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Romney In Swing State Swings On Energy Issue

Mitt Romney campaigned in Pueblo, Colorado, on Monday, telling about 3,000 supporters that, as president, he’d create jobs in the state by developing U.S. energy resources. Yet, even before he touched down at the city airport where the event was held, Romney was under fire by wind-power advocates for leading opposition to the federal tax credit extension tied to the loss announced last week of roughly 100 jobs at a Pueblo wind tower factory.
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Akin Breakin' Science

Unless you've had your head buried in the mantle of the Earth this week, you probably heard what Missouri Congressman Todd Akin said about women's bodies and rape. If you haven't, my friend Matt Lowry at Skeptical Teacher has the lowdown.
But in a nutshell - apt phrasing, that — Akin claimed that:
First of all, from what I understand from doctors [pregnancy from rape] is really rare... If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.
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Growing List of Fortune 500 Companies 'Coming Out' in Support of Marriage Equality

In Golinski v. United States Office of Personnel Management, an amicus brief has been filed by 70 businesses, trade groups, and cities in support of the plaintiff, Golinski, and marriage equality.
Some of the high profile companies and municipal employers include: Microsoft, CBS, Levi Strauss, Starbucks, Viacom, Electronic Arts, eBay, Xerox, Google and the cities of Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Boston and Seattle. This is important because while the Administration is making a case for "equal protection under the law" these employers are making one based on economics.
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Romney's Foreign Policy: Don't Agree With Obama on Anything

Over the course of his presidential run, presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney has made some outlandish comment on foreign policy, including that he would "do the opposite" of President Barack Obama on Israel, and that Russia is the United States' "number one geopolitical foe." Romney has earned condemnations from multiple public officials for his statements, including from Vice President Joe Biden and former Republican Secretary of State Colin Powell. In addition, the Los Angeles Times found last month that despite his heated rhetoric, Romney has yet to offer any specifics of what he would do differently than Obama-especially on Iran.
Now, Romney's policies have been examined by Fred Kaplan, a noted foreign policy expert and writer for Slate. Kaplan's judgment? That "Romney doesn't seem to understand - nor do some of his advisers - the extent to which the world has changed since the end of the Cold War," and that his "statements on foreign policy range from vague to ill-informed to downright dangerous."
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B: Catholics Travel to Protest Immorality of Paul Ryan's Budget

Catholic nuns have taken to the street on a Midwest bus tour protesting the new Republican budget by Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan. They are highlighting the cuts to the social safety net by visiting hospitals, schools, healthcare facilities, homeless shelters, food pantries and other institutions where they can reach those most likely affected.
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