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Reid on McCutcheon decision: Darn those
Koch-lovers on SCOTUS, or something

Hot Air, by Ed Morrissey

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 4/2/2014 2:43:58 PM

How absurd is this response from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid? When it first appeared on Twitter, everyone assumed it was satire. Not so, reports Politico, as truth remains stranger than fiction, if just as predictable: Responding to the decision, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) invoked his favorite boogeymen: the Koch brothers. “The Supreme Court today just accentuated what they did on Citizens United, which is a decision that is one of the worst decisions in the history of that court,” Reid said during a press conference on raising the minimum wage. “All it does is take away people’s rights because,

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Someone needs to drag that deranged old man off the floor!! He is desecrating the Senate!

      


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Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/24/2014 12:25:15 PM     Post Reply
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Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/24/2014 12:15:14 PM     Post Reply
First lady Michelle Obama told children at the White House´s Annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day on Thursday that her favorite healthy food was pizza and her favorite junk food was French fries. “So I’m gonna give you my favorite healthy thing to eat, which actually is my favorite thing to eat – pizza. Yes, but usually when I have pizza – alright don’t get mad at me – I do veggie pizzas,” she said in response to a question about her favorite food. “It’s really good, and they make great pizza here at the White House. So that’s a way that I get the favorite food that I love but also do it in a healthy way so I can eat it whenever I want to,

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Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/24/2014 12:11:59 PM     Post Reply
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