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Kurt Bill's Campaign Gets Chauvinistic With the Addition of Salty Staffer Osskopp

Mike Osskopp has a long history of rude and mean-spirited behavior. As Chief of Staff for Rep. John Kline he calls the police on any Democrats who come to Kline's office. He's infamous for standing outside a Democratic event and yelling about the attendees "jap" cars.
Generally, Kline is pretty rude to anybody who doesn't agree with him and Osskopp fits right in as his top staffer.
So when the Kurt Bills campaign veered from weirdness to weirdly and counterproductively mean-spirited I noted that Osskopp was now working for Bills.
They got chauvinistic wh...
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Oakland City Council Closed to Slain Citizen's Family and Supporters

Last night, I went to attend meeting Oakland City Council to stand in solidarity with the parents of Alan Blueford and present to the Council the names of hundreds of people who signed on to demand the release of the Alan Blueford police report.
Rumors had been circulating that there might be restricted access to the council meeting last week, but no one had any details about what that would mean. I arrived after walking with Alan's family and members of the interfaith community from the District Attorney's office and at first it seemed that we'd be able to enter the council chambers like we've been able to in the past.
But we were met at the door to the council by police officers guarding the door to the public meeting, allowing no one in.
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Dr. Paul Krugman Rumored For White House Job

Reports surfaced today that Nobel Prize Winning economist Dr. Paul Krugman will be offered the job of chairman for the White House Council of Economic Advisors.
Should President Obama be reelected, it’s no secret that there will be major changes in his second administration.
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GOP Caller to Seniors: 'Obama a Socialist Muslim, Will Get Rid of Your Medicare!'

This recording is of an actual phone call made by a GOP volunteer to a senior citizen in Florida.
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House GOP Flees Vote on Probe of Sandusky Investigation

House GOP Flees Vote on Probe of Sandusky Investigation
House Dems forced a vote this afternoon on HB 520 which calls on the U.S. Attorney to investigate Tom Corbett's investigation of Jerry Sandusky. House Republicans proceeded to flee the floor even though the House remained in session. Serious questions have arisen about the Attorney General's probe, why it took so long, why only a single Trooper was assigned until the Gubernatorial election and why a serial sexual predator was allowed three more years on the lam while Corbett buried the case. Insiders from the AG's office have said Corbett didn't want the case and didn't want it disturbing his run for Governor.
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Big Bird Pink Slip

Romney: I will eliminate all programs by this test if they do not pass it. Is the program so critical is it is worth barring china to pay for it? Obamacare is on my list. I use the term with all respect. I will get rid of that. I will stop the subsidy to PBS. I like PBS. I like Big Bird. I cannot keep spending money to borrow from china to pay for it...
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Repackaging Mitt

Up until now, Romney’s stories on the campaign trail have been about business successes — people who started businesses in garages and grew their companies into global giants, entrepreneurs who succeeded because of grit and determination, millionaires who began poor. Horatio Alger updated.
Curiously absent from these narratives have been the stories of ordinary Americans caught in an economy over which they have no control. That is, most of us.
At least until now.
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CNBC: President Obama Cut Taxes 18 Times For Small Businesses


Mitt Romney has actually taken President Obama's side on this issue recently saying, President Obama hasn't raised taxes at all, but he add, he will in his next term. But what Romney admitted is contrary to what Republicans have been telling their followers all along.
Here is the CNBC article regarding the claim President Obama has been saying on the campaign trail, that he cut taxes 18 times for small businesses.
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Voter Registration Deadlines by State

Your vote is your voice, but you have to sign up before you can speak up. Make sure you’re REGISTERED to VOTE before the deadline in your state.
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MN Voter Suppression Amendment Could Usher in Other Big Policy Changes

"You think you got problems now," Congressman Keith Ellison warned nutrition and food policy advocates at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy's "Food + Justice = Democracy" conference last week in Minneapolis. "I guarantee you that if they pass this (Voter Restriction Constitutional Amendment), food policy will look worse than it looks now. Cuts to nutrition programs will accelerate. Tax cuts to the wealthiest will expand. Food support, urban farming, anything they can do to redistribute money to the people who need it the least will accelerate."
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