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  • Two Scenarios for Tuesday [Uncertainty due to high number of undecided voters]

    10/30/2014 10:49:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    RCP ^ | 10/30/2014 | Sean Trende
    The public polling right now is just sort of weird.  The president's job approval nationally is 42 percent.  This should be consistent with a terrible midterm election for Democrats.  And, indeed, we have polling consistent with that: Jeanne Shaheen’s tight race in New Hampshire; Cory Gardner’s and Joni Ernst’s substantial leads in Colorado and Iowa; generic ballot polling showing Republicans up by eight and six points in some polls (leads similar to what those pollsters found in 2010); anecdotes of Democrats sending funds to Lois Capps’ otherwise-safe California district.Yet there is what we might consider a second batch of...
  • New York Times Column: Why Polls Tend to Undercount Democrats

    10/30/2014 10:41:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    New York Times, The Upshot ^ | 10/30/2014 | Nate Cohn
    Polls show that the Republicans have an advantage in the fight for control of the Senate. They lead in enough states to win control, and they have additional opportunities in North Carolina and New Hampshire to make up for potential upsets. As Election Day nears, Democratic hopes increasingly hinge on the possibility that the polls will simply prove wrong. But that possibility is not far-fetched. The polls have generally underestimated Democrats in recent years, and there are reasons to think it could happen again. In 2010, the polls underestimated the Democrats in every competitive Senate race by an average of...
  • Another rally for gun control, another Wash. sheriff against it

    10/30/2014 10:37:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 2 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 10/29/2014 | Dave Workman
    While backers of billionaire-funded Initiative 594 are planning one more rally this Saturday using the Marysville-Pilchuck school shooting as something of a campaign prop another county sheriff has joined 26 of his colleagues to oppose the measure, making the count more than two-thirds of the elected sheriffs against the measure. Reports from several readers to Examiner late yesterday indicated that many, if not all, of these lawmen have apparently been targeted by "robo-calls" from I-594 supporters, claiming the sheriffs are out of touch with their constituents, and have been co-opted by the "gun lobby." Perhaps they've read the...
  • Letter - Initiative 594 would create accidental felons

    10/30/2014 10:25:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    union-bulletin.com ^ | 10/29/2014 | Dale Keep
    Would you vote for a law that makes criminals of many neighbors, relatives and friends? Initiative 594 would do exactly that. #In their zeal to impose universal background checks, the creators of I-594 have written a law that would require nearly all transfers of firearms to be conducted at the premises of a Federal Firearms License dealer.
  • Exclusive - Ending Spending Releases $1.25 Million Ad to Pummel Shaheen on Amnesty [abridged title]

    10/30/2014 10:18:55 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 30 Oct 2014, 8:35 AM PDT | Matthew Boyle
    MANCHESTER, New Hampshire A new high-powered ad spotand hefty buy behind itaims to finish off incumbent Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and help former Sen. Scott Brown across the finish line. The ad comes from Ending Spending Action Fund, which is spending approximately $1.25 million in the final days pushing this message via television, radio, Internet, forthcoming print advertisements, and direct mail. Thats in addition to an existing $601,000 buy the group is already running in local television markets, meaning the group is up with more than $1.85 million backing Brown in the final week. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SaAteJWDNI4 The television ad,...
  • CAL THOMAS: Jeb Bush and taxes: read my lips, part II

    10/30/2014 10:08:46 AM PDT · by Maceman · 8 replies
    Washington TImes ^ | October 29, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL.) is thinking seriously about running for president in 2016, according to his son, George P. Bush. According to Commentary magazine, Jeb Bush had an impressive record as governor, including tax reductions totaling $20 billion. Given that performance, why is Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, upset? Politico, and many others, assert its because of an answer Bush gave in 2012 to a hypothetical question posed by a member of the House Budget Committee, which resurfaced now as he contemplates running for president. Bush was asked if he could accept tax increases of $1 dollar...
  • Obama Administration Announces Final Gainful Employment Rule

    10/30/2014 9:36:44 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | October 30, 2014 | By KIMBERLY HEFLING
    For-profit colleges with graduates unable to pay back their student loans could soon face scrutiny by the federal government. Schools with career-oriented programs that fail to comply with the new rule announced Thursday by the Obama administration stand to lose access to federal student-aid programs. To meet these "gainful employment" standards, a program will have to show that the estimated annual loan payment of a typical graduate does not exceed 20 percent of his or her discretionary income or 8 percent of total earnings. The Education Department estimates that about 1,400 programs serving 840,000 students won't pass. Ninety-nine percent of...
  • Obama's quarantine remarks draw fire from military spouses

    10/30/2014 9:30:58 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 30, 2014 | By Kristina Wong
    ... The president's comments sparked immediate criticism online, including from military spouses who said soldiers were also "volunteers" whose time away from family and loved ones was not any less valuable than for civilian volunteers. "The President's comments on the differences between the quarantine policies for members of the military and civilian volunteers seemed to dismiss the fact that every member of military has, indeed, volunteered to serve," said Rebekah Gleaves Sanderlin, Army wife and board member for the Military Family Advisory Network. "In pointing out that the civilian volunteers would be sacrificing time away from their families, the President...
  • Hill panic: 300-600 Senate Dem staffers would be fired in GOP win

    10/30/2014 9:22:53 AM PDT · by Parmenio · 136 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 30, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    With projections of a GOP win growing daily, nervousness in Senate committee offices has turned to panic as an army of Democratic staffers braces to be fired, replaced by a Republican majority and their aides. The spoils of political war? Estimates are that 300-600 Democratic committee and personal staff jobs would be on the chopping block if the Republicans pull off the expected victory. There will be a mass exodus of Senate Democrat staff from committees, said one insider. And Republicans will get to hire hundreds more aides. A loss on Tuesday that keeps the Democrats in charge of the...
  • Multiple NC Campaign Workers Willing to Aid Non-Citizen With Felony Kay Hagan Votes

    10/30/2014 9:19:29 AM PDT · by God luvs America · 11 replies
    Project Veritas ^ | 10/30/2014 | Project Veritas
    James O'Keefe does it again! A stunning undercover video exposes a reckless disregard of election law in North Carolina. Multiple campaign operatives and workers, both democrats and republicans, encourage felony voter fraud.
  • Massive Non-Citizen Voting Uncovered in Maryland

    10/30/2014 8:59:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/30/2014 | Bryan Preston
    An election integrity watchdog group is suing the state of Maryland, alleging that it has discovered massive and ongoing fraudulent voting by non-U.S. citizens in one county. But because of the way that the non-citizens are able to cast votes in elections, the fraud is likely happening in every single county and subdivision across the state. The group believes that the illegal voting has been happening for years. The group, Virginia Voters Alliance, says that it compared how voters in Frederick County filled out jury duty statements compared with their voting records. The groups investigation found that thousands of people...
  • Carly Fiorina: Female Voters Fed Up With Phony 'War on Women'

    10/30/2014 8:57:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 10/29/2014 | Bill Hoffmann
    The nation is fed up with the phony "war on women" that Democrats are endlessly accusing Republicans of waging, says Carly Fiorina, former CEO of Hewlett-Packard. "We have a lot of data which suggests that people are tiring of the slogans and the gestures. Women, as well as men," Fiorina saud Wednesday on "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.
  • Pathologist says Brown autopsy quotes in Post-Dispatch were taken out of context

    10/30/2014 8:55:39 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/29/2014 | Kimberly Kindy
    A forensic pathologist quoted in a St. Louis Post-Dispatch story about the shooting death of Michael Brown said some of her statements concerning the autopsy were taken out of context. ... Melinek said she did not assert that a gunshot wound on Brown's hand showed that he was reaching for Wilson's gun during a struggle while the officer was in a police SUV and Brown was standing at the driver's window, as the Post-Dispatch reported. Melinek told the Washington Post that the autopsy facts could be viewed differently. "Bullet trajectory analysis is complex, ad you cannot interpret autopsy reports in...
  • 2014 Election Results: Democrat Voter Fraud Caught in Arizona, Maryland, And Illinois? [VIDEO]

    10/30/2014 8:54:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | 10/30/2014
    Early voting has begun for midterm 2014 elections, and reports of Democrat voter fraud have come in from Arizona, Maryland and Illinois. The Arizona incident featured a liberal activist caught on video stuffing hundreds of ballots into a ballot box. In Maryland and Illinois, voting machines were switching votes from Republican to Democrat, raising suspicions of fraud being the root of the so-called malfunction. In a related report by The Inquisitr, Greenpeace terminated the contract of a Colorado-based worker who was caught on video seemingly condoning fraud in the state’s new vote-by-mail process. The undercover video was taken by James...
  • Obama to Wisconsin Supporters: You Can Only Vote Once This Isnt Chicago

    10/30/2014 8:32:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 10/30/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    If you can’t cover it up anymore, turn it into a joke. President Obama poked fun at the checkered political history of his hometown Chicago on Tuesday, reminding voters in Wisconsin to vote early — but not often.“You can only vote once — this isn’t Chicago, now,” Obama said at a rally in Milwaukee for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke.Obama was brought in to fire up the Democratic base, traveling to a ward in which he carried 99 percent of the vote in the 2012 presidential contest against Republican Mitt Romney. At least it’s not one of those places where...
  • Non-Citizens Are Voting

    10/30/2014 8:21:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 43 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 10/30/2014 | John Fund
    Could non-citizen voting be a problem in next weeks elections, and perhaps even swing some very close elections? A new study by two Old Dominion University professors, based on survey data from the Cooperative Congressional Election Study, indicated that 6.4 percent of all non-citizens voted illegally in the 2008 presidential election, and 2.2 percent in the 2010 midterms. Given that 80 percent of non-citizens lean Democratic, they cite Al Franken s 312-vote win in the 2008 Minnesota U.S. Senate race as one likely tipped by non-citizen voting. As a senator, Franken cast the 60th vote needed to make Obamacare law.
  • Wife of Alan Grayson, named 17th richest member of Congress, receiving food stamps to feed his kids

    10/30/2014 8:16:31 AM PDT · by Bubba_Leroy · 37 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | October 29, 2014 | Tom Tillison
    Not that the timing makes it any more egregious, but six days after being named the 17th richest member of Congress, its being reported that U.S. Rep. Alan Graysons estranged wife has been issued an EBT card to help feed his children. Lolita Grayson was approved for public assistance by the state of Florida, and their four minor children they have five children altogether are also enrolled in the free lunch program in Orange County schools, according to ABC affiliate WFTV. The stay-at-home mom was asked if she ever thought shed be on food stamps. No, Lolita responded....
  • CBS poll: GOP lead in generic Congressional ballot similar to final 2010 poll

    10/30/2014 8:16:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/30/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    It takes a while to get to this data in the CBS News report, as the Washington Examiner and Twitchy point out, but it’s real — and perhaps spectacular. One has to read to the ninth paragraph for CBS to get to the point of its latest and last national midterm poll, which takes burying the lede to a new and amusing level. What other data would a national media outlet survey five days before the midterms? The headline reads, “What Americans think of Congress and the President,” which is as generic a headline for a national political poll...
  • No jail time for former Lake Charles woman in scalding case (Paging BOR!)

    10/30/2014 8:11:14 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 1 replies
    LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - The former Lake Charles woman accused of severely abusing her 2-year-old foster child will not serve any time in prison. Judge Ron Ware gave Lan Huyhl Le, who was found guilty of second-degree cruelty to a juvenile in May, a five-year suspended sentence and three years supervised probation. Le, who is now living in Florida, must pay a monthly supervision fee as well as a $500 fine.
  • Colorado's Election Day nearly half over; signs of anxiety on the Left

    10/30/2014 7:56:34 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 13 replies
    The state of Colorado has embarked on a far-reaching experiment this campaign season: Its 2014 election, featuring a high-profile contest between incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Udall and Republican challenger Rep. Cory Gardner, is being conducted exclusively with mail-in ballots. Every voter in the state has received a ballot; if a person wants to vote on Election Day, he or she will have to take that ballot to what is called a voter service center, present it to officials and then vote. It's expected most will opt to mail their ballots. And each day, as the ballots arrive, the Colorado secretary...
  • 159 Times More Likely Struck, Killed By Car Than Shot, Killed In Mass Shooting

    10/30/2014 7:28:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | AWR Hawkins
    Numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and the FBI, show that Americans are roughly 159 times more likely to be struck by a car and killed than shot and killed in a mass shooting.
  • Jeb Bush: My son 'didn't talk to me'

    10/30/2014 7:10:09 AM PDT · by McGruff · 19 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 10/30/14 | JONATHAN TOPAZ |
    Jeb Bush is throwing cold water on his sons statement that the former Florida governor will more than likely run for the 2016 presidential nomination. In an interview that aired Thursday on MSNBC, Bush backstage at a campaign event in Colorado on Wednesday for Republican Senate candidate Cory Gardner and gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez said that his sons opinions didnt necessarily reflect his own. Hes got an opinion. He didnt talk to me, the former Republican governor said, when asked about George P. Bushs statement last Sunday that its a better than 50-50 chance his father will run...
  • Baker up 3 points over Coakley in new Suffolk-Herald poll

    10/30/2014 6:56:29 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 30, 2014 | Joe Battenfeld
    Republican Charlie Baker has climbed to a 3-point lead over Democrat Martha Coakley in the race for governor, while a push to repeal casinos in Massachusetts appears to be headed for a lopsided defeat, a new Suffolk University-Boston Herald poll shows. Baker's 46-43 percent lead is well within the poll's margin of error but the GOP nominee holds several key advantages over his Democratic opponent heading into the campaign's final few days, according to the Suffolk-Herald poll of 500 likely voters. Just 6 percent of voters say they are undecided.
  • George P. Bush: 'I'm Not A Scientist' When It Comes To Climate Change

    10/30/2014 6:53:33 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 29 replies
    Fair.org ^ | 10/27/2014 | Peter Hart
    Yesterday ABC's This Week (10/26/14) profiled George P. Bush, a Texas land commissioner candidate who is a grandson and nephew of the more famous George Bushes. It was part of This Week's "Closer Look" series, which seems to be intended as a place for upbeat profiles of political heavyweights. But a brief exchange about climate change showed the limits of this kind of journalism. Given its impact on land issues, correspondent Jonathan Karl had good reason to ask Bush about climate change. KARL: As land commissioner, he'll oversee millions of acres of oil and natural gas reserves. But he also...
  • ROMNEY STILL POPULAR WITH REPUBLICANS, BUT NOT THE WIDER PUBLIC

    10/30/2014 6:50:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    YouGov ^ | October 29, 2014 | Kathy Frankovic
    Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican Presidential nominee, remains among the most popular of possible 2016 Republican candidates but just among Republicans. In the latest Economist/YouGov Poll, 75% of Republicans hold a favorable opinion of Romney, far more than say that about nearly all other GOP possibilities. ......................................................... Romneys popularity with Republicans does not extend to the rest of the population, however. Overall, he is seen unfavorably. And when it comes to whether or not Romney should try again for the Presidency in 2016, Republicans are divided at the moment. The country overall would rather he stay...
  • Poll: Governors race remains close with slight edge to Charlie Crist over Rick Scott

    10/30/2014 6:43:47 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 27 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 10/30/2014 | Marc Caputo
    Charlie Crist has slightly nudged ahead of Gov. Rick Scott in Quinnipiac Universitys latest poll that shows the Democrat picks up 43 percent support from likely voters to the incumbents 40 percent. That apparent 3 percentage point lead for Crist is essentially a tie because its within the polls margin of error, but the poll of 800 likely voters indicates Crist has some momentum on his side. Last week, Quinnipiac surveyed the governors race and found it dead even between Crist and Scott, with each getting 42 percent. So the contest has shifted a net 3 percentage points in Crists...
  • AP's Scott Bauer Effectively Admits That Media Didn't Vet Mary Burke

    10/30/2014 6:42:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 10/29/2014 | Tom Blumer
    M.D. Kittle at Watchdog.org's Wisconsin Reporter scooped everyone covering the Badger State Governor's race on Tuesday when he reported that Democratic candidate Mary Burke's resum is not what her campaign's web site says it is. Burke's campaign bio claims that she "played a central role in Treks expansion as the Director of European Operations." Kittle found "multiple former Trek executives" who told him that, in Kittle's words, she "was fired by her own family following steep overseas financial losses and plummeting morale among Burkes European sales staff." The real question to me is why it took until a week before...
  • Ted Cruz draws line from Jeb Bush to Hillary Clinton

    10/30/2014 6:40:04 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 52 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/30/2014 | Jonathan Topaz
    Sen. Ted Cruz on Thursday took a thinly veiled shot at Jeb Bush, saying that Republicans will ensure a Hillary Clinton presidency if they run a more moderate candidate in 2016. Appearing on CNBC, the Texas Republican and tea party favorite was asked about Bush and said that presidential candidates from the partys establishment wing like Arizona Sen. John McCain in 2008 and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in 2012 consistently fail to turn out millions of voters. [I]f we run another candidate in the mold of a Bob Dole [in 1996] or a John McCain or Mitt...
  • Hagan locked in dead-heat with GOP rival in nasty, costly, NC Senate Race

    10/30/2014 6:32:58 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 15 replies
    FOX News ^ | October 29, 2014
    SALISBURY, N.C. Regardless of who wins, the North Carolina Senate race will go down as the most expensive, likely ugliest contest of the 2014 midterms, with more than $100 million spent and more than 90,000 ads most of them attacks aired across the state. Democrat Kay Hagan is fighting for a second term in the Senate. Six years ago, she famously beat Elizabeth Dole to steal the seat. Republicans are determined to win it back this year and have poured millions into the campaign of Thom Tillis, speaker of the North Carolina House. Until recently, Tillis remained...
  • Florida vote: MMJ initiative is done, says pollster

    10/30/2014 6:22:32 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    the cannabist ^ | 10/28/14 | Ricardo Baca
    Its looking like Florida wont pass its medical marijuana initiative in November, according to a new poll from Gravis Marketing.... 50 percent of the Florida voters stated they would vote yes on the amendment while 42 percent stated theyd vote no, the polls recap reads. With only eight days remaining until the election, a powerful eight percent of undecided voters might hold the key to whether or not this ballot initiative passes or fails to receive the mandatory 60 percent support needed to make a change to the State of Floridas constitution.
  • Massive Non-Citizen Voting Uncovered in Maryland

    10/30/2014 6:08:59 AM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    PJM ^ | October 29, 2014 | Bryan Preston
    An election integrity watchdog group is suing the state of Maryland, alleging that it has discovered massive and ongoing fraudulent voting by non-U.S. citizens in one county. But because of the way that the non-citizens are able to cast votes in elections, the fraud is likely happening in every single county and subdivision across the state. The group believes that the illegal voting has been happening for years. The group, Virginia Voters Alliance, says that it compared how voters in Frederick County filled out jury duty statements compared with their voting records. The groups investigation found that thousands of people...
  • Trick or treat, America

    10/30/2014 5:49:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 10/30/2014 | Ted Nugent
    I already got my invitation to Greg Abbotts victory party for the evening of Nov. 4 as we celebrate his landslide victory over Wendy Davis as the new and well-deserved governor of the Great Republic of Texas. This Texas race is a microcosm of elections across the country. Thank God there are still way more Texans that stand in defiance of the lying, scamming, America-hating, Texas-hating scammers and scoundrels that infest and steer the Wendy Davis campaign of deception.
  • Police Issue Arrest Warrant for Husband of Dem State Senator After GOP Volunteers

    10/30/2014 4:47:47 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 30 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | october 29, 2014 | Jason Howerton
    Police in Middletown, Delaware,issued an arrest warrantfor the husband of state Sen. Bethany Hall-Long on Wednesday after he was caught on video allegedly stealing campaign signs put up by Republicans. The suspect, identified as Dana Armon Long, has been charged with a Class A misdemeanor for theft under $1,500. He faces up to one year in prison and a fine of up to $2,300. On Wednesday, Republican campaign volunteers reportedly set up a camera at the location in Middletown where dozens of their political signs kept disappearing. Some of the signs apparently read, Fix the Economy! Vote Republican. We got...
  • Voter Shaming / Fear Mongering

    10/30/2014 4:45:31 AM PDT · by IamConservative · 5 replies
    Robo-Call | N/A | N/A
    Apologize in advance for not having a better source. The topic is about a robocall I received last night. The jist of the call was that I need to vote next Tuesday or else.. "Voting records are public and we will check to ensure you voted after the election." There was no CallerID and the call did not say who was calling. The implication seemed clear to me. Go vote or there will be a consequence. Might be effective for the gizmedats. Not sure why they called my zipcode. Jesse Jackson could probably win in my precinct if he ran...
  • Our Make-It-Up World

    10/30/2014 4:39:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 30, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Do bothersome facts matter anymore? Not really. This is an age when Americans were assured that the Affordable Care Act lowered our premiums. It cut deductibles. Obamacare allowed us to keep our doctors and health plans, and lowered the deficit. Those fantasies were both demonstrably untrue and did not matter, given the supposedly noble aims of health care reform. The Islamic State is at times dubbed jayvee, a manageable problem, and a dangerous enemy -- or anything the administration wishes it to be, depending on the political climate of any given week. Some days Americans are told there is no...
  • Our Make-It-Up World [VDH]

    10/30/2014 4:35:37 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/30/2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>Facts now pale in comparison with the higher truths of progressivism.</p> <p>Do bothersome facts matter anymore?</p> <p>Not really. This is an age when Americans were assured that the Affordable Care Act lowered our premiums. It cut deductibles. Obamacare allowed us to keep our doctors and health plans, and lowered the deficit. Those fantasies were both demonstrably untrue and did not matter, given the supposedly noble aims of health care reform.</p>
  • Getting Stuff Done

    10/30/2014 4:31:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 30, 2014 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Prognosticators are predicting a Republican takeover of the United States Senate, and a pickup of a few seats in the House of Representatives. Driven in large part by the unpopularity of President Barack Obama (latest Gallup poll 42 percent approve, 53 percent disapprove of Obama), this potential change in control provides both an opportunity and a risk for Republicans. The Republicans have an opportunity to set out a clear agenda and provide 2016 voters with a clear contrast between themselves and the Democrats. But they also face a risk: that they will battle among themselves or overreach and fail in...
  • Millennials (and Young Hispanics) bolt Obama for GOP in Midterms

    10/30/2014 4:19:30 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 12 replies
    National Journal ^ | October 29, 2014 | Ron Fournier
    In a stunning turnaround, likely voters in the so-called millennial generation prefer a Republican-led Congress after next week's elections, and young Hispanics are turning sharply against President Obama. A new national poll of 18-to-29-year-olds by Harvard's Institute of Politics shows that young Americans are leaving the new Democratic coalition that twice elected Obama. The news is little better for the GOP: These voters, who more than any other voting bloc represent the future of the American electorate, generally hold Republicans in the lowest regard. The long-view IOP findings suggest that neither party is poised to win the largest generation in...
  • Independent Voters Boost Crist In Florida, Quinnipiac...Poll Finds...

    10/30/2014 3:18:41 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    Quinnipiac ^ | 10/30/14
    A jump in support from independent likely voters in the Florida governor's race leaves Democrat Charlie Crist with 43 percent, inches ahead of Republican incumbent Gov. Rick Scott with 40 percent, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Libertarian candidate Adrian Wyllie has 8 percent, with 9 percent undecided. This compares to results of an October 22 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN- uh-pe-ack) University, showing Gov. Scott and Crist tied 42 - 42 percent, with Wyllie at 7 percent. With Wyllie out of the race, Crist gets 45 percent to Scott's 42 percent. Men and women remain divided...
  • Voter Fraud Deniers Resurface Just In Time For The Midterm Elections

    10/30/2014 3:07:16 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 10 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 30, 2014 | Ben Shapiro
    The left insists that those who do not buy into its agenda regarding global warming are deniers ignoramuses who refuse to acknowledge facts thanks to a political agenda. But when it comes to voter fraud, it is the left that lives in the realm of fantasy.
  • Poll: Perdue surges ahead of Nunn [women driving surge]; Deal leads Carter

    10/30/2014 2:51:20 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    Atlanta Business Chronicle ^ | October 29, 2014 | Carla Caldwell
    Republican David Perdue h as surged ahead of Democrat Michelle Nunn in the race to fill the senate seat being vacated by retiring U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, according to the latest poll by SurveyUSA conducted for Atlanta Business Chronicle broadcast partner WXIA-TV. With less than a week to go before the election, Perdue has 48 percent of the vote. Nunn has 45 percent. In a SurveyUSA poll last week, Nunn held 46 percent of the vote and Perdue had 44 percent. Libertarian Senate candidate Amanda Swafford polled at 3 percent. Five percent of voters are undecided. Perdue's gain is credited...
  • Obama Getting Hell Over Netanyahu Chicken**** Slam

    10/30/2014 1:54:36 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 36 replies
    NYMAG.com ^ | 10/29/14 | Katie Zavadski
    ....Obama administration officials have called Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu "chickenshit" and other impolite words has raised eyebrows at home and abroad. President Obama who is much too diplomatic to use those terms himself, even if he was really thinking them has endured a day full of jabs about his loose-lipped underlings.... .....Not that Bibi will admit to those charges. "Our supreme interests, chiefly the security and unity of Jerusalem, are not the main concern of those anonymous officials who attack us and me personally, as the assault on me comes only because I defend the State of...
  • MU poll has Walker leading Burke [w/ likely voters], with turnout still key

    10/30/2014 1:10:10 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | October 29, 2014 | By Craig Gilbert
    Republican Gov. Scott Walker leads Democratic challenger Mary Burke 50% to 43% among likely voters in the latest survey by the Marquette University Law School. That represents a change from other Wisconsin surveys in recent weeks including a Marquette poll two weeks ago that showed the race essentially tied. The Marquette results released Wednesday underscore just how much turnout matters to the outcome of the contest for governor. Walker's gains were not among the broader population of registered voters, but among those who said they were certain to vote Tuesday. That's the group defined as "likely voters" in...
  • HUFFPOLLSTER: How The Senate Polls Could Be Wrong {poor potential losers alert}

    10/30/2014 12:05:29 AM PDT · by Cronos · 15 replies
    huffington Post ^ | 29.Oct.2014 | Ariel Edwards-Levy
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  • Vitter Rates 100 On Center For Security Policy Scorecard; Whats Marys Score?

    10/29/2014 11:31:12 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    U.S. Sen. David Vitter has been named a Champion of National Security by the Center for Security Policy. Vitter was one of only five U.S. Senators to receive a 100 percent score the other four being Republicans Ted Cruz, Mike Lee and Tim Scott and Montana Democrat John Walsh. The Centers rankings are based on legislators voting records on issues from border security to terrorist threats. ISIS and the Ebola virus are huge national security threats right now but the biggest problem is that this Administration hasnt put forward any real or comprehensive national security strategy on any...
  • Houston Mayor Drops Bid to Subpoena Pastors Sermons

    10/29/2014 11:09:28 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 4 replies
    TPNN ^ | 10/29/14 | Todd Starnes
    Nevertheless, the mayor still seems hell-bent on defending the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance a piece of legislation that will in part give grown men who identify as women the right to use the restrooms of their choice. It is extremely important to me to protect our Equal Rights Ordinance from repeal, and it is extremely important to me to make sure that every Houstonian knows that their lives are valid and protected and acknowledged, Parker said. We are going to continue to vigorously defend our ordinance against repeal efforts. The subpoenas were issued in response to a lawsuit filed...
  • White House tries to ease flare-up over Netanyahu insults

    10/29/2014 10:57:35 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/29/14
    The White House on Wednesday sought to tamp down the controversy over a magazine piece that detailed deep tensions between the U.S. and Israel and quoted an unnamed senior Obama administration official calling the Israeli leader a chickenshit. Administration officials, including White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest, did not deny the quote. They also did not signal there would be any robust effort to find out who said it. But Alistair Baskey, spokesman for the National Security Council, said the criticism does not reflect how the rest of the administration views Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Certainly that's not the...
  • U.S. SEN. JEFF SESSIONS: Electing David Perdue would foil Obamas immigration plans

    10/29/2014 10:40:18 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 7 replies
    Albany Herald ^ | Jeff Sessions
    On the most important issue of our time an issue that directly affects our communities, our schools, our economy, and our security Michelle Nunn has sided with President Obama, amnesty activists, and billionaire special interests over the citizens of her own state. ##She has pledged to vote for an immigration bill [S.744] that will reduce your wages, increase unemployment, and place enormous new burdens on your family.
  • The science on isolating health care workers

    10/29/2014 10:39:34 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    Human Events ^ | October 29, 2014 | Betsy McCaughey
    On Monday, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention head Thomas Frieden announced a new policy on health care workers returning from Ebola-plagued West Africa. Parroting President Obamas Saturday radio address, Frieden cautioned that Americans must be guided by the science, not fear. Sorry. The Obama administrations halfway approach is based on political correctness, not science. And it is a gamble. According to Frieden, about five health care workers fly back from West Africa to the U.S. every day, landing at Chicago, Newark, Atlanta, New Yorks JFK or Dulles outside of Washington, D.C. For months, the CDC did almost nothing to...
  • Ted Cruz Endorses 'Duck Dynasty' Star's Nephew for Congress

    10/29/2014 10:11:40 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 6 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 04:15 PM | Cathy Burke
    Conservative Sen. Ted Cruz is endorsing Louisiana Republican congressional candidate Zach Dasher, adding to the candidate's roster of high-wattage support. "Zach Dasher is a conservative with a backbone to stand up to career politicians in both parties, to help lead the fight to repeal Obamacare, to stop amnesty, to defend our conservative values," Cruz, a Texas Republican, says in a video endorsement of Dasher released Wednesday. The Louisiana businessman is among a field of candidates running against scandal-scarred Republican Rep. Vance McAllister for a spot in the race's December runoff. McAllister, whose political ambitions took a pounding when he was...