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Meet The Anonymous Twitter Users Who Brought Down A BuzzFeed Editor

talkingpointsmemo.com — Johnson unleashed several tweets Thursday aimed at the conservative Independent Journalism Review, which had copied and pasted his piece on George H.W. Bush's sock preferences. Repeat after me: Copying and pasting someone's work is called "plagiarism" http://t.co/0Ik1dPXq1O - Benny (@bennyjohnson) July 23, 2014 I'm gonna write "The Old Man And The Sea" by Benny Johnson, it'll be word-for-word the original, but I'll H/T Hemingway so its all good!
Jul 29, 2014

RT @mlcalderone: Agree with @crushingbort: Johnson’s anonymously sourced 'killing Snowden' story more problematic than the plagiarism: bit.ly/1qh1HEm

Jul 29, 2014

Meet the pill-poppin’ fish and robot that took on @BuzzFeed plagiarism bit.ly/1nF3qoZ

Jul 29, 2014

RT @Mediabistro: Meet The Anonymous Twitter Users Who Brought Down A BuzzFeed Editor bit.ly/1qh1HEm (via @TPM)

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Charles Johnson Vows To Take Legal Action Against A Mississippi Reporter

talkingpointsmemo.com — The audacious threat came after Sam R. Hall, a reporter for the Clarion-Ledger newspaper, published an article earlier in the day scrutinizing Johnson, who has offered a $100 bounty to his readers for any instances of plagiarism found on BuzzFeed.

Club For Growth Turns On GOPer Who Earned 100 Percent Rating In 2010

talkingpointsmemo.com — "Todd Tiahrt had an atrocious record when he served in Congress," Club for Growth spokesman Barney Keller said in an email. Keller pointed to Tiahrt's "wasteful earmark of the day," referring to Tiahrt's vote against cutting $150,000 of funds from an aquarium in South Carolina on Monday and his vote in opposition to cutting $2 million of funding for a site named after Rep.
Jul 29, 2014

RT @DanielStrauss4: Club for Growth isn't crazy about Todd Tiahrt, even though he voted almost perfectly in sync with them for two years talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/club-…

Jul 29, 2014

Club for Growth isn't crazy about Todd Tiahrt, even though he voted almost perfectly in sync with them for two years talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/club-…

Topless Texan Explains Why She Plans To Keep Confronting Gun Activists

talkingpointsmemo.com — One of the topless women who took part in a counter-protest of an open carry gun demonstration over the weekend in Austin, Texas, said on Tuesday she bared her breasts to "draw attention to how absurd" the gun activists were. And she plans to keep doing it.

Boehner: Impeachment Talk Is A 'Scam' By Democrats To Raise Money

talkingpointsmemo.com — House Speaker John Boehner torched Democrats on Tuesday over talk of impeaching President Barack Obama, insisting that Republicans have no such plans and that Democrats are using the issue to gin up their base. "Listen, this whole talk about impeachment is coming from the president's own staff, and coming from Democrats on Capitol Hill.
Jul 29, 2014

Id worry if Boehner can make good on promise not to impeach Prez. But w/his iron grip on caucus, feel like s'all good talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/boehn…

Jul 29, 2014

Boehner: Impeachment Talk Is A 'Scam' By Democrats To Raise Money ; also we may have to impeach the president talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/boehn…

Jul 29, 2014

Boehner cries uncle on impeachment: "Listen, it's all a scam started by Democrats at the White House." ow.ly/zHPeW

Jul 29, 2014

RT @sahilkapur: Boehner: Impeachment Talk Is A 'Scam' By Democrats To Raise Money bit.ly/1l9V5EW

Internal Poll Shows Dem Pryor Leading GOPer Cotton By 6 points

talkingpointsmemo.com — The poll found Pryor leading Cotton, 45 percent to 39 percent among likely voters. Libertarian candidate Nathan LaFrance got 3 percent while Green Party candidate Mark Swaney got 2 percent, the poll found. Furthermore, an 8 percent of those surveyed said there was a "fair chance" they would support Pryor.
Jul 29, 2014

RT @TPM: Internal poll shows Dem Pryor leading GOPer Cotton by 6 points: bit.ly/1o9NfuU

Jul 29, 2014

Here's the memo on that internal poll showing Pryor up over Tom Cotton talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/inter…

Alabama Officials: Pray That EPA Doesn't Disrupt God's Coal Industry

talkingpointsmemo.com — Two Alabama officials on Monday asked residents to pray that the state can help block the Environmental Protection Agency's new regulations on carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants, AL.com reported. Public Service Commission President Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh (pictured above) slammed the new regulations.

Court: Florida Can Block Doctors From Asking Patients About Guns

talkingpointsmemo.com — A federal appeals court ruled on Friday that a Florida law that discourages physicians from asking patients about guns is constitutional, despite doctor warnings that such questions are vital to their work. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower court decision that invalidated the 2011 law, advocated by guns rights groups.
Jul 29, 2014

RT @dylanlscott: "It is almost a necessity to ask these questions," doctor says of asking patients about guns. Court disagreed: talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/florida-law…

Jul 29, 2014

"It is almost a necessity to ask these questions," doctor says of asking patients about guns. Court disagreed: talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/florida-law…

Jul 29, 2014

RT @dylanlscott: A federal appeals court ruled Friday that Florida could block doctors from asking their patients about guns: talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/florida-law…

Jul 29, 2014

A federal appeals court ruled Friday that Florida could block doctors from asking their patients about guns: talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/florida-law…

Top House Dem: GOP's Impeachment Talk Is Helping Us

talkingpointsmemo.com — The chairman of House Democrats campaign arm said Republican talk of impeaching President Barack Obama is actually helping to mobilize the Democratic base and move "persuadable voters" toward them in the 2014 election. "I think that the Republican strategy of lawsuits, approaching impeachment, is fundamentally misfiring," Israel said Tuesday according to The Hill.

Reid Floats Using House Border Bill To Pass 'Comprehensive Immigration Reform'

talkingpointsmemo.com — In a bit of political gamesmanship, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid floated the idea of using the House GOP's border supplemental bill as a vehicle to enact comprehensive immigration reform. "Well, if they pass that, maybe it's an opening for us to have a conference on our comprehensive immigration reform bill.
Jul 29, 2014

RT @sahilkapur: Boehner accuses Reid of "deceitful and cynical attempt to derail" House GOP border bill, vows no conference on CIR. bit.ly/1uEmCb0

Labor Board Move Could Make McDonald's Liable For Franchise Worker Conditions

talkingpointsmemo.com — The National Labor Relations Board on Tuesday told McDonald's that is can be named a "joint employer" for workers at franchise restaurants, a decision that could hold McDonald's responsible for conditions in franchisees' stores, the Associated Press reported. Workers in California, Michigan and New York have sued McDonald's and franchise store owners for illegally underpaying workers.
Jul 29, 2014

RT @joshtpm: Big > Labor Board Move Could Make McDonald's Liable For Franchise Worker Conditions @TPM talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/mcdon…

Jul 29, 2014

Big > Labor Board Move Could Make McDonald's Liable For Franchise Worker Conditions @TPM talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/mcdon…

Farewell, Skype

talkingpointsmemo.com — After eight years, this afternoon TPM officially signed off of Skype. That's not something particularly visible from the outside. And to be clear, we only used the service as an instant messaging platform. We never used it for telephony or conference calls or video chats or anything like that.

Chilling Gun Control Ad Depicts Domestic Violence When A Gun Is Involved

talkingpointsmemo.com — The gun control group founded by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg released a dramatic ad on Tuesday depicting a woman's ex breaking into her house and shooting her, despite the woman's frenzied calls to 911. The ad was released by Everytown For Gun Safety ahead of a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on gun control and domestic violence on Wednesday.
Jul 29, 2014

New ad depicts "a woman’s ex breaking into her house and shooting her, despite the woman’s frenzied calls to 911.” talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/every…