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I just love this. Grijalva’s giving the Repugs a taste of their own medicine, and now suddenly they’re concerned that he’s silencing “legitimate academic and scientific inquiry.” Jim fucking Imhofe is worried about legitimate science? ROFLMAO! Rep. Raul Grijalva, the ranking Democrat on the House Natural Resources Committee, wants to know whether money from the […]

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Federal law enforcement officials have launched a criminal investigation of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and members of his administration, pursuing allegations the governor and his staff broke the law when they quashed grand jury indictments against Christie supporters, International Business Times has learned. Two criminal investigators from the U.S. Department of Justice on Wednesday […]

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Really, no one deserves anything if you’re not related to Rand Paul! Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is claiming that there is widespread fraud in the country’s disability system because most people who get benefits merely suffer from anxiety or sore backs. At a meeting with legislative leaders in Manchester, NH on Wednesday, caught on tape […]

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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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