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App analyzes political ads in presidential campaign

Alanna Keegan, Staff Writer

October 9, 2012

Skewing the truth is nothing new to U.S. politicians, but a brilliant new application is helping everyday Americans discern what’s true, and what’s not, in regards to the many claims in political ads. Super PAC is a free app for iPhone, iTouch and iPad that works a lot like the Shazam app, recognizing...

Mixed views for Ann Romney in campaign

Marisa Hellen, Staff Writer

October 9, 2012

Ann Romney is best known as Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s wife, but she certainly does a lot more than stand by in the sidelines or sit with Mitt during conferences, speeches and debates. She has made a name for herself amongst both the Republican and Democratic parties by taking...

The best presidential candidate you knew existed

Stephen Philips, Staff Writer

October 9, 2012

If you want a president who will end all unnecessary foreign wars, bring all of our troops back home, and will end the domestic war on drugs, then Gary Johnson just might have your vote. The fact is, he is more fiscally conservative (with a record to prove it) than Mitt Romney and trumps Barack Obama...

Barack Obama visits UW campus on Bascom Hill

Barack Obama visits UW campus on Bascom Hill

Lauren Sutter, Staff Writer

October 9, 2012

President Barack Obama’s campaign stop to Madison brought in roughly 30,000 people to hear him speak on UW-Madison’s Bascom Hill. The crowd was a mixture of students and local residents. Obama did not waste any time addressing his much criticized debate performance from the day before. “I met...

Democrats and Republicans playing the same game

Democrats and Republicans playing the same game

Sarah Blaskey & Kate Palmer, Staff Writers

October 9, 2012

We’ve heard it over and over: there are huge differences between the Republicans and Democrats, but what about the many similarities? Stepping outside the narrow framework of two-party, mainstream politics, Republicans and Democrats start to look remarkably similar. Both parties are pro-war. Both parties...

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