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August 19, 2012
joshsternberg:

“As a woman & former prosecutor who handled 100s of rape cases,I’m stunned by Rep Akin’s comments about victims this AM http://bit.ly/NahiHz - Senator Claire McCaskill responding to Senate challenger Rep. Todd Akin’s stupid comments on rape and abortion.

Cause and effect: Thanks to his comments, Akin just gave his opponent some ammo and momentum in the race — a race that was going to be difficult for McCaskill because her state’s leaning right these days and she barely won in 2006 as it is. The question — with a weak opponent who just drew a firestorm of controversy, can McCaskill claw her way to another term?
EDIT: For sake of numbers, McCaskill was down five points on Akin before he made his comments, based on a RealClearPolitics average of polls.

joshsternberg:

“As a woman & former prosecutor who handled 100s of rape cases,I’m stunned by Rep Akin’s comments about victims this AM bit.ly/NahiHz
 - Senator Claire McCaskill responding to Senate challenger Rep. Todd Akin’s stupid comments on rape and abortion.

Cause and effect: Thanks to his comments, Akin just gave his opponent some ammo and momentum in the race — a race that was going to be difficult for McCaskill because her state’s leaning right these days and she barely won in 2006 as it is. The question — with a weak opponent who just drew a firestorm of controversy, can McCaskill claw her way to another term?

EDIT: For sake of numbers, McCaskill was down five points on Akin before he made his comments, based on a RealClearPolitics average of polls.

16:51 // 1 year ago
February 28, 2012

..And Here We Go: Michigan Results Underway

kopoint:

Polls are closing and numbers are starting to come in, in  Michigan and we are officially off to the races.  There is a lot at stake and with rumors of low voter turn out and democrats voting against Mitt Romney, this could be anyone’s game.

Check out the results coming in live here at Google Politics

Google Politics seriously has an awesome map.

(via kopoint)

20:56 // 2 years ago
February 5, 2012
The first wife, and often the second, do not grasp his brilliance or grandeur. The starter wives try to confine him in their small world. But his drive to fulfill his gargantuan potential is too powerful. He rebelliously breaks conventions. Then he finds the muse who sees him as he sees himself. He is a man of history and belongs to something larger. She agrees that his rejections have been the fault of the audience. They cannot stare into a light so bright. She directs and channels him, saying, ‘This is what you have to do to achieve your destiny.’ Now he is unleashed. The best and worst of him have been fed and watered.
Republican Alex Castellanos, as quoted by Maureen Dowd, discussing Callista Gingrich. If this quote doesn’t sum up what’s wrong with the Republican party (and Newt, himself) I don’t know what does. Read the rest at the NYT. (via joshsternberg)

Short version: “Those first two wives were like training wheels. Now he can ride a bike.”
8:44 // 2 years ago
January 30, 2012
“I remember someone who stepped into a situation with incredible complexity and had a real knack for solving intractable problems,’’ Malt said. “That is when I first said to myself, ‘This guy would make a great president of the United States.’ ’’
R. Bradford Malt, in this Boston Globe profile. Malt is the guy who’s keeping an eye on Mitt Romney’s vast fortune. (via joshsternberg)

He also has a knack for having friends who think in terms of whether or not their friends could become president someday. 
8:52 // 2 years ago
January 29, 2012
11:58 // 2 years ago
January 19, 2012
joshsternberg:

And then there was four: Mittens, Dr. Crazy, The Alt-Historian and Santorum.

Perry looked like the guy for about two weeks. Now he looks like he just wasted four months of his life. The debates are gonna be way less fun after this.

joshsternberg:

And then there was four: Mittens, Dr. Crazy, The Alt-Historian and Santorum.

Perry looked like the guy for about two weeks. Now he looks like he just wasted four months of his life. The debates are gonna be way less fun after this.

(via joshsternberg)

9:29 // 2 years ago
January 8, 2012

Protests Outside the NBC/Facebook GOP Debate

kopoint:

Protests outside the NBC GOP debate.

Interesting.

(via kopoint)

9:20 // 2 years ago
November 6, 2011
9:31 // 2 years ago
November 1, 2011
BREAKING NEWS: Utah politician purchases residence in Utah
Stories like this are an indicator that it’s a slow news day. Our favorite part is the bombshell Huntsman quote after the fold, “It’s my residence.” source
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Stories like this are an indicator that it’s a slow news day. Our favorite part is the bombshell Huntsman quote after the fold, “It’s my residence.” source

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23:04 // 2 years ago
July 12, 2011
12:12 // 3 years ago