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Mark Halperin, editor-at-large of Time and keeper of what is perhaps the most insidery blog on politics and D.C. in existence, also contributes to MSNBC, but was suspended this morning for jokingly characterizing the president as having been “kind of a dick” at his press conference yesterday (watch the video below):

Attempts to delay/censor the remarks failed, and Halperin’s former Time colleague, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, didn’t hold back, reportedly calling the network to complain about the “inappropriate” remarks.

The irony here is great. Halperin regularly handicaps debate performances and grades candidates on speeches, the language they use, and their public image. If one were writing a “report card” for Halperin’s “Morning Joe” performance, he’d earn between a D and an F.

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons and one novel. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

Rep. Jason Smith

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Reprinted with permission from American Independent

Rep. Jason Smith (R-MO) wants to make sure kids are taught to be patriotic in their schools. His new bill would strip federal funding from any school that does not force them to memorize his selected historical texts.

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