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The Republicans In 'Republicans Are People Too' Ad Are All Stock Photos — Conservatives wanted to remind people that "Republicans Are People Too" with an ad campaign insisting that Republicans recycle and have tattoos. But as The Daily Banter pointed out, the woman the ad used to prove that "Republicans are black" is actually a very popular stock photo.
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What's Eating Nate Silver? — Nate Silver acknowledged that he was doing something a little unusual in a Sept. 17 blog post when he called out fellow forecaster Sam Wang of Princeton University. But it also appears to have been the culmination of a long-simmering -- if largely under-the-radar -- feud.
Oct 02, 2014

RT @joshtpm: Why's Nate Silver so upset at a neuroscientist at Princeton? >> What's Eating Nate Silver? @TPM…

Oct 02, 2014

Why's Nate Silver so upset at a neuroscientist at Princeton? >> What's Eating Nate Silver? @TPM…

Oct 02, 2014

"The fact that I've been critical at all, I can easily imagined that being annoying to him."…

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Kobach Surrenders: Ballots Will Be Printed With No Dem Senate Nominee — After a Kansas district court ruled on Wednesday that the Kansas Democratic Party did not have to name a new Senate nominee, it seems that Secretary of State Kris Kobach effectively threw in the towel in his bid to force Democrats to put somebody on the ballot in the November.

Black Leaders: Eric Holder Had Our Back When No One Else Did — Those were the distraught reactions in the room full of African-American leaders one week ago, when House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi announced that Eric Holder was stepping down as U.S. attorney general after six years in the job.
Oct 02, 2014

"African-Americans see [Eric] Holder as someone who 'really has stood in the gap when so many others have failed.’"…

NYPD: Police Accidentally Killed Unarmed Man — NYPD spokesman Stephen Davis says Rafael Laureano was "inadvertently" struck by a police bullet on Monday in Brooklyn. The assailant, Francisco Carvajal, also died in the shooting. Police say Laureano had gone to the apartment after Carvajal's former girlfriend called him for help. They say he rushed past officers to confront Carvajal.

Nebraska Ed Board To Consider Censure Of Unpatriotic AP History — After multiple boards of education throughout the U.S. have taken steps to denounce or counter the new framework for the AP U.S. History course, Nebraska will consider condemning the new test. A Republican member of the Nebraska state Board of Education drafted a resolution to denounce the "bias" in the new exam based on the Texas measure overriding the College Board's changes to the course, the Omaha World-Herald reported.

Ex-Secret Service Director: Agency Needs To Be 'More Like Disney World' — U.S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned Wednesday after being hammered by both lawmakers and the press for a series of embarrassing missteps committed by the President's and White House's security detail. The Washington Post's Carol D.
Oct 02, 2014

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Did Elon Musk Just Reveal A Glimpse Of Tesla's Next Product? — Musk, in a cryptic, tweet on Wednesday, said that it's almost time to "unveil the D and something else" at an Oct. 9 event. About time to unveil the D and something else - Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 2, 2014 The "D" could possibly be a new model of electric car from Tesla Motors.

First At TPM: Dems Release Blistering Ad Hitting Michigan GOPer On Medicare — The ad features images of older Americans while text that reads "Michigan Seniors Deserve The Truth." "Terri Lynn Land supports a plan that would end the Medicare guarantee, giving insurance companies the power to make healthcare decisions, slashing benefits, raising prescription drug prices, and making seniors pay thousands of dollars more a year," the voiceover in the ad, obtained first by TPM, said.
Oct 02, 2014

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White Lesbian Couple Sues Sperm Bank After Birth Of Mixed-Race Child — Jennifer Cramblett was five months pregnant and happy with her life in April 2012. She and her partner had married months earlier in New York, and within days of their nuptials she had become pregnant with donor sperm at a fertility clinic in Canton.