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Sat Oct 06, 2012 at 07:21 AM PDT

Rand Am Life Poll is Stable

by jan0080
The Rand poll is one of the best.  Read their methodology.  Obama 49.18 versus Romney at 44.75 showing that most minds were fully committed to their candidate prior to Wednesday's debate.  Obama needs to continue to be Presidential and he needs to portray Romney as willing to say anything to get elected.

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Nate Silver's analysis today plus the Virgil Goode possibility in Virginia may make the next 58 days fun! The analysis shows Obama up by 8.5 to 10 per cent over Romney once the tracking polls are completely past Bill Clinton's spectacular speech!

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Thu Jun 07, 2012 at 11:32 AM PDT

Romney, Blind Trust, Avoid Taxes

by jan0080

Short diary, I don't know how to link.  Romney has decided to use a Federal Blind Trust if elected.  Typically, this is a yawn ... a no big deal story.  However, just like Dick Cheney, Romney will avoid paying massive capital gains taxes by using a Federal Blind Trust

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Sun Aug 15, 2010 at 10:44 AM PDT

Tom Vilsack in context

by jan0080

David Broder in today's Washington Post writes about Tom Vilsack as I know him.  He shows him as a dedicated public servant that has worked hard to alleviate poverty and get rid of the stigma of discrimination that existed in the Agricultural Dept.

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Mon Jul 26, 2010 at 05:51 PM PDT

President Obama celebrates the ADA

by jan0080

The President today celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  He fulfilled a campaign pledge to expand the number of people with disabilities working for the Federal government.

Of particular interest to me were the new regs that were released today and specifically that the Segway is now covered by the ADA when used by someone with a mobility disability.  I am a founder of Segs4Vets an organization that has donated almost 500 Segways to veterans injured in Iraq and Afghanistan, many of whom have lost a leg in service to our country.

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