Florida Republican Rep. Allen West continues to challenge election officials´ tallies that show he has lost his re-election bid – amid wild ballot swings on Tuesday and a partial recount needed because of voting-machine problems. The Tea Party-backed West demanded a recount after the swing of votes on election night, leading Democratic challenger Patrick Murphy by roughly 2,000 votes, then trailing by 2,400 votes about 35 minutes later. Officials said Saturday a final tally in the state’s 18th Congressional District shows Murphy had won by enough votes to avoid a full recount
Comments: Fight it, fight it. Expose the cheats. Wish Romney had done this
This stinks to high heaven. If the GOP won´t stand with Allen West in the face of a bogus 141% voter turn out, they´re as corrupt as the Democrats are. Shame on both parties. And since when does one candidate get to witness a partial recount, while the opponent is locked out?
If I´m not mistaken, it was the "party" that moved Allen West´s district in the first place. Looks like the "party" is busy trying to make nice with obama and the rest of the demonrats as usual. Not a word out of the GOP about what is going on with Rep. West or any of this, let alone about the Presidential Election which WAS stolen...Sickening.
The Republicans can take me off their donor list and party affiliation if they let Col. West fight this alone. We all can sense that something huge in the corruption department has happened during this ´election.´ The turnout for Romney was much bigger than for the traitor, yet somehow he takes the lead. Well, Obama isn´t my president, as the left used to say about Bush, and he is the Sabotage President, ruining everything he gets his bloody hands on. I hope it hits the fan soon, and the stink wakes up the Impeachment mechanics. Someone suggested that after Obama´s programs land on the people, there will be a patriotic resurgence in 2014, a Republican Senate and House are seated, and Obama, Biden, Pelosi, and Reed and all the other communists are impeached, and jailed forever.
He may have sent a “thrill” up Chris Matthews’‘ leg in 2008, but in 2013 President Barack Obama qualified as the MSNBC host’s “political loser of the year.” Matthews’ comments came as the answer to a question from Joe Scarborough on Morning Joe about who fared the worst politically in 2013. “It was a terrible year for the president,” he said. “It’s not just a bad year in terms of the [Obamacare] rollout,” Matthew continued. “There’s an erosion in interest. It feels like a very long presidency now. It feels like the seventh or eighth year of a presidency, it
A London jury acquitted Nigella Lawson’s two personal assistants Friday of screwing the celebrity chef’s ex-husband out of over $1 million. Elisabetta and Francesca Grillo broke down in tears as the verdict was read after nearly nine hours of deliberations. They had faced one count each of defrauding high-flying art dealer ..
Nearly three months after its launch and as millions of Americans log on to shop for health plans, HealthCare.gov has still had serious security vulnerabilities, according to documents and testimony obtained by ABC News. There have been "two high findings" of risk - the most serious level of concern - in testing over the past few weeks, the top Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) cybersecurity official told the House Oversight Committee on Tuesday in a private transcribed interview. It´s a "vulnerability in the system," CMS chief information security officer Teresa Fryer told the committee of one of the issues. "They
If you haven’t heard by now, A&E’s Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson was suspended from his show after throwing down some particularly crass, illogical “logic” about homosexuality (and bestiality). Immediately following the news of his suspension, I wrote that A&E made the wrong decision, especially given how no one should be surprised that a deeply conservative Christian man who lives in a swamp has an unflattering view of consenting adults who engage in homosexual activity. In fact, no one should really ever be surprised when a reality TV star says something offensive or outrageous. Don’t believe us? Check out these other instances
Mikhail Khodorkovsky, once Russia´s richest man, has been freed from his prison camp after receiving a pardon from Vladimir Putin. "Around 12:20 pm (0820 GMT) Mikhail Khodorkovsky left the prison camp" in the town of Segezha in Karelia in northwestern Russian, a security source in Karelia told Interfax. The Federal Service for the Execution of Punishment (FSIN) which runs Russia´s prisons issued a statement confirming that Khodorkovsky´s sentence had been terminated but not explicitly confirming he had walked free from the camp. His lawyer Vadim Klyugvant confirmed that Khodorkovsky had indeed left prison - but said he still has no idea where his
Everybody has been focused on Phil Robertson’s remarks about homosexuals. His rednecky comments about blacks and non-Christians haven’t received nearly as much press, which just goes to show you who has the most cultural power. Here’s what he said about blacks: “I never, with my eyes, saw the mistreatment of any black person. Not once. Where we lived was all farmers. The blacks worked for the farmers. I hoed cotton with them. I’m with the blacks, because we’re white trash. We’re going across the field…. They’re singing and happy. I never heard one of them, one black person, say, ‘I tell you what:
On Thursday´s Laura Ingraham radio show, liberal feminist professor and columnist Camille Paglia slams the backlash over the controversial remarks made by "Duck Dynasty" standout Phil Robertson: "I speak with authority here because I was openly gay before the ´Stonewall Rebellion,´ when it cost you something to be so," she said. "And I personally feel as a libertarian that people have the right to free thought and free speech. In a democratic country, people have the right to be homophobic as they have the right to support homosexuality -- as I 100 percent do. If people are basing their views
Is this man simply expressing his beliefs or spewing bigotry?Either way, Phil Robertson, the patriarch in A&E´s "Duck Dynasty," won´t be duck calling on air anytime soon. The network suspended him after slamming gays in a magazine interview. In the January issue of GQ, Robertson said homosexuality is a sin and puts it in the same category as bestiality and promiscuity. "It seems like, to me, a vagina -- as a man -- would be more desirable than a man´s anus. That´s just me. I´m just thinking: There´s more there! She´s got more to offer. I mean, come on, dudes! You know
A&E broke its silence on Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson’s anti-gay comments late Wednesday. The cable network announced Robertson is off the hit show for the time being. The network issued the following statement to EW: “We are extremely disappointed to have read Phil Robertson’s comments in GQ, which are based on his own personal beliefs and are not reflected in the series Duck Dynasty. His personal views in no way reflect those of A+E Networks, who have always been strong supporters and champions of the LGBT community. The network has placed Phil under hiatus from filming indefinitely.”
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.
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
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
O ne year removed from re-election, President Obama´s approval rating has sunk to the lowest level of his presidency. Furthermore, Obama´s popularity among the Democratic Party base — whose rejuvenated support proved crucial last November — took a huge hit this past year. Only 54 percent of self-described liberals "very strongly" approve of Obama´s job performance, according to a Pew survey released this week. That´s down from an all-time high of nearly 90 percent, and a significant decline from the 73 percent who strongly approved of the president back in June. Why the steep drop? Well, the first year of Obama´s second term