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The Democratic National Convention Day 3: Recapping President Obama’s Speech

President Obama invoked “hope” and “change” in his DNC speech, but not in the same way he did in 2008. Instead, he presented a more subdued and realistic view of what his second term in office would look like if he is re-elected in November while trying to show Americans they are better off today than they were four years ago.

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Democrats Show Republicans How It’s Done

Judging by the party conventions, you’d wonder why this election is even close.

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Mitt Romney and China

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Recap: Democratic National Convention Day 2

Highlights of the second day of the Democratic National Convention included speeches by Bill Clinton and Elizabeth Warren, plus a last-minute change for President Obama’s address Thursday night.

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Convention Bump

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Convention Bounce

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Listen: Nicki Minaj ‘Endorses’ Mitt Romney ... Maybe?

Did Nicki Minaj seriously offer her support to GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney or is it just a publicity stunt? Those are the questions being asked after the musician and rapper gave a profanity-filled endorsement in the song “Mercy,” which is featured on Lil Wayne’s new mixtape “Dedication 4.”

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Fox News Hates on Michelle Obama’s Speech

Fox News was not impressed with Michelle Obama’s highly praised prime-time address at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday night, criticizing the first lady for, of all things, using the speech to focus on government.

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Recap: Democratic National Convention Day 1

Highlights of the first day of the Democratic National Convention, including speeches by first lady Michelle Obama and keynote speaker Julian Castro, plus a video tribute to Ted Kennedy that included a not-so-subtle swipe at Mitt Romney.

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Thoughts of MittMao

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Democratic Convention Day 1: Keynote Speaker Julian Castro’s Address (Excerpts)

Sections of San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro’s speech have been released a few hours before he’s scheduled to address the Democratic National Convention as its keynote speaker.

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Mitt Romney: ‘Tax Avoider on a Grand Scale’

Joseph Stiglitz, “one of the few members of the economics profession committed to scientific empiricism, not ideology or servitude to the rich,” as one reader put it, writes that the habit of tax avoidance typical of Mitt Romney’s class makes it difficult to publicly fund things like education, technology, and infrastructure, upon which modern economies depend to flourish.

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6 Questions for the Author of ‘Boss Rove’

Scott Horton of Harper’s Magazine speaks with Craig Unger, contributing editor at Vanity Fair, about “Boss Rove,” Unger’s new expose of the unofficial godfather of the Republican Party and perhaps the greatest beneficiary of the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision, Karl Rove.

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Ralph Reed: Back From the Dead

Ralph Reed, the disgraced conservative political operative and evangelical leader who took secret money from former super-lobbyist and convicted felon Jack Abramoff, returned from political purgatory during the Republican National Convention last week.

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Madeleine Albright: Why Would Any Woman Vote for Mitt?

The former secretary of state articulated in an interview Monday what quite a few people have probably thought but not publicly stated, especially given the GOP’s recent assault against women’s rights.

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Too Many Mitts

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Conservatives Celebrate Empty Chair Day, Moore Calls Eastwood ‘Crazy,’ and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including a top GOP lawmaker’s Labor Day gaffe and a warning from “Walker, Texas Ranger” star Chuck Norris.

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Anti-Labor Day

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Life Is Sacred

The giddy, money-drenched, choreographed carnival in Tampa and the one coming up in Charlotte divert us from the real world—the one steadily collapsing around us.

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N.Y. Probes Bain Capital’s Tax Strategy

Questions about Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s record at Bain Capital are not likely to go away any time soon, especially now that it’s been revealed that Bain is among a number of major private equity firms under investigation by the New York state attorney general’s office for tax-related reasons.

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Tampa Defines the Charlotte Imperative

The Obama Democrats who gather in Charlotte this week have a big advantage over Tampa’s Romney Republicans.

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Romney’s Lies and Liars

I once wrote, about Gerald Ford, that an honest politician is one who lies only when he has to. Ford, a pretty straight shooter, is gone now. He has been replaced by Mitt Romney the ignorant and Paul Ryan the liar.

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The Underbelly of the Republican Convention

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: We take a hard look at the 2012 GOP convention in Tampa, Fla., from the partying to the homophobia to the shadowy fundraising. And what’s this about welfare reform?

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‘Left, Right & Center’: Goodbye Tampa, Hello Charlotte

Mitt Romney chose the final moments of this week’s hurricane-shortened convention for what was arguably his best outing of the 2012 campaign. Too bad convention planners put actor-slash-legend Clint Eastwood up on the same night, to slash and burn his way through a bit of theater that would’ve done Samuel Beckett proud. The “Left, Right & Center” panelists discuss the ramifications on this week’s episode.

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We Built the Romneytron

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The Underbelly of the Republican Convention

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: We take a hard look at the 2012 GOP convention in Tampa, from the partying to the homophobia to the shadowy fundraising. And what’s this about welfare reform?

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Obama Responds to Eastwood, Rush Praises Clint, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including another possible Paul Ryan lie, and a key battleground state makes a decision that could affect the presidential election’s outcome.

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Rachel Maddow at a Loss for Words After Clint’s RNC Speech

As host of her very own MSNBC program, the loquacious Rachel Maddow pretty much always has something to say about the day’s issues. But occasionally, even Maddow gets tongue-tied. Like, for example, when she tried to explain actor Clint Eastwood’s dialogue with an empty chair at the Republican National Convention. 

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Clint Eastwood Tells Us Something About the GOP

The 82-year-old actor-director-tough guy gave a bizarre and rambling, sometimes incoherent speech at the Republican National Convention on Thursday, centered on a mock interview with an imaginary President Obama sitting in a nearby empty chair.

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Fox News Points Out Paul Ryan’s Lies ... and Pigs Fly?

Fox News used the words “deceiving” and “dazzling” to describe Paul Ryan’s speech at the GOP convention; British support of possible American military intervention in Syria could signal another blunder as terrible as the Iraq War; meanwhile, Israeli ex-soldiers finally admit to heinous treatment of Palestinian children. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Ryan’s Diet of Whoppers

Has there ever been a more dishonest presidential campaign than the one Republicans are waging right now?

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Foreign Affairs: How Romney’s Millions Went Tax-Free Overseas

On the same day that Mitt Romney cracked his birther “joke,” new evidence indicated that he and his partners at Bain Capital have used questionable methods to avoid federal taxes.

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Romney, Ryan and Rand

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Michael Moore: People Should Start to Practice the Words ‘President Romney’

The Academy Award-winning director is among those predicting a Romney victory in November. Why? Because the right is outstripping the left in money and motivation. And because Obama’s performance over the last four years has discouraged the liberal public.

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Fox News Speculates Hologram Reagan Will Endorse Romney at Convention

What better way to remind Republicans that Mitt Romney is not Ronald Reagan than by bringing out the former president in hologram form at the convention?

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GOP Convention Day 3: Paul Ryan’s Many Lies

Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan’s convention speech was good, according to CNN’s Wolf Blitzer. Even if it was, you know, filled with factual errors and all.

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Fear and Loathing in Florida 2012

The tea partyers are useful hucksters, but those barbarians are not yet at the gate. The real fear and loathing rest where they have always been, in the familiar guise of freshly tailored suits, cigar-chomping patriarchs with their women trailing five steps behind.

Posted on Aug 29, 2012 READ MORE


Workers Feel the Pain of Bain

Four hardy souls from rural Illinois joined tens of thousands of people undeterred by threats of Hurricane Isaac during this week’s Republican National Convention.

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Ryan and the P90X Republicans

Something odd is happening in Mitt Romney’s Republican Party. The GOP is marketing the concept that a great many Americans need to suffer before they can prosper. The government needs the equivalent of a P90X regimen—and never mind checking first whether it will actually be good for the country.

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Racist Taunt Gets Attendees Evicted at Convention

Two attendees at the Republican National Convention were removed from the grounds after tossing nuts at a black camera operator for CNN and saying, “This is how we feed animals,” the network said.

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Convention Speaker Complains: Government Doesn’t Give Me Enough Money

Aren’t Republicans supposed to argue that the government gives out too much money, not that it gives out too little? Evidently, someone forgot to tell that to GOP convention speaker Phil Archuletta, a business owner who ripped the government for not giving him more financial help.

Posted on Aug 28, 2012 READ MORE



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Rick Santorum Wants to Hold Your Hand

Rick Santorum ran a little wild Tuesday night in Tampa, saying he held the hand of dirty farmers as well as the American dream, and referring to President Obama in dictatorial terms.

Posted on Aug 28, 2012 READ MORE


Watch the Republican National Convention Live Right Here

Behold as Mitt Romney is nominated, Rick Santorum talks about holding hands and Chris Christie eats a sandwich. Thanks, YouTube.

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Top 5 Things Santorum Didn’t Say About Romney in Convention Speech

Rick Santorum had plenty of negative things to say about President Barack Obama during his speech Tuesday night at the Republican National Convention. In fact, it seems he had more bad things to say about Obama than good things to say about Mitt Romney, his party’s presidential nominee.

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Wrapped in Wood

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Romney Gets Nominated, Giffords Starts Gabby PAC, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including some highlights of Day 2 of the Republican National Convention.

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Romney and the Media Parrot

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How Romney Keeps Lying Through His Big White Teeth

The Republican Party has developed three means of bypassing the mainstream media and its fact-checkers.

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AP/Charles Dharapak

Convention Day Two: Ron Paul Delegates Lose Fight to Be Reseated

Tuesday’s roll call vote to nominate Mitt Romney for president at the Republican National Convention didn’t go off without a hitch, as Ron Paul supporters caused quite a ruckus. Still, a boisterous chant of “seat Maine now” was not enough to reseat 10 delegates from the state who are supportive of Paul’s presidential candidacy.

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Paul Ryan: Rape Is a ‘Method of Conception’

Rep. Paul Ryan, who comes from the party that brought you such ridiculous notions as women rarely get pregnant from “legitimate rape” and a child conceived from rape is just like a child born out of wedlock, added one more to the chorus of stupid GOP ideas on rape during a recent interview. 

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