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Christie Sheds His 'Open and Honest' Reformer Disguise

 Christie Sheds His 'Open and Honest' Reformer Disguise
Chris Christie’s office sends New Jersey Watchdog a message every other Tuesday – a reminder of how the governor and his staff flout the law and fight transparency in state government.
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GOP Digging in Deeper: Cliven Bundy Not Racist, Just Lacks 'Media Training'

GOP Digging in Deeper: Cliven Bundy Not Racist, Just Lacks 'Media Training'
Right wing media has been stumbling over itself for the past couple days after Cliven Bundy exposed his virulent racism (who'd've thunk it?). But personality Dana Loesch really took the cake when she claimed it wasn't Bundy's fault. He just needed more media training (*silence, mouths agape*).
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Rick Perry Faces Grand Jury Probe

Rick Perry Faces Grand Jury Probe
Texas Gov. Rick Perry has spent a record 14 years in office vanquishing nearly all who dared confront him: political rivals, moms against mandatory vaccines for sixth graders, a coyote in the wrong place at the wrong time.
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Christie Lawyer Claims Dubious Interview Summaries Exonerate the NJ Gov

Christie Lawyer Claims Dubious Interview Summaries Exonerate the NJ Gov
"Summaries" of interviews – basically heresy – are being touted by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's lawyer as evidence of his innocence in wake of the George Washington bridge scandal. The interviewees were not held under oath, nor were transcripts of the interviews made available. Flimsy evidence, at the very best.
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Native Americans' Claim to Land Predates Secessionist Bundy's. Would He Support Them?

Native Americans' Claim to Land Predates Secessionist Bundy's. Would He Support Them?
Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy has refused to pay grazing fees for 21 years because he believes his family has claim to that land dating back to the 1860s. Set aside that this is patently untrue, but what if the Native American tribes of the region – whose stakes predate Bundy's by centuries – were to claim the land was theirs? Would he support them?
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ALEC Tries to Bully Its Way Into Independent Vermont

ALEC Tries to Bully Its Way Into Independent Vermont
The American Legislative Council, the far-right lobbying group that is the clearinghouse and writer of much of the pro-corporate legislation sweeping the nation today, is trying to break into traditionally independent-minded Vermont. Republican state Rep Bob Helm is pushing ALEC's agenda as his own in a new op-ed.
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Long After Sandy, Red Cross Post-Storm Spending Still a Black Box

Long After Sandy, Red Cross Post-Storm Spending Still a Black Box
Following Superstorm Sandy, donors gave $312 million to the American Red Cross. How did the aid organization spend that money? A year and a half after the storm, it's surprisingly difficult to get a detailed answer.
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Justin Elliott and Jesse Eisinger
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MN Rep Says Being Beaten by His Bus Driver Prevented Him from Bullying. Ergo Anti-Bullying Bill Was Unnecessary

MN Rep Says Being Beaten by His Bus Driver Prevented Him from Bullying. Ergo Anti-Bullying Bill Was Unnecessary
Trying a new tack on countering the many arguments in support of Minnesota's anti-bullying bill, right wing loon Representative Glenn Gruenhagen suggested making corporal punishment in schools a thing again. His anecdotal evidence – his old bus driver beat him up for bullying a girl. Now, no longer a bully. See?
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MN State Rep: Anti-Bullying Bill is Fascist and 'Assault on the Bible'

MN State Rep: Anti-Bullying Bill is Fascist and 'Assault on the Bible'
Already known for her kooky antics on Twitter and Facebook, Tea Party-backed Minnesota state representative Mary Franson has called the anti-bullying bill now before the House "fascism" and an "attack on the bible and conservative Christians."
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10 Most Outrageous Moments by Wisconsin GOP Candidate Glenn Grothman

10 Most Outrageous Moments by Wisconsin GOP Candidate Glenn Grothman
Wisconsin Republican state senator Glenn Grothman announced today that he is launching a primary challenge against US Rep. Tom Petri. Grothman has higher national name recognition than your typical state lawmaker because of his record of making outrageous statements and pushing extremist positions.
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