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Palmetto State Armory, a manufacturer of firearms, has decided to "honor" South Carolina 2nd District Republican Congressman, Joe Wilson, with the words he so ignominiously shouted at President Obama during his congressional speech regarding health care reform in 2009.

The are so proud of Joe Wilson's actions and words, that they have decided to bestow on him the honor of having a component of an AR-15 assualt rifle inscribed with "You Lie".
Close up of the "You Lie" AR-15 lower receiver proudly manufactured by Palmetto State Armory.

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Multiple news outlets in Missouri are reporting that current State Representative Brian Nieves, R-Washington, MO, who recently was victorious in the Republican primary race for the 26th District state Senate seat, is being investigated for terrorizing a rival's aide, Shawn Bell, the day after the election.

The 26th District includes part of St Louis and Franklin counties.

From the St Louis Post-Dispatch's website:

Shawn Bell, a young political operative hired to run the campaign of Nieves' Republican challenger, has filed a complaint with Washington, Mo., police, alleging that during a visit to Nieves' campaign office last Wednesday, he was head-butted, threatened with a gun and forced to apologize for campaign tactics.

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Via ThinkProgress:
The sign says "WARNING - If Brown Can't Stop it, Browning Can"


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According to Greg Sargent's Plum Line turnout is much higher than expected:

Okay, I’ve got some hard turnout numbers from the Massachusetts Secretary of State, and they confirm anecdotal evidence that turnout is running much higher than expected in Boston — a boon to  Martha Coakley, perhaps, though who knows if it’s enough...As of 3 PM today, 81,882 people had voted in Boston, according to Brian McNiff, the spokesman for the Secretary of State’s office. That’s more than a fifth of the city’s 358,953 registered voters.

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In an "exclusive", The Brad Blog is reporting that Alaskan reporter, Shannyn Moore, is now saying that federal indictments in the "iceberg scandal" may soon break "concerning use of Wasilla Sport Complex building material for Palin's home..."

I believe this was mentioned during the campaign and now it does appear that there was fire behind the smoke.


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MSNBC is reporting that the acting head of Freddie Mac has been found dead in his home from an apparent suicide.

WASHINGTON - David Kellermann, the acting chief financial officer of Freddie Mac, was found dead at his home Wednesday morning in what broadcast reports said was an apparent suicide.

WUSA-TV and WTOP Radio reported that David Kellermann was found dead in his Northern Virginia home. The 41-year-old Kellermann has been Freddie Mac’s chief financial officer since September.


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Tue Nov 04, 2008 at 04:42 PM PST

Missouri: Live Blog Election 2008 Returns

by Glic

Update [2008-11-5 16:47:40 by Glic]: Not that anyone is reading this anymore, but it does now appear that, sadly, Missouri truly has gone for McCain. We needed to hit 60% in St Louis County and we got to 59.5%, which was just a little short.
Welcome to the Election 2008 Live Blogging Project for the "Show Me" State.

Please do not recommend this diary!  Instead, please recommend the mothership diary instead.  Also, please do not post images or videos.

Update [2008-11-5 7:2:1 by Glic]: McCain 49.4 (1,442,613) to Obama 49.2 (1,436,745), a difference of 5,868.. There are about 4000 outstanding provisional ballots that are yet to be counted. Although mostly favoring Obama, it is doubtful there are enough.

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I was shocked yesterday and how many people were voting absentee. Approximately 1700 people voted absentee yesterday in St Louis County, and they estimate that they will have 2000 people a day go through. It's great to see that those who are eligible to vote absentee are making the effort to take advantage of absentee voting in person.
The crowd of people waiting around 2 hours to vote absentee at the St Louis County Board of Elections

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It was a beautiful day here in St Louis - a sunny Fall day, crisp and pleasant. A perfect day to join one hundred thousand fellow Barack Obama supporters to journey down to the riverfront and hear him speak under the Gateway Arch.
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A new Survey USA poll has Barack Obama up 51%-43% in Missouri. Support in St Louis County has solidified where Obama now leads by 22%. St Louis City and County and the KC Metro area can carry the state for Obama if the margins are big enough. Predicted turnout for St Louis County is 80%.

Obama is winning in just about all segments:

SurveyUSA says three weeks ago, McCain held a 2-percentage point lead in the Show-Me State.

  McCain is also losing ground to Obama in a number of voting segments, including men (49-44), women (53-42), whites (47-47) and both higher- and lower-income residents. Obama leads among AA voters by 84-11.

  In St. Louis, Obama's pushed his lead from 5% three weeks ago to 22% in the latest survey, which has a 4.3% margin of error.

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Wed Sep 24, 2008 at 01:40 PM PDT

Obama Response Live Thread

by Glic

Update [2008-9-24 17:2:4 by Glic]: This was a very good statement. Obama that the American people need to know about the candidates and hear from them and that there are many situations where a President has to do more that one thing. He also very carefully, but graciously, made the point that he initiated the contact about the joint statement and McCain agreed to it. They did not agree to canceling the debates. Obama said McCain asked for that but Obama said they should just make their joint statement; by the time he got back to his hotel, McCain was on TV suspending his campaign and trying to pull out of the debate.

"This is exactly the time the American people need to hear from the person who will be responsible for dealing with this mess."

Barack Obama is scheduled to begin speaking at about 4:45pm Eastern time. Obama is expected to say that the candidates should be able to both work on the financial situation as well as debate and that the only thing that has changed is McCain's position in the polls.

Obama is speaking:
"This is a moment of great uncertainty..much blame to go around, but we're now here and every American has a stake in solving this crisis.

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Rasmussen has just released their battleground polls for the states of Colorado, Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Florida. First the numbers and then the bigger picture:
Obama - 46
McCain - 48

Obama - 48
McCain - 48

Obama - 45
McCain - 48

Obama - 47
McCain - 47

Obama - 44
McCain - 49

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