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Michele Bachmann's First Debate With Jim Graves

Representative Michele Bachmann debates her Democratic opponent Jim Graves. This is Bachmann's first debate since she stopped running for President.
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Not something you see in the paper every day

The Star's editorial | Best picks on Missouri ballot
U.S. House, 4th District:
Teresa Hensley
Why? The Democratic challenger from Raymore has proven her talents as Cass County prosecutor. She is smarter and much more reasonable than incumbent tea party obstructionist Vicky Hartzler.
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Romney’s Prosperity Gospel: The Candidate as Televangelist

Mitt Romney’s endorsement by various televangelists obscures the more important ways in which the candidate himself now projects the essence of televangelism. As the campaign enters the final days, Candidate Romney increasingly exhorts hi...
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I Have Questions; The Candidates Don’t Have Answers

Most of the questions—and responses—in the three presidential debates had been asked—and answered—several times during the campaign. But there are critical questions that were not asked. Let’s begin with Foreign Policy.
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Livestream Event: First Debate Between Rep. Michelle Bachmann and Her Challenger Jim Graves at 12:30E

Join The Uptake live for the 1st debate between Rep. Michelle Bachmann (MN-R) and her Democratic challenger Jim Graves in St. Cloud at 12:30 PM Eastern.
Go to The UpTake event site to join the discussion.
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Romney Also Doing Damage Cleanup After Threats to Downsize FEMA

Here's a stormy, relevant and current reason to not vote for Mitt Romney. He wants to decentralize America's disaster management and throw senior responsibilities to the states.
Essentially, he wants to gut FEMA-which of course worked so well for President Bush.
Bush neglected FEMA, put a horse-guy in charge and then Hurricane Katrina happened. In the words of another Republican from Texas-oops.
So now we have Mitt Romney attempting to backpedal from comments he made during one of those numerous Republican primary debates this year.
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Far-right CO State Rep. Brown Faces New Moderate District

J. Paul Brown, a sheep farmer from the tiny town of Ignacio in La Plata County, Colorado, is one of the most conservative members of the state legislature. He votes against nearly all bills proposed by Democrats and often against bills proposed by Republicans as well. Indeed, he has cast lone ‘no’ votes in the House more than once since he was elected to office on the Tea Party wave in 2010 to replace relative moderate Ellen Roberts, who voters sent to the state senate.
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Mudcat: GOTV Will Lead Obama and Kaine to Prevail in Virginia

Mudcat explained on MSNBC with Chuck Todd that he did not see the Commonwealth as a "purple" state, but rather still as a "red" state, based on the makeup of the General Assembly. At a local state level, he is without doubt correct (and it must look extremely red from his perch down there in Roanoke), but thanks to continuing demographic changes and a growing urban population, particularly in NOVA, the picture is not quite as clear on a statewide basis. It is now possible for Democrats to statewide elections without attracting significant numbers of "independents" to its side.
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2012 List of the Richest Members of Congress

Once again,CQ Roll Call has identified the richest members of Congress, as summarized in a slideshow at Huffington Post.  And Virginia's own Mark Warner is No 4, whose net worth at about $85.8 million, makes him even richer than Jay Rockefeller of the famed Rockefeller clan.
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FEMA Update on Hurricane Sandy

The latest FEMA update call at 2:30 said Sandy is speeding up as it hits the warm Gulf Stream.  This means the storm is gaining energy.  Landfall is estimated to be between 7-8PM tonight.  It will come across New Jersey and come across southern Pennsylvania.  The hardest hit counties are going to be Philadelphia, Delaware, Chester, York, Adams and Franklin, the southern tier.  The storm will slow down once it hits land.  It is expected to sit over us.
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