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Thomas C. Foley, the Republican candidate for governor of Connecticut, paid $673 in federal taxes in 2013, despite personal wealth that allowed him to spend $11 million of his own money in a race for the same office in 2010.
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smdxn:

Everyone Needs to Read Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s Scathing Dissent on Texas’ Voter ID Law

"The greatest threat to public confidence in elections in this case is the prospect of enforcing a purposefully discriminatory law, one that likely imposes an unconstitutional poll tax and risks denying the right to vote to hundreds of thousands of eligible voters," she wrote.

Ginsburg notes that the law could may prevent more than 600,000 registered Texas voters (about 4.5% of all registered voters) from voting, and “a sharply disproportionate percentage of those voters are African-American or Hispanic.”

"The potential magnitude of racially discriminatory voter disenfranchisement counseled hesitation before disturbing the District Court’s findings and final judgment," she wrote. "Racial discrimination in elections in Texas is no mere historical artifact. To the contrary, Texas has been found in violation of the Voting Rights Act in every redistricting cycle from and after 1970."

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‘Deplorable’: Journalist’s parents want conservatives to pull ad highlighting their son’s beheading

Diane and John Foley, parents of freelance journalist James Foley who was beheaded by ISIS in mid-August, have asked that ad be pulled from their home state of New Hampshire, where they brought up their son, according to NECN.

The ad, being run by Secure America Now — a conservative group with former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee and former UN Ambassador John Bolton on its advisory board — shows Foley in an orange jumpsuit prior to his execution. Continually seeing the ad has forced Foley’s parents to relive their son’s death, with John Foley calling the ad “deplorable…”

[Diane Foley added,] “It makes me very sad that people would use the brutality of our son’s death for their own political purposes.”

Republicans truly have no boundaries…. this is simply putrid.

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smdxn:

How The Press Is Doing The GOP’s Ebola Bidding

As Republicans seek to gain a partisan advantage by ginning up fear about the Ebola virus in preparation for the midterm election cycle, they’re getting a major assist from the news media, which seems to be equally anxious to spread anxiety about the virus, and to implicate President Obama for the health scare. At times, Republicans, journalists, and commentators appear to be in complete sync as they market fear and kindle confusion. (“You could feel a shiver of panic coursing through the American body politic this week.”)

The result is a frightening level of misinformation about Ebola and a deep lack of understanding of the virus by most Americans. Indeed, despite weeks of endless coverage, most news consumers still don’t understand key facts about Ebola.

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smdxn:

A Complete Jerk’s Guide to Politicizing Ebola

How the GOP has been using ebola to fear-monger.

Every Republican politician who has engaged in this behavior is essentially a traitor who is actively working to undermine the stability of the country.

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Rick Scott Explains Why He Delayed Debate Over Crist’s Fan, CSPAN, 10/15/14

Q: Governor Scott, why the delay coming out over a fan?

Scott: I waited to see if he — until — ‘til we figured out if he was gonna show up. He said he was gonna come to the uh — he was — uh — he said he was gonna come to the debate. So why come out until he’s ready?

Dude, Crist was on the stage for eight minutes, waiting for you. Everyone at the event and at home saw this. Come up with a new lie.

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Robert Reich: If the GOP Takes the Senate, Expect a War on Working Families

The suckiness for people not rolling in cash will be amazing

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liberalsarecool:

Every country has anti-science cretins, it’s only in America that they are elected (by the Right Wing)

Via thedailyedge

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