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Brown and Warren: Is It Just Politics As Usual?

It’s been an interesting week in the U.S. Senate Race between Democrat Elizabeth Warren and incumbent Republican Scott Brown.

First it was revealed that Harvard University once touted Warren’s marginal Native American heritage as proof of their faculty’s diversity. That story was followed up with another revealing one that Warren had listed herself as a minority professor between 1986 and 1995 in the Association of American Law Schools desk book, a major reference for legal professors.

On Tuesday it was revealed that Brown, who ran for office vowing to kill President Obama’s health care law (and who has since voted three times to repeal it) took advantage of a key provision in it: the provision that allows him to keep his elder daughter on his congressional health insurance plan.

Meanwhile, both candidates downplayed their wealth this week as they revealed their tax returns and as it was also reported that this race is the costliest in the nation so far.

So what’s your take? Are either hypocrites? Are both? And does it matter to you? Vote in our poll and be sure to leave a comment below to explain your thinking.

Ron Sen May 06, 2012 at 04:52 PM
The "Profiles in Courage" approach to American democracy died long ago. We have the best government that money can buy. Each of us is entitled to our own opinions, but we are not entitled to our own facts. You cannot win a major national election (e.g. every Senate race) without money, no matter which party you support. Having cared for a number of America's elite politicians for a decade at Bethesda Naval Hospital, I trust none. One of my colleagues who will remain unnamed said that he trusted only one politician in Washington. Later, that politician was convicted of perjury. Why do you think a billion dollars will be spent on this presidential election? Money buys access, and access buys policy. Those are the facts.
Jay K. May 12, 2012 at 02:14 PM
No. There wouldn't.
Helena Starke August 31, 2012 at 06:32 PM
BRAVO!!!!!!!!!!!
Helena Starke August 31, 2012 at 06:35 PM
Hee Hee !! You are sooooooo right.
Helena Starke August 31, 2012 at 06:39 PM
LOL !!

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