Monday, June 17 2013 11:32 PM EDT2013-06-18 03:32:14 GMT
Prep work for the $133 million streetcar project is moving forward, even though $17.4 million is still needed. That deficit could be closed soon, pending a vote from council to move some money around. But,Full Story >
Prep work for the $133 million streetcar project is moving forward, even though $17.4 million is still needed. That deficit could be closed soon, pending a vote from council to move some money around.Full Story >
Monday, June 17 2013 11:04 PM EDT2013-06-18 03:04:15 GMT
For the first time, middle school athletics in Kentucky could be overseen by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association. The state board of education has already approved this regulation and now, it'sFull Story >
For the first time, middle school athletics in Kentucky could be overseen by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association. The state board of education has already approved this regulation and now, it's up to lawmakers.Full Story >
Which president had the first telephone? Which commander in chief gambled away the White House china? Or who loved jelly beans? Discover some fun facts about some of the men who've been president.Full Story >
Do you know which president was the first to have a telephone? Which commander in chief gambled away the White House china? Or who loved jelly beans? Discover some fun facts about some of the men who've held the highest office in the United States.Full Story >
The 2012 election may be over, but not all may be lost for Republicans looking for love. Thanks to chemistry.com, you can find your political equal in these cities.Full Story >
Republicans lost the 2012 presidential election, but not all may be lost for members of the GOP looking for love. Chemistry.com lists the cities they are most likely to find their political equal.Full Story >
The final debate before the 2012 presidential election provided an endless amount of viral internet memes as well as the inspiration for some creative fictional Twitter hash tags.Full Story >
The final debate before the 2012 presidential election provided enough memorable moments - one in particular about the Navy - to create an endless amount of viral internet memes. It also was the inspiration for some creative fictional Twitter hash tags.Full Story >
(RNN) - After several weeks of media reports and polls saying the presidential race is too close to call, there are now predictions coming out that President Obama will cruise to a landslide victory.
It sounds improbable after Mitt Romney was praised for his first debate performance and seemed to gather strong momentum to revive the GOP base and attract the attention of independent voters, but new polls and a few pundits say Obama will be the clear victor.
Nate Silver, the statistician and poll analyst for the New York Times who correctly predicted the outcome of 49 states in the 2008 election, wrote that Obama has a 92 percent chance of victory after averages from 12 national polls are looked at side-by-side with individual state polls in battleground states.
Silver writes that Obama leads polls in 19 battleground states, whereas Romney only leads in 3.
There are multiple scenarios that would give Romney an electoral college win, Silver writes, but that would mean a lot of polls would have to be wrong, and the statistic probability of a Romney win is about 8 percent - the same as getting an inside straight in a poker game.
Despite the numbers being in Obama's favor, Silver still believes it will be a tight race.
"IMPORTANT: That we have Obama as a ~90% favorite does NOT mean we're predicting a landslide. We expect a close election," he tweeted Tuesday morning.
Neuroscientists have also called for an Obama victory. Sam Wang, a neuroscientist and biophysicist at Princeton University, applied statistical models he uses in figuring out people's brains to the presidential election.
Using two different (and very complicated) statistical models, Wang predicts either a 98.2 percent chance of an Obama re-election or a 99.8 percent chance. He also sees Obama winning 332 electoral votes while Romney only nabs a mere 206.
But it's not just polls that are making the case for a big Obama win; field organizing in battleground states is also seen as a huge edge for the president.
Journalist Al Giordano has interviewed Obama campaign volunteers working on-the-ground in battleground states and it appears that the president's organizing team is much more active than Romney volunteers and possibly even stronger than it was in 2008.
"There are more troops on the ground today than [Obama] had four years ago," Giordano wrote. "In the language of the architect of the most recent Super Bowl victor, New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin, they are 'finishing' strong."
That is especially evident on Ohio, where Giordano says Obama's field organization is not only stronger than Romney's, but assisted with 2,500 lawyers who are currently in the state in case issues of voter suppression or fraud arise.
And with strong organizing on the ground, phone banks around the country dialing in, and an edge in early voting, Giordano predicts an Obama win in North Carolina - despite several polls giving Romney a win there.
"In 2008, the polling organizations SurveyUSA, Mason-Dixon, Rasmussen and Zogby all had McCain beating Obama in North Carolina in their final pre-election polls," Giordano wrote. "How did Obama overcome that to win? Superior field organization."
Of course, there are also predictions of a Romney landslide, too.
Conservative columnist George Will is expecting a big Romney win, in part due to evangelical voters in Minnesota.
"I'm projecting Minnesota to go for Romney," Will said on ABC's This Week with George Stephanopoulos. "It's the only state that's voted Democratic in nine consecutive elections, but this year, there's the marriage amendment on the ballot that will bring out the evangelicals, and I think could make the difference."
The marriage amendment aims to define marriage as a union strictly between a man and a woman.
Radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh also called for a Romney win based on the "Redskin Rule," which says the out-of-party wins the presidency when the Redskins lose the home game before an election.
"If the Redskins win at home, the incumbent party wins the presidential race, 17 out of 18 times going back to 1940," Limbaugh said on his show. "If the Redskins lose at home, the challenger prevails. Well, the Redskins lost to the Carolina Panthers. That means Romney wins."
With stats, campaign strategy analyses, marriage amendments, and football rules being used to try and determine the outcome of the election, some people might prefer to listen to Bob Dylan.
"Don't believe the media," Dylan told a crowd during an Obama campaign rally, according to the Associated Press. "I think it's going to be a landslide."
Saturday, November 10 2012 1:48 PM EST2012-11-10 18:48:37 GMT
(RNN) – With the majority of ballots counted and the question of who will be the next president put to rest, only Florida remains undecided as vote tallies continued into Wednesday. With 97 percent reported,Full Story >
The state of Florida has finished its tally, and its 29 electoral votes went to President Barack Obama. Not that it mattered. Full Story >
Wednesday, November 7 2012 9:48 AM EST2012-11-07 14:48:58 GMT
(RNN) – Obama took on a variety of issues during his first term in the Oval Office, and he pledged to continue his plan of economic recovery in the next four years. His campaign rode the theme of "Change"Full Story >
"This is a time of great challenges for America, and I pray the president will be successful in guiding our nation," said Mitt Romney in his concession speech.Full Story >
Monday, June 17 2013 9:16 AM EDT2013-06-17 13:16:14 GMT
Multiple injuries have been reported in a head-on collision on Route 42 at South Fork Road. Two helicopters and multiple engines have been requested to assist. Highway traffic is backed up extensivelyFull Story >
Police have identified a mother who was killed in a head-on crash on Sunday in Verona. Full Story >
Monday, June 17 2013 11:13 AM EDT2013-06-17 15:13:15 GMT
(CNN) - The deaths of five infants and dozens of injuries or falls have led federal regulators to stop the sales of a popular baby recliner. The Consumer Product Safety Commission said it got numerousFull Story >
The deaths of five infants and dozens of injuries or falls have led federal regulators to stop the sales of a popular baby recliner.Full Story >
Sunday, June 16 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-06-16 23:16:29 GMT
A deer went Krogering on Saturday evening in Newport, Kentucky. The horned buck walked right into the store with the aid of the automatic door. When it tried to run back out, the door had shut and theFull Story >
A deer went Krogering on Saturday evening in Newport, Kentucky. The horned buck walked right into the store with the aid of the automatic door.Full Story >
Monday, June 17 2013 8:39 AM EDT2013-06-17 12:39:47 GMT
HOKKAIDO, JAPAN (AVN/CNN) - Someone bought a watermelon for more than $3,000 at an auction in Japan. Watermelons from Toma are popular as gifts in the country. They have darker skins and have a sweeterFull Story >
Someone bought a watermelon for more than $3,000 at an auction in Japan.Full Story >
Monday, June 17 2013 12:03 PM EDT2013-06-17 16:03:57 GMT
Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters has announced a plea by information in a vehicular homicide case from 2011. Paul Lallier, 64, is charged with one count of vehicular homicide and one county of obstructingFull Story >
Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters has announced a plea by information in a vehicular homicide case from 2011.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:55 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:55:59 GMT
Thirty parkgoers were stuck on The Beast for Tuesday afternoon. Kings Island says the ride was climbing the second hill when a safety mechanism kicked on and didn't release the car. Officials say theFull Story >
Kings Island says the ride was climbing the second hill when a safety mechanism kicked on and didn't release the car.Full Story >
Sunday, June 16 2013 4:06 PM EDT2013-06-16 20:06:19 GMT
A Williamstown, Ky. Man was flown to the hospital after a tire smashed through his windshield on northbound I-75 near Walton. Authorities say that 41-year-old Sandra Slater was driving her pickup truckFull Story >
A Williamstown, Ky. Man was flown to the hospital after a tire smashed through his windshield on northbound I-75 near Walton.
Monday, June 17 2013 9:57 AM EDT2013-06-17 13:57:30 GMT
(CNN) - According to a new CNN/ORC poll, just 45 percent of Americans believe the President is doing a good job. President Obama can't seem to get out from under his dark cloud- fueling the fall in hisFull Story >
The drop in President Barack Obama's popularity comes on the heels of a leak that revealed the NSA has been conducting a large data-mining operation on American citizens.Full Story >
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