Not From The Onion! European Vacation Edition

It’s time once again for readers to pick out which of these stories is from humor satire magazine The Onion.   Click on the links to cheat:

1) “Man Winning Most Married Moms Poised For White House”

In an ad backing Mitt Romney for president, a gold band on the main character’s left hand flashes before viewers as she laments a poor economic future for her two children should President Barack Obama win re-election.

That hint to the character’s marital status reveals one of the subsets of voters that both Obama and Romney, his presumptive Republican opponent, are targeting in the 2012 campaign: married women with children.

They are a slice of the electorate that swing between the parties. They also are less likely than the broader female voting population to skew Democratic. Obama won married mothers by 4 percentage points in 2008 compared to his 13-percentage- point margin among the gender as a whole, exit polls show.

“These women are the Republicans’ best shot,” especially in the swing states, said Ange-Marie Hancock, associate professor of political science and gender studies at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.”

2) “Americans Pool Together $945.23 To Counteract Corporate Money’s Influence In Politics

“Spurred into action by the surge of Super PAC donations ahead of November’s general election, the American people this week collectively managed to raise $945.23 to offset the influence of corporate spending on politics. “Today we take a stand against big money’s stranglehold on the U.S. electoral system and give a voice back to the voters,” said spokesman Danny Bader, an unemployed carpenter who scraped together $1.10 as part of the effort to counteract the unlimited number of undisclosed independent expenditures corporations are legally allowed to make.”

3) “European Court Says Sick Workers Can ReTake Vacations

“For most Europeans, almost nothing is more prized than their four to six weeks of guaranteed annual vacation leave. But it was not clear just how sacrosanct that time off was until Thursday, when Europe’s highest court ruled that workers who happened to get sick on vacation were legally entitled to take another vacation.”

and the beat goes on…

-KD

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