Despite debt deal, clouds hang over Obama re-election

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As you have come to know by now that the United States Congress voted to raise the federal debt limit just hours before the deadline was to expire on Aug 2. Failure to do so would have led to the US treasury running short of cash to pay the nation’s bills.

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Money, US elections and a “humble” Obama

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One of the axioms of American politics is that the candidate with the deepest pockets wins the election. Millions spent on negative advertisement often turn out to be more persuasive than a record of accomplishments. Money trumps principles. That is why the victory (51.6 percent to 43.4 percent) of Democrat Jerry Brown over Republican Meg… Read more »

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