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  • Boeing Workers Approve 8-Year Contract Extension

    01/05/2014 2:41:49 AM PST · by paudio · 36 replies
    NYT ^ | 1/4/14 | STEVEN GREENHOUSE
    The workers voted 51 percent to 49 percent in favor, responding to pressures from top union officials and Washington State lawmakers, who warned that Boeing might place 777X production elsewhere, potentially costing Washington more than 10,000 jobs.
  • Student threatened with sex offender status commits suicide

    10/14/2013 8:40:03 AM PDT · by paudio · 37 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/13/2013 | Robby Soave
    An Alabama high school student killed himself after he was threatened with severe legal consequences — including registration as a sex offender — because he went streaking at a football game. The student, 15-year-old Christian Adamek, died from wounds he sustained while attempting to hang himself, according to The Daily Mail. Adamek ran naked across the field at a September 27th football game between his school, Sparkman High School, and Grissom High School. The incident was recorded and put on Youtube, and many students remarked that the prank had made Adamek — already a popular student, according to reports —...
  • Newspaper insert tells Romney biography

    10/28/2012 4:53:31 AM PDT · by paudio · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/27/12 | Gregory Wallace
    Voters in several battleground states may open their newspapers and find Mitt Romney's biography this weekend. The Ending Spending Action Fund super PAC has printed 4.5 million magazine-style newspaper inserts that will appear as advertisements in more than 150 newspapers in five states in coming days, a source with knowledge of the group's activities told CNN.
  • The Decency of Mitt

    10/27/2012 3:16:09 AM PDT · by paudio · 51 replies
    NRO ^ | 10/25/12 | Deroy Murdock
    Why is Mitt Romney rising? Americans who watched the GOP nominee debate President Obama never met the cold, greedy, sexist, racist, carcinogenic tax cheat that Team Obama promised would appear. The calm, steady, and reasonable gentleman who opposed Obama was no Gordon Gekko. Americans might like Romney even more if they understood his random acts of kindness and significant feats of bravery. As Mara Gay, Dan Hirschhorn, and M. L. Nestel wrote for “A man weighed down by the image of a heartless corporate raider who can’t relate to people actually has a history of doing remarkably kind things...
  • New Book Raises Questions About Obama’s Memoir

    06/22/2012 2:37:29 AM PDT · by paudio · 10 replies
    NYT ^ | June 19, 2012 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    “I will never forget my own mother, as she fought cancer in her final months, having to worry about whether her insurance would refuse to pay for her treatment,” Mr. Obama said in 2009, as he campaigned for passage of his health care program. Ms. Scott’s research suggested that Mr. Obama’s mother, Ann Dunham, was covered by health insurance at the time, and was instead denied disability coverage that would have helped to pay expenses that were not covered by insurance.
  • Facebook's Eduardo Saverin gives up citizenship

    05/11/2012 4:35:31 PM PDT · by paudio · 37 replies
    Los Angeles Time ^ | May 11, 2012
    Saverin, who was immortalized in the film “The Social Network” as Zuckerberg’s contentious former friend and business partner, has a 4% stake in the company, according to the Who Owns Facebook? website. His stake could be worth nearly $4 billion after the IPO. “It's definitely savvy tax planning,” said Edward D. Kleinbard, a professor of law at USC who specializes in federal tax policy and international taxation. “He can argue that the value of the Facebook shares in September, when he gave up his citizenship, were significantly less than the value that will be set at the IPO next week.”
  • NC State’s Scott Wood explains how losing to your rival feels (Good reply to stupid questions)

    01/27/2012 5:28:07 PM PST · by paudio · 2 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/27/12 | Jeff Eisenberg
    Not long after North Carolina State lost to rival North Carolina for the 11th straight time on Thursday night, reporters asked junior forward Scott Wood how frustrating it was to have never beaten the Tar Heels. Wood's response was brilliant in its simplicity. "Has your wife ever cheated on you?" Wood deadpanned in response. Then after a few seconds of the most awkward silence imaginable, he responded, "that's probably how frustrating it is."
  • Veterans' Group to 'Hawaii 5-0': Apology Not Accepted!

    12/15/2011 1:07:22 PM PST · by paudio · 15 replies
    The Wrap ^ | 12/14/11 | Tim Kenneally
    The veterans group the Greatest Generation Foundation is refusing to accept an apology from the series' executive producer after crew members for the show allegedly disrupted the group's visit to Honolulu's National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.
  • Lowe's Pulls Ads from TLC Show 'All-American Muslim'

    12/09/2011 3:08:14 PM PST · by paudio · 34 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 12/9/2011 | Georg Szalai
    Retail giant Lowe's has pulled advertising from Discovery Communications-owned TLC's reality show All-American Muslim. But a TLC rep says: "There is strong advertising support for the show."
  • Systematic Assassinations Not Part of Our Politics

    01/13/2011 12:33:52 AM PST · by paudio · 12 replies
    RCP ^ | 1/13/11 | Michael Barone
    Systematic political assassination can be effective, with horrifying results, as the examples from Germany and Japan show. And the example from Pakistan shows that President Obama, his administration and members of Congress have a very difficult problem on their hands, more difficult since the sudden death last month of our hugely able diplomat Richard Holbrooke. Suggestions that the shooting in Arizona are of the same ilk as these examples is something of a blood libel against the politicians of all stripes in our country and of the American people. No American politician, no significant segment of any political movement, no...
  • Let's not make this something it isn't

    01/10/2011 2:27:14 PM PST · by paudio · 30 replies
    Salon ^ | 1/9/11 | Steve Kornacki
    But it should also be noted that what we have learned so far about Loughner defies ideological branding. Based on his MySpace page and series of YouTube videos he apparently made, Loughner is fixated on his area’s literacy rate, government "mind control methods," and ... something having to do with America’s currency. A high school classmate describes him as "left-wing." He also is apparently fond of "Mein Kampf" and Karl Marx and may be somehow connected to a fringe anti-immigration group. And he despised Giffords. Make what you will of all of that. My hunch is that Lougnher is just...
  • Bush v. Gore, 10 years later

    12/12/2010 2:53:54 PM PST · by paudio · 70 replies · 1+ views
    WaPo ^ | 12.12.10 | George Will
    The passions that swirled around Bush v. Gore, the Supreme Court case that ended 10 years ago Sunday, dissipated quickly. And remarkably little damage was done by the institutional collisions that resulted when control of the nation's supreme political office turned on 537 votes out of 5,963,110 cast in Florida. Many controversies concerned whether particular votes could be said to have been cast properly. Chads are those bits of paper that, when a ballot is properly cast by puncturing spots next to candidates' names, are separated from the ballot. In Florida, there were "dimpled" chads that were merely dented and...
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (Review, spoiler alert)

    12/10/2010 2:02:46 PM PST · by paudio · 36 replies
    Focus on the family ^ | Dec 10, 2010 | Paul Asay
    Before this film, I think the cinematic Narnia series was a little like Lucy, looking enviously at big-sister Susan. Maybe it was trying too hard to be the next Lord of the Rings or aspire to Harry Potter-level success. It worked so hard to be literary and spectacular that, just maybe, it forgot what the Narnia books were at their core: children's stories. Meaningful stories, yes. Good stories, absolutely, filled with allegorical heft and layers of meaning … but at their core, they're meant to be fun. Dawn Treader found the fun. For two hours, I was engrossed in a...
  • Save Obama's presidency by challenging him on the left

    12/05/2010 3:21:23 AM PST · by paudio · 56 replies
    WaPo ^ | 12.4.2010 | Michael Lerner
    Far from weakening his chances for reelection, this kind of progressive primary challenge could save Obama if he moves in the desired direction. And if he holds firm to his current track, he's a goner anyway. The basic platform for such a candidate is clear: Unequivocally call for an immediate end to the presence of U.S. troops, advisers and private U.S.-based security firms in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan, and replace the "war on terror" with a Global Marshall Plan that roots homeland security in a strategy of generosity and concern for the well-being of everyone on the planet. Domestically, call...
  • Collecting the weak (Portugal to become Chinese Colony?)

    11/29/2010 2:42:11 AM PST · by paudio · 2 replies
    Calgary Sun ^ | EZRA LEVANT
    f the poorest countries in Europe, but joining the European Union and using the euro as their currency took away its ability to chart its own destiny. Poor countries like China can artificially make themselves competitive by devaluing their currency. A weak currency is like a national pay cut, but it makes exports more affordable to foreign customers, and attracts bargain-hunting tourists too, which is important in a place like Portugal. But such local tactics are extinct in a euro zone whose one-size-fits-all economic policies are set by the big economies like Germany. Germany might be big enough to bail...
  • On North Korea, a Bipartisan Failure

    11/29/2010 2:34:39 AM PST · by paudio · 5 replies
    NRO ^ | 11.24.10 | Carolyn Leddy
    The question on everyone’s mind: Why didn’t the United States do more to prevent the progress of North Korea’s uranium-enrichment program? Regrettably, the answer to this question is even more disconcerting than the disclosure itself. Intelligence amassed over the course of nearly two decades on North Korea’s uranium-enrichment program has been an inconvenient truth for most U.S. officials involved in North Korea policy through consecutive U.S. political administrations — but nowhere was this delusion in more abundance than in the latter years of the George W. Bush administration, in which I served as the director for counterproliferation strategy, covering North...
  • RNC convention spending alarms party veterans

    11/28/2010 5:13:00 AM PST · by paudio · 4 replies
    WaPo ^ | 11.27.10 | Dan Balz
    Heavy spending for the 2008 national convention did not start until the summer and fall of 2007. By end of September 2006, the party had spent $35,500 on convention arrangements. That compares with the more than $636,000 spent to date. The total spent on preparations prior to July 2007 was $411,000. The arrangements committee is on pace to spend $2 million to $3 million by summer. "They're hamstringing the next presidential nominee," said an official familiar with past convention arrangements. He said money spent now cannot be replaced, potentially limiting the choices the next nominee will have in staging the...
  • Congressman fires chief of staff after arrest on sex charges

    11/24/2010 12:18:28 AM PST · by paudio · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/23/10 | Jordan Fabian
    Rep. Steve Rothman (D-N.J.) has fired his chief of staff, effective last Friday, after his arrest on charges of soliciting sex from a minor.
  • Keep your holiday guests calm. Show them a picture of the turkey

    11/23/2010 6:30:17 PM PST · by paudio · 6 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 11/23/10
    According to a new study, meat doesn’t just give us strength or the occasional bit of indigestion, it actually makes us less aggressive.
  • Democrats Try to Crack Mystery of the Missing Voters

    11/23/2010 1:01:37 AM PST · by paudio · 47 replies
    WSJ ^ | NOVEMBER 23, 2010 | GERALD F. SEIB
    While it's correct that some key parts of the Democratic coalition—young voters and African-Americans among them—didn't perform as they did in 2008, evidence emerging as the dust settles from this month's election suggests the bigger hole in the side of the Democratic ship came from moderates in the political center who didn't show up. (Those absences were in addition to the wave of independent swing voters also from the center who, exit polls showed, turned out but switched their votes to the Republicans.)
  • Bush vs. McConnell on Troops in Iraq

    11/12/2010 2:22:51 PM PST · by paudio · 17 replies
    NRO ^ | 11.12.10 | Greg Pollowitz
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has no comment on a passage in former President George W. Bush’s recently released book that led a local newspaper to criticize McConnell for excessive partisanship. In his new memoir, “Decision Points,” Bush writes that McConnell came to the Oval Office in September 2006, with the midterm elections fast approaching. McConnell told Bush that his unpopularity was going to cost the GOP control of Congress, the 43rd president writes in the book. When Bush asked for McConnell’s advice, the Kentucky senator told Bush he should withdraw some troops from Iraq, according to the memoir. “He...
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (New trailer)

    11/10/2010 4:41:58 PM PST · by paudio · 33 replies · 1+ views ^ | 11.10.10
    Lucy and Edmund Pevensie return to Narnia with their cousin Eustace where they meet up with Prince Caspian for a trip across the sea aboard the royal ship The Dawn Treader. Along the way they encounter dragons, dwarves, merfolk, and a band of lost warriors before reaching the edge of the world.
  • Status Quo Anti- (Bachmann v. Hensarling)

    11/10/2010 4:25:54 PM PST · by paudio · 19 replies
    NRO ^ | November 10, 2010
    The race for chairman of the House Republican conference between Reps. Michele Bachmann (Minn.) and Jeb Hensarling (Texas) has become, according to much of the media, a battle between the Tea Party and “The Establishment.” On Fox News Sunday last weekend, Chris Wallace questioned Eric Cantor over his support for Hensarling. Wallace called the Texan “a member of the Republican establishment,” and asked, “Doesn’t the Tea Party d
  • Single mom can't pay $1.5M song-sharing fine

    11/05/2010 4:23:36 PM PDT · by paudio · 82 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 11.4.10 | Amy Forliti
    A federal jury found Wednesday that Jammie Thomas-Rasset, of Brainerd, must pay $62,500 per song — for a total of $1.5 million — for illegally violating copyrights on 24 songs. This was the third jury to consider damages in her case, and each has found that she must pay — though different amounts. And after each time, the single mother of four has said she can't pay. "I can't afford to pay any amount. It's not a matter of won't, it's a matter of 'I can't,'" Thomas-Rasset said Thursday. "Any amount that I pay to them is money that I...
  • Obamacare: Still poison in 2012

    11/04/2010 3:40:51 PM PDT · by paudio · 15 replies
    Journal Sentinel ^ | 11.3.10 | Patrick McIlheran
    Take Obamacare: The president and congressional Democrats all along said that you may not understand it yet but once you do, you'll love it. This was belied by polls showing that as parts of the vast contraption were revealed, the public liked it less. Then came Tuesday. Nothing was so fatal to House Democrats, especially newbies, than to have voted for Obamacare. Dozens fell, including Rep. Steve Kagen (D-Appleton). The one Republican who favored it lost.
  • Vanity: Uh oh... Write in leads in Alaska

    11/02/2010 11:05:12 PM PDT · by paudio · 52 replies · 1+ views
    With 40% in, Write in (39%), Miller (35%), McAddams (25%).
  • Thank Breitbart (They fired the CBS producers in Alaska!)

    11/02/2010 5:42:56 PM PDT · by paudio · 23 replies
    NRO ^ | 1.2.10 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    That CBS affiliate in Alaska issues a release about the Joe Miller phone incident: “As a result of this incident, the two producers involved in the recorded conversation are no longer with the station.”
  • Outside Group Makes OR-4 Race Competitive

    10/31/2010 5:10:30 PM PDT · by paudio · 20 replies
    RCP ^ | 10.31.20 | Scott Conroy
    A chemist by training, Robinson started gaining attention for his global warming views when he was asked to write an editorial for The Wall Street Journal on the subject 12 years ago, and he has since made the transition from skeptic to denier of man-made global warming. "I'm convinced now that there's overwhelming evidence the hypothesis is wrong," Robinson said of the belief that carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere is causing the planet to warm. "There's one big environmental effect - it fertilizes plants, and there's a huge increase in plants and animals due to this thing... It's a...
  • Give Obama a Break

    10/31/2010 3:25:56 PM PDT · by paudio · 79 replies · 1+ views
    NYT ^ | 10.30.10 | Nicholas Kristoff
    That’s why I’m feeling a bit sorry for President Obama as we approach a midterm election in which he is poised to be cast off like an old sock. The infatuation with Mr. Obama was overdone in 2008, and so is the rejection of him today. So here’s my message: Give him a chance.
  • Pelosi, Among Others, Could Exit if Dems Lose House

    10/29/2010 3:38:40 PM PDT · by paudio · 47 replies
    Time ^ | 10.29.10 | Jay Newton-Small
    If Democrats lose control of the House of Representatives next week, as most political observers expect, there is a good chance that the House Speaker will opt to spend time with her eight grandchildren rather than toil in the relative obscurity of the minority. Even if she wanted to stay on, it's not at all clear that she would win the position of minority leader: seven Democratic incumbents and several candidates oppose her leadership...
  • November 2, 2010 General Election Candidate List As of 10/26/2010. (Alaska's US Senate)

    10/29/2010 6:41:03 AM PDT · by paudio · 13 replies
    Candidates who have withdrawn their name from consideration will be listed on this web page. The withdrawal deadline for a candidate to remove their name from the General Election ballot is September 15, 2010. Please remember to "refresh" this screen using your browser's refresh function to update the information you are viewing as updates will occur as they are being received and processed. You may select a specific race by clicking on your choice below or you may scroll through the entire list.
  • A Referendum on the Redeemer

    10/28/2010 1:31:10 AM PDT · by paudio · 5 replies
    WSJ ^ | 10.28.10 | SHELBY STEELE
    But Barack Obama is not an "other" so much as he is a child of the 1960s. His coming of age paralleled exactly the unfolding of a new "counterculture" American identity. And this new American identity—and the post-1960s liberalism it spawned—is grounded in a remarkable irony: bad faith in America as virtue itself, bad faith in the classic American identity of constitutional freedom and capitalism as the way to a better America. So Mr. Obama is very definitely an American, and he has a broad American constituency. He is simply the first president we have seen grounded in this counterculture...
  • Post-election, Obama needs to avoid "the center"

    10/25/2010 3:56:01 PM PDT · by paudio · 34 replies
    Salon ^ | Oct 25, 2010 | Robert Reich
    If Republicans succeed in taking over the House and come even close to gaining a majority in the Senate, expect calls for the president to "move to the center." These will come not only from Republicans but also from conservative Democrats, other prominent Dems who have been defeated, Fox Republican News, mainstream pundits, and White House political advisors. After the 1994 midterm, when Dems lost the House and Senate, Bill Clinton was told to "move to the center." He obliged by hiring pollster Dick Morris, declaring the "era of big government is over," abandoning much of his original agenda, and...
  • Who Is Vivian Schiller?

    10/25/2010 6:29:42 AM PDT · by paudio · 33 replies · 1+ views
    NRO ^ | 10/22/10 | Brian Bolduc
    A little background on Vivian Schiller, the president and CEO of NPR who distinguished herself by (and later apologized for) suggesting Juan Williams’s comments made him practically certifiable. In 1983, she graduated from Cornell University with a bachelor’s degree in Russian and Soviet Studies. Two years later, she emerged from Middlebury College with a master’s degree in Russian. Schiller began her journalistic career in 1988 as a Russian interpreter in the former Soviet Union for Turner Broadcasting. She spent ten years with Turner as vice president of development, producing many award-winning documentaries, such as Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream. From...
  • Mondale on Obama, and how he could've beat Reagan

    10/24/2010 6:06:37 PM PDT · by paudio · 44 replies
    Salon ^ | Oct 24, 2010 | Steve Kornacki
    Republicans are already celebrating their comeback — and promising an even bigger year in 2012. Oddly enough, Walter Mondale knows exactly how they feel. His party's obituary was written by the press after the 1980 election, when Ronald Reagan capitalized on stagflation to score a 44-state landslide over Jimmy Carter. Just like Obama, Reagan came to power with enormous expectations and soaring popularity — only to watch it all melt away in his first two years on the job, thanks to a brutal recession and double-digit unemployment.
  • Frustration with GOP head despite expected gains (Michael Steele)

    10/23/2010 8:12:43 AM PDT · by paudio · 37 replies
    RCP ^ | October 23, 2010 | Philip Elliott
    If Republicans make major gains on Nov. 2, Steele certainly would claim part of the credit as he considers whether to seek another term at chairman. "Whether or not I run for a second term has nothing to do with winning on Nov. 2, it has absolutely nothing to do with that," Steele told The Associated Press in an interview Friday in Concord, N.H. The RNC has raised more than $79 million this year and has spent all of it — and then some. The RNC ended September with about $3.4 million in cash on hand and $4.6 million in...
  • Why the Midterms Matter: The GOP’s agenda has to be stopped.

    10/23/2010 7:14:37 AM PDT · by paudio · 59 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 10/23/10 | Jonathan Alter
    The depressed Democratic base needs to ask itself some questions: Do women want more representatives who oppose abortion? Do Hispanics want to see immigration reform postponed? Do young voters want college loans slashed? If they don’t, they’ll set aside whatever valid grievances they may have with Obama and mobilize. If Democrats lose control anyway, maybe nothing too bad will happen. Obama will veto GOP bills, and politics will be paralyzed for two years as the parties jostle for 2012. But a right-wing Republican takeover of Congress and state capitals isn’t something to accept with indifference. Midterms matter, and voters tempted...
  • Iowa Retention Election

    10/23/2010 5:21:59 AM PDT · by paudio · 5 replies
    NRO ^ | 10-22-10 | Ed Whelan
    Three of the Iowa supreme court justices who were complicit in inventing a state constitutional right to same-sex marriage face a retention election this November. The three are chief justice Marsha K. Ternus and associate justices Michael J. Streit and David L. Baker.
  • Digging Into the Early Voting Numbers…

    10/22/2010 3:42:20 PM PDT · by paudio · 22 replies
    NRO ^ | 10-22-10 | Jim Geraghty
    He finds, “in every state where there is partisan split data for both years, the Republicans have gained in early voting.” The shift in partisan turnout has ranged from Republicans gaining 4.2 percentage points from the 2008 numbers (West Virginia) to 27.4 percentage points in the 2008 numbers (Florida). (The stunning figure is that 52.8 percent of the more than 778,000 early votes in Florida this year come from registered Republicans.)
  • Democrats Try to Revive Female Voters’ Enthusiasm

    10/22/2010 4:59:42 AM PDT · by paudio · 37 replies
    NYT ^ | 10/21/10 | HELENE COOPER and MONICA DAVEY
    Mr. Obama turned his attention on Thursday to convincing the female voters who helped deliver the presidency to him not to abandon the Democratic Party in its hour of need. In a series of orchestrated events, the White House sought to make the case that Mr. Obama’s two years in office have already been a boon to women all over the country.
  • NPR's Taxpayer-Funded Intolerance

    10/22/2010 3:19:45 AM PDT · by paudio · 6 replies
    However, it was not a traditional sort of terrorist attack I feared in this case, but perhaps something unexpected: a traditional Muslim woman in a veil, confined to a wheelchair, who was loaded with explosives. That may make me guilty of an overactive imagination, but perhaps not. Not that many years later, a young Muslim on an international flight into Detroit tried to light explosives in his underwear. I mention all this for one main reason. I grew up surrounded by Islamic culture, went to Islamic events, and was used to seeing women in traditional Muslim clothing, and yet when...
  • Democrats suffer from Americans' unwillingness to accept economic reality (barf)

    10/20/2010 5:27:04 AM PDT · by paudio · 72 replies ^ | October 19, 2010 | Steven Pearlstein
    The simple truth is that Obama and the Democratic Congress were dealt a lousy economic hand, and they've played it about as well as anyone could. Along with their predecessors and the holdovers at the Federal Reserve, they prevented a collapse of the global financial system and a 1930s-like depression. But given the magnitude of the financial crisis and the global imbalances that gave rise to it, a prolonged period of slow growth and high unemployment was almost inevitable. The political reality, however, is that voters are unwilling to accept that economic reality. They want to believe that government has...
  • Walking away from church (barf)

    10/17/2010 4:40:27 AM PDT · by paudio · 47 replies
    LA Times ^ | October 17, 2010 | Robert D. Putnam and David E. Campbell
    As recently as 1990, all but 7% of Americans claimed a religious affiliation, a figure that had held constant for decades. Today, 17% of Americans say they have no religion, and these new "nones" are very heavily concentrated among Americans who have come of age since 1990. Between 25% and 30% of twentysomethings today say they have no religious affiliation — roughly four times higher than in any previous generation. So, why this sudden jump in youthful disaffection from organized religion? The surprising answer, according to a mounting body of evidence, is politics. Very few of these new "nones" actually...
  • Angle spends $1 million weekly in Reid contest

    10/15/2010 8:42:58 PM PDT · by paudio · 26 replies · 1+ views
    AP via RCP ^ | 10/15/10 | Michael R. Blood
    Earlier this week Angle's campaign announced she raised a staggering $14.4 million over the three-month period, a sign of Republican confidence in her chances of defeating the four-term senator in the dead-heat race. But the campaign didn't disclose until Friday that most of the money had been spent. Angle doled out $12 million in that period, or an average of $933,000 weekly. Her campaign said about $4 million was devoted to fundraising fees and expenses, carving about a third of the total out of the three-month haul.
  • POLL: Voters more likely to see Democrats as dominated by extremists

    10/15/2010 9:00:38 AM PDT · by paudio · 8 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 10/14/10 | Alexander Bolton
    Likely voters in battleground districts see extremists as having a more dominant influence over the Democratic Party than they do over the GOP. This result comes from The Hill 2010 Midterm Election Poll, which found that 44 percent of likely voters say the Democratic Party is more dominated by its extreme elements, whereas 37 percent say it’s the Republican Party that is more dominated by extremists.
  • Arizona Democrats in Danger

    10/15/2010 6:17:40 AM PDT · by paudio · 13 replies
    NRO ^ | OCTOBER 15, 2010 | ANDREW STILES
    Rep. Raul Grijalva (D.) serves a district, the Arizona 7th, that is almost 55 percent Hispanic. He probably wasn’t surprised to hear the crowd cheering in Spanish at Wednesday night’s congressional debate. But he almost certainly wasn’t expecting those cheers to be directed at his opponent. “ˇViva Ruth! ˇViva Ruth! ˇViva Ruth!” supporters of Republican nominee Ruth McClung chanted as the candidates took the stage in Tucson. “ˇRuth sí se puede!” they added: Yes, Ruth can! If she does, it will be one of the biggest upsets of this election cycle.
  • Reid lost the debate to Angle (from LV Sun)

    10/15/2010 5:53:36 AM PDT · by paudio · 54 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 10/15/10 | Jon Ralston
    I know we Nevadans get our backs up when the national media condescends. We are a proud bunch; we love our state. But as I surveyed the post-mortems in the 140-character world, where concision often yields brutal truth, you could almost sense the head-shaking as the national types opined: NBC’s Chuck Todd: “Reid’s problem tonight is that while Angle wasn’t great, his performance made her look passable.” Politico’s Dave Catanese: “Utterly subpar.” Political Wire’s Taegan Goddard: “Reid didn’t knock out Angle but she had him on the ropes. Have to give the edge to Angle ...” Political writer Taylor Marsh...
  • Donor groups that Obama criticized are bipartisan undertaking

    10/14/2010 3:10:45 PM PDT · by paudio · 1 replies
    CNN ^ | October 14, 2010 | Lesa Jansen and Dana Bash
    Multiple Democratic sources tell CNN there is great frustration in some Democratic circles with the president's attacks on what he calls shadowy Republican groups. These sources say that has made it harder to convince Democratic donors to contribute to their outside groups, which for better or worse, are emerging as significant players in this year's election.
  • Alaska Senate: Miller (R), Murkowski Are Now Nearly Tied (Miller 35, Murkowski 34, McAdams 27)

    10/14/2010 2:01:05 PM PDT · by paudio · 98 replies · 1+ views
    Rassmusen ^ | 10/13/10
    A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Alaska shows Republican Joe Miller with 35% support and Murkowski, the incumbent senator he defeated in the state’s GOP Primary now running as a write-in candidate, with 34% of the vote. Democrat Scott McAdams runs third with 27%. One percent (1%) prefers another candidate, and three percent (3%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) The race remains Solid Republican in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Senate Balance of Power rankings because if Murkowski wins she is expected to caucus with the GOP in the Senate.
  • An election of historic significance

    10/13/2010 11:15:02 PM PDT · by paudio · 4 replies
    Union Leader ^ | Oct 14, 2010 | GEORGE F. WILL
    After November, Republican eyes will turn to the prize of the presidency in 2012. Concerning which, McConnell sees cautionary lessons from three other years -- 1946, 1954 and 1994. In 1946, President Truman's party lost control of both the House and Senate. In 1948, however, Truman won an improbable re-election running against the "do-nothing 80th Congress." In 1954, President Eisenhower's party lost control of the House and Senate. But two years later, Eisenhower was resoundingly re-elected. In 1994, President Clinton's party lost control of the House and Senate. In 1996, Clinton cruised to re-election, partly because of reckless behavior --...