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Watch right here as we get the Honest Truth about politics

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Abe Lincoln is about the only politician we can all agree on anymore. Maybe that's because he's the last politician with a firm grasp of how the American electorate works—he's supposed to have said, "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts, and beer."

We're supplying the beer at Martyrs' tonight for an event we're calling The Honest Truth Party, cohosted by WBEZ, and we're hoping the people who come get the truth, too. There are plenty of issues Barack "Rocky" Obama and Mitt "Mittens" Romney are avoiding in this election, and a lot of voters who feel ignored—that was something we kept hearing in interviews with five Chicago voters for our cover story last week, about what more the president could be saying to the people who elected him to office. Two of them will join our own Mick Dumke, Chicago playwright Ike Holder, and Chicago Young Republican Buffy Bains to talk about what the politicians won't talk about. Justin Kaufmann of WBEZ is moderating, should this debate get a little too Lincoln, vampire hunter vs. Douglas, vampire. Local band Cain and Abels rounds out the night.

Best of all, you can still keep up with the action if you can't make it. NBC was kind enough to set up a stream for the party, which will go live at 8 PM. Grab a beer, put it on, and learn something the politicians might never tell you. See the video after the jump.

View more videos at: http://nbcchicago.com.


Tweet in with any questions for the panelists using the hashtag #HonestTruth, or post them to our Facebook wall.



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