nearly all of his...
  • Five ways the mainstream media tipped the scales in favor of Obama

    11/07/2012 9:38:16 AM PST · by newheart · 7 replies ^ | November 7, 2012 | Rich Noyes
    Fox News and other media outlets have projected that President Obama has been reelected to a second term. If, in celebrating his victory Obama wanted to give credit where credit is due, he might want to think about calling some of America's top journalists, since their favorable approach almost certainly made the difference between victory and defeat. Reviewing the 2012 presidential campaign, here are five ways the media elite tipped the public relations scales in favor of the liberal Obama and against the conservative challenger Mitt Romney:
  • Californians approve massive tax hike on the wealthy

    11/07/2012 9:37:43 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 40 replies
    CNN Money ^ | November 7, 2012 | Tami Luhby
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Californians approved a measure Tuesday that raises taxes on the wealthy and hikes the state sales tax. It is expected to bring in $6 billion a year, on average, over five years. Proposition 30, which Governor Jerry Brown has lobbied heavily for, captured 54% of the vote. Its approval prevents massive budget cuts to the state's public schools and universities. Brown built the tax hike into his budget so its passage was critical. Among the hardest hit by the Great Recession, California has had to slash billions of dollars from its budget in recent years to...
  • The country has moved right compared to 2008

    11/07/2012 9:36:34 AM PST · by freeboy70 · 11 replies
    NY Times ^ | 11/07/2012
    Check the graphic - the country has moved right as compared to 2008.
  • Rasmussen and Gallup

    11/07/2012 9:30:23 AM PST · by jackmercer · 14 replies
    It's time to dispel the Rasmussen myths. First, he was NOT the most accurate in 2008. The articles that state this rank him first because he was the most consistent throughout Oct 2008. But there is no way to tell whether he was more correct in the middle of Oct than the others. Only that last poll can be verified by actual election results. In 2008, Rasmussen was tied for 6th most accurate and beat by others. 2008 actual results: Obama +7.3 Polling outfits closest to 7.3: CNN/Opinion Research - off by 0.3 Ipsos/McClatchy - off by 0.3 Fox News...
  • I Congratulate No One

    11/07/2012 9:30:19 AM PST · by jessduntno · 22 replies
    Myself | The Day After | JessDuntno
    I congratulate no one. I am deeply distressed. I take hope from the knowledge that we are not yet past the tipping point, that the margin of victory was so slim, that half of us, at least, will continue to point to the fiscal and social wreckage of the past four years as it becomes the tragedy of the next four. I hope that we will be able to correct our course away from a European Socialist inspired "Progressive" society. I hope we have the strength of our Founders and enough belief left in a higher power to put the...
  • Porta Rico to become State

    11/07/2012 9:29:42 AM PST · by BooBoo1000 · 45 replies
    11/7/2012 | BooBoo1000
    Last night Porta Rico voted to become the 51st state. It won't matter too much financially as we have been supporting them for ever. But it will add a complete state to the " Takers" list. These people well be entitled to two new Senators, and the usual number of Representatives, and they will be allowed to vote in our Federal elections.
  • Sinclair’s Election Eve Special, Broadcast in Swing States, Criticized as Partisan

    11/07/2012 9:25:11 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    Media Bistro ^ | 11/7/12 | Merrill Knox
    Sinclair Broadcast Group is under fire for an election special that aired on stations in battleground states Monday night. The half-hour special — broadcast on the eve of the election in Columbus, Dayton and West Palm Beach — is being criticized as a partisan attack on President Barack Obama. Talking Points Memo, which first reported on the special, writes it “sounded more like Fox News than local news”...
  • Friend: Republican Voters Swam with Democrat Sharks, Ron Paul Life-Guards Watched from Shore!

    11/07/2012 9:23:55 AM PST · by Arcy · 19 replies
    11-7-12 | Arcy
    I would like to see some data on how many Ron Paul supporters didn't vote or did a write-in for Paul.
  • Primary process

    11/07/2012 9:23:01 AM PST · by Melas · 11 replies | 11-7-12 | Self
    Tis the season of the vanity I suppose. On the off chance that this is my opus, and while I hope it is not, goodbye if it is. We screwed the pooch. The GOP in it's current incarnation is doomed to not only play second fiddle, but play it indefinitely until it wakes up and realizes that the world has changed, America has changed, and the GOP will have to change if it hopes to remain viable. 1) The primary process on the Republican side is way too bloody and way too public. GOP candidates rip each other to shreds...
  • So, Does Barack Obama have a mandate?

    11/07/2012 9:22:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/07/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    In the aftermath of any victory, presidential candidates proclaim a new mandate to move forward on the values of their campaign. Barack Obama will probably be no different, but National Journal's Ron Fournier warns that claiming a mandate after this election would be politically dangerous --- and a fantasy: Barack Obama won a second term but no mandate. Thanks in part to his own small-bore and brutish campaign, victory guarantees the president nothing more than the headache of building consensus in a gridlocked capital on behalf of a polarized public.If the president begins his second term under any delusion that...
  • A picture is worth...

    11/07/2012 9:22:03 AM PST · by Baynative · 19 replies
    b'native ^ | 11/7/12 | Vanity
    A bit of what payback looks like.
  • Getting out of a war that refuses to end

    11/07/2012 9:21:24 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 10 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Wednesday, November 7, 2012 | Ashok K. Mehta
    Only the Americans, with the help of Russia, China and, most of all their fair-weather ally Pakistan, can save Afghanistan and put in place a regional mechanism for enduring peace, post-2014 The most hotly debated and contentious security and foreign policy issue of the century is Afghanistan or AfPak, if you like. Starting as a war of choice for the US following 9/11, it has become a war Washington and its allies want to abandon and forget. The turnaround for President Barack Obama in consigning Afghanistan to a ‘good enough’ policy from one that focused on ‘nation-building’, indicates the declining...
  • Compilation of Democrat Fraud in Election

    11/07/2012 9:21:23 AM PST · by rightistight · 18 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/7/12 | Aurelius
    ...These people proudly declared that they had voted at least twice: Across Philadelphia, Republican poll watchers were forcefully (and illegally) removed from polling locations, as reported by the Philadelphia Inquirer: Throughout the country, Republicans went to vote... only to find that their name and vote had already been used. They hadn't voted:
  • U.S. HOT STOCKS: HCA, Sturm Ruger, Morgan Stanley, James River -1-

    11/07/2012 9:20:55 AM PST · by aimhigh · 7 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/07/2012 | Wall Street Journal
    Hospital stocks surged Wednesday and big health insurers slumped . . Gun stocks surged after President Obama's re-election
  • The 2014 and 2016 Elections Start Today: What We Can Do Differently Going Forward

    11/07/2012 9:18:20 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    HillBuzz ^ | November 7, 2012 | Kevin DuJan
    Last night was an absolute shock to the system, because Americans decidedly rejected a decent and competent man with a real plan to get this country back on its feet. Instead, the Ministry of Truth succeeded in pushing voters to choose four more years of wild spending, government intrusion, chaos, and ineptitude. It’s tempting to lash out and succumb to anger this morning…and waking up today knowing that Barack Obama and the Left would be in power for another four years was cold and numb…since it just didn’t seem possible that Americans would want to subject themselves to an actual...
  • Two Americas : the country is no longer culturally cohesive.

    11/07/2012 9:10:56 AM PST · by teflon9 · 67 replies
    National Review Online ^ | November 7, 2012 | Michael Barone
    But whether Barack Obama is elected to a second term or Mitt Romney is elected the 45th president, the contours of their support during this fiercely fought campaign show that we live in two Americas. The culturally cohesive America of the 1950s that some of us remember, usually glossing over racial segregation and the civil-rights movement, is no longer with us and hasn’t been for some time. Niche media has replaced universal media. One America listens to Rush Limbaugh, the other to NPR. Each America has its favorite cable news channel. As for entertainment, Americans have 100-plus cable channels to...
  • Hirono defeats Lingle in US Senate race in Hawaii

    11/07/2012 9:09:48 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 2 replies
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | Wednesday, November 7, 2012 | Oskar Garcia, Associated Press
    Honolulu (AP) — U.S. Rep. Mazie Hirono has defeated former Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle to become Hawaii's next U.S. senator, prevailing in a race many believed key to shifting power dynamics in Congress. Hirono ran on a platform of stopping Lingle as a representative of national Republican interests.
  • Conservative Mike Pence Wins Indiana Governor’s Race (GOP also pick up NC governorship)

    11/07/2012 9:09:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 11/07/2012 | Bridget Johnson
    Conservative Mike Pence has won the governor’s office in Indiana, despite a stumble by Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock. With 87 percent of precincts in, the former congressman had 50 percent of the vote compared to 46 percent for Democrat John R. Gregg. Pence will replace term-limited GOP Gov. Mitch Daniels. Pence is former chairman of the House Republican Conference and also former leader of the conservative Republican Study Committee. He’s also a member of the Tea Party Caucus. Republicans also picked up a governor’s seat in North Carolina, with the victory of former Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory. McCrory becomes...
  • It has already started.(Panic buying or wise purchases?)

    11/07/2012 9:09:17 AM PST · by rustyboots · 32 replies
    Taken from the Tactical Defense Solutions LLC Website: Welcome to the "New Reality"....... I've stayed as far away from all of it as I could. I haven't posted regarding politics, in fact its been a concerted effort to not even log in. This morning the majority of "us" woke to the almost sickening reality that for more reasons than I care to discuss or even think about - "we" now find ourselves balanced and teetering on the jagged edge of.......... w ell, you can pick the word(s). Within minutes of arriving this glorious morning I received a screenshot of a...
  • My apologies to Nate Silver

    11/07/2012 9:08:42 AM PST · by Raycpa · 28 replies
    Vanity | 11/07/12 | Raycpa
    My apology to Nate Silver. I doubted your statistics. I assumed you were a smug know-it-all type numbers guy. You were right and you had a right to be smug.
  • Voters approve same-sex marriage for the first time

    11/07/2012 9:06:17 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | November 7, 2012 | Ben Brumfield
    (CNN) -- In a historic turnaround, the ballot box is showing America's shifting attitudes about same-sex marriage. After gay marriage rights died at the polls dozens of times in the past, on Tuesday they passed in at least two states. Rarely do popular votes reflect such dramatic social changes. The result: Maryland and Maine will now allow couples like Cyrino Patane and James Trinidad to tie the knot. The Maryland couple has been together for seven years, and now, after the historic vote, they plan to marry in the next six months to a year.
  • More Government (That's what America voted for)

    11/07/2012 9:05:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11/07/2012 | John Stossel
    I expect that by the time you read this, President Obama will have been re-elected. Get ready for four more years of Big Bloated Government. Hurricane Sandy didn't help. The New York Times declared "a big storm requires big government," and my liberal neighbors agreed. My science-challenged mayor, Michael Bloomberg, said the storm makes it imperative that America do something about climate change. He said this even though hurricanes have not increased and little evidence exists that man has much effect on climate. With Obama's re-election, we now will spend billions more on "green" strategies. But the Earth won't notice....
  • Sarah Palin: Don't Lose Heart

    11/07/2012 9:05:05 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 64 replies ^ | November 7, 2012 | Sarah Palin
    America, don’t lose heart. This election is not an “Obama mandate,” nor is it a rejection of conservatism. Unanswered ads like this one running in blue collar swing states defined Romney early on, and the Obama media also piled on with the narrative that Romney would harm the middle class. (As I personally have witnessed, once a bell is rung by a biased media, it’s impossible to un-ring it.) Ironically, it’s Obama’s socialist policies that will destroy America’s working class as he outsources opportunities. Hang in there, America. Fight for what is right. Don’t look to government or any politician...
  • Downward Spiral, three things I see happening. (vanity)

    11/07/2012 9:02:53 AM PST · by Signalman · 13 replies
    11/7/2012 | Self
    Now that the socialists have retained control, here's what will happen: 1. The parasitic class will continue to demand more and more "free stuff". Thus, taxes will have to be raised on the ever decreasing productive part of the population in order to pay for all of this. If taxes aren't raised substantially, the deficit and the debt will continue to spiral out of control. Eventually they'll have to be paid us or future generations. So it's just a matter of time before the American economy sinks into a rathole. The only question is will it be now, or...
  • "4 More Tears" Today AND Into the Trenches Tomorrow: We Will Take America Back In 2014!

    11/07/2012 9:02:41 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 9 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-7-2012 | MOTUS
    The good news is, we survived the storm. The bad news is, we survived the storm. And the chair’s still empty. (snip)If there is a moral to this story it is that voting is indeed the best revenge. Better, even, than voting your lady parts. Of course if you vote for both revenge and your lady parts, you end up with 70% of the single lady vote. Do nice guys always finish last? Apparently. And assuredly, when the only kind of class anyone will vote for anymore is “warfare.” If these are your foot soldiers, you might want to...
  • Colorado, Washington first states to legalize recreational pot

    11/07/2012 9:01:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 84 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 11/07/2012 | Keith Coffman and Nicole Neroulias
    DENVER/SEATTLE (Reuters) - Colorado and Washington became the first U.S. states to legalize the possession and sale of marijuana for recreational use on Tuesday in defiance of federal law, setting the stage for a possible showdown with the Obama administration. But another ballot measure to remove criminal penalties for personal possession and cultivation of recreational cannabis was defeated in Oregon, where significantly less money and campaign organization was devoted to the cause. Supporters of a Colorado constitutional amendment legalizing marijuana were the first to declare victory, and opponents conceded defeat, after returns showed the measure garnering nearly 53 percent of...
  • Last Rites or Last Stand?

    11/07/2012 9:00:28 AM PST · by xuberalles · 13 replies
    Self | 11/07/12 | Vanity
    The coming demographic tidal wave I feared has officially arrived. Barack Obama, despite all his failures and treasonous scandals, actually increased his vote with minorities. As I said months ago, we cannot continue to lose over 90% of the black vote, 75% of the Latino vote, and expect to win. It’s too much to overcome being Democrats continue to appeal to more women while still getting a sizable share of white voters. When I touted Marco Rubio and Allen West for VP it was exactly because of these inescapable facts. And for the record, I love Paul Ryan and think...
  • Post-Election Retreat: Dow Plummets Below 13K for First Time in 2 Months

    11/07/2012 8:59:07 AM PST · by Sopater · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 07, 2012 | Adam Samson
    Equities, commodities and other risky assets tumbled on Wednesday after U.S. elections left Washington, D.C. as sharply divided as before as the fiscal cliff looms large. Today's Markets As of 11:10 a.m. ET, the Dow Jones Industrial Average slumped 291 points, or 2.2%, to 12955, the S&P 500 slid 31.3 points, or 2.2%, to 1397 and the Nasdaq Composite fell 66.9 points, or 2.2%, to 2945.
  • Claire McCaskill Destroyed Todd Akin In The Missouri Senate Race

    11/07/2012 8:59:01 AM PST · by doug from upland · 78 replies
    business insider ^ | day after the death of America | Rogers
    U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill beat embattled Republican Congressman Todd Akin by a overwhelming margin in Missouri's Senate race Tuesday night. With 99% of precincts reporting, the Democratic Senator lead Akin by a whopping 54.7% to 39.2%, according to the Missouri Secretary of State. Akin conceded the shortly before 10 p.m. CST., the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. "Things don't always turn out the way you wanted," Akin said in his concession speech. He ran on a platform that criticized incumbent McCaskill for supporting Obamacare, the stimulus act, and her family's close ties to federal money, The Associated Press reported Tuesday.
  • We lost. But Palin still pulled out 2 new TP Senators: Deb Fischer and Ted Cruz

    11/07/2012 8:58:46 AM PST · by convertedtoreason · 33 replies
    Fischer, 61, a state legislator, easily won in a state that has trended more conservative in recent years. Elected to the Nebraska legislature in 2004, Fischer upset two better-known opponents to win the Republican primary. She will succeed retiring Democratic Senator Ben Nelson. Fischer has said she favors repeal of President Barack Obama's healthcare reforms and supports passage of a balanced budget amendment. She also supports more oil drilling and construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, which would go through Nebraska. Kerrey was elected governor of Nebraska in 1982. He was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1988, re-elected in...