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Ann Romney Blames Voters for Government Shutdown

Ann Romney Blames Voters for Government Shutdown
Alright there, all you Obama voters and those slackers who stayed home on election day instead of supporting the 2012 version of Thurston Howell, III for president, Ann Romney wonders how you can possibly look at yourselves in the mirror now. Because the government shutdown is all your fault.
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Positivity, Grassroots Support Put Laborer Marty Walsh Over the Top in Boston Mayoral Primary

Positivity, Grassroots Support Put Laborer Marty Walsh Over the Top in Boston Mayoral Primary
On Tuesday, Massachusetts State Rep. Marty Walsh emerged from a crowded Democratic primary field in the Boston Mayoral race with a victory. He earned 18 percent of the vote.
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NYC's Elites 'Offended' By Future Mayor's Tax Plan

NYC's Elites 'Offended' By Future Mayor's Tax Plan
The wealthiest people in Manhattan are "offended" by Bill de Blasio's tax plan.
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De Blasio Takes Flack From Bloomberg, Elites in Race for NY Mayor

De Blasio Takes Flack From Bloomberg, Elites in Race for NY Mayor
The Nation's John Nicholas explains why Michael Bloomberg is upset of the success of Bill De Blasio's run for Mayor of New York, why we need real progressive economic policies and the message the New York's Mayors race will send to the rest of the country.
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Without Irony, NY GOP Calls Dem Party Anti-Women

Without Irony, NY GOP Calls Dem Party Anti-Women
In an attempt to raise money the state Republican Party is using two high profile candidates in this year's New York City elections. One of the candidates, Anthony Weiner, is pretty much dead in the water. He's lagging well behind in the polls and will not make the Democratic runoff that will follow the primary. The other is former governor Eliot Spitzer, who is running for comptroller and currently leading in his race.
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GOP Plucking From Bottom of the Barrel, Least Educated More Likely to Vote Red

GOP Plucking From Bottom of the Barrel, Least Educated More Likely to Vote Red
A chart that has made its way around the web provides some insight into the results of the 2012 Presidential election. All 10 of the best educated states voted to reelect President Obama, while 9 of the 10 worst educated states voted for Republican candidate Mitt Romney.
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Dissension, Disarray Among CT Democrats Prior to 2014 Elections

This year's municipal elections have displayed a disturbing level of incompetence and internal dissension among Democrats that should be troubling to Dan Malloy and his political team going into next year's gubernatorial election.
In New Haven, the Democratic Town Committee - "under new management" since the pro-City Hall machine was deposed in 2011 and 2012 -- missed a key filing deadline that nullified all the party's candidate endorsements, forcing even endorsed candidates to petition onto the primary ballot. For a few days, local party leaders -- who had mistakenly mailed the paperwork
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Post Citizens United, Supreme Court Willing to Deregulate Further

Post Citizens United, Supreme Court Willing to Deregulate Further
The Supreme Court may possibly allow even more unfettered donations into campaigns. Citizens United, the landmark case ruling that corporations could act as people when donating money, was just the beginning. Individuals may soon be able to inject as much money as they'd like into elections, thereby giving even more sway to special interests.
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Equality March Continues, This Time With Help of FEC

Equality March Continues, This Time With Help of FEC
Married same-sex couples now can donate to political campaigns in the same way as straight couples, according to the Federal Election Commission. This follows the Supreme Court decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act, and it's one of the first federal changes to directly stem from that ruling.
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'The Anointed One' Enters Stage Right in Race for Texas Governor

'The Anointed One' Enters Stage Right in Race for Texas Governor
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott announced yesterday that he is running to replace Rick Perry as Governor. It's a loaded fact. Not only will Rick Perry remain governor of Texas until January 2015, but we are now subject to 15 months of what will likely be some of the most divisive campaigning in American politics.
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