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Opinion: Romney Scrambles to Be Obama-lite on Foreign Policy

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

After the debate, Romney's spin masters, including former Minnesota Senator Norm Coleman, had a very difficult time after the debate explaining how Romney's foreign policy would be different from Barack Obama's.

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Fact Check | Missteps in Final Presidential Debate

Monday, October 22, 2012

Voters didn't always get the straight goods when President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney made their case for foreign policy and national security leadership Monday night before their last super-sized audience of the campaign. A few of their detours into domestic issues were problematic too.

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Opinion: Free Jill Stein, Third Parties

Monday, October 22, 2012

Perspectives that would enlarge our political discussion are blocked from entreating mainstream discourse. When they can't be laughed off, casually dismissed or simply ignored, they get suppressed by police tactics that both major parties condone.

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In Election About Economy, Women's Rights Hotly Debated

Monday, October 22, 2012

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This election was supposed to be about the economy, right? But just two weeks before election day, reproductive rights and women's rights remain at the fore of the electoral debate.  That was helped along by Republican nominee Mitt Romney, who referred to "binders full of women," during last week's debate.

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Opinion: I'm Tired of this Cynical, Lie-Filled Election. Aren't You?

Friday, October 19, 2012

Both sides call the other liars, and they're both right.

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Obama, Romney Serve Up One-Liners at Smith Dinner

Friday, October 19, 2012

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The white-tie event raises money for the epomonyous foundation which provides grants to Catholic healthcare programs in the New York area, while bringing out heavy-weights in New York City politics, business and media to watch the candidates take turns roasting each other.

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Cuomo Tapped to Campaign in Swing States

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Governor Andrew Cuomo will be hitting the campaign trail in the coming weeks for President Barack Obama.

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Black Pastors Campaign Against Obama's Support of Gay Marriage

Thursday, October 18, 2012

President Obama has a wide base of support among African Americans, but a group of conservative black pastors are coming out in opposition to Barack Obama in response to his endorsement of gay marriage. Reverend Delman Coates, the pastor at Mt. Ennon Baptist Church in Maryland, is not one of them.

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Bloomberg Says Presidential Candidates’ Talk on Gun Control Is ‘Gibberish’

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

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For months, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been pushing for the presidential candidates to offer their solutions to gun violence. On Tuesday, President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney addressed the issue for the first time during the debates. But neither candidate offered many specifics to the chagrin of Bloomberg.

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Opinion: You Might Not Like it, But at Least Obama Has a Real Economic Plan

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

By contrast, if you elect Romney, you have no idea what you're going to get.

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Explainer: Is Oil Production Really Down 14 Percent?

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Mitt Romney was correct that domestic oil production decreased 14 percent in one year, but that's nowhere close to the whole story.

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Opinion: In all Four Critical Ways, Obama Won the Town Hall Debate

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The second Presidential debate was a very animated event. The wireless mike walk around format allowed both Mitt Romney and Barack Obama to get close to voters as they asked questions and also got into each other’s space and face. Town Hall meetings are not supposed to be “mano a ...

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Fact Check | Stumbles in Latest Presidential Debate

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

In the rough-and-tumble of a town hall-style presidential debate, the facts took something of a beating Tuesday night.

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Before Debate, Economic Anxieties and Little Party Loyalty on Long Island

Monday, October 15, 2012

Most Long Islanders reported they’d selected their man—but their party registration had little to do with it.

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Opinion: Obama Needs to Pop His Own Bubble in Second Debate

Monday, October 15, 2012

We need him to tell us, his bosses, how he's been doing at his job.

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Opinion: How Obama Can Turn the Libya Conversation Around

Monday, October 15, 2012

By not changing the narrative of the attack against the US consulate in Benghazi the Democrats have shown remarkable political naïveté and disorganization.

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Political Campaigns Go for Authentic Appeal

Sunday, October 14, 2012

With less than a month left in the presidential race, the campaigns are scrambling to raise money, and to impress voters. A key part of that effort centers around campaigns efforts to appear authentic .

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Opinion: The Real Reason Ryan Was the Empty Suit in the Veep Debate

Friday, October 12, 2012

Let's remember that Ryan was weak not only because he was backing away from a Biden onslaught, but because he was backing away from his own ideas.

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Obama's Momentum in New Hampshire Cools after Debate

Thursday, October 11, 2012

New Hampshire could be politically pivotal again with its four electoral votes in a close election for president. The state’s famously engaged voters watched the first presidential debate – and it made a difference. Going into their first meeting, President Barack Obama had opened up a 15-point lead in polls over Republican Mitt Romney, but that advantage has narrowed down to six points in the last week.

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Campaign Ads Show Difference in Approach to Hispanic Voters

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Both campaigns are churning out ads directed at Latinos. Here's a look at their different messages.

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