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  • There's a High Probability Nate Silver Is Wrong Again About Donald Trump

    06/29/2016 1:13:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Rush ^ | June 29, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: If I've had one person send it to me I've had five people send me this idea that Nate Silver is out predicting that Trump doesn't have a chance to win the presidency. Have you seen this, Snerdley? (interruption) Well, yeah. Let me tell you something: Nate Silver used to be a god in the New York Times, and he's not a pollster. He's a renowned pollster analyst. Meaning he found algorithms and software programs and bots and all kinds of things to analyze all the data in all the polls. And what he would do is...
  • USA Losing to ISIS: Obama's Defense Official Defends ISIS' "Right" to Internet Services in Raqqa

    06/24/2016 10:30:04 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies
    Breaking Defense ^ | June 22, 2016 | SYDNEY J. FREEDBERG JR.
    Thornberry Fears Bureaucracy Hamstrings Cyber Vs. ISIS WASHINGTON: Why does the internet still work in Raqqa? That simple question about the Syrian capital of Daesh, the self-proclaimed Islamic State, posed today by retired fighter pilot Rep. Martha McSally, goes to the heart of how the military will use — or refrain from using — cyber weapons. It goes to deep suspicions that President Obama’s swollen National Security Council staff is micromanaging the military. No less a figure than House Armed Services Committee chairman Mac Thornberry voiced deep concern that we are bureaucratizing the cyber force at birth. All too often...
  • Donald Trump Could Be Headed For A Catastrophic General Election Defeat [Sabato Projection]

    04/10/2016 8:40:27 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 228 replies ^ | April 03, 2016 | Jack Mirkinson
    Donald Trump Could Be Headed For A Catastrophic General Election Defeat by Jack Mirkinson April 3, 2016 T Donald Trump could be headed towards a catastrophic general election defeat if he becomes the Republican presidential nominee, according to a host of recent polling and analysis. There were gasps on Friday when the University of Virginia’s Larry Sabato posted new projections showing that Trump could lose the Electoral College vote to Hillary Clinton 347-191. Sabato is not alone in forecasting such a wipeout. Trump is trailing both Clinton and Bernie Sanders by double digits in some national polls.
  • It's Time for The Long March

    09/03/2015 6:37:12 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 8 replies ^ | 9/2/15 | Steve Berman
    Over a year’s time, from October 1934 to the following October, the Chinese Red Army undertook “The Long March”—a grueling 6,000 mile circling retreat from the Nationalist forces of Chiang Kai-shek. During that year, the Red Army suffered nearly 90 percent losses, crossing 18 mountain ranges and 24 rivers to arrive at its new base at Shaanxi, in northwest China. The GOP has many lessons to learn from the Chinese Communists. When the Long March began, Zhu De and Zhou Enlai led the Chinese Communist Party.  By the end, Mao Zedong was in complete control.  Prior to 1934, Mao’s guerilla...
  • Obama: We Are Not Losing War Against ISIS – Loss of Ramadi Just a “Setback”

    05/22/2015 6:09:39 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 29 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 05/21/15 | Jim Hoft
    Barack Obama says,“We’re not losing,” the war against ISIS in Iraq. Posted by Jim Hoft on Thursday, May 21, 2015, 10:54 PM Barack Obama says,“We’re not losing,” the war against ISIS in Iraq. Baghdad Barack Tell that to the Ramadi refugees. After ISIS takes Ramadi, Iraq and Palmyra, Syria, Barack Obama insists we are not losing. Yahoo reported: US President Barack Obama has described the loss of key Iraqi territory to Islamic State as a tactical setback, while insisting the war against the jihadist group is not being lost. “I don’t think we’re losing,” Obama said in an interview with...
  • Obama: 'I Don't Think We're Losing' War Against ISIS

    05/21/2015 5:29:50 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 74 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/5/15
    Video US President Barack Obama has described the loss of key Iraqi territory to Islamic State as a tactical setback, while insisting the war against the jihadist group is not being lost. "I don't think we're losing," Obama said in an interview with news magazine The Atlantic published Thursday, days after the Iraqi city of Ramadi was overrun. Shia militias converged on Ramadi Monday in a bid recapture it from jihadists who dealt the Iraqi government a stinging blow by overrunning the city in a deadly three-day blitz. The loss of the capital of Iraq's largest province was Baghdad's worst...
  • US military worries about losing hi-tech edge

    04/09/2015 11:06:30 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 18 replies ^ | 4/9/15
    The US military is in danger of losing its technological advantage unless it invests in research and finds ways to build innovative weapons much faster, top officials said Thursday. The Pentagon unveiled an initiative to streamline its bureaucracy and tap into technological breakthroughs in the private sector amid growing anxiety that American forces' longtime hi-tech edge is slipping away. The measures reflected "an overriding concern that our technological superiority is at risk," Frank Kendall, the Pentagon's chief weapons buyer, wrote in a report. "Potential adversaries are challenging the US lead in conventional military capability in ways not seen since the...
  • Mitt Romney warms to Marco Rubio as young senator cultivates relationship

    03/14/2015 9:38:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 13, 2015 | Robert Costa and Philip Rucker
    Sen. Marco Rubio has been cultivating a relationship with Mitt Romney and his intimates, landing some of the 2012 Republican nominee’s top advisers and donors and persistently courting others as he readies an expected 2016 presidential campaign. In a crowded field of contenders, the imprimatur of Romney could help clear Rubio’s path into the top tier. Since Romney announced in January that he would not run for the White House again, he and Rubio have had at least two lengthy phone calls in which Romney encouraged and mentored the 43-year-old Florida senator about the political landscape, according to a Romney...
  • Losing Democrats Already Being Touted for 2016 Comebacks

    11/13/2014 7:16:11 AM PST · by AT7Saluki · 29 replies
    National Journal ^ | 11/12/14 | Emily Schultheis
    Losing in 2014 may not mean you're out of politics for good—or even for more than a cycle. For Democrats, there were plenty of strong 2014 recruits who found themselves wiped out by the Republican wave last Tuesday night. But they may not be out of politics for long: A handful of Democratic candidates, both incumbents who were defeated and challengers who fell short, are already being talked about as future prospects and could be back on the ballot as early as 2016. "This was a wave, and I think it was also the product of turnout more than these...
  • Even Obama seems to be losing faith in Obamacare

    03/07/2014 10:17:41 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 3/6/14 | Rick Newman - The Exchange
    If you’d like the government to change something about Obamacare, give the White House a ring. They’re in a flexible mood. President Obama this week approved yet another delay to provisions in the Affordable Care Act, giving insurers until 2016 to sell a type of insurance policy that’s supposed to be banned under the health-reform law. The ban, which was supposed to begin this year, would prevent insurers from selling bare-bones plans that might be affordable but don’t abide by 10 “essential service rules” required under the new law. When insurers began canceling such coverage last year, however, several million...
  • Losing Privileges

    01/14/2014 7:47:13 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 29 replies
    R.C. Sproul Jr. ^ | 1-14-14 | R.C. Sproul Jr.
    Is this a Christian country? There are likely as many ways to answer the question as there are stripes on our flag. Yes, the country was populated at its beginning with Christians looking for a place to worship freely. But that was before we became a country. Yes, many of our founding fathers were sincere professing Christians. But many of them were not. Yes, we are Christian in the same sense as all of Europe is Christian — it is the faith tradition of the majority in our country. But no, we have rejected the faith of our fathers. Yes,...
  • Obama now losing a key constituency: younger voters (major doubts exist about Obamacare)

    12/15/2013 10:44:35 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies
    Christian Science Monitor on Yahoo ^ | 12/15/13 | Brad Knickerbocker
    As 2013 slouches toward 2014, the political numbers for President Obama just keep getting worse. And – you guessed it – much of that has to do with the Affordable Care Act known as “Obamacare.” A new AP-GfK poll shows major doubts about Obama’s signature legislative achievement. Most troubling for the administration, that’s not just among those needing to sign up for new coverage through the website. Perhaps more politically significant, Americans who will continue to get healthcare coverage through their employers blame Obama's healthcare overhaul for their rising premiums and deductibles, according to this poll. Among the findings:...
  • 73,000 losing coverage as insurers drop plans (In Maryland)

    11/04/2013 6:31:47 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 58 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 11/4/2013 | Meredith Cohn,
    About 73,000 policy holders around the state will lose their insurance in coming months because nine insurance companies are dropping some health plans that were not grandfathered under the Affordable Care Act, the Maryland Insurance Administration confirmed Monday.
  • Millions losing health plans under Obamacare. Did president mislead?

    10/29/2013 2:32:18 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 10/28/13 | Peter Grier - CSM
    Despite President Obama’s assurances to the contrary, millions of Americans are discovering that they will not be able to keep their current health insurance when the Affordable Care Act takes full effect next year. Reports Tuesday from CBS and NBC News document this development. According to CBS, US insurance firms have sent health policy cancellation notices to more than 2 million people, with 800,000 in New Jersey alone. NBC estimates that 50 to 75 percent of the 14 million Americans .. can expect a cancellation letter, .. Mr. Obama has long insisted .. Americans who like their current health plan...
  • Reagan's Daughter: Why Am I Losing My Health Insurance?

    10/27/2013 5:54:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 155 replies
    newsmax ^ | 10/27/13 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Former President Ronald Reagan's liberal activist daughter Patti Davis is asking just what many other people across the United States want to know — why she's losing her insurance. "Could the president please explain why I and others are losing our health ins. plans? Wasn't supposed to happen!" Davis posted on Twitter Friday afternoon.
  • Why the Republicans Keep Losing

    09/30/2013 2:09:58 AM PDT · by goodn'mad · 48 replies
    N/A | N/A | Morris Poston
    When and if the Republicans fight on conservative principles, they win. Ah, but there is the rub. Newt Gingrich beat former House Speaker, Jim Wright, like a rented mule. He didn't let up. House Post Office scandal, using his position to sell blank books etc. Made a contract with America. Gingrich received a lot of grief from the naysayers but the end result was the Republicans took the House for the 1st time in 40 years. Kept the House until the Republicans sounded like Democrat lite, forgot about the pledge with America, and then lost the House. Bush the Elder...
  • Obama Is Losing the White Working Class

    07/23/2013 12:58:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 56 replies ^ | 7/23/13 | NATE COHN
    One of the funny things about electoral politics is that you can’t always have the coalition you want, or even the coalition you think you’ll get. When the Democratic Leadership Council was thinking about how to rebrand the party in the late '80s, most figured they’d win back white southerners, like Jimmy Carter and every prior successful Democrat. But the new Democratic coalition was built on disaffection with conservatives, which was most pronounced along the coasts. So while the Republicans can dream of whatever coalition they want, the next successful Republican coalition will be built by capitalizing on disaffection with...
  • (Hollyweird) ‘Two and a Half Men’ Swaps Angus T. Jones with Lesbian Character

    07/15/2013 7:21:40 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 36 replies
    ‘Two and a Half Men’ swaps Angus T. Jones with lesbian character “Two and a Half Men” is about to become “Two Men and a Gay Woman.” Partly as a replacement for Angus T. Jones — whose screen time will be sharply cut after he publicly bashed the show as “filth” last year — CBS’ hit sitcom is going to add a recurring and possibly permanent lesbian character named Jenny. She’s the 21-year-old illegitimate daughter of the late Charlie Harper, who was played by Charlie Sheen, who himself was booted from the show after tangling with his bosses. The role...
  • Why God Can't Get Angry (Video)

    11/20/2012 12:48:25 PM PST · by DaveMSmith · 65 replies
    YouTube ^ | Tues Nov 20, 2012 | offTheLeftEye
    If we generally agree that loosing our temper at someone means that we have some more growing up to do, why would we think that God does it?
  • How Conservatives Can Win in Blue-State America: Lessons from South Africa's Opposition

    11/11/2012 1:18:43 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies
    Big Government ^ | November 11, 2012 | Joel B. Pollak
    The new conventional wisdom in the aftermath of the 2012 elections is that Republicans face two challenges: first, that the United States is no longer a center-right nation, but a center-left one; second, that the country’s demographic shift away from whites will make it tougher for Republicans to win votes. The proposed solution is that Republicans must compromise on the party’s core policies, from immigration to taxation to social issues. The conventional wisdom is wrong. I once worked in South Africa for a centrist party, the Democratic Alliance, which faced the same challenges as Republicans do, only far more extreme....
  • The return of Bain Capital (Big Bird, Binders, Bayonets Under Bus)

    10/30/2012 12:02:34 PM PDT · by mojito · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/30/2012 | Alexander Burns and Maggie Haberman
    For the final days of the 2012 campaign, the Democratic groups pummeling Mitt Romney on television have returned to the weapon they started with last spring: Bain Capital. The Obama campaign and its super PAC allies have spent months trashing Romney’s policies and personal values across the airwaves, branding him as a job-killing, abortion rights-opposing, Medicare-privatizing tycoon who disdains working-class and poor Americans. But with a little over a week left in the race, several of the Democrats’ top independent spenders are leaning hard into the Bain message, eschewing a pure policy message for a gut-punch reminder that the former...
  • Obama Appears to Fear Defeat in Ohio, Already Seeking Alternative Path to 270 Without...

    10/26/2012 10:58:29 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 21 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | October 26, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Rasmussen has the Buckeye State at 48-48... and it's an unmitigated disaster for any incumbent to be under fiddy at this point in the game, as late-stage undecided voters almost without exception break towards the challenger in presidential elections. Obama's fading appeal in Ohio and Michigan has to this point been propped-up by the widespread misconception that 2009 auto bailouts 'saved' the auto industry, while Romney said he'd rather have 'let them go bankrupt'- he's been attacked by the Obama campaign relentlessly for it.  The truth is they went bankrupt anyway, but with favored parties benefiting (illegally), and to the long-term...
  • Dear Leader TANKING, Oh My...

    10/09/2012 3:55:57 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 39 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | October 9, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    POLLS: Pew Research: Romney 49%, Obama 46 amongst likely voters, with women now 47-47 tie, when last month Obama led Romney by 18 points (56% - 38) among female likely voters (!). Gallup: Romney and Obama now tied (= five-point debate bump): by a 'record-setting margin' debate watchers say Romney did better last Wednesday, Independents named him the victor by a devastating 70-19 margin... ouch! Washington Times/Zogby: Romney up 45.1 - 44.5% (+9 bounce) Battleground: Romney crushing Obama with Independents 51-35% Military Times: Romney 66%, Obama 26 Military Times COMMENTARY: American Thinker: 'Why Obama Will Lose All Three Debates' Daily...
  • PA losing legitimacy among Palestinians: UN

    08/21/2012 2:05:25 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 8/21/12 | AFP
    The Palestinian Authority is losing legitimacy among its people because it is not creating a state, and as a result its institutions could "eventually collapse," the UN Middle East envoy has said. "The Palestinian Authority is quickly, in my view, losing its legitimacy in the eye of the public, if it is not able to bring also the political goal forwards -- the creation of a Palestinian state which lives side by side with Israel in peace and security," Robert Serry said on Monday. The UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process was speaking to students at the...
  • Barak: Attack Shows Egypt Losing Control of Sinai

    06/18/2012 12:02:39 PM PDT · by EBH · 3 replies
    Monday morning's attack by terrorists against Israeli workers building the security fence on the southern border is further evidence of the increasing failure of Egyptian security efforts in Sinai, said Defense Minister Ehud Barak. Speaking at a meeting of his Atzma'ut faction, Barak said that several recent events, including Grad rocket attacks against Israel over the weekend, meant that Egypt needed to do more to fulfill its international obligations. “We see Monday's attack as a very serious incident,” Barak said. “It comes in the wake of an incident on Shabbat in which two Grad rockets were fired into southern Israel...
  • Romney in Puerto Rico: a case study in political pandering

    03/19/2012 2:05:18 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 16, 2012 | Robert G. de Posada
    In Puerto Rico, for the price of 20 delegates, Mitt Romney sold out his conservative principles. There is a long history of Congress requiring English to be the language of government and schools for territories seeking to be admitted to the Union — e.g., Louisiana, Arizona, New Mexico and Oklahoma. For all of the territories that had large non-English speaking populations, Congress announced before the territories voted on the question of statehood that a change in language policy would be a prerequisite for statehood. In the case of Puerto Rico, where according to the latest Census only 15% of residents...
  • New poll: Democrats losing enthusiasm in presidential campaign

    10/18/2011 11:13:44 AM PDT · by South40 · 19 replies
    WaPo ^ | 10/18/2011 | Chris Cillizza and Aaron Blake
    As the 2012 election draws closer, Democrats are getting less — not more — enthusiastic about the prospect of voting for president. In a new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll just more than four in 10 (42 percent) Democrats said they were either “extremely” or “very” enthusiastic about the 2012 vote. Those numbers compare unfavorably to Democratic enthusiasm number in CNN surveys from the spring and summer, when 56 percent and 55 percent of Democrats, respectively, described themselves as either “extremely” or “very” enthusiastic about voting next year. By contrast, the level of Republican enthusiasm has been high and steady for...
  • NASA warns 'risk of losing' space station rising

    08/30/2011 7:47:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 168 replies
    AFP, Google ^ | 8/30/11 | Jean-Louis Santini
    WASHINGTON — The risk of an unprecedented evacuation of the International Space Station will spike if Russian craft cannot resume their missions and return by November, a senior NASA official has warned. "There is a greater risk of losing the ISS when it's unmanned than if it were manned," Michael Suffredini, the ISS program manager for the US space agency, said in a conference call with Russian officials. "The risk increase is not insignificant," he added. Russia on Monday delayed its next manned mission to the ISS by at least a month after an unmanned cargo vessel crashed into Siberia...
  • It’s Going to Get Ugly for Obama

    08/10/2011 12:26:57 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 52 replies
    COMMENTARY ^ | August 10, 2011 | Peter Wehner
    According to Gallup, “Americans’ economic confidence plunged to -53 in the week ending Aug. 7, a level not seen since the recession days of March 2009.” The survey goes on to report economic confidence deteriorated even faster in July and the first week of August than it did in June compared with May. “This plunge in confidence contrasts with the relatively flat trend in 2010,” according to Gallup. “It also places consumer perceptions of the economy in the range of March 2009 during the recession.” In addition — and not coincidentally — the president’s job approval rating has dropped to...
  • Palin Won't Follow a Losing Script

    06/03/2011 3:41:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies ^ | 6/3/11 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Yeah. You know, this is probably a good way to put this. The media, for two years has been trying to Palinize Palin -- they've been trying to destroy her -- and what's happening here is she's turning the tables on them and she's Palinizing them, and the Republican Ruling Class is furious. The Republican Ruling Class is furious that Palin, going to all these states on her bus tour, is not coordinating with local Republican organizations, and there's saying, "This ain't cool! This is not cool, because if she turns out to be running she doesn't...
  • "Losing Our Sons" Trailer

    04/01/2011 3:54:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    New Zeal ^ | 4/1/11 | Trevor Loudon
    How do normal American kids become Islamist extremists?
  • Online degrees qualify cat to be your shrink

    01/27/2011 10:29:02 PM PST · by Immerito · 28 replies
    MSNBC ^ | January 27, 2011 | Helen A.S. Popkin
    <p>When seeking mental health care, it’s important to check the background of any one-on-one counselor you are considering. It's not enough to simply eyeball training and degrees, one must always take steps to ensure that the counselor or doctor is, in fact, human.</p>
  • Losing Faith and Secular Dhimmitude

    12/21/2010 2:11:47 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies · 1+ views
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | 12/21/10 | Roland Shirk
    My last column did its job. I was trying to highlight some of the reasons why conservative Christians are reluctant to join in the struggle against global jihad. And this is a problem, because–apart from Muslims, the only groups who are having children and passing along their beliefs almost undiluted to the next generation are conservative Christians and ultra-orthodox Jews (Snip) To be sure, in countries rich and poor, under all forms of government, birth rates are declining across the globe. But they are declining least among those adhering to strict religious codes and literal belief in the Bible
  • Losing the War and Losing the Peace

    10/07/2010 4:46:17 AM PDT · by Ronbo1948 · 6 replies
    THE FREEDOM FIGHTER'S JOURNAL ^ | October 6, 2010 | By Robert Tracinski
    I promised in last Friday's edition that I would catch up soon on some grim news coming from Iraq and Afghanistan about the consequences of the Obama administration's hostility toward American interests, in matters big and small. Unfortunately, I'm going to have to follow through on that promise. A little over a week ago, TIA Daily linked to a preview of Bob Woodward's new book on President Obama's war policy, and Jack Wakeland added the following comment: "The information in Bob Woodward's book will take a little while to sink in. The book is going to be devastating to the...
  • Obama is losing U.S. troops’ hearts and minds

    09/15/2010 4:09:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 71 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/15/10 | Dennis W. Bartow II
    But this time I wouldn’t even consider volunteering to go to Afghanistan because the Obama administration is no longer fighting to win the war. Many of my closest Army friends have deployed to Afghanistan and they confided in me that they would not want to go again because they felt their hands were tied by restrictive rules of engagement (ROE). These highly-trained Special Operations soldiers have a legion of stories about not being allowed to fight as they had been trained. President Obama’s arbitrary July 2011 deadline for U.S. combat forces in Afghanistan to start drawing down weakens our allies’...
  • The Left Keeps Losing Everywhere

    09/06/2010 9:06:59 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    American Thinker | 9/6/10 | Bruce Walker
    Many conservatives look at their first chance to defeat the left in six years when nervous Democrats try to explain away Obama's disastrous leftward lurch. The left is not only looking at a big defeat in America in two months, it has been getting slobber-knocked all over the modern industrialized world. Five months ago, in the British General Election, the Labour Party, which had been in power since the early 1990s, suffered a devastating defeat, losing 91 seats in the House of Commons. Although David Cameron's Conservative Party had to form a coalition with the yuppyish Liberal Party, Conservatives are...
  • Obama is losing control of the Democratic Party

    07/15/2010 9:58:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 47 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/16/10 | Chris Stirewalt
    Democrats are having a jolly good time beating up the White House. You can see why. President Obama has caused the party to squander a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reclaim permanent majority status. Of course, Democrats were cheering as they followed Obama off a cliff during the heady days of 2009, so they should share in the blame for the wasted moment. But they won't. They'll keep blaming Obama. Churlish, perhaps, but very human. Obama, who could once do nothing wrong, now can't seem to do anything right in Democratic eyes. Washington Democrats used to turn into jelly when Obama would...
  • President Obama, the Black Panthers, and the Coming Racial Explosion

    07/15/2010 5:56:39 PM PDT · by kindred · 110 replies ^ | July 13, 2010 | Robert Morley
    Truth is trampled in the street and judgment is turned around backward. Nothing inflames people to anger like perceived or real injustice. Throw in the tinder of a deteriorating economy in which millions of people are losing their homes, and raging unemployment, and the situation can become extremely ignitable. This was the firebox that the city of Oakland found itself in last Thursday. Around 2:30 p.m., word leaked that the verdict in the Johannes Mehserle murder trial would be read at 4 p.m.—the news set off a mass exodus of residents that was just short of resembling a panic, reported...
  • Majority of Americans losing faith in Obama: poll, hope GOP takes control of Congress in November

    Apparently he's not the confidence-booster-in-chief. The majority of Americans — nearly 60 percent — lack faith in President Obama, according to a Washington Post/ABC News poll published on Tuesday. The results are the exact opposite of what voters said in a similar poll at the beginning of Obama's presidency 18 months ago. Then, approximately 60 percent said they were confident with his decision making. And voters, by an 8-point margin, said they hope Republicans take control of Congress. More than 60 percent of voters also said they would probably not support their current representative. Just 26 percent said they would.
  • Poll: Majority of Americans Losing Faith in Obama

    07/13/2010 6:57:02 AM PDT · by rface · 21 replies · 1+ views
    FOX and AP ^ | 7.13.10 | several
    <p>The results of the Washington Post/ABC News poll are a 180-degree turn from the start of Obama’s presidency 18 months ago, with nearly 60% of those polled saying they lack faith in the commander-in-chief. In January 2009, 60% said they were confident in his decision-making.</p>
  • Turkey Losing Hot Israeli Summer Tourist Dollars

    06/30/2010 10:11:31 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies · 3+ views
    inn ^ | 6/30/10 | staff
    Israelis have dropped Turkey as a hot tourist destination, and the former Middle Eastern ally is beginning to feel the pinch. According to a report published Wednesday in Turkey's English Daily News, some 50,000 Israelis have canceled their summer reservations “indefinitely.” The Israel Travel Agents' Association added to the figure, announcing 100,000 cancellations.
  • Microsoft's Internet Explorer losing browser share

    05/04/2010 1:38:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 49 replies · 1,072+ views
    bbc ^ | 5/4/10 | staff
    Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) web browser, now accounts for less than 60% of the market, down from 95% at its peak in 2003, according to new figures. Latest statistics, from measurement firm NetApplications, show that IE has 59.9% of the market, with Firefox gaining on it, with 24.5%.
  • Opinion: California's AB 32 is a losing climate bet

    04/08/2010 10:53:30 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 521+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 4/8/10 | Margo Thorning
    To say times are tough is an understatement. California families feel under siege, with an economy that stays down while housing prices do the same. So it's entirely reasonable that California's leaders, including those vying for the state's top executive job in November, are reconsidering the economically unsound AB 32, which is a toxic mix of command-and-control efforts to forcibly limit carbon emissions and pseudo-market functions such as a troubled cap-and-trade scheme. A federal cap-and-trade proposal from California's own Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Los Angeles, would have been disastrous for the nation and more particularly the Golden State. The American Council...
  • Biden: Losing supermajority may be a blessing

    01/26/2010 11:59:10 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 721+ views
    The Hill ^ | 1/26/10 | Eric Zimmerman
    Losing their 60 seat supermajority may be a good thing, Joe Biden suggested today. Speaking to a meeting of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) Finance Committee, Biden said that the supermajority came with excessively high expectations. "Yes it's had a practical impact, but I'm not so sure what a blessing 60 votes was. Not a joke, I mean it sincerely," he said, according to a pool report. "When we had sixty votes there was the expectation left, right, and center that we could do everything we wanted to do, which was never realistic. Never," he explained. Biden tried to buck...
  • Incentive for Dems With Losing Poll Numbers To Retire

    01/08/2010 1:07:00 PM PST · by Stayfree · 4 replies · 679+ views
    January 8, 2010 | Stayfree
    It is my understanding that the tax laws governing campaign funds require that if a person holding office does not use up all of the money held in the campaign fund when that person ceases to hold that office must transmit all the remaining money in the campaign fund to at least one non-profit organization. Which means that if the office-holder sets up a new non-profit before quitting office, the remaining campaign funds can be channeled to the person's new non-profit tax-free (they were also tax-free to begin with). When Bob Dole left the Senate, I think he had a...
  • Harry Reid, shopping for reelection insurance (Must read - what a yahoo)

    10/26/2009 9:51:49 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 16 replies · 1,212+ views
    WashPost ^ | 10-27-09 | Dana Milbank
    What Harry Reid did Monday afternoon gave new meaning to the phrase "public option." The Senate majority leader, after haggling behind closed doors with members of his Democratic caucus, realized that he couldn't cobble together the 60 votes he needed to pass health-care legislation with a government-run health plan. So Reid chose another option: He shut down the private talks, booked the Senate TV studio and went public with his own proposal. "I've concluded," he told the roomful of cameras and reporters, "that the best way to move forward is to include a public option." For Reid, it was an...
  • Collectivist Republicans Losing Their Fight

    07/24/2009 5:45:06 PM PDT · by Misterioso · 23 replies · 550+ views
    Tom Mullen's Blog ^ | July 19, 2009 | Tom Mullen
    [Excerpt] Their arguments amount to “the beehive will make more money under our system than theirs.” Like the Democrats, their positions all proceed from the belief that the “needs of society” or the “greater good” outweigh the rights of the individual. If anyone doubts this, then they should take a few moments to read a transcript of John McCain’s acceptance speech upon receiving the Republican nomination for president last year. The correct argument against all of President Obama’s programs is that they violate the individual rights that government is supposed to protect. Government is an institution of justice, not economics....
  • Gay Marriage, Now With Less Support (drops 6 points since 2007)

    05/27/2009 9:56:35 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 26 replies · 741+ views ^ | May 27, 2009 | Michael Goldfarb
    Gallup shows support for gay marriage declining since 2007, when it stood at 46 percent. That number is now just 40 percent, with 57 percent opposed to legalizing gay marriage. More important politically is the fact that just over half of Democrats favor gay marriage (55 percent), and fewer than half of independents (45 percent) support such unions. Among Republicans the number is 20 percent in favor. All of which means that gay marriage remains a winning issue for Republicans, and one which will remain on front pages throughout the next election cycle. Given the president's much praised powers...
  • The Media Effect: GOP Victory Against All Odds

    10/30/2008 4:20:37 PM PDT · by americanophile · 28 replies · 903+ views ^ | October 23, 2008 | GOPublius
    Barack Obama is the Democratic nominee in a year that every political scientist agrees is as favorable to Democrats as any in living memory. George W. Bush, the incumbent Republican has approval ratings consistently below 30%. The economy is sliding into recession and just weathered the most serious financial crisis since the 1930s. Obama has the unconditional support of every mainstream news outlet in the country with one or two notable exceptions. His campaign is being actively aided by his former organization ACORN and others, which are engaged in what may be the largest voter fraud scheme ever. He has...
  • Sen. Barack Obama campaigns in blue jeans (Trying to relate to the "common man")

    10/29/2008 5:55:43 AM PDT · by truthandlife · 80 replies · 1,981+ views
    AP | 10/29/08