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This morning’s front page.
Obama wins.
Maryland approves same-sex marriage, the DREAM act.

Nice shot, guys.

shortformblog:

washingtonpoststyle:

This morning’s front page.

Obama wins.

Maryland approves same-sex marriage, the DREAM act.

Nice shot, guys.

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"Alice just said that [Romney] only supports abortion in the case of rape and incest or the life of the mother, but that’s not true. This candidate also supports abortion in the cases of Massachusetts elections…where he ran as a pro-choice candidate."

Ari Melber

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'...Obama did very well this evening, and Romney put up his worst showing. The debates are now behind us. Two weeks to go.'

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Look: you know how much I love the guy, and you know how much of a high information viewer I am, and I can see the logic of some of Obama’s meandering, weak, professorial arguments. But this was a disaster for the president for the key people he needs to reach, and his effete, wonkish lectures may have jolted a lot of independents into giving Romney a second look.

Obama looked tired, even bored; he kept looking down; he had no crisp statements of passion or argument; he wasn’t there. He was entirely defensive, which may have been the strategy. But it was the wrong strategy. At the wrong moment.

The person with authority on that stage was Romney - offered it by one of the lamest moderators ever, and seized with relish. This was Romney the salesman. And my gut tells me he sold a few voters on a change tonight. It’s beyond depressing. But it’s true.

There are two more debates left. I have experienced many times the feeling that Obama just isn’t in it, that he’s on the ropes and not fighting back, and then he pulls it out. He got a little better over time tonight. But he pulled every punch. Maybe the next two will undo some of the damage. But I have to say I think it was extensive.

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Andrew Sullivan

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All you need to know about Rick Santorum [via Reddit]

All you need to know about Rick Santorum [via Reddit]

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Clay Bennett of the Chattanooga Times Free Press

Clay Bennett of the Chattanooga Times Free Press

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"Romney’s plan is simultaneously extreme and very, very boring. It draws on the one and only idea that today’s conservatives offer for solving any and every problem that comes along: just throw yet more money at rich people."

E.J. Dionne

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shortformblog:

nationaljournal:

Possible roads to the GOP nomination.

To put this simply, the odds are looking better for Mitt than anyone else at this point, but it’s not over yet.

shortformblog:

nationaljournal:

Possible roads to the GOP nomination.

To put this simply, the odds are looking better for Mitt than anyone else at this point, but it’s not over yet.

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"In its way, Romney’s achievement is impressive. He is neither a natural politician nor a comfortable spokesman for an increasingly ideological, evangelical, Southern and enraged political coalition. Romney is a man of flexible views from the Northeast, a Mormon who wins votes from the least religious sectors of his party, a rather satisfied man who has to announce that he’s angry because he doesn’t look it."

E. J. Dionne

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Obama Documentary Puts Spin on First Term

The Obama campaign will roll out a 17-minute documentary of the president’s first term in office aimed at softening widespread economic frustration with a hefty dose of context about how bad things were four years ago.The film, dubbed “The Road We’ve Traveled,” begins airing at Obama for America field offices across the country next Thursday. A trailer released this morning can be viewed HERE.Actor Tom Hanks narrates over a dramatic musical soundtrack, subtly nudging viewers to give their assessment of the Obama presidency a second look.“How do we understand this president and his time in office?” he says. “Do we look at the day’s headlines, or do we remember what we, as a country, have been through?” [via ABC News]

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Blast from the Past: Obama pushes for diversity at Harvard in unearthed early-90s video 

[via The Grio]

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ryking:

@AP: BREAKING NEWS: Romney wins Republican presidential primary in Ohio
Romney spent $11 million to Santorum’s $1 million and still couldn’t muster a solid win against Santorum, eking out a 1% victory in Ohio.

ryking:

@AP: BREAKING NEWS: Romney wins Republican presidential primary in Ohio

Romney spent $11 million to Santorum’s $1 million and still couldn’t muster a solid win against Santorum, eking out a 1% victory in Ohio.

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Basically, the parameters for debate in the United States about Israel range all the way from ‘I unequivocally support them and might bomb Iran’ to ‘I unequivocally support them and will definitely bomb Iran!’

Although, to be fair, there are some prominent politicians willing to criticize the Israeli government, even willing to say stuff like ‘Israel is not about to be destroyed… With his crazy analogies, the Prime Minister is diverting attention from Iran to his fearmongering’; or ‘Netanyahu’s words on Iran sound like a calculated preparation for a reckless adventure’; or ‘Israel is making a mistake in its unwillingness to recognize a Palestinian state.’

Oh man, I’d love to play soundbites of those quotes for you… but they’re in Hebrew. ‘Cause they were said by members of the Israeli Knesset. Because apparently, in Israel, you are allowed to criticize Israel — and still hold public office.

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JON STEWART, The Daily Show (via inothernews)

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