Berkeley CSUA MOTD:Entry 54502
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2022/05/26 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular

2012/10/16-12/4 [Politics/Domestic/Election] UID:54502 Activity:nil
10/16   Cheat sheet for those who plan to watch tonight's debate:
        "What Romney and Obama will say at the debate, and what's the truth" (
           Pretty much all you need to know.
           Here are the supporters of Romulans.
           \_ "(Note that this is the cumulated amount for donations coming
              from employees of these companies, not the companies themselves,
2022/05/26 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular

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6/13    NSA NSA NSA!!!
        \_ I am shocked, *SHOCKED* that the NSA spies on foreign and US
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Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama at the first presidential debate (AP) Debates matter. Everyone, from the two presidential candidates to an enraged, postdebate Chris Matthews venting on MSNBC, was recently reminded of this important election year detail. The meeting in Denver between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney changed the course of the race, catapulting the GOP challenger into the lead in many national polls and placing Obama on the defensive in several battleground states. Tonight's second presidential debate could be just as influential, making it equally important to get the facts straight as the candidates hustle for a victory onstage. The scope of discussion at the town hall-style event will increase, with questions from the audience on both foreign and domestic policies. Here's a cheat sheet to help separate the fact from the spin. Libya Obama: Moderator Martha Raddatz didn't mince words in the vice presidential debate when she asked Vice President Joe Biden why the late US Ambassador Chris Stevens and his team did not receive increased security before Stevens, Glen Dougherty, Sean Smith and Tyrone Woods were killed by terrorists at the US Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. "We weren't told they wanted more security there," Biden said. With many aspects of the attack still unclear, questions are arising as to whether or not the State Department left its agents vulnerable in an atmosphere of increased security risks. com notes, during a House investigation into the attack just a day before Biden's remarks, the State Department's regional security officer for Libya went on record saying that he personally asked his superiors for increased security throughout the country. Energy Obama: The president likes to say he's "doubled" a lot of things, most notably the generation of renewable energy and, in the long term, fuel efficiency of cars and trucks--and is likely to do so again tonight. These boasts will sound great, but they're heavily exaggerated. Since Obama took office, only a certain division of renewable energy, that of wind and solar power, has doubled; his own favorite talking points on energy, starting with his misleading claim that the president has "doubled" something else: gas prices. This statement is technically true, but should be qualified by the fact that prices were extraordinarily low when Obama took office. Also hyped up is the nominee's talk about Keystone XL, the pipeline project to transport oil from Canada to plants in the Gulf Coast. The Romney refrain is that Obama botched a crucial energy project by wholly trashing the plans to import more oil from our neighbor to the north. A new, more environmentally sensitive route is set to be approved in a few months, and the whole thing should be up by 2015. Iran Romney: The former governor of Massachusetts is known to downplay the observable effects of the Obama administration's sanctions on Iran. He repeats variations on the line that he delivered earlier this year: that Obama "could have gotten crippling sanctions against Iran," but did not. Given that Obama has presided over biting sanctions on the Islamic republic--sanctions that Iran's leaders identify as responsible for the battering of its currency and wider economic turmoil--this talking point seems to require some obvious clarification. the GOP candidate was specifically referring to an instance in 2010 when the administration failed to pass a UN resolution sanctioning the Iranian Central Bank. Setting aside the probability that the veto-prone UN giants Russia and China would've blocked that particular resolution if it were pushed by any US administration, it looks as though Romney is hoping this maneuver will come off to undecided voters as a broader failing of Obama's Iran policy. Obama: The Obama campaign, again through Biden, has pushed back on this Romney line, stating that the president is waging an unprecedented diplomatic and economic effort to squelch the ayatollah's nuclear program. But the administration overreaches when it makes statements giving the impression that before Obama's presidency "there was no international pressure on Iran," to quote Biden. notes a few serious international initiatives the Bush administration undertook to stifle the Iranians' nuclear program: * + Resolution 1737, passed in 2006, which banned trade with Iran in all items, materials, equipment, goods and technology that could contribute to the country's development of nuclear-weapon delivery systems. Despite the current campaign of sanctions, the theocratic regime has not renounced its nuclear ambitions, nor have simultaneous negotiations begun to produce any diplomatic solution. So while Romney will likely try to undermine the severity of the administration's sanctions, expect Obama to leave out the fact that, not only do sanctions predate his taking office, but they still haven't achieved their main purpose. Immigration Romney: When the hot-button issue of immigration comes up, be ready for the candidates to resort to political hit-and-runs. Obama "did nothing" to tackle immigration in his first three years. But while the Obama administration certainly hasn't reached a comprehensive plan, the president lobbied for the Dream Act--which would qualify undocumented youth for a conditional path to citizenship--while the Democrats controlled the House. The Dream Act faced opposition once the Republicans gained control. Romney might also complain that Obama's deferred-action plan--granting some children born to undocumented immigrants in the US a reprieve from deportation--doesn't offer a clear, permanent solution for immigrants hoping to stay here. Yet in his own plan, only young illegal immigrants who join the military would be able to avoid deportation. 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