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Roll Eyes: Why Former Congressman Jo Bonner Will Earn $350,000 a Year at University of Alabama

Roll Eyes: Why Former Congressman Jo Bonner Will Earn $350,000 a Year at University of Alabama
Alabama Representative Jo Bonner (R) announced his retirement from Congress last month so he could enter the family business: working for the University of Alabama. Bonner's sister, Judy Bonner, is the university's president. The former Congressman will be the Vice Chancellor for Government Relations & Economic Development — a position that sounds suspiciously like "high paid lobbyist."
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Freedom Ringer Peter King Wants Journalists Prosecuted

Freedom Ringer Peter King Wants Journalists Prosecuted
The Representative for New York's Second District and regular GOP loudmouth Peter King was on CNN to discuss the NSA leaks. Cooper asked King about the journalists involved with reporting the leaks. A firm believer in the Constitution and freedom of the press, King says he believes they should be punished.
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Boehner’s New Debt Limit Ransom: Cuts On Top Of Sequester

Boehner’s New Debt Limit Ransom: Cuts On Top Of Sequester
With the House Republican caucus still squabbling over what ransom they should demand for an increase in the debt limit, Speaker John Boehner issued his own threat yesterday. According to Roll Call, Boehner wants “another round of spending cuts beyond the sequester.” Cuts how big? In Boehner’s word, “greater than the increase in the debt limit.”
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Darrell Issa and the Presumption of Guilt

Darrell Issa and the Presumption of Guilt
The presumption of innocence, a staple of western law, can be traced all the way back to ancient Rome. Translating from the sixth-century Latin: "Proof lies on him who asserts, not on him who denies." But Darrell Issa, the Republican scandal-hunter who chairs the House oversight committee, believes in the presumption of guilt.
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Scalia’s Speech to Secretive Hollywood Political Organization Raises Questions

Scalia’s Speech to Secretive Hollywood Political Organization Raises Questions
Common Cause has obtained the financial disclosure reports of eight of the nine Justices of the Supreme Court. Justice Alito’s is unavailable, either because it was not yet ready for release or because he filed an extension.
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