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Month: October 2012

October 23, 2012
To Prosecute Ahmadinejad, Romney Turns to International Court GOP Opposes

Among the more puzzling moments of Monday's final presidential debate was Mitt Romney's call for the prosecution of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on war crimes charges. As it turns out, Romney has been urging the United Nations to indict Ahmadinejad ever since his "close friend" and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu first proposed it over […]

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October 22, 2012
Romney's Ever-Shifting Red Line on War with Iran

Among the six topics CBS' Bob Schieffer has announced he plans to cover during Monday's night's third and final presidential debate is "Red Lines - Israel and Iran." With Election Day just 15 days away, that discussion cannot come soon enough for American voters. After all, while the Obama administration has consistently declared it will […]

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October 22, 2012
Mitt Romney's Foreign Policy Follies

As the presidential candidates prepare for their third and final debate on Monday, recent polling suggests Mitt Romney has cut into Barack Obama's sizable lead on foreign policy issues. But if his demagoguery on China (where he apparently still profits from his portfolio of Bain investments) and Libya (where he accused the President of "empathizing" […]

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October 21, 2012
Romney Declares His Self-Interest Equals National Service

Ann Romney raised some eyebrows this week when she used an appearance on the The View to equate her sons' missions for their church with military service to the nation. But while many Americans were doubtless disgusted with her analogy, few should have been surprised. After all, Mitt Romney hasn't merely stated that his five […]

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October 18, 2012
Romney Family Values

Tagg Romney never fought for his nation, but for his thin-skinned dad he would take a swing at the President of the United States. But if he seems like the embodiment of Romney family values--unshakable belief in their own entitlement and destiny, unacknowledged privilege, generosity and charity which ends abruptly with their own family, friends, […]

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October 17, 2012
Romney's Abortion Rewrite Edits Out "Dear, Close Family Relative"

One week after Mitt Romney comically claimed "There's no legislation with regards to abortion that I'm familiar with that would become part of my agenda," the Romney campaign began airing a new ad whitewashing his past positions and his party's extremist present on the issue. After all, Romney's latest cynical play for women voters doesn't […]

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October 17, 2012
Democratic Presidents Outperform GOP on Manufacturing Jobs

As voters prepare to go to the polls in tightly contested manufacturing states including Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin, a new study is stark reminder about which party built and is committed to sustaining America's industrial heartland. The new analysis shows Democratic presidents far outperform their Republican counterparts in producing manufacturing jobs. Of course, that […]

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October 16, 2012
Mitt Romney is "Sticking It to Seniors"

During the 2010 campaign, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell falsely charged that with the Affordable Care Act President Obama was "sticking it to seniors." McConnell's GOP was rewarded for that fiction, as a 21 point margin among voters 65 and older propelled the Republicans to an overwhelmingly victory in the midterms. Now just two years […]

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October 12, 2012
Vanishing ER's Expose Romney's Health Care Farce

For the second time in three weeks, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney echoed George W. Bush, Tom Delay, Mitch McConnell, Paul Broun and other Republicans pretending that "people have access to health care in America. After all, you just go to an emergency room." But in claiming "We don't have people that become ill, who […]

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October 11, 2012
10 Things Paul Ryan Doesn't Want You to Know

There's a saying that the only second chance you get in life is the chance to make the same mistake twice. As he prepares to debate Joe Biden, Paul Ryan will almost certainly confirm that adage. After all, following his first big moment in the national spotlight, the GOP vice presidential nominee was pilloried for […]

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Jon Perr
Jon Perr is a technology marketing consultant and product strategist who writes about American politics and public policy.

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