2014

FL GOP Gov Rick Scott Fumbles Attempt to Pass Blame for FanGate Tantrum

FL GOP Gov Rick Scott Fumbles Attempt to Pass Blame for FanGate Tantrum
Florida Governor Rick Scott threw a bit of a tizzy when he heard his challenger had brought a small fan to the gubernatorial debate to keep cool. But the rationale for not coming out he gave reporters later is even stranger.
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Watch Highlights of Sen Al Franken Bashing Right-Wing Opponent in MN Debate

Watch Highlights of Sen Al Franken Bashing Right-Wing Opponent in MN Debate
Senator (and ex-comedian) Al Franken pretty much crushed his right-wing opponent Mike McFadden in a Minnesota senatorial debate. Watch the highlights of Franken bringing his understated wit and vast knowledge against a pea-brained tea party shill.
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Perception Vs. Reality: If Only CA's GOP Could Tell the Difference

Perception Vs. Reality: If Only CA's GOP Could Tell the Difference
Neel Kashkari made a big speech this weekend at the California Republican Party's convention. It was meant to do two things: shore up his base and project a vision of a moderate party that could face California's future challenges. These goals are diametrically opposed to each other.
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GOP Pundits Freak Out as Dem Closes in on Rick Snyder in MI Gov Race

GOP Pundits Freak Out as Dem Closes in on Rick Snyder in MI Gov Race
The GOP pundit class is starting to get a bit nervous as Democratic candidate Mark Shauer closes in on incumbent Rick "Right-to-Work" Snyder in Michigan's gubernatorial election.
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Poor Ed Gillespie. Poll Shows Even Friends in GOP Are Voting in Droves for VA Dem Mark Warner

Poor Ed Gillespie. Poll Shows Even Friends in GOP Are Voting in Droves for VA Dem Mark Warner
Democratic Virginia Senator Mark Warner is absolutely trouncing his Republican opponent, Ed Gillespie, in a new poll by the Wason Center for Public Policy. It's an over 20 point lead, with even many conservatives voting for the incumbent.
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Comic Book Supervillain/Alabama AG Luther Strange Calls for Guns at Polling Booth

Comic Book Supervillain/Alabama AG Luther Strange Calls for Guns at Polling Booth
Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange (a name fit for Superman's nemesis) decided that the polls would be a great place to bring your handgun. Can you say, "intimidation"?
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Messaging the Shooters: You're on Your Own, Says AL Sen Jeff Sessions to Vets

Messaging the Shooters: You're on Your Own, Says AL Sen Jeff Sessions to Vets
Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions talks a good talk when it comes to veterans (He should! He voted to send them overseas to be shot at!), but when it comes to putting his money where his mouth is, Sessions is like most of his Republican counterparts: mendacious and obstructive.
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Dems on the Sidelines Gleefully Watching GOP Infighting Ahead of 2014 Elections

Dems on the Sidelines Gleefully Watching GOP Infighting Ahead of 2014 Elections
Tea party groups may have lost their luster with the GOP establishment, but they're still causing headaches in the primaries. The GOP infighting is a bright spot for Democratic candidates facing a tough election season this fall.
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Not Going Down Without a Fight, Dems Outraise GOP in First Quarter to Prep for Brutal Election Year

Not Going Down Without a Fight, Dems Outraise GOP in First Quarter to Prep for Brutal Election Year
The Democrats in both the House and Senate have finished the first quarter slightly ahead of their Republican counterparts in fundraising. This, in an election season that most pundits believe will result in a number of seats going to the right side of the aisle.
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Why Marriage Equality Also Needs to Be About Tax Equality

Why Marriage Equality Also Needs to Be About Tax Equality
Alabama's lack of marriage equality means that same sex couples can't file joint returns forcing them to pay more in taxes than they would otherwise. After DOMA's demise, the federal government recognized gay marriages the way they did all legal marriages, but some states — including Alabama — still require for separate tax filings.
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