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White Supremacists Hide Easter Eggs With Racist Notes In VA Neighborhood

talkingpointsmemo.com — "My husband noticed the last Easter egg and I knew it wasn't one that put out," Jackie Smith told WRIC. "We opened it and it's got the white supremacist stuff in it." The piece paper inside the egg contained language including "diversity = white genocide" and "mass immigration and forced assimilation of non-whites into our lands is genocide."
I've heard of egg whites, but this is ridiculous: racist notes found in easter eggs bit.ly/1l2ryzC
White supremacists hide Easter eggs with racist notes in Virginia neighborhood: goo.gl/UdT1w7
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Conservatives Rip Into Sotomayor's 'Legally Illiterate' Dissent On Race

talkingpointsmemo.com — The National Review published an editorial trashing the Obama-appointed justice's blistering dissent as "Orwellian" and "legally illiterate" after the Supreme Court upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action.
RT @TPM: Conservatives rip into Sonia Sotomayor's "legally illiterate" dissent on race: bit.ly/1f4PDWt
RT @TUSK81: And in other Latino outreach, conservatives call the first Hispanic justice in Supreme Court history "illiterate." talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/sonia-sotom…
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NYT Poll Blows Up The GOP's Obamacare Narrative

talkingpointsmemo.com — A poll released Wednesday offers yet another data point showing the politics of Obamacare aren't as set in stone as the conventional wisdom would have you believe. Embracing Obamacare isn't necessarily a political loser, and obstructing it isn't necessarily a winner.
RT @brianbeutler: Obamacare is such a political disaster that red state Dem govs are overwhelmingly more popular than GOP govs talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/nyt-kff-pol…
Obamacare is such a political disaster that red state Dem govs are overwhelmingly more popular than GOP govs talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/nyt-kff-pol…
Governors who expand Medicaid under Obamacare are better-liked than governors who don't: talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/nyt-kff-pol…
Forget the Senate polling. The NYT's governor findings are the real story: talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/nyt-kff-pol…
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Watch Rand Paul Say Repeatedly That Carter Was Better On Spending Than Reagan (VIDEO)

talkingpointsmemo.com — Mother Jones reported Wednesday on video footage showing the Kentucky senator register repeated criticism of Ronald Reagan's budgetary record. Paul took his GOP blasphemy even further when he said that Republican punchline Jimmy Carter actually had a better record on government spending than Reagan.

Key Republican: Obama's New Clemency Initiative Proves He's Lawless

talkingpointsmemo.com — "In an unprecedented move to dramatically expand the clemency process for federal drug offenders, President Obama has again demonstrated his blatant disregard for our nation's laws and our system of checks and balances embedded in the U.S. Constitution," Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) said in a statement Wednesday afternoon.
RT @BenjySarlin: Where in the Constitution does it say the president can just decide who gets out of jail? Oh, right there. Huh. talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/bob-g…
Where in the Constitution does it say the president can just decide who gets out of jail? Oh, right there. Huh. talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/bob-g…

GOP Sen: Bundy Ranch Supporters Are 'Patriots,' Not 'Domestic Terrorists'

talkingpointsmemo.com — "What Sen. Reid may call domestic terrorists, I call patriots," Heller said on KSNV-TV as quoted by Roll Call, with Reid sitting to his side. "We have a very different view on this." Bundy has been in a dispute with officials from the Bureau of Land Management over grazing fees on federal lands.

Conservative Org Uses Aurora Shooting Pic Of Obama In Obamacare Attack Ad

talkingpointsmemo.com — The conservative outside group Americans For Prosperity photoshopped a picture of President Barack Obama and Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO) during a visit to a Colorado hospital after the shooting massacre in Aurora for a campaign ad attacking Udall on Obamacare. The cut-and-paste job was first reported by Buzzfeed's Evan McMorris-Santoro on Wednesday.
Americans For Prosperity used photo of Obama after the Aurora shooting massacre for a campaign ad: bit.ly/1iMTWor

Group Bashing Charlie Crist Vows It's Not A Conservative Front

talkingpointsmemo.com — This is a story about a little political front group that maybe wasn't. When fliers paid for by a group called Progressive Choice Florida arrived in mailboxes around the state late last month, the local press started asking questions. The fliers aggressively attacked the record of former Gov.
RT @katherinemiller: This is either not a front group, or a front group with an elaborate, incredible long-game bit.ly/1if1pxQ pic.twitter.com/YkuheDHGNG
RT @ericlach: Progressive group swoops into Florida, attacks Charlie Crist, people wonder if it's a GOP front talkingpointsmemo.com/muckraker/char…
RT @ericlach: Progressive group swoops into Florida, attacks Charlie Crist, people wonder if it's a GOP front talkingpointsmemo.com/muckraker/char…

Meet The Oppo Researchers Who Want To Derail The Clinton 2016 Train

talkingpointsmemo.com — The Hillary Clinton leviathan presents a real problem for Republicans. A shadow campaign infrastructure has been created, laying the foundation for a presumed run. If she jumps in, most insiders expect the Democratic field to clear quickly. Meanwhile, the Republican primary looks wide open. Another bloody internal fight could be coming.

Entire North Carolina GOP Senate Field: Climate Change Is Not Fact

talkingpointsmemo.com — Fittingly, all four Republican candidates in the North Carolina Senate race were asked on Earth Day if they believed climate change is a proven fact. And all four candidates said "no." The question was asked during a GOP primary debate on Tuesday night. The candidates, House Speaker Thom Tillis, Rev.
RT @TPM: Entire North Carolina GOP Senate field: Climate change is not fact bit.ly/1l1D0LU pic.twitter.com/ma39gaikZ3
RT @TPM: In a debate, every single Republican running for Senate in North Carolina said "no" climate change is not a fact: bit.ly/1i8XNfU
RT @TPM: In a debate, every single Republican running for Senate in North Carolina said "no" climate change is not a fact: bit.ly/1i8XNfU
RT @TPM: In a debate, every single Republican running for Senate in North Carolina said "no" climate change is not a fact: bit.ly/1i8XNfU
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Hoboken Mayor Releases 'Bully' Chris Christie Journal Pages

talkingpointsmemo.com — The letter, sent Monday, concerned Gov. Chris Christie's (R) plan to introduce legislation making it a crime for elected officials to fail to promptly report misconduct. Earlier this year, Zimmer publicly accused the Christie administration of threatening to withhold Hurricane Sandy relief money if she did not support a development project in her city.
New pages from Hoboken mayor's journal, re what she called threats to withhold #Sandy aid, are now public. talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/dawn-…

O'Reilly Asks Bundy Supporter How Protest Differs From Occupy Wall Street (VIDEO)

talkingpointsmemo.com — Fox News host Bill O'Reilly on Tuesday asked a Cliven Bundy supporter how the "militia" that defended the ranch in its standoff with the federal government this month differs from the Occupy Wall Street movement. After discussing that Bundy broke the law by refusing to pay his grazing fees, O'Reilly quizzed Scott Shaw, co-founder of the Oklahoma Volunteer Militia, about conscientious objectors.
1) they point guns at feds MT @TPM O'Reilly asks Bundy supporter how ranch protest differs from Occupy Wall Street bit.ly/PtSCLN

Jilted Husband's Secret Recording Helping In Case Against Dinesh D'Souza

talkingpointsmemo.com — The woman, Denise Joseph, was one of the two alleged straw donors D'Souza used to funnel $20,000 to the Senate campaign of Republican Wendy Long, who challenged Sen. Kirsten Gillbrand (D-NY) in 2012. The donations led to D'Souza's indictment in January on one count of making contributions of more than $10,000 in the names of others and one count of causing false statements.
This shld be entertaining >>> Jilted Husband's Secret Recording Helping In Case Against Dinesh D'Souza @TPM talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/dines…

Scholar Behind Viral 'Oligarchy' Study Tells You What It Means

talkingpointsmemo.com — A new political science study that's gone viral finds that majority-rule democracy exists only in theory in the United States -- not so much in practice. The government caters to the affluent few and organized interest groups, the researchers find, while the average citizen's influence on policy is "near zero."
"Ordinary citizens have virtually no influence over what their government does in the United States." talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/princeton-s…
ICYMI: Scholar Behind Viral 'Oligarchy' Study Tells You What It Means and How It Affects You talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/princeton-s…
N.B.: Oligarchy "not a term that we used in the paper. It's just a dramatic sort of overstatement of our findings." talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/princeton-s…
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