Wednesday, June 19 2013 10:38 PM EDT2013-06-20 02:38:40 GMT
A worldwide pop star could be staying in the Queen City. According to multiple eye witnesses, Bruno Mars has been staying in downtown Cincinnati for at least the past week. Mars is set to kick off hisFull Story >
According to multiple eye witnesses, Bruno Mars has been staying in downtown Cincinnati for at least the past week.Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 10:34 PM EDT2013-06-20 02:34:50 GMT
A Republican-backed measure would require Ohio women seeking an abortion to first undergo an ultrasound. Doctors would have to describe to pregnant women 'all relevant features' of the fetus. The billFull Story >
A Republican backed measure would require Ohio women seeking an abortion to first undergo an ultrasound. Doctors would have to describe to pregnant women 'all relevant features' of the fetus. The bill would also require doctors to tell women that the procedure increases the risk of breast cancer.Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 10:11 PM EDT2013-06-20 02:11:29 GMT
The family of a Hamilton County man will receive $500,000 from the University of Cincinnati Medical Center (UCMC) in a settlement. Ryan Smith, 23, was diagnosed with a skull fracture and hemorrhage inFull Story >
The family of a Hamilton County man will receive $500,000 from the University of Cincinnati Medical Center (UCMC) in a settlement.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 >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 9:29 AM EDT2013-06-19 13:29:19 GMT
NEW WEST MINISTER, CANADA (WAVE) - A second grader with a disability was seemingly shunned during a class picture. For Anne Belanger, the photo was completely unacceptable. Her son, Miles, was pushedFull Story >
A second grader with a disability was seemingly shunned during a photo shoot at his elementary school.Full Story >
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:44 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:44:03 GMT
The "Prescription Product" line will be discontinued from national retail company, Urban Outfitters, following a plea from 24 Attorney Generals last month, including Ohio's Attorney General, Mike DeWineFull Story >
The "Prescription Product" line will be discontinued from national retail company, Urban Outfitters, following a plea from 24 Attorney Generals last month, including Ohio's Attorney General, Mike DeWine and Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway.Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 1:47 PM EDT2013-06-19 17:47:57 GMT
DENVER (KUSA/CNN) - A military widow wants to know why another woman's name is engraved on her husband's headstone. She discovered the mistake while visiting his grave at Fort Logan Cemetery in Denver. "IFull Story >
A military widow wants to know why another woman's name is engraved on her husband's headstone.Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 10:23 AM EDT2013-06-19 14:23:12 GMT
(CNN) – More than 23,000 pounds of ground beef products are being recalled on fears they may be contaminated with E. coli bacteria. The recalled cases come from the National Beef Packing Company, basedFull Story >
More than 23,000 pounds of ground beef products are being recalled on fears they may be contaminated with E. coli bacteria.Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 12:15 PM EDT2013-06-19 16:15:45 GMT
Police are trying to identify two victims following an assault in Clifton. Authorities say that two men assaulted a victim, took the victim's wallet and used the victim's bank card. The assault occurredFull Story >
Police have arrested two teenagers following an assault in Clifton. Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 3:39 PM EDT2013-06-19 19:39:28 GMT
Police are in the 2400 block of Canterbury Avenue in Golf Manor investigating the report of two people shot. Few details are available at this time but canine units and an ambulance are on the scene. FOX19Full Story >
Golf Manor police officer Michael Forrest says an unknown individual went to the rear of the home and from the back patio shot several rounds into the bedroom. Full Story >
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