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News Taxes Thursday, Nov 3 2011

Des Moines Register: Michele Bachmann’s ‘tax the poor’ plan won’t be flat or simple

On November 3, 2011, the Des Moines Register reported:

Michele Bachmann wants everybody to pay taxes — even the poorest Americans. [...] Bachmann didn’t offer many details about her proposal, but it seemed she was suggesting she’d accomplish this through the income tax. But she didn’t explain how she’d charge an income tax on people who have no income.

Josh Mandel Thursday, Nov 3 2011

Toledo Blade: Mandel refuses to give up Iott's donation

On November 2, 2011, the Toledo Blade reported:

The campaign of Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel for the U.S. Senate on Tuesday rejected a call for him to donate to charity a $1,000 contribution he received from a Lucas County man who portrayed a Nazi soldier in military re-enactments. [...] Mr. Mandel, who is Jewish, is seeking the GOP nomination to run for Senator Brown's seat in 2012. The liberal issue advocacy group ProgressOhio said Mr. Mandel should donate the contribution to a charity, such as the Wiesenthal Center or the Southern Poverty Law Center.

News Wednesday, Nov 2 2011

POLITICO: Iowa radio host accuses Herman Cain of 'inappropriate' remarks

On November 2, 2011, POLITICO reported:

In a cryptic comment made at National Journal’s Election 2012 Preview event Tuesday, Mark Block, Herman Cain’s campaign manager, made reference to an incident involving Cain and a receptionist for a radio talk show host. [...] POLITICO has learned that the incident involved a staffer for Steve Deace, an influential conservative talk radio host who hosts a nationally syndicated show in Des Moines. And Deace says he did take offense. Deace, who penned an opinion piece critical of Cain earlier this month, told POLITICO in an email that Cain said "awkward" and "inappropriate" things to the staff at his station.

News Wednesday, Nov 2 2011

LA Times: Romney, Cain skip Iowa economic forum

On November 1, 2011, the Los Angeles times reported:

Much of the Republican presidential field gathered here Tuesday to discuss how to improve the nation's economy. But what was most notable was who skipped the event — Iowa front-runners Mitt Romney and Herman Cain...

News Economy Jobs Wednesday, Nov 2 2011

Texas Tribune: UT/TT Poll: Most Texans Don't Credit Perry on Economy

On November 1, 2011, the Texas Tribune reported:

A key part of Gov. Rick Perry's pitch to Republican presidential primary voters is the performance of the state's economy — especially in job creation — during his tenure as governor. But Texas voters, for the most part, are more likely to see him as a bystander to the state's success than its driver, according to the new University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll.

News Tuesday, Nov 1 2011

Discussing #Occupy Movement, Rick Perry Repeats Fake Quote From Canadian Satirical Article

On October 31, 2011, Mediaite reported on a humorous trend in the conservative blogosphere: bloggers citing fake quotes from a satirical column in Canada's Globe and Mail.

Over the last week, bloggers, emailers, commenters, and posters have shared the words of a 38 year-old slacker Toronto resident named Jeremy, who took part in the Occupy Toronto protests:
“It’s weird protesting on Bay Street. You get there at 9 a.m. and the rich bankers who you want to hurl insults at and change their worldview have been at work for two hours already. And then when it’s time to go, they’re still there. I guess that’s why they call them the one per cent. I mean, who wants to work those kinds of hours? That’s the power of greed.”
What they don’t realize is that the quote was one of many featured in a satirical piece by The Toronto Globe and Mail’s Mark Schatzker. 38 year-old Jeremy doesn’t exist. It turns out that bloggers weren't the only ones duped. During a radio interview on October 28, Rick Perry cited this very same 38-year-old "Jeremy." American Bridge caught it on tape. Take a look:

AB Leadership Tuesday, Nov 1 2011

WSJ: Satire on Occupy Wall Street Trips Up Rick Perry

On November 1, 2011, the Wall Street Journal reported:

"Satire may not be Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s thing. Last Friday, at the swanky Barley House tavern in Concord, N.H., Mr. Perry took a little jab at the Occupy Wall Street crowd, referencing an amusing quote his son had sent him from a protester occupying Toronto..."

News Saturday, Oct 29 2011

The Atlantic: A Tour of Mitt Romney's New Hampshire Mansion

On October 28, 2011, the Atlantic reported: Autumn is in the air in New Hampshire, which means the political rhetoric…

News Climate Change Environment Saturday, Oct 29 2011

CBS News: Mitt Romney's shifting views on climate change

On October 28, 20111, CBS News reported:

The longer he runs for president, the more doubts Republican front-runner Mitt Romney seems to have about the science behind global climate change...

News Saturday, Oct 29 2011

Paul Ryan Townhall – 10/28/11

The following video was recorded at a Paul Ryan townhall event in Wisconsin on October 28, 2011.

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