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  • Boehner: GOP House majority means 'no mandate' for tax hikes

    11/07/2012 12:57:27 PM PST · by RC one · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/06/12 10:13 PM ET | Russell Berman -
    In a warning to President Obama, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Tuesday night that the reelection of the House Republican majority means that there is “no mandate for raising tax rates” on the American people. “The American people want solutions — and tonight, they've responded by renewing our House Republican majority,” Boehner said. “With this vote, the American people have also made clear that there is no mandate for raising tax rates.” Congress must move immediately from the election to confront looming tax hikes and spending cuts set to take effect at the end of the year. Boehner’s remarks on...
  • The strange case of Mitt Romney’s multiple 1948 personalities

    11/07/2012 12:54:51 PM PST · by statestreet · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 27, 2012 | David Pietrusza
    It is a rare Midwestern morning when a major candidate can conjure up to comparisons to three candidates from a single past presidential election. But Mitt Romney’s bizarre recent Ford Field appearance somehow managed to remind historians of not one, not two, but three major contenders in 1948’s historic presidential contest: the over-confident Thomas E. Dewey, the scrappy Harry S. Truman and the dour conservative Robert A. Taft. Now, general Mitt Romney-Tom Dewey comparisons are nothing new. Both Romney and Dewey served as moderate-to-liberal Eastern Republican governors. Both featured bland, poll-driven messages. Both had repeatedly sought the presidency (Dewey in...
  • It Was Because Of Bush Sort Of

    11/07/2012 12:54:09 PM PST · by Andrei Bulba · 22 replies
    Not the economy, the election. Who was the democrats' big hero this year, their big gun? Bill Clinton. A woman attacking, lying, corrupt, disgraced debarred perjurer who never got 50% of the vote when he ran for president. Yet he was their funny old respected distinguished statesman. And where is George W Bush? No republican would dare go near him. We allow the fantasy that he caused a disaster after Katrina. We allow Obama to blame "them" again and again for the economy- and "they" is George W Bush, not the real culprits, filthy leftists degenerates like Barney Frank. George...
  • Florida's Race Embodies a Polarized Electorate

    11/07/2012 12:53:22 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 13 replies ^ | November 7, 2012 | CRISTINA COSTANTINI
    According to exit polls, Obama won 60 percent of the Latino vote in Florida yesterday up from 57 percent in 2008 and 44 percent for John Kerry in 2004. According to separate polling from Latino Decisions Tuesday, nearly one in five voters in Florida was Latino, and 63 percent of those polled said that Romney either "doesn't care much" or is "hostile toward" the Latino community. Nationally, Obama beat Romney by a 71-27 percent margin with Latino voters, according to the national exit polls. "Estamos bien, estamos bien, votando por Obama, estamos bien," a group of Puerto Rican voters sang...
  • California to keep death penalty

    11/07/2012 12:50:32 PM PST · by Arthurio · 11 replies
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Voters in California rejected a referendum to abolish the death penalty, despite widespread complaints about the state's expensive and dysfunctional capital punishment system. The majority of Californians, 53%, voted "no" on Proposition 34, compared to 47% who voted in favor of the referendum, which would have gotten rid of the death penalty if approved. This tally is based on 95% of the votes having been counted. With the referendum rejected, California will maintain its death row status quo. That has cost the state $4 billion since 1978, even though only 13 convicts have been executed in...
  • Deeply down day on the Dow as post-election fiscal reality hits Wall Street

    11/07/2012 12:48:54 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 23 replies ^ | Nov 7 2012
    he Dow Jones Industrial Average fell sharply Wednesday following President Obama’s re-election, as investors absorbed the reality that the same political players in Washington, D.C., now must address the nation’s so-called fiscal cliff, which looms at year’s end. “You’ve got pretty much the same recipe as before -- a Democratic president and House Republicans,’’ said Nigel Gault, chief US economist for IHS Global Insight in Lexington. “If Obama says, ‘I insist on there being a tax increase for high-income Americans,’ and you have Congress saying, ‘No tax increases,’ you hit the cliff.” The Dow was down by about 280 points...
  • After Romney loss, GOP soul searching begins

    11/07/2012 12:42:40 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 63 replies ^ | November 7, 2012 | Brian Montopoli
    Mitt Romney's loss on Tuesday laid bare a Republican demographic problem that, if not addressed, could transform the GOP into a permanent minority party. Romney dominated among white voters, who made up 72 percent of the electorate: He won that group by 20 percentage points, according to the national exit poll. But he was crushed among Latinos, who broke for President Obama 71 percent to 27 percent. The former group is shrinking as a portion of the electorate. In 1988, they were 85 percent of all voters. By the year 2000, that was down to 81 percent. It's fallen nine...
  • Long-abandoned bacterial fermentation process converts sugar directly to diesel

    11/07/2012 12:40:41 PM PST · by Red Badger · 29 replies ^ | 11-07-2012 | Provided by University of California - Berkeley
    A long-abandoned fermentation process once used to turn starch into explosives can be used to produce renewable diesel fuel to replace the fossil fuels now used in transportation, University of California, Berkeley, scientists have discovered. Campus chemists and chemical engineers teamed up to produce diesel fuel from the products of a bacterial fermentation discovered nearly 100 years ago by the first president of Israel, chemist Chaim Weizmann. The retooled process produces a mix of products that contain more energy per gallon than ethanol that is used today in transportation fuels and could be commercialized within 5-10 years. While the fuel's...
  • My buttocks are actually tan...

    11/07/2012 12:40:34 PM PST · by RightStuff1 · 23 replies
    ...from all the sunshine that's been pumped up my arse in the past few weeks. -Dick Morris -Karl Rove -"Forget 270...300+ for Romney" -Rasmussen -"Looking good in Florida" -"Looking good in Virginia" -Huge GOP turnout coming -"Pennsylvania in play" -Big enthusiasm gap -It's still the economy, stupid -"Looking good in Colorado" -Romney playing prevent defense because he knows he's got it -Drudge -Superior GOP machine in Wisconsin thanks to Walker recall efforts -"Gonna win Ohio" -Big Romney crowds show an excited GOP electorate -"Looking good in New Hampshire" -Subdued 3rd debate strategy was all Romney needed to do -A +6...

    11/07/2012 12:40:21 PM PST · by sharkhawk · 7 replies
    WE LOST. These conspiracy theories are almost as bad as the DUmmies meltdown in ''04, and they had an excuse, they're barely functional drug using morons.
  • Make sure Obama supporters get what they voted for

    11/07/2012 12:38:24 PM PST · by Starman417 · 34 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-07-12 | DrJohn
    Fiscal cliff: “Fiscal cliff” is the popular shorthand term used to describe the conundrum that the U.S. government will face at the end of 2012, when the terms of the Budget Control Act of 2011 are scheduled to go into effect. Among the laws set to change at midnight on December 31, 2012, are the end of last year’s temporary payroll tax cuts (resulting in a 2% tax increase for workers), the end of certain tax breaks for businesses, shifts in the alternative minimum tax that would take a larger bite, the end of the tax cuts from 2001-2003, and...
  • Escape from California, FReeper advice sought on Wyoming

    11/07/2012 12:35:53 PM PST · by MarineBrat · 51 replies
    Vanity | 11/07/2012 | MarineBrat
    I think I've had enough. I live in the most conservative stronghold of California, near FreeRepublic itself, but I've had it. I have long considered where I should take my skills, and Wyoming comes to mind. A very large state with the lowest population in the union. I see that Wyoming (69%R, 28%D) came in 2nd only to Utah (73%R, 25%D). Are there any Wyoming FReepers who can give me the lowdown on the state? All I require to make a living is a decent internet connection. If I were to plan a driving vacation to Wyoming to get a...
  • Todd: GOP will run toward immigration reform next year

    11/07/2012 12:35:45 PM PST · by Bratch · 55 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 7, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    I think Chuck Todd has this right, and not just because of last night’s poor showing for Republicans among Hispanics.  In looking at the daunting issues facing the lame-duck 112th Congress and the incoming 113th, comprehensive immigration reform might be a comparative slam-dunk: After Tuesday night’s re-election victory for President Barack Obama, MSNBC’s Chuck Todd predicted that one of the president’s agenda items — one promise he never managed to fulfill in his first term — would breeze into law. ”Immigration reform,” he said, will get “80 to 90 votes in the Senate.” Since the election night results showed Republicans unable to...
  • Ohio woman who drove on sidewalk to avoid school bus ordered to wear ‘idiot’ sign

    CLEVELAND — A woman caught on camera driving on a sidewalk to avoid a Cleveland school bus that was unloading children will have to stand at an intersection wearing a sign warning about idiots. Court records show a Cleveland Municipal Court judge on Monday ordered 32-year-old Shena Hardin to stand at an intersection for two days next week. She will have to wear a sign saying: “Only an idiot drives on the sidewalk to avoid a school bus.”
  • Why Don't Our Minority Republicans Count?

    11/07/2012 12:32:08 PM PST · by NYer · 18 replies ^ | November 7, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: We have to face some truths. We have to face some reality. We are outnumbered and we are losing ground. This was not a glitch. This is the trend that happened last night. This is the trend. We are outnumbered. Whether you want to put it in terms of have we lost the country or not, there's no other explanation. I don't care if there were more Republicans that didn't vote. Why didn't they? I don't want to talk about the people that didn't vote. That just means we didn't get our vote out. I don't want to talk...
  • We voted – now let’s get to work,say Latinos after historic vote for Obama

    11/07/2012 12:31:17 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 18 replies ^ | November 7, 2012 | Sandra Lilley
    We voted – now let’s get things done. That was the strong takeaway today from Latino leaders and activists during a discussion of the sweeping and historic Latino vote in yesterday’s election. “Last night Latinos confirmed unequivocally that the road to the White House goes through Hispanic neighborhoods,” said Clarissa Martinez De Castro, from the National Council of La Raza (NCLR). ”The Latino giant is wide awake, cranky and is taking names,” said labor leader Eliseo Medina, of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). Yesterday’s Latino vote made history in two ways. Over 12 million Latinos came out to vote,...
  • Markets tumble as Obama vows to reach across divide

    11/07/2012 12:29:06 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 29 replies ^ | November 7, 2012 | Alex Spillius
    The glow from Barack Obama's re-election as US president was fading already this afternoon as markets tumbled just hours after he declared victory. The fall in market fortunes came as analysts looked ahead to the so-called US fiscal cliff, and new figures raised fresh concerns over the health of the European economy. Mr Obama celebrated his win by immediately promising to reach across America’s bitter political divide, as confrontation loomed with Republicans over reducing the country’s deficit. Striking a conciliatory tone in his acceptance speech in the early hours of Wednesday before thousands of cheering supporters in Chicago, he said...
  • Shortage of generators in north New Jersey? Not Craigslist, where market prices prevail

    11/07/2012 12:28:29 PM PST · by virgil283 · 5 replies
    "There are more than 600 listings on the North New Jersey Craigslist for portable generators. The active market for gas generators on Craigslist demonstrates that government enforcement of “price gouging” laws doesn’t eliminate voluntary market transactions for critical items like generators at market-based prices,"...I'm thinking what can be learned for this storm. Even a small generator could run the blower in the house gas furnace...With debris around a bicycle can be the best way to get around. Get gasoline out of the car's tank for the generator....
  • Turning The Country Conservative (A Sure Thing)

    11/07/2012 12:28:09 PM PST · by wiseprince · 24 replies
    Vanity | wiseprince
    Why not just do what the Dems did? Blow it up from the inside and blame the guy in power. This is how you do it 1. Raise Taxes: Let the Bush tax cuts expire for everyone thus raising taxes 2. Fiscal Cliff: Do not raise the debt ceiling 3. Blame Obama for the outcome The beauty of this approach is that it necessarily guarantees smaller government, if forces cuts in spending. It increases unemployment on Obama's watch (hey, they voted for this). It paints liberalism as the reason for the downfall. If I were running things up there this...
  • Really clever American voters stick with Obama's failed status quo

    11/07/2012 12:27:56 PM PST · by neverdem · 26 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | November 7, 2012 | ANDREW MALCOLM
    Well, American voters have made their 2012 presidential choice, and now they get to live with it. On Nov. 6, the same day that saw the election of Abraham Lincoln and reelection of Ronald Reagan, they opted to reelect Barack Obama, the first time since the Founding Fathers that the country has awarded two terms to three consecutive presidents. Two-thirds of Americans have consistently said the country is on the wrong track. So, naturally they opted to stick with a stinking status quo they've whined about for years now. Unable to face the fact they made a colossal mistake in...
  • Junk DNA Myth Continues Its Demise (article)

    11/07/2012 12:26:44 PM PST · by fishtank · 7 replies
    Junk DNA Myth Continues Its Demise by Jeffrey Tomkins, Ph.D. * Secular biology, intelligent design, and creationist communities are abuzz with the recently reported data from 30 simultaneously published high-profile research papers in the field of human genomics, proclaiming that the human genome is irreducibly complex and intelligently designed.1 From an evolutionary perspective, this is a massive blow to the myth of “junk DNA.” A large-scale international research effort, ENCODE (Encyclopedia of DNA Elements), began in 2003 as an outgrowth of the Human Genome Project. Although the human genome had been largely finished in its final draft form in 2004,...
  • *vanity* Not a sore loser but...

    11/07/2012 12:24:48 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 57 replies
    11-07-12 | Me
    Something just doesn't add up about this whole election. One side of me is telling me that the election was legit while the other is telling me that election fraud is deeper than you and I may envision. It just seems out out the realm of possibilty that all the key states went in O's favor and not by big margins. Just enough to put him over the top. Coincidence or very well calculated? Again, not a sore loser but something just doesn't add up and it's been gnawing at me all day.
  • New storm bears down on Sandy-battered NYC, NJ

    11/07/2012 12:22:18 PM PST · by Kartographer · 87 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 11/7/12 | Colleen Long
    A nor'easter blustered into New York and Jersey on Wednesday, threatening to swamp homes all over again, plunge neighborhoods back into darkness and inflict more misery on tens of thousands of people still reeling from Superstorm Sandy. Under ordinary circumstances, a storm of this sort wouldn't be a big deal, but large swaths of the landscape were still an open wound, with many of Sandy's victims still mucking out their homes and cars. Thousands of people in low-lying neighborhoods staggered by the superstorm just over a week ago were warned to clear out, with authorities saying rain, wet snow and...
  • ObamaCare Horror Story Thread (vanity)

    11/07/2012 12:21:37 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 14 replies
    Starting to see these pop up already. Will post here as I hear them. Please do same.
  • Difficult Days Ahead for the Church?

    11/07/2012 12:21:18 PM PST · by NYer · 53 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | November 7, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    My remarks will be brief, since this is not a political blog, and I am not a political prognosticator. The American people and process have spoken. But a few remarks based on the election results, things I think of as undeniable facts for the Church, though you are free to offer any rebuttals.1. The strained relationship between the Catholic Church in the Democratic party will continue and the strain will likely grow. The reasons for this are that the Democratic Party is increasingly aligning itself with positions that are in direct conflict with Catholic teaching. More of this in the...
  • Man shot five times by ex-girlfriend lives to tell the tale

    11/07/2012 12:19:15 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    WCSC ^ | November 5, 2012 | Debi Chard
    CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Millions of men and women are assaulted each year in our country. Stalking is a bigger problem than once thought. About one in every 12 women has been a victim of stalking, and one in every 45 men. Dale Wells was one of those men, shot five times by his ex-girlfriend in 2007. "I turned to the right and I'm looking down the barrel of a 357 magnum," Dale Well said."She said,'If I can't have you nobody can.'" A bullet went through Wells' chest and a second one went through and shattered his arm in two...
  • Liberation and Hope(vanity)

    11/07/2012 12:17:52 PM PST · by jjsheridan5 · 16 replies
    I apologize for the vanity, and, moderator, please move if appropriate. When my father was dying, I stubbornly held on to hope, seeking out any possible cure, convincing myself that maybe he would be alright, and things could go back to the way they were. Even as he wasted away to nothing, I would seek out any sign that things weren't as bad as they were, and cling to it. When he finally passed, what I felt was unexpected -- liberation. Sad and empty, yes, but also free. I didn't have to fight anymore. I didn't have to avoid what...
  • 'Joe the Plumber' loses bid for Congress in Ohio

    11/07/2012 12:17:25 PM PST · by Coronal · 7 replies
    WFMJ ^ | 11/7/2012 | Coronal
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Joe the Plumber isn't Joe the Congressman. Samuel "Joe" Wurzelbacher (WUR'-zuhl-bahk-kur) lost his bid Tuesday for a U.S. House seat in northern Ohio. Veteran Democrat Marcy Kaptur beat the Republican in his first attempt to win public office.
  • I was SO wrong! (Welcome to AmeriKa)

    11/07/2012 12:17:09 PM PST · by RavenLooneyToon · 61 replies
    Vanity ^ | worst day | myself
    I feel so stupid. I have an accredited IQ of over 160, and it seems I am an idiot. I have been put in my place. If given 99 more times to vote against socialism and Obama I would because because logic would dictate no other action. But I was truly wrong and stupid to over estimate the intelligence of the common person. I was wrong and stupid to under estimate the selfishness and immorality of the self entitled cursed with the inability to reason. I hold no anger or contempt for the unwashed masses that have sentenced us all...
  • New county by county election map

    11/07/2012 12:14:32 PM PST · by red-dawg · 21 replies
  • Reid moves to limit GOP filibusters

    11/07/2012 12:13:12 PM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/7/12 | Stephan Dinan
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Wednesday that he will try to push through a change to Senate rules that would limit the GOP’s ability to filibuster bills. Speaking in the wake of Tuesday’s election, which boosted Senate Democrats’ numbers slightly, Mr. Reid said he won’t end filibusters altogether but that the rules need to change so that the minority party cannot use the legislative blocking tool as often. “I think that the rules have been abused and that we’re going to work to change them,” he told reporters. “Were not going to do away with the filibuster but we’re...
  • A new education system

    11/07/2012 12:06:58 PM PST · by RevolutionaryTimes · 15 replies
    Good day. Last night the citizens of the United States demonstrated that they wish to have Barak Obama be the leader of the sinking ship. I am not going to dwell on this fact, rather I am going to illustrate what I think the problem is. The problem, is the deterioration of the United States' Education System. The deterioration of the system started before my time (I was born in 1984, ironically). My local schools all indoctrined myself and my peers with the liberal group think that is so prevalent in the school systems of today. I had always known...
  • Dick Morris: Why I Was Wrong

    11/07/2012 12:06:52 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 97 replies
    Dick Morris explains why his prediction was completely off: I’ve got egg on my face.  I predicted a Romney landslide and, instead, we ended up with an Obama squeaker.   The key reason for my bum prediction is that I mistakenly believed that the 2008 surge in black, Latino, and young voter turnout would recede in 2012 to “normal” levels.  Didn’t happen.  These high levels of minority and young voter participation are here to stay.  And, with them, a permanent reshaping of our nation’s politics.  
  • Detroiters Elect Ex-Con Brian Banks As State Rep

    11/07/2012 12:05:46 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 4 replies
    CBS Detroit ^ | 11/7/2012
    DETROIT (WWJ) Among the new group of state lawmakers to emerge from Election Day on Tuesday is Brian Banks, who has been convicted eight times for felonies involving bad checks and credit card fraud. Banks, a Democrat and lifelong Detroiter, won a seat in Lansing as a state representative for the 1st District, representing the east side of Detroit, Harper Woods, and the tony Grosse Pointes. He won 68 percent of the vote to Republican Dan Schulte’s 32 percent. Banks, 35, was convicted eight times between 1998 and 2004 of writing bad checks and credit card fraud.
  • Muslim Brotherhood: Obama Needs To ‘Accept The Will Of The Arab People’ (back in Benghazi...)

    11/07/2012 12:01:39 PM PST · by gotribe · 12 replies
    CBS ^ | 11/07/2012 | CBS
    Islamists in the Middle East are speaking out following President Barack Obama’s re-election Tuesday night. The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood feels that the only foreign policy change Obama can bring is by “accepting the will of the Arab people.”
  • Corruption Scandals Don’t Stop U.S. Reps from Winning Reelection

    11/07/2012 11:58:11 AM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 7, 2012
    Jesse Jackson Jr.’s victory in Illinois is the latest example of a congressman winning reelection under a dark cloud of corruption, illustrating that in some districts voters are blindly loyal to certain beloved candidates. Jackson, son of the famed civil rights con man with the same name, is not the only U.S. House member to accomplish this feat. We’ve seen this around the country in the past few elections, most notably in Florida and Louisiana. We’ll get back to those after going through Jackson’s remarkable reelection this week despite being out half a year with a mysterious “mood disorder.” A...
  • vanity: How soon should my wife expect her "equal pay" check to arrive?

    11/07/2012 11:57:33 AM PST · by sbMKE · 12 replies ^ | 11/6/2012 | Obama for America
    My wife is wondering when her "equal pay" is due to arrive. Should I send her to the Organizing For America office to pick up the check or will it just come in the mail? How do I make sure that the pay comes in the form of cash; we already have too many free abortion vouchers and would like to use the equal pay to support our newly legalized recreational marijuana rights. Thanks in advance, FRiends.
  • For Sequestration

    11/07/2012 11:51:35 AM PST · by JerseyanExile · 67 replies
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | November 7, 2012 | DrewM
    Sequestration is a terrible, horrible, no good idea. And we must let it happen. You know what you call $1.2 trillion in budget cuts? A good start. After last night it's clear that as presently constituted there is no electoral path to reducing the size and scope of government. Since we can not do that in an orderly and rationale way, we must use the tool we have at hand. The lame duck will feature a lot of talk about "grand bargains". No Just no. While the GOP and conservatives were crushed last night, the GOP still retains control of...
  • Robber Asks Store Clerk Who He Voted For At Gunpoint

    11/07/2012 11:51:09 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 22 replies
    WKBN ^ | November 7, 2012
    An armed masked man who robbed a Warren convenience store on Tuesday also told the clerk at gunpoint to vote for President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign. Reports said the man, who wore a white bandana covering his nose lower face, robbed the Convenient Food Mart at 3120 Parkman Road N.W. at gunpoint. Witnesses told police he pointed the gun at the clerk and repeatedly asked who he voted for in the presidential election. The clerk said he was not allowed to vote. The gunman then said “Vote for Obama. This is Obama (expletive)” before fleeing, reports said.
  • Time To Make Paul Ryan Speaker of the House

    11/07/2012 11:48:32 AM PST · by ArmyBratproud · 51 replies
    11/7/12 | Armybratproud
    With concern that the current Speaker of the House will cave on issues such as the debt limit, it is time to make Paul Ryan Speaker of the House. Please contact your U.S. Representative.
  • Harry Reid Nuking Filibuster Rules (VIDEO)

    11/07/2012 11:47:18 AM PST · by JesseWatters · 16 replies ^ | Nov 7 | Staff
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said today that he plans to "change" the filibuster rules because they have been "abused" in the Senate.
  • Louisiana Amendment Beefs Up the Right to Bear Arms

    11/07/2012 11:45:00 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 13 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/07/12 | Joe Palazzolo
    Voters in the state approved an amendment to the state constitution that strengthened the right to bear arms. * * * The upshot is Louisiana will have a much harder time regulating concealed weapons in the future.
  • Joe Biden Already Dropping Hints About 2016

    11/07/2012 11:43:33 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 36 replies
    Joe Biden got up early to cast his vote in Greenville, Delaware, this morning and not only has he not stopped running for office, he may have already started on his next campaign. Even though electioneering is not allowed in polling places, Biden couldn't stop being Joe Biden, playfully flirting with the woman in line in front of him, joking with reporters watching from the sidelines, and generally working everyone in the room. Check out this video to see the ultimate man of the people do his thing.
  • Wintry storm smacks an already battered Northeast

    11/07/2012 11:41:48 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 92 replies
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A wintry storm dropped snow on the U.S. Northeast on Wednesday and threatened to bring dangerous winds and flooding to a region still climbing out from the devastation of Superstorm Sandy. The nor'easter storm added misery to thousands of people whose homes were destroyed by Sandy, which killed 120 people when it smashed ashore on October 29 in the New York-New Jersey area, swallowing entire neighborhoods with rising seawater and blowing homes from their foundations.
  • 5 Big Stories The Media Will 'Discover' After The Election

    11/07/2012 11:41:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    IBD ^ | 11/07/2012
    Now that the election is over, one thing is clear the country will have to deal with several major problems that the mainstream media largely ignored to protect President Obama. On issue after issue, in fact, the media didn't cover Obama's first term as much as they've covered up for him, whether it was the dismal state of the economy, the failure of his policies or the increased troubles abroad. The effort worked remarkably well, helping to shield Obama from responsibility, protecting his image, providing a solid floor under his approval ratings, and ultimately a second term in the White...
  • Wall Street Investors Are Voting With Their Wallets and Their Feet!

    11/07/2012 11:39:32 AM PST · by Stayfree · 13 replies
    Self | Nov. 7, 2012 | Stayfree
    Wait until these airhead voters wake up one day and learn what conservatives already know is coming...cradle to grave taxation!!!!!!
  • Helping good bacteria reach their target

    11/07/2012 11:39:17 AM PST · by neverdem · 4 replies
    Chemistry World ^ | 6 November 2012 | Elinor Hughes
    Most probiotic bacteria that are added to foods, such as yoghurt, to aid the digestive system are not reaching their intended target in the intestine. Instead, the majority are being destroyed in the stomach before they can do any good. Now, UK scientists have come up with a coating to overcome this problem.1Probiotic bacteria are added to food such as yoghurt drinks to aid the digestive system. © Shutterstock Probiotics are bacteria that naturally live in the small and large intestine. They provide health benefits by producing nutrients, compete with pathogenic bacteria for binding sites and stimulate the immune system....

    11/07/2012 11:38:21 AM PST · by vivabushchick · 44 replies
    USstream ^ | 12/07/2012 | Bill Whittle
    WHEN THE CRYING IS OVER: One half of this country is virtuous the other half is unable to face evil. Bill Whittle makes an interesting case for the future that does not include civil disobedience.
  • Gov. Rick Perry’s statement on President Obama’s re-election

    11/07/2012 11:37:57 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | November 7, 2012 | Rick Perry
    “The American people have given President Obama a chance to start over. He can take steps this time to govern responsibly. He can work with, not against, Republicans in Congress and governors around the nation. He can put an end to his reckless disregard for our rule of law and spare our nation another long, painful and expensive four years for American families, taxpayers and employers. “We must hold his and Congress’ feet to the fire to once and for all cut spending, repeal Obamacare and withdraw federal encroachment into state decision-making and personal liberties. Our nation’s long-term prosperity and...
  • Five ways the mainstream media tipped the scales in favor of Obama

    11/07/2012 11:37:21 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 6 replies ^ | Published November 07, 2012 | Rich Noyes
    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: 1. The Media’s Biased Gaffe Patrol Hammered Romney 2. Pounding Romney With Partisan Fact Checking 3. Those Biased Debate Moderators 4. The Benghazi Blackout: 5. Burying the Bad Economy