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More on the Fox Effect ...TPM

TPM Reader JOD chimes in with his experience with ‘the Fox effect’. I think it’s important to recognize in these stories that you don’t just stand up a new TV network and suddenly you’re changing the the political and racial attitudes of a whole generation of baby boomers and pre-boomers. 348 more words

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Princeton Study: U.S. No Longer An Actual Democracy--TPM

A new study from Princeton spells bad news for American democracy—namely, that it no longer exists.

Asking “[w]ho really rules?” researchers Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. 276 more words

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Putin Has No Designs On 49th State: 'What Would You Need Alaska For?' TPM

Breathe easy, Alaskans, Vladimir Putin is not interested in reclaiming your unspoiled beauty and untamed wilderness.

The Russian president was asked Thursday if he had any plans to “acquire Alaska” during an annual televised call-in show. 82 more words

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The Republican Position on Obamacare Makes No Sense Anymore | New Republic

For years now, undeterred by an imposing level of conservative schadenfreude, a handful of us have argued that the introduction of Affordable Care Act benefits in January would flip the politics of Obamacare, and the GOP’s repeal platform would collapse. 178 more words

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Tea Party Challenger Says Boehner Suffers 'Electile Dysfunction' TPM (VIDEO)

“If you have a Boehner lasting more than 23 years, seek immediate medical attention,” the ad’s narrator warns.

A Tea Party candidate challenging House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) is out with an online ad that says the speaker suffers from “electile dysfunction.” 246 more words

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Jim DeMInt: Big government didn't free the slaves« The Dish

This was in response to Jim DeMint’s surreal attempt to force American history into his rigid ideology. Somehow, in DeMint’s imagination, the civil war was won without “big government.” But the federal government is never “bigger” than in wartime, its powers never so expansive. 49 more words

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Vance McAllister video is first caught-on-tape political sex scandal | New Republic

Until this week, Louisiana Congressman Vance McAllister’s greatest claim to fame was the fact that he invited a “Duck Dynasty” star to be his guest at the State of the Union. 168 more words

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