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Basically, it doesn't matter if it's a long term veteran or a new centrist media darling, America's debate moderation format in national, state, and local elections is antiquated and dead.

When moderators don't ever think about fact checking candidates or do their research to correct candidates' lies, half-truths, or just deceiving misinformation in general, what purpose is a debate to American lives (and the global community) in the 21st century other than a glorified excuse for news networks to still feel their overrated, overpriced pundits are worth listening to?

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Earlier this morning (8 AM ET to be specific), President Obama went on the popular Tom Joyner morning radio show and told Americans, whether they were partisan Democrats, partisan Republicans, or the middlest of independents, that he is in control of the situation on the campaign trail and plans to win re-election.

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Do you believe President Obama does it have it, in regards to winning the race?

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Hey folks, I've been trying to do some PC-TV or regular TV appearances lately to just make a meaningful difference in a variety of ways out here.

So earlier this week, I was on Huff Post Live for a fourth time, but the first time in a political segment with four conservatives and some "centrist, blame both sides type."

The segment was about the state of the failed GOP/conservative brand, where all four conservatives, particularly the very colorful Crystal Wright (@GOPBlackChick) yelled at me and said "Don't laugh Andrew!" after I laughed at her insanity.

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Don't you like when conservatives lose their minds?

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The NFL referees union are today's American heroes.

Now you ask, how can sports referees who are now guaranteed six figure salaries, full pensions, and full time employment be heroes to the rest of a nation, especially those who don't give a damn about sports and think they are useless to society?

The simple answer is, because they are Americans just like you and me who are Americans, and human beings just like you and me globally who are fighting against the super wealthy, the super powerful, the super arrogant and the selfish collective "elite."

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False equivalency really is an ugly thing. It's so ugly, it makes pitbulls look like York Terriers and Jamba the Hut look like Princes Leia.



False equivalence is especially ugly in American politics as the liberal/progressive/rational community knows, with one side clearly creating ridiculous false equivalence comparisons into supposedly grown up discussions.



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On a scale of 1-10, how much do you hate "False equivalence"

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Bobby Bright isn't just your typical annoying Blue Dog.

For this week, Bright has made himself standout as the ideal example of how to just put a "D" after your name to get elected and do almost the exact opposite of what representing that "D" is.

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Certified world class liar Judd Gregg's biggest problem with Elizabeth Warren's potential new role:

"My concern is that she would use the agency for the purpose of promoting social justice," Gregg said on ABC's "Top Line" webcast. The agency, Gregg said, should promote improving access to credit, as well as other financial services.    

This retiring arrogant clown really exemplifies how those supposedly "moderate" people in the Sad Onbnoxious Party (and in all of Washington actually) really aren't moderate at all.

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Positive ads don't get any better than this:


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Right at our war center headquarters!

While plans for a cultural center and mosque near the site of the September 11 attacks in New York have ignited a hot political debate, Muslims regularly pray at a chapel near where a hijacked jet slammed into the Pentagon nine years ago.

Muslims, Jews, Catholics, Protestants, Mormons and Episcopalians regularly hold services in the multifaith chapel that was dedicated in November 2002 after reconstruction of the section of the Pentagon hit by Islamist hijackers on September 11, 2001.

"I've been here four years next month and the chapel and its function and role have never been an issue," George Wright, an Army spokesman at the Pentagon, said on Thursday.  

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Some of you maybe familiar with the story of Newton, Massachusetts news reporter Barry Nolan. If not, here is the runthrough on this individual.

Two years ago, while working for CN (Comcast) 8 in Boston, Nolan was upset over the New England chapter of the National Academy for Television in Arts and Sciences giving their Governors' Award to Bill O'Reilly at their local Emmys.

So justifiably upset was Nolan, that in the buildup to the event, he both privately and publicly voiced his opposition towards the O'Liely one garnering that award. And he pulled no punches back when he labeled him "a mental case."

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Loving what Google and their growing bitter rivals Verizon conjured up last week in their secret little deal, those folks at AT&T have decided to chime in their two cents of making sure telecom power remains another example of corporate domination in America.

It is definitely the opposite of what Al Franken thinks.

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Hackio's Mike Allen displayed once again the type of credentialed reporter he and his work place is this morning on the brainless Hugh Hewitt's radio show.

In fact, Allen's very candid assessment of what the D.C. stenographers and gossip writers yearn for represents not only his sorry publication's hopes, but all of his Beltway colleagues' top wishes in full viewing.

It is an interview that both Instaputz and Atrios have been all over this today. And it sure is disgusting to see and hear:

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