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MN Public Radio Now Has a 'Bachmann Fact Check' Archive

She's the only Minnesota congressmember to receive this "honor" from Minnesota Public Radio so far. (Former governor Tim Pawlenty also rates his own "fact check" archive at MPR, but he's gone.)
How long has MPR has been maintaining a separate fact check archive, just for Michele Bachmann? I don't know; I just noticed it today. It's located way down the web page of MPR's Capitol View news blog, set out as one of their separate "categories" of news coverage.
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Journalist Destroys Fox News on Fox News

National Security Journalist Tom Ricks brought us Fox News' shortest Benghazi segment ever, after he tore into them on TV for being a "wing of the Republican party." He was promptly yanked off air.
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Video: Under Scrutiny GOP's 'Case' Against Susan Rice Collapses

It's truly a thing of beauty to watch journalists - wait for it - DO THEIR JOB for a change! It's also a thing of beauty to watch as, in doing their job, it utterly demolishes a b.s. argument by irresponsible, grandstanding, hypocritical politicians (in this case, Republicans like the angry, raging, hysterical, hyperpartisan John McCain and Lindsey Graham). Thank you, Soledad O'Brien, for doing what journalists SHOULD be doing 24/7.
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Poor Rush Limbaugh Reminiscent of Better (Right Wing) Days

It's time for Random Rush! Sam Seder listens to 60 random seconds of Rush Limbaugh and then responds in 90 seconds. This week, we tune in just as Rush Limbaugh gets nostalgic on days gone by.
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Political Bloggers Should Reveal Funding

Wednesday, the California Fair Political Practices Commission takes up the question of whether political bloggers should have to disclose who pays them to blog in political campaigns. Sacramento's consultant establishment, both on the left and the right, has been hiding behind free speech protections to propagandize and cut the legs out from under credentialed authorities on behalf of any interest group.
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David Petraeus Revealed: Sex the Least of His Scandals (with Michael Hastings)

BuzzFeed's Michael Hastings explained the full sordid details of the Petraeus affair, how the spying on David Petraeus is typical of today's surveillance state, The hypocrisy of the Washington Press, how Petraeus helped us scrub our record of disaster in Iraq, how he started to believe his own press and why we need a realistic perspective on the Military.
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Washington Agog as Petraeus Caught with Pants Down

Post-election, pre-fiscal-cliff-crisis Washington has been abuzz over General David Petraeus’s abrupt departure as Director of the CIA and the subsequent stream of shocking details. It didn’t take long for congressional Republicans to cue the conspiracy theories with an all-too-familiar refrain aimed at the Obama administration and Attorney General Eric Holder.
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Deflating Another Balloon: 2012 Candidate Coverage Balanced

A constant right wing narrative throughout the presidential campaign was that mainstream media was “in the bag” for President Obama.
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Obama Responsible For Bush Job Loss? FactCheck.org Says Yes


When Obama took office we were losing more than 800,000 jobs a MONTH -- and according to FactCheck.org that is Obama's doing, not Bush's.
From Obama’s Inflated Jobs Claim,
In a new TV ad, President Obama makes an inflated claim to have added 5.2 million new jobs. The total added du...
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Change.org to Sell Out Progressive Community; Opens Platform

In a shocking move the petition oriented site, Change.org, will open up its platform anyone, this includes the Republican party, corporations, possible front groups, and other anti-progressive causes. According to leaked internal documents the only parties not allowed access will be hate groups as defined by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Ryan Grim at the Huffington Post broke the story first.
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