Gregory Hicks, the Benghazi whistleblower who said he was “demoted” after challenging the Obama administration’s response to the attack, is a registered Democrat who voted for Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, according to the Daily Caller.
Hicks voted for Clinton in the 2008 presidential primary, then for Obama in the 2008 general election and again in 2012 — just weeks after the assault — attorney Victoria Toensing told the Daily Caller.
David Cameron has dismissed calls for UKIP leader Nigel Farage to be allowed to take part in the leaders’ debates at the next general election, due in 2015. Mr Cameron said in an interview: “Obviously, we have to decide on this nearer the time, but the TV debates should be about, you know, the parties that are going to form the government, in my view.”
Some recent polls have placed UKIP, [...]
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Farage’s party claims it has overtaken Lib Dems after edging closer to first Commons seat with strong by-election results
Anxiety in the Conservative Party about the rise of the UK Independence Party has increased after the anti-EU party won second place in two parliamentary by-elections.
As Ukip claimed it is now Britain’s third party ahead of the Liberal Democrats, there were renewed Tory calls for an electoral pact with Ukip at the [...]
In next month’s general election, politicians — nearly all of them men — will make promises on what they will do to fix Japan’s economic morass. Very few of them will even mention women.
The country’s problems are well known: more older people are living longer as the workforce that supports them gets smaller. The result is rising welfare costs and a shrinking tax base.
An influx of immigrants would boost the [...]
ABOARD ROMNEY’S CAMPAIGN PLANE — Mitt Romney said Tuesday he is intellectually and emotionally convinced he will win the White House, and has penned an 1,118-word victory speech he hopes to unveil on election night.
Sharing the confidence that his campaign team has publicly exuded for weeks, despite polls showing he has an uphill climb to clinch key battleground states, the Republican nominee said he turned introspective on his final swing [...]
Ten months ago this newspaper endorsed former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for the Republican nomination for president. An overarching consideration was which of the party’s candidates could we see occupying the White House, and there was no question that Romney was qualified for the job.
Now, in the closing days of the general election campaign, the question is which of the two contenders deserves to be the next president of the [...]
When President Obama and Mitt Romney take the stage on Wednesday in Denver for the first of three presidential debates, keep an eye on how often both men blink — the results could bring the White House race into better focus.
According to the analysis of Joseph Tecce, a Boston College psychophysiologist who has spent decades studying the body language of presidential hopefuls, the candidate who blinks more during debates has [...]
WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – With just 47 days before the general election and Mitt Romney attempting to pivot the focus of the election back on the state of the economy, citizens with Democratic leanings are actually doing an about-face on the economy compared to their Republican counterparts, according to a recent study from the Pew Research Center.
New data found that just 15 percent of Democrats believe that recent economic news is mostly poor, a percentage that [...]
12:51 a.m. | Updated The Obama campaign announced early Monday that it had raised $114 million in August, saying it had brought in more than the Romney campaign for the first time since April.
That number was released just after Mitt Romney and the Republican National Committee said that their campaign had raised more than $111.6 million in August, leaving the candidate and his party with about $168.5 million in cash [...]
A woman is to moderate a US general election presidential debate for the first time in 20 years.
Candy Crowley of CNN has been named as one of three top broadcasters to oversee the three presidential debates between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney in October.
In addition, Martha Raddatz of ABC News will moderate the vice-presidential debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan.
Moderators: Candy Crowley, left, of CNN will moderate the October [...]
Barack Obama spent more than three times what Romney did in June and raised less money than his Republican opponent but polls indicate his expensive attacks have had little or no effect.
It was the second consecutive month that Romney had outraised the president. The Republican’s cash money advantage has prompted Obama’s campaign advisers to warn supporters earlier this month that he could lose his re-election bid if the disparity continues.
Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, was forced to consider calling an early general election on Tuesday night after the largest party in the country’s parliament walked out of his ruling coalition.
Just two months after joining a unity government, Shaul Mofaz led his Kadima party into opposition after failing to secure legislation extending conscription to Israel’s ultra-Orthodox Jews.
Mr Mofaz also resigned as deputy prime minister as negotiations over a new [...]
When you see a new poll, what do you look at first? With the general election campaign nominally underway, most people would say that they look at the head-to-head matchup between President Obama and Mitt Romney.
But I’m still intensely focused on the president’s job approval numbers.
The reason has to do with my view of a presidential campaign when an incumbent is on the ballot. Based on my read of the [...]
July 10, 2012
The results are a blow to David Cameron, who last week said that while he was prepared to call a referendum at some point, now was not the time given the economic crisis facing the Eurozone.
He rejected a call by many Conservative backbenchers for the issue to be put to voters before or at the general election, which is due to be held in 2015.
The poll, [...]
In time for summer break, Obama’s campaign extends its fundraising efforts to Switzerland and France.
George Clooney has signed on for another special guest appearance as the Obama reelection campaign takes its summer fundraising tour across the Atlantic in pursuit of Euro-cash.
The Obama campaign posted an invitation on its website Friday revealing that the presidential pal-in-chief will appear at a pair of Americans Abroad for Obama events in Geneva, Switzerland on August [...]
The tea party, big-spending PACs and challenger Dan Liljenquist failed Tuesday to force 78-year-old Orrin Hatch into retirement. The self-proclaimed “tough old bird” flew easily through the GOP primary, so now only Democrat Scott Howell stands between him and a record-shattering seventh term.
“I’m very energized by all this,” Hatch said as it became clear he would likely win by a wide margin. “This will give us an opportunity to help [...]
Sunday’s Greek election is a choice between staying in the euro and going back to the drachma, the leader of the centre-right New Democracy party has told a final campaign rally in Athens.
The general election, the second in six weeks, is seen as crucial to Greece’s future in the eurozone.
New Democracy broadly accepts the EU/IMF bailout of debt-laden Greece but wants changes to the terms.
Main opponents Syriza reject the [...]
On Saturday, when we discussed the impact of the Spanish bailout for other European countries, focusing on Ireland which had promptly requested a renegotiation of its own terms to match those of Spain, we noted that “Syriza’s Tsipras should send a bottle of the finest champagne to de Guindos – he just won him the election.” It appears that the leader of the Greek anti-bailout party wasted no time to [...]
Can you smell it ? There’s PANIC in the Air!
For instance, apparently Britain is preparing immigration controls for an anticipated flood of refugees from Third World Europe as warns Home Secretary, Theresa May “work is ongoing to deal with large movements of people in the event of the break-up of the single currency”. Though these trends have been in force for the duration of the financial crisis that has resulted in net [...]
MSNBC host Rachel Maddow speaks toB&C‘s Andrea Morabito about TV news in the months leading up to the general election (subscription required):
President Obama headed toward wins in both primaries Tuesday in Arkansas and Kentucky, but suffered losses of about 40 percent of the vote in each contest against token opposition.
Over four in 10 Democratic voters in Kentucky’s primary on Tuesday chose the “uncommitted” option versus President Barack Obama, who won the state’s primary.
And perennial candidate John Wolfe, Jr. took just about 40 percent of the primary vote versus Obama in Arkansas, [...]
Mitt Romney’s campaign released its first television commercial of the general election Friday, a spot that outlines a series of “day one” goals for a Romney presidency.
The ad, expected to run in Iowa, Ohio, North Carolina and Virginia, features a narrator speaking over stock footage of the American heartland and Romney on the campaign trail, outlining what “a Romney presidency would be like.”
“Day one, President Romney immediately approves the Keystone pipeline, creating [...]
Europe’s financial crisis lurched into a perilous new phase as dire predictions emerged of a collapse in Greece’s economy, with a run on its banks bringing an inevitable end to its membership of the euro.
As leaders in Athens accepted the need for a new general election to end a national stalemate, the International Monetary Fund said Europe’s leaders should prepare for the possibility of a Greek departure from the single [...]
Farmers for No
May 12, 2012
What the Germans failed to do with Tanks – they are now doing with Banks – and by God we had better stop them.
“I pay tribute to the ‘Farmers For No’ for coming together and calling for a No Vote…
…Contrary to popular belief and what the government is spouting, the sky won’t fall on our heads if we vote no on May 31st.
We will retain [...]
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has struck a deal with the opposition Kadima party, avoiding the early general election he had sought.
Kadima’s recently-elected leader, Shaul Mofaz, is set to be named deputy PM.
Mr Netanyahu said their new coalition wanted a “responsible” peace process with the Palestinians and “serious” talks about Iran’s nuclear programme.
The move came as parliament debated its dissolution before an election Mr Netanyahu had planned for September.
RUSH: Look, I know. I’m a lone wolf. I’m really a lone wolf on what I’m gonna tell you. Some of you may be where I am, but within the circle of friends that I have (and beyond that people I know) I’m telling you: I’m practically alone on this. I’ll illustrate it for you. I had ten friends — well, five couples — in for the annual Spring Fling. [...]
Arthur Brisbane is the public-editor of the New York Times, it is his job to be an internal critic of how the Times covers its stories.
And his column today really slaps the Times for being so Obama-friendly.
At first he notes that the Times has sometimes recently overplayed stories about Romney and his wife.
And this is partly due to the fact that Romney was engaged in a primary fight.
But Brisbane turns his guns pretty [...]
… Eight years ago, The Times offered comparably scant campaign coverage of the incumbent, George W. Bush, even as it blanketed readers with articles about Senator John Kerry and others competing for the Democratic nomination.
Now, though, the general election season is on, and The Times needs to offer an aggressive look at the president’s record, policy promises and campaign operation to answer the question: Who is the real Barack Obama?