Rasmussen Daily Tracking: Obama and Romney Tied

Rasmussen has the presidential candidates tied at 45 points each. Consumer confidence has fallen to a new low for the year, and 44 percent of respondents say the job market is worse than it was a year ago (versus just 24 percent who say it’s better).

Obama’s numbers consistently — stubbornly — crest below 50 percent.

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Fire the FBI Chief

American government is supposed to look and sound like George Washington. What it actually looks and sounds like is Henry Hill from Goodfellas: bad suit, hand out, intoning the eternal mantra: “F*** you, pay me.” American government mostly works by interposition, standing between us, the free people at ... Read More
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Black Panther’s Circle of Hype

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