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GOP Unfair to Women

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Romney Relief

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On Another Planet

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Non-Kenyan White Men for Romney

Won’t it be great to have someone in the mold of George W. Bush back in the White House?

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Hurricane Sandy Blows Away Political Pretense and Ideological Nonsense

When the superstorm destroyed swaths of the Northeast, darkened our largest city and plunged a huge section of the nation into crisis, the anti-government ideology of the tea party Republicans—and its panderers like Mitt Romney—was exposed for what it is.

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More Jobs, Lousy Wages, and the Desertion of Non-College White Men From the Democratic Party

The two most important trends, confirmed in Friday’s jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, are that (1) jobs slowly continue to return, and (2) those jobs are paying less and less.

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Even in Writing, Obama and Romney Ignore Climate Change

Even in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, neither President Obama nor Mitt Romney discussed the pressing issue of climate change in a pair of CNN op-eds the presidential candidates wrote, making one of their final pleas to voters before next week’s election.

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How Do You Vote for Compromise?

Here’s where we have arrived as a country: We are so polarized that even compromise has become a partisan issue.

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The War on Nate Silver

Nate Silver is seen by conservatives as a threat to Republicans this election. It’s not simply because Silver, the statistician behind the New York Times-hosted FiveThirtyEight blog, predicts that President Obama will win the election. Rather, it’s also because Silver is one of the most accurate forecasters out there.

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Waiting for Obama, Democrats Will Lose the House

Why can’t the Democrats landslide these Republicans as Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Harry Truman, John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Baines Johnson would surely have done?

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GOP Campaign Manager Resigns After Fake Hurricane Sandy Tweets

Shashank Tripathi, the Twitter troll who went by the handle @ComfortablySmug and deliberately spread false information when the massive storm hit the East Coast on Monday, has apologized.

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Americans Think Obama Will Win, Polls Be Damned

It’s going down to the wire as an extremely close election, but a majority of Americans (54 percent) believes Barack Obama will beat Mitt Romney, according to Gallup, even though the same polling outfit shows Romney in the lead.

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AP/Lynne Sladky

Mitt Romney Knows Where You Live—And So Much More

The Democratic and Republican campaigns have accumulated a tremendous amount of political and personal data on millions of Americans.

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Republican God

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Halloween Costume

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Latino Vote

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BBQ on Women

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White House/Pete Souza

Time to Play the Race Card—Again

Republicans are ending this campaign where they began four years ago, questioning the legitimacy of an elected black president with an odd (to us) name.

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Romney Bus

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Frankenstorm Election

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Swinger State

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Abortion

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Why I’m Voting Green

The November election is not a battle between Republicans and Democrats. It is not a battle between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. It is a battle between the corporate state and us.

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Trick or Treat Mitt

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Trump’s Bombshell

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Romney and Mourdock

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Watch: Republican Rips Own Party for Being ‘Full of Racists’

A former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell charged the Republican Party with racism after remarks in which John Sununu, a surrogate for Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, suggested race was a factor in Powell’s endorsement of President Obama.

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Blacks More Likely Than Other Groups to Identify as Gay

A recent study shows blacks in the U.S. are more likely to identify as gay than other ethnic groups; saggy pants have become illegal in a Florida city; meanwhile, Mitt Romney’s work for big tobacco is at odds with his professed Mormon beliefs. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Fox News and Libya

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Presidential Debate 2012

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Big Bird, Binders and Bayonets

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If You Succumb to Cynicism, the Regressives Win it All

The Koch brothers, Karl Rove, the rabid Republican right, CEOs and Wall Street titans who want to entrench their privileges and tax advantages – all of them would like nothing better than for every progressive in America to throw in the towel.

Posted on Oct 26, 2012 READ MORE


In Defense of the Undecided Voter

A confession: I recently received my Colorado ballot but, even though my state will play a key role in the presidential election, I still haven’t voted.

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The Final Days of a Bad Campaign

Beneath his cool exterior, there is passion and a trash-talking crudeness hidden in President Obama.

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What America Will We Pick?

This election is only tangentially a fight over policy. It is also a fight about meaning and identity—and that’s one reason why voters are so polarized. It’s about who we are and who we aspire to be.

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AP/ Michael Conroy

Three Blind Mice: GOP Candidates Mourdock, Akin and Walsh

Republican Richard Mourdock tells us that a pregnancy resulting from a rape is “a gift of God” and in doing so seeks to deny the religious freedom of women.

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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.

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Polls

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Political Marriage

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The Not-So-Hidden Obama Agenda

Everywhere you turn, President Obama is accused of not offering a clear second-term agenda. It’s not surprising that Republicans say it, but you also hear it from quarters sympathetic to the president. But how true is the charge?

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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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Foreign Funds

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Election Fight

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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’s Achilles’ Heel

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20 Percent Tax Cut

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