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Morning clicks: Rand Paul’s anti-slavery stand, the Arizona divide

Happy hump day! Things must be getting rough over in TJMS-land. This is the first time in the umpteen years I’ve known of him that Tom Joyner has been running TV spots pitching for advertising on behalf of Radio One-partially … Continue reading

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Morning clicks: when musicians attack, the plagiarist diaries

It’s Tuesday, and that means Vaughn Ward, super-plagiarist, Obama speech cribber, Puerto Rico ignoramus, is on the election docket in Idaho. Vaughn, a Palin favorite, has been ahead in the polls going into today’s primary, so we might have him … Continue reading

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Morning clicks: Costner to the rescue in Gulf oil disaster? McCollum, Sink tied, Charlie’s union ask

From the Independent UK, word that a desperate BP will turn to an invention by Kevin Costner’s brother, created with the actor’s financial help, that is supposed to be able to “vaccum” oil off the ocean surface.

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Morning clicks: curse of the Paulites, finreg passes and blimie, Bloomie

Wall Street reform passed the Senate last night, with a little help from Scott Brown. Reconciliation with the House could come next month. (Florida’s official Disloyal Friend in the Senate voted no.) The other big news Thursday night was DNI … Continue reading

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Morning clicks: semi-super Tuesday

It’s the big dance for primary voters in PA, Arkansas and Kentucky … oh, and Oregon. The thinking: Sestak is on the move in Pennsylvania, and will likely retire Arlen Specter (who the White House has abandoned) today, Trey Greyson … Continue reading

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Morning clicks: tube, meet gusher, Semi-Super Tuesday preview

The stars came out to help the Gulf fishermen this weekend (you can help by going here,) as BP claims it has finally managed to attach a giant tube to the rupture site that’s spewing untold fathoms of oil into … Continue reading

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Morning clicks: L.A. joins Arizona boycott, Sestak has the ‘mo, Big Mike goes bye-bye

You kind of knew it was going to happen. Big Mike Lynche got the ‘American Idol’ boot last night. In the end, it’s hard to beat a blonde heartthrob and the two most commercial singers in the contest (although, judging … Continue reading

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Morning clicks: Kagan plays softball, yet is not gay; Tampa awaits RNC berth, and Tysongate

Happy Tampa RNC convention selection day, America! Here’s what’s happening out there … The Kagan SCOTUS nomination is apparently so inherently dull (and the arguments about it so vapid and hollow), this is now passing for news. But don’t tell … Continue reading

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Morning clicks: thoroughly modern Thurgood

The (national) reviews are in, and the RNC’s daffy critique of Elena Kagan for quoting Thurgood Marshall on the “defectiveness” of the original, slavery-inclusive, women’s suffrage denying U.S. Constitution is a big, fat, FAIL. But that hasn’t stopped Michael Steele … Continue reading

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Morning clicks: Kagan’s the pick, You’ve got Meekmail, Sink speaks up

Happy post-Betty White day! Miss Betty rocked SNL this weekend, and garnered the show’s highest ratings since the weekend before the 2008 election. Not bad for an octogenarian comedienne who said she didn’t know what Facebook was before a runaway … Continue reading

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