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720k Americans Leave Labor Force in October

On Friday, the Labor Department reported that 720,000 Americans left the labor force. This exodus pushed the labor force participation rate down to 62.8%, the lowest level since 1978. One out of three adults in neither working nor actively looking for work. Nov 8, 2013 7:20 AM PT

Jobs Up 204k in October, Unemployment Rate Up to 7.3%

The Labor Department reported Friday that the economy gained 204k jobs in October. The unemployment rate rose to 7.3%. The payroll number was higher than expected. Economists attribute the rise in the unemployment rate to last month's government shutdown. The payroll number, however, was not affected by the shutdown. Nov 8, 2013 5:33 AM PT

WaPo Pollsters Blame Republicans for Bad Poll

The Washington Post's final poll in the Virginia Governor's race predicted Democrat Terry McAuliffe romping to a 12-point landslide victory over Republican Ken Cuccinelli. The Post also found a gender-chasm, with McAuliffe enjoying a 24-point advantage among women over Cuccinelli. Obviously, the election did not turn out that way. The Post's pollsters published an article to explain the wide discrepancy between their poll and reality. In short, it was the Republicans' fault. Nov 7, 2013 8:40 AM PT

Cuccinelli Wins Voters, 18-24, by 6 Points

This is certainly not the accepted narrative. According to exit polls, Republican Ken Cuccinelli defeated Democrat Terry McAuliffe by 6 points, 45-39, among voters aged 18-24. Libertarian candidate Robert Sarvis earned 15%, which isn't surprising. President Obama has received overwhelming support from young voters, but that backing didn't transfer to McAuliffe. Nov 6, 2013 12:12 PM PT

VA Results Should Terrify Red State Senate Dems

While many national Democrats breathed a sigh of relief as Terry McAuliffe eked out a win in Virginia's Governor race, his narrow win ought to terrify Senate Democrats up for reelection next year. In just the final days of the campaign, the ObamaCare issue reversed momentum in the campaign and almost gave Republican Ken Cuccinelli a victory in a race many expected to be a blowout for Democrats. The result is an ominous omen for 2014. Nov 6, 2013 8:22 AM PT

Cuccinelli, Sarvis Combine for 53% of Vote

Despite polls which showed Democrat Terry McAuliffe with a solid lead, it looks like he will eke to victory in the race for Virginia Governor. With 92% of the vote counted, he leads Republican Ken Cuccinelli, 46.8% to 46.5%. Libertarian Robert Sarvis garners 6.7% of the vote. Combined, the Republican and Libertarian get 53% of the vote. McAuliffe will be elected with 47% of the vote. Nov 5, 2013 6:55 PM PT

Major Media Source: VA Turnout At Historic Low

A major mainstream media source has told Breitbart News that its models suggest turnout in the Virginia election could fall to an historic low. In 2009, turnout was around 40% of registered voters. Breitbart News has learned turnout could be as low as the mid-30% of voters. Nov 5, 2013 5:27 PM PT

Polls, History Suggest Low Turnout in Virginia

On the eve of the Virginia elections, months of campaigning now hinge on voter turnout. Odd-year elections have much lower turnout than presidential years, making it difficult to predict the outcome with precision. UVA's Center for Virginia Politics expects turnout to be higher this year than in 2009, when the Republican candidate won a 17-point landslide. Such a turnout, however, would reverse a nearly 30 year historical trend in the Commonwealth. Nothing in recent poll, moreover, suggests that such an outcome is likely. Nov 4, 2013 10:27 AM PT

Quinnipiac: Cuccinelli Has Enthusiasm Edge

Quinnipiac's final poll of the Virginia Governor's race finds Democrat Terry McAulliffe with a six point, 46-40, lead over Republican Ken Cuccinelli. Libertarian Robert Sarvis garners 8%. The poll noted, however, that "Cuccinelli wins the enthusiasm race among Virginia likely voters." With the expected low turnout in Tuesday's election, this could be a critical factor in deciding the outcome. Nov 4, 2013 8:16 AM PT

Cuccinelli Brings in Ron Paul to Close

Ken Cuccinelli is spending the final day of his campaign for VA Governor barnstorming the Commonwealth, holding rallies with the entire GOP ticket and Sen. Marco Rubio. His final event, however, says everything about the race on the eve of voting. Monday night, Cuccinelli will hold his final rally in Richmond with former Congressman Ron Paul. The appearance by Dr. Paul, at the campaign's last event, is indicative of the out-sized role Libertarians are playing in the VA race. Nov 4, 2013 7:04 AM PT

Tea Party to Protest Obama-McAuliffe Rally

The Northern Virginia Tea Party is planning a rally outside the McAuliffe campaign's rally with President Obama on Sunday. Joined by Dr. John Cuccinelli, brother of the Republican candidate, the activists will protest ObamaCare and warn about its possible expansion in Virginia if McAuliffe is elected Governor on Tuesday. Nov 3, 2013 8:05 AM PT

Obama's Rally for McAuliffe May Be Conflict of Interest

On Sunday, President Obama will travel to Northern Virginia to campaign for Democrat Terry McAuliffe. The Commonwealth Attorney for Loudon County, however, notes that the appearance may be a conflict of interest, given the federal investigations surrounding McAuliffe's business interests. Nov 2, 2013 8:52 AM PT

Cuccinelli Campaigns With Scott Walker, Ron Paul

In the final weekend of the campaign for Virginia Governor, Republican Ken Cuccinelli has announced rallies with Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and former Congressman Ron Paul, among other Republicans. The Cuccinelli campaign has put its hopes for a come-from-behind victory in energizing base Republican and conservative voters. Walker and Paul both have unique appeal with voters Cuccinelli needs on Tuesday. Nov 2, 2013 8:02 AM PT

Cuccinelli: 'We're Positioned to Shock the Political World'

On a conference call with reporters Friday afternoon, Republican Ken Cuccinelli said his campaign was closing aggressively and was "positioned to shock the political world" in Tuesday's Virginia election. Cuccinelli, who trails Democrat Terry McAuliffe in polling, said his campaign was beating their turnout and grass roots goals. Nov 1, 2013 12:24 PM PT

Chevy Volt Sales Plunge 32% in October

On Friday, General Motors reported its monthly sales figures for October. Overall the auto company said it sold 33,000 more cars this October, compared to the month last year. Overall sales increased just over 15%, beating Wall Street expectations. Tucked into its sales figures, however, was a staggering 32% drop in sales of the company's iconic Chevy Volt. The company sold just over 2,000 Volts in October. Last October, the company sold almost 3,000. Nov 1, 2013 9:28 AM PT


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