Some CNN viewers may be under the impression that President Barack Obama is leading Gov. Mitt Romney by 15 points in Virginia. This morning, CNN's Soledad O'Brien told Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell "pre-debate polling shows that the president was up 15 points in the state of Virginia." But O'Brien did not mention what the CNN Chyron, on the bottom of the screen, did: The +15 points was among female voters, based on a Quinnipiac poll that had Obama leading Romney by 16 points (56-40) among women.
Comments: Gotta love McDonnell's deadpan answer. Soledad got owned.
With her competition, Crowley, gaining bragging rights in leftworld after her tag-team effort with BO, this over the hill has-been obviously felt the need to ramp up the BS or lose standing with her base.
Was Gov. McDonnell speaking with Soledad after John Sununu? She did say the other day, that after talking to Sununu, she really needed a vodka tonic (or more than one?) and it would explain her general stupidity. /s
Oregon´s troubled health insurance exchange began robocalling applicants Friday, warning them that if they don´t receive enrollment confirmation by Monday, they should seek coverage elsewhere for Jan. 1. "If you haven´t heard from us by Dec. 23, it is unlikely your application will be processed for Jan. 1 insurance coverage," a woman´s voice on the pre-recorded call from Cover Oregon says. "If you want to be sure you have insurance coverage starting Jan. 1, you have other options."It´s yet another sign that the health insurance exchange´s technological breakdowns will prevent some -- perhaps many -- Oregonians from getting subsidized coverage
She has her daddy’s dimples and brown hair – and lots of it – and the same floppy right ear. Billie Grace Warneke, whose firefighter father William Warneke died with 18 others in the Yarnell Hill Fire on June 30, was born at 5:58 a.m. on Thursday in Tucson. She is 7 pounds, 9 ounces, and is named after her dad. Her mother, Roxanne Warneke, 25, was admitted to a Tucson hospital early Wednesday. After 22½ hours of labor, she took her daughter into her arms for the first time. “She looks like Billy,” said Roxanne’s mother, Maria Wilcox. Her
Democratic opposition research organization American Bridge apologized on Monday for sending someone to follow New Hampshire Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte at a funeral this weekend, after a reporter and the New Hampshire Republican party attacked them for the move.Ray Burton, New Hampshire’s longest serving executive councilor passed away in November,* and the crowd in attendance at his memorial service on Saturday included a number of politicians, including former New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch, and New Hampshire’s two Senators, Kelly Ayotte and Jeanne Shaheen. Also in attendance was a Democratic “tracker,”someone who follows around candidates with a video camera capturing moments
Caroline Kennedy is a long way from Syracuse.The soft-spoken presidential scion, who four years ago this month toured upstate New York in a short and ill-fated bid for the U.S. Senate, has swept with force into her newest public role as President Barack Obama’s ambassador in Japan. And if the iconic daughter of American political royalty showed herself to be deeply uncomfortable as a glad-handing pol, she’s on her way to becoming something of a rock star in the more dignified world of diplomacy.
The United States named a new Full Admiral in Washington, D.C. Friday--and it´s an African American woman. She´s will be the first ever female in Naval history to win a fourth star assuming the Senate approves President Obama´s nomination. The Navy announced her nomination in an official release. Vice admiral Michelle Howard,53, is currently the deputy chief of naval operations, plans, and strategy. She will serve as the Navy´s second ranking officer, (Snip) Although when asked about whether she faces racism within the service she responded, ´Sexism within the service, and racism outside the service.´
When moderating comments on racial issues, we strive to balance our desire to allow people to discuss important problems in their communities with the equally strong desire to not give people a platform to promote hate or inflame racial tensions.This is a difficult balance to achieve, and it requires a lot of communication with commenters to define the boundaries.As with other hot button topics like abortion and same-sex marriage, we tend to see the same problems occur repeatedly in the comments. I´m outlining them here to serve as a reference on future stories.1. Overt racism. This should go without saying,
Commentaries by two of China´s most influential news outlets suggesting that the country´s air pollution crisis was not without a silver lining drew a withering reaction on Tuesday from internet users and other media.In online commentaries on Monday, state broadcaster CCTV and the widely read tabloid the Global Times, published by the Communist Party´s official People´s Daily, both tried to put a positive spin on China´s smog problem.The Global Times said smog could be useful in military situations, as it could hinder the use of guided missiles, while CCTV listed five "unforeseen rewards" for smog, including helping Chinese people´s sense
For a few hours, it looked like Americans would quietly accept the suspension of popular “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson for his unfiltered opinions about sin, sex, gays and blacks in a magazine interview. But then, as if on cue, hundreds of thousands of fans of the openly Christian, duck-hunting businessman took to social networks and started their backlash. As of Thursday night, more than 1.1 million people “liked” the “Stand With Phil Robertson” Facebook page, while about the same number had clicked their support for another Facebook page called “Boycott A&E Until Phil Robertson Is Put Back On Duck
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was hospitalized early Friday morning as a “precaution” after feeling ill, a spokesman said, adding that doctors concluded "everything is normal" after testing. “Early this morning, Senator Reid was not feeling well and as a precaution decided to go to the hospital. Tests have been conducted and everything is normal. He is alert, resting and feeling better,” spokesman Adam Jentleson said in a statement. "Doctors have asked that he remain in the hospital for observation so he will not be working today." The Senate is set to finish its business for the year on Friday.
The suspension of Phil Robertson from A&E’s Duck Dynasty is outrageous in a nation that values freedom, according to social critic and openly gay, dissident feminist Camille Paglia. “I speak with authority here, because I was openly gay before the ‘Stonewall rebellion,’ when it cost you something to be so. And I personally feel as a libertarian that people have the right to free thought and free speech,” Paglia, a professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, said on Laura Ingraham’s radio show Thursday. “In a democratic country, people have the right to be homophobic as well as they have
The Obama administration Thursday night significantly relaxed the rules of the health-care law for millions of consumers whose individual insurance policies have been canceled, saying they could buy bare-bones health plans or entirely avoid the requirement that most Americans have health insurance. The surprise announcement, four days before the Dec. 23 deadline for people to choose coverage that begins on Jan. 1, triggered an immediate backlash from the health insurance industry and raised new fairness questions about a law intended to promote affordable and comprehensive coverage. “This type of last-minute change will cause tremendous instability in the marketplace and lead
Phil Robertson disrespected gay employees at A&E ... and THAT´S why he was sacked from "Duck Dynasty" ... sources connected with the network tell TMZ. We´re told A&E CEO Nancy Dubuc felt she could not in good conscience ask gay employees to kill themselves for a show when he disrespected them by calling them sinners. Our sources say ... gay employees involved in the production -- and there are a number of them -- were outraged by Phil´s comments to GQ and wanted Dubuc to give him the ax. We´re told Dubuc felt this way ... If Phil had made
Over the last several weeks the Obama White House has been executing a media blitz meant to sell Obamacare to the nation—again. As the final maneuver in that plan, the President is releasing several reports on how Obamacare will affect the states. His message: repealing Obamacare will just be too expensive. "These state reports mark the culmination of a multi-week effort by the White House and supporters of reform to bring a renewed refocus on each of these benefits and what the cost of repealing them would mean," a White House official told reporters at The Hill. Obamacare supporters crafted these reports to
The wrecking ball swung again toward the crumbling Obamacare edifice yesterday. Ironically, it continues to be the Obama administration that is operating the heavy machinery. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced, in the form of a letter to Democratic senators, that Obamacare’s individual mandate tax will be waived in 2014 for persons who had their policies canceled in 2013 due to Obamacare. At this point, after months of on-the-fly pronouncements, delays, and exemptions (often announced, not coincidentally, in the days just before a major national holiday), perhaps nothing should surprise us anymore about Obamacare’s disastrous rollout. But yesterday’s announcement