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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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Christie 2016? NJ Governor Had Secret Weight Loss Surgery

Christie 2016? NJ Governor Had Secret Weight Loss Surgery
Gov. Chris Christie secretly underwent weight-loss surgery in February at the urging of his family. The father of four agreed to the surgery, in which a band was placed around his stomach to restrict the amount of food he can eat, after turning 50 in September.
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Gomez, Markey Advance Past Primaries in Bid for Kerry's Senate Seat

Gomez, Markey Advance Past Primaries in Bid for Kerry's Senate Seat
Democratic Congressman Ed Markey enjoys tremendous advantages in the special election to replace former U.S. Sen. John Kerry. Tuesday's primary elections set up an eight-week sprint to the June 25 election.
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Conservative Agendas Hurting GOP Governors Eyeing 2016 Race

Conservative Agendas Hurting GOP Governors Eyeing 2016 Race
Republican governors are often seen as innovative policymakers and potential presidential candidates, but a few are struggling with political or ethical problems that might crimp their ambitions.
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