• comment on a post A Mandate For The Middle? over 5 years ago

    does anyone know all eight senators that signed that letter?

  • i have nothing to prove that, but Gillibrand seems to me the kind of "blue dog" that will be more liberal, when not representing a conservative area anymore. I would expect her senate voting record to be more liberal than her house voting record and even if she had stayed in the house I would have expected her to move to the left after she won with 62 % in an R+3 seat

  • on a comment on The Clinton Talking Points over 6 years ago

    I sure hope so, watching this primary from abroad, I sometimes think everybody has lost his/her mind. :-)

  • comment on a post You'd think, graphs included over 6 years ago

    This is my first comment on this site for a long time, although I've been reading it for years, but your comment infuriates me.

    Tell me why he has a message of racism, hate and divisisiveness? What you are doing is just name-calling. Start engaging in the discussion.

    I expect more than just accusations of racism from a person that choses "annefrank" as username.

  • Which Democrats voted against the amendment, did any Republicans vote against the amendment?

  • on a comment on Pro-Choice Open Thread over 7 years ago

    I haven't posted a lot on mydd, though I read mydd every day. I've always enjoyed reading mydd and found the arguments to be thoughtful and persuasive.
    Reading the commens to this posting however I'm disappointed with the comments from the mydd readers.
    Why can't somebody be a good progressive although she/he is pro life? Why are people so harsh on people that feel that abortion is something immoral.

    I myself I'm both uncomfortable with the terms pro-life and pro choice.
    Pro-Life suggests that I put the babies right above the mothers, pro choice suggestts it the other way round - but why can't American progressives accept that there are people that feel both ways:
    On the one hand I morally believe that abortions should be rare and limited on the other hand I believe that the only way to limit abortions is to council women and to allow them.
    What all the pro-lifers don't get is that forbidding abortion won't do any good. It won't lower the numbers, nor will it bring women to decide on adoptions. If you want abortions to be safe and rare, you must allow them but also council women on their decision to get an abortion or not.
    Interestingly enough some of the most liberal European Countries (Netherlands, Belgium and Germany) have the lowest abortion rates.
    While about 25 in a thousand fetuses get aborted in the US, it's only about seven in a thousand in Germany or Belgium.
    Why?
    Those countries try to explain the benefits and disadvantages of abortions without seeing them ideologically.

  • comment on a post Pelosi Makes the Right Move On Harman over 7 years ago

    has Pelosi made the new committeechairman public already and if yes, does anyone have a list of all the committeechairman Pelosi picked?

  • comment on a post Senate Leadership Election Results over 7 years ago

    I guess I was wrong on Mikulski, WaPo tells me it has been Stabenow

  • comment on a post Senate Leadership Election Results over 7 years ago
    Does anybody have a list who held these positions during the last two years.
    I know Mikulski Secretary of the Conference, and Lincoln Schumer, Dorgan, Reid an Durbin all kept their jobs.
  • comment on a post Kentucky and Indiana over 7 years ago

    3RD CONG        
            Total
    Number of Precincts         515    
    Precincts Reporting         490    
    Total Votes         230831    
    Anne M. NORTHUP     REP     110738    
    John YARMUTH     DEM     117212    
    Donna MANCINI     LIB     1995    
    W. Ed PARKER     CON     736    
    Write-in Votes        150

    at http://www.jeffersoncountyclerk.org/resu lts1.htm

  • comment on a post Some Early Thoughts over 7 years ago
    3RD CONG        
            Total
    Number of Precincts         515    
    Precincts Reporting         490    
    Total Votes         230831    
    Anne M. NORTHUP     REP     110738    
    John YARMUTH     DEM     117212    
    Donna MANCINI     LIB     1995    
    W. Ed PARKER     CON     736    
    Write-in Votes        150
  • comment on a post Blue District Dems Doing Well over 7 years ago
    3RD CONG        
            Total
    Number of Precincts         515    
    Precincts Reporting         490    
    Total Votes         230831    
    Anne M. NORTHUP     REP     110738    
    John YARMUTH     DEM     117212    
    Donna MANCINI     LIB     1995    
    W. Ed PARKER     CON     736    
    Write-in Votes        150
  • comment on a post Kentucky and Indiana over 7 years ago

    entucky 03
    Updated: 7:21 p.m. ET

    Democratic    Yarmuth
        74,353     50%    64% of precincts reporting     votes by county    not available

    Republican    Northup
    (Incumbent)
        71,737     49%

    Libertarian    Mancini
        1,249     1%
    Full KY       
    Constitution    Parker
        444     0%

  • comment on a post Kentucky and Indiana over 7 years ago

    is there a website of the indiana board of elections or secretary of state that summarizes indiana outcomes?

  • comment on a post Kentucky and Indiana over 7 years ago

    Kentucky 03
    Updated: 6:55 p.m. ET

    Democratic    Yarmuth
        44,466     51%    37% of precincts reporting     votes by county    not available

    Republican    Northup
    (Incumbent)
        42,266     48%

    Libertarian    Mancini
        750     1%
    Full KY       
    Constitution    Parker
        272     0%

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