Pelosi says no way.
2nd video from the presser
Complete facepalm here...
Pelosi: 'Worse it gets in Iraq, the less reason we should send in troops'...What?
"Alison Grimes thinks shooting a gun will convince you she's not like Barack Obama," the narrator says in the new spot, showing footage of Grimes' ad. "But Grimes twice supported Obama's platform for Obamacare, for the war on coal, for Obama's foreign policy and, ironically, for gun control."The spot then shows a photo released by the White House early last year of Obama skeet shooting at Camp David.
With Ohio Democratic voters apparently sitting on their hands this election, the party could be headed for an epic defeat in the governor’s race.
Republican Gov. John Kasich leads Democratic challenger Ed FitzGerald by a 2-to-1 ratio, the first Dispatch Poll of the 2014 election shows. Kasich is favored 59 percent to 29 percent.
In a state where Democratic voters outnumbered Republicans by several percentage points just two years ago, the current percentage of GOP voters who say they will cast a 2014 ballot is 8 points higher than for Democrats.
The FitzGerald campaign acknowledged the problem in a fund-raising plea on Friday that began, “I know you may be thinking about sitting this election out.”
Meanwhile, Kasich campaigned in central Ohio last week asking not just for a victory but for a “ mandate” that the rest of the country would notice.
Islamic State militants have threatened to target the White House and kill US troops in a new slickly-made video response to Barack Obama's campaign to "degrade and destroy" the organization.
The video, in the style of a blockbuster movie trailer for what is "coming soon", depicts a masked man apparently about to shoot kneeling prisoners in the head. Towards the end of the clip there is shaky footage of the White House filmed from a moving vehicle, suggesting the building is being scoped out for attack.
It was released on Tuesday after US defence chiefs suggested that US troops could join Iraqi forces fighting Isis, despite Obama's assurance that US soldiers would not be engaged in fighting on the ground.
Video screen grab - White House
The video was released by the al-Hayat Media Centre, Isis's English-language propaganda arm. It includes the now familiar high-production hallmarks of an Isis video, including super-slow motion footage of jihadis in combat, jump-cutting, and CGI explosions.
"The Obama name was selected for the two schools because the values that the First Family models are unparalleled precedents and are values that our students strive to emulate. I believe we are the first schools in the nation to honor the First Family in this manner"The Star reports:
"The Barack Obama school, the district said, will promote the national objectives of improved education in science, technology, engineering and math through learning engagements that focus on student interests. The Michelle Obama school will focus on technology and the arts with an enhanced curriculum that focuses on theater, show choir and visual arts, according to the district"
Florida Gov. Rick Scott's lead over former Gov. Charlie Crist (D) has increased, according to a new poll.
The poll, conducted by NBC affiliate WFLA and SurveyUSA, found Scott with 44 percent support and Crist with 39 percent. Meanwhile, Libertarian candidate Adrian Wyllie got another 7 percent support and the remaining 9 percent said they were undecided.
The margin of error was 4.2 percentage points.
The poll's findings are a continuation of a number of surveys that show a tightening gubernatorial race. The TPM Polltracker average finds Scott with a 0.6 point lead over Crist, a shift from April when Crist seemed to have a solid single-digit lead.
None of the writeups of the poll included the dates during which it was conducted.