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Nov. 2, 2012

How I Met Your Mother Season 8: The Tarnished Legacy of a Hit Sitcom

"How I Met Your Mother" is now in season 8, and it's losing momentum fast. Ultimately, it's the show's premise that may make it unwatchable.
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Nov. 2, 2012

Nate Silver 538 Blog: Silver Projections are Right, So Get Over It

Nate Silver is catching a lot of flak from Joe Scarborough and other pundits, and it's led to highly-publicized wager.
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Nov. 2, 2012

Presidential Polls 2012: Obama Will Ride Electoral College Advantage and Key Endorsements to Victory on Tuesday

Real Clear Politics election 2012 state polls show President Obama ahead everywhere it counts. And Bloomberg is right for endorsing Obama.
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Nov. 2, 2012

Presidential Polls: Electoral College Map Math is Still Daunting for Romney Despite Momentum

State-by-state polls will tell you infinitely more about the likely outcomes on Election Day, and if you look closely enough you can probably even predict who will win.
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Nov. 2, 2012

Latest Election Polls: Tea Party Candidates Will Destroy Republican Hopes in 2012

Tea Party candidates cost Republicans the Senate in 2010 and are poised to do it again in 2012. Will the GOP learn from their mistakes for 2014?
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Nov. 2, 2012

Latest Presidential Polls Show I Am Sick of This Election: Confessions of a Tired Political Editor

According to the latest poll, I'm tired of this presidential election. The survey of 1 registered voter, conducted by Michael Luciano Opinion Research, has a margin of error of 0.0%.
Nov. 2, 2012

Ron Paul and Gary Johnson in a New Movie Criticizing Washington Politics: OfByFor is a Must See

"Of By For" is about the crisis and solutions in our political process. The film, by Old Machine, will debut on Inauguration Day in 2013. Exclusive: interview with director, Christopher Kay.
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Nov. 2, 2012

Presidential Polls 2012: The Big Statistic That Proves Obama Will Win the Election

Intrade.com allows members to bet on future election outcomes. The predictions from Intrade's betting markets in 2008 almost perfectly predicted the last election outcome.
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Nov. 2, 2012

How the Electoral College Works, and Why We Should Keep It

The electoral college should not be abolished because it allows for minority interests in the states to be heard, it limits democracy, and it has worked for over 200 years.
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Nov. 2, 2012

Latest Presidential Polls Show Obama at 80 Percent, In Europe

If President Barack Obama were standing for re-election in Europe rather than the United States he would romp to an easy victory over his Republican rival Mitt Romney, according to recent polls.
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Nov. 2, 2012

Latest Presidential Polls: Obama Leads Romney By 77 Points in a Global Poll of World Voters

Another curious poll reveals how our other dysfunctional exes feel about the elections. It gets to be one hot mess of, "It's complicated."
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Nov. 2, 2012

Obama World Approval Rating: High Praise Abroad Proves the President Deserves a Second Term

Despite slight dips in his world-wide approval rating, a new Pew poll shows President Obama still has has a very favorable image abroad, something America badly needs in the 21st century.
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Nov. 2, 2012

Election Polls 2012: How the Obama Campaign Just Does Not Understand Girls

The Obama campaign's misreading of the gender gap cedes the spin cycle to Mitt Romney. Obama talks about contraception; Romney talks about the bread-on-the-table issues important to women.
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Nov. 2, 2012

Virginia Polls: Latest Presidential Polls in Virginia Show Romney With Narrow Edge

Governor Romney may have a slight lead over Obama in Virginia due to historical factors, and dividing support of Obama in northern and central counties.
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Nov. 2, 2012

Prop 31 and Prop 32: A Guide to Complicated Ballot Propositions in California

California propositions are often driven by special interests and masked in complex language. Here's what you need to know about the four most misunderstood ballot initiatives.
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Nov. 2, 2012

Presidential Polls: 5 Reasons Obama Will Win Reelection

The last few days of the campaign have provided great voter optics for the President. Here are five reasons why the president should feel confident going into Tuesday’s election.
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Nov. 2, 2012

Another Storm After Sandy: How New Scientific Models Can Help Other Cities Prepare

In order to prepare for future storms like Sandy, climate scientists at Princeton and MIT have developed new methods to more accurately predict the effects of global warming on storm surges
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Nov. 2, 2012

Presidential Prediction: Why Mitt Romney Will Lose Ohio and Election 2012

Mitt Romney will lose Ohio, keeping with the long-standing tradition of Republican presidential candidates losing the Buckeye State, and the general election.
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Nov. 2, 2012

Latest Presidential Polls: Romney Holds Texas Size Lead Among Israelis

If Israel really were the 51st state, Mitt Romney could count on its electoral votes.
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Nov. 2, 2012

Swing State Polls: Romney and Obama Tied, But This One Policy Issue Could Change Everything

Most polls point to the razor-thin lead that both presidential candidates have over the other. Yet, four swing states have high foreclosure rates which may be a deciding factor on Election Day.
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Nov. 2, 2012

Presidential Polls: As Electoral College Map Tightens, Obama Has to Play Defense in Blue States

GOP strategists have increased their activity in traditionally Democratic states favoring President Obama.
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Nov. 2, 2012

Mitt Romney Mormon: How His Religious Views on Women Will Affect His Presidency

If elected, Mitt Romney's Mormon faith will likely impact his presidency, and that will have a disproportionate effect on women in America, as Romney's leadership in the Mormon church shows.
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Nov. 2, 2012

Obama Ahead in the Polls and Electoral College, After Hurricane Sandy Game Changer

Obama gave up a commanding polling lead to Romney during the presidential debates, but the Obama/Sandy ticket will win over Romney/Ryan.
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Nov. 2, 2012

Presidential Polls 2012: In Europe, Obama Winning By 75 Percent

The race between President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney is tight, but not in the Old Continent.
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Nov. 2, 2012

October Unemployment Rate: U6 Unemployment Rate Down, U3 Rate Up, As US Adds 171,000 Jobs

Friday's release of monthly unemployment figures was the last before Tuesday's presidential election.
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Nov. 2, 2012

NYC Marathon Cancelled: Why We Had to Protest the Bloomberg Decision to Hold the Race

We are all shocked by Mayor Bloomberg's decision to hold the marathon as people suffer nearby, but it's not too late for us to rise up as citizens to stop it!
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Nov. 2, 2012

What is Obamacare: Why the Affordable Care Act is a Better Medicare Solution Than the Romney Voucher Plan

With Romney’s message unclear on Medicare it is safe to say that Obama’s great measures to ensure the continuance of Medicare puts him as the clear winner on this hot issue.
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Nov. 2, 2012

Gary Johnson Oregon: Just One Reason Why Oregon Could Become a Swing State

Oregon Democrats can't take an Obama win for granted. Even though Portland is a Democratic stronghold, the state as a whole isn't a slam dunk for the Democratic Party.
Nov. 2, 2012

Guerrilla Girls Not Ready to Make Nice Review: Feminists Inspire Future Generation of Artists

The Guerrilla Girls, a feminist arts group from the 1980s known for their culture-jamming interventions, continue to inspire the next generation of artists and activists at Montserrat College.
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Nov. 2, 2012

Election 2012 Narrated in Memes: From Etch-A-Sketch to Binders Full of Women

You Didn't Build That. Paul Ryan Gosling. 47%. The Life of Julia. Big Bird. And, of course, Joe Biden.
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Nov. 2, 2012

Latest Presidential Polls: Though Romney Leads Among Seniors, Obama Has the Advantage in This Key Indicator

It is important to not ignore the senior demographic, as it is just as important as the millennial vote (and many are still undecided).
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Nov. 2, 2012

Obama vs Romney: Obama Fails on Religious Issues, But Trumps Romney on the Economy

I support Obama on economic issues. I think he is doing the right thing. But his secularist agenda is deeply disturbing for any Evangelical, Catholic or religious person in the U.S.
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Nov. 2, 2012

Presidential Polls 2012: Romney Momentum is Gone, Obama is Ahead Again With 4 Days Left

President Obama is leading in the Real Clear Politics poll of polls for the first time since the first presidential debate. Romney's momentum is gone and Obama is preparing for a second term.
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Nov. 2, 2012

Electoral College 2012: How a Presidential Poll in Maine Could Signal Possible Election Day Chaos

Could Maine's idiosyncratic method of allocating electoral votes thwart Barack Obama's reelection prospects? Quite possibly.
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Nov. 2, 2012

Libertarians, Listen Up: Voting for Gary Johnson Hurts Your Cause

The libertarian love affair with Gary Johnson is stronger than ever. But are libertarians actually helping their cause by voting for him? The answer will always be "No."
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Nov. 2, 2012

Akin McCaskill Polls: Why Right Leaning Missouri May Opt for Akin

Even given Todd Akin's "legitimate rape" comments, voters in Missouri dislike Claire McCaskill based on the senator's support for Obama. Could Akin capitalize on their right-leaning sentiments?
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Nov. 2, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Aftermath: This is How the Storm Reshaped the 2012 Election

With only a few days left in this election cycle, Hurricane Sandy is now an inextricable part of the 2012 election.
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Nov. 2, 2012

Hurricane Sandy New Jersey: This Halloween, Chris Christie Dressed as a Bipartisan

To his credit, Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey has lauded Obama's handling of Hurricane Sandy. But is the governor above politics when it comes to weather-proofing NJ's infrastructure?
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Nov. 2, 2012

Chris Christie and Michael Bloomberg Might Help Reelect President Obama

Obama was finally able to break through allegations of stubborn partisanship in the last few days of the campaign.
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Nov. 2, 2012

Gary Johnson for President: Why Liberals Are Actually Considering It, and How This May Impact Obama

Ralph Nader 2.0? Not only disenfranchised Republicans, who have followed him on his split from the Republican Party, are considering voting for third-party candidate Gary Johnson.
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Nov. 2, 2012

Michigan Polls: Obama Will Win By Slim Margin, But With Huge Drop Off From 2008

Romney will most likely never be able to win his hometown state of Michigan, but the fact that the race is this close is a troubling sign for President Obama, who soared to victory here in '08.
Nov. 2, 2012

CMA 2012 Blake Shelton Entertainer of the Year: Country Sounds a Lot More Pop

Thursday night's CMA Awards put all the modern country together for one night; Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift. But the evening's big takeaway was that the sounds of country are new.
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Nov. 2, 2012

Lena Dunham Obama Ad and Lesley Gore: Top 5 PSAs Where Women Rule

From getting fiscal to first time voting, American women from celebrities to commoners have made their political opinions known on the internet this election season.
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Nov. 2, 2012

What Chris Christie Really Meant, Had the Mainstream Media Not Twisted His Words

The media bias surrounding Chris Christie's latest comments about President Obama is evidence of how sick this race is really getting.
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Nov. 2, 2012

Why Can't We Just Admit President Obama's First Term Has Been a Success?

Despite being negatively portrayed by his opponents, President Obama has improved our nation's strength, economy, and standing in the world throughout his first term.
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Nov. 2, 2012

Hurricane Sandy FEMA: The Republican Plan for FEMA is Hypocrisy

After Governor Christie's request for federal aid, Hurricane Sandy exposes the hypocrisy in the Republican and Romney plan for FEMA.
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Nov. 2, 2012

Election 2012: Paul Krugman Praises Divider in Chief In Latest Socialist Diatribe

Keynesian Paul Krugman says Obama should be reelected, even if it means a continued gridlocked government.
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Nov. 2, 2012

Youth Vote 2012: Why Democrats Should Not Take Millennials for Granted

Though the youth vote was particularly targeted in early-voting campaigns across Ohio, it's all about turnout.
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Nov. 2, 2012

Brad Pitt Gay Marriage Donation: Polls Show Gay Marriage Still a Fight in Maryland

Polls can be deceiving, especially when it comes to gay marriage. On Tuesday, several states will be casting their ballots on the issue, and donors have come to the forefront on the matter.
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Nov. 2, 2012

Election Day 2012: No Matter How Disenfranchised We Are, Millennials, We Must Vote

In 2008 millennials went to the polls in record numbers for young people. But four years later our generation is exhausted. No matter how disenfranchised we are, it's essential that we all vote.
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Nov. 2, 2012

Gender Pay Gap: The Issue Obama and Romney Should Address, And Not Just to Win the Women's Vote

Income inequality is more than just a woman’s issue; it is also about fairness, equal opportunity, and family. And quite frankly, no one is holding President Obama's feet to the fire.
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Nov. 2, 2012

Samuel Jackson Wake Up Ad: Why Trash Talking Never Inspires Anyone

Obama aide Kareem Dale fires up the base to win this "motherf******." When a lot of us think America is in the toilet, Dale's foul language is just one more piece of evidence.
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Nov. 2, 2012

Real Unemployment Explained: What You Really Need to Know About Friday's Jobs Numbers

Overall, Friday's jobs numbers are good news for the economy. The unemployment rate has ticked up by 0.1, but for a good reason, more people want jobs.
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Nov. 2, 2012

Bloomberg Obama Endorsement: Why the NYC Mayor Backed the President, and What Impact It Will Have

Obama's calm demeanor and manner coupled with the pressure of a crisis situation is what lead Powell and Bloomberg to endorse Obama.
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Nov. 2, 2012

Gary Johnson For President: Do Not Settle For the Lesser of Two Evils

While the choice between Obama and Romney is seen as the lesser of two evils, Gary Johnson provides a "non-evil" choice for president.
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Nov. 2, 2012

Bloomberg Endorsement of Obama is the Last Nail in the Romney Coffin

The nail that seals Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s political coffin may have been driven this week by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
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Nov. 2, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Climate Change: Andrew Cuomo Rightly Raises Global Warming Issue

Governor Andrew Cuomo acknowledges climate change is behind frequent extreme weather, but falls short on what we should do about it.
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Nov. 2, 2012

Meghan McCain Climate Change: Why the GOP Must Admit that Climate Change Is Real

Even in Arizona, and even to the GOP, the reality of climate change as a key political issue in the presidential election cannot be denied after Hurricane Sandy.
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Nov. 2, 2012

With Climate Change Suddenly an Issue, President Obama Has the Advantage

Sandy’s devastation of the east coast has put climate change back in the ranks as a crucial issue for the presidential election, with President Obama having the clear advantage.
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Nov. 2, 2012

Real Unemployment Explained, and Why Romney Gorilla Math Will Not Win Voters Over

Don't be fooled by Republican use of the real unemployment rate to slam Obama's economic progress.
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Nov. 2, 2012

Polling Pandemonium: Why I Ignore Every Polling Story

You can find a poll to support any position you want. Make sure you do your due diligence before buying into everything you read.
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Nov. 2, 2012

Gary Johnson 2012: Vote For a Presidential Candidate You Actually Believe In

The only wasted vote is for a candidate you don't believe in. Change the direction our country is headed and vote with passion.
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Nov. 2, 2012

Youth Vote 2012: Millennials Could Have Lowest Turnout Since 1972

With 9.3% unemployment, rising debt, and a loss of faith in the political process, millennials may decide to give up on voting this election. But, that's the wrong mentality and here is why.
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Nov. 2, 2012

Montana Senate Race: Jon Tester and Denny Rehberg Race Could Tip Balance of Senate

Montana faces an uncertain senatorial election between two very different political opponents; an organic Kamut farmer, Jon Tester and a millionaire real estate tycoon, Denny Rehberg.
Nov. 2, 2012

The New York City Marathon: Why Running Long Distances Can Help You Reach Zen

Running is often seen as just exercise. It's also mindful meditation that benefits our mental health. Could distance running be the modern path to enlightenment?
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Nov. 2, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Climate Change: Will Climate Change be the Game Changer in this Election

Climate change may be the issue that swings this election in favor of President Obama.
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Nov. 2, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Aftermath: Why Obama and Romney Cannot Bring the Country Together

Nothing unites our nation like shared purpose. But why has neither presidential candidate been able to ignite the kind of unity needed after one freak storm?