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  • Officials investigate fire station after anit-Obama incident [Novelty toilet paper now a crime?]

    11/02/2012 3:52:15 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    wsvn.com ^ | November 1, 2012
    City officials are investigating after someone at a South Florida fire station didn't hide his views about the President. According to a Pompano Beach spokesperson, a firefighter at the station off Sample Road and Northeast 16th Street was told to remove some anti-Barack Obama bumper stickers from his locker because of a complaint. The firefighter then removed the stickers. Last week, fire department administrators found out that toilet paper with Obama's face on it was being used at the fire station.
  • Muslim Organization Wants Broward Schools To Recognize Holidays [Miami Media Promotes Islam]

    11/02/2012 3:45:19 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    CBS MIAMI ^ | November 2, 2012
    – The Florida chapter of a well known Muslim organization is asking the Broward School Board’s diversity committee to consider adding two Islamic holidays to the school calendar. At a meeting Thursday night, members of the Council on American Islamic Relations, or CAIR, asked that Eid al-Fitr – the end of Ramadan – and Eid-al Adha, which marks the end of Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca, be considered holidays for Muslim students. If approved, Broward County would be the first school district in Florida, and one of only a few in the country to add the holidays, which would...
  • RPOF Calls Out Democrats' Plea for Another Early Voting Day

    11/02/2012 3:29:14 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | November 2, 2012 | Jim Turner
    Don't expect early voting to be extended in Florida this go-round. Charlie Crist agreed to extend early voting by four hours for six days in Florida because of long lines, a similar plea this year to add an extra day for densely populated counties isn’t seeing a similar response. A spokesman for the secretary of state said no voters will be turned away as long as they are in line before the polls close during a scheduled early voting day or on Election Day. But otherwise he didn’t respond to the extension request from a couple of Democrats and the...
  • GPD: Man mistakes disabled vet's wheelchair as costume, assaults him

    11/01/2012 4:19:20 PM PDT · by GrootheWanderer · 15 replies
    The Gainesville Sun ^ | Nov. 1, 2012 | Cindy Swirko
    <p>Paralyzed U.S. Army veteran Daniel Priotti has worn a uniform to celebrate Halloween for years with no problem.</p> <p>But trouble struck -- at the hands of a Marine veteran in a pink tutu -- early Thursday morning at the Pita Pit restaurant at 1702 W. University Ave.</p>
  • Romney Camp Connects Obama To Chavez, Castro, Che In Florida Ad (Video Ad at Link)

    11/01/2012 1:05:30 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 7 replies
    TPM ^ | 7:54 AM EDT, Thursday November 1, 2012 | Pema Levy
    The Romney campaign is blanketing Spanish-language media in Florida with a new ad connecting President Obama with Venezuela's Hugo Chavez, the Castro family in Cuba, and Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara, the Miami Herald reports. The Herald reports the ad has been in heavy rotation since at least Tuesday, citing anecdotal evidence: "[T]he spot that aired three times in one prime time Spanish-language news program Tuesday and at least four times on the same show Wednesday -- including twice in the same commercial break." The ad shows Chavez and Mariela Castro, the niece of Fidel Castro, saying they would vote for...
  • Citing long lines and a lengthy ballot, Gelber asks Scott to extend early voting

    11/01/2012 11:35:33 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    Herald Tribune ^ | 11/1/12 | L Dunkelberger
    Former state Sen. Dan Gelber, D-Miami Beach, called on Gov. Rick Scott today to extend early voting through Sunday. The eight-day early voting period is scheduled to end Saturday. Gelber, who ran unsuccessfully for attorney general in 2010, said the fact that the Legislature cut the early voting period from 14 days to eight days coupled with the “absurd length of the ballot” _ which the Legislature used to place 11 constitutional amendments on _ have lead to long lines and delays for Florida voters. Gelber said extending the early-voting period for another day “won’t solve this problem, (but) it...
  • Florida GOP memo: Democrats are 'cleaning our clock' [Statewide or Local?]

    11/01/2012 4:09:00 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 54 replies
    wptv.com ^ | October 30, 2012 | Evan Axelbank
    A memo obtained by NewsChannel 5's Evan Axelbank, from an adviser to a Florida GOP campaign, says that the Democratic turnout effort is "cleaning our clock." The memo says, "The early and absentee turnout is starting to look more troubling." It also says, "Even if Romney wins the state (likely based on polls), the turnout deficit in PBC will affect our local races."
  • New Gravis Poll of Florida: R 50%, 0 47% (Dems 43%, GOP 35%)

    10/31/2012 10:36:36 AM PDT · by Arthurio · 14 replies
    · Governor Romney leads President Obama by three percentage points in Florida, 50 to 47 percent. · Democrat Bill Nelson leads Connie Mack by three percentage points in the Florida Senate race, 49 to 46 percent. · A majority of Florida likely voters (51 percent) do not approve of President Obama’s job performance. 43 percent approve of President Obama’s performance. · Similarly, half (50 percent) of Florida likely voters think the United States of America is headed in the wrong direction. 39 percent think the country is headed in the right direction. Gravis Marketing conducted an automated survey of 549...
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz Gets in Argument With Police in Front of Florida Polling Location

    10/31/2012 7:44:42 AM PDT · by The Sons of Liberty · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Oct 31, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    Apparently, DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz doesn't believe the rules apply to her. In Florida yesterday, the Congresswoman was asked to stop blocking traffic into a parking lot in front of a polling location. According to reports, this led to Wasserman-Schultz not only arguing with a police officer, but she abused her power by "making a phone call" to a higher authority to try and intimidate the officer into letting her break the rules. A group of sign-waving campaign ralliers comprised of both Democrat and Republican supporters outside an Aventura, Florida polling location witnessed Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz get involved in...
  • Wasserman Schultz Worries About Re-election as Democrats Drop Their Support

    10/31/2012 6:46:58 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    Shark Tank ^ | 10/28/12 | Javier Manjarres
    Early voting has begun in Florida and Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is expressing nervousness about the prospects for her re-election in her congressional race against Republican Karen Harrington. This past Saturday, Wasserman Schultz personally lambasted a longtime Democrat supporter from Miami-Dade County who was caught talking to Harrington. This same individual further annoyed Wasserman Schultz by refusing to display a “Wasserman Schultz for Congress” sign and then told Debbie that he had already voted for Harrington instead of her. This longtime Democrat leader, who shall remain anonymous for purposes of this report, indicated that he was disgusted and said that...
  • At Alan Grayson’s Hollywood fundraiser, rape jokes abound

    10/31/2012 3:24:46 AM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/31/12 | Jamie Weinstein
    At a fundraiser in Hollywood Sunday night, former Democratic Florida Rep. Alan Grayson used rape jokes to raise money for his congressional campaign.Grayson, an acerbically partisan one-term congressman who is hoping to return to the House two years after being voted out of office, was in attendance at his fundraiser at the Hollywood Improv, where comedians, including Sarah Silverman, spat out jokes in support of Grayson’s campaign.The five comedians there to support Grayson performed jokes that were edgy, raunchy and sometimes funny. That’s standard fare for the comedy club circuit. Topics that would be out of bounds to joke about...
  • CNN Poll: Romney50% –Obama 49% in Florida

    10/30/2012 5:10:40 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    CNN ^ | October 30, 2012 | CNN Political Editor Paul Steinhauser
    With eight days to go until Election Day, a new survey indicates an extremely close race for Florida’s 29 electoral votes. According to a CNN/ORC International poll released Monday, 50% of likely voters in the Sunshine State say they are backing Republican nominee Mitt Romney, with 49% supporting President Barack Obama. The former Massachusetts governor’s one point margin is well within the survey’s sampling error.
  • Zimmerman murder case: Judge denies (prosecution) request for gag order (against the defense)

    10/30/2012 12:28:54 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 9 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 29, 2012
    A Florida judge has denied a prosecutor’s request for a gag order to prevent George Zimmerman’s attorney from posting documents and other information online. [Snip] In her two-page order Monday, Circuit Court Judge Debra Nelson wrote that she found no "overriding pattern of prejudicial commentary" and noted that a dozen media companies that had opposed the order were right when they argued that the state had failed to demonstrate prejudice. Assistant State Attorney Bernie de la Rionda had argued that Zimmerman’s lawyer, Mark O’Mara, has used a website set up to assist Zimmerman and social media sites such as...
  • Mason Dixon calling FL for Mitt Romney

    10/29/2012 10:38:17 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 34 replies
    By Tiffany Griffith Florida — "Mitt Romney has pretty much nailed down Florida," Mason Dixon Polling told The Tampa Bay Times. Brad Coker with Mason Dixon Polling says the evidence is in the latest polling, where Mitt Romney is carrying the highly coveted I-4 corridor - an area Obama carried in the 2008 race. "And there we found Mitt Romney leading with 51%. Obama drawing 45%," says Coker. President Obama is also losing support in counties where he's heavily favored. With a week until the election, that may not change, says Pollster Brad Coker. "Barring any major kind of event...
  • Obama skips Fla. stop, heads home to deal with Hurricane Sandy [Florida Media in Depression]

    10/29/2012 5:42:41 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 42 replies
    CBS ^ | October 29, 2012
    The balancing act between campaigning and dealing with a natural disaster the week before a presidential election is a vexing one, considering there's no precedent for it. In the latest example of juggling both, President Obama made a last-minute decision this morning to fly back to the White House and forgo the one campaign stop he kept on his schedule for today. After initially announcing that he would skip his Ohio stop later today but still attend a campaign event in Orlando, Fla., a key spot in an important battleground state, the president flew to Orlando Sunday night to be...
  • Mitt Romney - Connie Mack Rally at John Benedetto Stadium at Land O'Lakes High School (FlA)

    10/28/2012 2:17:52 PM PDT · by ynotjjr · 10 replies
    OurtownFLA.com ^ | October 28, 2012 | Anthony V. Masella Jr.
    Before a sea of people covering most of the Land O' Lakes High School football field and filling the stadium's stands, Mitt Romney promised "big change" tonight. {I've only been on FreeRepublic 14 years and I still don't know how to post pictures, if you see any you like, please do. This event was the biggest Romney had and was very exciting}
  • Mason-Dixon Polling Director: “Romney has pretty much nailed down Florida”

    10/28/2012 7:27:35 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 16 replies
    “Romney has pretty much nailed down Florida,” said Brad Coker of Mason-Dixon Polling and Research, which conducted the poll for the Times and its media partners. “Unless something dramatically changes — an October surprise, a major gaffe — Romney’s going to win Florida.” “Being that this is I-4, the Florida battleground, the region of the state that usually tells you how it’s going to come out, for Romney to be up 6 points right now … they should be able to call Florida as soon as the polls close in Pensacola if they do their exit polling right,” Coker said.
  • Tampa Bay Times/Bay News 9 poll: I-4 voters back Romney 51-45

    10/28/2012 7:04:50 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 10 replies
    It has been a fundamental rule of Florida politics for decades: Statewide campaigns are won and lost on the I-4 corridor. Today that celebrated swing-voter swath stretching from Tampa Bay to Daytona Beach is poised to deliver Florida's 29 electoral votes to Mitt Romney. An exclusive Tampa Bay Times/Bay News 9 poll of likely voters along the Interstate 4 corridor finds Romney leading Obama 51 percent to 45 percent, with 4 percent undecided.
  • Congregations pushing 'Souls to the Polls' as crowds shatter early voting totals

    10/28/2012 4:36:57 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    Central Florida News ^ | October 28, 2012 | Natalie Tolomeo
    Today is the only Sunday you have to vote early before Election Day. At least 135 churches throughout the state said they'll be doing their part to make sure voters get to booths today. Forty-four Central Florida congregations from six cities are pushing the Souls to the Polls movement. Earlier this week, several African-American and Latino faith leaders came together to kick off Souls to the Polls, urging churchgoers to take part in early voting.
  • Romney's unforeseen upheavals in Fla. (the storm)

    10/28/2012 12:07:28 AM PDT · by Arthurio · 11 replies
    PENSACOLA, Fla. - Hurricane Sandy forced Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney to shuffle his final-days campaign schedule, canceling three planned Virginia events and shifting his time to Ohio instead after a flyaround in Florida, where early voting kicked off Saturday. The storm added an air of uncertainty to the closing days of the race for both campaigns. In Romney's case, the campaign had not laid out a full list of events for the final week, and has instead been targeting events a few days out. The question mark that Sandy presented for the campaigns came on a day when Romney,...
  • Record turnouts for early voting lift Obama campaign's hopes in Florida

    10/27/2012 8:42:44 PM PDT · by frogjerk · 41 replies
    The Obama campaign seems quite happy after record turnouts were reported in counties across Florida today, the first day of early voting. The Times' Adam Smith reported on Twitter, "More than 20k pple voted eary today so far in Hillsborough Co...In 08 biggest single day (11/1/08) was 18,736. The Miami Herald's Marc Caputo tweeted, "Miami-Dade early voting so heavy that by 3 pm 14,745 people voted -- more than ENTIRE first day of 08 EV (12,000). 12-hour total: 22,625." Gary Fineout of the Associated Press, "Leon County - a Democratic stronghold in Fla - had a record turnout for early...
  • Sen. Marco Rubio’s daughter recovering from concussion

    10/27/2012 7:35:49 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 15 replies
    Amanda Rubio, daughter of Florida Senator Marco Rubio, was airlifted to Miami Children’s Hospital on Saturday after she was involved in a golf-cart accident in a private gated community. The 12-year-old girl was in fair condition in a pediatric intensive care unit Saturday night, according to friends. Rubio was notified of the accident after coming off stage while campaigning with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in Kissimmee. Rubio left the campaign trail to return to Miami. At Miami Children’s Hospital late Saturday, Miami-Dade Commissioner Rebeca Sosa, a family friend, said Amanda had suffered from a concussion. “She had a concussion....
  • Great Photo of Romney at Rally With 15,000 Supporters Tonight in Florida

    10/27/2012 6:33:54 PM PDT · by kristinn · 46 replies
    Romney Road Team via Twitter ^ | Saturday, October 27, 2012
    Land O'Lakes, Florida, Saturday, October 27, 2012
  • Watch Live: Romney campaigns in Kissimmee

    10/27/2012 2:00:46 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 18 replies
    WFTV ^ | 10-27-2012 | WFTV
    Watch Live: Eyewitness News and Severe Weather Center 9 Livestream video of WFTV Eyewitness News and Severe Weather Center 9
  • Big Early-Voting Crowds in Florida

    10/27/2012 1:50:35 PM PDT · by Uncle Slayton · 38 replies
    WSJ ^ | 10/27.12 | Peter Nicholas
    MIAMI – Early voting opened on Saturday in Florida, the largest battleground state in the presidential election, with people waiting hours in some cases to cast ballots. “I’ll wait six hours” if necessary, said Mia Waters, 45, of Miami, a retired U.S. Army soldier, as she stood outside a county government building in downtown Miami, waiting to vote. “I want to exercise my right, no matter how long it takes.” Wait times at some Miami-Dade county polling locations reached five hours as of mid-afternoon Saturday, the county elections department said.
  • Florida: Another Major Newspaper Abandons Obama, Polls Show Romney Up

    10/27/2012 11:48:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 27, 2012 | Guy Benson
    Last weekend, it was the Orlando Sentinel reversing its 2008 course by endorsing Mitt Romney for president.  Now the South Florida Sun-Sentinel is turning heads by following suit:   Brush away all the rhetoric, all the vitriol, all the divisiveness from the presidential campaign. To most Americans, only one thing matters — the economy. Four years into Barack Obama’s presidency, economic growth is sputtering. Family incomes are down. Poverty is up. Business owners are reluctant to assume risk in the face of unending uncertainty. Many are holding on by their fingernails, desperate for signs of an economic recovery that will...
  • Deputies: Man shot 1 intruder; 2 others jump from window to escape (FL)

    10/27/2012 6:57:52 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    clickorlando.com ^ | 25 October, 2012 | NA
    ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - A home invasion victim shot one intruder in a gunfight near the University of Central Florida, while two other intruders jumped from a second-floor window and escaped, Orange County deputies said. The home invasion occurred around 8 p.m. Thursday at 3528 Khayyam Ave. in Orlando. According to Orange County sheriff's deputies, the victims said three gunmen entered the back of their home. One of the victims retrieved his gun and a shootout took place, with one of the intruders being struck multiple times, deputies said. He was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center in critical but...
  • Twins charged in Fla murder; body put in concrete (victim was reporter)

    10/26/2012 7:43:15 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    AP ^ | 10/26/12 | MELISSA NELSON-GABRIEL
    Florida authorities charged 31-year-old twin brothers on Friday with murdering a former Pensacola newspaper reporter whose body was found buried in concrete in Georgia. Pensacola police said Christopher and William Cormier of Georgia also face armed robbery charges. Authorities say they killed 30-year-old Sean Dugas. Dugas worked for the Pensacola News Journal from 2005 to 2010 doing various newsroom jobs including clerk, multimedia reporter, entertainment reporter and crime reporter. Investigators say the twins were Dugas' house guests in Pensacola before they killed him on Aug. 27 and stole his belongs. That included a collection of cards for the game "Magic:...
  • Gaetz promises to defend 'Stand Your Ground' law(FL)

    10/26/2012 7:12:05 PM PDT · by marktwain
    jcfloridan.com ^ | 25 October, 2012 | Deborah Buckhalter
    Florida Senator Don Gaetz, R-Destin, was guest speaker at the Jackson County Cattlemen’s Association banquet Tuesday night. He made some promises in his speech that had more to do with other hot topics than with cattle farming. For instance, as the incoming senate president, Gaetz said he will do all in his power to block a repeal of the state’s controversial “Stand Your Ground” law which, allows people under attack to immediately defend themselves, rather than first retreating as Florida law once demanded. “My wife’s in a wheelchair…I don’t want her to be caught somewhere in a darkened parking lot…...
  • Mitt Romney Tops 50 Percent in Florida to Lead President Obama by 5 Clear Points

    10/26/2012 12:04:08 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 20 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | October 26, 2012 3:55 AM | Jim Turner
    Florida and its important 29 electoral votes are all but in the Romney camp, according to Sunshine State News poll of likely voters taken mostly following the third and final presidential debate. But the parties still have a big challenge ahead in their ground games. Early voting begins Saturday in Florida. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney pushed above the 50 percent mark in the poll conducted between Oct. 22 and Oct. 24 by Harrisburg, Pa.-based Voter Survey Service. Of 1,001 likely Florida voters, 51 percent were ready to vote for Romney to 46 percent for President Obama. Only 12 percent...
  • Sun Sentinel Endorses Mitt Romney For President (Pigs are Flying!!)

    10/26/2012 8:58:59 AM PDT · by LRoggy · 35 replies
    Sun-Sentinel of Broward County ^ | 10/26/2012 | Sun-Sentinel Editorial Board
    Wow! http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sfl-mitt-romney-presidential-endorsment-sun-sentinel-20121025,0,1757975.story
  • Time running out for Palm Beach County voters waiting to get absentee ballots...

    10/26/2012 8:11:28 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 17 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 23 Oct 2012 | Jane Musgrave
    RIVIERA BEACH — At age 20, Nicole Shibley is ready to vote in her first presidential election. The Yale University junior has her candidates selected. She understands the importance of making sure her ballot arrives at the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Office by Nov. 6. The only problem: No ballot. The ballot she said she ordered Sept. 18 still hasn’t arrived. Each time she calls the elections office she said she gets a different explanation for the delay. Last week, officials promised her it would arrive on Saturday. It didn’t. “I would really like to vote for president...
  • Palm Beach County Ballot Flaw Causes Another Recount

    10/26/2012 6:35:55 AM PDT · by Iron Munro · 7 replies
    Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg Times) ^ | Friday, October 26, 2012 | Michael Van Sickler
    It's a ballot recount in a tight presidential race that invites easy comparisons to the electoral crisis of 2000. About 27,000 absentee ballots can't be digitally scanned because of a recently discovered design flaw. Elections workers began Monday duplicating the markings from bad ballots to new ones so that the votes could be recorded, an effort that has led some to question the accuracy of results. And it's all happening in Palm Beach County. "By now, questions can be asked about why these type of problems keep happening in this one county," said Ed Foley, an Ohio State University law...
  • The FBI Is Investigating Florida Voter Intimidation

    10/26/2012 4:04:02 AM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    ABC/Univision ^ | 10/26/12
    The FBI has launched an investigation in Florida after hearing that a number of people in the state received letters claiming they are ineligible to vote. The official-looking letters falsely tell people that their citizenship status is in question. While the letters appear to come from county supervisors in Florida, they are postmarked from the Seattle area. "You must complete the attached Voter Eligibility Form and return it to the Supervisor of Elections Office within 15 days of receipt. Failure to submit this form within fifteen (15) days will result in the removal of your name from the voter registration...
  • Anti-Obama DVD floods local mailboxes

    10/25/2012 5:12:27 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 52 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 10-18-2012 | Jim Stratton
    A conservative, California-based filmmaker said this week that his company is distributing more than a million free copies of a conspiracy-laden DVD that claims much of what the public knows about President Barack Obama's early life is false. The movie — called "Dreams From My Real Father" — began appearing in Central Florida mailboxes sometime last week. It is the work of Joel Gilbert, a director whose other movies have focused on everything from militant Islam to Bob Dylan to Elvis Presley. He said the DVD is being sent to swing states, including Florida and Ohio, but would not say...
  • Admission of defeat? Obama bids farewell to Florida; Mockery ensues

    10/25/2012 3:49:45 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 18 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 12/25/12
    Has President Obama finally come around to the acceptance stage of grief? As he was departing the Sunshine State for the next stop on his “marathon extravaganza” tour, the president tweeted, “So long, Florida.”
  • Hurricane Sandy (LIVE THREAD)

    10/25/2012 8:53:50 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 454 replies
    NOAA/NHC & Various ^ | 10/25/2012 | NOAA/NHC & Various
    Late season Hurricane Sandy churning poleward off the Eastern U.S. coast. Sea Surface TempsPublic AdvisoriesNHC Tropical DiscussionsSatellite ImagesBuoy Data: Current Observations
  • Obama Rallies Voters in Fla. Amid Waning Female Support

    10/25/2012 10:26:41 AM PDT · by lbryce · 28 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 25, 2012 | David Boyer
    YBOR CITY, Fla. — With a new poll showing his lead among women voters is gone, a raspy President Obama rallied supporters in this battleground state Thursday morning after a red-eye flight from Nevada, warning voters that Republican Mitt Romney would repeal the health-care benefits of “Obamacare.” “As we saw again this week, I don’t think any politician in Washington, most of whom are men, should be making health care decisions for women,” Mr. Obama told supporters in an apparent reference to a Republican Senate candidate’s controversial comments about rape. “Women should be making their own health care decisions. That’s...
  • Scientists develop revolutionary nanotechnology copper solder

    10/25/2012 8:38:34 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 22 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | October 25, 2012 | Provided by Lockheed Martin
    Scientists in the Advanced Materials and Nanosystems directorate at the Lockheed Martin Space Systems Advanced Technology Center (ATC) in Palo Alto have developed a revolutionary nanotechnology copper-based electrical interconnect material, or solder, that can be processed around 200 °C. Once fully optimized, the CuantumFuse solder material is expected to produce joints with up to 10 times the electrical and thermal conductivity compared to tin-based materials currently in use. Applications in military and commercial systems are currently under consideration. "We are enormously excited about our CuantumFuse breakthrough, and are very pleased with the progress we're making to bring it to full...
  • Senate takeover prospects brighten for GOP

    10/25/2012 7:30:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/25/2012 | Rick Moran
    Washington Post: In the battle for control of the U.S. Senate, there are now at least eight critical contests in which polling shows essentially a dead heat, encouraging Republicans' hopes that they may yet snag the chamber, which very recently seemed beyond their reach.Some of the GOP boost is coming from the top of the ticket in the form of Mitt Romney, whose recent surge in the polls seems to be helping Republican candidates across the country.Democrats still have an edge in their effort to keep control of the Senate, and they may have been helped Tuesday when Republican...
  • Brian Williams: Obama Crowds Down To 5,000 From 50,000 In '08

    10/25/2012 7:00:21 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 38 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Back in 2009, Brian Williams literally bowed to Barack Obama. Today, he's telling like it is from the Obama campaign trail: the size of the crowds is way down from last time around, and the candidate is not the same man he was in '08. This is a stunning admission from a man seen as deeply in the Obama tank. Williams made his admission to Chuck Todd on today's Daily Rundown. Takeaway line: "palpably obvious to you: this is not '08. These are not the crowds, this is not the candidate." View the shocking video here.
  • 11 ethics counts filed against U.S. Rep. David Rivera [Republican charged just before election]

    10/25/2012 5:36:41 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    Tampabay.com ^ | October 24, 2012 | Scott Hiaasen and Patricia Mazzei
    Already facing FBI probes and a daunting re-election, U.S. Rep. David Rivera was charged Wednesday by state authorities with 11 counts of violating ethics laws for filing bogus financial disclosure forms, misusing campaign funds and concealing a $1 million consulting contract with a Miami gambling business while serving in the state Legislature. Investigators with the Florida Commission on Ethics found that Rivera's secret deal to work as a political consultant for the Magic City Casino — formerly the Flagler Dog Track —created a conflict of interest for the lawmaker. The ethics panel also found that the Republican broke state ethics...
  • Seattle postmark on bogus Florida voter mail [voter intimidation by rats]

    10/25/2012 4:46:49 AM PDT · by matt1234 · 8 replies
    Northwest Cable News ^ | October 23, 2012 | unknown
    Official-looking but bogus letters telling mostly Republican voters that their citizenship is in question are turning up in Florida, where GOP officials have led efforts to purge noncitizens from registration rolls. The phony letters have been reported in 23 counties so far in an apparent attempt to intimidate voters, Department of State spokesman Chris Cate said Tuesday. --SNIP-- The letters purport to come from various Florida county supervisors of elections but all were postmarked from Seattle. The markings were traced to the Seattle Sectional Facility. They tell voters that information received from the state Division of Elections indicates their citizenship...
  • Tickets still available for Obama campaign appearance

    10/24/2012 2:07:52 PM PDT · by FightforFreedomCA · 31 replies
    Tampa Bay Online ^ | None Listed
    Tickets are still available for President Barack Obama's campaign appearance in Tampa on Thursday, campaign officials said today.
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WABC AM,October 24, 2012

    10/24/2012 9:19:02 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 70 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | October 24,2012 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • Cocoa (FL) Aprroves "Saggy Pants" Ordinance

    10/23/2012 8:54:52 PM PDT · by looois · 15 replies
    Central Florida News 13 ^ | Oct 23, 2012 | Greg Pallone
    COCOA -- City leaders approved an ordinance to make sure folks pick up their saggy pants when they're walking in certain public areas. Tuesday night the city council approved a measure prohibiting saggy pants on certain parts of public property. There was some opposition from the public as the ordinance was approved. The move -- according to the city -- gives police the power to fine violators, with the goal of improving the city's image. Read more at: http://www.cfnews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/cfn/2012/10/23/cocoa_considers_sagg.html
  • Fox News Confirms Romney will run 30-minute infomercial in key battleground states

    10/23/2012 1:19:49 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 73 replies
    Senior Romney aides confirm to Carl Cameron that they are planning to run a 30-minute infomercial in key battleground states— Joy Lin (@JoyLinFN) October 23, 2012
  • 2012: The battle for 7 states (The Magnificent Seven)

    10/23/2012 11:25:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/23/2012 | Jonathan Martin
    BOCA RATON, Fla. — The two presidential campaigns are sounding sharply different notes about how they can get to 270 electoral votes, but beneath the post-debate bravado from both sides there is a rough consensus about the shape of the race in its final two weeks. Top strategists for both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney flooded the media center following the third and final presidential debate here Monday night, and made clear they will be primarily fighting over seven states and will spend most of their time and money in them between now and Nov. 6. The main battlegrounds: Ohio,...
  • 'Mika Made Me Republican'

    10/23/2012 5:17:36 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 8 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Talk about the law of unintended consequences . . . On today's Morning Joe, Willie Geist interviewed an audience member sporting a T-shirt reading "Mika Made Me A Republican." The good-natured fellow explained that his daughters had made the T-shirt for him, that he was an independent who had voted for Perot, and that he watches Morning Joe daily because he likes to hear what the other side has to say. Whatever it was that Mika has been saying, it has apparently driven him into the Romney camp. View the video here.
  • Florida elections officials to oversee duplication of flawed Palm Beach County absentee ballots

    10/23/2012 5:15:34 AM PDT · by Elle Bee · 3 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | Oct. 19, 2012 | Jane Musgrave
    Underscoring the deep concern surrounding Palm Beach County’s latest election snafu, Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner is sending two observers here on Monday as workers begin an unprecedented process of duplicating an estimated 27,000 absentee ballots. In a letter to Elections Supervisor Susan Bucher late Friday, Detzner said he is sending two deputies to “observe and examine the registration and election processes and the condition, custody and operation of voting systems and equipment.” The deputies, he wrote, are empowered to “supervise the preparation of the voting equipment and procedures for the election.” Both will report their findings to him...