Haley Kmetz

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Via the Daily News:.

A judge earlier this month that a state-approved voter ID was not needed to cast a ballot in the presidential race Nov. 6, but voter-rights advocates say state billboards about the law are confusing people.

Like the 10 ads placed in predominantly Hispanic communities…

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Together, ten Pennsylvanians have donated nearly $9 million to their preferred candidates since 2011. The majority of these wealthy Pennsylvanians supported Republican candidates. All ten of them are men.

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Herman Cain brought his College Truth Tour to Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Friday.

Cain spoke of the new problems facing young voters and advised to students to stay informed about political issues and stay in school.

“I dare all of you not to graduate, or I’m going to come back and you’re going to have to deal with me,” warned Cain. Amid his message to students, the former Republican presidential candidate couldn’t resist promoting his famous 9-9-9 tax plan.

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Finding a parody of Mitt Romney’s quote “Binders full of women,” on a social media site is no difficult task. The phrase that went viral after Tuesday night’s second presidential debate has its own twitter account @Romneys,Binder and a rapidly growing number of Facebook pages. 
You can read more in this Associated Press article.
But for the Republican presidential candidate, who trails currently trails 9 points behind President Obama in support from women, the internet craze in no laughing matter. Ann Romney recently reached out to women in Pennsylvania.

2012swingstates:

Finding a parody of Mitt Romney’s quote “Binders full of women,” on a social media site is no difficult task. The phrase that went viral after Tuesday night’s second presidential debate has its own twitter account @Romneys,Binder and a rapidly growing number of Facebook pages. 

You can read more in this Associated Press article.

But for the Republican presidential candidate, who trails currently trails 9 points behind President Obama in support from women, the internet craze in no laughing matter. Ann Romney recently reached out to women in Pennsylvania.

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“I’m really interested in what’s going to happen as far as the Bush tax cuts are concerned. If they continue, then they’ll obviously decrease the amount of revenue coming into the government and increase the deficit, so I would like to see them repealed.”
— Holden McKinney, senior, Temple University in Philadelphia
What issue matters most to you in the upcoming election? Tell us here on The 12, or tweet your response using #VoterVoices
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2012swingstates:

“I’m really interested in what’s going to happen as far as the Bush tax cuts are concerned. If they continue, then they’ll obviously decrease the amount of revenue coming into the government and increase the deficit, so I would like to see them repealed.”

— Holden McKinney, senior, Temple University in Philadelphia

What issue matters most to you in the upcoming election? Tell us here on The 12, or tweet your response using #VoterVoices

You can also read up on the candidates positions and endorse their statements using the Washington Post’s Issue Engine

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Negative ads continue to target incumbent Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.). Here, Republican challenger Tom Smith attacks Casey’s lack of passed legislation and labels his opponent a “career politician.” Smith’s increased in spending on advertising comes as he is gaining on Casey in polls.

Romney And President Obama Vs. Our Economist-Approved Presidential Candidate

planetmoney:

The word “deductions” was used 14 times in last night’s debate, but neither candidate specifically mentioned what our panel of economists suggested, eliminating the mortgage interest deduction and the deduction companies get for providing health-care to employees.

huffingtonpost:

You guys are wrong for this one.

huffingtonpost:

You guys are wrong for this one.

Pennsylvania judge blocks Pa.voter ID law

2012swingstates:

From Post-Gazette.com:

A judge has blocked the state from discounting ballots cast next month by voters who lack the photo identification required under the new voter ID law.

Voters will be asked for their identification at the polls, but will vote by normal procedures and their vote will count regardless of whether they have an ID, according to officials on both sides of the case.




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Bill O'Leary, The Washington Post

Photo credit: Bill O’Leary, The Washington Post

Friday was the presidential candidate’s first time in the Keystone State since July.

Pennsylvania Republican Party Chairman Rob Gleason and former Governor Ed Rendell say they would like to see Romney compete harder for the state’s 20 electoral votes.