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Aaron McKean
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It's still possible that Hostess could be saved. Mediation is in the works. In the meantime, we should probably reflect on what it means to our society that this is such a blow to our collective psyche. I'm not encouraged:
"The nation was not prepared for this. As far as we know, even though Twinkies, with their 37 ingredients, seem to last forever without spoiling, they were never designated for inclusion in any national strategic stockpile or scientific repository. A resource has been depleted. The loss is incalculable."

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Hm--from your own polling place, Mr. Ryan:
"The results were even slightly worse for Ryan from his own polling place at the Hedberg Public Library. Out of 1,428 votes cast there, 65% went for Obama-Biden and just 34% for Romney-Ryan."

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And we are all happy that this is soon coming to an end.

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For thought:
'When the president's critics spin this, they'll say, "The deficit was over $1 trillion again," and that will be accurate. What the criticism fails to note, however, is that (a) the deficit is now much smaller than it was when Obama took office; (b) this is the smallest deficit we've seen in four years; (c) this new figure represents an improvement of over $200 billion since last year; and (d) the main drivers of the remaining deficit are Republican policies.'

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This is embarrassing. Wisconsinites know better.

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math?
The campaigns are having some fun with Big Bird, and so is our own cartoonist David Horsey. In one of his latest columns, Horsey writes, "Apparently, [Mitt] Romney thinks America’s debt problem can be fixed by picking up pennies along Sesame Street." For the full commentary: http://lat.ms/RN0BkQ.
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Thanks, Bill.

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ha.
I dare you to do a +Google Image search on the term "completely wrong" or read about it http://goo.gl/R1rCq

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And again, same article, same GOP cutting funds for Embassy security and then complaining there isn't enough of it:

"For fiscal 2013, the GOP-controlled House proposed spending $1.934 billion for the State Department’s Worldwide Security Protection program — well below the $2.15 billion requested by the Obama administration. House Republicans cut the administration’s request for embassy security funding by $128 million in fiscal 2011 and $331 million in fiscal 2012. (Negotiations with the Democrat-controlled Senate restored about $88 million of the administration’s request.) Last year, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned that Republicans’ proposed cuts to her department would be “detrimental to America’s national security” — a charge Republicans rejected."

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Wait...The Republican congressmen who cut funding for State Department funding and Embassy security are complaining that there is not enough Embassy security? 

"Ryan, Issa and other House Republicans voted for an amendment in 2009 to cut $1.2 billion from State operations, including funds for 300 more diplomatic security positions. Under Ryan’s budget, non-defense discretionary spending, which includes State Department funding, would be slashed nearly 20 percent in 2014, which would translate to more than $400 million in additional cuts to embassy security."
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