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George Zimmerman Car Crash Hero Story: Too Good to Be True
Posted on: Jul 26, 2013, Source: Salon
Zimmerman truthers find Trayvon Martin's killer's rescue story fishy.
Secrets of the Right: Selling Garbage to Your Fans
Posted on: Jul 22, 2013, Source: Salon
When conservative celebs peddle awful schwag, their fans pay big bucks. But here's why it's bad for the rest of us.
Meet the "Southern Avenger"! Another Member of Rand Paul's Team Has White Supremacist Past
Posted on: Jul 9, 2013, Source: Salon
A top staffer is exposed as a pro-secessionist radical, but it's not the first neo-Confederate on staff.
New Levels of Absurdity: Alex Jones Says The Government is Turning Us Gay with Chemical Warfare
Posted on: Jun 27, 2013, Source: Salon
The conspiracy nut tells his truther narrative about marriage equality.
Who Will Be The Next Bachmann?
Posted on: May 30, 2013, Source: Salon
It turns out there are lots of right-wing loonies to choose from.
Meet the Former Aide to Dick Cheney and Wife of a Mitt Romney Advisor Who Happens to Be at the Center of the Benghazi Scandal
Posted on: May 13, 2013, Source: Salon
State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland has quite the Republican party pedigree.
Why People Believe in Conspiracy Theories
Posted on: Apr 26, 2013, Source: Salon
An expert explains the psychology of conspiratorial thinking.
The "Facts" Keep Changing About the Boston Bombings -- And It's Fueling a Conspiracy Theory Industry
Posted on: Apr 25, 2013, Source: Salon
Important details like the suspects' weapons, NYC plans and the shootout keep changing.
Tamerlan Tsarnaev Was an Alex Jones Fan
Posted on: Apr 23, 2013, Source: Salon
The elder brother and alleged mastermind of the Boston bombings read InfoWars, according to a relative.
The Obnoxious Tea Party Leaders Have Vanished from the Political Stage -- Palin, Beck, DeMint, Paul, Bachmann... Poof!
Posted on: Feb 27, 2013, Source: Salon
Every single prominent Tea Party leader has either lost their job or abandoned being a voice of the movement.
The GOP Finds a Cut It Doesn't Like
Posted on: Feb 27, 2013, Source: Salon
Boehner, Goodlatte and Fox very upset about unexpected upside of budget cuts, the release of immigrants from detention.
Aurora Shooting Victims Now Being Harassed By Gun-Nut Conspiracy Theorists
Posted on: Feb 8, 2013, Source: Salon.com
It's gotten so bad that prosecutors have asked the court to redact victims' names.
The Four Most interesting Revelations from the Hacked Bush Emails
Posted on: Feb 8, 2013, Source: Salon
Hint: One of them contains paintings of Bush naked.
Why Republicans Should Support Marijuana Reform
Posted on: Feb 6, 2013, Source: Salon
One of the congressmen who introduced a pot reform bill this week explains why the GOP should agree with him.
The Most Widely Believed Conspiracy Theory in America Revealed in New Poll
Posted on: Jan 17, 2013, Source: Salon
New poll indicates 64% of Republicans are Birthers
Prominent Progressives Reject Obama’s Social Security Offer
Posted on: Dec 19, 2012, Source: Salon
Liberals fear the president has crippled Social Security in a "grand bargain" with House Republicans.
As Rumors of 'Grand Bargain' Cuts to Medicare Swirl, Progressives in Congress Say No Way
Posted on: Nov 29, 2012, Source: Salon
Progressive caucus leader: Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security shouldn't be cut.
Why Legal Pot Is the Future
Posted on: Nov 27, 2012, Source: Salon
Why the federal government should not crack down on Washington and Colorado.
Mitt Hits the Panic Button
Posted on: Nov 1, 2012, Source: Salon
Romney's campaign says he's winning, but a series of wildly dishonest ads suggest he's growing desperate.
Poll: Ryan Budget a Loser in Swing States
Posted on: Sep 27, 2012, Source: Salon
Turns out battleground-state voters like their Medicare, too.
Obama's Bold Immigration Executive Order -- What Does This Mean for the Election?
Posted on: Jun 15, 2012, Source: Salon
How will Republicans respond to President Obama's decision to give young illegal immigrants legal status?
What's Romney Hiding? Investigation Finds Staffers Destroyed Emails, Covered Digital Tracks
Posted on: Nov 17, 2011, Source: ThinkProgress
Somehow there is no record of emails from Romney's office during 2002 to 2206.
Meet The GOP's Not-So-Super Committee: 6 Members Of Congress Shaping Your Economic Future
Posted on: Aug 10, 2011, Source: ThinkProgress
One of the caveats of the debt ceiling deal was a 12-member bipartisan committee charged with finding $1.5 trillion in deficit reduction. Here are the six Republicans.
While Cutting Social Services, Kentucky Gives $43 Million Tax Break to Bible-Themed Amusement Park
Posted on: May 20, 2011, Source: ThinkProgress
Naturally, this raises serious questions about the separation of church and state.
Madison Rally Bigger Than Biggest Tea Party Rally
Posted on: Mar 13, 2011, Source: ThinkProgress
Police estimated up to 100,000 people turned out in Madison, WI to protest Gov. Scott Walker’s (R) assault on unions.
10 Things Conservatives Don't Want You to Know About Reagan
Posted on: Feb 6, 2011, Source: ThinkProgress
The image of Reagan as a conservative superhero is myth, created to unite the various factions of the right behind a common leader.
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