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October 25, 2012

Colin Powell endorses President Obama for reelection: This is big news; Powell, a Republican, commands massive respect from partisans on both sides of the aisle, and his endorsement is one of the most sought-after in politics. Powell says that he "saw the president get us out of one war, start to get us out of a second war, and did not get us into any new wars," and commends his anti-terrorism policies as "very, very solid." Some had suggested that Powell, who endorsed Obama in 2008, would sit this election out and opt not to endorse anybody. source

14:29 // 1 year ago
October 15, 2012

LEAKED: The list of guidelines for the debate that both camps agreed to

2012 Debates Memorandum of Understanding Between the Obama and Romney Campaigns

The guidelines of tomorrow’s presidential debate, as agreed upon by both campaigns (technically, this is a “memorandum of understanding,” not a list of official rules). Good get by Mark Halperin over at Time, who highlighted some of the more interesting bits in the 21-page document. source

22:53 // 1 year ago
October 11, 2012

Mitt Romney officially has no strong feelings about abortion

  • Romney, 2007: "I’d be delighted to sign” a bill outlawing abortion.
  • Romney, Tuesday "There’s no legislation with regards to abortion that I’m familiar with that would become part of my agenda.”
  • Romney, yesterday "I’m a pro-life candidate. I’ll be a pro-life president.”

So, which one is it? You sort of have to, you know, take a position on these things. source

3:31 // 1 year ago
September 2, 2012
What he didn’t tell you is he sat on that commission. He sat on that commission, and were he and his house Republican friends that he leads, had they voted with the commission, it would have been voted on, but he voted no. He would not let it go to the floor. He walked away.
Vice President Joe Biden • Making a tough criticism of Paul Ryan’s Republican National Convention speech — specifically the part where Ryan criticized Obama for ignoring the bipartisan deficit commission’s recommendations — at a campaign stop in Wisconsin on Sunday. It wasn’t his only attack-dog moment — he also criticized Romney for not wanting to end the war in Afghanistan and referred to Paul Ryan’s Medicare plan as “Vouchercare.” Joe Biden makes a pretty good attack dog, if you ask us.
23:35 // 1 year ago
April 25, 2012
Next to Gingrich’s petulant posturing, Romney looked like a grown-up…In losing in the most undignified manner possible, Gingrich made Romney shine. And for that, Romney owes Gingrich his gratitude.
The Atlantic’s Molly Ball • Arguing that Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum’s prolonged candidacies did, in one sense, benefit Mitt Romney. “By behaving childishly and running totally amateurish campaigns, they made Romney look good,” she writes. There is something to be said for this; however, whether the “I’m not as bad as the other guys!” effect will stick with Romney through the general election seems like an iffy proposition. If anything, their campaigns made Romney look good coming out of the primary, but we’re doubtful that effect will last too long once President Obama’s campaign, which will likely be top-notch, becomes the object of comparison. source (viafollow)
21:36 // 2 years ago
April 16, 2012
10:01 // 2 years ago
February 13, 2012
Obama wants to make a pact with you, dear voter: Is the GOP lying about his record? Is it really not as bad as they say it is? Sign this pledge and refute it! Join the Truth Team! Or lie about it and say you did!

Obama wants to make a pact with you, dear voter: Is the GOP lying about his record? Is it really not as bad as they say it is? Sign this pledge and refute it! Join the Truth Team! Or lie about it and say you did!

9:42 // 2 years ago
October 3, 2011
I’m used to being an underdog. At the end of the day, though, what people are going to say is, Who’s got a vision for the future that can actually help ordinary families recapture that American dream?
Barack Obama’s take on his own chances in 2012, which we think are perhaps a little modest. Here’s why: The GOP field doesn’t have a single candidate that makes you think “that’s the guy” right now. That makes Obama not the underdog. Save that underdog talk for your eventual “Dancing With the Stars” appearance.
23:41 // 2 years ago
November 14, 2010
David Axelrod leaving White House to pump up Obama’s 2012 hopes: Rahm’s gone, off pretending to be mayor, and now Davey Boy Axelrod is leaving the White House to run Obama’s 2012 campaign. Why do things change? source Follow ShortFormBlog

David Axelrod leaving White House to pump up Obama’s 2012 hopes: Rahm’s gone, off pretending to be mayor, and now Davey Boy Axelrod is leaving the White House to run Obama’s 2012 campaign. Why do things change? source

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10:40 // 3 years ago