| Tiger Rant|| LSU's I/L Most Valuable Pitcher Ranaudo traded by Red Sox to Rangers - NHTIGER on 1/27/15 at 6:42 pm|
Anthony Ranaudo and his 14-4 2014 season was traded to the Texas Rangers today for Robbie Ross , Jr. Disappointing to me as a long-time Sox fan, really was looking forward to him getting a lot more starts in Fenway this year. oh well, I wish him the best....
| More Sports Board|| Jonas Gray active for Pats after inactive last week due to ankle injury - NHTIGER on 1/18/15 at 4:10 pm|
D/L Chris Jones inactive. Tyms also inactive, as is Boyce....
| Tiger Rant|| LSU's LaFell gets high compliments from the usually-begrudging Belichick - NHTIGER on 1/17/15 at 7:21 pm|
" Bill Belichick highlighted it during a film breakdown on Patriots.com, pointing out LaFell and saying, “One of the things you really love about LaFell --[b] I love coaching him [/b]-- is this type of play right (here). He sees [Darian] Stewart coming over to make the tackle, he has got [Rashaan] M...
| More Sports Board|| Luck past performances with wet ball? - NHTIGER on 1/17/15 at 6:38 pm|
Forecast calling for rain, potentially very heavy at times, during the Pats-Colts game tomorrow evening. Any Colts/Luck followers know much about his history playing on the road, or in college, in rain/heavy rain conditions? (One assumes that the Lucas Oil facility is always closed for rain games.)...
| Political Talk|| Today's Senate Vote on Cloture on Keystone XL Pipeline Act - NHTIGER on 1/12/15 at 6:11 pm|
Cloture voted by a 63-32 margin, with 5 senators not voting. Voting for cloture does not always mean voting for the bill, but it's usually pretty close to the same outcome.
Needless to say, no Republicans voted against, while 11 Dems (counting I-King), voted for cloture.
Of the 5 non-voters, 3...
| Political Talk|| 113th Congress just now gaveled out - Adjournment Sine Die - Book it, Dano - NHTIGER on 12/16/14 at 10:27 pm|
House had already adjourned sine die - Senate just this minute did so. The hay is in the barn until January 6th when the 114th gavels in....
| Political Talk|| Vivek Murthy approved by the Senate as the new Surgeon General. - NHTIGER on 12/15/14 at 5:29 pm|
51-43 vote. Obama finally got his boy in there.
Also approved 15 other bills this afternoon already, and just approved another Obama executive nominee. Just starting a vote right now on ending the filibuster for approving another Obama selection as a new Assistant Secretary of State. Cranking the...
| Political Talk|| Senate passes CRomnibus Bill with no changes /// 12-13-14 Senate activity - NHTIGER on 12/13/14 at 6:23 pm|
Vote to go into Executive Session - Vote to go into Legislative Session - Vote to go into Executive Session - Vote to go into Legislative Session - Vote to go into Executive Session - Vote to go into Legislative Session - Vote to go into Executive Session - Vote to go into Legislative Session - Vote...
| Political Talk|| Classic struggle going on right now: Obama vs Pelosi & House Black Caucus - NHTIGER on 12/11/14 at 4:02 pm|
Going to be some bitter hard feelings leftover from today no matter how this plays out. Obama isolating himself from his own people in Congress is coming home to roost. Not a good omen for him for the next two years even if he emerges victorious tonight or tomorrow....
| Political Talk|| 12/17 Final Update --Martha McSally wins AZ recount, becomes GOP Rep #247 - NHTIGER on 12/6/14 at 10:04 pm|
... with one race still undetermined.
The 246 represents the most Republicans in the House since the 80th Congress (1947-1949), when the scorecard read 246 GOP, 188 Dems and 1 American Labor Party.
We'll know on the 16th or 17th of this month (at the latest) whether the Republicans get #247, w...
| Political Talk|| Update on House Select Committee on Benghazi Public Hearing - NHTIGER on 12/3/14 at 6:23 pm|
[b]Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 10:00am[/b]
[b]Topic: Reviewing Efforts to Secure U.S. Diplomatic Facilities and Personnel
Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security
| More Sports Board|| FCS #1 Coastal Carolina loses 15-14 on blocked 24 yard FG field goal - NHTIGER on 11/22/14 at 3:18 pm|
Liberty must have thought their efforts were for naught when CC got to their 6 yd line with 3 seconds left in the game.
CC was last undefeated team in I-A (not counting Harvard, which does not participate in the playoffs)....
| Political Talk|| Jason Chaffetz is Darrell Issa's replacement at House Oversight & Reform - NHTIGER on 11/19/14 at 12:02 am|
Chosen over two Ohio Reps. who were also interested in the slot, Jim Jordan and Mike Turner....
| Political Talk|| DIDN'T GET IT - That elusive 60th vote for Keystone tomorrow in the Senate ? - NHTIGER on 11/17/14 at 6:13 pm|
"independent Senator Angus King of Maine said he "probably" would vote against approving the oil pipeline. King [b]added that he would make his final decision during the vote "when they get to the Ks" in the roll-call.[/b]"
With Rockefeller and Levin announcing today they would vote against it, i...
| Political Talk|| 11/20/updates :Detailed Congressional Elections Update as of November 15th - NHTIGER on 11/15/14 at 4:33 am|
As of the very early hours of Saturday morning (11/15), this is where things stand in the 2014 House elections for the 114th Congress:
[b][i][u]Republican seats won - 244
Democrat seats won - 188 (updated 11/20)
Still Undetermined - 3 (updated 11/20) [/u][/i][/b]
The Republicans wo...
| Political Talk|| Potential triple loss in the Maine Governor's election - NHTIGER on 11/4/14 at 11:40 pm|
Paul LePage, a very, very, very conservative tea party guy, appears to have held on to the governorship in Maine. LePage is one of those in-your-face guys people either love or hate. So losing to him again is a brutal loss for the Democrats in Maine. The second loss is not a Democratic loss, but an ...
| Political Talk|| Tweet of the day in my neck of the woods - NHTIGER on 11/4/14 at 4:27 pm|
Drew Cline is a North Carolinian who is Editorial page editor of the Manchester Union Leader:
"41% turnout in Manchester Ward 6 by 3 PM. Moderator says it could hit 60%. Asked him what it means. "It means people are pissed off."
| Political Talk|| The good news and the good news - re: Darrell Issa - NHTIGER on 11/3/14 at 6:51 pm|
The good news: Darrell Issa will win tomorrow and keep the 49th CA House seat in Republican hands.
The other good news: Darrell Issa then has to give up his gavel as Chairman of the House Oversight & Reform Committee, sparing the country any more of those hissy-fit spats with Elijah Cummings that...
| Political Talk|| Just released Wisconsin poll - an outlier? - NHTIGER on 10/29/14 at 2:00 pm|
Walker up by 7 over Burke - Marquette University. This is Marquette's 10th poll on this race. Just two weeks ago, Marquette showed a 47-47 tie. This one, conducted Thursday through Sunday of last week, has Walker up 50-43. In the previous 17 polls by all pollsters, the largest lead had been 5 point...
| Political Talk|| Finally a Glimmer of Hope in NH Senate Race - NHTIGER on 10/14/14 at 6:16 pm|
Prior to today, there had been 32 polls listed on the Real Clear politics website for the NH Senate race between incumbent Democrat Jeanne Shaheen and Republican Scott Brown.
The total number of those 32 polls in which Brown led Shaheen was ... 0.
Today, New England College released a poll, d...