He's back: Rob Ford Elected to Toronto City Council  

NBC News By : Staff Reporting

Doug Ford, the almost equally colorful brother of blustery, crack-smoking Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, lost his bid to succeed his brother in the city's top job Monday night — but the scandal-ridden mayor was elected to the City Council.

Rob Ford bowed out of the race after being diagnosed with a rare and aggressive cancer, and he tapped Doug Ford, who was his campaign manager, to run in his place. Conservative John Tory won the election, however, with about 40 percent of the vote to Ford's 34 percent. - Full Article

Jay Carney Says President Obama Does Not Watch Cable News  

Huffington Post By : Staff Reporting

President Barack Obama does not watch cable news. This was the take away from an interview with former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney on CNN's "Reliable Sources" this Sunday.

When asked by host Brian Stelter about the president's news diet, Carney listed The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal and Politico, describing Obama as a "voracious consumer of the printed word." - Full Article

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren joins Shaheen in N.H. this weekend  

Concord Monitor By : Staff Reporting

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren will join fellow U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen in New Hampshire this weekend to campaign against a challenger familiar to both of them: Republican Scott Brown.

Warren defeated Brown – who was then the incumbent – to win her Massachusetts Senate seat in 2012. - Full Article

Timid Democrats will be in for a surprise on Election Day  

eNewsReference.com By : Staff Reporting

I have a feeling Democrats are going to wake up after Election Day going, eww and aww looking at the glacial shift in the political landscape. If the polls and analysts are correct, both Houses of Congress will be Republican. Maybe the Democrats will have a period of self-reflection like the Republicans did after the 2012 race.

The Democrats might ask themselves, how it is that affordable health care has so many popular and accepted components and still be politically poisonous.  How can so much political capital be squandered vis-à-vis defense and foreign policy?

White folks who were enthusiastic about Obama’s candidacy are shouting I don’t like his policies, but can’t give a definitive reason as to why, with the noticeable exception of Gwyneth Paltrow who is wholeheartedly all in for the President.

It is hard to call some of the Republican rage against the administration bigotry, or is it? One would have to reason that Obama’s approval ratings have tumbled because when the going got tougher they decided not to champion their own issues. It makes a tougher race for candidates like Jeanne Shaheen against former Senator Scott Brown; who was given his a** to him against Senator Elizabeth Warren in Massachusetts.

I don’t know why they keep calling it a 24 hour news cycle; it’s actually a minute by minute or hourly news cycle nowadays and the Republicans has exploited it so much that Fox News, Breitbart and talk radio shows around the country can be deemed the ‘Fourth Branch of Government’s call for the end of Government’.

For all the talk of Obama’s campaign behemoth, did it run for the caves? The BarackObama.com YouTube Channel’s last post was in 2013. It has dwindled to over a half millions subscribers, but I can’t help but thinking what if the old Obama campaign apparatus was back in full swing. Could it help swing some state races for the Dems?

Republicans never left campaign and strategy mode. They made it their mission to ridicule the President at every stop, even made it a point to say that Vladimir Putin was a stronger leader. Even when they’ve had the worst blunders they’ve still made their base believe that giving arms to so-called moderate Syrians, which would have ended up in the hands of ISIS, was the only solutions to defeat President Assad. John McCain even demanded boots on the ground.

Foreign Policy novices like Senator Kelly Ayotte, championed short-sighted tactical solutions and questioned a handicapped administration that has to strategically think long-term and measure lasting implications that can’t be squeezed into the news cycle.

Colin Powell's endorsement  

YouTube By : Staff Reporting

Obama: You've got to get that Cousin Pookie sitting at home on the couch  

USA Today By : Staff Reporting

When President Obama returned to the campaign trail Sunday, he re-introduced one of his favorite characters.

Yes, "Cousin Pookie" is back. As he has in previous elections, Obama cast Cousin Pookie and other family members as the kinds of disinterested voters that Democrats need to get to the polls this election. - Full Article

Paul: African-American leaders may not yet embrace GOP  

Politico By : Staff Reporting

Sen. Rand Paul tells POLITICO that the Republican presidential candidate in 2016 could capture one-third or more of the African-American vote by pushing criminal-justice reform, school choice and economic empowerment.

“If Republicans have a clue and do this and go out and ask every African-American for their vote, I think we can transform an election in one cycle,” the Kentucky Republican said in a phone interview Thursday as he was driven through New Hampshire in a rental car. - Full Article

Latest: Hunter Biden, Son of VP discharged from Navy Reserve for Cocaine  

USA Today By : Staff Reporting

Hunter Biden, the son of the vice president, was discharged from the Navy Reserve this year after testing positive for cocaine, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

"It was the honor of my life to serve in the U.S. Navy, and I deeply regret and am embarrassed that my actions led to my administrative discharge," the younger Biden said in a statement released by his attorney. - Full Article

Mitt Romney, Scott Brown pair up after 2012 pause  

CNN By : Staff Reporting

When Scott Brown was fighting to keep his Senate seat in Massachusetts two years ago, he was forced to keep his distance from a former colleague who also happened to be his party's top gun at the time, Mitt Romney.

Now, Brown is battling for the Senate again. This time, his arms are wide open for Romney. - Full Article

Intensity Edge: GOP Holds Advantage With High-Interest Voters  

NBC News By : Staff Reporting

Our latest NBC/WSJ/Annenberg poll presents some scary turnout numbers for Democrats.

It shows them with a five-point advantage in congressional preference, with 48% of registered voters wanting a Democratic-controlled Congress and 43% wanting Republicans in charge. - Full Article

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