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Texas Rep. Gohmert endorses 'BP fund as Nazi enabling act' argument

And he went on to quote from the column, calling defenders of the fund "useful idiots." Gohmert is in as much danger of losing re-election as I am of spontaneously combusting -- the Cook Political Report gives his 1st district of Texas an R +21 rating -- but for the record, here's a Republican endorsing this argument that I thought was un-endorseable.

By David Weigel  |  June 23, 2010; 12:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
Categories:  Congress , Energy  
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'Joe Barton was right,' Joe Barton tweets

The article by Peter Hannaford is a robust defense of what Barton said, knocking the Obama administration for "Alinsky" tactics and hatred of business.

By David Weigel  |  June 23, 2010; 11:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (61)
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Joe Barton sticks around

The ranking member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee has apologized to House Republicans after meeting with and apologizing to Gulf Coast members of the conference.

By David Weigel  |  June 23, 2010; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Congress , Energy  
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Etheridge-ing James Clyburn and Steny Hoyer

Tommy Christopher takes his camera to a Media Matters party for Bill Press and asks the host and the 2nd and 3rd ranking members of the Democratic leadership the question that spurred Rep. Bob Etheridge's (D-N.C.) meltdown.

By David Weigel  |  June 16, 2010; 4:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Bob Etheridge apologizes for reaction to students with camera

Bob Etheridge apologizes for 'my reaction' to students with camera.

By David Weigel  |  June 14, 2010; 1:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (127)
Categories:  Congress , Interviews , Scandal  
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Which Republicans voted to repeal 'don't ask, don't tell'?

The Paul votes comes as a surprise. Three years ago, as a presidential candidate, Paul told conservative radio host John Lofton that he supported Don't Ask Don't Tell.

By David Weigel  |  May 28, 2010; 8:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Congress , Gay , Ron Paul  
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