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  • GOP’s scorched-earth Kansas plan

    09/23/2014 9:10:56 AM PDT · by centurion316 · 22 replies
    Control of the Senate is potentially at stake in Kansas, and the GOP is beginning to double down. With a two-man race now looking all but certain, national Republicans are planning a scorched-earth offensive to frame Sen. Pat Roberts’s (R-Kan.) independent opponent, Greg Orman, as a shady businessman. Their first volley this weekend: reports that Orman represented Rajat Gupta — the former Goldman Sachs board member who incurred criminal and civil fines of more than $18 million and was jailed earlier this year for securities fraud — on a two-person board of a Cayman Islands private equity partnership. Kansas Republicans...
  • Candidate’s 1998 Strip Club Visit Stirs Kansas Governor’s Race

    09/22/2014 11:26:18 AM PDT · by centurion316 · 51 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 21, 2014 | Mitch Smith
    The Democratic candidate for governor in Kansas found himself on the defensive this weekend after acknowledging that he was caught up in a police raid of a strip club years ago. The candidate, Paul Davis, said he was not arrested or charged in the incident and accused Republicans of “a desperate smear campaign.” “I was in the wrong place at the wrong time,” Mr. Davis said Saturday during a meeting with campaign workers. “Nobody has ever accused me of any wrongdoing.” Recent polling shows Mr. Davis ahead of the Republican incumbent, Sam Brownback, in the governor’s race, a lead based...
  • Democrats Urge Michelle Obama to Hit the Trail

    09/22/2014 5:45:13 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 40 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 21, 2014 | Colleen McCain Nelson
    As the midterm campaigns heat up, Democratic candidates are turning to the White House for help and an injection of star power. But it is the first lady, not President Barack Obama, —who in some places is emerging as the more sought-after campaigner. Some Democrats contend that Mr. Obama's sagging popularity limits where he would be helpful this election cycle. Bringing higher approval ratings and a less-partisan pitch, Michelle Obama already has hit the trail, appearing earlier this month in Georgia with Senate candidate Michelle Nunn. Next month, the first lady's campaign travel will include a visit to Iowa, where...
  • Scott Brown riding an anti-Obama wave in N.H.

    09/21/2014 9:12:37 AM PDT · by centurion316 · 89 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | September 18, 2014 | Josuha Miller
    Voters have soured on President Obama. National and statewide trends favor Republicans. And here in his new home state, Scott Brown’s truck is gaining speed. Analysts and recent polls have found Brown closing in on US Senator Jeanne Shaheen, the Democratic incumbent he is vying to unseat, in a race that has become increasingly nasty and expensive. Once largely dismissed by critics as an unlikely second act in a state he moved to only last year, Brown’s Senate bid is increasingly seen as a plausible path back to the US Capitol. Observers see a race that may be largely determined...
  • Democrats Pin Senate Hopes on a Kansan

    09/20/2014 8:38:01 AM PDT · by centurion316 · 44 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 19, 2014 | Jonathan Martin
    The Senate race in Kansas may suddenly be the most crucial contest in the country. Republicans are scrambling to protect a longtime incumbent. Bob Dole is back on the campaign trail. The state’s Democrats have no candidate and are trying to say as little about that as possible. And a 45-year-old investor from suburban Kansas City may hold the key to control of the Senate in January. At the beginning of the year, no one thought that Kansas — which has sent only Republicans to the Senate since 1938 — would be critical in determining the balance of the Senate....
  • Chris Christie is poised to reclaim frontrunner status

    09/19/2014 9:59:15 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 73 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | September 19 at 1:41 PM | Robert Costa
    Influential Republicans in early presidential primary states believe New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is poised to once again become a frontrunner for the party’s 2016 nomination, following a news report that federal scrutiny of a bridge-closing scandal has not implicated him. “If he had been found in the wrong, he would have been irreparably damaged,” said Matt Moore, chairman of the South Carolina Republican Party. “This is hugely helpful.”
  • Live Blog: Abbott and Davis Debate Near Texas-Mexico Border

    09/19/2014 8:30:19 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 18 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | September 19, 2014 | Sarah Rumpf
    Reactions from Republicans were universal that Abbott had won the debate, and Davis had performed even more poorly than they had expected. Red State Women Executive Director Cari Christman said, "One thing is clear from tonight’s debate- Greg Abbott is ready to lead as the next Governor of Texas. While Wendy Davis failed to exude one ounce of substance in the way of policy or future plans for our state, Greg Abbott demonstrated genuine leadership and a plan to protect, empower and increase opportunity for the women of Texas. Tonight, Texans learned Wendy Davis’ rhetoric can’t compete with Greg Abbott’s...
  • Rick Scott's Toll Lanes Definitely Newsworthy ... but an Exposé?

    09/19/2014 12:41:14 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | September 17, 2014 | Nancy Smith
    In August 2011 Gov. Rick Scott first made it plain he likes toll lanes on major highways and wants more of them. They speed up traffic, he said. In October 2011, PolitiFact Florida checked out his assessment, rated it "mostly true." So it was a little surprising to see the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting (FCIR), whose stated purpose is "to expose corruption, waste and miscarriages of justice," expose Scott's commitment to toll lanes. Don't get me wrong, I think it's great this news is well and truly in front of the public again. And shame on all of us...
  • Election Returns from Scotland Live on C-Span3

    09/18/2014 6:53:38 PM PDT · by Intolerant in NJ
    C-Span3 | 18 September, 2014
    C-Span3 is carrying the election returns live from Scotland - so far no's are winning by 59-41%, but only 3 of the smaller 32 councils (states) have reported - final results are not expected for about another four hours......
  • KS Supreme Court: Chad Taylor's Name Will Not Appear On Ballot

    09/18/2014 3:21:10 PM PDT · by lacrew · 18 replies
    WIBW ^ | 9-18-14 | AP
    The Kansas Supreme Court has ordered the state to remove U.S. Senate Democratic nominee Chad Taylor's name from the ballot
  • Republicans Headed Towards Election Defeat

    09/17/2014 5:30:01 AM PDT · by LeoMcNeil · 104 replies
    The Washington Post is now predicting the Democrats have a 51% chance of retaining control of the Senate. Just a couple months ago the Republicans were 80% likely to win the Senate. From the GOP perspective, they’ve gone from a very likely win to at best a 50-50 race. The Washington Post decline in Republican fortunes mirrors other prediction services, all of which show a Republican drop off from a month or two ago. We’re less than seven weeks away from the November election. Campaigns are just getting heated up and people are just starting to think about paying attention....
  • Sweden far-right makes huge election gains

    09/14/2014 4:55:18 PM PDT · by Viennacon · 21 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | 14 Sep 2014 | Al Jazeera
    Sweden's Social Democrats and their centre-left allies are poised to return to power after defeating the centre-right government, in a general election that also resulted in strong gains for the anti-immigration party. With all but two voting districts tallied on Sunday, the Social Democrat-led bloc won 43.8 percent of the vote while the ruling centre-right coalition, led by the Moderate Party, gained 39.3 percent. But the anti-immigration far-right Sweden Democrats were celebrating large gains as the party won 12.9 percent of votes cast - more than doubling the 5.7 percent of votes won in the 2010 election. "Sweden friends, party...
  • Republicans Expand Edge as Better Party Against Terrorism [Gallup]

    09/12/2014 3:13:06 PM PDT · by justiceseeker93 · 10 replies
    Gallup ^ | Sept. 11, 2014 | Frank Newport
    PRINCETON, NJ -- The Republican Party has expanded its historical edge over the Democratic Party in Americans' minds as being better able to protect the U.S. from international terrorism and military threats. At this point, 55% of Americans choose the GOP on this dimension, while 32% choose the Democratic Party. This is the widest Republican advantage in Gallup's history of asking this question since 2002.
  • Kansas Supreme Court Will Hear Dem Senate Candidate’s Challenge to Withdraw from Race

    09/11/2014 3:21:11 PM PDT · by centurion316 · 69 replies
    National Review Online ^ | September 11, 2014 | Andrew Johnson
    Kansas Democratic Senate candidate Chad Taylor’s effort to get his name taken off this fall’s ballot will be heard in the state’s supreme court, according to reports, the latest twist in a suddenly fast-changing race thought to be a shoo-in for Republicans. Last week, Kansas secretary of state Kris Kobach ruled that Taylor will have to remain on the ballot since he did not demonstrate that he was incapable of serving if elected, a requirement under state statutes. Taylor went on to file a lawsuit against Kobach, claiming an election official helped him prepare the necessary documents to withdraw from...
  • Kris Kobach moves to shift Chad Taylor ballot lawsuit from Kansas Supreme Court

    09/11/2014 7:59:47 AM PDT · by centurion316 · 13 replies
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | September 11, 2014 | John Hanna
    The legal battle over Democrats’ efforts to get their nominee off the ballot in the U.S. Senate race in Kansas heated up Wednesday, with a prominent party attorney from Washington helping and Republican Secretary of State Kris Kobach moving again to thwart the attempt. Some Democrats last week nudged nominee Chad Taylor out of the race with three-term Republican Sen. Pat Roberts, but Kobach has refused to remove Taylor’s name from the Nov. 4 ballot. Kobach, a conservative Republican who’s backing Roberts, said Taylor failed to comply with a state election law that limits when party nominees can withdraw. Taylor...
  • Even NOW has doubts about Wendy Davis’ chances

    09/11/2014 4:35:36 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 16 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | September 10, 2014 | Aleister
    We previously noted that Wendy Davis struggled with female support in her bid to defeat Greg Abbott. The most recent polling shows the two more or less even among women — not good enough for Davis to have any chance of winning. Davis’ September Abortion Surprise seems to be having little effect. National Organization for Women president Terry O’Neill appeared on MSNBC’s “Ed Show” earlier this week and when asked about Davis’ sudden disclosure of having had two abortions, Ms. O’Neill responded tepidly: Mark Finkelstein of News Busters has the story: NOW Throwing in Towel on Wendy Davis? Prez...
  • Republican Strategy May Prevent Landslide Election

    09/10/2014 1:17:16 PM PDT · by Publius · 35 replies
    Red State ^ | 10 September 2014 | Erick Erickson
    “The only thing the ‘prevent defense’ does it prevent you from winning,” quipped legendary NFL coach and broadcaster John Madden. Conservatives, therefore, should be terrified to read this week that the House Republican leadership’s goal for September is “to play prevent defense,” according to The Hill newspaper. The Republican leadership’s logic is tempting at first glance: Conservatives have reason to be cautiously optimistic about the 2014 elections. Unfortunately, this initial temptation does not stand up to stricter scrutiny. The reason Republicans are in a good position for this election is because they created a favorable contrast between themselves and the...
  • Democrats See New Voter Turnout Techniques as Ace in the Hole

    09/10/2014 6:45:48 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 22 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 9/6/2014 | Jack Spencer
    Michigan Democratic Party Chair Lon Johnson has told party faithful that the road to victory runs through new voter turnout technology and tactics. At the State Democratic Party Convention over the Aug. 23-24 weekend, Johnson discussed the “Win Machine,” an application that gives Democrats access to maps on their phones that help them find fellow Democrats in their neighborhoods who didn’t vote in 2010. Being armed with this information will give them the chance to contact the potential voters and try to get them to go to the polls. “I was at the Democratic convention,” Inside Michigan Politics founder Bill...
  • Receiving multiple calls from political robocaller. Vanity

    09/09/2014 9:39:16 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 35 replies
    Who called info. ^ | 9-9-2014 | self
    Need advice. I have been receiving robocalls from a research frim called WHERE AMERICA STANDS RESEARCH - Telephone 847-250-1400. I do not answer the calls, but learned from a Google search what the caller is identified as. Has anyone else received calls from this research company? I found this from a Google search: "Bert Peal‎The Telegraph & macon.com Yesterday at 7:57pm · I would like to let everyone know that "Where America Stands Research" Has called me 8 times today in four hours on behalf of Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois. I wonder if he is aware that he are...
  • Senate Update A Fresh Look at the Changed Race in Kansas

    09/09/2014 10:10:55 AM PDT · by centurion316 · 48 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | September 8, 2014 | Harry Enten and Walt Hickey
    The biggest poll of the day came in Kansas, where SurveyUSA found independent candidate Greg Orman ahead of Republican Sen. Pat Roberts 37 percent to 36 percent. Notably, Democrat Chad Taylor, who has dropped out of the race but remains on the ballot, pulled in 10 percent. Roberts’s support has barely budged, but Orman’s backing has almost doubled. Importantly, SurveyUSA informed voters that Taylor no longer appeared to want to run. That means Orman may not gain much more ground in the polls when voters realize on their own that Taylor ceased his campaign. Orman has more upside with the...
  • Head of Marshals Service in Chicago reassigned

    09/09/2014 7:59:46 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 8 replies
    AP ^ | Sep 9, 2014
    Head of Marshals Service in Chicago reassigned AP , Associated Press Sep. 9, 2014 4:02 AM ET CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. Marshals Service has announced it has replaced the head of its Chicago office for the past four years in a re-organization, appointing an interim chief for its high-profile northern Illinois district. Darryl McPherson, who was named to the top Chicago post by President Barack Obama in 2010, was recently reassigned to the same office's judicial security division, said Drew Wade, an agency spokesman in Washington. Wade, however, declined to discuss why the 17-year Marshals Service veteran was moved...
  • Obama's delay on immigration action brings storm of criticism from Hispanics, liberal supporters

    09/07/2014 4:39:09 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    Washington Times ^ | September 7, 2014
    "...The PICO National Network’s Campaign for Citizenship, one of the country’s largest grassroots, faith-based organizing network, also expressed disappointment in Obama’s reported decision. “The odds of us being let down by President Obama were high,” said Eddie Carmona, the group’s campaign manager. “The president and the Senate Democrats have made it very clear that undocumented immigrants and Latinos are simply viewed as political pawns.”....
  • Robo calls a vote loser for pols

    09/07/2014 4:36:21 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 24 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 9/7/14 | Jim Sullivan
    My wife and I had a problem with our Internet. Since we have a bundled service, the folks who came to fix our access also had to reboot the cable and phone. After they left, we found our TV had gained psychic powers. When the phone rings, our screen displays the name and number of the person trying to interrupt our television viewing. This may be old stuff to you, but since I’m a lazy slug who would rather watch reruns of 1960s sitcoms than actually speak to most folks who are calling, I consider it a godsend. Even better,...
  • Unemployed Unicorns, Bonfires & the Magic Rainbow of Obamanomics

    09/06/2014 4:45:28 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 19 replies
    Self | 9/6/14 | Me
    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: the Obama economic recovery is a complete sham! Barack the Barista, aided by his media muppets and trusty teleprompter, continues to tout the “common core” 6.1% unemployment rate while shouting “America is back” from the top of Mount Hypocrisy amidst adoring crowds of mindless Kool-Aid drinkers. As expected, our so-called President is excluding one teensy-weensy, minor detail: Over 92 MILLION Americans, more than a third of the country, are not working! Workforce participation is at an atrocious 62.8%, the lowest rate since Carter’s implosion in 1978, and food stamp recipients have...
  • Candidates for governor differ on I-95 tolls

    09/05/2014 10:05:02 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    turnto10.com ^ | September 4, 2014 | Bill Rappleye
    PROVIDENCE - Tolls on the Sakonnet River Bridge were rejected by popular demand, but a proposed toll on Interstate 95 near the Connecticut border had less opposition. Any toll would need federal government approval, and Rhode Island Public Radio's Ian Donnis asked the Democrats running for governor what they thought of the idea during an NBC 10 live debate Wednesday. "Yes. I think people deserve a straightforward answer. This state should be looking in comprehensive ways," Pell said. Providence Mayor Angel Taveras said he does not support adding a toll on I-95. "It's a regressive tax that has an impact...
  • MUST SEE VIDEO>>> Top FL Democrat & Charlie Crist Fundraiser Caught in FOUL & OBSCENE DRUNKEN RANT

    09/04/2014 7:07:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/4/14 | Jim Hoft
    CHECK OUT DRUNKEN RANT BY DEMOCRATIC FUNDRAISER AND BOSS OF CHARLIE CRIST, WHO IS NOW THE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FOR FLORIDA GOVERNORDrunk, Drunk, Drunk—Top Florida Democrat and Charlie Crist fundraiser John Morgan blows up in a DRUNKEN TIRADE! And it was ALL CAPTURED ON VIDEO!Democrat Charlie Crist is runnning for Governor in Florida.John Morgan went off script Thursday at “Boots and Buckles” in Lakeland. Via United West:
  • FiveThirtyEight’s Senate Model Is Back And It Gives Republicans The Edge

    09/03/2014 7:25:24 PM PDT · by Signalman · 5 replies
    fivethirtyeightpolitics ^ | 9/3/2014 | Nate Silver
    The FiveThirtyEight Senate model is launching Wednesday. We’ll be rolling it out in stages, with additional features, functionality and further methodological detail. We’ll also be unveiling our new set of pollster ratings and publicly releasing our database of all the polls used to calculate them. So there’s a lot more to come. But if you’re looking for a headline, we have two. First, Republicans are favored to take the Senate, at least in our view; the FiveThirtyEight forecast model gives them a 64 percent chance of doing so. The reasons for the GOP advantage are pretty straightforward. Midterm elections are...
  • Louisiana Republican Party files complaint asking for investigation into Mary Landrieu's travel

    09/02/2014 7:31:46 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 1 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | September 02, 2014 at 7:00 AM | Cole Avery
    The Louisiana Republican Party has filed a formal complaint with the Senate Select Committee on Ethics asking it investigate Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., over campaign flights paid for with Senate funds. [....] "Considering that Sen. Landrieu admitted to breaking the law on two occasions, and there is strong evidence of other occurrences, the Senate Select Committee on Ethics should undertake a full review of the Sen. Landrieu's travel expenditures from her official account to ensure that Louisiana taxpayers have not been unwittingly and illegally subsidizing her re-election campaign by funding her campaign travel," Dore wrote.
  • Iowa pol admits taking secret payments to switch '12 support from Bachmann to Paul

    08/29/2014 4:52:20 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/29/14 | Fox News
    A former Iowa state senator who was a key official in Rep. Michele Bachmann's 2012 presidential campaign pleaded guilty Wednesday to illicitly concealing payments he received to switch his support from Bachmann to then-Texas Rep. Ron Paul. Former GOP state Sen. Kent Sorenson received thousands of dollars in "under the table payments," according to the Justice Department, to ditch Bachmann’s campaign, where he had served as Iowa chairman. He endorsed Paul instead.
  • Senate Democrats are outperforming expectations

    08/28/2014 9:15:35 PM PDT · by Theoria · 33 replies
    Princeton Election Consortium ^ | 28 Aug 2014 | Sam Wang
    [Note: this  is a work in progress. I'm basically seeking comment as I develop a November predictive model. Please give your feedback... -Sam]I’ve been asked why the PEC Senate poll snapshot is more favorable to Democrats than forecasts you’ll find elsewhere: NYT’s The Upshot, Washington Post’s The Monkey Cage, ESPN’s FiveThirtyEight, and Daily Kos. All of these organizations show a higher probability of a Republican takeover than today’s PEC snapshot, which favors the Democrats with a 70% probability.Today I will show that in most cases, added assumptions (i.e. special sauce) have led the media organizations to different win probabilities –...
  • Crist: I Was On The Democrats’ Side When I Was A Republican

    08/27/2014 6:40:29 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 38 replies
    tampa.cbslocal.com ^ | August 27,2014 | tampa.cbslocal.com
    Former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist continued his political comeback Tuesday as Democratic voters selected him as their nominee to challenge Republican Gov. Rick Scott in Florida, one of four states where voters were choosing candidates for statewide office.
  • Republicans Poised to Recapture Senate

    08/26/2014 10:08:15 AM PDT · by scouter · 91 replies
    Electoral-Vote.com ^ | 8/26/2014 | Electoral-Vote.com
    This is not an article, but rather a summary of what is now showing on the main page of Electoral-Vote.com, an election poll tracking site. I've been visiting electoral-vote.com for years, and have found that the closer we get to an election, the more accurate their map gets. Recently, and for a long time, they have had Democrats poised to keep control of the Senate, 55 to 45. However, in recent days it has shifted clearly toward the Republicans. Electoral-Vote.com is now showing the Republicans likely taking control of the Senate. Dems 48, GOP 51, Ties 1 Electoral-Vote.com makes its...
  • Surf's Up - Will there be a GOP wave in the Senate—or a wipeout?

    08/26/2014 5:49:29 AM PDT · by paul544 · 83 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/25/2014 | Larry Sabato
    So where’s the wave? This is President Obama’s sixth-year-itch election. The map of states with contested Senate seats could hardly be better from the Republicans’ vantage point. And the breaks this year—strong candidates, avoidance of damaging gaffes, issues such as Obamacare and immigration that stir the party base—have mainly gone the GOP’s way, very unlike 2012
  • Hickenlooper suggests full clemency an option if death penalty becomes too big an issue

    08/25/2014 2:43:49 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 27 replies
    The Complete Colorado ^ | Todd Shepherd
    Audio obtained by Complete Colorado has raised significant new issues regarding Governor John Hickenlooper’s stance on the death penalty. In an interview with CNN earlier this year, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper suggested that if he does not win reelection, he could use his executive powers to overhaul Colorado’s death row with clemency. In particular, the Governor suggested these remedies were conditional – if his opponent turned the death penalty, or the Dunlap case in particular, into a “political football.” In the audio, the unidentified CNN interviewer asks, “But it (the death penalty) is an issue. And, you know, some of...
  • Col. Rob Maness Qualifies for Ballot, Calls on LA Secretary of State to Investigate Sen.....

    08/23/2014 11:14:07 AM PDT · by blueyon · 13 replies
    U S Senate Rob Maness ^ | 8/22/14 | Maness Campaign
    Col. Rob Maness Qualifies for Ballot, Calls on LA Secretary of State to Investigate Sen. Mary Landrieu’s Residency Qualifications.... Baton Rouge, LA - This morning, while officially qualifying for the November ballot, Col. Rob Maness (R-Louisiana) today delivered in-person, a letter to Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler, calling on him to open an investigation examining the validity of Sen. Mary Landrieu's (D-LA) residency status. "It appears that there are significant inconsistencies that warrant an investigation regarding the residency status of one of the candidates who has filed for United States Senate," Maness' letter says. "On Wednesday, August 20, 2014,...
  • Judge sets Sept. 15 trial date for Mississippi election challenge of Chris McDaniel

    08/21/2014 4:11:59 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 18 replies
    GulfLive ^ | August 21, 2014 | AP
    JACKSON, Mississippi -- A trial is set to begin Sept. 15 for a lawsuit that seeks to undo a Republican runoff victory by Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran. Retired Chancellor Hollis McGehee, who's presiding over the case, filed a scheduling order Thursday in Jones County Circuit Court in Laurel. He specifies that the trial must be finished by Oct. 3. It will take place at the Jones County Courthouse.
  • Mike Brown Autopsy – How The Scheme Team Used Their NY Times Cohort Frances Robles To Sell The Lie

    08/19/2014 7:11:16 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 38 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Aug 19, 2014 | Sundance
    You’ve seen the story of the Mike Brown family autopsy, and the grand press conference they produced to deliver it to the public. But a closer look points out why the Scheme Team actually used New York Times Frances Robles to deliver the ruse: Frances worked with the Scheme Team in 2012 (2012 bio below) while she was at the Miami Herald and was part of their inner circle of media types willing to sell the Trayvon Story. The actual truth appears to be – a rather controversial person Shawn Parcells, who is NOT a forensic pathologist, was used by...
  • Texas Special Prosecutor Accused of Witness Tampering

    08/19/2014 5:52:24 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 34 replies
    http://mediatrackers.org/ ^ | August 19, 2014 | Brian Sikma
    The man behind the indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) was accused of witness tampering earlier this year by a Texas District Attorney. Mike McCrum, a special prosecutor in Texas, secured a two-count grand jury indictment of Perry last week alleging the long-time governor had abused his office. But McCrum’s past, which includes extensive work as a defense attorney, cast shadows over his current crusade against alleged abuses of power. In March of this year, Bexar County District Attorney Susan Reed asked the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals to allow a complaint she filed against McCrum in a lower...
  • Bloomberg's PAC makes $150,000 ad buy against Clarke

    08/09/2014 12:41:06 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 8-9-14 | Georgia Pabst
    Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's political action committee, Independence USA, has purchased $150,833 in television ads in an effort to defeat Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. and support his opponent, Milwaukee police Lt. Chris Moews. In response to the news of Bloomberg's ads, Clarke said in a statement: "I trust the voters. The voters can't be bought." The ad buys by Bloomberg's PAC come on top of $400,000 in media ads purchased by the Greater Wisconsin Committee to try to beat Clarke, who is seeking his fourth term in Tuesday's Democratic primary election. Also on Friday, Citizens...
  • Awkward: This Democratic Judicial Candidate's Husband Is a White Supremacist

    08/11/2014 8:15:25 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 18 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 8/11/14 | Anon
    The husband of a Democratic candidate running for a judicial seat in Connecticut has just made things very difficult for his wife.The husband of a Connecticut Democrat running for a probate judge seat caused a social media kerfluffle on Friday after it turned out he’s an enthusiastic backer of what looks a lot like white supremacy, much to the exasperation of his political wife, who faces the voters on Tuesday.Robert Freeman made headlines on Friday after his blog Mindweapons of Ragnarok was exposed by One People’s Project, an organization devoted to monitoring hate groups.On his blog, he writes how he...
  • Unlike previous midterm election years, no dominant theme has emerged for 2014 [so MANY]

    08/10/2014 6:08:45 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 9, 2014 | Philip Rucker, Robert Costa and Matea Gold
    Ask voters in North Carolina’s Research Triangle what November’s midterm elections are about and one will tell you drones. A second will say closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Yet another, the middle-class squeeze. At a Sunday school classroom in Ypsilanti, Mich., voters are concerned about deteriorating roads, teen sex parties, truancy in schools and violent crime. Six hundred miles west at a Republican campaign office in Urbandale, Iowa, people fear that America is on an irreversible decline — like Germany after World War I, as one man predicted. Across Colorado, voters are thinking about a whole other set...
  • Call led Westlake police to (OH gov. candidate) Ed FitzGerald and an unidentified woman in 2012

    08/09/2014 4:19:49 AM PDT · by jalisco555 · 26 replies
    Cleveland.com ^ | 8/5/14 | Henry Gomez
    WESTLAKE, Ohio – Officers responding to a call of suspicious behavior found Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald and a woman who was not his wife in a parked car at 4:30 a.m. on a Saturday in 2012, police records here show. Nothing inappropriate happened in the car, FitzGerald, now the Democratic nominee for governor, said Friday in a telephone interview after a campaign stop in Cincinnati. FitzGerald, a former FBI agent, prosecutor and mayor of Lakewood, was not charged with a crime. He said the woman with him was a friend visiting from Ireland as part of a larger delegation...
  • Decorated Marine Seeking Election

    08/05/2014 5:49:33 PM PDT · by Cicero1234 · 5 replies
    Vanity ^ | 8/5/14 | Lance Cary
    Hoping some Freepers might take interest in this local race in west Kentucky. My candidate is running for judge executive in Marshall County, Kentucky. His name is Kevin Neal, and he's a decorated U.S. Marine. During his 20 years of service he served security tours in Bosnia and Haiti and three combat tours in Iraq. During his time in Iraq he led five 6-man sniper teams on 50 Guardian Angel missions as a Scout Sniper Sergeant. He was wounded in a mortar attack in 2004. He returned to Iraq in 2006. His medals include the Purple Heart and the USO...
  • MO:RKBA Amendment Results 5 August Election

    08/05/2014 5:49:29 PM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Today is elections day in Missouri.   The race that I am watching is the Missouri Constitutional Amendment 5, which has been adamantly opposed by those who wish a disarmed population.  It is a clear stating of the right to keep and bear arms, clarifying that it is a fundamental right; that it protects ammunition and accessories as well as firearms; and that the State is obligated to protect that right.  Here is the ballot question and the actual amendment: Official Ballot Title: Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to include a declaration that the right to keep and bear...
  • Official Primary Live Thread (KS, MI, MO, WA, TN)

    08/05/2014 3:00:45 PM PDT · by Dacula · 262 replies
    Should be an interesting night.
  • Malkin Blasts 'Double-Talking Weasel' Lamar Alexander

    08/04/2014 4:57:13 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 15 replies
    BREITBARTTV ^ | August 4, 2014 | Ian Hanchett
    Political commentator and author Michelle Malkin sharply criticized Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) for his attempts to paint himself as an opponent of amnesty and Common Core. “Of course, [Alexander] is one of the biggest double-talking weasels and beltway barnacles out there, particularly on ... immigration and Common Core,” Malkin said on Monday’s “Laura Ingraham Show.” SNIP "And this is somebody, particularly on immigration, who has been an enabler for so long." She also accused Alexander of not being serious on immigration and just using political “talking points” to gain re-election. Malkin concluded that Alexander was “as radical as they come,”...
  • The Doormats of Tyranny: Politics vs. Principles

    07/29/2014 9:58:23 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 4 replies
    Self | 1/29/14 | Me
    I’m tired of spineless Republicans, Speaker Boehner and countless other Democratic doormats, saying they won’t pursue any impeachment articles against Obama because it’s not politically advantageous or his transgressions aren't egregious enough to warrant such action. That’s odd, because I can think of a handful of high crimes right off the top of my head; and every single one is a threat to our liberty and republic. Mr. Hussein has repeatedly bypassed Congress by creating and amending existing legislation via executive order, most notably Obamacare, he spearheaded a subversive plan to transport illegals across our border – violating countless existing...
  • Immigration Hype

    07/26/2014 5:27:55 AM PDT · by NaturalBornConservative · 36 replies
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | July 26, 2014 | Larry Walker, Jr.
    A Never-Ending Scheme:: By: Larry Walker, II ::According to the New York Times, “Hoping to stem the recent surge of migrants at the Southwest border, the Obama administration is considering whether to allow hundreds of minors and young adults from Honduras into the United States without making the dangerous trek through Mexico, according to a draft of the proposal.”And, “If approved, the plan would direct the government to screen thousands of children and youths in Honduras to see if they can enter the United States as refugees or on emergency humanitarian grounds. It would be the first American refugee effort...
  • Michigan 8th Congressional District GOP Primary Getting Feisty

    07/23/2014 6:24:31 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/20/2014 | Tom Gantert
    When it comes to major federal issues such as health care, energy plans and the role the government should have in banking and housing, Republicans Tom McMillin and Mike Bishop have very similar views. Both are well-known conservatives running to replace U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Howell, for the 8th Congressional District seat. Rogers is retiring. Bishop was the Senate Majority Leader under former Gov. Jennifer Granholm. Since leaving office, Bishop has been the chief legal officer for International Bancard Corp. and is an adjunct professor at Thomas M. Cooley Law School. McMillin was elected to his third term in the...
  • Veterans, 2014 Election

    07/21/2014 6:49:40 AM PDT · by blam · 27 replies
    (I received this in a email this morning) It doesn't matter to me if you are a veteran or not. Please read and forward this to all your e-mail buddies. It needs to go viral. If you are not interested in this message, simply delete it, If you are not a veteran send this to those that you know who are, or to those who may know veterans. The 2014 United States elections will be held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014. During this midterm election year, all 435 seats in the United States House of Representatives and 33 of the...