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Fact-checking the 2012 State of the Union speech

Fact-checking the 2012 State of the Union speech | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
A State of the Union address is often difficult to fact-check, no matter who is president.
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Senate Dems Outline 2012 Jobs Agenda

Senate Dems Outline 2012 Jobs Agenda | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
(Updated 9:30 a.m.) MANCHESTER—Senate Democrats want to expand on programs created during the jobs special session and organize a “Connecticut Made” marketing campaign when the new legislative session starts Feb.
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Ronald Reagan’s words used against Newt Gingrich in new Romney super PAC ad

Ronald Reagan’s words used against Newt Gingrich in new Romney super PAC ad | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
A new ad from a super PAC supporting former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney takes on former House speaker Newt Gingrich’s frequent mentions of Ronald Reagan.
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TV Ad Says Gingrich Exaggerates His Ties to Reagan

TV Ad Says Gingrich Exaggerates His Ties to Reagan | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
Newt Gingrich frequently links himself to Ronald Reagan.
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Would Mitt Romney be the richest president ever?

Would Mitt Romney be the richest president ever? | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
Mitt Romney is rich; this much we know.
But would he be the richest president ever?
In terms of raw dollars, yes. If you adjust for inflation, though, the answer is no.
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Time to Push for Tax 'Fairness,' Democrats Say

Time to Push for Tax 'Fairness,' Democrats Say | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
What has changed? The nation has seen Mitt Romney's tax returns.
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2012 State of the Union analysis: Obama on defense issues

2012 State of the Union analysis: Obama on defense issues | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
President Obama celebrated the military’s accomplishments under his watch, not just to bolster his credentials as commander in chief but as a moral example for the country.
He led off his address with vivid reminders of how he brought home all U.S.
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The top Florida tweeters: A Fix list

The top Florida tweeters: A Fix list | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
If you read the Fix, you know we love lists — almost as much as we love primaries. To stoke our addiction, we’ve been compiling lists of our favorite tweeps for every primary.
Florida’s Jan.
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Conn. Mayor Blasted for 'Taco' Quip About Latinos

Conn. Mayor Blasted for 'Taco' Quip About Latinos | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
The mayor of a working-class city roiled by allegations of police discrimination against Hispanics faced scathing criticism Wednesday from officials including the governor for saying he "might have tacos" as a way to do something for the community.
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Obama Weaves Well-Versed Theme Into Case for Re-Election

Obama Weaves Well-Versed Theme Into Case for Re-Election | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
The president is framing the 2012 election as a choice between a sense of shared responsibility and a survival-of-the-fittest approach to reshaping the nation’s economy.
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State of the Union proposals: What might pass?

State of the Union proposals: What might pass? | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
Two-thirds of the way through his State of the Union address on Tuesday night, President Obama paused for a moment to say something that already was on the minds of many viewers: “Most Americans are thinking the same thing right now: Nothing will ...
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Romney, Gingrich trade attacks on immigration

Romney, Gingrich trade attacks on immigration | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
The Republican presidential race turned into a pitched battle for Hispanic voters on Wednesday, with Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney hurling insults over immigration policy as each looked for ways to court a critical constituency.
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Obama team sees Romney damaging self with independents for fall campaign

Obama team sees Romney damaging self with independents for fall campaign | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
CHICAGO — President Obama’s political advisers have long been preparing for a general-election contest against Republican Mitt Romney.
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After State of the Union, Obama launches three-day tour of battleground states

After State of the Union, Obama launches three-day tour of battleground states | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
Let the campaign begin.
A day after his State of the Union address, President Obama was set to begin a three-day tour of five battleground states Wednesday that could be critical to his re-election chances.
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Obama’s message: I’m back

Obama’s message: I’m back | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
President Obama’s most memorable line in Tuesday’s State of the Union address came when he uttered these three words: “America is back.” But really, what he was saying is: ‘I’m back.’ The swagger which Obama rode into office with was back in his...
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Scott Walker leads in Wisconsin recall poll

Scott Walker leads in Wisconsin recall poll | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) is ahead in his likely recall election even as his campaign raises — and spends — millions of dollars in expectation of a tough race later this year.
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Castro Calls Republican Field a 'Competition of Idiocy'

Castro Calls Republican Field a 'Competition of Idiocy' | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
The Cuban leader doesn't hold back when speaking about the Republican candidates for president.
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The Fix South Carolina primary prediction contest: We have a winner!

The Fix South Carolina primary prediction contest: We have a winner! | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
The South Carolina primary was long on drama with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich roaring back from behind to score a double-digit victory over former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney.
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Bachmann to Run for Re-Election

Bachmann to Run for Re-Election | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
Michele Bachmann decides to run for a fourth term, although the courts may decide the contours of her district in Minnesota.
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East Haven Mayor’s ‘Taco’ Comment Draws Wide Criticism

East Haven Mayor’s ‘Taco’ Comment Draws Wide Criticism | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
Calling for East Haven to get rid of Mayor Joseph Maturo, Rep. Ernest Hewett wondered if Maturo would follow up his “stupid” taco comment by slighting the African American community with a fried chicken joke.
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Romney Defends Stance on Immigration

Romney Defends Stance on Immigration | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
Mitt Romney angrily rejected Newt Gingrich's accusation that he is "anti-immigrant," calling it "very sad" to resort to epithets.
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Polls: Before and After South Carolina

Polls: Before and After South Carolina | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
A Quinnipiac poll of likely primary voters in Florida shows gains for Newt Gingrich over Mitt Romney after last Saturday's primary in South Carolina.
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Polls Suggest Gingrich's Support May Have Peaked

Polls Suggest Gingrich's Support May Have Peaked | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
Mitt Romney may have stopped and possibly reversed Newt Gingrich's momentum just in time for Florida's primary on Tuesday, new polls suggest.
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GOP senator grilled Obama nominee in 2010 about tax havens

GOP senator grilled Obama nominee in 2010 about tax havens | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
Before Mitt Romney’s Cayman Islands investments became an issue in the Republican presidential campaign, a senior Republican senator cited similar financial arrangements as cause for concern about a nominee for a top position at the Treasury...
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OP-ED | Fix a Flawed System – Use the National Popular Vote

OP-ED | Fix a Flawed System – Use the National Popular Vote | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
The National Popular Vote (NPV) initiative has gained ground across the U.S. because it does something overwhelming majorities of Americans in every state support: It ensures that the person who gets the most votes for President wins.
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