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Nov. 1, 2012

NDAA Actually Gives Obama the Legal Authority to Kill or Detain Romney Without Trial

Obama has the power to kill or indefinitely detain Romney without charge or trial. If he wanted to, he could exercise these powers rather than run for reelection.
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Nov. 1, 2012

Presidential Election 2012: Nate Silver and 538 Blog Have Obama Winning, Dems Maintaining Senate

The 538 Blog is the definitive source to make sense of the endless string of untrustworthy polls for the coming election.
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Nov. 1, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Aftermath: Another Storm is Brewing, and It Will Hit On Election Day

After Hurricane Sandy, a Nor'easter is headed for the Eastern seaboard, and it could hit right on election day, November 6. How might this affect the presidential race
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Nov. 1, 2012

NYC Power Outage: How the Energy Grid Works and Why It Takes So Long to Get Power Back

NYC faces a historic power outage. PolicyMic talks to an energy expert to find out how exactly the power grid works, how it broke down, and why it will take so long to repair.
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Nov. 1, 2012

Presidential Polls 2012: Romney Losing Badly in Swing States After Bungling Hurricane Sandy Response

“Mittmentum” is waning as swing state polls and bungled campaign events combine to hurt Romney in must-win states in advance of Tuesday.
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Nov. 1, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Damage: Long Island Suffering Without Aid, Local Leadership to Blame

The South Shore of Long Island has been devastated. Flooding, food shortages, and looting threaten the borough, yet all of the mainstream media coverage is on New Jersey.
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Nov. 1, 2012

Electoral College Map: Why the System Is Not Perfect, and Why It Should Remain

Though it has its flaws, the Electoral College generally selects the "correct" candidate.
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Nov. 1, 2012

Latest Presidential Polls: Florida Early and Absentee Ballots Could Swing Election For Obama

The presidential election is in five days, but the ballots that could determine the next president may have already been cast.
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Nov. 1, 2012

Presidential Polls 2012: Voters Overwhelmingly Think Obama Will Win on Tuesday

Much can still change from now until November 6, but at present, Obama’s “firewall” persists, as the latest presidential polls show.
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Nov. 1, 2012

Gary Johnson Polls: Johnson is at Six Percent, While Jill Stein is In Jail

Someone should tell Green Party nominee Jill Stein that this isn't the 1960s.
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Nov. 1, 2012

Latest Presidential Polls: Ohio Polls Show Obama Leading Romney

The Real Clear Politics Average Poll on Wednesday night had the candidates in a dead heat. It may all come down to Ohio voters, and issues important to them.
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Nov. 1, 2012

Who Will Win the Electoral College: We Could Actually See a 269 to 269 Tie, And a Romney Biden Administration

With the election as close as it is, there is the potential for a 269 – 269 tie vote in the Electoral College. The impact on our political landscape would be monumental.
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Nov. 1, 2012

Prop 37 Battle: NAACP Betrays Its Mission By Opposing This Genetically Engineered Food Bill

A battle is raging over a ballot measure in California that would require the labeling of foods that have been genetically engineered (GE). So why does the NAACP oppose it?
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Nov. 1, 2012

Latest Presidential Polls: Real Clear Politics Show Obama and Romney Tied at 47.4 Percent

After Election Day, it's more than likely that neither Barack Obama nor Mitt Romney will have what one could call a mandate.
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Nov. 1, 2012

Obama Romney Polls: Real Clear Politics, DeSart and Holbrook, Show Uphill Battle For Romney

Obama can lose several swing states to Romney, and yet still pick up enough electoral votes to win reelection.
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Nov. 1, 2012

Latest Presidential Polls: Early Vote Advantage Could Deliver Florida to Obama

We’ve had nearly a week of early voting here in the Sunshine State and the Democrats have been out in force.
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Nov. 1, 2012

2012 Presidential Polls: Obama Poised to Win as Sandy Washes Away Mittmentum

"Mittmentum" is slowing as Obama directs FEMA relief for Sandy.
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Nov. 1, 2012

Donald Trump Obama Offer: Trump Extends Deadline, But With Hurricane Sandy, No One Cares

Donald Trump has extended the deadline for his $5 million Halloween deal to President Obama, but fails to realize that the president has more important things to deal with this week.
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Nov. 1, 2012

Warren vs Brown Polls: Dems Up by 5 in MA Senate Race, Proves Romney Weak Coattails

The Republican dream of securing a Senate majority has been shattered by the inability of Romney to carry the party ticket.
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Nov. 1, 2012

Ohio Presidential Polls: Obama Has Edge For Now, But Romney Could Eke Out a Win

Ohio has been battleground central for the Obama and Romney campaigns. Romney's doing well, and may emerge victorious from a hard-fought contest.
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Nov. 1, 2012

Latest Presidential Polls: Obama and Romney Neck and Neck in the Final Stretch

With only a few days to go until the presidential election, a look at the polls across the board. Where is Obama leading, where is Romney leading, and who is the predicted winner?
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Nov. 1, 2012

Brown Warren Polls: Candidates Tied or Even Up Seven, Depending On the Poll

While a Boston Globe poll has Elizabeth Warren and Scott Brown tied at 47%, a Suffolk University poll shows Warren up by seven.
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Nov. 1, 2012

Billionaire For Obama: Michael Bloomberg, Net Worth 25 Billion Dollars, Endorses Barack Obama

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg may have made the endorsement with eye toward running for president in 2016.
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Nov. 1, 2012

Presidential Polls: Sandy Might Have Wiped Out Obama Early Voting Lead

The devastation caused by Frankenstorm Sandy could well prove the truth of that adage changing the course of this presidential election.
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Nov. 1, 2012

Florida Polls: Obama, Romney Tied in Latest Presidential Race Surveys

Romney resumed campaigning in Florida as the latest polls show a virtual tie between Romney and Obama.
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Nov. 1, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Damage Report: In Wake Of NY Power Outages Here is How You Can Help Your Community

Community based initiatives show the greatest fortitude in the face of disaster. In light of Hurricane Sandy’s recent destruction, a new non-profit, Recovers.org is helping prove this.
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Nov. 1, 2012

Massachusetts Senate Race: Brown Warren Polls Show Biggest Warren Lead Yet

In the most expensive senate contest in the country between Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren and incumbent Republican Scott Brown, what are the latest polls and what does a Warren win mean?
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Nov. 1, 2012

I Was An Intern For Todd Akin, And I Know All Too Well That He is Too Radical For Missouri

A young intern from Southwest Missouri, working under Todd Akin at the state legislature, knew even then that Akin's conservatism is too radical for Missouri.
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Nov. 1, 2012

Presidential Polls 2012: More Voters Believe That Romney Can Fix Washington, Not Obama

Partisan politics in Washington isn't new. The problem isn't lack of common ground, it's lack of leadership. The records show that Romney has reached across the aisle while Obama is too far left.
Nov. 1, 2012

Country Music Awards 2012: 10 Country Albums For People Who Hate Country Music

You may think you hate country music, but maybe you just haven't had a taste of the good stuff. From Willie Nelson to Ryan Adams, here are the 10 albums that may change your mind.
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Nov. 1, 2012

McCaskill Akin Polls: Why the Missouri Senate Race Is the One to Watch Next Tuesday

In Missouri the Senate race between Democrat Claire McCaskill and Republican Todd Akin remains tight, as newest polls indicate. What will happen next week in the Show-Me State?
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Nov. 1, 2012

Latest Presidential Polls: The Hidden Factor That Can Break the Presidential Race Wide Open

With less than a week away from election day 2012, the final round of polls are coming in now and what they show is that this race is anyone's game, unless....
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Nov. 1, 2012

Presidential Polls 2012: A Global Poll Shows 50 Percent Approval For Obama, 9 Percent For Romney

A recent BBC poll shows overwhelming global support for Obama. Only America's bipolar girlfriend, Pakistan, thinks otherwise.
Nov. 1, 2012

Zero Dark Thirty Movie: Osama Bin Laden Film is Guided By the White House Official Narrative

The film relies on the official narrative regarding the killing of Osama bin Laden while mythologizing Seal Team Six, CIA and DoD officials. It is, in the most basic sense, political propaganda.
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Nov. 1, 2012

Gary Johnson as President: A Comfort to the 1 Percent

The fair tax is a tax on consumption, not on income or returns from investments.
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Nov. 1, 2012

Virginia Polls: Romney Has Substantial Lead in Southern Swing State

It's time to re-evaluate how we look at polling data. We need to be more critical and apply the data across a wide range of weights to see possible trends.
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Nov. 1, 2012

Virginia Polls: Presidential Polls In Virginia Have Romney Up Slightly

Early voting in Virginia is trending towards Romney and away from Obama. Likewise, it is very likely that Romney will carry the state on Election Day
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Nov. 1, 2012

Bloomberg Obama Endorsement: Global Warming Suddenly a Hot Election Issue

Climate change policies seem to have fallen off the map due to the lack of media attention which could potentially link Hurricane Sandy to global warming.
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Nov. 1, 2012

Romney is Losing Ohio, but Can He Still Win Without It

Obama's weak support from white working-class voters has made states like Colorado and Wisconsin competitive, but Ohio is still a long shot for Romney. But he could win without it.
Nov. 1, 2012

Tina Fey vs Katie Roiphe: Why Funny Feminism May Be the Way Forward

Despite what writer Katie Roiphie may think, the new feminists, like Tina Fey, Caitlin Moran, Amy Poehler, and all the writers at Jezebel aren't "ironic." They're just funny.
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Nov. 1, 2012

Millennial Voters in Election 2012: Students For Obama Actually No Longer For Obama

Studentsforobama.org announces, "Students For Obama has become Students No Longer For Obama." A student activist with the organization explains why he opposes Obama in an exclusive interview.
Nov. 1, 2012

Neil Young and Crazy Horse New Album: Psychedelic Pill is Neil Young at His Best

Neil Young's "Psychedelic Pill" is a return to form with Crazy Horse. It revels in a new-found a-political place where Young is at home and rocking. The new album is badass.
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Nov. 1, 2012

Florida Polls: In Florida Keys, 26 Percent of Voters Have Already Cast Their Ballots

In the swing state of Florida, voters in the Florida Keys are anxious to cast their ballots early. Fully 26% of registered voters have already chosen between the two presidential candidates.
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Nov. 1, 2012

Chris Christie Obama: Should the President Have Visited New Jersey After Hurricane Sandy

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, we can't forget that Obama's visit to New Jersey with Chris Christie was highly politically motivated
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Nov. 1, 2012

When is Election Day: Why America Will Vote on Tuesday, November 6

This coming Tuesday is the presidential election. As elections head to the polls, we seek to answer the questions, why is Election Day held on Tuesdays?
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Nov. 1, 2012

I Can Vote, I Will Vote, and You Can't Stop Me

Pundits say the millennial generation is apathetic. On Election Day, we have the opportunity to prove them wrong. Join me and pledge to vote.
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Nov. 1, 2012

China Currency Manipulation: Why US Political Accusations Are Unfounded

China is manipulating their currency, the yuan. But the U.S. is manipulating the dollar, the EU is manipulating the Euro, and Japan manipulates the yen. So what's the big deal?
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Nov. 1, 2012

Bronco Bamma: NPR Apologizes to Little Girl for Making Her Cry Over ‘Bronco Bamma’ and Mitt Romney

NPR has made an official apology to a little girl who thinks the presidential campaign between "Bronco Bamma and Mitt Romney" has gone on far too long.
Nov. 1, 2012

Famous Sandys: 10 Sandys Who Have Taken America by Storm

Sandy the Frankenstorm isn't the only famous or memorable Sandy. Here are 10 other Sandys who have made their presence known throughout the years.
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Nov. 1, 2012

Will Obama Win: How Hurricane Sandy Will Influence the Presidential Election

Obama has a variety of different ways to address the disaster of Hurricane Sandy, but what will he do? And how will his actions influence Tuesday's presidential election?
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Nov. 1, 2012

Jewish Vote in America: American Arabs and Jews Come Together in Support of Obama

Arab and Jewish Americans seem to come together on the issue of voting for the next American president. Polling suggests that both groups of the population will be voting for Obama.
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Nov. 1, 2012

Al Qaeda and the Arab Spring: Balancing Threats and Opportunities

Al-Qaeda's recent criticism of the Egyptian president highlights its impotence in the face of democratic political culture; it also underlines its advantages in failed states.
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Nov. 1, 2012

Pennsylvania Polls: Sandy Aftermath, Undelivered Absentee Ballots Pose a Threat to Obama

High winds, power outages, uncertain polling places and predicted bad weather threatens Democrats in Philadelphia - and undelivered absentee ballots could become the next "butterfly ballot."
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Nov. 1, 2012

Colorado Polls: Presidential and Congressional Races Prove Intriguing Match-ups

The fight for the 6th Congressional district seat in the House of Representatives in Colorado holds significant implications for Washington's power structure.
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Nov. 1, 2012

Israel Spy Master Efraim Halevy on War With Iran: His Half Baked Thoughts Concerning Israel Policy

Efraim Halevy vacillates between pragmatic and foolish, with a slight tilt towards foolish.
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Nov. 1, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Recovery: Obama, Chris Christie Work Together to Serve the US

As Obama's exceedingly competent bipartisan handling of the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy shows, he is a president who can get big things done — and will for the next four years.
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Nov. 1, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Damage: No, the Rebuilding Will Not Lead to Economic Growth

The damage inflicted by Hurricane Sandy already has some claiming the rebuilding could give the local economies a boost, but it's just another iteration of the old broken window fallacy.
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Nov. 1, 2012

Public Sector Unions: How Collective Bargaining Undermines Your Freedom and Hurts Your Wallet

The Left used to oppose public sector unions. Now they think it's a fundamental right. But regardless of what they say, public sector unions are both immoral and dangerous.
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Nov. 1, 2012

War on Coal: Presidential Race Rhetoric Heating Up, and Believe It Or Not, So Are Coal Exports

In the heat of presidential campaign season, supercharged rhetoric has diverted attention from the actual market forces at play.
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Nov. 1, 2012

Undecided Voters Exist: I Am One of Them

Is not that I don’t know what the issues are, or that my vote counts for very little, it’s more about how I am not really impressed by either candidate.
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Nov. 1, 2012

Jill Stein May Be Wrong on The Issues, But She is Right on Her Tactics

Stein may stand for issues I disagree with, but she stands with a resolution I admire.
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Nov. 1, 2012

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter: Top 5 Presidential Election Themed Movies

In case the real-life political drama playing out over the next five days isn't enough, grab some popcorn, turn off Fox or MSNBC, and have a movie marathon with the top 5 election-themed movies.
Nov. 1, 2012

Mike Coffman Abortion and Rape Exceptions: Current Abortion Legislation in Colorado

Despite the best efforts of pro-life groups in Colorado, a personhood amendment will not appear on the ballot this November 6. Is the rest of the state focused on 'social issues' like abortion?
Nov. 1, 2012

CMA Awards 2012: Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert and Full List of Nominees

On Thursday night, the biggest stars in country music congregate for the 46th annual CMA awards. Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood host for the fifth time. Check out the full list of nominees.