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Election Ad Brings Out the Vaginal Probe

The medical instrument some Republican lawmakers want to be shoved up your vagina before you get an abortion is the star of North Carolina state Senate candidate Deb Butler’s latest attack ad on her GOP opponent. 

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How Many Controversial Comments Can Arkansas Republicans Make in One Week?

From defending slavery to advocating for the killing of disobedient children, there’s been a lot of crazy talk by some GOP politicians in the state of Arkansas recently.

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Memo to Joe, Re: Debate

Joe Biden’s job during Thursday’s vice presidential debate is to smoke Paul Ryan out, exposing his fanaticism. And the best way to do this is to force him to take responsibility for the regressive budget he created as chairman of the House Budget Committee.

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Romney’s Party Plays ‘Cut and Blame’

Republican legislators called an emergency meeting to hold President Obama accountable for the lax embassy security that they claim led to the killing of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans in Libya last month. But the GOP itself has cut funding to protect diplomats around the world.

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How Many Wall Street Execs Has Obama Sent to Jail? (Video)

Hint: If you read between the lines of the Obama team’s latest hit on Mitt Romney, you’ll find it’s less than one, and greater than any negative number.

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Bill Clinton Welcomes Back the Old Mitt Romney

“I had a different reaction to that first debate than a lot of people did,” former President Bill Clinton said of the Obama-Romney face-off in Denver last week. “I thought: ‘Wow, here’s old Moderate Mitt. Where you been boy? I missed you all these last two years.’ ”

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Sherrod Brown’s Lessons for Obama

Sen. Sherrod Brown’s uncompromising advocacy on behalf of workers, toughness on trade, and progressive policies on a broad range of other issues have allowed him to build a formidable organization across Ohio, and a large cadre of small donors.

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So Romney Lies—So What? Who Cares?

The man is a serial liar in a society that increasingly tolerates lying and cheating.

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Mitt Goes Around, Comes Around

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Romney’s ‘Etch A Sketch’ Abortion Positions

GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney “reaffirmed” his staunch pro-life position Wednesday, saying his stance on the hot-button issue hasn’t changed. At least not since he became pro-life midway through his political career.

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The Politics of Fear and the Party of Non-Voters

The latest Pew Research Center poll shows Mitt Romney ahead of President Barack Obama among likely voters, 49% to 45%. But the latest Gallup poll shows President Obama leading Romney among likely voters, 50% to 45%.

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Romney Debates Himself, Jack Welch Defends Jobs ‘Truthers,’ and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including details about a pro-life conservative who reportedly pressured his mistress to get an abortion, and a major case makes its way to the Supreme Court. 

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Maybe He Can’t

While admitting the gravest of the president’s left-wing betrayals, Kevin Baker over at Harper’s Magazine gives one of the more sober and compelling arguments for the continued support of Barack Obama in the 2012 election, but also raises the question of whether the man even wants the office.

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U.S. Marine Corps/Cpl. Reece Lodder

Romney’s Foreign Policy a Puzzle That Doesn’t Fit Together

It is no surprise to find a businessman who is clueless with respect to America’s international relations, but when a businessman is running for the American presidency, you would expect an effort to read and learn.

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Billionaire CEO’s Election Warning to Employees, Big Bird Scores a Political Ad, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Bain Capital and Mitt Romney’s connection to Big Tobacoo and why a Republican lawmaker thinks the death penalty is appropriate for kids who don’t respect their parents.

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Giuliani: Obama Moved ‘Too Fast in Overthrowing Mubarak’

It was America’s 44th president, not 2 million protesters occupying Tahrir Square, who tossed the Egyptian dictator out of office at the height of the Arab Spring, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani said backstage at the presidential debate in Denver last week.

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Jesse Johnson: Would Be Governor for the Mountains

The West Virginia Broadcasters Association has excluded West Virginia Mountain Party gubernatorial candidate Jesse Johnson—the only candidate said to represent working people, women and the environment—from its statewide-televised debate Tuesday.

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What Is the Point of Presidential Debates?

In this Web-exclusive segment from Truthdig Radio, FAIR’s Peter Hart argues that the presidential debates are little more than theater and, “in reality, they don’t have much impact on voters.”

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What Is the Point of Presidential Debates?

In this Web-exclusive segment from Truthdig Radio, FAIR’s Peter Hart argues that the presidential debates are about theater and, “in reality, they don’t have much impact on voters.”

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Trick, No Treat

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Reality

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Hearing an Echo on Foreign Policy

Mitt Romney claims to disagree with President Obama on many aspects of foreign policy. We’re still waiting to hear what those differences might be.

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Highly Debatable: The Big Liar’s Biggest Lies

“It’s not easy to debate a liar,” complained an email from one observer of the first presidential debate—and there was no question about which candidate he meant.

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Campaign Drones

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Empty Chair

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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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Krugman Rips Jobs Report ‘Truthers’

The New York Times columnist takes on the conspiracy theorists—former General Electric Chairman Jack Welch (pictured) among them—who cried foul after the jobs report released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that the unemployment rate dropped below 8 percent for the first time in nearly four years. 

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O’Reilly and Stewart ‘Rumble,’ Vie for Laughs in Mock Debate (Video)

The much-hyped political debate between cable personality heavyweights Bill O’Reilly and Jon Stewart turned out to be a very spirited—not to mention popular—affair. The Fox News and Comedy Central hosts squared off over the weekend in a 90-minute “Rumble in the Air-Conditioned Auditorium” at George Washington University that was streamed live online.

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The Many Holes in the Denver Debate

The bloated Pentagon budget, the mounting ravages of climate change and governmental threats to civil liberties were among the issues that were missing from the presidential debate this week.

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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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‘Left, Right & Center’: Jobs, Taxes and Debatable Behavior

The presidential campaign got a jolt this week with an uplifting jobs report and a big debate win for Mitt Romney. The falling unemployment numbers released Friday have skeptics wondering whether unemployment could have dropped 0.3 percentage points last month, just in time for President Obama’s campaign to tout it. The “Left, Right & Center” panelists dissect the implications of these matters and more on this week’s program.

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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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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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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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The Debate

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Oct. 3, 2012

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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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Salesman

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The Wrath of GOP

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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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Mouth-Breather

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The Title Bout

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‘Democracy Now!’ Expands the Presidential Debate

Third-party candidates shut out of the debate in Denver had their voices heard on a special live, expanded broadcast of “Democracy Now!” on Wednesday evening. The program paused to give Green Party candidate Jill Stein and Justice Party candidate Rocky Anderson equal time to respond to questions asked during the official debate.

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