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'Race Baiting' Charge Heats Up Minnesota Secretary Of State Debate

'Race Baiting' Charge Heats Up Minnesota Secretary Of State Debate
The two candidates for Secretary of State for Minnesota traded barbs with Democrat Steve Simon calling Republican Dan Severson's plan to revamp the state's voting process as an exercise in "race baiting".
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50 Years Later, Ronald Reagan's 'Time for Choosing' Speech Reads Like a Tea Party Manifesto

50 Years Later, Ronald Reagan's 'Time for Choosing' Speech Reads Like a Tea Party Manifesto
Fifty years ago today, on October 27, 1964, Ronald Reagan delivered his (in)famous "A Time for Choosing Speech" in support of Republican Presidential nominee Barry Goldwater over President Lyndon Johnson. Soon thereafter, LBJ went on to defeat Goldwater in one of the greatest landslides in U.S. history. So, in that respect at least, Reagan's speech wasn't toxic. But in most other respects, the speech — and Reagan himself — were a dangerous mix of dishonesty, demagoguery, delusion, and divisiveness.
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Racist Revolutionaries: Tea Party Talk of Armed Revolt is Dangerous and Possibly Illegal

Racist Revolutionaries: Tea Party Talk of Armed Revolt is Dangerous and Possibly Illegal
Not that sedition laws were ever a good idea, but it's sickening that people think it's okay to talk about armed revolution because they don't like the black man in the white house, and they're not smart enough to know that folks whose politics disagree with their own are not, in fact, criminals.
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VA's Medicaid Expansion Non-Starter: VA GOP Digs Its Heels In

VA's Medicaid Expansion Non-Starter: VA GOP Digs Its Heels In
As expected, the Virginia legislature's debate over Medicaid expansion was simply a farce. Republicans are scared of being 'primaried' in elections by even-further right tea partiers, and expanding health coverage to those who most need it is a non-starter.
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The Collusion Won't Be Televised: McConnell Stays Quiet on Koch Brothers, Birchers

The Collusion Won't Be Televised: McConnell Stays Quiet on Koch Brothers, Birchers
“Do you repudiate Richard Fink’s remarks at the Koch retreat this summer?” a reporter asked Mitch McConnell the other day. His chattiness was caught on tape at the now famous Father’s Day fund-raising conclave hosted by Charles and David Koch. But when the scribe aimed a mike at McConnell, mum was the word from the senate majority leader-wannabe. Off the record, McConnell has heaped high praise on the Koch siblings.
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Magical Thinking: MI GOP Senate Candidate Can't Fathom Tax/Infrastructure Relationship

Magical Thinking: MI GOP Senate Candidate Can't Fathom Tax/Infrastructure Relationship
Terri Lynn Land's column wrote a column today on how to fix roads. She wants to fund road repairs ... by cutting taxes.
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Supposed 'Unbiased' CO Newspaper Editor Caught With Hand in Tea Party Cookie Jar

Supposed 'Unbiased' CO Newspaper Editor Caught With Hand in Tea Party Cookie Jar
The Denver Post's Op-Ed chief hasn't hid his rightward leanings that well in the past, but after footage surfaced of him speaking at tea party-affiliated event, he's digging himself in even deeper.
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A 'War On Coal'? Or Is It Common Sense Reform?

A 'War On Coal'? Or Is It Common Sense Reform?
Alabama Power's parent company, Southern, will be relying less on coal and more on other resources, including renewables. The reason? Because it's simply cheaper. It hasn't stopped the demagogues from blaming Obama's fictional "War On Coal."
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Tea Party Express to Hell: Charity/Super PAC Pretends to Send Care Packages to Soldiers, While Actually Fundraising

Tea Party Express to Hell: Charity/Super PAC Pretends to Send Care Packages to Soldiers, While Actually Fundraising
In an exclusive for the Daily Beast, ProPublica writer Kim Barker exposes the “pro-troop” charity Move America Forward for misusing donations collected under the auspices of sending soldiers care packages. After adopting a battalion, the Marines of Geronimo, the group started a fundraising drive claiming the care packages sent to the soldiers in Afghanistan might be “the only mail they will receive all year.” The truth? Those Marines were stationed in Japan and the money was instead funneled to the dark money machine that runs the Tea Party.
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McConnell's Tea Party Problem Could Swing Election for Grimes

McConnell's Tea Party Problem Could Swing Election for Grimes
You’ve got to wonder how many Kentucky Republicans are like Barbara Knott. She just quit the Daviess County GOP executive committee because she’s not for Sen. Mitch McConnell. Knott heads the Tea Party in Owensboro, seat of Daviess County in conservative western Kentucky, heretofore mostly McConnell country.
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