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  • Mitt Romney can can beat Obama, say Florida political insiders (GOP establishment picks Romney)

    09/16/2011 9:10:39 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 61 replies
    The St. Petersburg Times / Politico ^ | 2011-09-15 | Adam C. Smith
    Florida’s most experienced political professionals are closely divided on whether Rick Perry or Mitt Romney will win Florida’s Republican presidential primary, but overwhelmingly they see Romney as the stronger candidate to beat Barack Obama in Florida. More than 100 of Florida’s sharpest political minds participated in the latest St. Petersburg Times Florida Insider Poll - including campaign consultants, lobbyists, activists - and the results were striking: Two thirds of Democrats and two thirds of Republicans pegged Romney as the stronger general election candidate, though Republicans were considerably more confident than Democrats that Perry would win Florida’s crucial presidential primary early...
  • U.S. newspaper circulation plunge accelerates

    10/26/2009 9:58:28 AM PDT · by chickadee · 16 replies · 900+ views
    Reuters ^ | October 26, 2009 | Robert MacMillan
    "NEW YORK, Oct 26 (Reuters) - The plunge in U.S. newspaper circulation is accelerating, according to the latest figures released on Monday, as more people cancel their subscriptions and publishers cut distribution and sales of discounted copies."
  • Torching the Big Tent (NY Times on the GOP)

    10/26/2009 8:34:05 AM PDT · by pissant · 51 replies · 1,211+ views
    NY TImes ^ | 10/25/09 | Pinchy "loaf" Sulzberger
    The feeble pulse of moderation in the Republican Party is in danger of flat-lining in the Nov. 3 Congressional election in upstate New York. Luminaries like Sarah Palin and Newt Gingrich have taken opposing sides over whether the party dare tolerate the official Republican candidate in the 23rd district — Dede Scozzafava, a six-term assemblywoman whose record includes refreshing tinges of centrism. Ms. Scozzafava was nominated by local party leaders as eminently electable despite — or because of — her defense of women’s abortion rights and her tolerant views on same-sex marriage. She is already shunned by many more ideologically...
  • White House Aide Says Barack Obama Team 'Controlled' the Media

    10/19/2009 11:48:25 AM PDT · by bugseye · 14 replies · 1,277+ views ^ | Oct 19 2009 | Toby Harnden
    Anita Dunn, a senior White House aide, has boasted of how Barack Obama's presidential campaign managed to "absolutely control" the press during the 2008 election. The top campaign strategist who has shot to attention recently as President Obama's main attack dog against Fox News, the conservative-leaning cable network, was speaking at a conference in the Dominican Republic in January. "Very rarely did we communicate through the press anything that we didn't absolutely control," she said. "One of the reasons we did so many of the David Plouffe [Mr Obama's campaign manager] videos was not just for our supporters, but also...
  • Senate Republicans offer up hypothetical 2012 ballot [NRSC touts McCain, Romney, others]

    08/10/2009 11:37:12 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 51 replies · 1,682+ views
    WASHINGTON (CNN) – The first primary contest of the 2012 election cycle is more than two years away, but some Republicans are already voting … sort of. The National Republican Senatorial Committee — which assists GOP Senate candidates — e-mailed a "Proxy Ballot" to some supporters on Monday asking them which Republican leader is their top choice for the Republican presidential nomination. The survey also asks Republicans to rank the importance of issues like health care, abortion rights and taxes.
  • A.P. Cracks Down on Unpaid Use of Articles on Web

    07/25/2009 10:15:13 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 45 replies · 1,478+ views
    A.P. Cracks Down on Unpaid Use of Articles on Web By RICHARD PEREZ-PENA Taking a new hard line that news articles should not turn up on search engines and Web sites without permission, The Associated Press said Thursday that it would add software to each article that shows what limits apply to the rights to use it, and that notifies The A.P. about how the article is used. Tom Curley, The A.P.’s president and chief executive, said the company’s position was that even minimal use of a news article online required a licensing agreement with the news organization that produced...
  • Sanford Case a New Dose of Bad News for Republicans (New York Times Hopes)

    06/24/2009 8:44:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies · 922+ views
    New York Times ^ | June 25, 2009 | JIM RUTENBERG
    Republicans were just starting to breathe a little easier. The news that Senator John Ensign had had an affair with a former aide who was married to another former aide was fading. Polls showed some voter impatience with President Obama’s policies, if not with the president himself. And the Politico, the insidery Web site that is widely read in the capital’s political precincts, even featured an article exploring the possibility of a Republican Party comeback. Then Gov. Mark Sanford of South Carolina, a fiscal conservative seen by many Republicans as an attractive standard-bearer for the next presidential campaign, went missing....
  • McCain's voice must be part of reform effort [huge barf] [AZ Republic on its knees for McQueeg]

    06/13/2009 10:43:37 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 15 replies · 928+ views
    The Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Ariz. | 2009-06-13
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  • Sotomayor nomination splits GOP [GOP "strategists" say opposition to Sotomayor racist]

    05/26/2009 5:52:28 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 77 replies · 2,981+ views
    Conservative activists are outspoken in their opposition. But Republican senators who will actually vote on her nomination offer muted responses. Some think the party has a chance to reach Latino vote. BY PETER WALLSTEN and RICHARD SIMON Reporting from Washington -- Rush Limbaugh called her a "reverse racist." The conservative Judicial Confirmation Network said she was an activist with a "personal political agenda" and should be blocked from the Supreme Court. . . . . .The Republican senators who will actually vote on her were not following the activists' script. Instead, GOP senators offered muted, sometimes admiring, responses, and seemed...
  • N.Y. Times to File Notice It Will Close Boston Globe

    05/04/2009 6:31:14 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 117 replies · 5,976+ views
    Washington Post ^ | May 4, 2009 | Howard Kurtz
    The New York Times Co. said last night that it is notifying federal authorities of its plans to shut down the Boston Globe, raising the possibility that New England's most storied newspaper could cease to exist within weeks. After down-to-the-wire negotiations did not produce millions of dollars in union concessions, the Times Co. said that it will file today a required 60-day notice of the planned shutdown under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification law. The move could amount to a negotiating ploy to extract further concessions from the Globe's unions, since the notice does not require the Times Co....
  • New York Times Nears Insolvency

    04/23/2009 7:28:42 AM PDT · by AIM Freeper · 27 replies · 1,232+ views
    Boycott The New York Times ^ | April 23, 2009 | Don Irvine
    According to a report in the New York Post the venerable New York Times is much worse off financially than anyone predicted.
  • Meghan McCain warns of looming civil war in the GOP [says conservatives "obsolete," should give up]

    04/18/2009 9:37:28 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 222 replies · 6,500+ views
    WASHINGTON (CNN) – Meghan McCain warned a group of gay Republicans Saturday that there was "a war brewing in the Republican Party" – a war between the past and the future. "Most of the old school Republicans are scared s***less of that future," she told a gathering of the Log Cabin Republicans, a group of gay and lesbian party members. The 24-year-old daughter of former GOP presidential candidate John McCain pushed back against critics upset over her comments to CNN that she wanted President Obama to succeed, and played down her recent headline-grabbing feuds with conservative commentators Ann Coulter and...
  • If I Only Had A Gun misfires for 20/20 when they cannot stay on topic.

    04/13/2009 7:42:35 PM PDT · by marktwain · 46 replies · 2,666+ views
    LA gun rights examiner ^ | 11 April, 2009 | John LongeneckerGo to John's Home Page
    How do you hit the broad side of a barn in a news report when you can't see the core issues? How did we know the report would be misleading and terribly lacking? As you know, I write for non-gun owners. I furnish analysis and facts more on the issue of liberty and citizen authority than guns themselves. Guns, liberty, and our sovereign authority over officials in this country are inextricable, and I have shown why over the years. The armed citizen is not an opinion concept, it is and always has been a safeguard of our way of life....
  • Meghan McCain: We Need More Gay Republicans!

    04/13/2009 7:54:26 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 174 replies · 4,068+ views
    AOL News ^ | 4-13-2009 | David Knowles
    Meghan McCain: We Need More Gay Republicans! By David Knowles Apr 13th 2009 10:00AM Here's a question: Can Meghan McCain, the blog-a-lot daughter of Senator John McCain, help bring the Republican Party into the twenty-first century? Well, with her column at The Daily Beast, and during her many television interviews, she sure is giving it a go. Today's screed, for instance, attempts to light a fire under the Republican posterior on the matter of including gay rights in the party platform: If the Republican Party has any hope of gaining substantial support from a wider, younger base, we need to...
  • GOP cools on a hot-button issue [amnesty] [Romney on illegals] [barf]

    04/08/2009 9:21:19 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 421 replies · 5,687+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 2009-04-09 | Joan Vennochi
    THOSE OLD Republican hot buttons are growing cold. For proof, check out a recent interview with Mitt Romney, a former presidential candidate and ex-governor of Massachusetts. According to, a congressional newspaper that publishes when Congress is in session, "Romney believes that one way to attract more minorities to the GOP is to pass immigration reform before the next election, saying the issue becomes demagogued by both parties on the campaign trail." The article also quotes Romney as saying, "We have a natural affinity with Hispanic-American voters, Asian-American voters." This could be extreme political repositioning, even for Romney. . ....
  • Is the Liberal Media Bias finally dead?

    04/06/2009 6:28:30 AM PDT · by · 70 replies · 1,718+ views
    After viewing an article on that asks the question about the current existance of the “liberal media bias”…. I thought I would share a few thoughts on this. Not long ago (10 or 15 years ago) the big buzz on talk radio was how unfair and completely bias the media was - to the left. In fact it’s only in recent years that this proclamation has died down. But I would say the notion of only 1 side being represented on a given subject - has changed dramatically… and is worth noting. The way news is being covered these...
  • Gov. Sarah Palin's sister-in-law, Diana Palin, arrested for burglary [MSM continues to savage Palin]

    04/04/2009 3:33:56 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 51 replies · 2,774+ views
    The Palin family continues to grab headlines, and once again it has nothing to do with politics. This time it surrounds Sarah Palin's sister-in-law, Diana Palin, who was arrested on Thursday for allegedly burglarizing a house. Not once, but twice in a matter of days. And she reportedly brought her 4-year-old daughter along for the heists, according to the Anchorage Daily News. (snip)
  • Chicago Sun-Times files for bankruptcy (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    03/31/2009 8:43:22 AM PDT · by library user · 28 replies · 1,280+ views
    CNN ^ | March 31, 2009 | Staff
    ~ EXCERPT ~ CHICAGO, Illinois (CNN) — The company that owns the Chicago Sun-Times and 58 other newspapers and online sites said Tuesday it had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
  • Courting Disaster in South Carolina [NYT attacks Mark Sanford]

    03/30/2009 9:10:08 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 37 replies · 1,241+ views
    Now that Gov. Mark Sanford of South Carolina has polished his credentials with the Republican right by recklessly rejecting $700 million in federal education stimulus money, we keep hoping he will change his mind and put the needs of his recession-ravaged state ahead of his political ambitions. It will be up to more responsible political leaders to act if Mr. Sanford sticks by his disastrous choice, which would drive an already depressed state economy deeper into a hole and place even more South Carolinians at risk of losing their homes.
  • Steele Ridiculous [NYT calls Steele "deluded"] [also attacks Palin, Boehner]

    03/28/2009 7:41:09 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 20 replies · 915+ views
    The New York Times - By The Numbers ^ | 2009-03-28 | Charles M. Blow
    Michael Steele is the gift that keeps on giving. His latest entrée unto the absurd comes in the form of an interview with CNN’s Don Lemon. Steele now wants us to believe that his wayward ramblings are part of an elaborate ruse – some sort of Jedi mind trick. Really?
  • ‘Twilight’ author, Danica Patrick, McCain up for Time 100

    03/23/2009 2:05:41 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 15 replies · 879+ views
    “Twilight” author Stephenie Meyer, race car driver Danica Patrick and U.S. Sen. John McCain represent Arizona on the list of finalists for Time magazine’s list of most influential people of 2009. Readers can cast their votes online at
  • CNN Host on Meghan McCain Cancellation: 'Maybe She Got a Date' [WaPo's Kurtz makes fun of Meghan]

    03/18/2009 11:31:30 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 29 replies · 1,949+ views
    <p>It looks like it's taking people a long time to get the hint that Meghan McCain is rubber, and they are, in fact, glue. The latest media figure to tangle with Meg? Howard Kurtz, Washington Post reporter, and host of CNN's Reliable Sources.</p>
  • Post-Rush: Obama's message war

    03/14/2009 9:46:21 PM PDT · by cdchik123 · 50 replies · 2,654+ views
    Politico ^ | 3/14/09 | Mike Allen
    Beginning Sunday, the White House will harness every part of the Democratic Party’s machinery to defend President Obama’s budget and portray Republicans as reflexively political, according to party strategists. A participant in the planning meetings described the push as a successor to Democrats’ message that Rush Limbaugh is the Republican Party leader. “We have exhausted the use of Rush as an attention-getter,” the official said. David Plouffe, manager of Obama’s presidential race, helped design the strategy, which includes the most extensive activation since November of the campaign’s grassroots network. The database—which includes information for at least 10 million donors, supporters...
  • ZOT in the USA: Conservatives Are Biggest Consumers OF KITTY FOOD

    03/02/2009 11:41:08 AM PST · by krh6626 · 83 replies · 2,289+ views
    ABC News ^ | Feb. 28, 2009 | EWEN CALLAWAY
    A new study shows that the states that consume the most porn tend to be more conservative and religious than states with lower levels of consumption.
  • Troubled San Francisco paper in danger of closing [San Francisco Chronicle is dying]

    02/25/2009 12:41:41 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 41 replies · 1,231+ views
    AP ^ | 2009-02-24
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The San Francisco Chronicle joined the lengthening list of imperiled newspapers Tuesday as its owner set out to purge the payroll and slash other expenses in a last-ditch effort to reverse years of heavy losses. If it can't reduce expenses dramatically within the next few weeks, the Hearst Corp. said it will close or sell the Chronicle, northern California's largest newspaper with a paid weekday circulation of 339,430. Hearst didn't specify a savings target nor a deadline for wringing out the expenses. A Hearst spokesman didn't immediately respond to messages Tuesday. But management made it clear...
  • Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine to head DNC

    01/04/2009 2:47:32 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 13 replies · 690+ views
    Politico ^ | 2009-01-04 | Mike Allen
    Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine has been chosen by President-elect Barack Obama to head the Democratic National Committee, a Democratic official said.
  • Government warned of mortgage meltdown

    12/01/2008 7:55:38 PM PST · by abt87 · 13 replies · 713+ views
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Bush administration backed off proposed crackdowns on no-money-down, interest-only mortgages years before the economy collapsed, buckling to pressure from some of the same banks that have now failed. It ignored remarkably prescient warnings that foretold the financial meltdown, according to an Associated Press review of regulatory documents. "Expect fallout, expect foreclosures, expect horror stories," California mortgage lender Paris Welch wrote to U.S. regulators in January 2006, about one year before the housing implosion cost her a job. Bowing to aggressive lobbying -- along with assurances from banks that the troubled mortgages were OK -- regulators delayed...
  • Rather’s Lawsuit Shows Role of G.O.P. in Inquiry

    11/17/2008 11:43:56 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies · 1,561+ views
    The New York Times ^ | November 16, 2008 | Jacques Steinberg
    When Dan Rather filed suit against CBS 14 months ago — claiming, among other things, that his former employer had commissioned a politically biased investigation into his work on a “60 Minutes” segment about President Bush’s National Guard service — the network predicted the quick and favorable dismissal of the case, which it derided as “old news.” So far, Mr. Rather has spent more than $2 million of his own money on the suit. And according to documents filed recently in court, he may be getting something for his money. Using tools unavailable to him as a reporter — including...
  • Palin returns to Alaska, urged to mend fences (Media continues to bash her)

    11/06/2008 1:51:27 PM PST · by jerry557 · 62 replies · 3,597+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | 11/06/08 | Yereth Rosen
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) – After two months sharpening her conservative rhetoric on the U.S. presidential campaign trail, Gov. Sarah Palin returned to Alaska a star in the Republican party, but weakened at home where people had known her as more centrist. Palin's "pit bull" campaign persona and her strident pitches to the conservative base of the Republican Party were a stark contrast to her nonpartisan, populist style as governor, leaving raw feelings among some Alaskans, experts said. As speculation of a presidential run in 2012 builds, an editorial in Thursday's Anchorage Daily News asked which Palin will return to Alaska:...
  • NEW MARKET: The LA Times Obama Video (Intrade )

    10/31/2008 12:05:46 PM PDT · by Kevmo · 4 replies · 995+ views
    Intrade ^ | October 31, 2008 | Intrade
    Subject: NEW MARKET: The LA Times Obama Video Intrade We have now opened a market on the LA Times making public a video that reportedly shows Barack Obama praising a Chicago professor who was a PLO spokesman while that organisation was a designated terrorist organisation. This market can be found under Poltiics -- 2008 US Election -- LA Times to make public Obama video tape. Contract Rules: This contract will settle (expire) at 100 ($10.00) if the LA Times makes public the video showing Barack Obama praising former PLO spokesman before 11:59:59pm ET on Nov 4th 2008. The contract will...
  • Palin stylist draws higher pay than policy adviser (BREAKING HAIR NEWS ALERT!)

    10/24/2008 11:11:57 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 64 replies · 1,706+ views
    ap on San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 10/24/08 | Jim Kuhnhenn - ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- An acclaimed celebrity makeup artist for Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin collected more money from John McCain's campaign than his foreign policy adviser. Amy Strozzi, who works on the reality show "So You Think You Can Dance" and has been Palin's traveling stylist, was paid $22,800, according to campaign finance reports for the first two weeks in October. In contrast, McCain's foreign policy adviser, Randy Scheunemann, was paid $12,500, the report showed. In recent days, McCain and his running mate have tried to douse a furor over how their side spent their money. The Republican National...
  • NY Times in trouble: advertising down 16%, may struggle to service debt

    10/24/2008 12:56:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies · 1,112+ views
    The Inquisitr ^ | October 24, 2008 | Henry Blogdet
    The New York Times released their 3rd quarter results today, adding to the doom and gloom in the newspaper market with declining advertising and debt issues. The company reported 3rd quarter net income of $6.5 million, compared to $13.4 million for the same period last year. Advertising declined 16% in the quarter after reporting an 11% fall for the first half of the year. Print advertising took the biggest hit with an 18.3% fall for the quarter, with classified advertising down 28%. Online advertising was up 10.2% off an increase of 16% at, but the online gains were not...
  • Sarah Palin dragging down Republican ticket: polls

    10/23/2008 4:21:01 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 246 replies · 4,565+ views
    AFP ^ | Thu Oct 23, 2008 |
    Embarrassing revelations about her costly campaign wardrobe and bloopers about the vice president's job description are raising fresh fears that Sarah Palin is dragging down the Republican ticket. New polls showed Wednesday that seven weeks after John McCain plucked the Alaska governor from political obscurity to be his running mate in the November 4 elections, Palin is seen as an increasing liability for Republicans. The Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll found that Americans are less and less convinced she is worthy to serve as the country's number-two leader. "Her numbers have plummeted in our poll ... what's more 55 percent...
  • By Nearly 8-1, Voters Say Journalists Want Obama to Win

    10/23/2008 3:32:19 PM PDT · by St. Louis Conservative · 27 replies · 820+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | October 23, 2008 | Brent Baker
    “Voters overwhelmingly believe that the media wants Barack Obama to win the presidential election,” a Pew Research Center for the People and the Press survey released Wednesday discovered. Specifically: “By a margin of 70%-9%, Americans say most journalists want to see Obama, not John McCain, win on Nov. 4. Another 8% say journalists don't favor either candidate, and 13% say they don't know which candidate most reporters support.” The question (PDF of questionnaire): “Who do you think most newspaper reporters and TV journalists want to see win the presidential election -- Barack Obama or John McCain?” Unsurprisingly, 90 percent of...
  • ABC News: Obama Holds 'A Double-Digit Lead in Most National Polls'

    10/17/2008 12:29:27 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 95 replies · 3,610+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | October 17, 2008 | Michael M. Bates
    On Thursday's ABC World News, anchor Charles Gibson's lead-off story was on the presidential campaign: "Two weeks, five days to go, home stretch. Barack Obama and John McCain began today laying out their closing strategies. And while Obama continues to hold a double-digit lead in most national polls, it is the results in individual states that are all important." The emphasis on Obama's supposedly huge, possibly insurmountable lead is used by some in the mainstream media to suggest the inevitability of a Democratic win. But you have to wonder, at least in this instance, what polls ABC News is...
  • Enough of the Mass Hysterical Media!

    10/17/2008 1:33:48 PM PDT · by Pagan Power · 1 replies · 312+ views
    Paggan Power ^ | October 17, 2008 | Pagan Power
    There is an article in today's Washington Post that exemplifies the despicable bias of the mass hysterical media. In a column written by Juliet Eilperin the distortions could not be more apparent. To Avoid Being 'Depressed,' Palin Skimps on Campaign News No wonder GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin harbors such hostility toward the mainstream media: her staff imposes limits on her access to it. Isn't that the stupidest premise you have ever heard? It represents exactly why the majority of us don't listen to or read the crap these people call reporting any longer. I wonder if the tiny...
  • Campaign Robocalls Anger Some Iowa Voters

    10/17/2008 11:57:30 AM PDT · by steve-b · 28 replies · 1,134+ views
    KCCI ^ | 10/17/08
    Some central Iowa voters said a voicemail message on behalf of Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign has gone too far. The automated messages, also known as robocalls, have been ringing phones in Iowa homes since the last presidential debate. The message talks about a relationship between Sen. Barack Obama and '60s radical Bill Ayers.... "It was vicious," said independent voter Marilyn Greene. "It was a hateful, vicious message." She said there's too much on the line in this election for candidates to stoop to this level. "Stick to the issues," she said. "What can you do? What are you looking...
  • Reporter Assaulted at Palin Rally (OMG!)

    10/17/2008 10:39:45 AM PDT · by · 98 replies · 5,642+ views
    Politico ^ | 10-16-08 | Stein
    The McCain campaign, today unhappy about the attention Joe the plumber is getting, has been running against the press off and on for a while, and the hostility from some supporters to the press does seem to be getting more intense. As usual, anecdotes are just that. But this one, from a reporter working on a piece for the Greensboro News-Record, stands out. He writes that he wandered to the back of a Palin event to talk to some protesters: I sidled up to one of the Obama supporters and asked why they were there, what they were trying to...
  • “Baffled:” Secret Service can’t find anyone to corroborate reporter’s “Kill them” claim

    10/16/2008 8:48:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies · 1,027+ views
    Michelle Malkin Website ^ | October 16, 2008 | Michelle Malkin
    The “Kill Them” claim spread like wildfire across the MSM as evidence of “insane rage” on the Right. Barack Obama mentioned it during the debate. Now that the Secret Service has investigated and failed to find a single person to corroborate the reporter’s claim, I’m sure you’ll be seeing this on the front pages and nightly news lead stories in all the media outlets that spread it. Right? Riiiiiight. The Times-Leader reports: The agent in charge of the Secret Service field office in Scranton said allegations that someone yelled “kill him” when presidential hopeful Barack Obama’s name was mentioned during...
  • McCain, Palin causing "anxiety, grave fear": Kansas City attorney files suit against McCain

    10/15/2008 1:50:14 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 91 replies · 2,940+ views
    A Kansas City lawyer and supporter of Barack Obama for president has filed suit in federal court, alleging that the Republican ticket has incited violence against the Democratic nominee. In her suit against Sen. John McCain, Gov. Sarah Palin and campaign manager Rick Davis, Mary Kay Green said she has been injured by their campaign tactics and suffers “terror of the heart, anxiety and grave fear” for Obama’s life.
  • Metro State clears teacher in Palin essay flap

    10/15/2008 10:49:25 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies · 664+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | October 15, 2008 | Tillie Fong
    A special investigation of part-time Metropolitan State College instructor Andrew Hallam has determined that he had not violated any college policies in assigning an essay on Republican vice president nominee Sarah Palin to one of his English classes. "The investigation concluded that Hallam must learn to curb the use of vulgar language in class, and that the introduction of controversal topics must have a substantial relationship with the subject of the class," according to a news bulletin released by the college Tuesday. "While discipline is not warranted, appropriate mentoring is recommended." Hallam, who started teaching at Metro State College this...
  • Obama supporters fear race may bring candidate down

    10/15/2008 9:29:41 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 164 replies · 2,781+ views ^ | October 15, 2008 | Matthew Bigg
    For supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama it is a nightmare scenario -- his apparent lead in the battle for the White House suddenly evaporates on Election Day. The cause? Race. As Republican rival John McCain celebrates victory, it emerges that a small but decisive percentage of white voters who had declared to opinion pollsters they supported Obama actually chose differently in the privacy of the ballot booth. With opinion surveys making Obama the favorite over McCain less than three weeks before the November 4 election, attention has turned to the question of how many white Americans might be...
  • On Obama, Acorn and Voter Registration (Official talking points from the NY Slimes) EVERYONE RELAX!

    10/10/2008 7:58:34 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies · 997+ views
    NY Times ^ | 10/10/08 | STEPHANIE STROM
    On Obama, Acorn and Voter RegistrationBy STEPHANIE STROM Published: October 10, 2008 Senator John McCain’s presidential campaign on Friday stepped up its efforts to tie Senator Barack Obama to a community organizing group that has been accused of involvement in problematic voter registrations in several hotly contested states, including Colorado, Indiana, Nevada and North Carolina. The group, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or Acorn, has long been a favorite target of conservatives. It made news this year when it was revealed that a brother of Acorn’s founder had embezzled almost $1 million from the organization but that...
  • McCain offers no proof to back voter-fraud charges (ACORN/Obama are INNOCENT spin-o-thon)

    10/10/2008 7:33:55 PM PDT · by Libloather · 41 replies · 958+ views
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 10/10/08 | Greg Gordon
    McCain offers no proof to back voter-fraud chargesBy Greg Gordon McClatchy Newspapers Posted: Friday, Oct. 10, 2008 WASHINGTON — John McCain's campaign charged Friday that a liberal-leaning voter registration coalition is seeking to “steal votes” in next month's presidential election and alleged that Democrat Barack Obama has had a long and “intimate” relationship with the group. Republicans have leveled similar allegations against the coalition known as Acorn in every election since at least 2000, but they have yet to produce proof that the group poses a threat to election integrity. In its latest attack on Acorn, the McCain campaign provided...
  • Myth of the Undecided Voter

    10/10/2008 6:45:34 PM PDT · by grandpa jones · 10 replies · 1,475+ views
    NN&V ^ | 10-10-08 | nuke
    You’ve seen them in interactive focus groups, and most recently in the Town hall debate: The Undecideds. It makes a normal voter wonder, “Where in the heck to they find these people?” The answer was inadvertently revealed at by Domenico Montanaro in his interview with “undecided” voter Oliver Clark, one of the Town hall debate questioners … …the Sunday before last, I received a call from the Gallop Poll. They asked a few questions regarding my choice in the Presidential election. They asked who I would vote for. I said most likely I would be voting for Barack Obama. They...
  • America's Second Wake-Up Call!

    10/10/2008 6:11:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies · 1,012+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 10, 2008
    History is important to study... if you can trust the national media to not withhold key information they don't want you to see or twist daily news to fit their agenda.In the last 40 years, there have been nine major surveys of editors and reporters who work for national media. The most they ever voted Republican in a national election was 14%; the more common range has been 4% to 7%. This is one reason why no matter who wins a political debate, the media almost en masse repeatedly tell you their man won. And most voters who don't pay...
  • Panel: Palin abused power in trooper case

    10/10/2008 6:02:54 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 138 replies · 4,942+ views
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (CNN) -- Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin abused her power as Alaska's governor in the firing of her former public safety commissioner, but violated no laws, a report for the state Legislature concluded Friday. Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan's refusal to fire Palin's ex-brother-in-law from the state police force was "likely a contributing factor" to Monegan's July dismissal, but Palin had the authority as governor to sack him, the report by former Anchorage prosecutor Stephen Branchflower states.
  • Who wants to start a nation-wide media protest? (vanity)

    10/10/2008 5:54:40 PM PDT · by JPII Be Not Afraid · 124 replies · 2,613+ views
    Oct. 10, 2008 | JPII Be Not Afraid
    Who wants to start a nation-wide protest of all tv and newspapers next week or the week after? We would demand that the media tells the truth about Obama, the economy, the war and everything else they lie about. We could make signs and hand out flyers. Telling everyone how the media is literally destroying this country with there lies and deception. We could set up a website to promote our cause and sign up for protests at different media outlets. If this went national, the media couldn't ignore it. What do you say? Do you think it could be...
  • They Warned Us About the Mortgage Crisis (barf)

    10/10/2008 5:39:32 PM PDT · by Kiss Me Hardy · 27 replies · 851+ views
    Business Week ^ | Oct 9, 2008 | Robert Berner and Brian Grow
    State whistleblowers tried to curtail greedy lending—and were thwarted by the Bush Administration and the financial industry....
  • Fictitious Donors Found in Obama Finance Records

    10/10/2008 3:12:21 PM PDT · by Amityschild · 56 replies · 2,215+ views
    New York Times ^ | October 10, 2008 | Michael Luo and Griff Palmer
    Last December, someone using the name “Test Person,” from “Some Place, UT,” made a series of contributions, the largest being $764, to Senator Barack Obama’s presidential campaign totaling $2,410.07. Someone identifying himself as “Jockim Alberton,” from 1581 Leroy Avenue in Wilmington, Del., began giving to Mr. Obama last November, contributing $10 and $25 at a time for a total of $445 through the end of February. The only problem? There is no Leroy Avenue in Wilmington. And Jockim Alberton, who listed his employer and occupation as “Fdsa Fdsa,” does not show up in a search of public records.