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At this point in 1916, as the Great War raged across Old Europe, incumbent Democratic president Woodrow Wilson was locked in a tight race for re-election.

In the end, he was able to eke out a narrow victory by utilizing all of the country's horses and bayonets to put Humpty Dumpty together again.

Yes, the world was a much simpler place back then.

Old-timey English was the official language of America the beautiful; jive talk had yet to be invented, as did Social Security and Medicare.

Girls and women who didn't want their God-gifted rape babies could seek treatment in the nearest back alley, and African-Americans weren't voting based solely on skin color (if they were able to vote at all).

Those sure were the good old days.

Morning lineup:

Meet the Press: Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D); Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R); Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R); Roundtable: Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina, EJ Dionne (Washington Post), David Brooks (NY Times), Rachel Maddow (MSNBC) and Chuck Todd (NBC News).

Face the Nation: Sen. John McCain (R-AZ); Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D); Politics Roundtable: Former Mississipi Gov. Haley Barbour (R), Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D), Democratic Strategist Bob Shrum and John Fund (National Review); Reporters Panel: Mark Leibovich (New York Times), Ruth Marcus (Washington Post) and John Dickerson (CBS News).

This Week: Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA); Obama Deputy Campaign Manager Stephanie Cutter; Roundtable: George Will (Washington Post), Gwen Ifill (PBS), Andrew Sullivan (Daily Beast/Newsweek), Former Obama Economic Adviser Austan Goolsbee and Republican Strategist Nicole Wallace.

Fox News Sunday: Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH); Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI); Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA); Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO); Roundtable: Brit Hume (Fox News), Democratic Strategist Joe Trippi, Republican Strategist Karl Rove and Juan Williams (Fox News).

State of the Union: Obama Campaign Senior Adviser David Axelrod; RNC Chair Reince Priebus; Virgina Gov. Bob McDonnell (R); Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland (D); Republican Pollster Bill McInturff; Democratic Pollster Anna Greenberg; Michael Duffy (TIME); Reliable Sources: Michael Shear (New York Times); Lauren Ashburn (; Author Craig Crawford; Matt Lewis (Daily Caller); John Aravosis (AmericaBlog); David Zurawik (Baltimore Sun).

The Chris Matthews Show: Katty Kay (BBC); David Ignatius (Washington Post); Joe Klein (TIME); Kelly Evans (CNBC).

Fareed Zakaria GPS: Chrystia Freeland (Reuters); Joe Klein (TIME); Harvard University Prof. Kenneth Rogoff; Amity Shlaes (Bloomberg News); Tehreek-e-Insaf Founder Imran Khan; brahm Lustgartn (PorPublica); Filmmaker Ann Mcllhenny.

Up with Chris Hayes: Heather McGhee (Demos); Ari Berman (The Nation); Former CEO of ACORN Bertha Lewis; Hendrik Hertzberg (The New Yorker); Ilyse Hogue (Friends of Democracy); Member of Mitt Romney's Health Care Policy Advisory Group Avik Roy; Yale Law School Prof. Akhil Amar; Jane Mayer (The New Yorker).

Evening lineup:
60 Minutes will feature: a report from Asheboro, NC on local entrepreneurs who are trying to turn things around in the struggling factory town (preview); a report on historical treasures which have gone missing from the National Archives (preview); and, an interview with Shahid Khan, the Pakistani immigrant who owns the Jacksonville Jaguars, and has become one of America's richest men, and one of the NFL's most popular owners (preview).

On Comedy Central...

Jon Stewart was taken aback by Mitt Romney's continued support for Richard Mourdock.

The Daily Show

Monday: Journalist Bob Woodruff

Tuesday: Actor John Goodman

Wednesday: Journalist/Filmmaker Jon Ronson

Thursday: TBD

And Stephen Colbert was shocked by Donald Trump's "October Surprise."

The Colbert Report

Monday: Author Malcolm Gladwell

Tuesday: Former Sen. Alan Simpson (R-WY)

Wednesday: Activist Lily Ledbetter

Thursday: Musicians David Byrne & St. Vincent


Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R-MD), who recently compared student loans to the Holocaust, shared his thoughts on a woman's place.

"This isn't the politically correct thing to say, but when we drove the mother out of the home into the workplace and replaced her with the television set, that was not a good thing."


Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) argued against so-called "equal pay" laws.

"But just because they call a piece of legislation an equal pay bill doesn’t make it so. In fact, much of this legislation is in many respects nothing but an effort to help trial lawyers collect their fees and file lawsuits, which may have nothing to do whatsoever to increasing pay equity in the workplace."

And, in other news...

Eric Rush, a columnist at WorldNetDaily, opined that the Founding Fathers would've shared his desire to kill the liberal media.

It is improbable that the framers of the Constitution anticipated a situation in which the press were entirely given over to seditious, anti-American policies. If they had, it is likely that their modus operandi would be similar to that for any faction found guilty of high crimes. Trials for treason and the requisite sentences would apply, and I would have no qualms about seeing such sentences executed, no matter how severe.

There's a whole lotta stupid going on.

- Trix

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