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Archive for July, 2008

Taking A Break

by @ Tuesday, July 29th, 2008. Filed under Blogging, News About The Site

No blogging here for the rest of the week. Taking some time to enjoy the summer rather than obsess about poll numbers. I recommend it for everyone, actually.
See ya Monday.

Heller v. District of Columbia, Round Two

by @ Tuesday, July 29th, 2008. Filed under Individual Liberty, Supreme Court, Washington DC

Just over a month after the United States Supreme Court struck down the District of Columbia’s handgun ban, the man who brought that case is suing the District again over it’s response to the Supreme Court’s ruling:
The man who successfully challenged the D.C. handgun ban before the U.S. Supreme Court filed a second federal lawsuit [...]

Breaking: Ted Stevens Indicted

by @ Tuesday, July 29th, 2008. Filed under 2008 Election, In The News, Politics

Alaska Senator Ted Stevens looks to be in trouble more serious than just losing an election:
 WASHINGTON (AP) – Sen. Ted Stevens, the longest-serving Republican senator and a figure in Alaska politics since before statehood, has been indicted on seven counts of making false statements.
Stevens, 86, has been dogged by a federal investigation into whether he [...]

The Obama Veepstakes

by @ Tuesday, July 29th, 2008. Filed under 2008 Election, Barack Obama, Politics

Marc Ambinder reports today that discussion about a Vice-Presidential running mate for Barack Obama has apparently narrowed to four people:
The following three Democrats are being vetted by Eric Holder and Caroline Kennedy and there is independent evidence that Obama is taking a serious look at them:
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, Gov. Tim Kaine, Sen. Evan Bayh.
Additionally, allies [...]

Name The States

by @ Tuesday, July 29th, 2008. Filed under Blogging

Can you name all 50 states in 10 minutes ?
Take the quiz and found out. Spelling counts, by the way
It took me 5:51 to get through all 50.
H/T: Vivian Paige

McCain Takes The Lead, Or Does He ?

by @ Tuesday, July 29th, 2008. Filed under 2008 Election, Barack Obama, John McCain, Politics

The latest USA Today/Gallup Poll would seem to be good news for the McCain campaign:
Republican presidential candidate John McCain moved from being behind by 6 points among “likely” voters a month ago to a 4-point lead over Democrat Barack Obama among that group in the latest USA TODAY/Gallup Poll. McCain still trails slightly among the [...]

McCain Veep Announcement Tomorrow ?

by @ Sunday, July 27th, 2008. Filed under 2008 Election, 2008 Republican Veepstakes, John McCain, Politics

This is either informed speculation, or a wild-assed guess:
Take this for what it’s worth–and it may not be much–but a source well-connected in Minnesota politics (and in a position to know) is pretty sure Tim Pawlenty has pulled out of one or two events scheduled there for tomorrow. Assuming that’s right, I guess it could [...]

An Obama Bounce ?

by @ Sunday, July 27th, 2008. Filed under 2008 Election, Barack Obama, John McCain, Politics

I’ve been trying not to pay too much attention to the national polls for the past several weeks primarily because I don’t see them as that significant of a barometer of how the race will actually go once it starts in September, but the latest Gallup Poll is interesting only because it indicates what may [...]

Well, That Took Long Enough

by @ Saturday, July 26th, 2008. Filed under Business, Economics, Satellite Radio, Technology

After 18 months, the FCC has finally approved the XM/Sirius merger:
The government has approved the long-delayed merger of the nation’s only satellite radio companies, combining Sirius and XM into a single entity with 18 million subscribers.
The decision last night came almost a year and a half after the companies first proposed joining. Based on yesterday’s [...]

John McCain And The Applesauce

by @ Saturday, July 26th, 2008. Filed under 2008 Election, John McCain, Politics

As I’ve noted all week, things really didn’t go well for John McCain this week as he tried to contrast himself with Barack Obama’s overseas trip.
Case in point, yesterday at a grocery store in Bethelehem, Pennsylvania:

In the future, perhaps McCain should stick to the produce aisle.

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