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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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Health Care Not Warfare campaigners propose a Democratic Caucus alternative to Obama: an uncommitted slate. Others urge caucus goers from both parties to reject current contenders and go uncommitted.

December 20, 2011

Gov. Mitt Romney claims to have consistently opposed anti-gay discrimination throughout his career, but his past statements contradict him. 

December 19, 2011

Republican caucuses, including the influential first in the nation contest in Iowa, will disenfranchise the disabled and members of the military. 

December 18, 2011

The Democratic Senator from Oregon has endorsed Paul Ryan's plan to privatize Medicare, taking away the Democrats’ best issue in 2012. 

December 15, 2011

Gingrich has been criticizing the State Department and calling for its overhaul. 

December 12, 2011

Newt Gingrich says Palestinians are “an invented people.” But even if he were right, it wouldn’t negate their right to self-determination. 

December 12, 2011

New TV ads from Rick Perry and Mitt Romney have tossed aside any policy discussion in favor of touting their personal religiosity.

December 8, 2011

After Obama cited Roosevelt in his Kansas speech, Fox News has decided that TR peddled “socialistic nationalism.”

December 7, 2011

Conservative intellectuals are realizing Huntsman is actually a good candidate for them. Too bad GOP voters don’t care about facts. 

December 6, 2011

The congressman from Texas has taken a stand for something the rest of his party seems to reject: seriousness about the presidential race.

December 5, 2011