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10 Best Gaffes of 2010 That You May Have Missed

December 28, 2010 politisite 0

This has been a year filled with many memorable moments. The political arena has had its share of off-script instances that were oftentimes disastrous but sometimes hilarious. You may have heard about many of them — from Vice President Joe Biden’s f-bomb at the health care reform event to Christine O’Donnell’s “separatation of church and state” line to former BP head Tony Hayward’s complaint during the gulf oil spill that […]

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What is your Political IQ – Take the 12 Question Test by Pew research

November 18, 2010 politisite 0

Want to get some idea of how tuned in to the political world?  Take this test to find out.  If you score less than 50%… you need to read Politisite and other news sources everyday! Take the Quiz To test your knowledge of prominent people and major events in the news, we invite you to take our short 12-question quiz. Then see how you did in comparison with 1,001 randomly […]

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2010 House Competitive Races – Democrats 91 seats vs. GOP 9 seats in Jeopardy

October 24, 2010 politisite 0

2010 COMPETITIVE HOUSE RACE CHART Likely: These seats are not considered competitive at this point but have the potential to become engaged. Lean: These are considered competitive races but one party has an advantage. Toss-Up: These are the most competitive; either party has a good chance of winning. Democrats currently have 91 seats listed as Lean or Toss Up. Republicans currently have 9 seats listed as Lean or Toss Up. […]

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Ten days to Mid-Term Elections, where does your State Senate race Stand?

October 23, 2010 politisite 0

It’s always been unlikely that Republicans will pick up the 10 seats needed to take control of the Senate, but a gain of seven or eight seats would be enough for the GOP to effectively block any Democratic proposal and perhaps even move some pieces of legislation. In fact, getting to 48 or 49 members might put Republicans in position to woo enough party switchers to make a majority, depending […]

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California Congressional candidate vows hunger strike until opponent agrees to debate

August 11, 2010 politisite 0

One of the frustrations of political challengers is getting the incumbent to debate. Ray Lutz, a Democratic candidate in the 52nd Congressional District in eastern San Diego County, has a novel approach: a hunger strike until one-term Republican incumbent Duncan D. Hunter agrees to debate. “Until Hunter steps up to the plate, I’ll be stepping away from the dinner plate,” Lutz said. The hunger strike is set to officially begin […]

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New Orleans beating follow-up: Attackers yelled “Little blonde b*tch,” “f**king faggot,” nothing political

April 16, 2010 politisite 0

Like many news stories, reporters try to look for a motive, Some folks jump to conclusion, whole others try to increase their brand by adding attack was for political reasons.  As we reported when the story was news we found out  later that NO Palin Pins were involved,  More about of tugs inciting violence The other day I noted the frenzy of commentary over the assault in New Orleans involving […]

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Obama era sees rise in black candidates — in the GOP

April 8, 2010 politisite 0

Critics of the tea parties have tried to paint their membership as monochrome and their opposition to President Obama’s policies as rooted in racism. That story line doesn’t really hold up for anyone who has actually attended a tea party, and Gallup reported this week that, in terms of “age, educational background, employment status, and race — Tea Partiers are quite representative of the public at large.” But a better […]