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  • Networks, AP cancel exit polls in 19 states

    10/04/2012 8:37:02 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 48 replies
    washington post ^ | 10/4 | cohen and clement
    Breaking from two decades of tradition, this year’s election exit poll is set to include surveys of voters in 31 states, not all 50 as it has for the past five presidential elections, according to multiple people involved in the planning.
  • Poll: Uncommitted voters give Romney debate victory

    10/04/2012 10:19:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/04/2012 | Rick Moran
    I guess you'd have to be brain dead not to give the win to Mitt, but how about this surprise. CBS: More good news for the GOP nominee: 56 percent of those polled said they viewed Romney in a better light after watching the debate. Eleven percent said their opinion of him dropped, and 32 percent cited no change in opinion. Perhaps most promising for Romney, whose upper-class income has helped stifle his ability to relate to the "average American," the percentage of those polled who said they felt the former Massachusetts governor cares about their needs and problems spiked...
  • New super PAC ad features stuttering Obama from debate (Great ad!)

    10/04/2012 8:48:28 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 32 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/04/2012 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama’s demand that debate moderator Jim Lehrer give him more time to respond to Mitt Romney is now the clincher of a new super PAC ad telling voters that Obama is “out of time.”
  • Obama: 'Everybody's Getting a Fair Share'

    10/04/2012 8:23:53 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 12 replies
    In President Obama's closing statement at last night's debate, he seemed to make a remarkable slip. "All those things are designed to make sure that the American people, their genius, their grit, their determination, is -- is channeled and -- and they have an opportunity to succeed. And everybody's getting a fair shot. And everybody's getting a fair share," Obama said, before quickly correcting himself and adding.
  • Was this Obama's Jimmy Carter moment? President's woeful debate compared to 1980 TV disaster

    10/04/2012 8:23:05 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 45 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | October 4, 2012 | Toby Harnden In Denver and Hugo Gye
    Was this Obama's Jimmy Carter moment? President's woeful debate compared to 1980 TV disaster that handed Reagan victory Barack Obama has been savaged over his performance in last night's presidential debate, with one commentator even suggesting that he was less effective than the hapless Jimmy Carter. Even those who have been the President's most enthusiastic cheerleaders in the past lined up to denounce the evening as a 'disaster' for Mr Obama, and worried that Mitt Romney's resounding win would allow him to turn around his struggling campaign. Prominent Obama fans denounced the President as 'off his game', saying the debate...
  • Here's the RNC's New Attack Ad Targeting Obama's Debate "Smirk"

    10/04/2012 8:14:24 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 68 replies
    Slate ^ | October 4, 2012 | Josh Voorhees
    Well, that didn't take long. About 12 hours after last night's debate wrapped up the RNC went live with an online video attacking what it's calling President Obama's debate "smirk." Here was the blast that went out to reporters (via the Washington Examiner): "Good morning, we're out with a new video 'Smirk' highlighting the president's debate performance where he was visibly uncomfortable as he struggled to give Americans answers on how he'll turn our country around with another four years.
  • 12 Obama Debate Lies And Counting…

    10/04/2012 7:02:25 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 13 replies
    GOP ^ | October 4, 2012
    At Last Night’s Debate, Obama Had Trouble With The Facts LIE #1: OBAMA SAYS HIS PLAN REDUCES THE DEFICIT BY $4 TRILLION THE CLAIM: Obama: “I’ve Proposed A Specific $4 Trillion Deficit Reduction Plan.” OBAMA: “I’ve proposed a specific $4 trillion deficit reduction plan. … The way we do it is $2.50 for every cut, we ask for $1 in additional revenue.” (President Barack Obama, Presidential Debate, Denver, CO, 10/3/12) THE FACTS: “Virtually No Serious Budget Analyst Agreed With This Accounting.” “But virtually no serious budget analyst agreed with this accounting. Obama’s $4 trillion figure, for instance, includes counting some...
  • Byron York: Team Obama struggles as Romney wins big

    10/04/2012 12:55:17 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 25 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | October 4, 2012
    DENVER -- Just seconds after the presidential debate ended here at the University of Denver Wednesday night, Mitt Romney's advisers and surrogates rushed to the press room to take reporters' questions and tout their man's performance. They were eager, happy, and ready to talk because they believed their man scored a clear win in his first face-off with President Obama. After a few minutes of interviews, and the arrival of still more Romney surrogates, some reporters looked around and asked: Are there any Democrats here? Where are the Obama advisers and surrogates eager to speak for the president? It took...
  • Romney goes on offense, forcing Obama to defend record

    10/04/2012 12:28:07 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Oct. 3, 2012 | Dan Balz and Amy Gardner
    An energetic Mitt Romney launched a series of attacks against President Obama here Wednesday night, calling into question the president’s record on the economy, health care and the deficit, and arguing that he would take the country in a fundamentally different direction. Obama sought to parry Romney’s criticisms, charging that his presidential rival favors a top-down approach to the economy that would reward the wealthiest Americans at the expense of the middle class and that the details of the Republican’s proposals don’t add up. But he found himself on the defensive repeatedly during their first debate, held at the University...
  • Mitt Romney aggressive, confident in first debate

    10/04/2012 12:12:04 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    St. Petersburg - Tampa Bay Times ^ | October 4, 2012 | Alex Leary
    Mitt Romney, needing a strong showing in the first presidential debate Wednesday night,delivered a commanding one,helped by a flat rival who was forced to defend the past. Over 90 minutes, before tens of millions of TV viewers,the Republican nominee clashed with President Barack Obama on taxes,the future of Medicare and how to create jobs. He portrayed Obama as a failure,unable to lead the country out of a still-struggling economy. "We know that the path we're taking is not working,"Romney said. "It's time for a new path." Obama was defending himself the moment he walked on stage. "Four years ago we...
  • Michelle: 'Barack Has Done Phenomenal Job Working Around Congress'

    10/03/2012 3:53:10 PM PDT · by Justaham · 51 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/3/12
    MICHELLE OBAMA ON The TOM JOYNER MORNING SHOW: Well, we’re understanding that, you know, you can have a president you love, but if you don’t have a congress that’s willing to work, you know, you wind up stalled in so many ways. And I think that Barack has done a phenomenal job working around a congress that has never been willing to help move the country forward on so many different issues. But I think he’s done everything humanly possible to get things passed around the margins. But, you know, just imagine where this country will be when we have...
  • OBAMA DISMISSES “NONVIOLENCE” IN 2002 VIDEO

    10/03/2012 2:22:48 PM PDT · by neverdem · 18 replies
    Human Events ^ | 10/3/2012 | John Hayward
    Over at Patterico’s Pontifications, another controversial Obama video has been unearthed. This one covers a 2002 speech Obama delivered at a church on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. As Patterico sums it up, “by and large it is a nice speech by a rising politician,” but “there are a few times when the mask slips, a little.” Here is the passage that has been raising eyebrows today: The philosophy of nonviolence only makes sense if the powerful can be made to recognize themselves in the powerless...
  • Abortion Survivor to Blast Obama Record in TV Ad During Debate

    10/03/2012 2:08:24 PM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    Life News ^ | October 3, 2012 | Steven Ertelt
    A woman who survived a botched abortion will be featured in a television commercial criticizing President Barack Obama’s abortion record that will air during tonight’s debate.The Women Speak Out PAC, a project of the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List, announced that its television ad highlighting Barack Obama’s extreme abortion record will air during tonight’s presidential debate. The ad features abortion survivor Melissa Ohden and exposes President Obama’s opposition to legislation to provide equal treatment to babies born alive after a failed abortion.The ad will run on KUSA, the NBC affiliate in Denver, Colorado costing $25,000.“Tonight voters across the country, including...
  • Romney-Ryan ticket cashes in on Fast and Furious, using AG Eric Holder to solicit donations

    10/03/2012 1:55:34 PM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies
    Albany Times Union ^ | October 2, 2012
    The mainstream media hasn’t covered Operation Fast and Furious too closely, but as far as Republicans are concerned the botched “gun-walking” operation is money in the bank. In an email to Republican “friends,” GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan called for Attorney General Eric Holder’s resignation, while soliciting donations. Ryan says Holder has “misled Congress and entirely botched the investigation of the Operation Fast and Furious debacle — yet he still leads our nation’s Justice Department.” Because President Obama won’t fire Holder, Ryan suggests that voters fire both of them this November. To help, Ryan requests that email recipients “donate...
  • Sensitive documents left behind at American mission in Libya

    10/03/2012 1:31:35 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Oct. 3, 2012 | By Michael Birnbaum,
    BENGHAZI, Libya — More than three weeks after attacks in this city killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans, sensitive documents remained only loosely secured in the remains of the U.S. mission here on Wednesday, offering visitors easy access to delicate details about American operations in Libya. Documents detailing weapons collection efforts, emergency evacuation protocols, the full internal itinerary of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens’s trip and the personnel records of Libyans who were contracted to secure the mission were among the items scattered across the floors of the looted compound when a Washington Post reporter and a...
  • Bishop E.W. Jackson: “It’s time to end this slavish devotion to the Democrat Party”

    10/03/2012 12:02:50 PM PDT · by yoe · 23 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | September 25, 2012 | Bishop E.W. Jackson
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  • Chicago's Susan Crown, Influential Obama '08 Supporter, Campaigns for Romney '12

    10/03/2012 10:59:55 AM PDT · by SE Mom · 21 replies
    Breibart ^ | 3 October 2012 | Jasmine Velasco
    Businesswoman and philanthropist Susan Crown, a former Obama supporter and a member of one of Chicago’s most influential families, told an audience of over 300 women and men, “In the midst of the Obama administration, I became profoundly disappointed, disillusioned and actually a little angry.”
  • Splendid idea: Lehrer lobbied to ask gun control questions

    10/03/2012 6:51:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 2 October, 2012 | Dave Workman
    Presidential debate moderator Jim Lehrer is being lobbied hard to ask questions about gun control and violent crime during Wednesday’s debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, and that just might be a splendid idea with unintended consequences for the president and his anti-rights supporters. That may not play well in Seattle, where the Seattle Times has offered one of the most tepid endorsements ever to grace its editorial page, recommending that voters re-elect the president. The Brady Campaign is trying to add momentum to the effort by publishing a letter from families of Batman massacre victims in Aurora, Colo....
  • Al Qaeda Responsible for 4 Attacks on U.S. Embassies in September

    10/03/2012 10:03:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 10/03/2012 | Thomas Jocelyn
    On and around September 11, 2012, al Qaeda attacked multiple American assets around the world. The attack that has received the most attention is the deadly attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. But the U.S. consulate in Libya was not the only diplomatic facility assaulted by al Qaeda-affiliated groups in September. Terrorists with ties to al Qaeda’s senior leaders, including al Qaeda emir Ayman al Zawahiri, were involved in at least three other U.S. embassy sieges in Egypt, Yemen, Tunisia, and possibly elsewhere. A timeline of these assaults is...
  • Private Sector Added 162,000 Jobs in September, ADP Says

    10/03/2012 8:01:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/03/2012 | Kathleen Madigan
    Private businesses in the U.S. added 162,000 jobs last month, according to a national employment report released Wednesday by payroll processor Automatic Data Processing Inc. and the consultancy Macroeconomic Advisers. The U.S. nonmanufacturing sector, meanwhile was busier than expected in September, according to the Institute for Supply Management. The number of private jobs added in September was more than the 153,000 expected by economists. The August estimate was revised down to 189,000 from the 201,000 reported last month. The ADP survey tallies only private-sector jobs. The Bureau of Labor Statistics' nonfarm payroll data, to be released Friday, include government workers,...