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Iowa Legislator Pleads Guilty to Taking Bribes from Ron Paul's Campaign

Iowa Legislator Pleads Guilty to Taking Bribes from Ron Paul's Campaign
Former Iowa State Senator Kent Sorenson on Wednesday pleaded guilty to federal charges stemming from his switch of support for Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-Minnesota), whose state campaign he led in 2011, to Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) in the 2012 caucuses.
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GOP Candidate Outraged by the Very Thing He Sought To Provoke

GOP Candidate Outraged by the Very Thing He Sought To Provoke
Back in 2008, The Alliance Defending Freedom launched a project called Pulpit Freedom Sunday that encouraged pastors to explicitly discuss political issues and candidates during their Sunday sermons in an effort to provoke the IRS into revoking their church's tax-exempt status so that the ADF could then take the IRS to court in order to challenge regulations prohibiting tax-exempt churches from engaging in direct, partisan political activism.
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Colorado GOP Launches New Website, Accidentally Uses Photos from Utah, Arizona

Colorado GOP Launches New Website, Accidentally Uses Photos from Utah, Arizona
The Colorado Republican Party’s Official Independent Expenditure Committee (CORE) launched a snazzy new website today, billed as a grassroots organizing and fundraising tool for local and state pols. It’s part of the party’s healthily financed, years-long effort to catch up to the Dems’ technological edge that emerged during the Obama years.
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Former Alabama Gov's Daughter Lands $72k No-Bid Contract to Answer a Googleable Question

Former Alabama Gov's Daughter Lands $72k No-Bid Contract to Answer a Googleable Question
Quick! Someone asks you a simple question: "What's the median income in Alabama?" Would you, (a) Use Google to find the answer on the U.S. Bureau of the Census website or, (b) Set up a no-bid contract suggested by former Alabama Gov. Bob Riley's daughter and commission a $72,000 study with a Birmingham law firm that inquired about why they weren't getting any state business? If you selected (b), you may be a member of the state's GOP supermajority, because that's exactly what happened.
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McDonnell Trial Update: Tawdry Details of the Former VA Gov's Abuse of Power

McDonnell Trial Update: Tawdry Details of the Former VA Gov's Abuse of Power
The trial of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell continues, with new details of his and his wife's sordid abuses of power while in the Governor's mansion.
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Gas Company Responsible for Fatal Pipeline Explosion Pleads Not Guilty to Obstruction of Justice

Gas Company Responsible for Fatal Pipeline Explosion Pleads Not Guilty to Obstruction of Justice
Pacific Gas & Electric Co. has pleaded not guilty to charges in a new indictment that accuses the utility of lying to federal investigators looking into a fatal pipeline explosion in a San Francisco Bay Area neighborhood. Steve Bauer, an attorney for the company, entered the plea in court on Monday to all 28 counts in the indictment, including obstruction of justice.
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What $6.5M Buys: Chris Christie's Taxpayer-Funded Report Is Pretty Worthless

What $6.5M Buys: Chris Christie's Taxpayer-Funded Report Is Pretty Worthless
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie might already have the Garden State in his taillights, but he's left behind a scandal-related mess that he's expecting others to clean up. And that would be the taxpayer. What's even more damning for the governor: the paltry results his legal team filed as a "comprehensive and exhaustive" report.
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GOP Candidate Admits Affair, Suspends Campaign

GOP Candidate Admits Affair, Suspends Campaign
A state Senate candidate from western New York is stepping away from her campaign after acknowledging an extramarital relationship that she says began this month.
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NJ Gov Christie Vetoes Food Stamps Extension Bill, Costing Low Income Families $90/Month

NJ Gov Christie Vetoes Food Stamps Extension Bill, Costing Low Income Families $90/Month
Gov. Chris Christie vetoed legislation late last week that would have used an expansion of federal heating aid to prevent cuts in federal food assistance to about 159,000 New Jersey families. The bill — A2956/S1893 — was a response to changes in federal rules adopted earlier this year with the passage of the federal farm bill. The new rules altered eligibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the largest federal nutrition program.
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Climate Change Denier Teaches Science, Runs For US Senate

Climate Change Denier Teaches Science, Runs For US Senate
One of the Republican candidates running for U.S. Senate in Minnesota confuses weather with climate change, and then reveals he teaches science at a high school.
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