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  • Meghan McCain To Appear On Howard Stern Show

    10/13/2014 9:06:36 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11:19 PM 10/11/2014 | Betsy Rothstein
    This should be good. The always candid Meghan McCain, co-host of “Take Part Live” and daughter to Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), is scheduled to appear on “The Howard Stern Show.” She admitted as much to a follower on Twitter over the weekend. If history repeats itself, we’re in for a real treat. …
  • NRSC Chairman Jerry Moran: Republican donors ‘skeptical’ after Romney loss

    10/03/2014 5:30:23 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 19 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 10/2/14 | Sean Sullivan
    National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman Jerry Moran (Kan.) said Thursday that lingering disappointment over the outcome of recent elections has made it harder for Republicans to raise money in their pursuit of the Senate majority. "When I started the attempt to raise money for our candidates -- or for races even before we had candidates -- it was hard to get Republican donors to get out the checkbook," said Moran. "They had been through election cycles before in which we didn't have the success that people thought we should and Governor Romney did not get elected president." Moran made his...
  • Conservatives Need be Wary of Democrat Ground Game

    09/30/2014 12:42:38 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 27 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | September 30, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    In an election climate in which issues favor Republicans and polls indicate a potential GOP landslide, conservatives need still be wary of Democrat skullduggery and its impressive ground game. The trend of 21st century politics shows that issues and national sentiment have taken a back seat to get-out-the-vote efforts, particularly given Democratic Party reliance on voting constituencies that pay far less attention to the issues and are less up to date on news and current events. Despite having a solid advantage on the issues, the Republican Party risks seeing its hopes for November glory washed away by busloads of Democrats "useful idiots"...
  • RNC to spend $100m to get out vote

    08/28/2014 10:15:28 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 58 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 8-28-14 | David M. Drucker
    The Republican National Committee is on track to spend more than $100 million in the midterm campaign, with virtually every dime plowed into the party’s new digital voter-turnout program. If the program is effective, Republican campaigns will have access to a modern get-out-the-vote operation that has been the hallmark of the Democrats’ success in recent election cycles. But if it fails to deliver as advertised, Republican candidates will be stuck with another subpar voter turnout program and without the resources the GOP traditionally sent to their campaigns in midterm years. The RNC is set this week to announce the deployment...
  • Meghan McCain Says Washington Doesn’t Get Millennials

    05/09/2014 8:07:21 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 44 replies
    Time ^ | 05-03-2014 | Maya Rhodan
    “Washington is getting so many things wrong about young people,” McCain, the host of an upcoming TV series on politics for cable channel Pivot, told TIME at the Time/People pre-White House Correspondents’ Dinner cocktail party on Friday. The district, she said, needs to start paying more attention to the demographic. Youngsters can be socially liberal and fiscally conservative, she said, but politicians such as her father, former Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain (R—Ariz)—can’t seem to fully grasp that. “Washington is not having a nuanced conversation about young people,” McCain says. But the host of the new late-night series hopes...
  • Meghan McCain: Bush's 'act of love' immigration comments likely mean he's running for president

    04/28/2014 10:58:55 AM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 37 replies
    KTAR ^ | 04-08-2014 | KTAR.com
    Meghan McCain, daughter of former Republican presidential candidate and Arizona senator John McCain, was asked by KTAR's Mac & Gaydos Tuesday if she agreed with Bush's viewpoint. McCain didn't quite go that far, but she offered up some interesting insight as to what they might mean in regards to a possible run at the presidency. "I understand what he's saying meaning that America is this shining beacon at the top of the hill as Ronald Reagan once said," McCain told KTAR. "I think everyone wants to be an American if you can be, especially if you come from a place...
  • Lena Dunham may quit acting; rails against women getting typecast

    03/12/2014 10:49:16 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 95 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 11 Mar 2014 | Nardine Saad
    Perhaps we'll be seeing less of Lena Dunham on screen in the future: The "Girls" talent says she might consider quitting acting to focus on some of her other work. But don't worry, she's not going far. "I don't know if I'm going to want to act anymore. I'm always relieved on the days I don't have to. I'd rather give parts to other women than be the woman having the parts," the Golden Globe-winning 27-year-old said in the April issue of Glamour, which hits newsstands March 18. Appearing in the critically acclaimed HBO series about four 20-something women growing...
  • The GOP’s Data Surge (or is it ORCA 2.0?)

    01/22/2014 12:41:43 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/16/14 | Eliana Johnson
    Republican strategists work to improve data analytics in advance of the midterm elections. or two days last week, Republican strategists, political consultants, and digital gurus convened in a sleek, wood-paneled conference room on the third floor of New York City’s Standard hotel. Their mission: to reverse the fortunes of the Republican party by leveraging voter data, technology, and public opinion to win elections. More than a year removed from an election year in which Democrats used data to gain insights that allowed them to swing a handful of races, including at the top of the ticket, those gathered were determined...
  • Karl Rove campaign groups outraised the DNC in 2012

    11/25/2013 3:40:42 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    CBS News ^ | 11/15/13/ | LINDSEY BOERMA
    Trumpeting the ever-increasing weight of outside political organizations, Karl Rove's campaign groups out-fundraised the Democratic National Committee during the 2012 election cycle, according to a draft tax return obtained Friday by the Wall Street Journal. American Crossroads and its nonprofit arm, Crossroads GPS, together raked in more than $325 million during the 2012 campaign. The DNC, by contrast, raised $316 million, according to the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics. -snip- Expenditures for Crossroads GPS included donations to other conservative groups like Grover Norquist's Americans for Tax Reform, and a $538,000 salary for its president, Steven Law.
  • President Obama honors Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey with Presidential Medal of Freedom

    11/20/2013 12:37:22 PM PST · by ppaul · 47 replies
    President Barack Obama opened a day of tributes to former President John F. Kennedy on Wednesday by bestowing the Presidential Medal of Freedom on prominent Americans, 50 years after Kennedy was assassinated weeks short of the medal’s first award ceremony. Obama presented the medal — the highest award the U.S. gives a civilian — to Oprah Winfrey, former President Bill Clinton...Gloria Steinhem...
  • Meghan McCain: Some say ‘I’m the second coming’ of Republicanism

    11/06/2013 12:51:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 29, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    <p>Meghan McCain said she’s already defied the odds by not disappearing from the public stage after her father’s failed 2008 presidential campaign, and that part of the reason is some regard her as the new face of the Republican Party.</p>
  • Daughter: McCain 'Depressed, Down-Trodden' by State of GOP (Like father, like Daughter)

    10/27/2013 6:19:43 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 117 replies
    newsmax ^ | 10/27/13 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Sen. John McCain's daughter says the tea party revolution within the Republican Party has left him in a state of emotional distress. "I’ve never heard him this depressed other than maybe after the ‘08 election," Meghan McCain said. "He’s so depressed, so down-trodden. The way he’s talking about it, he's never seen it this bad in his 30-plus years in office." Meghan, who describes herself as a liberal Republican, said she shares his sense of despondency. "We’re both frustrated with the idea that only the hyper-conservative wing of the party is going to represent the masses,” said McCain, 29, who...
  • Can the GOP Win Over Millennials in 2014?

    10/18/2013 12:25:16 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 41 replies
    RCP ^ | 10-18-2013 | Adam O'Neal
    The RNC’s “Growth and Opportunity Project,” released in March, .... 14 recommendations intended to attract young voters, including forming a “celebrity task force,” empowering younger voices in digital issues, having Republicans appear more frequently on previously ignored media outlets, and making the party more welcoming. The (College Republican National Committee)'s report, released in June, focused exclusively on young voters and was scathing in its assessment of how negatively young voters saw the Republican Party. Most salient among its findings were the feedback from focus groups composed of potential Republican voters. In addition to noting that they didn’t expect the GOP...
  • Meghan McCain: ‘We’re not all crazy rednecks’

    09/09/2013 8:19:19 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 69 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 9/9/13 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Meghan McCain said she respects the Republican Party, but wants to make clear: Some GOPers are crazy rednecks. She’s just not one of them. In an interview with Politico, she also tried to make clear that she’s not a voice for young Republicans. “I don’t espouse myself to be the voice of young Republicans at all
  • "Awwww ... How Cute!" Baby Orca Spotted with Plastic Trash Bag in Its Mouth

    08/01/2013 8:12:39 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 11 replies
    LiveScience ^ | August 01, 2013 | Megan Gannon,
    Orca Spotted with Plastic Bag in Mouth Researchers snapped a picture of a baby killer whale in the Pacific Northwest holding a plastic bag in its mouth, just the latest example of plastic pollution in the world's oceans. Last month, scientists from the Center for Whale Research monitoring orcas in the Salish Sea say they spotted a calf playing with what at first looked like a small scrap of blubber. When the baby whale dropped the item from its mouth, they realized it was actually a plastic bag.
  • Leathers a bathing ‘booty’

    07/29/2013 5:04:20 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 78 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7/29/13 | JEANE MACINTOSH
    Anthony Weiner’s online paramour took time out from her “15 Minutes of Fame” tour to cool off on a Santa Monica beach — looking more like a frumpy schoolmarm than sultry sext kitten. Sydney Leathers — who sent Weiner a racy, bun-baring shot of herself in a pink thong during their 6-month dalliance — sported this unflattering two-piece halter bathing suit with high-waisted, cover-it-all-up bottoms late last week.
  • Eight-ton orca leaps 15ft into the air to finally capture dolphin

    07/26/2013 12:53:57 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 70 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | July 25, 2013 | Christopher Swann pics, Emine Sinmaz
    <p>The dolphin was originally part of a small group swimming off the Mexican coast But the others managed to get away - leaving it at the mercy of a whole pod of whales With the setting sun just beginning to turn the sky pink, a killer whale leaps out of the ocean and soars into the air, spray cascading down in its wake.</p>
  • On PRISM, partisanship and propaganda (incredible article)

    06/14/2013 8:45:37 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 78 replies
    I haven't been able to write this week here because I've been participating in the debate over the fallout from last week's NSA stories, and because we are very busy working on and writing the next series of stories that will begin appearing very shortly. I did, though, want to note a few points, and particularly highlight what Democratic Rep. Loretta Sanchez said after Congress on Wednesday was given a classified briefing by NSA officials on the agency's previously secret surveillance activities: "What we learned in there is significantly more than what is out in the media today. . ....
  • Can Silicon Valley save Karl Rove? (Tokyo Rove seeks cash for ORCA Part Deux)

    03/25/2013 6:28:33 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    The GOP is working with Silicon Valley investors to digitally target voters and donors in a broader effort by the Republican National Committee to revive the party. The venture, whose mission is still being refined, will create an interactive platform available to any GOP campaign to access the party's vast amount of data on voters. This platform will likely work in conjunction with the RNC's efforts to improve its own database of voter information. The venture is being backed by Karl Rove and fomer Bain & Co. executive and private equity investor Richard Boyce. Sun Microsystems co-founder Scott McNealy will...
  • Killer whales trapped by ice in Hudson’s Bay (Blame Al Gore)

    01/09/2013 8:55:59 AM PST · by jerod · 23 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | 2013-01-09 | Toronto Star
    A pod of killer whales appears to be trapped in a small pool of water surrounded by ice in Hudson’s Bay. In a number of videos shot by local residents near Inukjuak, Que., the whales are seen taking turns continuously coming up for air. The first video was posted on Tuesday on Facebook by local residents to try to get the attention of authorities to help the whales who appear to be in distress. It is believed the orcas became stranded on Monday and are still there.
  • When the Nerds Go Marching In - Practice for Game Day was Oct-21 (not Nov-6)

    11/27/2012 8:52:35 AM PST · by GangnamNerd · 4 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Nov 16 2012 | Alexis C. Madrigal
    The Obama campaign's technologists were tense and tired. It was game day and everything was going wrong. Josh Thayer, the lead engineer of Narwhal, had just been informed that they'd lost another one of the services powering their software. That was bad: Narwhal was the code name for the data platform that underpinned the campaign and let it track voters and volunteers. If it broke, so would everything else. They were talking with people at Amazon Web Services, but all they knew was that they had packet loss. Earlier that day, they lost their databases, their East Coast servers, and...
  • An inside look behind Romney's loss: An epic failure of its Orca big-data app

    11/09/2012 12:55:21 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 17 replies
    Computer World ^ | November 09, 2012 | Preston Gralla
    Many things went wrong with Romney's campaign for president, but one of the biggest was the epic failure of the campaign's big-data app for getting out the vote, called Orca. When the campaign needed it most, Orca was beached. Politico has an excellent summary of the problems it says that Orca had. Among them were that the Romney campaign kept it secret and didn't beta-test it before it was rolled out on Election Day. That meant that the people who it was designed for -- the thousands of volunteers across the country -- didn't have a chance to learn how...
  • Anonymous Claims They Hacked GOP On Election Day

    11/18/2012 3:52:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | November 18, 2012
    Mitt Romney's Republican Get Out the Vote system (ORCA) had a meltdown on Election Day leaving some campaign workers wandering around with nothing to do. Now Anonymous has released a video claiming responsibility for jamming ORCA...
  • Insiders Explain How Mitt Romney's Campaign Completely Fell Apart On Election Day

    11/12/2012 2:19:14 PM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 208 replies
    BI ^ | 11/12/2012 | Grace Wyler
    Worse still, Ekdahl told Business Insider that the Romney campaign failed to provide poll-watching volunteers in his region — Jacksonville, Florida, a key Republican city in a major swing state — with proper credentials and accurate voter strike lists, rendering them unable to perform their duties even if the ORCA app had worked. In interviews with Business Insider last week, sources close to the Romney campaign confirmed Ekdahl's account, and described a technological undertaking that failed at every level. According to several of these sources, ORCA was developed by a small, isolated tech team working under Romney's political team. These...
  • 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...
  • Romney’s Get Out the Vote Fiasco [A Revealing Read! "Monumental Failure"]

    11/09/2012 11:30:09 AM PST · by Steelfish · 51 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | November 09, 2012 | Bethany Mandel
    Romney’s Get Out the Vote Fiasco Bethany Mandel 11.09.2012 The Wednesday before the election, Mitt Romney sent a special message to volunteers about a special project his campaign was working on: “With state of the art technology and an extremely dedicated group of volunteers, our campaign will have an unprecedented advantage on election day.” What is it they say about something that sounds too good to be true? It probably is. That was the case with the Romney campaign’s “Project ORCA.” The idea behind Project ORCA was simple, albeit far too complex in execution. Romney’s Boston headquarters wanted a way...
  • Campaign Sources: The Romney Campaign was a Consultant Con Job

    11/09/2012 6:19:37 PM PST · by upbeat5 · 148 replies
    Red State ^ | November 9, 2012 | Ben Howe
    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.
  • Romney’s Get Out the Vote Fiasco (Project ORCA - Must Read)

    11/09/2012 3:43:19 PM PST · by mojito · 62 replies
    Commentary ^ | 11/9/2012 | Bethany Mandel
    The Wednesday before the election, Mitt Romney sent a special message to volunteers about a special project his campaign was working on: “With state of the art technology and an extremely dedicated group of volunteers, our campaign will have an unprecedented advantage on election day.” What is it they say about something that sounds too good to be true? It probably is. That was the case with the Romney campaign’s “Project ORCA.” The idea behind Project ORCA was simple, albeit far too complex in execution. Romney’s Boston headquarters wanted a way to track who had been to the polls in...
  • COULD THIS BE WHAT HAPPENED IN WISCONSIN POLLING PLACES? ACCOUNT OF SUSPECTED WI VOTER FRAUD

    11/09/2012 1:23:14 PM PST · by Passionate Pachyderms · 127 replies
    COULD THIS BE WHAT HAPPENED IN WISCONSIN POLLING PLACES?>>READ THE FOLLOWING ACCOUNT, AND WATCH uncovered hearing video about how it may have been achieved.
  • Exclusive - Inside Orca: How the Romney Campaign Suppressed Its Own Vote

    11/08/2012 10:30:53 PM PST · by stillonaroll · 129 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 11/8/12 | Joel B. Pollak
    As Republicans try to explain their Election Day losses in terms of policy, tactics, and strategy, one factor is emerging as the essential difference between the Obama and Romney campaigns on November 6: the absolute failure of Romney’s get-out-the-vote effort, which underperformed even John McCain’s lackluster 2008 turnout. One culprit appears to be “Orca,” the Romney’s massive technology effort, which failed completely. ... Likewise, Twitchy recorded widespread real-time complaints and criticisms on Twitter by Project Orca volunteers. At one point during Election Day, the system had malfunctioned so badly that desperate volunteers wondered if the program had been hacked. ......
  • The Unmitigated Disaster Known As Project ORCA (GOTV failure)

    11/08/2012 1:47:30 PM PST · by jocon307 · 33 replies
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | 11/08/12 | John E.
    What is Project Orca? Well, this is what they told us: "Project ORCA is a massive undertaking – the Republican Party’s newest, unprecedented and most technologically advanced plan to win the 2012 presidential election." Pretty much everything in that sentence is false. The "massive undertaking" is true, however. It would take a lot of planning, training and coordination to be done successfully (oh, we'll get to that in a second). This wasn't really the GOP's effort, it was Team Romney's. And perhaps "unprecedented" would fit if we're discussing failure.
  • What the Hell happened to "Project Orca"?

    11/08/2012 10:45:37 AM PST · by jeffo · 53 replies
    11/8/2012 | JeffO
    Much was made in the closing days of the election about the GOP's "Project ORCA", a Smartphone-linked network of volunteers who would enable the party to know who had voted in real time, allowing them to target their resources on election day to people and area who had NOT yet voted or had low turnout. It was a brilliant idea, and I know for a fact that when the Dems found out about it, there was some grave concern from a number of them. Well, here in Virginia my wife volunteered, participated in three training calls, plus online training -...
  • Pics of Orca playing in the wake of yacht

    09/18/2012 8:56:49 AM PDT · by jwsea55 · 28 replies
    Redondo Beach through the Lens ^ | September 17, 2012 | Jim Caldwell
    Extraordinary pictures of orca surfing the wake of a boat off the coast of Mexico show the marine mammals playing in jet bubbles and chasing down a yacht. A fishing company from Loreto, Mexico, runs charters off the Baja Coast. Cast ‘n Reel owner Ashley Ross said it was “magical” to be able to snap the shots they did about a month ago. “As far as we know this is the first time orcas have surfed the wake of a boat here in Loreto. “They never played so closely to us. They usually keep their distance until we turn...
  • Roseanne In The Rose Garden? (running for Green Party nomination)

    06/06/2012 5:53:25 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 10 replies
    Politicker ^ | 6-6-12 | Hunter Walker
    Other issues on Ms. Barr’s platform include ending the Federal Reserve, stopping “debt slavery” by “forgiving all school loans,” withdrawing military support for Israel and making war “obsolete.” “Wars make the stock market go up and are fueled by profits. Where one puts their money is where one puts their energy,” Ms. Barr explains on her site. “The Military Industrial Complex is our shadow government.” She also is concerned about preserving the environment, particularly water resources. “Those that lead us have allowed the corporations to cross over the web of life and they have destroyed the genetic code,” she wrote....
  • White Killer Whale Spotted—Only One in the World?

    04/28/2012 2:24:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    National Geographic ^ | April 25, 2012 | Christine Dell'Amore
    The headline-grabbing all-white adult killer whale spotted off Russia this month may well be one of a kind. But the sighting may not be the first time he's been caught on camera. Scientists were studying acoustic and social interactions among whales and dolphins off the North Pacific's Commander Islands (map) when the team noticed a six-foot-tall (nearly two-meter-tall) white dorsal fin jutting above the waves—hence the whale's new name: Iceberg. "The reaction from the team for the encounter, which happened on an ordinary day for spotting and photographing the whales, was one of surprise and elation," researcher Erich Hoyt said...
  • No racism against world's first white orca

    04/23/2012 4:35:21 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    Boston Metro ^ | April 23, 2012
    Scientists have spotted what they believe to the first ever all-white adult orca, or killer whale, off the coast of Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula in the north Pacific Ocean. The male, named "Iceberg", was discovered by an international Far East Russia Orca Project (FEROP) near the Commander Islands. "He’s a symbol of all that is pure, wild and extraordinarily exciting about the ocean," said Erich Hoyt, the co-head of FEROP.
  • ORCAS ARE FRIENDLY CREATURES WHO LOVE PEOPLE

    04/09/2012 7:00:25 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 34 replies
    INTERNET ^ | April 9, 2012 | swampsniper
    A friend sent this. I put it on my Photobucket so I could share it.
  • Meghan McCain: Hillary Clinton "Is A Woman Who Kicks Ass In Politics" (BARF ALERT)

    11/28/2011 4:44:25 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 43 replies · 1+ views
    Meghan McCain, daughter of Sen. John McCain, expresses her excitement over a potential Obama/Hillary ticket: "The problems that he [Obama] is having with women would automatically be solved. She's a statesman. I like Hillary Clinton, even though I am a Republican, just simply for the fact that she's a woman that kicks ass in politics."
  • New MSNBC contributor Meghan McCain: Newt Gingrich is ‘sexist,’ ‘disgusting’ [VIDEO]

    11/02/2011 4:59:56 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 51 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2011-11-02 | Jeff Poor
    (snip) “I think he’s delusional,” McCain said. “And him calling me clueless I think is so sexist and disgusting and lame and a really offhanded remark … that he’s making towards me. And I think it’s ridiculous. Any polls that he’s reading, if you were seriously running for president, you wouldn’t be taking vacations to Greece during the middle of your campaign trail. I think he has a lot of other issues that all of us are very well aware of. And I would bet my career he’s not going to be our next nominee.” (snip)
  • OWN 'Not Panicking' After Lackluster 'Rosie' Launch, Needs a Hit Soon (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    10/19/2011 10:17:00 AM PDT · by abb · 57 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 18, 2011 | Meaghan Murphy
    Rosie O’Donnell is not exactly the savior Oprah Winfrey’s OWN cable network was hoping for. Despite appearing on the cover of Winfrey’s O magazine and constant promotion on the Discovery Channel network, the October 10 premiere of “The Rosie Show” on OWN produced less than half a million viewers, while “Oprah’s Lifeclass” did even worse, attracting just 333,000 viewers. And both shows lost viewers the night after their premieres, with “The Rosie Show” dropping more than 36 percent, to 317,000 viewers the following Tuesday, while “Oprah’s Lifeclass,” also dropped to just 279,000 viewers. But even with the lackluster ratings, OWN...
  • Meghan McCain speaks to UConn students (McCain attacks conservatives as "people who don't evolve")

    10/12/2011 5:00:19 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 59 replies
    (snip) McCain, who identified herself early in the program as heterosexual, spoke candidly about her own support for a battery of LGBTQ issues on stage...at one point, McCain even indicted pro-Don't Ask, Don't Tell politicians as being "dangerously out of touch.""I support equality," she said. "You can't call this country free if people are being discriminated against. "I'm scared by people who don't evolve," said McCain later on, frustrated by the static nature of conservative politics. The blogger, whose views contradict much of the religious rights' stance on homosexuality, suffered extreme backlash from news pundits throughout her father's campaign. (snip)
  • Meghan McCain to Trump: I could help you (Cindy McCain says yes too) (RINO ALERT)

    04/21/2011 6:58:55 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 44 replies
    CNN - Political Ticker ^ | 2011-04-21 | Rebecca Stewart
    Call it a lovefest between a mogul and a McCain. In an interview for The Daily Beast on Thursday, possible GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump and the daughter of 2008 GOP presidential nominee John McCain expressed mutual affection for one another. Meghan McCain, a columnist for The Daily Beast, asked the real estate mogul if she could be hired onto Trump's campaign, in case there is a campaign, to which Trump responded, "I love it!" He proceeded to ask for advice about the critical states of Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina - states which will host the first nominating...
  • Tilikum, whale who killed trainer Dawn Brancheau in Orlando last year, returns to SeaWorld show

    03/30/2011 8:50:08 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 36 replies
    nydailynews ^ | March 30th 2011, | Philip Caulfield
    The killer whale who mauled and drowned a female trainer at Orlando's SeaWorld last year will begin performing in front of crowds again on Wednesday. Tilikum will participate in the park's main killer whale show, titled "Believe," SeaWorld officials said. The whale has not performed since Feb. 24, 2010, when he snatched trainer Dawn Brancheau from a shallow pool ledge and thrashed her around underwater, killing the 40-year-old in front of a horrified audience. The deaths made headlines worldwide, led SeaWorld to spend millions making safety upgrades and sparked federal and civil lawsuits against the water park. SeaWorld Animal Training...
  • Meghan McCain on the Future of the Republican Party

    03/16/2011 4:54:48 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 57 replies
    “Incivility is everywhere,” Meghan McCain said during a presentation at Kennesaw State University on Monday. “It’s on television, it’s in real life, but most especially, it’s in the political arena.” McCain, the daughter of former Presidential candidate and Arizona Sen. John McCain, spoke at the Prillamin Hall auditorium before opening up the floor to questions. The Daily Beast writer and author of the books “My Dad, John McCain” and “Dirty Sexy Politics” addressed a number of political and social issues during her lecture, specifically the future of the Republican Party in the United States. “The town hall really is the...
  • OWN reboots (Oprah's advertisers in a panic)

    03/08/2011 4:02:54 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 63 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 8, 2011 | MICHAEL SHAIN
    Oprah's new cable network -- which has not been able to get much traction since its blockbuster opening week -- is getting the "reboot." Network officials have quietly been telling worried advertisers that OWN, Oprah's new channel, will begin reshuffling its lineup in the next weeks and investing millions in advertising to win back faithful viewers. -snip- Advertisers like Procter & Gamble agreed to pay the network $100 million for the first three years, unprecedented for a cable channel that was started from scratch, based solely on Oprah's reputation.
  • McCain Visits Valley, Shares Political Forecast (of GOP pushing "very extreme conservative" in '12)

    02/23/2011 9:15:17 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 29 replies
    Meghan McCain, daughter of U.S. Senator John McCain spoke at Indiana State University tonight. McCain shared her experience on the campaign trail with her father as well as where she sees the country going politically. One big goal of hers is to redefine republicanism."I have two theories. The first is in the next election Republicans will nominate a very extreme conservative. If that happens I think that the idea of a third party rising up could happen for the first time in history," McCain said.
  • Sarah Palin Vs. Oprah Winfrey, Round One

    01/17/2011 12:58:49 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Human Events ^ | January 17, 2011 | Tony Lee
    At 9 p.m. tonight, Sarah Palin and Oprah Winfrey will go head to head in the prime time ratings battle. Winfrey will be Piers Morgan’s first guest on the debut of his show, “Piers Morgan Tonight,” on CNN. Palin will be on “Hannity,” on Fox News, in her much-anticipated first live interview after the attempted assassination of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz), the controversy surrounding her in which the mainstream media, without any evidence, shamefully implicated Palin in the Arizona tragedy, and her eight-minute video response that aired before President Obama’s address at a Tuscon Memorial last Wednesday in which she...
  • Meghan McCain: 'Kick Obama's ass' (RINO Meghan wants to be "Republican strategist")

    11/22/2010 4:04:46 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 39 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 2010-11-22 | MJ Lee
    Meghan McCain said Sunday that she is prepared to “kick Obama’s ass the next election.” Speaking at the Miami Book Fair International to promote her book, “Dirty Sexy Politics,” the daughter of Sen. John McCain expressed an interest in working as a Republican “strategist.” “I've already had people interested in me working, which is unbelievably flattering,” McCain said. “I want to go out and do it all over again with somebody else -- I want to go get a Republican elected. I want to kick Obama’s ass the next election and get a Republican elected.” She added that she will...
  • Is Anyone Watching Bush on Oprah?

    11/09/2010 1:45:26 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 42 replies
    Oprah | 11-09-10
    Bush doing the full hour on Oprah right now...not bad.
  • Meghan McCain: O'Donnell seen as 'nut job' (Meghan McCain attacks Tea Party)

    10/17/2010 8:28:03 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 143 replies
    Politico ^ | 2010-10-17 | Abby Phillip
    “Dirty, Sexy Politics” author Meghan McCain slammed Delaware Republican Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell on ABC's “This Week” on Sunday, calling her candidacy “scary.” "I speak as a 26-year-old woman, and my problem is that, no matter what, Christine O'Donnell is making a mockery of running for public office," McCain told host Christiane Amanpour. "She has no real history, no real success in any kind of business." McCain said that O'Donnell's lack of experience sends the wrong message to her generation that “one day you can just wake and run for Senate, no matter how [much of] a lack of experience...