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The Jobs Report Won't Fundamentally Change the Presidential Race

The Jobs Report Won't Fundamentally Change the Presidential Race | Government | Scoop.it
An awful report would have aided Romney; a great one would have boosted Obama. But the more-of-the-same result means the race stays murky. Reuters The July jobs report was a heavy dose of Nothing's Changed, for the U.S.
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Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Can Obama defy history? But is it really history?

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Can Obama defy history? But is it really history? | Government | Scoop.it
click to predict election odds from Washington Post
With an n=small number, the pundits pontificate about their interpretation of history.
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The New Jobs Numbers ... In 100 Seconds

The New Jobs Numbers ... In 100 Seconds | Government | Scoop.it
It happens the first Friday of every month, but the cable nets never let that stop them from going craaazy. Watch.
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Reform Is Not Enough: The Federal Government Needs a Complete Makeover

Reform Is Not Enough: The Federal Government Needs a Complete Makeover | Government | Scoop.it
Behavior that would seem grotesque to most Americans doesn't raise an eyebrow inside the Beltway. Only radical change can fix the problem.
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Another Republican says Mitt's hurting himself by not releasing his dang tax returns already

Another Republican says Mitt's hurting himself by not releasing his dang tax returns already | Government | Scoop.it
It's a secret.
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GOP Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.) said Thursday that Mitt Romney's refusal to release more than two years of tax returns could hurt him in the presidential election.
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Romney tax plan on table. Debt collapses table.

Romney tax plan on table. Debt collapses table. | Government | Scoop.it
I can describe Mitt Romney’s tax policy promises in two words: mathematically impossible.
Those aren’t my words.
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GOP freshmen run from incumbency

GOP freshmen run from incumbency | Government | Scoop.it
GOP newbies are taking pains to distance themselves from a Capitol that remains toxic.
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Swing voters want their Social Security, Medicare and good government

Swing voters want their Social Security, Medicare and good government | Government | Scoop.it
A new survey of American suburban and swing voters by Hofstra University's National Center for Suburban Studies demonstrates just how mainstream the progressive vision for the country on the role of government really is.
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Romney Calls Latest Jobs Numbers a 'Hammer Blow' to the Middle Class

Romney Calls Latest Jobs Numbers a 'Hammer Blow' to the Middle Class | Government | Scoop.it
The Republican also flatly denies an accusation by Senator Harry Reid that he paid no taxes in any year.
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Romney’s tax plan and economic growth, ctd.

Romney’s tax plan and economic growth, ctd. | Government | Scoop.it
Thursday, I cited AEI’s Alan Viard and Alex Brill explaining why tax reform like that proposed by Mitt Romney doesn’t remove work disincentives, one of the main ways that tax reform can stimulate growth.
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House Republicans pass plan for tax reform. Except without a plan.

House Republicans pass plan for tax reform. Except without a plan. | Government | Scoop.it
House Republicans pushed through their vision of how to pass a tax reform plan on their last day of legislative work this week before leaving for five weeks of not doing anything about jobs or the economy in their own home districts.
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Daily Kos Elections Polling Wrap: Polls hint at a growing House battleground

Daily Kos Elections Polling Wrap: Polls hint at a growing House battleground | Government | Scoop.it
On a quiet polling Friday, one result out of the Heartland definitely qualified as headline news. You see, few people had freshman Republican Rep. Kristi Noem high on the endangered list in South Dakota's lone House seat.
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Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Romney on the defensive

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Romney on the defensive | Government | Scoop.it
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“What Republicans don’t get is the more they fire back at Reid, the more he will fight,” said another top Reid confidante. “And in the end, what will the topic be?
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