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Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) knows you'll miss her when she retires from Congress, so she plans on sticking around, just like Newt Gingrich has.

Bachmann told the Washington Post that she has looked to the "great example" set by Gingrich after his time as a lawmaker. She will look for a cable news deal, a role at a think tank, and maybe write a couple books.

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In an unusual "open letter to the voters and citizens of Montana," the presidents of Dartmouth College and Stanford University urged Montana voters Tuesday to ignore a mailer sent recently by their researchers that caused considerable controversy in the run up the November election. They also apologized for the "confusion and concern" the mailer caused.

As TPM reported Monday, researchers from the schools sent a mailer to 100,000 Montana voters that placed non-partisan Montana Supreme Court candidates on an ideological scale. The mailer, which also featured the state seal, led to complaints, including from the Montana secretary of state, and an official inquiry is underway by state authorities.

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Updated: October 28, 2014, 1:24 PM ET

NASHVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Two people were shot outside a North Carolina courthouse Tuesday and have non-life-threatening wounds and police were searching for two suspects, authorities said.

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