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Weekly Roundup - Oct. 30

NPR - Neither gubernatorial candidate is talking about how they would fix the huge budget holes.

New York Times - Democrats around the nation are backing third-party candidates to siphon votes away from Republicans.

Michigan Messenger - Democrats promote independent candidate in race to replace Stupak.

WLNS - Benero, Snyder pledge no tax increases.

Carpe Diem - General Motors is set to sell more cars in China than the U.S.

Grand Rapids Press - Should it be illegal to post an ad seeking a Christian roommate?

Rasmussen Reports - One poll shows that only 14% of people support a government-regulated economy over the free market.

The Center for Vision and Values - There is "dangerous" demagoguery going on this election cycle.

New York Times - Democrats are outspending Republicans in this election cycle.

Michigan View - Is there a Soros trojan horse in the Michigan Secretary of State race?

...always check for the union label.

Wall Street Journal - Investing in private Social Security accounts beats the government payout by 75%.


 Quote of the Week

"A record $87.5 million has been spent by one union, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, to elect Democrats. Paid not by voluntary contributions from its members, but by forced union dues from workers-who are paid by taxpayers...Contrary to what Obama and the Democrats would have us believe, the Tea Party is largely fueled by small- dollar donations from American citizens in amounts of $200 or less."

-          Mark McKinnon, The Daily Best


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