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Swinging the Swing State: Working Class Whites Now Less Than 50% of Voters in Ohio

Swinging the Swing State: Working Class Whites Now Less Than 50% of Voters in Ohio
For the first time, working-class whites make up less than half of Ohio's eligible voters, part of a demographic shift in a key Midwestern swing state that is pushing political parties to widen their appeal beyond the once-dominant bloc. Nationwide, working-class whites are more likely to be socially conservative, less optimistic about their futures and skeptical of big government. But in Ohio, the group has been much more politically divided: encompassing deeply religious, GOP-leaning conservatives in rural areas as well as unionized blue-collar Democrats in cities.
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Sen Elizabeth Warren Has Some Fighting Words

Sen Elizabeth Warren Has Some Fighting Words
Senator Elizabeth Warren recently laid out 11 core progressive values in a powerful speech at Netroots Nations. Watch the video on the flip, in which the senator explains how these principles are fundamentally American — and something we should be fighting to support.
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Because 'I Miss Bush' Sounded Too Much Like Contraception

Because 'I Miss Bush' Sounded Too Much Like Contraception
Finally, proof that the GOP has truly hit rock bottom. No, it's not their "corporations are people with religious beliefs" piling on in the wake of the Hobby Lobby case. It's not even their candidates and talk radio loudmouths who think women only use birth control for "recreational sex." Nope, it's these "I Miss W" t-shirts the GOP is shilling for $27 a pop.
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Transportation Crisis: Republicans Looking for Hostages, Not Solutions

Transportation Crisis: Republicans Looking for Hostages, Not Solutions
An effort to move forward legislation in the Senate to pay for national transportation projects stalled today because Senate Republicans are insisting on spending cuts to match the funds we need to fix our roads, bridges and public transit.
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Offsides Ann Coulter Goes Off on 'Liberal' Game of Soccer

Offsides Ann Coulter Goes Off on 'Liberal' Game of Soccer
In one of her more inane screeds, Ann Coulter has attempted to politicize soccer – liberals love it, and true conservatives should hate it. The reasoning behind it is, let's say, a bit unclear.
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Fox News Actually Said This: Obama Captured Benghazi Ringleader to Hype Hillary's Book

Fox News Actually Said This: Obama Captured Benghazi Ringleader to Hype Hillary's Book
Fox News commentators actually said this: that Barack Obama captured one of the Benghazi ringleaders specifically to promote Hillary Clinton's new memoir. So which is it, Fox? Obama as bumbling idiot, or nefarious mastermind? You only get to choose one.
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Rand Paul vs Miss USA Contestant on Bergdahl: Who Makes More Sense?

Rand Paul vs Miss USA Contestant on Bergdahl: Who Makes More Sense?
Both Rand Paul, speaking at a Texas Republican Party event, and Miss Louisiana, at the Miss USA competition, had something to say about Obama bringing home U.S. POW Bowe Bergdahl. Who made more sense? Let's find out...
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Straight Up Bribery: VA State Senate Kneecaps Medicaid

Straight Up Bribery: VA State Senate Kneecaps Medicaid
Virginia Sen. Phillip P. Puckett will announce his resignation today, effective immediately, paving the way to appoint his daughter to a judgeship and Puckett to the job of deputy director of the state tobacco commission, and more importantly, for the GOP to gain control of the state senate — shutting down any progress made in health care expansion. Is it outright bribery? Probably.
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Hey GOP: Stop Politicizing Terrorism

Hey GOP: Stop Politicizing Terrorism
Let us pause to observe a moment of silence for a time when politics stopped at the water’s edge. That quaint notion of national unity was mortally wounded immediately after the attack in Benghazi, and finally succumbed to complications after a prisoner exchange for an American POW in Afghanistan.
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Apology for POW Swap? Obama Tells GOP to Stuff It

Apology for POW Swap? Obama Tells GOP to Stuff It
In another amazing display of sheer audacity, Republicans have demanded President Obama apologize for the prisoner swap that freed POW Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from the Taliban in Afghanistan. Well, in a recent speech, Obama told them where they could shove it.
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