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Live Stream || Presidential Debate – October 22, 2012

The comments on the last couple of debates have been extraordinary – looking forward to hearing from all of you again as the debate progresses and afterward. Update: The debate has concluded. Here’s a link to the transcript. Here’s the full video.

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Bush’s Role in Obama’s Foreign Policy Successes

Think about it for a moment. We’re going to be hearing during tonight’s debate about two things President Obama bills as his banner foreign policy achievements – killing Osama Bin Laden and ending the Iraq War. But it turns out George W. Bush shares success for the former and is owed most of the credit for the latter. It was the capabilities built by Bush

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Romney’s Chance to Rock the Jewish Vote

Or at least pick up some support. I have a piece running on the Reuters website today, “Romney’s big chance with Jewish voters.” Romney tonight can hit on a host of issues that are important to Jewish voters – not to mention the many conservatives who are diehard Israel supporters. These include Obama’s failure to reign in the Iranian nuclear program, his tilt toward the

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Romney Leads in Two New National Polls

National polls are now consistently giving Gov. Mitt Romney an edge with just over two weeks left until Election Day, as two new surveys each show the GOP nominee with a narrow lead. A Politico Battleground poll released today gives Romney a two-point margin, 49-47 percent – a three point swing from from a survey taken last week. From the piece: Romney has not led

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Obama Might Just Think We’re Idiots

That’s the theme of my latest piece for Politico. Obama is running a campaign that is so ludicrously cartoonish, he must have a low opinion of the intelligence of the American people. From the piece: Obama shows his contempt when he fails to be specific about what he will do if he is reelected president. And he shows his contempt when he draws a caricature

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The Obama Morning News || October 22, 2012

World surprised Obama might lose . . . Washington Post   Pennsylvania: Game Changer for Romney? . . . Wall Street Journal Obama vs. Romney: How they plan to win . . . Politico Officials with Islamist ties visit White House . . . Daily Caller GOP mobilizes revamped ground game . . . Washington Times Is the EPA stalling regs to help Obama? . .

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