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Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) will be welcoming a very special guest to Minnesota today: Sarah Palin, for a rally together in Minneapolis.

The much-anticipated rally will begin at 3 p.m. ET, and will be streamed online by Bachmann's campaign. Other guests will include Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, a potential presidential candidate, as well as right-wing talk show host and Bachmann ally Sean Hannity.

The really interesting -- not to mention mystifying -- thing about this event is that it's not in Bachmann's district, which does not include any part of Minneapolis.

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Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan made a rather startling acknowledgment this morning during testimony to the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission in Washington D.C.

"My experience has been, in the business I was in, I was right 70 percent of the time, but I was wrong 30 percent of the time. And there are an awful lot of mistakes in 21 years."

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Charles Alan Wilson, the 63-year-old charged with making a series of death threats against Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), appears to have attended a tea party protest outside a Murray speaking event in Yakima, Washington, less than a week ago -- in the midst of the period when Wilson made the alleged death threats.

Wilson, who the FBI says had a concealed weapon permit and a .38 that he bragged about carrying, allegedly said in a phone message he left at Murray's office April 4 that he was at an event in Yakima "waiting for" Murray the week before.

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It's not very subtle.

The uber-conservative National Republican Trust PAC is running ads that might just be trying to convince Republican National Committee boosters to put their money elsewhere. The group, which spent big in 2008, has a new slogan: "Got trust?"

We first noticed the ad above a story critical of the RNC posted on The Daily Caller. The PAC boasted it is made up of "Republicans you can trust: With your principles ... your time ... your investment."

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Ken Cuccinelli, Virginia's far-right attorney general, has launched a political action committee to bolster his influence within state politics.

"Liberty Now" is designed to "support the efforts of Ken Cuccinelli in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and to elect Republicans to non-federal offices in the Commonwealth of Virginia," according to a filing made by the organization with the IRS last month.

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