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  • Michele Bachmann Dances Up a Storm! (Video)

    07/05/2011 9:25:36 PM PDT · by RINOs suck · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/5/2011 | Fox News
    Video: http://nation.foxnews.com/michele-bachmann/2011/07/05/michele-bachmann-dances-storm
  • Migrants sell up and flee Arizona ahead of crackdown

    07/25/2010 12:59:57 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 60 replies · 4+ views
    Reuters ^ | Jul 25, 2010 | Tim Gaynor
    PHOENIX (Reuters) - Nicaraguan mother Lorena Aguilar hawks a television set and a few clothes on the baking sidewalk outside her west Phoenix apartment block. A few paces up the street, her undocumented Mexican neighbour Wendi Villasenor touts a kitchen table, some chairs and a few dishes as her family scrambles to get out of Arizona ahead of a looming crackdown on illegal immigrants."Everyone is selling up the little they have and leaving," said Villasenor, 31, who is headed for Pennsylvania. "We have no alternative. They have us cornered."The two women are among scores of illegal immigrant families across Phoenix...
  • NPR Poll Shows Tough Road Ahead For Democrats (Republicans +8% in 70 Swing Districts)

    06/15/2010 3:16:55 PM PDT · by neverdem · 27 replies · 1,008+ views
    NPR ^ | June 15, 2010 | Mara Liasson
    A new public opinion survey for NPR shows just how difficult it will be for Democrats to avoid big losses in the House this November. Democrat Stan Greenberg and Republican Glen Bolger conducted the first public battleground poll of this election cycle. They chose the 70 House districts experts regard as most likely to oust incumbents this fall. What they found was grim news for Democrats. For this poll, Bolger and Greenberg chose the districts where incumbents are considered the most vulnerable, and, in the case of open seats, the ones most likely to switch party control in November. Sixty...
  • McChrystal sees victory ahead in Afghanistan

    01/01/2010 2:11:15 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 9 replies · 583+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | January 2, 2010 | Drew Brown
    U.S. and allied forces in Afghanistan “are not winning yet, but we are going to win,” Gen. Stanley McChrystal, commander of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force, told Stars and Stripes in an interview Friday. But the general said it was not possible to say how long it will take to achieve victory, which he defined as a situation where “the insurgency is not an existential threat to the government or the people” of Afghanistan. He added that protecting civilians remains the goal of the allied counterinsurgency strategy. “There’s no way to put an exact timeline on it, because as...
  • Sarkozy pushes ahead with unpopular carbon tax

    09/10/2009 9:06:57 AM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies · 777+ views
    breitbart ^ | 9/10/09 | ap
    French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Thursday unveiled a new carbon tax to help combat global warming, calling it a "fiscal revolution" and overriding strong public opposition to the plan. The new levy on oil, gas and coal consumption by households and businesses will come into effect next year, making France the biggest economy yet to impose a straight-up carbon tax. "It is time to create green taxation," Sarkozy said in an address in Culoz, a town near the French border with Switzerland. "This is a major fiscal shift, an important innovation," he said. "It is the first step of a...
  • Obama pushes ahead with transport fund rescue

    07/01/2009 6:42:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies · 795+ views
    Reuters ^ | 7/1/09 | rueters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama is pushing ahead with plans to shore up dwindling federal reserves for highway construction and establish a government-run bank to pay for future transportation projects.
  • Major turbulence ahead for airlines (More major airlines about to go under? ThX Dems&econuts!)

    06/26/2008 12:42:12 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 97+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 6/26/08 | Alexandra Marks
    New York - America's aviation system could be at risk of collapsing by the beginning of next year. --snip- .. there is agreement among airline officials and analysts that Washington and the two presidential candidates need to recognize the severity of the crisis and take some action now to avert an economically crippling collapse in the near future. "Unless something is done to move toward some kind of fix, we're going to see every one of our major airlines in bankruptcy," says Robert Crandall, former chairman of American Airlines. ... As a result of the spike upward in oil prices,...
  • Gore Edges Ahead Of Hillary In Key State

    06/28/2007 6:42:53 PM PDT · by blam · 22 replies · 573+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-29-2007 | Alex Spillius
    Gore edges ahead of Hillary in key state By Alex Spillius in Washington Last Updated: 2:08am BST 29/06/2007 Democrats in the key state of New Hampshire would prefer Al Gore to run for president in 2008 even though he has yet to enter the race for the nomination. Al Gore has said he has 'no intention' of running A survey of Democrats in the US state has shown that the former vice-president would force Hillary Clinton, the current frontrunner, into second place by six percentage points. Without Mr Gore the former first lady polled 37 per cent over her nearest...
  • Admiral Sees Continued Iraq Progress for Months Ahead

    06/21/2007 5:12:03 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 233+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 20, 2007 – Iraqi and coalition forces anticipate a summer of hard fighting, but are confident there is a good prospect for continued progress in the months ahead, a senior military official said during a Baghdad news conference today. “Hopefully this can be matched by progress in the political and economic areas in Iraq and again give us hope for the way ahead,” said Navy Rear Adm. Mark Fox, Multinational Force Iraq communications division chief, during the first news conference held for local media since the mosque bombing in Samarra June 13. Fox told reporters that all requested...
  • Army’s Equipment ‘Reset’ Program Ahead of 2006 Pace

    02/01/2007 3:54:18 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 273+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2007 – The combination of available money and around-the-clock work is enabling the Army to increase the pace of refurbishment of equipment that’s damaged or worn out from service in Afghanistan and Iraq, senior military leaders testified before a joint U.S. House committee on Capitol Hill yesterday. Gen. Benjamin Griffin, commander of U.S. Army Materiel Command, shows Army Secretary Francis Harvey a metal vehicle track that was to soon have new rubber tread applied to it at Red River Army Depot, in Texarkana, Texas, on Jan. 25, 2006. Army equipment that’s been worn or damaged during...
  • Dark times ahead for chocolate

    10/13/2006 5:17:54 PM PDT · by blam · 85 replies · 1,645+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-14-2006 | David Derbyshire
    Dark times ahead for chocolate By David Derbyshire, Consumer Affairs Editor (Filed: 14/10/2006) Britain's taste for chocolate is growing more sophisticated, figures out yesterday suggest. Sales of dark chocolate have trebled in a year, while the number of dark mainstream brands has risen tenfold. Confectionary analysts say the figures reflect a more discerning palate. They also follow several studies — some funded by chocolate makers — indicating that dark chocolate can have health benefits. Antioxidants in dark chocolate can help lower cholesterol and blood pressure, say researchers. However, dark and milk contain the same amount of fat and sugar. Although...
  • Railroad Chugs Ahead in Support Of GI Employees, Veterans (RR-Toot-TOOT!!!)

    08/31/2006 6:39:40 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 313+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 31, 2006 -- A U.S. railroad freight firm has earned the right to blow its locomotives’ whistles in celebration of Defense Department recognition for superb support of its employees in the National Guard and Reserve. BNSF Railway, with headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas, is one of 15 U.S. businesses selected to receive the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award for 2006. “BNSF is very pleased to have been nominated and selected to receive this award,” said Connie McLendon, BNSF’s military staffing manager. “This is an important distinction that very few companies receive, recognizing outstanding support for our...
  • Afghan Sergeant Major Shows Way Ahead for Fledgling Army

    08/11/2006 6:36:18 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 265+ views
    KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 11, 2006 – Foreign observers of the U.S. military often say what puts it above other militaries is the quality of the noncommissioned officer corps. Many other nations want the same for themselves. The Afghan National Army is learning from Western military trainers who stress the central role of NCOs in a world-class military. Afghan army Chief of Staff Gen. Bismullah Khan stressed the role of NCOs in the new military by recently appointing the nation's first sergeant major of the army, Roshan Safi. Senior American NCOs say the appointment is crucial to developing an NCO corps...
  • National Guard Ahead of Schedule for Operation Jump Start

    07/17/2006 7:23:31 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 454+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Jim Greenhill
    LAREDO, Texas, July 17, 2006 – National Guard troops flowing to the Southwest border are highly visible to drivers at an Interstate 35 inspection station north of this Texas border town as soldiers assist U.S. Border Patrol agents scrutinizing every northbound vehicle. A Texas National Guard soldier and Border Patrol Senior Agent Chad Wamsley accompany Ricky I, a Belgian Malinois, as the detection dog checks a tractor-trailer truck for drugs or concealed people at the Border Patrol's Interstate 35 checkpoint, north of Laredo, Texas. The soldier, who is not being named for security reasons, volunteered to serve for a...
  • Iraqi Official Foresees More Challenges Ahead for Iraqi, Coalition Forces

    05/28/2006 12:51:37 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 139+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Tech. Sgt. Elaine Wilson
    WASHINGTON, May 28, 2006 – Although progress has been made, the war in Iraq is complex and many challenges are still on the horizon for Iraqi and coalition forces, Iraq's deputy prime minister said today. "We are dealing with a tough war against international terrorism and the remnants of the Saddam (Hussein) regime," Barham Salih said in an interview on CNN's "Late Edition" with Wolf Blitzer. "We're dealing with a difficult, difficult political and security challenge." With widespread sectarian violence and insurgent attacks, an immediate challenge for the country is the selection of a permanent defense minister and interior minister,...
  • Retailers Plow Ahead With RFID Chips

    05/21/2006 9:35:29 AM PDT · by Nachum · 198 replies · 2,614+ views
    iwon news ^ | May 20, 06 | BRIAN BERGSTEIN
    The roots of radio-frequency identification technology stretch at least as far back as World War II, when transponders helped distinguish between Axis and Allied aircraft. Over the years the concept has been greatly miniaturized, landing RFID technology in such settings as animal tags, toll-collection devices, passports, keyless entry systems for cars and wireless credit cards. But perhaps none of these projects will have as much impact for consumers as the adoption of RFID in the supply chains of huge retail stores. Mega-retailers led by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) have gotten their biggest suppliers to add RFID chips to pallets and...
  • Full Steam Ahead: Brussels Draws Up Plan For 'EU Navy'

    05/20/2006 8:05:31 PM PDT · by blam · 6 replies · 483+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-21-2006 | Justin Stares
    Full steam ahead: Brussels draws up plan for 'EU navy' By Justin Stares in Brussels (Filed: 21/05/2006) The European Commission has drawn up plans to set up a European coastguard, which critics fear is a back-door attempt by Brussels to create an EU navy with its own powers to stop and search shipping. Plans to upgrade the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) into a fully-fledged coastguard are buried in a document revising European Union (EU) transport policy that is due to be published next month. Armed coastguard will be embryonic naval service They come on the back of other "empire...
  • Pioneer scouts way ahead, increases safety for followers

    05/09/2006 6:27:56 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 290+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Lance Cpl. James B. Hoke
    AL TAQADDUM, Iraq (May 8, 2006) -- Another day on the sand-bitten streets of a small town in Iraq lapsed for the passersby, who carelessly walked to and from their normal routine tasks. A few insurgents entered the town, choosing it as their safe haven while preparing their next strike against the U.S. service members. Cruising just below its ceiling at approximately 15,000 feet, a small unmanned aerial vehicle hovered over the dusty community just beyond earshot, as it tracked the insurgents to their current location with real-time video and relayed the information to the people who could do something...
  • DoD Releases QDR to Chart Way Ahead to Confront Future

    02/03/2006 6:57:42 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 963+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Feb 3, 2006 | Donna Miles
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2006 – The Defense Department unveiled the Quadrennial Defense Review today, charting the way ahead for the next 20 years as it confronts current and future challenges and continues its transformation for the 21st century. The 92-page report, sent to Congress beginning today, represents "a common vision of where we need to go and what we need to do," Ryan Henry, principal deputy undersecretary for policy, told Pentagon reporters today. The report was driven, managed and authored by senior leaders throughout the department, from Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to the Marine Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint...
  • Poll Shows Fatah Ahead, Hamas Second

    01/25/2006 10:46:17 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 423+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/25/06 | Karin Laub - ap
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Amid tight security and a sea of green and yellow flags, Palestinians turned out in large numbers Wednesday for their first parliamentary election in a decade — a historic vote integrating Islamic militants into politics and determining the future of peacemaking with Israel. One exit poll suggested the ruling Fatah Party had likely won the most votes, with the Islamic militant group Hamas a close second, according to an exit poll conducted by the West Bank's An Najah University. A pollster who spoke on condition of anonymity because the results were to be officially announced...
  • Fact Sheet: Progress and the Work Ahead in Iraq

    01/10/2006 5:18:09 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 280+ views
    White House ^ | Jan 10, 2005
    Today, President Bush Addressed Members Of The Veterans Of Foreign Wars On Progress On Our Strategy For Victory In Iraq. The President discussed the political, security, and economic elements of the strategy for victory in the central front of the War on Terror, what has been achieved, the challenges faced at the start of 2006, and what the American people can expect to see in the year ahead. The Political Component Of Victory In Iraq: In The Past 12 Months, Iraq Has Undergone A Political Transformation That Is Virtually Without Precedent. Iraqis have completed three successful nationwide elections, voted for...
  • The Recipe For Success: Get Happy And You Will Get Ahead In Life

    12/19/2005 3:34:36 PM PST · by blam · 17 replies · 611+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 12-19-2005 | Kate Pavilious
    The recipe for success: get happy and you will get ahead in life · Feeling good 'is cause, not effect, of achievement' · Same principle applies to nations, academics claim Kate Ravilious Monday December 19, 2005 The Guardian (UK) Happiness, rather than working hard, is the key to success, according to research published today. Cheerful people are more likely to try new things and challenge themselves, which reinforces positive emotion and leads to success in work, good relationships and strong health, say psychologists. The findings suggest that happiness is not a "feel good" luxury, but is essential to people's well...
  • Iraq Closing Borders Ahead of Election (VOTING BEGINS MONDAY!)

    12/11/2005 2:41:05 PM PST · by Libloather · 33 replies · 625+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/11/05 | BASSEM MROUE
    Iraq Closing Borders Ahead of Election By BASSEM MROUE, Associated Press Writer 7 minutes ago Iraqi soldiers hold election campaign posters for the Iraqi National list carrying pictures of the head of the list, Shiite secular leader and former Prime Minister Ayad Allawi while receiving released prisoners in Baghdad, Iraq Sunday, Dec. 11, 2005. Voting begins Monday in hospitals, military camps and even prisons across Iraq, launching the process to choose a new parliament that the United States hopes can help quell the insurgency so U.S. forces can begin heading home. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed) BAGHDAD, Iraq - Voting begins Monday...
  • Analysts foresee bleak road ahead in Iraq (Two senior Army analysts)

    11/30/2005 9:21:47 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 40 replies · 1,302+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 11/30/05 | Charles J. Hanley - ap
    Two senior Army analysts who in 2003 accurately foretold the turmoil that would be unleashed by the U.S. invasion of Iraq offer a bleak assessment in a new study of what now lies ahead in that bloodied land. They advise, however, against setting a timetable for U.S. troop withdrawal - unless Washington finds the situation "irredeemable." A timetable "is an excuse for allowing the system to collapse," the Army War College's W. Andrew Terrill and Conrad C. Crane write. Political pressure is building in Washington for a concrete plan to extricate U.S. forces from Iraq. On Tuesday, on the eve...
  • Albright warns dark days ahead in Iraq (Barf Alert!)

    09/24/2005 8:26:55 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies · 663+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 9/24/05 | Mike Glover - ap
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright issued a stern warning Saturday about the continuing U.S. role in Iraq, saying "there are no good options at this point and the worst days may be ahead of us." Albright, secretary of state under President Clinton, said the March 2003 invasion of Iraq has led to a series of misfortunes that should have been anticipated. "Instead of winning friends for America, it has poisoned our relations with many countries in the Mideast and the Muslim world," Albright told a conference on the role of citizens in shaping the...
  • US shoots ahead in stun gun design

    08/15/2005 11:51:46 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 592+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 8/15/05 | David Hambling
    WEAPONS designed to fire "electric bullets" into crowds are being developed for police and border protection agencies in the US. The Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency, the domestic equivalent of the defence agency DARPA, has launched an "innovative less-lethal devices for law enforcement" programme to radically expand the capabilities of electric shock weapons. Existing stun weapons, such as the Taser, typically fire a pair of darts trailing current-carrying wires to shock the target, with a maximum range of about 7 metres. The HSARPA programme aims to develop wireless weapons that can be used over greater distances in spaces such...
  • Clinton a lightning rod for both sides ahead of 2008 race

    07/31/2005 10:22:52 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 414+ views
    San Diego Union -Tribune ^ | 7/31/05 | George E. Condon - CNS
    WASHINGTON – For very different reasons, Republicans and liberal Democrats found themselves together last week protesting Hillary Rodham Clinton's effort to stake out ground in the political center. But the New York senator holds such a dominant position in the jockeying for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination – even 2½ years before the first caucus – that she has been able to brush off the early attacks from both her right and left. When Clinton appeared in Columbus at the annual meeting of the centrist Democratic Leadership Council, Ohio Republican Chairman Bob Bennett hurried to the scene to make sure...
  • Seventeenth-Century Islamic Brassmakers Were Far Ahead Of European Peers, Engineers Say

    05/26/2005 6:37:44 PM PDT · by blam · 39 replies · 896+ views
    Eureka Alert ^ | 5-26-2005 | Kurt Pfitzer
    Seventeenth-century Islamic brassmakers were far ahead of European peers, engineers sayContact: Kurt Pfitzer kap4@lehigh.edu 610-758-3017 Lehigh University Archaeometallurgists announce findings after four-year study of astrolabes Manufacturers of brass astrolabes in 17th-century India were two centuries more advanced than their European peers, says a doctoral student at Lehigh University who just completed a four-year study of astrolabes. Brian Newbury, who earned a Ph.D. in materials science and engineering in May, said the high zinc content in astrolabes fabricated in Lahore (now in Pakistan) proves that brass made there in the early 1600s was produced by a co-melting technique that was not...
  • HOW MUCH IS THAT F-15 IN THE WINDOW? - (U.S. military outspends next 13 nations combined)

    05/13/2005 6:42:23 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 83 replies · 1,468+ views
    NCPA.ORG ^ | MAY 12, 2005 | CHARLES PENA
    The national defense budget could be cut by nearly a quarter and still leave the United States military in shape to take on all likely threats and fulfill its role in the war on terrorism, says Charles Pena, director of defense policy studies at the Cato Institute. Furthermore, the United States is outspending the rest of the world at an astounding rate. According to the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), in 2003: Total U.S. defense expenditures were $404.9 billion, an amount exceeding the combined defense expenditures of the next 13 countries and more than double the combined defense spending...
  • U.S. Forces Conduct Raids in Mosul - Dozens Arrested Ahead of Iraq Vote

    01/16/2005 4:22:33 PM PST · by Libloather · 1 replies · 644+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/16/05 | JASON KEYSER
    U.S. Forces Conduct Raids in Mosul Sun Jan 16,11:48 AM ET By JASON KEYSER, Associated Press Writer BAGHDAD, Iraq - U.S. forces carried out a series of raids in Iraq's troubled northern city of Mosul, the military said Sunday, as American and Iraqi authorities scramble to prepare for elections there in the face of mass resignations of polling staff and police. A Bradley Fighting Vehicle was damaged Sunday in the city when an explosion occurred as a U.S. convoy passed by, witnesses said. It was unclear whether there were casualties. U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz acknowledged that the security...
  • Uncertain Landscape Ahead for Copyright Protection - Specter to Lead...

    12/16/2004 9:33:25 AM PST · by crushelits · 5 replies · 312+ views
    washingtonpost.com ^ | Thursday, December 16, 2004 | David McGuire
    Specter to Lead Key Panel as Industry Ally Hatch Steps Down In the final few weeks before the 2004 election, lobbyists for high-tech, entertainment and civil liberties interests were crammed into an icy room in the Dirksen Senate office building, trying to hammer out a bill that would have put Internet song-swapping networks like Kazaa and eDonkey out of business. It was a controversial measure on a difficult topic, and could have easily been lost in the end-of-year shuffle. But Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah) was the lead sponsor of the measure and had ordered the warring...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Analysis: U.S.-Muslim relations - hard choices ahead

    11/01/2004 3:45:58 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 138+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 11/1/04 | Howard LaFranchi - CSM
    WASHINGTON (CSM) - For George W. Bush, the defining issue of this campaign is the war on terror. For John Kerry, the most important foreign-policy issue is nuclear nonproliferation and access to weapons of mass destruction. In both cases, these are issues closely linked to events and developments in a broad crescent of Islamic countries stretching from Morocco to Indonesia. It means that whoever wins the presidency, America's relations with the Muslim world are going to sit high on the agenda. The Bush administration receives good marks from many officials and experts both in the United States and overseas for...
  • Why isn't Kerry way ahead? Most liberals think those stupid heartland voters just don't get it

    10/24/2004 5:47:33 AM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies · 2,046+ views
    Review Journal .com ^ | 10/24/04 | VIN SUPRYNOWICZ
    Why isn't Kerry way ahead? Most liberals think those stupid heartland voters just don't get it By VIN SUPRYNOWICZ REVIEW-JOURNAL Sunday, October 24, 2004 I was reminded why I usually don't bother with the canned PBS "Washington Week" program when I accidentally tuned it in last Sunday. (OK, I found it shamefully riveting -- like slowing down to inspect the carnage of a traffic accident.) In an attempt to assemble an even-handed panel to discuss how George Bush and John Kerry did in the debates, host Gwen Ifill and her tax-funded PBS producers assembled four folks, one each from The...
  • Arizona poll gives Bush 11-point lead

    10/21/2004 2:08:40 AM PDT · by familyop · 1 replies · 400+ views
    KVOA, Arizona ^ | 20OCT04 | Sandy Rathbun
    With the presidential election only 13 days away, Eyewitness News 4 and SurveyUSA asked some of you whom you'll vote for on November 2. You told our pollsters at SurveyUSA that, if the election for President were today, George Bush would defeat John Kerry by an 11% margin here in Arizona. Our exclusive, scientific poll shows Bush's lead dropped 3 percentage points in the past 2 weeks. Still, Pollster Joe Shipman says Bush has maintained a double-digit lead in Arizona since July. As you might expect, Republicans like the numbers. Democrats don't. Sue Walitsky, Arizona Communication Director for the Kerry-Edwards...
  • Bush ahead in swing states, will defeat Kerry: Karl Rove

    09/23/2004 5:17:25 PM PDT · by Libloather · 57 replies · 2,351+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 9/23/04
    Bush ahead in swing states, will defeat Kerry: Karl Rove Thu Sep 23, 1:03 PM ET WASHINGTON (AFP) - US President George W. Bush will defeat his Democratic rival, John Kerry, in the November 2 election because he is leading in the polls in the key US swing states, the president's top political adviser said in an interview. Karl Rove, who has a Machiavellian reputation as a political mastermind, said in an interview with The Washington Times that many states "that were expected to be in close contention are floating out of contention" and into Bush's camp. With the US...
  • AFP: Nasty rhetoric intensifies 50 days ahead of US presidential vote

    09/12/2004 1:30:31 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 593+ views
    AFP via Yahoo ^ | 9/12/04 | AFP - Washington
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - Fifty days out from the US presidential election, the rhetoric is becoming nastier between George W. Bush and Democratic challenger John Kerry (news - web sites), as the US president's lead appears to be solidifying. Kerry slammed Bush's campaign tactics, saying he "will say anything and do anything to get elected and hold on to power" in an interview in the Monday edition of Time magazine. Kerry was especially angered over a barrage of television ads aimed at discrediting his Vietnam War service, which are widely credited with the downward slide in his polling numbers. "I think...
  • Euphoria Today, But Difficulties Lie Ahead

    12/14/2003 5:35:16 PM PST · by blam · 5 replies · 145+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 12-15-2003 | Phil Reeves
    Euphoria today, but difficulties lie ahead By Phil Reeves 15 December 2003 It was a euphoric day, and rightly so. But for all the celebrations, it does not change the hard fact that many political obstacles still lie ahead. Chief among them is the task of creating a transitional Iraqi government which will allow President George Bush formally to declare an end to the US occupation while keeping some US troops in Iraq, their presence ensured by an agreement with the new US-sponsored administration. The Americans and their allies have set a target date of 1 July for a handover...
  • CA: Who's ahead in the idea race?

    09/14/2003 8:11:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 225+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 9/14/0 | Jay Rosen
    <p>Tony Marcano, ombudsman of The Bee, asks a good question: “How does a newspaper go about effectively covering 133 candidates” in the California recall?</p> <p>"There’s no precedent for it," writes Marcano. "There’s nothing in the universal campaign coverage playbook about how to handle a three-digit candidates’ list, particularly one with such a motley cast of characters."</p>