By threatening to crash the U.S. economy if they do not get their way in negotiations on economic policy, House Republicans, led by their tea party cohort, have rightly been accused of holding the economy hostage. Only time will tell if this completely made-up crisis, with its dire ramifications for the financial well-being of every [...]
Has there been “large scale voter fraud” in a California House race? That claim by the tea bagger candidate in the race appeared about 11 paragraphs down in a Huffington Post story about a hypocritical abuse of power by leaders of the Tea Party Patriots group yesterday. Votes are still being counted in California’s 11th [...]
Despite receiving 3,477,746 “yes” votes, Proposition 19, the ballot initiative that would have legalized marijuana in California, lost. Paradoxically, Prop 19 received 350,000 more “yes” votes than total votes for losing GOP governor candidate Meg Whitman (3,152,366) and 285,000 more than losing GOP U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina (3,219,797).
Percent of the vote received by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in her re-election bid as the congresswoman from California’s 8th District. Vote tallies for her opponents were 15 percent for Republican John Dennis and 2 percent each for Gloria La Riva of the PFP Party and Philip Berg of the Libertarian Party.
ABC News apparently likes to learn its lessons the hard way. The following letter was sent from ABC and received by Mr. Breitbart: Dear Mr. Breitbart, We have spent the past several days trying to make clear to you your limited role as a participant in our digital town hall to be streamed on ABCNews.com [...]
Earlier I posted a recap of FiveThirtyEight.com pollster Nate Silver’s scenario in which, despite all the dire predictions, Democrats could hold onto enough seats today to retain control of Congress. If, say, 40 million people vote today, at least 2 million and 3.2 million of them will be voting for candidates from a party they [...]
Nate Silver at FiveThirtyEight.com writes, “While our forecast and a good deal of polling data suggest that the Republicans may win the House of Representatives on Tuesday, perhaps all is not lost for the Democrats. Here’s one possible scenario for how things might not end up as expected.” Silver suggests that the GOP wave could [...]