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New positive ad from President Obama highlights his accomplishments and goals for the future ahead

New positive ad from President Obama highlights his accomplishments and goals for the future ahead

Forward.

I love this new ad from President Obama. It lays out his accomplishments and his goals for the future succinctly and in a positive way.

Enjoy (after the jump).

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Civil rights law groups file suit against Snyder administration to halt use of Emergency Financial Managers

Civil rights law groups file suit against Snyder administration to halt use of Emergency Financial Managers

Zombie fighters are on the case

In early August, after an intentionally absurd legal battle, Public Act 4 — Michigan’s anti-democratic Emergency Manager law — was repealed. Attorney General Bill Schuette immediately declared that the former version of the law, Public Act 72 — the Emergency FINANCIAL Manager law — was back in force. The lengths to which Schuette went to justify this decision were nothing short of epic.

Now a group of civil rights attorneys has stepped up to slay the zombie beast. Click through for details.

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Paul Ryan’s Promise To Make Life More Difficult For Women

Paul Ryan’s Promise To Make Life More Difficult For Women

If you want to prevent abortions, you make sure everyone has health care, a high school education and birth control. Not the exact opposite. When I’m at my most cynical, I almost believe that the Republican Party isn’t just a conspiracy to explode the national debt. It’s also a plot to force women into abortions. In countries where the GOP […]

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Mitt Romney is a warm & friendly guy who “just happens to be running for president”

Mitt Romney is a warm & friendly guy who “just happens to be running for president”

Oops, I accidentally ran for president

Mitt Romney is desperately — DESPERATELY! — trying to be liked. With his unfavorables at tragically low levels, he’s now pitching himself as “a warm, friendly … who just happens to be running for president.”

Seriously. Details on his latest fail attempt to be liked after the jump.

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Detroit faith community rallies to promote democracy and citizen engagement

Detroit faith community rallies to promote democracy and citizen engagement

Rekindling Democracy

This past Sunday, the group Metropolitan Organizing Strategy Enabling Strength (MOSES) held a rally titled “Fire of Faith: Rekindling Democracy” at the Greater Grace Temple in Detroit. MOSES is a group of faith communities from around the state that is working on social justice issues. They are an affiliate of the Gamaliel Foundation where President Barack Obama was a trainer and consultant for a time in Chicago and their approach to community organizing is very evident in the Obama For America (OFA) approach. (For more information about the Gamaliel approach, check out this post from just after the 2008 election: “I Want POWER and I Will Be Ruthless”.)

Sunday’s event involved nearly a dozen faith communities from around Michigan. Christian churches. Muslim mosques. Jewish synagogues. All were represented and all had a common goal of engaging their congregations in the democratic process. Young people from Crossing Boundaries, Building Bridges (CB3), a youth outreach effort by MOSES were well represented, as well.

Much more after the jump.

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National Voter Registration Day: Amplify your vote

National Voter Registration Day: Amplify your vote

It’s like voting more than once

One person, one vote. That’s what you learn about our democracy — each person gets one vote. But there is a way to, in essence, vote more than once; to amplify your vote: register others to vote and make sure they DO vote.

That’s the Obama campaign’s single-minded goal for the next 42 days.

Today is National Voter Registration Day and it’s a fine day to dust off your GOTV shoes and go out to register some voters. The voter registration deadlines are looming so time is running out. A list of voter registration deadlines by state can be found HERE. Need more information on voting in your area? The Obama campaign has put together a terrific website called WWW.GottaVote.Com that has all of the resources you could hope to find.

More details and resources await you after the jump.

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Romney fundraising email today: “On Board with Mitt” (Just don’t, you know, open the windows)

Romney fundraising email today: “On Board with Mitt” (Just don’t, you know, open the windows)

Has there ever, EVER been a worse-run campaign???

Anne and I were sitting around with cocktails and dogs watching Rachel Maddow talk about Mitt Romney’s absurd statement about not understanding why you can’t roll down the windows in a jet airliner that’s flying through the air at hundreds of miles per hour so high there isn’t enough oxygen to breath.

Then I got an email titled: “On Board with Mitt” with the picture of him on a jet. Details and graphics after the jump.

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Mitt Romney mines campaign roadkill for attack points

Mitt Romney mines campaign roadkill for attack points

Guys, you’re embarrassing yourselves

If attack points were the food upon which campaigns feed, Mitt Romney has begun to mine the stinking, dead carcasses of roadkill possums.

I’m not kidding. Mitt Romney is actually going BACK to attacking President Obama using the assassination of Libyan ambassador Christopher Stevens. It’s a topic that Romney so completely and tragically botched that it ended any hope of him ever becoming president. And yet he’s going “there”.

Click through for details.

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Two faces of Mitt: Says he won’t lower taxes on the rich but will lower taxes on the rich to spur the economy

Two faces of Mitt: Says he won’t lower taxes on the rich but will lower taxes on the rich to spur the economy

Dude, don’t you get dizzy?

Mitt Romney is out in the open telling two completely different stories about how he both WILL and WON’T lower taxes on America’s wealthiest citizens. He WILL, he says, because it will spur the economy. He WON’T, he says, because he’ll be closing some as-yet undisclosed loopholes.

Both sides of his face revealed after the jump.

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Mitt Romney Has Now Adopted George W. Bush’s Emergency Room Health Care Plan

Mitt Romney Has Now Adopted George W. Bush’s Emergency Room Health Care Plan

Mitt’s still trying to become a real Bush. Last night, Mitt Romney explained the newest version of RomneyCare. “Well, we do provide care for people who don’t have insurance,” he said in an interview with Scott Pelley of CBS’s “60 Minutes” that aired Sunday night. “If someone has a heart attack, they don’t sit in their apartment and die. We […]

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Jill Biden inadvertently references Joe’s penis, cracks up self and everyone else

Jill Biden inadvertently references Joe’s penis, cracks up self and everyone else

Joe has a BFP?!

Yesterday, at a campaign stop in New Hampshire with her husband Vice President Joe Biden, the crowd reacted to one of Jill Biden’s comments as if she was referencing her husband’s junk. The unintentional double entendre cracked up Joe, the crowd, and Jill Biden herself.

“I’ve seen Joe up close,” Dr. Biden said, holding her hands a couple feet apart.

The crowd started cheering and whistling and catcalling and Jill turned around repeatedly to look at her husband who was also cracking up.

Video and more childish humor after the jump.

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