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One man is the symbol of Wall Street power. The other rose to prominence as a grassroots hellraiser. One believes in top-down control of the economy and celebrates global capitalism.

In '96 poor Forbes was thought
To be less zealous than he ought
To be on things like baby-killing.
So now he's showing that he's willing

It was yet another Washington confab where Democrats
gathered in a hotel to ponder their prospects.

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The GOP candidate airbrushed his record on gay rights to win an endorsement from the only Republican LGBT organization. 

October 23, 2012

Romney wasn’t on par with his usual corporate crispness in last night’s debate.

October 23, 2012

Thanks to Democracy Now!, Jill Stein of the Green Party and Rocky Anderson of the Justice Party have been able to take part in three virtually expanded debates.

October 23, 2012

The good news: the campaign circus ends in two weeks. 

October 23, 2012

Fifteen million Americans are underwater on their mortgage payments, yet the presidential debates lacked a discussion about the housing crisis.

October 23, 2012

The president wins both the instant polls and pundit reactions.

October 23, 2012

The Republcan nominee stumbled again and again in last night's foreign-policy debate, before finally agreeing with Obama on almost everything.

October 22, 2012

Why aren’t the candidates asked about corruption or the influence of big money? Maybe it’s because the men running the debates are lobbyists. 

October 22, 2012

Will Romney and Ryan be held accountable for their proposed rollback of women’s rights?

October 22, 2012

Both candidates agree on Afghanistan—but few Americans join them. 

October 22, 2012