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  • Michigan: Obama 48% Romney 42% (but zotting trolls is as popular as ever)

    07/24/2012 12:34:50 PM PDT · by raulgomez05 · 74 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 7-24-2012 | Scott Rasmussen
    Michigan voters think the economy is in rough shape, but President Obama continues to lead Mitt Romney in that state. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Michigan Voters shows Obama with 48% support to Romney’s 42%. Five percent (5%) favor some other candidate in the race, and four percent (4%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) The survey of 500 Likely Voters in Michigan was conducted on July 23, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports...
  • An unoriginal Obama quote, taken out of context (Washington Post Factchecker)

    07/23/2012 8:52:10 AM PDT · by raulgomez05 · 43 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7-23-2012 | Glenn Kessler
    The biggest problem with Romney’s ad is that it leaves out just enough chunks of Obama’s words — such as a reference to “roads and bridges”— so that it sounds like Obama is attacking individual initiative. The ad deceivingly cuts away from Obama speaking in order to make it seem as if the sentences follow one another, when in fact eight sentences are snipped away.
  • Ron Paul: Romney should release more tax returns

    07/17/2012 12:44:19 PM PDT · by raulgomez05 · 38 replies
    CBS News ^ | 7-17-12 | Lucy Madison
    (CBS News) With pressure building on Mitt Romney to release more of his past tax returns, Ron Paul on Tuesday added his voice to the chorus of people - including some Republicans - who say Romney should just bite the bullet and release the returns, according to Politico. "Politically, I think that would help him," said Paul, Romney's former Republican presidential rival, in an interview with Politico. "In the scheme of things politically, you know, it looks like releasing tax returns is what the people want." Democrats and the Obama campaign have relentlessly hammered Romney in recent days for his...
  • Kristol: Romney 'crazy' not to release tax returns

    07/15/2012 10:02:20 PM PDT · by raulgomez05 · 42 replies
    Politico ^ | 7-15-12 | Manu Raju
    Bill Kristol and the Obama campaign agree on something: Mitt Romney should immediately release his tax returns. "He should release the tax returns tomorrow. It's crazy," Kristol said on "Fox News Sunday." "You gotta release six, eight, 10 years of back tax returns. Take the hit for a day or two." The conservative commentator said the presumptive Republican presidential nominee then should give a speech on Thursday calling for a "serious" debate with President Barack Obama on capitalism, allowing the campaign to turn the page and put the focus back on the president's record. Romney has only released his 2010...
  • GOP Gov. Calls on Mitt Romney to Release Additional Tax Returns and Show He Has ‘Nothing to Hide’

    07/14/2012 10:59:58 PM PDT · by raulgomez05 · 53 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7-14-12 | Michael Falcone
    Bentley said that Romney’s refusal to release more returns has created a “distraction” that Democrats were successfully exploiting. “I just believe in total transparency,” Bentley told ABC News at the National Governors Association conference. “In fact, I was asked today that question — do you think that Governor Romney should release his tax returns? And I said I do. I said, I release my tax returns. I may be the only public official in Alabama that does, but I release mine every year and I just believe that people should release their tax returns. And if you get them out...
  • Federal Taxes lowest in last 30 years (

    07/12/2012 9:15:26 AM PDT · by raulgomez05 · 36 replies ^ | 7-12-12 | Brooks Jackson
    Politicians talk about the burden of taxes incessantly. Now comes a rare chance to check the facts. And the fact is that federal tax rates had fallen to the lowest in 30 years when President Barack Obama took office — and fell again in his first year in office. This news comes from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, which just issued the latest update of its invaluable series on “Distribution of Household Income and Federal Taxes,” this time covering 2008 and 2009. The CBO’s statistical series now covers the 30 years since 1979. The average rate paid by all households...
  • Quinnipiac: Obama 46, Romney 43

    07/11/2012 6:16:04 AM PDT · by raulgomez05 · 46 replies
    Politico ^ | 7-11-12 | Alexander Burns
    Driven by a yawning marriage gap, and a 2-1 lead among single women, President Barack Obama gets 46 percent of American voters to 43 percent for Gov. Mitt Romney, largely on the support of singles, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today. Married voters back Romney 51 – 38 percent, while unmarried voters back President Obama 54 – 34 percent, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds. Among married voters, Romney leads 54 – 35 percent among men and 49 – 42 percent among women. Among single voters, Obama leads 47 – 38 percent among men and 60...
  • Pat Buchanan On A Female President: ‘Let’s Hope’ Not Until ’2040 Or 2050′

    07/09/2012 8:05:30 AM PDT · by raulgomez05 · 7 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 9th, 2012 | Andrew Kirell
    During Sunday’s edition of the long-running syndicated political talk show The McLaughlin Group, the panel discussed the potential for a female presidency in America. Asked specifically when the country would elect its first female president, conservative commentator Pat Buchanan predicted the year “2040 or 2050.” When pressed about the year being so far away, Buchanan quipped “let’s hope so.” No stranger to controversy, Buchanan was recently fired from his contributor post at MSNBC after controversy erupted over his newest book which bemoans “the end of White America.” During a segment asking “Where are the women?” the panel discussed the fact...
  • Ted Nugent: ‘Best’ if South had won Civil War

    07/07/2012 4:51:17 AM PDT · by raulgomez05 · 272 replies
    Seattle Post intelligencer ^ | July 6, 2012 | N/A
    Aging rocker and reality TV personality Ted Nugent is emerging, even ahead of Donald Trump, as Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s most embarrassing public supporter. Nugent is at it again, reacting to the Supreme Court’s ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act by writing in the Rev. Sun Myung Moon’s Washington Times that America would have been better off had the South won the Civil War. A full Nugent rant, which might be subtitled “Robe Rage”: “The bottom line is that Chief Justice Roberts’ traitor vote will ensure more monumental spending and wasted taxes and put almost 15 percent of the...
  • Shots by Murdoch at Romney Play Out to Conservative Core

    07/05/2012 7:38:28 PM PDT · by raulgomez05 · 42 replies
    New York Times ^ | 7-5-12 | JEREMY W. PETERS
    To hear Rupert Murdoch tell it lately, Mitt Romney lacks stomach and heart. He “seems to play everything safe.” And he is not nearly as tough as he needs to be on President Obama. Mr. Murdoch’s thoughts on the Republican presidential candidate’s prospects? “Tough O Chicago pros will be hard to beat unless he drops old friends from the team.” Chances of that? “Doubtful,” he tapped out in a Twitter message from his iPad last weekend. Then, on Thursday, Mr. Murdoch’s flagship newspaper, The Wall Street Journal, published a blistering editorial criticizing Mr. Romney’s campaign, accusing it of being hapless...
  • Romney's cash from Bermuda firm is secret

    07/04/2012 8:41:27 PM PDT · by raulgomez05 · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 7-4-12 | STEPHEN BRAUN
    For nearly 15 years, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's financial portfolio has included an offshore company that remained invisible to voters as his political star rose. Based in Bermuda, Sankaty High Yield Asset Investors Ltd. was not listed on any of Romney's state or federal financial reports. The company is among several Romney holdings that have not been fully disclosed, including one that recently posted a $1.9 million earning -- suggesting he could be wealthier than the nearly $250 million estimated by his campaign. The omissions were permitted by state and federal authorities overseeing Romney's ethics filings, and he has...
  • WH gets unexpected backup: Romney camp says it's a penalty, not a tax

    07/02/2012 7:12:19 AM PDT · by raulgomez05 · 70 replies
    Politico ^ | 7-2-12 | DONOVAN SLACK
    Prominent Dems including White House chief of staff Jack Lew and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi have repeatedly argued in recent days that the fee for not buying insurance under the health care law is in fact a penalty and not a tax. They got support from an unexpected quarter on Monday: the Romney campaign. Mitt Romney's senior adviser Eric Fehrnstrom told Chuck Todd on MSNBC's Daily Rundown that he agrees - the fee is a penalty and not a tax, as the Supreme Court ruled last week. "The governor disagreed with the ruling of the court," Fehrnstrom said. "He...
  • Quinnipiac: Swing states inch toward Obama‎

    06/27/2012 4:03:31 AM PDT · by raulgomez05 · 28 replies
    Politico ^ | 6-27-12 | Alexander Burns
    Quinnipiac University's latest three-state poll of 2012 battlegrounds shows modest improvement for President Barack Obama, after what's been perceived as a rough political month: Voters in Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania support President Barack Obama’s new immigration policy and are divided on whether the president or Gov. Mitt Romney would be better for their personal economic future, as they give Obama leads in these three critical swing states, a razor thin 4 points in Florida, a healthy 9 points in Ohio and 6 points in Pennsylvania, according to a Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll released today. This compares to the results...
  • Marco Rubio says he would come to the U.S. illegally if he had to

    06/19/2012 5:55:13 AM PDT · by raulgomez05 · 218 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 19, 2012 | Chris Moody
    Hypothetically, if Marco Rubio were not an American citizen and could not provide food for his family, he says he would cross the border illegally to come to the United States. While discussing immigration policy in his new memoir, An American Son, Rubio called for "common decency" in dealing with undocumented immigrants and said that if put in a similar position as those who are fleeing destitution, he would break the law, too. "Many people who come here illegally are doing exactly what we would do if we lived in a country where we couldn't feed our families," Rubio writes...
  • Poll gives Obama 12-point lead in Pa.

    06/06/2012 5:51:46 AM PDT · by raulgomez05 · 60 replies
    Lancaster Online ^ | 6-5-12 | Tom Murse
    President Barack Obama now holds a double-digit lead over Republican Mitt Romney for Pennsylvania's 20 electoral votes in the presidential election, a Franklin & Marshall College Poll released this morning shows. The Democratic incumbent, whose campaign has been forced to defend his handling of the economy, holds a 12-point lead over the former Massachusetts governor, the statewide poll found. Obama's sizable lead underscores a pair of critical problems for Romney — his inability to connect with voters or paint a clear picture of how he would handle the country's problems, F&M political analyst G. Terry Madonna said. "I think the...
  • Romney adviser: Obama's birthplace not an issue in the race

    05/27/2012 9:56:45 AM PDT · by raulgomez05 · 81 replies
    Politico ^ | 5-25-12 | Maggie Habberman
    In advance of the fundraiser with Mitt Romney and Donald Trump on Tuesday, the candidate's senior adviser Eric Fehrnstrom tried to set the line on CNN a short time ago. "I can't speak for Donald Trump," Fehrnstrom said. "But I can tell you that Mitt Romney accepts that President Obama was born in the United States. He doesn't view the place of his birth as an issue in this campaign."
  • In Patz Investigation, a Confession Is Not the Final Word

    05/26/2012 2:55:33 PM PDT · by raulgomez05 · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | 5-26-12 | Michael Wilson
    The man breaks down and cries and says yes, I did it. I killed that 6-year-old boy 33 years ago. I did it. It should be a detective’s dream come true. The police have their man, their investigation sewn up with a tidy bow of his own damning words. Far from it, for now the police must try to prove that he did what he said he did. And in the case of the suspect, Pedro Hernandez, and the boy, Etan Patz, that is not going to be easy. In many ways, this confession is a worst-case scenario of corroboration,...
  • 012: Romney’s up 3 in another poll (Mason-Dixon poll)

    05/18/2012 9:59:43 AM PDT · by raulgomez05 · 32 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 05-18-12 | MSNBC
    Romney’s up three points in a Mason-Dixon poll, 47%-44%. Obama has a six-point lead with women and a seven-point lead with those younger than 50.
  • Team Obama: NYT/CBS poll used 'biased sample'

    05/15/2012 9:13:09 AM PDT · by raulgomez05 · 9 replies
    Politico ^ | 5-14-12 | Byron Tau
    The Obama campaign is pushing back hard against a New York Times/CBS poll that showed Mitt Romney with advantage with women and reported that voters overwhelmingly believed President Obama backed gay marriage last week for political reasons. "We can't put the methodology of that poll aside," deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter told MSNBC's Chuck Todd. "It is a biased sample." "Aside from being outlier, CBS/NYT poll used weird methodology -- same voters as last month, reached fewer of them, more IDed as GOP," campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt said on Twitter Monday. At the heart of the dispute is the fact...
  • Mitt Romney’s prep school classmates recall pranks, but also troubling incidents

    05/10/2012 7:28:48 AM PDT · by raulgomez05 · 102 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 05-10-12 | Jason Horowitz
    Mitt Romney returned from a three-week spring break in 1965 to resume his studies as a high school senior at the prestigious Cranbrook School. Back on the handsome campus, studded with Tudor brick buildings and manicured fields, he spotted something he thought did not belong at a school where the boys wore ties and carried briefcases. John Lauber, a soft-spoken new student one year behind Romney, was perpetually teased for his nonconformity and presumed homosexuality. Now he was walking around the all-boys school with bleached-blond hair that draped over one eye, and Romney wasn’t having it. “He can’t look like...