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  • Today's comic by Mark Fiore is Cartoon: Obama Translated:
    Cartoon by Mark Fiore - Obama translated
  • What's coming up on Sunday Kos ...
    • Marching forward together: from Selma to Raleigh, by Denise Oliver Velez
    • From West Virginia to Wall Street: Greed shows the need for tough, smart regulation, by Ian Reifowitz
    • Will the Supreme Court take its latest chance to weaken unions, by Laura Clawson
    • Snowden is in cahoots with evil space aliens, or maybe orcs and trolls, or maybe even... Satan, by Laurence Lewis
    • Journalism, blogging and Ezra Klein, by Armando
    • GOP marks 10 years since giving Bush clean debt ceiling hike, by Jon Perr
    • What is the path to an America beyond Capitalism, by Egberto Willies
    • Ceres: A mystery world about to come into focus, by DarkSyde
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  • John Bolton gets standing ovation for saying he is thinking about running for president in 2016: The comment was made at a Los Angeles Republican fundraiser Tuesday. The former U.N. ambassador and superhawk  also had a interview with conservative talk radio host Hugh Hewitt:
    Mr. Hewitt, who attended the L.A. fundraising dinner for Mr. Bolton later that night, makes two predictions on the Bolton front: Mr. Bolton will run, and at the least, he will play the provocateur’s role that former House Speaker Newt Gingrich did in 2012.

    “He will make the others on the stage squirm, just like Newt did,” Mr. Hewitt said.

    Just looking at him is enough to make some of us squirm.
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    Dinesh D'Souza Charged With Campaign Finance Fraud, by turkmen

    The News Just Keeps Getting Worse for West Virginia (and It Doesn't Stop There), by Mary Anne Hitt

    Mayor Bollwage accuses Gov. Christie of shutting down 4th largest DMV in NJ for political revenge, by HoundDog

  • Sub-freezing temperatures kill at least five homeless people in the past week.
  • Paul Ryan doesn't want to be Speaker of the House:
    “I could’ve decided to go on the elected leadership route years ago,” Ryan said during a luncheon sponsored by local chambers of commerce and the nonprofit news outlet the Texas Tribune. “I’m more of a policy person. I prefer spending my days on policy and my weekends at home with my family."
  • Hillary Clinton gets a cover at the NYT Magazine like no other leading politician of the past five years.
  • We can't wait to see what other gems Mike Huckabee comes out with to top his libido comment if he runs for president in 2016. On today's show #TeamBlackness discusses the wrong way stores promote Dr. King's legacy, how to keep your NFL cheerleading game tight, and the fact that Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is up to his drunken antics again, but is actually spot on with his Patois.


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  • Censuring John McCain?
    Some [Arizona] Republicans want the state GOP to buck U.S. Sen. John McCain from his bipartisan saddle and censure him for what they call his “long and terrible record of drafting, co-sponsoring and voting for legislation best associated with liberal Democrats.”

    GOP activists plan to try to introduce a resolution censuring McCain during Saturday’s annual state party meeting in Tempe.

  • On today's Kagro in the Morning show, Mike Huckabee says women must control their libidos, and Dick Black says men can't, because "nighties." Greg Dworkin rounds up the Christie news, Ryan Cooper's "The tea party and the structure of American government," Beinert on Rand Paul, and two from Sarah Kliff tracking ACA news. We gave in to more Richard Sherman stories, again comparing his bravado to that of, say, "successful" businessmen and tech bros. Very Serious News interview interrupted for a Bieber update! "Take your tech start-up gospel and shove it." And "When companies break the law and people pay: The scary lesson of the Google Bus."

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