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This Week In Crazy: Common Core Makes Your Kids Gay, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

This Week In Crazy: Common Core Makes Your Kids Gay, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the wildest attacks, conspiracy theories, and other loony behavior from the increasingly unhinged right wing. ...

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Journalists On The Government’s Blacklist

Journalists On The Government’s Blacklist

As states move to hide details of government deals with Wall Street, and as politicians come up with new arguments to defend secrecy, a study released earlier this month revealed ...

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Republicans: History Classes Should Leave Out The Bad Parts

Republicans: History Classes Should Leave Out The Bad Parts

Republicans are always talking about how the government is way too involved in the American education system. So it’s completely logical that the Republican National Committee (RN ...

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Rick Perry’s Lawyers Accuse Democrats Of Pushing A ‘Red Herring’

Rick Perry’s Lawyers Accuse Democrats Of Pushing A ‘Red Herring’

By Maeve Reston, Los Angeles Times Texas Gov. Rick Perry's legal team on Thursday stepped up its aggressive strategy to fight two felony charges against him, arguing that Democrat ...

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Analysis: 6 Californias? GOP Probably Wouldn’t Be Helped By Bust-Up

Analysis: 6 Californias? GOP Probably Wouldn’t Be Helped By Bust-Up

By Mark Z. Barabak, Los Angeles Times As long as there have been state capitals, there have been people outside those capitals lamenting that lawmakers -- in Sacramento, Denver, D ...

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Wasserman Schultz Visits Hobby Lobby Store — To Urge A Boycott

Wasserman Schultz Visits Hobby Lobby Store — To Urge A Boycott

By Anthony Man, Sun Sentinel DAVIE, Fla. -- Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida, the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, stopped at a Hobby Lobby store ...

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Lobbyists Work To Kill California Bill That Would Outlaw Flimsy Plastic Grocery Bags

Lobbyists Work To Kill California Bill That Would Outlaw Flimsy Plastic Grocery Bags

By Jessica Calefati, San Jose Mercury News SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Lobbyists have launched a frenzied eleventh-hour effort to kill a bill that would make California the first state ...

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Rep. Gowdy Says He’ll Bring Prosecutor’s Focus, Fairness To Benghazi Probe

Rep. Gowdy Says He’ll Bring Prosecutor’s Focus, Fairness To Benghazi Probe

By Ali Watkins, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- Rep. Trey Gowdy's got a late-night habit. "He eats a ridiculously lot of pizza," said Rep. Jason Chaffetz, a Republican f ...

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A Black President’s Burden

A Black President’s Burden

It was shortly before 1 a.m. when President Barack Obama arrived at the White House for his vacation break -- that is, his break from his vacation. By late afternoon the same day, ...

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Ferguson Divides Us Less Than We Imagine

Ferguson Divides Us Less Than We Imagine

WASHINGTON -- African-Americans are not alone in being horrified by the killing of Michael Brown. They are not alone in their concern over the police's behavior. And there's evide ...

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