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  • Trump makes big gains in latest Morning Call/Muhlenberg College poll of Pa. voters

    09/25/2016 7:20:59 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 10 replies
    Morning Call ^ | 25 Sep 2016 | Laura Olson
    WASHINGTON — On the eve of the first presidential debate, a new Morning Call/Muhlenberg College poll shows a narrow gap between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump amid rising support for Trump within his own party. Clinton still leads Trump in a head-to-head matchup, but only by a 3-point margin, 44 percent to 41 percent. Those results showed Clinton's support dropping and Trump's gaining compared with a Morning Call/Muhlenberg poll a week earlier, which showed Clinton at 47 percent and Trump at 38 percent. In a four-way matchup, Clinton leads by 2 points, at 40 percent to Trump's 38...
  • Poll: Vitter riding typhoon with Syria Refugee issue, down by only 4 against Edwards (47%-43%)

    The Fat Lady ain't singing. Not yet. Shades of the 1993 election in which Mary Landrieu rode the wave of the Sugar crises in South America, David Vitter, behind in the polls, all runoff season, is building a typhoon over the international Paris terrror crises. In the last poll of the runoff, John C. Convillion of JMC Analytics notes the race has now dropped to 4 percent difference. Weeks ago, Edwards led by 22 points.
  • Scott Walker Has Fallen Off The Map–Governor & Former Front-runner Registered 2% in Two Recent Polls

    09/16/2015 12:12:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Liberty Standard ^ | September 15, 2015
    Presidential candidate Scott Walker was at one point considered a favorite for the GOP nomination. Earlier this year, he was polling first in the race, even outperforming Jeb Bush for a brief period of time. However, in two new polls, one from ABC News/Washington Post and the other from CBS News/NYT, Governor Walker was only able to receive 2% support nationally. Here is the Real Clear Politics graph of the 2016 Republican Primary for the past year: Governor Walker’s orange line has been consistently on the decline for months now, but this 2% support is a new low for the...
  • Fugitive Ecuadorian Embezzlers Tied to DWS (Debbie Wasserman Schultz), Other Pols

    02/06/2014 5:28:27 PM PST · by Libloather · 1 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 2/05/14
    The two fugitive Ecuadorian bankers at the center of Sen. Robert Menendez’s (D., N.J.) latest alleged FBI investigation have also contributed to other politicians, including Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R., Fla.), Bill Nelson (D., Fla.), and Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D., Fla.), the Daily Beast reports: **SNIP** Menendez received contributions from Isaias family members and sent letters to federal officials on the brothers’ behalf, but denies any wrongdoing. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who runs the Democratic National Committee and has worked to kill an Iran sanctions resolution in the House, received at least $7,500 from the Isaias family members in 2012, according...
  • Pols, cops clueless as protesters run wild in downtown Oakland (no one arrested, $12K damage)

    10/09/2012 12:04:53 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 44 replies ^ | 10/8/12 | Paul T. Rosynsky - Oakland Tribune
    OAKLAND -- A protest at City Hall that surprised both the Police Department and top city officials caused more than $12,000 in damage to public buildings and thousands more to private businesses, city officials said Monday. A day after about 200 protesters roamed downtown streets with no consequences, smashing windows of businesses and city offices, city officials were still trying to explain why no one was arrested and why police were unprepared. The protest was billed on Facebook as an anti-imperialist rally and march, timed to coincide with the 11th anniversary of the start of the U.S. war in Afghanistan....
  • Ariz.'s largest paper: Pols failed on immigration

    05/02/2010 4:40:34 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies · 1,146+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/2/10 | AP
    PHOENIX – Arizona's largest newspaper criticized U.S. Sens. John McCain and Jon Kyl and a host of other elected officials in a rare front-page editorial Sunday, saying the politicians have failed to find solutions to illegal immigration. The state has become the target of calls for boycotts since adopting a law that requires local and state law enforcement officers to question people about their immigration status if there's reason to suspect they're in the country illegally. "The federal government is abdicating its duty on the border. Arizona politicians are pandering to public fear," The Arizona Republic said in a full-page...
  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll (-10) (Thank goodness)

    04/01/2010 6:36:51 AM PDT · by marstegreg · 34 replies · 1,193+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | Apr. 1 2010 | Scott Rasmussen
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows that 31% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Forty-one percent (41%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -10
  • Democrats on Rasmussen Polls: The Numbers Ain’t Right and The Question is Flawed

    01/04/2010 10:31:08 AM PST · by Mobile Vulgus · 13 replies · 934+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 01/04/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    The Politico published a Jan. 2 we-shoot-the-messenger styled story about lefty bloggers and Democrat activists who are upset that the Rasmussen polling group has so often found numbers trending in support of the GOP position. Not only has Rasmussen found that Obama's approval rating is going down steadily, but it has been finding that Republicans and Republican backed ideas are in ascendance. The left, though, is crying foul. But the interesting thing about the story is that the complaints of the leftists don't seem to hold water at least if we take Alex Isendtadt's Politico piece as a case in...
  • An Ivy League Huey Long

    08/31/2009 6:05:07 AM PDT · by fiscon1 · 2 replies · 274+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 08/31/2009 | GEorge Will
    In August our ubiquitous president became the nation's elevator music, always out and about, heard but not really listened to, like audible wallpaper. And now, as Congress returns to resume wrestling with health care reform, we shall see if he continues his August project of proving that the idea of an Ivy LeagueHuey Long is not oxymoronic.
  • Accused of Hiding During Recess, Congressmen Now Considering Health Care Town Halls

    08/18/2009 4:50:36 PM PDT · by fiscon1 · 3 replies · 294+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 08/18/2009 | AP
    Dozens of congressmen have been using their lengthy summer recess to play hide-and-seek with voters, avoiding the spotlight and spite that have greeted some politicians who returned home to discuss health care reform. Those days, it appears, are over. Facing pressure from voters and hostile local editorial writers, more and more members of Congress appear to be wilting in the heat of the health care summer and are opening up to the sometimes hostile public forums.
  • Ten Questions Politicians Won't Answer

    08/10/2009 2:15:39 PM PDT · by fiscon1 · 9 replies · 510+ views
    National Review ^ | 08/10/2009 | Tom Coburn
    The past week’s debate about health care has shown that in Washington the only things more stubborn than facts are politicians who evade them. In spite of a torrent of independent analyses showing that the so-called health-care “reform” bills moving through Congress will dramatically increase the deficit and cause millions of Americans to lose their health insurance, the politicians leading the effort have steadfastly refused to consider that their ideas and policies, rather than the character of their critics, may be flawed. At the same time, the politicians writing the bill still refuse to answer basic questions about how it...
  • Obama Names Vatican Ambassador Who Backed Pro-Abortion Pols

    05/28/2009 10:13:19 AM PDT · by julieee · 9 replies · 526+ views ^ | May 28, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    Obama Names Vatican Ambassador Who Backed Pro-Abortion Pols Washington, DC -- President Barack Obama has nominated an ambassador to the Vatican, but the potential diplomat has supported pro-abortion politicians, including Obama himself. Obama has nominated Catholic college professor Miguel Diaz, who reportedly is pro-life but has compromised his views by backing Obama and others. Full story at:
  • Louisiana treasurer announces Landrieu challenge (leads in recent poll)

    11/29/2007 3:27:03 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 22 replies · 154+ views
    The Hill ^ | November 29, 2007 | Ian Swanson
    Landrieu is in her second term in the Senate, and won reelection in 2002 with 52 percent of the vote compared to Republican Suzanne Haik Terrell’s 48 percent. Landrieu comes from a well-known political family in Louisiana — her father was the New Orleans mayor — but is considered vulnerable partly because President Bush twice carried Louisiana. In 2004, he won with 57 percent of the vote. In addition, the state’s population has changed since Hurricane Katrina, with many black voters in New Orleans, who tended to vote for Democrats, moving out of state. Landrieu is well-positioned financially for a...

    02/03/2007 1:27:31 PM PST · by Frank Sheed · 33 replies · 597+ views
    Catholic Crusade 2007 ^ | 2007 | American Life League
    AN APPEAL FROM FAITHFUL CATHOLICS TO AMERICA’S BISHOPS PLEASE PROTECT THE BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST FROM PRO-ABORTION ‘CATHOLIC’ POLITICIANS As a faithful Catholic, I respectfully make this appeal to the Catholic bishops of the United States: WHEREAS the Church teaches that abortion is always an intrinsic evil, and; WHEREAS the Church teaches that the sacred nature of the Eucharist is worthy of every protection, and; WHEREAS the reception of the Eucharist by those who publicly support abortion gives scandal to the Catholic faithful and offends Christ; THEREFORE, we humbly implore each of you to take the actions necessary to...
  • Pols pound 'Path' - Net's tweaks can't calm 9/11 storm

    09/07/2006 8:47:05 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 56 replies · 1,855+ views
    Variety ^ | 9/7/06 | William Triplett
    "The Path to 9/11" is looking a lot like "The Reagans, Part II." Bill Clinton loyalists are demanding wholesale changes to the upcoming miniseries -- and while ABC is making some snips, the alterations, insiders say, may not please the Dems. Net found itself in the middle of a media maelstrom Thursday as the 9/11 mini came under attack from a slew of interest groups, former Clinton administration aides and the Democratic Party. As for specific criticisms -- and changes -- the original mini contained a scene in which then-National Security Adviser Sandy Berger declines to give the CIA authority...
  • Let's Throw the Bums Out

    05/27/2006 4:48:44 PM PDT · by teldon30 · 137 replies · 2,039+ views ^ | 5/27/06 | Fred C. Dobbs
    Here we are, months ahead of a national election, and already the political jockeying for positions has begun. Previous office-holders trying to make comebacks, and first timers hoping to get an early jump on the field are in the news. What to do? What to do? I began my political life as a Democrat. I was in the service during the Kennedy administration. At the time, it was difficult not to like a young, vigorous president with a good-looking family living a story book existence. He was smart, too. Then the impossible happened. Somebody killed my guy. His replacement was...
  • Disparate Coalitions Now Make Up Two Parties, Study Finds

    10/21/2005 5:39:11 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 3 replies · 419+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 16 May 2005 | Dan Balz
    Four times in the past two decades, beginning in 1987, the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press has mapped the U.S. electorate. These studies have provided a guide to the changing shape of American politics, the strength of the major political parties, the stability -- or fragility -- of their coalitions and how issues unite or divide the country. The latest effort was released last week, a thick booklet of data, charts and analysis from a Pew team led by director Andrew Kohut that describes the post-Sept. 11, 2001, political landscape. In describing the new shape of...
  • OP TN WALTZ: GOP to DeBerry: Quit ethics panel

    07/28/2005 3:52:22 AM PDT · by GailA · 10 replies · 431+ views
    The Commercial Appeal ^ | 7/28/05 | Richard Locker
    NASHVILLE -- The Tennessee Republican Party called on state House Speaker Pro Tem Lois DeBerry to step down from a committee examining ethics reforms after she admitted accepting $200 from an undercover FBI agent on a casino outing last year. The money was also the subject of a complaint filed against the veteran lawmaker at the state Registry of Election Finance by Barry Schmittou of Clarksville, who's filed several ethics complaints against officials. DeBerry, a Memphis Democrat, confirmed Tuesday she accepted $200 from an E-Cycle Management representative while at the Grand Casino in Tunica in May 2004. She said she...
  • POLS PUSH FOR MINT BAN (Hillary Rodham Clinton will raise issue of death candy with FDA)

    05/22/2005 6:46:11 AM PDT · by Libloather · 66 replies · 2,055+ views
    POLS PUSH FOR MINT BAN By LINDSAY POWERS Sun May 22, 4:17 AM ET Political momentum is building for safer candy. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton told The Post she is raising the issue with the Food and Drug Administration and the Consumer Product Safety Commission early this week. She called the deaths, just two days apart, of Jocelys Santiago, 5, and Ashley Morrison, 4, "completely preventable." City Councilwoman Christine Quinn, who chairs the Health Committee, is introducing legislation this week to ban large, round candy. She also wants a council hearing on the subject before schools let out for summer....
  • CA: Southland's high-flying pols (Maxine,Nostrildummass lead the way)

    04/27/2005 9:07:58 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 2,355+ views
    LA Daily News ^ | 4/27/05 | Lisa Friedman
    Private groups flew Southern California congressional representatives across the globe on trips worth nearly $700,000 over the past five years, according to a report issued Tuesday. Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Los Angeles, was the area's most frequent flier, according to the data collected by PoliticalMoneyLine, an online service that monitors campaign finance disclosure forms. Waters accepted 52 trips -- including jaunts to Cuba, Puerto Rico and Jamaica's Montego Bay -- at an estimated total of $132,219. At the bottom of the list was Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Sherman Oaks, who took one $340 trip to San Diego at the expense of the...
  • Would-Be Candidates Preparing for 2008

    11/04/2004 4:20:25 AM PST · by anniegetyourgun · 49 replies · 1,936+ views
    AP ^ | 11/4/04 | TOM RAUM
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Even as Democrats lick their wounds and Republicans bask in President Bush's second-term victory, would-be presidential candidates for 2008 already are maneuvering for position. "You can be disappointed, but you cannot walk away. This fight has just begun," Democratic vice presidential nominee John Edwards told party loyalists in Boston early Wednesday in a speech that could qualify as the leadoff stump speech of the next presidential campaign. Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist of Tennessee was first out of the box among prospective GOP candidates with a "victory tour" of the South to showcase victorious Republican Senate...
  • Bush, Kerry bear down in three Midwest states

    09/14/2004 9:30:00 AM PDT · by trentk · 12 replies · 618+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | September 14, 2004 | Anne E. Kornblut
    MILWAUKEE -- For all the hoopla over Ohio as a political battleground, strategists on both sides of the presidential campaign are increasingly looking northward toward the Great Lakes region, eyeing three states -- Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Michigan -- as crucial in a race that for now at least appears to be trending toward President Bush. In the last election, Vice President Al Gore won all three states, for a combined 39 electoral votes, and it is difficult to calculate a victory for Senator John F. Kerry without them this time around. Bush is campaigning aggressively in all three, forcing Kerry...
  • Smart Housing Will Result in Less Traffic (L.A. barf)

    08/20/2004 7:12:10 AM PDT · by boris · 12 replies · 376+ views
    Los Angeles Daily News | 08-20-2004 | Jim Hahn and Steve Soboroff
    IMAGINE transferring the population of Chicago to Southern California over the next two decades. That's the magnitude of the projected growth our region will experience, yet unlike in the past, most of that growth is expected to be home grown. For decades, the prevailing wisdom for solving traffic has focused on increasing capacity. Build more free-ways. Widen streets. Expand bus and rail service. And we're doing so. But years ago we recognized that Los Angeles needed a new, comprehensive approach to solving the traffic problem. We recognize that when someone is stuck in traffic, they want real solutions and they...
  • Daring to discipline (On excommunication of pro-choice Catholic pols)

    07/18/2004 7:15:19 PM PDT · by · 37 replies · 1,542+ views ^ | Sunday, July 18, 2004 | Bruce Nolan
    The original paper article headline read: CAST OUT BY THE CHURCH Daring to discipline Archbishop Joseph Francis Rummel's decision to excommunicate three segregationists in 1962 is being re-examined during the debate about pro-choice Catholic politicians Sunday, July 18, 2004By Bruce NolanStaff writer The blow fell just before Easter 1962, in a city attuned to the solemn rhythms of traditional Catholicism. On Monday of Holy Week, Joseph Francis Rummel, the aged and infirm archbishop of New Orleans, announced the excommunication of three Catholic public figures for loudly condemning his decision to integrate the archdiocese's Catholic schools. Until they repented, Rummel...
  • Pols swim against tide of DNC `overkill' (Boston parents hot over pool closings)

    07/17/2004 2:29:28 PM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies · 863+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 7/17/04 | Dave Wedge
    Pols swim against tide of DNC `overkill' By Dave Wedge Saturday, July 17, 2004 While angry parents fumed over the shutdown of some public pools during the Democratic National Convention, U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano blasted the state agency in charge, calling the decision ``overkill.'' ``To close down a pool on what is on average the hottest week of the year is nuts,'' Capuano said. ``These kids have no other place to go. It's unnecessary.'' The Department of Conservation and Recreation - the agency formerly known as the oft-criticized Metropolitan District Commission - decided to close pools in Somerville and Cambridge...
  • Easy commute for delegates: Mass. pols opt for posh downtown digs (Special $100-a-night discount!)

    06/25/2004 2:41:53 PM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies · 244+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 6/25/04 | David R. Guarino
    Easy commute for delegates: Local pols opt for posh downtown digs By David R. Guarino Friday, June 25, 2004 As commuters sweat through convention gridlock, area pols and delegates - many who live within a few miles of the FleetCenter - will be living it up in posh, traffic-free serenity at their own downtown hotel. Nearly 140 delegates, led by the state's top pols, reserved rooms at the Fairmont Copley Plaza by today's deadline - including several congressmen, state constitutional officers and dozens of state lawmakers, the Herald has learned. Two-thirds of the delegates live within 30 miles of the...
  • CA: People v. The Pols

    08/11/2003 10:02:54 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 147+ views
    LA Daily News ^ | 8/10/03 | Opinion
    Among failed politicians, special interests and establishment media organizations, the standard explanation for California's problems is: It's the people's fault. For 25 years, they claim, the unwashed masses have hampered our sage politicians in their pursuit of elite benevolence. First, Prop. 13 denied the politicians unlimited access to taxpayer money. Then Prop. 98, by mandating certain levels of education funding, tied their hands. Finally, term limits unjustly kicked the most experienced of our rulers out of office, allowing the riff-raff to take their place. If only Californians had the good sense to leave politics to the politicians, the establishmentarians say,...
  • Zogby: The New Real Majority (Plus a free report)

    11/15/2002 3:20:56 PM PST · by jern · 20 replies · 345+ views
    Zogby ^ | Nov. 15, 2002 | Zogby
    As a fan of politics nothing could be more exciting than seeing the unexpected occur again and again. But as a political pollster, whose reputation is impacted seemingly by every race polled and every percentage point reflected, Election Night was cause for much more grimacing than we at Zogby International have been used to over the last several years. For the 2002 Midterm Elections, we did have our usual on-target projections that most other polling firms missed – Florida, North Carolina, Arkansas, New Jersey and Missouri. (MY NOTE: WHICH POLLSTER MISSED, Fla., NC or NJ) On the other hand,...