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It's MATH: Top Economists say Romney's Budget Numbers Just Don't Add Up...

It's MATH: Top Economists say Romney's Budget Numbers Just Don't Add Up... | Educating Voters and Promoting the Vote | Scoop.it
Oct. 9: Former vice presidential economic advisor Jared Bernstein and Columbia University Professor Jeffrey Sachs examine a new report in The Economist that once again says the numbers for Mitt Romney’s tax cuts and Paul Ryan’s budget plan just...
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Providing credible information to educate the American electorate to decide who to vote for in the 2012 US Presidential Elections
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Ohio Secretary Of State Acknowledges Loss Of Thousands Of Voter Registration Records | Roland Martin Reports

Ohio Secretary Of State Acknowledges Loss Of Thousands Of Voter Registration Records | Roland Martin Reports | Educating Voters and Promoting the Vote | Scoop.it
With the presidential election happening in just four days, the battleground state of Ohio is once again a major piece of the election puzzle.
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The Electoral Tie: What a 269-269 Vote Would Do to Our Country

The Electoral Tie: What a 269-269 Vote Would Do to Our Country | Educating Voters and Promoting the Vote | Scoop.it

Imagine what the political climate of our country would be if a 269-269 tie occurs -- especially if the House chooses the candidate who lost the popular vote to become president.  According to Rachel Maddow, we could end up with the Senate choosing VP Joe Biden as VP again....(that's not so bad)....but the House of Representatives could choose Romeny or House Speaker John Boehner as President (Oyeh veh!)!!!  How would that work?!!!

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James Lipton of The Actor's Studio Zeros in on the Real Mitt Romney--The Boss!

James Lipton of The Actor's Studio Zeros in on the Real Mitt Romney--The Boss! | Educating Voters and Promoting the Vote | Scoop.it
Anyone who has worked for a good part of their life has probably come into contact with that difficult boss–the … Read More...
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Reviews of the Second Presidential Debate

Reviews of the Second Presidential Debate | Educating Voters and Promoting the Vote | Scoop.it
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WATCH: Jay-Z & Obama Appear In New Ad

WATCH: Jay-Z & Obama Appear In New Ad | Educating Voters and Promoting the Vote | Scoop.it
"When the president got into office initially, what he represented to a nation of kids was hope," Jay-Z says in a new video released by the Obama campaign.
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We're moving in the right direction...

We're moving in the right direction... | Educating Voters and Promoting the Vote | Scoop.it
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The Koch Brothers Exposed | Julian Brookes | Politics News | Rolling Stone

The Koch Brothers  Exposed | Julian Brookes | Politics News | Rolling Stone | Educating Voters and Promoting the Vote | Scoop.it
Charles and David Koch have poured 100 million into right-wing causes.
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Biden, Ryan Spar On Abortion: Ryan wants Legislators to decide...Biden will not impose his Catholic beliefs on others

Biden, Ryan Spar On Abortion: Ryan wants Legislators to decide...Biden will not impose his Catholic beliefs on others | Educating Voters and Promoting the Vote | Scoop.it
Paul Ryan and Joe Biden offered sharply different opinions on abortion and religious freedom Thursday night in response to a question about their Catholic faith.
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Be vigilant and careful out there, people...Shot Fired At Obama Campaign Office Friday, 3:00pm MT

Be vigilant and careful out there, people...Shot Fired At Obama Campaign Office Friday, 3:00pm MT | Educating Voters and Promoting the Vote | Scoop.it

Emotions are running high...Err on the side of safety...

DENVER — Denver police say someone has fired a shot through the window of President Barack Obama's Denver campaign office.

Police spokeswoman Raquel Lopez says people were inside the office when the shooting happened Friday afternoon, but no one was injured. A large panel of glass was left shattered at the office on West Ninth Avenue near Acoma Street.

Lopez says investigators are looking at surveillance video but have not yet confirmed a description of a vehicle that might be linked to the shooting. Police didn't immediately release other details while detectives pursue leads.

Lopez says she isn't aware of any previous threats against the campaign office.

The Secret Service referred questions about the incident to Denver police.

An Obama campaign spokeswoman declined to comment.

 

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Check out DROPPED--a new video from Carbon County Democrats for Change, a progressive Democratic Club in Carbon County, PA. Getting the message across with a hoot that will leave you smiling!

Check out DROPPED--a new video from Carbon County Democrats for Change, a progressive Democratic Club in Carbon County, PA. Getting the message across with a hoot that will leave you smiling!  Starring Linda and Roy Christman. Written by Rene Calvo, Linda and Roy Christman. Directed by Rene Calvo.

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A Come-back in Houseing? Obama’s hard housing lesson...

A Come-back in Houseing?  Obama’s hard housing lesson... | Educating Voters and Promoting the Vote | Scoop.it

The president's botched homeowner rescue enraged both the left and right....but now it's coming back...Worth a read...

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Women will remember in November: Another Flip Flop--Romney says abortion wouldn't be on agenda, but campaign wavers

Women will remember in November: Another Flip Flop--Romney says abortion wouldn't be on agenda, but campaign wavers | Educating Voters and Promoting the Vote | Scoop.it

Women will remember in November Romney's position on a Woman's Right to Choose... Etch-a-Sketch, Multiple Choice Mitt once again forces his staff to clarify and reverse his statement that he does not intend to pursue legislation to restrict abortion.   AKRON, Ohio

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Nuns on the Bus invite both candidates to join them in Ohio and address the campaign’s moral hole

Nuns on the Bus invite both candidates to join them in Ohio and address the campaign’s moral hole | Educating Voters and Promoting the Vote | Scoop.it
The campaign glosses over social justice.
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Won’t Get Fooled Again: Romney’s Terrible Record as Mass. Governor | Voice4America

Won’t Get Fooled Again:  Romney’s Terrible Record as Mass. Governor | Voice4America | Educating Voters and Promoting the Vote | Scoop.it

Won’t Get Fooled Again: Mitch Grosky is a Massachusetts resident who explains what a disaster Mitt Romney was for Massachusetts and why he regretted his vote for him almost immediately. (Sorry, but the 11 min. video plays only on laptop or

desktop computers; it does not play on mobile devices but is terrific.) Share with friends.
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A message from Bruce Springsteing on the Election....

A message from Bruce Springsteing on the Election.... | Educating Voters and Promoting the Vote | Scoop.it

October 17, 2012
A MESSAGE FROM BRUCE
Dear Friends:
The election is coming up on all of us and we all have strong feelings about it. I’ve been getting asked a lot about where I stand, so for those who are interested, here goes.

This presidential election is different than the last one because President Obama has a four year record to run on. Last time around, he carried with him a tremendous amount of hope and expectations. Unfortunately, due to the economic chaos the previous administration left him with, and the extraordinary intensity of the opposition, it turned into a really rough ride. But through grit, determination, and focus, the President has been able to do a great many things that many of us deeply support.

Domestically, that record includes working to increase and expand employment for all, protecting our all important social safety net, passing guaranteed health care for most of our citizens, with important new protections for all of the insured, rescuing the auto industry and so many of the American jobs that go with it, protecting and enhancing the rights of women, and bringing us closer to full acceptance of our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters.

In foreign affairs, that record includes following through on the removal of troops from the misguided and deceptive war in Iraq, and vigorously pursuing our real foreign enemies, especially the killing of Osama Bin Laden.

Right now the opposition’s resort to voter suppression in so many states is not receiving as much attention as it deserves. I believe that all of us, of whatever views, should be opposing these anti-voter, anti-citizen efforts.

Right now, for the President to be effective in his next term he needs our increased support and he needs support in the Congress, where some sterling candidates, such as current Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio, challenger Elizabeth Warren in Massachusetts, and so many others, are fighting to make their constructive voices heard.

Right now, there is an ever increasing division of wealth in this country, with the benefits going more and more to the 1 percent. For me, President Obama is our best choice to begin to reverse this harmful development.

Right now, there is a fight going on to help make this a fairer and more equitable nation. For me, President Obama is our best choice to get us and keep us moving in the right direction.

Right now, we need a President who has a vision that includes all of our citizens, not just some, whether they are our devastated poor, our pressured middle class, and yes, the wealthy too; whether they are male or female, black, white, brown, or yellow, straight or gay, civilian or military.

Right now, there is a choice going on in America, and I’m happy that we live in a country where we all participate in that process. For me, President Obama is our best choice because he has a vision of the United States as a place where we are all in this together. We’re still living through very hard times but justice, equality and real freedom are not always a tide rushing in. They are more often a slow march, inch by inch, day after long day. I believe President Obama feels these days in his bones and has the strength to live them with us and to lead us to a country “…where no one crowds you and no one goes it alone.”

That’s why I plan to be in Ohio and Iowa supporting the re-election of President Obama to lead our country for the next four years.

Bruce Springsteen

source: http://brucespringsteen.net/news/2012/a-message-from-bruce

— with Deb Cribb and Karmen Payne.

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Romney Stole Logo from Shoe Company

Romney Stole Logo from Shoe Company | Educating Voters and Promoting the Vote | Scoop.it
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Presidential debate: 10 best lines from Romney, Obama

Presidential debate: 10 best lines from Romney, Obama | Educating Voters and Promoting the Vote | Scoop.it
GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney went head-to-head with President Barack Obama at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., on Tuesday for the second, town hall–style presidential debate. Here are some of their most memorable lines:ROMNEY:1.
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Are you tuning in tonight for the 2nd Presidential Debate at 9pm EDT?!! I am....and you should, too!

Are you tuning in tonight for the 2nd Presidential Debate at 9pm EDT?!! I am....and you should, too! | Educating Voters and Promoting the Vote | Scoop.it
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Yesterday over 1000 Americans laid their bodies down on a San Francisco beach to spell out “DUMP CITIZENS UNITED!

Yesterday over 1000 Americans laid their bodies down on a San Francisco beach to spell out “DUMP CITIZENS UNITED! | Educating Voters and Promoting the Vote | Scoop.it

"Yesterday over 1000 Americans laid their bodies down on a San Francisco beach to spell out “DUMP CITIZENS UNITED!” With election day looming, this protest was just the latest, and possibly most spectacular yet, in a wave of popular anger at the 2010 Supreme Court ruling that opened the floodgates to secretive and unlimited corporate political contributions." I love my fellow Americans!!!--from the other 98% page...

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How can you not respect this guy?

How can you not respect this guy? | Educating Voters and Promoting the Vote | Scoop.it
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'How Do These F*cking Crazy People Make It To The National Stage?'

'How Do These F*cking Crazy People Make It To The National Stage?' | Educating Voters and Promoting the Vote | Scoop.it
If you think that suggesting some rapes are more "legitimate" than others and believing the earth was created 9,000 years ago in, literally, 6 days sounds a little crazy, you haven't heard anything yet.
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Tell President Obama to talk about the need for a constitutional amendment overturning Citizens United!

Tell President Obama to talk about the need for a constitutional amendment overturning Citizens United! | Educating Voters and Promoting the Vote | Scoop.it
Online yesterday, President Obama spoke in favor of a constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court's Citizens United decisions, which legalized super PACs and undermined our democracy.

 

This is an exciting moment.

 

It represents a new chapter in the movement to get big money out of politics. Passing a Constitutional Amendment to overturn Citizens United will require a nation-wide mobilization effort that bridges party lines. Show Obama that we support his statement, and urge him to make money in politics a central part of the campaign debate.

 

There are many paths that our nation could take when it comes to passing a constitutional amendement, and they all require millions of people to get behind this issue. Given the gridlock in Washington, We the People cannot simply rely on our elected officials to move this an amendment forward. We must force the issue.

 

Follow this link to urge President Obama to discuss this issue at the Democratic National Convention next week.

 

Follow this link to join the Texans United to Amend effort to pass local resolutions asking Congress to pass a constitutional amendment to overtun Citizens United.

 

And don't forget to pass the message on!

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When it comes to being Commander in Chief, "Mitt fails the test," says a former Republican Senator and foreign service officer...

When it comes to being Commander in Chief, "Mitt fails the test," says a former Republican Senator and foreign service officer... | Educating Voters and Promoting the Vote | Scoop.it
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Yes, Women will remember this flip flop on a Woman's right to choose...

Yes, Women will remember this flip flop on a Woman's right to choose... | Educating Voters and Promoting the Vote | Scoop.it
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A new example of Mitt Romney’s hypocrisy: Mitt Romney has a Solyndra-like failure in his past, too...

A new example of Mitt Romney’s hypocrisy: Mitt Romney has a Solyndra-like failure in his past, too... | Educating Voters and Promoting the Vote | Scoop.it

Mitt Romney has made a bankrupt solar power company the symbol of President Obama’s inability to jumpstart the economy - but he has a similar failure on his resume, according to a report--one that he helped get $20M in government grants...

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