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Why Congress won’t fix the Voting Rights Act anytime soon

By Greg Sargent Speaking over the weekend at the 50th anniversary of civil rights clashes at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, President Obama called on Congress to fix the Voting Rights Act, which the Supreme Court weakened in … Continue reading

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Republican unveils worst school idea ever: Make poor kids clean floors

By Jim Newell Rep. Jack Kingston seems to be the least crazy of the various House Republicans running to replace retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss in Georgia. Why? Ha, I don’t really know; he got into some sort of fight with … Continue reading

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Steve King: In Private, Republicans Actually Agree With My ‘Cantaloupe-Sized Calves’ Comments

By Igor Volsky A growing number of Republicans are publicly distancing themselves from Rep. Steve King’s (R-IA) claim that many undocumented youths are drug mules with cantaloupe-sized calves, but the conservative congressman claims that GOP lawmakers are backing him in … Continue reading

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