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  • Monday marks 39 years since Edmund Fitzgerald sank on Lake Superior

    11/10/2014 6:15:41 AM PST · by Cincinatus · 140 replies
    Clevland.com ^ | Nov. 10 2014 | Cliff Pinckard
    It was Nov. 10, 1975, when the Edmund Fitzgerald disappeared in the waters of Lake Superior during a severe storm, taking 29 lives with it. After nearly 40 years the story of the ship continues to intrigue, with some saying its legend is second only to the Titanic. Several books have been written about it and it famously was memorialized by Gordon Lightfoot's 1976 hit "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald". When the ship was christened on June 8, 1958, it was the largest freighter on the Great Lakes at 729 feet long. It was named after Edmund Fitzgerald, president...
  • Monica Lewinsky E-Mail Omitted From Latest Batch of Clinton Documents

    04/18/2014 2:44:21 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 18, 2014 | by Chris Good
    An email from Monica Lewinsky was omitted from the Clinton library’s latest document dump for privacy reasons. Every two weeks this spring, the National Archives has been releasing documents from Clinton’s presidency through The William J Clinton Presidential Library & Museum in Little Rock, Ark. Included in a list of withdrawn/redacted documents, midway through a batch of documents concerning Gen. Wesley Clark, is an email from Monica Lewinsky’s Pentagon email address. Vaguely referenced as concerning a “medical record,” the omitted email is listed as four pages long.
  • FL-13 A Bigger Defeat Than Advertised

    03/14/2014 4:25:27 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | March 14, 2014 | Ross Kaminsky
    "............David Jolly was nearly abandoned by the Republican Party — apparently all too willing to reconstitute a circular firing squad. A Politico article less than a week before the election (probably designed to help Alex Sink) offered this pearl of political reporting: Over the past week, a half-dozen Washington Republicans have described Jolly’s campaign against Democrat Alex Sink as a Keystone Cops operation, marked by inept fundraising, top advisers stationed hundreds of miles away from the district in the state capital and the poor optics of a just-divorced, 41-year-old candidate accompanied on the campaign trail by a girlfriend 14 years...
  • Didn't Sink (D) win Florida's 13th when running for Gov.? Didn't Obama win this district, too?

    03/12/2014 3:16:11 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 12 replies
    3/12/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Hmmm. Nah, there are no national implications here...This was no referendum on ObamaCare, the left's explosion of the size of gov't, etc. Dems and MSM on television talking to voters: "These are not the droids you are looking for. Move along, move along."
  • Alex Sink's Concession Speech ["The bars are open..."]

    03/12/2014 6:37:37 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 53 replies
    youtube ^ | 3/12/14 | Alex Sink
    ... She called Jolly to congratulate him.
  • Florida showed us that for the Democrats 2014 might be a lot like another event in 1912...

    03/12/2014 10:33:10 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 9 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-12-14 | The Looking Spoon
    There was a special election in Florida 13 yesterday and Republican David Jolly beat now two-time loser Democrat Alex Sink.Apparently, Obamacare was a central issue of the campaign, and Sink stupidly was unapologetic in her support for it.It's worth noting the last name, Sink. I'm not much of a believer in coincidences, so lets hope this is a harbinger of what's to come in 8 months.
  • David Jolly's victory spells trouble for Democrats nationwide

    03/12/2014 5:55:05 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 32 replies
    The Tampa BAY Times ^ | March 11 | ADAM SMITH
    If I'm a Democratic House member in any competitive district in America or a Democratic incumbent senator up for re-election this year in a moderate-to-conservative state like North Carolina, Arkansas, Colorado, Alaska or Louisiana, I'm waking up more than a little anxious about what happened in Pinellas County on Tuesday. In Alex Sink, Democrats had a better-funded, well-known nominee who ran a strong campaign against a little-known, second- or third-tier Republican who ran an often wobbly race in a district Barack Obama won twice. Outside Republican groups — much more so than the under-funded Jolly campaign — hung the Affordable...
  • Republican Jolly wins crucial Florida bellwether special election

    03/12/2014 1:07:16 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 11, 2014 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Republican David Jolly defeated Democrat Alex Sink in the special election to fill Florida’s 13th district on Tuesday night, delivering a stinging blow to Democrats that underscores their vulnerability to ObamaCare attacks. With all precincts reporting, Jolly topped Sink 48.4 percent to 46.5 percent, winning by 3,417 votes. Libertarian Lucas Overby took nearly 5 percent of the vote. Sink’s loss in the race to succeed the late Rep. Bill Young (R-Fla.) was seen by Republicans as evidence the political winds are blowing hard against Democrats in their uphill pursuit of the 17 seats they’ll need to take back the House....
  • DAVID JOLLY BEATS ALEX SINK IN FLA 13 RACE

    03/11/2014 4:44:37 PM PDT · by shortstop · 239 replies
    Supervisor of Elections ^ | 03/11/14 | Supervisor of Elections Pinellas
    Just came over the Pinellas County Election website- David Jolly wins! 225 of 225 Precincts Reporting Percent Votes David W. Jolly (REP) 48.43% 88,294 Alex Sink (DEM) 46.56% 84,877 Lucas Overby (LPF) 4.83% 8,799 WRITE-IN 0.18% 325 182,295
  • Look who candidate Alex Sink has given big bucks to!

    02/18/2014 6:29:59 PM PST · by JOHN W K · 5 replies
    2/18/2014 | johnwk
    . See Alex Sink ponies up to Charlie Crist campaign "Campaign finance reports show that on Jan. 31, Sink wrote a $1,000 check to Crist." So now, there is no question that Alex Sink not only supports Charlie Crist, she is actually willing to finance Charlie’s election campaign. The question is, should Floridians be as enthusiastic as Alex Sink is to see Charlie Crist get elected? Let us recall what Charlie Crist stands for: Are we to forget when Charlie Crist in 2009, greeted Obama’s trip to Florida with the infamous BIG HUG? Are we to forget that Mr. Crist...
  • A Crazy Thing That Happened The Last Time The Government Shut Down..(Bill and Monica Fall in Love)

    09/27/2013 5:42:20 PM PDT · by lbryce · 16 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | September 27, 2013 | Benny Johnson
    Something To Think About As We Head Into a Possible Government Shutdown…Remember this magical moment in American history? Well guess what? That whole thing started during a government shutdown.Monica was working long hours in the White House during the government shutdown of 1995.According to the Washington Post, “the second day of the government shutdown — marked the beginning of her sexual relationship with the President.”The Washington Post goes on to enlighten the reader in sordid detail the manner in which Bill J Clinton (You can just call him BJ) brought shame and degradation to the Office of the Presidency of...
  • Costa Concordia passenger Amelia Leon 'lucky to be alive'

    01/17/2012 2:34:31 PM PST · by Red Badger · 24 replies
    BBC ^ | 01-17-2012 | Staff
    A woman from Birmingham (UK) says she feels lucky to be alive after arriving home safely from the capsized Costa Concordia cruise ship in Italy. Amelia Leon, 22, was in her cabin with her boyfriend, a crew member, when the liner struck the rocks on Friday. [snip] Ms Leon, a professional singer, said she felt very emotional following the shock of what she had experienced, and knowing people are still missing. She said: "The TV went on to the floor and completely smashed and the lights went out. 'This is horrible' "Obviously lots of people were pushing and shoving but...
  • Full transcript: Convo between cruise ship captain and port authority

    01/17/2012 8:45:17 AM PST · by Red Badger · 86 replies
    http://www.wlsam.com ^ | 01-17-2012 | Staff
    GIGLIO, Italy (WLS) - Audio recording of the conversation between Capt. Francesco Schettino and Port Authority officials after the doomed Italian luxury cruise liner Costa Condcordia struck rocks Friday was released Tuesday morning. At least 11 people were killed in the aftermath, according to Italian media, and dozens more are still missing. The following is a translation of the recording, which was posted on the news website Corriere della Sera: Captain Schettino: It's Capt. Schettino. Port Authority: Schettino, listen to me, there are people trapped onboard, now you go back, you will go with your rescue boat under the stern...
  • Stricken cruise liner captain DID abandon ship before passengers AND refused to go back when ordered

    01/17/2012 6:57:02 AM PST · by Red Badger · 46 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 1-17-12 | By Lee Moran and Nick Pisa
    Francesco Schettino to appear before judge today Arrested on suspicion of multiple manslaughter and abandoning ship Ignored order from coastguard to return to ship 'Offered to return to doomed cruise liner, but only to collect black box' Junior officers led a 'mutiny' after he dithered in giving orders Seventh person was found dead in shipwrecked vessel, rescuers say this morning 35 Britons on board reported safe and well, more than 60 people injured, 29 still missing Reports Schettino was dining with passengers when the accident happened The Costa Concordia's captain did abandon ship before hundreds of his passengers, it has...
  • Tensions high at Occupy site after police take sink

    12/02/2011 12:20:03 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 11 replies · 1+ views
    WHDH-TV ^ | 12/1/11 | WHDH-TV
    BOSTON -- Tensions were high at Dewey Square Thursday night when police took Occupy Boston protesters into custody. The confrontation started when a protester allegedly brought a sink into the Occupy Boston encampment. According to protesters at the scene, they demanded to know from police why they were blocking the sink from entering the site. 7News was told police took possession of the sink. People then formed a barricade around a police vehicle. A protester told 7News one person was injured, and police confirmed that three people were taken into custody for disorderly conduct. Earlier on Thursday, a judge upheld...
  • Airline stocks sink to 52-week lows; Delta hit Carrier reports fare hikes couldn’t fully offset

    07/27/2011 10:18:47 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 7/27/11 | Christopher Hinton
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Airline stocks bottomed Wednesday after Delta Air Lines Inc.’s financial results that missed Wall Street targets and revived anxiety industry profits would shrink quickly at the end of the peak travel season. Shares of the biggest U.S. carriers have been bouncing along at one-year lows this week: Jet fuel prices remain high, and though demand among well-heeled business travelers has held up despite concerns of an economic slowdown, leisure travel looks poised to drop.
  • Okay, How Much? *VANITY*

    06/13/2011 1:15:46 PM PDT · by TruthBeforeAll · 63 replies
    Personal | 06/13/2011 | TruthBeforeAll
    Loose Lips Sink Ships
  • Shades of 2010! Crist, Sink to push oil-drilling amendment (2 Losers Together)

    02/10/2011 7:44:20 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    They may have been Election Day disappointments, but former Gov. Charlie Crist and ex-CFO Alex Sink aren’t going away. They’re joining a bipartisan group of legislators tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. in front of the Old Capitol to announce their support for a constitutional ban on oil exploration and drilling in state waters.
  • Dubai World Down the Drain

    01/22/2011 3:06:32 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 37 replies
    I Own The World ^ | 1-22-2011 | Tammy
    Dubai World Down the Drain by Tammy January 22, 2011 I just read a great article over at Hillbuzz.Apparently Dubai World, a man-made metropolis of islands in the Gulf of Oman, is SINKING. You may have caught the 60 Minutes interview with the King of Dubai as he explained this insane construction project. A project that was being built at the hands of slaves.Yes, slavery survives and thrives in the Middle East. Anyone who thinks these Islamic jerks have one iota of civility in their blood is sadly mistaken.And now these islands, built on slave blood are melting away. Karma...
  • Could California Sink The Obama Presidency?

    11/20/2010 10:28:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 86 replies
    townhall ^ | 11/20/10 | Austin Hill
    First, let me be clear about this: Contrary to the growing consensus, I am still not convinced that President Obama is destined to be a one-term President. Despite the colossal rejection of the President’s policies and his “vision” in the midterm election earlier this month (the President himself stated repeatedly before the election that “my name’s not on the ballot, but my agenda is”), I’m still not assuming that he won’t turn things around for himself. In fact, as it stands now, I think President Obama is more likely to be re-elected than not. But there’s a present-day crisis on...
  • Lame ducks Charlie Crist and Alex Sink return to Tallahassee (Buh-bye, punk)

    11/09/2010 1:07:51 PM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 9 replies
    CF News 13 ^ | 11/9/10
    Gov. Charlie Crist and Alex Sink will both be back in Tallahassee on Tuesday following their unsuccessful election bids....The governor ran with no party affiliation, but lost to Rubio by more than 1 million votes.
  • UTTER BULLCRAP: MEDIA TOO SCARED TO CALL THE RACE FOR RICK SCOTT

    11/03/2010 12:05:45 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 48 replies · 1+ views
    99+% of the vote is in, Rick Scott has a 72,000 vote lead over Alex STINK.... Rick Scott and Jennifer Carroll REP 2,579,455 (48.98%) Alex Sink and Rod Smith DEM 2,507,448 (47.61%) But no one will call the race. What gives? Are we still waiting for "discovered" boxes of ballots in Palm Beach?
  • Florida Election Alert!!! (Broward County still counting votes?)

    11/02/2010 7:37:30 PM PDT · by I got the rope · 16 replies
    Florida Department of State ^ | 2 Nov 10 | I got the rope
    I don't know what's going on but Broward County is taking it's own sweet time counting votes again. If any Freeper is in Broward please check up on this. Methinks the 'rats are trying to steal this one for Alex Sink.
  • In Florida, a wild election ride nobody envisioned

    10/30/2010 9:00:22 PM PDT · by Saije · 22 replies
    Tampa Bay Online ^ | 10/30/2010 | Adam C. Smith
    Look what you've wrought, Charlie Crist. Since that casual May 2009 e-mail announcing your candidacy for U.S. Senate, you've ripped apart the Florida GOP, and now it's dividing Florida Democrats. You've gone from national superstar and future presidential contender to someone banished from your lifelong party and fighting for political survival. Not to mention the trickle-down effect: Republican fixture Bill McCollum, poised to breeze into a second term as attorney general, is now through in politics; probably so is your lieutenant governor, Jeff Kottkamp; Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink, the state Democratic Party's great hope, skipped re-election and is locked...
  • Bill Clinton pushed Meek to quit Florida race

    10/28/2010 4:10:04 PM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 73 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/28/2010 | Ben Smith
    Bill Clinton sought to persuade Rep. Kendrick Meek to drop out of the race for Senate during a trip to Florida last week — and nearly succeeded. Meek agreed — twice — to drop out and endorse Gov. Charlie Crist’s independent bid in a last-ditch effort to stop Marco Rubio, the Republican nominee who stands on the cusp of national stardom. Meek, a staunch Clinton ally from Miami, has failed to broaden his appeal around the state and is mired in third place in most public polls, with a survey today showing him with just 15 percent of the vote....
  • In Florida ‘Debate-Gate’ Sink broke rules then denied responsibility

    10/27/2010 10:40:35 AM PDT · by Crush · 25 replies
    The US Report ^ | 27 Oct 2010 | Kay Day
    Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink (D) is dealing with after-effects of what we might call ‘Debate-Gate’ in her bid to become Florida governor. Sink technically cheated during a commercial break in a debate. Throughout the campaign, Sink’s focus has been an attack strategy. With compliance from docile media, she has given the impression to voters that something in her Republican opponent Rick Scott's past—something he readily acknowledged publicly—is the best reason to elect her. Few if any newspapers, or for that matter, TV stations, have presented the facts in full context. The Democrat candidate has explained away her own past...
  • What does ALEX SINK really think about liars and cheaters?

    10/27/2010 9:13:17 AM PDT · by Reagan69 · 7 replies
    alex sink for governor ^ | 10-1-10 | Alex Sink
    Video ad at link: http://www.youtube.com/user/AlexSinkFlorida#p/a/u/1/wzjcW4PvWTA
  • Democratic candidate cheats in Florida debate, then blames opponent for it

    10/26/2010 12:49:58 PM PDT · by Schnucki · 6 replies
    London Telegraph Blogs (U.K.) ^ | October 26, 2010 | Toby Harnden
    This is pretty extraordinary. Alex Sink, locked in a tight gubernatorial race in Florida with Rick Scott, reads a message on a Droid shown to her by her make-up artist. That’s against the CNN debate rules. It’s cheating. Scott notices what she’s doing and blows the whistle. [video at link] According to The St Petersburg Times, the message said: The attorney who [w]on the Sykes suit said alex sink did nothing wrong. Tell not to let him keep talking about her. Sink was clearly being surreptitious and, far from declining to read the message once she saw it related to...
  • Alex Sink cheated during the debate

    10/25/2010 9:32:34 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 16 replies
    OCTOBER 25, 2010 Alex Sink cheated during the debate If you watched the debate, you may have noted Rick Scott accusing the Alex Sink campaign of slipping her a note against the rules. He's correct. Violating their mutual agreement against notes, Sink makeup artist came in during a commercial break and showed her a phone with a message: "The attorney on Sykes suit said Alex did nothing wrong. Tell not to let him keep talking about her."
  • Sink Fires Adviser Who Sent Message in Violation of Debate Rules

    10/26/2010 8:18:23 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/26/10
    Sink Fires Adviser Who Sent Message in Violation of Debate Rules Published October 26, 2010 | FoxNews.com Florida gubernatorial candidate Alex Sink has fired an adviser who sent the Democratic candidate a message in the middle of a debate with opponent Rick Scott in violation of the rules. A make-up artist delivered the brief message on a cell phone during a commercial break in the middle of the CNN/St. Petersburg Times-hosted debate held Monday evening. Republican Scott noticed the infraction and called it to the attention of somebody on stage. When the debate resumed, Scott publicly criticized Sink for taking...
  • Rasmussen : Florida Gov : Scott opens 6% lead on Sink.

    10/20/2010 5:44:05 AM PDT · by sunmars · 48 replies
    Republican Rick Scott now leads Democrat Alex Sink by six points in the race to be Florida’s next governor. It’s the widest gap between the candidates in six months of polling. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Florida shows Scott with 50% support for the second survey in a row. Sink, the state’s elected chief financial officer, earns 44% of the vote. Six percent (6%) prefer some other candidate in the race. (To see survey question wording, click here.) This moves the race from a Toss-Up to Leans Republican in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Gubernatorial...
  • Florida Governor: Scott (R) Still Slightly Ahead of Sink (D) (50% to 47%)

    10/12/2010 12:47:51 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 16 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | Monday, October 11, 2010 | Scott Rasmussen
    Republican hopeful Rick Scott has hit the 50% mark, but the Florida governor’s race remains one of the closest in the country. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Florida finds Scott with 50% support, while Democrat Alex Sink counters with 47% of the vote, also her best showing to date. Three percent (3%) like another candidate in the race. (To see survey question wording, click here.) The race continues to be a Toss-Up on the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Gubernatorial Scorecard. The survey was taken the night before the candidates held their first televised debate.
  • Scott Moves Back into Lead in FL

    10/11/2010 11:02:12 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 9 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 10/11/10 | Thomas Ferdousi
    Republican Rick Scott has once again taken the lead in the race to succeed current Governor Charlie Crist in Florida. Sink leads Democrat Alex Scott in the newest polling, showing a reversal of former momentum for Scott. Furthermore, it refutes the idea that Scott, a businessman, could not win in the general election. Scott has also taken a bare lead in the average of major poll indices compiled by Real Clear Politics. According to this average Scott now leads by .6%. Not a lot, but certainly a lead. The most recent poll was conducted by Rasmussen, the most accurate of...
  • Bill McCollum comes to Alex Sink's defense

    09/29/2010 7:23:05 AM PDT · by Mojave · 29 replies
    THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA ^ | September 29, 2010 | MICHAEL PELTIER
    TALLAHASSEE - Alex Sink's attempt to rebut campaign allegations by Republican gubernatorial opponent Rick Scott that she fiddled while Florida's investment portfolio burned was bolstered by an unlikely ally Tuesday: Florida Attorney General and former Scott foe Bill McCollum. Days after Scott unleashed allegations that Sink was at fault for an investment freefall, Scott's former Republican rival McCollum appeared to go out of his way Tuesday to steer the state's top investment official to provide cover for the State Board of Administration's investment oversight during the tumultuous years following the 2007 market crash. In a series of questions, McCollum led...
  • Election 2010: Florida Governor: Scott (R) Pulls Slightly Ahead of Sink (D) (50-44)

    09/24/2010 6:55:21 AM PDT · by Ravi · 39 replies
    ras ^ | 9/24/10 | ras
    Republican businessman Rick Scott has moved to a six-point edge over Democrat Alex Sink and has hit the 50% support mark for the first time in Florida’s gubernatorial race. The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters shows Scott with 50% of the vote, while Sink, the state's chief financial officer, earns 44% support when leaners are included. Six percent (6%) of voters prefer some other candidate in the race.
  • Poll: Scott in dead heat with Sink in Florida (and Rubio up by 14)

    09/15/2010 6:51:33 PM PDT · by jerry557 · 22 replies
    St Pete Times ^ | 09/15/10
    A Sept. 10-12 Ipsos Public Affairs poll for Reuters (MoE =/- 4.6%) found 47 percent of likely voters backing Rick Scott and 45 percent Alex Sink. In the Senate race, Rubio led the field with 40 percent, compared to 26 percent for Crist, and 21 percent for Meek. Crist was winning 31 percent of Democrats (Meek 47 percent); 22 percent of Republicans, and 52 percent of independents. Interestingly, among registered voters it was Rubio 32, Crist 29, and Meek 22. Asked how they'd vote without Meek in the race, it was Rubio 46, Crist 45.
  • The Battle for America 2010: The Florida Governor’s Race and the Office Depot Overcharging Scandal

    09/14/2010 5:08:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | September 13, 2010 | Stephanie Maier
    Neither candidate has addressed the unfolding multimillion dollar scandal, but one will eventually have to. The Florida race for governor between millionaire Rick Scott (Republican) and state CFO Alex Sink (Democrat) has a $30 million dollar pink elephant in the room: a lack of oversight in the stateÂ’s purchasing mechanism that has led to the loss of taxpayer dollars totaling in the tens of millions, leading to concerns of mismanagement at the stateÂ’s main purchasing entity. In a race already fraught with negative allegations on both sides, the problems at the Department of Management Services (DMS) puts forth the added...
  • Scott may not be a Saint, but Sink is no Angel

    08/27/2010 10:57:34 AM PDT · by scottfactor · 8 replies
    Irreverent View ^ | 08/27/2010 | Scott Factor
    The 2010 primary races are over in Florida, and the Republican primary nominee for Governor is Rick Scott. The race wasn’t even close, with Scott winning in 53 of 67 counties. A win this big for a virtual political outsider should send a strong message to those who control the Republican Party of Florida. Unfortunately, that message isn’t resonating with quite a few people. For the record, I am not a Scott supporter. I have issues with a guy who wants a job so bad that he’s willing to spend $50 plus million on his own campaign for a job...
  • Obama Drops By Miami for fundraising...(DEMOCRAT Governor nominee, 10 miles away, AVOIDS HUSSEIN!)

    08/20/2010 1:17:49 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Miami HURLED ^ | 08/19/10 | Beth Reinhard
    President Barack Obama swooped into Florida for less than three hours Wednesday to pick up $700,000 for the Florida Democratic Party...For Alex Sink, the Democratic frontrunner for governor, the potential price for embracing the increasingly unpopular president was too steep. The state's chief financial officer did not join Obama at the deli or greet him at Miami International Airport, and she had stepped off the stage by the time Sen. Bill Nelson introduced the president...
  • Obamacare could sink Obama

    08/07/2010 10:29:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    daily mail ^ | August 7, 2010 | Don Surber
    Nikki Phelps struggled against kidney cancer for 10 years, depleting the life savings of her family and eventually causing them to sell their home in order to supply her with Sutent, a common treatment for cancer. Her insurance company refused to buy the drug. Her insurance company was the government of England, which through its National Health Service, refused to supply her with this drug. She died this spring. ''As many as 20,000 Britons may have had their lives cut short because of decisions taken by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence
  • Mortgage rates sink to lowest level on record (lowest since 1971)

    06/24/2010 8:40:58 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/24/10 | Alan Zibel - ap
    WASHINGTON – Mortgage rates fell this week to the lowest level on record, giving consumers added incentive to lock in low payments on home purchases and refinancings. Mortgage company Freddie Mac said Thursday that the average rate for 30-year fixed loans sank to 4.69 percent, from 4.75 percent last week. That's the lowest since Freddie Mac began tracking rates in 1971. The previous record of 4.71 percent was set in December. Rates for 15-year and five-year mortgages also hit lows. Mortgage rates have fallen over the past two months. Investors wary of the European debt crisis and the turbulent stock...
  • Legal fight over SB 1070 could sink Arizona Dems in November

    06/21/2010 9:28:32 AM PDT · by paltz · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Washingtontimes.com - Water Cooler ^ | 6/19/10 | Kerry Picket
    The Obama administration’s announcement they will sue Arizona over the state’s recently passed immigration law known as SB 1070 may have some on the left cheering, but Democrats sitting in McCain won districts may not be sitting too pretty on the issue. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, Arizona Democrat, is currently in dangerous re-election waters. Her 8th congressional district was won by Senator John McCain, Arizona Republican, in the 2008 presidential election by a +6 margin. Ms. Giffords, like her fellow Arizona Democrats in McCain won districts, Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick and Rep. Harry Mitchell, has not been extraordinarily vocal on SB 1070,...
  • McCollum leads Sink by 15 points in governor’s race (Florida Loathes ObamaCare)

    03/29/2010 10:00:28 PM PDT · by Frantzie · 22 replies · 834+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 3-29-2010 | Aaron Deslatte
    TALLAHASSEE — Republican Bill McCollum's relentless criticism of a federal health-care reform bill and his willingness to sue to block it appear to be paying dividends with Florida voters. The attorney general and leading GOP candidate for governor has moved out to a double-digit advantage over Democrat Alex Sink since last June, garnering an edge of 49 percentage points to 34 percentage points in the latest Mason-Dixon poll released Monday
  • Sink getting steamrolled by McCollum health care push (Dem getting crushed due to Obamacare)

    03/29/2010 5:10:34 PM PDT · by Frantzie · 15 replies · 715+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 3-29-2010 | Editors
    TALLAHASSEE – Republican Bill McCollum’s trigger-happiness to sue over the federal health care overhaul appear to be paying dividends with Florida voters. The attorney general and leading GOP candidate has swelled his advantage to double-digits over Democrat Alex Sink since early summer, garnering a 49-percent to 34-percent edge in the latest Mason-Dixon poll released Monday. Last June, McCollum, a 20-year congressman and three-time statewide candidate with far higher name-recognition than the relatively novice Sink, nonetheless held just a 6 percentage-point lead, fanning Democratic exuberance that the party had its best shot at re-taking the Governor’s Mansion in decades. Since then,...
  • Exclusive: Navy to Lift Ban on Women Serving Aboard Submarines

    02/23/2010 11:15:53 AM PST · by SloopJohnB · 101 replies · 2,231+ views
    ABC News ^ | February 23, 2010 | DAVID KERLEY and LUIS MARTINEZ
    Women are a big step closer to serving on U.S. Navy submarines. ABC News has learned that the Navy has decided to lift the ban on female submarine crew members. Subs are one of the last places in the military from which women are excluded.
  • US, Allies Tell Taliban About Offensive

    02/09/2010 6:00:21 PM PST · by Dubya · 28 replies · 923+ views
    McClatchy-Tribune Information Services ^ | McClatchy-Tribune Information Services
    KABUL - Thousands of U.S., British and Afghan troops are poised to launch the biggest offensive of the war in Afghanistan in a test of the Obama administration's new counterinsurgency strategy. Military operations usually are intended to catch the enemy off guard, but for weeks U.S. and allied officials have been telling reporters about their forthcoming assault on Marjah, a Taliban-held town of 80,000 and drug-trafficking hub in southern poppy-growing Helmand province.
  • Poll: GOP's McCollum opens 10-point lead over Sink

    01/27/2010 4:51:12 AM PST · by Palmetto Patriot · 3 replies · 387+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 1/27/2010 | Associated Press
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Bill McCollum's early entry into the 2010 Florida governor's race may be paying off. Florida's Republican attorney general has a 10-point lead over his Democratic opponent, Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink, in a new poll released Wednesday by the Quinnipiac (Conn.) University Polling Institute. McCollum was favored by 41 percent compared to 31 percent who preferred Sink in a random telephone survey of 1,618 registered voters taken Jan. 20-24. McCollum seemed to get a bump from his promise to challenge the constitutionality of any federal health care bill that requires people to buy health insurance, which was...
  • Getting the economy back on track: Bill Clinton's modest proposal

    05/15/2009 12:59:04 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies · 476+ views
    CNN.com ^ | May 15, 2009
    The 42nd president sees female power as one solution to climate change. While politicians bicker over cap-and-trade legislation, Bill Clinton is looking to the empowerment of women as a weapon for fighting global warming. "In every single society in which that has happened, there's been a moderation in population growth," said Clinton. Because population growth is seen as a major contributor to rising levels of greenhouse gas, Clinton believes that putting girls in school and giving them access to microcredit, capital, and labor markets will temper both the birth rate and climate change. "We need to find a morally acceptable...
  • Obama: US, partners will sink piracy

    04/13/2009 7:00:33 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 863+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 4/13/09 | Olivier Knox
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – President Barack Obama vowed Monday to work with US allies to "halt the rise of piracy" off Somalia's coast, as the Pentagon warned there was no purely military solution to the seaborne scourge. ... "I want to be very clear that we are resolved to halt the rise of piracy in that region," Obama said at an event designed to highlight investments in transportation infrastructure. "To achieve that goal, we're going to have to continue to work with our partners to prevent future attacks, we have to continue to be prepared to confront them when they arise...
  • Worker Bathes In Burger King Sink

    08/13/2008 12:13:48 AM PDT · by Westlander · 20 replies · 99+ views
    Internet Broadcasting ^ | August 12, 2008 | Internet Broadcasting
    A teenage employee celebrated his birthday by taking a bath in the utility sink at the Burger King in Xenia, Ohio, local station WHIO-TV reported.