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Don't Forget Don 'Wetbacks' Young's Offensive Anti-Immigrant Votes

Don't Forget Don 'Wetbacks' Young's Offensive Anti-Immigrant Votes
Rep. Don Young (R-AK) set off a media firestorm for his use of the offensive term “wetbacks” to describe immigrant workers. He has since apologized and said that he supports immigration reform.
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Red-State Democrats: Profiles in Cowardice

Red-State Democrats: Profiles in Cowardice
If the gun reform movement sparked by Newtown ultimately comes to naught, rest assured that the top prize for spinelessness will be awarded to as many as eight quaking Senate Democrats.
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Republican Senate Candidate Paul Broun Wants to Abolish EPA, Federal Student Loans

Republican Senate Candidate Paul Broun Wants to Abolish EPA, Federal Student Loans
Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA), one of the most extreme House Republicans, is running for his party’s Senate nomination in Georgia. In an interview with a local radio host last week, Broun went through a list of agencies he wants to abolish, including the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Education, which administers federal student loans.
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Petraeus Admits to 'Slipping My Moorings' in First Public Speech Post-Resignation

Petraeus Admits to 'Slipping My Moorings' in First Public Speech Post-Resignation
A prepared text of his speech, obtained by the New York Times, indicates Petraeus will apologize for the affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell.
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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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