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Now that he’s surged into contention in tonight’s Iowa caucuses, former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum’s statements are more important. They suggest the kind of general election candidate he’d make, and ultimately what kind of president he might be. Which is why his accusing Barack Obama in Iowa the other day of engaging in “absolutely un-American activities” is so troubling.

Buried deep in a New York Times story , Santorum’s quote, as George Packer at The New Yorker notes, is unexplored. Presumably, political reporters have just become so cynical and accustomed to these kinds of baseless lies that covering them just isn’t worth it anymore.

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Rep. Louie Gohmert

Reprinted with permission from Alternet

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) is demanding the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Justice Department tell Congress what they know about their own alleged "participation" in Donald Trump's January 6 insurrection, which led to at least seven deaths. Gohmert falsely claims the attack on the U.S. Capitol – which in reality was an attempted coup designed to overturn a free and fair election – was instead a "monumental entrapment scheme used as a pretext to imprison otherwise harmless protestors" and used to "frame the entire MAGA movement as potential domestic terrorists."

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