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Evangelicals and Rural Americans Are Breaking Big for Obama  

Evangelicals and Rural Americans Are Breaking Big for Obama
By Robert S. Eshelman, Tomdispatch.com
A mass defection from the Republican Party may be underway in counties that were once GOP strongholds. Call it the reverse Bradley Effect. Read more »

 

At a campaign stop today Sarah Palin tried to shift the discussion away from the financial crisis, telling voters that national security rather than the economy should be their primary concern when they cast their votes.

According to the New York Times, Palin warned the audience, "In times of economic worry and hardship, the crisis that we're in right now, sometimes it's tempting to put those concerns aside on Election Day, national security issues, but we don't have that luxury."

It's unlikely that potential voters will heed Palin's advice. Concerns about the spiraling economy are hard to cast aside -- for most people, the dark economic forecast brings fears of lay-offs, foreclosures, and vanished life savings. If anything, Palin's comments will most likely be seen for what they are: more fearmongering to distract from the issues important to voters.

 

The Nasty Truth: Free Trade Agreements May Scuttle Green Jobs Plans  

The Nasty Truth: Free Trade Agreements May Scuttle Green Jobs Plans

Many of the promises the candidates make on the stump would have trouble passing muster with the WTO -- that's the whole point of "free trade" deals. Read more »

Appeals Court Orders Michigan To Restore 5,500 Voters To Rolls  

Appeals Court Orders Michigan To Restore 5,500 Voters To Rolls

Ruling Is Latest Victory In ACLU And Advancement Project Legal Challenge Read more »

Palin Breaks Ranks (Again): Vows to Balance Budget in First Term  

Palin Breaks Ranks (Again): Vows to Balance Budget in First Term

Palin's promise comes 10 days after the campaign said that it would be nearly impossible. Read more »

Notes From The Swamp -- Florida in the Final Days of the Election  

Notes From The Swamp -- Florida in the Final Days of the Election

One of them said, "I want what I earn, not what you earn." I said that was probably true. Read more »

Vote411.org: A One Stop Shop for All Your Voting Needs  

Vote411.org: A One Stop Shop for All Your Voting Needs

Voting information. Don't leave home without it. Read more »

How Electronic Voting Machines Could Steal Our Democracy  

How Electronic Voting Machines Could Steal Our Democracy

Don't think for a second that this couldn't happen. Read more »

26.3 Million Watch Obama's Prime Time Segment (That's a Lot)  

26.3 Million Watch Obama's Prime Time Segment (That's a Lot)

The New York Times notes that the segment "was particularly high-rated in several battleground states." Read more »

Ted Stevens Returns to Alaska to Try and Salvage His Career  

Ted Stevens Returns to Alaska to Try and Salvage His Career

Obviously being convicted of a felony is a strike against his record. Read more »

7 Ways to Ensure Your Vote Gets Counted  

7 Ways to Ensure Your Vote Gets Counted

Want your vote to count. Here's what to do. Read more »

Michele Bachman Lies Her Face Off Once Again  

Michele Bachman Lies Her Face Off Once Again

Next up: "Michele Bachmann parts Red Sea." Read more »

McCain Busses in 4,000 School Kids to Fill Crowd  

McCain Busses in 4,000 School Kids to Fill Crowd

This happened less than a week out from the election, when the heat of the campaign should be drawing record crowds. Read more »

 

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