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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Stories to Watch: 11/12/13

Just a reminder, if any of the items seem a little light on info, just hover your cursor over the link to get the headline of the piece it links to. That's why I refer to these posts as "the headlines."

I'd call South Carolina's concealed carry certification classes jokes, but the level of idiocy they "teach" isn't at all funny.

The Washington Post's Richard Cohen finds himself in some hot water over shockingly casual racism -- something he really should be used to by now.

Gallup shows Congress is down to a record low approval of 9% -- that's right, single digit approvals. Serial killers probably have better numbers.

Louie Gohmert said something stupid again.

I think one of the reasons why a lot people see Elizabeth Warren as a real threat to Hillary Clinton in 2016 is that Warren's so damned right about things.

Turns out that cyberwarfare using computer viruses is nearly as reckless and stupid as biowarfare using actual viruses.

In case you missed it, here's a link to a few ways you can help the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan.

Finally, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Pat Leahy calls for filibuster reform as Republicans wage an obstruction campaign against judicial nominees. Don't just tease us with this shit, Democrats -- do it. Pull the freakin' trigger already.

[cartoon via McClatchy Newspapers]

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