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Tim Rutten on Tuesday's election: Make way for gridlock - latimes.com
One of the first tests of his ability to discipline populist revolutionaries fresh from the electoral barricades will come when the new Congress is asked to raise the federal debt limit from $12.4 trillion to $14.3 trillion. No Congress has ever refused to approve such an increase and, if such a refusal were to occur, the consequences for the global financial system would be apocalyptic. Many of the new senators and House members have pledged to vote against an increase in the debt. Tim Phillips, president of Americans for Prosperity — one of the more active national tea party groups — told Politico this week that the Republicans' new House majority "cannot fold on the debt."
politics  congress  usa  senate  republicans  obama  elections 
november 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Oldsters Vote, Youngsters Don't, Republicans Win | The New Republic
In 2008, the young were 18% of the electorate, and the old were 16% of the electorate. In 2010, the young were 10% of the electorate, and the old were 24% of the electorate.
age  politics  obama  elections  democrats  republicans  power 
november 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Who will be the new king of cussing? - Daniel Libit - POLITICO.com
“If you want to look at the psychological variables related to swearing,” says Timothy Jay, a psychology professor at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, “the people who are religious, who are sexually anxious, who are high in what is called agreeableness or conscientiousness — those are people who don’t swear. Where you get swearing are people who are more like Type-A personality, impulsive, extroverted.”

Read more: "Who will be the new king of cussing? - Daniel Libit - POLITICO.com" - http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0609/23206_Page2.html
language  power  politics  democrats  republicans  washington  obama  congress 
june 2009 by allaboutgeorge
FiveThirtyEight.com: Electoral Projections Done Right: McCain and Michigan
"It's annoying that intrade just lists the EV totals, since what we're really interested in is probabilities of each candidate winning.

I've put together a tool that takes the Intrade state-by-state prices and runs them through a Monte Carlo sim like the one used here (mine uses 100,000 runs instead of 10,000 because I'm more manly). You can see the results here:

http://xkcd.com/intrade "
elections  obama  mccain  democrats  republicans  campaigns  data  information  polls 
october 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Moderator’s Planned Book Becomes a Topic of Debate - NYTimes.com
"She said she had yet to write the chapter she plans to devote to Mr. Obama and argued with descriptions of her book as "pro-Obama." 'Since I haven’t finished the book, it’s interesting people think they know what’s in it,' she said."
obama  books  elections  politics  democrats  president  republicans  journalism  debates  television 
october 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Who is the Gamer’s Candidate? | Edge Online
"Though the situation is no longer so clear-cut, Senator Obama and Senator McCain (as well as running mates Senator Joe Biden and Governor Sarah Palin) do differ in opinion on several political matters that are critical to industry health. These are the things you as a gamer should know before you cast your ballot in November."
gaming  elections  campaigns  politics  democrats  republicans  obama  mccain  clinton  biden  palin 
september 2008 by allaboutgeorge

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