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Archive for December, 2007

Mitt Romney’s Strange Vision

by @ Thursday, December 20th, 2007. Filed under 2008 Election, Mitt Romney, Politics

Apparently, Mitt Romney has the ability to see things that never actually happened:
In a major speech on faith and politics earlier this month in Texas, Mitt Romney said: “I saw my father march with Martin Luther King.”
He made a similar statement Sunday during an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” He said, “You can see [...]

Save Yourself 15 Cents A Day

by @ Thursday, December 20th, 2007. Filed under In The News

Read the Washington Post online:
The Washington Post will raise its newsstand price from 35 cents to 50 cents beginning with editions of Dec. 31, the company said yesterday, responding to the paper’s decline in circulation and advertising revenue.
The home delivery price for The Post and the Sunday newsstand price will not change.
The Post’s most recent [...]

Just When The Jamie Spears Story Couldn’t Get Any Weirder

by @ Thursday, December 20th, 2007. Filed under Celebrities, Dumbasses

Nickelodeon is reportedly considering airing a special on teen pregnancy:
Nickelodeon is considering a special for its young audience about sex and love following the news that 16-year-old “Zoey 101″ star Jamie Lynn Spears is pregnant.
The television network has made no announcement about the future of “Zoey 101,” its popular program aimed primarily at youngsters aged [...]

Tancredo Drops Out, Throws His 1% To Romney

by @ Thursday, December 20th, 2007. Filed under 2008 Election, Mitt Romney, Politics, Tom Tancredo

As expected, Tom Tancredo dropped out of the Presidential race today and threw his support to Mitt Romney:
DES MOINES — After claiming credit for pushing the issue of illegal immigration to the forefront, Tom Tancredo dropped out of the race and threw his support to Mitt Romney here today.
While noting that he doesn’t completely share [...]

Ron Paul Makes The Top Of The Virginia Ballot

by @ Thursday, December 20th, 2007. Filed under 2008 Election, 2008 Presidential Primary, Politics, Ron Paul, Virginia Politics

When Virginia Republicans walk into their voting booths on February 12th, the name on the top of the ballot will be Ron Paul:
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Regardless of where they stand in the polls on Feb. 12, Democrat Barack Obama and Republican Ron Paul will be atop their parties’ presidential primary ballots in Virginia.
The State [...]

No Clear Frontrunner In Republican Race

by @ Thursday, December 20th, 2007. Filed under 2008 Election, Mike Huckabee, Mitt Romney, Politics, Republicans, Rudy Giuliani

The latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll is out and it shows that there is no clear frontrunner in the Republican race for President:
WASHINGTON — Two weeks before the Iowa caucus, the race for president, while tightening among Democrats, is wide open on the Republican side, highlighting the unusual fluidity of the first campaign for [...]

Huckabee Continues To Surge In Iowa

by @ Thursday, December 20th, 2007. Filed under 2008 Election, Mike Huckabee, Politics

The latest ABC News/Washington Post poll shows that Mike Huckabee continues to build on his lead in the Iowa polls:
The race before Iowa’s Republican caucuses has narrowed to a two-person contest between former governors Mike Huckabee of Arkansas and Mitt Romney of Massachusetts, with Huckabee now perched atop the field, propelled by a big jump [...]

Tom Tancredo To Drop Out Of Presidential Race

by @ Thursday, December 20th, 2007. Filed under 2008 Election, Politics, Tom Tancredo

Fox News is reporting that Tom Tancredo will drop out of the Republican Presidential race in a speech later today in Iowa:
Republican presidential candidate Tom Tancredo plans to drop out of the race during an announcement Thursday afternoon in Des Moines, Iowa, GOP sources close to the campaign have told FOX News.
Tancredo, who has aggressively [...]

Yet Another Reason To Use Firefox

by @ Wednesday, December 19th, 2007. Filed under In The News, Internet, Technology

Microsoft issued a security patch this week that crashes Internet Exploder:
December 19, 2007 (Computerworld) — Microsoft Corp. acknowledged late yesterday that security patches issued last week for Internet Explorer (IE) crippled the browser for some users, but rather than rework the fix, the company offered up a registry hack work-around.
The confirmation and work-around came a [...]

A McCain Surge ?

by @ Wednesday, December 19th, 2007. Filed under 2008 Election, John McCain, Mike Huckabee, Mitt Romney, Politics

Scott Rasmussen was the first pollster to capture Mike Huckabee’s rise in the polls in Iowa and elsewhere. Now, he’s seeing something similar for John McCain in New Hampshire:
In many places around the country, Mitt Romney is facing a challenge from Mike Huckabee. However, in New Hampshire, Huck-a-mania never took hold. But, following endorsements from [...]

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