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  • Chris Christie's Sly, Futile Move (Christie is done as a presidential prospect)

    11/08/2012 4:58:29 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 60 replies
    The American Prospect ^ | October 31, 2012 | Robert Kuttner
    Once again, Barack Obama has proven to be the luckiest politician alive. Just when the race was tightening to a dead heat in the election’s closing days, one spectacular betrayal and one rank miscalculation on the Republican side have turned the contest back in Obama’s favor. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who will tour his storm-ravaged state today with President Obama, was all over the networks Tuesday telling what a wonderful leader his president was. “I spoke to the president three times yesterday,” Christie boasted, calling Obama “outstanding.” When Fox co-host Steve Doocy meekly asked Christie if he planned any...
  • ALLEN WEST NOW LEADS INITIAL VOTE COUNT IN ONE FLA. COUNTY

    11/08/2012 4:57:46 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 92 replies
    theBlaze ^ | November 8, 2012 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Rep. Allen West is leading by more than 300 votes in Palm Beach County, Fla., a hopeful sign for the Tea Party favorite fighting for his political life after Tuesday’s election, a source told TheBlaze. No winner has been declared in the congressional race between the Republican West and his Democratic opponent Patrick Murphy, though Murphy had a 2,456-vote lead in the unofficial vote total. But a Republican observer who has been monitoring the counting process said West pulled ahead in Palm Beach County on Thursday as the initial count continues. Ballot printing errors led to ballots that could not...
  • Jesse Jackson Jr. In Plea Deal Talks With Feds, Sources Say

    11/08/2012 4:55:38 PM PST · by drewh · 13 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | November 7, 2012 9:51PM | By MICHAEL SNEED msneed@suntimes.com
    Sneed has learned U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who handily won re-election Tuesday despite a lengthy stay at Mayo Clinic for depression and bipolar disorder, is in the midst of plea discussions with the feds probing his alleged misuse of campaign funds. “No one has pled guilty, but plea discussions are ongoing,” said a top Sneed source, who said Jackson is still undergoing treatment at Mayo Clinic Sneed is also told Jackson, who returned to Mayo Clinic after undergoing outpatient treatment in the seclusion of his home in Washington, D.C., is not only being investigated for allegedly using campaign funds...
  • Christie calls Obama to congratulate, emails Romney condolences

    11/08/2012 4:46:10 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 73 replies
    The Hill ^ | Thursday November 8, 2012
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said that he had called President Obama to congratulate him on his win in the 2012 presidential election — but has only sent an email to Mitt Romney, the Republican nominee for whom he campaigned heavily earlier this year. “We didn’t have a political strategy discussion,” Christie said of his call to Obama, according to Bloomberg. “I said congratulations on your win last night Mr. President, he said thank you governor.”
  • Hillary Clinton due to step down as Secretary of State within 'days' of start of Barack

    11/08/2012 4:45:58 PM PST · by Nachum · 36 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/8/12 | Toby Harnden
    Hillary Clinton will step down as U.S. Secretary of State within 'days' of President Barack Obama's second inauguration in January, her spokesman said today. Her long-respected departure is expected by most Democrats to be a prelude for a White House run in 2016, when she will be 69. The top candidate to replace her is believed to be Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the losing 2004 Democratic presidential nominee. He is viewed as a more likely pick than Susan Rice, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, because of her widely-criticised appearance
  • Nearly eight million white voters who were expected to vote, didn’t; Update: Or did they?

    11/08/2012 4:44:51 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 85 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 6:59 pm on November 8, 2012 | Allahpundit
    Essential reading from Sean Trende about the new demographic reality at the polls. Based on his back-of-the-envelope math, there are actually two reasons why there were more minority voters as a share of the electorate this time. One, the reason everyone knows: There were more minority voters, period. Two, the reason no one guessed: If current projections hold, there were many, many fewer white voters at the polls this year than in 2008. Had the same number of white voters cast ballots in 2012 as did in 2008, the 2012 electorate would have been about 74 percent white, 12 percent...
  • Marco Rubio Heads to Iowa. 2016 Starting Already?

    11/08/2012 4:43:09 PM PST · by drewh · 68 replies
    ABC News ^ | Nov 8, 2012 1:45pm | By Shushannah Walshe
    Florida Senator Marco Rubio is heading to the first caucus state of Iowa on Nov. 17 to headline an annual campaign fundraising birthday party for Iowa governor Terry Branstad. Last year all the presidential hopefuls, except for Mitt Romney, came to the party to court the governor and Iowa political dignitaries who attended the bash. The governor’s spokesperson, Tim Albrecht, a caucus expert himself, told ABC News that Branstad invited Rubio and is “excited he accepted.” “Sen. Rubio is a star within our party,” Albrecht said. “We were excited Sen. Rubio accepted, and regardless of what happened on Tuesday he...
  • Gasoline Rationing Comes To New York

    11/08/2012 4:38:57 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11/08/2012 | Tyler Durden
    From the mayor who made owning an 18oz+ container of coke a summary offense, comes this: Effective 6 am 11/9: drivers in NYC whose license plates end in an even number or zero will be able to buy gas only on even-numbered days— Mike Bloomberg (@MikeBloomberg) November 8, 2012 Drivers in NYC whose license plates end with a letter will be classified as “odd” and may only buy gas on odd-numbered days— Mike Bloomberg (@MikeBloomberg) November 8, 2012  In case anyone gets any ideas, the NYPD will be there to enforce counting skills: NYPD officers will be deployed at...
  • Consensus Forming for Lame Duck Deal To Delay Sequester Cuts

    11/08/2012 4:36:37 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 53 replies
    All content © 2012, Gannett Government Media Corporation | Nov. 8, 2012 - 01:39PM | By JOHN T. BENNETT
    Link only, per FR policy: http://www.defensenews.com/article/20121108/DEFREG02/311080005/Consensus-Forming-Lame-Duck-Deal-Delay-Sequester-Cuts?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE
  • Health Care Costs

    11/08/2012 4:34:53 PM PST · by jda · 20 replies
    Just enrolled in my company healthcare plan for next year.
  • Mark Levin Gives "Unvarnished Truth" On Romney Loss

    11/08/2012 4:34:19 PM PST · by mojito · 49 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | 11/7/2012 | Mark Levin
    MARK LEVIN: We conservatives, we do not accept bipartisanship in the pursuit of tyranny. Period. We will not negotiate the terms of our economic and political servitude. Period. We will not abandon our children to a dark and bleak future. We will not accept a fate that is alien to the legacy we inherited from every single future generation in this country. We will not accept social engineering by politicians and bureaucrats who treat us like lab rats, rather than self-sufficient human beings. There are those in this country who choose tyranny over liberty. They do not speak for us,...
  • Brownback says he won’t support state-federal health insurance exchange

    11/08/2012 4:33:46 PM PST · by Kansas58 · 38 replies
    Wichita Business Journal ^ | 11/08/2012 | Emily Behlmann
    Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback says he won’t support Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger’s grant application to create a state-federal partnership health insurance exchange. The exchange is an online marketplace where individuals can by health insurance policies. A partnership is one of three choices for states under the federal health reform law. States could also choose to establish their own exchanges or let the federal government do it for them.
  • Vote Was Astronomical For Obama In Some Philadelphia Wards (99% or more in 13 different wards!)

    11/08/2012 4:31:41 PM PST · by drewh · 36 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 11/8/2012 5:46:53 PM | Miriam Hill, Jonathan Lai*
    Some Philadelphia neighborhoods outdid themselves in Tuesday's presidential election. In a city where President Obama received more than 85 percent of the votes, in some places he received almost every one. In 13 Philadelphia wards, Obama received 99 percent of the vote or more. Those wards, many with large African American populations, also swung heavily for Obama over John McCain in 2008. But the difficult economy seemed destined to dampen that enthusiasm four years later. House Speaker Sam Smith, musing over "staggering" turnout in some city precincts and reacting to wrong information that "90 percent of the precincts in Philadelphia...
  • Obama's choice to replace Hillary? Susan Rice

    11/08/2012 4:31:28 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/08/2012 | Rick Moran
    Bloomberg News is reporting that UN Ambassador Susan Rice is the favorite to replace Secretary of State Hillary Clinton when she steps down as expected sometime in January. Six current or former White House officials, who all spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations, said Rice remains close to President Barack Obama and shares many of his views on foreign policy. They emphasized that the president hasn't made a final decision, and Clinton may remain in her post for some months into Obama's second term.Former White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley and other officials said Obama's...
  • A way to get the country back...(VANITY)

    11/08/2012 4:24:41 PM PST · by Blogger · 28 replies
    How about we all register as Democrats and vote in conservative candidates in their primary? The electorate is so illiterate about what goes on the world that even if it made the news they wouldn't know and would vote for the candidate with the D.
  • U.N. "monitors"...Soros/Spanish voting machines...ACORN...Why aren't we talking about this now?

    11/08/2012 4:19:57 PM PST · by ROCKLOBSTER · 15 replies
    ROCKLOBSTER
    These things were all mentioned before the election, we knew that ACORN was simply renamed and probably multiplied in every city in America. There were obvious big money giveaways to the various unions and democrat activists, including the UAW and SEIU, who take taxpayer money and help any democrat campaign they can. Who is investigating this wholesale voter fraud funded by the stimulus?...Holder? And the experts and candidates don't understand what happened!!! Gimme a break
  • ‘Innocence of Muslims’ filmmaker sentenced to a year in prison for ‘parole violation’

    11/08/2012 4:18:45 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/08/2012 | Mary Katherine Ham
    Ed touched on this earlier, but I wanted to tease it out a little.One reason to look forward to a Republican president would have been that people might start finding stuff like this outrageous again: The California man behind an anti-Muslim film that roiled the Islamic world was sentenced Wednesday to a year in prison for violating his probation stemming from a 2010 bank fraud conviction by lying about his identity.U.S. District Court Judge Christina Snyder immediately sentenced Mark Basseley Youssef after he admitted to four of the eight alleged violations, including obtaining a fraudulent California driver's license. Prosecutors agreed...
  • Ballot tally wears on, as court hearing is reset for Friday on West demand for recount

    11/08/2012 4:15:54 PM PST · by Red Steel · 6 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | Updated: 6:43 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 | Christine Stapleton
    Supporters of Republican U.S. Rep. Allen West — from motorcycle club members to retirees — turned out in force at the Supervisor of Elections warehouse in Riviera Beach Thursday to observe the extended counting and copying of problematic ballots in a nationally watched race in which Democratic challenger Patrick Murphy held a narrow lead. West, whose status as an outspoken conservative and frequent cable TV guest has drawn him legions of admirers and critics nationwide, wants ballots and voting machines impounded for a possible recount even though Murphy’s lead of about 0.66 percent is larger than the 0.5 percent margin...
  • Tax hike for wealthy Americans won't kill growth:CBO

    11/08/2012 4:15:39 PM PST · by mdittmar · 50 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov 8, 2012 | David Lawder and Kim Dixon
    (Reuters) - Allowing income tax rates to rise for wealthy Americans, and maintaining rates for the less affluent, would not hurt U.S. economic growth much in 2013, the Congressional Budget Office said on Thursday, stepping into a dispute between Republicans and Democrats over how to resolve the so-called "fiscal cliff." The report by the authoritative non-partisan arm of Congress is expected to fuel President Barack Obama's demand for higher taxes on the rich, part of his proposal to avoid the full impact of the expiring tax cuts and across-the-board spending reductions set to begin in early 2013 unless Congress acts.Republicans...
  • Sen. Harry Reid ready to raise debt ceiling another $2.4 trillion

    11/08/2012 4:14:30 PM PST · by lowbridge · 29 replies
    http://twitchy.com ^ | november 8, 2012
    You can file this one, along with the Iranian strike on a U.S. drone, the layoffs at Boeing, and PolitiFact’s wrap-up of President Obama’s broken first-term campaign promises, in your binder labeled “Handy things you learn right after the election.” It’s not a surprising statement from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, but that doesn’t help it to sound any better as the country elects to move forward with the Obama administration’s vision, full speed ahead. Asked Wednesday if he would support raising the debt ceiling another $2.4 trillion dollars, perhaps even before the end of the year, Reid replied, “If...