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  • Gates: White House 'should go look in the mirror'

    01/13/2014 5:22:14 PM PST · by kristinn · 26 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Monday, January 13, 2014 | Holly Bailey
    Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates pushed back against critics who suggested he should have sat on his memoir about his years in the Obama administration, insisting his tell-all is not a “betrayal” of Obama. In an interview with Yahoo News Global Anchor Katie Couric, Gates insisted he did not have an “adversarial relationship” with Obama and that he has a “lot of admiration” for the president. But the former defense secretary, who also worked for President George W. Bush, did not mince words about Obama’s current and former top aides, who have slammed Gates’ account as being self-serving and driven...
  • Poll: Virginia governor race a nailbiter

    10/30/2013 7:47:21 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 67 replies
    With less than a week until Election Day, Virginia gubernatorial hopeful Terry McAuliffe holds a slim lead over Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli in a tightening race, according to a new poll on Wednesday. McAuliffe leads Cuccinelli among likely voters 45 percent to 41 percent, with 9 percent for Libertarian candidate Robert Sarvis, according to a Quinnipiac University poll. The edge is within the poll’s margin of error. The poll also found that if Sarvis were not in the race, likely voters would split for McAuliffe 47 percent to 45 percent, which Quinnipiac describes as “too close to call.” Last...
  • Confusion reigns in host city vote as Istanbul celebrate prematurely

    09/07/2013 4:36:45 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 11 replies
    Inside the Games ^ | September 7, 2013 | Nick Butler
    There was widespread confusion following the announcement of Istanbul's victory over Madrid to decide the first round of voting here in the race to host the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games as many presumed that Istanbul had won, not the first round, but the whole competition. Istanbul defeated Madrid in an elimination decider after the pair had initially tied behind first round winners Tokyo But, as Madrid's fate was sealed, a huge chant of "Istanbul, Istanbul" erupted around the media room as a large Turkish press contingent celebrated what they believed to be the countries first victory at the fifth...
  • What if the 2012 Presidential Election Ends in a Tie? [The joke could be on Obama!]

    10/25/2012 10:09:48 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 26 replies
    Hispanic Business ^ | October 25, 2012 | Thomas Fitzgerald
    What if the 2012 Presidential Election Ends in a Tie? October 25, 2012 Thomas Fitzgerald The final days of a close race for the White House, like the one now unfolding between President Obama and Mitt Romney, are always loud, tense, and messy, but most end with a clear result. What if this year is different, and Nov. 6 is only the beginning of the chaos? What if it ends in a tie? An Electoral College tie -- with each man getting 269 votes instead of the 270 needed to win -- is possible, analysts say, a result that would...
  • Michigan Poll: Obama and Romney in dead heat (47-47)

    10/24/2012 4:56:59 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 74 replies
    My Fox Detriot ^ | 10/24/12 | My fox detriot
    Foster McCollum White Baydoun (FMW)B, a national public opinion polling and voter analytics consulting firm based in Michigan and representing the combined resources of Foster McCollum White & Associates (Troy Michigan) and Baydoun Consulting (Dearborn Michigan) conducted a telephone-automated polling random survey of Michigan registered and most likely November 2012 General election voters for Fox 2 News Detroit to determine their voting and issue preferences for the presidential election. An initial qualifying statement was read to respondents asking them to participate only if they were very likely to vote in the November General Election. Thirty five thousand (35,000) calls were...
  • Cain Ties Romney in RCP Average

    10/16/2011 5:02:19 AM PDT · by The Sparrow · 34 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 10-16-11 | RCP
    23.5 Romney +0.3 23.2 Cain 12.8 Perry 8.3 Gingrich 8.0 Paul 4.7 Bachmann 1.8 Huntsman 1.6 Santorum http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/president/us/republican_presidential_nomination-1452.html#polls
  • Yet another terrorist tie to Obama White House

    07/02/2010 7:44:36 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    wnd ^ | 7/2/10 | Aaron Klein
    The director of the White House Fellows program, Cindy S. Moelis, previously served as director of a group that granted Weather Underground terrorist organization founder William Ayers its "public trust" award, WND has learned. Moelis' group, the Business and Professional People for the Public Interest, or BPI, also was one of the biggest recipients of a grant from the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, which was founded by Ayers and chaired by Barack Obama.
  • Police: man killed by family for watching soccer

    06/18/2010 8:04:22 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 19 replies · 573+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | 06/17/10 | Mia Snyman
    Police say a South African man who wanted to watch a World Cup match instead of a religious program was beaten to death by his family in the northeastern part of the country. David Makoeya, a 61-year-old man from the small village of Makweya, Limpopo province, fought with his wife and two children for the remote control on Sunday because he wanted to watch Germany play Australia in the World Cup. The others, however, wanted to watch a gospel show.
  • Dem Congressman: "If You Don't Tie Our Hands, We Will Keep Stealing"

    03/18/2010 3:38:49 PM PDT · by Mr. Jazzy · 13 replies · 925+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 18 March 2010 | RCP Staff
    Video of an "honest" Democrat saying that they will keep stealing from US if we Americans do nothing to tie their hands!
  • 2009 will be the year of Total decline for US Jim Rogers

    12/22/2008 7:56:14 PM PST · by Lorianne · 32 replies · 2,238+ views
    You Tube ^ | December 18, 2008 | Jim Rogers
  • Gallup: It's a Tie Ballgame

    10/16/2008 1:14:38 PM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 24 replies · 1,366+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | October 16, 2008 | Bill Dupray
    Gallup has Obama up 49-47 with a margin of error of 2%. Have you heard that anywhere today? Of course not. The media neeeeeds this to be over right now. Anything that contradicts that template is utterly disregarded. Gallup took some heat for changing their party weighting to include more Democrats, which accounted for Obama's inflated numbers over the last couple of weeks. So they decided to do three polls, one of Registered Voters (RV) (useless as a predictor), Likely Voters (LV), and a new "Traditional" Likely Voters (TLV), which reflects the, well, traditional weighting of the parties. So here...
  • An electoral college 'doomsday'? Scholars speculate on havoc of 269 tie

    09/22/2008 9:52:51 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 44 replies · 370+ views
    On Nov. 5, the presidential election winds up in a electoral-college tie, 269-269, the Democrat-controlled House picks Sen. Barack Obama as president, but the Senate, with former Democrat Joe Lieberman voting with Republicans, deadlocks at 50-50, so Vice President Dick Cheney steps in to break the tie to make Republican Sarah Palin his successor. "Wow," said longtime presidential historian Stephen Hess. "Wow, that would be amazing, wouldn't it?" "If this scenario ever happened, it would be like a scene from the movie 'Scream' for Democrats," said Democratic strategist Mary Anne Marsh. "The only thing worse for the Democrats than losing...
  • Saakashvili eats own tie

    08/16/2008 10:35:01 PM PDT · by Blogger · 28 replies · 224+ views
    See Video at link.
  • Obama misrepresented tie with Palestinian activist?

    05/23/2008 10:14:43 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies · 159+ views
    WND ^ | 5-23-08 | Aaron Klein
    JERUSALEM – Did Sen. Barack Obama misrepresent his relationship with a pro-Palestinian activist and harsh critic of Israel who has been described as a friend of the senator? During a campaign stop yesterday at a Boca Raton, Fla., synagogue, Obama was asked about his association with Columbia University professor Rashid Khalidi, who has made repeated statements supportive of Palestinian terrorism.
  • Florida A Four-Way Tie: Rasmussen

    01/14/2008 7:25:38 AM PST · by jdm · 70 replies · 102+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | Jan. 14, 2008 | Ed Morrissey
    Rasmussen has the crucial Florida contest a four-way tie for the Republican primary, with Fred Thompson not far back in fifth place. John McCain leads by a single point at the moment, with Mike Huckabee, Mitt Romney, and Rudy Giuliani all within two points of the current holder of Big Mo. That motion has appeared to slow in Florida since McCain's big New Hampshire win, as Survey USA had him up by ten in the immediate aftermath: The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey finds four candidates essentially tied for the lead in Florida’s Republican Presidential Primary. It’s McCain 19%, Giuliani...
  • Tie Ban For Doctors To Stop Spread Of MRSA (UK)

    12/17/2006 8:35:48 PM PST · by blam · 22 replies · 724+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-18-2006 | Alex Berry
    Tie ban for doctors to stop spread of MRSA By Alex Berry Last Updated: 2:35am GMT 18/12/2006 Doctors have been ordered to ditch their ties over fears they are spreading the deadly hospital superbug MRSA. An NHS trust has also told all its staff involved in direct patient care not to wear jewellery, wrist watches, scarves or any "superfluous clothing". Even consultants have been warned that being smartly-dressed when giving patients bad news could present an infection risk. The move, by Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, follows a report by the British Medical Association calling for doctors to...
  • N. Korea-Iran Ties Seem to Be Growing Stronger(18 SS-N-6 intermediate missiles sold to Iran)

    07/28/2006 3:28:50 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies · 636+ views
    LA Times ^ | 07/27/06 | Barbara Demick
    N. Korea-Iran Ties Seem to Be Growing Stronger Weapons sales and joint observations of missile test launches have been reported. VIPs visiting Pyongyang celebrate 'cooperative relations.' By Barbara Demick, Times Staff Writer July 27, 2006 SEOUL — North Korea and Iran, two fiercely anti-American regimes, appear to be bolstering their military and diplomatic cooperation, including the possible sale of missiles to the Tehran government, intelligence sources said. An Iranian parliamentary delegation visiting Pyongyang was given a VIP welcome with a reception Monday at the North Korean Supreme People's Assembly to celebrate, as the North Korean news service put it, the...
  • Documents tie Nigerian to Jefferson probe

    06/06/2006 12:19:24 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies · 1,827+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/6/06 | AP
    GREENBELT, Md. - Nigeria's vice president sought up to $500,000 and a stake in a technology venture in his country, according to statements Rep. William Jefferson (news, bio, voting record) made to an FBI informant that were detailed in court documents filed in a bribery probe of the congressman. Jefferson allegedly told the FBI informant that he had delivered "African art," which authorities believe was code for cash, to the Potomac, Md., home of the wife of Nigerian Vice President Atiku Abubakar at midnight last July 31. Details of the alleged deal were included in an affidavit filed in U.S....
  • Leaders Tie Re-enlistment Success to Camaraderie, Support

    11/03/2005 4:24:15 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 339+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Nov 3, 2005 | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 3, 2005 – Re-enlistment rates for the Army and Marine Corps are the highest they've been in a long time, specifically in units with high deployment tempos, military leaders told the House Armed Services Committee here today. Testifying at a committee hearing, titled "Your Troops: Their Story," the leaders said that soldiers and Marines re-enlist because they believe in the mission they are performing, and they feel comfortable knowing their families will be taken care of while they are deployed. "Our soldiers know that while they're deployed, while they're forward, they don't have to worry about what's going...
  • Terrorists Tie Bomb Belt To Dog In Iraq

    05/26/2005 8:45:13 PM PDT · by blam · 34 replies · 1,199+ views
    Terrorists tie bomb belt to dog in Iraq (Filed: 27/05/2005) Insurgents in Iraq attached explosives to a dog and tried to blow up a military convoy near the northern oil centre of Kirkuk. The canine bomb went off but the only casualty was the unfortunate animal, said police. The militants wrapped an explosive belt around the dog and detonated it as the convoy passed through Dakuk, 25 miles south of Kirkuk, said the town's police chief, Col Mohammed Barzaji. "The dog was torn apart by the explosion which caused neither injury among the soldiers nor any damage." Col Barzaji said...
  • Kerry Offer Rejected by White House

    02/16/2005 3:30:32 PM PST · by bitt · 99 replies · 2,691+ views
    rushlimbaugh.com ^ | 2/16/05 | transcript
    ... "Senator Kerry has offered to meet privately with President Bush to discuss foreign policy before Bush flies abroad next week and has meetings with key European leaders. Kerry..." No, I'm not kidding. Kerry actually called Bush and said he "offered to get together with him to discuss foreign affairs." I guess because Kerry just got back from there, and Kerry wanted to talk with Bush. "The offer has fallen on deaf ears at the White House. Kerry spokesman David Wade said yesterday, 'We've offered to have Senator Kerry meet with President Bush to discuss his trip to Iraq, if...
  • Recount ends in a tie, legal action

    11/30/2004 11:45:43 PM PST · by reaganaut · 10 replies · 584+ views
    Billings Gazette ^ | Nov. 30, 2004 | Bob Anez
    HELENA (AP) - A two-day recount of a Montana legislative race that will determine the balance of power in the state House resulted in a tie Tuesday, prompting an immediate legal challenge and sparking partisan allegations of wrongdoing. The tally of votes in House District 12 by Lake County officials showed Democrat Jeanne Windham of Polson and Constitution Party candidate Rick Jore of Ronan in a dead heat at 1,559 votes apiece. Initial results showed Jore with a two-vote lead. Windham, who contends five ballots were illegally counted for Jore, obtained a court order Tuesday that prohibits Secretary of State...
  • Headed for a Tie Right Now

    11/02/2004 8:27:08 PM PST · by kpp_kpp · 40 replies · 136+ views
    With current projections: Assuming Kerry takes the NE and west coast plus MN, IA, IL, MN Assuming Bush takes the rest with these up in the air: NV, NM, WI, and OH That puts them both at 249 electoral votes. NV 5 NM 5 WI 10 OH 20 If the first three go one way and Ohio goes the other then we are at an Electoral tie at 269 each.
  • Tie Goes to [McCain]...

    10/31/2004 8:38:00 PM PST · by ClintonBeGone · 35 replies · 1,165+ views
    Tech Central Station ^ | Matt Glassman | Matt Glassman
    Interested in becoming president this year? If so, hope for an electoral college tie. With an unlikely, but plausible, perfect tie -- 269 electoral votes for both George W. Bush and John Kerry -- anyone meeting the Constitutional qualifications for president could end up president. Here's how. Most people know the electoral college, and not popular vote, decides presidential elections. Many people also know that if no one gets a majority of electoral college votes the Constitution directs the House of Representatives to choose the President. This has happened twice (not counting 1876, a technically different situation) -- in the...
  • Tie...Deadheat...Squeaker...2000 repeat...BULLSH*T

    10/31/2004 8:04:35 AM PST · by BuckeyeGOP · 22 replies · 1,474+ views
    I've had it with these ridiculous polls and pundits claiming everything is a virtual tie. Even all the battleground states are a tie according to them! I have a suspicious feeling that a great majority of pollsters, pundits, and newservices are going to be scraping egg off their faces by 11pm Tuesday evening. What happened in 2000 was historic because it only happened 1 or 2 times in our history. 2000 was an anomole folks, pure and simple. The chances that this election will be another tie or deadheat are almost like lightening striking the same place twice. Think about...
  • Kerry's tie

    10/15/2004 5:01:52 PM PDT · by bremenboy · 18 replies · 363+ views
    Is it me or does John F Kerry only own one tie. Every photo I have seen him in he's got on this light red/ pink tie with polka dots. I would have to believe that his rich wife would buy him more that one tie.
  • Electoral Tie: It could very well happen...check out this article and the map!

    Bush would win if it happened.....so this scenario would be great in my opinion...can you imagine how pissed the Bush haters would be? Check out the actual electoral map....if everything fell the way it did in 2000, except Bush loses WV and NH(which he barely won in 2000)...there would be a tie!
  • Congressional Races Show Dead Heat Among Likely Voters

    08/09/2004 9:57:34 AM PDT · by finnman69 · 14 replies · 1,288+ views
    Gallup ^ | 8/9/04 | David Moore
    GALLUP NEWS SERVICE PRINCETON, NJ -- The latest CNN/USA Today/Gallup survey shows a dead heat between Republicans and Democrats among likely voters in the race to gain majority control of the U.S. House of Representatives. Among registered voters, however, the Democrats enjoy a slight edge, and among all Americans, the Democratic lead is even larger. This same pattern is found on other evaluations of the two parties. Compared with the Republican Party, the Democratic Party is viewed more favorably among all adults, is chosen as the one more likely to represent the public's values, and is more likely to be...
  • "Damage Control?" CARTOON featuring Kerry's mouth tied shut...

    08/09/2004 5:58:43 AM PDT · by IPWGOP · 11 replies · 1,762+ views
    IowaPresidentialWatch.com ^ | 8/9/2004 | IPWGOP
    As the truth comes out about John Kerry's whopping Vietnam lies, will the DNC's damage control have to resort to this?
  • Bush, Kerry Tied In Iowa Poll

    07/25/2004 1:41:47 PM PDT · by demlosers · 36 replies · 1,025+ views
    Iowa Channel ^ | July 25, 2004
    POSTED: 1:55 pm CDT July 25, 2004 UPDATED: 2:30 pm CDT July 25, 2004 DES MOINES, Iowa -- President George W. Bush and his Democratic challenger Sen. John Kerry are essentially tied for which candidate Iowans would choose for president. That's according to the Iowa Poll in Sunday's Des Moines Sunday Register. Bush captured the support of 46 percent of Iowans who are likely to vote in the November election. Kerry, who is preparing to receive his party's nomination this week at the Democratic National Convention in Boston, is favored by 45 percent. Two percent of those who said they...
  • An Electoral Tie Brewing?

    07/23/2004 8:53:41 AM PDT · by Lunatic Fringe · 49 replies · 1,701+ views
    According to Dale's Electoral College Breakdown, the current electoral count in 259-258 in Favor of Kerry, with two states, Wisconsin and Missouri, too close to call. If Missouri(11) goes to Bush, and Wisconsin(10) to Kerry, that puts the Electoral count at 269-269.
  • What Do You Dislike More? The IRS or Hillary Clinton?

    02/17/2004 6:15:13 PM PST · by ComtedeMaistre · 22 replies · 189+ views
    Comte de Maistre
    I have been working on my taxes over the past couple of days. I try to file early, and not wait until April, because, from experience, doing taxes early and in a more leisurely manner, is less stressful than spending sleepless nights a couple of days before April 15. But I hate filing income taxes just as much as everyone else, and I am well aware that the income tax goes against the values on which this country was founded. Our founding fathers, Jefferson, Madison, Hamilton, Franklin, Washington, etc., would have been on my side, but their views no longer...
  • Raid Finds al-Qaida Tie to Iraq Militants

    03/31/2003 6:46:22 PM PST · by jwalburg · 14 replies · 194+ views
    ABC News ^ | March 31, 2003 | ABCNews/ AP
    A U.S.-led assault on a compound controlled by an extremist Islamic group turned up a list of names of suspected militants living in the United States and what may be the strongest evidence yet linking the group to al-Qaida, coalition commanders said Monday. The cache of documents at the Ansar al-Islam compound, including computer discs and foreign passports belonging to Arab fighters from around the Middle East, could bolster the Bush administration's claims that the two groups are connected, although there was no indication any of the evidence tied Ansar to Saddam Hussein as Washington has maintained. There were indications,...
  • 'Bachelorette' Loses Ground in Vaunted Wed. 9PM Slot-Ties 'West Wing' Ratings Share at 17

    01/16/2003 7:19:42 AM PST · by ewing · 16 replies · 345+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | January 16, 2003 | Matt Drudge
  • Man Sues Over Having to Wear a Tie

    10/14/2002 10:03:01 AM PDT · by Conagher · 62 replies · 1,298+ views
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | Mon Oct 14, 8:03 AM ET
    Government worker Ian Jarman is unhappy that he has to wear a tie to work — so he is accusing his management of sex discrimination. Jarman, 46, said Monday he is taking his complaint against Job Center Plus, a government employment agency, to an employment tribunal. "It is ridiculous. I have done this job for 26 years without wearing a tie and it has never affected my ability to do the job," said Jarman, from Birmingham in central England. "It is sexual discrimination. The dress code says that female members of staff can wear an open-necked blouse. Why should male...