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Ryan and Cantor: Debt Friends Forever

As you can tell by the above photo, Eric Cantor and Paul Ryan aren't exactly strangers.
In fact, they're more like BFFs. That photo was taken at a rally in Richmond in August. But that was far from the beginning of their political partnership. You see, Cantor and Ryan are cut from the same conservative cloth. Identical ideologues, if you will.
Case in point: In September of 2010, Eric Cantor and Paul Ryan co-authored a book with Kevin McCarthy entitled "Young Guns: A ...
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Arlen Specter Succumbs to Cancer


Former U.S. Senator Arlen Specter couldn't beat cancer the third time around.   He passed earlier today at age 82.  One of the last moderates serving in Washington he was challenged by Tea Party favorite Pat Toomey until it forced him to switch parties in an effort to retain his seat in 2010.  He wound up losing that primary to Congressman Joe Sestak.
The Senator began his career as Philadelphi...
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'Some Girls Just Rape Easy' Says Paul Ryan Endorsed GOP Rep.

Wisconsin State Representative Roger Rivard is a good friend of Paul Ryan. So much so, that Paul Ryan has given Rivard his endorsement. Rep. Rivard also has some interesting stories to tell about rape.
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Cory Booker Stumps for Shelley Adler

If Shelley Adler is to win her congressional race, she needs to ensure that her base goes to the polls on Election Day. To that end, the Adler campaign brought in Newark's popular mayor, Cory Booker, to appear at a rally at the Willingboro Senior Center.
About 200 people, mostly seniors, came to hear Adler and Booker.  Adler spoke briefly - she didn't need to promote herself. After all, the audience knew well that her opponent, Jon Runyan, is no friend to senior citizens. And the crowd was there to hear the rock star mayor of Newark. Booker didn't disappoint.
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Republican Proudly Admits Voting For Cuts For Embassy Security Funding

For fiscal 2013, the GOP-controlled House proposed spending $1.934 billion for the State Department's Worldwide Security Protection program -- well below the $2.15 billion requested by the Obama administration. House Republicans cut the administration's request for embassy security funding by $128 million in fiscal 2011 and $331 million in fiscal 2012. (Negotiations with the Democrat-controlled Senate restored about $88 million of the administration's request.)
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MN Congressional Candidate Blames Workplace Killings On 'Deterioration Of The Family'

Quist made the comment during Tuesday night’s Debate Minnesota event with Congressman Tim Walz (DFL- Minnesota).
On September 27, Andrew Endeldinger, walked into Accent Signage and killed five co-workers, wounded three others and then killed himself. A spokesperson for Endeldinger’s family said he had been struggling with paranoia and delusions. His family had tried to get him support for his mental illness, but he had cut them off.
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Rep. Quico Canseco (R-TX) Rear-Ends Car, Leaves Scene, Gets Sued

A lawsuit has been filed in Bexar County against Republican Rep. Quico Canseco. On November 11, 2010 a man named James Brian Cole was stopped at a yield sign waiting to proceed when he was suddenly rear-ended by Francisco Canseco. Then-congressman-elect Francisco "Quico" Canseco told the apparently injured Cole that he was busy, gave him his insurance information, and left before San Antonio police arrived at the scene.
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Slavery 'A Blessing In Disguise' - Republican AK State Representative

"Arkansas Republicans tried to distance themselves Saturday from a Republican state representative's assertion that slavery was a "blessing in disguise" and a Republican state House candidate who advocates deporting all Muslims. The claims were made in books written, respectively, by Rep. Jon Hubbard of Jonesboro and House candidate Charlie Fuqua of Batesville. Those books received attention on Internet news sites Friday...".
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The Undemocratic (Small D) 2012 Debates

Imagine going out to dinner in a restaurant that only served Coke and Pepsi to drink. What if the establishment had strict rules against the serving of coffee, tea, juice, water, milk, or any other beverage, and was the only restaurant in town? Wouldn't it be better to just find a new restaurant that offered multiple choices to customers? The same comparison can be made about the bland, exclusionary, corporate-sponsored presidential debates happening this month. You should ignore them, unless you're interested in hearing rehearsed sound bites instead of challenging questions.
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Bachmann's Minnesota Business Contributions Dry Up

In theory, Bachmann's an ideal big business candidate--if all you care about is casting votes that protect big business. Her voting record is "gut the liberal state," her record of rhetoric on "protecting big business special interests" is stellar. So why has Bachmann received only $8,000 from Minnesota's corporate community this election cycle?
 
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