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The Bain of truth
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WASHINGTON -- When it comes to over-the-top politics, the Obama campaign has set a new standard with recent attempts to paint Mitt Romney as a felon. This clever and utterly false allegation was advanced more than once by Stephanie Cutter, President Obama’s deputy campaign manager. During several days of media rounds that included some tough challenges -- “Felon?!” -- Cutter variously stuck to her guns, softened a bit and, finally, under relentless pressure, retracted the comment -- or at least the felony insinuation.