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Get the popcorn, kids! A state district judge refused to throw out the criminal charges against Gov. Rick Perry, ruling Tuesday that special prosecutor Michael McCrum had been properly appointed to the case. Perry’s legal team argued that the charges must be voided because special prosecutor Michael McCrum did not properly take his oath of […]

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Kevin Drum on the terrible media coverage of the wingnut wack jobs: There are several things going on here, all of them related: As Ornstein says, once a campaign narrative gets locked in stone, it guides all subsequent coverage, regardless of whether it really fits all the facts. For some reason, conservatives get a pass […]

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Of course he filed for bankruptcy! This is the guy who funded the Swift Boat Veterans attack on John Kerry. Karma’s a bitch, huh? Oct. 20 (Bloomberg) — Sam Wyly, the U.S. businessman who may have to forfeit as much as $400 million after being found liable for using offshore trusts to hide stock holdings […]

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Not that Dems are never indicted, of course, but Republicans are frequently notable for the sheer depth and width of their crimes: Mike Hubbard, speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives and a powerful leader in the state Republican Party, has been indicted by a grand jury and charged with 23 counts, including using his […]

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I’m sure it’s just a coincidence that one of the subjects is a Republican gubernatorial candidate in Massachusetts: As chairman of the Republican Governors Association, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has helped Charlie Baker with millions of dollars worth of ads supporting his Massachusetts gubernatorial campaign. But that’s not the only way he may be […]

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You see, Republicans aren’t impressed by credentials — it’s more about who you know — even when you have a public health crisis: Some of you may be worried that the spreading Ebola outbreak landed in Ohio on a Frontier Airlines flight from Texas a few days ago.  But have no fears.  You can all rest easy knowing that a medical professional […]

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Gov. Chris “Kickback” Christie wanted to take developmentally-disabled adults from institutions and move them into cheaper group homes (run by his donors, no doubt). Chaos predictably ensues: TRENTON — Eighteen months ago, Tyler Loftus was a 20-year-old man who worked three part-time jobs despite his autism and mental illness. Supervised by a facility in Langhorne, […]

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They make it so hard not to hate them: My reporting on the Michigan Republican Party’s odious mailer encouraging people to call the phone of the ailing mother of Democratic candidate for Michigan’s 61st House district John Fisher has gotten LOTS of attention. It’s had thousands and thousands of views and the cross-posted version at […]

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The louder they scream, the more likely they are to be guilty of the same things they’re accusing: Leslie Rutledge, the Republican candidate for Attorney General in Arkansas, has been discovered to have been registered to vote in multiple states in addition to Arkansas, and even voted by absentee ballot in Arkansas’ general election in […]

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So the little weasel isn’t going to jail: (Reuters) – Conservative author and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza was sentenced on Tuesday to spend eight months in a community confinement center during five years of probation after pleading guilty to a campaign finance law violation. The defendant, a frequent critic of President Barack Obama, was sentenced by […]

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