I try my best to provide you material base on facts as i can. so,lets come and start to read, history changed its course on September 11,2001 when unknown terrorists slammed airliners into the buildings of wtc in new york and pentagon near Washington.
these attacks were so devastating that not only the two w.t.c towers were razed to The ground but also the pentagon building was heavily damaged and more than 3,000 innocent people were killed within a matter of few minutes.
The fall of sep 11 attacks has revealed that these acts have given a new direction to the global political apparatus and have completely shaken the international economic system. On the political fron, US govt has declared war against the terrorists around the world. let me ask you one thing reader that although U.S have empowered country but u.s had to tackled those who were real criminal,but u.s declared and point towards those who were not linked and were impartial.
anyhow,come to the point.
in the first phase u.s led multinational force has succeeded in removing Taliban from power in Afghanistan & mulch-ethnic interim govt under karazi has been installed in Kabul. In the process the so called terrorist bases of AL-QAEDA network have been wiped out. The perpetration of the world trade center has also been shaken the global economy around the world. Especially nations of central Asia and the middle east have had to absorb the tremors on USA. out of these nations Afghanistan and Pakistan have been the worst sufferers.
Afghanistan which had to brave the American bombing raids for about 3 months from Oct to December 2001 is almost shambles.
- Wednesday, 22 May 2013 23:09
- Shah Dil Awan
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I try my best to provide you material base on facts as i can. so,lets come and start to read, history changed its course on September 11,2001 when unknown terrorists slammed airliners into the buildings of wtc in new york and pentagon near Washington.
- Monday, 06 May 2013 12:10
- Muhammad Naveed
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Problems with films and music shoppers who experience they have paid to download online will benefit under the Bill, which consolidate complex consumer and would simplify laws into a single framework.
Queen’s Speech on Wednesday a new Consumer Rights Bill, expected to be announced in the will give extra protection to paying customers in a move that ministers believe will save the economy billions of pounds.
Trading Standards will also be given new powers to ask a court to force rogue builders and other companies to pay compensation when they have broken consumer laws.
Last year research published estimated that consumers spent a total of 59 million hours trying to put right problems with goods and services that they had bought.
Jo Swinson, the Consumer Minister, said the government wanted to “a number of changes to improve consumer confidence”. This area of law over the years has become unnecessarily complicated and too confusing, with many people not sure where to turn if they have a problem,” she said. The Bill will cover consumer rights including goods such as laptops and mobile phones, services such as painting and decorating, and unfair contract terms.
It would update the law to take account of customers’ rights when shopping online for digital music, films, games and software.
More than £1billion was spent on downloaded films, music and games in the UK in last year but some 16 million people experienced at least one problem with digital content.
Wednesday’s Speech will also contain measures including an Immigration Bill, which is expected to curb foreigners’ entitlements to welfare and free healthcare on the NHS. It is also expected to make contain measures to make it easier to deport foreign criminals.
The Speech will contain a Bill on elderly care reform, and a series of measures aimed at boosting economic growth, cutting red tape and reducing National Insurance for small firms.
However, in a letter to the Telegraph, more than 20 senior doctors attack the government for failing to force tobacco firms to use plain packaging for cigarettes.
They say they are “dismayed” by the decision and warn the government’s disregard for the health implications of smoking is “chilling”.
- Monday, 06 May 2013 11:52
- Muhammad Naveed
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As he described the difficult decision to stop friends rallied round “living a lie” and later admitted being “confused” The promotion of homosexuality in schools when he supported laws banning. Once again this weekend many colleagues have put a protective arm around the Deputy Speaker following his arrest on suspicion of rape and sexual assault – claims he strongly denies.
In a sign of how well liked he is among colleagues, several MPs have told of how they are “deeply shocked” by the developments. Senior Tories, including David Davis, a former leadership contender, have dismissed the idea he should have to stand down as Deputy Speaker.
An MP of 20 years’ standing, Mr Evans has won friends on both sides of the House for his affable and sociable nature.
Originally from Wales, he has talked candidly about his difficulties over coming out as homosexual. “With my background in South Wales, it was hard enough being a Tory, let alone being gay,” he has said. “It wasn’t so much 'the only gay in the village’ as the only Tory in Swansea.”
A Tory Party member from the age of 17, Mr Evans studied politics in his home city and later worked for his family’s newsagent business while working as a councillor in West Glamorgan.
He tried several times to become an MP in Wales before winning a seat in Ribble Valley, Lancashire, in 1992. He served in John Major’s government as an aide to several ministers, including William Hague when the Foreign Secretary was Welsh secretary.
He later led the Conservative Party’s general election campaign in Wales, before becoming shadow secretary of state for Wales in 2001. When the Coalition came to power in 2010, he was elected one of three deputy speakers by a large margin. Later that year he was persuaded to come out by a fellow MP. He revealed that a Labour colleague had threatened to “out” him.
He spoke about his sexuality to coincide with the launch of a new help group for homosexual Westminster staff and politicians called ParliOut.
At the time, he also confessed to feeling regret that he once supported Section 28, the law introduced by the Thatcher government banning local authorities from promoting homosexuality. “We shouldn’t have been telling young people that being gay was wrong,” he said at the time.
Asked in a newspaper interview why it had taken him so long to disclose his sexuality, he said: “Growing up in the Sixties, it just wasn’t done. There were just as many gay politicians as there are now but none of them was out. I realised I was gay when I was about 12 or 13. I thought I might just be going through a phase and that it would fade away.
“I suppressed it. In those days you kept it quiet. It was more or less impossible to enter politics as an openly gay person. When Margaret Thatcher was asked about homosexuals in the party she said, 'Oh, we don’t talk about those sort of things.’ It was all swept under the carpet.
Elected in 1992 with majority of 6,500 after losing the 1991 by-election that saw the seat fall to the Lib Dems, Mr Evans thrived as a constituency politician in the Ribble Valley. His continued popularity was clear at the last general election, when he was returned with a majority of almost 15,000.
With a constituency home in the picture postcard village of Pendleton, Mr Evans threw himself into local activities.
A regular in the pub next door to his cottage, The Swan With Two Necks, he became a popular local figure and was often invited to the weddings and birthdays of his constituents. On Saturday night he had been due to attend a silver wedding anniversary event in the village, but instead was still in police custody as local people learnt of his arrest.
One neighbour last night described how the news had left people “stunned”.
“I have known Nigel for at least a decade and have always found him to be a thoroughly decent chap,” he said. “In an age when people have not got much respect for politicians he has always remained very popular round here, even among those who might not agree with his politics.
"Obviously people have been talking about what has happened and we will have to wait and see what comes out but I would like to think everyone who knows him will support through what must be a very difficult time.”
Another said: “When he came out as gay he seemed to relax a lot more. He sometimes has young men visiting him at home but there have never been any problems. It would be fair to say on occasions there have been one or two raised eyebrows about some of his visitors, but most people in Pendleton have a live and let live attitude.”
He added: “Lots of people have popped over today to leave messages of support and he will be in no doubt that people will stand by him while he waits to get this resolved.”
- Monday, 06 May 2013 10:40
- Muhammad Naveed
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President Obama's statement on Cinco de Mayo.
" The victory of the Mexican people Today we honor their fight for freedom at the Battle of Puebla 151 years ago. We celebrate the contributions On Cinco de Mayo and heritage of Mexican Americans and we recognize the strong cultural, familial, and economic ties that bind the United States and Mexico.
" I was proud to visit Mexico This week, to reaffirm our vision for the Americas as a region of shared opportunity and prosperity. I left even more convinced that we have historic opportunities to expand trade and make our economies even more competitive, so that we continue creating good jobs in both of our countries.
"In Mexico, I also emphasized the need to pass commonsense immigration reform that lives up to our tradition as a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants, including generations of Mexican Americans who have enriched our country. Fixing our immigration system is one of my top legislative priorities and I am hopeful that we can make immigration reform a reality this year.
"Cinco de mayo reminds us that America's diversity is America's strength. Today, as we celebrate the contributions and history of Mexican Americans and Hispanics in America, let us celebrate the larger story of America and our unique immigrant heritage."
- Sunday, 28 April 2013 09:36
- Shah Dil Awan
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Labour Day/International Workers' Day (also known as May Day) is a celebration of the international labour movement(Labor Day in the USA). May 1 is a national holiday in more than 80 countries and celebrated unofficially in many other countries.
International Workers' Day is the commemoration of the 1886 Haymarket affair in Chicago. The police were trying to disperse a public assembly during a general strike for the eight-hour workday, when an unidentified person threw a bomb at them. The police reacted by firing on the workers, killing dozens of demonstrators and several of their own officers. "Reliable witnesses testified that all the pistol flashes came from the center of the street, where the police were standing, and none from the crowd. Moreover, initial newspaper reports made no mention of firing by civilians. A telegraph pole at the scene was filled with bullet holes, all coming from the direction of the police.
Labour day celebrated in Following countries.
Americas, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Peru, Mexico, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Jordan, Korea, North Korea, South Korea, Lebanon, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam, Europe, Eastern bloc under Communist governments, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom, Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, South Africa, Tanzania
In Pakistan India Labour day is not passing in right purpose this day lose for poor public. Government remember only first may to show loyality but in real no out put.
- Tuesday, 16 April 2013 09:32
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The number of fraudulent emails to be from the Internal Revenue Service has skyrocketed leading up to the April 15 tax deadline sent by scammers purporting.
It is estimated that 95% of email sent since Jan. 1 purporting to be from the IRS is actually bogus, the USA Today reported. The fake messages, which sometimes use the tax agency’s official logo, often state that unclaimed refunds await the recipient.
“We identified an error in the calculation of your tax from the last payment, amounting to $419.95,” one such email sent Friday to this reporter stated. “In order for us to return the excess payment, you need to create a e-Refund account after which the funds will be credited to your specified bank account.”
Unfortunately, many Americans are swindled each year after they send away personal information.
“As tax season begins this year, we want to be clear that there is a heavy price to pay for perpetrators of refund fraud and identity theft,” IRS acting Commissioner Steven T. Miller said on the IRS’ website. “We have aggressively stepped up our efforts to pursue and prevent refund fraud and identity theft, and we will continue to intensely focus on this area. This is part of a much wider effort underway for the 2013 tax season to stop fraud.”
The IRS is urging people not to open attachments or click on links in emails they receive that ask for more tax information.
Some scams try to get victims to provide information so tax refunds can be diverted to criminals. Other links sent by email that include a URL containing “IRS” more than likely contain malware.
"Like the sun rises in east and sets in the west, every year, come April, phishers who specialize in tax fraud come out to try to get you," Patrick Peterson, CEO of Internet security company Agari, told USA Today.
- Tuesday, 16 April 2013 09:25
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Near the finish line of the Boston Marathon Monday killed at least three people and left more than 110 injured in Two explosions Potential terrorist attacks. The FBI is leading what the Special Agent in Charge described as “a potential terrorist investigation.”
President Barack Obama urged caution and pledged that the perpetrators “will feel the full weight of justice.”
FBI track record show when ever they going to near fail position they must arrest some Muslim students and specially Pakistani and put blame on them.
“We still do not know who did this or why,” Obama said, “and people shouldn’t jump to conclusions before we have facts.”
But “make no mistake, we will get to the bottom of this and we will find out who did this.”
Obama said he had spoken with FBI director Robert Mueller, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, and members of Congress.
“We do not yet have all the answers,” he said, but, America “will say a prayer for Boston tonight.”
Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis said that prior to the explosion, “there was no specific intelligence that anything was going to happen.” He said the area had been combed. There were abandoned packages still to be examined, but “there are no further [explosive] devices that we’ve found at this time.”
The near-simultaneous explosions occurred 50 to 100 yards apart near the finish line before 3 p.m. EST, Davis said.
Massachusetts Representative Bill Keating said he had heard that at least two additional explosive devices had failed to detonate and had been found.
“Any event with multiple explosive devices—as this appears to be—is clearly an act of terror, and will be approached as an act of terror,” said a White House official to NBC News Monday night. “However, we don’t yet know who carried out this attack, and a thorough investigation will have to determine whether it was planned and carried out by a terrorist group, foreign or domestic.”
There has not been a major terrorist attack on U.S. soil since the 9/11 attacks, in 2001, carried out by al-Qaeda, which killed about 3,000 people in New York City, Pennsylvania, and Washington D.C.
Mark Potok, of The Southern Poverty Law Center said there was no evidence of any militia group monitored by the organization being involved. But he noted that Monday is Patriots Day, a symbolically important day to militia groups. The day marks the anniversary of the April 19, 1993, FBI raid of the Waco compound, as well as the April 19, 1995, Oklahoma City bombings.
A separate incident occurred a short while later at the new wing of the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston, but authorities said it caused no injuries. “We are not certain these incidents are related, but we are treating them as if they are,” Davis said. “It appears to have started in the mechanical room of new wing of the building,” the JFK Library and Museum said in a statement. “All staff and visitors are accounted for and safe.”
President Obama received a briefing on the explosions from Counter Terrorism adviser Lisa Monaco shortly after 3 p.m., White House officials said to NBC News. Obama then spoke with Boston Mayor Tom Menino and Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick.
Governor Patrick said “The city of Boston is open…but it will not be business as usual.” He said the blast area would remain closed and inaccessible for now. He called for vigilance and patience as law enforcement will be conducting random checks of backpacks and other parcels. FBI Special Agent in Charge Rick Deslauriers asked people to call 1-800-CALL-FBI with any information. He emphasized that “very very substantial federal resources” are being brought to bear.
Families in search of loved ones can contact 1-617-635-4520.
Marathon participant Jeff Clachko described the scene. “I literally crossed the finish line, took three steps and heard a loud explosion. Turned around and there was a mushroom, smoke mushroom–looked to be about 20 feet in the air or so. Probably about three seconds later, I heard a second one. and then, you know, realized what was going on.” Clachko said “the volunteers did an incredible job ushering the runners away and they all immediately ran toward the explosion.”
The last mile of the Boston Marathon, in which 27,000 runners participate every year, was dedicated this year to victims of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School that left 26 people dead in Connecticut.
Security was increased in major metropolitan areas along the Northeast corridor. The New York Police Department increased the number of officers on duty. In Washington, D.C., Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House was shut down.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the NYPD resources “are being fully mobilized to protect our city.”
- Wednesday, 26 December 2012 17:59
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You think World War III is impossible now, with the existence of the Institutions like UN and others. Fact is there are 75% chances of countries fighting not for land or to prove themselves as Superpowers but just for living their daily life
With the accelerated amount of resources being exploited every day the amount of resources from our fixed reserve is decreasing.
Once a country reaches its critical level of a resource it imports the resource from the country having abundance , what will happen when even that country reaches it’s critical ???
As economists say prices will hike with the decrease in supply .
So, people will start fighting even for common everyday resources, from people to countries and…
These Days global warming is a very hot topic and little wonder, seeing as the earth grows hotter with each passing year.
Cause Of Global Warming
The unprecedented super-accelerated rate of global warming happening today is due to the amount of greenhouse gases being spewed into the atmosphere.
The most notorious greenhouse gas is carbon dioxide (CO2) because it so happens to be the biggest single contributing factor to global warming (CO2 comprises more than 75% of all greenhouse gases). So what's spewing all that CO2 in the air? Simply put--mankind and his toys!
Some of the biggest greenhouse gas pollutants include automobiles; electricity production; planes; shipping and the various manufacturing industries dotted all over the globe.
Science Of Global Warming
The rays from the sun are comprised of shortwave solar radiation which pass through the atmosphere and are then absorbed by the earth thereby warming it. Part of that absorbed energy is reflected back to the atmosphere as long wave infrared radiation which is mostly trapped by the greenhouse gases. This trapped heat ensures that the earth is approximately warmer by 33 degrees Celsius than it would otherwise be.
This trapped heat is actually good for us, for were it not for those greenhouse gases and other constituents in the atmosphere that trap heat, the earth would be as cold as Mars which has for all intents and purpose no atmosphere to speak of.
Over the past century the earth has gotten warmer by approximately 0.7 degrees Celsius. This may not seem like much until you consider that the difference between the average earth temperature of today and another ice age is a mere 5 degrees Celsius!
Effects Of Global Warming
Drought! Flooding! Disease! Hurricanes! Starvation! Unbearable Heat! Any of these words seem to you to be appearing much more often in the news than before?
Do you remember the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami that claimed more than 200,000 people? Remember hurricane Katrina that claimed more than 2,000 lives? These are the better documented horror stories. The less well documented global-warming related stories are often dismissively written off as ethnic conflicts in a region (Africa) where supposedly little else can be expected.
Catastrophic Environmental Effects Caused By Global Warming
1. Larsen B Ice Shelf: In 2002, a 500 billion ton chunk of ice that was 220m thick and covering a surface area of 3,250 sq km disintegrated in 35 days! What was especially alarming was that the experts expected this ice shelf to still be around for the next 100 years even after factoring in current global warming trends.
Yet more alarming still is that there're two other MUCH, MUCH BIGGER ice masses that are exhibiting the same global warming related disintegration characteristics!
These endangered ice masses are Greenland and the West Antarctic Ice Shelf which was previously thought to be stable. Since these ice masses are land based (unlike the Larsen B Ice Shelf) if either one of them goes they could raise sea levels by 20ft apiece!
If both of them disintegrate around the same time, sea levels could rise by 40ft! Catastrophic does not adequately describe the ensuing destruction.
More than 66% of the world's largest cities would be devastated if even just one of these ice masses disintegrated. Though many of the affected low-elevation costal areas are located in Asia, New York, Florida, San Francisco and The Netherlands are also on the list!
Perhaps this disturbing data may explain the belated, albeit grudging acknowledgement by the Bush II administration that global warming is not a myth after all and that it won't just affect the poorer regions of the world. As things stand, experts are predicting that with current unmodified global warming trends Greenland may collapse as soon as 2050.
2. Lake Chad: Lake Chad used to be the 6th largest lake in the world but due to global warming has shrunk to 1/20th of its former size. In fact Chad the country for which it is named after, is now more than 60 miles from the water's edge!
3. New Ice Age: The northern hemisphere of the world is located above the equator and constitutes most of the world's land mass as well as almost 90% of the world population.
Though current expert reports on global warming imply that the northern hemisphere will initially actually benefit from the temperature increase (unlike the southern hemisphere where unprecedented drought and starvation is predicted by 2020) what is little mentioned is how global warming could usher in a new Ice Age!
Some paradox, huh? Warming leading to freezing! Here's a brief simplified explanation of how that comes about:
The Gulf Stream current is one of several currents that occur in the Atlantic Ocean. The particular importance of the Gulf Stream Current and its northern extension (the North Atlantic Drift which flows towards Europe) is that their warm-water flow heats up the surrounding air which in turn ensures that the temperature of the northern hemispheres does not dip precipitously.
These two currents are saline (salt) based. If a huge mass of fresh water (such as a melting body of ice the size of Greenland) was to dilute these currents, in effect that would shut down the Gulf Stream Current!
Once the Gulf Stream Current shuts down temperatures are going to drop precariously in the United States, Europe and other nations located in the northern hemisphere. When that happens those regions will deep-freeze into another Ice Age!
Global Warming And The CO2 Wars
The following figures illustrate the CO2 emissions from the various regions around the globe:
USA: 30.3% Europe: 27.7% Russia: 13.7% South East Asia: 12.2% Japan: 3.7% South America/Central America: 3.8% Middle East: 2.6% Africa: 2.5% Australia: 1.1%
These figures amply illustrate how Western Europe and the United States are by far largely responsible for the effects of global warming we are seeing today.
World wars have erupted over much less and in the heated climate of today it only takes one more little spark to set everything off!
By: Souvik Pal For FM Urdu
- Sunday, 11 November 2012 22:35
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By: Muhammad Mudassir Qureshi
Article on the America elections. One day still to go, yet it seems both candidates for the US presidential seat at the White House have already won, lost, won again, and lost again countless times. There is little doubt in the fact that every media organization in the world wants to be the one to present the latest numbers starting from the earliest figures as well as opinions in the form of predictions, regarding the names Romney and Obama. In a recently published article, Dawn Newspaper reported, America is a country obsessed with trying to see into the future. And there is no greater industry at the moment than trying to predict, through opinion polls, whether Democrat President Barack Hussein Obama will retain his job or whether he will be ousted by his Republican challenger Willard Mitt Romney. For an outsider and one suspects for most Americans the sheer number and diversity of polls, administered by a slew of competing media organizations and private think tanks, is bewildering. It doesn’t help that some of them seem to directly contradict each other. Are people forgetting the real significance of the face that comes along with the names, numbers, and opinions? Or is it not important to anyone what the face sees and hears, how it reacts to certain incidents or questions, how it responds through body language and reflexes, and what emotions it displays?
Television and the internet being the fastest of mediums nowadays for disseminating huge chunks of information for people to absorb in a variety of formats, it seems that the face that will decide the future of the world at least in the form of foreign policies for the next four years has gone astray amongst the circus of clamors, characters, confetti and crowd. Has the media lost the plot? Or are they doing the right job by keeping people informed and well equipped with the correct set of tools required by every man, woman and child to not only elect the next US president but also for non-voters to decide future stances? In another article, Dawn Newspaper reported, as the long and hugely expensive campaign builds to its climax, the rest of the world needs to thank the American people and system for the entertainment they provide us every four years. After spending around a billion dollars each, both parties are stretching every sinew in the home stretch. Even though Obama has continued to maintain a small lead in the polls, the tiny percentage that separates the two candidates remains statistically insignificant. Apart from the excitement of watching a closely run race, the result matters to the whole world in a way no other election does.
- Sunday, 04 November 2012 14:48
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Obama get advantage of sandy and looking continue presidency in white house
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama heads toward Election Day with an apparent lead over Republican Mitt Romney among early voters in key states that could decide the election.
Obama's advantage, however, isn't as big as the one he had over John McCain four years ago, giving Romney's campaign hope that the former Massachusetts governor can erase the gap when people vote on Tuesday.
More than 27 million people already have voted in 34 states and the District of Columbia. No votes will be counted until Election Day but several battleground states are releasing the party affiliation of people who have voted early.
So far, Democratic voters outnumber Republicans in Florida, Iowa, Nevada, North Carolina and Ohio — five states that could decide the election, if they voted the same way. Republicans have the edge in Colorado, which Obama won in 2008.
Obama dominated early voting in 2008, building up such big leads in Colorado, Florida, Iowa and North Carolina that he won each state despite losing the Election Day vote, according to voting data compiled by The Associated Press.
"In 2008, the McCain campaign didn't have any mobilization in place to really do early voting," said Michael McDonald, an early voting expert at George Mason University who tallies voting statistics for the United States Elections Project. "This time around the Romney campaign is not making the same mistake as the McCain campaign did."
McDonald said he sees a shift toward Republicans among early voters, which could make a difference in North Carolina, which Obama won by the slimmest of margins in 2008, only 14,000 votes. The Republican shift, however, might not be enough to wipe out Obama's advantage in Iowa and Nevada, which Obama won more comfortably in 2008.
In Colorado, Florida and Ohio, get ready for a long night of vote counting on Tuesday.
Romney's campaign aides say they are doing so much better than McCain did four years ago that Romney is in great shape to overtake Obama in many of the most competitive states.
"They are under performing what their 2008 numbers were and we are over performing where we were in 2008," said Rich Beeson, Romney's political director. "We feel very good heading into the Tuesday election."
Obama's campaign counters that Romney can't win the presidency simply by doing better than McCain.
"It's not about whether or not they're doing better than John McCain did," said Jeremy Bird, Obama's national field director. "It's about whether or not they're doing better than us."
About 35 percent of voters are expected to cast ballots before Tuesday, either by mail or in person.
Voters always can cross party lines when they vote for any office, and there are enough independent voters in many states to swing the election, if enough of them vote the same way. Still, both campaigns are following the early voting numbers closely, using them to gauge their progress and plan their Election Day strategies.
A look at early voting in the tightest states:
Election in Colorado
About 1.6 million people have voted, and Republicans outnumber Democrats 37 percent to 35 percent. Those numbers are a reversal from four years ago at this time. Inevitably, Obama won the early vote by 9 percentage points in 2008, giving him a big enough cushion to win the state, despite narrowly losing the Election Day vote.
Early voting in Colorado is expected to account for about 80 percent of all votes cast, giving it more weight than in other states.
Election in Florida
About 3.9 million people have voted, and 43 percent were Democrats and 40 percent were Republicans. For years ago at this time, Democratic early voters had a 9 percentage point lead over Republicans.
Obama won Florida's early vote by 10 percentage points in 2008, getting 400,000 more early votes than McCain, enough to offset McCain's advantage on Election Day.
In Florida, Republicans have historically done better among people who vote by mail, while Democrats have done better among people who vote early in person. For 2012, Florida's Republican-led Legislature reduced the number of in-person early voting days from 14 to eight.
The Obama campaign responded by encouraging more supporters to vote by mail, and Democrats were able to narrow the gap among mail ballots. Democrats quickly took the lead among all early voters, once in-person early voting started. But the margins are slim.
The Obama campaign acknowledges it must do better among Florida's Election Day voters than Obama did on 2008, when McCain won the Election Day vote by 5 percentage points.
Election in Iowa
About 614,000 people have voted, already exceeding Iowa's total number of early votes in 2008. So far this year, 43 percent of early voters were Democrats and 32 percent were Republicans.
Four years ago, Obama won the early vote in Iowa by a whopping 27 percentage points, 63 percent to 36 percent. McCain, meanwhile, won the Election Day vote by about 1,800 votes — less than a percentage point. Together, they added up to a 10-point victory for Obama.
Romney's campaign argues that Democrats always do better among early voters in Iowa while Republicans do better among Election Day voters, even when President George W. Bush narrowly carried the state in 2004.
Obama's campaign counters that with early voting on the rise, Romney will be left with fewer Election Day voters to make up the difference.
Election in Nevada
About 628,000 people have voted, and 44 percent were Democrats and 37 percent were Republicans. Four years ago, Obama won Nevada's early vote big, 59 percent to 39 percent. Obama also won Nevada's Election Day vote on his way to a comfortable 13-point win over McCain.
The Romney campaign argues that Obama isn't doing nearly as well among early voters in Nevada as he did in 2008. The Obama campaign argues that it doesn't have to.
Election in North Carolina
About 2.5 million people have voted, and 48 percent of them were Democrats and 32 percent of them were Republicans. Four years ago at this time, Democrats had a slightly larger lead over Republicans, and Obama won the early vote by 11 percentage points?
Obama lost the Election Day Vote by 17 percentage points in 2008. But the early vote was much bigger than the Election Day vote, resulting in Obama's narrow win.
Obama's campaign cites the big lead for Democrats among early voters, while Romney's campaign argues that even a small shift toward the Republicans could flip the state to Romney.
Election in Ohio
More than 1.6 million people have voted, and 29 percent were Democrats and 23 percent were Republicans. Forty-seven percent were unaffiliated, more than enough voters to swing the state to either candidate.
Ohio may once again be pivotal in the race for the presidency. Unfortunately, Ohio's early voting data is limited. Party affiliation in Ohio is based on the last primary in which a voter participated, so new voters and those who don't vote in primaries are listed as unaffiliated.
In 2008, Obama won Ohio by 5 percentage points.
- Wednesday, 29 August 2012 15:19
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Center Stage in Tampa Taken by Ann Romney, vows husband Mitt 'will not fail
Ann Romney praises Mitt: The 'man America needs'
Ann Romney tried Tuesday night to bring some love – and some truth -- to a presidential race marked recently by accusations of half-truths and lies -- in a speech that paid homage to women and attempted to share Mitt Romney's personal side with America.
“I want to talk not about what divides us, but what holds us together as an American family,” said Romney, whose husband had received the GOP presidential nomination just hours earlier. “Tonight I want to talk to you about love.”
Ann Romney, in a roughly 30-minute speech that ended with Mitt Romney walking on stage and kissing his wife, said it is women who are the unsung heroes of families.
- Saturday, 25 August 2012 22:01
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Empire State Building New York shooting Two dead, several injured
A gunman who killed a former co-worker in cold blood in the shadow of the Empire State Building and then was shot dead by police after he turned his gun on them spent long hours in the quiet of Central Park, photographing hawks and marveling over nature's beauty.
His victim was a gregarious salesman, beloved by his nieces and nephews as the fun uncle who could talk with equal expertise about the New York Jets and the women's fashion accessories he sold.
Investigators on Saturday were trying to piece together what caused Jeffrey Johnson, a T-shirt designer, to ambush Steve Ercolino, an apparel company vice president, a day earlier outside the Manhattan offices of the company where they once were colleagues.
Police said Johnson hid behind a car and then killed Ercolino with five gunshots as he arrived for work. Johnson then was shot by two police officers who confronted him on a busy sidewalk.
Security camera footage showed the officers had only an instant to react when Johnson suddenly turned as they approached and pointed his gun at them, his arm cocked as if to fire.
Their encounter was over in eight seconds. The officers, who had been standing nearly close enough to shake hands with Johnson and had no opportunity to take cover, fired almost immediately.
Nine bystanders were wounded in the 16-shot volley, likely by stray or ricocheting police bullets. None of their injuries was life-threatening, police said.
Police investigating Johnson's killing of Ercolino were eyeing bad blood between them from when they worked together at Hazan Import, a garment district business where Ercolino was a vice president of sales.
Johnson and Ercolino had traded harassment accusations when they worked together, police said, and when Johnson was laid off from the company a year ago he blamed Ercolino, saying he hadn't aggressively marketed his new T-shirt line.
- Monday, 30 July 2012 12:26
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From last 18 months public of Syria on protest and Syrian government killing own people. Thousands innocent people killed and more than this injured and loose body parts. What is this? Why people want to get rid of from there president Bashar al Asaad and why Asaad not leaving his seat.
Both sides have supported by out sides and some countries interest with Syrian Government and they are playing game and as a result people of Syria loosing there lives , property and economy as well.
Inside story behind these violence is this that Syria total population consist of 80% Sunni and 20% Shia sects. The government and national Army belong to majority of Shia Sect. Government is pro Iran and any Israel.
Here U.S.A. involved and his interest as well to destabilize anti Israel and Pro Iran government. U.S.A. support local community and Iran supporting government. This is report. But my opinion changed after observing the situation from day first. Bashar Al Asaad is hard man and he have killing people with very painless attacks, Bombs and missile using against own people. I think this is revival not any American supported violence. People of Syria hate Bashar Al Asaad and they have decide to get ride of from him at any cost.
We believe that Syria issue must be resolved with out weapon and must follow desires of public. Allah bless and succeed Syrian Nation. Syria is key country on the head of Israel and peace in Syria in favor of Palestine as well.
Written by Shah Dil Awan for FM Urdu
- Saturday, 28 July 2012 16:52
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On a trip to Israel, Mitt Romney is trying to win over a tiny sliver of a small — but powerful — section of the American electorate. President Barack Obama is doing the same at home.
But while Romney's trip is unlikely to change the broader presidential campaign against Obama, he's hoping to close the gap among Jewish voters.
For all the wooing of American Jews in presidential campaigns, those who say Israel's fate drives their vote make up 6 percent of a reliably Democratic bloc. The tiny numbers are overlaid with an outsize influence. Campaign donations from Jews or Jewish and pro-Israel groups account for as much as 60 percent of Democratic money, and groups such as the American Israel Public Affairs Committee can bring strong pressure on candidates.
"This is going to be a close election. We are in a tight, tight race," said Democratic pollster Jim Gerstein. "But this race will not swing on the Jewish vote."
This is U.S.A. politics on Palestine rights. This is prove that U.S.A is most bigger terrorist than others and Jewish controlling U.S.A politics and economy.
- Tuesday, 24 July 2012 20:02
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At least 3 men accused of making threats during or after watching the new Batman movie have been arrested in separate incidents, underscoring moviegoers' anxieties and heightened security in the wake of a deadly mass shooting at a Colorado theater showing the film.
A Maine man was arrested when he told authorities that he was on his way to shoot a former employer a day after watching "The Dark Knight Rises," Maine state police said Monday.
Timothy Courtois of Biddeford, Maine, had been stopped for speeding, and a police search of his car found an AK-47 assault weapon, four handguns, ammunition and news clippings about the mass shooting that left 12 people dead early Friday, authorities said.