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“The American Auto Industry is Back”Yesterday, President Obama spoke at the United Auto Workers Annual Conference to discuss the success of the American auto industry.

After nearly collapsing three years ago, our nation’s big three automakers are turning profits and opening new factories. The industry has added more than 200,000 jobs. And those workers aren’t just building cars again — they are building better, more fuel efficient automobiles that help Americans save money at the pump every time they fill up:

Three years later, the American auto industry is back. GM is back on top as the number-one automaker in the world — with the highest profits in its 100-year history. Chrysler is growing faster in America than any other car company. Ford is investing billions in American plants, American factories, and plans to bring thousands of jobs back to America.

See the President’s full remarks, and find out more about the cars Detroit is building.

POTUS addresses UAW

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Under health reform, we will reward doctors and hospitals that focus on spending time with patients, that better coordinate care, and that improve the quality of care patients are receiving while lowering costs

Following Through: Detention & Interrogation Consistent with our National Security, Our Laws, and Our Values
The Administration releases new details on the implementation of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

Today’s Suspension of Payments and the Affordable Care Act
Today’s suspension of payments are part of efforts that recovered $4.1 billion in taxpayer dollars last year; recoveries over the last three years total $10.7 billion.

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Santorum Insulted Sainted President John F. Kennedy, Michigan’s Catholics Go for Romney


Full Primary/Caucus Calendar for 2012

Full Primary/Caucus Calendar

Date State Results Delegates Type Notes
January 3, 2012 Iowa
Results 28 Caucus
January 10, 2012 New Hampshire Results 12 Primary
January 21, 2012 South Carolina Results 25 Primary
January 31, 2012 Florida
Results 50 Primary
February 4, 2012 Nevada
Results 28 Caucus
February 7, 2012 Colorado
Results 36 Caucus Caucus Informationfrom Colorado GOP
Results 40 Caucus Caucus Information(PDF) from Minnesota GOP
Results Primary Primary Informationfrom Missouri Secretary of State 

-The February 7th “beauty contest” primary will not count for delegates toward the 2012 GOP convention. The Missouri Republican Party will hold a caucus on March 17th which will determine the delegates sent to the 2012 GOP convention – See report from CNN

February 11, 2012 Maine
Results 24 Caucus Caucus Informationfrom Maine GOP
February 28, 2012 Arizona
Results 29 Primary Primary Informationfrom Arizona Department of State
Results 30 Primary Primary Informationfrom Michigan Department of State
March 3, 2012 Washington
43 Caucus Caucus Informationfrom Washington GOP
March 6, 2012
(Super Tuesday)
27 Caucus Caucus Informationfrom Alaska GOP
76 Primary Primary Informationfrom Georgia Department of State
32 Caucus Caucus Informationfrom Idaho GOP
41 Primary Primary Informationfrom MA Sec. of Commonwealth
North Dakota 28 Caucus Caucus Informationfrom North Dakota GOP
66 Primary Primary Informationfrom Ohio Department of State
43 Primary Primary Informationfrom Oklahoma State Election Board
58 Primary Primary Informationfrom Tennessee Department of State
17 Primary Primary Informationfrom Vermont Department of State
49 Primary Primary Informationfrom Virginia Board of Elections 

-Only Mitt Romney andRon Paul will appear on the VA ballot, seethis report

March 10, 2012 Kansas
40 Caucus
29 Caucus
U.S. Virgin Islands 6 Caucus
Guam 9 Caucus
March 13, 2012 Alabama
50 Primary
20 Caucus
40 Primary
March 17, 2012 Missouri
52 Caucus Caucus Informationfrom Missouri GOP 

-The February 7th “beauty contest” primary will not count for delegates toward the 2012 GOP convention. The Missouri Republican Party will hold a caucus on March 17th which will determine the delegates sent to the 2012 GOP convention – See report from CNN

March 18, 2012 Puerto Rico 20 Caucus
March 20, 2012 Illinois
69 Primary
March 24, 2012 Louisiana
46 Primary
April 3, 2012 District of Columbia 19 Primary  
37 Primary
42 Primary
155 Primary Due to impending litigation regarding redistricting, the April 3 date for the Texas primary is likely to be delayed. See this report.
April 24, 2012 Connecticut
28 Primary
17 Primary
New York 95 Primary
72 Primary
Rhode Island
19 Primary
May 8, 2012 Indiana 46 Primary -Thanks to a recount reversing theprevious report, Rick Santorum will indeed qualify to be on the Indiana ballot. See this report from the Indy Star on the recount of signatures.
North Carolina 55 Primary
West Virginia 31 Primary
May 15, 2012 Nebraska
35 Primary
28 Primary
May 22, 2012 Arkansas
36 Primary
45 Primary
June 5, 2012 California
172 Primary
26 Primary
New Jersey 50 Primary
New Mexico 23 Primary
South Dakota 28 Primary
June 26, 2012 Utah
40 Primary

Please contact us if you find an error in the primary schedule.

Page Last Updated: 2/4/2012

Last Night Rick Santorum Pledged to Savage Natl. Parks to Create Jobs;His Audience Applauded(?)

In his concession speech last night, Rick Santorum was roiling up the crowd by citing what Obama (Federal) programs and regulations when he stopped listening to himself speak.  I wonder if he meant to say he would choose mining jobs over our historic system of National Parks...IF IT MEANT CREATING JOBS.  We know that Santorum lies and uses extreme language.  Even the Soviets and Hitler cared about their nation’s natural resources.

Remember those enchanted school days when we were introduced to this poem?


I THINK that I shall never see

A poem lovely as a tree.

 A tree whose hungry mouth is prest

Against the sweet earth’s flowing breast;

 A tree that looks at God all day, 5

And lifts her leafy arms to pray;

 A tree that may in summer wear

A nest of robins in her hair;

 Upon whose bosom snow has lain;

Who intimately lives with rain. 10

 Poems are made by fools like me,

But only God can make a tree.


Santorum Insulted Sainted President John F. Kennedy, Michigan’s Catholics Go for Romney



English: Postcard: Leap Year, 1908 Description...

"Be careful, Clara. That's a fine specimen. As for me, LOOK OUT RYAN REYNOLDS!

“February 29, known as a leap day in the Gregorian calendar, is a date that occurs in most years that are evenly divisible by 4, such as 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016. Years that are evenly divisible by 100 do not contain a leap day, with the exception of years that are evenly divisible by 400, which do contain a leap day; thus 1900 did not contain a leap day while 2000 did. Years containing a leap day are called leap years. February 29 is the 60th day of the Gregorian calendar in such a year, with 306 days remaining until the end of that year.” [Wikipedia]

“In the British Isles, it is a tradition that women may propose marriage only on leap years. While it has been claimed that the tradition was initiated by Saint Patrick or Brigid of Kildare in 5th century Ireland, this is dubious, as the tradition has not been attested before the 19th century.[8] Supposedly, a 1288 law by Queen Margaret of Scotland (then age five and living in Norway), required that fines be levied if a marriage proposal was refused by the man; compensation ranged from a kiss to £1 to a silk gown, in order to soften the blow.[9] In some places the tradition was tightened to restricting female proposals to the modern leap year day, February 29, or to the medieval (bissextile) leap year day, February 24″.[Wikipedia]

Santorum Insulted Sainted President John F. Kennedy, Michigan’s Catholics Go for Romney


Mitt Romney Wins Primary in Arizona (large Mormon pop.) and Michigan! 2


The big question of last evening was “would MItt Romney win his home state, Michigan.”  Some pundits speculated that should he lose, the GOP could dissolve into chaos!



 Economy Voters            45%

Conservatives                 43%

Catholics                         43%

Women                           42%

Note that next Tuesday is the really big day for Republicans when 10 states will have their primary on one day.

Election News from CNN 2

Early exit polls about three hours before the last polls close in Michigan‘s primary show frustration with the Republican field and hints of mischief among Democratic voters.


According to those who responded to questioners, less than half of those voting in the Republican primary said they strongly favor their own candidate.


While six in 10 voters identified themselves as Republicans, one in 10 of those voting in the GOP primary said they were Democrats. Michigan has an open primary where voters can choose without regard to party affiliation.

One in four respondents say they made up their mind in the last few days and six in 10 said the CNN debate last week was a factor in their decision.

Michigan is seen as a key state for Mitt Romney, who was born in Detroit and whose father was governor of the state. The GOP field is also competing tonight in the Arizona primary.

Tune in to CNN TV now for live co verage of the Arizona and Michigan primaries and follow real-time results, on CNN’s apps and on CNN’s mobile website. Follow CNN Politics on Facebook and on Twitter at #cnnelections.