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Potential Indictments in George Washington Bridge Probe May Be Handed Down in January: Sources

Yesterday, news leaked out about the Legislative Bridgegate panel's interim report. A few hours later, the other shoe falls heavily:
Multiple sources familiar with the investigation into last year's traffic jams near the George Washington Bridge tell NBC 4 New York at least half a dozen potential federal indictments in connection with the scandal may be handed down as early as January.
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Todd 'Legitimate Rape' Akin Says He Lost Because He Loved The Constitution Too Much

Todd 'Legitimate Rape' Akin Says He Lost Because He Loved The Constitution Too Much
Former Missouri congressman Todd Akin, who lost his bid for U.S. Senate following his notorious comments about “legitimate rape,” is out with a new book saying that his infamous remarks weren’t the real reason why he lost.
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Chris Christie To Join Ralph Reed Summit To Dispel 'Myth' he's a Moderate

Chris Christie To Join Ralph Reed Summit To Dispel 'Myth' he's a Moderate
Ralph Reed’s Faith and Freedom Coalition announced that Gov. Chris Christie will speak at its “Road to Majority” conference this month, where perhaps Reed can offer the embattled governor advice on how to downplay scandals.
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TX Congressman Won't Say President Obama Was Legitimately Elected

TX Congressman Won't Say President Obama Was Legitimately Elected
In a moment to make his district proud, Congressman Blake Farenthold went on Hardball this past Friday and refused to admit that President Obama was legitimately elected President. The congressman originally went on the program to discuss Senator Ted Cruz and the backlash the Senator has received within his own party on his methods to attempt to defund Obamacare (the Senate has a rule book, somewhere).
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Oops! Ten Reasons Why Texas Is Better Off Without Rick Perry

Oops! Ten Reasons Why Texas Is Better Off Without Rick Perry
Ladies from all over Texas can dance around in their pink sneakers, as they no longer have to fight messy and contentious custody battles over their uterus now that Perry won’t be seeking another term. The world of comedy, still in intensive rehab over the loss of Michele Bachmann, will definitely have to extend its rehab a bit longer.
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Without Michele Bachmann, Who Is The Craziest Member of Congress?

Without Michele Bachmann, Who Is The Craziest Member of Congress?
Cliff Schecter joins Sam Seder to discuss the retirement announcement from Michele Bachmann, her plethora of impending investigations, and who will take her place as the craziest member of Congress.
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TX Officials are Alright With TX Officials Double-Dipping on Pensions

TX Officials are Alright With TX Officials Double-Dipping on Pensions
An absurd loophole that gained national attention when Rick Perry invoked the provision to collect his pension AND salary without retiring — increasing his take-home pay by more than $90,000 per year — will continue, as the Texas House of Representatives refused a hearing on "double-dipping."
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Bachmann is Dead, Long Live Ted Cruz!

Bachmann is Dead, Long Live Ted Cruz!
Rep. Michele Bachmann's retirement is a blow to the late-night comedians who laughed at her confusing actor John Wayne with serial killer John Wayne Gacy or her insisting that HPV vaccine caused mental retardation.
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Chris vs. Chris: Hayes Rebuffs Christie Over Climate Change Denial

Chris vs. Chris: Hayes Rebuffs Christie Over Climate Change Denial
MSNBC host Chris Hayes took Chris Christie to task on his Tuesday night show for dismissing climate change following Hurricane Sandy.
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Roy Blunt Keeps Fighting the Not-So-Good Fight for Monsanto

Roy Blunt Keeps Fighting the Not-So-Good Fight for Monsanto
A round-up of Monsanto's hold on Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO), capped off by last week's last minute submission to a completely unrelated bill that would provide the weed-killing, seed-engineering mega-company even more freedom to harm the environment and genetically alter America's food.
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