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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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Beau Biden: Leading the March in North Carolina

Last Saturday, beneath a clear blue sunny sky, Delaware’s Attorney General Beau Biden—who is also a commissioned officer in his home state’s National Guard—spoke in support of the Democratic ticket to a gathering of former warriors and their families at Fayetteville, North Carolina’s Veterans Park.
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Polls: Much Ado About Margins of Error

Polls - love them or hate them - are here to stay. Polls may be statistically significant ("outside the margin of error") or statistically not significant (within the margin of error). Often people calculate statistical significance as twice the reported margin of error of the poll.
There are other factors to consider: how recent was the poll, how large was the sample size, does the pollster have a reputation for bias, and are there other polls with which to compare it. If there are more than two candidates in the race or a substantial number of undecided respondents the results may be confounding.
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Better Off Than Four Years Ago Because Veteran Benefits Have Been Expanded

Four years ago, President Bush threatened to veto a revision of the GI Bill that would expand veteran benefits.  The bill, which was the most significant revision in 25 years, offered veterans who served for at least three years since 9/11 tuition at a public university, a yearly allowance for fees and books
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Stereotyping the White Working Class

Democrats cannot do better among working-class whites if they envision them as a uniform group that thinks and feels the same way everywhere, as the political pros quite often do. That is, an overwhelmingly middle-class and upper-class set of politicians, operatives, and pundits appear to have so little direct experience of working-class people of any color that they consistently fall into stereotyping that clouds their vision and often insults the voters they are trying to persuade.
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