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Benghazi Attack Becomes Debate Flash Point

Posted by Mark Landler, NY Times On October - 17 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Mark Landler, NY Times HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — Mitt Romney tried to use the White House’s shifting accounts of the attack on the American mission in Benghazi, Libya, to paint a broad indictment of President Obama as commander in...

Al-Qaeda Again on the Rise

Posted by Peter Brookes, Boston Herald On October - 17 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Peter Brookes, Boston HeraldAfter Team Obama’s horrid handling of the terrible tragedy in Benghazi, Libya, does anyone out there really cling to the left’s quickly unraveling yarn that this administration has a strong record on for...

Actually, Obama’s WH Is Stocked With Lobbyists

Posted by Tim Carney, Examiner On October - 16 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Tim Carney, ExaminerIf Romney wins, will lobbyists defile the White House that Obama has kept so clean and so pure? That’s what Politico suggests with this piece today headlined “Lobbyists ready for a comeback under Romney.&rdq...

What Happens to Children of Unemployed?

Posted by Nancy Cook, National Journal On October - 14 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Nancy Cook, National JournalSANFORD, Fla.—Seventeen-year-old Contessa Skelton learned that her mother had lost her job—for the second time in two years—as they stood in the parking lot outside her dentist’s offi...

Arshad Hasan: The VP Debate Was Really About Congress

Posted by Arshad Hasan On October - 13 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
As much as Paul Ryan tried to mislead, omit, or obfuscate the positions of the Romney-Ryan ticket, the GOP record in Congress tells all the parts of the story that Ryan didn't.

Angst Grows Among Obama’s Supporters

Posted by Glenn Thrush, Politico On October - 10 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Glenn Thrush, PoliticoSome progressives seem to be going into primal panic mode — to the profound annoyance of the Democratic professional political class and an Obama campaign predicting a rebound at next Tuesday’s debate in Long ...

Andrew Breitbart Was the "Perfect Storm"

Posted by Charlie Spiering, DC Examiner On October - 9 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Charlie Spiering, DC ExaminerAndrew Marcus, the director of the long awaited Andrew Brietbart documentary 'Hating Breitbart,' believes he has captured something amazing on film.“It was an absolute blast,” Marcus explained...

Even Joe Scarborough Knows the 7.8% Smells

Posted by Ed Morrissey, Hot Air On October - 5 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Ed Morrissey, Hot AirYes, there is — but it may not be what people think it is, however.  Joe Scarborough and Willie Geist both express skepticism over the “major tickdown to 7.8 percent” in the unemployment rate...

Romney Wins By Two Touchdowns

Posted by Charles Krauthammer, OC Register On October - 5 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Charles Krauthammer, OC RegisterWASHINGTON "“ It was the biggest rout since Agincourt. If you insist, since the Carter-Reagan debate. With a remarkable display of confidence, knowledge and nerve, Mitt Romney won the first 2012 debat...

Mitt’s Win Was No Game Changer

Posted by Robert Shrum, The Daily Beast On October - 4 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Robert Shrum, The Daily BeastUnhappily I was right: Mitt Romney could—and did—win the first debate. But I’m not eloquently panicked, as Andrew Sullivan was during his live blog of Obama’s defeat in Denver. The p...

Mitt Romney’s Sick Joke

Posted by Paul Krugman, New York Times On October - 4 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Paul Krugman, New York Times“No. 1,” declared Mitt Romney in Wednesday’s debate, “pre-existing conditions are covered under my plan.” No, they aren’t — as Mr. Romney’s own...

U.S. Dithers as World Feasts on Energy

Posted by Bob Beauprez, RealClearEnergy On October - 4 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Bob Beauprez, RealClearEnergyCountries around the world are celebrating new oil and natural gas discoveries that hold the promise of greater prosperity for their citizens.Argentina has just announced a find described by YPF CEO Miguel Galuccio as a &a...

The Arab Spring Still Blooms

Posted by Moncef Marzouki, New York Times On September - 28 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Moncef Marzouki, New York TimesTHE violent demonstrations that have spread across the Muslim world in recent weeks have convinced many in the United States and Europe that the Arab revolutions that began in late 2010 are now over and that the democrat...

Romney Loves Cars-Obama Loves Car Workers

Posted by Leo Gerard, In These Times On September - 28 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Leo Gerard, In These TimesGOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, son of an American Motors CEO, naturally says he loves American cars. His wife, as he put it, “drives a couple of Cadillacs.” He’s&nbsp...

This Is Nothing "Like 1979 Tehran"

Posted by Heather Hurlburt, The Guardian On September - 27 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Heather Hurlburt, The GuardianRyan's callow attempt to claim the mantle of Ronald Reagan reveals the Republican presidential team's foreign policy naivetyThis week, GOP vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan topped off a critique of President...

Investors Warned: Step Away From the Kool-Aid

Posted by Patrick Allen, CNBC On September - 27 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Patrick Allen, CNBCEuropean Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi has said he will do “whatever it takes” to defend the euro and Ben Bernanke’s Federal Reserve has gone to infinity and beyond in an attempt to revive t...

Try Hanging "Piss Mohammed" Next to "Piss Christ"

Posted by Mario Loyola, NRO On September - 26 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Mario Loyola, NROAs if by divine intervention, the revoltingly sacrilegious “Piss Christ” portrait will be going on display this Thursday at a ritzy Manhattan gallery right around the corner from...

Mitt Romney: The Bubble Candidate

Posted by Jennifer Granholm, Politico On September - 25 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Jennifer Granholm, Politico“What happened to the governor bubble?” my 78-year-old mom asked me, a hint of sadness in her voice, on a trip through the airport security lines this year after I was term limited from office. &ldquo...

The Great Conservative "No!"

Posted by Tom Carson, American Prospect On September - 24 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Tom Carson, American ProspectIn the ’80s and ’90s, the GOP basked in an atypical rep as “the party of ideas.” Thanks to the liberal project’s distinctly dilapidated charms once Jimmy Carter got done pl...

Just Say What You Stand For, Romney

Posted by Dana Milbank, Washington Post On September - 22 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Dana Milbank, Washington PostThe best political minds at Romney headquarters have come up with an antidote to the candidate’s floundering presidential bid: “More Mitt” — putting more of him in front of more vote...

Marian Wright Edelman: Undocumented and Unafraid

Posted by Marian Wright Edelman On September - 21 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
The courageous self-declared “Undocumented and Unafraid” students in the United We Dream Network risk deportation, organize and speak out tirelessly so that they -- and others -- can have the right to a college education and to live and work with dignity in the country that is their home.

How Libya Makes Obama Vulnerable

Posted by Jay Newton-Small, Time On September - 21 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Jay Newton-Small, Time“Rally around the flag” time is over. For the most part, Republicans—with the exception of Mitt Romney–had held their fire in the wake of Sept. 11 attacks against U.S. embassies in Cairo an...

QE3 Is Just a Bailout for Government

Posted by Jeremy Warner, Daily Telegraph On September - 20 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Jeremy Warner, Daily TelegraphIn the land of the setting sun, QE is now such an everyday part of the economic landscape that it would barely have warranted a mention, let alone an entire column, but for the fact that the latest dollop of “un...

Mitt’s Snake-Bit Season

Posted by Gail Collins, New York Times On September - 19 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Gail Collins, New York TimesOur topic for today is: When Bad Things Happen to Mitt Romney.Really, it’s been the worst run of disasters this side of the Mayan calendar. The Republicans’ woes started last Friday, when Ann and Mitt fi...
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