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  • Obama in London: 'I’m not coming here to fix any votes'

    04/22/2016 11:45:23 AM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    politico ^ | 4/22/16 | Nick Gass
    President Barack Obama on Friday pushed back against criticism that he is unjustly interfering in the domestic politics of the United Kingdom by forcefully opposing its exit from the European Union. “Well first of all, let me repeat: This is a decision for the people of the United Kingdom to make. I’m not coming here to fix any votes. I’m not casting a vote myself," Obama said during a news conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron in London. Obama remarked of British critics, "I’m offering my opinion, and in democracies, everybody should want more information not less.
  • (Vanity) Total, actual Presidential votes so far

    03/05/2016 12:07:01 PM PST · by aimhigh · 16 replies
    Vanity | 03/05/2016 | Aimhigh
    I've seen references to percentage differences in vote totals, but no actual numbers. So I researched the number of actual votes - Republican vs Democrat - in the current primary. . . . . . . . . . Total Republican Votes . . . Total Democrat Votes Arkansas . . . . . . . . 406,522 . . . . . . . . . . . . 218,120 Georgia . . . . . . . 1,293,728 . . . . . . . . . . . . 761,981 Massachusetts . . . . 609,814 ....
  • Raw National Vote Total 2016 GOP Primary

    03/02/2016 7:59:19 AM PST · by over3Owithabrain · 106 replies
    Real Clear Politics | 3/2/16 | over3Owithabrain
    Raw vote totals from ALL states thus far, Trump/Cruz/Rubio, from RCP: Trump - 3,357,976 33.5% Cruz - 2,759,045. 27.6% Rubio - 2,129,410. 21.3% Now, if you take out Texas (no offense just making a point): Trump - 2,600,845. 36.0% Cruz - 1,520,503. 21.1% Rubio - 1,627,566. 22.6% Without Texas, Cruz home field, the overall numbers show a big Trump lead nationally which lines up with most national polls, and Cruz in 3rd. Even with Texas, Trump still has a 600,000 6% lead nationally but Cruz bumps Rubio for second. For your consideration.
  • Superdelegates vote all in favor of Hillary

    02/11/2016 1:11:43 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 50 replies
    https://ricochet.com ^ | Feb 10, 2016 | Jon Gabriel
    As campaign suspensions, political fallout, and bitter recriminations rain down after the New Hampshire vote, what is the state of the race? I'll handle the circus on the left first.
  • On to South Carolina and Nevada and Nevada and South Carolina

    02/11/2016 12:43:11 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 3 replies
    https://ricochet.com ^ | Feb 10, 2016 | Jon Gabriel
    As campaign suspensions, political fallout, and bitter recriminations rain down after the New Hampshire vote, what is the state of the race? I’ll handle the circus on the left first. Cirque du Socialisme: After the near even split of Iowa followed by Bernie Sanders’s 22-point trouncing of Hillary in New Hampshire, the red diaper pensioner should be in great shape, right? Not so fast. This being the Democratic Party, Feel the Berners have good reason to complain about rich, powerful interests gaming the system to keep them down.
  • Microsoft on the hot seat in Iowa

    01/31/2016 3:13:30 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/31/16 | Mario Trujillo
    Microsoft volunteered to provide the technology to help tally up the results of Iowa's caucus, free of charge. Now it will be put to the test Monday night. The contests in both parties are expected to go down to the wire. And the spotlight will be on precinct officials who have been trained on a new Microsoft app, which is meant to cut down on human error and speed up the reporting process. Both the Republican and Democratic parties in Iowa have expressed strong confidence in Microsoft, dismissing late suspicion of corporate influence from the campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders...
  • Iowa GOP seeks to prevent repeat of botched 2012 caucus

    12/06/2015 4:46:39 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 6, 2015 | Jonathan Easley
    Republicans in Iowa are working overtime to prevent a repeat of the botched 2012 caucuses when scores of unaccounted ballots caused Mitt Romney to be wrongly declared the winner over Rick Santorum. State party officials say they've moved aggressively to address the problems that plagued the ballot count in January 2012, and believe the new technologies they've adopted, as well as having more workers on staff and enhanced training programs, will pave the way for a smooth and accurate reckoning at the Feb. 1. caucuses. "We're extremely confident that we've addressed all of the issues," said Iowa Republican Party spokesman...
  • Florida newspaper calls for Rubio resignation over missed senate votes

    10/29/2015 9:25:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/29/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Hope they aren’t holding their breath. The editorial board of the Sun-Sentinel demanded today that Marco Rubio resign his seat in the Senate after Rubio called the upper chamber “frustrating” and has missed a number of votes while on the presidential campaign trail: Rubio has missed more votes than any other senator this year. His seat is regularly empty for floor votes, committee meetings and intelligence briefings. He says he’s MIA from his J-O-B because he finds it frustrating and wants to be president, instead.“I’m not missing votes because I’m on vacation,” he told CNN on Sunday. “I’m running...
  • Myriam Witcher: I'm Hispanic & We Vote For Mr. Trump - Cavuto

    10/09/2015 2:03:15 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 26 replies
    You Tube via Fox News ^ | 10-9-2015 | You Tube via Make America Great Again
    Myriam Witcher: I'm Hispanic & We Vote For Mr. Trump - Cavuto
  • Boehner: ‘I Will Serve as Speaker Until The House Votes to Elect a New Speaker’

    10/08/2015 3:31:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    cns news ^ | 10/8/15 | CNSNews.com Staff
    (CNSNews.com) - Following House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s (R.-Calif.) surprise announcement today that he was withdrawing from the contest to become the next speaker of the House, incumbent House Speaker John Boehner (R.-Ohio) issued a statement saying that he would remain as speaker until a new speaker is elected. Boehner indicated that he was “confident” that would be “in the coming weeks.” However, Boehner did not announce a date on which the House would hold a vote to elect a new speaker. “After Leader McCarthy’s announcement, members of the House Republican Conference will not vote today for a new cpeaker,”...
  • Sen. Marco Rubio [R]

    10/06/2015 11:26:34 AM PDT · by Hanna548 · 21 replies
    Gov Track US ^ | US Gov't
    From Jan 2011 to Oct 2015, Rubio missed 160 of 1,417 roll call votes, which is 11.3%. This is much worse than the median of 1.6% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
  • Which Congressman Misses The Most Votes?

    10/06/2015 3:40:44 AM PDT · by Hanna548 · 53 replies
    Vocative ^ | 02/17/15 | Mike Spies
    Senator Rubio takes his responsibilities as both a senator and a father seriously. The vast majority of missed votes are when the latter duties take precedent, and he needs to be in Miami for family commitments.
  • Black Lives Matter’s Big Mistake (Rejecting DNC Endorsement)

    09/03/2015 6:41:26 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 26 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 09.02.15 | Barrett Holmes Pitner
    The movement rebuffed a statement of support from the Democrats. Yeah, the DNC is the man. But this was an olive branch. Take it. To the surprise of many within the Democratic establishment, the Black Lives Matter movement rebuffed the Democratic National Committee’s resolution in support of the movement via a terse message posted to the group’s official Facebook page on Monday. “A resolution signaling the Democratic National Committee’s endorsement that Black lives matter, in no way implies an endorsement of the DNC by the Black Lives Matter Network, nor was it done in consultation with us. We do...
  • The People’s Votes Matter – Except When They Don’t

    07/16/2015 7:06:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/16/2015 | Kerri Kupec
    To celebrate the recent birthday of the 14th Amendment, let’s play a little end-of-term Supreme Court bingo. Which justice would you pick as author of the following “state’s rights” position? “Through the structure of its government, and the character of those who exercise government authority, a State defines itself as a sovereign.” I’ll give you a hint: her name begins with Ruth and ends with Ginsburg. Yes, it’s true. The same “lawyers,” to use Chief Justice John Roberts’ word, that obliterated the civil rights of millions of Americans in the Obergefell v. Hodges marriage decision, championed, just three days later,...
  • Matthews: No one enforces immigration law because they want cheap labor - and votes for Dems

    07/08/2015 12:34:38 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/08/15 | Robert Laurie
    Matthews: No one enforces immigration law because they want cheap labor - and votes for Dems Obviously, we’re used to a steady stream of crazy coming from the fine folks at MSNBC. Chiefest among the network’s primetime calamities is Chris Matthews, whose career is basically one, long, barely-coherent rant. Every now and then, though, it feels like one of his handlers stuffs his meds into a wad of peanut butter and Chris comes through with something approaching an actual truth. HTML5 video is not supported! Special: New Probiotic Fat Burner Takes GNC by Storm This, it seems, is one of...
  • The Economist Calls Victory For "No" Camp: Sees 60% Voting "Oxi"

    07/05/2015 10:33:29 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 18 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 07/05/15 | Tyler Durden
    Can't wait 4 more hours until the first official results from the Greek referendum trickle in? The "Intelligence Unit" of the Economist Group, part-owned by the Rothschild banking family, has already called it and the "Oxis" have it by a wide margin.
  • Oregon governor signs sweeping automatic voter registration into law

    03/16/2015 9:03:47 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 27 replies
    maktoob news ^ | By Shelby Sebens
    PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - Sweeping first-in-the nation legislation making voter registration automatic in Oregon was signed into law on Monday by Governor Kate Brown, potentially adding 300,000 new voters to state rolls. The so-called Motor Voter legislation will use state Department of Motor Vehicles data to automatically register eligible voters whose information is contained in the DMV system, with a 21-day opt-out period for those who wish to be taken off the registry. Supporters say the legislation's goal is to keep young voters, students and working families who move often from losing their right to vote. Republican lawmakers, who unanimously...
  • Senator Reid Scores Early Victory as Opposition Leader, warns against taking victory laps

    03/05/2015 5:46:19 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 15 replies
    THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ^ | March 5, 2015 | Siobhan Hughes and Michael R. Crittenden
    Politics and Policy Senator Reid Scores Early Victory as Opposition Leader But minority leader warns fellow Democrats against taking victory laps after homeland security win By Siobhan Hughes and Michael R. Crittenden WASHINGTON—Senate Democrats think they have had a good couple of weeks, including a win in a battle over immigration and homeland security funding, but their leader is warning members of his caucus against taking any victory laps. “We cannot be gloating,” Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) said he told his caucus at a closed-door meeting on Tuesday. “We have a lot of things we have to...
  • Require Research Assistance..

    03/01/2015 4:17:56 PM PST · by DaleinAtlanta · 32 replies
    03/01/15 | DaleinAtlanta
    I CLEARLY remember an article or two, in the last 2 - 3 years (sorry, can't narrow that down), where Obama was talking at an event, and he mentioned something along the lines of...the Democrats has all these "extra" votes in California & New York, in elections, and if they could just take them and scatter them around a bit, they'd never lose another election. That was the general gist of it; I remember it clearly, I think I saw it on Gateway Pundit, and maybe Weasel Zippers made mention of it, and I know I saw it somewhere else,...
  • Legislators Missed 1,626 Votes in 2014

    01/06/2015 1:52:03 PM PST · by MichCapCon
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/5/2015 | Jack McHugh
    Michigan’s 38 senators and 110 representatives missed a combined 1,626 votes in 2014 according to the Missed Votes Report compiled by Jack McHugh, editor of MichiganVotes.org. The 2014 Legislature held 1,747 roll call votes, 936 in the Senate and 811 in the House, not counting purely procedural votes. This is up from the combined total of 1,256 roll call votes held in 2013, when individual legislators missed 1,093 votes altogether. In contrast, there were 21,162 missed votes in the 2001-2002 legislative session, the year MichiganVotes.org began. “The days of some legislators no longer showing up for work are long past,”...
  • Help Us Restore Election Integrity (MN-MVA)

    12/28/2014 11:52:13 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 3 replies
    Minnesota Voters Alliance ^ | 12-10-14 | Andrew Cilek
    Formed in 2005, the Minnesota Voters Alliance (MVA) is the only conservative organization in Minnesota, and one of a few in the nation, dedicated solely to expanding liberty through legal action, determined to strike at the liberal forces which degrade and reduce our freedoms. A critical component of that dedication is the ability to pursue an objective for as long as it takes to win. So, while we have achieved several recent victories in other cases, our commitment to changing Minnesota’s defective Election-Day Registration (EDR) laws continues in full force. Today, I am requesting your support for our impending lawsuits...
  • Obama Changes tune on immigration: Yes, I changed the law

    12/01/2014 6:31:00 PM PST · by EagleUSA · 25 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Dec. 1, 2014 | Byron York
    Did President Obama change the law or not when he unilaterally decided that millions of illegal immigrants in the U.S. would be protected against deportation? Until this week, both the president and White House staff insisted that Obama did not change the law and indeed could not change the law without the cooperation of Congress. Obama's move was just a revision of executive branch enforcement priorities, according to the official White House line. A Justice Department memo backed up the president's contention. "This notion that somehow I can just change the laws unilaterally is just not true," Obama said at...
  • Amnesty for Unamerica

    11/23/2014 10:33:34 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/23/14 | Daniel Greenfield
    Obama wants to import illegal aliens while deporting American jobs. He wants to trade American jobs to illegal aliens for Democratic votes Obama’s excuse for his illegal amnesty will be that the immigration system is “broken” forcing him to act. But when Obama says that the system is broken, he means that some parts of it still work and so he intends to break immigration all the way through to benefit his own corrupt political allies. That will hurt his own voters the most, but the Democratic Party has a notoriously masochistic relationship with its voting base. It beats them...
  • Bill Clinton Predicts GOP 'Boogie Dance' Over Senate Win

    11/08/2014 6:14:48 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 33 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Nov 8, 2014 | Jordyn Holman
    Newsmax Bill Clinton Predicts GOP 'Boogie Dance' Over Senate Win Saturday, November 8, 2014 By: Jordyn Holman Former President Bill Clinton weighed in Friday on the results of Tuesday's midterm elections, suggesting that Congress and the White House can still "get things done" and reflecting on his experience working with a divided government during a period of intense partisanship. "The retrospective memory of my six years tends to be one that is airbrushed," Clinton told the crowd at USC. "For this time, what you gotta have is an agenda and get things done. There's going to be a boogie dance...
  • Obama May Have Been Elected With Illegal Votes

    10/28/2014 6:06:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 79 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 10/28/14 | staff
    A large number of non-citizens cast ballots in U.S. elections and it’s possible that the illegal votes were responsible for President Obama’s 2008 victory, according to an in-depth academic study that confirms Judicial Watch’s assessment that foreign nationals have helped Democrats steal elections. Non-citizens tend to favor Democrats and Obama won more than 80% of the votes of non-citizens in the 2008 sample gathered by the Cooperative Congressional Election Study (CCES), a large-scale academic survey project operated by teams of researchers from across the country. In fact, enough ineligible voters cast ballots in 2008 to conceivably account for Democratic victories...
  • Votes? Inherent Value or Political Means to an End

    10/27/2014 2:54:37 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/27/14 | Leigh Bravo
    When we lose our voice in the voting booth, the very foundation of our Nation will exist no more. With midterm elections around the corner, we have to ask ourselves if our voting system should be about the inherent value of our votes, or simply about winning elections? Currently, voter ID laws are the object of fights around the country in a game played out by politicians wanting to broaden their base and win elections. Unfortunately, the only losers in this game are the American people.
  • RNC Attacks Liberal ‘Haircut Strategy’ as ‘Voter Suppression’

    10/14/2014 7:41:24 AM PDT · by shuck and yall · 51 replies
    national review online ^ | By Joel Gehrke October 14, 2014 9:49 AM | Joel Gehrke
    Billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer’s super PAC, Next Gen Climate, wants to implement a “haircut strategy” against Republican campaigns in order to depress conservative turnout. “Our Republican Haircut Strategy — a precision focus on a specific harm in target Republican markets — we will seek to degrade Republican performance,” a memo from Steyer’s super PAC explains in a memo obtained by Politico that the RNC flagged as a “voter suppression” tactic. “The election results in many states may be as narrow as a few thousand votes, so we sought to determine whether we could have an impact at the margins of...
  • Is Obama The President We Deserve?

    10/07/2014 7:25:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 10/07/2014 | Bruce Thornton
    In 1920 H.L Mencken wrote prophetically, “As democracy is perfected, the office of the President represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last and the White House will be occupied by a downright fool and complete narcissistic moron.” Like the long tradition of antidemocrats from Plato to Founding Father Fisher Ames, Mencken believed that a democratic leader would reflect the self-interested aims and passions of the necessarily mediocre mass of voters. The disaster of Barack Obama’s administration invites...
  • Records: “Politiqueras” offered cocaine and money in exchange for votes (party not mentioned)

    09/02/2014 2:28:24 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Valley Central ^ | 8/31/14 | Cristina Garcia
    **SNIP** “A politiquera is a person who works for a candidate to encourage people to vote, to bring voters to the polls, to ensure that voters select the appropriate candidate, to pay voters for their votes”, according to court documents. Veronica Saldivar was allegedly given part of an “eight ball” of cocaine to bribe voters to cast their ballot for a Hidalgo County Commissioner. Court documents reveal a campaign manager distributed the cocaine in baggies to campaign workers. A voter told FBI agents Saldivar promised to pay $10 in exchange for their vote.
  • Short of votes, House abandons border bill at last minute

    07/31/2014 11:19:34 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 27 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/31/2014 | Susan Ferrechio
    The House abandoned efforts to pass a bill to deal with the surge in migrants on the southern U.S. border Thursday. House Republicans, who had authored a plan to spend $659 million on humanitarian aid as well as additional border security and judges, failed to garner enough support among their rank and file to come up with the 218 votes needed for passage. They plan to adjourn today until Sept. 8, which virtually guarantees no action on legislation until after the August recess. Republicans had to pass the bill entirely on their own because no Democrats were likely to support...
  • Reid backtracks on money votes (Exempt Dingy frightened about 2014 election)

    07/09/2014 4:38:37 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/09/14 | Alexander Bolton
    Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has upset some Democratic senators by backtracking on his commitment to put spending bills on the floor this summer. The broken promise is not sitting well with appropriators, but Democratic sources point to the November elections, noting appropriations bills attract a slew of controversial amendments. Keeping the legislation off the floor shields vulnerable Democrats from taking tough votes that could be used in campaign ads this fall. Reid told Senate Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) earlier this year that he would set aside June and July for debating appropriations bills on the floor, but...
  • Freeper Research Help Needed

    06/19/2014 2:47:50 PM PDT · by RobaWho · 9 replies
    Rush Limbaugh | 6-19-2014 | Robawho
    On today's Rush program, he stated: "So Bush magnanimously said, "Okay, we'll do the vote again," and every Democrat -- including John Kerry and including Hillary Clinton -- voted for the use of force in Iraq. And then only a few short years later, they acted like it never happened. Some of them even went so far as to try to deny it." Can anyone link me to this 2nd, unanimous Democrat vote?
  • GOP Rep.: House ‘Probably’ Has the Votes to Impeach Obama

    06/16/2014 6:10:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 92 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 6/16/14 | Josh Feldman
    A Republican congressman said in a radio interview today that the House probably has the votes to impeach President Obama, if things got so bad that impeachment became their only recourse. Congressman Lou Barletta told Gary Sutton that the issue of impeachment is an important one to address with Obama “absolutely ignoring the Constitution and ignoring the laws.” A couple of Republicans have floated the idea of impeachment and the House having enough votes for impeachment before, and Barletta’s no different, claiming there’s a good chance impeachment could pass the Republican-led House if they took a vote. “For those that
  • It's All About Vote Buying: Unemployment Benefits Extension Not About Helping Unemployed

    01/12/2014 7:07:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/12/2014 | Warren Beatty
    Last month, Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said: "Economists agree that unemployment benefits remain one of the best ways to grow the economy in a very immediate way." Pelosi continued, "[It's an] ...essential lifeline that millions of Americans and their families depend on..." and "about the 1.3 million Americans who will lose the federal unemployment compensation on December 28 -- right in the middle of the holidays," and "...1.9 million more Americans will lose their state benefits in the first half of next year." Pelosi said that "economists agree," but I could not find where Pelosi identified those economists, nor could I...
  • Free Advice for the GOP

    10/28/2013 12:37:08 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    National Review -- The Corner ^ | 10-28-13 | Jonah Goldberg
    We now know that millions of people will lose their existing health-insurance policies thanks to Obamacare. Already hundreds of thousands of people have gotten letters from their insurance companies letting them know they’ll lose their coverage. Millions more are bound to get similar letters, particularly when the small-business mandate kicks in. They should also get another letter, however. And that letter should come from the GOP, either from Reince Priebus or, better, from their local GOP representative, senator, governor or whichever local politician makes the most sense. And that letter should, without stridency, hyperbole or annoying appeals for money, explain...
  • Press Release of Senator Cruz

    09/27/2013 11:02:19 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 62 replies
    Senator Ted Cruz ^ | 9-27-2013 | Senator Ted Cruz
    Press Release of Senator Cruz Cruz: Vote Latest Example of Washington Not Listening to the People Contact: press@cruz.senate.gov / (202) 228-7561 Friday, September 27, 2013 WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) released the following statement regarding today's vote in the Senate to invoke cloture on H.J. Res. 59: "Today's vote by Sen. Harry Reid and the Senate Democrats to fully fund Obamacare was yet the latest example of Washington not listening to the people. "Obamacare is a 'train wreck,' a 'nightmare,' to use the words of its Democratic author and a union leader who previously supported the bill....
  • A Battle Won but the War Continues to Defund Obamacare

    09/14/2013 8:08:58 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 3 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 9-14-13 | David Bossie
    This week, thanks to a groundswell of opposition from conservative activists, the House Republican leadership decided to delay voting on their continuing resolution. Leadership would never admit it, but they canceled Thursday’s scheduled vote because they did not have enough support from Republican members. Using tactics that only Washington insiders could dream of, House leadership attempted a questionable parliamentary scheme which is known as "deem and pass." The goal was to give Republicans a chance to say they voted to defund Obamacare while simultaneously passing a bill out of the House that funds it. If that sounds confusing, that’s because...
  • Freshman Democrats Cause Pelosi Problems

    08/02/2013 7:12:21 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 26 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 8-2-13 | Mary Chastain
    Many freshman Democrats in the House are defying Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and not voting with the party on key issues. They told Politico they are there to represent their constituents and not make big points with House leadership. Dan Maffei (D-NY) has voted less with his party than any other freshman Democrat. He voted with Republicans to delay the mandates in Obamacare for one year. Fourteen of his colleagues joined him and Pelosi accused them of undermining her. Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Shultz (D-FL) took to the House floor to attack the defectors, but Maffei does not regret his actions:...
  • Senate votes to restrict abortion as women yell ‘shame’

    07/03/2013 9:46:27 AM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 7/3/13 | Lynn Bonner and Craig Jarvis
    RALEIGH The Senate, after a long debate that invoked faith, constitutional rights and health statistics, approved a bill that would restrict abortions by stepping up requirements for clinics and doctors. The Senate passed the bill by a vote of 29-12 as opponents filled the gallery above and hundreds more waited outside. The bill now goes to the House. After the vote, people in the hall began chanting, “Shame, shame, shame.” A woman in the gallery who yelled “Shame on you” was arrested. Lt. Gov. Dan Forest ordered the gallery cleared moments before the Senate adjourned.
  • Byron York: Winning Hispanic vote would not be enough for GOP (told ya)

    05/03/2013 2:36:46 PM PDT · by jdirt · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 3, 2013 | Byron York
    After six months of mulling over November's election results, many Republicans remain convinced that the party's only path to future victory is to improve the GOP's appeal to Hispanic voters. But how many Hispanic voters do Republicans need to attract before the party can again win the White House? A lot. Start with the 2012 exit polls. The New York Times' Nate Silver has created an interactive tool in which one can look at the presidential election results and calculate what would have happened if the racial and ethnic mix of voters had been different. The tool also allows one...
  • Gun Control Fight Shows Signs Of Splitting The Democratic Coalition, And Liberals Don’t Seem To Mind

    04/03/2013 3:42:35 PM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | 1 April, 2013 | Noah Rothman
    The debate over stricter gun control laws appears to be the hill that progressive Democrats want their congressional representatives to fight on regardless of the odds stacked against them – maybe even because of those odds. On Monday, one progressive voice on MSNBC’s Now called some Democratic lawmakers representing purple states “chicken” for failing to champion new gun control laws, even if that means risking the Democratic Senate majority and President Barack Obama’s second term agenda. The idea that Republicans and pro-gun rights advocates could defeat their progressive legislative aims is, apparently, too terrible an outcome to contemplate. They would...
  • White House chief of staff on assault weapons ban: "We’re going to find the votes,"

    03/19/2013 3:54:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    Blue Grass Pundit ^ | 3/19/13 | wapo
    This brings back visions of a naked Rahm Emanuel accosting congressmen in the congressional locker room... Via WaPo: White House chief of staff Denis McDonough said in an interview Tuesday that Senate Democrats’ decision to introduce a gun control bill that doesn’t include an assault weapons ban does not constitute a setback for President Obama’s gun control efforts. In an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper, McDonough said the bill can still be brought up as an amendment and that there should still be a concerted effort to pass it. “We’re going to work on this. We’re going to find the...
  • House votes 253-167 to require balanced budget date from President Obama

    02/06/2013 7:47:19 PM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/6/13 | Pete Kasperowicz
    The Republican-led House passed legislation Wednesday that would force President Obama to estimate when the federal budget will balance again — and outline the steps he proposes to eliminate the budget deficit. The Require a PLAN Act is part of a new Republican attempt to force Obama and the Democratic Senate to engage in efforts to cut the deficit. Republicans have roundly criticized Obama for submitting late budgets that don´t balance, and the Senate for failing to produce any budget plan at all in nearly four years. As expected, the
  • Politicians Playing Games and Fooling Their Constituents

    01/02/2013 8:32:06 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 12/31/2012 | Jack McHugh
    H.L. Mencken famously coined the term “boobeoisie” to characterize the gullibility of American voters. That’s probably unfair to regular people who — at least in our Founder’s vision — shouldn’t be required to focus very much on politics and government. But the term may capture the attitude of many politicians who are all too willing the exploit the “rational ignorance” of the average voter. A prime example is legislation to exempt from sales tax the value of a used car that is traded in on a new car purchase. Like daisies in the spring, this measure is introduced in every...
  • SEIU Worker Sought Fake Names To Sabotage LA Pension Switch

    11/21/2012 11:44:33 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | November 21, 2012 8:18 AM | Bill Polish
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A former Los Angeles mayor leading an effort to change pensions plans for newly-hired public employees says he has evidence that a low-level union member is behind an alleged illegal counter-campaign. KNX 1070′s Bill Polish reports Richard Riordan is hoping to amass enough signatures to put a plan to transition newly-hired city workers away from taxpayer-guaranteed pensions and towards 401(k)-style accounts before voters in May. Download: 2-fraud-bpo-w-rick-riordan-fmr-la-mayor.mp3 According to an email obtained and released by Riordan, an employee with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 721 sent out an email calling on members to sign...
  • Approximately 4 Million MORE votes for Romney than McCain (Vanity)

    11/08/2012 8:26:30 PM PST · by Strategerist · 13 replies
    November 8, 2012 | Strategerist
    Based on CNN vote totals and estimated percentage of votes in by state (a number of states still have less than 90% votes counted), through spreadsheet analysis Romney will end up with approximately 64 million votes; McCain received approximately 60 million votes. Of course, we can't know how the uncounted votes will turn out; my assumption is that it matches the relative percentages of the votes already counted in each state. I'd be pretty surprised if it ended up less than 3 million more votes for Romney than McCain. Even adjusting McCain's total upward to reflect growth in the voting...
  • 332,754 Votes Would Have Secured a Romney Victory

    11/08/2012 1:59:35 PM PST · by CreviceTool · 67 replies
    Quora ^ | November 8, 2012 | Richard Tabassi
    Ran across this on Quora: What is the minimum number of people who would have had to change their vote for Romney to have won? Richard Tabassi, Renaissance Ape, Occasionally Witty Biped Around 1/3 of a million in the right states. [1,2,3,4] EC 18:Ohio[1] Romney needed 103,520 people to win EC 29:Florida[2] Romney needed 50,869 people to win EC 13: Virginia[3] Romney Needed 111,985 people to win EC 6: Nevada[4] Romney Needed: 66,380 to win Total: 332,754 to win Electoral College There might be a combination that get him there in a shorter amount that I am not seeing yet,...
  • California Unprocessed Ballots Report (Over 500,000 uncounted votes from only 7 counties)

    11/08/2012 1:32:40 PM PST · by Strategerist · 3 replies
    During each election cycle, hundreds of thousands of ballots are not counted on Election Day. Elections officials have approximately one month to complete their extensive tallying and certification work (known as the official canvass). Most notably, voting by mail has increased significantly in recent years and many vote-by-mail ballots arrive on Election Day. In processing vote-by-mail ballots, elections officials must confirm each voter's registration status, verify each voter's signature on the vote-by-mail envelope, and ensure each person did not vote elsewhere in the same election. Other ballots that are processed after Election Day include provisional ballots (processed similar to vote-by-mail...
  • Vanity: Understanding the numbers.

    11/07/2012 2:31:08 AM PST · by Frapster · 14 replies
    Vanity | 11-7-12 | Self
    I spent a lot of time following the interpretations that many on here had been offering in regards to the polls. They made sense and that appeals to the Spock side of me. Yes, I'm a nerd. I'm looking for those who are interested in understanding why our interpretation of the polls failed to begin sharing their continued observations.
  • Obama Seems to Have Early Vote Lead in Key States

    11/04/2012 5:29:07 AM PST · by nuconvert · 58 replies
    -excerpt- No votes will be counted until Election Day but several battleground states are releasing the party affiliation of people who have voted early