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  • (Vanity) New Poll in Wisconsin shows Trump ahead by many points and the lead is growing! (

    04/03/2016 8:31:57 PM PDT · by cba123 · 193 replies
    OK let me try this again. I tried to post this once, but the thread was pulled, apparently I improperly credited the story. Here it is again: You will find this story referenced at the link above. The link above is just a website. However it (apparently) links within that website, to coverage on Fox 2 of a poll from this weekend of a poll, in Wisconsin, which shows the following percentages: (this is from the linked videoclip, not the story itself) Trump 41% Cruz 32% Kasich 19% Please note, there is included at the link (included in the story)...
  • Brussels attacks: Molenbeek's gangster jihadists (nothing to do with Islam)

    03/27/2016 10:44:46 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 13 replies
    BBC ^ | 3/24/2016 | BBC
    In the poor inner-city areas of Brussels, deprivation, petty crime and radicalisation appear to have gone hand in hand. The BBC's Secunder Kermani has been finding out how drinking, smoking cannabis and fighting - combined with resentment towards white Belgian society for its perceived discrimination against Arabs - prepared some young men for a role as fighters in Syria, and terrorists in Europe.
  • The Wheels Are (Finally) Coming Off the Trump Campaign

    11/13/2015 9:04:22 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 287 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | 11/13 | Rob Garver
    It took longer than almost anybody expected, but on Thursday night, it looked as though the wheels were finally starting to come off Donald Trump’s run for the presidency. It’s too early to write his political obituary just yet – he’s shown remarkable resilience in the face of ridicule and disdain – but even Trump will have trouble recovering from a day in which he repeatedly compared his chief rival to a “child molester” and invited attendees at a campaign event to bring a knife up on stage and try to stab him. Trump has been aggressively attacking retired neurosurgeon...
  • Trump Gets More Serious on the Stump

    10/12/2015 1:58:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Rush ^ | October 12, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: You know the No Labels group? The No Labels group is basically a bunch of Republican liberals. They are Republicans who don't like conservatives, and they don't want to be associated with conservatism. They want to be seen as intellectually elite, scholarly, superior, and they love being thought of as moderates. You know why? 'Cause moderates, independents, that's another thing that's happened in our political culture. Those people have acquired the reputation of open-minded, which is intelligent. Like those of us who are wedded to our causes 'cause we really believe -- we're small-minded, closed-minded, we're not open to...
  • Donald Trump No Labels Problem Solver Convention Full Speech

    10/12/2015 12:17:12 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 15 replies
    You tube ^ | 10-12-2015 | Les Grossman NEW OFFICIAL CHANNEL
    donald trump spoke at the no labels problem solver convention where trump gave a short speech then did a question and answer with the attendees. trump answered questions from the economy to student debt to womens pay. trump got some loud cheers but also some boos when donald trump went to the no labels problem solver convention in manchester new hampshire. In an appearance at the No Labels Problem
  • VIDEO: Donald Trump Appearance at No Labels Convention in NH

    10/12/2015 10:59:34 AM PDT · by JoeSeales · 59 replies
    Donald Trump ^ | 10-12-15 | Donald Trump
    Pretty good stuff right here. October 12, 2015: GOP Presidential candidate and front-runner Donald Trump was in Manchester, NH today along with several other speakers for the No Labels Problem Solver Convention. He spoke and took questions from the audience.
  • Donald Trump Defends Tea Party to Left Leaning Crowd: I Love the Tea Party

    10/12/2015 9:43:35 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/12/2015 | Alex Swoyer
    GOP frontrunner Donald Trump took up for the Tea Party to a Left-leaning crowd at the No Labels Convention in New Hampshire Monday morning.I love the Tea Party, Trump responded when an audience member asked about his thoughts on the Tea Party and the House Freedom Caucus, as well as the possibility of a government shutdown over defunding Planned Parenthood.These are people in all fairness, these are people that love this country. They do love this country and they want the country to be great, Trump defended. They dont want Planned Parenthood funded I understand that.The crowd booed, but Trump...
  • Trump: Aerosmith dispute worked out

    10/12/2015 12:33:00 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/12/15 | Alexander Bolton
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump says he has worked out a settlement with Aerosmith over his use of the groups hit Dream On at campaign events. Thats all worked out, he told reporters on Monday at the Problem Solver Convention sponsored by No Labels and The Hill before walking to the stage while the power ballad, his campaign theme, played.
  • Aerosmith Frontman Asks Trump Campaign to Stop Using Song

    10/11/2015 7:02:05 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 134 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | Oct 11, 2015
    Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler is asking Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to stop using the power ballad "Dream On" at campaign events. Attorneys for Tyler sent a second cease-and-desist letter to Trump's campaign committee on Saturday.
  • Virginia victory gives tea party 'caffeine jolt' for coming elections

    06/14/2014 4:03:00 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 16 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 13, 2014 | Lisa Mascaro
    As soon as a little-known conservative toppled House Majority Leader Eric Cantor on Tuesday night, tea party enthusiasts turned their sights to the next big election-year targets: Mississippi and Kansas. The two states are next up on the GOP's primary calendar as Washington insiders, particularly 76-year-old Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi, are fighting hard-right upstarts in an environment in which outsiders have suddenly gained currency. New ads went on the air in Mississippi two days after Cantor's defeat, hammering Cochran as a veteran lawmaker who deserves respect but not another term in office. In Kansas, Milton Wolf, who is...
  • I Want Everybody To Look At This Week's 'NEWSWEEK':

    10/02/2012 12:25:24 PM PDT · by Vinylly · 23 replies
    I was at the check-out counter at our local grocery store and I was shocked at what I saw on the cover of 'NEWSWEEK': It had a picture of Obama with a caption reading 'Obama, the Democrats Reagan'. What???, this is an outrage!!!! What an insult to America and the name of Ronald Reagan!!! These two people are 180 degrees apart. Ronald Reagan was pro-business, pro-freedom, pro-democracy, and pro-America. Obama is anti-business, pro-socialist, anti-America, with Government controling our lives. Newsweek in absolutely clueless. Their caption should have read: 'Obama, the d'RAT's Carter' If Newsweek was truthful and honest, their caption...
  • Chicago Editorial Writer Suggests Obama Step Down After First Term [Run Hillary, Run!]

    09/19/2011 8:25:34 AM PDT · by SvenMagnussen · 62 replies ^ | Sept. 19, 2011 | staff
    President Obama's hometown newspaper has some startling advice for the commander-in-chief -- quit while you're behind. Citing the president's record-low approval ratings and unease in the Democratic base, a Chicago Tribune editorial writer recommended over the weekend that Obama need not feel obligated to run for a second term. Steve Chapman said that with Obama facing the prospect of a double-dip recession and, if he wins reelection, a gridlocked second term, it might be better to call it a presidency and let someone else -- maybe Hillary Clinton -- carry the Democratic mantle in the 2012 election.
  • Impeach & Remove Obama

    02/27/2010 12:53:46 PM PST · by STD · 103 replies · 2,633+ views
    2/27/10 | STD
    Dear Congress, Based upon the behavior and the circumstances of Barack Obama's election, it has become increasingly obvious that Barack Obama has loyalties and allegiences to foreign powers and foreign ideologies. Based upon both dishonest public statements and a failure of Obama to produce authentic documentation of his elgibility to hold public office, I pray for relief from this executive branch led by an avowed marxist.
  • The Office of the President-Elect:

    Someone earlier posted a link to a group called "" that was very agenda driven, and censored conservative commentary. This one claims to be Obama's own sponsored site. I registered; reviewed; voted, and posted comments on many of the topics. While much of it is Left-wing, there are topics that conservatives hold dear (eg: 2nd amendment, the homosexual agenda; Healthcare proposals,etc). You may also post your own suggestion for the president-elect to consider (NO, not THAT kind!), but keep it serious, and maybe some good can come out of it. Some of the wacko ideas certainly need to be voted...
  • Huckabee Says He'd Consider VP Offer

    08/19/2008 5:40:49 PM PDT · by Plutarch · 78 replies · 727+ views
    Mike Huckabee on Tuesday said he has not been approached by John McCain about being the U.S. presidential candidate's running mate. But he'd certainly consider theoffer. Huckabee said he didn't think anyone who has run for the U.S. presidency would turn down a chance to be vice president. The former Arkansas governor dropped out of the presidential race last March after McCain clinched the Republicannomination.Speaking to reporters in Jerusalem, Huckabee said he has received "no indication" that McCain is considering him as a running mate. But if asked, Huckabee said it would be hard toresist. "I don't think anybody that...
  • Barrack not Us citizen ! Is this Hillary's plan?

    07/23/2008 10:42:08 PM PDT · by rfmad · 40 replies · 189+ views
    07/24/2008 | rfmad
    Guys we have to make this an issue. This guy is not a citizen according to some pretty good investigating. Check out these links about his fake Birth certificate. Maybe this is Hillary's ace in the Hole!
  • Obama emerges as a liberal Reagan who can reunite America

    01/05/2008 6:45:59 PM PST · by PotatoHeadMick · 104 replies · 266+ views
    The Times (London) ^ | January 6, 2008 | Andrew Sullivan
    The historical analogies for the phenomenon that is Barack Obama have already stretched credibility. For a while pundits likened him to the effete loser Adlai Stevenson, the Democratic partys 1950s version of Labours Hugh Gaitskell, the greatest prime minister we never had. But Obama doesnt seem like such an airhead after his gritty, crushing defeat of Hillary Clinton in Iowa. I long thought hed win; but I never thought it would be by eight points, or that hed push Clinton into third place. So now the favourite analogy is JFK: the young, hopeful rhetorician urging a New Frontier after two...
  • Priest's resigning angers residents

    11/10/2007 9:00:42 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 10 replies · 39+ views
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | November 10, 2007 | Sumathi Reddy
    Much has changed in the once-blue-collar neighborhood of Locust Point in South Baltimore. Factories have made way for pricey developments, watering holes have been displaced by upscale eateries. But the edifice on Fort Avenue, Our Lady of Good Counsel, has stood unaltered, long a pillar for the area's Catholics. Down the street is the Episcopal Church of the Redemption. A few blocks away is the Christ United Church of Christ, better known as the German Lutheran church. For more than 100 years, congregants from these three churches have gone to one another's dinners and carnivals, attended funerals and weddings together,...
  • Peter Schrag: Educate them, then deport them: This is nuts

    10/24/2007 8:09:24 AM PDT · by SmithL · 51 replies · 81+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 10/24/7 | Peter Schrag
    A bipartisan group in Congress has been struggling for years to pass the federal Dream Act, which would allow an estimated 360,000 young illegal immigrants who are recent graduates of U.S. high schools many are now in college to get on the track toward legal residency. An estimated 45,000 live in California. The act is scheduled for a cloture vote in the Senate today. If it gets the required 60 votes hardly a sure thing it would head off the filibuster threat that conservatives have used to block it before. The act covers students brought here...
  • Gingrich: 2008 race should avoid private lives of candidates

    03/21/2007 5:46:01 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 73 replies · 1,041+ views
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who is considering whether to run for president, said on Tuesday the personal lives of White House hopefuls shouldn't become an issue in the 2008 campaign.Earlier this month Gingrich went on Focus on the Family founder James Dobson's radio program to confess and seek forgiveness for his own extramarital affair committed while he pursued President Clinton's impeachment in the Monica Lewinsky scandal.The former Georgia congressman said he's received a positive response from colleagues and others."Most Americans are very positive and very receptive," Gingrich said before a speech at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. "Overall, it's been...
  • Some in party believe he (Giuliani) can win in California

    02/11/2007 10:27:49 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 335 replies · 4,005+ views
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | Feb. 11, 2007 | John Marelius
    Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, still basking in his can-do post-Sept. 11 image, got a rousing welcome yesterday from Republican activists searching for a presidential candidate who can win in California. No Republican presidential candidate has carried California since the elder George Bush did in 1988, and no one has even run a competitive race in the increasingly Democratic-leaning state since then. Republicans are hopeful they have prospects in the large 2008 field who can reverse the trend by combining liberal and conservative stands that has proven so successful for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. The popularity of the governor shows...
  • Target Iran - Air Strike Options

    12/24/2006 10:06:55 AM PST · by maquiladora · 72 replies · 2,097+ views
    One potential military option that would be available to the United States includes the use of air strikes on Iranian weapons of mass destruction and missile facilities. In all, there are perhaps two dozen suspected nuclear facilities in Iran. The 1000-megawatt nuclear plant Bushehr would likely be the target of such strikes. According to the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center, the spent fuel from this facility would be capable of producing 50 to 75 bombs. Also, the suspected nuclear facilities at Natanz and Arak will likely be targets of an air attack. American air strikes on Iran would vastly exceed the...
  • Plame Leak(s) [by Jason "Merry Fitzmas" Leopold]

    09/04/2006 12:25:58 PM PDT · by Doctor Raoul · 32 replies · 1,583+ views ^ | Monday, 4 September 2006, 11:38 am | Jason Leopold
    Jason Leopold: Plame Leak(s) Monday, 4 September 2006, 11:38 amOpinion: Jason Leopold Plame Leak(s) By Jason Leopoldt r u t h o u t | Report From: Friday 01 September 2006 Richard Armitage, the former deputy Secretary of State, may be syndicated columnist Robert Novak's primary source who told him on July 8, 2003, that Ambassador Joseph Wilson's wife, Valerie Plame, worked for the CIA. But that doesn't change the fact that Karl Rove told former Time magazine reporter Matthew Cooper the same thing three days later - and then subsequently failed to tell federal investigators about it for...
  • Rudy "Seriously Considering" Pres. Run

    07/13/2006 1:52:29 PM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 136 replies · 1,128+ views
    1010 WINS ^ | July 13, 2006 | Unattributed
    BALTIMORE (1010 WINS) -- Former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani says he's, "seriously considering" a run for president in 2008. But he says, as he has before, that he's focused on the 2006 midterm elections. Giuliani was in Baltimore yesterday at a fund-raiser for Maryland Governor Robert Ehrlich's re-election bid. In Maryland, where Democrats outnumber Republicans by a 2-to-1 ratio, Ehrlich is running what appears to be a tight race against Democrat Martin O'Malley, the popular mayor of Baltimore. Giuliani said he would continue to travel the country to gauge the breadth of his support and his ability to raise...
  • Microsoft Sets Its Sights on Artificial Intelligence

    06/20/2006 10:51:58 AM PDT · by AntiGuv · 30 replies · 919+ views
    IDG News Service ^ | June 20, 2006 | James Niccolai
    Microsoft released the preview version of a software toolkit for building robot applications today, pledging to ignite the robot market in the same way it did the PC market some 20 years ago. The software maker sees robotics as being on the verge of a rapid take-off, fuelled by the availability of cheap, high-performance hardware components. But the market is being held back by a need for better tools and a common software platform that will let applications be reused on different types of robots, according to Microsoft. Enter its Robotics Studio, a package of tools and runtime software that...
  • Giuliani tops poll of most popular US politicians

    03/07/2006 8:37:53 AM PST · by mathprof · 119 replies · 1,549+ views
    Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani is the most popular politician in the United States, according to a national poll this week testing support for potential candidates in the 2008 presidential race. The survey of some 1,900 voters by the Quinnipiac Polling Institute asked respondents to rate several nationally known politicians on a scale from 0 to 100, with higher numbers reflecting higher regard. Giuliani topped the list, with an average score of 63.5 percent, followed by Democratic Senator Barack Obama, seen as one of his party's rising stars. Obama scored 59.9. In third place was maverick veteran Republican...
  • Puerto Rico Democracy Act of 2006

    03/03/2006 2:46:29 PM PST · by cll · 29 replies · 634+ views
    U.S. House of Representatives ^ | 3/02/2006 | Luis Fortuo (R-PR)
    109TH CONGRESS 2D SESSION H. R. To provide for a federally sanctioned self-determination process for the people of Puerto Rico. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Mr. Fortuo introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on .......................... A BILL To provide for a federally sanctioned self-determination process for the people of Puerto Rico. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS. (a) SHORT TITLE.This Act may be cited as the Puerto Rico Democracy Act of 2006. (b) TABLE OF CONTENTS.The...
  • Freep a South Florida poll (Hi, Mom!)

    02/19/2006 7:17:39 PM PST · by dynachrome · 62 replies · 905+ views
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | 2-19-06 | sun-sentinel
    A White House task force wants voters in Puerto Rico to decide whether the island stays an American possession, joins the U.S. as the 51st state or becomes an independent nation. Which choice is best? 51st state. Independence. Remaining an American possession.
  • For Possible '08 Run, McCain Is Courting Bush Loyalists

    02/12/2006 11:22:18 AM PST · by mdittmar · 142 replies · 1,679+ views
    Washington Post ^ | February 12, 2006 | Dan Balz
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), a man in perpetual motion, flew to South Carolina on Jan. 16. His stops included a tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. and speeches to local Republican groups. But one of his most important events was not on the public schedule -- a 5 p.m. meeting at a Spartanburg hotel with loyalists to President Bush. A dozen or so people were in attendance. At least two were among Bush's major national fundraisers. Virtually all had been on Bush's side in the bitter 2000 South Carolina primary that badly damaged McCain's chances of winning the presidential nomination...
  • Puerto Ricos status lies in the hands of Congress

    02/01/2006 5:48:44 AM PST · by cll · 208 replies · 2,814+ views
    The Hill ^ | 2/01/2006 | Oxford Analytica
    The status question, after years on the back burner, will dominate Puerto Rican politics this year. The event that signaled the launch of intense campaigning on the issue by all three of the islands political parties was the publication in Washington last month of a report commissioned by President Bush. The report, compiled by an interagency task force, recommended that there should be a federal plebiscite this year on whether Puerto Rico wants to maintain its current status as a territory or commonwealth (estado libre asociado, ELA) of the United States or choose a nonterritorial alternative. In the latter case,...
  • ABC chief: Content still king, iPod or no

    01/23/2006 7:18:24 PM PST · by Panerai · 5 replies · 316+ views
    Cnet ^ | 01/23/2006
    ABC might have been the first of the Big Four networks to embrace the uncharted waters of download-on-demand TV, but the network says it's treading cautiously when it comes to aligning with new-media platforms and partners. The licensing pact with Apple Computer's iTunes that helped accelerate the marketplace for download-on-demand and portable video players was a perfect fit for ABC and its Walt Disney Co. parent because the iPod device "is the best cutting-edge technology there is" and "a great consumer experience," ABC Entertainment President Stephen McPherson said during the network's portion of the Television Critics Association winter press tour...
  • Pitssburgh Early favorites in Super Bowl XL

    01/22/2006 7:05:17 PM PST · by Perdogg · 73 replies · 766+ views
    01/22/06 | Perdogg
    Super Bowl XL February 5, 2006 Game Time: 6:38pm EST ABC-TV Ford Field, Detroit Seattle Seahawks (15-3) (NFC) (+160) Vs Pittsburgh Steelers (14-5) (AFC) -3.5 (-180) O/U 47 Last meeting , November 2nd, 2003 Seattle Over Pittsburgh 23-16
  • State Democratic chairman sees Montana as player in '08

    01/15/2006 7:59:36 PM PST · by BigSkyFreeper · 19 replies · 702+ views
    Billings Gazette ^ | January 15, 2006 | Ginny Merriam
    MISSOULA - The national popularity of Gov. Brian Schweitzer and the upsurge of Democrats in office in Montana may give the state a serious political role in the next presidential election, Montana Democratic Party Chairman Dennis McDonald said Thursday in Missoula. "The whole country is watching what's going on here in Montana," he told an audience brought together by the Missoula Organization of Realtors. "We've become a blue state." People watched with "fascination and wonderment" as Democrats won back the governor's office - for the first time since 1988 - and control of the state Senate last fall. "Brian's obviously...
  • The decline of the US economy (Book Review of Three Billion New Capitalists)

    01/07/2006 10:34:56 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 198 replies · 2,319+ views
    Asia Times ^ | Dmitry Shlapentokh
    This is a first-class book with a sober and penetrating analysis of global arrangements and the US role in them. The author is well informed, with quite critical views of the future of the US. The source of the problems is not that the US has lost its democratic innocence and plunged recklessly into the Iraq war, as bemoaned in recent books and articles by Zbigniew Brzezinski, former president Jimmy Carter's national security adviser. Neither is it that the US retained its capitalist predatory nature and engaged in war and exploitation of the rest of the globe, including polluting the...
  • Trent Lott Eyes Senate Leadership?

    12/27/2005 4:00:56 PM PST · by wagglebee · 42 replies · 1,117+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 12/27/05 | NewsMax
    Former House Majority Leader Trent Lott is mulling over two widely divergent options: Retiring from Congress or running again in 2006 and trying to regain a top GOP leadership post. His decision could determine whether Republicans retain control of the Senate next year, according to nationally syndicated columnist Robert Novak. GOP officials in Mississippi believe Lott will probably retire, and they fear that would leave the door open for former State Attorney General Mike Moore, a Democrat, to win his Senate seat, Novak reports. But Lott has dropped hints that he might not only seek a fourth term, but...
  • House Poised to Approve Tough Border Security Measure

    12/13/2005 5:15:43 PM PST · by nj26 · 49 replies · 926+ views
    NY Times ^ | 12/13/05 | RACHEL L. SWARNS
    House Republicans are poised this week to pass one of the toughest border security proposals in more than a decade, cracking down on illegal immigrants and their employers and rejecting President Bush's call for a comprehensive bill that would let millions of undocumented immigrants work legally in the United States. The measure would, for the first time, make it a federal crime to live in the United States illegally, transforming millions of immigrants in this country into felons ineligible for converting to any legal status in the United States. Currently, living in this country without a visa, work permit, green...
  • Former President's Son May Run for Senate

    11/30/2005 11:17:40 PM PST · by Saint Reagan · 12 replies · 665+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 30 November 2005 | KATHLEEN HENNESSEY
    LAS VEGAS - The son of former President Jimmy Carter has launched a Web site soliciting donations for a possible run for U.S. Senate. Jack Carter, 58, called the site part of his "listening tour" designed to gauge support for a potential bid to challenge Sen. John Ensign (news, bio, voting record), R-Nev. "One of the things you listen for is how are people going to contribute," he said Tuesday. It would be the Las Vegas investment consultant's first personal foray in politics. He previously campaigned for his father. Carter said he will not officially announce his decision until after...
  • Voter Anger Might Mean An Electoral Shift in '06

    11/05/2005 11:04:43 PM PST · by SmithL · 80 replies · 1,835+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 11/6/5 | Dan Balz, Shailagh Murray and Peter Slevin
    One year before the 2006 midterm elections, Republicans are facing the most adverse political conditions of the 11 years since they vaulted to power in Congress in 1994. Powerful currents of voter unrest -- including unhappiness over the war in Iraq and dissatisfaction with the leadership of President Bush -- have undermined confidence in government and are stirring fears among GOP candidates of a backlash. Interviews with voters, politicians and strategists in four battleground states, supplemented by a new Washington Post-ABC News poll, found significant discontent with the performance of both political parties. Frustration has not reached the level that...
  • Public has had it with both parties (Battleground poll)

    10/28/2005 3:53:51 PM PDT · by ovrtaxt · 216 replies · 3,411+ views
    Worldnetdaily ^ | October 28, 2005 | WND
    Public has had it with both parties Battleground poll reveals Americans disillusioned with government Posted: October 28, 20051:00 a.m. Eastern A just-released political survey by George Washington University contains bad news for Democrats and Republicans because it lays bare a public seemingly disenfranchised with both major parties. The Battleground poll unique for its inclusion of top Democrat and Republican pollsters shows a definite slide in support for President Bush and the GOP. But the survey contains little good news for Democrats as a viable alternative. The poll found just 44 percent of the public is satisfied with...
  • I was wrong; so please join me in supporting Harriet Miers.

    10/09/2005 3:28:25 PM PDT · by Pukin Dog · 1,145 replies · 20,658+ views
    I decided to end my self-imposed exile from posting due to information that I received this past weekend from a little birdie in Washington, which I subsequently had confirmed by another insider if you can call him that. You know I wont tell, so dont bother asking me for names, links, or further information. I trust these individuals, and have received accurate information from them before and shared it here on Free Republic. Of course, all are free to either accept or reject what I am about to share, but if you know anything about the Dog, I dont change...
  • To Launch Premium Service Next Monday: Will Fans Pay for Famed Columnists?

    09/14/2005 5:13:02 AM PDT · by ovrtaxt · 60 replies · 1,019+ views
    Editor and Publisher ^ | September 13, 2005 | By Jay DeFoore
    Come Monday, Sept. 19, fans of New York Times columnists Maureen Dowd, Paul Krugman, and David Brooks will have to break out their credit cards. Sept. 19 is the launch date of TimesSelect, a new subscription service designed to diversify the newspaper's revenue stream beyond traditional Web site advertising. The popular Op-Ed columnists are the main selling point behind the $49.95 a year subscription. (The service will be free for the paper's home delivery subscribers). The paper's news, features, editorials, and analysis will remain free, as will interactive graphics, multimedia, and video. TimesSelect subscribers will also have the ability to...
  • A taxing idea (Imagine a world where Wal-Mart replaces the irs)

    08/28/2005 5:21:54 PM PDT · by Coleus · 189 replies · 2,090+ views
    North Jersey Newspapers ^ | 04.24.05 | Joan Verdon
    A taxing idea Tom Wright envisions a world with no IRS, where Wal-Mart, Target, Macy's and the rest of the nation's shopkeepers are the federal tax collectors. And he says close to 600,000 Americans agree with him, including political leaders with the clout to make it happen.Wright is the executive director of Americans for Fair Taxation (, a group backing legislation to replace all federal income, payroll and corporate taxes with a 30 percent national sales tax on all new goods and services. Supporters say the tax would free Americans from mountains of paperwork, eliminate loopholes and tax fraud, encourage...
  • If Roe Goes Down, So Does GOP (Pass it to the left when through taking hit)

    07/21/2005 8:52:01 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 234 replies · 3,836+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | July 21, 2005 | By Froma Harrop
    The Republicans' ideal Supreme Court nominee is someone who might overturn Roe v. Wade, but won't. That makes President Bush's choice of John G. Roberts pure genius. If defenders of abortion rights condemn the pick, so much the better. Social conservatives will think they won. And when a court ruling later proves they haven't, Republican leaders can comfort them. So far, all is according to plan. Roe v. Wade is the 1973 Supreme Court decision enshrining a federal right to abortion. If Roe went down, two bad things would happen to Republicans. One is that it would arouse America's pro-choice...
  • New woe for DeLay: A real reelection battle

    05/17/2005 3:52:56 PM PDT · by bgsugar · 64 replies · 1,245+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | May. 16, 2005 | Dick Polman - National Political Correspondent
    THE AMERICAN DEBATE New woe for DeLay: A real reelection battle Democrats are betting voters in his "Texas 22" district will simply be tired of scandals soon. The GOP stands by its man. By Dick Polman Inquirer Political Analyst SUGAR LAND, Texas - In 10 successive elections, Republican Tom DeLay racked up easy victories in his congressional district on the outskirts of Houston. His Democratic opponents were either hapless or broke, and he would always return to Washington and resume his work as a key architect of the conservative revolution. But life on the home front is not so idyllic...
  • Estranged Wife Wants Husband's Parents To Pay Alimony

    05/17/2005 8:18:09 AM PDT · by Puppage · 145 replies · 3,208+ views
    WNBC Television ^ | 5/17/2005 | Associated Press
    MORRISTOWN, N.J. -- Should parents pay their son's alimony? That's the question in a divorce that will go before a judge in Morris County later this month. Cynthia Idleman said her in-laws paid the mortgage, household bills and tuition for their autistic grandson when her husband, Douglas, got too sick to work. And she also said they gave her about $20,000 a month when they separated in 2003 and she filed for divorce. Douglas Idleman said his parents' financial support is temporary and he'll provide for his two sons once he gets back on his feet. In court papers, he...
  • CNN Has New Strategy To Beat Fox

    03/23/2005 1:49:55 PM PST · by srm913 · 101 replies · 2,914+ views
    NewsMax ^ | March 23, 2005
    CNN Has New Strategy to Beat FOX CNN is using new tactics to overtake Fox News with the battle plan focused on capturing back some of those lost key minutes in prime time. Heres the rub: The average viewer who tunes in to Fox Newss prime-time lineup - including Bill OReilly and Sean Hannity - watches for an average of 26 minutes before switching channels, according to CNNs internal research and a report in the Atlanta Journal Constitution. On the other hand, typical viewers tune out CNNs prime-time hosts - including Aaron Brown, Larry King and Paula Zahn -...
  • Web site devoted to Snowe for president

    02/26/2005 7:27:21 AM PST · by metesky · 89 replies · 1,922+ views
    The Bangor Daily Snooze ^ | 2/25/05 | Jeff Tuttle
    Web site devoted to Snowe for presidentFriday, February 25, 2005 - Bangor Daily News BY JEFF TUTTLE, OF THE NEWS STAFF There has been plenty of speculation about U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe forgoing a third term on Capitol Hill to run for the Blaine House in 2006. But the White House in 2008? The creator of a new Web site,, is hoping for just that, using the site to build support for an effort to draft Maine's senior senator to run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008. While visitors can see limited information on the site now,...
  • Wicked good outcome--Red Sox Will Win the World Series

    10/05/2004 7:49:27 AM PDT · by misterrob · 118 replies · 3,343+ views
    ESPN ^ | 10/5/2004 | Jayson Startk
    So where should the Boston Red Sox start their World Series parade? That's the question. At Bill Buckner's house? How about from in front of Aaron Boone's plasma screen? Or maybe they can leave from the Yankee Stadium parking garage, then keep on parading till they get to home plate at Fenway? This is a very important question in a very important October, because we want to be the first on our block to announce: The Red Sox are going to win the World Series. That was our story back in March, and we're sticking to it. For all kinds...
  • Pipe dream? GOP hopes blacks against gay marriage back Bush

    10/04/2004 6:20:08 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies · 507+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | October 4, 2004 | Jonathan Riskind
    DETROIT When the race gets close in a key swing state, the politicos play all the angles, and heres an eight ball that Michigan Republicans are trying to stick in the corner pocket: "The African-American vote is going to swing a lot more to the presidents way than in other elections," said Matt Davis, a Michigan GOP spokesman. His rationale: Black voters will go to the polls to vote for a state issue banning gay marriage and naturally vote for Bush because he supports a constitutional prohibition on gay marriage. Dont bet the farm on it. President Bush got...
  • Ask CBS to dump Rather NOW and clean house

    09/12/2004 4:34:19 PM PDT · by truthfinder9 · 92 replies · 2,756+ views
    ALERT: Reports are now exploding across newspapers, television and the internet that CBS News, led by blatantly biased Dan Rather, used forged documents during a "60 Minutes" segment Wednesday night in an incompetent attempt to smear President George W. Bush's National Guard service. Clearly phony, these "new" documents were easily debunked overnight by solid evidence from forensic document experts, typographers and retired military officers. Closer examination quickly proved the supposedly 30-year- old documents were generated in a modern-day typeface from a printer, not a typewriter, negating CBS News' excuse that the documents were aired because they passed handwriting analysis. Yet...