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  • Iran fired at US drone, Pentagon says (Nov. 1)

    11/08/2012 11:34:21 AM PST · by Raebie · 76 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | November 8, 2012 | Fosx News
    Iran has fired at a U.S. drone, the Pentagon confirmed Thursday. The incident occurred Nov. 1 at 4:50 a.m. ET, Pentagon spokesman George Little said. He said the unarmed, unmanned drone was conducting "routine surveillance" when it was "intercepted" by Iran. He said the drone was not in Iranian airspace.
  • Holder Announces He Might Not Stay On As Attorney General

    11/08/2012 10:39:41 AM PST · by Evil Slayer · 64 replies
    CBS ^ | 11/8/12
    BALTIMORE (CBSDC) — Attorney General Eric Holder might not be sticking around for a second term. Holder told law school students at the University of Baltimore School of Law that he does not know if he will stay in his job. “That’s something that I’m in the process now of trying to determine,” Holder said. “I have to think about, can I contribute in a second term?” Holder says he needs to sit down with his family and President Obama to see if he wants to continue on the job. “[I have to] really ask myself the question about, do...
  • Puerto Rico wants to become the 51st state of the US

    11/07/2012 6:39:20 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 242 replies
    BBC News ^ | The Day After | 7 November 2012
    Voters in Puerto Rico have supported a non-binding referendum to become a full US state. The measure will require approval from the US Congress, but President Barack Obama has said he will respect the vote. The island is currently a US territory, which uses the dollar and whose citizens travel on US passports. But it does not return senators to the US Congress and is represented in Washington by a non-voting delegate. Almost 80% of the island's electorate took part in the referendum, the fourth in the past 45 years. With almost all the votes counted, almost 54% voted to...
  • After Obama win, U.S. backs new U.N. arms treaty talks

    11/07/2012 4:50:07 PM PST · by Mad Dawgg · 134 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Nov 7, 2012 6:48pm EST | Louis Charbonnea
    (Reuters) - Hours after U.S. President Barack Obama was re-elected, the United States backed a U.N. committee's call on Wednesday to renew debate over a draft international treaty to regulate the $70 billion global conventional arms trade. U.N. delegates and gun control activists have complained that talks collapsed in July largely because Obama feared attacks from Republican rival Mitt Romney if his administration was seen as supporting the pact, a charge Washington denies. The month-long talks at U.N. headquarters broke off after the United States - along with Russia and other major arms producers - said it had problems with...
  • We keep on trucking!! [Freepathon thread XXXV]

    11/07/2012 7:40:46 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 523 replies
    I was asked what will we do now. Well, we keep on trucking. We continue building pro-America, conservative grassroots tea party enthusiasm and we retake our government at the state and local levels. Use the tenth amendment to block the feds. Lean on our Republican majority in the congress to not authorize excessive spending or new taxes or new debt. Build on our majority in 2014!! Retake the senate!! Be better prepared in 2016!! Roll on tea party, roll on!! And please keep those donations coming in. We're going to need FR, now more than ever!! Thank you all very...
  • The Tea Party Got It Right, Mitt Got It Wrong

    11/07/2012 5:32:07 AM PST · by SJackson · 316 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 7, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    In this election the Republican Party ran two wholly inoffensive blue state Republicans on a platform of jobs at a time when the economy was everyone’s chief concern and the incumbent had absolutely failed to fix the economy. And they lost. The Monday — or Wednesday — morning quarterbacks will have a fine time debating what Mitt Romney should have done differently. The red Republicans will say that he should have been more aggressive and should have hit Obama on Benghazi. The blue Republicans will blame a lack of outreach to Latinos. Some will blame Sandy, others will blame Christie...
  • 2012 ELECTION LIVE THREAD II !!!!!!!!

    11/06/2012 4:02:30 PM PST · by GQuagmire · 1,981 replies
  • Romney: “That’s when you know you’re gonna win.”

    11/06/2012 2:22:57 PM PST · by snarkytart · 64 replies
    ABC ^ | Nov 6, 2012 3:59pm | Emily Friedman
    PITTSBURGH – Mitt Romney’s campaign always makes his arrivals in various cities known to the local media, and in turn the public, but never before has a crowd of this size shown up to greet him. Upon landing here in Pittsburgh, Romney’s aides appeared shock as they crowded around the windows to check out the crowd. And Romney was visibly moved at the site of the crowd, hundreds of supporters crammed into a parking structure just outside the airport. Check the ABC News Live Blog for updates throughout the day and results all night. Romney deplaned and walked toward a...
  • Steve Forbes: Romney Will Win Decisively (321 EVs)

    11/06/2012 2:06:32 PM PST · by nhwingut · 55 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11/06/2012 | Steve Forbes
    Mitt Romney will win big tonight. His popular vote margin will be between 3 – 5%. He will win the Electoral College I believe by a vote of 321 to 217, and with luck, even more. He will win all of the states McCain carried in 2008 which will give him 180 electoral votes. He will also carry the three states that normally go Republican that in 2008 went for Obama – Indiana, North Carolina and Virginia. That brings him to 219. He will also take Florida, which will bring him to 248 votes. Although the Obama campaign will deny...
  • per David Limbaugh Twitter: pretty stunning OH numbers

    11/06/2012 12:28:41 PM PST · by LS · 210 replies
    Twitter | LS
    @DavidLimbaugh Just saw update from RNC says turnout up (125%) in GOP Geauga County, OH where McCain won 57 & down 10% in Athens Cty where O won 67%. Realize we still have 4.5 hours of voting left! I'm hearing all red areas crammed. My wife's friend voted a few miles from us in a red precinct: 1.5 hours.
  • Galveston County Extends Voting Hours

    11/06/2012 12:34:33 PM PST · by 1riot1ranger · 29 replies
    city hall email ^ | 11/6/2012 | City of League City
    Galveston County has extended voting hours until 8:54 pm. Votes after 7:00 will be counted as provisional. County will have further details available at the polling location and on Galveston County website. Any idea what caused this extension?
  • Romney up 92K in OH early voting? Update: Gannett pulls link

    11/06/2012 6:53:26 AM PST · by rlbedfor · 106 replies
    Mitt Romney already has 697,143 votes before the polls opened a couple of hours ago, while Barack Obama only has 605,546, a difference of almost 92,000 votes. The data is time-stamped at 2:03 ET this morning, and the link on the front page of the site reads, “Early voters: How Ohio has voted.” A few counties have not yet reported any early-voting results, but one county in particular looks huge. Cuyahoga, which includes Cleveland, should be a Democratic stronghold, and perhaps the one area where Democratic early-voting efforts should have produced their biggest lead. Instead, Romney has a lead of...
  • Rasmussen Daily: TUE 11/06: R:49 O:48 Obama -8%: GO VOTE!!

    11/06/2012 5:26:26 AM PST · by SoftwareEngineer · 70 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 11/06/2012 | Rasmussen Reports
    Tuesday, November 06, 2012 The final Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll of Election 2012 shows Mitt Romney attracting support from 49% of voters nationwide, while President Obama earns the vote from 48%. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate. See daily tracking history. Rasmussen Reports will continue tracking the president’s job approval rating and other topics, and new results will be updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update). Both candidates are viewed favorably by 50% of voters nationwide.
  • ELECTION DAY November 6, 2012 ***LIVE THREAD I***

    11/06/2012 3:18:47 AM PST · by RKBA Democrat · 2,352 replies
    FREE REPUBLIC!!! | 11-6-12 | Free Republic
    The polls are open on the east coast!! From this morning's election day prayer thread: "Heavenly Father may you forgive this nation and its people for the many awful sins that we have commited against you. We do not deserve the wonderful ways we have been blessed and please forgive us for our indifference,neglect and complacency towards you. May you forgive us who are members of your Church who have neglected our calling and commitment to you to be effective witnesses and stewards of the many blessings you have generously bestowed upon us. Many of us have cried out to...
  • 'Obama may intervene in Israel elections'

    11/06/2012 3:18:02 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    ynet news ^ | November 6, 2012 | Itamar Eichner
    In light of Netanyahu's support for Romney, prime minister's associates fear US president will take revenge against him if re-elected. Republican hopeful promises to make Israel his first destination if he wins Senior Israeli political officials are bracing for the results of the US presidential elections as many estimate that the elected president will affect the 2013 Knesset elections. In light of Benjamin Netanyahu's support for Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, the prime minister's associates fear that US President Barack Obama may take revenge against him if re-elected and support his political rivals.
  • Dixville Notch live thread (It's a tie!)

    11/05/2012 8:57:41 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 214 replies
    FreeRepublic.com ^ | Nov. 6 2012
    The town's ~25-odd registered voters all gather to cast their ballots at midnight, and the polls are closed one minute later. Then the votes are counted.
  • LIVE: Romney Rally in Manchester, NH (HUGE CROWD)

    11/05/2012 8:15:47 PM PST · by GOPinCa · 141 replies
    HUGE enthusiastic crowd at the Verizon Wireless Arena. Amazing!
  • Toomey: 'I think Gov. Romney's going to carry Pennsylvania'

    11/05/2012 1:00:46 PM PST · by Anti-Hillary · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11-5-12 | Justin Sink
    Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) predicted Monday that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney would carry the state of Pennsylvania, pushing back against Obama campaign adviser David Plouffe's suggestion that GOP efforts in the state were a "desperate ploy" to find an alternative path to 270 electoral votes. But Toomey noted that in 2010, Republicans swept statewide offices in Pennsylvania, and he predicted a similar electorate for Tuesday's presidential vote. "If you take a look at what happened the last time Pennsylvanians went to the polls, which is 2010, Republicans swept," Toomey told CNN on "Starting Point." "I won a statewide office....
  • Exclusive: Romney campaign internal polling puts Republican nominee up ONE POINT in Ohio...

    11/05/2012 1:19:21 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 39 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/5/12 | Toby Harnden
    Mitt Romney is ahead by a single percentage point in Ohio, according to internal polling data provided to MailOnline by a Republican party source. Internal campaign polling completed last night by campaign pollster Neil Newhouse has Romney three points up in New Hampshire, two points up in Iowa and dead level in Wisconsin and - most startlingly - Pennsylvania. Internal poll show Romney trailing in Nevada, reflected in a consensus among senior advisers that Obama will probably win the state. Early voting in Nevada has shown very heavy turnout in the Democratic stronghold of Clark County and union organisation in...
  • Gallup: Final: MON 11/05: R:49 O:48

    11/05/2012 10:11:15 AM PST · by SoftwareEngineer · 104 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | 11/05/2012 | Gallup/Drudge
    GALLUP: R 49% O 48%