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Early Ad Wars:

The campaigns and their Super PAC allies are zeroing in on nine battleground states that will likely decide the presidential election, blitzing the airwaves in those state with what the New York Times calls “the earliest concentration of advertising in modern politics.”

 

Nate Silver gives President Obama a “tenuous advantage” in his bid for re-election.

 

The New York Times calls them the “bills to nowhere”: bills enacted by House Republicans that have no chance of becoming law and exist solely to please their conservative base. Meanwhile bills we need passed - like the Transportation bill that would create or save two million jobs - are being stalled, likely because Republicans know they would help the economy, and with it President Obama’s re-election chances. And the only conclusion you can reach - as the Times does - is that the Republicans are a party with no interest in governing.

 

Paul Krugman compares the Obama record with the Reagan record and finds that it’s Reagan, not Obama, who spent his way out of recession. Obama is hardly the big spender Republicans make him out to be, and instead it’s the conservative icon Reagan who’s the true big spender.

 

Public opinion of the U.S. Supreme Court, like most government institutions, is fading, according to a new CBS/New York Times poll.

 

And even though his dad’s technically still in the presidential race, Sen. Rand Paul endorsed Mitt Romney for president.

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