Politics aside, I just really like Joe Biden!

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A case in point tip for those running for office – if you bop someone on the side, don’t text message the person.

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Mitch McConnell gives Rand Paul some sage advice – pretty much along the lines of “shut the f%#@ up!”

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According to the CBO, this year’s stimulus spending has generated 1.2 to 2.8 million jobs and boosted GDP by as much 4 percent.

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An official of the conservative American Family Association claims that Hitler employed homosexuals as his crack troops because there would be “no limits” to their brutality.  Yet another right winger in desperate need of a rudimentary history lesson.

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It looks like Don’t Ask Don’t Tell may finally be headed for the trash bin.  Here’s how it happened.

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James O’Keefe, who with his young female partner brought down ACORN, pled guilty to entering Sen. Mary Landrieu’s office under false pretenses.  He gets probation, a fine, and community service.

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Eureka isn’t the only town fighting sign wars.  That is Republican Ron Johnson at the Republican Convention in Milwaukee ripping down his opponent’s signs.

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Nate Silver discusses what has become conventional thought among Republicans, namely that once you have secured a primary you move right rather than towards the center to win the general election.  Didn’t work for McCain obviously, but there is some interesting data apparently.

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Addendum: Barbara Boxer is unpopular.  She has a bit of cold comfort in that her opponents appear to be even less popular.  But approval ratings below 50 percent tend to be bad news for incumbents.  She’s got a tough race ahead of her.

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Rand Paul may find himself opposed by the Libertarian Party.  Maybe that’s why he’s replaced his staff.

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Second addendum: The right is really wigging out over the DADT repeal.  Now they’re arguing that it will promote rape.

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