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Howard Fineman: Ashley Judd Will Run

Howard Fineman: Ashley Judd Will Run
People forget that in addition to being an actress, Ashley Judd has a master’s degree in public administration from Harvard University and has been a women’s rights activist for years.
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During Filibuster, Rand Paul Praises Supreme Court Decision Allowing Exploitation of Workers

During Filibuster, Rand Paul Praises Supreme Court Decision Allowing Exploitation of Workers
In his 13-hour filibuster on Wednesday night, Rand Paul got one thing right - drone strikes on American citizens should not be allowed. However, as always with the Mad Doctor with the twisty curls, he simply cannot leave it at that. During his filibuster "defending" Americans he had to do what he does best - argue that employers should be able to ruthlessly exploit their workers.
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Dear Political Commentators: Mitt Romney Will Not Be Detroit's Emergency Manager

Dear Political Commentators: Mitt Romney Will Not Be Detroit's Emergency Manager
A lot of people have commented on the paternalistic attitude of state government towards Detroit. How about the paternalistic attitude of the national media in talking about Romney as Detroit's turnaround guy in the first place?
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Hagel and Hamas: Not So Much Friends

Hagel and Hamas: Not So Much Friends
It's rare for light to be cast on the origins of a rumor. But a recent revelation about a charge made against Chuck Hagel before his confirmation as Secretary of Defense does that — and might provide us all some illumination too.
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Romney Emerges from Seclusion to Whine About Obama 'Berating Republicans'

Romney Emerges from Seclusion to Whine About Obama 'Berating Republicans'
In his first public comments since his Election Day defeat, Mitt Romney is criticizing President Barack Obama for "berating Republicans" instead of leading. The former Republican presidential nominee tells Fox News that Washington's latest budget battle wasn't "a success" for the president.
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The Conservative Case Against Chris Christie

The Conservative Case Against Chris Christie
Regardless of Christie's murky record as governor of New Jersey, the fact remains that Christie is, frankly, an atrocious choice for both the state of New Jersey and the United States in any political capacity, including his current office, let alone the Presidency.
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Facebook Fans 'Like' Ashley Judd Over McConnell for KY Senate

Facebook Fans 'Like' Ashley Judd Over McConnell for KY Senate
It looks like the Draft Ashley Judd Facebook page is kicking the Senator Mitch McConnell's Facebook page in the butt. Should the Kentucky native decide to run, she might just have a chance...if Facebook is any indication...
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CA Lawmaker Resigns to Spend More Time With His Family...Chevron

CA Lawmaker Resigns to Spend More Time With His Family...Chevron
In yet one more example of the revolving door between government and huge corporations that defines politics in California now, State Senator Michael Rubio (D-Bakersfield) today suddenly announced he is resigning from office in order to take a "government affairs" position at Chevron.
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Former Senator Who Voted to Impeach Bill Clinton Admits Hiding Love Child

Former Senator Who Voted to Impeach Bill Clinton Admits Hiding Love Child
Former Sen. Pete Domenici of New Mexico fathered a son outside of his marriage more than 30 years ago with the then-24-year-old daughter of a Senate colleague, the retired Republican has acknowledged.
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TX Republican Takes $119,916 from Insurers, Then Tries to Abolish Insurance Regulator

TX Republican Takes $119,916 from Insurers, Then Tries to Abolish Insurance Regulator
A Dallas-area senator carrying a bill that would abolish the state’s consumer advocate for insurance received nearly $112,000 from insurance political action committees in his 2012 campaign, a political watchdog group reported Friday.
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