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Daily Archives: March 28, 2012


Comedian Stephen Colbert during his rally in Charleston, South Carolina.

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Comedian Stephen Colbert during his rally in Charleston, South Carolina.

Inspired By Colbert, Duke Student Forms Super-PAC

Stephen Colbert poked fun at the explosion of so-called super-PACs by creating his own, which the comedian called Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow. Inspired by Colbert, Duke University student Stefani Jones filed papers with the Federal Election Commission this...

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Rep. Bobby Rush wears a hoodie on the floor of the House on Capitol Hill on March 28, 2012 during a speech deploring the killing of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, receiving a reprimand for violating rules on wearing hats in the House chamber.

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Rep. Bobby Rush wears a hoodie on the floor of the House on Capitol Hill on March 28, 2012 during a speech deploring the killing of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, receiving a reprimand for violating rules on wearing hats in the House chamber.

Rush Violates House Dress Code With a Hoodie

Representative Bobby Rush wore a gray hooded sweatshirt to address the House today and was quickly gaveled out of order as he paid tribute to Trayvon Martin and protestors wearing hoodies to protest the Florida youth’s fatal shooting. “Racial profiling...

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Mitt Romney with former President George H.W. Bush in College Station, Texas, on Dec. 2007.

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Mitt Romney with former President George H.W. Bush in College Station, Texas, on Dec. 2007.

Romney to Get Bush 41 Endorsement Tomorrow

The endorsements for Mitt Romney continue to line up. The candidate will receive President George H.W. Bush’s nod in Houston on Thursday, his campaign announced today. This comes on the heels of other recent endorsements of the former Massachusetts governor’s...

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Newt Gingrich supporters before at an election night party on March 13, 2012 in Birmingham, Alabama.

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Newt Gingrich supporters before at an election night party on March 13, 2012 in Birmingham, Alabama.

More Religious = More Republican?

The more religious a state’s residents, the more Republican-leaning a state tends to be, Gallup data show. In the 2008 presidential election, McCain won 17 of the 19 states where at least 43 percent of respondents said they were “very...

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