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The Big Role of Black Churches in Two Senate Races

October 30, 2014 - 2:27am
New York Times, by Nate Cohn Posted By: JoniTx- Thu, 30 55 2014 07:55:56 GMT Early voting on Sundays has been one of the biggest fronts in the voting wars of recent years. Some of this past Sunday’s early voting numbers make the reason quite clear. Data from two states that permit Sunday early voting, Georgia and North Carolina, show that 53 percent of the 25,000 early votes cast on Sunday were from black voters, compared with 27 percent of early voters across the two states since voting began for this year’s midterm elections. “Souls to the Polls” drives are a big part of the explanation. Black churches often promote voting after services, sometimes even

The IRS scandal: A refresher

October 30, 2014 - 2:27am
Power Line, by Scott Johnson Posted By: JoniTx- Thu, 30 50 2014 07:50:13 GMT The House Oversight Committee has released the video below providing a short refresher in the IRS targeting scandal. One of the Obama administration’s greatest successes is the stonewalling, covering up and bald'faced prevaricating with which it has kept the lid on the scandal. The video isn’t really comprehensible unless you’ve been following the story, so it is of limited usefulness. But it is good enough to have set me back a bit in my anger management therapy.

Economy remains key for candidates, voters despite foreign crises

October 30, 2014 - 2:27am
Fox News, by Barnini Chakraborty Posted By: JoniTx- Thu, 30 37 2014 07:37:13 GMT WASHINGTON – On any given Election Day for the past two decades, the old Bill Clinton campaign mantra of, "It´s the economy, stupid," would have held up as THE defining issue. Jobs, housing, taxes '' pick one, all or more, and it was sure to hit home with voters. But with Ebola, terror threats and scandals dominating the news '' and Wall Street continuing its record climb '' it might be somewhat surprising that as House, Senate and gubernatorial candidates head into the final weekend of campaigning before next Tuesday´s elections, pocketbook issues still resonate most with voters.The latest Fox

Voter Fraud Deniers Resurface Just in Time for the Midterm Elections

October 30, 2014 - 2:27am
Breitbart Big Journalism, by Ben Shapiro Posted By: JoniTx- Thu, 30 32 2014 07:32:35 GMT The left insists that those who do not buy into its agenda regarding global warming are “deniers” – ignoramuses who refuse to acknowledge facts thanks to a political agenda. But when it comes to voter fraud, it is the left that lives in the realm of fantasy. Rachel Maddow, the heavyweight over at the pseudointellectual sewage tank of MSNBC – complete with nerd glasses for everyone but Chris Matthews and Ed Schultz! – says that voter fraud doesn’t exist. “The scourge of voter fraud,” Maddow writes at MSNBC.com, “is largely imaginary.” Her source for this extraordinary claim: a study by

Record fall in families where no one has a job

October 30, 2014 - 1:27am
Daily Express [UK], by Sarah O´Grady Posted By: Attercliffe- Thu, 30 04 2014 07:04:44 GMT There has been a record fall in the number of jobless families, official figures revealed yesterday. Households with no working adults dropped by 1.4 percent between April and June to 15.9 percent''the sharpest fall since records began in 1996. Families where all the adults work is now 55.3 percent, up by 1.5 percent, found analysis by the Office of National Statistics. And the data also revealed that 1.5 million children living in workless households is down by 132,000 from a year earlier. That is the lowest number for a generation, according to the Department of Work and Pensions.

´Selfless´ Ebola Nurse Kaci is actually utterly selfish. Three weeks in quarantine won’t kill her – and it might just save someone´s life

October 30, 2014 - 1:27am
Daily Mail [UK], by Piers Morgan Posted By: Attercliffe- Thu, 30 56 2014 06:56:54 GMT t´s not hard to take sides in the Battle of Ebola Quarantine. In the blue corner, weighing in at over 300 pounds, is big, nasty bullyboy Governor from New Jersey, Chris Chriiiisssstttiieeee. In the red corner, weighing in at less than 150 pounds, is kind, caring, gentle, heroine nurse Kaci Hickox. At this point the fight would be stopped, right? Christie is not a man who engenders much empathy these days. Since Bridge'gate, when his vile staffers closed America´s busiest bridge to damage a political opponent, he´s seen his Presidential aspirations burn up faster than an Ebola fever.

´You can hug me, you can shake my hand ' I won´t give you Ebola´: Nurse defiantly steps outside Maine home despite 21'day quarantine and police guard

October 30, 2014 - 1:27am
Daily Mail [UK], by Martin Gould, Louise Boyle Posted By: Attercliffe- Thu, 30 32 2014 06:32:15 GMT Already pushing the boundaries of her state'imposed quarantine, Ebola nurse Kaci Hickox defiantly left the Maine home she was ordered to stay inside for three weeks on Wednesday night in order to speak with the press about her ´frustrating´ situation. Standing out front of her boyfriends house in Fort Kent about 7pm, as the police tasked with watching her looked on from across the street, Hickox told the waiting media contingent that she will continue to fight her quarantine orders, even if she is charged for breaking them. ´We have been in negotiations all day with the state of Maine and tried

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