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PolitiFact | Bill Clinton says Democratic presidents top Republican presidents in job creation

From “Politifact.com, Winner of the Pulitzer Prize”:

“Our ruling: Clinton’s figures check out, and they also mirror the broader results we came up with two years ago. Partisans are free to interpret these findings as they wish, but on the numbers, Clinton’s right. We rate his claim True.” via PolitiFact | Bill Clinton says Democratic presidents top Republican presidents in job creation.

“Many women are shut out and silenced” – Salon.com

If you’re a woman, take a moment and think about what your life could be like in a few short months. If you’re a man with a woman in your life (which should be all of you), take a moment and think about what your life could be like in a few short month.

“During this campaign, we’ve heard about the two profoundly different futures that could await women—and how one of those futures looks like an offensive, obsolete relic of our past. Warnings of that future are not distractions. They’re not imagined. That future could be real.” via “Many women are shut out and silenced” – Salon.com.

Paul Ryan Defended Stimulus — When George W. Bush Wanted It In 2002 (VIDEO)

“We’ve got to get the engine of economic growth growing again because we now know, because of recession, we don’t have the revenues that we wanted to, we don’t have the revenues we need, to fix Medicare, to fix Social Security, to fix these issues. We’ve got to get Americans back to work. Then the surpluses come back, then the jobs come back. That is the constructive answer we’re trying to accomplish here on, yes, a bipartisan basis. I urge members to drop the demagoguery and to pass this bill to help us work together to get the American people back to work and help those people who’ve lost their jobs,”

Said…Obama? Nope, Paul Ryan:  Paul Ryan Defended Stimulus — When George W. Bush Wanted It In 2002 (VIDEO).

President Obama, come to Oak Creek – CNN.com

Just two weeks after the shooting at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, the victims and the killer are no longer the center of national discussion. Conversations that should have happened regarding white supremacy, racism, Islamophobia, and xenophobia were swept under the rug. Meanwhile, the mainstream media failed to report the 8 Mosque Attacks in 11 days that have desecrated holy spaces and terrorized Muslim-Americans throughout the country. And while Ms. Obama will visit the families of the victims, President Obama has not yet done so. This article by Sikh-American Valarie Kaur outlines the consequences of his absence. To read full text, click here: President Obama, come to Oak Creek – CNN.com.

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