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One Of Their Own: Conservative Judge Admits Voter ID Is 'Aimed at Limiting Voting by Minorities'

One Of Their Own: Conservative Judge Admits Voter ID Is 'Aimed at Limiting Voting by Minorities'
Judge William Posner, a conservative jurist for the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals and once promoter of voter ID laws, lambasted Wisconsin's restrictive and racist attempt to – in the state's words – "combat fraud."
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Vote 'Em Out: Ferguson Officials Plan Token Backing of Tea Party Nut Job

Vote 'Em Out: Ferguson Officials Plan Token Backing of Tea Party Nut Job
Is it worth it? Some black officials are looking to back tea party loon Rick Stream in the upcoming St. Louis County Executive election. The reason? To snub current officeholder (and inept handler of the Ferguson fallout) Steve Stenger.
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Legally Blind Michigan Supreme Court Nominee Kicks Off Campaign

Legally Blind Michigan Supreme Court Nominee Kicks Off Campaign
Richard Bernstein for Supreme Court billboards have been spotted.
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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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Mo’ (Dark) Money, Mo’ (Dark) Money, Mo’ (Dark) Money!

Mo’ (Dark) Money, Mo’ (Dark) Money, Mo’ (Dark) Money!
The embarrassing release of sensitive documents from the Republican Governors Association chronicles the ridiculous amounts of money they've been receiving from corporate benefactors since Citizens United allowed unlimited rivers of money to flow into American politics.
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VA House Speaker Bouncing from One Scandal to Next

VA House Speaker Bouncing from One Scandal to Next
From the Democratic Party of Virginia: "Speaker [William] Howell is in a pretty bad place if he's trying to distract Virginians from the Terry Kilgore scandal by drawing attention to... the other Terry Kilgore scandal."
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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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Wu Forever: Big Potential for Weird Election Scenario if Tim Wu Wins the NY Lt Gov Primary

Wu Forever: Big Potential for Weird Election Scenario if Tim Wu Wins the NY Lt Gov Primary
If Tim Wu wins the primary for New York Lt. Governor, Andrew Cuomo and his campaign will certainly face a crazy election scenario.
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Not So Great Scott: FL Gov Refuses to Learn Anything from 'Lesson' with Climate Scientists

Not So Great Scott: FL Gov Refuses to Learn Anything from 'Lesson' with Climate Scientists
Republican Florida governor Rick Scott has always had a huge problem when it comes to the environment. To begin with, he has repeatedly made it clear that he does not believe in climate change, and certainly not the role that human beings play in exacerbating the problem. But, facing a fierce opponent with a stellar environmental record in this year’s gubernatorial race, Scott has had to swallow his pride and open up to the idea that he is wrong on climate change. The truth, however, is that the entire experience was more of a publicity stunt than a science lesson
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Criminally Indicted TX Governor Jumps Back on Prez Campaign Trail

Criminally Indicted TX Governor Jumps Back on Prez Campaign Trail
Laughingstock 2012 presidential candidate, and Texas governor, Rick Perry won't let a little thing like a criminal indictment get in the way of his 2016 ambitions.
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