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By Gordon M. Goldstein
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Bubble Popper

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Campaign Drones

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Empty Chair

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Occupy Sesame Street

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Romney Closes Gap, ‘SNL’ Mocks Debate, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Mitt Romney makes a major foreign policy speech and a Republican lawmaker defends slavery.

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The Campaign’s Moral Hole

There are forces working to make the campaign about something more than a suffocating battle to influence tiny slivers of the electorate.

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Elections

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Election 2012

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Big Bird

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Romney Beats Obama

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Dark Money Group Told IRS It Wouldn’t Be Political—Then Spent $1 Million on Campaign Ads

The Government Integrity Fund, which has spent money on ads attacking Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), told the IRS last year it did not plan to spend any money to influence elections when it applied for recognition of its tax-exempt status.

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The Politics of the Jobs Report

We’re still crawling out of the deep crater we fell into in 2008 and 2009. The percent of the working-age population now working or actively looking for work is higher than it was, but still near a 30-year low. But at least we’re crawling out.

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Jobs Report ‘Truthers,’ Romney Cheating Allegations, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Mitt Romney apologizing to nearly half of America, Justice Scalia weighing in on abortion and gay rights, and the horrendous thing Rick Santorum wants to do to Big Bird.

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Undecided Voter

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Debate Spin

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The Debate

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Sigh No More: Obama, Romney Leave No Room to Argue

The presidential debate this week was much ado about nothing, and Mitt Romney beat Barack Obama because he was more energetic in distorting the significance of their miniscule differences.

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Debating Social Security: If Not Now, When?

If we can’t have a debate about Social Security before we make a presidential choice, at what point can we ever have such a debate in a way that honors our democratic ideals?

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Giving Romney an Opening

I would be careful about declaring the presidential contest “a whole new race” following Wednesday’s debate.

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Romney’s Personality Shift

The strangest aspect of Wednesday night’s debate was Mitt Romney’s decision to change his tax policies on the fly.

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Romney Fires Big Bird, Stewart Prepares for O’Reilly, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Romney tax double-speak, a shift in strategy for the Obama campaign and Al Gore’s latest “theory.” 

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Expand the Debate: This Is What Democracy Sounds Like

A few miles south of the campus arena in the Mile High City where Barack Obama and Mitt Romney met in their first debate, “Democracy Now!” news hour broke the sound barrier by expanding their gated debate to include two third-party presidential candidates.

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The First Presidential Debate: Style vs. Substance

In Wednesday night’s debate, Romney won on style while Obama won on substance. Romney sounded as if he had conviction, which means he’s either convinced himself that the lies he tells are true or he’s a fabulous actor.

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AP/David Goldman

Mitt Romney: Third Party Candidate

Massachusetts Mitt is back. The right-winger of the Republican primaries is gone. And the mainstream media couldn’t be happier.

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AP/Eric Gay

Romney Brings ‘A’ Game to First Presidential Debate

Mitt Romney came prepared, Barack Obama looked like he didn’t want to be there and Jim Lehrer probably wishes he hadn’t agreed to moderate Wednesday night’s debate.

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White House/Pete Souza

Obama’s Electoral College Ph.D.

Although the Electoral College usually gives Republicans an advantage, the system is working in President Obama’s favor in 2012.

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AP/Alex Brandon

This Far-Right Supreme Court Is Reason Enough to Vote Obama

Four of the sitting justices are 74 or older. Each can be expected to step down over the next four to eight years.

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Democrats, Especially, Struggle to Register New Voters

A Guardian survey of six swing states finds new voter registration markedly down from 2008 levels, particularly among Democrats. A lack of enthusiasm could be to blame, as could the nationwide effort by Republican-controlled state legislatures to make it more difficult to vote.

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First Presidential Debate: Questions That are Unlikely to Be Asked

A sampling of questions you should not expect debate moderator Jim Lehrer to ask during Wednesday’s night highly anticipated showdown between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.

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Brown vs. Warren, Koch Brothers vs. Justices, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including how Paul Ryan’s 30 percent compares with Mitt Romney’s 47 percent and a Pennsylvania judge decides the fate of the state’s voter ID law for the 2012 election.

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Mitt’s Nightmare

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Boxing and Watching the Clock

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Cuts to Medicare

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Romney’s Arrest Record, Akin’s Discrimination Endorsement, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Paul Ryan offers a reason why he would not give details of Mitt Romney’s tax plan in a TV interview over the weekend, the GOP tries to explain why its presidential candidate is probably winning and the 2012 election gets the video game treatment.

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The Week Ahead: Wednesday’s Presidential Debate and Friday’s Jobs Report

The biggest election news this week won’t be who wins the presidential debate Wednesday night. It will be how many new jobs were created in September, announced Friday morning by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Amputating the Wrong Limb, and Other Reasons Hospitals Need Accountability

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Dr. Martin Makary blows the whistle on hospital horror stories, Paul Ryan’s “secret” tape, women hand it to Obama and Nato Green says the left will never be happy.

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Amputating the Wrong Limb, and Other Reasons Hospitals Need Accountability

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Dr. Martin Makary blows the whistle on hospital horror stories, Paul Ryan’s “secret” tape, women hand it to Obama and Nato Green says the left will never be happy.

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The Debate Game: Obama Has a Lot to Lose

In this week’s debate, Mitt Romney has too much to do. President Obama has a great deal to lose. Romney’s is the most difficult position. Obama’s is the most dangerous.

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Obama and Romney

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The ‘Obama Phone’ Fallacy, Coulter Ripped on ‘The View,’ and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including more bad news for Mitt Romney, Claire McCaskill’s response to Todd Akin’s sexist remarks and further Republican charges about President Obama’s religion.

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Liberal Numbers

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Four More Years

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Mitt’s Comic Stylings

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Deluded by ‘Skewed’ Polls

Conservative activist circles are abuzz with a new conspiracy theory: Polls showing President Obama with a growing lead over Mitt Romney are deliberately being skewed by the Liberal Mainstream Media so that Republicans will be disheartened and stay home on Election Day.

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Drone Topic Not Detected During Election

Even though drones are killing more civilians in Pakistan than terrorist leaders, they play no role in the U.S. presidential campaigns; California passes a bill legalizing self-driving cars; meanwhile, millionaires like Mitt Romney perpetuate the rags-to-riches tale by denying their roots. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Akin’s Sexist Remark, Samuel L. Jackson’s ‘WTFU’ Obama Ad, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the surfacing of another potentially damaging Mitt Romney video, the latest election forecast and Bill Clinton mulls his election options.

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Barack to Mitt: Corporations Run the Economy

President Obama should send this open letter to his GOP opponent—pronto!

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Huddled Masses

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Romney and the Deficit

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Obama Is Going to Win

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