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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 boss will perform for Obama in Ohio and Iowa.

October 18, 2012

The explosion of online mockery over Mitt Romney’s binder comment at the debate reveals a bigger problem.

October 17, 2012

His debate story about using "binders full of women" to fill government posts got Romney a lot of attention. But it wasn't true.

October 17, 2012

In both debates, Romney has said he worked with Democrats as governor and would do so as president. His record suggests otherwise. 

October 17, 2012

The battered group’s poll watching “army” is on the retreat, but is it now trying to cash in through harassing state election officials?

October 17, 2012

The bad news? Ohio’s Secretary of State swiftly limited early voting hours.

October 17, 2012

Add contraception and pay equity to the list of issues Romney keeps waffling on. 

October 17, 2012

During Tuesday's presidential debate, Romney misled Americans on a number of crucial issues. 

October 17, 2012

Obama scores big with instant polls and the punditry.

October 17, 2012

A dramatically more aggressive president called his challenger out again and again in a decade that saw Obama tell Toledo Romney’s “the last person who’s going to get tough on China.”

October 16, 2012