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  • RI is now within 157 residents of losing a US House seat, expert warns

    12/20/2017 6:02:59 PM PST · by SMGFan · 71 replies
    wpri ^ | December 20. 2017
    R.I. (WPRI) – Rhode Island is now just 157 residents away from losing one of its two seats in the U.S. House, which would give the state a single vote there for the first time since George Washington was president, according to an analysis of newly released population data. Kimball Brace, the reapportionment expert who has been involved in drawing legislative and congressional districts in Rhode Island since the early 1980s, ran the numbers Wednesday after the U.S. Census Bureau announced Rhode Island had added about 2,000 residents between July 2016 and July 2017.
  • Vanity- Upcoming GA 6th congressional district special election, next Tuesday....Thoughts!!!

    04/13/2017 9:35:02 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 14 replies
    Next Tuesday will see a "special election" in the Georgia, 6th CD, a race between 18 candidates, 11 Republicans & 7 Democrats. If there is a clear winner, she or he must achieve at least 50% of the ballots cast. This seat was vacated by Congressman, Tom Price, a Republican, appointed to the Trump Administration. It will be at best, a messy matter, but, The Republicans must do everything they can, to make certain a runoff occurs and they hold onto the seat. Bottom line is: every single Republican, Conservative and Independent voter must turnout for this gig in massive...
  • New Census Projections Show RI To Lose U.S. House Seat

    12/29/2016 5:01:30 PM PST · by SMGFan · 62 replies
    RIPR ^ | December 21, 2016
    Rhode Island is likely to lose one of its two U.S. House seats after the 2020 U.S. Census, according to projections by reapportionment guru Kimball W. Brace, who has for many years helped Rhode Island lawmakers draw both state legislative and congressional districts
  • Pregnant Olivia Wilde Blasts Subway Riders for not Giving up Seats

    09/15/2016 7:03:10 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 101 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 14, 2016 | Lindsey Kupfer
    Don’t mess with pregnant Olivia Wilde. “NBD, able-bodied 🚇 [train] riders who won’t give your seat to a GIANT preggo,” she sarcastically tweeted on Wednesday. “I’ll just stand riiiiight next to your head and pray I go into labor.”
  • Rep. Grayson announces run for Rubio's Senate seat

    07/14/2015 1:44:30 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 27 replies
    WFTV ^ | 7-9-15 | WFTV
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson is running for the Florida Senate seat that Republican Marco Rubio is giving up to run for president. Grayson made the announcement on Thursday. "This is the it campaign of 2016. Just like Elizabeth Warren was the it campaign in her race," Grayson said. "I'm going to be running a Barack Obama style campaign. I am going to try and wake up and electrify the electorate with all the good we can do for each other." When WFTV asked Grayson how he is going to win, he replied, "By being the champion for...
  • Midstate (Lebanon, TN) man designs glow-in-the-dark toilet seat

    05/12/2015 7:57:42 PM PDT · by upbeat5 · 29 replies
    LEBANON, TN (WSMV) - (video at link) If a Lebanon inventor has his way, the bathroom experience may never be the same. Dave Reynolds thinks toilets should glow in the dark, and he's not joking. "I kept telling this story over and over to people and they laughed," Reynolds said. "And I said, 'One day you're not going to laugh at me. One day you're going to go to the bathroom and think of me.'" For Reynolds, a glow-in-the-dark toilet just makes sense. "Not right now, but at 3 in the morning, that's when it comes together," he said. "When...
  • Grayson eyes Florida Senate seat

    02/03/2015 4:49:48 PM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/03/15 | Jonathan Easley
    Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) is talking like a man who will run for Senate in 2016. In an interview with The Hill on Tuesday, Grayson said he’s thinking about running. The often-controversial Democrat spoke at length about why he’d begin in a potential Senate race in position of strength, whether he’s going up against Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) or not. “We have some very substantial advantages,” Grayson said in an interview with The Hill on Tuesday. “I have over 100,000 individual contributors, no one else on the House Democratic side has anything like that. We have raised as much as...
  • Solution to Seat Rage: No More Reclining

    09/04/2014 6:56:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 63 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | September 4, 2014 | Will Doig
    It’s a sign of our air-rage times: three separate planes forced to divert in the space of two weeks when cramped passengers went ballistic over someone reclining their seat. In one episode, two undercover air marshals subdued and handcuffed the irate traveler in question. In another, a woman swore at the reclining passenger in front of her and screamed for the pilot to “put this plane down.” The dust-ups don’t shock Robert Mann, a former airline executive who now runs an airline-industry analysis company. “August is the highest load-factor month of the year for a North American carrier, and it’s...
  • Israel to run for U.N. Security Council seat for 2019-20

    10/04/2013 8:55:34 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Oct 3, 2013 5:59pm EDT | Dan Williams
    Israel said on Thursday it plans to run for a rotating seat on the U.N. Security Council for the time ever for 2019-2020, although U.N. diplomats said it will not be easy for the Jewish state to win. “We’re going all out to win,” Israel's U.N. Ambassador Ron Prosor told Reuters. “It’s about time.” … Prosor said Israel will be vying against Germany and Belgium for two seats allotted to the “Western European and Others Group.” Technically, Israel should be a member of the Asia-Pacific Group along with the other states in the Middle East, but predominantly Muslim states blocked...
  • Names surface for Jackson Jr.'s seat (And the highest bidder is...?)

    11/24/2012 5:43:16 AM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/24/12 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Names surface for Jackson Jr.'s seatBy Alexandra Jaffe - 11/24/12 06:00 AM ET Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s resignation from Congress leaves his seat in Illinois's 2nd District open for a special election, and local Democrats are already considering names. A top option would be Debbie Halvorson, who represented Illinois's 11th District for one term, from 2009-11, and lost her bid against Jackson this year when he picked up over 70 percent of the vote in the primary. Halvorson said in an email to The Hill that she has "not yet decided what I'm going to do," but indicated she's been...
  • Arizona voters go to polls to fill Gabrielle Giffords’s seat in Congress (Late poll closings?)

    06/12/2012 6:12:36 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 50 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 6/12/12 | Aaron Blake
    Voters in Arizona were set to select a replacement for former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D) in a competitive special election on Tuesday, but late poll closings left the winner undetermined late Tuesday night.
  • Warren Buffett’s Secretary to Sit with Michelle Obama at State of the Union

    01/24/2012 11:08:39 AM PST · by Nachum · 35 replies · 2+ views
    The Blaze ^ | 1/24/12 | Christopher Santarelli
    The Obama campaign has found its Joe the Plumber. President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night is expected to emphasize economic inequality, appropriately timed coming off the Occupy Wall Street fall leading up to Tuesday’s release of frequent Republican front-runner Mitt Romney’s tax returns which reveal that the multi-millionaire pays an effective tax rate of 13.9 percent. To hammer home the political game that the Obama campaign has been playing, billionaire Warren Buffett‘s longtime secretary will be joining first lady Michelle Obama in her seating section during tonight’s speech. The guest choice is significant because Buffett’s secretary,...
  • Democrat (Ric Sanchez) drops out of race for Texas Senate seat

    12/18/2011 10:14:03 AM PST · by Libloather · 32 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/16/11 | CHRIS TOMLINSON
    Democrat drops out of race for Texas Senate seatBy CHRIS TOMLINSON | AP – Fri, Dec 16, 2011 AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Retired Lt. Gen. Ric Sanchez, the sole major Democratic candidate in the race to replace Republican U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, said Friday he is dropping out of the Texas race because of "pressing personal challenges" and a lack of funds. In an email to supporters Friday afternoon, Sanchez thanked those who had encouraged him to run but said he needed to put his family first. **SNIP** While the Republican field to replace Hutchison is extremely crowded, Sanchez...
  • Brothers denied flight due to size

    11/30/2010 7:49:51 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 37 replies
    WGN TV ^ | November 29, 2010 | Lourdes Duarte
    WGN Brothers denied flight due to size Southwest Airlines kicks Chicago teens off flight because one was too big Lourdes Duarte WGN News 9:41 PM CST, November 29, 2010 Two Chicago brothers say Southwest Airlines made things too difficult for them when it required one of them to buy a second ticket. The twin brothers were headed to Minnesota to visit their aunt on Thanksgiving night when one of them was told he was too big to fit in a seat and needed a second ticket. The 18-year-old brothers had no cash or credit cards on them so they called...
  • GOP's Mark Kirk wins Obama's old seat (Will be sworn in TOMORROW!)

    11/02/2010 10:39:04 PM PDT · by Libloather · 87 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 11/03/10
    GOP's Kirk wins Obama's old seatFrom the NBC News political team Republican Mark Kirk is NBC's projected winner of the Illinois Senate race, snatching the seat that former Sen. Barack Obama held in Illinois. Kirk defeated Obama ally Alexi Giannoulias. Giannoulias struggled to overcome reports that his family's failed bank made loans to known criminals. The president and the first lady both made stops in the state to try to boost the Democrat. **SNIP** The victory for Kirk gives Republicans a net gain of five Senate seats so far tonight.
  • Poll: Obama, Dems Poised to Lose Grayson House Seat

    A new poll by Sunshine State News shows Republican Daniel Webster leading Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson by seven points in Central Florida's 8th Congressional District. Webster, a former state senator, tops the freshman congressman 43-36 in the survey conducted this week.
  • Poll: Crist Will Not Win Senate Seat

    A new Mason-Dixon poll shows that Charlie Crist will not win his race for the U.S. Senate seat. The poll claims that Crist's campaign is fading as he bleeds independents and Democrats. It estimates that Rubio is supported by 40 percent of likely voters, which is up from the previous 38 percent, while Crist is backed by 28 percent, which is down from his previous 33 percent, and Meek is backed by 23 percent, which is up from his previous 18.
  • Republicans Capture House Seat in Obama's Hometown

    05/22/2010 11:56:35 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 88 replies · 5,575+ views
    FoxNews ^ | May 22nd 2010
    May 22, 2010 Republicans Capture House Seat in Obama's Hometown Honolulu -- Republicans scored a midterm election victory Saturday when Honolulu City Councilman Charles Djou won a Democratic-held House seat in Hawaii in the district where President Obama grew up -- the latest triumph for the GOP as it looks to take back control of Congress. Djou's victory was a blow to Obama and other Democrats who could not rally around a candidate and find away to win a congressional race that should have been a cakewalk. The seat had been held by a Democrat for nearly 20 years and...
  • Dem family feud could cost party Hawaii seat (Hussein's supposed home town goes GOP?)

    05/20/2010 10:46:11 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies · 580+ views
    My Fox Al ^ | 5/21/10 | HERBERT A. SAMPLE
    Dem family feud could cost party Hawaii seatUpdated: May 21, 2010 12:35 AM EDT By HERBERT A. SAMPLE Associated Press Writer HONOLULU (AP) - Democrats won't budge in their family feud in this usually Democratic state, and that could result in Hawaii electing its first Republican congressman in decades. The GOP is hoping to celebrate a victory by Charles Djou on Saturday in a special election against two Democrats - one a former congressman himself - who seem to be splitting their party's vote. Not only would that mean the loss of a Democratic seat in Congress, it would be...
  • Brown getting Kennedy's seat, but not his desk (Please wash hands after touching)

    02/03/2010 9:53:58 PM PST · by Libloather · 53 replies · 1,489+ views
    SF Gate ^ | 2/03/10 | GLEN JOHNSON
    Brown getting Kennedy's seat, but not his deskBy GLEN JOHNSON, AP Political Writer Wednesday, February 3, 2010 18:51 PST BOSTON, (AP) - Republican Scott Brown may be taking over Democrat Edward Kennedy's Senate seat, but not his desk. An aide says Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry is claiming the mahogany desk on the Senate floor used by Kennedy for nearly 47 years. Until now, Kerry has been seated at the desk once used by Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, the late senator's assassinated brother. Kennedy was partial to his own desk No. 83 because it had once been used by President John...