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Why Should Any Democrat Attend a Convention in an Anti-Union State?

MINORITY LEADER PELOSI makes a different excuse for Blue Dog Democrats, because she won’t stand up for unions any more than Pres. Obama and the Democratic Party will. We saw that in Wisconsin, […]

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As Pressure Mounts, Romney’s Tax Issue Pushes Campaign Into Desperation Mode

WHILE REPUBLICANS POUND on Mitt Romney to release his taxes, his campaign sees a moment to go harshly negative, with John Sununu’s surrogacy emblematic of the birtherism crowd that challenges Pres. Obama’s Americanism. After […]

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When Politics and The Movies Meet

Even GOP advisor Frank Luntz jumped into the fray. “Hollywood does it again,” he told Secrets. “[Romney] had to know all this was coming and he should have done a lot more to prepare […]

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Secy. Clinton Calls Romney Out

SECRETARY HILLARY CLINTON was obviously paying attention and having none of Mitt Romney’s amateur editing job using her “shame on you, Barack Obama” in ads, hoping to get mileage out of it. Clinton […]

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CNN’s Erin Burnett Slams Romney on Taxes

CNN IS DYING for ratings, but they’re purposed with a “newsroom” template, so making cheap political points is out. But former CNBC anchor Erin Burnett decides to step out and tell the truth […]

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Team Romney Loses the Singing Ad War to Team Obama

*UPDATED*

THERE IS just no contest. Obama’s ad, with Mitt Romney singing off key against a backdrop of his outsourcing records, is devastating. Romney’s ad simply doesn’t work nearly as well; Obama’s singing […]

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Mitt Romney’s Palin Problem Is a Republican Women’s Issue

“I’m sure I’m not the only one accepting consequences for calling out both sides of the aisle for spending too much money, putting us on the road to bankruptcy, and engaging in crony capitalism.” […]

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Secy. Clinton Greeted in Egypt with ‘Monica, Monica,’ While Tomatoes and Shoes Fly

An embarrassed Egyptian security official said they were chanting “Monica, Monica” and “Irhal, Clinton” (Get out, Clinton.) Tomatoes, shoes and a water bottle were thrown at part of Clinton’s motorcade as it pulled up, […]

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The First NEWSROOM Award Goes to Chris Hayes

Ep. 3: Preview

The “award” I’m about to give is a nod to HBO’s new series created by Aaron Sorkin, “Newsroom,” and the idealist notion in the 24/7 media orgasma era that ratings don’t have […]

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