What Were Reading: From NBC Politics to The Atlantic Wire

September 10, 2012
By Katie Levasseur | 0 comments

Katie Cole, Political Intern Obama needs either Virginia or Florida to swing his way and this article focuses on who exactly we need to look at and make sure come out to vote specifically in Florida. The article points out that appealing to Jewish Americans is a top priority as well as encouraging people to mail in votes so they are not intimidated by the polls on voting day. In addition, the article touches on the benefits of Obamacare and how much it will benefit Floridians. Democrats See Complacency and 'Crap' as Barriers to Repeat of Obama Florida Win By: Tom Curry And he added, if theres one reason we ought to win this election, and there are so many, it ought to be, first and foremost, we need to take the message out there: affordable health care will affect your life....Take that message to the neighborhoods and well win this. Laurie Childers, DFA Accountant "How can people believe in him? Maybe the US should have a law against politicians lying. Make the punishment a daily fine calculated as a percentage of their net assets until they retract the lie. Maybe then something would change." The Federal Bailout That Saved Mitt Romney By: Tim Dickinson "In 1993, the FDIC agreed to wipe away more than $10 million it was owed by Romney's firm because it believed that the company will fail if the debt is not modified." Jay Henderson, Campaign Manager What sets Bill Clinton apart from all over speakers is his ability to weave story, history and policy into one seamless narrative -- and have fun while doing it. How Bill Clinton Does It By John F. Harris and Jonathan Martin "His emphasis on policy has the effect and in large measure the reality of seeming to treat voters as adults who must be reached by reason, rather than Hallmark-card sentimentality. Connor Stewart, Development Associate It's nice to see that amidst all of the DNC craziness, anti-fracking activists from New York haven't missed a step. Cuomo, at DNC, Can't Escape Calls From New Yorkers to Bar Hazardous Gas Fracking By: David Halperin But even in far-away Charlotte, Cuomo can't avoid the growing chorus back home calling on him to reject the controversial natural gas extraction process of hydraulic fracking. Ljubica Sarafov, Campaign Academy Organizer When I was in AP Gov in high school I had to do a report on a former president, I chose Bill Clinton. Throughout my research one point stood out more than any other, Bill Clinton is one smart guy! I read multiple world leaders, professors, and even politicians on the right express with admiration how smart he is, how witty, and quick on his feet he is. This article just illustrates that point to the nth degree. What Bill Clinton Wrote vs. What Bill Clinton Said By Dashiell Bennet Most experienced public speakers know how to deviate and alter and add flourishes to their prepared remarks on the fly, but few do it as well as Clinton. (Even if you disagree with what he's saying.) As you can see below, from a purely rhetorical standpoint nearly all of his changes enhanced the text in some way and brought added emphasis to arguments. Notice his frequent changing of should vote for Barack Obama to must vote. And his even more frequent use of Now and Look when beginning a point. Many of his best lines like his bloodsport quote were eitherad-libbedor added in back in at the last moment.

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