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Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Stories to Watch: 3/9/11

Crap. Snow again. Wet, sloppy, weighs-a-ton snow. Don't even talk to me about spring. Now here's the news...

RIP David Broder.

The day before Rep. Peter King's McCarthyite "Are you now or have you ever been Muslim" hearings, we're reminded that Islamic extremists don't have the market cornered on domestic terrorism.

A government shutdown and Republican spending cuts are opposed by a majority of Americans. People want jobs. This shouldn't surprise anyone -- but it seems to come as a surprise to Republicans. Want to cut something? Cut defense spending. That's what we want.

On the bright side, there are more billionaires than ever. All that sweet, sweet prosperity should start trickling down any decade now. You just wait and see!

Michele Bachmann engages in her favorite hobby: being full of shit.

The Wisconsin GOP claims the Obama administration is behind recall efforts against Republican state senators. But they get called out on it by -- Megyn Kelly and Fox News? Can that be right? Man, when even Fox won't buy your crap, you're sunk.

The tea party finally finds some union violence! Except, without all the violence. Outrage! Outrage!

Finally, GOP maneuvering to pass Gov. Walker's union-busting bill returns to the tactic that's characterized the party's efforts throughout -- dirty tricks.
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