Looking like Michigan is Trump's (12000 votes) and New Hampshire Clinton's (2600 votes), to finish 306-232. Or much higher than I expected. Hell, I expected 2012 map to hold, or about flipped on the EV count. Even going into Tuesday evening, I thought P-E HRC was a fait accompli and figured it was a good thing Pens hockey was on to distract. Then we watched two hours off the DVR before turning on FNC about 1145pm, to quite the surprise of the results. Small vote margins: Looks like Ayotte lost in NH Sen by about 700 votes.
An incredibly chilling interview with Neal Katyal, US Solicitor General who argued in defense of ObamaCare's individual mandate in the lower courts. Read it and weep: The original text of the interview can be found here.
Follow the jump for my take on it.
Rejoice! Osama bin Laden was found in Pakistan by Navy SEALS and double-tapped twice in the head. After a religiously-sensitive funeral service aboard a military vessel his body was buried at sea. Follow the jump for discussion and observations.
This just in: the new Call of Duty: Black Ops video game to be released next week has got communists in a stir. Seems that one of the early missions in the game includes the assassination of Fidel Castro. The game's mission supposedly takes place around the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Cuba's state-run media and bloggers are not amused at "Call of Duty: Black Ops," a new videogame in which the player can join a secret operation in the 1960s to assassinate former leader Fidel Castro.
"What the United States government did not manage to do in 50 years, now it attempts to accomplish by virtual means," said comments Wednesday on the website Cubadebate, where Castro regularly publishes opinion pieces.
We have celebrated D-Day here on BP in the past, with a 65 year rememberance post just last year. Presidents have celebrated year-in and year out, with one of the most famous appearances being Ronald Reagan's 40th anniversary speech at Pointe de Hoc in Normandy in 1984. Every President has marked this day in some fashion until 2010, even Obama last year.
In a stunning turn of events, that bastion of journalist integrity, that speaker of truth to power, has publicly disagreed with Barack Obama:
“The tough measures that we took — measures that were necessary even though sometimes they were unpopular — have broken this slide and are helping us to climb out of this recession,” he said in a speech at a factory making battery components in North Carolina.
This installment of the Mystery of the Week series [they are infrequent enough, perhaps "of the week" is a bad label...] looks into two brothers, Clark and Blair Woodcock, who lived in and around Bedford, Blair and Huntingdon counties in the mid-nineteenth century, and who both died as a result of action in the American Civil War. Blair died in May 1864, near the Po River in Spotsylvania County, Virginia. Clark died at Saylor's Creek, Virginia in April 1865.