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Question of the Day
And in the final dash, just 24 hours before polling places open in Virginia, Mr. Cuccinelli appears at six events in six towns, over a 10-hour period on Monday, appearing with Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and libertarian Republican Ron Paul, who has endorsed the GOP candidate.
“Ken Cuccinelli has always stood for smaller government and limited government. He has consistently and unapologetically worked with the liberty movement in Virginia. His stand against Obamacare shows he is willing to stand up to Washington’s continued abuses on our individual liberties,” Mr. Paul says.
“REAGAN ERA” BACKDROP
Move over 1960s era “Mad Men.” This was inevitable. There have been multiple feature films based on the life and times of Ronald Reagan.
Now Hollywood hopes to at least cash in on the Reagan-era cachet of optimism, he-men and maybe some nifty designer clothing. The Starz Network is developing a drama called “WonderWorld,” and it goes a little like this, according to the network’s CEO Chris Albrecht:
“Set in Ronald Reagan’s America and inspired by one of the biggest undercover operations in FBI history, ‘WonderWorld’ follows two straight-arrow FBI agents as they infiltrate the violent Mob-controlled porn industry of the 1980s, with dire consequences for themselves and their families,” Mr. Albrecht says.
Actor Owen Wilson plays the lead agent; no word if there’s a Reagan character. Yet. Still, there’s always a new version somewhere. Due in February, it’s “Reykjavik,” a dramatization of the 1986 meeting of Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev, with Michael Douglas in the pivotal role of Reagan.
THE MONEY OF MARRIAGE
Get married, the economy will benefit. So says one major pollster.
“Married Americans report a daily spending average of $102, followed by $98 among those who are living in domestic partnerships, $74 by divorced Americans, $67 by those who are single and never married, and $62 by those who are widowed,” states a new Gallup tracking poll of 136,000 U.S. adults.
“The U.S. marriage rate has declined in recent years, but recent Gallup analysis shows that it is possible that the marriage rate in the United States will go up in the future, based on a pent-up demand for marriage. Based on the spending habits of married Americans compared with their single counterparts who have never married, such a change could be expected to give a boost to the economy,” the pollster explains.
POLL DU JOUR
• 21.2 million: number of U.S. military veterans in the U.S.
• 9.6 million: number of vets 65 and older; 1.8 million are younger than 35.
• 8.7 million vets age 18 to 64 are currently in the labor force.
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