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Last Night’s Debate: 5 Take-Aways!

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By now, we know that most polls declare President Barack Obama the winner in last night’s second of three presidential debates. CBS news poll of uncommitted voters gave Obama the 37 to 30 percent lead over Romney, with 33 percent saying it was a tie; and a CNN ORC poll pitting Obama 46 to  Romney’s 39 percent with a […]

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Political Idioms for Dummies: 40 most common political phrases & terms of 2012

As we head into the November Presidential elections, I thought it would be a great idea to update a past very popular post I did in 2010 right before the mid term elections defining and attempting to explain the common phrases and terms used and uttered by political pundits. The average politically agnostic person who […]

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Sirius XM Showdown 2012 Appearance: Talking Impact of Tod Akin’s remarks & 0% Mitt Support by Blacks

Last night, I called in to the Politics of the United States (P.O.T.U.S) channel (124) on Sirius XM and participated in a roundtable discussion about the upcoming GOP convention, Democratic presidential campaign strategy, the impact of Missouri Senatorial candidate Representative Tod Akin‘s remarks about abortion and a recent poll which said that there is 0% support […]

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7 Deadly Words in Politics of 2011

I scribed an update to my 5 Dirty Words in politics post from last December 2010, that was originally published last week in Politic 365. Here it is: In politics there are certain words and terms that are as poisonous as they are real in their rhetorical usage. They can be used to damage a […]

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Republicans & the Tea Party use Social Media for politics more than Democrats

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A January 2011 PEW Internet Project report indicates that Republicans, including members of the Tea Party movement, have caught up with Democrats in their usage of Social Media for getting political information about candidates and connecting with campaigns: Washington, DC – After first gaining prominence as tools for political engagement during the 2008 presidential election, […]

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Will the spirit of our September 11 solidarity return to today’s politics?

As I remember and honor the lives of those who perished during the September 11, 2011 attacks, I can’t help but wonder when and if we will ever return to the nation that rallied and comforted each other after those horrific incidents. We are more divisive and intolerant of each other and our various viewpoints […]

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The Politics Wonk/News Junkie guide to Political Twitter

  These days, Twitter is the easiest way for political writers, news sites, pundits, prognosticators, and watchers of politics to keep up with a political topic, issue, platform or position.  Through it, they can monitor popular categories streaming on the social media site  from different vantage points, areas, political persuasions, all sharing news, information, links […]

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This Election Year Just Remember this…

I saw this on the FashionablyGeek website and thought it was very fitting to repeat here: We are getting into the home stretch with the Presidential election and even though things may get heated, just remember that we are all human. We all sit on that toilet in the morning and drop a deuce. Unless you’re […]

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Top Brands for Democrats and Republicans

Google is the top brand among Democrats, while the top brand for Republicans is – wait for it – Fox News. Those are among the latest results of a survey known as BrandIndex, according to the trade publication Advertising Age. The Ad Age story notes that some brands do well among both Democrats and Republicans, […]

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Violent Rhetoric on the Trail

The day after I featured Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District candidate Rick Barber’s ad which seamed to be pretty violent among the top 5 campaign ads, Politico posted an article about violent rhetoric being used on the campaign trail.  Pretty dangerous and scary stuff. It reminds me of the era in our history when political leaders […]

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