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You've Paid For It: MN Rep Reminds Voters Social Security Is Not an 'Entitlement'

You've Paid For It: MN Rep Reminds Voters Social Security Is Not an 'Entitlement'
Rep. Rick Nolan explains that social security and medicare are not "entitlements", but something you've paid for. He says his Republican opponent Stewart Mills will consider cutting social security, an option Nolan says is "off the table" for him.
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Tracking Numbers: Latino Voters Furious at VA Delegate's Proposed 'FedEx' Immigration Solution

Tracking Numbers: Latino Voters Furious at VA Delegate's Proposed 'FedEx' Immigration Solution
Treat Latinos coming over the border like FedEx packages – this is the incredible (and incredibly insulting) solution Virginia State Delegate (and obviously Republican) Barbara Comstock offered up at a recent debate.
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GOP Gov Candidates Fail to Discuss Reproductive Rights or Equal Pay at 'Women and Colorado's Future' Debate

GOP Gov Candidates Fail to Discuss Reproductive Rights or Equal Pay at 'Women and Colorado's Future' Debate
Three of the four men running in the Republican primary race for governor on Tuesday gathered for a debate at Colorado Christian University meant to showcase policy proposals and life experience that would make them attractive candidates to Colorado women. But the three candidates had no specific policy proposals regarding women’s issues and barely mentioned women, a voting bloc that has come to decide statewide elections over the years and one that increasingly has turned away from the Republican Party.
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Elections Polling Analyst Nate Silver Needed for Budget Debate

By Dean Baker
Co-Director, Center for Economic and Policy Research, Author
At this point almost everyone has heard of Nate Silver, the New York Times polling analyst who had all the pundits looking stupid on election night. Silver managed to call every state exactly right. He ignored the gibberish about momentum or voters’ moods and simply focuse...
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Mitt Romney: Angry Under Pressure

He’s not known for personality. But when challenged, Mitt Romney reveals his personality disorder — a mean, sometimes visibly repressed temper. Why does he get so angry? Is it just because he’s an entitled rich kid who could use some anger management? Or is there something seriously wrong with him that should be watched with concern?...
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Audience Roars With Laughter at Bachmann Claim She Doesn't Do 'Political Speech'

Representative Michele Bachmann says she is insulted when her Democratic opponent Jim Graves says she engages in "political speech". The audience in St. Cloud, MN roars with laughter
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Obama - The Closer

This is perhaps Obama's best articulation of the key question in this election. Do Americans truly want a society where it's anything goes and every man for himself, or one where everyone plays by the same rules and we all have a fair shot at success? That's what all this talk of taxes, healthcare, etc. boils down to. You're on your own, vs. we're all in this together?
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Second Debate Further Clarifies the Jewish Values Choice

Tonight, President Obama showed that he stands with the Jewish community on a wide range of issues from keeping America safe and fighting for economic justice to protecting a woman's right to choose and supporting legislation like the DREAM Act," said David Harris, President and CEO of NJDC. "Once again, Governor Mitt Romney demonstrated in tonight's debate that his views are completely out of step with the values of Jewish voters. In so many cases, the right-wing policies of the Romney/Ryan ticket are exactly the opposite of the views of a vast majority of of Jewish voters.
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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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Chris Christie Raises Expectations For Romney

You have to think this isn't what the Romney people were looking for from their surrogate on the Sunday morning shows leading into the debate this week:"This whole race is going to be turned upside down come Thursday morning," Christie said on CBS's "Face the Nation." Added Christie. "The campaign hasn't had a good two weeks. But the bottom line is it changes Wednesday night."
On ABC's "This Week," Christie said he has "absolute confidence that when we get to Thursday morning... you're all going to be shaking your head saying it's a brand new race," he said.
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