Mitt Romney was pretty unanimously considered the strongest candidate in the...– Kevin Drum. Nothing to say about that but: yep. (via lemkin)
It shouldn’t be news that somebody who wants to go into the Senate is willing to...– Virginia U.S. Senate candidate Tim Kaine (D) during a debate against Republican candidate George Allen on Thursday, Sept. 20 in McLean, Va. Kaine and Allen both tried to stay as bipartisan as possible during the debate, focusing on decreasing the national debt while avoiding cuts to the military...
Women Of History (@WomenOfHistory) tweeted at 9:49 PM on Wed, Sep 26, 2012: Do what you feel in your heart to be right - for you’ll be criticized anyway. -Eleanor Roosevelt (https://twitter.com/WomenOfHistory/status/251181853703282689) Get the official Twitter app at https://twitter.com/download
justinspoliticalcorner: MMFA: Ann Coulter On ABC’s This Week: “I Think Civil Rights Are For Blacks, Not Feminists Or Gays Who Want To Get Married”
more-commonsense: Colbert: Romney practicing on his self deportation push by getting conservatives to self-deport from his campaign.
Obama line-up goes on for miles in Milwaukee,... →
Voter ID Laws Take Aim At College-Student Voters →
In Tennessee, a new law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls explicitly excludes student IDs. In Wisconsin, college students are newly disallowed from using university-provided housing lists or corroboration from other students to verify their residence. Florida’s reduction in early voting days is expected to reduce the number of young and first-time voters there. And...
Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) insures his 23-year-old... →
think-progress: Solid argument, Scott Brown.
Critically important new legislation introduced by... →
lessig: I’ve been a fan of Congressman Sarbanes (D-MD) (son of Paul Sarbanes) for sometime. I wrote about his Grassroots Democracy work in HuffPo last December. Today, Sarbanes did something critically important for the anti-corruption movement: He introduced, with a significant number of co-sponsors,…
Electoral Math: Electoral Math →
electoralmath: The last week has shown some fairly significant movement on my map. Only 3 states are currently considered toss-ups on my map, with Pres. Obama ahead 322 EV to Gov. Romney’s 191 EV. Further, Pres. Obama’s lead in the popular vote is now about 4.4% (nearly 6 million votes) at 51.5% to 47.1%…
Terrible ideas Romney likes: "Selling insurance... →
squashed: Back in 2010 Ezra Klein explained why this is a terrible idea. [Conservatives] want insurers to be able to cluster in one state, follow that state’s regulations and sell the product to everyone in the country. In practice, that means we will have a single national insurance standard. But that standard will be decided by South Dakota. Or, if South Dakota doesn’t give the insurers the...
If it looks like I’m going to win, the markets will be happy. If it looks like...– Mitt Romney, in that closed-door fundraiser that Mother Jones somehow secretly taped. The one thing you might expect a bunch of Republican plutocrats to be ruthlessly good at would be capital market dynamics, right? Apparently not, if this is what passes as a winning line. His argument is that...
The political adage – coined by noted Republican saint and serial tax hiker...– Ana Marie Cox (via azspot)
This is how voter intimidation worked in 1966: White teenagers in Americus, Ga.,...– From an editorial in the New York Times, “Voter Harassment, Circa 2012.” It’s simply astounding that voter ID cases make it as far as they do in our nation’s courts and yet when’s the last time you heard these courts take on cases of voter intimidation? In New York State, the law states that one...
Sheriff Joe Arpaio hired Kris Kobach to train all eligible deputies on SB1070 at $300/hour. Is money not an issue? He misspent $100 million — TeaPartyIsTheKKK (@SaberGato) September 21, 2012
Secret Ryan Transcript: Social Security and Medicare are the Target
New Mexico Gov. Requires Women Seeking Childcare Assistance To Prove They Were ‘Forcibly Raped’
Elizabeth Warren Wins the “Which Side Are You On?” Debate
GOP Sen. says he will cut scientific funding because scientists read too much - Detroit liberal
Fox News is about to erupt
In case you missed it, Wednesday night on The Daily Show, Jon Stewart delivered what may be the best 10 minutes and 27 seconds you’ll see on TV this entire campaign season. Stop what you’re doing and watch it now! The Daily Show
Massachusetts: Boston Mayor to Endorse Elizabeth Warren Boston Mayor Tom Menino (D) will endorse Democratic Senate nominee Elizabeth Warren Friday, the Boston Globe reports.
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The Daily Beast: Romney Plunges in Key States
There’s more bad news for the Romney campaign as a new Wall Street Journal/NBC/Marist poll reveals he is falling behind in Iowa, Colorado, and Wisconsin—places he had hoped to gain a foothold. In Iowa, Obama leads by 8 points (50–42), just four months after the two were neck and neck in the state. Independent voters there favor Obama by a 10-point margin. Romney had been trying to bring...
A person that never apologizes eventually will have no one who cares what they say. — Miles Tache (@Sublimateus) September 21, 2012
‘Planetary emergency’ due to Arctic melt, experts... →