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Cuban-Americans Move Left

Source: Wall Street Journal

Cuban-Americans Move Left


BY ARIAN CAMPO-FLORES

MIAMI—Like many Cuban-Americans here, Mark Blanco says he grew up in a strictly Republican family that revered Ronald Reagan and reliably voted for GOP candidates every election.

So he says his grandfather fumed when Mr. Blanco told him he was casting a ballot for President Barack Obama on Election Day. "He was very heated and red in the face," said Mr. Blanco, 33 years old. "He thinks Obama is a socialist."

The president captured 48% of the Cuban-American vote in Florida—a record high for a Democrat, according to an exit poll by Bendixen & Amandi International, Mr. Obama's Hispanic polling ...

Read more: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324073504578107412795405272.html

Michael Steele: Say what you want about our spending while running the RNC-at least we won elections

Michael Steele@Steele_Michael
Say what you want about our spending while running the RNC, at least we won elections. THAT’S what I call an ROI. dailycaller.com/2012/11/08/rnc…

https://twitter.com/Steele_Michael?tw_i=266688019778650113&tw_e=screenname&tw_p=tweetembed

America: Elect! The action-packed journey to US election day in graphic novel form

HERE: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/interactive/2012/nov/06/america-elect-graphic-novel

Boehner, McConnell refuse to take President's election-night call: The first lesson of the 2nd term

From the New York Times:

After his speech, Mr. Obama tried to call both Mr. Boehner and the Senate Republican leader, Mitch McConnell, but was told they were asleep.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/08/us/politics/president-obama-begins-work-on-second-term.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

DANZIGER!


Tearful President Obama: "I'm Really Proud of All of You."

Tearful President Obama: "I'm Really Proud of All of You."



http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/11/08/1159201/-Tearful-President-Obama-I-m-Really-Proud-of-All-of-You

Boehner: ‘Obamacare Is The Law Of The Land’ By Tara Culp-Ressler posted from ThinkProgress Health on

Source: Think Progress

Boehner: ‘Obamacare Is The Law Of The Land’
By Tara Culp-Ressler posted from ThinkProgress Health on Nov 8, 2012 at 5:30 pm

As ABC News reports, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) has confirmed that the House GOP will no longer attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act. When asked about the future of the health care reform law, Boehner said “the election changes that” and “Obamacare is the law of the land.”
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/boehner-exclusive-raising-tax-rates-unacceptable-revenue-table/story?id=17672947&singlePage=true#.UJw31OS_DoK

During President Obama’s first term, House Republicans spent over 80 hours and $50 million dollars on more than 30 failed attempts to repeal Obamacare.

Boehner did suggest that some parts of the law — presumably the Independent Payment Advisory Board — could “be on the table as lawmakers work toward a balanced budget.”

The Board, or IPAB, is tasked with making binding recommendations to Congress for lowering health care spending, should Medicare costs exceed a target growth rate. Congress can accept the savings proposal or implement its own ideas through a super majority. Some Democrats have joined Republicans in opposing the provision.

Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/health/2012/11/08/1168621/boehner-obamacar/

Ethics office asked to investigate Issa over anti-Obama video

Source: The Hill

Ethics office asked to investigate Issa over anti-Obama video
By Jordy Yager - 11/08/12 11:40 AM ET

Watchdog group CREW has asked the Office of Congressional Ethics to investigate whether Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) violated rules by producing a video that attacks President Obama.

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Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) alleges that Issa, the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, misused government resources for political purposes in making the video, which the group describes as “nothing more than a negative political advertisement against President Obama.”

“The attack ad offers no information about any action whatsoever by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform,” CREW wrote in its letter to OCE.

“In fact, the only purpose of the ad — particularly given its release just days before a hotly contested presidential election — is to attempt to elicit outrage against the president for holding state dinner at a time when Americans are facing fiscal difficulties.”

Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/house/266843-ethics-office-asked-to-investigate-issa-over-obama-video

Sheldon Adelson's Paper Runs Headline "America Chose Socialism"



http://www.buzzfeed.com/zekejmiller/sheldon-adelsons-paper-runs-headline-america-cho

Christie Calls Obama To Congratulate-Sends Mitt E-Mail

Chris Christie, who last year dashed many Republicans’ hopes by turning down pleas to challenge President Barack Obama, says he had one word for Obama during a phone call last night:

Congratulations.



And Republican Mitt Romney, the man he endorsed a full year before the election, raised millions in cash for, stood with at campaign stops across the country and delivered the keynote address for at the party’s convention?

The New Jersey governor says he sent him an e-mail yesterday.

http://go.bloomberg.com/political-capital/2012-11-08/obamas-congrats-caller-christie/
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