Presidential Collegiate Differences of the Day

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Presidential Collegiate Differences of the Day
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There's something rather foreboding when the person who runs the United States says that he finished paying off his student loans less than a decade ago; on the flipside, however, is Ann Romney's claim to hard times because she and Mitt were unemployed and living off of stocks. While the President has been fighting tooth and nail for affordable higher education, who can resist financial advice from a grown man named Mitt?

[bothsidesofthegun]

The Youth Enthusiasm of the Day

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The Youth Enthusiasm of the Day
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Both Mitt Romney and President Obama spoke at universities this week and received some very different reactions from the student voters. This tidy little side-by-side comparison shows exactly how stoked young voters are for Obama, while the students at Romney's event seem like they're catching up on their sleep.

[thinkprogress]

Non-Obama Socialist Story of the Day

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Non-Obama Socialist Story of the Day
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While conservative Americans keep misinterpreting President Obama as a socialist, France went out of their way to elect a legitimate socialist candidate, Francois Hollande, who won the first round of elections, trouncing incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy. Hollande's hypothetical victory could also mean socialism is redefined for some Americans, having only heard of it through criticisms of President Obama and marathon viewings of Red Dawn.

[theguardian]

Legal Action Against Cops Bill of the Day

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Legal Action Against Cops Bill of the Day
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Connecticut recently passed a bill that would allow people to sue police officers who arrest them for recording in public. This is the first act of legislation in the US of this nature to pass the senate. SB 245 was introduced by state Senator Eric Coleman and now goes to Connecticut's House for approval.

[reddit]

Lawmakers Fight for Equality Story of the Day

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Lawmakers Fight for Equality Story of the Day
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Two members of congress, Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), have come out pondering whether the Secret Service prostitution scandal would have happened if more women were part of the agency.

"I can't help but keep asking this question, where are the women? We probably need to diversify the Secret Service and have more minorities and more women," said Rep. Maloney.

While Maloney and Collins make extremely valid points (as well as hint towards a bipartisan cause), this will sadly end up in the annals of Jay Leno's vortex of bad jokes for The Tonight Show.

[cnn]

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Bill Maher Calls Out the GOP Vid of the Day

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Love him or hate him, there's no arguing that Bill Maher can certainly get a rise out of people, particularly when it comes to poking holes in political ideology. Last night, he ended Real Time with the keen observation that Republicans are basically waging a war against common sense, but not before taking some pretty good jabs at folks who probably deserve them.

[gawker]