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Obama's UN Takeover Plot Exposed by Texas Judge!

Did you know Obama is planning on handing American over to the U.N.? No!? Well, let Texas Judge Tom Head inform you and the local Fox affiliate viewers all about it!
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Stereotyping the White Working Class

Democrats cannot do better among working-class whites if they envision them as a uniform group that thinks and feels the same way everywhere, as the political pros quite often do. That is, an overwhelmingly middle-class and upper-class set of politicians, operatives, and pundits appear to have so little direct experience of working-class people of any color that they consistently fall into stereotyping that clouds their vision and often insults the voters they are trying to persuade.
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OK Governor Appeals for Federal Aid, Despite Anti-Government Rhetoric

As expected, Gov. Mary Fallin is seeking federal aid to help people affected by the recent wildfires in Oklahoma, but don't expect her to stop her anti-government rhetoric anytime soon.
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Meet the Candidate Who Wants to Ban Emergency Contraception

Meet anti-choice Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO). Rep. Akin recently won a tight Republican primary to challenge pro-choice Sen. Claire McCaskill in Missouri this November.
If you haven't heard of Rep. Akin before, you won't be able to forget him now. Days after his victory, he confirmed his extreme anti-contraception beliefs on a radio show.
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Michele Bachmann Has Gotten Into a Christian trouble...

Now that's a pretty heinous accusation, using the word "stole" in connection with a Bachmann campaign chairman. And it's also worth pointing out that here we have a case of Christian believers suing other Christian believers in the secular courts (which is something St. Paul really thought was ridiculous and shameful, but who listens to him when there's money and careers on the line.)
But it is a rare and valuable little glimpse into the actual ethical world within the Christian right. The story of the lawsuit is newsworthy because all the people involved in it claim to be on the side of Christian morality. But the Christian right's claim that it observes biblical standards for morality stops cold when it comes to practicing politics.
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Senators Demand that Justice Department Guard Against Contractors with Criminal Histories

According to a new report from its Inspector General, the Department of Justice has failed to take the necessary precautions to stop contractors with criminal histories from receiving federally funded work.
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Orszag Pushes to Privatize Postal Service as Congress Stacks Deck Against USPS Budget

From the Majority Report, live M-F 12 noon EST and via daily podcast at http://Majority.FM:
Peter Orszag (ex-Citigroup) writes for Bloomberg that the way to save the post office...is to privatize it.
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Christie v. Christie on the Unemployment Numbers

PolitickerNJ compared candidate Christie with Governor Christie on the state's unemployment rate.
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Veteran Republican breaks with GOP leaders to back DISCLOSE Act

Nine-term Congressman Walter B. Jones, a North Carolina Republican, is again showing off his independent streak, and in a good cause.
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Anti-Davis-Bacon Amendment Defeated (and 54 Republicans Voted the Workers’ Way!)

Iowa GOP Rep. Steve King has attempted repeatedly to tear down the Davis-Bacon Act which establishes the prevailing wage on public works projects. He has done so with multiple amendments and legislative actions which onlookers rarely hear or read about.
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