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heads up: president obama at the university of iowa (2:20 et)

Yet more evidence he’s lost the youth. Oh well.

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President Obama leaves Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora, Colorado for Iowa

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173 Responses to “heads up: president obama at the university of iowa (2:20 et)”


  1. 8 symmetry11
    April 25, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    Afternoon Chips & TOD family

  2. 10 desertflower
    April 25, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    amk posted this on the last thread. Too perfect not to share:) Karma’s a bitch.

  3. 14 carla4obama
    April 25, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    Romney ” Obama Not Working”……”for Grover Norquist”

  4. 16 desertflower
    April 25, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    Someone needs to Tweet Boner some brains. AND some facts!

    http://bobcesca.com/blog-archives/2012/04/about-those-stafford-loan-rates.html

  5. 18 ctgirl7
    April 25, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    JERUSALEM — Israel’s military chief toned down the rhetoric over Iran’s nuclear programme on Wednesday, describing the Iranian leadership as “very rational” and unlikely to take the decision to build a bomb.

    Speaking to the left-leaning Haaretz newspaper, Lieutenant General Benny Gantz said Iran was systematically approaching the point at which it would be able to decide on whether to build a bomb, but had not yet made that decision.

    “It still hasn’t decided yet whether to go the extra mile,” he said.

    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/04/25/israel-military-chief-iran-not-pursuing-nuclear-weapon/

  6. 19 ctgirl7
    April 25, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    Romney Sets Unwanted Record in Sweep of Northeastern Primaries
    By Eric Ostermeier on April 25, 2012

    Prior to Romney, no presumptive GOP nominee has failed to win 60 percent of the vote playing out the primary string after his last major challenger exited the race

    While there was no doubt Mitt Romney would rack up another five victories in northeastern presidential primaries on Tuesday, the former Massachusetts governor failed to change the lingering narrative that has plagued his campaign throughout the 2012 cycle – that conservatives and the party’s base may not coalesce around his candidacy.

    For while Romney swept the primaries in Connecticut, Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island, he did so in a historically underwhelming fashion.

    And he did so twice.

    http://blog.lib.umn.edu/cspg/smartpolitics/2012/04/romney_sets_unwanted_record_in.php

    • 20 utaustinliberal
      April 25, 2012 at 1:19 pm

      Hahahahahaha. Can you feel the Mittmentum?

      • 21 Pamela
        April 25, 2012 at 1:47 pm

        Kinda readies the world stage for the record he will set at the number of failed attempts to be president. Fitting. Appropriate. History will forget him easily.

  7. April 25, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    David Axelrod on MSNBC now with Andrea Mitchell. Andrea starts with the level of enthusiasm meme, and that PBO is now considered, ‘business as usual’. Axe response is new Harvard study/poll shows Romney has 35% enthusiasm, lowest since Benedict Arnold. PBO is at 75%, damn near as high as ’08, considering those voting at 18 in ’08 are now older and the current 18 year olds are still being introduced to politics. Talk about media savvy. He corrected Andrea by citing that in NBC’s own polling PBO carried 11 of the 13 points that were questioned, not the two she honed in on. See, we got this.

    • April 25, 2012 at 1:19 pm

      Now, it’s back to GOP programming with Some good ole Boy Senator.
      Click!

      • April 25, 2012 at 1:25 pm

        I don’t have a problem with hearing what the other side is saying. I even go to wingnut web sites and read what they’re up to (of course I have to bleach my eyes later). Cable news and the innerwebz are here to stay; we might as well use it to our advantage. Listen to the ‘pubs, then throw their talking points right back at them. Plus, right now we can truthfully ask, ‘that all you got?’

        • April 25, 2012 at 1:27 pm

          We have no choice but to listen to the Pubs, you don’t have to Search to find one, just turn on the tv, and viola!

          • 26 anniebella
            April 25, 2012 at 2:10 pm

            To those who can listen to the enemy ( Republicans) all I can say is bless you, as for me I can’t deal with the lies, the hatred, the racism, so it’s best for me to avoid the Republicans B.S.

    • 27 jacquelineoboomer
      April 25, 2012 at 1:24 pm

      cookemom – I missed that, and am always thrilled to hear what David “does” to these anchors. Did he really cite Benedict Arnold’s numbers? (Coulda been one of yours!) Hysterical!

      • April 25, 2012 at 1:26 pm

        It was my line, he cited someone more recent. I tried to get him to use the Benedict comparison, but he wouldn’t take the bait. Probably for the better, I lack tact.

        • 29 jacquelineoboomer
          April 25, 2012 at 2:44 pm

          What you lack in tact, if you say so, you certainly make up for in devilish ideas – David will come to know to use ’em all, if we want to get “our guy” re-elected, which we will! #thinkIcoveredallbasesthere

    • 30 57andfemale
      April 25, 2012 at 1:57 pm

      That’s how it’s done! We need about 100 more who can throw facts back at the likes of Mrs. Greenspan, and point out their hypocrisy and spin at the same time.

    • 31 miss pat
      April 25, 2012 at 2:10 pm

      That Andrea woman has cancerr, right? She should stop the lying and the carrying of water for the GOP and just concentrate on doing good. Do good and good will follow you and you might get healing too.

  8. April 25, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    Axelrod is a lot better on offense than defense.
    He is a very good surrogate, when attacking. When he was a WH Sr Adviser, he was always on defense, now he sounds like he is in his realm, and is very effective putting holes in Robneys supposed Businessman approach.

  9. April 25, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    Okay, it looks like the 1:20 roundtable isn’t been shown now, it’s gone from the WH schedule 😕

  10. April 25, 2012 at 1:21 pm

  11. April 25, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    The Supreme court is a joke! I can see that anything the President gets passed through Congress will be brought through that joke of a Court!
    Not an ethical branch of Government!

    • 40 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      April 25, 2012 at 1:29 pm

      ALL OLD BUSH/REPUB CRONIES EXCEPT FOR THE ONES SELECTED BY THE PRESIDENT…NOTHING MORE THAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM THEM…THEY ARE BIASED AND OUT TO SEE PBO FAIL!…HAH! IT WON’T WORK!

  12. April 25, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    President Obama is vowing to make the case for action on global warming during the 2012 campaign.

    “I suspect that over the next six months, this is going to be a debate that will become part of the campaign, and I will be very clear in voicing my belief that we’re going to have to take further steps to deal with climate change in a serious way,” Obama told Rolling Stone magazine in a newly published interview.

    http://thehill.com/blogs/e2-wire/e2-wire/223599-obama-vows-to-fight-for-climate-action-in-campaign

  13. April 25, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    Chips there’s live streaming already here:

    http://thegazette.com/2012/04/25/live-stream-and-chat-obama-in-iowa-city/

    Scoll down a bit more after the comments. There’s another window that has 9 abc kcrg.com. It says click to start stream.

  14. April 25, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    Currently streaming on the White House site, ‘White House Champions of Change: Greening Our Cities and Towns’.

    Up next; President Obama Speaks as part of a concerted effort to get Congress to prevent interest rates on student loans from doubling in July
    at University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa at 2:20 EDT

  15. 50 utaustinliberal
    April 25, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    Robert Gibbs is freaking awesome.

  16. 52 LOL
    April 25, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    Speaks.For.Itself.

    Rafalca, one of Ann Romney’s show horses, finished a disappointing 15th despite what one equestrian writer described as “a crowd-pleasing performance” at the World Cup Dressage finals in the Netherlands.

  17. 58 Liberal Librarian
    April 25, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    Well well well. Latest Rocky Mountain poll on Arizona: Obama 42%, Romney 40%, Obama +2.

    Poll here: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/docs/2012/BRC_AZ_0425.pdf

    • 59 utaustinliberal
      April 25, 2012 at 1:54 pm

      Arizona could really really be in play if we play our cards right. I believe we could have an advantage in terms of the Latino voting bloc. SB 1070 was a horrible bill/law and if we tout that, along with PBO’s accomplishments, AZ could turn blue.

      • 60 Liberal Librarian
        April 25, 2012 at 2:35 pm

        The GOP just didn’t learn from California and its anti-immigrant crusade. It turned a battleground state into a fully blue state. AZ is going to go the same way.

    • 61 LOL
      April 25, 2012 at 1:57 pm

      But Chuck Todd said Mitt gave a great speech. Gosh, do they want that horse race. Unlike Football, playing Defense doesn’t win the game. If Mitt is spending his time defending AZ….when will he go to Florida (surely can’t send Gov 38%), when will he go to Virginia (surely can’t send Gov Ultrasound Vagina),

      • 62 57andfemale
        April 25, 2012 at 2:00 pm

        Chuck Todd really loves Romney. Chuck Todd really hate PBO. He should not even try to present himself as a real journalist.

        • 63 miss pat
          April 25, 2012 at 3:25 pm

          Tell Smirky Todd to just sit and watch and learn. from the best. Great speech by Romney my foot. Keep on carrying GOP water Chuckie Chuck. The load will get heavier hope you are strong.

      • 64 anniebella
        April 25, 2012 at 2:15 pm

        LOL, someone came on after Chuckie Todd and Steve Smith and disagree strongly about Mitt’s spit, i mean speech. I can’t remember who it was, they were on O’Donnell’s show.

        • April 25, 2012 at 2:24 pm

          Mitt is in the same situation Bush II was. Based on prior performances, the definition of a good speech or debate performance has a very low bar. Seen on its own, the speech was horrific, compared to earlier ones, it was fantastic. OTOH, PBO has such a record of truly great speeches and debate performances, and deviation from that level is seen as horrible.

    • 66 desertflower
      April 25, 2012 at 2:01 pm

      Please God. Oh please, oh please oh please…..

    • 67 PoliticalJunkessa
      April 25, 2012 at 2:06 pm

      *strokes chin* Vewy, vewy intewesting….

  18. April 25, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    Rubios speech was about as Hawkish as you can Imagine!
    Does he know their is no longer USSR?

  19. April 25, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    Here’s another link where the streaming has started:

    http://www.ustream.tv/cbsnews

  20. 78 canadabarb4obama
    April 25, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    Special birthday wishes, Yardarm, from Vancouver, BC. – the landmass extending from the Pacific Ocean!

    • 79 jacquelineoboomer
      April 25, 2012 at 4:02 pm

      Oh, yeah, thanks for the reminder from the landmass that is Canada, Barb ~ forgot to post my second limerick for the birthday guy (nicer than the first, just in case he spots it):

      There once was a Sailor with a birthday
      Just a few days after Earth Day
      He’s earthy, all right,
      But for Obama he’d fight
      Like any good Taurus on his birthday

  21. 80 desertflower
    April 25, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    Is PBO late? Iowa sounds anxious:)

  22. 81 desertflower
    April 25, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    thinkprogress HOUSE GOP: $1 TRILLION/yr in tax cuts for rich = affordable; $6 BILLION/yr to help millions of students = unaffordable thkpr.gs/Jq9tXg
    38 minutes ago · reply · retweet · favorite

  23. 82 desertflower
    April 25, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    On now!

  24. 83 Linda
    April 25, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    Romney Campaign Spent $126,000 Per Delegate |

    Mitt Romney spent over $76 million to win the GOP presidential primary, more than the combined spending of all three of his main opponents. That breaks down to $18.50 per vote, and $126,000 per Republican convention delegate through the end of March, according to an analysis by CNN Money.

    If one includes the spending from super PACs supporting Romney, the total jumps to $122 million and breaks down to nearly $30 per vote and more than $200,000 per delegate.

  25. 84 utaustinliberal
    April 25, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    The natives are getting restless! 😆

  26. 85 LOL
    April 25, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    As Jerry Seinfeld would say “That’s a shame”

    • 86 Pamela
      April 25, 2012 at 2:22 pm

      I can give a speech better than this! One only needs to KNOW WHAT THE HELL ONE IS TALKING ABOUT! Another imbecile, hurray for the GOP!

      • 87 Liberal Librarian
        April 25, 2012 at 2:40 pm

        What’s embarrassing is that he’s one of my people, a Cuban-American. God, no wonder other Latinos don’t like us.

        • 88 0388jojothecat
          April 25, 2012 at 3:04 pm

          You are still our latin lover LL!

        • 89 GGail
          April 25, 2012 at 3:14 pm

          LL, we don’t paint all Cuban-Americans with the stupid Rubio brush. Just like we don’t paint all African-Americans with the Tavis/C. West/A. West/(fill in any idiot AA name) brush.

    • 90 globalcitizenlinda
      April 25, 2012 at 2:22 pm

      poor,poor, poor rubio! what are you going to do now???

    • April 25, 2012 at 3:06 pm

      Woweee, Wonder Boy is a chapter in lackluster. Reading his speech from a stack of paper? Losing the last page? Talking in banal 8th grade generalities and platitudes? Give me a break.

    • 93 Ladyhawke
      April 25, 2012 at 3:15 pm

      TelePrompTer Redux

      By Chris Weigant (3/12/12)

      ——————————-

      Because the last time the TelePrompTer was an issue for a president, his name was Ronald Reagan. The press ridiculed Reagan, both for not knowing how to use a TelePrompTer… and (later) for using it too well.
      .
      .
      The mainstream media needs to get over themselves, and they really need to realize that making fun of Obama for using a TelePrompTer is the most idiotic thing they’ve come up with yet to criticize about Barack Obama — because in today’s world, it’s like making fun of someone for watching cable television, or for using a personal computer (how ridiculous would a story be that began: “President Obama used one of those new-fangled personal computing devices today…”?).

      Actually, it’s worse. Neither of those were widely available to the public until over three decades after the TelePrompTer became a common communication tool.

      As Joe Bob Briggs, one of my philosophical gurus, is wont to say: “I’m surprised I have to explain this stuff.”

      Sheesh.

      ———————————

      http://www.chrisweigant.com/2012/03/12/teleprompter-redux/

  27. April 25, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    I’m not sure if this is true, I picked it up somewhere on the tubz, ‘POTUS gets 150,000 more votes in PA Democratic primary than Romney got in PA GOP primary. POTUS vote total equals Romney-Santorum combined.

    yep, we got this…..

    • 96 Liberal Librarian
      April 25, 2012 at 2:40 pm

      Hey now, don’t get cocky! 😉

      But yeah, there really is going to be some sort of cosmic convergence come November.

  28. 99 donna dem 4 obama
    April 25, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    And the crowd goes crazy!!!!!!!!!!!

    • 101 0388jojothecat
      April 25, 2012 at 3:02 pm

      Little Ricky’s wifey didn’t think he was being nice and considerate on the “snob” comment? What about all the other ugly stuff he said? NO Rick IS NOT a nice guy.

    • 102 globalcitizenlinda
      April 25, 2012 at 3:11 pm

      has the father lil ricky tour already begun?

  29. April 25, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    This makes me very sad:

    • 105 Linda
      April 25, 2012 at 2:52 pm

      That makes me sad..

    • 106 globalcitizenlinda
      April 25, 2012 at 2:54 pm

      well, well, well , leopards do not change their spots! what a shame

    • 107 edp4bho
      April 25, 2012 at 3:20 pm

      Someone remind why I should’ve complimented Gates during his time with our Prez? You’ll not see me compliment SOS Clinton. I just hope she uses discretion once she leaves. I don’t trust anyone who was not with PBO from his political roots, except maybe VP Biden. Once a rethug, always a rethug, I guess.

      • April 25, 2012 at 3:34 pm

        I have no problem with this. Gates was a strong supporter for PBO’s policies, specially ending DADT and getting out of Iraq. He was the most sane member of the Bush WH. He isn’t going around bashing PBO. One thing PBO does not expect or demand is a loyalty oath for all things.

        • April 25, 2012 at 3:45 pm

          I don’t fault Gates for wanting to hang out with Republicans. He’s a Republican. But Rice and ‘yellow cake” Hadley were two of this nation’s worst enablers during W’s Lost Decade. Their lies and cover-ups caused irrevocable misery around the globe.

          • 110 theo67
            April 25, 2012 at 3:50 pm

            Hadley and Condi were two people who caused several thousand deaths in this country – either from incompetence or lack of integrity. Not sure why Gates is working with them, especially since he was responsible for the soldiers that were either wounded or killed because of the illegal war that these two perpetrated. One more example of the sad lack of conscience of these Republicans. Not sure how they sleep at night.

    • 111 theo67
      April 25, 2012 at 3:48 pm

      What exactly does that firm do, anyway? I’m sad about this, too.

  30. April 25, 2012 at 2:44 pm

  31. 114 jacquelineoboomer
    April 25, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    PBO sneezed and I almost fainted. (Note to self: Down, girl.)

  32. 125 desertflower
    April 25, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    I love this guy!! Talking about THIS IS THE ECONOMY!!!

    • 130 anniebella
      April 25, 2012 at 3:35 pm

      Please explain to me why the government need to get it’s nose out of the education business, but it’s alright for Republicans politicians to stick their nose into telling a woman what she should do with her body. Transvaginal probes.

  33. 132 LOL
    April 25, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    Any ladies see the new secret service guy to the right of POTUS–kind of looks like Favreau. Where did I put that naughty mat?

  34. 139 globalcitizenlinda
    April 25, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    is it me or does the MSM seem stunned that Team Obama is employing a strategy go around the regular pundits and find alternative means to deliver the President’s message to the people?

    • 140 Liberal Librarian
      April 25, 2012 at 3:19 pm

      Stunned, pissed, grief-stricken, not quite yet at acceptance.

    • 142 Debz
      April 25, 2012 at 3:27 pm

      Team Obama has been going around the regular msm since the 08 election, yet they are always surprised by this. They are such fools. I guess that is what happens when the pundits are living in their own world of gop talking points and villiage CW. In 08, they kept pushing their memes about the “hard working white people,” and telling us how wonderful Palin was, that they entirely missed the huge ground game of the Obama campaign, and were stunned when he won the election.

  35. 143 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    April 25, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    WOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOO…WATCHED PBO IN IOWA ON MSNBC…GOD BLESS OUR ENERGIZER BUNNY PREZZZZZZZZZZZZ…HIS SHOES HAVE BEEN SMOKIN’ ALL DAY!!!!!!! WE ARE SO BLESSED TO HAVE THIS CONCERNED,COMPASSIONATE MAN LEADING OUR COUNTRY. WHAT DOES IT SAY FOR CONGRESSIONAL PRIORITIES WHEN OUR PRESIDENT HAS TO FIGHT FOR EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUR CHILDREN?????? GET OFF YOUR DUFF CONGRESS…WE’VE HAD ENUFF OF YOUR OWN SELFISH,GREED FILLED AGENDAS…EITHER WORK FOR ‘WE THE PEOPLE’ OR GET OUT!…WE WILL GET YOU OUT!

  36. 144 Vicki
    April 25, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    The thundering receptions, the love the audiences display, the tears of the old ladies like me watching on our computers—The MSM wants to show as little of this as possible. It makes me crazy. But then I remember 2007-2008.

    I believe we can win this again. In 2008 PBO held a rally in downtoown Philly that the MSM faied to cover. In an interview with the Philadelphia Chief of Police, the Chief told a reporter that they couldn’t count past the 75,000 they were reporting but it took until well after midnight for the public transit system to get everybody home.

    We show up, we stay engaged, and this will turn out well. My first post on this most excellent website.

  37. 149 Linda
    April 25, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    in March, Obama and Paul switched places. Members of the military sent $36,448 to Obama and just $17,733 to Paul. Even though Romney solidified his position as the presumptive Republican nominee, military donations to his campaign remained anemic — only $8,630.

  38. 150 globalcitizenlinda
    April 25, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    People always say that we get wisdom from our elders. However, given how much respect they have shown the POTUS, it sometimes appears as though these young American college students are demonstrating more maturity than their much older relatives – certainly much more love of President Obama

    • 151 desertflower
      April 25, 2012 at 3:25 pm

      It’s because they get it. Those “elders” are living in the past. World is just moving much too fast for them to understand anymore…PBO speaks their language and has struggled the same way they have. That’s why so many connect with him.

  39. 152 desertflower
    April 25, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    Scalia and Thomas desecrate the robes they wear. Maybe they should don the hoods that go with them.

    http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/04/scalia-likens-undocumented-immigrants-to-bank-robbers.php?ref=fpa

  40. 153 desertflower
    April 25, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    This infuriates me! First of all. Grover should have his ass thrown in jail for treason. Second of all, when was Grover elected to any govt. office?
    Thirdly, did I read this wrong or did Reid sound like he was asking permission?

    http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/04/25/471055/reid-gop-support-for-preventing-student-loan-rate-hike-depends-on-grover-norquists-support/

    • 154 carla4obama
      April 25, 2012 at 3:44 pm

      Romney “Obama Isn’t Working” …….for Grover Norquist

    • 157 Ladyhawke
      April 25, 2012 at 3:56 pm

      REPUBLICANS RELINQUISH THEIR JUDGMENT TO UNELECTED GROVER NORQUIST

      There really needs to be more focus on Grover Norquist and the signers of his no tax pledge. It has rendered the government dysfunctional and sabotaged the economic recovery. This is outrageous.

      Signing Away the Right to Govern

      —————————

      More was needed to keep them in line, which gave birth to the signed pledge — no more enforceable than a spoken promise, but a politician’s actual signature was seen as more binding. The oldest and most pernicious of these modern oaths was dreamed up by Grover Norquist, the leader of Americans for Tax Reform, who has managed to get 95 percent of all Republicans in Congress to pledge never to raise taxes for any reason. If they end tax deductions, Mr. Norquist’s pledge-takers say they will match the increase in revenue with further tax cuts.

      That pledge is the single biggest reason the federal government is now on the edge of default. Its signers will not allow revenues in a deal to raise the debt ceiling.

      —————————

      http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/19/opinion/19tue1.html?_r=1#

      • 158 desertflower
        April 25, 2012 at 4:03 pm

        OH! I know! They should ALL be voted out, and Norquist should be investigated and thrown in jail. They have basically signed a pledge, to an unelected MAN, that supersedes their oath to the Constitution and to work in the interests of their constituents. Pathetic POS.

    • 159 elo4obama/biden
      April 25, 2012 at 4:32 pm

      It did not read that way for me. I think he was in his very understated way pointing out just how much power this unelected arse has over the republican party. Truly I would love to see the entire democratic legislative body just refuse to do any more work on taxes, and deficits and paying for stuff until Grover comes to the chambers for a face to face. More needs to be made of this. He needs to meet his downfall hard!

  41. 160 jmlkoskey
    April 25, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    Air Force One getting ready to take off with PBO, after a successful visit to Iowa! See you later, President Obama – thanks for the visit.
    http://www.kwwl.com still covering it.

  42. 161 criquet
    April 25, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    THIS:

    It needs to be retweeted to EVERY so-called journalist and “news organization”.

  43. 166 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    April 25, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    Wheels up; pray for safe travels for my President.

  44. April 25, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    Poll: Ariz. immigration law hurts Romney in key states
    By EMILY SCHULTHEIS | 4/25/12 3:33 PM EDT
    Public Policy Polling and Project New America are out with a new poll of Hispanic voters in Nevada, Florida and New Mexico, finding that Mitt Romney’s immigration stance isn’t doing him any favors in those states:

    Mitt Romney’s stance in favor of Arizona’s immigration law makes Hispanic voters in the key swing states of Nevada, New Mexico and Florida less likely to vote for him, says a new poll from Project New America and Public Policy Polling.

    The poll, conducted from April 16 to 18 among Hispanic likely voters in these states, asked voters the following question: “Arizona recently passed a law that requires state and local police to determine the immigration status of a person if there is a reasonable suspicion that he or she is an illegal immigrant. Mitt Romney has said Arizona’s law provides a model for the nation on immigration. Does Romney’s stance make you more or less likely to vote for him this fall, or does it not make a difference?”

    In New Mexico, 58% of Hispanic voters said Romney’s support for the Arizona immigration laws makes them less likely to vote for him. 55% said the same in Nevada, and 50% agreed in Florida.

    The widespread consensus on Romney’s immigration stance comes despite the fact that relatively few cited immigration as the most important issue in deciding whom to vote for. 

  45. 169 theo67
    April 25, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    Happy Birthday, Yardarm! Sorry for the late birthday wishes – I’ve been trying to catch up to the posts, and keep getting distracted by work! Hope you’re having a fantastic day.

  46. April 25, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    “Covered in buttons and stickers 54 yr. old Iowa City resident Harriet Johnson-Ohara waited outside the Field House before Obama’s speech. She said she had never volunteered for a political campaign before—-until now. “I can’t stay in my comfort zone and hope that President Obama gets re-elected. He has to be re-elected.” Although she’d had foot surgery yesterday that forced her to walk with a cane, Johnson-O’Hara said she couldn’t miss Obama’s speech.” (and more at Iowa City Press-Citizen) (not just students that are inspired)

  47. 171 Linda
    April 25, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    Obama Will Veto CISPA Unless Changes Are Made

    President Obama will veto the controversial cybersecurity bill known as CISPA if it arrives on his desk in its current form, the White House announced in an email late Wednesday.

    The email, issued by the Office of Management and Budget, outlines the White House’s chief objections to the bill, namely that it fails to adequately protect consumer privacy.

    The move is a blow to CISPA’s backers, coming as it does just ahead of a vote on CISPA by the full House of Representatives on Friday. It also reverses some of the momentum that CISPA was gaining in the past few days, with critics in Congress agreeing to support amendments to the bill and with advocacy groups toning down their opposition.

  48. 173 Linda
    April 25, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    House Speaker John Boehner will hold a press conference today at 4 p.m. ET to announce the Republicans’ plan for lower student loan rates.

    I refuse to watch him lie.


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