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White House Releases New State-by-State Reports on the Impacts of the Sequester WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the White House is releasing new state-by-state reports on the devastating impact the sequester will have on jobs and middle class families across the country if Congressional Republicans fail to compromise to avert the sequester by March 1st. The link to each state report can be found below: 1. Alabama 2. Alaska 3. Arizona 4. Arkansas 5. California 6. Colorado 7. Connecticut 8. Delaware 9. District of Columbia 10. Florida 11. Georgia 12. Hawaii 13. Idaho 14. Illinois 15. Indiana 16. Iowa 17. Kansas 18. Kentucky 19. [...]
REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT ON PREVENTING GUN VIOLENCE Special Operations Center Minneapolis Police Department Minneapolis, Minnesota THE PRESIDENT: Hello, everybody. Please have a seat. Have a seat. Well, it is good to be back in Minnesota. (Applause.) It is good to be back. Although I was commenting that they don't really have winter in Washington, D.C. (Laughter.) So I’ve gotten soft over these last four years. When I was in Chicago, this was nothing. Now it’s something. (Laughter.) But I’m grateful for all of you being here today. I want to thank Chief Harteau and the entire Minneapolis Police Department for having me here today. There are a number of other people that I just want to acknowledge here. First of all, a wonderful man and one of America’s greatest public [...]
Add Washington Post George Will to the landslide column, along with Fox News Channel’s Dick Morris and the Washington Examiner’s Michael Barone. On this weekend’s broadcast of “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” on ABC, Will revealed his prediction and added a bonus surprise by saying traditional Democratic state Minnesota would go for Romney, as well. Read more: George Will predicts 321-217 Romney landslide.
As the presidential race tightens across the country, a new Star Tribune Minnesota Poll has found that it is narrowing here as well, with President Obama holding a 3-point lead and Republican Mitt Romney making gains in the state. The poll shows Obama with support from 47 percent of likely voters and Romney earning backing from 44 percent -- a lead within the poll's margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points. Last month, Obama had an 8-percentage point advantage in the Minnesota Poll. Romney has apparently cut into the Democrat's advantage among women since then and picked up support from Minnesotans who were previously undecided or said they would vote for a third-party candidate. Independents, on the other hand, are leaning more toward Obama. Barely a third [...]
by Bob Grundfest The polling in the presidential race over the past week has led to some interesting analysis, and depending upon your view of the numbers both candidates can claim to be winning, which also means that both are losing. The latest RealClearPolitics composite shows the president with a small lead, but his aggregate score of 46.4 is rather low for an incumbent and gives Mitt Romney many opportunities to catch and surpass him. A case in point is an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll out Tuesday showing Mr. Obama with a 49-43% lead. The problem is that the poll oversamples Democrats by 11 points, 46-35%. My sense is that Democrats will not turn out in November in those numbers, so the poll is not as representative as it first appears. The other issue is that the poll uses [...]
By: Edmund Jenks - West Coast Editor Going into the evening, most informed pundits and political communications resources believed that Rick Santorum, the only other candidate outside of Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich to win a state Republican Political Party nominee primary for President, had a strong chance to win in Missouri, a weak chance in Minnesota but was still way down by about 10% to Mitt Romney in Colorado. This morning finds Rick Santorum with three momentum building caucus victories. The strong showing in Missouri had Santorum with nearly a 30% points spread at 55.2% to Romney's 25.3% -- The weak prediction in progressive Minnesota had Santorum at a 18% point advantage with 45% against Ron Paul's 27.1% ... leaving Romney and Gingrich to battle it out for third best -- [...]
From my Friend Andrew Malcolm The good news for Rick Santorum is he won the Republican nominating contests in Missouri and Minnesota easily on Tuesday, plus a closer contest in Colorado, adding to doubts about the breadth of front-runner Mitt Romney's support heading into the February voting lull. In Colorado the pair battled neck-and-neck as results seeped in throughout the evening before the ex-senator pulled ahead to cap a 3-0 day. The bad news for Rick Santorum is he got no delegates out of the Missouri beauty contest primary, where he better than doubled Romney's vote total in a light turnout. Delegates will be apportioned elsewhere down the road. The other bad news for Romney is he trailed even Ron Paul in Minnesota, where Santorum racked up 45%, Paul 27%, Romney 17% [...]
In yet another crazy turn in the Republican race for the White House in 2012, former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum dealt frontrunner Mitt Romney a stunning series of defeats on Tuesday night, again changing the momentum in this GOP battle. Santorum won by 30 points over Romney in Missouri, beat him by 30 points in Minnesota and then squeezed out an upset victory in Colorado over the former Massachusetts Governor, who had won the Centennial State with 60% of the vote in 2008. The final announcement came just after 1 am Eastern Time, giving Santorum a completely unexpected hat trick and sweep of Romney. Don't tell me you knew this was coming - Santorum finished dead last in both Florida and Nevada in the past week - but something clicked for him in these three states, as he [...]
DENVER — Rick Santorum had a breakthrough night Tuesday, winning GOP presidential contests in Missouri, Minnesota and Colorado, all of which is expected to breathe life into his struggling campaign and slow Mitt Romney’s march to the Republican presidential nomination. The Santorum triumphs promise to, at least temporarily, alter the face of the campaign viagra pills going into the crucial “Super Tuesday” contests, as the caustic tone of the primaries is expected to continue and intensify. Romney and his allies have viagra no prescription signaled that they will use their financial advantage to launch stepped-up attacks on Santorum and on former House speaker Newt Gingrich, the other main challenger. Santorum solidly defeated Romney in Minnesota and Missouri, and he narrowly [...]
Following a sixth place in the Iowa Caucus, Michele Bachmann decides to end her presidential campaign. The Minnesota congresswoman picked up 6,073 votes Tuesday night, only 5% of the total. This is a hard fall for the Ames Straw Poll winner and Iowa native. Bachmann garnered 4,823 votes in the Straw Poll, but with 106,000 more people participating in the process, she could only increase that vote total by 1,250. Bachmann’s momentum quickly stalled after Rick Perry entered the race. A 99-county tour in the final weeks was a last ditch effort to revive her campaign, but it was more of a photo op than an actual chance to listen to the concerns of Iowans across the state. The tour was also hampered by consistently running behind schedule. via Bachmann Drops Out | The Iowa Republican.