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Latest Poll - 3 Questions RE: Benghazi For the Record - NHTIGER
Several posters on this Board continue to cry that "no one cares" about Benghazi any more. I direct them to the following results from the JUNE 2014 Washington Post - ABC News (yeah, those right wing wackos) Poll released on Sunday, June 8 (that would be 5 days ago). The poll was conducted from M...


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If this was the state of Bergdahl's mind BEFORE these past 5 years... - NHTIGER
I can't imagine what kind of black hole it's in now "In a file dated a few days later, repetitions of the phrase “velcro or zipper/velcro or zipper/velcro or zipper,” cover nearly two pages." "“A wolf, mutt, hound, dog, I’ve been called these from my childhood,” he wrote in the first few pages...


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1st Qtr GDP - Second Estimate, to be released at 8:30 AM today - NHTIGER
Most financial prognosticators are predicting that the April 30th advance estimate of +0.1% will be revised downward into negative territory later on this morning, anywhere from -0.2 to -0.9%. I'm wondering if this is another one of those situations where some analysts may be sandbagging a bit to cr...


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Welcome back to the BoSox Stephen Drew ! - NHTIGER
nuff said....


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Information thread regarding wide range of Benghazi issues - NHTIGER
Now that a House Select Committee on Benghazi has been formally established, Benghazi will be in the news for many months to come. It is a subject in which I have great interest. It is my intent to make this a constantly-updated top of thread post, along the line of a recruiting board thread lis...


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Jim Jordan on Benghazi Committee - Yesss - NHTIGER
Martha Roby is another I was hoping for. Boehner stayed away from empty-suit, big name Republicans....


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** BILL APPROVED 232 to 186 -Select House Benghazi Committee Bill HR567 - NHTIGER
Since January of 2013 (yes, 2013) a bill from Rep. Frank Wolf designated as HR36 has been gathering co-sponsor signatures and was up to a total of 187 . This is the piece of legislation that two victims' family members have spoken in favor of and the bill which so many have been frustratingly urging...


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26 House Dems just voted for a Special Counsel on the IRS Investigation - NHTIGER
Quite the surprise there. Wonder if they will do the same for the Select Benghazi Committee vote....


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Barring changes, here's 12 of the 19 members House Select Committee on Benghazi - NHTIGER
Republicans: Buck McKeon Ed Royce Mike McCaul Bob Goodlatte Darrell Issa Mike Rogers 5 more to be named by Boehner (hopefully including Gowdy and Jordan) Dems: Dutch Ruppersberger Eliot Engel Adam Smith Bennie Thompson John Conyers Elijah Cummings 2 more to be named by Pelosi ...


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Bret Baier is humiliating Tommy Vietor on Fox right now regarding Benghazi - NHTIGER
God, that very young Obama fan-boy must feel embarrassed . It's brutal. I'll see if I can find the clip after this is over....


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Today's Boston Herald look at Ego as potential Pats pick - NHTIGER
"If the Patriots believe Wilfork and Tommy Kelly can be consistent contributors in 2014, Ferguson would be a tremendous developmental project." "Ferguson declared for the draft a year too early and is way too unpolished to contribute with any significance as a rookie. He needs an NFL strength and...


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New NH Senate Poll just released - NHTIGER
Many of the recent national stories regarding the 2014 Senate elections have pretty much ignored the NH race, as the last UNH poll from January had Dem. Sen. Shaheen leading Scott Brown by 10 points, 47-37, at a time when Brown was still riding the fence over whether to run or not. Prior to his a...


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Gallup vs Rasmussen - A Ridiculous Disparity on Obama Approval Rating - NHTIGER
Same time period- March 12th through 14th. (Both use a 3-day rolling average.) Gallup - Favorable 39%, Unfavorable 55% (-16) Rasmussen - Favorable 49%, Unfavorable 50% (-1) 15 point difference. Depends who they're talking to, right? Just remember the official government unemplo...


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Small Update on House Select Committee on Benghazi Resolution - NHTIGER
Two more co-signers this week - Bill Huizenga of Michigan on Tuesday and House Financial Services Committee Chairman Spencer Bachus of Alabama on Wednesday. 187 sitting House Republicans now signed on, 45 to go. (More of an update for those with Benghazi interest than an attempt to start a thr...


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Jolly wins 48.5% to 46.6% 100 %reporting - BYE ALEX !!!!!!!!!! - NHTIGER
The Tampa Bay Times (formerly the St. Petersburg Times, long a liberal source of news in the Bay Area, is performing its duty admirably in reporting on today's election in Pinellas County to replace deceased Congressman Young. The linked story consists of two parts - the first part (the bottom pa...


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Matty Ott off to a good start in Red Sox Spring Training - NHTIGER
Pitched a 1-2-3 inning today against the Rays, on top of a 4-up and 4-down performance against the Twins on Sunday. Looks like he will be starting the season at Double-A Portland. Am hoping I'll be watching him closing out a Ranaudo win a couple of years from now.. Here's a recent video of ...


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2014 primary season kicks off tomorrow in Texas - NHTIGER
Will Sen. Cornyn get his 50% +1 against his 7 Republican opponents to avoid a runoff?...


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Today's Gallup: Obama's disapproval rating reaches 56% - NHTIGER
Highest in five-plus years of 3-day Gallup polls on this question, previous high was 55% in 2011. However, the approval/disapproval gap at 16 (40/56) is still 1 shy of his previous high of 17, also reached in August of 2011 (38/55). While presidential candidate polls for 2016 are too early to ...


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Encouraging Update on Ranaudo's Spring Debut today - NHTIGER
Two scoreless innings today. Six up and six down on 4 strikeouts and 2 easy comebackers to Ranaudo. "Anthony Ranaudo Continuing Resurgence Among Boston Red Sox’s Prospects" http://nesn.com/2014/02/anthony-ranaudo-continuing-resurgence-among-boston-red-soxs-prospects/...


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Easily the Quote of the Day - Politics - NHTIGER
Dem. Congressman John Dingell: "I'm not going to be carried out feet first," Dingell told The News. "[b][u]I don't want people to say I stayed too long.[/u]"[/b] 59 years in the House ... Wife Debbie almost sure to succeed him- she was 1 yr old when he was first elected. http://www.detr...


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CNBC and the concept of "steadily improving labor market conditions" - NHTIGER
Opening sentence to this morning's first-time unemployment claims number: "The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits [b]fell [/b]last week, [b][u]pointing to steadily improving labor market conditions,[/u][/b] despite two straight months of weak hiring." Despite this:...


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It's that time of the month again - unemployment/jobs reports in the morning - NHTIGER
These reports have been so unexplainable of late that making predictions is pretty much like shooting in the dark. Nevertheless, will take a stab at it tonight. - November jobs, revised downward by 6k, from 241k to 235k - December jobs , revised upward, doubling from 74k to 148K - January...


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Memorandum to: Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Re: Advice for tonight - NHTIGER
Do_not_drink_the_water....


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12 hours until December unemployment and jobs reports - guesses? - NHTIGER
I'll go with 226,00 new jobs and the rate staying at 7.0% ( once it drops below 7.0%, it will be difficult to get back to it in an election year - nevertheless, it would not stun me to see 6.9% tomorrow morning at 8:30 Eastern)...


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Today's First Time Unemployment Claims at 330,000 - NHTIGER
Today's Headlines: "Weekly claims tumble, [b]fanning hopes for labor market thaw" [/b]- CNBC http://www.cnbc.com/id/101322989 "Jobless Claims Decrease Fewest Claims in a Month [b]Show U.S. Labor Market Mending[/b]: Economy" - Bloomberg http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-01-09/jobless-...


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One more thing for Obama to fret about on the beach in Hawaii - NHTIGER
"A BILL To expand sanctions imposed with respect to Iran and to impose additional sanctions with respect to Iran, and for other purposes." http://www.cnn.com/2013/12/19/politics/iran-sanctions-senate/index.html?hpt=po_c2...


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Perspective on a particular NBC/WSJ Poll finding - NHTIGER
"Just 26 percent view the Republican Party positively, which is an all-time low for the party. That's compared with 49 percent who have a favorable view of the Democratic Party." Is such a finding a bad omen for the next Congressional elections for the Republicans? http://www.nbcnews.com/id/...


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Is Reuters in some sort of time warp here? - NHTIGER
"DUBAI | [b]Sun Aug 18, 2013[/b] 3:31pm IST" "American al Qaeda militant urges attacks on U.S. diplomats" "U.S. ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed in Libya's Benghazi in 2012 [b][u]when Islamist gunmen attacked the U.S. consulate during a protest by a mob ...


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The third and fatal Emile Griffith - Benny "The KId" Paret Fight - NHTIGER
Watched the whole thing with my Dad on ABC's Fight of the Week, with Don Dunphy doing the blow-by-blow commentary, on that Saturday night in March of 1962. Even though Paret didn't die for another 10 days, we knew we had witnessed something very horrific on live television. Paret looked dead on ...


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So really bad economic news just glides by the media today - NHTIGER
1st quarter GDP went from an initial estimate of 2.5% in April, was revised down slightly to 2.4% in May and then today, completely unexpectedly, plummeted to a paltry 1.8%. So after a 3.1% increase in the 3rd quarter of 2012, the economy has "surged ahead" towards recovery with a +0.4% 4th quart...


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