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Ryan mocks war on women

Ryan mocks war on women

10/19/12 08:00PM

During a private fundraiser, Paul Ryan scoffed at the idea of a war on women. In a campaign season where some on the right have tried to redefine rape and... watch

President Obama dubbed Mitt Romney's "condition" of sidestepping as "Romnesia." (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

Obama diagnoses Mitt with 'Romnesia'

10/19/12 06:18PM

President Obama is no medical doctor, but he has a diagnosis for Mitt Romney's chronic condition of "backtracking" and "sidestepping." It's called "Romnesia." "He's changing up so much, we've got to name this condition that he's going through - I think it's called 'Romnesia,'" Obama joked during a campaign event in Virginia on Friday. "If you've got Romnesia, here's the good news: Obamacare covers pre-existing conditions." The Obama campaign latched onto the viral response to the catch phase by introducing "Romnesia" to Twitter. The hashtag was trending globally on Twitter Friday.
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Mugshot of 23-year old Colin Small, the Pennsylvania resident arrested Thursday for destroying voter registration forms in Rockingham County, VA. (Photo: Rockingham County Sheriff's Office)

Employee of GOP-hired group arrested for destroying registration forms

10/18/12 11:12PM

Republicans have been the biggest proponents of the myth of widespread voter fraud in recent years, using it to justify multi-state voter ID campaigns. But in the last few weeks, GOP-affiliated groups have been implicated in the very fraud some Republicans claim they want to stop. In Virginia on Thursday night, a Pennsylvania resident named Colin Small was arrested and charged with destroying voter registration forms in Rockingham County. Small was employed by Pinpoint, a company that had been hired to register voters for the Republican Party of Virginia. read more

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Romney's 'binders' problem grows

10/18/12 05:15PM

Mitt Romney knows that closing the gender gap is key to his election chances, and he's pulling out all the stops to woo women voters. But after drawing negative attention at Tuesday's debate with his "binders full of women" comment, he's letting other people do the talking now. read more

A Spanish-language billboard in Philadelphia still tells voters they must show ID at the polls in Pennsylvania even though that law has been blocked. (Photo: AP)

Is voter confusion the new voter suppression?

10/17/12 09:27PM

As we've reported on extensively on PoliticsNation, there has been an unprecedented wave of voter suppression laws passed across the country since Republicans took control of many state legislatures in 2010. Fortunately, in the last few weeks and months we have seen many of these laws blocked by the courts, from restrictions on Ohio early voting just this week to Pennsylvania voter ID earlier this month, and South Carolina and Wisconsin voter ID laws too. read more

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