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Opinion: GOP Debate Showed Breathtaking Lack of Solutions

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Frustratingly for the Republicans - and for the American people - while they know the economy is the problem, they just don't know a solution.

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Watch: Perry's "Oops" Highlight of GOP Debate

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

"I will tell you, it is three agencies of government when I get there that are gone. Commerce, Education, and the—what's the third one there? Let's see."

-Texas Gov. Rick Perry, struggling to name the three cabinets he's vowed to eliminate from the U.S. government during Wednesday night's GOP debate.

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Watch: Michigan Republican Presidential Debate

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

On Wednesday, November 9th, the candidates for the GOP presidential nomination debated at Oakland University in Rochester, MI.

Opinion: 2011 Ballot Wins Mean Good News for Democrats

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Ohio is also a crucial state in the November 2012 presidential contest, and this victory suggests that labor unions and moderates (or even liberals) may have recovered some lost momentum. That could be good news for President Obama who will face a tight reelection.

-Steffen Schmidt, It's A Free Country blogger.

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Opinion: Obama-Sarkozy Trash Talk on Netanyahu Shows U.S. Brushes off Israel

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

To frequently insult the Israeli leader in this way is to insult Israelis themselves.

-Karol Markowicz, It's A Free Country blogger.

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Bill Clinton Says New York Should Be Model For Nation in Economic Development Plans

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

The federal government should take a cue from New York State's competition for the best regional economic development plans, according to former President Bill Clinton.

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Opinion: Ohio Collective Bargaining Victory Shows Tea Party's Overreach

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Demonizing teachers, police officers and firefighters turned off the public. Attacking collective bargaining just seemed un-American. And dealing with a national jobs deficit by attacking those who work for a living wasn't a winning strategy.

-Justin Krebs, It's A Free Country blogger.

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Cain Denies Harassment Claim, Says Withdrawing From Race 'Ain't Gonna Happen'

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Herman Cain said he has no memory of Sharon Bialek, the woman who he allegedly groped while head of the National Restaurant Association.

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Opinion: The Misguided "Not Mitt Romney" Movement

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

The problem becomes, however, that Not Mitt Romney can mean a lot of things. It can mean Newt Gingrich. It can mean Michelle Bachmann. It can mean Ron Paul.

-Karol Markowicz, It's A Free Country blogger.

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Ed Rollins: Herman Cain Won't Survive Harassment Scandal

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

“Pretend I’m your priest,” says Ed Rollins, when he starts to work with prospective candidates.  Rollins encourages his clients to tell him everything – even still, he tells Alec, “they always lie.”

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Herman Cain Publicly Accused of Unwanted Sexual Advances

Monday, November 07, 2011

Another woman colleague has accused Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain of making unwanted sexual advances. Sharon Bialek is the first to publicly come forward and describe an incident in detail.

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Opinion: After MF Global, Will GOP Candidates Still Insist on Deregulation?

Monday, November 07, 2011

The election of 2012, after all, is about Republican's vision of smaller government and less regulation vs. Obama and the Democrats' “Big Government” and more robust oversight.

-Steffen Schmidt, It's A Free Country blogger.

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Opposition Research 101: From Andrew Jackson to Herman Cain

Friday, November 04, 2011

These days, it wouldn’t be a political primary without some serious skeletons emerging from candidate’s closets.

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Opinion: Best Stretch of Economic Numbers in Years Means We're Getting Back on Track

Friday, November 04, 2011

Lets hope Greece doesn't implode and test the strength of this slow, but steady, recovery, and that people are slowly beginning to see past the hyperbolic headlines that suggest the likelihood for a double dip recession is far higher than economists think it is.

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Lift of U.S.-Mexico Trucking Ban Divides GOP

Thursday, November 03, 2011

The emotions that the decision is invoking pits two key sections of the Republican party against each other – the pro-business movement which sees a move like this as a cut in costs and the hardliners who are advocating higher walls and more security around the border to limit any opportunity for people to enter the United States illegally.

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Opinion: Greece Offers Cautionary Tale for Our Economic Foibles

Thursday, November 03, 2011

A fitting analogy for this might be someone who's been eating terribly for decades, and is complaining about the choice between not doing anything following a mild heart attack, and just going on with their life as they were.

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Cain and Thomas: Confidentiality and Sexual Harrassment Settlements

Thursday, November 03, 2011

It comes down to credibility issues, and without the full airing of the complaint it would be unfair to Mister Cain if only part of the story comes out.

—  CUNY Law Professor Rick Rossein, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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What Kind of 'ocracy Do We Have?

Thursday, November 03, 2011

[T]he experiment continues, right here on your airwaves, with the freedom to express everything that your callers are saying. And it only works if we protest, on Wall Street and around the country. It only works if we vote.

—  It's A Free Country blogger Jami Floyd, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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