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Obama admin slaps down OH, WI govs on high-speed rail

November 10, 2010

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Two recently-elected governors, John Kasich of Ohio and Scott Walker of Wisconsin, both ran on scrapping plans for high-speed rail lines in their respective states that would have been paid for with stimulus funds. Both felt, correctly in my view, that construction of these lines is a wasteful boondoggle destined to lose money in the […]

San Fran banning Happy Meals

November 3, 2010

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California, mired in deep public debt and hemhorragging jobs while still somehow smugly pleased with itself, seems like a train wreck these days. A sign of the times, just one day after Election Day, comes from the city of San Francisco, whose Board of Supervisors voted 8-3 to crack down on the heinous practice of […]

GOP takes control of House with pickup of at least 60 seats

November 3, 2010

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In the largest wave since 1948, Republicans successfully flipped at least 60 Democratic Congressional seats to coast to a healthy majority in the House of Representatives. Several races are still up in the air at this late hour, but Republicans more than surpassed the 39 seats they needed to assume control. John Boehner of Ohio […]

Kasich squeaks out victory as OH turns red

November 3, 2010

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It was a close victory, but John Kasich has edged out incumbent Ted Strickland in the battle for Ohio’s governorship. This was a closely watched race in a swing state and bellwether indicator of political shifts. I thought that Kasich would pull this out, but the race had tightened so considerably in the last week […]

With Manchin win, GOP Senate control looking out of reach

November 2, 2010

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Projections have now awarded victory to popular West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin, defeating Republican hopeful John Raese, keeping the seat in Democratic hands as the successor to Robert Byrd. Manchin had initially seemed like a safe bet for Democrats, with a 60% or so approval rating in the state – but Obama enjoys strongly negative […]

Portman, Rubio, Paul wins and blue state defeats mark early Senate returns

November 2, 2010

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Rob Portman has been projected to defeat Lee Fisher for Ohio’s Senate seat – the race was called fairly soon after polls closed, no big surprise as Portman had massive leads in the days leading up to Election Day. Marco Rubio has also been projected as the winner of Florida’s Senate race, beating out classy […]

Official 2010 midterm predictions

November 1, 2010

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With the massively important 2010 Election Day tomorrow, I figured I might as well give my prognostications with how things will shape up: The Republicans pick upĀ 57 seats in the House, easily winning a majority. They’ll pick up 9 seats in the Senate, falling just short of winning control but still making it 50-50, with […]