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  • Breaking: PPP Tennessee GOP Primary Three Way Tie

    03/04/2012 8:56:20 AM PST · by red flanker · 104 replies
    PPP Twitter ^ | March 4, 2012 | PPP
    Contra Michigan, early voting may save Santorum in TN. Basically a 3 way tie among election day voters, but he's up with early ones.
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 4 March 2012

    03/04/2012 5:10:27 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 237 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 4 March 2012 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows March 4th, 2012 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum; Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich; Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, head of the Democratic National Committee; House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul, Gingrich and Gov. Mitch Daniels, R-Ind.THIS WEEK (ABC): Gingrich; David Axelrod, adviser to Obama's re-election campaign.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Gingrich, Paul; Reps. Peter King, R-NY, and C.A. "Dutch" Ruppersberger, D-Md.
  • Mitt Romney wins Washington state caucuses, CNN projects

    03/03/2012 6:02:33 PM PST · by nuconvert · 149 replies
    Mitt Romney has won the Republican caucuses in Washington state, according to a CNN projection. With 43 percent of precincts reporting, Mitt Romney leads with 37 percent of the vote in Washington state, followed by Ron Paul and Rick Santorum with 24 percent, and Newt Gingrich with 11 percent. Go to the Tumblr page of the Washington state Republican Party for the latest results. CNN projected Romney as the state's winner at 5:49 p.m. Pacific Time
  • Rush: “I sincerely apologize to Ms. Fluke”; Update: Ironic tweet of the day

    03/03/2012 8:32:15 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 341 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/03/2012 | ED MORRISSEY
    Rush Limbaugh has posted a statement on his website this afternoon, forwarded by his brother David (one of my friends on line), apologizing for calling Sandra Fluke an insulting name while discussing her claims. It’s impossible to retain the context of his apology by excerpting it, so I hope Rush will not mind me posting it in its entirety: For over 20 years, I have illustrated the absurd with absurdity, three hours a day, five days a week. In this instance, I chose the wrong words in my analogy of the situation. I did not mean a personal attack on...
  • Fox News "Huckabee Forum 3: Jobs" Tonight at 8p ET (LIVE THREAD)

    Saturday night on Fox News, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee will be holding a third installment of his forum series, this time on the topic of unemployment. The forum will only be broadcast on Fox News television, it will not be streamed online. Ron Paul was invited to attend as well, however, he requested to be present via satellite and this request was denied by the Huckabee forum producers. See this report on Ron Paul's absence. Paul will be campaigning in Washington state for the caucus happening in the morning prior to the forum Saturday evening. Air Date: Saturday, March...
  • Live Thread: GOP Candidates at Huckabee Forum (FoxNews 8pm EDT)

    03/03/2012 5:22:29 PM PST · by newzjunkey · 20 replies
    March 3, 2012
    @govmikehuckabee and the #huckforum. Tune in tonight to FoxNews from 8pm-10pm EST.
  • Gingrich blasts Santorum as ‘pal’ of unions in new robocall

    03/03/2012 3:36:45 PM PST · by VU4G10 · 64 replies ^ | 03/02/12 | Justin Sink
    Newt Gingrich has turned his sights on Rick Santorum in a new robocall going out to Oklahoma and Tennessee voters, bashing the former Pennsylvania senator as having “cozied up to the labor union bosses.” The ad will reach 150,000 voters in each of the states, according to ABC News. “On the campaign trail, Rick Santorum talks a good game about his blue-collar roots, and about being for the average family,” a female narrator says. “But here’s the record Rick Santorum doesn’t want you to know about: As a senator from Pennsylvania, Santorum cozied up to the labor union bosses, and...
  • 'Go to Hell Barack': Row Over Washington Metro Ad

    03/03/2012 2:40:21 PM PST · by lbryce · 38 replies
    AFP via Yahoo News ^ | March 2, 2012 | Staff
    In the heat of a US presidential election year, with Americans immune to the polarized and bitter nature of political discourse, it takes a lot to shock them, especially in Washington. But one ad at a DC Metro station -- which starts off criticizing Obama's health care reforms and ends up telling the president to "go to hell" -- goes beyond the pale, says Jim Moran, a Democratic congressman from Virginia. The advertisement is for "Sick and Sicker: When the Government Becomes Your Doctor," a documentary that interviews Canadian doctors and patients in the hope of showing how dangerous "Obamacare"...
  • Campfield dumps Gingrich for Santorum

    03/03/2012 12:20:39 PM PST · by Elvina · 156 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | March 3, 2012 | Tom Humphrey
    State Sen. Stacey Campfield, co-chairman of Newt Gingrich’s campaign in Tennessee, announced today he is quitting that position to support Rick Santorum in the Republican presidential race. The Knoxville Republican made his announcement in a post on his blog. In an interview, Campfield said he believes that conservatives need to unite behind a single candidate and that Santorum is best positioned to defeat “establishment Republican” candidate Mitt Romney. Campfield’s decision comes after a conversation with Santorum earlier this week. In his blog post, Campfield said he was “twisted inside because of my loyalty to Newt, my loyalty must first lie...
  • Cardinal Dolan blasts White House contraception plan as 'freedom of religion battle'

    03/03/2012 12:21:22 PM PST · by GreaterSwiss · 26 replies · 1+ views
    NY Post ^ | 3/3/2012 | KEVIN SHEEHAN and GARY BUISO
    It’s holy war! Cardinal Timothy Dolan ramped up the battle with the White House today, blasting the government for a controversial new regulation that would require providing free contraceptive services to workers of religious institutions. “Don’t impose your teaching upon us and make us do as a church what we find unconscionable to do!” the freshly minted prince of the church told a roaring crow of 1,000 at Holy Trinity Diocesan HS in Hicksville. In a blistering attack interlaced with humor, Dolan never mentioned President Obama by name — only his policies.
  • GOP powerbrokers slow to back presidential hopefuls ('super-delegates')

    03/03/2012 10:56:29 AM PST · by Ron C. · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 03, 2012
    After two months of voting, none of the Republican candidates for president is getting much support from the GOP leaders who could play an important role in determining the party's nominee for president. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has the most endorsements. But they are coming in more of a trickle than a waterfall. The Associated Press has polled 106 of the 117 so-called superdelegates -- members of the Republican National Committee who will automatically attend the party's national convention this summer and can support any candidate for president they choose, regardless of what happens in the primaries. The results:...
  • New York Times editor Jill Abramson gets “big footed” by President Obama and Barnard “trades up”

    03/03/2012 10:49:57 AM PST · by kristinn · 13 replies
    Greta Wire/ Fox News ^ | Saturday, March 3, 2012 | Greta Van Sustern
    Barnard College and President Obama: rude (and yes, lame.) And ready for the irony? President Obama is said to want to discuss women’s issues and the women’s agenda…and yet “big foots” an accomplished woman! Read below and tell me what you think. Here are the facts: Barnard College asks NY Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson to be its commencement speaker. Giving a commencement speech is lots of work and means giving up a weekend – but Abramson graciously accepted. Abramson is a big deal – she is the first woman Executive Editor of the New York Times – so this...
  • Volt Production ‘Temporarily Halted,’ Hundreds of Workers Laid Off

    03/03/2012 10:32:59 AM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 42 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 02-02-12 | Becket Adams
    General Motors told 1,300 employees at its Detroit-Hamtramck factory that they were being “temporarily laid off” for five weeks as the company halts production of the Chevrolet Volt, the Detroit Free Press reports. “Even with sales up in February over January, we are still seeking to align our production with demand,” said GM spokesman Chris Lee. “We needed to maintain proper inventory and make sure that we continued to meet market demand,” he told The Hill in a phone interview.
  • Santorum Could Be Ineligible For 18 Ohio District Delegates -- Report

    03/03/2012 4:09:17 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 114 replies
    National Journal ^ | March 2, 2012 | Journal Staff with Sarah B. Boxer and Rebecca Kaplan
    In a potentially ominous Super Tuesday setback for Rick Santorum, a campaign filing mishap in Ohio could leave him ineligible to be awarded 18 Buckeye State district delegates -- more than a quarter of the total at stake there, ABC News reported Friday. Ohio has 66 delegates total, with 63 at stake on Tuesday. Santorum failed to qualify for any district delegates in three Ohio congressional districts representing nine delegates because he didn't turn in names there. ABC News reported that in six other congressional districts, the former Pennsylvania senator's campaign submitted fewer names than required to be eligible for...
  • Storm Levels A Number of Homes, Causes Numerous Injuries Bradley, McMinn Counties (TN)

    03/03/2012 12:23:05 AM PST · by Tennessee Nana · 19 replies
    Chattanoogan ^ | March 2, 2012 | Staff
    A tornado passing through Northern Hamilton County shortly after noon on Friday leveled a number of homes in the vicinity of Lake Chickamauga. So far no fatalities have been reported to the command post. Amy Maxwell of Hamilton County Emergency Management said about 20 homes were ripped off their foundations at Shorttail Springs Road. There was also heavy damage in the vicinity of Savannah Trail and at Island Cove Marina, which had a number of boats damaged. At 5 p.m. she said the total number of victims that were received at Hamilton County hospitals was at 15. Fourteen of those...
  • Rick Santorum’s Ohio Delegate Problems Pile Up (Could lose up to 1/4 of Super Tuesday haul)

    03/02/2012 7:42:15 PM PST · by Allon · 63 replies
    ABC News ^ | Mar 2, 2012 | Michael Falcone
    UPDATED: COLUMBUS, Ohio — Even if Rick Santorum wins Ohio on Super Tuesday, he won’t be able to claim all of its delegates. In fact, he is at risk of forfeiting more than one-quarter of them. In three of the state’s 16 congressional districts, including two that are near Ohio’s border with Pennsylvania, Santorum will lose any delegates he might have won because his campaign failed to meet the state’s eligibility requirements months ago. Those three districts alone take 9 delegates out of a total of 66 off the table for Santorum. But it gets worse: Nine more Ohio delegates...
  • Rush Limbaugh's 'slut' comment draws wrath of Staten Island's three female lawmakers

    03/02/2012 7:39:09 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 136 replies ^ | March 2, 2012 | Tom Wrobleski
    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Staten Island's female elected officials from both sides of the aisle are demanding that conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh "apologize to all women" for calling a Georgetown University Law student a "slut" on his program. Limbaugh caused a national firestorm when he used the word after Sandra Fluke testified before Congress about the need for contraceptive coverage. "What does it say about the college coed ... who goes before a congressional committee and essentially says that she must be paid to have sex?" Limbaugh said on Wednesday. "It makes her a slut, right? It...
  • BREAKING: Mitt Romney Urged Obama to Embrace the Individual Mandate

    03/02/2012 4:15:43 PM PST · by red flanker · 140 replies · 1+ views
    Red State ^ | March 2, 2012 | Erick Erickson
    Had Michigan not been as close, the Democrats would have waited to spring this on us in the general election. Luckily we have it now and I hope Ohio voters are paying attention. In July 2009, Mitt Romney wrote an op-ed in USA Today urging Barack Obama to usean individual mandate at the national level to control healthcare costs. On the campaign trail now, Mitt Romney says the individual mandate is appropriate for Massachusetts, but not the nation. Repeatedly in debates, Romney has said he opposes a national individual mandate. But back in 2009, as Barack Obama was formulating his...
  • 18-term Rep. Norm Dicks says he will not seek re-election

    03/02/2012 3:41:01 PM PST · by Baynative · 42 replies
    KOMOnews ^ | 3/2/12 | Twitter staff (whatever that is)
    WASHINGTON - Democratic Rep. Norm Dicks, a former UW football player who cast a giant presence over state and national politics for decades, announced Friday he'll retire at the end of the year after 18 terms in the U.S. House of Representatives.
  • Andrew Breitbart Was Planning Huge New Web Project on Eve of Sudden Death (Bigs redone this Sunday)

    03/02/2012 3:21:00 PM PST · by Ron C. · 63 replies ^ | Mar. 2 2012 | Simone Wilson
    Well, Hannity didn't reveal much about Breitbart's big posthumous project last night that we didn't already know (the constant cross-promotion continues, even in death!), but his guest, Steve Bannon, a documentary filmmaker and close friend of Breitbart's, did drop some hints on what's to come. "We spent the last two years working a website that on Sunday night..." Bannon said before he was cut off by Hannity. He later added that Breitbart had "left the office at 10 p.m." on Wednesday. He had been pouring all his energy into the project, his "obsession," up until the moment he died.