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Rick Perry's Painfully Awkward Speech at CPAC

Rick Perry's Painfully Awkward Speech at CPAC
What's interesting about watching Perry is trying to figure out how he thinks he's coming across. This is a guy most widely known for a loud and deadly brain fart on national television in the midst of one of American history's worst presidential campaigns.
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Mitch McConnell in 1988: 'The Democrats Are Always Crying Because They Can't Make the Deficit an Issue'

Mitch McConnell in 1988: 'The Democrats Are Always Crying Because They Can't Make the Deficit an Issue'
These days, it seems all Republicans can talk about is the growing deficit. But back when Ronald Reagan was president, I guess it didn't seem that important. At least to Mitch McConnell, anyway.
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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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Brave VA Republican Likens Fight Against Contraception to MLK's Fight Against Segregation

Brave VA Republican Likens Fight Against Contraception to MLK's Fight Against Segregation
Every time I think Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli can't get any crazier, he goes and does something like compare his struggle against women having access to contraception to Martin Luther King Jr's struggle against racial segregation and oppression.
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Pat Robertson: Women Usually to Blame for Troubled Marriages

Pat Robertson: Women Usually to Blame for Troubled Marriages
Pat Robertson tells a viewer that the woman usually deserves to be blamed when a couple has marriage troubles. “You know it may be your mom isn’t as sweet as you think she is, she may be hard-nosed,” Robertson said. “It’s easy to blame the mother.”
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Clinton and Obama Named Most Admired Woman and Most Admired Man in the World

First lady Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, and Condoleezza Rice are next in line behind Clinton on the Most Admired Woman list, while Nelson Mandela, Mitt Romney, Billy Graham, George W. Bush, and Pope Benedict XVI follow Obama as Most Admired Man.
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Oh Crap: Mormon Sen. Michael Crapo Charged with Drunk Driving

A Mormon who grew up in Idaho Falls, Idaho, Crapo was named a bishop in the church at age 31. The Mormon Church prohibits the use of alcohol, as well as coffee, tea and other substances. About one-quarter of Idaho residents are Mormon.
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GOP Approval Ratings Are Circling the Tank

A recent Wall Street Journal/NBC poll reveals some bad news for the GOP. Republicans have a major "brand problem" as people do not appear to like them...at all.
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Audience Roars With Laughter at Bachmann Claim She Doesn't Do 'Political Speech'

Representative Michele Bachmann says she is insulted when her Democratic opponent Jim Graves says she engages in "political speech". The audience in St. Cloud, MN roars with laughter
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2012 List of the Richest Members of Congress

Once again,CQ Roll Call has identified the richest members of Congress, as summarized in a slideshow at Huffington Post.  And Virginia's own Mark Warner is No 4, whose net worth at about $85.8 million, makes him even richer than Jay Rockefeller of the famed Rockefeller clan.
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