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Music Video on Redistricting Skewers Corporations, Special Interests -- VIDEO

ProPublica on Wednesday released an animated music video to illustrate the findings from their investigative report into corporations and special interests influencing the redistricting process. ProPublica reports:

Posted: Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 11:40am

Cain's Foreign Policy Flubs

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Posted: Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 11:40am

AFP pounds Obama over Solyndra

Americans For Prosperity, the conservative organization bankrolled by the billionaire Koch brothers, says it is launching a $2.4 million ad campaign in Florida and other states condemning President Obama for awarding half a billion dollars in economic stimulus money to a solar panel company that has gone bankrupt.

Posted: Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 11:40am

Ignoring advice, Bachmann hires in SC

Two weeks after Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann's staff in New Hampshire up and quit, she is announcing a seven-member team in South Carolina headed by Ron Thomas, a former political director of the state party.

Posted: Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 11:40am

New Mitt Romney Video Ties Rick Perry to Jerry Brown -- VIDEO

A new video posted on one of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's campaign websites goes after Texas Gov. Rick Perry for his "liberal positions" on immigration, comparing him to California Gov. Jerry Brown (D). From careerpolitician.com:

Posted: Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 10:40am

Today’s e-Reads: WikiLeaks Chief to be Extradited, Facebook Courts Advertisers

A London court has ruled that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can be extradited to Sweden to face sexual misconduct allegations, The New York Times reports.

Posted: Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 10:40am

Power's Out? Chris Christie Can Clean Out Your Fridge -- VIDEO

Though Chris Christie is out of the presidential race, David Letterman is still pouncing on every opportunity to poke fun at the New Jersey governor's weight. Watch:

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Posted: Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 9:40am

Late-Night Spoofs: Did Cain Just Sexually Harass Himself? -- VIDEO

Late-night shows on Tuesday spoofed Herman Cain's handling of the claims of sexual harassment against him.

"According to these allegations, I was overheard saying, 'I want to feel your breasts,'" the faux Cain said on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon." "Well of course I do. The boneless chicken breast strips are one of the most popular items on the Godfather's Pizza menu.'"

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Posted: Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 9:40am

Ben Nelson Sounds Skeptical On 2012 Bid

Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., is giving Democrats fits. The two-termer is the most vulnerable incumbent up for re-election next year, and he hasn't even committed to running for another term.

In an interview published today with the Lincoln Journal Star, Nelson sure sounds like he's leaning against running. "I'm not trying to drag this out," Nelson said. "There is no theater involved in this."

Posted: Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 8:40am

Super Committee Failure Won't Mean Moody's Debt Downgrade

A Moody's Investors Service report on Tuesday stated that the credit agency won't downgrade the U.S. bond rating if the deficit-reduction super committee doesn't strike a deal by its Nov. 23 deadline.

A Moody's Investors Service report on Tuesday stated that the credit agency won't downgrade the U.S. bond rating if the deficit-reduction super committee doesn't strike a deal by its Nov. 23 deadline.

Posted: Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 8:40am