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  Melinda Wadsley of Ames, Iowa, told The Associated Press that she could not in good conscience vote for party nominee Mitt Romney. Wadsley was among three electors who had told the AP for a story published Thursday that they … Continue reading

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Can Christians Vote for A Mormon (or A non-Evangelical Christian)?

I just finished reading this article at BCNN1, “Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Panel Asks: Can Christians Vote for a Mormon,” about a panel discussion recently held by the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. The topic is important to all believers: Christians, … Continue reading

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Frederick Douglass’ Wisdom Is Timeless

This came to me in an email today. I believe it must be shared with and among those who seek racial justice and racial reconciliation in America. Something deeper than politics is dividing our nation. It’s been our political fault … Continue reading

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Romney’s NY GOP Gender Gap

As Mitt Romney heads into New York for the upcoming April 24 primary, he faces a widening gender gap that may derail his presidential ambitions. According to the recent Quinnipiac poll, 59 percent of New York women approve of President … Continue reading

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POLITICO Arena: Dems to hit Romney on faith?

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz fired back yesterday at Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch’s prediction that Democrats will attack Mitt Romney’s Mormon faith in the election, calling the charge “nonsense.” “For them to suggest that religion will be injected [into the election] by … Continue reading

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Romney Wins Illinois But the Nomination Is His to Lose

POLITICO Arena asks: Mitt Romney has won the Illinois primary by a considerable margin.   Does this win make the path to the Republican nomination any clearer?  And does it provide a more obvious signal for either Rick Santorum or Newt Gingrich … Continue reading

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POLITICO Arena: Why is Ron Paul staying the course?

POLITICO Arena asks: Why is Ron Paul bothering to stay in the race?  Is he still influencing national discussion at this time? And will his movement outlive the campaign? Read other responses at Why is Ron Paul staying the course? BENJAMIN: Based on interviews … Continue reading

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Fmr LA Gov Roemer on MHP Show

Posted from WordPress for Android Former Louisiana governor Buddy Roemer appeared on the Melissa Harris-Perry Show on MSNBC to discuss his underneath the radar presidential campaign. Roemer lamented his inability to get media exposure or for the Republican party to … Continue reading

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An Independent GOP Mind – Assemblywoman Sayward – “I’d vote for Obama…Absolutely.””

Yesterday, my former Assembly colleague, Teresa Sayward, who represents a rural North Country district in upstate, announced her retirement. In an interview with Liz Benjamin on Capital Tonight, she discussed her support for term limits, gay marriage, and the state … Continue reading

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Romney’s policies harm safety net

Ron Brownstein writes in National Journal that “at the heart of Mitt Romney‘s message throughout the primary has been his determination to retrench the safety net. That retrenchment, such as repealing Obamacare and making Medicare a block grant program, would create severe … Continue reading

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