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Wanna Get Away From Romney or Obama’s America? JetBlue Will Evacuate You

The airline is raffling off 1,000 free tickets to foreign destinations for sore losers who can’t stand the idea of living under the other guy’s rule.

Posted on Oct 3, 2012 READ MORE


The Secret GOP-Dem Effort to Shut Out Third Parties

Do you know to what extent the corporate-sponsored presidential debates are rigged via secret agreements between the Democrats and Republicans? George Farah, author of the book, “No Debate: How the Republican and Democratic Parties Secretly Control the Presidential Debates,” does, and he’s ready to tell you.

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Documentary Claims Obama’s Mother Was a ‘Porn Star’

Just when you thought you had heard the craziest Obama conspiracy theory out there, another one magically springs up and challenges to take its place.

Posted on Oct 3, 2012 READ MORE



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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.

Posted on Oct 3, 2012 READ MORE


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.

Posted on Oct 3, 2012 READ MORE



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Major European Aerospace Merger Sends Shockwaves Around the Globe

The West Europeans are contemplating handing their independent arms and aerospace companies over to a conglomerate that would bestow on the United States an effective veto over the greater part of Europe’s rival defense industry.

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Romney’s Sense of Humor

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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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What Romney Supporters Said at a Denver Rally

President Obama has defanged the military, gave his first interview to Muslim journalists and “seeks to purposefully bankrupt and bring about the downfall of America,” fans of Mitt Romney argued at a campaign event Monday.

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Legendary Football Quarterback Endorses Mitt Romney

In his best effort to appear knowledgeable about matters of social importance, former Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway cutely endorsed Mitt Romney ahead of the presidential debate in the Mile High City on Wednesday.

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Which Mitt Will Show Up to Debate?

It promises to be an epic clash: Mitt Romney vs. Mitt Romney. Oh, and President Obama will be there, too.

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Romney Ryan Calendar

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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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Romney Debates

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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.

Posted on Sep 30, 2012 READ MORE


The Tawdry Tycoon Who Hosted That ‘47 Percent’ Party

Amid the ongoing uproar over Mitt Romney’s snooty remarks at a Florida fundraiser concerning the “47 percent” who pay no federal income taxes, the party’s high-rolling host hasn’t drawn quite as much attention as he deserves.

Posted on Sep 30, 2012 READ MORE


‘Left, Right & Center’: Presidential Debates and Bibi Draws a Line

Romney and Obama face off in their first presidential debate next week. Whom do they need to reach? What topics should they address? Are their portrayals of American workers accurate or productive? How should the U.S. respond to Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech about Iran’s uranium enrichment program? The “Left, Right & Center” panelists debate these questions on this week’s show.

Posted on Sep 28, 2012 READ MORE



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.

Posted on Sep 28, 2012 READ MORE



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Leftists Explain Things to Me

You don’t have to participate in this system, but you do have to describe it and its complexities and contradictions accurately, and you do have to understand that when you choose not to participate, it better be for reasons more interesting than the cultivation of your own moral superiority, which is so often also the cultivation of recreational bitterness.

Posted on Sep 28, 2012 READ MORE


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.

Posted on Sep 27, 2012 READ MORE


The Choice Between Automatons and Leaders

Ask corporate executives what they really want in a legislator, and they probably won’t use words like “principled” or “well-informed.”

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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!

Posted on Sep 27, 2012 READ MORE



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Republicans Lost the War With Women the Moment They Declared It

A new poll shows that Obama will likely win re-election thanks overwhelmingly to female voters. Fight a war with women and you’ll lose, because women have always had to fight harder.

Posted on Sep 27, 2012 READ MORE


Romney Has a Jobs Plan ... for China

You may never have heard of Sensata Technologies, but in this election season, you’ve probably heard the name of its owner, Bain Capital, the company co-founded and formerly run by Mitt Romney.

Posted on Sep 26, 2012 READ MORE



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Repackaging Mitt as a Compassionate Conservative? Why It’s Too Late

Romney’s stories on the campaign trail have been about business successes—people who started businesses in garages and grew their companies into global giants, millionaires who began poor. Curiously absent from these narratives have been the stories of ordinary Americans caught in an economy over which they have no control. At least until now.

Posted on Sep 26, 2012 READ MORE



Paul Ryan on ‘The Stench,’ a ‘Dumber’ Romney, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including why Mitt Romney says his heart aches, the GOP is back to supporting Todd Akin and his ridiculous “legitimate rape” comments, and the latest Fox News failure.

Posted on Sep 26, 2012 READ MORE



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Keeping Latinos Away From the Polls

In many states, the number of eligible Latino citizens that could be affected by barriers to voting exceeds the margin of victory of the 2008 presidential election.

Posted on Sep 26, 2012 READ MORE



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Women Give Obama a Huge Boost in Swing States

Women in Ohio prefer Barack Obama to Mitt Romney by a margin of 25 points, according to a new poll. In Pennsylvania, it’s 21 points and in Florida, another swing state, women gave the president a 19-point edge.

Posted on Sep 26, 2012 READ MORE


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Romney Voter Drive Dust-Up, GOP Lawmaker’s Possible Prostitution Link, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the real percentage of Americans who receive financial help from the federal government and the Massachusetts Senate race between Republican Scott Brown and Democrat Elizabeth Warren gets nasty.

Posted on Sep 25, 2012 READ MORE



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October Surprise?

After a series of dream-come-true gaffes and blunders from Mitt Romney in recent weeks, Obama and his savvy campaign staff should really be home free, having run political circles around their Republican opponent as he was running circles around himself. There’s only one problem: the world.

Posted on Sep 25, 2012 READ MORE



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Millions of Latinos May Kiss Their Votes Goodbye

Laws recently enacted in several states where minority votes could swing the election may prevent up to 10 million eligible Latino voters from casting their ballots this November, a new study shows.

Posted on Sep 25, 2012 READ MORE



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California OKs Same-Day Voter Registration, as Long as It’s Not Today

With the signature of Gov. Jerry Brown secured, California became the 11th state to allow voters to register on Election Day. Just not this Election Day. Or the next one, if officials can’t launch a statewide database that is part of the deal and not expected to be ready until 2015.

Posted on Sep 25, 2012 READ MORE



A Voting Issue That Isn’t (Video)

When Michelle Obama called voting rights “the movement of our era” in a speech Saturday night, she didn’t specifically mention the Republican-led crusade for restrictive voter identification laws. She didn’t have to.

Posted on Sep 24, 2012 READ MORE


Looking for That ‘47 Percent,’ Mitt? Check Red States and Elderly Republicans

Watching him on video, the Republican nominee sounds not only vulgar and arrogant, but profoundly ignorant about the nation he hopes to govern.

Posted on Sep 24, 2012 READ MORE



Obama the ‘Clear Favorite,’ Clinton Aide Goes Rogue, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including one state increasing access to birth control, Rick Perry’s poor debate performances explained and a funny “Saturday Night Live” parody of undecided voters.

Posted on Sep 24, 2012 READ MORE



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Mitt Romney’s Biggest Problem: He’s Giving the GOP Exactly What It Wants in a Candidate

There are two major theories about why Romney is dropping in the polls. One is Romney is a lousy candidate, unable to connect with people or make his case.The second is that Americans are finally beginning to see how radical the GOP has become, and are repudiating it.

Posted on Sep 24, 2012 READ MORE


‘Left, Right & Center’: Mom, Apple Pie and Wealth Redistribution?

If Mitt Romney was waiting for a change of subject before releasing more tax returns, this Friday of a week-from-hell was that day. His 2011 return shows him to be the kind of guy who does not take all the deductions to which he’s entitled. The “Left, Right & Center” commentators consider this and other matters on this week’s show.

Posted on Sep 22, 2012 READ MORE


Mitt Tells the Truth

Like everyone else, we watched the movie of the week — that clandestine video from Mitt Romney’s fundraiser in Florida. Thanks to that anonymous cameraperson, we now have a record of what our modern day, wealthy gentry really thinks about the rest of us — and it’s not pretty.

Posted on Sep 21, 2012 READ MORE


Four Reasons Why Romney Still Might Win

For the last several days I’ve been deluged with calls from my inside-the-beltway friends telling me “Romney’s dead.” Hold it. Rumors of Romney’s demise are premature for at least four reasons:

Posted on Sep 21, 2012 READ MORE



Romney Releases Tax Return, Clinton Visits ‘The Daily Show,’ and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the latest swing state polls, why Paul Ryan was booed at the annual AARP conference and “Saturday Night Live” pokes fun at Mitt Romney’s “47 percent” comment in prime time.

Posted on Sep 21, 2012 READ MORE



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The Freeloaders in Mitt Romney’s Orbit

Watching Mitt Romney talk about the 47 percent of Americans he says are freeloaders, I thought of Paul Ryan’s mom, a Medicare recipient.

Posted on Sep 21, 2012 READ MORE


Drug Dealers Protecting Their Turf

Colorado is the frontline in the war on marijuana. Will voters trust that their beer-mogul-turned-governor is actually worried about health and children?

Posted on Sep 21, 2012 READ MORE



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Romney’s Class Warfare

Now, at least, there can be no doubt about who is waging class warfare in this presidential campaign. Mitt Romney would pit the winners against the “victims,” the smug-and-rich against the down-on-their-luck, the wealthy tax avoiders against those too poor to owe income tax.

Posted on Sep 20, 2012 READ MORE



Mitt’s New Message, Obama’s ‘Biggest Failure,’ and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including why women in New Mexico may soon have to prove they were “forcibly raped” to get welfare and one of Jon Stewart’s most epic takedowns of Fox News.

Posted on Sep 20, 2012 READ MORE



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Feast of Fools

The campaigns don’t favor the voters with the gratitude and respect owed to their standing as valuable citizens participating in making such a thing as a common good. They stay on message with their parsing of democracy as the ancient Greek name for the American Express card.

Posted on Sep 20, 2012 READ MORE



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Not a Gaffe, but the Real Romney

Hey, Mitt, why start with the 47 percent? Fully 100 percent of the nation’s 500 biggest corporations are dependent on various kinds of corporate welfare – subsidies, giveaways, bailouts, waivers and other dazzling preferences – while many pay no tax at all on very substantial profits.

Posted on Sep 20, 2012 READ MORE


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