Spotlight: The inconvenient truths of 2012

The inconvenient truths of 2012 >by E.J. Dionne Jr., Published: November 14 DENVER Human nature and politics being what they are, Republicans will underestimate the trouble they’re in and Democrats will be eager to overestimate the strength of their post-2012 position. GOP Begin with the GOP: As Republicans dig out from a defeat that their poll-deniers said was impossible, they need to acknowledge many large failures. Their attempts to demonize President […]

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Spotlight: The inconvenient truths of 2012

The inconvenient truths of 2012 >by E.J. Dionne Jr., Published: November 14 DENVER Human nature and politics being what they are, Republicans will underestimate the trouble they’re in and Democrats will be eager to overestimate the strength of their post-2012 position. GOP Begin with the GOP: As Republicans dig out from a defeat that their poll-deniers said was impossible, they need to acknowledge many large failures. Their attempts to demonize President […]

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Spotlight: The Brutal Civil War In The GOP

There Is A Brutal Civil War In The GOP, And It Looks Like Karl Rove Will Be The First Casualty >by Grace Wyler | Nov. 10, 2012, 5:58 PM Karl Rove Grassroots Republican operatives and Movement conservatives are quickly turning against the GOP Establishment in the wake of the party’s expensive defeat this election cycle.Republicans we spoke to this week voiced a near-universal disgust with the national Republican Party leaders […]

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Spotlight: GOP voter suppression fueled black turnout

GOP voter suppression fueled black turnout >by Roland Martin, CNN Contributor| updated 10:33 AM EST, Sat November 10, 2012| Editor’s note: Roland Martin is a syndicated columnist and author of “The First: President Barack Obama’s Road to the White House.” He is a commentator for the TV One cable network and host/managing editor of its Sunday morning news show, “Washington Watch with Roland Martin.” (CNN) — As political pros, journalists […]

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Spotlight: How Obama won the middle

How Obama won the middle  And how Romney lost it >by Douglas E. Schoen / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS| Sunday, November 11, 2012, 4:27 AM President Barack Obama /M. Spencer Green/AP In a campaign defined by both party and class warfare, there was always going to be just a small segment of the American electorate up for grabs on Election Day. Indeed, an overwhelming majority of self-described partisans voted with […]

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Highlight: Thank you from the Obama Campaign

Thanks You Friends — I hope you saw Jim’s note with the video of President Obama thanking supporters and staff. I wanted to single you out especially because you’ve gone above and beyond in your support of the President. Over the past year, we faced an unprecedented amount of negative ad spending from our opponents — and the content of those attacks was often misleading, or just flat-out dishonest. But […]

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Spotlight: Did Romney Shift Climate Change Stance to Appeal to Kochs?

Did Romney Shift Climate Change Stance to Appeal to Kochs? >by Brendan Fischer —October 31, 2012 – 9:09am | With millions of Americans feeling the wrath of Hurricane Sandy, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney is comparing the massive recovery effort to cleaning up “rubbish and paper products” from a high school football field. But don’t expect him to discuss how Sandy’s severity is directly linked to climate change. Romney shifted […]

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Spotlight: Did Romney Shift Climate Change Stance to Appeal to Kochs?

Did Romney Shift Climate Change Stance to Appeal to Kochs? >by Brendan Fischer —October 31, 2012 – 9:09am | With millions of Americans feeling the wrath of Hurricane Sandy, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney is comparing the massive recovery effort to cleaning up “rubbish and paper products” from a high school football field. But don’t expect him to discuss how Sandy’s severity is directly linked to climate change. Romney shifted […]

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Four word summary of why Obama is winning

“Obama’s ahead in Ohio.” US President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign event at the Value City Arena – Schottenstein Center on May 5, 2012 in Columbus, Ohio. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages Friends, election guru Nate Silver just posted a four word explanation of why President Obama is winning: “Obama’s ahead in Ohio.” And that’s it. The national polls show a toss-up, but President Obama is favored to win re-election because he […]

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Don’t Believe the Hype: The Gender Gap Still Favors Obama, Big-time

Don’t Believe the Hype: The Gender Gap Still Favors Obama, Big-time No, women voters are not running into the arms of Mitt Romney.  >by Lynn Stuart Parramore | AlterNet | November 1, 2012  |       Photo: EPA A flurry of recent headlines have encouraged us to believe that Mitt Romney is closing the gap with women — particularly in swing states. Is it true? Or is it just […]

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