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  • Watching the VP debate in Janesville, Wisconsin

    Tonight, Vice President Biden will debate Congressman Paul Ryan. And we're in Congressman Ryan's hometown: Janesville, Wisconsin.

    Tonight, Vice President Biden will debate Congressman Paul Ryan. And we're in Congressman Ryan's hometown: Janesville, Wisconsin.

    The Gotta Vote bus team is cheering on our VP at a debate watch party at Janesville's United Auto Workers hall. It's a fitting place when you remember that during the Republican National Convention, Congressman Ryan tried to convince the American people that President Obama was somehow responsible for an auto plant that closed here in Janesville under President George W. Bush. That night, Congressman Ryan showed us his breathtaking willingness to skirt the truth, and we expect he'll show a similar disregard for the facts at tonight's debate.

    The Obama Truth Team will be live fact checking Congressman Ryan all night, but since we're with the UAW, let's set the record straight on the auto rescue: President Obama's decision to lend Detroit a hand saved a million jobs up and down the supply chain. The big three American auto manufacturers—GM, Chrysler, and Ford—are all profitable for the first time since the late 1990s. Plants are adding third shifts to keep up with demand, and we've added 245,000 auto jobs across the country, many of which are here in Wisconsin.

    No wonder Paul Ryan's trying to distort the President's record—his own running mate wanted to "Let Detroit go bankrupt."

    Get full debate coverage at www.barackobama.com/debate.

  • "I'm voting for one now"

    The country got a glimpse at who Mitt Romney really is when a video recently leaked showing him dismissing 47 percent of Americans as victims who depend on government handouts. At a Gotta Vote bus tour stop at the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire, Dana Wachs, who's running for a seat in the state assembly, told this story of what Romney's comments meant to a man he met knocking on doors:

    "The other day, I was campaigning in my district, and I was going through walk sheets, and I got a couple blocks mixed up—should've gone to the left, but I went to the right and walked up, knocked on the door. Then I turned around and there were pretty conservative bumper stickers on the car, and there were pretty conservative flags flying on the flagpole. I thought, my goodness, I'm going to be in there for a long time.

    "And the door opened, and I said, 'I'm Dana Wachs, and I'm a Democrat running for the state assembly.' And this guy wheeled up to the door in a wheelchair, and he put his hand out, and he said, 'You're a Democrat?' I said yeah. He said, 'I've never voted for a Democrat, but I was wounded in the war, and I'm voting for one now.'"

    If you don't want a president who's so quick to dismiss our combat troops and disabled veterans as "victims," then you gotta vote.

  • The Real Romney

    Mitt Romney is trying to hide his extreme positions from voters. Share this video to make sure people remember who the real Romney is—then pitch in $5 to help us fight back.
  • "This is personally offensive"

    On the debate stage last week, Mitt Romney shamelessly misled the American people when he said he has a plan to insure people with pre-existing conditions. Like so much of the rhetoric that comes out of Romney's mouth, it's simply not true—even his campaign admitted it after the debate.

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  • Olivia Munn: You gotta vote

    Olivia Munn can name a lot of personal reasons why she supports President Obama—the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," support for military families—but what motivates her the most is what's at stake for women in this election if Mitt Romney becomes president. "

    Olivia Munn can name a lot of personal reasons why she supports President Obama—the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," support for military families—but what motivates her the most is what's at stake for women in this election if Mitt Romney becomes president. "He thinks women aren't capable of making choices over their own bodies," she says. "That is very scary to me. Ask yourself: How does that affect you? How does that affect your girlfriend? Your mother? Because if you believe in an America where women can make their own choices about their own bodies, then you gotta vote."

    So today, she hopped on the Gotta Vote bus in Ohio to fire up college students who've seen her on The Newsroom or The Daily Show—and make sure they vote. At each stop, she asked students point-blank if they were registered to vote. If the answer was yes, she passed out high-fives. If the answer was no, she asked why not—and urged them to get it done. "Every single vote matters, especially here in Ohio," Munn says. "You have this power as young people. We get to decide how our world is going to be. We don't have to wait for everyone else who's been telling us what to do with our lives. We have to get out there and vote."

    And to make sure her high-fives were not in vain, Munn led the students on a march across campus to cast their ballots—for many, their very first presidential ballots—for Barack Obama.

    Are you registered to vote? Don't let Olivia Munn down.

    Gotta Vote

  • He’d Punish the Middle Class

    As President Obama said, "Math, common sense, and our history shows us that's not a recipe for job growth."

    As President Obama said, "Math, common sense, and our history shows us that's not a recipe for job growth."

    Stop Romney Now

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    Looks like Mitt Romney missed the episode of Sesame Street that taught you about telling the truth.

    Looks like Mitt Romney missed the episode of Sesame Street that taught you about telling the truth.

    Help Teach Him a Lesson

  • Foregoing the facts

    President Obama and Mitt Romney met in Denver, Colorado, for the first debate. President Obama laid out a clear, achievable plan to move the country forward and create millions of jobs. What did Mitt Romney do? He launched another round of the same false, already-debunked attacks—his tried and true tactic to mislead voters about his plan to double-down on the failed policies of the past. Take a look at how fact-checkers and reporters graded Romney’s ability to tell the truth about the issues that are important to the middle class in the first debate.

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