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Josh Marshall

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The James O'Keefian, reporter/freedom fighter Charles Johnson made a stir during the Mississippi Senate runoff with his story purporting to prove that the Cochran campaign paid operatives to buy the votes of African-Americans for $15 a pop. Now the state's Attorney General, Jim Hood, says the accuser was "paid $2000 [by Johnson] to lie" and he's investigating what happened.

Hood notes that it is not a crime in Mississippi to pay someone to fabricate a claim about a purported crime. But his office does appear to be investigating where the money came from. So it seems we will likely not be seeing a guerrilla report inside the Mississippi correctional system any time soon.

With the latest outbreak of GOP impeachment denialism, it's worth noting what happens when the president or his proxies started aggressive surfacing the crazy that usually just bubbles along in the right wing echo chamber.

Is good news on the 2014 front leading the GOP to forget its outsized reliance on a literally and figuratively dying part of the electorate? Ed Kilgore explains.

Last night I posted this story about how Trayvon Martin's killer, George Zimmerman, is apparently bored not having any recent opportunities to shoot people he decides are bad guys. So he was found working as a 'volunteer' night security guard outside of Pompano Pat's, a motorcycle and gun shop down in Deland, Florida, just a short drive from where he shot Trayvon Martin two and a half years ago in Sanford. The only problem is "Pat's" denies that Zimmerman is a security guard for them. But as TPM Reader TB explained yesterday evening, Zimmerman's latest wannabe cop adventure is probably the most normal part of what's going on down in DeLand these days ...

I live in DeLand. I know a lot more about this story because I live here. This link from the DeLand Beacon shows that politics truly makes true bedfellows. The reason why Pompano Pat Johnson is afraid of an association with George Zimmerman is that he feels that it will hurt him among the AA community.

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Karl Rove: "Shame" on Obama for saying we might impeach him. Watch.

Bayard Rustin, speaking at a press conference in advance of the March on Washington. August 27th, 1963.

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