GEORGE McGOVERN: GOOD BYE, GREAT SERVANT! 1


George Stanley McGovern (July 19, 1922 – October 21, 2012) was an American historian, author and U.S. RepresentativeU.S. Senator, and theDemocratic Party presidential nominee in the 1972 presidential election. [WIKIPEDIA]

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Which Mitt Romney for President will you be for Halloween?


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Columbia, SC — Are you having a hard time deciding who to be for Halloween? Why not go as Mitt Romney? Like the “Man of a Thousand Faces,” Mitt is the Man of a Thousand Positions.

Pick one, dress up as Mitt, and you are guaranteed that no two Mitt costumes will be the same.
South Carolina Democratic Chairman, Dick Harpootlian, released the following statement in response to the newest SCDP video:

“Mitt Romney looks in the mirror every morning and sees a stranger. Pro-choice Mitt wouldn’t recognize Pro-life Mitt,” Harpootlian said.

“Universal Healthcare Mitt would run from Anti Healthcare Mitt like Jamie Lee Curtis did from the Halloween slasher. Republicans are welcoming Mitt in South Carolina today, we just wonder which one will show up.”

Which Mitt Romney will you be for Halloween?

“EMPLOYEE OF GOP-HIRED GROUP ARRESTED FOR DESTROYING REGISTRATION FORMS IN VIRGINIA”


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By Morgan Whitaker

Mugshot of 31-year old Colin Small, the Pennsylvania resident arrested Thursday for destroying voter registration forms in Rockingham County, VA. (Photo via TPM)

Republicans have been the biggest proponents of the myth of widespread voter fraud in the last two years, using it to justify their unprecedented voter suppression campaign. But in the last few weeks we’ve seen the GOP and their affiliated groups become implicated in the very fraud they claim to want to stop.

In Virginia on Thursday night, a 31-year old Pennsylvania resident named Colin Small has been arrested for destroying voter registration forms in Rockingham County, Virginia. Smalls was employed by Pinpoint, a company that had been hired to register voters for the Republican Party of Virginia.

The story is similar to that of Strategic Allied Consulting, a group that was hired in major battleground states across the country, including Virginia, to do the registration job. That company, owned by Republican Nathan Sproul, was fired after suspicious registration forms submitted by SAC popped up in 10 Florida counties. Sproul’s previous companies have been accused of destroying Democratic registration forms in prior elections.

Sproul’s registration companies were also hired in Ohio, another key battleground state that has seen its fair share of voter suppression. Like Florida, Ohio has a history of voting problems. Ohio voters suffered through long lines on Election Day in 2004. When former Republican Secretary of State Ken Blackwell ran state elections, he was involved in at least a dozen voting-related lawsuits and accused of restricting the number of polling booths in Democratic-leaning districts.

This year, current Secretary of State Jon Husted took up the torch from his Republican predecessor, and worked tirelessly to restrict early voting hours in his state. Tuesday’s Supreme Court ruling stopped him in his tracks, but as many have pointed out, he immediately dictated that counties could only be open for a total of 16-hours on the three days he was legally required to open polls.

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HARDBALL: “TO FEMALE ROMNEY SUPPORTERS: READ THE FINE PRINT”


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By Chris Matthews

 

It’s an amazing thing how many politicians forget—or choose to forget—that most voters are women.

I know that sounds a bit bizarre to the reactionaries of the country—people who live in the 1950s—where contraception is still a hot issue, where women are always at home with the kids and Papa Bear is downtown at work, Leave it to Beaver is cool, and Father Knows Best means just that.

“Bring on the binders,” we can hear Mitt buzzing from the inner office. “Binders filled with women!”

Whole binders of them! Women we’ve never met. Strange people from this other planet that Mitt Romney apparently never visited.

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THE LAST WORD: UGLY VOTER SUPPRESSION IN OHIO – DEMS ARE READY TO FIGHT!


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‘The Boss’ stumps for Obama in key swing state


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By Cathy Finkler

Former President Bill Clinton and Bruce Springsteen at a campaign event for President Obama on Thursday in Parma, Ohio. (Tony Dejak/AP Photo)

Bruce Springsteen is once again stumping for Barack Obama despite just recently saying that he was wary of publicly supporting the president on the campaign trail. Springsteen joined former President Bill Clinton at a rally in Cleveland on Thursday.

Last week, Springsteen announced he would perform at Obama campaign rallies in the swing states of Ohio and Iowa.  Wednesday he made his endorsement of the president official. Springsteen wrote on his website:

“This presidential election is different than the last one because President Obama has a four year record to run on. Last time around, he carried with him a tremendous amount of hope and expectations. Unfortunately, due to the economic chaos the previous administration left him with, and the extraordinary intensity of the opposition, it turned into a really rough ride. But through grit, determination, and focus, the President has been able to do a great many things that many of us deeply support.”

Springsteen continues on to discuss Obama’s foreign policy successes, the right’s attempts to suppress voters, and the importance of voting in congressional elections to help the president regain control of Congress.

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Defense of Marriage Act Ruled Unconstitutional by federal appeals court


“A federal appeals court in New York has ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional.

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found that the Act’s Section 3, which prohibits federal recognition of same-sex marriages, violates the equal protection clause of the Constitution. The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston issued a similar ruling in May.”

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