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  • Did “Project Orca” Cost Romney the Election by Diverting Resources

    11/09/2012 1:09:23 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 19 replies
    HillBuzz ^ | November 09, 2012 | Kevin JuJan
    SCARY THOUGHT: Did “Project Orca” Cost Romney the Election by Diverting Resources to Failing Computer Program? One of the big differences between Democrats and Republicans is that when Republicans lose an election, the knives come out and they eat their own. We’ll be seeing this for the next few years — much like we did after the McCain campaign — with Cocktail Party GOP operatives lashing out at various members of the Romney staff, blaming them for the loss in order to elevate themselves and get exposure for their own careers on tee-vee. Steve Schmidt, McCain’s campaign manager, is a...
  • Obama administration officials to brief intelligence committees on Benghazi (Petraeus)

    11/09/2012 1:08:28 PM PST · by mojito · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/8/2012 | Pam Benson
    Senior intelligence, State Department and FBI officials can expect to be grilled next week as congressional hearings resume on the terror attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya that killed four Americans. Lawmakers want answers to many outstanding questions surrounding the September 11 armed assault on the diplomatic facility and a CIA annex in Benghazi. Specifically, they want to know who was responsible, whether it was planned, the intelligence reporting on the threat to Libya prior the attack, and whether security was adequate. The Senate Intelligence Committee will conduct a closed-door hearing on November 15. Scheduled witnesses include Director...
  • Justin Welby confirmed as archbishop of Canterbury.. former oil executive and bishop of Durham

    11/09/2012 1:07:23 PM PST · by Winniesboy · 6 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Friday 9 November 2012 | Lizzy Davies
    a former oil executive who was made a bishop just over a year ago, will be the next leader of the Church of England, Downing Street confirmed on Friday morning. A press conference at Lambeth Palace took place to announce that the 56-year-old bishop of Durham will be the 105th man to sit on the throne of Saint Augustine, succeeding Rowan Williams. Welby will be enthroned as archbishop of Canterbury in Canterbury Cathedral on 21 March 2013. He said: "To be nominated to this post is both astonishing and exciting. It is something I never expected, and the last few...
  • Supreme Court to consider rolling back minority protections in Voting Rights Act

    11/09/2012 1:05:32 PM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 9, 2012 | Sam Baker
    The Supreme Court said Friday that it will consider whether laws designed to protect minority voters are unconstitutional. The announcement comes just days after an election that demonstrated the increasing electoral clout of black and Hispanic voters, who helped propel President Obama to a second term. It's against that backdrop that the court will consider rolling back part of the Voting Rights Act, first passed in 1965, to prevent states from disenfranchising minorities. Specifically, the justices will hear a challenge to the section of the Voting Rights Act that requires certain states with a history of discrimination to get permission...
  • If You Think Islamist Jihadists Are Bad for America, Look Inside the Latino Movement

    11/09/2012 1:05:26 PM PST · by Stayfree · 9 replies
    Self | Nov. 9, 2012 | Stayfree
    Inviting the Latino movement into your political party is like inviting the Jihadists in...its like picking up a live grenade!! If you look inside the Latino movement, you will find a fire-brand of anti-American and anti-white venom. It is their intent to take over this country for themselves. Check out the National Council of La Raza and key among the secondary organizations is the radical racist group Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan, or Chicano Student Movement of Aztlan (MEChA), one of the most anti-American groups in the country, which has permeated U.S. campuses since the 1960s, and continues its push...
  • No, Paul Ryan didn’t hurt Romney in Florida

    11/09/2012 1:03:19 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/09/2012 | AllahPundit
    Aside from retaining the House, this is probably the best news to come out of election day. Entitlement reform is coming, one way or another. And judging by the exit polls among seniors, it's not nearly as politically radioactive as the left would have you believe: Exit polling in 2008 indicated that John McCain and running mate Sarah Palin won by a margin of 8 percentage points among Florida seniors (53 to 45 percent). Exit polling in 2012 indicates that Romney-Ryan more than doubled that margin — to 17 points (58 to 41 percent). Romney’s other biggest gains in the...
  • Petraeus Resigns as CIA Director- Timing and Excuse, I’M NOT BUYING IT.

    11/09/2012 1:02:17 PM PST · by Morgana · 80 replies
    Jan Morgan ^ | 11.9.2012 | Jan Morgan
    CIA Director David Petraeus today submitted his letter of resignation to President Obama. The move was announced in a statement by Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. The excuse he has cited is an extra-marital affair. I’m not buying it. The timing just before some of the the most serious Congressional hearings of our time, (the Benghazi hearings) next week, is more than intriguing.
  • An inside look behind Romney's loss: An epic failure of its Orca big-data app

    11/09/2012 1:01:37 PM PST · by Evil Slayer · 2 replies
    computerworld.com ^ | 11/9/12 | Preston Gralla
    Many things went wrong with Romney's campaign for president, but one of the biggest was the epic failure of the campaign's big-data app for getting out the vote, called Orca. When the campaign needed it most, Orca was beached. Politico has an excellent summary of the problems it says that Orca had. Among them were that the Romney campaign kept it secret and didn't beta-test it before it was rolled out on Election Day. That meant that the people who it was designed for -- the thousands of volunteers across the country -- didn't have a chance to learn how...
  • Romney actually won young white voters

    11/09/2012 1:00:50 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/09/2012 | Guy Benson
    AP's already picked through the gruesome national exit polling from Tuesday. I'd like to highlight one additional piece of data that is especially interesting: According to CNN's figures, Mitt Romney actually won white Millenials (18-29 year olds) by seven points, 51-44, despite losing the broader demographic by 23 points. (McCain lost young voters by 35 points in 2008). Virtually all of Romney's gains within this age bracket came from young whites. He got absolutely demolished by young people of color; losing young Hispanics by 51 points, and young blacks by 83 points. The specific age breakdown of Asian voters isn't...
  • The CBO Says The Fiscal Cliff Is A Good Thing

    11/09/2012 1:00:31 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 2 replies
    One of the things the left is really go about is coming up with catchy slogans. Some of them are rather unfortunate, like calling your plan to stamp out inflation the Moral Equivalent of War (MEOW), some are ridiculous, like the War on Women, but the fact remains that if you can name something you go a long way towards determining how people view the subject. (As an aside, none of these compare with naming your terrorist group the Moro Independent Liberation Front or MILF. Don’t they have porn in the Philippines?) Did FDR illegally arm Great Britain in violation...
  • Diplomats still in Benghazi say they had long questioned U.S. reliance on local militia

    11/09/2012 12:59:41 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 2 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | November 9, 2012 | Nancy A. Youssef
    BENGHAZI, Libya -- Even before the deadly Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans, diplomats from other nations and Libyan security officials had questioned the wisdom of a U.S. decision to rely primarily on members of a local militia to protect its compound here. Diplomats here told McClatchy that while it’s customary to depend on local forces to protect diplomatic missions, only the United States of the 10 or so foreign missions here allowed the local militia to be the first line of defense. The others said they instead depended on...
  • The £75k supercar with a 5ft-long windscreen and hidden wheels

    11/09/2012 12:59:27 PM PST · by the scotsman · 57 replies
    The Sun ^ | 9th November 2012 | The Sun
    'THIS new supercar looks out of this world - so no wonder it’s called the Extra Terrestrial Vehicle. The futuristic £75,000 motor - aka the ETV - is based on the same platform as a modest, run-of-the-mill Chevrolet. But this is where the similarities end with the sci-fi inspired ETV looking like nothing else on the road.'
  • Congressman considering Senate race (against Mary Landrieu, D, Louisiana)

    11/09/2012 12:57:36 PM PST · by abb · 30 replies
    Houma Courier ^ | November 8, 2012 | Jeremy Alford
    BATON ROUGE — After carrying nearly 80 percent of the vote in an expanded district and with close to $2 million still in the bank, U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy has become slightly more candid about potentially challenging Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu. “What American who loves their country wouldn't want to run for the U.S. Senate? And we certainly need some help in the Senate,” said Cassidy, R-Baton Rouge. Cassidy first ran for office in 2006, transforming a state Senate seat into a successful congressional bid in the span of 23 months. He said the U.S. Senate could possibly be his...
  • Demographics haven't killed the GOP -- yet

    11/09/2012 12:57:16 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    President Obama's re-election has triggered panic in some GOP circles. Obama was able to win not just once, when Americans were reacting against the Bush era, but a second time, with a weak economy and a vulnerable record. America, the alarmists say, has fundamentally shifted so much that Republicans can no longer win national elections. This thesis merits serious consideration. Especially relevant is the fact that Mitt Romney's dismal performance among the growing Hispanic demographic made the race essentially unwinnable. That having been said, Republicans' demise may not be at hand just yet. In the short and medium-term, it is...
  • An inside look behind Romney's loss: An epic failure of its Orca big-data app

    11/09/2012 12:55:21 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 17 replies
    Computer World ^ | November 09, 2012 | Preston Gralla
    Many things went wrong with Romney's campaign for president, but one of the biggest was the epic failure of the campaign's big-data app for getting out the vote, called Orca. When the campaign needed it most, Orca was beached. Politico has an excellent summary of the problems it says that Orca had. Among them were that the Romney campaign kept it secret and didn't beta-test it before it was rolled out on Election Day. That meant that the people who it was designed for -- the thousands of volunteers across the country -- didn't have a chance to learn how...
  • Obama threat gets Turlock woman fired, reported to Secret Service

    11/09/2012 12:54:17 PM PST · by TightyRighty · 17 replies
    Modesto Bee ^ | Nov. 8 2012 | Marijke Rowland
    TURLOCK -- A Turlock woman who posted inflammatory comments on Facebook about President Barack Obama has been fired from her job and reported to the U.S. Secret Service.
  • Get excited — Dodd-Frank is also here to stay!

    11/09/2012 12:54:17 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/09/2012 | Erika Johnsen
    Obama's second term means the leviathan legislative packages of ObamaCare and Dodd-Frank are indeed going to survive fully intact and are now preparing to rule over the health care and financial industries with an iron regulatory fist... and it's not going to pretty. From the Associated Press: Financial stocks in the Standard & Poor’s 500 were down more than 3 percent around midday, worse than any of the other nine stock categories in the S&P.The concerns that plagued stocks broadly — looming government spending cuts and tax increases, a deepening recession gripping Europe — are especially hard on banks and...
  • Airport screeners ratify first-ever union contract with TSA

    11/09/2012 12:52:53 PM PST · by george76 · 25 replies
    The Star-Ledger ^ | November 09, 2012 | Steve Strunsky
    The nation’s 44,000 newly unionized airport screeners have ratified their first-ever collective bargaining agreement, giving them more say in what they wear on the job, the shifts they work and the time off they take, whether they can change from part-time to full-time work or back, their union announced today. The American Federation of Government Employees union, which won the right to represent the screeners in an election last year, said its members voted 17,326 to 1,774 in favor of ratifying the first labor deal struck with the Transportation Security Administration since the agency was founded 10 years ago in...
  • Over/Under on when unemployment goes back over 10% ?

    11/09/2012 12:45:56 PM PST · by Mr. K · 26 replies
    The American Sheeple | 11/9/2012 | Me
    I am going to guess by March 15 at the earliest
  • Assad: Erdogan thinks he's Caliph, new sultan of the Ottoman (EXCLUSIVE)

    11/09/2012 12:43:20 PM PST · by PotatoGun · 9 replies
    Russia Today ^ | 09 November, 2012, 08:32
    In an exclusive interview with RT, President Bashar Assad said that the conflict in Syria is not a civil war, but proxy terrorism by Syrians and foreign fighters. He also accused the Turkish PM of eyeing Syria with imperial ambitions. Assad told RT that the West creates scapegoats as enemies – from communism, to Islam, to Saddam Hussein. He accused Western countries of aiming to turn him into their next enemy. While mainstream media outlets generally report on the crisis as a battle between Assad and Syrian opposition groups, the president claims that his country has been infiltrated by numerous...