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At a New Mexico House Judiciary Committee hearing last week state Rep. Ken Martinez (D) said "rape is defined in many ways and some of it is just drunken college sex."

Republicans are hammering the state lawmaker over his comments, while Martinez is denying that his remarks were dismissive of the seriousness of rape.

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Mere minutes after a report broke on Friday that federal prosecutors planned to file corruption charges against Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ), many conservatives took to Twitter to spin wild theories.

The primary theory that emerged was that Menendez, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, was being targeted by the Obama administration over his criticism of nuclear negotiations with Iran.

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Gov. Sam Brownback (R) and the Republican-controlled legislature in Kansas is inching ever so slowly toward expanding Medicaid under Obamacare. If Kansas did expand Medicaid, it would be the latest in a list of deep-red states—including Arkansas, Utah, and Indiana—to actually take federal dollars through Obamacare, despite having conservative legislatures and fire-breathing, anti-ACA Republican governors.

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