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Is Maryland going purple?

Posted by  ▪  November 5, 2014

The wages of Democratic arrogance.

Is Maryland going purple?

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11/5/2014 at 10:31am
Maryland hasn’t gone purple. Yet. But we have a Republican Governor for just the third time in 48 years. (Spiro Agnew was elected in 1966 and served until 1969, when he went to White House as Richard Nixon’s vice president. Bob Ehrlich was elected in 2002, but was defeated for re-election four years later…
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New neighborhood watchman

Will Obama go rogue? (Reader Poll)

Posted by  ▪  November 5, 2014

All he has left is his legacy.

Will Obama go rogue? (Reader Poll)

New neighborhood watchman
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11/5/2014 at 8:33am
The most dangerous two years are upon us, as Obama has nothing to lose but his legacy. Preserving that legacy, as unpopular as it has proven to be, is all he has now. Obama himself said his policies were on the ballot. And the people spoke last night, rejecting those policies. Obama has…
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Election Reactions – Tears of joy, Tears of sorrow

Posted by  ▪  November 5, 2014

Oh, what a night.

Election Reactions – Tears of joy, Tears of sorrow

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11/5/2014 at 7:00am
Last night’s Republican wave drew some strong and funny reactions. Here are some tweets we gathered, and some of our own in no particular order. Roveschach test pic.twitter.com/ZCrDsAvyK1— Legal Insurrection (@LegInsurrection) November 5, 2014 Ed Schultz makes case 4 President Scott Walker http://t.co/Ps7427i1IL— Legal Insurrection (@LegInsurrection) November 5, 2014 Dear Kentucky, I’m beyond disappointed. Back…
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http://youtu.be/X11CDIG5-5Y

VIDEO: The Republicans Win The Senate!

Posted by  ▪  November 4, 2014

The win heard ’round the world.

VIDEO: The Republicans Win The Senate!

http://youtu.be/X11CDIG5-5Y
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11/4/2014 at 11:30pm
It’s a done deal. At least 7 seats picked up.
 

Senate Election Results

Posted by  ▪  November 4, 2014

UPDATES: Republicans Net +8 — McConnell (KY), Caputo (WV), Cotton (AR), Rounds (SD), Gardner (CO), Daines (MT), Perdue (GA), Roberts (KS), Ernst (IA), Tillis (NC) , Sullivan (AK) win // LA to runoff

Senate Election Results

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11/4/2014 at 6:52pm
We will be covering the main contested Senate elections (all poll closing times in Eastern time): So, GOP plus 8-9 in Senate, poss double-digit pickups in House, winning tight (and maybe unexpected) Gov races. Yes, that’s a wave.— Stephen Hayes (@stephenfhayes) November 5, 2014 By popular demand (WARNING — Flashing lights) And Yes, for…
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Governor Election Results

Posted by  ▪  November 4, 2014

Republicans sweep Governorships in Florida (Rick Scott), Texas (Greg Abbott), Wisconsin (Scott Walker), Illinois (Bruce Rauner), Massachusetts (Charlie Baker), Michigan (Rick Snyder), Kansas (Same Brownback), Maryland (Larry Hogan)

Governor Election Results

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11/4/2014 at 6:51pm
We will be covering several key Governor races, listed below.  And the results are looking something like this: Florida WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Rick Scott wins governor race in #Florida. — Michael J. Mishak (@mjmishak) November 5, 2014 Texas #FoxNews projects Republican Greg Abbott defeats Democrat Wendy Davis in Texas gubernatorial race. #Election2014 pic.twitter.com/pYSYLuTQmd — Fox News…
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House Election Results

Posted by  ▪  November 4, 2014

Mia Love takes home an historic win while Dan Bongino falls short.

House Election Results

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11/4/2014 at 6:50pm
We will be covering several key House races, listed below. We also will update individual races as meaningful numbers and/or results are known. ————————- Florida 26 AP calls it for GOP’s Carlos Curbelo in #FL26. Joe Garcia becomes 2nd D House incumbent to lose tonight. — Andrew Clark (@AndrewHClark) November 5, 2014 New York 24 Rep. Dan Maffei lost…
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Flashback – When Iranians chant “Death to America” they mean “I’d really like to visit Disneyland”

Posted by  ▪  November 4, 2014

U. Michigan Professor Juan Cole actually said that. On TV.

Flashback – When Iranians chant “Death to America” they mean “I’d really like to visit Disneyland”

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11/4/2014 at 4:39pm
Today is the anniversary of the takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran in 1979. Proving that not much has changed on the Iranian street or in its government, tens of thousands took to the streets to chant “Death to America,” as reported by The Washington Post: Thousands of Iranians chanted “Down with…
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#CosmoVotes, feminism, Conservatism, and hot male models

Posted by  ▪  November 4, 2014

What to make of Cosmo’s GOTV push?

#CosmoVotes, feminism, Conservatism, and hot male models

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11/4/2014 at 3:10pm
Cosmopolitan Magazine is hanging out in North Carolina this fine election day to encourage college kids to vote. As we previously discussed: Students at North Carolina State University won a contest with Cosmopolitan magazine to have “party bus” filled with models transport students to and from the polls on Election Day. Yes, really. Social media is full of…
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Pre-Election Night Results Open Forum Mindless Prognostication And Punditry Post

Posted by  ▪  November 4, 2014

Reader Input Solicited.

Pre-Election Night Results Open Forum Mindless Prognostication And Punditry Post

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11/4/2014 at 12:55pm
Yes, we are covering the elections tonight focusing — obviously — on the U.S. Senate races, plus a small number of Governorships, primarily Florida and Wisconsin. We’ll also cover selected House races and miscellaneous other results. We haven’t decided the format yet (that’s how organized we are) but it is sure to be…
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http://youtu.be/bWrvPvo8yXc

Obama 2008: Israel can keep its undivided capital of Jerusalem, if it likes it

Posted by  ▪  November 4, 2014

Another promise broken.

Obama 2008: Israel can keep its undivided capital of Jerusalem, if it likes it

http://youtu.be/bWrvPvo8yXc
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11/4/2014 at 11:34am
Yesterday was oral argument at the Supreme Court in a lawsuit over whether Congress had the power to designate Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel on passports. The case is Zivotofsky v. Kerry, and the issue is a fight between Congress and the Executive Branch, Via Scotus Blog: Issue: Whether a federal statute…
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Today’s legal insurrection is at the state and local level

Posted by  ▪  November 4, 2014

Local elections matter — Today’s Town Clerk is tomorrow’s Governor!

Today’s legal insurrection is at the state and local level

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11/4/2014 at 10:00am
Dave Weigel is worried about what is happening at the state legislative level, as the media is focused on the U.S. Senate, A wave of GOP wins in the states could radically transform the country: Remember the number: 69. That’s how many state legislative bodies Republicans are trying to win this year,…
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http://youtu.be/rijpU5yD55I

If Democrats Win Today, So Does Lena Dunham

Posted by  ▪  November 4, 2014

Don’t let that happen.

If Democrats Win Today, So Does Lena Dunham

http://youtu.be/rijpU5yD55I
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11/4/2014 at 8:30am
On this important election day let us not forget that Lena Dunham, who once described herself as the voice of her generation, wants everyone to Rock the Vote. And you can be sure it’s not for Republicans. She didn’t vote in the last midterm election but what does that matter? Hunter Schwarz of…
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To the Voting Booth!

Posted by  ▪  November 4, 2014

Today makes a difference, so don’t be indifferent

To the Voting Booth!

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11/4/2014 at 7:00am
Tom Blumer from BizzyBlog sends this video: It’s about getting informed, getting involved, and voting. It’s about getting informed, getting involved, and (obviously most relevant to tomorrow) voting: “It Matters” – Several who have seen it have said it “brought me to tears” — and I originally thought I was the only one. I am VERY…
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Mark Udall heckled by own donor over War on Women obsession

Posted by  ▪  November 3, 2014

They’re not buying it anymore.

Mark Udall heckled by own donor over War on Women obsession

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11/3/2014 at 9:45pm
Hilarious. (Unless of course you’re Mark Udall, desperately trying to hang on to your Colorado Senate seat.) Paul Lewis of The Guardian has the scoop: Mark Udall had been looking confident, just moments earlier, when he climbed down the steps of his campaign bus and began addressing what should have been an audience…
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Newly released emails show White House misled about involvement in Shirley Sherrod firing

Posted by  ▪  November 3, 2014

White House gave final “go-ahead,” supporting Breitbart defense in defamation case that it was political decision.

Newly released emails show White House misled about involvement in Shirley Sherrod firing

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11/3/2014 at 8:15pm
We have written many times about the Shirley Sherrod case against Andrew Breitbart (now his wife is substituted as defendant) and Larry O’Connor over an “edited” (abbreviated)  video which Sherrod alleges unfairly depicted her as racist leading to her firing by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Sherrod’s claim, repeated mindlessly by the media,…
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Here we go: Perry prosecutors cry “intimidation!”

Posted by  ▪  November 3, 2014

Where’s your dignity, Michael McCrum?

Here we go: Perry prosecutors cry “intimidation!”

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11/3/2014 at 6:53pm
Texas is bursting at the seams with conservative fervor: Rick Perry has been building momentum for his yet-unannounced Presidential campaign, Greg Abbott is set to trounce Democratic darling Wendy Davis in Tuesday’s gubernatorial race, and the Republican ground game so far this cycle has sent groups like Battleground Texas running for…
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