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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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Why Chris Christie’s Girth is a Weighty Issue

Why Chris Christie’s Girth is a Weighty Issue
Chris Christie got laughs on the Letterman show last week when he showed up with a doughnut, figuring that the best way to defuse the issue is to make light of his weight. But this is no laughing matter.
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Buono Disobeys NJ Seat Belt Law, Gets Into Accident

Buono Disobeys NJ Seat Belt Law, Gets Into Accident
Senator Barbara Buono sustained minor cuts to the face and was treated and released by Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. She was in the back seat, and she was not wearing a seat belt.
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Study Confirms Tea Party Was Created by Big Tobacco and Billionaires

Study Confirms Tea Party Was Created by Big Tobacco and Billionaires
A new academic study confirms that front groups with longstanding ties to the tobacco industry and the billionaire Koch brothers planned the formation of the tea party movement more than a decade before it exploded onto the U.S. political scene.
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Scott Brown Won't Run for Kerry's Open Senate Seat

Scott Brown Won't Run for Kerry's Open Senate Seat
Former Republican Sen. Scott Brown won't be running in a Massachusetts special election to fill Democrat John Kerry's seat.
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Obit: Koch Had Chutzpah, Dies at 88

Obit: Koch Had Chutzpah, Dies at 88
When President George W. Bush ran for re-election in 2004, Democrat Koch crossed party lines to support him and spoke at the GOP convention. He also endorsed Mayor Michael Bloomberg's re-election efforts at a time when Bloomberg was a Republican. Koch described himself as "a liberal with sanity."
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Michele Bachmann and Her Dirt Dishing Campaign

As Michele Bachmann continues to refuse to pay her former staff from her 2012 presidential campaign, her former staff continues to dish the dirt on what went on inside her campaign. This includes claims that her campaign violated federal election laws.
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