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Romney campaign sues over absentee ballots in Wisconsin

Monday, October 15, 2012



Romney campaign sues over absentee ballots in Wisconsin (via The Christian Science Monitor)

The Mitt Romney campaign has filed a federal lawsuit in Wisconsin seeking a five-day extension for absentee voters overseas and in the military. The campaign for the Republican presidential candidate is concerned about 44 ballots that the state’s Government Accountability Board says were sent out…

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Ohio pushes welfare recipients to find work and exit the system

Ohio pushes welfare recipients to find work and exit the system (via The Christian Science Monitor)

Karen Owens dreams of one day getting a job – perhaps becoming certified as a substance abuse counselor. But when a state welfare official told her she had to get a job immediately or risk losing her public assistance, her doctor repeatedly warned county officials she was not ready. A litany of diagnosed…

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Format changes for make-or-break US debate



Format changes for make-or-break US debate (via AFP)

The "town hall" meeting that pits President Barack Obama against Mitt Romney on Tuesday could well be the most engaging of their debates -- provided the moderator takes control as she has pledged. CNN's Candy Crowley will be in the hot seat for the debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York…

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Kids quiz US hopefuls, but Romney's a no-show



Kids quiz US hopefuls, but Romney's a no-show (via AFP)

It appears Mitt Romney is too busy running for president of the United States to talk about the most embarrassing moment in his life. Or to reveal how he copes with a broken heart. Producers of a unique children's news special that enables young Americans to question the presidential candidates had…

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CNN's O’Brien gets Giuliani to admit to politicizing Libya attack





O’Brien gets Giuliani to admit to politicizing Libya attack (via Raw Story )

While challenging former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani during an interview Monday morning, CNN’s Soledad O’Brien got Giuliani to admit to framing discussion of the fatal attack on a U.S. consulate for political gain. Giuliani, a surrogate for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, accused…

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Iowa pastor threatens to ‘slap’ woman for objecting to anti-LGBT political activism


By David Edwards
Raw Story


An Iowa pastor who has called for an Iowa judge to be removed because he voted to legalize same sex marriage recently used a sermon to castigate a woman for objecting to political activism at his church.

The Associated Press reported on Sunday that City Church of Burlington Rev. Steve Youngblood had acknowledged wanting to “slap” the woman in his Oct. 7 sermon after she raised objections to fliers that were being distributed at the church on the grounds that it was illegal for tax-exempt organizations to promote political candidates or causes.

The fliers backed the removal of Iowa Supreme Court Justice David Wiggins, one of the justices who joined in a unanimous decision that overturned a law banning same sex marriage in the state. The woman contacted the group Vote Yes To Retain Iowa Supreme Court Justices, which later filed a complaint with the Internal Revenue Service....(Remainder here.)

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Kaiser Family Foundation: Ryan Medicare Plan Hurts Florida Seniors the Most


By Stephen C. Webster
Raw Story

The nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation said Monday that a year-long study has found that Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) plan to turn Medicare into a privatized “premium support” coupon program will result in higher costs for six out of every 10 beneficiaries just to maintain their current levels of service.

Kaiser’s study (PDF) found that his plan to partially privatize Medicare would result in wild variations in policy costs across the country, with some states set to be hit much worse than others, confirming in greater detail earlier studies that found Ryan’s plan would result in significantly higher costs for most seniors.

In particular, Kaiser notes that the crucial swing state of Florida — where former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney currently enjoys a slight lead in the polls over President Barack Obama — would see the worst fallout, with about 77 percent of Medicare beneficiaries expected to pay $200 or more per month under the Republican’s coupon program....(Remainder here.)

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John Glenn for Obama: Character

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The Real Mitt Romney: Remember What He's Said Before

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Intellectual Infant, @GlennBeck, Believes Romney "Could Be Abraham Lincoln"

This guy is laughably stupid. All he needs is a red nose and a wig and the clown costume would be complete.

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"Hiking the Appalachian Trail" @MarkSanford Uses Racial Codes Words to Talk About Obama

Via Crooks and Liars

The disgraced former Republican governor of South Carolina on Sunday used a racially-coded term in his prediction that the nation's first African-American president would go on attack and "throw a lot of spears" at Tuesday's town hall debate. Former Gov. Mark Sanford -- now a Fox News contributor -- told Fox News host Shannon Bream that President Barack Obama would have to be much more aggressive during the next debate because Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney was seen as dominating the first encounter....(Remainder here.)

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Pseudo "Historian" & Christianist Nutball @DavidBartonWB: Lincoln's Day Of Prayer Won The Civil War

More batshit, nonsense from the psychotic delusions of David Barton.

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The Oligarchs Are Nervous: CEOs Threatening Workers to Vote Romney

Via Crooks and Liars

Despite the millions upon millions the oligarchs are pouring into their candidate, they're not running away with the election. Courts are pushing back on their voter suppression initiatives, and they're not getting a margin that guarantees their guy the win. In the battle for control of our country, they're willing to use every weapon at their disposal. Today's weapon of choice is the employee intimidation spray gun. Over at Koch Industries, a nice little voter pamphlet went out to 45,000 Georgia Pacific employees. Mike Lux found himself in possession of a copy and let us all in on the secret....(Remainder here.)

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