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Murkowski Concedes Alaska Senate Primary

August 31, 2010 politisite 0

Breaking News Alert The New York Times Tue, August 31, 2010 — 10:29 PM ET —– Sen. Lisa Murkowski Concedes Alaska Republican Primary for Senate Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska conceded late Tuesday in her Republican primary race to Joe Miller, a lawyer from Fairbanks backed by Tea Party activists, Sarah Palin and other conservatives. Mr. Miller shocked the political establishment here and in Washington last week when he emerged […]

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President Obama's Oval Office speech on Iraq — text

August 31, 2010 politisite 0

Oval Office Remarks by President Obama, as provided by the White House Good evening. Tonight, I’d like to talk to you about the end of our combat mission in Iraq, the ongoing security challenges we face, and the need to rebuild our nation here at home. I know this historic moment comes at a time of great uncertainty for many Americans. We have now been through nearly a decade of […]

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SEIU Misspells ‘American Dream’ Banner at Rally

August 31, 2010 politisite 0

Those Bright folks on the left are always pointing to Banners, at Right Wing events, that have misspelling.  Well we have one for you.  The New SEIU motto, “there is no “I” in the Amercan Dream! What a hoot Sometimes a picture really is worth a thousand words. via » SEIU Misspells ‘American Dream’ at Rally – Big Government. Next a Banner will read, “Sham on you Glenn Beck” Email […]

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Alaska Politics: Murkowski gains ground on Miller in Absentee Vote

August 31, 2010 politisite 0

From Sean Cockerham at the Alaska Division of Elections office in Anchorage — Update, 12:20 p.m.: Joe Miller’s lead over Lisa Murkowski just grew slighly with absentee and questioned ballots from the Mat-Su. Miller now leads Mukowski by 1,460 votes. The Division of Elections reported counting 2,895 votes from Legislative Districts 13 through 16 in the Mat-Su. Update, 11:10 a.m.: Joe Miller’s lead over Lisa Murkowski narrowed from 1,668 votes […]

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50 Members of Congress fortunes grew to $1.4 Billion while Americans Lose Jobs, Homes

August 31, 2010 politisite 0

They call DC “the Cocoon” for Good Reason, while Americans suffer high unemployment, Home foreclosures, and financial ruin, Members on the Hill fortunes continue to clime at unprecedented rates of return. The top Fifty members of congress are worth almost 1.4 Billion. We wonder if the Stimulus was directed more toward themselves than toward the average American. Here to hoping for 30 percent unemployment for Congress in November!

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The Alvin Greene manifesto for a fairer America – The Guardian

August 31, 2010 politisite 0

Recently, the millionaires’ club known as the US senate voted to cut off unemployment benefits for millions of Americans. One senator called unemployment insurance a “necessary evil”. He got that half right. Do any of these fat cats know what it’s like to be unemployed? To not know how you will feed your children and pay your mortgage? I’m unemployed, and, if elected, I can teach the Harvard rich kids […]

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Traficant out of Penn on Ohio Congressional Ballot

August 30, 2010 politisite 0

Former Ohio Rep. Jim Traficant will run for his old House seat this fall as an independent. The Mahoning County Board of Elections, which met Monday evening to decide whether the former congressman had qualified for the 17th District ballot, determined that Traficant had secured 11 more petition signatures than he needed. The announcement was reported by several local news outlets. The decision caps a one-month battle Traficant’s supporters had […]

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GOP Takes Unprecedented 10-Point Lead on Generic Ballot

August 30, 2010 politisite 0

PRINCETON, NJ — Generic Ballot lead by 51% to 41% among registered voters in Gallup weekly tracking of 2010 congressional voting preferences. The 10-percentage-point lead is the GOP’s largest so far this year and is its largest in Gallup’s history of tracking the midterm generic ballot for Congress. These results are based on aggregated data from registered voters surveyed Aug. 23-29 as part of Gallup Daily tracking. This marks the […]

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Alaska Politics: Miller campaign alleges possible vote tampering

August 30, 2010 politisite 0

I just received a response from the Division on Elections on the allegation by the Miller campaign. The division will be putting out a formal response with more detail, which I will post as soon as I receive a copy. From Sean Cockerham in Anchorage – The Alaska Division of Elections is preparing a formal response to Miller campaign lawyer Thomas Van Flein’s allegation (see below) of “possible voter tampering” […]

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West Virginia Special Election Results – Aug 28 2010

August 28, 2010 politisite 0

CHARLESTON – Gov. Joe Manchin will be the Democrat’s nominee in November for the late Robert C. Byrd’s U.S. Senate seat, after party voters chose him overwhelmingly in Saturday’s special primary. With 19 percent of precincts reporting, Manchin had 73 percent of the vote. and Ken Hechler, the 95-year-old former congressman and secretary of state, had 17, and former state lawmaker Sheirl Fletcher had 10 percent. John Raese was leading […]