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'Bomb Trains' Keep A' Rollin': Congress Punts While Dangerous Oil Cars Stay on the Rails

'Bomb Trains' Keep A' Rollin': Congress Punts While Dangerous Oil Cars Stay on the Rails
A congressional hearing chaired by tea partier Paul Broun turned into a circus when he refused scientific testimony by experts, instead ruing that he couldn't question the industry insiders he had at first subpoenaed.
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Idaho Gubernatorial Debate Lets the Loonies Run Free

Idaho Gubernatorial Debate Lets the Loonies Run Free
Idaho's politics run from conservative to far right, to off-the-walls, absolute nutbag crazy. When a tea party candidate for governor backed already far-right governor Butch Otter into a corner, he forced a debate with every viable (in itself debatable) candidate from the right. The aired results were equal parts comic and tragic.
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