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John Huppenthal, the Arizona Republican official who earlier this month confessed to being a prolific and nasty anonymous commenter on local politics blogs, apologized Wednesday for his bigoted online writings during an emotional press conference that ended with him walking out of the room in tears.
A supporter of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) has been charged with over a dozen counts of election fraud -- though he reportedly claims a form of temporary amnesia has left him unable to recall his actions.
Calling his actions "dumber than dumb," WND co-founder and birther leader Joseph Farah on Wednesday explained how he was stopped Sunday at Dulles International Airport with a loaded handgun in his bag.
Joseph Farah, the co-founder of the conservative website now known as WND and one of the guiding lights of the birther movement, was caught by TSA agents at Dulles International Airport on Sunday with a loaded .38-caliber revolver in his carry-on bag, according to The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).
Just as the George Washington Bridge lane closing scandal was entering a quiet period, The New York Times reported Monday that the Manhattan district attorney and the Securities and Exchange Commission are both looking into a $1.8 billion road repair deal tied to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's (R) administration and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
The circumstances behind the involuntary manslaughter charge filed against a major donor to President Obama's 2012 re-election effort involve a prescribed topical pain cream and a dead infant. But what exactly happened to the infant and the precise criminal conduct involved remains unclear from the publicly available records.