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  • **EXCLUSIVE** Senate Minority Leader: No Tax Hikes ("Read His Lips")

    11/08/2012 7:23:57 PM PST · by Red Steel · 97 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 Nov 2012, 3:46 PM PDT | Ben Shapiro
    With conservatives across the country concerned about a rumored Republican cave-in in Washington, D.C. over tax policy, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is speaking out. Read his lips: no tax hikes. McConnell said in an exclusive statement to Breitbart News: One issue I’ve never been conflicted about is taxes. I wasn’t sent to Washington to raise anybody’s taxes to pay for more wasteful spending and this election doesn’t change my principles. This election was a disappointment, without doubt, but let’s be clear about something: the House is still run by Republicans, and Republicans still maintain a robust minority in...
  • SEALs punished for role in developing 'Medal of Honor' video game

    11/08/2012 7:19:08 PM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 20 replies
    U.S. News ^ | 11/07/2012 | Courtney Kube
    Seven members of SEAL Team Six have been punished for supporting development of a video game released last month, according to a U.S. military official. The SEALs worked as paid consultants for Electronic Arts, the company that made "Medal of Honor Warfighter." They received letters of reprimand and forfeited half of their pay for two months. The SEALs do not face jail time. The official did not say what, if any, information the SEALs revealed by participating in the video game's development. However, a written statement from Deputy Commander of Naval Special Warfare, Rear Admiral Garry Bonelli, indicates this is...
  • YES, THIS IS THE OBAMA COVER FOR NEWSWEEK’S POST-ELECTION ISSUE

    11/08/2012 7:17:11 PM PST · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 39 replies
    Newsweek/The Blaze ^ | 11/8/12 | Becket Adams
    Newsweek editor Tina Brown announced earlier this year that the magazine would transition from print to all-digital by early 2013, meaning that, excluding the following, the publication has one more issue to go. And you didn’t expect Newsweek, a magazine well-known for iconic, controversial, and bold covers, to go out without a bang, did you?
  • Cunningham On Obama Win: "I Felt As If Something Crawled Inside My Body And Died" (video)

    11/08/2012 7:15:49 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 9 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | November 8, 2012 | Ian Schwartz
    Syndicated radio host and Ohio native Bill Cunningham expresses his disappointment in Tuesday's victory for Obama on tonight's broadcast of FOX News' "Hannity." "I felt as if something crawled inside my body and died. Tuesday night, I was lower than whale dung in the Mariana trench. Man, I talked with you. I was done. But today and last night, I said, 'You know what? We're not wrong. We didn't do it. The messenger wasn't the best, the message wasn't the best.' And I think that there were millions of moderates in Ohio, Michigan, Virginia, who kind of sat this one...
  • Source: 7 Navy SEALs punished for secrecy breach

    11/08/2012 7:12:59 PM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/8/12 | ROBERT BURNS | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior defense official says seven members of the secretive Navy SEAL Team 6, including one involved in the mission to kill Osama bin Laden, have been punished for allegedly disclosing classified information. The official, who discussed the matter on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the case, says the seven received what the military calls "nonjudicial" punishment on Wednesday. They are alleged to have provided the information to the maker of a video game.
  • Columnist on CBS: GOP Losing Because Electorate Isn't 'Old/Middle-aged, Angry White Guys'

    11/08/2012 7:11:36 PM PST · by chessplayer · 37 replies
    Liberal Miami Herald columnist Carl Hiaasen caricatured the Republican Party's base on Thursday's CBS This Morning. Hiaasen asserted that President Obama won Florida on Tuesday because Mitt Romney's campaign didn't appeal to "people who vote who are not old/middle-aged, angry white guys."
  • Pollster: I Know Evangelicals are Voting ‘If I See Cars with Little Statues of Jesus’

    11/08/2012 7:03:41 PM PST · by chessplayer · 26 replies
    (CNSNews.com) - American pollster John Zogby seemed to mock Evangelical Christians at a briefing specifically for foreign journalists that the U.S. State Department sponsored in Washington, D.C., on election day. “(I)f I see cars in the parking lot with little statues of Jesus and Bibles in the front seat, that means that Evangelicals are going to turn out to vote,” Zogby, president of Zogby International, told the foreign reporters.
  • Japan Is Going Down Again

    11/08/2012 7:03:19 PM PST · by blam · 13 replies
    TBI ^ | 11-8-2012 | Joe Weisenthal
    Japan Is Going Down Again Joe WeisenthalNovember 8, 2012The selloff continues. After a hard fall Wednesday, and a decent fall today in the US, Japan is down again. The Nikkei is currently off about 1%. US futures are ticking higher, but this is how yesterday night looked as well, so it's too soon to know whether the post-election bleeding has stopped.
  • The Way Forward

    11/08/2012 6:57:45 PM PST · by randita · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | 8/8/12 | Charles Krauthammer
    <p>They lose and immediately the chorus begins. Republicans must change or die. A rump party of white America, it must adapt to evolving demographics or forever be the minority.</p> <p>The only part of this that is even partially true regards Hispanics. They should be a natural Republican constituency: striving immigrant community, religious, Catholic, family-oriented, and socially conservative (on abortion, for example).</p>
  • Wall Street gadfly Warren stands good chance of Senate banking seat

    11/08/2012 6:52:03 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov. 8, 2012 | Sarah N. Lynch
    (Reuters) - The chances are good, but not guaranteed, that Elizabeth Warren will secure a highly coveted seat on the Senate Banking Committee, a move that would dramatically elevate her campaign against Wall Street excess. Senior Senate Democratic aides, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the Massachusetts senator-elect is a logical fit for the committee, even though it is rare for a freshman senator to get such a plum assignment. If she gets the slot, Warren's bully pulpit would be replaced with real power. The bipartisan panel can greatly influence policy decisions through its oversight of financial services, international trade,...
  • America goes into the darkness

    11/08/2012 6:47:29 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 24 replies
    Melaniephillips.com ^ | November 7, 2012 | Melanie Phillips
    The greatest satisfaction today over the re-election of Obama is not being felt in the Democratic Party. It is not being felt among the media, who are no longer objective observers but have turned instead into corrupt partisans who ruthlessly censored the truth about Obama and helped peddle his demonising propaganda about his opponent. It is not being felt among the gloating, drooling decadents of the western left who now scent a great blood-letting of all who dare defy their secular inquisition. No, the greatest satisfaction is surely being felt in Iran. With four more years of Obama in the...
  • Just a reminder: Congress not done investigating Benghazi

    11/08/2012 6:45:19 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 44 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8:01 am on November 8, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Nor should they be.  Four Americans died, at least two of which might have been rescued had prompt action taken place when the attack occurred — and none of them would have been dead had the Obama administration paid attention to the increased warnings from our own staff and our allies around the region.  And let’s not forget the fact that this White House told a fable about a YouTube video for nearly two weeks, when enough data was almost immediately present to seriously undermine that story from the beginning.Saxby Chambliss isn’t forgettting, not just because an election has passed:...
  • Justice Scalia on Restoring the Constitution: "I don't know that I'm optimistic."

    11/08/2012 6:36:21 PM PST · by SC_Pete · 77 replies
    (CNSNews.com) – Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said recently that--"especially after last term"--he does not know if he is confident the Constitution can be restored to its original meaning. He likened his own efforts to do so to the character "Frodo" in the Lord of the Rings, who fights the good fight not certain he will win. While discussing his new book Reading Law at Stanford University on Oct. 19, the Hoover Institution’s Peter Robinson quoted to Scalia a passage from Scalia's book, Reading Law: "Originalism does not always provide an easy answer, or even a clear one. Originalism is...
  • Raley's strike - CA Senate protem Steinberg, Assembly Roger Dikensen, John Perez join picketers

    11/08/2012 6:35:38 PM PST · by Selene · 2 replies
    You Tube ^ | 11/7/2012 | KCRA
    CA Senate protem Steinberg, Assembly Roger Dikensen, John Perez join picketers See at 2:02 - news report calls them VIP protestors.
  • Clinton honors slain envoy to Libya

    11/08/2012 6:26:23 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov. 8, 2012 | MATTHEW LEE
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton paid tribute Thursday to slain U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens, calling him a "fallen hero" who understood that diplomacy requires taking risks. About two months after Stevens and three other Americans were killed in an attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi on Sept. 11, Clinton said the State Department and Pentagon are reviewing security at high-threat diplomatic posts to determine what improvements should be made.
  • Chief Justice Roy Moore back on the scene [Refused to remove 10 Commandments]

    11/08/2012 6:20:32 PM PST · by bimboeruption · 12 replies
    One News Now ^ | 11-8-2012 | Charlie Butts
    Roy Moore is known nationally as the Alabama Supreme Court chief justice who was kicked off the court for refusing a federal court order to move a Ten Commandments monument from the courthouse. Moore ran for the office again and won in the primary in spite of being outspent. "We opposed about $3 million with about $600,000 and won by over 80,000 votes in the general," he details. "That was a pretty good win." Judge Moore says a slate of Republicans was seated on the court by voters, and he believes they will strive together to uphold the U.S. and...
  • The next environmental battlegrounds

    11/08/2012 6:19:11 PM PST · by jazusamo
    The Washington Times ^ | November 8, 2012 | Paul Driessen
    Green agenda threatens economic futureWhen American voters re-elected President Obama, they also returned his Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Interior and Energy departments and wide-ranging agenda for “fundamentally transforming” our nation. This will mean cementing Obamacare, Dodd-Frank, higher taxes and rampant spending. It also will bring more disputes over energy and environmental regulations, the vanguard of Mr. Obama’s determined campaign to eliminate hydrocarbons that power our economy and to embrace more “green” energy. The conflict will be fought primarily on six battlegrounds: Carbon taxes: Hurricane Sandy presented a fresh pretext for regulating and taxing hydrocarbons. No respectable climatologist or meteorologist believes...
  • CBO: Fiscal cliff will mean recession, rise in unemployment (Just do nothing and let it go)

    11/08/2012 6:15:21 PM PST · by tobyhill · 50 replies
    politico ^ | 11/8/2012 | By STEVEN SLOAN
    The Congressional Budget Office offered a sobering assessment of the economic implications of plunging off the fiscal cliff Thursday, just as lawmakers prepare for a fight over taxes and spending. If Congress and the Obama administration allow scheduled tax increases and spending cuts to occur, the economy will shrink by 0.5 percent in 2013. The unemployment rate would soar to 9.1 percent — up from 7.9 percent today. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) asked for the report and said the findings are another reminder of the need to find an alternative to the tax increases and spending cuts...
  • Barbarians at the Gate: Embracing Our New Barbarian Overlords

    11/08/2012 6:05:52 PM PST · by JerseyanExile · 46 replies
    Jawa Report ^ | November 7, 2012 | Rusty Shackleford
    I'm feeling rather pessimistic today. Call it sour grapes. So pessimistic, in fact, that you might just call it out right doom and gloom. With an outlook on life and politics and the prospects for our country that usually I just laugh at. Not apocalyptic, per se, but something approaching that. 100 years after the Roman Empire fell there was still something lingering around calling itself the "Roman Empire". 500 years after Rome fell, there was something still calling itself the "Roman Empire". Over a thousand years after Rome fell, there were still people around speaking as if their country...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Fabulous FRiday Favorites ~ 9 November 2012

    11/08/2012 6:04:47 PM PST · by beachn4fun · 70 replies
    November 8, 2012 | Canteen Crew
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. Fabulous FRiday FAVORITES Tell us about your favorite Girlie movie. Hope you enjoyed tonight's threadand want to watch your favorite movie.Come on guys, we know you like them too. Remember, the Canteen is a family friendly place. We welcome the military, our allies, and their families.Continued prayers for the success and completion of your mission. Prayers for your safe return home.
  • America Commits Suicide

    11/08/2012 6:02:26 PM PST · by Typical_Whitey · 45 replies
    cnsnews ^ | 11/7/12 | Alan Caruba
    I had hoped that the majority of voters would elect Mitt Romney, but instead of a man of character they chose charisma. They ignored four years of failure and deception. In advertising, they say “Sell the sizzle, not the steak.” Romney, sadly, lacked sizzle. Obama’s victory was one of a long line of Progressives from Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and Jimmy Carter. It was not new, but it will likely do more damage on top of what his predecessors have done. It turned out that there were not enough voters from the faith-based communities. You know—the kind...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 11-8-12

    11/08/2012 5:56:32 PM PST · by dynachrome · 47 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 11-8-12 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Calgary-based company plans first U.S. oil sands project

    11/08/2012 5:54:16 PM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 2 replies
    Financial Post ^ | November 8, 2012 | Yadullah Hussain
    The oil sands are coming to the United States. And this time they don’t need U.S. State Department approval or presidential permits, as a Canadian company has secured approval by the state of Utah to produce bitumen within its own arid lands. Calgary-based U.S. Oil Sands Inc. plans to produce 2,000 barrels per day by 2014 on its PR Spring Oil Sands Project, a $30-million operation, which it aims to scale up to 50,000 bpd within 10 years.
  • Is Bachman the reason for Obama's 2nd Term? (vanity)

    11/08/2012 5:50:34 PM PST · by indianrightwinger · 83 replies
    Would we have had a mid-western son of a milk truck driver (Pawlenty) as our nominee has she not surged up until Ames Straw poll? I am trying to trace down to the seed that germinated into re-electing Obama. That is the closest I have come. During this cycle, a more modestly wealthy mid-western governor of a Blue state may just have been the ticket. Thoughts?
  • Cabinet role for Mitt Romney would be a shrewd move

    11/08/2012 5:46:39 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 50 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | November 8, 2012 | Joe Battenfeld
    President Obama’s post-election offer to sit down with vanquished GOP rival Mitt Romney has spurred talk of a possible White House role for Romney, a move that could help calm jitters on Wall Street and warm the partisan chill on Capitol Hill. Romney is still licking his wounds from the devastating loss, and supporters say he’s more concerned now with being with family than working with Obama.
  • Christie calls Obama to congratulate him, sends Romney an e-mail

    11/08/2012 5:42:50 PM PST · by Justaham · 102 replies
    hotair.com/ ^ | 11/8/12 | Allahpundit
    I don’t know, guys. I just don’t know. “We didn’t have a political strategy discussion. I said, `Congratulations on your win last night, Mr. President,’ and he said, `Thank you,”’ Christie told reporters today at a National Guard Armory in Franklin Township… Asked if he’s spoken to Romney since his loss, Christie said: “No; we exchanged e-mails last night,” Christie said. “We haven’t spoken on the phone yet.” One of Romney’s biggest fundraisers told WaPo (anonymously), “A lot of people feel like Christie hurt, that we definitely lost four or five points between the storm and Chris Christie giving Obama...
  • 20 things that went right on Election Day

    11/08/2012 5:42:36 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | November 7, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    1. Republicans retained control of the U.S. House of Representatives.2. Voters in Alabama, Montana, and Wyoming all passed measures limiting Obamacare.3. Tea Party candidate Ted Cruz, one of the conservative movement’s brightest rising stars, overcame establishment GOP opposition to clinch a U.S. Senate victory in Texas.4. Corruptocrat Beltway barnacle Rep. Pete Stark was finally kicked out of office in California.5. Despite entrenched teachers’ union opposition, a charter school initiative in Washington state triumphed.6. Despite entrenched Big Labor support, a radical collective bargaining power grab in Michigan failed.7. Oklahoma voters said no to government race-based preferences in college admissions, public contracting,...
  • Evangelical school refuses pro-life display on campus

    11/08/2012 5:39:45 PM PST · by Coleus · 23 replies
    World News Group ^ | 11.08.12 | Leigh Jones
    Before class last Tuesday morning, Oct. 30, Seth Gruber stood outside his school's dining hall with a sign showing a tiny pair of red, severed hands. Some students who walked by him during the next four hours stared down at their feet as they passed. Others shot him dirty looks. Several told him the graphic pictures of aborted babies were inappropriate and disrespectful. Gruber, a junior at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Calif., knew his pro-life activism wouldn't make him the most popular guy on campus. But he didn't expect to meet with so much opposition. Westmont is an evangelical...
  • Eric Holder Says It's Been A 'Tough Four Years'

    11/08/2012 5:38:32 PM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/8/12 | Erin Fuchs
    Eric Holder told law students Thursday he's still trying to decide whether he has anything to contribute as attorney general during Obama's second term, the Blog of the Legal Times reports. Holder spoke to law students at the University of Baltimore, using a baseball reference to drive home his desire not to stay in his position too long. He likened Janet Reno to baseball great Lou Gehrig, who played 2,130 consecutive games, the Legal Times reported. "I do not want to be the Carl Ripken," he said, referring to the player who broke Gehrig's record. Holder hinted at the controversy...
  • Bulgarian Archaeologists Find Unique Gold Thracian Treasure

    11/08/2012 5:26:22 PM PST · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 12 replies
    Novinite [Sofia News Agency; Bulgaria] ^ | November 8, 2012 | Staff
    Bulgarian archaeologists have found a unique gold Thracian treasure in the famous Sveshtari tomb. The team, led by one of the most prominent Bulgarian experts on Thracian archaeology, Prof. Diana Gergova, from the National Archaeology Institute at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, BAS, made the discovery during excavations at the so-called Omurtag mount. The researchers found fragments of a wooden box, containing charred bones and ashes, along with a number of extremely well-preserved golden objects, dated from the end of the 4th and the beginning of the 3rd century B. C.. They include four spiral gold bracelets, and a number...
  • Appeals Court Rejects Challenge to Outdoor Smoking Ban

    11/08/2012 5:21:17 PM PST · by Drango · 37 replies
    Wall St Journal ^ | November 8, 2012 | Joe Palazzolo
    Legal challenges to indoor smoking bans have failed. But prohibitions on smoking in outdoor areas are churning in the courts~ Arthur Gallagher, an avid outdoor smoker, sued Clayton in 2011, claiming a ban on smoking in city parks it had enacted a year earlier was unconstitutional. He asked the federal courts to recognize smoking as a fundamental right and argued that any law restricting tobacco use deserves the utmost scrutiny from judges. On Thursday, the St. Louis-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit declined to recognize a right to smoke and held that Clayton had a rational basis...
  • Speculation Stirs Actress Ashley Judd Could Challenge (Senate Minority Leader) McConnell

    11/08/2012 5:04:56 PM PST · by drewh · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/08/12 10:35 AM ET | By Daniel Strauss
    Actress Ashley Judd's name is being thrown out as a Democratic challenger to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in 2014. Rep. John Yarmuth (D-Ky.) listed her as a possibility. "If you had an Ashley Judd-McConnell race, I think it would be as high profile a race as Elizabeth Warren and Scott Brown," Yarmuth said in an interview with the Courier-Journal of Kentucky, referring to the Massachusetts Senate candidates. Judd has been active in Democratic politics. She was a delegate at the Democratic National Committee and also taped campaign ads for President Obama. McConnell has begun gearing up for his...
  • Obama to make statement on economy Friday [showdown with congressional Republicans over....]

    11/08/2012 5:04:05 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 197 replies
    Obama to make statement on economy Friday By Mark Felsenthal | Reuters – 48 mins ago WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Newly re-elected President Barack Obama will make a statement on the economy on Friday, the White House said, setting the stage for a showdown with congressional Republicans over contentious tax and spending issues. The president is likely to discuss looming tax increases and government spending cuts - the so-called fiscal cliff - that would go into effect early next year unless Congress acts to prevent them. He is due to make the statement from the East Room of the White House...
  • 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...