Boston political editor for Channel 7 News, Andy Hiller, declared GOP Massachusetts State Senator Scott Brown the winner of last night's debate between Mr. Brown and Martha Coakley. Surprised by his own reaction to the debate, Mr. Hiller gave the following analysis to his TV audience. (video below the transcript):
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Off the beaten path online: 'African-Americans for Harry Reid' Facebook page lists 5 fans… 4 are white
Today's Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: “African-Americans For Harry Reid” Facebook page lists 5 fans… 4 are white, Senate health care bill gives $7 billion to health centers---could fund abortions, and White House gets 'A' for openness.
Video: Scott Brown - It's not the Kennedy seat, it's not the Democrats' seat, it's the people's seat
Massachusetts GOP State Senator Scott Brown debated his Democrat opponent Martha Coakley on Monday evening for the open Senate seat previously held by Ted Kennedy. Mr. Brown gave a quick witted response to moderator David Gergen when asked if he would "sit in Teddy Kennedy's seat" and block the health care bill.
In 2004, The Washington Times reported that Senator Christopher Dodd (D - CT) said that Senator Robert C. Byrd (D - W.V.) (a former Klansman) would have been a "great leader during the Civil War. Like Democratic leaders ignoring the controversy Senator Harry Reid (D - NV) has kicked up over his comments about President Barack Obama, Senator Tom Daschle simply brushed off Mr. Dodd's statements. Mr. Daschle, in fact, said that Mr. Dodd's words could not be compared to Senator Trent Lott's (R - MS) remarks about Senator Strom Thurmond (a former segregationist) two years before.:
The new book Game Change by journalists Mark Halperin and John Heilemann continues to stir things up in Washington. While the book has blown up controversy over racially charged remarks from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and former President Bill Clinton, Game Change also goes into the rift between then candidates Barack Obama and Joe Biden.
This year, the United States Census Bureau is taking heat for question 9 on the new census form which reads: "What is Person 1's race?" -- the second option reads: "Black, African-Am., or Negro." Census officials defend their decision for the category, saying that a number of individuals wrote in "Negro" in the 2000 census. Actually, the 2000 Census included the same race options as the 2010 census form. However, what is striking in the 2010 census form is the lack of citizenship or birthplace question.
Today's Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: Blagojevich: 'I'm blacker than Barack Obama', Gay marriage ban goes on trial in California, and Reid angry he got caught.
Let the punishment fit the crime.
Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine defended Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D - NV) on Fox News Sunday over controversial comments Mr. Reid made about President Barack Obama on the 2008 campaign trail.
The new book Game Change has lived up to its name already and authors Mark Halperin and John Heilemann dish out some of the more juicier gossip on the 2008 campaign trail with then candidate and Senator Barack Obama. One particular story that is getting Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) in hot water today is where he is quoted as privately saying a racially charged comment about Mr. Obama.
“The Massachusetts Senate race is shaping up as a potential disaster for Democrats,” said Dean Debnam, President of Public Policy Polling. “Martha Coakley’s complacent campaign has put Scott Brown in a surprisingly strong position and she will need to step it up in the final week to win a victory once thought inevitable.”
Naked Emperor News and Breitbart.tv have posted a new clip illustrating another issue President Obama has back tracked on. During the 2008 presidential campaign, Mr. Obama charged that Senator John McCain (R - AZ) would tax Cadillac health plans, insurance plans known for their generous benefits and high cost.
That the RNC has fewer dollars on hand now than in the past is not an opinion or prejudice of the Times, but a simple, demonstrable, inarguable fact.
Today's Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: Video: How banks got strong armed, Cook: Dems could lose the House, and Obama's 'read my lips' moment.
Check out Obama's dye job!