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Monday, January 07, 2013

Stories to Watch: 1/7/13

Hillary Clinton presented with football helmet on her first day back after head injury

Defense Secretary nominee Chuck Hagel says his views are being misrepresented by Republicans critics. Meanwhile, Fred Kaplan explains why all this misrepresentation is happening -- Republicans hate Obama. Exhibit A: Republicans used to love Hagel.

In that rush to hate Obama via Hagel, Arkansas Republican Rep. Tom Cotton makes a complete ass of himself.

Mississippi Republican Rep. Steven Palazzo is a shameless -- and apparently soulless -- hypocrite.

Alex Pareene uses the Tea Party group Freedomworks' fundraising fiasco to point out that most of the "conservative movement" is a just a scam to separate suckers from their money. Not really news, but it pays to remind everyone of the fact from time to time.

More conservative fundraising flim-flammery, this time from Fox News favorite Dick Morris.

And speaking of Fox: the network selectively edited an Obama speech in order to deliberately mislead viewers about his position on assault weapons.

Whenever WingnutDaily editor Joseph Farah is stuck for an idea for his column, he warns that THE END IS NIGH!! Repent! Repent!

Restorative justice in action: troops discharged under "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" will receive full severance pay, thanks to a suit filed bu the ACLU.

Finally, how "free trade" with China is ripping Americans off.

[photo via AP]

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