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  • A Black Politician with Gumption

    11/26/2014 2:04:04 AM PST · by NickFlooding · 1 replies
    FreeAtLast PAC ^ | 11/24/2014
    www.FreeAtLastPAC.com President Obama has chosen to take bold executive action - but not to help the Black community! He has decided to grant de-facto Amnesty to 5 Million immigrants. Our communities already have so little as it is...and now we're being asked to share!?!?
  • Andrew Klavan: How the Media See the Midterms (video)

    11/25/2014 5:17:46 AM PST · by servo1969 · 4 replies
    TruthRevolt.org ^ | 11-24-2014 | Andrew Klavan
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKLy-IcdH7cTRANSCRIPT: I’m Andrew Klavan and this is the Revolting Truth. The political landscape has changed and now that some time has passed, let’s try to get at the deeper meaning of the midterm elections. In the final results, Republicans won eleventy hundred Senate seats out of a possible thirty-three, and approximately a gazillion governorships including four in the seven states that only exist in Barack Obama’s imagination. I know many of you untrained amateur political hobbyists out there may feel this means that voters have repudiated the Obama presidency... and then thrown it to the ground and stomped on it......
  • Canvass Board refuses to certify Boulder County election results [ Colorado ]

    11/22/2014 5:28:46 PM PST · by george76 · 4 replies
    Longmont Times Call ^ | 11/21/2014 | Alex Burness
    For the third time since 2012, a majority of the Boulder County Canvass Board has voted not to certify the all-mail results of Nov. 4, citing, among other allegations, Colorado's "bogus" signature verification process, which some board members say presents potentially unreliable data. ... The Canvass Board is tasked with ensuring the total number of ballots counted on Election Day does not exceed the total number of ballots cast. It is also responsible for certifying the official abstract of votes, which, in this case, is due to Secretary of State Scott Gessler on Monday. Its recommendation came on a 4-3...
  • UKIP Is Better but Is No Solution

    11/21/2014 5:06:17 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 5 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 21 November 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    Yesterday the UK Independence Party (UKIP) has gained its second seat in Britain's House of Commons, the lower House of Parliament, with Mark Reckless elected in the Rochester and Strood constituency, in Kent. The victory was obtained through a comfortable, though not dramatic, majority of 2,930 votes over the Conservative runner-up Kelly Tolhurst, a majority which many say may easily be lost again at the May 2015 general election for the UK Parliament. This, and especially UKIP's first Member of Parliament, Douglas Carswell, elected on 9 October 2014 in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, with a landslide of 60% of the vote,...
  • The GOP Governors' 2016 Derby

    11/21/2014 1:42:36 PM PST · by SMCC1 · 1 replies
    Commentary ^ | 11/21/2014 | Jonathan S. Tobin
    Chris Christie took a well-deserved victory lap this week at the annual meeting of the Republican Governor’s Association, basking in the glow of a midterm victory that capped off a highly successful year for him as chairman of the group. The New Jersey governor’s formidable fundraising skills played a significant role in the GOP’s victories around the country, including in blue states such as Maryland and Massachusetts. But, as Politico notes, Christie wasn’t getting much love, in terms of his 2016 prospects, from the candidates he helped. That’s not terribly surprising given the plethora of potential candidates, including a bevy...
  • T-CRUZ: Obama's Reaction (to His Rejection Nov 4th)? ANGER with The American People

    11/21/2014 12:51:39 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 29 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 21 November 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    If there's one thing a narcissist can't take, it's rejection...In the wake of Obama's unsettling, constitutionally-illegal power grab, Senator Ted Cruz (R- Texas) told Meagan Kelly that Dear Leader knows we rejected his policies on November 4th (specifically long-threatened immigration diktats from the WH, as we are already now saddled with)- yet instead of attempting to deliver some semblance of what most normal people want, the guy Mark Levin dubbed 'The Imperial President' has given us the finger like he's never done before (and that's sayin' something)- In fact, Obama's narcissistic tantrum yesterday amounts to anger with us counter-revolutionaries for not acquiescing his...
  • Jim Webb Exploring Presidential Run

    11/20/2014 7:07:13 AM PST · by central_va · 40 replies
    WRVA ^ | 11/20/14 | 1040WRVA.com
    Richmond, VA (1140wrva.com) – Former U.S. Senator Jim Webb (D), despite having retired from just one term in Washington, has announced he is forming an exploratory committee to consider running for President. If he did run, he would likely have to beat former First Lady Hillary Clinton in the primaries. Webb says the country needs leadership, and a willingness to work beyond partisan lines. He says he is beholden to no one, and will not govern by polls. He also stresses that he feels the equality of opportunity in the U.S. has been backsliding, and he would work to change...
  • John Kasich finds himself the center of attention at forum with potential White House rivals

    11/19/2014 7:31:01 PM PST · by SMCC1 · 13 replies
    Cleveland.com ^ | 11/19/2014 | Henry J. Gomez
    Kasich shared the stage for an afternoon panel discussion with Govs. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, Mike Pence of Indiana, Rick Perry of Texas and Scott Walker of Wisconsin. It probably wasn't supposed to sound and look like a primary debate, even with NBC's Chuck Todd moderating, but it did. And Kasich was in the center of the scrum. Or was it the left? On three policy issues important to the party's conservative base Kasich tracked more moderate than his potential rivals for the GOP nomination. And while many were happy to bash President Barack Obama, particularly as he plans an...
  • A Walker '16 Boom: He looks great-on paper

    11/19/2014 6:44:27 PM PST · by SMCC1 · 62 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/19/2014 | John Podhoretz
    He has kept a relatively low national profile, appearing infrequently on TV. And for those who have heard him speak, the experience is not exactly transporting: He’s colorless and unexciting to watch. In fact, though the cruisers all thought the world of Walker, almost none of them had ever actually seen him in action. But he is riveting if you’re watching the box scores, which is what political junkies do in the runup to major elections.
  • Jeb Bush meets with major Wall Street donors to prepare for potential 2016 presidential run

    11/19/2014 6:35:27 PM PST · by SMCC1 · 36 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 11/19/2014 | BY BRIAN NIEMIETZ , DAN FRIEDMAN
    The former Florida governor quietly met with Wall Street executives on Monday in a Manhattan bank to lay down the necessary ground work for a run by lining up donors. It was his fifth visit to the city since June.
  • Enabling the Delusional Democrats

    11/19/2014 6:53:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 19, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    After the 2012 campaign, liberal journalists swarmed around Republican Party chair Reince Priebus offering what was called an "autopsy" on every way Republicans failed, with a special emphasis on more outreach to minority voters. Democrats and their media enablers painted a picture of demographic doom for an aging white Republican base. Two years later, Republicans made dramatic gains among minority voters. In House races across America, Republicans won 50 percent of the Asian vote to 49 percent for Democrats. Republicans won 38 percent of the Hispanic vote in House races. Gov. Sam Brownback drew 47 percent of Hispanics in Kansas,...
  • the election of 1948 and why politics hasn’t changed all that much

    11/16/2014 4:23:51 PM PST · by statestreet · 5 replies
    medium.com ^ | November 16, 2014 | political book review
    It’s hard to get too far into reading a newspaper these days without hearing about how nasty the political game has become. At first glance, it’s an easy assertion to buy into: between the government shutdown, Congress’ inability to pass any meaningful legislation, the vitriolic opposition to compromise coming from both sides of the aisle, etc., etc., things do seem to have changed. The media plays a role in selling the idea, too. Magazine covers and op-eds all trumpet the same message: America just doesn’t seem to work any more. Our collective memory is startlingly short. Anyone who has read...
  • Can Republicans hold on to Senate majority in 2016? There’s reason for doubt.

    11/15/2014 11:00:16 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 76 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 9, 2014 | Chris Cillizza,, Aaron Blake and Sean Sullivan
    Congratulations, Republicans! You won the Senate majority! Now, can you hold on to it for more than two years? Looking at the 2016 Senate map, there’s reason for doubt. Republicans will have to defend 24 seats, compared with 10 for Democrats. And the raw numbers don’t even tell the whole story. Seven seats held by Republicans — Florida, Illinois, Iowa, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin — were carried by President Obama in 2008 and 2012. And there is chatter about potential Republican retirements in Arizona and Iowa. If either John McCain or Chuck Grassley decided to call it a...
  • David Pietrusza On Calvin Coolidge

    11/15/2014 11:29:24 AM PST · by statestreet · 3 replies
    Vimeo ^ | Novemer 14, 2014 | William K. Sanford Town Library
    Author David Petrusza discusses the pivotal 1924 election for president, won by "Silent Cal Coolidge."
  • Scott Walker’s 2016 Challenge

    11/14/2014 11:32:21 AM PST · by SMCC1 · 21 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/13/2014 | KIMBERLEY A. STRASSEL
    What still gives a lot of Republican leaders pause about Scott Walker is, well, Scott Walker. The Wisconsin dynamo is good, but the knock on him is that he knows it. He has a reputation as a one-man band, serving these past four years as his own chief speechwriter, chief policy aide, chief fundraiser, and chief political analyst. He is known to listen to a few trusted Wisconsin gurus—like consultant R.J. Johnson—but for the most part is anti-team effort.
  • Elizabeth Warren gets rock-star reception at liberal donors confab

    11/13/2014 8:17:18 PM PST · by mykroar · 37 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/13/14 | Kenneth Vogel
    Elizabeth Warren insists she has no interest in running for president in 2016, but the rich liberals to whom she spoke Thursday afternoon seemed unwilling to take ‘no’ for an answer. The Massachusetts senator got a rock stars’ welcome during a closed-door speech to major donors, one of whom interrupted her by yelling “Run, Liz, Run!”
  • 24-Year-Old Republican Baffles Democrats, Heads to the State House

    11/13/2014 12:05:09 PM PST · by Baynative · 54 replies
    Seattle Weekly ^ | 11/11/14 | Ellis E. Conklin
    From the outset to the bitter end, Democrats would not take her seriously. She was too young, they said, unseasoned and unqualified—just a pretty face with a thin resume and no political experience. Then 24-year-old Melanie Stambaugh shocked them all and won going away.
  • Walker for President? WI Gov’s Rise Has Similarities to Reagan

    11/12/2014 11:59:58 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 51 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-12-14 | Avner Zarmi
    The “elephant in the room,” now that Scott Walker has won a remarkable third election as governor of Wisconsin in only four years, is the presidential election in 2016. Well before the 2014 midterms, speculation was rife about Walker’s possible presidential ambitions, and his several trips to neighboring Iowa did nothing to quell it. It is widely assumed that Walker’s possible presidential ambitions are a major reason the national Democratic Party and its various third-party interest groups expended enormous resources in the unsuccessful attempts to defeat him. There are many reasons for the Democrats to be terrified of a possible...
  • Rand Paul’s Greatest Weakness

    11/12/2014 10:36:11 PM PST · by entropy12 · 48 replies
    Politico ^ | November 12, 2014 | SAM YOUNGMAN
    ..... Now, with a likely Paul presidential run mere months away, Democrats and Republicans are asking the same question and debating among themselves what will be the political silver bullet that finally brings him down.
  • GOP adds another Senate seat as Sullivan wins Alaska

    11/12/2014 1:59:00 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 93 replies
    FOX ^ | NOV 12, 2014 | FOX
    <p>Republican candidate Dan Sullivan defeated Democratic incumbent Sen. Mark Begich in Alaska’s U.S. Senate race Wednesday.</p> <p>The win gives the GOP eight Senate pickups in the midterm elections. The party is also seeking a ninth seat in Louisiana’s runoff in December.</p>
  • A Republican Revolution?

    11/11/2014 7:38:14 AM PST · by donjuanluis07 · 3 replies
    http://rcsprouljr.com/jce/republican-revolution/ ^ | Nov. 11, 2014 | R. C. Sproul Jr.
    Today, Dr. Sproul Jr. talks about the results of the Midterm Elections. AUDIO After the Jump!
  • Democrats Have An Obama Problem

    11/11/2014 5:32:44 AM PST · by LeoMcNeil · 51 replies
    The Democrats have a Barack Obama problem. It isn’t simply that the President is unpopular and thus the prime reason why the Democrats lost last week’s elections. Their Obama problem runs much deeper than that. In the last six elections that did not include Obama at the top of the ticket, the Democrats have lost five of them. Only their 2006 win over a battered President George W. Bush keeps the Republicans from a full sweep. While Democrats have spent the last week trying to convince themselves that the midterm electorate is different from the presidential electorate, the reality is...
  • Gov. Scott Walker: "Governors Make Much Better Presidents Than Members Of Congress"

    11/09/2014 1:23:26 PM PST · by SMCC1 · 119 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 11/09/2014 | RCP
    Video
  • Pillars of a Renewed Majority

    11/09/2014 8:24:06 AM PST · by MV=PY · 20 replies
    Speaker of the House site ^ | 11/9/2014 | John A. Boehner
    Over the last four years, the House has served as an outpost in Washington for the people’s priorities. With a renewed majority, we renew that mission, and pledge to focus on good-paying jobs and an economy strong enough to help keep the American Dream alive and well. To do this, we need a plan, and in conversations with people in my district and around the country, I have identified five things we need to do to harness America’s energy boom and reset the foundation of our economy: Fix our tax code so that we can bring jobs home and families...
  • National vote totals for 2014 Senate & Governor elections

    11/09/2014 6:51:47 AM PST · by ReaganThatcherJohnPaul2 · 23 replies
    Nice maps and colors at the site. http://uselectionatlas.org/2014.php
  • Scoring the McLaughlin Group's US Senate picks

    11/09/2014 5:36:30 AM PST · by relictele · 17 replies
    Self | 09 Nov 2014 | Self
    Hadn't watched the McLaughlin Group in quite some time as they had lost or jettisoned some of the more interesting panelists (and no, Jay Carney wasn't one of them!). The lineup seems to have stabilized although these poor folks are looking O-L-D...perhaps because they are. Felt bad for McLaughlin who apparently was wearing someone else's suit, so baggy was it on his frame. I'm not condemning anyone for aging or illness but it was a bit alarming. In the days before cable news and the internet, the McLaughlin Group were one of the few doses of political candor and a...
  • My biggest Texas election surprise: Patrick thumped Van de Putte among Hispanic men

    11/09/2014 4:48:37 AM PST · by MulberryDraw · 30 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | November 6, 2014 | Rodger Jones
    A conventional wisdom bubbled up among media people like myself about the tenor of Republican Dan Patrick’s message on immigration. We concluded that his hard-edged border security focus in his campaign for lieutenant governor was going to stampede Hispanic voters into the waiting arms of Democratic statewides. Wrong. Or at least partially wrong.
  • Judge Jeanine Pirro Opening Obama Is Delusional!

    11/09/2014 12:11:59 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 26 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/08/14 | Judge Jeanine Pirro
    Justice with Judge Jeanine Pirro opening statement from 11-8-14 says Obama is delusional. She talks about the results of the big win the Republicans had from the mid term elections
  • Vanity: Want to expand the Republican map, even further? (Try a Recall)

    11/08/2014 6:51:39 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 22 replies
    Ballotpedia ^ | N/A | Ballotpedia
    Recall Contents [hide] 1 Statewide recall 1.1 Officials eligible by state 1.2 Prerequisites for recall processes 2 Notable recalls 2.1 Gubernatorial recalls 2.1.1 Wisconsin, 2012 2.1.2 California, 2003 2.1.3 North Dakota, 1921 2.2 Other recalls 3 Recalls by type of political office 4 See also 5 References Recall is a process available in most jurisdictions whereby an elected official can be removed from office either for malfeasance or in some jurisdictions for any action the recall language specifies. For recalls, most state laws have set the highest signature threshold for any type of petition—most often requiring 25% of all registered...
  • Big review set by Democrats after election losses

    11/08/2014 2:39:09 PM PST · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 32 replies
    AP ^ | Nov 8, 4:35 PM EST | KEN THOMAS
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democrats are planning an extensive review of what went wrong in the 2014 and 2010 elections, hoping to find ways to translate success in presidential campaigns into future midterm contests. A party committee will conduct a "top-to-bottom assessment" of the Democrats' performance in recent midterm elections and try to determine why they have struggled to turn out its core voters in nonpresidential elections. "It's apparent that there are increasingly two separate electorates: a midterm electorate and a presidential electorate. We win one and we don't seem to be able to win the other,"
  • Big review set by Democrats after election losses

    11/08/2014 1:34:12 PM PST · by MV=PY · 46 replies
    AP ^ | 11/8/2014 | KEN THOMAS
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democrats are planning an extensive review of what went wrong in the 2014 and 2010 elections, hoping to find ways to translate success in presidential campaigns into future midterm contests. A party committee will conduct a "top-to-bottom assessment" of the Democrats' performance in recent midterm elections and try to determine why they have struggled to turn out its core voters in nonpresidential elections. ...
  • Bill Clinton Predicts GOP 'Boogie Dance' Over Senate Win

    11/08/2014 6:14:48 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 33 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Nov 8, 2014 | Jordyn Holman
    Newsmax Bill Clinton Predicts GOP 'Boogie Dance' Over Senate Win Saturday, November 8, 2014 By: Jordyn Holman Former President Bill Clinton weighed in Friday on the results of Tuesday's midterm elections, suggesting that Congress and the White House can still "get things done" and reflecting on his experience working with a divided government during a period of intense partisanship. "The retrospective memory of my six years tends to be one that is airbrushed," Clinton told the crowd at USC. "For this time, what you gotta have is an agenda and get things done. There's going to be a boogie dance...
  • It’s Shocking How Little Was Spent on the Midterms

    11/08/2014 6:31:17 AM PST · by rogerantone1 · 10 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | November 7, 2014 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    The “most expensive election in history.” Our democracy is being “bought and sold.” This election, “debased by money, shames us all.” These are some of the recent expressions of outrage about what the Center for Responsive Politicsestimates to have been $3.67 billion spent for federal offices during the 2014 midterms. Two days before the election on “Face the Nation,” CBS’s Bob Schieffer asked viewers to name one item whose costs have gone up as much over time as campaigns. That’s easy. While campaign spending soared to $3.67 billion this year from $1.6 billion in 1998, federal government spending rose 5%...
  • Republican Who Performed ‘Exorcism’ On President Obama Elected to Colorado State House

    11/07/2014 1:01:26 PM PST · by chajin · 37 replies
    Addicting Info ^ | November 5, 2014 | Ryan Denson
    No, this is sadly not satire. Colorado barely held onto their Democratic governor in last night’s hotly contested election. They did, however, elect a radical, anti-LGBT, Obama-hating chaplain to their state House of Representatives. The Colorado Springs Gazette reports that activist Gordon “Dr. Chaps” Klingenschmitt, who made national headlines last year for his attempt to exorcise a “demonic spirit” from President Barack Obama, won his position with 70 percent of the vote in the El Paso County district. The district is solid Republican, with a 2-1 registered advantage...
  • 4 in 10 Ferguson voters cast ballots; turnout still trails county, 2010 totals

    11/07/2014 12:31:04 PM PST · by aimhigh · 22 replies
    KMOV.com ^ | 11/07/2014 | Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN
    Since Officer Darren Wilson killed the unarmed Brown on a Ferguson street, much has been made of the city's supposed history of poor voter turnout. In a city that is two-thirds black, how, many asked, could the police force and local government be so overwhelmingly white? . . . To put it bluntly, voter turnout for Ferguson township was far from historic. Of 24,334 registered voters, 10,222 cast ballots in Tuesday's election, a turnout of slightly more than 42%, according to an initial tally. There wasn't a wave of new voters, either, as only 204 residents registered to vote between...
  • Marxists, Mandates & A Crazy Little Naked Thing Called Karma!

    11/07/2014 11:42:18 AM PST · by xuberalles · 16 replies
    Self | 11/7/14 | Me
    Please tell me why Republicans are expected to compromise and capitulate for the greater good, when Democrats, under the tutelage of one Barack Obama, defiantly implemented the most radical and rogue agenda in our nation’s history? And yet the same discerning media that has demonized any and all dissent during their savior’s tenure now calls it imperative to squash any suggestion of an “implied” conservative mandate granted by a small rabble, but by no means “a wave”, of discontented voters? Because irony and journalistic integrity are known to cause mental and moral paralysis, I’m guessing our righteous critics were sick...
  • Catch a wave and you’re sitting on top of the world

    11/07/2014 10:59:47 AM PST · by Starman417 · 4 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-06-14 | DrJohn
    The GOP absolutely smashed democrats on Tuesday. Although some persist in denying it, it's a wave. Come with me and let's ride the wave. Surf's up, dude! The epiphaniesChris Matthews: Obama lives in his own world: MSNBC host Chris Matthews expressed dismay over President Obama’s post-election press conference on Wednesday, calling him entirely deaf to the millions of Americans who voted against his plan to grant executive amnesty for as many as 6 million illegal immigrants. “The people, if you look at the polling, their problem is illegal immigration,” he said. “He says, ‘I’m going to fix the problem.’ He...
  • ***THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD***

    11/07/2014 4:45:27 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 56 replies
    House of Representatives — 2008 and......................................2014 Who are the most bitter on Twitter? Bette Midler ✔ @BetteMidler - Well, we can look forward to: unregulated banks, no health care, filthy air and oceans, and WAR, WAR AND MORE WAR. Thanks, folks! Michael Moore ✔ @MMFlint - INSANE:Maj of US for gay rights, womens rights, civil rights, want climate change laws, raise min wage- then let minority elect Repub Senate Lizz Winstead ✔ @lizzwinstead - Prediction: Republicans win control of your body. Lizz Winstead ✔ @lizzwinstead - Well at least colorado voters decided life does not begin at your erection....
  • Absentee Ballot Count Begins In Md. House Race (MD6 Delaney Bongino)

    11/06/2014 4:43:19 PM PST · by SMGFan · 18 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | November 6, 2014
    GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) — Election officials in five counties began counting absentee ballots Thursday that will likely resolve the race for U.S. representative in Maryland’s 6th Congressional District. First-term Democratic U.S. Rep. John Delaney led Republican Dan Bongino by 2,103 votes out of more than 181,000 cast after Garrett and Frederick counties reported their canvass results Thursday. Officials were also counting absentee ballots in part of Montgomery and all of Allegany and Washington counties
  • Don't Blame The Messenger: Shoot Yourself!

    11/06/2014 1:46:33 PM PST · by xuberalles · 4 replies
    Self | 11/6/14 | Me
    Instead of holding themselves and Obama accountable for their obvious failures, abuses, and reckless unilateralism, Democrats are once again blaming their favorite political punching bag, the "radical" Tea Party, for their historic drubbing on November 4th. One, how is it remotely the Tea Party's fault, and two, please tell me in any way whatsoever how the Tea Party is radical? The Constitution, which guarantees our God-given liberties, is the supreme law of the land and is by no means radical. Yes, that includes free speech, the assuaged Second Amendment, Government transparency, fiscal responsibility, and protecting our sovereignty. OK...not radical, not...
  • This is what a voting "glitch" actually looks like...

    11/06/2014 11:06:51 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 29 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 11-6-14 | The Looking Spoon
    This is an electronic ballot in Virginia, a couple of weeks ago there was a "glitch" on an electronic ballot in Illinois too.I said it then and I'll say it again, why are these glitches always found in favor of Democrats?Isn't it SOOOOOOOO weird?
  • (Tim) Scott On ‘F’ Grade From NAACP: ‘It’s Because I Believe That Progress Has To Be Made’

    11/06/2014 9:48:29 AM PST · by blam · 19 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-6-2014 | Bridget Johnson
    Bridget Johnson November 6, 2014 The first African-American senator to be elected from the South since reconstruction made dual history Tuesday as Tim Scott (R-S.C.) won the seat to which he was appointed after Jim DeMint’s retirement. Scott is also the first black senator to be elected in both the House and the Senate. “South Carolina voters vote their values and their issues and not my complexion. This is a great sign for what’s happening throughout the south. But certainly, a fantastic sign for the evolution that has occurred in South Carolina,” Scott told MSNBC this morning. His win versus...
  • G.O.P.’s Inroads With Latinos Hint at a Path for 2016

    11/06/2014 6:14:18 AM PST · by Marie · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | 11/5/2014 | JULIA PRESTON
    Hispanics voted nearly two to one for Democratic candidates on Tuesday just as they did in the 2010 midterm elections, a national exit poll shows. In a number of key races, however, they voted more heavily Republican, pointing to a strategy for Republicans in the presidential contest in 2016. In the Senate race in Colorado, for example, where Latinos make up 14 percent of voters, a conservative Republican, Cory Gardner, took the seat of the incumbent Democrat, Mark Udall, in what analysts from both parties called a Republican playbook on how to blunt the Democrats’ advantage with Hispanics. Mr. Gardner...
  • Alaska votes to restrict large mine

    11/05/2014 9:37:30 PM PST · by balch3 · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/05/2014 | Timothy Cama
    Alaska voters approved a ballot measure aimed at adding a hurdle to the potential development of a major copper and gold mine. The measure requires the state’s legislature to approve any proposed mining project in the Bristol Bay watershed. It targets the Pebble Mine, a planned copper and gold mine that would be the largest of its kind in the world. Environmentalists, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and some Alaska native tribes want to stop the mine due to its potential impact on wildlife in Bristol Bay and the watershed, including a massive salmon population. Sixty-five percent of voters approved...
  • 5 Ways Liberals Are Consoling Themselves After Devastating Midterms

    11/05/2014 8:49:30 PM PST · by Colofornian · 26 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | Nov.5, 2014 | Eddie Scarry
    When you suffer a defeat, sometimes the only thing you can do is crawl into your dark place and stay there until you’re ready to come back out and get on with your life. Understandably, many Democrats seem to be going through that process after Tuesday’s midterm elections resulted in massive gains for Congressional Republicans. The GOP retained power over the House, took control of the Senate and further diminished President Obama‘s relevancy. That’s a lot to take in. Here are five ways Democrats are consoling themselves: 1. Denying the election’s impact, as CNN’s Sally Kohn and MSNBC’s Joy Reid...
  • CNN Election Team Hides iPads Behind Sponsored Microsoft Tablets [CNN caught with their 'Pads down]

    11/05/2014 8:24:41 PM PST · by Colofornian · 49 replies
    NYMag.com ^ | Nov. 4, 2014 | Joe Coscarelli
    CNN's partnership with Bing and Microsoft was going great until someone switched the camera angle. From the front, all midterm viewers could see last night was an immaculate row Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablets: ...But like a Playboy resting comfortably in a geometry textbook, there were iPads lurking...
  • A Touch of Humor - Liberal Prophets

    11/05/2014 7:54:25 PM PST · by Art in Idaho · 6 replies
    Conservatism is Calling ^ | November 5, 2014 | Chris Corrado
    A humorous montage of liberals 'calling' the election in the days before Tuesday, November 4th. Link here: Liberal Prophets
  • NY Times: President Obama Left Fighting for His Own Relevance (big time schadenfreude alert)

    11/05/2014 9:14:22 AM PST · by Zakeet · 22 replies
    NY Times ^ | November 4, 2014 | Peter Baker
    Two things were clear long before the votes were counted on Tuesday night: President Obama would face a Congress with more Republicans for his final two years in office, and the results would be seen as a repudiation of his leadership. But that was not the way Mr. Obama saw it. The electoral map was stacked against him, he argued, making Democrats underdogs from the start. And his own party kept him off the trail, meaning he never really got the chance to make his case. “You’re in the Final Four,” as one aide put it, “and you’re on the...
  • After Catching a Wave, Senate Republicans Look to Legislate

    11/05/2014 8:58:07 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    Roll Call ^ | November 5, 2014 | Niels Lesniewski
    Having emerged from an Election Day that many Republicans only dreamed of, the Senate Republicans’ campaign chairman was already looking forward to a Senate starting to function again. Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., told a home state radio station that frustration with the lack of legislative activity contributed to his seeking the campaign job in the first place. “This place has been run, for the four years I’ve been in the United States Senate, with the goal of doing nothing,” the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee said on KNSS. “Boy, this place better change. It’s why I was willing...
  • Did This Video of Blacks in Chicago Describing Life Under Democrats Help Swing the Election?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUSRZo1BE5o