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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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The Male Clinton Outranks Lincoln and Reagan in NJ Favorite Presidents Poll

The Male Clinton Outranks Lincoln and Reagan in NJ Favorite Presidents Poll
So, apparently New Jersey has soured on Ronald Reagan enough to push President Bill Clinton to the top of the heap. I dunno what Reagan did since his death to piss people off, but losing eight points is amazing.
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McCain Says GOP Filibustered Hagel Because He Said Mean Things About Dubya

McCain Says GOP Filibustered Hagel Because He Said Mean Things About Dubya
You really couldn't make up stuff like this if you tried. But, amazingly, there actually exists a political party in 2013 America that is filled with people like Sen. John McCain (R-Az.) - angry, petulant, irresponsible, ridiculous, utterly not serious.
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Republican National Committee Debuts Their Statutory Rape Valentine, Not Sold in Stores

Republican National Committee Debuts Their Statutory Rape Valentine, Not Sold in Stores
Always classy, the RNC decided to fundraise off statutory rape with a joke. And they wonder why their influence is shrinking.
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