Streams

 

Newt Gingrich

It's A Free Blog

Opinion: What's Super Tuesday, and Why Should We Care?

Monday, March 05, 2012

The proportional allocation of delegates diminishes the impact of Super Tuesday this year.

Read More

Comment

It's A Free Country ®

What Super Tuesday Delegate Math Means for the Nomination

Friday, March 02, 2012

Ten states have over 400 delegates up for grabs on Super Tuesday, one of the biggest milestones in the 2012 election and a pivotal moment for every candidate.

Comment

It's A Free Blog

Opinion: Sorry Mitt, No Michigan Momentum for You

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The frontrunner required piles of his own cash and the heavy support of a SuperPAC to win a state that always should have gone that way.

Read More

Comments [1]

The Takeaway

Newt Gingrich's Super Tuesday Strategy

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Newt Gingrich hasn't been able to wrestle a significant percentage of voters since South Carolina. The former speaker of the house's super PAC, Winning the Future, is going on an ad buy blitz in seven out of ten Super Tuesday states, spending upwards of $10 million. Focusing on Southern states, these new ads mainly attack Romney for being "out of touch," but also target Santorum for lack of leadership experience.

Comment

It's A Free Country ®

Track: Michigan Primary Returns

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The map on this page shows not only who’s winning in each of the state’s 83 counties, but, using Patchwork Nation, it shows how the candidates are doing in each of Michigan's nine  types of county – from the wealthy Monied Burbs to the Service Worker Center counties. It will fill in with data as the results from the primary comes in.

Comment

It's A Free Country ®

Track: Arizona Primary Returns

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The map on this page shows not only who’s winning in each of the state’s 15 counties, but, using Patchwork Nation, it shows how the candidates are doing in each of Arizona's six types of county – from the Service Worker Centers to the rural agricultural Tractor Country counties. It will fill in with data as the results from the primary comes in.

Comment

It's A Free Country ®

Explainer: Will High Gas Prices Hurt Obama's Re-Election Hopes?

Friday, February 24, 2012

Incumbent parties tend to fare poorly in elections when consumers feel like they're paying an arm and a leg at the pump. But it's more complicated than that.

Comments [6]

It's A Free Blog

Opinion: Candidate Fiscal Math No Better Than the Dems'

Friday, February 24, 2012

With the two major parties being the way they are now, there is next to no chance that we're going to avoid a level of debt that severely cuts into core spending programs, and starts to eat away at our economy.

Read More

Comments [6]

It's A Free Blog

Opinion: Ron Paul Beats Obama in Iowa—So Now What?

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

In a state critical to the President's re-election chances, a new poll finds Ron Paul is the only Republican beating both Obama and the margin of error.

Read More

Comments [44]

It's A Free Blog

Opinion: Sen. Marco Rubio Won't Be the GOP Veep (Probably)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Sources I’ve spoken to who are close with Rubio say that he isn’t interest in running as vice president - his roots are in Florida, his family is in Florida and he made a commitment to serve his full six-year term in office. 

Read More

Comments [3]

It's A Free Blog

Opinion: The GOP's Gender Gap is Real—and Poses Big 2012 Problems

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The GOP has had a continuous and serious deficit in the support it receives from women in the United States. The contraception debate hasn't helped.

Read More

Comments [3]

It's A Free Blog

Opinion: Obama's Budget Bait

Monday, February 13, 2012

With momentum in his favor, Obama needs to keep doing what he's doing: setting a trap for the GOP presidential hopefuls.

Read More

Comments [2]

It's A Free Blog

Opinion: Has CPAC Jumped the Shark?

Monday, February 13, 2012

At the risk of sounding like every hipster in history: CPAC used to be so much cooler.  Man.

Read More

Comments [6]

It's A Free Country ®

Santorum, Romney, Gingrich Make Their Pitch at CPAC

Friday, February 10, 2012

On Friday Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney, and Newt Gingrich each addressed the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, DC.

Comments [1]

It's A Free Country ®

Track: Live Maine Caucus Returns

Friday, February 10, 2012

When the Maine caucuses results come in, they'll appear right here. The vote in Maine isn't broken down by county -- we'll only get the statewide totals for each candidate. Since our Patchwork Nation communities are based on counties, we won't be able to break down the vote by community type for Maine.

 

Comments [1]

It's A Free Country ®

Where Santorum Rickrolled (and Romney Stumbled)

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

So what exactly happened Tuesday night? Suddenly former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum has reemerged from the pack to claim the spotlight with three wins – Colorado, Minnesota and Missouri – while front-runner Mitt Romney is combing through the wreckage.

Comment

It's A Free Blog

Opinion: Romney's Still Bad at the Business of Politics

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

As his tax records proved, Mitt Romney is good at making money.  As his political fortunes show, he's not as good at spending it effectively.

Read More

Comments [1]

Transportation Nation

TN MOVING STORIES: Florida Bullet Train Would Have Been Profitable, Cheap Natural Gas Boosts US Energy Independence, Historic Wright Bros. Shop May Be Demolishe

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Top stories on TN: the Senate will move its highway bill Thursday. An audit of the Port Authority called it a "challenged and dysfunctional organization" and found cost overruns at the World Trade Center. Houston is a leading purchaser of green energy. Gas prices are creeping higher -- especially in D.C. And: listen to what happens when a subway platform becomes a musical instrument.

 

(courtesy of NASA)

The high-speed rail project that Florida's governor killed last February would have made an annual surplus of $31 million to $45 million within a decade of operation, according to a state report. (TBO)

The boom in shale oil and natural gas is moving the U.S. closer to energy independence -- but cheap natural gas means less incentive to invest in cleaner energy. (Marketplace)

New York City will unveil a pedestrian safety plan for Delancey Street, nearly a month after a 12-year-old was killed while crossing the busy intersection at the entrance to the Williamsburg Bridge. (DNA Info)

Toronto's city council is preparing to kill the mayor's transit plan. (Toronto Sun)

Four consortiums of engineering and construction companies have been found qualified to bid on the $5 billion project to replace the Tappan Zee Bridge. (Times Herald-Record)

An Ohio building constructed around the first Wright brothers' bicycle shop has been declared a public nuisance and may eventually be demolished. (AP via ABC)

Meanwhile: Newt Gingrich, campaigning in Ohio, says the Wright brothers rose from bicycle mechanics to world renowned inventors – without the assistance of government funding. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

U.S. DOT head Ray LaHood is blogging enthusiastically about Denver's light rail expansion. (FastLane)

Some DC Metro bus signs are telling passengers to "alight" instead of "exit." (Washington Post)

Just what is Detroit? A city, an industry, or an idea? (Forbes)

Read More

Comment

It's A Free Country ®

Track: Colorado Caucus Returns

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

The map on this page shows not only who’s winning in each of the state’s 64 counties, but, using Patchwork Nation, it shows how the candidates are doing in each of Colorado’s eight types of county – from the wealthy Monied Burbs to the rural agricultural Tractor Country counties. It will fill in with data as the results from the caucuses come in.

Comments [3]

It's A Free Country ®

Track: Minnesota Caucus Returns

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

The map on this page shows not only who’s winning in each of the state’s 87 counties, but, using Patchwork Nation, it shows how the candidates are doing in each of Minnesota’s eight types of county – from the wealthy Monied Burbs to the rural agricultural Tractor Country counties. It will fill in with data as the results from the caucuses come in.

Comment