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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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Tom Davis Jumps the Shark, Media Calls Move 'Moderate'

Tom Davis Jumps the Shark, Media Calls Move 'Moderate'
Former Rep. Tom Davis, a Republican who represented Virginia, has drawn criticism for his backing of extremist candidate EW Jackson in upcoming 2013 race for his state's Lieutenant Governorship. Although, the corporate media would just prefer to call him a moderate and, well, let's all go home. Nothing to see here.
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Anthony Weiner's Running for Mayor but He's Already Down 10 Points

Anthony Weiner's Running for Mayor but He's Already Down 10 Points
Anthony Weiner is embarking on an audacious comeback quest, hoping to go from punch line pol whose tweeted crotch shot was emblazoned on the nation's consciousness to Mayor of America's biggest city, New York. The Democrat is jumping into a crowded field for September's primary.
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Steve Cooper
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Will OK Senators Vote for Disaster Relief They Opposed in Other States?

Will OK Senators Vote for Disaster Relief They Opposed in Other States?
While Oklahomans continue the painful recovery and begin rebuilding efforts following the massive tornado that devastated communities on Monday, the politics of federal emergency aid will likely be focused on the past positions from the state's two Republican Senators, Jim Inhofe and Tom Coburn.
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GOP Nominee for VA Lt. Governor: 'Planned Parenthood Has Been Far More Lethal to Black Lives Than the KKK Ever Was.'

GOP Nominee for VA Lt. Governor: 'Planned Parenthood Has Been Far More Lethal to Black Lives Than the KKK Ever Was.'
This guy isn't just Tea Party, he's...well, watch the videos! My god.
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Buono Embarks on 'Bus for Progress' Complete with Tour Video

Barbara Buono's campaign posted this video of snippets from last Saturday's bus tour through Union and Essex counties on the Bus for Progress, the non-profit, grassroots project headquartered in Monmouth County devoted to voter registration and events supporting progressives.
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