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Tag: Mitt Romney

Obama’s Achilles’ Heel









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20 Percent Tax Cut









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Mitt Washington









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Women and the GOP









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Meet Romney’s Economic Hit Man

Mark the name of R. Glenn Hubbard, the man who will make your life miserable if Mitt Romney is elected president.

Posted on Oct 18, 2012 READ MORE


How Obama Can Smoke Out Mitt

President Obama should propose that the nation’s biggest banks be broken up and their size capped, and that the Glass-Steagall Act be resurrected.

Posted on Oct 18, 2012 READ MORE


‘Daily Show’: Jon Stewart Tackles Romney’s ‘Binders Full of Women’

Jon Stewart has some other ideas for what Mitt Romney could call his “binder.” For example, “Book of Broads” or “Notebook of Nipples.”

Posted on Oct 18, 2012 WATCH & LISTEN


Mittman and Ryan









Posted on Oct 18, 2012 ENLARGE    


Auto Bailout Was a Bonanza for Romney and Friends

Mitt Romney and his wife made at least $15 million (and as much as $115 million) from the very taxpayer-funded auto bailout of 2009 that he opposed, while donors to Republican candidates made more than $4 billion by holding the auto industry and tens of thousands of American jobs hostage.

Posted on Oct 18, 2012 WATCH & LISTEN



AP/Susan Walsh

Daniel Ellsberg Urges People in Swing States to Vote for Obama

The famed whistle-blower has been a sharp critic of the president, but he says a Romney/Ryan administration would be “catastrophically worse.”

Posted on Oct 18, 2012 READ MORE


Bad Arithmetic: Romney’s ‘Jobs Plan’ Numbers Don’t Compute

When innocent citizens asked about unemployment Tuesday night at the town hall presidential debate on Long Island, would Mitt Romney again tout his plan to create 12 million jobs?

Posted on Oct 18, 2012 READ MORE


The Binders Full of Women









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The Race









Posted on Oct 18, 2012 ENLARGE


Obama Punches Back

Not a close call. President Obama won the second presidential debate as clearly and decisively as he lost the first. For anyone who disagrees, three simple words: “Please proceed, Governor.”

Posted on Oct 17, 2012 READ MORE



Binders Full of Women, and Two Women Bound

You may have noticed that the Green Party presidential candidate, Dr. Jill Stein, was absent from the “town hall” presidential debate at Hofstra University the other night. That’s because she was shackled to a chair in a nearby New York police facility, along with her running mate, Green Party vice president nominee Cheri Honkala.

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Romney’s ‘Binders Full of Women,’ Crowley’s Libya Fact Check, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including a wrap-up of the second presidential debate, the latest election poll and a Paul Ryan photo op that’s ripe for a Jon Stewart takedown.

Posted on Oct 17, 2012 READ MORE


Back to the Future









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The Horror Movie









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Still Undecided Voter









Posted on Oct 17, 2012 ENLARGE



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Romney’s Disguise Falls Away

“Lead from behind” may be a sound bite the Obama administration regrets, but debating from behind is clearly something President Obama is very good at. He got the first debate’s wakeup call while Mitt Romney let the encounter in Denver mislead him into confusing petulance with strength.

Posted on Oct 17, 2012 READ MORE



AP/ Carolyn Kaster

Obama Is Back

During Tuesday night’s debate, the president was articulate and forceful—in sharp contrast to his performance in the first presidential debate. He stated his beliefs. He defended his record. He told America where he wanted to take the nation in his second term. And he explained where Romney wanted to take us.

Posted on Oct 17, 2012 READ MORE



AP/David Goldman

Obama Wins Second Debate With His Record, Not His Vision

President Obama may have saved his campaign, but it’s still not clear after Tuesday night’s debate what he would do with a second term.

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The Debate









Posted on Oct 16, 2012 ENLARGE    



Energized Obama Takes Round 2 of Presidential Debates

Advisers to the president had promised that Barack Obama would be more aggressive and passionate in the second debate against Mitt Romney than he had been in the first. And he was. By miles.

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Hofstra Debate









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Romney’s Growth









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Arab Awakening and a Failed European Aeronautics Merger

From the beginning of the Arab Awakening (“Arab Springtime,” as it was, but alas two springtimes have already passed), my opinion has been to stay out of these events, as far as possible, and certainly not to attempt to control them.

Posted on Oct 16, 2012 READ MORE



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If You Don’t Vote, You’re a Loser

There is no single issue more frustrating to the cause of progress than the relative struggle the left has organizing voters and getting them to the polls.

Posted on Oct 16, 2012 READ MORE


Memo to the President: Your Next Debate

President Obama can rebound in Tuesday night’s second presidential debate again Republican challenger Mitt Romney by emphasizing five points.

Posted on Oct 16, 2012 READ MORE


Debate Help









Posted on Oct 15, 2012 ENLARGE



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Obama’s Task Tuesday Night

First, he has to show up. Then, in his second debate with Mitt Romney, President Obama needs to offer not just history lessons and dire warnings, but also a hopeful vision for the next four years.

Posted on Oct 15, 2012 READ MORE


Why Is Mitt Romney Trying to Kill Me?

I’m critical of Obama’s presidency, but my medical emergency convinced me that for Obamacare alone we must re-elect him.

Posted on Oct 15, 2012 READ MORE



White House/Pete Souza

Why Obama Deserves a Second Term

My family survived the Great Recession because of the policies of the Obama administration. I suspect we were not alone in benefiting from one or another of the various relief programs.

Posted on Oct 15, 2012 READ MORE



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Krugman: ‘Ugly Reality’ of the Romney-Ryan Health Care Plan

In his latest Op-Ed, the New York Times columnist rips the Republican presidential ticket for a health care plan that would deny potentially millions of Americans coverage in order to save money—all while proposing a trillion-dollar tax cut that would help the wealthiest Americans.

Posted on Oct 15, 2012 READ MORE



AP/Nati Harnik

Join the Blockade of the Keystone Pipeline

The planned route of this six-state, 1,700-mile proposed pipeline is fast becoming a flashpoint in the war of attrition against the corporate state.

Posted on Oct 15, 2012 READ MORE


Medicare Makeover









Posted on Oct 14, 2012 ENLARGE


Story Book









Posted on Oct 14, 2012 ENLARGE


Romney, the Product

As he tries to engineer a comeback in this week’s presidential debate, President Obama needs to recognize two things. First, when it comes to politics, Mitt Romney treats himself as a product, not a person. Second, Republicans cannot defend their proposals in terms that are acceptable to a majority of voters.

Posted on Oct 14, 2012 READ MORE


Biden Put Ryan-Romney on the Defensive

Some have written that Biden was too hot and overreacted to Obama’s disengagement. But this misreads the net impact of the debate.

Posted on Oct 14, 2012 READ MORE


Mittocchio and Junior









Posted on Oct 14, 2012 ENLARGE


Droid Mitt Romney









Posted on Oct 13, 2012 ENLARGE


Romney’s Big Bird









Posted on Oct 13, 2012 ENLARGE



VP Debate Wrap-Up, Romney Plagiarism Accusation, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including a Wisconsin Republican who says “some girls rape easy,” why Todd Akin should never be allowed to weigh in on scientific matters again and two congressional candidates nearly come to blows at a debate.

Posted on Oct 12, 2012 READ MORE



AP/ David Goldman

Biden to the Rescue

If the question is who did more to help his ticket, Joe Biden won the vice presidential debate by a mile.

Posted on Oct 12, 2012 READ MORE


‘Democracy Now!’ Expands the Vice Presidential Debate

Vice presidential candidates Cheri Honkala of the Green Party and Luis Rodriguez of the Justice Party, who were excluded from the official debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan last night, got the opportunity to weigh in on foreign and domestic policy issues on “Democracy Now!”

Posted on Oct 12, 2012 WATCH & LISTEN



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Why Ron Paul Doesn’t Endorse Romney

Mitt Romney shares none of the libertarian Republican congressman’s misgivings about escalating war in the Middle East, and on the marijuana question, the “famously puritanical Romney would likely bring us back to the era of ‘Just Say No.’ ”

Posted on Oct 12, 2012 READ MORE


Mitt Romney’s Ideas









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Steady Leadership









Posted on Oct 12, 2012 ENLARGE



AP/Carolyn Kaster

The Enemy of My Enemy Is My President

Barack Obama must have done something right, or the hucksters at Goldman Sachs wouldn’t hate him so.

Posted on Oct 11, 2012 READ MORE



AP/Charlie Neibergall

No Room for the Poor in This Election

It’s not surprising that in Thursday’s vice presidential debate Paul Ryan didn’t mention the millions of working poor who would suffer should he and Mitt Romney win in November, but I expected more from Joe Biden.

Posted on Oct 11, 2012 READ MORE


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