Free Republic 2nd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $77,941
Woo hoo!! And now less than $10.1k to go!! Thank you all very much!! God bless

Breaking News (News/Activism)

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • 30,000 for Romney-Ryan Rally in West Chester, Ohio (inspiring photos!)

    11/03/2012 6:57:48 AM PDT · by NYer · 115 replies
    battlegroundwatch ^ | November 2, 2012
    Line of the night: Romney: “He asked his supporters to vote for revenge — for revenge. Instead I ask the American people to vote for love of country.” Mitt Romney:Saturday, November 3, 2012 Newington, New Hampshire Dubuque, Iowa Colorado Springs, Colorado Englewood, ColoradoSunday, November 4, 2012 Des Moines, Iowa Cleveland, Ohio Morrisville, Pennsylvania Newport News, VirginiaMonday, November 5, 2012 Sanford, Florida Lynchburg, Virginia Fairfax, Virginia Columbus, Ohio Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Rasmussen Daily: SAT: 11/03: R:48 O:48 Obama -8% : THREE Days Left!

    11/03/2012 6:36:26 AM PDT · by SoftwareEngineer · 107 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 11/03/2012 | Rasmussen Reports
    Saturday, November 03, 2012 The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows the race tied, with President Obama and Mitt Romney each attracting support from 48% of voters nationwide. One percent (1%) prefers some other candidate, and two percent (2%) are still undecided. See daily tracking history. Forty-six percent (46%) are certain they will vote for Romney, while 45% are sure they will vote for the president. For most of the year, Rasmussen Reports has conducted 500 survey interviews per night and reported the results on a three-day rolling average basis. For the final week of the campaign,...
  • New Florida Poll: Mitt Romney maintains lead over Obama, 51-45

    11/02/2012 9:02:00 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 47 replies
    BY MARC CAPUTO MCAPUTO@MIAMIHERALD.COM Mitt Romney has maintained a solid lead over President Barack Obama in the latest Miami Herald/El Nuevo Herald poll of likely voters who favor the Republican by six percentage points. Romney’s strengths: independent voters and more crossover support from Democrats relative to the Republicans who back Obama, according to the survey conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research. Romney’s crossover appeal is fueled by strong support in rural North Florida, a conservative bastion where a relatively high percentage of Democrats often vote Republican in presidential election years. “I’m pretty convinced Romney’s going to win Florida,” said Mason-Dixon...
  • Breaking: Romney ahead of Obama in Pennsylvania by Four

    11/02/2012 7:50:40 PM PDT · by Arec Barrwin · 300 replies
    Susquehanna Polling ^ | November 2, 2012 | Erie County Republican Party
    Romney ahead of Obama in Pennsylvania by Four Posted on November 2, 2012 by eriecogop Susquehanna Polling and Research results for Pennsylvania released today shows Mitt Romney leading President Obama 49% to 45% among 1376 likely voters. Two percent are undecided and 3% are for other candidates. In the same sample Republican Tom Smith leads Senator Casey by two percentage points in the race for the United States Senate seat from Pennsylvania. Smith is at 48% to Casey’s 46% according to this poll. Diana Irey Vaughan (R) is tied with McCord at 45% each, David Freed(R) trails Kane by 45%...
  • Woo hoo!! Last three days for Obama and last thirty percent for our FReepathon!! [Thread XXX]

    11/02/2012 7:08:36 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 218 replies
    Click here to pledge your support via secure server! ^ | Nov 3, 2012 (head start) | Jim Robinson
    Woo hoo!! Last three days for Obama and last thirty percent for our FReepathon!! [Thread XXX] Please keep those donations coming in, folks!! No matter what happens on Nov 6, no matter who wins the election, we're going to need FR more than ever!! And I decided to make my anti-Obama vote count in the only way it might actually do some good. I marked my absentee ballot for Romney-Ryan and voted straight Republican down ticket and no on every ballot issue that would raise taxes, spend money or aid big government or help greedy, thieving socialist workers unions. To...
  • First photos of Americans abandoning Benghazi Consulate emerge

    11/02/2012 5:48:01 PM PDT · by Dave Mellon · 81 replies
    Al Jazeera and Flickr ^ | 11/1/2012 | Dave Mellon aka Ben Ghazi Gates
    This photograph is actually a video still captured from an Al Jazeera video of the amazing scene at the U.S. Benghazi Consulate compound sometime before 11:30 pm. Four additional captioned photos can be found at my Flickr page below. This is the first in a series of photos I will be posting over the weekend along with some new video. In each instance it is my goal to present information that the U.S. news media has by and large failed to present to the American public. Most of the video and video still images were obtained from Middle Eastern sources....
  • Early voting numbers exceed two million in NC

    11/02/2012 5:48:06 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 31 replies
    WBTV ^ | Friday, November 2, 2012
    The number of people casting ballots at early-voting places has now exceeded 2 million in North Carolina. The State Board of Elections reported late Thursday afternoon that in-person early-voting had surpassed the mark. More than 2.2 million votes have been cast when traditional absentee ballots and those living or stationed overseas are added. In 2008, more than 2.4 million people voted early in person and 2.6 million when all non-Election Day voting was counted - both records. In-person early voting began Oct. 18 and ends Saturday afternoon. Mail-in absentee ballots must be turned in to local elections boards by Monday...
  • Republicans ahead of Dems in Colorado early voting, Obama surrogates still confident

    11/02/2012 3:57:36 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 23 replies
    Westword ^ | Nov 2 2012 | Sam Levin
    Data released today from the Secretary of State's office shows that in Colorado's early voting period, more Republicans have cast ballots than Democrats. The GOP says there's no getting around the numbers -- the facts show they will take Colorado. But Obama's surrogates here have a different spin: The state will still go blue, but it will be closer than 2008.
  • LIVE: Massive Romney Rally in West Chester, OH (20k+)

    11/02/2012 3:30:01 PM PDT · by GOPinCa · 208 replies
    Huge rally for Mitt Romney in West Chester, OH. Scheduled to start soon with Kid Rock performing and a huge number of attendees including John McCain, Condi Rice, Rick Perry, the Romney family, and more. Should be awesome!
  • New York Marathon canceled, Bloomberg says

    11/02/2012 2:35:19 PM PDT · by John W · 86 replies ^ | November 2, 2012 | Andrew Mach and Elizabeth Chuck
    NEW YORK – The New York Marathon will not be held Sunday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Friday, backtracking just a few hours after he defended the decision to hold it despite heavy criticism as the city struggles back from Superstorm Sandy.
  • WaPo-ABC tracking poll: Most see U.S. on ‘wrong track,’ can Obama win? (R retakes lead, 49-48!)

    11/02/2012 2:16:55 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 15 replies
    Most likely voters see the country as seriously offtrack; barely half say the president is doing a good job; and the challenger’s supporters rival the incumbent’s when it comes to being “fired up,” making for a precarious situation for President Obama as the election nears. But it is no sure thing for Republican Mitt Romney, either, according to the latest release of the Washington Post-ABC News tracking poll. In the new survey, 49 percent back Romney, and 48 percent Obama, marking the eighth consecutive day with both candidates at either 48 or 49 percent. The poll’s margin of sampling error...
  • Colorado: Romney 50, Obama 47 (Rasmussen)

    11/02/2012 2:08:26 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 4 replies
    Townhall ^ | November 2, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    November 2, 2012 Colorado: Romney 50, Obama 47 By Katie Pavlich 11/2/2012   According to a new Rasmussen Report, Mitt Romney is leading President Obama in Colorado by three points. Mitt Romney still holds a narrow lead in Colorado. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Colorado Voters shows Romney still holding 50% support, while President Obama earns 47% of the vote. Two percent (2%) favor some other candidate, and one percent (1%) is undecided. Colorado, which Obama carried with 54% of the vote in 2008, remains one of eight Toss-Up states in the Rasmussen Reports Electoral College...
  • Election 2012: Ohio President: Obama 49%, Romney 49%

    11/02/2012 11:47:47 AM PDT · by ScottinVA · 186 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 2 November 2012 | Scott Rasmussen
    With four days to go, President Obama and Mitt Romney are tied in the critical battleground state of Ohio. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Ohio Voters finds Obama and Romney each with 49% support. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate, while one percent (1%) is undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) Ohio remains one of eight Toss-Up states in the Rasmussen Reports Electoral College Projections. Obama won the Buckeye State in 2008 by a 52% to 47% margin. At the beginning of the week, Romney held a slight 50% to 48% advantage. It was...
  • Dubai [U.N.] Conference Could Change How Internet Operates

    11/02/2012 7:39:15 AM PDT · by Baynative · 17 replies
    C-Span ^ | May 30, 2012 | staff
    Governance of the Internet could change dramatically following a review of an international agreement on global telecommunications set for this coming December in Dubai. FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell (R) and the State Department's Richard Beaird described the impact of the review during a discussion hosted by the Free State Foundation.
  • Rasmussen Daily: FRI 11/02: R:48 O:48 Obama -11%: 4 Days to go!!

    11/02/2012 7:14:02 AM PDT · by SoftwareEngineer · 133 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 11/02/2012 | Rasmussen Reports
    On the Friday before Election Day, the Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll showed the race tied at 48% for Obama and 48% for Romney.
  • BLS Employment Situation Summary (up 0.1% to 7.9%)

    11/02/2012 5:35:32 AM PDT · by xzins · 76 replies
    Bureau of Labor Statistics ^ | 2 Nov 12 | Bureau of Labor Statistics
    THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION -- OCTOBER 2012 Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 171,000 in October, and the unemployment rate was essentially unchanged at 7.9 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment rose in professional and business services, health care, and retail trade. _______________________________________________________________________________ | | | Hurricane Sandy | | | |Hurricane Sandy had no discernable effect on the employment and unemployment | |data for October. Household survey data collection was completed before the | |storm, and establishment survey data collection rates were within normal ranges| |nationally and for the affected areas. For information on how unusually...
  • Woo hoo!! Four days and a wake up!! Please keep those donations coming in!! [FReepathon XXIX]

    11/01/2012 4:52:20 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 222 replies
    Woo hoo!! Only four days and a wake up until we vote Obama's corrupt Marxist regime OUT!! But we still need those donations coming in!! No matter what happens on Nov 6, no matter who wins the election, we're going to need FR more than ever!! And I decided to make my anti-Obama vote count in the only way it might actually do some good. I marked my absentee ballot for Romney-Ryan and voted straight Republican down ticket and no on every ballot issue that would raise taxes, spend money or aid big government or help greedy, thieving socialist workers...
  • Sources: Key task force not convened during Benghazi consulate attack

    11/01/2012 3:36:50 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 118 replies
    CBS News has learned that during the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Mission in Benghazi, the Obama Administration did not convene its top interagency counterterrorism resource: the Counterterrorism Security Group, (CSG). "The CSG is the one group that's supposed to know what resources every agency has. They know of multiple options and have the ability to coordinate counterterrorism assets across all the agencies," a high-ranking government official told CBS News. "They were not allowed to do their job. They were not called upon."
  • Newest Wenzel Strategies/Citizens United Poll: OHIO – Romney 49%, Obama 46%

    11/01/2012 3:36:40 PM PDT · by drewh · 22 replies
    Wenzel Strategies ^ | 1 hour ago | November 1st, 2012 by Fritz Wenzel
    NOVEMBER 1, 2012-The latest Wenzel Strategies survey of Ohio voters shows Republican Mitt Romney leading Democrat Barack Obama, 49% to 46%. The race is also razor-thin in Wisconsin, where Obama leads by a 49% to 47% margin. See the story here. Here is the topline report for the Ohio survey. CU-Ohio Statewide Poll Topline Report 11-1-2012 Here is the Polling Memorandum for the Ohio survey. CU-Ohio Statewide Survey Polling Memorandum 11-1-2012 Here is the topline report for the Wisconsin survey. CU-Wisconsin Statewide Poll Topline Summary 11-1-2012 Here is the Polling Memorandum for the Wisconsin survey. CU-Wisconsin Statewide Survey Polling Memorandum...
  • I Call California for Romney; Now that I have your attention, FReepathon Money Bomb time!

    11/01/2012 1:59:48 PM PDT · by big bad easter bunny · 23 replies
    I tried to organize a money bomb the other day but the site was running a bit slow and it sorta flopped! So please lets take another stab at it; Saturday at noon for the next money bomb!
  • Romney will campaign in Pennsylvania Sunday

    11/01/2012 2:24:28 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 65 replies
    Mitt Romney will campaign in Pennsylvania on Sunday, the first time he's campaigned in the state in many weeks, a Romney campaign official told The Hill. Romney's campaign has been increasingly bullish about its prospects in the state, launching its first ad there earlier this week. A number of GOP outside groups have also bought millions of dollars in airtime for the final push there. Obama's campaign has scoffed at Romney's push in Pennsylvania and other states they previously haven't contested, although they are investing in ads to combat the GOP outside group's efforts.
  • GOP pollster: Romney up in Ohio, closing the gap in Wisconsin (R49, O46 in Ohio)

    11/01/2012 10:38:04 AM PDT · by whitey righty · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/1/2012 | Cameron Joseph
    Mitt Romney has the lead in Ohio and trails narrowly in Wisconsin, according to a new poll for the Republican group Citizens United. Romney leads Obama by 49 to 46 percent in Ohio, according to the poll, and trails Obama in Wisconsin by 49 to 47 percent, according to polling first obtained by The Hill.
  • Pew: Yup, Romney's Leading in Early Voting

    11/01/2012 8:20:17 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 28 replies
    Townhall ^ | Nov 01, 2012 | Guy Benson
    November 1, 2012 Pew: Yup, Romney's Leading in Early Voting By Guy Benson 11/1/2012   Welcome to November.  Earlier in the week, one of the oldest and most respected polling firms in America -- Gallup -- produced results based on thousands of voter contacts indicating that Mitt Romney is leading in national early voting by roughly six percentage points.  Last night, another venerable polling outfit confirmed Gallup's findings with a survey of its own.  From Pew Research:   The Pew Research Center survey found that the race is even among all likely voters nationwide (47% Obama, 47% Romney). Unlike...
  • Rasmussen Daily: THU 11/01: R:49 O:47 Obama -11: 5 DAYS TO GO!

    11/01/2012 7:09:08 AM PDT · by SoftwareEngineer · 123 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 11/01/2012 | Rasmussen Reports
    Daily Presidential Tracking Poll The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows Mitt Romney attracting support from 49% of voters nationwide, while President Obama earns the vote from 47%. One percent (1%) prefers some other candidate, and three percent (3%) remain undecided. See daily tracking history. Matchup results are updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update). NOTE: Rasmussen Reports is based in Asbury Park, New Jersey and we were hit hard by Hurricane Sandy. However, our survey interview calls are placed from a different location, so data gathering was able to continue....
  • VIRGINIA EARLY VOTE: New numbers even more troubling for Obama

    11/01/2012 6:55:46 AM PDT · by TonyInOhio · 64 replies
    Twitter ^ | 11/01/12 | Dave Wasserman
    I've been following Dave Wasserman of Cook Political Report on Twitter. He has been updating the tallies of the early vote in Virginia, and what he is finding is more and more bad news for Obama:VIRGINIA EARLY VOTE: Today's new 10/31 numbers even more troubling for Obama. His best counties way off '08 paceVIRGINIA EARLY VOTE: Turnout down 13.6% in Obama '08 localities, vs. just 1.1% in McCain '08 (statewide down 9.2%)VIRGINIA EARLY VOTE 10/31: 185,489 ballots cast in Obama localities (214,783 by this pt. in '08), 115,908 in McCain (117,224 in '08)VIRGINIA EARLY VOTE: Even more worrisome for

    10/31/2012 10:52:18 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 110 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | October 31, 2012 | Robert Stacy McCain
    Dominican hookers, to be specific. This is what we’re hearing about the sex scandal involving a “powerful senator” in a headline being touted by Drudge, with a story by the Daily Caller promised late tonight. UPDATE: Shortly after the Drudge Report headline went up, my associate Ali Akbar got a tip that the story involved Sen. Menendez of New Jersey and at least one prostitute with whom he trysted on a taxpayer-funded trip to the Dominican Republic. Within one hour, Akbar had confirmed this with other sources, and we understand that numerous reporters in D.C. have heard similar reports. UPDATE...
  • Woo hoo!! Only FIVE more days!! But we still need those donations coming in!! [FReepathon XXVIII]

    10/31/2012 6:41:02 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 155 replies
    <p>Woo hoo!! Only SIX more days until we vote Obama's corrupt Marxist regime OUT!!</p> <p>But we still need those donations coming in!! No matter what happens on Nov 6, no matter who wins, we're going to need FR more than ever!!</p>
  • Suggestions to possibly make your FR pages load faster [thread II]

    10/31/2012 6:35:41 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 96 replies
    Very sorry about the problems with our servers causing FR to get bogged down under peak traffic loads. Praying that John finds a solution or workaround soon. In the meantime, here are some suggestion you can use to possibly make your FR pages load faster: Configure your sidebars to display fewer items. I've temporarily disabled all sidebars but breaking news on mine. Select "Disabled" in the "Region" pulldown for each sidebar block you wish to temporarily disable then click "Modify": Reduce the number of threads and replies downloaded on each click. Go to personal preferences and reduce the "Thread...
  • Exclusive: Classified cable warned consulate couldn't withstand 'coordinated attack'

    10/31/2012 4:48:08 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 17 replies
    The U.S. Mission in Benghazi convened an “emergency meeting” less than a month before the assault that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans, because Al Qaeda had training camps in Benghazi and the consulate could not defend against a “coordinated attack,” according to a classified cable reviewed by Fox News. Summarizing an Aug. 15 emergency meeting convened by the U.S. Mission in Benghazi, the Aug. 16 cable marked “SECRET” said that the State Department’s senior security officer, also known as the RSO, did not believe the consulate could be protected...
  • Fox News poll: Race for the White House a dead heat (R 53, 0 42 among "extremely interested")

    10/31/2012 3:12:35 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 129 replies
    With less than a week before the election, the race for the White House is dead even: Barack Obama and Mitt Romney receive 46 percent each, according to a Fox News poll of likely voters. Romney had a razor-thin 46-45 percent edge earlier this month, after the first presidential debate (October 7-9). Interviews in areas affected by Hurricane Sandy were completed before Monday evening, when the hurricane made landfall. Independents give the edge to Romney by seven percentage points (46-39 percent). That’s down from a 12-point advantage in early October. There’s a gender gap in vote preference, as men back...
  • UI poll finds Romney has slight edge among Iowans in race ‘too close to call’

    10/31/2012 1:41:10 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 25 replies
    IOWA CITY, iowa --- A new Hawkeye Poll showing Mitt Romney with a slight lead over President Obama probably is all that’s needed to explain why both candidates will be in Iowa Saturday. The poll, released Oct. 31, found Romney leading the president 45.2 percent to 44.4 percent among voters who said they plan to vote.
  • In Deadlocked Race, Neither Side Has Ground Game Advantage--Early Voting Also Tied [Pew]

    10/31/2012 1:37:53 PM PDT · by tatown · 32 replies
    Pew ^ | 10/31 | Pew
    Just as the presidential race is deadlocked in the campaign’s final days, the candidates are also running about even when it comes to the ground game. Voters nationally, as well those in the closely contested battleground states, report being contacted at about the same rates by each of the campaigns. And with a fifth of likely voters reporting already having cast their ballots, neither Barack Obama nor Mitt Romney has a clear advantage among early voters. This is in sharp contrast to early voting at this point four years ago, which favored Obama by a wide margin.
  • Gingrich: A “reliable Senator” tells me two networks have stand-down e-mails from Donilon’s office

    10/31/2012 9:46:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 117 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/31/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Via the Daily Caller, Newt Gingrich thinks that the Benghazi scandal might blow wide open over the next two days, thanks to e-mails that he claims two networks now possess from the office of the National Security Advisor, Tom Donilon. According to a "reliable Senator" who tipped him to the information, Gingrich says that the e-mails came in response to the request to aid the consulate in Benghazi after the attack began, and asserted that the attack wasn't a terrorist action and therefore didn't need a response:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO “There is a rumor — I want to...
  • New ADP Count Slashes Job Creation for September (Adjusted down to 88,200 from 162,000)

    10/31/2012 10:13:39 AM PDT · by GOPinCa · 22 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10/31/12
    Revisions to the way payroll data firm ADP counts private sector job creation have resulted in a sharp drop in the September employment count.ADP's new calculations put the monthly job creation at just 88,2000, down from the 162,000 the firm originally reported earlier this month. The firm recently has entered into a partnership with Moody's Analytics that will change the way the private payroll count is calculated. ADP will announce its October count on Thursday, with the Labor Department to follow on Friday. ADP is expected to announce a further revision to the September count along with its October totals....
  • Rasmussen Daily: WED: 10/31: R:49 O:47 Happy Halloween!

    10/31/2012 7:24:04 AM PDT · by SoftwareEngineer · 91 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 10/31/2012 | Rasmussen Reports
    Daily Presidential Tracking Poll The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows Mitt Romney attracting support from 49% of voters nationwide, while President Obama earns the vote from 47%. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate,...
  • Roanoke College Poll (VA) Pres: R49 O44; Senate: A47 K42 senate

    10/31/2012 6:09:58 AM PDT · by Ravi · 53 replies
    Roanoke College ^ | 10/31/12 | roanoke college
    Governor Mitt Romney has overtaken President Barack Obama by a very narrow margin in Virginia (49% - 44%), according to a Roanoke College Poll conducted after the Presidential debates. Republican George Allen also enjoys a 5 point lead over Democrat Tim Kaine (47% - 42%) in the race for the U.S. Senate seat in Virginia. The Roanoke College Poll interviewed 638 likely voters in Virginia between Oct. 23 and October 26 and has a margin of error of +4 percent. Employing a more stringent screen for likely voters (N=503) increases Romney's lead to 54 percent to 41 percent and Allen's...
  • Survey: Obama has slim 3-point lead in Michigan as Romney gains support

    10/30/2012 8:16:35 PM PDT · by Arec Barrwin · 33 replies
    WDIV Local 4 / Detroit News ^ | October 30, 2012 | Marisa Schultz and Kim Kozlowski
    Survey: Obama has slim 3-point lead in Michigan as Romney gains support Survey results show President Obama maintains support in Michigan as Mitt Romney gains support among male voters Author: Mara MacDonald, Local 4 Reporter Published On: Oct 30 2012 10:39:05 PM EDT Updated On: Oct 30 2012 10:56:50 PM EDT Obama's lead in Michigan cut to 3 points DETROIT - Voting-for According to the results of a political survey commissioned by the Detroit News and WDIV Local 4, Michigan is a three-point race with President Obama in the lead. Obama has less than 50 percent of the vote in...

    10/30/2012 8:19:18 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 66 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | October 30,2012 | JOHN NOLTE
    My pal Guy Benson found a juicy nugget that helps to bring more clarity to the news from Gallup yesterday that shows Romney leading Obama in the early vote by a full seven points, 52-45%. Almost exactly four years ago (October 28, 2008), according to Gallup, Obama was massacring John McCain among early voters with a fifteen-point lead, 55-40%. That means, at least according to Gallup, that Obama's early vote advantage has dropped 22 points when compared to '08. Benson also notes that the percentage of voters who have or intend to vote early was 33% in 2008 and remains...
  • NewsmaxZogby: Romney Leads by 1 Point; undecideds breaking towards Romney

    10/30/2012 7:26:25 AM PDT · by Siegfried X · 36 replies
    NewsmaxZogby ^ | 10/30/2012 | NewsmaxZogby
    The NewsmaxZogby Tracking Poll released Tuesday finds Romney ahead in the national race by 1 point — 47 percent to Obama's 46 percent. Pollster John Zogby reports: "Undecided voters seem to be breaking toward the challenger with Romney gaining 3 points since the beginning, and Obama losing 1 point. Romney is picking up support among independents..."
  • Rasmussen Daily: TUE: 10/30: R:49 O:47 Obama -12%

    10/30/2012 6:32:50 AM PDT · by SoftwareEngineer · 108 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 10/30/2012 | Rasmussen Reports
    Tuesday, October 30, 2012 The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows Mitt Romney attracting support from 49% of voters nationwide, while President Obama earns the vote from 47%. One percent (1%) prefers some other candidate, and another two percent (2%) remain undecided. See daily tracking history. Fifty-one percent (51%) of voters have a favorable opinion of Romney and 48% say the same of Obama.
  • NPR Poll: R 48%, O 47% (+4 D)

    Romney wins on Jobs, Economy, Taxes, and Deficit
  • Hundreds evacuated after US levee breaks; people on roofs awaiting rescue

    10/30/2012 4:42:33 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 236 replies
    Hundreds of people are being evacuated after a levee broke in a northern New Jersey town early Tuesday. Bergen County executive chief of staff Jeanne Baratta tells The Record newspaper the entire town of Moonachie is under water and as many as 1,000 people could need to be evacuated.
  • BREAKING: 50 homes destroyed in 6-alarm fire in Queens (Breezy Point, NY)

    10/30/2012 1:30:15 AM PDT · by LibertyRocks · 97 replies
    ABC News - Channel 7 - WABC New York ^ | October 30, 2012 | WABC New York
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Firefighters are battling a six-alarm fire in the Breezy Point section of the Rockaway peninsula in Queens. Officials say the fire was reported at about 11 p.m. Monday and involves about 50 houses situated in a flooded Zone A area. A fire department spokesman says nearly 200 firefighters are currently at the scene. He says two people have suffered minor injuries. The cause of the fire was not immediately known.
  • Sandy loses 'hurricane' title, keeps powerful punch

    10/29/2012 7:37:24 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 69 replies ^ | 10/29/12 |
    Sandy's no longer a hurricane, but it still packs a wallop. The massive storm was downgraded just after it barged ashore in southern New Jersey, bringing 90-mph winds and a roiling wall of seawater as it moved inland and north toward New York City. It sent 90-mph gusts through the Wall Street canyons and water surging to a record 13 feet in Lower Manhattan, surging into two major commuter tunnels and into subway stations and tracks. It was unclear how much water had come in. The MTA also cut power to some subway tunnels in lower Manhattan, after water came...
  • ABC News Moves Pennsylvania, Minnesota from ‘Safe’ to ‘Lean’ Obama

    10/29/2012 7:13:23 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 65 replies
    ABC News ^ | 29 Oct 2012 | Amy Walter
    With one week to go, states that were once considered Obama strongholds now look less solid. Republican groups are putting resources into Minnesota and Pennsylvania. Team Obama brushes off these incursions as wishful thinking by Republicans, but noticeably they are putting money and muscle into both states. Minnesota has been added to Bill Clinton’s schedule. And, Obama campaign officials admitted that they will once again start running ads in Pennsylvania. See all of ABC’s race ratings and make your own electoral map. So, what is happening in Minnesota? Demographics. As our ABC/Washington Post poll has shown, Romney has a substantial...
  • In U.S., 15% of Registered Voters Have Already Cast Ballots (Romney leads 52 to 45 per Gallup!)

    10/29/2012 4:24:03 PM PDT · by tatown · 57 replies
    Gallup ^ | 10/29 | Gallup
    Romney currently leads Obama 52% to 45% among voters who say they have already cast their ballots. However, that is comparable to Romney's 51% to 46% lead among all likely voters in Gallup's Oct. 22-28 tracking polling. At the same time, the race is tied at 49% among those who have not yet voted but still intend to vote early, suggesting these voters could cause the race to tighten. However, Romney leads 51% to 45% among the much larger group of voters who plan to vote on Election Day, Nov. 6.
  • Free Republic contingency pages on facebook and yahoo

    10/29/2012 12:10:31 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 67 replies
    Yes, we do have a Free Republic page on facebook: And also on Yahoo: You may wish to visit and bookmark both.
  • A couple of suggestions to possibly make your pages load faster [UPDATED]

    10/29/2012 11:49:58 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 123 replies
    Jim Robinson
    <p>Very sorry about the problems with our servers causing FR to fail under heavy traffic loads. Praying that John finds a solution or workaround soon.</p> <p>Configure your sidebars to display fewer items. I've temporarily disabled all sidebars but breaking news on mine.</p>
  • Gallup Polling During Hurricane Sandy (Gallup Suspends Daily Polling)

    10/29/2012 11:39:54 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 23 replies
    Gallup ^ | 10/29/2012 | Staff
    This is a statement from Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport regarding Gallup polling and Gallup Daily tracking during Hurricane Sandy: Gallup has suspended polling for its daily tracking as of Monday night and will reassess on a day-to-day basis. The ultimate effect on the overall picture of polling between now and this weekend, including election polling, will depend on what happens as a result of the storm, about which we will have a better understanding of on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. Look for future updates here.
  • Rasmussen Generic Congressional Ballot: #Republicans 46%, #Democrats 43%

    10/29/2012 11:32:34 AM PDT · by sunmars · 17 replies
    Generic Congressional Ballot: #Republicans 46%, #Democrats 43%.. Rasmussen Republicans now lead Democrats by three points on the Generic Congressional Ballot for the week ending October 28, 2012. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 46% of Likely U.S. Voters would vote for the Republican in their district’s congressional race if the election were held today, while 43% would choose the Democrat instead.