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Housekeeping Notes

motherjones.com — These are real housekeeping notes. That is, notes about stuff around my house. First topic: LED light bulbs. I've purchased several LED floods that are can-mounted in my ceiling. They're great. The quality of the light is good; they turn on instantly; they don't flicker; and they use hardly any electricity.

WATCH: GOP Candidate Whacks Obama Bobblehead in Weird New Ad

motherjones.com — Nebraska state Sen. Beau McCoy (R), who is campaigning for governor by driving around the state in a white pickup truck with a ladder rack, wants GOP primary voters to know that he'll push back against President Barack Obama's administration.
"Yes now things are ok the bombing has stopped" Photo Essay: Syrian Refugees Text Home bit.ly/1jdJi6Q pic.twitter.com/YJMpSgRUq0
Watch a Nebraska candidate for governor whack an Obama bobblehead off a fence post in his new campaign ad bit.ly/1jdJi6Q
Obama bobblehead + gubernatorial candidate on a white steed=1 weird political ad: motherjones.com/mojo/2014/04/b…
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READ: The Clinton Administration's Internal Memo on the "Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy"

motherjones.com — In a 1995 internal memo, President Bill Clinton's White House Counsel's Office offered an in-depth analysis of the right-wing media mill that Hillary Clinton had dubbed the "vast right-wing conspiracy." Portions of the report, which was reported on by the Wall Street Journal and other outlets at the time, were included in a new trove of documents released to the public by the Clinton presidential library on Friday.
RT @MotherJones: READ: The Clinton Administration's Internal Memo on the "Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy" bit.ly/1r5lbLS
RT @timothypmurphy: #fun nugget from the new Clinton docs: The White House memo on Vince Foster conspiracy theorists: motherjones.com/mojo/2014/04/h…
RT @timothypmurphy: "The 'Wizard of Oz' figure orchestrating the...conspiracy industry is a little-known recluse, Richard Mellon Scaife" ht…

Krauthammer Lights the Way for Tidal Waves of Secret Campaign Cash

motherjones.com — Charles Krauthammer writes today that he used to think there was a simple and elegant solution to the fight over campaign finance reform: "For a long time, a simple finesse offered a rather elegant solution: no limits on giving - but with full disclosure." But now he's changed his mind: This used to be my position.
RT @kdrum: Krauthammer Lights the Way for Tidal Waves of Secret Campaign Cash mojo.ly/1jdNlQr
Krauthammer Lights the Way for Tidal Waves of Secret Campaign Cash mojo.ly/1jdNlQr

SPECIAL EVENT: "Noah" Director Darren Aronofsky Discusses Faith and the Environment

motherjones.com — The discussion, cosponsored by Climate Desk, the Sierra Club, and the Center for American Progress, will be webcast live. There has been no lack of conservative Christian criticism aimed at Oscar-nominated director Darren Aronofsky's blockbuster film, Noah, a work suffused with environmental themes.
RT @sierraclub: "Noah" Director Darren Aronofsky to discuss faith & environment with @bruneski, @amprog and @ClimateDesk next week: http://…
RT @sierraclub: "Noah" Director Darren Aronofsky to discuss faith & environment with @bruneski, @amprog and @ClimateDesk next week: http://…
RT @sierraclub: "Noah" Director Darren Aronofsky to discuss faith & environment with @bruneski, @amprog and @ClimateDesk next week: http://…
Noah: the first environmentalist. And the first crazypants. @ClimateDesk talks w Aronofsky, @bruneski, and CAP motherjones.com/environment/20…
Climate Desk Live next week with "Noah" director Darren Aronofsky, @sierraclub's @bruneski, & @amprog. RSVP here: mojo.ly/1eGQGvt
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Beloved Author Gabriel García Márquez Was Also a Go-Between for Colombian Guerrillas and the Government

motherjones.com — Gabriel García Márquez passed away on Thursday at his home in Mexico City. He was 87. The Nobel Prize-winning Colombian novelist was celebrated for such works as One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera.

"Talk to Me So I Know You Are Safe": Syrian Refugees Text Home

motherjones.com — His face lit by the phone in his hand, a boy texts with family members in Homs, Syria, the site of some of the worst fighting in his country's three-year civil war. The teen was one of 100 or so refugees photographer Liam Maloney found living in an abandoned slaughterhouse in northern Lebanon.