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  • Obama Sending 200 More US Troops to Iraq [Now 300]

    06/30/2014 2:36:26 PM PDT · by sunmars · 56 replies
    <p>President Barack Obama says he's sending about 200 more U.S. troops to Iraq to protect Americans and the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.</p> <p>The announcement will bring to nearly 800 the total number of U.S. forces in and around Iraq to train local forces, secure the embassy and protect American interests.</p>
  • Kerry: We may welcome Iraq’s new Iranian overlords, Update: White House reverses course

    06/16/2014 11:51:06 AM PDT · by sunmars · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | Ed Morrissey
    Update 2:43 pm ET: The White House just reversed course on Kerry: White House says U.S. won't pursue coordinated military action with Iran in Iraq.
  • UK outlaws Isis, the militant group behind Iraqi attacks

    06/16/2014 10:29:57 AM PDT · by sunmars · 9 replies
    The Islamist militant group that has seized control of parts of Iraq has been outlawed in the UK. The Home Office said it would be a criminal offence to associate with or give financial backing to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis). The UK has ruled out a role in any possible military action but may give other support to the Iraqi government. Nick Clegg has warned that the turmoil in Iraq and Syria is a "very direct threat" to the safety of UK citizens. The deputy prime minister said the UK would not provide "active frontline...
  • U.S. Navy ship with 550 Marines on board entering Gulf: CNN

    06/16/2014 5:00:10 AM PDT · by sunmars · 107 replies
    The USS Mesa Verde with 550 Marines on board entered the Gulf on Monday to support possible U.S. action to help Iraq's Shi'ite-led government combat a Sunni Islamist insurgency that has overtaken large areas of the country's north, CNN reported. The USS Mesa Verde joins the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush, which the Pentagon ordered on Saturday to move into the Gulf. President Barack Obama has said he is considering military action, short of putting U.S. troops in Iraq, to aid that government's efforts to stop the insurgency.
  • U.S. to Evacuate Many Staff Members From Baghdad Embassy

    06/15/2014 1:15:02 PM PDT · by sunmars · 76 replies
    <p>The American Embassy in Baghdad plans to evacuate a substantial number of its personnel this week in the face of a militant advance that rapidly swept from the north toward the capital, the State Department announced on Sunday.</p> <p>The embassy, a beige fortress on the banks of the Tigris River within the heavily-secured Green Zone, where Iraqi government buildings are also located, has the largest staff of any United States Embassy.</p>
  • ISIL fighters seize Turkish consulate in Iraq's Mosul

    Militants have seized the Turkish consulate in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul and efforts are under way to ensure the safety of diplomatic staff, two Turkish government sources told Reuters on Wednesday. Sunni insurgents from an al Qaeda splinter group, the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), seized Mosul on Tuesday in a show of strength against Iraq's Shi'ite-led government. "Certain militant groups in Mosul have been directly contacted to ensure the safety of diplomatic staff," a Turkish government source said, adding there was no immediate information on the status of the diplomats. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip...
  • Iraq's prime minister asks parliament to declare a state of emergency over Mosul attack.

    06/10/2014 4:58:07 AM PDT · by sunmars · 57 replies
    <p>Iraq's prime minister has asked parliament to declare a state of emergency over a militant attack in Mosul.</p>
  • Vanity: Mosul overrun by AQ.Iraqi PM just called for urgent help from UN,EU,Arab Leagu

    06/10/2014 4:38:36 AM PDT · by sunmars · 38 replies
    Stunning developments right now. Iraqi prime minister al-Maliki has just called for urgent help from the UN, the EU and the Arab League. As of right now Mosul has been taken by Isis - AQ, 28 turkish truck drivers kidnapped, Mosul Airport over-run and Isis has taken aircraft. Well done AQ now has a fleet of military helicopters. Militant gunmen free up to 1000 in Mosul prison break Military has abandoned all posts in Mosul. So does Obama still think this is going well?
  • AP: Congress not told of swap because Taliban threatened to kill him if agreement was leaked.

    06/05/2014 10:02:10 AM PDT · by sunmars · 245 replies
    AP
    Just Breaking on AP wires.......I have heard it all now.......lies lies and more lies.
  • 50,000 Gallons of Oil Spills on Los Angeles Street

    05/15/2014 3:30:05 AM PDT · by sunmars · 33 replies
    The Los Angeles Fire Department reports a ruptured oil pipe near Glendale has spilled about 50,000 gallons of crude oil onto streets. According to a Fire Department release, the leak from a 20-inch pipe was reported around 12:15 a.m. and the oil line was remotely shut off. No injuries were reported. Oil spilled over approximately half a mile and is knee high in some areas. A handful of commercial businesses are affected.
  • Ankara ‘adds’ uranium clause in nuclear deal with Tokyo

    Ankara demanded allowance for uranium enrichment and plutonium extraction in a nuclear export deal inked with Tokyo, a Japanese daily quoted as a Japanese Foreign Ministry official as saying. A clause, which was added in the nuclear agreement signed by the two nations, upon TurkeyÂ’s demand prompted concerns over a possible proliferation of nuclear weapons. The clause at issue allows Turkey to enrich uranium and extract plutonium, potentially creating nuclear material for weapons, Japanese daily Asahi Shimbun reported on Jan. 8. A senior Japanese Foreign Ministry official claimed the clause was added at the request of Turkey, the daily also...
  • Truck en route to Syria stirs crisis between judiciary, executive (weapons truck)

    A mysterious truck with an alleged cargo of arms and humanitarian aid en route to Syria and escorted by Turkish intelligence officers has pitted the government against the judiciary after the local governor ordered security forces to stop executing a search warrant ordered by prosecutors, local media have reported. Turkish gendarmes allegedly discovered weapons and ammunition as well as humanitarian aid in a truck bound for Syria in the southern province of Hatay, the Hürriyet daily claimed in a report which appeared on its website on Thursday. As per claims, the gendarmerie discovered, in an initial search in the truck,...
  • Mugger shot dead after bullet bounces off victim's face

    01/01/2014 4:09:12 AM PST · by sunmars · 35 replies
    The incident happened when a group of males accosted the man at a housing complex in San Francisco and demanded he hand over his possessions, police said. The man complied, but as the muggers were taking his valuables, including a mobile phone, one of them pulled a handgun and shot at him. The bullet struck his face, bounced off, then hit one of the other robbers, 16-year-old Clifton Chatman. When police arrived on the scene, Chatman was pronounced dead and the muggers’ victim was taken to hospital with serious injuries. He is expected to survive. The other suspects fled following...
  • Iranian multi-billionaire Zanjani arrested

    "Sanction profiteering" Iranian multi-billionaire Babak Zanjani has been arrested, Fars News Agency quoted Iran Judiciary spokesman Mohsen Ejei as saying on Dec.30. Before, the Central Bank of Iran announced on Dec. 28 that Zanjani has not paid any sold oil's money to the Central Bank of Iran. Zanjani who is the owner or shareholder of at least 70 companies and banks including Bank Arzesh in Tajikistan and First Islamic Bank had been involved in Iran's oil sell and transferring the sold oil's money to the country to bypass the imposed western sanctions on the country. Zanjani's name also was mentioned...
  • Turkey And Iran Accused Of Oil-For-Cash Sanctions Scheme

    12/29/2013 9:26:51 AM PST · by sunmars · 16 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | Jamie Dettmer
    An unfolding corruption scandal in Turkey has uncovered transactions that may have allowed Tehran to circumvent harsh U.S. and E.U. sanctions—a revelation that could destabilize Obama’s nuclear deal and threaten the government of Prime Minister Erdogan. A massive unfolding corruption scandal in Turkey—which has already forced the resignations of three government ministers and threatens to upend the Islamist government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan— is fast acquiring an international dimension amid accusations that Iran is enmeshed in Ankara’s political crisis. What started out as a domestic scandal involving shady real estate deals and allegations of bribery and kickbacks among...
  • Sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela memorial 'was a fake who made up his own hand gestures'

    The sign language interpreter used at Nelson Mandela's football stadium memorial was a fake, it was claimed this morning. Braam Jordaan, a deaf South African and board member of the World Deaf Federation, said he believes the interpreter was making up signs as he went along. "The structure of his hand, facial expressions and the body movements did not follow what the speaker was saying", Mr Jordaan said. Mr Jordaan claimed the man, who signed for a portion of the ceremony including Barack Obama's speech, was simply making up his own signs.
  • Poll: Tom Cotton Takes Lead in Arkansas

    Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor is trailing Republican challenger Rep. Tom Cotton in the Arkansas Senate race according to a poll released Monday. Forty-eight percent of respondents support Cotton compared to 41 percent behind the incumbent Pryor, according to the poll. The poll shows that the race has taken a turn due to Pryor’s support for Obamacare, according to Politico. The last published numbers from this marquee match-up came in the midst of October’s government shutdown and before the national focus turned to the disastrous rollout of Obamacare, which Pryor voted for. Four polls taken that month showed the race within...
  • US now indicates Iran interim deal wasn’t quite finalized

    11/27/2013 2:18:06 PM PST · by sunmars · 52 replies
    US now indicates Iran interim deal wasn’t quite finalized ‘Technical details’ have yet to be worked out, State Department says, meaning six-month countdown to permanent deal hasn’t started and Iran isn’t bound by any new terms Iran is currently enjoying a “window” of time before the six-month deal signed in Geneva early Sunday goes into effect, during which it is not bound to take any credible steps toward disabling its ability to produce a nuclear weapon, the State Department acknowledged Tuesday. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said that the six-month interim period, during which Iran would take steps to rein...
  • Obama 2005 : Nuclear Option Not What Founders Had In Mind, Will Poison Washington.

    So in 2005 it was bad when GWB was in power but in 2013, its good because he is Pres. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4q6aqw_SfU0&feature=youtu.be
  • Deeds stabbed father 1 day after he was sent to psych ward but sent away as there was no room.

    Former Virginia governor candidate Creigh Deeds is fighting for his life after he was brutally stabbed by his own 24-year-old son, who then committed suicide - just one day after he was committed to a psychiatric ward. Deeds, a state senator, is in critical condition at University of Virginia hospital after he was found in his home in rural Bath County. Deeds was stabbed multiple times in the head and torso and lost large amounts of blood. The veteran Democratic state legislator's son Gus was found shot dead, as well. Gus had been evaluated by psychiatrists at a mental hospital...
  • Endless Afghanistan? US-Afghan agreement would keep troops in place and funds flowing,indefinitely.

    KABUL – While many Americans have been led to believe the war in Afghanistan will soon be over, a draft of a key US-Afghan security deal obtained by NBC NEWS shows the United States is prepared to maintain military outposts in Afghanistan for many years to come, and pay to support hundreds of thousands of Afghan security forces. The wide-ranging document, still unsigned by the United States and Afghanistan, has the potential to commit thousands of American troops to Afghanistan and spend billions of US taxpayer dollars. The document outlines what appears to be the start of a new, open-ended...
  • Creigh Deeds critically wounded; son dead from gunshot

    Former Dem nominee for VA-Gov in serious condition. Sen. Creigh Deeds, D-Bath, is in critical condition after being stabbed in his home and his son Gus is dead from a gunshot wound, law enforcement sources told the Richmond Times-Dispatch this morning. Deeds is being treated at the University of Virginia Medical Center. Authorities said they are trying to determine the sequence of events at the Deeds home in Bath County early today. Further details were not immediately available.
  • VIDEO: Students at historically black college complain Obamacare has left them uninsured

    11/16/2013 11:29:45 AM PST · by sunmars · 84 replies
    Students at Bowie State University assailed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on Thursday after administrators cancelled a low cost school-wide health care plan due to new regulations in the law. Many students told Campus Reform that the now cancelled plans, which provided coverage for just $50 per semester, were the only insurance they could afford. “I can’t afford anything right now,” one said. “I can’t even afford my loans.” “We don’t have that money,” said another. “We can barely afford books.” Several students said that they felt they had been let down. “It’s stupid and it’s Obama’s fault,” one said....
  • FRIEND: Navy Yard Shooter Liberal, Supported Obama

    09/17/2013 2:01:33 PM PDT · by sunmars · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | John Nolte
    Tuesday, on CNN’s “The Lead with Jake Tapper,” Michael Ritrovato spoke at length about his friend, suspected Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis. After expressing his condolences to the victims and their families, Ritrovato then expressed his shock over the actions of a man he described as being “like a brother to me” and a “good-natured guy.” Ritrovato went on to explain that two of them had a close relationship based in part on their differences, specifically race and politics. Alexis was black, Ritrovato is white. Ritrovato described himself as conservative and Alexis is “more of a liberal type” who supported...
  • Summers Withdraws Name for Fed Chairmanship

    09/15/2013 1:30:21 PM PDT · by sunmars · 76 replies
    Former Treasury Secretary Calls Obama, Cites 'Acrimonious' Coming Confirmation
  • McCain and Graham denounce US-Russian deal "the start of a diplomatic blind alley."

    09/14/2013 1:44:02 PM PDT · by sunmars · 37 replies
    U.S. Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) today released the following statement on the U.S.-Russian agreement on Syria: “What concerns us most is that our friends and enemies will take the same lessons from this agreement – they see it as an act of provocative weakness on America's part. We cannot imagine a worse signal to send to Iran as it continues its push for a nuclear weapon. “Without a U.N. Security Council Resolution under Chapter 7 authority, which threatens the use of force for non-compliance by the Assad regime, this framework agreement is meaningless. Assad will use...
  • U.S. Won’t Insist U.N. Resolution Threaten Force on Syria, Officials Say

    09/13/2013 2:58:28 PM PDT · by sunmars · 53 replies
    WASHINGTON — President Obama will not insist on a United Nations resolution threatening to use force to ensure that Syria lives up to its commitment to turn over chemical weapons, but will seek other tangible consequences for Syria if it does not comply, senior administration officials said Friday. Although Mr. Obama reserves the right to order a punitive military strike on his own without United Nations backing if Syria reneges, the officials said he understood that Russia, because of its veto power in the Security Council, would never allow a resolution that authorized such a use of force. France, which...
  • Hillary Clinton To Deliver Series Of Policy Speeches

    08/12/2013 3:48:04 PM PDT · by sunmars · 44 replies
    Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton announced Monday that she will deliver a series of policy-oriented speeches on the topics of transparency and national security and their impact on America's leadership abroad in the "next few months." Speaking at the American Bar Association's annual meeting in San Francisco, the potential 2016 presidential candidate kicked off the effort on the subject of voting rights, blasting state efforts such as that of Texas, Florida and North Carolina to restrict voting through stringent voter ID laws that passed "often under the cover of addressing the phantom epidemic of 'voter fraud.'" "Throughout our history...
  • Exclusive: Dozens of CIA operatives on the ground during Benghazi attack

    08/01/2013 2:16:11 PM PDT · by sunmars · 212 replies
    CNN has uncovered exclusive new information about what is allegedly happening at the CIA, in the wake of the deadly Benghazi terror attack. Four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, were killed in the assault by armed militants last September 11 in eastern Libya. Sources now tell CNN dozens of people working for the CIA were on the ground that night, and that the agency is going to great lengths to make sure whatever it was doing, remains a secret. CNN has learned the CIA is involved in what one source calls an unprecedented attempt to keep the spy agency's Benghazi...
  • Anthony Weiner, or ‘Carlos Danger,’ Accused of Having Even More Cybersex After Scandal

    07/23/2013 10:06:26 AM PDT · by sunmars · 75 replies
    It was bound to happen sooner or later: An anonymous woman has claimed to the Arizona-based gossip and nudies site The Dirty that she carried on an explicit online affair with mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner — after he was busted and forced to resign from Congress for the exact same thing. "She was lured by Anthony Weiner post scandal via Facebook," wrote the site's editor Nik Ritchie yesterday. "They had a relationship for 6 months and she believed they were in love ... The relationship consisted of Anthony Weiner and Anonymous sending sexually explicit pictures of each other and having...
  • President to tout success of Obamacare Thursday

    07/18/2013 3:17:50 AM PDT · by sunmars · 39 replies
    At the White House Thursday morning, President Obama will surround himself with middle-class families to tout the successes of the Affordable Care Act in bringing down health insurance premiums. In a conference call previewing the president's remarks, senior administration officials listed how much money has been returned to consumers under the legislation's medical loss ratio policy. The president will point to the effect of this policy as an example that the legislation is working, addressing an audience largely comprised of representatives from community groups helping enroll Americans in the new health insurance marketplaces. "For 2012, about 8.5 million people got...
  • Jimmy Carter: Jury got it right in Zimmerman case

    07/17/2013 5:49:51 AM PDT · by sunmars · 45 replies
    This should have a few heads exploding on the Left, and possibly the Right as well — but former President Jimmy Carter gets it correct in this interview with WXIA in Atlanta. Well, mostly right, anyway (via TPM):
  • Rolling Stone puts Boston Bomber on Front Cover.

    07/17/2013 5:38:35 AM PDT · by sunmars · 6 replies
    n the new issue of Rolling Stone, contributing editor Janet Reitman delivers a deeply reported account of the life and times of Boston bomber Jahar Tsarnaev. Reitman spent the last two months interviewing dozens of sources – childhood and high school friends, teachers, neighbors and law enforcement agents, many of whom spoke for the first time about the case – to deliver a riveting and heartbreaking account of how a charming kid with a bright future became a monster. Here are five revelations about Tsarnaev from our latest cover story, "Jahar's World": Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/five-revelations-from-rolling-stones-boston-bomber-cover-story-20130716#ixzz2ZJ1UtdeP Follow us: @rollingstone on Twitter...
  • Liz Cheney, daughter of Dick Cheney, says she will challenge Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., next year

    07/16/2013 2:09:56 PM PDT · by sunmars · 99 replies
    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Liz Cheney, daughter of Dick Cheney, says she will challenge Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., next year.
  • CBS News confirms multiple breaches of Sharyl Attkisson’s computer

    06/14/2013 7:58:50 AM PDT · by sunmars · 112 replies
    CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson revealed in May that her computer had been compromised. When asked about the situation, CBS News responded with a statement that it was conducting an investigation. That investigation has reached the following conclusions, according to CBS News spokeswoman Sonya McNair: “A cyber security firm hired by CBS News has determined through forensic analysis that Sharyl Attkisson’s computer was accessed by an unauthorized, external, unknown party on multiple occasions late in 2012. Evidence suggests this party performed all access remotely using Attkisson’s accounts. While no malicious code was found, forensic analysis revealed an intruder had executed...
  • Edward Snowden: the whistleblower behind revelations of NSA surveillance

    06/09/2013 11:41:17 AM PDT · by sunmars · 357 replies
    GUARDIAN ^ | Sunday 9 June 2013 14.27 EDT | Glenn Greenwald, Ewen MacAskill and Laura Poitras in Hong Kong
    The individual responsible for one of the most significant leaks in US political history is Edward Snowden, a 29-year-old former technical assistant for the CIA and current employee of the defence contractor Booz Allen Hamilton. Snowden has been working at the National Security Agency for the last four years as an employee of various outside contractors, including Booz Allen and Dell. The Guardian, after several days of interviews, is revealing his identity at his request. From the moment he decided to disclose numerous top-secret documents to the public, he was determined not to opt for the protection of anonymity. "I...
  • Disgrace : IOC recommends to cut wrestling from 2020 Olympics

    02/12/2013 3:46:25 AM PST · by sunmars · 36 replies
    Wrestling should be removed from the 2020 Olympic Games, the International Olympic Committee's Executive Board recommended on Tuesday as it looks to revamp the Games sports programme. Wrestling, contested in the first modern Olympics in 1896, will join a list of seven other candidate sports battling for one spot on the programme. It is very unlikely, however, that wrestling will get back in. The IOC session in Buenos Aires in September will still need to ratify the decision.
  • Sarah Palin Parts Ways With FOX News

    01/25/2013 2:18:18 PM PST · by sunmars · 64 replies
    After a three-year run as a paid contributor to the nation’s highest-rated cable news channel, Sarah Palin and FOX News have cut ties, according to a source close to the former Alaska governor. “It’s my understanding that Gov. Palin was offered a contract by FOX, and she decided not to renew the arrangement,” the source close to Palin told RCP. “She remains focused on broadening her message of common-sense conservatism across the country and will be expanding her voice in the national discussion.” The source declined to say whether Palin would pursue a television contract with another news network, such...
  • Rasmussen Final Virginia : Romney 50% Obama 48%

    11/05/2012 7:03:20 AM PST · by sunmars · 12 replies
    Ninety-three percent (93%) of the state’s voters say they have made up their minds how they will vote, and the race is 50%-50% among these voters. Romney has the support of 90% of Virginia Republicans and leads 58% to 37% among voters not affiliated with either of the major parties. The president has 93% backing from the state’s Democrats. Virginia voters trust Romney more when it comes to handling the economy by a 51% to 45% margin. The challenger leads the president by two points – 49% to 47% - in terms of voter trust when it comes to national...
  • An Unpredictable End to a Very Predictable Election- Scott Rasmussen

    11/02/2012 6:28:52 AM PDT · by sunmars · 63 replies
    Election 2012 has had few surprises. So it's somewhat surprising that heading into the final weekend of the election season, we are unable to confidently project who is likely to win the White House. All year long, the economy has been the number one issue of the campaign. That hasn't changed. While Mitt Romney has a slight advantage when it comes to handling the economy, neither candidate has really convinced voters that they know what the nation needs.
  • 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.
  • Breaking Rasmussen : Pennsylvania Senate: Casey (D) 46%, Smith (R) 45%

    10/26/2012 6:54:11 AM PDT · by sunmars · 51 replies
    The U.S. Senate race in Pennsylvania is now essentially a tie. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the Keystone State finds incumbent Democratic Senator Bob Casey, Jr. with 46% of the vote, while Republican Tom Smith attracts 45%. Nine percent (9%) are still undecided.
  • Election 2012: Minnesota: Obama 51%, Romney 46%

    10/23/2012 9:23:23 AM PDT · by sunmars · 85 replies
    President Obama earns just over 50% of the vote in Minnesota. A new telephone survey of Likely Minnesota Voters finds Barack Obama with 51% support to 46% for Mitt Romney. One percent (1%) prefers some other candidate, while another one percent (1%) is undecided.
  • Rasmussen Connecticut Senate: Murphy (D) 48%, McMahon (R) 47%

    10/23/2012 5:50:44 AM PDT · by sunmars · 16 replies
    Democratic Congressman Chris Murphy and Republican businesswoman Linda McMahon are in a near tie following their final debate in Connecticut’s testy U.S. Senate race. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Connecticut Voters shows Murphy with 48% support to McMahon’s 47%. Two percent (2%) like some other candidate, and three percent (3%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) This race now moves back from Leans Democrat to a Toss-Up
  • Obama Campaign Borrows $15M from Bank of America

    Obama For America took out a $15 million loan from Bank of America last month, according to the campaign’s October monthly FEC report. The loan was incurred on September 4 and is due November 14, eight days after the election. OFA received an interest rate of 2.5% plus the current Libor rate. Warren Buffett, Obama donor and namesake of the infamous “Buffett Rule,” invested $5 billion in Bank of America last year in an effort to help the ailing financial institution. Last month, two weeks after OFA took out the loan, Bank of America announced a plan that would lay...
  • Rasmussen Nevada Sen : Heller 50% Berkley 43%

    10/18/2012 5:57:58 AM PDT · by sunmars · 21 replies
    Incumbent Republican Dean Heller has opened a seven-point lead over Democratic Congresswoman Shelley Berkley in Nevada’s U.S. Senate race following their second debate and a visit by Bill Clinton to the state on Berkley's behalf. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Nevada Voters shows Heller earning 50% support to Berkley’s 43%. Four percent (4%) like some other candidate, and three percent (3%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) This race moves from a Toss-Up to Leans Republican in the Rasmussen Reports Senate Balance of Power rankings. The presidential race in Nevada is still a Toss-Up...
  • Rasmussen Florida Sen : Nelson 46% Mack 45%

    10/15/2012 5:56:46 AM PDT · by sunmars · 16 replies
    After several months in which Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson appeared to have a comfortable lead over Republican Connie Mack in Florida’s U.S. Senate race, the race is now virtually even. A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the Sunshine State finds Nelson earning 46% of the vote, while Mack picks up support from 45%. Five percent (5%) prefer some other candidate, and another five percent (5%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) A week ago, Nelson held a double-digit lead. It is highly unlikely that public opinion shifted 10 points within a week. That...
  • Rasmussen Florida : Romney 51% Obama 47%

    10/12/2012 7:50:20 AM PDT · by sunmars · 41 replies
    Mitt Romney has crossed the 50% mark for the first time to widen his lead to four points in Florida. Ninety-two percent (92%) of likely Florida voters say they have already made up their minds which candidate they will vote for. Romney leads 52% to 48% among these voters. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Florida Voters finds Romney with 51% support to President Obama’s 47%. Two percent (2%) remain undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) This is the widest gap between the candidates in surveys this year, but Florida remains a Toss-Up in the Rasmussen...
  • Times/Bay News 9/Herald exclusive Florida poll: Romney 51, Obama 44 (mason-dixon poll)

    10/11/2012 3:24:51 PM PDT · by sunmars · 81 replies
    Barack Obama’s lackluster debate performance last week has dramatically altered the presidential race in Florida, with Mitt Romney opening up a decisive 7 percentage point lead. Conducted this week found 51 percent of likely Florida voters supporting Romney, 44 percent backing Obama and 4 percent undecided. That’s a major shift from a month ago when the same poll showed Obama leading 48 percent to 47 percent — and a direct result of what Obama himself called a “bad night” at the first debate. The debate prompted 5 percent of previously undecided voters and 2 percent of Obama backers to move...
  • Breaking Rasmussen Connecticut : Obama 51% Romney 45%

    President Obama continues to lead Mitt Romney in Connecticut. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the state finds Obama with 51% support to 45% for Romney. One percent (1%) prefers some other candidate, and three percent (3%) are undecided.