Archive: Enumerati
Kansas State Government Is in the Sex Products Business

$163,986

Amount the Kansas state government hopes to recoup with the auctioning of thousands of sex toys seized by the revenue department for nonpayment of income, withholding and sales taxes, according to the Topeka Capital-Journal. Items include the Pipedream Fantasy Love Swing, books, DVDs, sex and drinking games, sexually oriented equipment, the Glass Pleasure Wand, lingerie and the Cyberskin Foot Stroker.

Nearly a Quarter-Million Voters in Virginia Lack Proper Voter ID

200,000

Registered voters in Virginia may lack the proper identification needed to cast a ballot in the November midterm elections, the Washington Post reports.

Obama Leads Recent Presidents in Giving Interviews

818

Number of interviews President Obama has given news media since taking office, according to the New York Times. According to data running through July, his total dwarfs that of former President George W. Bush (297), Bill Clinton (230) and Ronald Reagan (392) at the same point in their presidencies.

New Homes are Selling Again

18%

Jump in new home sales during August, the greatest increase in six years, according to the Commerce Dept. Much of the market boom is in multifamily homes.

Christie Has Spent Nearly a Third of His Second Term Away from New Jersey

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Amount of his second term Gov. Chris Christie has spent away from New Jersey, the Star-Ledger reports.

Illinois Candidate Votes Early and Often … In Two States

2

Number of states Illinois state representative candidate Kathy Myalls (R) has voted in recently, the Chicago Sun Times reports. “In one case, she cast a vote in a primary election in Illinois. Then just three months later, records show she voted in Wisconsin to cast a ballot in the state’s recall election… Myalls then voted in Wisconsin’s presidential general election in 2012 before returning to Illinois to vote the following spring.”

Wang: Only Four Races Left to Determine Control of Senate

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“Only four uncertain races remain: Colorado, Iowa, Louisiana, and Arkansas. In each of these contests, the candidates are within two percentage points of one another. Power in the Senate will almost certainly depend on what happens in these states,” according to Sam Wang.

D’Souza Sentenced for Violating Campaign Finance Laws

5 years and $30,000

Sentence handed down by a federal judge to conservative writer/filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza, who was spared prison time but received five years’ probation for violating campaign finance laws, The Smoking Gun reports. For the first eight months of his probation, D’Souza will have to live in a “community confinement center” in San Diego. He will also have to pay a $30,000 fine, undergo “therapeutic counseling” and perform one day of community service per week during probation.

Most Americans Say It Matters Which party Controls Congress

40%

Of Americans say the specific party that controls Congress matters a great deal to them, while 29% say it matters a moderate amount and another 30% say it generally doesn’t matter to them, according to a new Gallup Poll.

A Quarter of U.S. Hispanics Say Immigration Is Most Important Issue

25%

Of U.S. Hispanics name immigration as the top problem facing the U.S., assigning more importance to the issue than the general public does, according to Gallup. Among all adults, Republicans are now more likely than Democrats to say immigration is the number-one issue.