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Mitt Romney is now attacking President Obama and the Dodd-Frank law for being too easy on the “big banks.” Hmmm.

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The far-reaching ambitions of Egypt’s rising Islamists.

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A new study confirms F. Scott Fitzgerald’s observation that the rich really are different.

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Michelangelo’s The Dream is currently at the Frick: The drawing shows a heroic young man undone by the beauty of flesh.

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In his address to the United Nations General Assembly this morning, President Barack Obama vigorously defended the freedom of speech, noting that even if the U.S. government could prevent the dissemination of offensive statements and images, it would never do so. “The strongest weapon against hateful speech is not repression,” said Obama. “It is more speech—the voices of tolerance that rally against bigotry and blasphemy, and lift up the values of understanding and mutual respect.” Obama began his remarks with a tribute to U.S.

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A Washington sports fan had to go to New York to become a fan of the playoff-bound Washington Nationals.

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New York’s last romantic gets his own magazine.

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Romney's latest gaffe raises the question, "Who's middle class and who's not?"

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The big picture: Obama continues to hold a modest but clear lead nationally and in critical battleground states like Ohio, Virginia, and Florida.  This is alot, so let’s digest it in segments. Good News For Obama Nearly every poll was consistent with a modest Obama lead nationally of about 4 points and a meaningful edge in the electoral college. Obama hit fifty percent in three national polls and led by four or more in four of the five national surveys.

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