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  • Maddow Mocks Republican Defeat With Orgy Of 'Disaster' Digs

    11/10/2012 5:35:08 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 31 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Didn't anyone ever tell Rachel Maddow that revenge is a dish best eaten cold? Using the thinnest of pretexts, Rachel went on a Republican-taunting rampage on her MSNBC show last night. The supposed subject was the decision of Senate Republicans to elevate John Cornyn to the #2 leadership spot, despite the disappointing results for the GOP's senatorial campaign committee that he led. That gave Maddow an excuse to refer no fewer than a dozen times to Republican "failure", "catastrophe" and "disaster." View the video here.
  • Final count in Senate is 55 Dems, 45 Repubs (net gain of 2 for dems?)

    11/10/2012 5:22:01 AM PST · by Evil Slayer · 82 replies
    Minn Post ^ | 11/7/12 | Eric Black
    My post of this morning was published with a couple of Senate races not finally decided. But the Republican candidates (Rep. Denny Rehberg in Montana and Rep. Rick Berg of North Dakota) have now conceded to the victorious Dems. (incumbent Sen. Jon Tester in Montana and Sen.-elect Heidi Heitkamp in North Dakota). This nets out at a two-seat pickup for the Dems and a 55-45 majority heading into 2013 (assuming that, as expected, the Senate's two independents, Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Sen.-elect Angus King of Maine will caucus with the Dems). The net gain is especially impressive since the...
  • Never Despair

    11/10/2012 5:19:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 2012 | Tim Phillips
    Tuesday night was truly a bitter, disappointing result. There is no way around it. My thoughts for the conservative movement: now is not the time to be discouraged. Now is not the time to point fingers at candidates who gave their all or at allies within the movement. Now is not the time to lash out at our opponents on the Left. And lastly, now is not the time to wonder whether or not we can turn things around. Of course we can. Of course we will. In the months ahead, we are going to carefully study what we did...
  • The Voters Who Stayed Home (The Key to Understanding the Results of the 2012 Elections)

    11/10/2012 5:13:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 334 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/10/2012 | Andrew McCarthy
    The key to understanding the 2012 election is simple: A huge slice of the electorate stayed home. The punditocracy — which is more of the ruling class than an eye on the ruling class — has naturally decided that this is because Republicans are not enough like Democrats: They need to play more identity politics (in particular, adopt the Left’s embrace of illegal immigration) in order to be viable. But the story is not about who voted; it is about who didn’t vote. In truth, millions of Americans have decided that Republicans are not a viable alternative because they are...
  • CAIR Poll: More Than 85% of American Muslims Picked Obama

    11/10/2012 5:11:19 AM PST · by NYer · 15 replies
    cnsnews ^ | November 9, 2012 | Penny Star
    -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) released the results of an informal exit poll on Friday that shows more than 85 percent of American Muslim voters picked President Barack Obama in Tuesday's election.That number is lower than a similar poll conducted in 2008 that showed 89 percent of American Muslims cast a ballot for Obama.CAIR conducted the informal survey of 650 American Muslim voters, with just 4 percent of respondents stating that they voted for Mitt Romney.Poll findings: 95.5 percent of the Muslim voters said they went to the polls on Nov. 6.85.7 percent cast their ballots to re-elect...
  • Obama Win Means U.S. Will Remain Brokest Nation In History

    11/10/2012 5:09:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    IBD ^ | 11/10/2012 | Mark Steyn
    Amid the ruin and rubble of the gray morning after, it may seem in poor taste to do anything so vulgar as plug the new and stunningly topical paperback edition of my book, "After America" — or, as Dennis Miller retitled it on the radio the other day, "Wednesday." But the business of America is business, as Calvin Coolidge said long ago in an alternative universe, and I certainly could use a little. So I'm going to be vulgar and plug away. The central question of "Wednesday" — I mean, "After America" — is whether the Brokest Nation In History...
  • Extend and Pretend (Going over the Fiscal Cliff is part of the solution)

    11/10/2012 5:04:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    RCM ^ | 11/10/2012 | Peter Schiff
    Now that President Obama has been re-elected, the media is finally free to focus on something besides the clueless undecided voters in Ohio, Florida, and Colorado. The brightest and shiniest object that has attracted its attention is the "fiscal cliff" that we are expected to drive over at the end of the year unless Congress and the President can agree to turn the wheel or apply the brakes. Fresh from his victory, the President took time today to let the nation know how he proposes to avoid the cliff: to raise taxes on those Americans who make more than $250,000...
  • Campaign Sources: The Romney Campaign was a Consultant Con Job

    11/10/2012 4:52:22 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 36 replies
    RedState ^ | 11-9-2012
    (More Project Orca fallout, and Romeny being blindsided) If you spend your time watching politics and haven’t been hiding in a deep depression since Tuesday, you’ve probably been hearing a lot about “ORCA.” According to the Washington Post, ORCA “was designed as a first-of-its-kind tool to employ smartphones to mobilize voters, allowing them to microtarget which of their supporters had gone to the polls.” There is now widespread condemnation of the program as being sloppy and poorly deployed. ....... Specifically Targeted Victory, FLS Connect, and The Stevens and Schriefer Group. While the Romney campaign did work with other consultants, they...
  • After Election 2012: WWBD -- What Would Breitbart Do?

    11/10/2012 4:35:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 10, 2012 | Andrew Markus
    Many of us woke up the morning after the election in a daze and I imagine quite a few of us thought, okay…we lost, it is a new day…WWBD-What Would Breitbart Do? None of us can speak conclusively for him, but many of us were so deeply influenced and impacted by his leadership that in different ways his ideas live on inside of us. Just before he died, Andrew called for a true vetting of President Obama, something that simply did not happen in 2008. Though he did not live to see it, many people led the charge and...
  • Sean Hannity, John Boehner say GOP should tackle immigration reform

    11/10/2012 4:29:07 AM PST · by floridavoter2 · 71 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 11/10/2012 | Liz Goodwin
    Well, that was fast. Just two days after President Barack Obama won a second term, boosted by more than 70 percent of the Latino vote, some Republicans are striking a new tone on illegal immigration. Conservative Fox News and radio host Sean Hannity said Thursday that his views on immigration have "evolved."
  • Plains: Democrat Takes Close N.D. Senate Race--- {(Damn you RNC and splitters!)}

    11/10/2012 4:18:55 AM PST · by SMGFan · 50 replies
    Former North Dakota Attorney General Heidi Heitkamp (D) pulled off a major upset, narrowly defeating Republican Rep. Rick Berg in the race to succeed retiring Democratic Sen. Kent Conrad. North Dakota is one of the most solidly Republican states — President Barack Obama won only 39 percent of the vote there — and Heitkamp beat Berg by a razor-thin margin — 3,000 votes, just 1 point.
  • 7 Things The GOP Needs To Do To Start Turning It Around

    11/10/2012 4:14:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 167 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 10, 2012 | John Hawkins
    Let's not sugarcoat it: we got our teeth kicked in on Tuesday. Sure, we added governorships and held our ground in the House, but we went backwards in the Senate and lost to an out-of-touch, incompetent, petty man who centered his campaign around Mitt Romney's bank account and Big Bird. We didn't get beaten by Bill Clinton in a great economy; we got beaten by another Michael Dukakis in the midst of a terrible economy. On the upside, if people have ever wondered what Jimmy Carter's second term would have looked like, then they're about to find out. Since that's...
  • Fiscal Cliff? Tax the Rich

    11/10/2012 4:07:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 10, 2012 | John Ransom
    Barack Obama wants you to know that the rich are out of control. And I partially agree. It’s a matter of fairness. After thinking about it for a few years, he has finally figured out that our economic problems have a very simple explanation: There are too many rich people.I know of at least one too many. The one occupying the White House? Way too rich. (Editor's note: I'm taking a few days off. I'll see you guys again on Tuesday)Too many rich people are causing a jobless “recovery.” Having too many rich people caused gas prices to go up,...
  • 'Next Bush' makes campaign filing in Texas

    11/10/2012 3:13:01 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 47 replies
    My Way News ^ | 11-9-12 | By SCHUYLER DIXON
    George P. Bush, a nephew of former President George W. Bush and son of one-time Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, has made a campaign filing in Texas that is required of candidates planning to run for state office, an official said Thursday night. The younger Bush, a Fort Worth resident, filed a campaign treasurer appointment Wednesday, a requirement for someone to become a candidate under campaign finance law, Tim Sorrells, general counsel for the Texas Ethics Commission, told The Associated Press. Sorrells said the report does not specify what office Bush might seek, if any, and he had no other details...
  • Mark Levin : Alexis De Tocqueville, The Republicans and Steve (FRiday, November 9, 2012)

    11/10/2012 2:50:44 AM PST · by beaversmom · 11 replies
    Mark Levin Show via You Tube ^ | November 9, 2012 | Mark Levin
    Link: Mark Levin : Alexis De Tocqueville, The Republicans and Steve
  • Is Petraeus Falling on His Sword?

    11/10/2012 2:36:46 AM PST · by advance_copy · 91 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/10/12 | Fay Voshell
    Was General Petraeus told by the Obama administration to fall on his sword? Was the general told he would be exposed unless he clammed up about Benghazi? Did he decide to blow his own cover before the president could? Could it be he is sitting on stuff that would tempt some in ccongress to consider the president's impeachment -- and Obama knows it? There are so many unanswered questions. [snip] If he is ordered to tell the truth and does so, the consequences for the administration could be catastrophic.
  • House panel invites Clinton to testify at Libya hearing (she can't do it - traveling abroad)

    11/10/2012 2:22:26 AM PST · by Libloather · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/08/12
    House panel invites Clinton to testify at Libya hearingPublished November 08, 2012 FoxNews.com The House Foreign Affairs Committee has scheduled an open hearing for next Thursday on the Libya terror attack and has invited Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to testify, Fox News has learned. The committee joins two others planning to hold hearings, albeit closed ones, that day. **SNIP** Obama has vowed that his administration will do whatever it takes to bring the attackers to justice, and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has taken responsibility for any security failures, though she also has cautioned that a full investigation of...
  • OPEC acknowledges shale oil supply may be significant

    11/10/2012 2:14:22 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 8, 2012 | Alex Lawler
    OPEC acknowledged for the first time on Thursday that technology for extracting oil and gas from shale is changing the global supply picture significantly, and said demand for crude will rise more slowly than it had previously expected. In its annual World Oil Outlook, OPEC cut its forecast of global oil demand to 2016 due to economic weakness and also increased its forecast of supplies from countries outside the 12-nation exporters' group. "Given recent significant increases in North American shale oil and shale gas production, it is now clear that these resources might play an increasingly important role in non-OPEC...
  • TSA uniform perks more expensive than Marine Corps

    11/10/2012 1:45:31 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 9, 2012 | Joel Gehrke
    Under their new collective bargaining agreement, Transportation Security Administration officers get to spend more taxpayer money on their uniforms every year than a United States Marine Corps lieutenant can spend in a lifetime. “TSA employees will see their uniform allowances nearly double to $446 per year,” the House Transportation Committee noted in a press release on the TSA’s new collective bargaining agreement. “By comparison, a combat Marine Lieutenant receives a one-time uniform allowance of $400. The cost of the increase in TSA uniform allowance is an estimated $9.63 million annually.”
  • The Reason Obama is President

    11/10/2012 1:24:07 AM PST · by AmericaUnited · 58 replies
    Pravda Russia ^ | 11-7-2012 | Xavier Lerma
    The reason America has the trillion dollar war monger Obama as president today is because of immorality and materialism in America. President John Adams once said, "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." -October 11, 1798. "It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and Bible" - George Washington. Thomas Jefferson wrote: "God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of...
  • Lockheed’s Incoming Chief Forced Out Over Ethics Violation (replacement is woman)

    11/10/2012 1:21:01 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 5 replies
    New York Times ^ | Nov. 9, 2012 | By CHRISTOPHER
    Lockheed Martin’s incoming chief executive was forced out on Friday after an investigation showed he had had an improper relationship with a subordinate. The official, Christopher E. Kubasik, 51, was vice chairman, president and chief operating officer of Lockheed, the world’s largest military contractor. He was to become chief executive on Jan. 1. ---------------------------snip-------------------- Lockheed’s board selected a longtime company executive, Marillyn A. Hewson, to replace Mr. Kubasik as president and chief operating officer now and to become chief executive on Jan. 1. . .
  • Gay donors now pressing for top spots for LGBTs in Obama administration

    11/10/2012 1:16:32 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 9, 2012 | Emily Heil
    Various supporters of President Obama — the ones who pulled out their wallets and turned out their constituencies for his reelection — will soon be coming to call at the White House. Knock, knock... Hey, it’s the Human Rights Campaign, which wants to see a second Obama administration make gay rights an even bigger priority than it did in the last four years. HRC president Chad Griffin told our colleague Ned Martel the day after the election that his organization would love to see an openly gay Cabinet secretary and an openly gay ambassador to a G-20 nation. Both would...
  • Mitt Romney's sister blames media's vilification for brother's loss

    11/10/2012 12:25:01 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 97 replies
    Daily New & Analysis ^ | Saturday, November 10, 2012 | ANI
    New York - Mitt Romney's sister Jane has come to the defense of her younger brother slamming media over the way they had treated the Republican Presidential contender, and blaming them for making him lose the White House race. Jane, the eldest Romney sister, told Inside Edition about how she felt the media "vilified" Mitt after it was reported that he traveled with Seamus, the family dog, strapped to the roof of their car. "He was my dog...It's a crate. That's how they travel. Here's the deal. All these stupid little stories are fabricated and it hurt," the New York...
  • John Schnatter Papa John's CEO: Obamacare likely to raise costs, employee's hours being cut

    11/10/2012 12:23:22 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    WPTV-TV ^ | November 8, 2012 | Jessica Lipscomb
    A day after Barack Obama earned a second term in the White House, Papa John's founder and CEO John Schnatter said the president's signature health-care reform law would increase his business costs and possibly result in employees' hours being cut. Schnatter, a part-time Naples resident, made the comments Wednesday night inside a small auditorium at Edison State College's Collier County campus. In August, he made national headlines after telling shareholders the Affordable Care Act — commonly known as Obamacare — would result in a 10- to 14-cent increase for customers buying a pizza. "I got in a bunch of trouble...
  • Stop talking about the Hispanics for a moment — what about Asian-Americans?

    11/10/2012 12:13:30 AM PST · by JerseyanExile · 42 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 9, 2012 | David P. Goldman
    Apart from some fatuous self-congratulation from Asian-American liberals, there has been very little discussion of the 73-26 Asian-American margin of support for President Obama in last Tuesday’s election. That’s slightly smaller than the highest estimate of Latino support for Obama, at 75-23. Asian-Americans are a small minority now but their numbers are growing rapidly. Most conservatives consider Asian-Americans poster-children for the American model of self-motivated success. The facts bear this out. The Pew Research Center reported last July: Asian Americans are the highest-income, best-educated and fastest-growing racial group in the United States. They are more satisfied than the general public...
  • Federal Workers Want Pay Raise in Obama's Second Term

    11/09/2012 11:22:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | November 9, 2012 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    With President Obama safely re-elected to a second term, federal workers feel comfortable to make their demands known. As debate rages over lowering the federal deficit, they want a pay raise. As CNN's Money magazine reports: [Union president Colleen M.] Kelley said her No. 1 issue right now is getting federal worker salaries unfrozen on Jan. 1, even if that means working out a deal later in the year and making pay hikes retroactive to Jan. 1. In the midst of that, federal workers are also nervous about the fiscal cliff , which includes $1.2 trillion worth of spending cuts...
  • Divorce still damages children: Suffering goes on into adulthood and even old age

    11/09/2012 10:52:34 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 47 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 23:55 EST, 6 November 2012 | Steve Doughty
    Family breakdown is as devastating for today’s children as it was when divorce was a source of social disgrace, a state-backed report warned yesterday. Even though divorce is no longer considered ‘shameful’—as it was until the 1970s—the children of broken families continue to suffer destructive effects throughout their lives, the report said. The paper, produced by a team of senior academics, found that the damage caused to a child by divorce continues to blight his or her life as far as old age. It said parental separation in childhood was ‘consistently associated with psychological distress in adulthood during people’s early...
  • Analysts keep close eye on China's mystery space plane

    11/09/2012 10:43:34 PM PST · by null and void · 15 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 11/9/2012 5:24:08 PM ET | Leonard David
    A close-up of China's robotic Shenlong space plane prototype tucked beneath a Chinese H-6 bomber for glide testing in December 2007. Last year several Chinese media outlets reported a test flight of the Shenlong space plane that apparently included its airdrop from an H-6 bomber. Several China watchers in the U.S. have taken a stab at what the Shenlong (Mandarin for "Divine Dragon) might mean, with some experts conjecturing that the craft is simply a tit-for-tat response to the unmanned X-37B space plane. This December 2007 image shows China's robotic Shenlong space plane prototype carried by an H-6 bomber during testing....
  • Brussels vs. Famous Five—Books portraying 'traditional' families could be barred

    11/09/2012 10:27:28 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 04:12 EST, 7 November 2012 | James Chapman
    Books that portray ‘traditional’ images of mothers caring for their children or fathers going out to work could be barred from schools under proposals from Brussels. An EU report claims that ‘gender stereotyping’ in schools influences the perception of the way boys and girls should behave and damages women’s career opportunities in the future. Critics said the proposals for ‘study materials’ to be amended so that men and women are no longer depicted in their traditional roles would mean the withdrawal of children’s classics, such as Enid Blyton’s The Famous Five series, Paddington Bear or Peter Pan. …
  • Voter Fraud Update (vanity)

    11/09/2012 10:12:35 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 45 replies
    Passing on some info: St Lucie County FL 2012 Obama 141% Plus Turnout   (Posted on 11/9/12 at 11:13 p.m.) Only one precinct had less than 113% turnout. 154 registered voters 107 votes 69.48% The Unofficial vote count? 175,554 registered voters 247,713 vote cards cast (141.10% ) Again please note these numbers supposedly do NOT include Provisional ballots. https://www.facebook.com/jtharris2/posts/161701460642990 http://www.slcelections.com/Pdf%20Docs/2012%20General/GEMS%20SOVC%20REPORT.pdf
  • Mary Bono Mack Concedes House Race To Raul Ruiz [Ruiz Part of Native Am. Protest of Thanksgiving?]

    11/09/2012 10:05:05 PM PST · by Steelfish · 29 replies
    LA Times ^ | November 09, 2012 | Phil Willon
    Mary Bono Mack Concedes House Race To Raul Ruiz By Phil Willon November 9, 2012, Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-Palm Springs) on Friday conceded defeat in her Coachella Valley congressional race against Democratic emergency room doctor Raul Ruiz. "Today, I called Dr. Ruiz and congratulated him on his impressive victory. Dr. Ruiz will do a fine job if he is guided as well by the people of the congressional district as I was. Please give him the opportunity to succeed," Bono Mack said in a statement. Ruiz said he thanked Bono Mack for her dedicated public service when the two...
  • Petraeus forced to quit after FBI investigation found he was cheating on his loyal wife

    11/09/2012 9:12:17 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 132 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | Friday, November 9, 2012 | Hugo Gye
    'Affair': Paula Broadwell and David Petraeus, pictured, reportedly had an affair that led to his resignation CIA Director David Petraeus dramatically resigned today after allegedly having an affair with his biographer, it has been claimed. The alleged affair was uncovered after the FBI launched an investigation into the biographer, Paula Broadwell, for allegedly hacking into the former general's email, NBC News and Slate reported. Broadwell, who researched the book 'All In' for three years, had extensive access to Petraeus in Afghanistan. Yet sources told NBC it is unlikely she will face criminal charges after the alleged hacking, stressing that Petraeus himself...
  • Murphy lead widens in District 18 race but U.S. Rep. West questions St. Lucie ballot count

    11/09/2012 8:57:13 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 31 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 | Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
    West’s re-election fight suffered both mathematical and symbolic setbacks on Friday, as provisional ballots from St. Lucie County added to Democrat Patrick Murphy’s narrow lead and a judge denied West’s motion to impound ballots and voting machines in Palm Beach County.
  • Mitch McConnell: 'We Have a Voter Mandate Not to Raise Taxes' (Let it go!)

    11/09/2012 8:57:03 PM PST · by tobyhill · 46 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/9/2012 | By STEPHEN MOORE
    In the wake of President Barack Obama's electoral victory, gleeful Democrats believe that the impending "fiscal cliff" has Republicans trapped into finally accepting higher tax rates. But as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell sits for an interview in his Capitol office 48 hours after the election, one thing is certain: He is in no way chastened by Tuesday's results. If Mr. Obama wants fiscal hand-to-hand combat, he will get it. "Let me put it very clearly," says the five-term Republican senator from Kentucky. "I am not willing to raise taxes to turn off the sequester. Period." On Jan. 1, Washington...
  • Hertling leaves USAREUR without fanfare, retires

    11/09/2012 8:52:54 PM PST · by Rabin · 26 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | November 8, 2012 | Matt Millham
    Lt. Gen. Mark P. Hertling, the now-former commander of U.S. Army Europe, quietly departed Germany last week and retired days later at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. “Lt. Gen. Hertling’s decision to retire was a matter of personal choice... "The command didn’t alert the press to, nor issue a news release on its website, where Hertling’s official biography now says he “was” USAREUR commander from March 25, 2011, through Sunday.
  • Non-Zombie Americans Brace for Obama’s ‘Flexibility’

    11/09/2012 8:48:05 PM PST · by kindred · 10 replies
    The Ignorant Fishermen.com ^ | November 9, 2012 | Gina Miller
    Back in March, we heard Barack Obama (or whatever his name is) tell Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, “This is my last election. After my election, I have more flexibility.” At the time, news outlets reported this as if Obama did not realize he was being recorded, yet there were cameras and microphones all over the place recording every second. Obama had to know the world could hear his words, but I am certain he did not care. When I heard those words, I knew the fix was in, although I still hoped I would be wrong. Obama knew he would...
  • Pentagon releases Benghazi timeline, defends response

    11/09/2012 8:42:15 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 30 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov. 9, 2012 | David Alexander
    (Reuters) - Pentagon leaders knew of the September 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi an hour after it began, but were unable to mobilize reinforcements based in Europe in time to prevent the death of the U.S. ambassador, according to a timeline released on Friday. Senior defense officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, rejected criticism accusing the Pentagon of failing to move quickly to send reinforcements to relieve the consulate or using armed aerial drones to fire on the attackers. "The Department of Defense acted quickly after learning of the incidents unfolding in Benghazi," said one official, adding...
  • After Obama Victory, WashPost Sends Reporter Looking for 'Right-wing Nuts'

    11/09/2012 8:26:11 PM PST · by chessplayer · 38 replies
    As part of their Obama Wins coverage in Thursday's Style section, The Washington Post sent reporter Anne Hull out to locate disgruntled Tea Party Republicans -- and mock them as extreme.
  • My Day with ORCA

    11/09/2012 8:18:19 PM PST · by quicksilver123 · 41 replies
    I was one of those 30,000 around the country that wasted their day this past Tuesday trying to get Orca to work. Here in central Virginia, it was as bad as everything you've heard. I slugged it out with Boston from 6:30 am to 7 pm, and tried every way I could think of to make it work, probably for no good purpose. The "app" itself couldn't be used ahead of time, I was assigned to go to one precinct on Tuesday, then got contrary instructions on Wednesday (the week before the election), was invited to call into a conference...
  • He Called It, And Now Silver's A Pop-Culture Star [Predicted Winner In All 50 States]

    11/09/2012 8:14:14 PM PST · by Steelfish · 46 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | November 09, 2012 | OCELYN NOVECK
    He Called It, And Now Silver's A Pop-Culture Star By JOCELYN NOVECK NEW YORK (AP) — The other night, Nate Silver got a little taste of what things are going to be like for him, post-Election 2012. The 34-year-old statistician, unabashed numbers geek, author and creator of the much-read FiveThirtyEight blog at The New York Times had gone out for a drink with friends on Manhattan's Lower East Side. But he couldn't stay incognito; immediately, he says, people sitting at the bar recognized him. He was surprised, but probably shouldn't have been. After all, for 24 hours, ever since his...
  • Outsiders can’t inflict changes in regime

    11/09/2012 7:57:46 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 6 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Friday, November 9, 2012 | G. Parthasarathy
    The Bashar al-Assad rule in Syria has come under heavy fire from people who believe that the regime must quit over its atrocities. But any attempt by the US-led West to impose a replacement will backfire soon India’s oil-rich western neighbourhood, extending from the Arabian Sea to the Bosporus, is engulfed in conflicts arising from sectarian and civilisational rivalries, aggravated by the meddling of external powers. With an arsenal of over 100 nuclear weapons, Pakistan is today witnessing a period of internal strife, largely arising from the pernicious role of its military establishment and tensions across its disputed borders with...
  • Lt. Col. Ralph Peters On Petraeus: "Timing Is Just Too Perfect" (Video)

    11/09/2012 7:34:43 PM PST · by Brandonmark · 150 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 11/9/12 | Lt. Col. Ralph Peters
    LT. COL. RALPH PETERS: The timing is just too perfect for the Obama administration. Just as the administration claimed it was purely coincidence that our Benghazi consulate was attacked on the anniversary of September 11th. Now it’s purely coincidence that this affair -- extra-marital affair -- surfaces right after the election, not before, but right after, but before the intelligence chiefs go to Capitol Hill to get grilled. As an old intelligence analyst, Neil, the way I read this -- I could be totally wrong, this is my interpretation -- is that the administration was unhappy with Petraeus not playing...
  • Shifts that have helped Obama can shift away

    11/09/2012 7:23:49 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 23 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Saturday, November 10, 2012 | Ashok Malik
    This time around, all the major voter consolidation processes appear to have worked to the advantage of Mr Barack Obama. Eight years earlier, those processes had favoured Mr George Bush Right after President Barack Obama won his second term, there were the obvious questions about the wider implications of his mandate. At one level, these questions were lazy and misleading. In election after election, political pundits —and this writer is not excluded —faithfully identify long-term trends only to find that there is no long-term trend. That comment may sound facetious and overstated but, nevertheless, cannot be dismissed. Take Mr Obama’s...
  • First Ever City Job Fair Leaves Many Frustrated With Hiring Process(CHICAGO)

    11/09/2012 7:23:35 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 24 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | November 9,2012
    About 3,000 people lined up for the city’s first-ever jobs fair on Friday – some of them waiting in line for up to six hours – hoping to apply for work with the city, but many left frustrated after learning the only way to apply for a job was to go online. WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports Mayor Rahm Emanuel stopped by the job fair, expecting a warm welcome from job seekers, but instead ran into lots of ticked-off people. Anthony Rodgers was the first person in line at Kennedy-King College on Friday, showing up at 3 a.m. for a...
  • Gender spenders: San Francisco to foot bill for sex changes

    11/09/2012 7:16:35 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 5 replies
    fox news ^ | Nov 9 2012 | Fox News
    Under Mayor Ed Lee, the city's current budget topped $7 billion for the first time in history this year. In addition to the local tax burden, residents have seen their cash-strapped state slash an array of services. Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/11/09/gender-bender-spenders-san-francisco-to-foot-bill-for-sex-changes/#ixzz2BmlJZUst
  • Harry Reid: 'We'll Raise' Debt Ceiling by $2.4 Trillion

    11/09/2012 7:08:53 PM PST · by chessplayer · 46 replies
    On Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Democrats were more than willing to raise the debt ceiling by another $2.4 trillion when America hits its current ceiling at the end of the year.
  • Electrical Accident May Disable Washington State Ferry For Two Years

    11/09/2012 6:51:48 PM PST · by zeestephen · 62 replies
    KING 5 News ^ | 09 November 2012 | Susannah Frame
    If a new engine "commutator" has to be built by General Electric, the Walla Walla could be out of service for up to two years. An electrical surge caused huge chunks of steel and copper to melt, as well as holes to be blasted through the six foot diameter engine part.
  • Mark Steyn: The Edge of the Abyss

    11/09/2012 6:46:15 PM PST · by neverdem · 54 replies
    National Review Online ^ | NOVEMBER 9, 2012 | Mark Steyn
    The default setting of American society is ever more liberal and statist. Amid the ruin and rubble of the grey morning after, it may seem in poor taste to do anything so vulgar as plug the new and stunningly topical paperback edition of my book, After America — or, as Dennis Miller retitled it on the radio the other day, Wednesday. But the business of America is business, as Calvin Coolidge said long ago in an alternative universe, and I certainly could use a little. So I’m going to be vulgar and plug away. The central question of Wednesday —...
  • Regarding the recent Florida election

    11/09/2012 6:40:41 PM PST · by sarasmom · 111 replies
    Official Florida Elections website ^ | 11/09/2012 | sarasmom
    Link to official St Lucie County FL 2012 results http://www.slcelections.com/Pdf%20Docs/2012%20General/GEMS%20SOVC%20REPORT.pdf SOVC For Jurisdiction Wide, All Counters, All Races UNOFFICIAL RESULTS WITHOUT PROVISIONALS Only one precinct had less than 113% turnout. 154 registered voters 107 votes 69.48% The Unofficial vote count? 175,554 registered voters 247,713 vote cards cast (141.10% ) Again please note these numbers supposedly do NOT include Provisional ballots. Oh yeah people, Allen West is entirely justified in asking for a lockdown on the ballot boxes and machines, and he might even need a few good men and women to ride on down there and help him make them...
  • ‘Secular’ Ariz. Democrat to replace sole atheist in Congress (Pete Stark)

    11/09/2012 6:34:08 PM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 09, 2012 | Kimberly Winston
    Rep. Pete Stark, D-Calif., the only openly atheist member of Congress, lost his race for another term on Tuesday (Nov. 6). But secularists will not remain unrepresented in the Capitol. Democrat Kyrsten Sinema, a former Arizona state senator who was raised Mormon and is a bisexual, has narrowly won her pitch for a House seat by 2,000 votes. “We are sad to see Pete Stark go,” said Roy Speckhardt, executive director of the American Humanist Association, which gave Stark its Humanist of the Year award in 2008. “He was a pioneer for us, and by being open about his lack...