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Politics, gardening, making home-made bread and pasta. Enjoy Everything Italian: the language, film, books, culture, art. Favorite places: Rome, Naples, and Palermo. I was born a Yankee, but have lived the majority of my life as a Southerner I am a proud LIBERAL Democrat: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVdz985HTJk

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A LIST of LINKS to 2012 Presidential Electoral Vote Forecast Maps



Five Thirty Eight: http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/
(on the right side of the page)

Electoral-Vote: http://www.electoral-vote.com/

Election Projection: http://www.electionprojection.com/2012elections/president12.php

270 to Win: http://www.270towin.com/

Cook Political: (List of maps) http://cookpolitical.com/node/10543
Latest map: (May 31st) http://cookpolitical.com/charts/president/ev_scorecard_2012-05-31_14-49-35.php

Frontloading HQ: http://frontloading.blogspot.com/
(I do not see a 2012 forecast map there 'yet')

Real Clear Politics: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/president/2012_elections_electoral_college_map.html

CNN: http://www.cnn.com/election/2012/ecalculator#?battleground

Huffington Post: http://elections.huffingtonpost.com/2012/romney-vs-obama-electoral-map?hw

And one of the best ones...
DemConWatch: http://www.demconwatchblog.com/
(Note: when DCW starts posting presidential forecast compilations there will be a link at the top left side of the page)


Enjoy


p.s. If you know of any others, please post a reply with a link in the comments section.



A LIST of LINKS to 2012 Presidential Electoral Vote Forecasts - MAPS


Five Thirty Eight: http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/
(on the right side of the page)

Electoral-Vote: http://www.electoral-vote.com/

Election Projection: http://www.electionprojection.com/2012elections/president12.php

270 to Win: http://www.270towin.com/

Cook Political: http://cookpolitical.com/

Frontloading HQ: http://frontloading.blogspot.com/p/2012-electoral-college-map.html

Sabato's Crystal Ball: http://www.centerforpolitics.org/crystalball/articles/category/2012-president/

Real Clear Politics: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/president/2012_elections_electoral_college_map.html

CNN: http://www.cnn.com/election/2012/ecalculator#?battleground

Huffington Post: http://elections.huffingtonpost.com/2012/romney-vs-obama-electoral-map?hw

And one of the best ones...
DemConWatch: http://www.demconwatchblog.com/
(Note: when DCW starts posting presidential forecast compilations there will be a link at the top left side of the page)


Enjoy


p.s. If you know of any others, please post a reply with a link in the comments section.



When you hear a Republican say Obama has not 'passed' a budget - here are some facts



Fact Sheet Responding to Republican “No Budget” Claims
http://democrats.senate.gov/2012/01/24/fact-sheet-responding-to-republican-no-budget-claims/


GOP Senators Agree: Senate Passed ‘Budget Agreement’ In August (2011)
... <SNIP> ... The Budget Control Act, passed by the Senate in August, set the federal budget for fiscal years 2012 and 2013 – a fact acknowledged in recent months by leading Senate Republicans: ... <SNIP>

http://democrats.senate.gov/2012/01/24/gop-senators-agree-senate-passed-%E2%80%98budget-agreement%E2%80%99-in-august/

Note: President's do NOT pass budgets, that is the job of Congress.


p.s. I've posted the info above because every time I go looking for the links it takes me forever to find them,
so now maybe with them here at DU it'll be easier next time

The post below regarding Palin's 'talking point' prompted me to go find the links above.

Sarah Palin comes up with the "looniest talking point ever." Gee, again?
http://theimmoralminority.blogspot.com/2012/04/sarah-palin-comes-up-with-looniest.html

She's still as nutty and misinformed as ever!


The Republican's ''War on Women'' - please add to the LIST


Texas Sonagram and Ultrasound Law
http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002281177

Virginia Ultrasound Bill
http://thinkprogress.org/health/2012/03/09/441815/virginias-ultrasound-bill-violates-medical-associations-guidelines/

Mitt Romney: "Planned Parenthood, we're going to get rid of that."
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/13/mitt-romney-planned-parenthood_n_1343450.html

The GOP’s Blunt Amendment: Regarding contraceptives
... An amendment, the Blunt Amendment, was also proposed that "would have allowed employers to refuse to include contraception in health care coverage if it violated their religious or moral beliefs," but it was voted down 51-48 by the U.S. Senate on March 1, 2012
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contraceptive_mandate

Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009: GOP voted ‘against’ the bill
http://news.change.org/stories/putting-fairness-first-obama-to-sign-fair-pay-acts-into-law
http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=111&session=1&vote=00014

Senate Republicans Vote Unanimously Against Bill To Help Guarantee Fair Pay For Women
‘Paycheck Fairness Act’
http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2010/11/17/130872/paycheck-fairness-act-fail/

Scott Walker Quietly Repeals Wisconsin Equal Pay Law
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/06/scott-walker-wisconsin-equal-pay-law_n_1407329.html?1333728572

Texas Christian school fires unwed pregnant teacher
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/04/12/texas-christian-school-fires-unwed-pregnant-teacher/

Brewer signs bill with 20-week abortion ban - ‘life begins two weeks before conception’
http://www.kpho.com/story/17402650/brewer-signs-ariz-bill-with-20-week-abortion-ban

The Republican 'War on Women' Is Real
... the GOP "War on Women" is real and it has real-world consequences for the millions of women whose lives can and will be impacted by legislation that erodes more than a century's worth of progress on women's reproductive rights. There were over 1100 antichoice provisions introduced in 2011 and 900 antichoice provisions introduced so far in 2012. Legislators in 13 states have introduced 22 bills seeking to mandate that a woman obtain an ultrasound procedure before having an abortion. Of these, seven states are pursuing the state-rape vaginal probe variety. In addition, legislators in 13 states have sponsored right-wing "Personhood" type bills, too extreme even for the electorate of Mississippi, that could make both abortion and reproductive choices highly restricted. ...
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-04-11/news/sns-201204111215usnewsusnwr201204090410debate.women.baapr11_1_gop-war-ultrasound-bill-poor-women


I LOVE LISTS.
So, I thought it was time to start up a LIST of the Republican's 'War on Women'
before I start forgetting too many of the headlines - which I already am.

If ya'll can think of any other major recent ones please add them in the comments below.



Checkmate! Looks like Pres Obama may have set the GOP up before making the 4 recess appointments


I saw a comment in the comment section that is spot on.
(here:http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/01/04/397578/bush-administration-legal-advisers-said-obama-can-recess-appoint-cordray/ )

Patrick Hughes · Boston, Massachusetts
When the president announced he was going to use his authority to raise the debt limit a couple of days ago, Republicans in Congress whined mightily that they wouldn't be able to demagogue the issue because their bodies were in recess. Now they are trying to argue that they aren't in recess. Go figure.


LOL

So, I went and looked up what was reported regarding what 'Congress' said in response to Obama's debt ceiling request...

Obama requested a debt ceiling increase and CONGRESS asked him to 'wait' because 'they are NOT in session' (!!!) - LOL
See here: http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-01-05/obama-will-delay-debt-limit-increase-request-official-says.html
and here: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/12/30/obama-delays-request-for-12t-debt-ceiling-increase/

It does seem like President Obama laid the ground work that would show that Congress refused to 'do any business' because they were not in session, before he made yesterday's four recess appointments - So, it looks like President Obama set this one up VERY well, and the GOP wouldn't have a leg to stand on if they were to fight against the appointments in court!

Good job President Obama!





2006 Senator Barack Obama: Call To Renewal - Faith and Politics Speech (five videos)


06/28/06 - Barack Obama's keynote address to the Call To Renewal's Building a Covenant for a New America conference in Washington DC.

Part ONE:


Part TWO:


Part THREE:


Part FOUR:


Part FIVE:



Transcript: http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/28/us/politics/2006obamaspeech.html

Enjoy

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I thought I'd go ahead and bring this speech over here to DU3 from my DU2 journal for the folks that might not have already had the opportunity to listen to it or might not even knew that it existed. In my opinion it is one of Obama's best speeches, but I rarely ever hear anyone reference it.

There will be a lot of talk from the GOP in the upcoming year about President Obama's religion/views (of course)
as the GOPers try to paint themselves as The Christians and Obama as 'something else'.

For the DUers that take the time to listen to the speech posted above, I hope ya'll will share your thoughts with us in the comments on this thread.



A compilation LIST of links regarding President Obama



Obama’s 2008 Campaign Promises Kept:
http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/promises/obameter/rulings/promise-kept/

Long partial LIST (with citation links) of what Obama has done: http://pleasecutthecrap.typepad.com/main/what-has-obama-done-since-january-20-2009.html

Short List of Progressive Achievements by The Obama Administration
http://shoqvalue.com/short-list-of-progressive-achievements-by-the-obama-administration

Obama Administration’s Achievements (Thus Far)
http://obamaachievements.org/list

Obama’s LGBT Chart LIST
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=433x777350

OFA: Progress for the LGBT Community (Chart/Image released April 2012)
http://my.barackobama.com/page/share/progress-for-lgbt-americans
http://www.democraticunderground.com/101722723

Accomplishments by the Obama Administration and Congress on LGBT Equality
http://www.equalitygiving.org/Accomplishments-by-the-Administration-and-Congress-on-LGBT-Equality

100 Accomplishments of President Barack Obama
http://simplifythepositive.blogspot.com/2010/03/100-accomplishments-of-president-barack.html

Lists and graphs: http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=433&topic_id=751914

List: 2.8 Years in Pictures....
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=433x772937

We All Have a Choice in the 2012 Election
http://www.democratsforprogress.com/2011/09/03/we-all-have-a-choice-in-the-2012-election/

So That Ignorance Won't Be The Reason Why "Progressives" Are Throwing The President Under The Bus
http://www.thepeoplesview.net/2011/09/so-that-ignorance-wont-be-reason-why.html

80 Reasons Why It’s Time To Take These Republican/Tea Party ‘Sons Of Bitches’ Down
http://www.addictinginfo.org/2011/09/06/80-reasons-why-its-time-to-take-these-republicantea-party-sons-of-bitches-down/

Bikini Jobs Graph (June 2012)
http://www.democraticleader.gov/blog/?p=5137
http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2012/09/03/13637666-the-obvious-answer-to-the-better-off-question?lite

Legislation signed by President Obama http://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/signed-legislation

Executive Orders signed by President Obama http://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/executive-orders

The REAL Reason Barack Obama Won That Nobel Peace Prize
The Committee attached special importance to Obama's vision of and work for a world without nuclear weapons
http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/2009/press.html

Obama’s Foreign Policy Successes
http://thinkprogress.org/report/obama-foreign-policy-successes/

Rachel Maddow On President Obama & Democrats Accomplishments (November 2010)
VIDEO:


Edited to add:

More than 200 reasons to re-elect President Obama
http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002548774

What Do Americans Think Of Obama's Performance As A President?
http://www.forbes.com/sites/quora/2012/02/24/what-do-americans-think-of-obamas-performance-as-a-president/

An AWESOME link with just about EVERYTHING under sun about Obama BEFORE he became president
Here: http://www.thefogbow.com/special-reports/people-remember-president-obama/friends/#Hawaii
Note: The FOUR pages there pretty much in chronological order just click the link at the bottom right of each page to go to the next page

March/April 2012
Obama' Top 50 Accomplishments - Washington Monthly
http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/magazine/march_april_2012/features/obamas_top_50_accomplishments035755.php


We must work to elect more women to The U.S. Congress


Until we have a higher percentage of females in The U.S. Congress GENDER does matter and the lack of a higher percentage of women Congresswomen can and will affect us all.

Currently there are ONLY 17 female Senators in the The U.S. Senate,
and ONLY 73 female Representatives in The U.S. House.


The Senate

There have been 39 women in the United States Senate since the establishment of that body in 1789. The first woman served in 1922, but women were first elected in number in 1992. As of 2011, 17 of the 100 senators are women.

SNIP

Twenty-five female senators have been Democrats while thirteen have been Republicans. Of the seventeen female senators now serving, twelve are Democrats and five are Republicans.

SNIP

Current women senators
Since January 2009, there are 17 women serving in the 100-person body (an all-time high), including freshmen senators. For four states, California, Washington, Maine, and New Hampshire, both senators are women. California's current two senators (Boxer and Feinstein) are the first two women to be elected to the U.S. Senate in the same election (in 1992) from the same state. ...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women_in_the_United_States_Senate

Note: ONLY Twenty-three states (out of 50) have been represented by female Senators in the history of The United States!
Blue = Democrat(s), Red = Republican(s). Purple = Both a Democrat and a Republican


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The House

Since the beginning of the 20th century, a number of women have served in the United States House of Representatives. The first woman to be elected to the United States Congress was Jeanette Rankin, a Republican from Montana elected in 1917. 229 women have served in total as of 2009. As of 2012, there are 73 women (constituting 16.6% of all Representatives) serving in the House of Representatives.

Women have been elected to the House of Representatives from (ONLY) 44 of the 50 states in the United States. The states that have not elected a woman to the house are Alaska, Delaware, Iowa, Mississippi, North Dakota, and Vermont. ...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women_in_the_United_States_House_of_Representatives




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