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Madeleine M. Kunin: Women Decide

Women can decide the outcome of this election. Historically, women have voted strongly Democratic. As recently as 2008 there was a 13% gender gap for Barack Obama. That was then. This is now. A recent poll said women were favoring Republicans by 6 %, the first time that I can remember that women were more […]

Rally To Restore Sanity: Who Will Appear Onstage?

This week, the Christian Science Monitor got ahold of the schedule for the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear. Said to be appearing are musicians Sheryl Crow, the Roots, and actors Sam Waterson and Don Novello. But as Michael Calderone reports at The Upshot, “Comedy Central is keeping details very close to the vest.” Who […]

Boehner eyes taking House and taking on Obama

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The man who may soon tie President Barack Obama’s legislative agenda into knots touts his own ability to cross party lines to get things done. Read the full story from Reuters

U.S. Senators raise concerns on Canadian oil sands pipeline

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Nearly a dozen U.S. Senators on Friday raised questions about the need for a proposed $7 billion pipeline that they said will bring “dirty oil” from Canadian oil sands to U.S. refineries and significantly increase the country’s reliance on fossil fuels. Read the full story from Reuters

Obama pushes tax break plan for businesses

BELTSVILLE, Md (Reuters) – President Barack Obama touted a proposal on Friday to provide tax relief for businesses, calling on Democrats and Republicans to join together after Tuesday’s election to boost the economy. Read the full story from Reuters

Wall St reform architect Frank fights for survival

BOSTON (Reuters) – Representative Barney Frank, the outspoken, witty Democrat closely tied to the 2008 U.S. bank bailout, faces a tough re-election battle after 15 terms in office at a time when incumbency itself is a liability. Read the full story from Reuters