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Will Young Voters Show Up for Obama?

A new series of reports released last week by the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning & Engagement (CIRCLE), show that minority youth are enthusiastic about the upcoming election and a large majority intend to vote to re-elect President Obama. CIRCLE, a youth research organization out of Tufts University, surveyed 1,695 young people

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POLITICS AS [UN]USUAL:This Week in Politics

Days Until Election Day: 4 (!) This weekend is all about Team Obama and Team Romney getting out the vote! The last weekend before the election is vitally important and it will be interesting to see how these final days play out as the candidates make their final pitch to battleground state voters. The campaign

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Record Participation of Latino Voters Expected in 2012

Everyone agrees the importance of the Latino vote in this year’s close election all boils down to one thing: turnout.  While the conventional wisdom has been that Latinos are not as enthusiastic about the election as in 2008, this is not what a new impreMedia-Latino Decisions tracking poll has found. “It looks like the “Sleeping

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Obama Visits Storm Victims While Romney Campaigns

President Barack Obama, locked in a fierce re-election bid, is emphasizing his incumbent's role for a third straight day, skipping battleground states to visit victims of Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey, a state he's confident of winning. The president's actions have forced his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, to walk a careful line and make tough

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Mitt Romney’s FEMA Fable

Ever secure in his choice to follow the sociopath’s guide to winning the presidency, once again Willard Romney is allowing the wind to shift one of his political positions in an transparent effort to pander to a public that at this rate shouldn’t be stupid enough to believe anything that comes out of his mouth.

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Melissa Harris-Perry Reads Powerful Open Letter to Richard Mourdock

This weekend, MSNBC’s Melissa Harris Perry read a profound open letter to Indiana Senate hopeful Richard Mourdock, who recently made headlines for describing pregnancy from rape as an act of God. Mourdock also has the distinction of being the only Senate candidate endorsed by GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney. A survivor herself, Harris Perry took

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POLITICS AS [UN]USUAL:This Week in Politics

Days until election day: 11 With the race for the White House down to the wire, focus should be on polling averages in swing states and the ground game. Mitt Romney has another headache on his hands after Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock said pregnancies from rape are “something God intended.”  Romney stars in an

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[ELECTION 2012]Obama’s Secret Weapon

President Obama has a secret weapon that could win him the election and it’s getting very little coverage in the mainstream media.  It’s called a “ground game.” Coming from a community organizing background allowed for a swift implementation of organizing strategies to grow then-Senator Obama’s political operation in 2008, and that has only become more

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Colin Powell Endorses Obama for President

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell endorsed President Barack Obama for a second term Thursday. "You know, I voted for him in 2008 and I plan to stick with him in 2012, and I'll be voting for he and Vice President Joe Biden next month," he said on CBS' "This Morning." Asked whether it was

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President Obama on Leno: “Rape is Rape”

President Obama appeared on “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” last night, and Leno asked Obama what he thought about Indiana’s GOP Senate candidate Richard Mourdock’s statement, “I think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it something that God intended to happen.” Obama replied, “I don’t know how these guys

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Tagg Romney Apologizes to Obama

Tagg Romney, the oldest of Mitt Romney's five sons, raised eyebrows last week when he explained to a radio interviewer what it was like to watch President Obama assail his dad's truthfulness. The 42-year-old said the comments made him want to "jump out of my seat and … rush down to the debate stage and

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Black Pastor Publicly Supports Romney in Ad

“When Obama was elected it was thrilling,” the ad starts off, but the African-American man and woman on screen quickly begin questioning whether President Barack Obama should be re-elected for a second term. “What has he done as president?” the woman in the video asks. The answer they give is that he’s cut aid to

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How Can Blacks Win Swing States for Obama

The fight over Ohio’s 18 electoral votes is getting nastier, but a recent scene highlighted what African Americans need to do to swing the state to the president. Black voters jammed the office on the last day to register for the election. A total of 3,748 people participated in Ohio’s early voting on October 9,

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