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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-KY) comments earlier this week have caused the revisiting of his role as ethics chair into a mid-1990s investigation of then-Sen. Bob Packwood (R-OR) over allegations of sexual harassment and assault that eventually lead to the senator from Oregon's resignation.

"I think I demonstrated 19 years ago, in the toughest possible position, how this ought to be handled," McConnell said, highlighted by the Lexington Herald-Leader.

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With the final enrollment figures expected Thursday, House GOP leadership decided to fully take up the mantle of Obamacare trutherism. House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy's office released a full "debunking" of the fabled 7 million sign-ups that the administration touted earlier this month.

The supposedly unanswered questions -- intended, as the headline of McCarthy's release makes perfectly clear, to call the official numbers into question -- are familiar to the budding enrollment trutherism movement. The only problem is several of the questions have already been answered. Others, the administration has said it doesn't have the answers for, so House Republicans are left accusing the White House of blatantly withholding information.

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Ready For Hillary, the super PAC laying the grassroots groundwork for a presumed 2016 campaign, has hired new staff to oversee its field operations in four regions across the country.

They've divided the country into Western, Southern, Midwestern and Northern regions, and the new staffers bring experience in key primary states like Iowa, New Hampshire and California. As TPM reported last month, the new hires are intended to help the group further expand its volunteer base on the ground.

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Mississippi Tea Partiers want the state's Republican Party chairman to resign for calling on state Sen. Chris McDaniel (R-MS) to clarify whether he planned to be the keynote speaker at a pro-Second Amendment event and tea party rally that featured a segregationist vendor.

The call for state party chairman Joe Nosef (pictured) to resign comes in response to Nosef telling MSNBC that McDaniel needed to clarify whether he had planned to attend the event or not. Nosef, on the Paul Gallo Show, also suggested that McDaniel could cost Republicans a Senate seat. McDaniel is running to unseat Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS).

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