Rep. Bob Etheridge, the North Carolina Democrat who made headlines earlier this year by manhandling a student who approached him with a video camera, has called a 3 p.m. ET press conference where he is expected to concede to Republican Renee Ellmers.
Backed by Tea Party activists, Ellmers was the only GOP challenger in the nation to run a campaign ad about the Ground Zero Mosque controversy.
According to WXII-TV in Raleigh, a recount confirmed that Ellmers defeated Etheridge by about 1,500 votes. The victory by Ellmers means that the GOP has scored a net gain of 61 seats in the mid-term election, and Republicans lead in three of the five seats where a winner has not yet been decided.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?