Mitt Romney received the endorsement of the Des Moines Register on Saturday. And while most times pundits talk down the importance of endorsements, this one is notable because of the paper's long history of endorsing Democratic candidates. Romney is the first Republican nominee since Richard Nixon in 1972 to receive the paper’s support. read more
All along the east coast of the continental United States, state and local governments are preparing for a potential Category 1 hurricane called Hurricane Sandy—what locals like to refer to as the "Frankenstorm." The outer bands of Sandy have made landfall in the northeast and are already forcing thousands to evacuate throughout the affected flood zone areas. read more
On Saturday evening the Des Moines Register released an editorial endorsing Mitt Romney for president. This is the first time since 1972 the Iowa newspaper has endorsed a Republican nominee for president. The last time was in 1972 when they picked Richard Nixon. read more
Marine Cpl. Nicholas Kimmel lost both legs and his left arm in an explosion during his second tour in Iraq-- but that didn’t stop him from throwing one right over the plate to start off the Detroit Tigers-San Francisco Giants Game 2.
Kimmel, a high school baseball star prior to enlisting in the Marine Corps, told USA TODAY that the whole experience was “like a dream.” Cpl. Kimmel shared the mound with fellow veteran and former Giants Hall of Fame outfielder Willie Mays, who rubbed the ball up with dirt and then signed it for the former Marine. read more
In 11 days from now we may have a decision on who our next president will be.
With 11 days until election day the Cyclists have decided to focus on a different state to watch every day. Yesterday the focus was Wisconsin, today it is New Hampshire. While New Hampshire only has 4 electoral votes, those 4 electoral votes could decide the election. read more
Did you know that there were nearly 24 million tweets sent during the 3 presidential debates. The tweets launched viral campaign memes that took on a life of their own. They became part of not only the water cooler conversation but the national one as well.
Big Bird, binders full of women, horses and bayonets, to name a few, took off on the twittersphere the moment the candidates said the words at the respective debates. While these memes are funny they have also created a deeper conversation into women’s rights and military spending. read more
Lance Armstrong's dramatic fall from grace was largely buried beneath cable news campaign coverage this week. But beyond the narrative of corruption in cycling and the science of blood doping to assess the severity of his transgressions, one thing Armstrong’s backslide does reinforce is America’s dysfunctional relationship with its “heroes.” read more
With 12 days until the election and only two more Thursdays until Nov. 6, we've reached the bottom of the 8th in our game of political baseball. The game is close, with the latest Real Clear Politics national poll average showing Romney up only 47.8% to Obama's 47.1%. That seven-tenths of a point means the race is a virtual tie.
Really, CNN? No, this is not some extension of an SNL Weekend Report segment. S.E. Cupp and Krystal Ball really want to know what went into the Cable News Network's decision to release a story entitled “Do Hormones Drive Women’s Votes?” The article has since been pulled from their website because “it was determined that some elements of the story did not meet the editorial standards of CNN.” But more curious than its recent disappearance from the Internet are the findings that it discussed. read more
About a year ago, my then-3-year-old and I sat down to have dinner. We chatted about baby animals, the fresh beat band, the usual. When conversation petered out Ella said: “Mama, let’s talk about something else.” Ok babe, what would you like to talk about? She quickly replied: Mitt Romney.
And so, it began.
It started with basic questions about who the President is. What do they do? Why can’t Mitt Romney and Barack Obama both be president? She still sees this as a reasonable possibility. read more