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July 6, 2012
The recent event’s totality of calumnies, indignities and deceits have weighed most heavily upon my family. Thus, acutely aware one cannot rebuild their hearth of home amongst the ruins of their U.S. House office, for the sake of my loved ones I must ‘strike another match, go start anew’ by embracing the promotion back from public servant to sovereign citizen.
Dylan-quoting Rep. Thaddeus McCotter • In an open letter to his constituents, revealing that he’s resigning immediately, a month after he missed the deadline to run for own seat in November. Dude has had a rough year — the guitar-wielding conservative ran for the Republican nomination for president despite the fact that he had no national profile, dropped out shortly thereafter, then suffered the indignity of having to write an op-ed about failing to secure enough signatures to run for a sixth term. The final nail in the coffin? McCotter attempted to write a script for a TV show with such good-for-your-political-career topics as drinking, sex and flatulence. McCotter may struggle to find a new career path, especially in the wake of the news about the TV script; he’s promised that he won’t become a lobbyist, however.
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June 28, 2012
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June 26, 2012
Congress hereby declares that the right to life guaranteed by the Constitution is vested in each human being.
The Life at Conception Act, an amendment introduced by Sen. Rand Paul • Gumming up the works of an otherwise non-controversial bill about flood insurance. The amendment to the bill also “ensure[s] equal protection for right to life of each born and preborn human person.” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid stated he would not allow a vote on the amendment, and asked other GOP senators — who, incidentally, are the major supporters of this bill, even without Paul’s amendment — to deal with their colleague “on their side of the aisle.” An incredible hail mary for pro-life policy.  source (viafollow)
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June 25, 2012
Most important Most useless news of the day: Former RNC chair and current MSNBC contributor Michael Steele shaved his ‘stache after three decades. And, like, nobody noticed. This is the saddest de-‘staching since Alex Trebek cut his nostril mane off. (photo via Yahoo News reporter Chris Moody)

Most important Most useless news of the day: Former RNC chair and current MSNBC contributor Michael Steele shaved his ‘stache after three decades. And, like, nobody noticed. This is the saddest de-‘staching since Alex Trebek cut his nostril mane off. (photo via Yahoo News reporter Chris Moody)

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June 23, 2012
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June 22, 2012

Republicans probably aren’t going to like this ad, wherein the son of two proud Republicans “comes out” as a Democrat (much to his parent’s horror). Nevertheless, it’s a significant enough departure from most political ads that we think it warrants mentioning. While it was put out by Ryan Combe, a Democrat running for Congress in Utah, it’s less an ad for Combe—who makes but a brief appearance at the end—and more an ad for the Democratic party in general. Utah is an extremely Republican state, and Combe’s thinking seems to be that there are plenty of potential Democratic voters who, were they more educated on the party’s platform, would happily help elect more Democrats. Will it work? Who knows, but it’s at least a new approach.  source

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June 21, 2012
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Well, that’s boring: Mitch Daniels, the Indiana governor and conservative icon who spent much of the early part of the 2012 campaign facing will-he-or-won’t-he speculation on a possible presidential run, isn’t on the table for a VP run or cabinet position, either, as he’s chosen to become the next president of Purdue University. Snoozer. (photo by Michael Conroy/AP)

Well, that’s boring: Mitch Daniels, the Indiana governor and conservative icon who spent much of the early part of the 2012 campaign facing will-he-or-won’t-he speculation on a possible presidential run, isn’t on the table for a VP run or cabinet position, either, as he’s chosen to become the next president of Purdue University. Snoozer. (photo by Michael Conroy/AP)

11:09 // 1 year ago
June 20, 2012
Jon Huntsman to join the liberal-leaning Brookings Institution
The Brookings Institution, a progressive policy and research group, announced that Huntsman will join as a distinguished fellow. The former Governor of Utah, and ambassador for the Bush and Obama administrations, has since been writing a weekly column for The Hill. Huntsman, who bowed out of the 2012 Republican nomination process back in January, has also endorsed one-time rival Mitt Romney’s bid for the presidency. (Photo via abjam77) source
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The Brookings Institution, a progressive policy and research group, announced that Huntsman will join as a distinguished fellow. The former Governor of Utah, and ambassador for the Bush and Obama administrations, has since been writing a weekly column for The Hill. Huntsman, who bowed out of the 2012 Republican nomination process back in January, has also endorsed one-time rival Mitt Romney’s bid for the presidency. (Photo via abjam77) source

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