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Native Americans' Claim to Land Predates Secessionist Bundy's. Would He Support Them?

Native Americans' Claim to Land Predates Secessionist Bundy's. Would He Support Them?
Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy has refused to pay grazing fees for 21 years because he believes his family has claim to that land dating back to the 1860s. Set aside that this is patently untrue, but what if the Native American tribes of the region – whose stakes predate Bundy's by centuries – were to claim the land was theirs? Would he support them?
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ALEC Tries to Bully Its Way Into Independent Vermont

ALEC Tries to Bully Its Way Into Independent Vermont
The American Legislative Council, the far-right lobbying group that is the clearinghouse and writer of much of the pro-corporate legislation sweeping the nation today, is trying to break into traditionally independent-minded Vermont. Republican state Rep Bob Helm is pushing ALEC's agenda as his own in a new op-ed.
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As WI Gov Eyes Presidency, Tea Party Favorite Realizes He May Need College Degree

As WI Gov Eyes Presidency, Tea Party Favorite Realizes He May Need College Degree
Far right WI Governor Scott Walker is contemplating finishing the college degree he walked away from decades ago. Many suspect the Governor feels he needs the degree before making a bid in the Republican primaries for the Presidency in 2016.
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CPAC 2014 Day One Review: Chris Christie, Racism

CPAC 2014 Day One Review: Chris Christie, Racism
CPAC 2014, the Conservative Political Action Conference, kicked off Wednesday with some real doozies. Chris Christie was definitely the star of the show. The New Jersey governor claimed that there is no income inequality problem in the US today, as well as saying that the Republicans are the real party of tolerance (?!?).
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Medicaid Saved His Life, Yet Disabled AR State Senator Fights Desperately Against Expansion

Medicaid Saved His Life, Yet Disabled AR State Senator Fights Desperately Against Expansion
Medicaid saved Arkansas State Senator Josh Miller's life, yet the Republican congressman is fighting tooth and nail against a Medicaid expansion that would save the lives of many others in his state.
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CT Conservative Extremist Group Is More Kryptonite than Crusader

CT Conservative Extremist Group Is More Kryptonite than Crusader
The Family Institute of Connecticut – a stridently conservative lobbying group focused on family issues – has fallen on hard time. Their candidates no longer win public office; their views are marginalized. The humiliating defeat of the tea party's Steve Mullins might have been the nail in their coffin.
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The Tea Party Is Five Years Old: Here's What It Has To Show For Itself

The Tea Party Is Five Years Old: Here's What It Has To Show For Itself
The fifth anniversary of the Tea Party gives us an opportunity to look back not only at the many myths surrounding the movement, but also at what it has to show for its five years of political nihilism:
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Right Wing Goes Bonkers Over Coca-Cola's Multilingual Super Bowl Ad

Right Wing Goes Bonkers Over Coca-Cola's Multilingual Super Bowl Ad
After Coca-Cola aired a commercial celebrating the multi-diversity of the American people – with a Muslim woman in hijab as one of the representatives – the right-wing blogosphere went absolutely crazy. The hashtag #SpeakAmerican started trending, and their racist underbelly was exposed, if only for a moment.
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VIDEO: The Stealth War on Abortion, Explained

VIDEO: The Stealth War on Abortion, Explained
Sam Seder interviews Rolling Stone editor Janet Reitman on the vast amounts of dark money and influence the anti-choice movement has on local elections and governments. The movement has insidiously and successfully infiltrated many statehouses, with legislation denying abortion and limiting women's own health choices the result.
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41 Years On, The Fight Over Abortion Rages. Arm Yourself With Wisdom

41 Years On, The Fight Over Abortion Rages. Arm Yourself With Wisdom
41 years after Roe V. Wade enshrined the right of a woman to choose, the battle rages on. Here are some articles to refresh and edify on the topics of abortion and women's rights – some setbacks in these past decades, but some major victories, too.
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