Schumer duels with Townsend

Sen. Schumer defended his criticisms of Wall Street and his role in passing health care reform. Read the full story from Politico

U.S.-South Korea aircraft carrier drill called off: report

SEOUL (Reuters) – The United States and South Korean militaries have postponed an aircraft carrier drill in the Yellow Sea ahead of next month’s G20 summit in Seoul following strong criticism from China, local media reported on Monday. Read the full story from Reuters

Explaining The Pollster-Dashboard Win Probabilities

On Thursday, I described an important update in Pollster’s trend lines. We now use a statistical technique known as Kalman Filtering as the underlying engine that drives the trend lines. Alert readers may have noticed that we also started including a “win percentage” in the summary tables of polling trend estimates that appear in Huffington […]

Jeffrey Smith: The Biggest Election Showdown is WHERE?

Michael Pollan said “For the food movement,” this may be “the most important election this year.” Slow Food chef Kurt Michael Friese named it, The Most Important Race You Never Heard Of. And wrote, “There are a lot of important face-offs going on throughout the country, but none may be more important to farmers […]

Japan ruling party candidate suffers by-election loss

TOKYO (Reuters) – A senior member of Japan’s opposition Liberal Democratic Party defeated a ruling party candidate in a lower house by-election, in the latest sign of voter dissatisfaction with the ruling party. Read the full story from Reuters


We are witnessing, we are told, a groundswell of anger from a spontaneous, grass-roots movement against the president, Congress, Democrats, socialists (are commies extinct?), the debt, higher taxes, the “takeover” of the health system, and on and on. But the tea party appears to be as bothered by the policies of Franklin Roosevelt as those […]