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    Do newspaper endorsements matter?

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    With so many social platforms for political endorsements, The Week is asking if newspaper endorsements are still relevant. The American Presidency Project compiled a list of 2012 and 2008 presidential endorsements. FYI: The Advocate does not endorse any candidate in ...

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    Pew Research: How Has America Changed? 2008 to 2012

    By melissacrowe in Man Bites Dog

    Opportunity exists during every election to see how the country has changed, where it is heading and what the people value. The Pew Research Center released a study Wednesday that tracks the shift in voters and their view of the ...

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    Will Americans Vote at the Pump?

    By melissacrowe in Man Bites Dog

    The rise and fall of gas prices is a hot political issue in this election. But will those high prices impact the out come of the election? After all, more money spent at the pump means less money spent at ...

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    GOP Chasing the Reagan Legacy - Reuters

    By melissacrowe in Man Bites Dog

    Ronald Regan's daughter, Patti Davis, wrote this opinion piece for Reuters, titled “Chasing the Reagan Legacy.” GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney and vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan, like so many Republicans today, continually try to grab onto Ronald Reagan’s legacy ...

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    The Dirty Tricks Squad

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    Elections tend to bring out the best and the worst of candidates -- depending on who you talk to. While the grab bags of dirty tricks politicians employ can be enough to turn some voters off politics forever, take a ...

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    The Great Debate

    By melissacrowe in Man Bites Dog

    The first Presidential Debate airs at 8 p.m. Wednesday from the University of Denver. As two of the most steady debaters in politics face moderator Jim Lehrer, many in the political blogosphere are taking aim with their own questions. Politico ...

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    Pro/Con - Should businesses get political?

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    Political signs are popping up daily along Navarro Street and Houston Highway, largely in front of businesses, but should local business owners use their establishments to endorse political candidates? Do political signs in front of a business affect someone's decision ...

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    Romney and the 47 percent

    By melissacrowe in Man Bites Dog

    A video released this week shows candid footage of presidential candidate Mitt Romney at a private fundraiser in Florida asserting that half of the electorate see themselves as "victims" entitled to government support, and that it's not his job to ...

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    Court of Appeals rejects Texas redistricting maps

    By melissacrowe in Man Bites Dog

    The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington blocked Texas’ congressional redistricting maps, saying maps don’t comply with the Voting Rights Act. The November elections will proceed as planned, using the interim maps drawn by the federal court in San Antonio, ...

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    Should Texas Leave No Child Left Behind...Behind?

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    With high-stakes testing and cuts to resources that teachers and students need to succeed, Texas schools are on the path to failure for meeting education standards set by former governor George Bush. Texas Observer released a podcast today with staff ...

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