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Daily Archives: October 23, 2012


The presidential debate at a laundromat in the Chatsworth area of Los Angeles.

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The presidential debate at a laundromat in the Chatsworth area of Los Angeles.

Crushed in Obama-Romney Debate: Anatomy of Emotional Weaponry

This just in from the meme patrol. Mitt Romney used the term “crushed”, or a variant, 11 times in the debates with President Barack Obama, mostly in reference to his view of the  treatment of the middle-class at the hands...

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Mi Familia Vota is a national organization working to unite the Latino community and its allies to ensure social and economic justice through increased civic participation, with offices in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada and Texas.

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Mi Familia Vota is a national organization working to unite the Latino community and its allies to ensure social and economic justice through increased civic participation, with offices in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada and Texas.

Arizona: Remember to Vote — Nov. 8 — Guide for Spanish-Speakers

Spanish-speakers in Arizona’s most populous county have twice been given information from the elections department listing the wrong date to vote. The mistakes come as polls show Latinos helping to tighten the race between Democrat Richard Carmona and six-term Republican...

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An Oshkosh Corp. M-ATV vehicle.

Photograph by Oshkosh via Bloomberg News

An Oshkosh Corp. M-ATV vehicle.

Oshkosh Unfazed by Defense Cuts — Icahn’s Bid is Another Story

Alarm bells aren’t ringing at Oshkosh Corp. over automatic spending cuts set to begin early next year, the head of the company’s defense unit says “We’re not overconfident, but we’re not panicking either,” John M. Urias, president of Oshkosh Defense,...

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Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney greets members of the public after the end of the third and final presidential debate at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida, on October 22, 2012.

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Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney greets members of the public after the end of the third and final presidential debate at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida, on October 22, 2012.

Republicans Relish Romney’s First Debate

Republican nominee Mitt Romney’s debate performance in early October did more than just boost his standings in opinion polls — it helped make Republicans more excited about the presidential race. That’s according to a Pew Research Center poll in which 73 percent...

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Gov. Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama shake hands at the end of the last debate at Lynn University, on Oct. 22, 2012, in Boca Raton, Fla.

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Gov. Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama shake hands at the end of the last debate at Lynn University, on Oct. 22, 2012, in Boca Raton, Fla.

Romney’s `Parrot’ vs. Obama’s `Glossy Panic Button’

The dearth of disagreement between President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney over some of the flash points of foreign affairs in their final debate was notable. “Obvious and peculiar,” are the words Obama adviser David Axelrod had for it...

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A supporter wears a Sarah Palin T-Shirt as Gov. Mitt Romney campaigns in Pueblo, Colo., on Sept. 24, 2012.

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A supporter wears a Sarah Palin T-Shirt as Gov. Mitt Romney campaigns in Pueblo, Colo., on Sept. 24, 2012.

Palin’s PAC Donates to Romney and Republican Freshmen

Sarah Palin has backed up her support for Mitt Romney with a donation from her political action committee. Sarah PAC, the political organization of the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee, sent $5,000 to Romney’s campaign on Oct. 17, according to...

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This image, captured by NASA's MODIS satellite sensor, shows the Antarctica's Larsen B ice shelf mid-disintegration, spewing a cloud of icebergs adrift in the Weddell Sea.

Photograph by NASA

This image, captured by NASA's MODIS satellite sensor, shows the Antarctica's Larsen B ice shelf mid-disintegration, spewing a cloud of icebergs adrift in the Weddell Sea.

Climate Change Gone Missing — First in Quarter-Century of Debates

For the first time in almost a quarter century, global warming was missing from the presidential or vice-presidential debates this year, disappointing “climate-change people” who see it as an urgent threat to the U.S. and the world. Environmentalists aren’t pleased...

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Latino supporters attend a campaign rally for President Barack Obama at Sloan's Lake Park on Oct. 4, 2012 in Denver, Colorado.

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Latino supporters attend a campaign rally for President Barack Obama at Sloan's Lake Park on Oct. 4, 2012 in Denver, Colorado.

Spanish-Language Los Angeles Newspaper Backs ‘El Presidente’

“Hay Que Reelegir a Obama,” states the nation’s largest Spanish-language daily newspaper. “We Must Re-elect Obama.” In an editorial out today, Los Angeles-based newspaper La Opinión appeals directly to Hispanic Americans to vote for President Barack Obama. ”As November 6 approaches,...

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