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  • WaPo-ABC tracking poll: all tied up as Romney draws even on favorability

    11/03/2012 9:21:36 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 29 replies
    President Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney are once again tied nationally with just days to go in the 2012 campaign, according to the latest Washington Post-ABC News tracking poll. Among likely voters, Obama and Romney are deadlocked at 48 percent. For the first time this year, the two contenders are also tied among political independents, with 46 percent apiece. Before this poll, Romney had been consistently ahead with these potentially critical voters. While Obama has evened the score with independents, the challenger has made gains of his own. Heading into Nov. 6, 53 percent of likely voters express...
  • Pittsburgh Tribune poll shows presidential race in Pennsylvania remains too close to call (47/47)

    11/03/2012 9:14:39 PM PDT · by Arec Barrwin · 25 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune ^ | November 3, 2012 | Mike Wereschagin
    Trib poll shows presidential race in Pennsylvania remains too close to call By Mike Wereschagin Published: Saturday, November 3, 2012, 11:56 p.m. Updated 11 minutes ago President Obama and Republican Mitt Romney entered the final days of the presidential race tied in a state that the campaigns only recently began contesting, a Tribune-Review poll shows. The poll showed the race for Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes locked up at 47 percent in its final week. Romney was scheduled to campaign in the Philadelphia area on Sunday, and former President Bill Clinton planned to stump for Obama on Monday. The campaigns have...
  • Iran suspends uranium enrichment

    11/03/2012 8:34:59 PM PDT · by Abiotic · 72 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | Sunday, 11-04-2012 | Josh Layton
    Iran has suspended the enrichment of uranium stockpiles to the 20% purity needed to bring it a short step from building a nuclear device, news services in the region have reported. Mohammad Hossein Asfari, a member of parliament responsible for foreign policy and national security, was quoted as saying that the move was a "goodwill" gesture, aimed at softening Iran's position before a new round of scheduled talks with the United States after this week's presidential elections. Asfari said he hoped sanctions would be lifted in return for Iran's actions, otherwise it would resume the programme, according to a website...
  • Stunner: Newsday (Long Island, NY) endorses Romney

    11/03/2012 6:08:36 PM PDT · by adingdangdoo · 75 replies
    Newsday ^ | 11/3/12, 7:10 pm | Newsday
    Another Obama-supporting newspaper jumps ship...
  • New Minnesota Poll: Romney 46%, 0bama 45%

    11/03/2012 5:02:48 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 141 replies
    New Minnesota Poll: Romney 46%, 0bama 45% NMB Research conducted a statewide survey of 500 likely voters in Minnesota from October 30-31, 2012. Twenty percent (20%) of the interviews were conducted with cell phone respondents. The margin of error for the survey is plus or minus 4.38 percent in 95 out of 100 cases.
  • Full List of Obamacare Tax Hikes

    11/03/2012 3:14:55 PM PDT · by Jean S · 13 replies
    Congressman Jeff Duncan-SC ^ | Congressman Jeff Duncan-SC
    Full List of Obamacare Tax Hikes: Listed by Size of Tax Hike Complied by Americans for Tax ReformWASHINGTON, DC -- Obamacare contains 20 new or higher taxes on American families and small businesses. Arranged by their respective sizes according to CBO scores, below is the total list of all $500 billion-plus in tax hikes (over the next ten years) in Obamacare, their effective dates, and where to find them in the bill.$123 Billion: Surtax on Investment Income (Takes effect Jan. 2013): A new, 3.8 percent surtax on investment income earned in households making at least $250,000 ($200,000 single). This would result in...
  • FEMA Out of Water, No Delivery Until Monday

    11/03/2012 11:03:16 AM PDT · by blueyon · 302 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Nov 3, 2012 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    FEMA's vaunted "lean forward" strategy that called for advanced staging of supplies for emergency distribution failed to live up to its billing in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. In fact, the agency appears to have been completely unprepared to distribute bottled water to Hurricane Sandy victims when the storm hit this Monday. In contrast to its stated policy, FEMA failed to have any meaningful supplies of bottled water -- or any other supplies, for that matter -- stored in nearby facilities as it had proclaimed it would on its website. This was the case despite several days advance warning...
  • Up for a Nooner today? FReepathon MONEY BOMB!! Bombing improves your health!

    11/02/2012 8:02:26 AM PDT · by big bad easter bunny · 155 replies
    Research from the Peabody Medical Foundation found that money bombing your favorite conservative website increases overall health by 7000%, I know it's hard to believe but I read it on the internet so it must be true! It also helps cut down lying by the same amount. Did you know; Alexa Traffic Rank: 4,801 United States Flag Traffic Rank in US: 886 link-icon Sites Linking In: 13,905
  • LIVE COVERAGE: Mitt Romney campaigns in Dubuque

    11/03/2012 10:13:33 AM PDT · by iowamark · 66 replies
    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will hold a campaign event today (Saturday) at the Dubuque Regional Airport. The event is slated to begin at noon, with doors opening at 10 a.m. Check below for live streaming coverage of the event. US House candidate Ben Lange speaking now.
  • 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
    nbcnews.com ^ | 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...