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Gabrielle Giffords to resign from Congress

Posted by  ▪  January 22, 2012
It’s not very surprising.  While her recovery is miraculous, the strain of staying in Congress would have been too much.  But she and her husband needed to reach the conclusion with the benefit of time. Via ABC News: Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords will step down from the House this week and not seek…
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Good MoDo, good

Posted by  ▪  January 22, 2012
When MoDo is good, she’s really good.  When she’s bad, she’s really bad. This is really good MoDo: Reagan didn’t socialize with the press. He spent his evenings with Nancy, watching TV with dinner trays. But he knew that to transcend, you can’t condescend. The portrait of the first couple in Jodi Kantor’s new…
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Fearmongers for Romney

Posted by  ▪  January 22, 2012
It’s really no surprise. As Mitt Romney has faltered from inevitability to modest favorite, a chorus of pro-Romney voices in the media and Republican Party is insisting that if Newt is the nominee, we not only lose the presidency we also lose the House and fail to take back the Senate. It’s…
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Should Rick Santorum drop out before Florida primary? (Reader poll)

Posted by  ▪  January 22, 2012
Here were the final results in South Carolina:  Gingrich 40.4, Romney 27.8, Santorum, 17, Paul 13. Drop Out Argument:  On what basis does Santorum continue?  His Iowa momentum never lasted beyond Iowa.  South Carolina, with a large evangelical vote whose leadership endorsed him, was Santorum’s best chance, and he could only muster…
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So close, yet so far

Posted by  ▪  January 22, 2012
Thanks to Dr. Chris in Nebraska (producer of the Farewell to Ben Nelson video), who writes: I know you usually block out license plate numbers with your bumper sticker series, but here the message IS the license plate.
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SC Primary Tweets of Night

Posted by  ▪  January 21, 2012
A work in progress all night. Post links in comments if you have suggestions. Dr. Newtlove: Newtolean BonaMuffin: Hide the sharp objects: We are all commies now: Revenge is a dish best served in South Carolina: Dumb rednecks don’t read The NY Daily News and didn’t know that Newt’s just a “woman on the verge of a nervous breakdown”: Not a fan…
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South Carolina Primary Results

Posted by  ▪  January 21, 2012
% Reporting: 99 Gingrich: 40.4 Romney: 27.9 Santorum: 17 Paul: 13 Live results pages:  SC Election Comm., Politico, Google, Associated Press. —————————— Videos of speeches at ElectAd. Fox News confirms that Jeb Bush now plans to “stay neutral”  — of coures, he may jump in at convention if things fall apart and if not, isn’t going to risk a Nikki Haley…
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“I find this gesture from the Romney campaign to make them look very junior high”

Posted by  ▪  January 21, 2012
That’s Greta’s commentary on Mitt Romney’s campaign announcing it would send Newt a birthday cake to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of his censure by the House: I don’t know about you but with all the serious issues confronting our nation and for our next President to address, whether it be President Ob…
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South Carolina Primary — Open and Updates

Posted by  ▪  January 21, 2012
6:25pm (Exit Poll data statistics) As the polls draw to a close tonight at 7pm, we look first to the exit poll data to get a bit of a feel for how the candidates are lining up. Although it is still to early to make any sort of proclamation, the exit polling…
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Obama at Disney

Posted by  ▪  January 21, 2012
My crop from one of the photos at 13 Photos Of Barack Obama At Disney That Will Probably Turn Up In Attack Ads:
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What do you call the boycotting Indiana Democrats?

Posted by  ▪  January 21, 2012
Sore Loosiers Wisconsin had its Fleebaggers, the 14 state Senators who fled to Illinois to prevent a quorum on Wisconsin’s collective bargaining law. Indiana Democratic House members have been boycotting the legislative session over Indiana’s proposed right to work law unless they also get an unconstitutional referendum on the law: House Democrats who have been boycotting the…
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Back in the day

Posted by  ▪  January 21, 2012
This is a follow up to the window of bumper stickers at Ronnie Wilson’s print shop in Electra, Texas.  These are on the entrance door, courtesy of Danelle, who writes: Not to reveal my age, but I was in the band the year we won State Football champions! Wow, Danelle makes it sound like football is important…
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Pre-SC polls opening Open

Posted by  ▪  January 20, 2012
Voting takes place 7-7 tomorrow in S.C. We’ll have updates throughout the day starting at noon, and then coverage beginning at around 6:30 until the results are final.  Will probably handle it similar to N.H., with resultes posted as they come in, rather than a Live Event. In the meantime, for what it’s…
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Hell hath no fury like a blogger scorned

Posted by  ▪  January 20, 2012
From the kind folks at BuzzFeed Politics, A Message For Mitt Romney  (bold in original): Today Mitt Romney left reporters from online outlets (The Huffington Post, Politico, and BuzzFeed) off of his campaign plane. We thought we’d provide a friendly reminder to Governor Romney and his staff. Word of advice — don’t make them…
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