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  • Andrew Gillum waffles on concession in Florida governor's race

    11/08/2018 10:45:07 AM PST · by jazusamo · 113 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 8, 2018 | James Varney
    Democratic legal teams kicked into action Thursday in Florida, demanding a recount they insist will ultimately declare Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson the winner and with defeated Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum hedging his concession. Mr. Nelson had already signaled his intention to fight the results, but Mr. Gillum’s surprise announcement further roils the electoral waters in the Sunshine State. Republican former Rep. Ron DeSantis, a strong ally of President Trump, beat Mr. Gillum, the left-wing mayor of Tallahassee, in the unofficial results and Mr. Gillum conceded shortly before midnight last Tuesday. But in a brief statement Thursday, he appeared to...
  • Where should I-66 outside the Beltway toll money go?

    01/02/2018 7:01:01 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    WTOP ^ | January 1, 2018 | Max Smith
    WASHINGTON — With construction on new toll lanes ramping up this year on Interstate 66 between Gainesville and the Beltway, Virginia’s Commonwealth Transportation Board is due to approve a number of projects next week that will be paid for by the toll lane operators. After a public hearing Thursday, the board is due to vote Jan. 10 on how to spend $496 million of a $579 million payment that Express Mobility Partners gave the state as part of the construction agreement. An additional $79 million is due to go toward oversight of the project, including public outreach, and there is...
  • Donald Trump Jr. tweets photos of the President taking Hillary's concession phone call

    11/08/2017 8:35:47 PM PST · by doug from upland · 37 replies
    Trump Jr tweet ^ | 11-8-17 | DJT Jr
    I thought adding a POLIMERICK to it might be nice. :)
  • Trump Team Plans to Post Video of Hillary’s Concession Call

    05/09/2017 3:55:27 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 41 replies
    GP ^ | 05/09/17 | Cristina Laila
    POTUS Trump’s director of social media, Dan Scavino said on Tuesday that he will release Hillary Clinton’s concession call that was made after her defeat in the 2016 presidential election.Dan Scavino tweeted out a screenshot of Kellyanne Conway’s phone, which shows a phone call that was made by Huma Abedin at 2:30 in the morning on Nov. 9. In the caption of the tweet, Scavino said, ‘I have on video & will share that in the near future.’KellyAnne Conway responded to Scavino’s tweet saying, ‘Hey @DanScavino, has EVERYONE accepted the election results yet?’
  • Democrats Hillary and Al Gore Lied about Conceding

    11/28/2016 7:11:42 AM PST · by CptnObvious · 20 replies
    Vanity | 11/28/2016 | Self
    Democrats Hillary and Al Gore Lied about Conceding and the Mainstream Press is OK with that. Are we?
  • Obama urged Clinton to concede on election night

    11/25/2016 3:10:20 PM PST · by fhayek · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/25/16 | AMIE PARNES
    Obama’s call left a sour taste in the mouths of some Clinton allies who believe she should have waited longer, and there’s now a fight playing out between the Obama and Clinton camps over whether to support an effort to force the Rust Belt states to recount their votes.
  • Wendy Williams Rips Hillary for not giving a concession speech!

    11/09/2016 7:08:44 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 49 replies
    Wendy Williams Show ^ | 11/9/16 | Wendy Williams
    Stunning....I just saw, waiting to hear Hitlery's concession speech (hasn't started yet), the Wendy Williams show beginning. She started with the election results. Wendy is a big time Hitlery fan. She had a brief congrats to Trump, not nasty at all. THEN she went into a brief diatribe AGAINST Hitlery for NOT SPEAKING TO HER PEOPLE. Wendy congratulated Clinton for the race, but then said something like, "You should have come out and said something. You don't go home and go to bed or cry in a closet until AFTER you have spoken to your troops!" Probably the only time...
  • Teary Hillary Clinton on US election defeat: 'This is painful and will be for a long time'

    11/09/2016 10:27:02 AM PST · by Zakeet · 92 replies
    (UK) Express ^ | November 9, 2016 | Rehema Figueiredo
    The Democratic candidate said she hoped Donald Trump would make a good President despite the "painful" loss. Her voice cracking, she said: "I know how disappointed you feel because I feel it too. This is painful and it will be for a long time." Speaking today in New York, she said: "Last night I congratulated Donald Trump and offered to work with him on behalf of our country. I hope that he will be a successful President on behalf of all Americans. I am sorry we did not win this election for the values we share and the vision we...
  • Hillary Clinton had concession speech ready ... but she was too upset to give it

    11/09/2016 7:53:48 AM PST · by Zakeet · 111 replies
    Evening Standard ^ | November 9, 2016 | David Gardner
    And when the moment came early today to admit that her lifelong dream of becoming America’s first woman president had been dashed, she simply couldn’t face the world. The devastated Democratic candidate remained locked in her New York hotel room as it became clear that her glass ceiling had come crashing down around her. And she was left ruing what could have been while Donald Trump was celebrating his unlikely election day triumph on stage at another hotel just two miles across Manhattan.

    11/09/2016 7:48:23 AM PST · by Pilgrim's Progress · 53 replies
    New York City | PilgrimsProgress
    Hillary will give the speech she should have given last night but probably was so drunk she couldn't find the front door of her room . . . so she sent John Podesta out to get some pizza and to tell her fans to go home.
  • BREAKING: Hillary Conceded

    11/08/2016 11:38:02 PM PST · by dragnet2 · 76 replies ^ | 11/8/2016 | CNN
    This is direct from a CNN News LIVE Network broadcast.
  • Cruz, ending GOP bid, says 'we left it all on the field'

    05/04/2016 5:45:38 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 208 replies
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, abruptly suspending his Republican presidential campaign Tuesday night after another crushing primary defeat to Donald Trump, assured emotional supporters in Indiana that they helped grow an “extraordinary” movement – declaring his team “left it all on the field” in their final push. ADVERTISEMENT "It appears that path [to victory] has been foreclosed," Cruz told supporters in Indianapolis. "Together, we left it all on the field of Indiana. We gave it everything we've got, but the voters chose another path, and so with a heavy heart but with boundless optimism for the long-term future of our nation,...
  • Backlash grows over Obama’s Iran concession

    04/20/2016 2:49:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 20, 2016 at 9:00 AM | Jennifer Rubin
    The Obama administration’s hint that it was considering allowing Iran to access directly or indirectly U.S. dollars drew furious, negative reaction from both sides of the aisle. On Monday, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) denounced the effort and called for the administration to reaffirm definitively its explicit promise that barriers to Iran’s accessing dollars would remain in place. “Our concern is that there are at least four workarounds to provide Iran with access to the dollar, including dollar-denominated transactions, dollar-clearing, dollar-based conversions, and dollar-related foreign currency transactions,” he said. “Here’s the bottom line: The administration should definitively rule out any potential...
  • ‘We Have Some Very Serious Challenges to Make’: Allen West Campaign Lawyer Says

    11/10/2012 8:19:21 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 43 replies
    the blaze ^ | 11-10-2012 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    A lawyer for Florida Republican Rep. Allen West’s re-election campaign said Saturday there is “absolutely no chance” of conceding the race despite Democratic challenger Patrick Murphy holding the lead by 2,429 votes. A complete but unofficial vote tally released Saturday put Murphy ahead with 166,799 votes to West’s 164,370 — giving him a 0.7 percent advantage, above the 0.5 percent threshold to trigger an automatic recount, the Palm Beach Post reported. But Jeffrey Scott Shapiro, a volunteer lawyer for the West campaign, told TheBlaze there are significant concerns, particularly in St. Lucie County. St. Lucie is the only one of...
  • Obama: I Have A Concession Speech Ready

    11/06/2012 4:49:49 PM PST · by library user · 29 replies
    CBS ^ | 11-6-12 | Staff
    **snip** Obama said late Tuesday in an interview with Denver television station KDVR that he had prepared both a victory speech and a concession speech for election night. “You always have two speeches prepared because you can’t take anything for granted,” Obama said. Romney on Tuesday told reporters he has only prepared a victory speech. **snip**
  • This is a concession speech.

    11/05/2012 9:24:01 PM PST · by HannibalHamlinJr · 94 replies
    CSpan / Obama Final Speech ^ | Nov 5, 2012 | Michelle O
    Video. All I can say is - this is a concession speech. Seriously - I'm not being political about this. The is a goodbye talk by Michele introducing her husband (10 minutes.) Listen to her verbs. Look at her face. All of the references to the future can be translated into "we lost the election, but our job is not over, it's now in your hands."
  • President Barack Obama's Concession Speech, Nov. 6, 2012

    11/03/2012 6:07:15 PM PDT · by garjog · 32 replies
    Imaginary White House ^ | November 6, 2012 | Barck Obama
    President Barack Obama's Concession Speech. White House. November, 6, 2012. My fellow Americans. Change is part of life. Four years ago I said that “we are the change we are waiting for.” Tonight the American people have decided that they want more change and we respect their choice. I can’t say that news of this change doesn’t hurt, but we can look with satisfaction on some of our promising proposals that were perhaps so bold that the nation wasn’t ready for them quite yet. I want to thank all of my supporters for the tireless efforts that they have devoted...
  • Report: Israel concession on Palestinian funds forced by German submarine deal

    12/04/2011 11:01:33 AM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Deutsche Presse-Agentur ^ | 12/4/11 | Staff
    Israel's decision to release frozen public funds to the Palestinians last week came after Germany insisted it did so as a condition for the completion of the sale of a submarine, a German newspaper reported Sunday. The Welt am Sonntag quoted sources as saying Germany had told Israel it could not go ahead with the purchase of the submarine unless it made political concessions. According to the report, aides of German chancellor Angela Merkel had confidentially informed leaders of opposition parties in parliament that Israel made a concession before Berlin approved the sale on Wednesday.
  • Israelis Think No Concession Will Ever Satisfy the West

    12/21/2010 9:35:49 AM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 12/21/10 | Evelyn Gordon
    A newly released WikiLeaks cable quotes Ron Dermer, a top adviser to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, telling a U.S. diplomat of Israelis’ frustration with the peace process. Surprisingly, however, Dermer didn’t focus primarily on Palestinian behavior. Rather, he charged, “the Israeli public is skeptical regarding the benefits of returning to negotiations” because “all the GOI [government of Israel] has received in return for its efforts [to date] was a ‘slap-down from the international community.’”
  • Why Palin didn't get a concession speech [Schmidt silenced Palin, cites "tradition"]

    04/26/2009 11:37:51 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 19 replies · 1,719+ views
    Politico ^ | 2009-04-26 | Ben Smith
    A handful of readers took note of this passage in my story on Steve Schmidt's and David Plouffe's appearance in Delaware last week: [Schmidt] explained his decision to deny Palin an election night speech as a nod to the fact that the concession is a “singular moment” in American public life. “It begins the process by which power is transferred peacefully,” he said. Asked blogger DougJ: "Is Schmidt implying that Palin would have given an incendiary speech that would have, in some small way, disrupted the peaceful transfer of power?" I hadn't really heard it that way, but it seemed...