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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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TN Republican Reaps Millions in Farm Subsidies, Wants Food Stamps Cut

TN Republican Reaps Millions in Farm Subsidies, Wants Food Stamps Cut
A Tennessee congressman who supports billions of dollars in cuts to the food stamp program is one of the largest recipients of federal farm subsidies, according to new annual data released by a Washington environmental group.
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SC Gov. Selects Anti-Semitic Hate Group Member as Re-Election Campaign Committee Co-Chair‏

SC Gov. Selects Anti-Semitic Hate Group Member as Re-Election Campaign Committee Co-Chair‏
A new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) indicates that South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has chosen a member of the Council of Conservative Citizens (CCC) to serve as a campaign co-chair. This should be deeply disturbing to all Americans given the CCC's links to anti-Semitism.
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Lush Fund: $20,000 Tab For Texas Committee's Year-End Party Includes 75 $50 Wine Bottles

Lush Fund: $20,000 Tab For Texas Committee's Year-End Party Includes 75 $50 Wine Bottles
It is very common for committees in the Legislature to have end of session parties and invite staff and friends of the committee. What is not probably too common is the final tab the party racked up: $18,584.55, with a 20% tip of $3,656.48 added, for a total tab of $22,241.03. That includes around 75 bottles of wine for 121 people.
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