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Karl Rove on Sarah Palin for President in 2012….

Bonus Quote of the Day

“With all due candor, appearing on your own reality show on the Discovery Channel, I am not certain how that fits in the American calculus of ‘that helps me see you in the Oval Office.'”

— Karl Rove, in an interview with the Daily Telegraph, arguing it was unlikely voters would regard Sarah Palin as “presidential material” in 2012.

October 28, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Entertainment, Government, Media, Men, Politics, Updates, Women | , | 5 Comments

Obama pleads for patience from Stewart on ‘Daily Show’…..

Kinda late isn’t he?

“When we promised during campaign ‘change you can believe in,’ it wasn’t change you can believe in in 18 months,” Obama said.

During the taping of the show, which was scheduled to air later Wednesday night, Obama defended his record and took issue with host Stewart’s accusation that the healthcare legislation was “timid.”

“”John, I love your show, but this is something where I have a profound disagreement with you,” Obama said. “This notion that health care was timid.”

Obama defended his landmark domestic agenda accomplishment, laying out the ways it has expanded coverage.

“”This is what most people would say is as significant a piece of legislation as we have seen in this country’s history,” Obama said. “What happens is it gets discounted because [the] assumption is we didn’t get 100 percent of what we wanted, we only get 90 percent of what we wanted — so let’s focus on the 10 percent we didn’t get.”



October 28, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Entertainment, Media, Men, Politics, Updates | , , , | Leave a comment

Did Thandie Newton Out Mariah Carey’s Pregnancy on The View?




Today, Thandie Newton visited The View to promote Tyler Perry‘s For Colored Girls. After Joy Behar noted that Newton was cast after Mariah Careysubject of rampant pregnancy speculation—dropped out, Newton explained why: “[Carey] is pregnant.” Oops? Video inside.

October 28, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Entertainment, Family, Health, Media, Men, Projections, Updates, Women | , , | Leave a comment

The 2010 Mid-Term Election Issues…..

Midterm Elections are Mainly About Three Issues

A new Gallup poll finds that 43% of voters say that current economic conditions are the most important issue for the midterm elections, followed by health care and the size and power of the federal government.

“Together, the top three issues account for more than 80% of the total, suggesting the 2010 elections are being contested on a fairly narrow issue space. This is a departure from the past two midterm elections, when there was no dominant issue, and voters’ choice for the most important one spanned a greater number of issues.”


October 27, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Government, Healthcare, The Economy, Updates | , , , | Leave a comment

Denise Richards Met Charlie Sheen’s Hooker: Report…..


Charlie Sheen Denise Richards Hooker Prostitute


Charlie Sheen was hospitalized Tuesday after he was found naked and drunk in his NYC hotel room. He had been partying with a prostitute, authorities told the New York Post, and the still-unidentified woman told police he was yelling and throwing furniture.

Life & Style reports that police found a prostitute screaming from inside the closet of the hotel room while Sheen was passed out on the bed.

“She was fearing for her life and was naked,” a source told the magazine.

Just hours before, the woman reportedly met Sheen’s ex-wife Denise Richards over dinner Monday night, Life & Style also reports. Richards had been staying in a separate room of Sheen’s suite with the couple’s two young girls, Lola and Sam, according to the New York Post.

“Good morning!! Getting ready .. Heading to do Howard Stern this am!! Hmm what could he possibly ask this time?!?!” Richardstweeted Tuesday morning.

According to People, Richards, who is promoting her new Spike TV Series ‘Blue Mountain State,’ didn’t tell Stern much about the incident other than, “It’s been a very eventful trip.”

This is not the first time Sheen has reportedly been caught with hookers…..



October 27, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Entertainment, Family, Health, Media, Men, Updates, Women | , | Leave a comment

Miller To Maddow On Gay Marriage: ‘I Want To Be Straight With You’…..



Joe Miller has been known for giving the press the runaround and, in his interview today with Rachel Maddow, he took that rather literally. The approximately five-minute interview took place as Miller was walking from a roof, down to his car, with Maddow peppering him with questions about same sex marriage as they walked.

Maddow asked him if he’d support a constitutional ban on same sex marriage. “That’s up to the people,” Miller said. “If you get a three quarters vote ratifying — I’d vote for it.”


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October 27, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Media, Men, Politics, Updates, Women | , , , | Leave a comment

Sharron Angle camp: Harry Reid ‘intends to steal’ election…….


Sharron Angle and Harry Reid are shown in a composite. | AP Photos



Nevada GOP Senate nominee Sharron Angle’s campaign attorney wrote a fundraising letter to supporters on Tuesday, charging that Democrat Harry Reid “intends to steal this election.”

In a fundraising plea to supporters, Cleta Mitchell wrote, “As Sharron Angle’s campaign attorney, I am sorry to report that the Democrats and their cronies are up to their same old tricks of trying to manipulate the election in hopes of skewing the results in their favor.”

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1010/44192.html#ixzz13WvBShhW


October 27, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Media, Men, Politics, Updates, Women | , | Leave a comment

Welcome to the PoliticalDog101 List of November 2nd, 2010 Races to Watch……

We have so much to list that we decided to use both of our site’s to keep you our readers in the know….

Below you will find our list of races we’re highlighting in the 2010 Mid-Term Elections…..

On November 2nd and 3rd well will be marking this list with W‘s for our winners as they become known…..

If there are any correction’s I need to make to this list please let me know in the comments section……

Daniel G gets credit and major prop’s for his assistance in helping us bring this to you….

The Dog…

The First States will close their voting at 6:00PM:

They are….

Kentucky, Indiana, Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia and Vermont

Here are our Races  to Watch…


Senate Race : Paul (R)  vs. Conway (D)

Kentucky 3rd: Yarmuth (D*)  vs. Lally (R)

Kentucky 6th: Chandler (D*)  vs. Barr (R)


Senate Race : Coats (R)  vs.  Ellsworth  (D)

Indiana 2nd: Donnelly (D*)  vs. Walorski  (R)

Indiana 8th : Van Haaften (D)  vs.  Bucshon (R)

Indiana 9th: Hill (D*)  vs.  Young (R)


Virginia 2nd: Nye (D*)  vs.  Rigell (R)

Virginia 5th: Perriello (D*)  vs.  Hurt (R)

Virginia 9th: Boucher (D*)  vs.  Griffith (R)

Virginia 11th: Connolly (D*)  vs.  Fimian (R)

South Carolina

Governor Race : Haley (R)  vs.  Sheheen (D)

South Carolina 5th: Spratt (D*)  vs.  Mulvaney (R)


Governor Race : Deal (R)  vs.  Barnes (D)

Georgia 2nd: Bishop (D*)  vs.  Keown (R)

Georgia 8th: Marshall (D*)  vs.  Scott (R)

Georgia 11th: Barrow (D*)  vs.  McKinney (R)


Governor Race : Dubie (R)  vs.  Shumlin (D)

The following States close their polls at 7:00 to 7:30 PM

They are…. Ohio, North Carolina and West Virgina

Here are our Races to Watch…..


Governor Race: Strickland (D*)  vs.  Kasich (R)

Senate Race : Portman (R)  vs. Fisher (D)

Ohio 6th: Wilson (D*)  vs. Johnson (R

Ohio 13th: Sutton (D*)  vs.  Ganley (R)

Ohio 16th: Boccieri (D,*)  vs. Renacci (R)

Ohio 18th: Speace (D*)  vs.  Gibbs (R)

North Carolina

Senate Race: Burr (R)  vs.  Marshall  (D

North Carolina 7th: McIntyre (D*)  vs.  Pantano (R)

North Carolina 8th: Kissel (D*)  vs.  Johnson (R)

North Carolina 11th: Shuler (D*)  vs.  Miller (R)

West Virginia

Senate Race : Manchin (D)  vs.  Raese (R)

West Virginia 1st : Oliverio (D)  vs.  McKinley (R)

West Virginia 3rd: Rahall (D*)  vs.  Maynard (R)

The Polls close in the following States at 8:00 PM

They are ….

Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Illinois, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine and Arkansas…

Here are our Races to Watch….


Governor Race : Bentley (R)  vs.  Sparks (D)

Senate Race: Shelby (R*)  vs. Barnes (D)

Alabama 2nd: Bright (D*)  vs. Roby (R)


Governor Race (Foley (R)  vs.  Malloy  (D)

Senate Race : Blumenthal (D)  vs.  McMahon

Connecticut 5th: Murphy (D) vs Sam Caligiuri (R)


Senate Race (Coons (D)  vs.  O’Donnell

Delaware House At-Large: Carney (D)  vs.  Urquhart (R)


Governor Race : Scott (R)  vs.  Sink (D

Senate Race : Rubio (R)  vs.  Crist (I)  vs.  Meek (D

Florida 2nd: Boyd (D*)  vs.  Southerland (R)

Florida 8th: Grayson (D*)  vs.  Webster (R)

Florida 16th: Rooney (R*)  vs.  Horn (D)

Florida 22nd: Klein (D*)  vs.  West (R)

Florida 24th: Kosmas (D*)  vs.  Adams (R)

Florida 24th Rivera (R)  vs.  Garcia (R)


Governor Race: Quinn (D*)  vs.  Brady (R

Senate Race : Giannoulias (D)  vs.  Kirk (R)

Illinois 10th : Dold (R)  vs.  Seals (D)

Illinois 11th: Halvorson (D*)  vs.  Kinzinger (R)

Illinois 14th: Foster (D*)  vs.  Hultgren (R)

Illinois 17th: Hare (D*)  vs.  Schilling (R)


Governor Race : Mitchell (D)  vs.  LePage (R)  vs.  Cutler (I)


Governor Race: O’Malley (D)  vs.  Ehrlich (D)

Senate Race: Mikulski (D*)  vs. Wargotz (R)

Maryland 1st: Kratovil (D*)  vs. Harris (R)


Governor Race: Patrick (D)  vs.  Baker  (R)  vs.  Cahill (I)

Massachusetts 10th : Keating (D)  vs. Perry  (R)


Mississippi 1st: Childers (D*)  vs.  Nunnelee (R)

Mississippi 4th: Taylor (D) vs Steven Palazzo (R)


Senate Race Blunt (R)  vs.  Carnahan (D)

Missouri 3rd: R. Carnahan (D*)  vs.  Martin (R)

Missouri 4th: Skelton (D*)  vs.  Hartzler  (R)

New Hampshire

Governor Race: Lynch (D)  vs.  Stephen  (R)

Senate Race : Ayotte (R)  vs.  Hodes  (D)

New Hampshire 1st: Shea-Porter (D*)  vs.  Guinta (R)

New Jersey

New Jersey 3rd: Adler (D*)  vs.  Runyan  (R)


Oklahoma 2nd: Boren (D*)  vs.  Thompson  (R)


Governor Race : Onorato (D)  vs.  Corbett  (R)

Senate Race : Sestak (D)  vs.  Toomey  (R)

Pennsylvania 3rd: Dahlkemper (D*)  vs.  Kelly (R)

Pennsylvania 4th: Altmire (D*)  vs.  Rothfus  (R)

Pennsylvania 7th: Lentz (D)  vs.  Meehan (R)

Pennsylvania 8th: P. Murphy (D*)  vs.  Fitzpatrick (R)

Pennsylvania 10th: Carney (D*)  vs.  Marino (R)

Pennsylvania 11th: Kanjorski (D*)  vs.  Barletta (R)

Pennsylvania 12th: Critz (D*)  vs.  Burns (R)

Pennsylvania 15th: Dent (R*)  vs.  Callahan (D)


Governor Race McWherter (D)  vs.  Haslam  (R)

Tennessee 4th : Davis (D)

Tennessee 8th : Tanner(D)


Senate Race

Blanche Lincoln (D)* John Boozman (R)

Governor Race

Mike Beebe (D)* Jim Keet (R)

District 1: Chad Causey (D) – Rick Crawford (R)

District 2: Joyce Elliott (D)Tim Griffin (R)

15 States will close their Polls at 9:00PM

These are …..

New York, Rhode Island, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming and Arizona….

Here are Races to Watch…..


US Senate RaceJohn McCain (R)* – Rodney Glassman (D)

Governor  RaceJan Brewer (R)* – Terry Goddard (D)

District 1: Ann Kirkpatrick (D)* – Paul Gosar (R)

District 5: Harry Mitchell (D)* – David Schweikert (R)

District 7: Raúl Grijalva (D)* – Ruth McClung (R)

District 8: Gabrielle Giffords (D)* – Jesse Kelly (R)


US Senate Race : Michael Bennet (D)* – Ken Buck (R)

Governor Race : John Hickenlooper (D) – Dan Maes (R)

District 3: John Salazar (D)* – Scott Tipton (R)

District 4: Betsy Markey (D)* – Cory Gardner (R)

District 7: Ed Perlmutter (D)* – Ryan Frazier (R)


US Senate: Jerry Moran (R)- Lisa Johnston (D)

Governor: Tom Holland (D) – Sam Brownback (R)

District 3: Stephene Moore (D) – Kevin Yoder (R)


US Senate: David Vitter (R)* – Charlie Melancon (D)

District 2: Joseph Cao (R)* – Cedric Richmond (D)


Governor Race: Rick Perry (R)*Bill White (D)

District 17: Chet Edwards (D)*Bill Flores (R)

District 19: Randy Neugebauer (R)*Andy Wilson (D)


Governor: Tom Emmer (R) – Mark Dayton (DFL)

District 1: Tim Walz (DFL)* – Randy Demmer (R)

District 8: Jim Oberstar (DFL)* – Chip Cravaack (R)


Governor: Dave Heineman (R)* – Mike Meister (D)

New Mexico

Governor: Diane Denish (D) – Susana Martinez (R)

District 1: Martin Heinrich (D)* – Jon Barela (R)

District 2: Harry Teague (D)* – Steve Pearce (R)

New York

US SenateChuck Schumer (D/IP/WF)* – Jay Townsend (R/C)

US Senate Special Election: Kirsten Gillibrand (D/IP/WF)* – Joe DioGuardi (R/C)

Governor: Andrew Cuomo (D/IP) – Carl Paladino (R/C/Taxpayers)

District 1: Tim Bishop (D/IP/WF)*Randy Altschuler (R/C)

District 4: Carolyn McCarthy (D/WF)*Fran Becker Jr. (R/C/IP/Tax Revolt)

District 13: Mike McMahon (D/IP)* – Mike Grimm (R/C)

District 19: John Hall (D/WF)* – Nan Hayworth (R/C/IP)

District 23: Bill Owens (D/WF)* – Matt Doheny (R/IP)

District 24: Mike Arcuri (D/NY Moderates)* Richard Hanna (R/C/IP)

District 25: Dan Maffei (D/WF)*Ann Marie Buerkle (R/C/IP)


US Senate: Russ Feingold (D)* – Ron Johnson (R)

Governor: Tom Barrett (D) – Scott Walker (R)

District 3: Kagenl (D)*Dan Kapanke (R)

District 7: Julie Lassa (D) – Sean Duffy (R)

District 8: Steve King (R)* – Matt Campbell (D)

These States close their voting at 10:00 PM

They are …..

Idaho, Iowa, Montana and Nevada…

Here are our Racse to Watch.….


Senate: Mike Crapo (R)* P. Tom Sullivan (D)

Governor: C.L. “Butch” Otter (R)* – (Keith Allred (D)

District 1: Walt Minnick (D)* – Raul Labrador (R)


Senate: Chuck Grassley (R)* – Roxanne Conlin (D)

Governor: Chet Culver (D)* – Terry Branstad (R)

District 2: Dave Loebsack (D)* Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R)

District 3:
Leonard Boswell (D)*Brad Zaun (R)


At Large:
Denny Rehberg (R)* – Dennis McDonald (D)


Senate: Harry Reid (D)* – Sharron Angle (R)

Governor: Brian Sandoval (R) – Rory Reid (D)

District 3: Dina Titus (D)* – Joe Heck (R)


Governor –Special Election:Gary Herbert (R)* – Peter Corroon (D)

These States close their voting at 11:00 PM

They are ….

California, Hawaii and Washington State

Here are our Races to Watch…


US Senate: Barbara Boxer (D)* – Carly Fiorina (R)

Governor: Meg Whitman (R) – Jerry Brown (D)

District 3: Dan Lungren (R)* – Ami Bera (D)

District 11: Jerry McNerney (D)* – David Harmer (R)

District 20: Jim Costa (D)* – Andy Vidak (R)


GovernorDuke Aiona (R) – Neil Abercrombie (D)

District 1: Charles Djou (R)* – (Colleen Hanabusa (D)


Senate: Patty Murray (D)* – Dino Rossi (R)

District 3: Denny Heck (D) – Jaime Herrera (R)

District 8: Dave Reichert (R)* – Suzan DelBene (D)

This State closes it’s voting at 12:00 AM

The Racs to  Watch….


SenateLisa Murkowski (R)*Joe Miller (R) – Scott McAdams (D)

Governor: Sean Parnell (R)* – Ethan Berkowitz (D)

* Are Incumbants….

Note : There are House races that seem to NOT have updated candidates listed….If you can….Please let me know about them….The information for these listings are from CQ Politics, Fivethirtyeigth and Politics1……

Highlighted races are links from Poitics1….If I get the time I will provide links for as many other races as I can…..



The Dog……

October 19, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Entertainment, Government, Media, Men, Politics, Polls, Updates, Women | | Leave a comment

Google bomb: A campaign weapon…..

Is it too late for a Democratic wave of negative campaign info against the GOP House race leaders?….

We’re gonna find ourt in the next 14 days….

Dailykos is going to use Google to go after the GOP….


Chris Bowers, campaign director for the Daily Kos, is launching a behind-the-scenes campaign against 98 House Republican candidates that attempts to capitalize on voters’ Google search habits in the hopes of influencing midterm races.

He sees the campaign as a 21st century version of pamphleteering: Daily Kos readers are simply providing informational materials that are already out there in the same way that volunteers would hand out information to voters on the street.Bowers wants the Daily Kos’ thousands of participants to dig up little-noted or controversial news stories about the candidates that could hurt their chances with undecided voters. Users would click on the links and blog about the stories with the goal of boosting their rankings on search engines, so that undecided voters will discover them more easily.

The use of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is standard practice for companies and campaigns managing their reputations online – or news organizations attempting to drive Internet traffic – but Bowers’ focus on promoting strategically damaging stories is unique.

Bowers says that he’s already received hundreds of e-mails with suggestions and maintains an online spreadsheet with key words like “Social Security,” “hypocrisy” and “Palin.” But so far, he’s only posted links to five stories related to five of the targeted candidates.

They include a Boston Globe story about a teenage strip search scandal involving former policeman Jeff Perry, a candidate in Massachusetts’ 10th District. Another item is a San Francisco Chronicle op-ed about abolishing public schools by Bay Area House nominee David Harmer.


Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1010/43767.html#ixzz12lzsA6X1


October 18, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Media, Politics, Polls, Updates | , , | Leave a comment

Feds to Enforce U.S. Drug Laws Even if California Legalizes Marijuana…..

If Prop 19 is approved in California …

There are going to be several efforts to overturn the vote…..

If it get’s passed…

While it’s passage was way ahead in the polls….

The number’s have closed….

Now this….

The Fed’s letting everyone know their position…

Of course …there isn’t going to be FBI agents locking people up for small amounts of grass….

That would shut down the Federal courts in the state…


Buzz kill. Even if California voters legalize marijuana next month, federal law enforcement officials will still “vigorously enforce” drug laws against people who grow, distribute or sell pot, Attorney General Eric Holder said.

Holder sent a letter this week to nine former chiefs of the Drug Enforcement Administration clarifying his agency’s position onCalifornia’s Proposition 19The Los Angeles Times reported Friday.

“Let me state clearly that the Department of Justice strongly opposes Proposition 19. If passed, this legislation will greatly complicate federal drug enforcement efforts to the detriment of our citizens,” Holder wrote.

The ballot initiative allows state residents 21 and older to possess up to an ounce of marijuana and grow up to 25 square feet worth of pot plants. It also authorizes cities and counties to oversee cultivation and sales.

But the federal Controlled Substances Act forbids the possession and sale of marijuana, and it’s that statute that Holder said he will continue to uphold — no matter what happens in California…..


October 15, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Counterpoints, Crime, Law, Politics, Updates | , | Leave a comment