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SASHA OBAMA SHOWS SHE IS A NATURAL POLITICIAN--WATCH AS SHE GIVES HER DAD AN INVALUABLE TIP (1337 hits)
In the midst of Tuesday's election night celebration in Chicago, Sasha Obama gave her dad a friendly reminder that endeared her to supporters in the McCormick Place convention center and beyond. Apparently anxious to ensure the newly-reelected lea ...
Posted Thursday, November 8th 2012 at 7:28PM
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LITTLE TO SHOW FOR CASH FLOOD BY BIG DONORS: RETURN ON INVESTMENT? BIG FAT ZERO (897 hits)
NEW YORK TIMES, November 8, 2012 -- At the private air terminal at Logan Airport in Boston early Wednesday, men in unwrinkled suits sank into plush leather chairs as they waited to board Gulfstream jets, trading consolations over Mitt Romney’s loss t ...
Posted Thursday, November 8th 2012 at 3:22PM
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WILL WHITE VOTERS DOOM OBAMA? (2119 hits)
BY JOAN WALSH, SALON, November 6, 2012 -- We have a lot of iconic images of the Obama era. Far too many are ugly. The photo of Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, Tea Party darling, disrespectfully waving her pointed finger in the president’s face is one of the ...
Posted Tuesday, November 6th 2012 at 10:10AM
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FINAL PREDICTION: DATA GURU NATE SILVER PUTS OBAMA CHANCES ABOVE 90 PERCENT (874 hits)
Nate Silver has gone all-in with President Obama. In a Monday evening update to his fivethirtyeight blog on the New York Times, the polling guru increased the likelihood of the president’s re-election to 91.4 percent. Here’s what the results me ...
Posted Tuesday, November 6th 2012 at 10:08AM
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SALT LAKE CITY TRIBUNE ENDORSES OBAMA: HE HAS EARNED A SECOND TERM—THE PROBLEM WITH ROMNEY? TOO MANY MITTS. (833 hits)
SALT LAKE CITY TRIBUNE, November 5, 2012 -- Nowhere has Mitt Romney’s pursuit of the presidency been more warmly welcomed or closely followed than here in Utah. The Republican nominee’s political and religious pedigrees, his adeptly bipartisan govern ...
Posted Monday, November 5th 2012 at 11:55AM
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MITT ROMNEY (JASON SUDEIKIS) ON S. N. L. TO REMIND VIEWERS THAT HE IS STILL RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT (965 hits)
Fun fact: Mitt Romney is technically still a presidential candidate, even if the election has taken the backburner to Hurricane Sandy in the last week's media coverage. On SNL, Mitt (Jason Sudeikis) defends his statement made comment during the Re ...
Posted Sunday, November 4th 2012 at 4:32PM
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WANT A GOOD LAUGH??? ADVICE TO ROMNEY ON HOW TO GET MORE OF THE BLACK VOTE FROM A BARBERSHOP IN BROOKLYN (1145 hits)
According to polling data, Black voters favor Barack Obama over Mitt Romney in this election by an overwhelming percentage. Jimmy Kimmel decided to talk to some of the black voters in the area and see if Mitt could do anything to turn the tide. He ...
Posted Sunday, November 4th 2012 at 11:11AM
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OBAMA NOW 4 CHANCES OUT OF 5 TO WIN ELECTORAL COLLEGE. ROMNEY’S ONLY HOPE: THAT POLLS ARE STATISTICALLY BIASED (824 hits)
BY NATE SILVER, NEW YORK TIMES, November 3, 2012 -- President Obama is now better than a 4-in-5 favorite to win the Electoral College, according to the FiveThirtyEight forecast. His chances of winning it increased to 83.7 percent on Friday, his highe ...
Posted Sunday, November 4th 2012 at 11:09AM
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THE SIMPLE CASE FOR SAYING OBAMA IS THE FAVORITE (824 hits)
By NATE SILVER, NEW YORK TIMES, November 2, 2012 -- If you are following some of the same people that I do on Twitter, you may have noticed some pushback about our contention that Barack Obama is a favorite (and certainly not a lock) to be re-elected ...
Posted Saturday, November 3rd 2012 at 12:49PM
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MITT ROMNEY’S CAMPAIGN FOR PRESIDENT INSULTS VOTERS (763 hits)
EDITORIAL BOARD, WASHINGTON POST, November 2, 2012 – Through all the flip-flops, there has been one consistency in the campaign of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney: a contempt for the electorate. How else to explain his refusal to discl ...
Posted Saturday, November 3rd 2012 at 12:46PM
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AUTHOR TERRY McMILLAN ON WHY MITT ROMNEY IS WRONG MAN FOR AMERICA (1294 hits)
DAILY BEAST, November 2, 2012 -- Mitt Romney is a pimp. He’s pimping his base, lying every opportunity he gets with the hope that the uninformed—as well as those who are supporting him because they just want to get that black man out of the White Hou ...
Posted Saturday, November 3rd 2012 at 12:46PM
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ROMNEY: SHUT DOWN FEMA: “SEND IT BACK TO THE STATES, OR EVEN BETTER, TO THE PRIVATE SECTOR.” (1376 hits)
HUFFINGTON POST, October 29, 2012 -- During a CNN debate at the height of the GOP primary, Mitt Romney was asked, in the context of the Joplin disaster and FEMA's cash crunch, whether the agency should be shuttered so that states can individually tak ...
Posted Monday, October 29th 2012 at 1:31PM
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REPUBLICANS CUT SHORT EARLY VOTING SO BLACK CHURCHES REDOUBLE EFFORTS TO VOTE (857 hits)
NEW YORK TIMES, October 29, 2012 — The Rev. Eugene W. Diamond of the Abyssinia Missionary Baptist Church here rarely pays attention to the clock when the spirit moves him to preach, but midsermon on Sunday, he said something unusual to his flock of h ...
Posted Monday, October 29th 2012 at 1:29PM
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MEET ROCHELLE BALLANTYNE, 17, FROM BROOKLYN, ON THE ROAD TO BECOMING BLACK FIRST FEMALE CHESS MASTER (3303 hits)
CNN, OCTOBER 26, 2012 – Rochelle Ballantyne plays chess the same way she walks through the streets of New York, determined to reach her goal without letting any obstacles slow her down. The 17 year old from Brooklyn is just a few wins away from bec ...
Posted Saturday, October 27th 2012 at 4:33PM
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"LET ME JUST BE CANDID. MY PARTY IS FULL OF RACISTS." COL. WILKERSON, AIDE TO GEN. COLIN POWELL (1934 hits)
HUFFINGTON POST, October 26, 2012 -- Colin Powell's former chief of staff condemned the Republican Party on Friday night, telling MSNBC's Ed Schultz, "My party is full of racists." Retired Army Col. Lawrence Wilkerson made the comment in response ...
Posted Saturday, October 27th 2012 at 2:46PM
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HERE’S A MEMO FROM THE BOSS: VOTE THIS WAY! (897 hits)
NEW YORK TIMES, October 27, 2012 -- Imagine getting a letter from the boss, telling you how to vote. Until 2010, federal law barred companies from using corporate money to endorse and campaign for political candidates — and that included urging em ...
Posted Saturday, October 27th 2012 at 11:37AM
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"GET UP UP UP...PUT YOUR SHOES ON...IT'S ELECTION DAY!" MICHELLE OBAMA GETS JIMMY KIMMEL TO VOTE (966 hits)
Thinking of not voting on election day? Think again, otherwise the First Lady might just show up at your house like she did here with Jimmy Kimmel. And as he was getting ready to go, the last thing the First Lady said to him: "And eat your carrots ...
Posted Friday, October 26th 2012 at 9:16PM
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HOW ROMNEY MAY HAVE SCREWED OVER HIS FRIEND’S EX-WIFE AS FAVOR TO A FRIEND TO KEEP MONEY FROM HIS EX-WIFE (915 hits)
SALON, October 25, 2012 -- Documents unsealed by a court in Massachusetts today show that Mitt Romney created a special share of stock to help a friend give his ex-wife less money during a nasty divorce, and then testified that she got a fair price, ...
Posted Friday, October 26th 2012 at 2:14PM
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ROMNEY TESTIMONY IN STAPLES DIVORCE CASE: HE CREATED REFERRED SHARES AT RIDICULOUSLY LOW VALUE AS A FAVOR (981 hits)
BLOOMBERG, October 26, 2012 -- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, as a board member of Staples Inc., voted to set a low price on the stock and create a new class of shares as a “favor” to its co-founder who was involved in a divorce. Rom ...
Posted Friday, October 26th 2012 at 2:11PM
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1991 ROMNEY TESTIMONY: STAPLES STOCK VALUED AT $2.25 A SHARE. A YEAR LATER IT SOLD FOR $22.50 A SHARE. (710 hits)
BOSTON GLOBE, October 25, 2012 — Mitt Romney testified under oath in 1991 that the ex-wife of Staples founder Tom Stemberg got a fair deal in the couple’s 1988 divorce, even though the company shares Maureen Sullivan Stemberg received were valued at ...
Posted Friday, October 26th 2012 at 2:06PM
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HERE IS ROMNEY’S 2008 ARTICLE “LET DETROIT GO BANKRUPT.” HIS OWN WORDS--READ FOR YOURSELF. (785 hits)
NEW YORK TIMES, November 18, 2008 -- If General Motors, Ford and Chrysler get the bailout that their chief executives asked for yesterday, you can kiss the American automotive industry goodbye. It won’t go overnight, but its demise will be virtually ...
Posted Thursday, October 25th 2012 at 12:08PM
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ROMNEY SAYS OBAMA BEGAN PRESIDENCY WITH “APOLOGY TOUR.” POLITIFACT SAYS: “RIDICULOUS…PANTS ON FIRE!” (850 hits)
POLITIFACT, October 16, 2012 -- The notion that President Barack Obama started his presidency with an "apology tour" is a persistent and false Republican talking point that we have debunked a number of times. Mitt Romney is sticking to it. ...
Posted Sunday, October 21st 2012 at 10:12PM
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STUDY SHOWS HOW PRAYER AND MEDITATION EFFECT THE BRAIN (1014 hits)
HUFFINGTON POST, October 18, 2012 -- How does prayer and meditation affect brain activity? Dr. Andrew Newberg, MD is the Director of Research at the Myrna Brind Center for Integrative Medicine at Thomson Jefferson University Hospital and Medical Coll ...
Posted Sunday, October 21st 2012 at 12:10PM
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WHAT IF THERE IS AN ELECTORAL COLLEGE TIE? THE RESULT WOULD BE CRAZIER THAN YOU THINK (621 hits)
By Eliot Spitzer, SLATE, October 19, 2012 -- It hasn't happened in 212 years. But it might happen in two-and-a-half weeks: a presidential race ending in an Electoral College tie. If Mitt Romney continues to pick up votes in the swing states, we a ...
Posted Saturday, October 20th 2012 at 11:00AM
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STEPHEN COLBERT MOCKS PAUL RYAN “BALONEY PHOTO OP AT SOUP KITCHEN (958 hits)
HUFFINGTON POST, October 17, 2012 -- When Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan decided to stop by an Ohio soup kitchen to wash non-dirty dishes for no one in particular, people were pretty quick to call baloney on the phony photo-op. “It was th ...
Posted Friday, October 19th 2012 at 1:21PM
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