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Archive for October 3rd, 2012

Middle Class: Get Us Jobs, Leave Us Alone

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on October 3rd, 2012 11:08 pm by HL

Middle Class: Get Us Jobs, Leave Us Alone
Chuck Murphy, Denver Post
   AURORA — Bryce Murphy hopped off his skateboard for a moment to ponder the question.A solidly middle-class hair stylist in Denver, Murphy supported Barack Obama four years ago, but considers himself a potential Mitt Romney vote this year.So what does he want to hear from the candidates in their first debate?”Just let us hustle at our own pace,” said Murphy, 32, skating in Aurora's City Park. “I just don't want it to get any tougher.”

Mitt Romney’s Zinger Candidacy
Dana Milbank, Washington Post
The Zinger is an unwholesome confection. One serving of this Hostess snack, which is basically a Devil Dog or a Twinkie with icing, has 35 percent of your daily allowance of saturated fat — and some trans fat thrown in for good measure. The first ingredient listed is sugar, followed later by corn syrup, high-fructose corn syrup, artificial flavor, glucose and polypropylene glycol.

Dem Surge in House Races? Not So Fast
Stuart Rothenberg, Roll Call
Conservative thinker William Kristol and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee usually don't see things the same way, but they seem to agree that the House of Representatives is “in play.”The Weekly Standard's Kristol raised that possibility, albeit with a few caveats, more than a week ago in a blog entry, and the DCCC and its chairman, Rep. Steve Israel (N.Y.), have been insisting for months that the party has a chance to win control of the House this year.

Temporary Voter Relief in Pennsylvania

Nevada Offers Stark Backdrop for Obama
Mark Landler, New York Times
HENDERSON, Nev. "” Las Vegas might seem the last place a presidential candidate would choose to spend three days of sober, nose-to-the-grindstone debate preparation. But since Sunday, President Obama has been encamped 17 miles from the neon excess of the Strip, in a palm-fringed, financially battered lakeside resort that serves as a vivid reminder of the economic distress that still threatens his hopes for re-election. Known as Lake Las Vegas, the 3,600-acre gated complex "” which includes three golf courses, a man-made lake, a casino and two hotels, plus…