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Mitt Romney’s Question-Mark Economy

As we close in on Election Day, the questions about what Mitt Romney would do if elected grow even larger. Rarely before in American history has a candidate for president campaigned on such a blank slate.

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No Denial: ‘Son of Detroit’ Profited From Bailout—and Jobs Shipped to China

The neglect of the Delphi story by mainstream and even progressive outlets such as MSNBC has been remarkable, particularly because neither Romney nor his campaign has denied it.

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How the Right Wing Lost in 2012

If conservatism were winning, does anyone doubt that Romney would be running as a conservative? Yet unlike Ronald Reagan and Barry Goldwater, Romney is offering an echo, not a choice. His strategy at the end is to try to sneak into the White House on a chorus of me-too’s.

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I Said What I Meant









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Debate Tweet Withdrawals









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The Home Stretch









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Assorted Romney









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Mourdock Won’t Back Down, Krugman Talks Romney Victory, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including new allegations about the Libya attacks and details on efforts to keep voters away from the polls on Election Day.

Posted on Oct 24, 2012 READ MORE


Trump’s October Surprise: More Birther Nonsense

Remember that “very big,” potentially game-changing announcement the billionaire business mogul has been touting regarding the presidential race? Well, it’s basically more of his Obama birther madness.

Posted on Oct 24, 2012 WATCH & LISTEN



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The Democrat Who Could Unseat Michele Bachmann

Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann faces a serious challenge in her re-election bid. His name is Jim Graves, and polls show that he is neck and neck with the tea party favorite.

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Halloween Romney









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Foreign Policy Debate









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U.S. Marine Corps/SSgt Jeff Kaus

Final Debate Offers Unclear Choice of Troubling Policies

The United States is intellectually adrift upon an exceptionally turbulent sea running in the Mediterranean and the Persian Gulf, and on the larger scene, Washington is blundering into serious trouble with Russia and probably with a China that is on the edge of both foreign and domestic crises.

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Dark Money and Citizens United: What Obama and Romney Would and Wouldn’t Do About It

With campaign finance limits rendered nearly meaningless, election spending is on pace to set records. Where does each presidential candidate stand on how to regulate money in politics?

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Trump’s October Surprise, Malkin Criticizes Coulter, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the seven battleground states that could decide the election and a legal victory for Planned Parenthood.

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Obama as Commander-in-Chief, Romney as Banal Bully

The third and last presidential debate was a clear win for the President. He displayed the authority of the nation’s Commander-in-Chief – calm, dignified, and confident. He was assertive without being shrill, clear without being condescending. He explained to a clueless Mitt Romney the way the world actually works.

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Baseball Mitt









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Obama Outpoints Romney in Their Final 2012 Debate

The “horses and bayonets” moment is probably the headline. But the larger story of the third and final presidential debate, ostensibly about foreign policy, is that Mitt Romney didn’t really lay a glove on President Obama. For most of the evening, he didn’t even try.

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Hawks of a Feather Flock Together

The final debate of the presidential campaign was a dismal affirmation by both candidates of a foreign policy that has cost many thousands of lives and injuries and plunged the nation deeply into debt.

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Presidential Debate Wrap-Up: Obama Sinks Romney’s Battleship

With the race as tight as ever, and in light of last week’s spirited and heated debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, all eyes were on Boca Raton, Fla., on Monday night as the presidential candidates squared off for the third and final time before the election. 

Posted on Oct 22, 2012 READ MORE



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Debates, DOMA and Immigration Extremists

Last week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Jim Morrison of Here TV and Truthdig’s Bill Boyarsky discuss debates, alternative candidates and Daniel Ellsberg’s mandate to vote for Obama. Also: How immigration extremists stand in the way of economic recovery.

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Debates, DOMA and Immigration Extremists

Last week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Jim Morrison of Here TV and Truthdig’s Bill Boyarsky discuss debates, alternative candidates and Daniel Ellsberg’s mandate to vote for Obama. Also: How immigration extremists stand in the way of economic recovery.

Posted on Oct 22, 2012 WATCH & LISTEN


The Last Undecided Voter









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Eurozone Bank Supervision









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George McGovern









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Polls









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Political Marriage









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Pinocchio









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Schoolyard Romney









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Undecided









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The Next America

Assuming that neither man faints on the stage at their final debate on Monday, the Obama-Romney race now depends on three smoking guns rarely discussed by candidates: geography, demography, and getting out the right vote.

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Why the Chill on Climate Change?

Not a word has been said in the presidential debates about what may be the most urgent and consequential issue in the world: climate change.

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Two Old Names, One Lesson About Money

The two names that best explain money’s unprecedented political influence in America are not Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, but Montgomery Brewster and Ross Perot.

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Election Fight









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Mr. Fish

McGovern: He Never Sold His Soul

The history books will tell you Richard Nixon won the 1972 election, that George McGovern went down to the worst defeat of any presidential candidate in history. But those who write history do not take into account the moral or the good, what is right or what is wrong, what endures and what does not.

Posted on Oct 21, 2012 READ MORE



Republicans, Racism and Romney

Romney’s campaign is benefiting from racism among voters; Catalonia’s cry for independence is inspiring violent threats from Spanish institutions; meanwhile, “Fifty Shades of Grey’s” immense popularity reflects the modern sexual condition. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Obama Goes on ‘The Daily Show,’ Ryan Mocks GOP ‘War on Women,’ and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Mitt’s “Romnesia,” Joe Walsh’s science fail and the possibility of a split Electoral College come Election Day.

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Mensa Menses









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In Hog Heaven









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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.

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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.

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Romney Son Wants to ‘Take a Swing’ at Obama, a ‘Fox & Friends’ Tax Shocker, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Mitt Romney’s advice to corporate CEOs, an update on the Massachusetts Senate race and Chris Christie making sense.

Posted on Oct 18, 2012 READ MORE


Mittman and Ryan









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The Binders Full of Women









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The Race









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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.”

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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.

Posted on Oct 17, 2012 READ MORE


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