Boost for Obama as US Growth Soars

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    Oct 26, 2012 7:19 PM GMT
    The stronger-than-expected expansion was driven by a pick-up in consumer spending, a sharp rise in government spending and a rare contribution from the housing sector, figures from the Commerce Department showed.
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    Oct 26, 2012 8:20 PM GMT
    yourname2000 saidYou guys need a third party. The instability of minority governments causes the leading party to the end, you're more likely to have a government that represents ALL the electorate (due to that negotiation) than when you have a duopoly where the majority barely represents 50% of the population.

    I disagree. I think the two-party system is why America has and continues to prosper: it pulls both parties to the center in terms of actual day-to-day governance.
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    Oct 26, 2012 8:29 PM GMT
    I think a third party would get the two parties off the dime.

    'A Drug Called The Two-Party System'
    The Huffington Post, Posted: 10/26/12 8:21 AM
    Updated: 10/26/12 8:50 AM

    "O'Donnell said that the media was partially responsible for this state of affairs. "The media is feeding you a drug called the two party system," he continued. "Big media is incapable of covering a political landscape that is more complicated than the two party system. Big media does not have the resources or the interest or the intellectual capacity to cover something more complicated than the two-party system.""