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Mitt Romney is the most secretive Republican candidate since Richard Nixon. And he’s quickly becoming the most easily-mocked political figure since Bob Dole.

RomneyGirl mimics the 1997  “Barbie Girl” hit to call out Mitt’s penchant for Swiss bank accounts, avoiding taxes, and hiding money. It’s a parody with a purpose: The blonde RomneyGirl, garbed in Swiss folk attire,  wants Mitt to do what more and more Americans believe he’ll never do: release his tax returns.

This video’s faux-Mitt is a bit young and lacks the “Just for Men” gray frosting that makes the true Mitt’s hair perfect.  But his voice is just as comically off-key as it is in Mitt’s most famous singing performance.

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons and one novel. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell said failure to pay US debts is 'just not something we can contemplate'

Washington (AFP) - The chairman of the US Federal Reserve called on lawmakers to raise the nation's borrowing limit urgently on Wednesday, warning that failure to pay government debts would do "severe damage" to the economy.

"It's just very important that the debt ceiling be raised in a timely fashion so the United States can pay its bills when it comes due," Jerome Powell said as the central bank concluded its September meeting. Failure to pay, he added, is "just not something we can contemplate."

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