Daily Archives: February 10, 2011

ThinkProgress Investigation: Chamber lobby firm sought to probe opponents’ private lives, families

A really disturbing story from ThinkProgress: the “U.S.” Chamber of Commerce — the mammoth big business lobby, allegedly hired a law firm which in turn worked with “security companies” to investigate the backgrounds, private lives, and even the families and … Continue reading

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Menace to Society 2: Rick Scott’s ‘punch the homeless’ budget plan (plus: where is Jennifer Carroll?)

Florida Governor Rick Scott continues his quest to literally become a cartoon villain, zeroing out such things as aid to the homeless and transplants for the indigent in his “jobs” budget. Hey Gollum! Jan Brewer called. She wants her evil … Continue reading

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**UPDATE: Mubarak defies the world

UPDATE 10:21 PM: CNN is reporting that the Egyptian ambassador to the United States called in to the network to refute the notion that Hosni Mubarak did not step aside tonight, saying Vice President Omar Suleiman is the “de facto … Continue reading

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Rick Scott takes credit for Dem job creation; seeks to ease Limbaugh-style doc shopping

Having put out a budget that seeks to slash education and healthcare funding, securing his spot as the least popular guy in Tallahassee (and in full retreat on school vouchers…) what will Florida gollumnator Rick Scott think up next? Try … Continue reading

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Arizona’s Kyl to join other old guard Senators in retirement

The Arizona Republic is reporting that Jon Kyl, the number two Republican in the U.S. Senate, will not seek a fourth term in 2012. Kyl joins Kay Bailey Hutchinson and a handful of “blue dog” Democrats in thinning out the … Continue reading

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