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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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First Lady's Financial Files Frozen While Authorities Investigate Credit Scam

First Lady's Financial Files Frozen While Authorities Investigate Credit Scam
Representatives for Experian, Equifax and TransUnion wrote in statements that are cooperating with authorities investigating the website that has posted private financial data of stars such as Jay-Z, Tiger Woods as well as the vice president and first lady Michelle Obama.
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Oops. Ryan: 'We're Not Going to Give Up on Destroying the Health Care System'

Oops. Ryan: 'We're Not Going to Give Up on Destroying the Health Care System'
Paul Ryan made an unfortunate slip-up during a press conference unveiling the House Republicans' new budget, saying, "This to us is something that we're not going to give up on, because we're not going to give up on destroying the health care system for the American people."
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Jeb Bush: Political Reporters Are Crack and Heroin Addicts

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Sunday likened political reporters to "crack addicts" and "heroin addicts" during a tour of morning talk shows that drew repeated questions about the still-distant 2016 presidential election.
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Dubya: Terrific Painter, Terrible President

Dubya: Terrific Painter, Terrible President
We learned last month through the release of hacked emails that former President George W. Bush enjoyed painting enough to produce a couple of self-portraits while he bathed. Now, the art teacher who worked with Bush six hours a day to help develop those skills is talking about her star pupil.
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