Post Tagged with: "Mitt Romney"

on November 14, 2012 at 11:54 PM / in Campaign '12, National

Demystifying Wall Street Derivatives

By: Sam Kinsman As Democrats cheer the results of the recent elections and Republicans mourn the loss of a hard fought battle for the presidency, the nation’s businesses are sizing up the policies and regulations they can expect over the next four years of President Obama’s leadership. For a few industries, the president’s reelection is seen as great news because […]

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on November 14, 2012 at 12:05 AM / in Campaign '12, National

El Voto Latino

By: Marco Roca With Nov. 6, 2012 forever inscribed in the reams of history, future generations will look back at what was supposed to be a close race and see that Obama won 332 votes to Romney’s 206 in an electoral landslide. Intuitively, many of us may credit Romney’s defeat to his popularized portrayal as a “fat cat” against America’s […]

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on November 1, 2012 at 2:46 PM / in Campaign '12, National

OPINION: No, We Couldn’t, But Mitt Romney Can

By: Max Wallace When Mitt Romney took the stage at Denver for the first presidential debate, he surprised many Americans. Expecting something akin to a robot, they were instead shown a man who cares deeply for the plight of his fellow citizens. Even more, they saw a man with a record of leadership and a unique vision for restoring America […]

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on November 1, 2012 at 2:43 PM / in Campaign '12

Cloudy with a Chance of Chaos: Forecasting the Election and the Possibility of a Tie

By: Uzma Chowdhury Although Halloween slipped away in the wee hours of last night—the candy eaten, the costumes packed up—for many Americans the real tri cks and treats have yet to come—and they might just be far more terrifying and thrilling than the hauntings of All Hallows Eve. It’s officially November, and in five short days the battle of Obama […]

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on October 31, 2012 at 2:38 PM / in Campaign '12, National

Looking at the Election through the Eye of the Storm

By: Max Wallace Nine days away from the presidential election, Hurricane Sandy is bearing down on the East Coast, promising flooding and destruction on a massive scale. Adaptation has become the word of the day, as both campaigns find themselves forced to adjust carefully designed schedules in an attempt to convince voters that they possess the ability to lead in […]

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on October 30, 2012 at 2:07 PM / in Campaign '12, Georgia

SNL Parodies: The Good, the Bad, and the Ridiculous

By: Stephanie Talmadge There is one election year phenomenon possibly even more anticipated than the voting itself: Saturday Night Live’s parodies of the campaign trail. Regardless of personal party affiliation many of the jokes hit home and make valid statements about the governments’ condition. On the other hand, some are ruthlessly exaggerated. Here’s a list of some favorites from the […]

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on October 24, 2012 at 1:56 PM / in Campaign '12, National

The Power and Relevance of Consumer Confidence

By: Robert Jones Does anyone remember consumer confidence? There’s a buzz word that no one seems to write about anymore. The index is measured by an independent research group called the Conference Board based on 5,000 households’ current opinions and expectations of the economy, and for years it was seen as a proven indicator of the country’s economic and political […]

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on October 23, 2012 at 5:28 AM / in National

Avoiding the Liberal-Conservative Dichotomy

By: Alexander Sileo The rise of the 24-hour news channel has dramatically shifted the role of the media in political coverage. Viewers now have a variety of commentators and analysts to choose from when watching the news. News channels such as FOX and MSNBC ardently strive to present a narrative which appeals to viewers of a particular political ideology while […]

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on October 18, 2012 at 5:25 AM / in National

The President’s First Day on the Job: Facing the Cliff

By: Sam Kinsman “It’s the economy, stupid” Both candidates have made it abundantly clear in their speeches that their campaigns are focused on th e economy. In fact, nearly every answer the candidates have given during recent debates reverts back to their plan to turnaround the lackluster economic growth, high unemployment, and uncertain economic future facing the country. Topics ranging […]

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on October 15, 2012 at 5:13 AM / in Arts & Culture, Campaign '12, National

PBS, Mitt Romney, and the Ultimate Game of “Angry Birds”

By: Megan White During the October 3 debate, presidential candidate Mitt Romney ruffled quite a few feathers when he declared that he would have no room for Big Bird in his budget. “I’m sorry, Jim,” said the former Massachusetts governor during what was determined to be the most-watched moment of the debate, “I’m going to stop the subsidy to PBS. […]

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