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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Medicare Makeover

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Story Book

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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.

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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.

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Mittocchio and Junior

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Droid Mitt Romney

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Romney’s Big Bird

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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.

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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.

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‘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!”

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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.’ ”

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Mitt Romney’s Ideas

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Steady Leadership

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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.

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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.

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A GOP Shift on Taxes?

When it comes to tax policy, Mitt Romney is not merely a spinner, an equivocator or a run-of-the-mill dissembler. He’s a liar.

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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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America’s Recovery Stands Out in a Shaky World

Unemployment is still too high, income is still too low and the recovery is still much too slow—but the United States is faring considerably better than other developed nations against the threat of a renewed recession.

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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 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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Player

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Debate Fallout

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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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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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Gridlock

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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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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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Occupy Sesame Street

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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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Most Wanted

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Clear Loser

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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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