Posted tagged ‘Election’

Barack Obama Re-Elected President of the United States

November 7, 2012

Barack Obama was elected to a second presidential term Tuesday, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

As of midnight (PT) tonight, Obama has secured 303 electoral votes while Romney has 206. The state of Florida is still close to call.

Obama appears as if he will also win the popular vote as well, with a nearly 2 million vote lead and 50% of the overall vote, compared to Romney’s 48%.

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Secret Videos of Mitt Romney Surface

September 17, 2012

Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, during a private fundraiser captured on video, told a group of donors how he really feels about the election. He joked about his money and that he would have a better shot at victory if he were Latino.

From Reuters:

“It’s not elegantly stated. Let me put it that way,” Romney said at a hastily arranged news conference in California to respond to his latest stumble on the campaign trail.

In the video Romney was shown telling fundraisers he has no way of attracting support from 47 percent of U.S. voters because they are dependent on government and pay no taxes.

“I’m sure I could state it more clearly and in a more effective way than I did in a setting like that,” Romney said.

$4 Gas a Reality for Many Americans

March 28, 2012

$4/gallon for gas? If only I could get it that cheap!!! I paid $4.59 just this morning in the Silicon Valley…

Sadly, the price of an average gallon of regular gas surpassed the $3.90 mark yesterday, which has the price of gas within 10 cents of the $4 threshold. Crazy!

From CNN Money:

The current price compares to just below $3.70 a month ago, and just below $3.59 a year ago.

Gasoline averages more than $4 a gallon in 10 states and the District of Columbia. At $4.55 a gallon, Hawaii has the nation’s highest pump price.

Prices are less than a nickel away from $4 a gallon in Nevada and Wisconsin.

Wyoming has the nation’s lowest gas prices, averaging nearly $3.51 a gallon.

Casey Anthony: Familar Face to Run For State Attorney

September 29, 2011

It appears that Jeff Ashton is considering a run for state attorney in the 2012 election. You’ll remember that Ashton made the decision to retire shortly after Casey Anthony was found not guilty.

From the Orlando Sentinel:

Casey Anthony prosecutor Jeff Ashton may run to replace his former boss, incumbent Lawson Lamar, as state attorney in the 2012 election, according to a WESH.com report.

According to the report, several sources indicated that Ashton may run, and Ashton himself said in a text message that he “may have some word” on whether he’ll run after he completes his book, “Imperfect Justice: Prosecuting Casey Anthony.”

Mitt Romney Set to Announce Presidential Bid

May 27, 2011

Sources close to former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney and have confirmed that he will formally declare his candidacy for White House next week and he’ll make his announcement in New Hampshire.

It should be an interesting primary over the next year with anticipated opponents including Sarah Palin and Newt Gingrich.

From CNN:

This will be the second time this spring Romney is using New Hampshire as a backdrop to make news. On April 11, Romney announced the formation of a presidential exploratory committee with a video he taped that day at the University of New Hampshire in Durham. The Granite State holds the first primary in the presidential primary and caucus calendar and is considered a must win contest for Romney.

“Republicans in the Granite State have been closely watching Gov. Romney for 10 years since he was elected in Massachusetts in 2002. He needs to win in a state where voters know him best,” says Rich Galen, a Republican strategist who advised Fred Thompson during his 2008 GOP presidential bid, and who is the author of Mullings.com, an on-line column.

Keith Olbermann Suspended By MSNBC

November 5, 2010

MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann was suspended today after the channel discovered that he had made campaign contributions to three Democrats.

From USA Today:

The primetime host of Countdown was suspended indefinitely without pay today for making political contributions to three Democratic candidates this fall, including one on the same day he appeared on Olbermann’s program, according to Politico.

Olbermann made campaign contributions to two Arizona members of Congress and failed Kentucky Senate candidate Jack Conway ahead of Tuesday’s election.

From Forbes:

“I became aware of Keith’s political contributions late last night,” said MSNBC President Phil Griffin in a statement. “Mindful of NBC News policy and standards, I have suspended him indefinitely without pay.”

North and South Korea Exchange Gunfire

October 29, 2010

It appears that North Korea fired two rounds toward South Korea at the DMZ and South Korean troops immediately fired back.

I can’t even begin to imagine how tense that area must be!

From the Associated Press:

The exchange of fire at the heavily armed border highlights the security problems faced by Seoul as it prepares to host the Group of 20 economic summit next month.

North Korean troops fired at a South Korean guard post in the Demilitarized Zone, said an official at the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Seoul.

There were no South Korean injuries and it was unclear whether it was an accident or an intentional provocation, the official said. He asked not to be identified because he was not authorized to speak to the media.

The guard post is 73 miles (118 kilometers) northeast of Seoul.

The firing of the 14.5-mm rounds came hours after North Korea criticized the South for rejecting a proposal to hold military talks and vowed to retaliate.