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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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VA U.S. Reps Goodlatte, Hurt Vote Against Virginia Students, Roads

Two days before it was too late, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives, after another of their delaying and obfuscating tactics, finally roused itself and voted to keep student loan rates from doubling by linking that action to a reprieve for vital transportation money for the next year. All the representatives from Virginia, except two, voted for the common-sense action. Those two were Bob Goodlatte (6th) and Robert Hurt (5th).
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B: Facing Fires With Fewer Firefighters and Police Due to Budget Cuts

The city of Colorado Springs fought this fire with 39 fewer firefighters and 50 fewer police than it had just five years ago, thanks to massive tax cuts.
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Romney Profits From Aborted Fetus Disposal While Being Pro-Life

Documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission reveal that Mitt Romney was a key player in Bain Capital's decision to invest in Stericycle, a company that disposes of medical waste, including aborted fetuses and the bodies of animals used for medical testing.
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B: Senator McCaskill to Skip DNC Convention

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