Archives for: December 2011
By Carole on Dec 30, 2011
With just a few days left before the Iowa caucuses, polls show an overwhelming majority of likely voters in the Hawkeye state prefer a conservative candidate over a moderate or a libertarian. That majority just can't seem to agree on which conservative and that leaves the very real possibility that a moderate or libertarian will win.
By Carole on Dec 29, 2011
Mainstream media outlets have decided that either libertarian leaning Ron Paul or moderate Mitt Romney will walk away with an Iowa Caucus win next week. But a brand new poll of likely caucus goers shows only 6 points separating first and sixth place. With 7% still undecided and a margin of error of 4.7%, this poll suggests that despite media pronouncements of a two man race that leaves the conservative candidates in the dust, an Iowa victory is still very much up for grabs.
By Carole on Dec 27, 2011
With so much focus on the ever-changing race for the GOP presidential nomination, it's been easy to forget that the Democrats' slim majority in the US Senate may be slipping away. The chance of slippage got a little stronger today with news that Senator Ben Nelson (D-Nebraska) will announce that he will not seek re-election in 2012.
By Carole on Dec 26, 2011
With one week left before the Iowa caucuses, Texas Governor Rick Perry is touting his outsider status in a new ad that highlights his opponents' combined 63 years of congressional experience. As the narrator says, "If Washington's the problem, why trust a congressman to fix it?"
By Carole on Dec 25, 2011
And it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This census first took place while Quirinius was governing Syria. So all went to be registered, everyone to his own city.Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed wife, who was with child. So it was, that while they were there, the days were completed for her to be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.