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Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donohue, a top lobbyist for the pro-corporate-power Trans-Pacific Partnership [TPP] agreement, recently assured viewers that if Hillary Clinton wins the Presidential election, Clinton will support the TPP, even though she opposes it now.
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“I feel the photo depicts young Obama as a cool guy and makes him relatable. I'd sooner vote for that guy than an antiquated
Have you ever been sitting across from your inquisitive child and wondered, How the hell am I going to possibly explain such a thing to this kid in a way that he'll actually 'get it'? Well, this blog is written exclusively for you.
Growing up in the '70s, as soon as the last plate was cleaned and put away from Thanksgiving dinner, it was Christmas time. It's true that I loved all the activities and traditions, but I can't deny that my main focus was on toys.
You ready, Republican Party? Are you sitting down? Here's what you have to do to avoid going the way of the Whigs. It's pretty easy -- it would fit on a Twitter message: "Begin championing Puerto Rican statehood."
No single election can resolve the underlying drivers of partisanship. More and more, compelled by the deep imperative for our safety and survival, we are circling the wagons of our own unique groups and treating those with whom we disagree as the enemy.
Romney has stopped talking about how Barack Obama is essentially a European socialist who doesn't get America, and now gushes about how "Democrats love America too," and about how well he'd get along with them. But the article's author, Michael Barbaro, doesn't let Romney off the hook.
Sometimes, in the heat of an election, it is easy for voters to forget about the bigger picture. With three debates, endless soundbites, and, if you live in a swing state, a ceaseless barrage of television ads, it is hard for some to remember the context and history of the candidates' claims. It is this hectic environment that allows Mitt Romney to, suddenly, turn his back on two years of campaigning (all caught on video) on far-right positions and shake the Etch-A-Sketch and call himself a moderate. But sometimes, an event happens that shakes the electorate up and forces it to concentrate on who the candidates really are and what they stand for. It happened when the financial crisis hit in September 2008, and it is happening again in 2012 with Hurricane Sandy.
Nothing illustrates the choice between the two presidential candidates better than the 2009 rescue of the auto industry. And, despite Mitt Romney's efforts to distort the contrast with patently dishonest claims and a new TV ad, the auto rescue may turn out to be the deciding factor in the election.
Akin's candidacy has since spiraled downward, his funding cut off by key national Republicans. When Akin later refused to