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GOP Congressman Says Boehner Kicked Him Off Committee for Not Raising Money for Party

GOP Congressman Says Boehner Kicked Him Off Committee for Not Raising Money for Party
Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC) is one of his party’s few remaining advocates for serious campaign finance reform. Every year he co-authors a bill that would create a system of public financing for Congressional elections, which would allow lawmakers to run for office without having to court corporate special interests.
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Ted Cruz and Toilet Seats: Crap You Don't Want to Deal With

Ted Cruz and Toilet Seats: Crap You Don't Want to Deal With
Bet you didn't think you'd be reading a story about toilet seats on this fine Friday. But when covering Ted Cruz, the topics of focus are rarely sensical or easily understood.
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National GOP Rebranding Contradicts OK Extremism

National GOP Rebranding Contradicts OK Extremism
No one symbolizes the so-called "old" GOP more than U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe on many issues, and one of them is gay rights. Inhofe once claimed proudly on the Senate floor, for example, that there was never a "homosexual relationship in the recorded history of our family."
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'Joe The Plumber' Holding AR-15 Giveaway

'Joe The Plumber' Holding AR-15 Giveaway
As Americans, we will never forget that John McCain forced Sarah Palin onto the world during his failed Presidential run in 2008. But just as we were starting to forget he also created "Joe the Plumber," the failed plumber/Congressional candidate/right-wing activist is back in the news.
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Professor Blagojevich? Disgraced Former Governor Teaching History in Prison

Professor Blagojevich? Disgraced Former Governor Teaching History in Prison
Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is spending his time in federal prison teaching Civil War history and learning to play the guitar, while his attorneys work on an appeal, his wife said on Friday, the one-year anniversary of the beginning of his 14-year term for corruption.
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Ted Cruz Takes Principled Stand Against MS Awareness Week

Ted Cruz Takes Principled Stand Against MS Awareness Week
The Senate (and House) pass hundreds of resolutions each year commemorating utterly positive things like "World Plumbing Day." Last week, Cruz objected to commemorating Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week because he doesn't like a provision about the purpose of the Multiple Sclerosis Coalition.
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Rick Perry's Painfully Awkward Speech at CPAC

Rick Perry's Painfully Awkward Speech at CPAC
What's interesting about watching Perry is trying to figure out how he thinks he's coming across. This is a guy most widely known for a loud and deadly brain fart on national television in the midst of one of American history's worst presidential campaigns.
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Surprise! Voters See Republicans as ‘Scary’ and ‘Out of Touch'

Surprise! Voters See Republicans as ‘Scary’ and ‘Out of Touch'
In a report released Monday, the RNC says that the way the party communicates its principles isn't resonating widely enough and that focus groups perceive the party as "narrow minded," ''out of touch" and "stuffy old men."
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Mitch McConnell in 1988: 'The Democrats Are Always Crying Because They Can't Make the Deficit an Issue'

Mitch McConnell in 1988: 'The Democrats Are Always Crying Because They Can't Make the Deficit an Issue'
These days, it seems all Republicans can talk about is the growing deficit. But back when Ronald Reagan was president, I guess it didn't seem that important. At least to Mitch McConnell, anyway.
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Conservative Political Action Conference Shafts Christie, Invites Rubio and Bush

Conservative Political Action Conference Shafts Christie, Invites Rubio and Bush
The conference speaker list is a who's who of possible 2016 Republican presidential contenders: Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, among them.
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