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Monday, July 01, 2013

Stories to Watch: 7/1/13

Turns out that Ashley Judd wasn't the only woman he had to worry about: Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell gets a 2014 Democratic opponent in the form of popular Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes. "A poll in late May by the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling found McConnell and Grimes tied at 45 percent each," according to the report. "The poll also showed McConnell with a 44 percent approval and 47 percent disapproval rating."

Third string rightwing nutjob pundit Dana Loesch decided it would be super-clever of her to paraphrase MLK's "I have a dream" speech to show her support for the gun lobby's agenda of soft-on-crime gun non-laws. Someone needs to remind her exactly how it was that King was killed, although I doubt she'd care. Martin Luther King jr. is a historical figure and history is as real to Tea Party types as Ronald McDonald.

Mideast expert Juan Cole says that policies very similar to the US Republican Party's have thrown Egypt into turmoil and makes his case by comparing current Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi to Michele Bachmann.

It would probably help his case immensely if George Zimmerman would refrain from telling obvious lies.

North Carolina's "obscene" cuts to unemployment benefits.

America's stupidest congress critter -- Louie Gohmert -- makes fun of the Supreme Court and marriage equality supporters for believing in evolution. No, really.

The next time some Republican tells you that corporations are overtaxed, give them this link. The statement is a joke.

Texas abortion battle, part II.

Finally, Republicans are a lot more worried about healthcare reform than they let on.

[cartoon via McClatchy Newspapers]

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