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Judith Browne-Dianis, civil rights attorney, discusses voter suppression on The Rachel Maddow Show.

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It's official guys. Mitt Romney's the nominee. Here's the massive story AP has probably had in the can for months.

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The Associated Press delegate count shows that Romney surpassed the 1,144 delegates needed to win the nomination during Tuesday’s primary. Early returns show Romney posting a big win in Texas.

It’s a triumph of endurance for a candidate who came up short four years ago and had to fight hard this year as voters flirted with a carousel of GOP rivals.

In other news, water is still wet. We spent like a year freaking out over this, and it’s the result everyone expected. Remember that.

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"Jon Huntsman’s campaign was never going to work. He finally realized that and will drop out to give Mitt Romney, for whom he exhibited no small amount of animosity during the debates, his support. In New Hampshire he preposterously told supporters that a weak third place finish, in a state in which he had campaigned almost exclusively, was his “ticket to ride” to South Carolina. But it wasn’t, just as his campaign wasn’t based on any natural constituency or rationale."

- The Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin • Offering up her harshly-worded take on why Jon Huntsman’s leaving the race. “If it was the GOP presidential nomination he sought,” she continued, “it was of a GOP in some parallel universe created by the press in which the darn Tea Party never arose, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was still speaker of the House and Republicans yearned for an isolationist foreign policy even to the left of President Obama’s.” While the conservative Rubin clearly has her opinions, there is a grain of truth here. Huntsman’s a likable guy, but this was not a campaign that worked in his favor. (via shortformblog)

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"Today our campaign for the presidency ends, but our campaign for a better and more trustworthy America continues."

- Jon Huntsman • Speaking at the announcement of his campaign’s suspension Monday morning. (via shortformblog)

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I don’t have a lot of time but I have a lot of opinions so given the last few debates here is how the talking heads are doing in my estimation.

Jon Huntsman is the adult in the room and it isn’t doing him any favors with his own party but it’s giving him support from the other side.

Herman Cain is haha oh wait.

Ron Paul is surprisingly rational when it comes to understanding concepts like bombing other people pisses them off and makes them want to bomb us. Unfortunately, he’s still a racist, classist, sexist old dude.

Michele Bachmann is still convinced she’s a serious candidate, no one else is. When Newt Gingrich can make fun of you for being factually inaccurate you should really give up.

Rick Perry is not Tim Tebow and is not entirely sure that Mexico and Iran aren’t in cahoots. Too dumb to function. Bravo Texas, you present us with such quality.

Newt Gingrich is not nearly as smart as he thinks he is, but is convincing a lot of Republicans otherwise. He’s just cocky enough to make it work.

Mitt Romney has no real opinions and still might get to be the POTUS. 

Rick Santorum is not real.

"The GOP fears losing in a fair fight, so the party is trying to rig the game through voter suppression, plain and simple."

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Steve Benen, Washington Monthly

A wave of new Republican-driven election laws will make it harder for millions of eligible voters to cast ballots in 2012. The most significant restriction requires Americans in several states to present state-issued photo IDs when they vote. It is estimated that 3.3 million eligible voters in the affected states — Kansas, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin — don’t have such IDs now. The GOP insists the new rules were needed to stamp out voter fraud. The Left maintains these laws add up to a coordinated effort to suppress the Democratic vote.

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ID laws of any kind are voter suppression plain and simple, they limit the democratic rights of the poor and homeless. Since the poor and homeless overwhelmingly vote Democrat (shocking, I know) it’s in the GOP’s best interest to keep them out of the ballot box.

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voter suppression is disgusting

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Suddenly surging in the polls: Herman Cain. Herman Cain?!
He’s tied with Mitt Romney for first in one poll and ahead of Rick Perry in another. Months ago, Herman Cain’s presidential campaign seemed like something of an underdog, with many people unaware of the former pizza chain executive. Now, with multiple straw-poll wins under his belt, the non-politician is within shouting distance of the lead. RealClearPolitics has him in third place, but if you take out the two oldest polls listed, he rises to second, ahead of Rick Perry, thanks in part to consistent poll numbers and Perry’s own faltering of late. Cain’s worth watching, suddenly. Wow. (photo via Gage Skidmore) source
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He’s tied with Mitt Romney for first in one poll and ahead of Rick Perry in another. Months ago, Herman Cain’s presidential campaign seemed like something of an underdog, with many people unaware of the former pizza chain executive. Now, with multiple straw-poll wins under his belt, the non-politician is within shouting distance of the lead. RealClearPolitics has him in third place, but if you take out the two oldest polls listed, he rises to second, ahead of Rick Perry, thanks in part to consistent poll numbers and Perry’s own faltering of late. Cain’s worth watching, suddenly. Wow. (photo via Gage Skidmore) source

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I feel like Im in some sort of absurd other reality

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Rick Perry: Making George W. Bush seem sensible.

Fuck Rick Perry, really guys

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Rick Perry: Making George W. Bush seem sensible.

Fuck Rick Perry, really guys

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i like these graphics!!! click the pic for the full article.

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i like these graphics!!! click the pic for the full article.

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"In the last seven days the two Republicans who have garnered the most national coverage, have been a woman who thinks monkey jokes about the First family are funny and a man whose most credible attacks on the president consist of demanding to see his birth certificate."

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"We can’t live in the future with a government of the past."

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Barack Obama

solid SOTU address. more to come on it tomorrow

it's about time we got rid of her