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2012 Presidential Election

Mitt Romney Talking Points Ahead Of Debate Focus On 'Choice' Election

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.01.2012 | Politics

Officials from Mitt Romney's campaign circulated talking points to their allies and surrogates late Sunday, later obtained by CNN. The message points ...

YouTube Video Links Alleged GOP Voter Fraud Firm To Colorado

Posted 10.01.2012 | Denver

The young woman in a video that was uploaded to YouTube more than a week ago who is seen registering voters in El Paso County, Colorado and admits to ...

Think This Election Is About the Economy? Interview With Analyst Murray Stein

Pythia Peay | Posted 12.01.2012 | Politics
Pythia Peay

In search of insight into the deeper forces shaping the presidential election, I turned to American Jungian psychoanalyst Murray Stein, Ph.D. Stein lectures on analytical psychology and its applications in the contemporary world.

Debate Suggestions for Obama

Andy Ostroy | Posted 12.01.2012 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

You're the one in the Oval Office. Commander in Chief. Leader of the Free World. You're the one who must be responsible, engaged, disciplined, restrained, sensitive, dignified and diplomatic. Let Romney continue to show irresponsibility, impulsiveness, political opportunism and a lack of empathy.

The Four-Letter Word For Older Voters

Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D. | Posted 12.01.2012 | Fifty
Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D.

I'd like to shed light on what concerns older Americans in this election cycle, but I solemnly swear that I will not mention polling numbers. Instead, my analysis is based on surveys we have conducted with over 1,200 older people on their core beliefs and values.

This Election Is Already Over - Obama Has Won

Cenk Uygur | Posted 12.01.2012 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

Here's my new favorite fact: whoever is leading two weeks after the last convention has never relinquished the lead in the last 15 presidential elections. It's way past two weeks since the last convention and President Obama doesn't have a small lead, he has a huge lead.

The Global Debt Bomb and the Fiscal Unsustainability of the United States

Hon. Joseph J. DioGuardi | Posted 11.30.2012 | Politics
Hon. Joseph J. DioGuardi

We can no longer ignore the fact that the national debt is becoming so large that just spending more and taxing less, and paying the interest on the ever-increasing resulting debt, can soon bankrupt America.

What's the Big Idea?

Steven Conn | Posted 11.30.2012 | Politics
Steven Conn

Now the Romney-Ryan campaign bus is lost on the backroads of its own ineptitude, and the story isn't about big ideas but about Romney the Bizarro Candidate. How does a guy trying to sell his competence as a manager manage to bungle his own convention?

Behind the Scenes at Mitt's Debate Prep

Michael Sigman | Posted 11.30.2012 | Comedy
Michael Sigman

With his chances to survive the presidential contest at stake in the first debate this Wednesday, Mitt Romney has repaired to an undisclosed mansion to rehearse his answers to moderator Jim Lehrer's toughest questions.

How President Obama Can Win the First Debate

Hilary Rosen | Posted 09.29.2012 | Politics
Hilary Rosen

Mitt Romney has everything at stake in this first debate. My first piece of advice for President Obama is to frame virtually every answer as a choice, not a defense. He should also share his best self as emblematic of what is best in America, and he should stay nice.

Grand Old Party Fouls: Romney Outscores Replacement Referees in Competition for Worst Performance

Christina Pesoli | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics
Christina Pesoli

Despite all the recent polls that show Romney lagging behind Obama, there is one competition in which Romney can already claim victory: The battle of the Romney campaign vs. the replacement referees.

Media Officially Calls Election for Obama, Will Devote October to Coverage of Jimmy Hoffa

Spencer Green | Posted 11.28.2012 | Comedy
Spencer Green

With the exception of Fox News, all media reporters will fill in the time originally allotted to the election with coverage devoted to the possible unearthing of former Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa from a home in Roseville, Michigan.

Don't Despair! O'Reilly and Stewart Are Tag Teaming Up to Entertain American Voters

Steven Kurlander | Posted 11.28.2012 | Media
Steven Kurlander

This presidential election is turning out to be a very unique one -- it's extremely boring. So far, it's as exciting as watching a curling event.

People Out Here With Serious Problems Don't Care About United Nations Photo-ops!

Dee Evans | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics
Dee Evans

Neither mom or stepfather cares whether Obama sat down to shake hands in front of a camera with the leader of Libya. They want to know what Obama and Romney's plans are to help them stay alive for a little while longer and to keep some semblance of a quality of life.

Romney Coming Back To Colorado For Rally Before First Debate

KDVR | Eli Stoklos | Posted 11.27.2012 | Denver

DENVER - Mitt Romney will rally supporters here Monday, two nights before the first presidential debate at the University of Denver, FOX 31 Denver fir...

Keeping Austin Weird -- One Proud Moment at a Time

Dorian de Wind | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

As in any state of the Union, good and bad things happen in Texas. As in any city or town in our country, things happen in our state's beautiful capital, Austin, that can make one feel ashamed and that can make one feel proud.

Is Mitt Romney a Master Debater?

Andy Ostroy | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

I'll give him credit: Mitt Romney trounced his opponents in the Republican debates. But did you see that crop of crazies battling for King or Queen of the Parallel Universe?

President Obama's Speech at Clinton Global Initiative: A Call to End Modern-day Slavery

Malika Saada Saar | Posted 11.26.2012 | Impact
Malika Saada Saar

The U.S. government spends 300 times more money each year to fight drug trafficking than it does to fight human trafficking. And the criminal penalties for drug trafficking are generally greater than the ones usually levied against those who traffic in girls.

Frustration, Disillusionment, and the Bigger Picture

Cory D. Byrom | Posted 09.26.2012 | Politics
Cory D. Byrom

We have a Republican candidate who believes that 47 percent of the population are freeloaders and that he doesn't need to worry about them, and meanwhile huge chunks of America are not being given the same rights as their countrymen. Is there any question as to how Romney will treat them?

Appalachia by Any Other Name

Ed Hooper | Posted 11.25.2012 | Politics
Ed Hooper

"Appalachia" is no longer the heritage-derived place name coined by European explorers or the designation famed author Washington Irving once suggested as a replacement for North America. The word now represents systemic failure and poverty in the national lexicon.

Could 2012 Be the (Secret) Tipping Point Election?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.25.2012 | Politics
Deepak Chopra

In this presidential election, for almost the first time, a squeaker could benefit progressives

Vets Retreating From Obama? Not So Fast

Jon Soltz | Posted 11.25.2012 | Politics
Jon Soltz

It's a provocative headline from Politico: "Veterans Retreating from President Obama." Provocative, but not exactly true.

Natasha Trethewey Begins her Domestic Work as Poet Laureate

Nicole Brittingham Furlonge | Posted 09.25.2012 | Arts
Nicole Brittingham Furlonge

This month, Pulitzer Prize winning poet Natasha Trethewey officially began her stint as Poet Laureate of the United States. One of Trethewey's poems that I return to often is "Housekeeping."

Cuban Americans Deserve Better "Choices" on Election Day

Jose Luis Marantes | Posted 11.25.2012 | Miami
Jose Luis Marantes

At the Democratic National Convention, Cristina Saralegui spoke about the need for Cuban Americans to have "other choices." Her words were about much more than President Obama and the Democrats -- they were about our community.

Mitt Romney Flap Over the 47 Percenters Proved Sarah Palin Was Right About the "Lamestream Media"

Mario Almonte | Posted 11.25.2012 | Media
Mario Almonte

The blind feeding frenzy that ensued over Mitt Romney's "47 percent" remark is the latest example of the lamestream media at its worst. Looking honestly at what Romney said and the context in which he said it, a reasonably intelligent person recognizes that he was merely being the practical salesman.