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Pity Poor Rick Perry: He Can’t Tote A Gun Around Anymore

Horrors! Big gummint is preventing Texas Guv Rick Perry from carrying or buying guns! Whatever will we tell Wayne LaPierre? One of Texas Republican Governor Rick Perry’s charges comes with a possible prison sentence of 99 years behind bars, but that might not be his biggest hardship. According to Texas and federal law, NRA dreamboat [...]

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download In which our intrepid correspondent gets all hot and bothered about something pretty far down the line. Now read this:Ted Cruz: ‘We Are Building An Army’ (Aug 31, 2014) Is There Enough Oxygen For Joe Biden? (Aug 30, 2014) Vague Hillary Clinton Praises Obama, Cops In Delayed Ferguson [...]

We are all bombarded with calls during an election year from myriad representatives of candidates. For the most part, there is some disclosure of whom the caller is representing.  A push poller is someone who interactively markets by calling voters during political campaigning. Push Polling isn’t illegal, except in New Hampshire, which require a disclosure of which candidate they represent. [...]

BooMan Tribune is one of The Doc’s favorite liberal blogs, sporting a small but reliably informative roster of writers. Head honcho BooMan explains how Team Cantor was, to lift a line from Thomas Dolby, blinded with science: The Democrats helped defeat Eric Cantor not so much by voting against him in the Republican primary as by [...]

Ted Kennedy, Jr. is preparing to announce a run for the Connecticut state senate. [He] will run for the 12th district seat, a seat now held by Democrat Ed Meyer. Meyer is retiring. Sources indicate Kennedy Jr. will make the formal announcement Tuesday at the Blackstone Library. In a press release dated March 24, Kennedy [...]

Kidney stones are about the most painful thing you can experience and live. Massachusetts Treasurer Steve Grossman, a Newton Democrat, passed a kidney stone during a 90 minutes campaign debate. Word of Grossman’s stone — which has inspired a parody Twitter account — spread via the micro-blogging website, as did the news that he finally [...]

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, move over! It looks like an equally volatile scandal may be brewing in the state of Wisconsin, where Koch lackey Governor Scott Walker may be facing serious legal trouble. Newly-unsealed court documents and media leaks add to a growing body of evidence that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s campaign is at [...]

Taegan Goddard picks up the story of Allan Levene in David Hawkings’ Roll Call column. In a year when the roster of candidates is filled with the usual collection of career politicians, war veterans, minor celebrities and hard-luck cases, Levene stands apart. He’s a 64-year-old information technology expert, financial planner and sometime inventor who is [...]

And yes, I know that certain conservatives will accuse me of being “shrill” and “demeaning”, but if you’re looking for a list of America’s most craven enemies of democracy and good governance, MoJo‘s got it: There’s one main rule at the conservative donor conclaves held twice a year by Charles and David Koch at luxury [...]

This certainly can’t help the National Republican Congressional Committee’s reputation. Let’s hope Google does the same to several other similar sites designed to fool Democrats into contributing to Republicans. This is probably not what the National Republican Congressional Committee was expecting when they decided to make the contribution page on their websites targeting Democratic candidates [...]

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