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"My 7-step plan" creates 700,000 jobs in 7 years.

Cover Florida "is available to any Floridian, offering basic coverage for about $150 a month, instead of the typical $600 a month."

Van Jones "is an avowed, self-avowed radical revolutionary communist."

"Palin (proposed) a $150 bounty for the severed foreleg of each killed wolf."

Palin supports "aerial hunting of wolves and other wildlife."

"When he was asked a few years ago whether he could see himself lifting the cap on the payroll tax, (McCain) said, 'I could.' But today he's attacking me for holding the very same position."

"I'm the product of a mixed marriage that would have been illegal in 12 states when I was born."

McCain's "plan for the economy is to extend George Bush's tax cuts for billionaires and give a $100-billion additional corporate tax cut."

"He told gay organizers in Massachusetts he would be a stronger advocate for special rights than even Ted Kennedy."

"But it was Hillary Clinton, in an interview with Tom Brokaw, who quote 'paid tribute' to Ronald Reagan's economic and foreign policy."

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