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  • Google: No, we’re not cooking search-query autocompletes for partisan results

    06/11/2016 12:22:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 99 replies
    Hot ^ | June 11, 2016 | ED MORRISEY
    Google says no no no, and … they may well be telling the truth. SourceFed offered up a video j’accuse Thursday that got enough attention from Google to prompt a flat denial — although, as you’ll see, they should have outsourced the effort to industry experts. Matt Lieberman compares the auto-fill suggestions given by Yahoo and Bing search engines to those produced by Google for queries about Hillary Clinton, and sees a rather dramatic difference. Is this evidence that Google is cooking its responses to bolster Hillary Clinton’s presidential chances? Or did SourceFed cherry-pick the query types to get these...
  • Donald Trump's Poll Numbers Collapse as General Election Looms

    04/01/2016 10:01:03 AM PDT · by Bubba_Leroy · 401 replies ^ | BENJY SARLIN
    The bottom is dropping out for Donald Trump. While Trump was never popular outside of his loyal slice of GOP voters, a raft of new polls show his national position hitting new lows, including with groups that are supposed to form his base. America's widespread loathing for Trump puts further pressure on Republican delegates to deny him the nomination in July if he falls short of a majority, a move that would set off an ugly civil war but that some in the party believe would be necessary to stave off generational damage. A collection of recent surveys by Real...
  • Hate Crime Legislation - Back Door to Censorship

    02/17/2016 7:18:24 PM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 10, 2009 | James Simpson
    An extension of the Hate Crimes law recently passed the House of Representatives which will essentially codify into national law the "speech codes" that are smothering academic freedom on college campuses today. This law is the back door method Obama and his fellow socialists will use to stifle free speech in this country, as explained in an informative article by Jerry Kane at American Daughter.
  • Obama hopes to pave way for Clinton with farewell State of the Union

    01/12/2016 9:09:09 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | 01/12/2106 | Stephen Collinson,
    But for all the promises of an engaged 2016, there's no getting around the fact that in just one year and eight days, Obama must cede the power to protect what he sees as his greatest achievements, including health care reform, staying out of Middle East quagmires and advancing social justice issues such as gay rights and economic prosperity. There is no doubt that Obama has an awful lot riding on Clinton capturing the White House -- although he has also met with her left-wing rival [fellow left winger], Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, the White House said Monday. A Democratic...
  • Fox Moderators Sadly Were the Story: Cowardly, Disdainful, Partisan

    08/06/2015 9:24:13 PM PDT · by xzins · 78 replies
    Vanity ^ | 6 Aug 15 | Xzins
    Wallace: Everyone knew Wallace was a gotcha question interviewer. He brought that same insecurity to the debate. There was no doubt that every question he asked of a conservative, non-establishment candidate was an attack question. The question that shows the worst of Wallace was he actually invited Kasich to attack Trump. That was cowardly. He didn't have the guts to do what he wanted to do, no doubt due to some journalistic reserve he would purport to represent, but he then tried to triangulate Kasich into doing it for him. Kasich's refusal highlighted the truth about Wallace's cowardice Kelly: Not...
  • Obama Is Bipartisan Like I'm a Democrat

    06/22/2015 11:21:02 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | June 23, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    Of all the annoying things President Obama does, one of the worst is his hectoring Republicans and conservatives for their partisanship when he is the quintessential divisive partisan. The Washington Post reports that the day after the shootings in Charleston, South Carolina, Obama began the day angry and frustrated and ended it admitting that he has been unable to change the culture of polarization and gridlock in Washington, which he is obviously blaming for the climate that led to the shootings. Please imagine the level of arrogance it would take to assume one could, as president of the United States,...
  • Maryland Gov.-elect Larry Hogan includes Democrats on transition team

    11/18/2014 6:13:06 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 73 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 17, 2014 | S.A. Miller
    ANNAPOLIS — Preparing to launch a Republican administration in deep-blue Maryland, Gov.-elect Larry Hogan on Monday introduced a transition team that included some familiar Democratic faces as he moved to avoid some of the partisan confrontations that stymied the state’s last Republican governor. Mr. Hogan repeatedly promised to lead a bipartisan executive branch that would be staffed with experts, not partisans, to work with the heavily Democratic General Assembly to tackle the state’s severe budget and economic problems. “We have an enormous challenge ahead of us,” Mr. Hogan told reporters as he introduced six members of his transition team. “I’m...
  • George Will: Obama sparks ‘hyper partisanship’ with progressivism, has no second term agenda

    10/13/2013 1:27:18 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 13, 2013 | Jeff Poor
    Washington Post columnist George Will suggested on “Fox News Sunday” placed blame for “hyper partisanship” that plagues Washington, D.C. on President Barack Obama’s progressive, polarizing politics. Moderator Chris Wallace at suggested the tense atmosphere could either be the result of gerrymandering or an aspect of American culture. Will disagreed, pointing to Obama as the source. “It’s not that simple,” Will replied. “The fact is, we have a very polarizing president. I’m not criticizing him for this. He’s a progressive. He exists to enlarge the power of government as an engine of the redistribution wealth and opportunity. That’s his agenda. He’s...
  • Following the Election, America's Wounds will not Heal

    11/07/2012 6:32:35 AM PST · by Arcy · 10 replies
    11-7-12 | Arcy
    Many years ago, the day after an election, the American people who supported the losing candidate would coallese behind the winning candidate and America would move forward. Barak Obama and Joe Biden, along with their campaign staff and surrogates, destroyed any chance of that happening after this election because of their juvenile, snarky and condescending rhetoric to their conservative oppenents throughout the race and especially during the debates. Not only will there be no healing of the nation or coming together, there will almost certainly be an even greater effort to work against this president! The two most amazing things...
  • (Rasmussen) Partisan Trends: Number of Republicans in America Reaches Record High (Repubs at +4.3)

    09/08/2012 3:09:23 PM PDT · by xzins · 40 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 1 Sep 12 | Rasmussen Reports
    After falling for two straight months, the number of Americans who consider themselves Republicans jumped nearly three points in August. During August, 37.6% of Americans considered themselves Republicans. That’s up from 34.9% in July and 35.4% in June. It’s also the largest number of Republicans ever recorded by Rasmussen Report since monthly tracking began in November 2002. ...snip Aug Repub 37.6% Demo 33.3% Ind 29.2% Repub +4.3%
  • Don’t Fear Partisanship

    07/30/2012 7:04:36 PM PDT · by Sark · 2 replies
    Principles & Policy ^ | July 30th, 2012
    The left absolutely loves to call conservatives hopelessly “partisan.” It’s their favorite label to attach to us, bar none. Make no mistake, it’s an effective attack. The word itself sounds harsh, even angry. Partisan. Most people would agree that the word has extremely negative connotations in modern American political culture. Consider the backlash Senate hopeful Richard Mourdock (R-IN) endured in May for the following comments: “I certainly think bipartisanship ought to consist of Democrats coming to the Republican point of view. We entered this campaign wanting to be a voice, and hoping to give more of a national voice to...
  • (Rasmussen) Partisan Trends: Republicans 35.4%, Democrats 34.0%, Unaffiliateds 30.5% (< 1% MOE)

    07/21/2012 8:35:29 AM PDT · by xzins · 29 replies
    RasmussenReports ^ | 2 Jul 12 | Rasmussen Reports
    Monday, July 02, 2012 The number of Democrats and Republicans in the United States held relatively steady in June, snip During June, 35.4% of Americans considered themselves Republicans, down slightly from 35.7% in May. Rasmussen Reports tracks this information based on telephone interviews with approximately 15,000 adults per month since November 2002. The margin of error for the full sample is less than one percentage point, with a 95% level of confidence.
  • Politics, now even more, are great American divider, poll indicates

    06/05/2012 4:57:04 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 8 replies
    washington post ^ | 6-4-12 | dan balz
    It hardly took another study for people to know that political polarization in this country is deeply embedded. Still, a report issued Monday, June 4, by the Pew Research Center paints a particularly stark portrait of a nation in which the most significant divisions are no longer based on race, class or sex but on political identity. For 25 years, Pew has been conducting regular surveys assessing American values. They provide a series of historical benchmarks by which to examine the changes in what binds people and what divides them. The latest report finds considerable continuity over that quarter-century in...
  • Opinion versus Fact: Why Opposing Beliefs Leave No Room for Compromise...

    03/12/2012 9:46:04 AM PDT · by MV=PY · 17 replies
    A Voice of Sanity ^ | 3/12/12 | Robert Ringer
    Opinion versus Fact: Why Opposing Beliefs Leave No Room for Compromise Between Republicans and Democrats In Senator Jim DeMint’s new book, Now or Never, he boldly states, “The differences between the Democratic and Republican Parties are irreconcilable: there can be no compromise between collectivism and freedom.” How refreshing that someone in the U.S. Senate has the courage to speak the truth. I totally concur with Senator DeMint’s position. The vast majority of Democrats are not interested in truth. They are not interested in logic. They are not interested in helping others. And they certainly are not interested in upholding and...
  • Carney: Obama sees ‘regrettable level of hyperpartisanship’ in Washington

    01/23/2012 5:10:58 PM PST · by Libloather · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/23/12 | Amie Parnes
    Carney: Obama sees ‘regrettable level of hyperpartisanship’ in WashingtonBy Amie Parnes - 01/23/12 01:03 PM ET Even though he promised to bridge partisanship before coming into office, President Obama “accepts that there is still a regrettable level of hyperpartisanship,” White House spokesman Jay Carney said on Monday. Carney said there were “instances” in which the tone on Pennsylvania Avenue “got in the way of moving forward.” “But that's not an excuse to stop trying,” Carney said. The spokesman said Obama believes there's still an opportunity to work with Congress to accomplish “big things.” Carney used an example of the GOP's...
  • League of Women Voters, 'ACORN of Palm Beach County'

    01/23/2012 5:47:15 AM PST · by SmileRight · 14 replies ^ | 1/23/2012 | John R. Smith
    Who’s the League of Women Voters trying to kid? Somebody needs to raise the question. Might as well be me. What kind of organization has the local League of Women Voters become? Where has its legitimacy slipped off to? What was once a credible player in the political process has become merely another partisan group. We have passed the point at which a critical mass of voters, at least in southeast Florida, recognize that the LWV can no longer lay claim to be nonpartisan. Objective people heavily involved in politics here have seen the evidence mount for years...
  • A Partisan Lightning Rod Is Undeterred (Eric Holder Soldiers On)

    12/18/2011 10:51:09 AM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    NY Times ^ | 12/17/11 | CHARLIE SAVAGE
    A Partisan Lightning Rod Is UndeterredBy CHARLIE SAVAGE Published: December 17, 2011 **SNIP** The intensifying heat on Mr. Holder comes as the Justice Department is stepping into some of the most politically divisive social issues of the day, including accusing an Arizona sheriff known for his crackdowns on illegal immigrants of racial profiling, scrutinizing new restrictions on voting in search of signs that they could lower turnout among minorities and telling judges that a law banning federal recognition of same-sex marriages is unconstitutional. As Mr. Holder’s third year as attorney general draws to a close, no member of President Obama’s...
  • In Thanksgiving Address, a Note of Gloom (Hussein plays blame game in holiday propaganda)

    11/25/2011 4:06:36 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 15 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | 11.24.11 | E Huetteman
    With the failure of the deficit-reduction committee fresh in people’s minds, President Obama urged Americans on Thursday not to give up hope that the nation can unite to find solutions to its economic troubles. But he acknowledged people’s frustrations over the intractable partisanship standing in the way. “With all the partisanship and gridlock here in Washington, it’s easy to wonder if such unity is really possible,” Mr. Obama said in his weekly address, released on the Thanksgiving holiday rather than on the weekend.
  • White House Lashes Out at Congress Over 'Partisan' Solyndra Investigation

    11/11/2011 3:18:30 PM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/11/11 | Fred Lucas
    ( – A day after newly released e-mails surfaced regarding an Obama donor’s role in asking for a second Solyndra loan, the White House agreed to provide subpoenaed material to the House Energy and Commerce Committee -- but not without a jab. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney called the House probe into the $535-million federal loan to the solar panel firm "partisan." Solyndra is now bankrupt and under FBI investigation. “We have been enormously cooperative with legitimate oversight. In this investigation alone we’ve turned over 85,000 pages of documents,” Carney told reporters Thursday. “We will continue to cooperate with...
  • White House rejects 'partisan' subpoena on Solyndra documents

    11/04/2011 3:53:27 PM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 117 replies ^ | 4Nov2011/612 pm EDT/2212 GMT | Herman Wang,
    Washington (Platts)--4Nov2011/612 pm EDT/2212 GMT The White House Friday rejected a subpoena issued by the House of Representatives' Energy and Commerce Committee to produce internal communications and other documents related to now-bankrupt solar panel maker Solyndra's $535 million loan guarantee. In a letter to the Republican leaders of the committee, White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler called the subpoena a partisan "vast fishing expedition" without legal justification. "The committee's extremely broad request for documents -- now a subpoena -- is a significant intrusion on Executive Branch interests, particularly given that you have not made any effort to tailor the request to...