Monthly Archives: September 2012

Election May Decide Medicaid’s Future


Nina Bernstein | The New York Times | Readers Supported News | September 7, 2012 Medicaid has long conjured up images of inner-city clinics jammed with poor families. Its far less-visible role is as the only safety net for millions of … Continue reading

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White House turns a blind eye to failure in Afghanistan?


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Romney’s Wrong Economic Answers


Bernie Sanders | Reader Supported News | September 7, 2012 Given Mitt Romney’s business record as an outsourcer and tax avoider, and his desire to continue the failed economic policies of George W. Bush, President Obama should be 20 points ahead … Continue reading

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Barack Obama: Let’s Finish What We Started


Ewen MacAskill | Guardian UK | Readers Supported News | September 7, 2012 Barack Obama has made his pitch for a second White House term, pleading in his keynote address to the Democratic convention for more time in spite of … Continue reading

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Bain and Mitt Romney: What’s Fact and What’s Opinion


Matt Taibbi | Rolling Stone | Reader Supported News | September 7, 2012 A few people wrote to me this morning asking me about Dan Primack’s critique of my Romney piece (“Greed and Debt,” August 29) on CNN.com. His article (“Greed, … Continue reading

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Jobs and Politics


New York Times | September 7, 2012 Coming two months before Election Day, the employment report for August is a problem for President Obama. The economy added 96,000 jobs last month, a slow pace that lowered the monthly average this … Continue reading

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Obama’s Task: Keep the Race a Choice


Ken Thomas | Associated Press | EDGE Boston | September 7, 2012 CHARLOTTE, N.C. – President Barack Obama’s fall mission: Remind voters why they chose him in the first place, hope the economy doesn’t get worse – and paint Mitt Romney … Continue reading

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Thompson campaign official emails video of Baldwin at gay pride event


Patrick Marley and Jason Stein | Journal Sentinel | September 6, 2012 The political director for the U.S. Senate campaign of former Gov. Tommy Thompson highlighted his opponent’s participation in a gay pride event and criticized her ability to discuss “heartland … Continue reading

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DNC 2012: R.I. guv says primary race ‘pivotal’ for marriage equality


Chris Johnson | Washington Blade | September 6, 2012 Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee speaks before the Democratic National Committee (Blade photo by Michael Key) CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The independent governor of Rhode Island said Tuesday that an upcoming Democratic primary … Continue reading

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Gay politician (and YouTube sensation) headed to Atlanta to support documentary on LGBT elected officials


Laura Douglas-Brown  | The GA Voice | September 5, 2012 Fort Worth City Councilmember Joel Burns, who drew national media attention when his story of surviving bullying went viral, is headed to Atlanta later this month to support “Breaking Through,” a … Continue reading

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