Americans have so much to be thankful for, especially election integrity. Fraud in the presidential election would have made future voters wonder if the country’s method of choosing leaders can ever be trusted again. Fortunately, only about 70,000 voting problems were reported — a drop in the bucket, considering how many voting places dot this favored land. Many of those problems were trifling, such as instances in Nevada, North Carolina, Texas, and Ohio, where ballot casters complained that the voting machines automatically switched their votes from the Republican nominee to the other
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Since we all seem to agree that the election was won by fraud, I wish we would all stop the post-mortems about what a bad candidate Romney was, what he should have done differently, etc. No one, repeat no one, could have won against the machine that was set up to control the outcome of this election. /SP/
There was voter fraud rampant in all the states this time around.
What happened to Allen West is a travesty of justice, beginning with him being gerrymandered out of his own district and forced to move, and ending with the electors in his new district running out the clock and giving the election WITHOUT A RECOUNT to a Democrat on a technicality!!!
Republicans either have to, via the Republican Governors, force Voter ID in all 30 of their states ... or .... Republicans need to get much MUCH better at voter fraud themselves. The Democrats are NEVER going to agree to a national voter ID and they are NOT interested in controlling voter fraud.
#1 and #6--are you kidding me??? better read it again. But what I´m surprised at, is that "someone" is not raising a ruckus about this. There is no such thing as 100%, even in black precincts. And are we really accepting 106% registration????
Thank you #8. I agree. And yes, I believe the author is being facetious about "nothing to worry about". It is obvious that fraud was beyond rampant. Wasn´t there also one precinct that had 140% turnout? Yeah...and don´t forget sudden masses of black people in a predominately white area of New Hampshire that nobody recognized as being their neighbor...(I wonder if they all had Somalian accents?)
William C. Thompson Jr. withdrew from the race for mayor of New York on Monday morning, ending his second bid to run the city and making Bill de Blasio the undisputed Democratic nominee. Mr. Thompson endorsed Mr. de Blasio at an 11 a.m. news conference at City Hall. Mr. de Blasio joined Mr. Thompson at the news conference, along with Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, in an effort to demonstrate Democratic Party unity. “I am proud to stand here today and support Bill de Blasio to be the next mayor of the City of New York,” Mr. Thompson said. “Bill de Blasio and I want to move our city
Several sub-domains on the website of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration are offline following an attack by hackers opposed to National Security Agency surveillance programs. "Stop spy on us," said a message posted Monday to the pages of several NASA programs. "The Brazilian population do not support your attitude!" The hack was first reported Tuesday by Internet news website Hack Read. According to that report, 14 sub-domains were initially affected. "[A] Brazilian hacker group posted a political message on a NASA website," agency spokeswoman
Terry Jones, the Quran-burning pastor based in Gainesville, Fla., says his Wednesday arrest by Polk County police was pre-planned to prevent his First Amendment-protected book bonfire. Free speech experts say if that´s true, his arrest was unconstitutional. Jones was arrested after traveling in a truck that police say was towing 2,998 kerosene-soaked Qurans inside a large grill. He said he intended to burn one Quran for each of the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Previous Quran-burnings by Jones have been blamed for murderous rampages in Muslim countries, and this year's plan was condemned by
Washington - An elite Syrian unit that runs the government´s chemical arms program has been scattering the weapons to dozens of sites across the country, potentially complicating U.S. plans for air strikes, the Wall Street Journal reported. The newspaper, citing unnamed U.S. officials and lawmakers briefed on the intelligence, said on its website on Thursday that a secretive military group known as Unit 450 had been moving the stocks around for months to help avoid detection of the weapons. U.S. and Israeli intelligence agencies and Middle Eastern officials still believe they know the location
Two years after thousands of Egyptian protesters risked their lives to bring down the dictator Hosni Mubarak, the military-controlled government in Cairo is expanding a repressive system that may ultimately be worse than the one Mr. Mubarak built and managed. On Thursday, with much of the world distracted by Syria, the Egyptian generals and the civilian officials they have appointed extended a countrywide state of emergency for two months. (Snip) Just as troubling, the government has moved from singling out the Brotherhood and other Islamists to going after liberal and left-leaning
Ray Dolby, the sound pioneer who founded Dolby Laboratories, revolutionized the recording industry with the invention of the Dolby noise-reduction system, and transformed cinema and home entertainment with the development of Dolby digital surround sound, died on Thursday at his home in San Francisco. He was 80. He developed Alzheimer’s disease several years ago and last July received a diagnosis of acute leukemia, according to a company statement. Film industry executives credit Dr. Dolby with developing sophisticated technologies that enabled directors like
Los Angeles - When President Obama phoned the president of the A.F.L.-C.I.O. last month, he shared some news that the labor leader had long wanted to hear — the administration would propose measures to reduce workplace exposure to disease-causing silica dust. But their conversation soon moved to what has become a contentious topic this summer: labor’s renewed anger over Mr. Obama’s health care law and decisions surrounding it, especially the postponement of an employer mandate to ensure coverage for workers and the potential effects of the coming health insurance exchanges on
He wooed Senate Republicans on a budget deal, tried to sweet-talk lawmakers from both parties to back him on a military strike against Syria, and is now hoping to reach an agreement that would keep the government from shutting down or defaulting on its debt. But when it comes to Congressional outreach, President Obama will only go so far. Lawmakers on Capitol Hill received a blast e-mail on Wednesday evening that was curt and blunt: Good evening, The 2013 Congressional Picnic has been cancelled. The president and Mrs. Obama look forward to welcoming members of Congress
President Obama will address the country over the situation in Syria tonight, an address that comes amid continued erosion of Congressional support for a use of force resolution against the country and the emergence of a possible diplomatic solution involving Russia and the United Nations. So, what will Obama say? And, perhaps more importantly, how will he say it? Here’s our viewer’s guide for the speech. The target audience: When President Obama initially announced he would give this speech last Friday in Russia, the expectation was that it would be aimed at convincing the American public and,
U.S. taxpayers have spent at least $1,010,354,195 on Syrian humanitarian aid for fiscal years 2012 and 2013, according to official numbers from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). USAID, which was created by President John F. Kennedy, is the federal government´s primary agency in charge of distributing civilian foreign aid. (Snip) "To help the many Syrians in need this Eid al-Fitr, the United States is providing an additional $195 million in food aid and other humanitarian aid, bringing our humanitarian contribution to the Syrian people to over $1 billion since the crisis began,"
In an ambitious play for the New York market, Politico publisher Robert Allbritton has purchased the online news site Capital New York, with plans to make "a substantial investment" in the business and more than quadruple staff. Capital, which was launched in 2010 by former New York Observer editors Josh Benson and Tom McGeveran, will now be led by Politico co-founder and executive editor Jim VandeHei, who will serve as president while remaining in his current role at Politico. (Snip) With reporters deployed across Manhattan´s power centers as well as up in Albany, Capital will now go
Washington - Congress is likely to postpone consideration of an immigration overhaul until the end of the year, if not longer, even as advocates are preparing for an all-out, urgent push this fall to win their longstanding goal of a path to citizenship for millions of immigrants here illegally. In Washington, the sudden debate over military action in Syria and a looming face-off with President Obama over the budget and the nation’s borrowing limit have shot to the top of the legislative agenda, while Republican angst about losing Hispanic voters in the 2012 presidential campaign has faded.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., responded to Monday’s tragedy at the Washington Navy Yard with another plea for Congress to take action against gun violence. “This is one more event to add to the litany of massacres that occur when a deranged person or grievance killer is able to obtain multiple weapons — including a military-style assault rifle — and kill many people in a short amount of time. When will enough be enough?” asked Feinstein. “Congress must stop shirking its responsibility and resume a thoughtful debate on gun violence in this country. We must do more to stop this endless
During the 2008 presidential campaign, the New York Times ran an article on what psychologists call the "impostor phenomenon." To measure it, they ask test subjects questions like, "At times, I feel my success has been due to some kind of luck" or "I can give the impression that I´m more competent than I really am." Although the article had nothing to do with Barack Obama, he would surely have scored off the charts had he answered those questions honestly. He was a reasonably bright guy but not the "brilliant" author and savant white liberals thought him to be. His "luck"
They call semiautomatics like this sport rifles. You bet. Mostly for the sport of killing innocent people, and killing them fast. So it takes nine months and two days from Newtown, from 20 dead children and six adults, for someone else to carry the same kind of AR-15 that Adam Lanza carried into Sandy Hook Elementary School into the Washington Navy Yard. They call semiautomatics like this sport rifles. You bet. Mostly for the sport of killing innocent people, and killing them fast. This time the shooter is reported to be a Navy reservist named Aaron Alexis and when he is shot dead
For the last few weeks, House Speaker John Boehner has been trying to find a way to convince his caucus to vote for a bill that keeps the government open after Sept. 30 without picking a fight over Obamacare. But a minority of his caucus has been insisting on defunding Obamacare, egged on by outside conservative groups and a handful of far-right Republican Senators, most importantly Ted Cruz (Texas). This has been pretty annoying for a lot of House Republican members and staff. Jonathan Strong and Andrew Stiles of National Review got an anecdote out of a closed Republican Study Committee
On Monday, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) urged House Republicans to not shut down the federal government. “I hope my colleagues in the House who believe we need to shut down the government will understand that that’s not want the American people want,” McCain said on CNN. “They hate government, but they don’t want it to stop functioning.” President Barack Obama and Republicans have to agree on another resolution to fund the government before the current resolution expires on September 30. As The Hill notes, at least a third of House Republicans want the Republican leadership to use the next round of budget
President Obama waived a provision of federal law designed to prevent the supply of arms to terrorist groups to clear the way for the U.S. to provide military assistance to "vetted" opposition groups fighting Syrian dictator Bashar Assad. Some elements of the Syrian opposition are associated with radical Islamic terrorist groups, including al Qaeda, which was responsible for the Sept. 11 attacks in New York, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Pa., in 2001. Assad´s regime is backed by Iran and Hezbollah. The president, citing his authority under the Arms Export Control Act, announced today that he would "waive the prohibitions in sections 40
Suffice it to say, it’s hard to do a deal when the only thing the other guy wants is the one thing you can’t give him. This null set scenario is, unfortunately, precisely where we find ourselves in the debate over funding the government beyond September 30th. House Republicans are insisting that any funding measure simultaneously de-fund Obamacare, while Democrats have rightly proclaimed this idea preposterous. And there appears to be no wiggle room in the GOP position. According to The Wall Street Journal, when Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid asked House Speaker John Boehner what else on the entire
If you have any doubts that President Obama’s handling of Syria is an utter debacle, witness the embarrassing spectacle this morning as his top aides scramble to place blame for it at their boss’s feet. In today’s Wall Street Journal, senior officials leak how they desperately tried to talk Obama out of his “head-spinning reversal” on airstrikes and his decision to go to Congress. “He received swift — and negative — responses from his staff,” the Journal reports. National security adviser Susan Rice, we learn, warned that “he risked undermining his powers as commander in chief.” Senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer
A video (from the Daily Caller) reveals the Republican Party´s real angst about the Tea Party. David Brooks (the Gray Lady´s idea of a housebroken conservative) laments, to PBS´s Judy Woodruff that Republican legislators like Ted Cruz aren´t "normal members. . . going to Congress to create coalitions, make alliances and . . . pass a lot of legislation" while interesting themselves in "the perks . . . the leadership has to offer." Indeed, Brooks asserts, "They´re not [real] legislators" at all -- just obstructionists "who want to stop things." All of which conversely implies Brooks believes real legislators are ones who
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Monday wearily lamented “yet another mass shooting,” this time in the nation’s capital where the debate that raged earlier this year over tightening firearms laws has stalled amid opposition from gun-rights advocates. The shooting at the Washington Navy Yard came a week after voters recalled two Colorado legislators who supported tougher gun measures, illustrating the strong political headwinds faced by lawmakers seeking to respond to the violence. Obama, for one, has been powerless to get legislation passed despite a string of mass shootings during his presidency. In the wake of the shooting at the Navy Yard, Obama
Remember that March day in 2010 when the President, surrounded by devout supporters, solemnly signed Obamacare into law? It was, as Joe Biden brayed, “a big f-----g deal.” Obama and his army of righteous reformers had finally triumphed over the forces of evil and passed legislation that would drive the moneychangers from the temple of U.S. health care. Many of those beaming down on the President as he wielded his terrible swift pen represented prestigious national organizations and coalitions whose support had made the glorious moment possible. Some of these groups have since seen the error of their ways.
The University of California has leased an Oakland residence for incoming system president Janet Napolitano for $9,950 a month, officials said Monday. Napolitano, the former U.S. secretary of Homeland Security and former governor of Arizona, will be provided the housing plus an annual $570,000 salary, $8,916 a year for car expenses and $142,500 for one-time relocation costs. Napolitano is scheduled to begin her UC presidency Sept. 30, with her office at UC system headquarters in downtown Oakland. The two-year lease for the 3,500-square-foot residence began Sept. 1.