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  • Nina Turner weighing offer to join Green Party ticket as vice presidential candidate

    08/01/2016 5:48:11 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 16 replies
    The Plain Dealer ^ | July 31, 2016 | Henry J. Gomez
    CLEVELAND, Ohio – Nina Turner, the Democratic former state senator from Cleveland who has emerged as a rallying figure for Bernie Sanders' disappointed supporters, said she is considering an offer to run for vice president on the Green Party's national ticket. Massachusetts physician Jill Stein, the party's presumptive presidential nominee, reached out with the pitch, Turner told Sunday evening in a telephone interview. The Green Party opens its convention Thursday in Houston. Turner would stand for nomination there if she agrees to be Stein's running mate. Her decision is expected in the coming days.
  • One million sign petition to oust judge in Brock Turner case. Will it matter?

    06/10/2016 3:22:29 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | June 10, 2016 | Eliott C. McLaughlin
    (CNN) — The number appears resounding: More than one million people want Judge Aaron Persky to lose his job for what's been widely viewed as a lenient sentence in the Brock Turner rape case. So, more people than who live in San Francisco want to see Persky tossed out for handing a white, well-to-do former Stanford University athlete a six-month sentence for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman. But will this yield any real action, or is this just another example of "slacktivism" or "clicktivism," arguably meaningless acts of supporting social causes without investing any real effort in effecting change?
  • Ex-Swimmer Expected Out of Jail 3 Months Early in Stanford Rape Case

    06/09/2016 1:05:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 81 replies
    Brock Turner was convicted of attacking the woman he met at a fraternity party in January 2015A former Stanford University swimmer whose six-month sentence for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman ignited widespread outrage will leave jail three months early. Online inmate records show 20-year-old Brock Turner is expected to be released from the Santa Clara County jail on Sept. 2. He was booked June 2. County jail inmates serve 50 percent of their sentences if they keep a clean disciplinary record. Calls to the county Department of Correction weren't immediately returned Thursday. Turner was convicted of attacking the woman he...
  • Emails show Clinton Foundation shaped policy

    09/02/2015 7:31:42 AM PDT · by Nep Nep · 7 replies
    Washington Times ^ | September 1, 2015 | Stephen Dinan and S.A. Miller
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s emails reveal how prominently the Clinton Foundation factored into her thinking as America’s top diplomat, raising questions about where she drew the line between official business and aiding the family charity run by her husband and daughter. In one instance, Mrs. Clinton appeared to try to steer a Haiti earthquake recovery project to the foundation, according to new emails released this week as the State Department belatedly complies with open records requests for her communications during her four years in office. Another email shows Mrs. Clinton directing a State Department employee to handle...
  • Kevin Turner, 1969-2016: Former Alabama, NFL fullback known for toughness, versatility

    03/24/2016 2:27:10 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 5 replies (Alabama) ^ | 03/24/2016 | Creg Stephenson
    Former Alabama and NFL fullback Kevin Turner, who died Thursday after a long battle with the neurodegenerative disease ALS, is perhaps best remembered his toughness and versatility as a player and later his perseverance in fighting a deadly illness. Turner, who was 46, played fullback at Alabama from 1988-91. He then spent eight seasons in the NFL with the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles, retiring after the 1999 season.
  • Federal Lawsuit: Controversial Pastor Ran Mars Hill Megachurch Like a Crime Syndicate

    03/10/2016 12:15:02 AM PST · by ppaul · 37 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 02/29/2016 | Brandy Zadrozny
    Just when controversial pastor Mark Driscoll was hoping to make a new start, former members of his old stomping grounds at Seattle’s Mars Hill Church have filed a lawsuit alleging Driscoll and his chief elder ran the now-shuttered megachurch like an organized crime syndicate, in which church members became unwitting participants. The lawsuit was filed on Monday in the Western District of Washington U.S. District Court in Seattle under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, a law originally created for prosecution of Mafia figures. Former members have been threatening to file such a lawsuit for months to find out...
  • Sylvester Turner wins Houston mayoral runoff election

    12/12/2015 8:45:03 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 56 replies
    OUSTON - Sylvester Turner won the Houston mayoral runoff election Saturday evening. The polls closed at 7 p.m. Saturday after a day of bad weather worried candidates about voter turnout. ELECTION RESULTS: Volunteers for both candidates tailored their phone bank messages on election eve, urging voters to cast their ballots in the morning rather than waiting until the afternoon. Although conventional political wisdom says rainy weather generally works against Democrats, this campaign has been anything but conventional.
  • Ted Turner’s United Nations Foundation closing the gate on Free Society

    05/26/2015 8:47:15 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 25 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/26/15 | Judi Mcleod
    Call it Caliphate, UN style. Freedom and individual rights will be nothing but archaic words when a high-handed United Nations gets to deliver its upcoming, etched-in-concrete 2015 Global Social and Environmental Agenda, effectively imprisoning humanity for the next 15 years and beyond. The rope around society’s neck will tighten to chokehold point, and that’s the full intent of media mogul Ted Turner’s long-running The United Nations Foundation. As long as the aims of The United Nations Foundation remained in the murky abstract, its chief pooh-bahs could always fend off resisters by smearing them as conspiracy nuts imagining black helicopters hovering...
  • Inside Fidel Castro’s luxurious life on his secret island getaway

    05/10/2015 10:51:58 AM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 10, 2015 | Juan Reinaldo Sanchez
    For 17 years, Juan Reinaldo Sanchez served as bodyguard to Fidel Castro. But when he became disillusioned with the Cuban dictator’s hypocrisy and tried to retire in 1994, Castro had him thrown in prison. Sanchez made 10 attempts to escape the island, finally making it to the US in 2008. Now he reveals all in his new book, “The Double Life of Fidel Castro.” In this excerpt, Sanchez exposes “El Jefe’s” privileged life. To Cubans, Fidel Castro presents himself as a man of the people, claiming to make only 900 pesos a month (about $38) and owning no property other...
  • Visitors to Fidel Castro's Posh 'Secret Island': Erich Honnecher, Ted Turner, Baba Wawa...

    05/10/2015 12:10:05 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 15 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 10 May 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Apparently only communists were invited After 17 years as a personal bodyguard of Fidel Castro, Juan Rienaldo Sanchez recently claimed in a new book that the Cuban dictator was a major trafficker of illegal drugs into the US for years- and profited handsomely from it. Sound plenty believable to me, North Korea exports meth for hard currency- and El Jefe was close with Columbia's coke-producing communist rebels/terrorists FARC. Other interesting revelations would be that Fidel kept his immediate family a secret -had more kids out of wedlock- and was kind of a lazy slob that 'always slept until 10 or...
  • Who Are You For [Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives]

    11/16/2014 5:00:47 PM PST · by JeepersFreepers · 30 replies
    Empower Texans ^ | 11/15/14 | Michael Quinn Sullivan
    With the general election a happy – very happy! – memory, now comes time to elect the third-ranking constitutional office: the Texas House Speaker. Lobbyists and lawmakers are accustomed to citizens checking out as the governing begins; in truth, citizens must be more engaged than ever. STRAUS AGENDA: STOP CONSERVATIVES House Speaker Joe Straus and his leadership team have made it abundantly clear that killing conservative reforms tops their agenda. Spending limitations, tax reform, education reforms, pro-life legislation… are all viewed with disdain by the Straus leadership team. We know that because they have blocked those measures for two sessions...
  • Turner to reduce headcount by 10% (CNN)

    10/07/2014 2:20:43 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | 10-6-14 | Brian Stelter
    Turner Broadcasting, the parent company of CNN, will cut its total workforce by about 10% in the coming weeks through a mix of buyouts, layoffs and other measures, the company said Monday. The reductions are part of a broader effort to save money and refocus investment, known internally as Turner 2020. The company said about 1,475 positions — out of 14,000 full-time positions worldwide — would be eliminated in the coming weeks. Within CNN Worldwide, where the workforce totals roughly 3,500, about 300 positions will be cut, according to a person with direct knowledge of the plan, totaling 8.5%.
  • Ted Turner wants to go to heaven

    11/17/2013 5:33:55 AM PST · by bestintxas · 88 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/17/13 | A o'neill
    (CNN) - What will matter most about Ted Turner's life story when they roll the final credits? That he started the first 24-hour news network? Built a fortune once worth $10 billion? Was Time magazine's "Man of the Year"? Received a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame? Made The New York Times best-seller list? Maybe it was that time he raced a sailboat faster than anyone else. Or the year his baseball team won the World Series. Impressed yet? Did you know he had a president for a fishing buddy and won the heart of a movie star? Turner turns...
  • Tina Turner formally ‘relinquishes’ U.S. citizenship

    11/12/2013 6:14:51 PM PST · by markomalley · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/12/2013 | Al Kamen
    <p>This item just in via an “activity report” from the U.S. Embassy in Bern, Switzerland, headlined “Soul Legend Relinquishes U.S. Citizenship.”</p> <p>“Long-time Swiss resident Tina Turner” was in the embassy Oct. 24 to sign her “Statement of Voluntary Relinquishment of U.S. Citizenship under Section 349 (a)(1) of the INA” — the Immigration and Naturalization Act.</p>
  • Spruce High School student who beat up teacher pleaded guilty to assault

    05/15/2013 7:45:54 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 11 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 15 May 2013 | Matthew Haag
    A Dallas ISD student who beat up a Spruce High School teacher in December pleaded guilty to assault and has completed his 204-day jail sentence. Delvron Turner, 18, pleaded guilty on April 3 to assaulting Dallas ISD teacher Bryan Porzio. Turner and Porzio got into altercation in a Spruce hallway in December, when Turner grabbed him by the neck and slammed him into a wall. The incident divided DISD Superintendent Mike Miles, two trustees and several southern Dallas pastors, who believed the teacher provoked Turner. Delvron Turner pleaded guilty to assaulting teacher Bryan Porzio. Turner was arrested on a felony...
  • The Benghazi Talking Points

    05/03/2013 10:10:00 AM PDT · by billorites · 47 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | May 3, 2013 | Stephen F. Hayes
    Even as the White House strove last week to move beyond questions about the Benghazi attacks of Tuesday, September 11, 2012, fresh evidence emerged that senior Obama administration officials knowingly misled the country about what had happened in the days following the assaults. The Weekly Standard has obtained a timeline briefed by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence detailing the heavy substantive revisions made to the CIA’s talking points, just six weeks before the 2012 presidential election, and additional information about why the changes were made and by whom. As intelligence officials pieced together the puzzle of events...
  • The Obama Regime Paramilitary

    03/26/2013 7:40:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Daily Rant ^ | March 25, 2013 | Dan Bubalo
    Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes had a hit song still often heard on the radio called, “If You Don’t Know Me Now.” Instead of playing Hail to the Chief, I think from now on that song should be played immediately before Obama comes to the podium with his odium. Opportunities dwindle daily with respect to reversing his assault on our laws and nobody seeks Constitutional remedies, especially with Congress nearly evenly divided between compliant Democrats and amby-pamby Republicans. Why? Under Obama there is now a similar paramilitary force in possession of MORE ROUNDS OF AMMUNITION THAN THE US MILITARY,...
  • Tina Turner becoming Swiss citizen, giving up US passport

    01/25/2013 9:03:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01/25/2013
    What Gerard Depardieu is to France, Tina Turner may be to the United States. The "Private Dancer" singer is giving up her US passport, in favor of a Swiss one. "I'm very happy in Switzerland and I feel at home here. ... I cannot imagine a better place to live," Turner told the German newspaper Blick. Turner has lived in the Zurich suburb of Kuesnacht since the mid-1990s. The local Zuerichsee-Zeitung newspaper said on its website the local council announced its decision to grant the 73-year-old Turner citizenship in an official notice published in Friday's edition. The decision still requires...
  • (video) Ted Turner Thinks It’s Good That US Soldiers Are Killing Themselves

    10/25/2012 12:48:46 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 22 replies
    live leak ^ | 10 25 2012
    Ted Turner Thinks It’s Good That US Soldiers Are Killing Themselves + UN ought to be global police
  • This Week’s Birthday Boy—“Cuba’s Elvis!” Fidel Castro

    08/18/2012 2:30:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | August 18, 2012 | Humberto Fontova
    “Fidel Castro could have been Cuba’s Elvis!” (Dan Rather.) “Fidel Castro is one hell of a guy! “You people would like him!” (Ted Turner to a capacity crowd at Harvard Law School during a speech in 1997.) “Fidel Castro is old-fashioned, courtly—even paternal, a thoroughly fascinating figure!” (Andrea Mitchell.) “Castro has brought very high literacy and great health-care to his country. His personal magnetism is powerful, his presence is commanding.” (Barbara Walters.) “Viva Fidel! Viva Che!” (Jesse Jackson while arm in arm with Fidel Castro himself in 1984.) "Fidel Castro is very shy and sensitive, I frankly like him and...
  • Wendy Long wins GOP Senate primary but Turner is Staten Island's choice

    06/28/2012 12:20:53 AM PDT · by neverdem · 17 replies
    Staten Island Advance ^ | June 27, 2012 | Tom Wrobleski
    East Shore Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, right, joins Wendy Long at last night's victory party in Manhattan. STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Attorney Wendy Long rolled to victory in the state Republican U.S. Senate primary last night, and will face U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) in the Nov. 6 general election. But Rep. Bob Turner looked to be the winner on Staten Island. With 96 percent of the statewide vote counted, according to The Associated Press, Ms. Long had 69,168 votes, good for 51 percent. Turner had 48,429 votes, or 36 percent, while Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos had 18,307 votes,...
  • Art Dealer Spends £2Mln Proving Obscure oil Painting He Bought on Hunch is Lost Turner Masterpiece

    04/29/2012 10:18:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 29 April 2012 | Rob Preece
    When Frank Faryab bought an obscure oil painting for thousands of pounds in a private sale, it was just the start of his outlay on the work. For the art and antiques dealer has since spent more than £2million and much of the past five years trying to convince others it was by JMW Turner, one of Britain's greatest painters. The perseverance appears to have paid off - because three leading authorities on the artist work now agree it is a lost Turner masterpiece which could be worth about £4million. Experts at the auction house Sotheby's will examine the painting...
  • Man charged with trying to kill fetus by stomping on girlfriend’s stomach

    04/22/2012 7:42:08 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | April 19, 2012 | Philip Caulfield
    A Minnesota man tried to kill a fetus by stomping on his pregnant girlfriend's stomach, police said. Kenneth L. Turner, 28, of Fridley, kicked, punched and choked his on-again, off-again girlfriend at her apartment during a three-hour attack early Friday, at one point ordering her to lie on her back before stomping on her stomach with both feet, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported.
  • Turner for US Senate from NY

    03/29/2012 5:41:09 PM PDT · by sefarkas · 2 replies
    first-hand ^ | 03/29/2012 | Steven Farkas
    Spent a few hours at the home of Saul and Stephen Rich. I was able to have quite a bit of face-time with Congressman Robert Turner (Brooklyn/Queens, NY; NY-9).
  • Rep. Bob Turner announces NY US Senate run

    03/13/2012 2:02:31 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 13, 2012 | By ERIK KRISS
    ALBANY – Rep. Bob Turner made his run for the US Senate official today. He said he’ll seek both the Republican and Conservative nominations to challenge US Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY). But State Conservative Party Chairman Michael Long said lawyer Wendy Long – who’s also seeking the GOP nod – “has really soaked up enthusiastically the support of my leaders up and down. “I don’t see this thing turning around,” he added. “I think Bob got into this too late.” Turner had planned to seek re-election to the Queens-Brooklyn seat of disgraced former Rep. Anthony Wiener, which he won in...
  • Commies and Nazis and Protesters…

    10/20/2011 4:59:29 PM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | October 19, 2011 | Matthew Vadum
    Being endorsed by scary, hateful, self-marginalizing extremists isn’t necessarily the kiss of death in American politics. After presidential candidate Ronald Reagan was endorsed by a Louisiana chapter of the Ku Klux Klan in 1980 –an endorsement he quite correctly and forcefully rejected— he prospered and went on to evict Democratic incumbent Jimmy Carter from the White House. But it’s different when the endorsee shares the core tenets of the fringe-dwelling endorsers. It really shouldn’t be altogether surprising that Occupy Wall Street is now endorsed by both the Communist Party USA (CPUSA) and the American Nazi Party. After all, the rhetoric...
  • Democrats and Weprin Outspent Turner to Replace Weiner

    10/14/2011 9:13:56 AM PDT · by neverdem · 3 replies
    NY Times ^ | October 13, 2011 | THOMAS KAPLAN
    Democrats poured $1.5 million into their failed attempt to retain the Congressional seat last held by Anthony D. Weiner, vastly outspending the Republican candidate, Bob Turner, who ultimately prevailed in New York’s Ninth District. The Democratic candidate, Assemblyman David I. Weprin, spent $859,000 on the race, according to a campaign finance filing on Thursday. National groups chipped in more than $675,000, mostly to pay for television advertising in an effort to salvage Mr. Weprin’s flagging campaign in the final days before the Sept. 13 special election. That amounted to more than double the spending by Mr. Turner, a retired cable...
  • Obama Loses PA Referendum in NY Election [Religious Jews snap NY from liberals]

    09/18/2011 3:03:53 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 8 replies
    inn ^ | Sep. 14, 2011
    Obama Loses PA Referendum in NY Election - Global Agenda ... – Republican Bob Turner won an upset in NY's strongly Democratic 9th district in a ... The ninth district is heavily populated by Orthodox Jews.
  • Weiner gets ‘brush’off

    09/16/2011 8:55:55 AM PDT · by jakerobins · 32 replies
    Scrub out the stench of Weiner! Newly sworn-in Republican Rep. Bob Turner’s family ordered a thorough cleaning of the House office space he inherited from his disgraced predecessor, Anthony Weiner, after finding an old “Anthony’’ toothbrush in the bathroom. The discovery of Weiner toiletries grossed out the newcomers, who requested that the congressman’s bathroom in Office 2104 of the Rayburn building be sanitized, sources said. Weiner resigned in June amid a sexting scandal in which he tweeted crotch shots and naked photos to young women, including from an office chair.
  • New Rep. Bob Turner jumps right in (and jumps the gun) in his D.C. debut

    09/16/2011 7:26:57 AM PDT · by ari-freedom · 7 replies
    Daily News ^ | Sep 16, 2011 | Alison Gendar
    On his first day of work, Bob Turner didn't let his Republican boss get a word in edgewise. The retired TV exec made a rookie's mistake by not waiting for Speaker John Boehner to recognize him before thanking the crowd after being sworn in on the floor of the House of Representatives. "The only hiccup - cutting the speaker of the House off," Turner, 70, said of his first day representing New York's 9th Congressional District. Turner buckled the knees of President Obama and national Democrats by upsetting David Weprin Tuesday in the race to replace disgraced ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner...
  • Turner's win over Weprin shows Obama's toxic effect on national stage

    09/15/2011 8:21:15 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | September 14th 2011 | Andrea Tantaros
    The Big Apple just dealt President Obama a big problem. In a crushing blow to the White House and the Democratic Party, the seat once held by notorious sexter Anthony Weiner switched hands yesterday, with a longshot Republican now heading to the House of Representatives. By linking the economic ennui of New York's ninth district (which spans parts of Brooklyn and Queens) to the President, and by making the administration's Middle East policy (specifically, the treatment of Israel) a hallmark of his campaign, former TV executive Bob Turner defeated state Assemblyman David Weprin by a stunning margin of 54% to...
  • New York’s Newest Representative Bob Turner Takes Oath Of Office

    09/15/2011 7:17:25 PM PDT · by ari-freedom · 13 replies
    CBS New York ^ | Sept 15, 2011 | CBS NY
    Just two days after his stunning upset, New York’s new Republican congressman is officially on the job. Businessman-turned-politician Bob Turner was sworn by House Speaker John Boehner at the the nation’s capital Thursday. It was an important bipartisan election. It’s the only way it can be done in New York City,” Turner said in a brief speech after the ceremony. “I also promise not to forget why I’m here, and its’ the future which is ably represented by these handsome grandchildren not even the whole brood.” Turner has 13 grandchildren in all. “This is not something that we are used...
  • How many Bob Turners are out there?

    09/15/2011 10:55:48 AM PDT · by neverdem · 26 replies
    vanity | September 15, 2011 | neverdem
    Bob Turner overcame a 3:1 disadvantage in voter registration in the NY 9th Congressional District.On Debbie Wasserman-Schultz: NY-9 is “a very difficult district for Democrats” rmlew wrote: Is Wasserman-Schmuck conceding every even to D+5 district in the country as “difficult”? Does she mean that every district won by less than 21% is difficult? Please, Lord make it so. We’ll have 350 Republicans in the House in 2013. I think she recognizes that there are many "nominal" democrats, i.e. they are registered democrats, but they vote otherwise in general elections.On Bob Turner deserves to be elected by 9th District to replace...

    09/14/2011 10:09:27 PM PDT · by Antoninus · 57 replies · 1+ views
    NOM Blog ^ | September 14, 2011 | National Organization for Marriage
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 14, 2011 Mary Beth Hutchins or Elizabeth Ray at 703-683-5004 WEPRIN VOTE FOR GAY MARRIAGE COST HIM SEAT IN CONGRESS Washington –The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) today released a “flash” survey conducted yesterday among voters of New York’s 9th Congressional District which demonstrates that David Weprin’s support of same-sex marriage was a major factor in his loss to Republican Bob Turner. “This survey demonstrates what many people have been saying for a long time – David Weprin’s vote in favor of same-sex marriage cost him election to the US House,” said Brian Brown, president of...
  • After Turner Earthquake in Weiner District, Democrats’ Civil War Against Obama Begins

    09/14/2011 7:17:23 PM PDT · by neverdem · 62 replies · 1+ views
    Big Government ^ | Sep 13th 2011 | Andrew Breitbart
    History will never be able to tell us who made the fatal error in New York’s 9th district – Barack Obama, or Anthony Weiner. Just as Weiner kept on making critical errors every step of the way as his personal scandal unfolded earlier this year, President Obama has done everything in NY-09 to show that he is no friend of Israel and has no clue how to create jobs or learn from his many mistakes. I predict a tectonic shift among American Jews and within the Democratic Party if Obama doesn’t quietly retire. All the spinning in the world can’t...
  • NY-9: Stunning Repudiation of Chuck Schumer (Michael Barone)

    09/14/2011 6:33:40 PM PDT · by neverdem · 38 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 14, 2011 | Michael Barone
    Republican Bob Turner has been declared the winner by the Associated Press in the New York 9th district special election. With 82% of precincts reporting, the latest returns show Turner with 53% of the vote and Democrat David Weprin with 46%. Weprin leads narrowly, 51%-48%, in Queens, where 90% of the precincts have reported; Turner leads 69%-31% in Brooklyn, where 66% of the precincts have reported. Thus if the remaining precincts in each borough match existing percentages there, Turner will win by a slightly larger margin than in current returns. This is a big reversal from the 2008 general election,...
  • For Democrats, It’s 2010 All Over Again (Were the Special Congressional Elections a Bellwether?)

    09/14/2011 2:59:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | 09/14/2011 | Nate Silver
    The outcome of any individual election to the United States House, even in a highly partisan era where Congressional elections have a relatively strong correlation with presidential voting and national trends, is going to be determined based on a combination of local and national factors. One congressional district’s outcome may diverge significantly from another’s – even if they seem similar on the surface — based on the quality of the candidates, the demographics of the region and issues highly pertinent to the district but not to the nation at large. Any one race may or may not be representative. There...
  • Debbie Wasserman-Schultz: NY-9 is “a very difficult district for Democrats”

    09/14/2011 11:31:33 AM PDT · by neverdem · 85 replies
    Hot Air ^ | Sep. 14, 2014 | NA
    Democratic party leaders insisted the loss wasn’t a harbinger of things to come. “It’s a very difficult district for Democrats,” said Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, noting its Democratic margins there tend to be the second lowest of all the districts in New York City. House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio), dismissed that idea. “This is a very seriously Democrat district,” Mr. Boehner said. “This is not a district that Republicans have any right to believe we could win.” Read the Wall Street Journal article for paid subscribers
  • DCCC removes footage of plane flying low over Manhattan skyline from ad attacking Turner

    09/14/2011 10:31:13 AM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 9/09/11
    DCCC removes footage of plane flying low over Manhattan skyline from ad attacking TurnerThe Daily Caller – Fri, Sep 9, 2011 Two days before the 10th anniversary of 9/11, the Democratic Congressional Campaign committee was forced to pull footage from a television ad in the New York 9th Congressional District special election that showed a Bob Turner plane flying low over the Manhattan skyline. However, a press release from the Turner campaign Friday morning says the ad is in fact still on the air in its unedited version, and “has been running all morning on New York City television stations.”...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 09-14-11 (WTF? Weprin-Turner Fratricide in DUmmieland)

    09/14/2011 9:27:57 AM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 60 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | September 14, 2011 | DUmmies and Charles Henrickson
    WTF? Weprin lost to Turner, and it shouldn't have happened. So now the DUmmies are looking for someone to blame. A circular firing squad has formed, and the first shots have been fired. There's Weprin-Turner Fratricide in DUmmieland! PJ has already given you one DUFU this morning on the stunning NY-9 election. But the result is so delicious, it's worth a second edition. It's a DUbble-DUFU Wednesday! I'm sampling from a bunch of different threads, so no particular link. DUmmies in the Bolshevik Red. Me, Charles Henrickson, in the [brackets]. And away we go: Boy. The people spoke LOUDLY>...
  • The Democrat's "Chickens have come home to roost!"

    09/14/2011 8:53:46 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/14/2011 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Let us all salute Bob Turner an American patriot who stood up to all the Democrats could throw at him and won! Last night the national Democrats got a look at the ‘ghost of Election Night future’ as their noses were rubbed in the dirt Barack Obama has dropped all over their party. Their “chickens came home to roost.” No matter how their stooges in the media try to spin it, Republican Bob Turner’s stunning upset victory over Democrat David Weprin in a 75/25 Democrat district is an ominous sign of major trouble for Barack Obama and the hundreds if...
  • Republican wins Democratic New York House seat (World coming to an end?)

    09/14/2011 12:16:05 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 74 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/14/2011 | Paul Kane
    With the outcome of his own reelection effort 14 difficult months away, President Obama suffered a sharp rebuke Tuesday when voters in New York elected a conservative Republican to represent a Democratic district that has not been in GOP hands since the 1920s. Bob Turner, the winner, cast the election as a referendum on Obama’s stewardship of the economy and, in the state’s Ninth Congressional District, which has a large population of Orthodox Jewish voters, the president’s position on Israel.
  • Disaster looms for O in 2012

    09/14/2011 3:45:07 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 71 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 14, 2010 | David Seifman
    <p>Republican Bob Turner’s victory in the closely watched special election to replace disgraced Rep. Anthony Weiner delivered an unmistakable message to President Obama: Be afraid, be very afraid, of what’s coming down the pike in 2012.</p> <p>That a Brooklyn-Queens district where Democrats outnumber Republicans 3 to 1 could swing to a GOP candidate who was outspent and outmanned -- and where unions poured in enormous resources in the final hours -- doesn’t bode well for a president facing re-election in a queasy economy.</p>
  • Twin defeats spark Democratic fears

    09/14/2011 3:30:29 AM PDT · by RC one · 80 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/14/11 4:57 AM EDT | JONATHAN MARTIN & BEN SMITH & JAKE SHERMAN
    The Democratic Party’s rare loss of a congressional seat in its urban heartland Tuesday, accompanied by a blowout defeat in a Nevada special election, marked the latest in a string of demoralizing setbacks that threatened to deepen the party’s crisis of confidence and raise concerns about President Barack Obama’s political fortunes. In New York, Bob Turner(R) soundly defeated Democrat David Weprin in a House contest that – in the view of party leaders, at least — featured an anemic urban machine, distracted labor unions, and disloyal voters. In Nevada, a consequential state for the president’s re-election strategy, Democrats suffered a...
  • Weiner's NY-9 Congressional Seat Goes REPUBLICAN for the First Time in History!

    09/14/2011 3:27:54 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 17 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | September 14, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    The heavily Democratic NY-9 district  had never sent a Republican to the House... In what will come as a hideous shock to an ever-more-embattled White House, citizen-patriot Bob Turner -a NY businessman and political novice- has pulled off what could be called the 'upset of the century' in defeating NY Assemblyman Dave Weprin in yesterday's special election... but it's been more that one century that this seat has been all-but owned by the Democrats. Another pimp-slap for the loathsome Obama regime... the Dems spent heavily and still had their butts handed to them by an underfunded novice in a...
  • Bob Turner gets court order impounding non-regular NY-9 ballots

    09/13/2011 8:35:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    A reader passes this along. It looks very similar to one that Jane Corwin filed in a recent Upstate Congressional special election. Update: So I got off the phone with the lawyer who filed this case, and they’re impounding the non-regular ballots (i.e. absentee & provisional) because of “gross incompetence” on behalf of the Board of Elections, citing “absentee ballots being mailed to dead people and people who did not request them.”
  • 9/13/2011 Special Elections Live Thread

    09/13/2011 5:59:29 PM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 778 replies
    AP ^ | 9/13/2011 | AP
    AP is maintaining vote-count pages for both the NY special election and the Nevada special election for the US HouseNew York District 9, Weprin v TurnerNevada District 2, Amodei v Marshall
  • Vote Today in New York 9th Congressional for Bob Turner (R) POLLS OPEN 6 AM and CLOSE 9 PM

    Primary Election: September 13, 2011 Special Election: September 13, 2011 in the following areas: 9th Congressional District, 23rd Assembly District, 27th Assembly District, 54th Assembly District, 73rd Assembly District, 116th Assembly District, 144th Assembly District. Magellan Strategies BR today released the survey results of an automated survey of 2,055 likely voters in New York’s 9th Congressional District. The survey was conducted September 1st, 2011 and has a margin of error of 2.16%. The survey finds Republican Bob Turner leading Democrat David Weprin by 4 points (Turner 44.6%/Weprin 40.4%/Hoeppner 3.2%/undecided 11.8%). Ballot intensity benefits Turner with 35.8% of the respondents definitely...
  • PPP Predicts Turner In A GOP Upset In NY-9

    09/12/2011 3:26:50 PM PDT · by Palmetto Patriot · 17 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | September 12, 2011 | Celeste Katz
    More bad news for Democrat David Weprin as we head into the final hours before voters hit the polls in NY-9: A new Public Policy Polling survey shows Republican Bob Turner leading him by 47-41%. “If Republicans win this race on Tuesday it’s real-world evidence of how unpopular Barack Obama is right now,” said PPP President Dean Debnam. “Approval polls are one thing, but for the GOP to win in a heavily Democratic district like this would send a strong message about how unhappy voters are.” A Siena poll released Friday also found Turner ahead by six points in the...
  • A Tuesday GOP Sweep Taking Shape?

    09/12/2011 3:01:31 PM PDT · by neverdem · 48 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | September 12, 2011 | Jim Geraghty
    This is a survey result that will undoubtedly thrill many Republicans… Republican Bob Turner is poised to pull a huge upset in the race to replace Anthony Weiner as the Congressman from New York’s 9th Congressional District.  He leads Democrat David Weprin 47-41 with Socialist Workers candidate Christopher Hoeppner at 4% and 7% of voters remaining undecided. Turner’s winning in a heavily Democratic district for two reasons: a huge lead with independents and a large amount of crossover support.  He’s ahead by 32 points at 58-26 with voters unaffiliated with either major party.  And he’s winning 29% of the Democratic...