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The State of the States: Obama’s Odds Still Over 70%

Posted by Nate Silver, NYT On October - 26 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Nate Silver, NYTThursday was a busy day for the polls, with some bright spots for each candidate. But it made clear that Barack Obama maintains a narrow lead in the polling averages in states that would get him to 270 electoral votes. Mr. Obama also r… read more
  

Imogen Lloyd Webber: Glass Half Full, America

Posted by Imogen Lloyd Webber On October - 25 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

We live in a globalized, interlinked, economy — and compared to everywhere else at the moment, America is a good place to be. At present, Europeans feel like passengers on the Titanic. read more
  

Obama has finally learned from Colbert that neologisms are not just snappy ways of packaging important ideas; they are also ways to get your supporters to play an active role in spreading them. read more
  

Benghazi and the Scandal-Obsessed GOP

Posted by Jonathan Bernstein, Salon On October - 21 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Jonathan Bernstein, SalonWhy did Mitt Romney embarrass himself on Libya in this week’s debate? One possibility: Because he, and the Republican Party in general, have opened up an alarming policy deficit between themselves and Barack Obama an… read more
  

Mitt Romney Ad Hits Obama For Inability To Work With Congress

Posted by The Huffington Post On October - 21 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

The Romney campaign released a new TV ad Sunday contrasting Mitt Romney’s tenure as governor of Massachusetts with President Barack Obama’s first term in office,… read more
  

The news that Obama has chosen dialogue over saber rattling gives Romney the opportunity to vent his criticism at the sole foreign policy debate that falls on the 50th anniversary of the night when President John F. Kennedy first made public the existence of Soviet nuclear missiles in Cuba. read more
  

The Un-President

Posted by Daniel Henninger, Wall Street Journal On October - 18 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Daniel Henninger, Wall Street JournalConventional wisdom holds that Barack Obama "lost" in Denver because he lacked intensity. He brought his A-game to Hofstra this week. There's still a problem. The most significant event in the 2012 p… read more
  

Documentary Uses Basketball As A Bridge To Iran

Posted by Kia Makarechi On October - 18 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

With the drumbeat of war coursing through American politics once again, a curious little documentary titled "The Iran Job" appears to provide a would-be path… read more
  

Perennial GOP Mission Still Far Off For 2012

Posted by AP On October - 18 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

NEW YORK — Like Chicago Cubs fans in spring, Jewish Republicans start every presidential election season hoping this will be their year. They hope American… read more
  

Peter Alexander Meyers: Deception: An Election Primer

Posted by Peter Alexander Meyers On October - 18 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

The real issue in this election — and it is both fundamental and urgently important — concerns the proper uses of government. read more
  

The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Barack Obama says his administration has created 5 million jobs

Early in the second presidential debate at Hofstra University, President Barack Obama answered a question from a young voter seeking reassurance th… read more

  

Why the 2012 Race May Come Down to Coal

Posted by David Roberts, Foreign Policy On October - 17 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

David Roberts, Foreign PolicyMitt Romney and the U.S. coal industry are engaged in a very public love affair. In August, the Republican candidate stood on a stage in Ohio and condemned Barack Obama's "war on coal," backed by a group of … read more
  

Barack Obama: Says Mitt Romney refused to say whether he'd sign the Lilly Ledbetter bill.

Posted by Politifact.com Truth-O-Meter rulings from National On October - 16 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Obama: Mitt Romney refused to say whether he supports Lilly Ledbetter Act

Asked about fair pay for women during the second presidential debate, President Barack Obama was quick to bring up the first piece of l… read more

  

Death by Ideology

Posted by Paul Krugman, New York Times On October - 15 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Paul Krugman, New York TimesMitt Romney doesn't see dead people. But that's only because he doesn't want to see them; if he did, he'd have to acknowledge the ugly reality of what will happen if he and Paul Ryan get their way on hea… read more
  

Barack Obama: As governor, "Mitt Romney raised nursing home fees eight times."

Posted by Politifact.com Truth-O-Meter rulings from National On October - 15 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Obama ad says Romney raised nursing home fees eight times in Mass.

A new Obama campaign ad urges middle-class voters to pay attention to Medicaid, the government health program most commonly known for providi… read more

  

The Electoral College system is pretty weird. No other country has anything like it (and bear in mind, every country with a written constitution has had the benefit of the U.S. precedent when they designed their own system). read more
  

Jeffrey Feldman: One Word Can Win The Next Debate

Posted by Jeffrey Feldman On October - 15 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Almost 4 years after it was published, his New York Times Op-Ed "Let Detroit Go Bankrupt" is still the clearest statement of a sociopathic economic… read more
  

If you want a president who believes enough in you to invest in you and your future now, then vote for me. If you want a president who appears to want to go back to the policies George W. Bush, go for it, but don’t blame me when the roof comes crashing down. read more
  

The Joke’s on Joe Biden

Posted by Michael Medved, The Daily Beast On October - 12 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Michael Medved, The Daily BeastIn the last 40 years of presidential politics, Democrats have often derided their Republican rivals as jokers and buffoons. But they have never before laughed in their faces on national TV. In that sense, Joe Biden made … read more
  

Biden Gave Dems the Show They Wanted

Posted by Jonathan Cohn, New Republic On October - 12 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Jonathan Cohn, New RepublicTonight Democrats got the show they wanted – and President Obama may have gotten the boost he needed. Appearing in Danville, Kentucky on Thursday night, Vice President Joe Biden gave one of the most aggressive, passionate, a… read more
  

Biden-Ryan Debate: It’s All About Joe

Posted by Jon Ward On October - 11 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

DANVILLE, Ky. –- Joe Biden did everything President Barack Obama did not last week, and a good bit more. The vice president dominated the spotlight… read more
  

The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Biden: Romney called ending the Iraq war ‘tragic’

The vice presidential debate started off with questions about the Obama administration’s handling of the lethal attacks on the Libyan consulate in Septembe… read more

  

Jeff Flake, an Arizona Republican congressman running for U.S. Senate, said Wednesday he had not and would not sign the no-tax pledge from Grover Norquist’s… read more
  

The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Super PAC says Romney takes from education, gives to millionaires

A new super PAC ad accuses Mitt Romney of pushing deep cuts in education to finance a tax cut for the wealthy. The ad from Priorities USA Act… read more

  
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