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  • Does 1979 newspaper column shed light on 2008 campaign story? (Obama funding)

    09/23/2012 3:07:39 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 39 replies
    Daily Inter Lake ^ | Septwmber 22, 2012 | Frank Miele
    Searching old newspapers is one of my favorite pastimes, and I have tried to use them many times to shed light on current events - or to inform readers about how the past is prologue to our very interesting present-day quandaries. Recently, I came across a syndicated column from November 1979 that seemed to point 30 years into the future toward an obscure campaign issue that arose briefly in the 2008 presidential campaign. Though by no means definitive, it provides an interesting insight, at least, into how Chicago politics intersected with the black power movement and Middle Eastern money at...
  • Property rights in America: Your 'castle' is under siege

    05/27/2002 8:40:27 PM PDT · by Alternate_Heaven · 3 replies · 194+ views
    Libertarian Party Website ^ | May 24, 2002 | Bill Winter, LP News Editor & Jon Trager, LP News Staff Writer
    Libertarian Solutions: Property rights in America: Your 'castle' is under siege by Bill Winter, LP News Editor & Jon Trager, LP News Staff Writer EDITOR'S NOTE: How can Libertarianism solve America's problems? Each issue, LP News showcases how "Libertarian Solutions" -- or interim steps in a libertarian direction -- can help improve our nation. [May 24] In 1994, Vera Coking received an ominous letter from the New Jersey Casino Reinvestment Development Authority. Coking, a widow who had lived in her Atlantic City home for 35 years, was notified that her house had been seized under the state's eminent domain laws....
  • George Bush, Real Man

    02/03/2003 5:17:39 AM PST · by Master Zinja · 72 replies · 1,008+ views
    Dispatches From The American Front | February 3, 2003 | James Benton
    DISPATCHES FROM THE AMERICAN FRONT George Bush, Real ManBy James Benton You could see it in his eyes, hear it in his tone Tuesday night in the second half of his State of the Union speech: this was a man not to be trifled with, a man who would see a difficult, dirty business through to the end, and God help anyone who stood against him as he does battle against the foes of America and her ideals. If anyone had doubts about Bush's commitment to victory in the War on Terrorism, they were laid to rest Tuesday night. Rarely...
  • Hillary’s War on the Women Who Boinked Bill

    03/14/2015 5:15:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies ^ | March 14, 2015 | John Hawkins
    Most Americans haven’t forgotten the bald-faced lies the Clintons told about Bill’s affairs and molestations along with the sheer savagery of the attacks their surrogates launched against these women. For example, we all remember Bill Clinton perjuring himself by saying, “I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky.” Of course, Bill was lying which helped lead to the House voting to impeach him. The Senate attempted to follow suit and although 50 Senators voted for impeachment, they didn’t reach the 67 vote threshold needed to send Clinton home in disgrace. What you may not remember was the...
  • Oliphant Charged With 55 Count of Election Law Violations

    03/09/2004 12:09:50 AM PST · by kattracks · 22 replies · 1,971+ views
    AP | 3/09/04
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Suspended Broward Supervisor of Elections Miriam Oliphant has been charged with 55 counts of violating election laws. Oliphant, already facing a Senate trial for her conduct in office, is accused of not opening polls on time and not keeping them open late enough during the September 2002 primary. The Florida Elections Commission levied the charges against Oliphant at its Feb. 19 meeting. If found guilty, Oliphant faces a fine of up to $55,000. She has 30 days to respond and can choose to appear in administrative court or in front of the Elections Commission. Oliphant, a...
  • Don't Write Dubya Off Yet

    09/19/2003 4:55:51 AM PDT · by arj · 35 replies · 158+ views
    Capitol Hill Blue ^ | DAN K. THOMASSON
    Wasn't it Mark Twain who said that reports of his demise were much exaggerated or was it Harry Truman in 1948? Well, the witticism could just as easily be applied to George W. Bush, who suddenly seems to be the subject of dire predictions from nearly every political undertaker and spin-doctor in Washington. If one were to listen to the clownish Democratic mouthpiece James Carville and the rest of his "Democracy Group," there is practically no chance that Bush can win in November a year from now. Between the lines of their most current status report is the implied suggestion...
  • Be Happy! Don't Worry!

    05/08/2003 11:32:18 AM PDT · by TBP · 39 replies · 248+ views
    Constitution Party ^ | February 2003 | Jim Clymer
    "Be happy! Don’t worry! We have a true conservative in the White House!" At least that is the message that I keep hearing from many who have duct taped a "conservative" label on themselves these days. The proof, they contend, is in the $674 billion dollar "tax cut/economic stimulus" plan the president is proposing. For that, they think he should immediately be stamped with the "Good Conservative Seal of Approval" for exhibiting sound conservative credentials. But should we really have no concerns? Now don’t get me wrong, I think the tax cuts are great. But in this case, they don’t...
  • Pro-Life Stance Boosts GOP at the Polls

    01/06/2003 8:50:17 PM PST · by Milltownmalbay · 16 replies · 636+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 1/6/2002 | John Rossiello
    It might have been homeland security. Or maybe even the economy. At least that's what the political experts say, when it comes to explaining the Republican Party's success in November's election. But there may be more than meets the eye behind the outcome of 2002 midterm elections. Undoubtedly, with many Senate races being decided by less than 10,000 votes, both the economy and security concerns were politically potent issues. But according to Jennifer G. Hickey of Insight Magazine, most analysts have overlooked the impact of the abortion issue in several key races. In fact, she contends, polling data indicates that...
  • Mary Golden wrote: Re Mississippi's First Black Senator

    12/22/2002 8:38:44 PM PST · by sweetliberty · 7 replies · 515+ views
    Sierra Times ^ | December 20, 2002 | J.J. Johnson
    I find your remarks, you attitudes and your stupid red map extremely offensive. How long do you think people will remain "dumbed up" with respect to your old-white-men racist crap. Why not publish a map by population rather than by acreage? That is how VOTING operates. I am sure you know this, but it is another distortion coming from you and your kind. You and the Republicans have had a dirty little secret for two generations...they have courted your votes, but would not be caught in the same room with you at the White House or the ranch in Crawford....
  • Bad Lands, Bad Votes: Putting Tim Johnson over the top, by any means necessary. [SD election fraud]

    12/19/2002 8:02:31 AM PST · by xsysmgr · 19 replies · 548+ views
    National Review Online ^ | December 19, 2002 | Byron York
    EDITOR’S NOTE: The publication of Byron York's "Bad Lands, Bad Votes," describing voting improprieties in South Dakota Sen. Tim Johnson's 524-vote victory over Republican challenger John Thune, has set off a storm of debate, both in South Dakota and in Washington. Some Republicans have been outraged at their party's decision not to pursue the allegations and challenge Johnson's victory — especially in light of the GOP's precarious 51-49 majority in the Senate. But South Dakota attorney general Mark Barnett, a Republican with designs on the governor's office, has dismissed criticisms of voting in his state, calling the story "shoddy and...
  • South Dakota's Bitter Election Aftermath: The state attorney general lashes out.

    12/16/2002 9:12:20 AM PST · by xsysmgr · 9 replies · 325+ views
    National Review Online ^ | December 16, 2002 | Byron York
    In what some observers called an uncharacteristically harsh response to his critics, South Dakota attorney general Mark Barnett on Friday denounced a National Review account of voting irregularities in his state as "shoddy and irresponsible and sensationalistic and garbage."Barnett made the statements during a news conference in which he announced that his investigators have determined that two of the more than 40 affidavits collected by Republicans in the days after the election are false. The affidavits are from two people who said that the driver of a "Tim Johnson for Senate" van offered them $10 to vote. Barnett said...
  • Goodbye to 2000: 2002 is America moving on.

    11/20/2002 8:08:39 AM PST · by xsysmgr · 181+ views
    National Review Online ^ | November 20, 2002 | Lee Edwards
    It's been only two years since the closest and most disputed presidential election of modern American politics. Considering how far President Bush has come since those rancorous days, it feels more like a lifetime. Determined to put 2000 behind him, Bush barnstormed for Republican candidates from Florida to South Dakota, placing his reputation on the political line. It was a gutsy gamble that paid off handsomely. Republicans control the White House, the Senate, and the House of Representatives for the first time in almost 50 years. The net gain in congressional seats in a midterm election was the first...
  • Party learns not to take blacks for granted - the hard way

    11/16/2002 10:38:37 PM PST · by What Is Ain't · 2 replies · 233+ views ^ | 11/16/02 | Gregory Kane
    REP. JOHN Conyers Jr., the Michigan Democrat recently crowned for the 20th time when voters sent him back to Congress, might be the ambulatory argument for term limits. Conyers has sponsored much legislation, some of it good, over the years. He has so grown in stature that he has made the error of thinking he actually knows something about Maryland's politics. Here's the congressman speaking at a post-election forum Thursday sponsored by the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies in the Rayburn House Office Building .
  • GOP's Win In Election Gives Tort Reform Its Best Chance

    11/16/2002 8:37:49 AM PST · by Isara · 54 replies · 791+ views
    INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY ^ | Monday, November 18, 2002 | BRIAN MITCHELL
    Pity the poor trial lawyers. They're people, too, said Bill McBride in his last debate with Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. But Bush beat McBride 56% to 43% in the Nov. 5 election. And around the country, the trial lawyers' favorites lost in most close races. Fans of tort reform say it's a trend. The rising cost of health care has made voters more receptive to their message blaming excessive malpractice awards. That's helped win key elections. And fewer activist judges and more Republican lawmakers better the odds for tort reform, even if getting stalled bills out of the Senate is...
  • Election 2002: The Mourning After (Vile Abortion Barf Alert)

    11/15/2002 6:54:17 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 124 replies · 2,390+ views
    COX/Planned Parenthood E-mail | 11-15-02 | William F. Harrison, M.D.
    Election 2002: The Mourning After by William F. Harrison, M.D. November 14, 2002 The election of 2002 is over, and as usual, there are winners and losers. The winners are the religious right, big business, rapacious capitalism, corporate raiders, the big rich, the gun lobby, stock manipulators, war munitions manufacturers, those who would rape and pillage our forests, streams, shorelines, and public lands — and the politicians who serve them. The losers are our environment, the middle class, the poor, organized labor, small stockholders, wage earners, those without medical insurance, and those who serve them, and — the biggest losers...
  • Why the Democrats Lost

    11/15/2002 8:53:36 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 8 replies · 245+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 11/15/02 | Limbacher
    While whimpering Democrats and their media allies sit around trying to figure out why they lost the November 5 elections, over in London Tina Brown found a simple answer to the Dem's puzzle, according to Liz Smith in today's New York Post. Writing in Britain's Times, Brown explained that: "more Americans voted Republican because they wanted to." Noting that "'THE POST-election spinning of mortified Democrats shares a premise with all victims of public humiliation: 'If only people knew,' ... If only people heard my side of the story!' Brown observed that the Democrats "cling to the tenacious old lie of...
  • Beware Overconfidence: The seeds of an emerging democratic majority?

    11/15/2002 7:29:29 AM PST · by xsysmgr · 18 replies · 285+ views
    National Review Online ^ | November 15, 2002 | John O'Sullivan
    When a victorious Roman general was granted a triumphal procession through the city, a slave was assigned to stand behind him in his chariot whispering "Remember that thou are mortal." When an American president enjoys an electoral triumph like that enjoyed by George W. Bush earlier this month, exactly the opposite happens: Pundits and analysts assure him that he is now immortal. In this case Mr. Bush was told that his triumph was a historic one, establishing an extraordinary precedent for a Republican president in his first midterm elections by actually gaining seats, and that he may even have...
  • The Color of Election 2002: It might surprise you.

    11/15/2002 7:17:25 AM PST · by xsysmgr · 25 replies · 355+ views
    National Review Online ^ | November 15, 2002 | Steve Sailer
    The demographic headline on the 2002 election was expected to be either "Democrats ride growing numbers of nonwhite voters to victory," or "GOP wins by attracting more minorities." Instead, non-whites played an anticlimactic role. The star turn was taken by what had become the Invisible Giant of American politics: the white electorate. As reported first by United Press International, Republicans won the two-party vote by a 53 percent to 47 percent margin. Despite the collapse of the Voter News Service exit polls, evidence has mounted that the Republicans triumphed not by broadening their tent to include more minority voters;...
  • Reasons for Tuesdays Results:Why the Democrats Did so Poorly

    11/13/2002 6:58:44 PM PST · by sboyd · 4 replies · 1,619+ views
    none | 13 Nov 02 | Stephen Boyd
    Tuesday was a massacre for the democrats. They had no message and the polling was horrible. I have always been skeptical about polls and it appears that most of the pre-election polls were off. So why did the republicans do so well? George Bush deserves much of the credit, but let's not forget about the great candidates we had. 90% od our candidates were experienced and did well in their debates. The democrats did have a message. It was "no" to whatever being asked. The get nothing done senate was another reason. No bills and no judges were coming out...
  • No Time for Bipartisanship: We’ve been waiting for this for too long.

    11/12/2002 7:44:33 AM PST · by xsysmgr · 6 replies · 195+ views
    National Review Online ^ | November 12, 2002 | Hadley Arkes
    When the helicopters lifted off the roof of the American embassy in Saigon in 1975, Gerry Ford, reputed to be president at the time, went on national television to reassure the public, insisting that this was no time for "recriminations." To which a friend of mine replied: "This is exactly the time for recriminations!" The deep significance of the Republican victory on Tuesday has barely been appreciated in the land: This was the 50th anniversary of Eisenhower's first landslide, which was the last time that the Republicans had control of the White House, the Senate, and the House at...
  • Winners, Losers, Wannabes, and Has-Beens: One fine week.

    11/12/2002 7:04:24 AM PST · by xsysmgr · 9 replies · 218+ views
    National Review Online ^ | November 12, 2002 | Stephen Moore
    Now that we have all had time to fully digest last week's election stunner and rake through all the reams of exit-polling data, it's time to assess the political winners and losers. Who's stock rises and who's on the outs as a result of the GOP triumphs? What issues prevailed with voters? Who's a has-been? Who's a rising star? Here's my armchair assessment, of how the world of politics in Washington changed on November 5. Winner: Social Security privatization — Dole, Graham, Sununu, and Talent all campaign on private-accounts option — and win. Loser: Campaign for Working Families-Left-wing group...
  • Should We Take Voter Fraud as Seriously as Business Fraud?

    11/11/2002 10:03:43 PM PST · by Otta B Sleepin · 18 replies · 239+ views
    Banner of Liberty ^ | 11-10-02 | Mary Mostert
    For many, the Senate election in South Dakota, home of Senate Democrat Majority Leader Tom Daschle, is a burning issue. Democrat Senator Tim Johnson has been declared winner of that race with 528 votes more than Republican challenger John Thune. Prior to the election the Washington Times reported "Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle said Republicans had targeted minority groups for intimidation. ‘In my state of South Dakota, we are now seeing a concerted Republican effort to make allegations and launch initiatives intended to suppress Native American voting.’" McAuliffe’s and Daschle’s definition of "voter harassment" is requiring voters to provide proof...
  • Bill Moyers on Election 2002 - PBS - NOW Commentary (barf alert)

    11/11/2002 3:58:44 PM PST · by vita_brevis · 3 replies · 187+ views
    PBS web site ^ | 11/8/02 | Bill Moyers
    Way back in the 1950's when I first tasted politics and journalism, Republicans briefly controlled the White House and Congress. With the exception of Joseph McCarthy and his vicious ilk, they were a reasonable lot, presided over by that giant war hero, Dwight Eisenhower, who was conservative by temperament and moderate in the use of power. That brand of Republican is gone. And for the first time in the memory of anyone alive, the entire federal government — the Congress, the Executive, the Judiciary — is united behind a right-wing agenda for which George W. Bush believes he now has...
  • A GOP Sweep: African Americans React

    11/09/2002 12:04:41 PM PST · by rdb3 · 303 replies · 550+ views ^ | November 6, 2K2 | Stephanie A. Crockett
    A GOP Sweep: African Americans React By Stephanie A. Crockett, Staff Writer and Reuters News Service Posted Nov. 6, 2002 -- Republicans consolidated their hold on the U.S. government Wednesday after a historic sweep of both chambers of Congress gave President Bush new power to enact his agenda, including a war against Iraq. With Republicans in control, what does it mean for African Americans? To message board user Lifesaver, it shows that more Blacks are voting Republican."It makes a serious statement about the traditional Blacks and other minorities in America," Lifesaver wrote. "The common stereotype that all Blacks are Democrats has become more and...
  • Why the Dems lost: What do you say?

    11/08/2002 2:25:23 PM PST · by GulliverSwift · 121 replies · 337+ views
    Free Republic | freepers
    Democrats lost because they didn't (and can't) tell their agenda to the American people Reading the following quote in the Washington Compost that Drudge linked to about voter turnout got me thinking that the main reason, contrary to everyone's spin, that the Democrats lost the election is because they presented no programs, they just bashed Republicans. "The Republicans got their vote out better than the Democrats," he said. "The Democrats lost votes nationally, and the Republicans gained votes. The Republicans did nationalize the vote. As far as I can see, the Democrats tried to raise the economy as an issue...
  • State Wins: The good news keeps rolling in for Republicans.

    11/08/2002 7:55:38 AM PST · by xsysmgr · 6 replies · 168+ views
    National Review Online ^ | November 8, 2002 | John Hood
    RALEIGH, N.C — The good news from Tuesday's elections just keeps pouring in for the Republicans: The results are in from state legislatures, and the party of an incumbent president has broken with tradition by making substantial gains at the state level.It's been a rule of politics at least as reliable, if not as widely known, as the phenomenon of presidential losses in midterm congressional elections. As the National Conference of State Legislatures has noted, the president's party has lost at least 350 legislative seats in every midterm election since the 1930s. This year, Republicans not only appear to...
  • Winning Night - Next stop: Baghdad.

    11/08/2002 7:09:23 AM PST · by xsysmgr · 2 replies · 147+ views
    National Review Online ^ | November 8, 2002 | Dave Shiflett
    Here's to long election nights. Let's hope Tuesday was the start of a trend.A beautiful trend, unless you happen to live in one of the various centers of the universe, including the offices of NR, where the amphetamines must have been tumbling like cheap dice through the all-night vigil (occasioned by the meltdown of the great exit-polling machine).Here in Slo-Moville, the gradual rollout of electoral history made for a nice evening. One didn't have to wait too long after the polls had closed to get an inkling of what was to come. Down in Florida, where Senor Humidor and...
  • GOP's Hard Work Pays Off; Democrats Ponder Failures

    11/07/2002 8:09:07 AM PST · by Isara · 46 replies · 228+ views
    The Army has been saying it for years: Air power alone won't win the battle. You need troops on the ground. The 2000 election proved it. The GOP spent liberally for on-air advertising, but record turnout gave Democrats more than a few upsets. Republicans now believe they learned their lesson. Strong Republican turnout in Tuesday's elections gave the GOP a historic victory. It was the first time a GOP president has taken the Senate and gained ground in the House in his first midterm election. Republicans picked up three Senate seats and lost just one, for a 51-seat majority. They...
  • VANITY: Where do the remaining races stand?

    11/07/2002 7:24:07 PM PST · by Tuxedo · 10 replies · 199+ views
    11/7/2002 | Self
    What do we know about any outstanding house races and governor races? Have not heard anything more about AZ gov, and looks like AL gov going to recount. Louisiana will get resolved in one month, and SD is hard to say. I think Thune definitely needs to fight on and at least try to uncover what happened in those last 5 precincts to report. A one vote pickup in each precinct would put him over the top by about 300 votes, so it is certainly worth it. The SOS for SD said that recounts typically favor the guy ahead, but...
  • Video: President Bush Press Conference 11/07/2002

    11/07/2002 5:43:09 PM PST · by editto · 1 replies · 268+ views
    C-SPAN Website direct video link (RealOne RealVideo) ^ | Nov. 7, 2002 | President George W. Bush
    President Bush's post-election press conference this afternoon in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. A short 5 minute statement, followed by a nearly 40 minute period answering reporter questions. Well worth your time. If you can waste 45 minutes on primetime tripe, you can certainly give that much to President Bush's comments. C-SPAN Website direct video link (RealOne RealVideo)
  • WSB Exclusive: Democratic Defectors? (GA State Senate may turn Republican!)

    11/07/2002 3:31:12 PM PST · by FreedomPoster · 87 replies · 309+ views
    WSB Radio ^ | 11/7/2002 | Sandra Parrish
    WSB Exclusive: Democratic Defectors? (WSB Radio) -- WSB News has learned that some Georgia Democrats may defect to the Republican Party. Minority Leader Eric Johnson says they're confident republicans will take the majority in the state senate. "We're working on a functioning, governing majority to support the governor-elect and his issues. I believe we'll have it very shortly." WSB's Sandra Parrish reports that two Democratic senators may have already switched parties which would make the senate comprised of 28 democrats and 28 republicans. If republicans do take the majority it could mean that Lieutenant Governor Mark Taylor may not...
  • Simon Loss From Walsh-Lapsley Missteps - An Analysis

    11/07/2002 10:59:38 AM PST · by Impeach98 · 10 replies · 361+ views
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | November 7th, 2002 | Jamie Fisfis
    <p>Bill Simon's political team inadvertently accomplished what no one thought possible just two years ago: They ran a campaign against Democrat Gov. Gray Davis without mentioning the energy crisis.</p> <p>Team Simon tried to run the Republican candidate for governor as an ethical standard-bearer in moderate California. The strategy wasted four years of work by Republicans in the Legislature, who hammered Davis on energy missteps and then heroically sustained a budget debate until September even as it was obvious that Team Simon was doing nothing to take advantage of their efforts. Instead, the Simon campaign defied the wisdom of all its polling, its extensive focus groups and even recent California political history. It entered the ethics minefield.</p>
  • "The Choice Before Us" [Liberal Opinion]

    11/06/2002 5:02:20 PM PST · by B-Chan · 4 replies · 232+ views ^ | 2002.10.13 | Joe Vecchio
    The Choice Before Us Americans face a clear choice in the mid-term elections this November: give the Bush administration and the Republican leadership complete control of the entire government, or give them some serious opposition. It’s the most important election we’ve had for many years, because the results of it are going to determine not just the future of the US, but of the world. Never mind what a vote for Republicans means as far as domestic policy is concerned. We all know what they stand for: less regulation, lower taxes for the rich, etc. It’s a tune we’ve heard...

    11/06/2002 4:34:35 PM PST · by LS · 27 replies · 264+ views
    FOX News Exit Polling ^ | 11/6/2002 | LS
    Exit polling done for FOX News found that GOP outreach efforts to Hispanics was the difference in key races. In Florida, Jeb Bush won 50% of all non-Cuban Hispanic voters!!! (This is an astounding number, especially once you include Cubans) In Texas, Rick Perry won 35% of the Hispanic vote despite running against a Dem Hispanic! Pataki won 30% of the Hispanic vote in NY! These are simply incredible numbers, and validate Bush's strong insistence on GOP outreach to Hispanics in both the 2000 election and since. With Hispanic support like this in Texas and Florida. Many here denouced these...
  • Keeping the Faith, Setting the Tone, Establishing a Vision

    11/06/2002 10:47:24 AM PST · by LS · 3 replies · 167+ views
    Self | 11/6/2002 | LS
    Two years ago, following a bitter and closely-fought presidential election, George W. Bush---who ran on a claim of bipartisanship and "getting things done"---strode into Washington and proceeded to try to bridge the gaps with the Democrats. Two years ago, especially after Jumpin' Jim Jeffords handed the Senate back to the Democrats in an immoral and illegitimate, self-serving act, the Democrats slapped Bush's open hand rather than shake it. Last night, they paid for their obstructionism, anger, and partisanship with as thorough a trouncing as I can recall. Even as the pundits tried to downplay the incredible historical implications of this...
  • One Freeper's Pledge for Election 2004 - "You Walk Mine - I Walk Yours"

    11/06/2002 9:28:42 AM PST · by PetroniDE · 12 replies · 191+ views
    I Want the Moderators and Freepers in the Houston, TX area to bookmark this, save this, remember this, and call me on this come Election 2004. Attached is a link regarding my experience as an election judge for Election 2002. I intend to do that again, but I also make the additional pledge. I am starting a "You Walk Mine - I Walk Yours" block walking for voter registration and get-out-the vote efforts. What that means if a Freeper volunteers to walk a portion of my precinct in any of these efforts, I will return the favor in their precinct....
  • Election Day at the Polls - Katy, TX (Houston, HAT)

    11/06/2002 8:18:05 AM PST · by PetroniDE · 46 replies · 852+ views
    Personal Notes | 6 November 2002 | PetroniDE
    Poll Watcher COB1 said it best, "What a day". Before I begin, I want to thank the clerks who assisted in the day. My precinct went smoothly with only a limited number of events, all of which were handled professionally and ethically. Fortunately, several of the clerks had experience in previous elections and that only made the task easier. A good crew can make all the difference. PRE-POLL OPENING The day actually started on Monday evening. All the E-Slates, television video, and election paperwork was set-up the night before to get a head-start on things and to examine potential traffic...
  • Vanity: GOP Victory Just Now *Really* Sinking In

    11/06/2002 8:07:05 AM PST · by editto · 13 replies · 216+ views
    Nov. 6, 2002 | editto
    The implications of the Republican Party's victory is just now really starting to sink into my sleep-deprived brain. I've been up since 7:30, and I watched some quick TV coverage, and also reviewed the election returns I had been pouring over late last night. The reality is finally hitting me. A popular Republican president, a few seats added to our House majority, and at least 51 (possibily as high as 53) seats in the Senate, giving Republicans control of the legislative agenda. To be sure, legislation can't be just steamrolled in, but the legislative momentum is clearly in the Republicans'...
  • Republicans Take Charge !

    11/06/2002 7:27:46 AM PST · by Jack Black · 1 replies · 215+ views
    AP via front page of USA Today ^ | 11/6/2002 | By Sandra Sobieraj
    GOP extends control of Congress By Sandra Sobieraj, The Associated Press Exultant Republicans took control of the Senate and strengthened their hold on the House, handing President Bush historic bragging rights and two years to push through an agenda starting with deeper tax cuts. Sweetening the prize, Republicans claimed a majority of the governors' races and left Democrats grumbling about a popular wartime president. President Bush talks with House Speaker Dennis Hastert, left, and Senate Minority Leader Trent Lott, right, while watching election returns. By Eric Draper, AP Bush made celebratory calls into the early morning hours Wednesday and already...
  • Carnahan Concedes, Republicans Control Senate

    11/05/2002 11:18:44 PM PST · by Moosejaw · 4 replies · 219+ views ^ | November 6, 2002 | David Thibault
    Capitol Hill ( - Democrat incumbent Sen. Jean Carnahan has conceded to her Republican opponent, Rep. Jim Talent, effectively returning control of the United States Senate to the Republican Party as soon as Talent is sworn into office. "Thank you very, very much for waiting out this evening, because it's been a long, long evening, I know, for you," Carnahan told supporters at her campaign's election night headquarters. "I have just called Mr. Talent and conceded this race. I want to congratulate him for his effective, and his victorious campaign." That word came as Republicans announced that they are set...
  • Map of Bill Simon Vs. Gay Davis, Check out the map, those left are Republican Counties!!!

    11/05/2002 8:30:13 PM PST · by manfromlamancha · 104 replies · 493+ views
    State of California ^ | Nov 5, 2002 | State of CA
    I think Davis may loose, I really do... oh that would be just awesome!!
  • North Carolina Senate Results

    11/05/2002 5:07:39 PM PST · by FF578 · 51 replies · 350+ views ^ | 11/5/02 | News And Observer
    NORTH CAROLINA SENATE Elizabeth Dole (R) 11,707 Erskine Bowles (D) 7,748 Sean Haugh (L) 229 10 (00%) of 2739 precincts reporting
  • Georgia Senate Results (1% reporting)

    11/05/2002 4:59:42 PM PST · by FF578 · 47 replies · 242+ views
    United States Senator 1% of precincts reporting Max Cleland (D) 3,992 52.1% Saxby Chambliss (R) 3,596 46.9% Claude "Sandy" Thomas (Lib) 80 1.0%
  • Poll Alert! What will be the big story to come out of the 2002 elections? (Republicans take control)

    11/05/2002 7:50:45 AM PST · by BJungNan · 17 replies · 168+ views
    gogov ^ | Novemeber 5, 2002
    What will be the big story to come out of the 2002 elections? (check all that apply) - Republicans take control of Congress. 19% - Democrats maintain / expand control of Senate. 43% - Rampant vote fraud to be investigated. Calls for voting reforms. 3% - Trouble with voting throws ballots in question. Results delayed. 30% - Voter turnout at lowest level in 60 years. 5% Poll Link Here.
  • Why Do We FREEP? OR, Eight Young Men in Ties.

    11/04/2002 5:37:44 PM PST · by ffrancone · 19 replies · 217+ views
    Vanity | 11/4/2002 | Frank D. Francone
    I am working the Colorado 96 Hour Team. I have had the privilege to share the last few days working with a cross-section of Coloradans walking precincts. I want to share a little bit of that experience, and some personal reflection, inspired by your article. Like me, almost all of my 96 hour teammates are working on their FIRST election. In 96 Hour Team downtime I have asked each of them to tell the rest of us what it was that made them take time off work, or to send their kids to Grandma for four days, so they could...
  • Give President Bush credit for putting his popularity to work

    11/04/2002 10:40:32 AM PST · by gordgekko · 3 replies · 202+ views
    Enter Stage Right ^ | November 4, 2002 | Paul M. Weyrich
    Regardless of the outcome Tuesday, I admire President George W. Bush for what he did to try to elect a Senate that will be favorable to his programs. Virtually every measure the President proposed, the House passed and the Senate buried. And, of course, there are the very well qualified Court of Appeals nominees that have either been defeated in the Judiciary Committee or have died for lack of even a hearing.The President had some political capital on account of his high approval ratings. He used it. In the process his approval ratings dropped ten per cent. Still, he plowed...
  • Congress likely to keep balance - Media's wishful thinking? - Get out and VOTE GOP !!

    11/04/2002 5:46:56 AM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 50 replies · 265+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | November 4, 2002 | By CARL P. LEUBSDORF / The Dallas Morning News
    Congress likely to keep balance No matter who wins, margins of control expected to be small 11/04/2002 By CARL P. LEUBSDORF / The Dallas Morning News WASHINGTON - For all the money and the campaigning and the negative ads, Tuesday's election could turn out to be something of a wash. President Bush and the Republicans still hope to regain full control of Congress. Democrats still see a good chance of retaining some leverage over the agenda by keeping their Senate majority. But either way, both houses may be so closely divided that compromises will still be needed to pass...
  • Can You Believe This

    11/03/2002 3:39:35 PM PST · by lodwick · 55 replies · 257+ views
    e-mail ^ | 11/03/2002 | lodwick
    -----Original Message----- From: Jordan at GayAmerica Sent: Thursday, October 30, 2002 2:19 PM To: Hillary Cc: Steve; Bruce Subject: FW: Gay Rights or the Republicans you decide! President Bush and a Republican House of Representatives are all that stand in the way of gay marriage becoming legal in America, the legal lowering of the age of sexual consent, and the final elimination of "sodomy" laws in all fifty states. If you don't get out and vote DEMOCRATIC, we as gay Americans will lose our influence to push through gay marriage in the Senate and the right for even gay teens...
  • St. Paul Pioneer Press - Poll Shows Former V.P. Walter Mondale Trailing in Volatile Senate Race

    11/03/2002 9:10:44 AM PST · by LS · 6 replies · 176+ views
    ST. PAUL, Minn. With 10 percent of voters still undecided, former St. Paul Mayor Norm Coleman has a 6-percentage-point lead over former Vice President Walter Mondale in statewide poll results for Minnesota's U. S. Senate race. With voter volatility making measurements of the state's public opinion a difficult task, results show Coleman, a Republican, with 47 percent, and Mondale with 41 percent. The poll, conducted for the St. Paul Pioneer Press and Minnesota Public Radio, has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percent. Support for other candidates totals just 2 percent, according to the poll conducted Wednesday,...

    11/02/2002 3:09:47 PM PST · by Marianne · 26 replies · 213+ views ^ | October 2002 | Cal Thomas, Syndicated Columnist
    Let's be honest. The battle over so-called "gay rights" is over. Politicians, the media, and the medical and psychological professions - everyone is completely on board. It's simply a matter of time -weeks, months, but not more than a few years-- before homosexual "marriage" and child adoption are made completely legal. New York Republican Governor George Pataki has pushed his state senate to pass gay rights legislation in December. Interested commentators believe this will help the governor with the now-important homosexual vote in the election next month. And, after all, votes are what it's all about. Not principle. Not right...