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In Hopeless Election, Michigan GOP Attempts to Smear Dem Candidate's Military Record

In Hopeless Election, Michigan GOP Attempts to Smear Dem Candidate's Military Record
Republicans could have given up the Michigan Senate race gracefully, admitting that their candidate wasn't anyone's choice in the first place, or they could have gone out digracefully. Guess which path they chose?
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War on Witches: Reagan Judge Denounces Myth of Voter Fraud

War on Witches: Reagan Judge Denounces Myth of Voter Fraud
Voter ID is “a mere fig leaf for efforts to disenfranchise voters likely to vote for the political party that does not control the state government,” federal appellate Judge Richard Posner wrote in a scorching dissent published October 10.
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CO Gov Deftly Ducks and Parries In Dead-Heat Election's Final Debate

CO Gov Deftly Ducks and Parries In Dead-Heat Election's Final Debate
Former Congressman Bob Beauprez seemed determined to move the needle in the dead-heat governor's race by taking wide swings at incumbent Democratic John Hickenlooper.
But Hickenlooper delivered his most confident performance yet.
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Gender Pay Gap Still Not as Big as Space Between Scott Brown's Ears

Scott Brown – the Republican ex-Senator from Massachusetts now running in New Hampshire – stumbled on the campaign trail when asked about the wage gap between genders.
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Watch Highlights of Sen Al Franken Bashing Right-Wing Opponent in MN Debate

Watch Highlights of Sen Al Franken Bashing Right-Wing Opponent in MN Debate
Senator (and ex-comedian) Al Franken pretty much crushed his right-wing opponent Mike McFadden in a Minnesota senatorial debate. Watch the highlights of Franken bringing his understated wit and vast knowledge against a pea-brained tea party shill.
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Vote 'Em Out: Ferguson Officials Plan Token Backing of Tea Party Nut Job

Vote 'Em Out: Ferguson Officials Plan Token Backing of Tea Party Nut Job
Is it worth it? Some black officials are looking to back tea party loon Rick Stream in the upcoming St. Louis County Executive election. The reason? To snub current officeholder (and inept handler of the Ferguson fallout) Steve Stenger.
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College Republicans Manage to Get Women Voters All Wrong in Wedding Dress Spot

College Republicans Manage to Get Women Voters All Wrong in Wedding Dress Spot
College Republicans really stepped in it when they approved an election ad in Colorado that compared choosing candidates to choosing a wedding dress. The tone deaf ad was supposed to show a new, hip GOP's relevance to women. Instead, it did the opposite.
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Perception Vs. Reality: If Only CA's GOP Could Tell the Difference

Perception Vs. Reality: If Only CA's GOP Could Tell the Difference
Neel Kashkari made a big speech this weekend at the California Republican Party's convention. It was meant to do two things: shore up his base and project a vision of a moderate party that could face California's future challenges. These goals are diametrically opposed to each other.
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Tracking Numbers: Latino Voters Furious at VA Delegate's Proposed 'FedEx' Immigration Solution

Tracking Numbers: Latino Voters Furious at VA Delegate's Proposed 'FedEx' Immigration Solution
Treat Latinos coming over the border like FedEx packages – this is the incredible (and incredibly insulting) solution Virginia State Delegate (and obviously Republican) Barbara Comstock offered up at a recent debate.
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Mo’ (Dark) Money, Mo’ (Dark) Money, Mo’ (Dark) Money!

Mo’ (Dark) Money, Mo’ (Dark) Money, Mo’ (Dark) Money!
The embarrassing release of sensitive documents from the Republican Governors Association chronicles the ridiculous amounts of money they've been receiving from corporate benefactors since Citizens United allowed unlimited rivers of money to flow into American politics.
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