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Josh Marshall

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The anti-Vaxx mindset is perhaps perfectly captured here. Anti-Vaxx cardiologist from Arizona says he doesn't care if his kids make other gravely ill. “I’m not going to sacrifice the well-being of my child. My child is pure,” Dr. Jack Wolfson. “It’s not my responsibility to be protecting their child.” Watch.

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When I first heard the news about Chris Christie being at least anti-Vaxx Curious, I figured he just didn't think through his words or was maybe trying to pander to fringe groups in the GOP presidential primaries. But it looks like there's more to it. He may really be anti-Vaxx. Back in 2009, when presidential runs were nowhere on the horizon, Christie said anti-vaxx parents "need a voice in these debates."

Chris Christie joins the burgeoning 'vaccine choice' movement. I'm not sure whether this was by design - an effort to appeal to fringe libertarians in the GOP primaries or just a goof because he wasn't thinking before he opened his mouth. I would say this. It is uncharacteristic for almost everything we know about Christie. Whatever else you think of the guy, it is his calling card to respond with impatience and even anger to people who are quibbling or yapping about silly points. You'd expect Christie to the type barking "C'mon, take your shots, you idiots" and then fine someone to yell at. That tendency, when he's identifying genuine nonsense, is one of his more endearing qualities. So this does make me wonder.

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Huckabee: Forcing Christians to accept gay marriage is like making Jews eat pork.

Megyn Kelly trolls and provokes Huckabee in her own unique way: “Well I do have some news for you before I let you go. We're not only swearing. We’re drinking, we’re smoking, we’re having premarital sex with birth control before we go to work, and sometimes boss around a bunch of men.” Watch.

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Last night, I flagged a press release from House Speaker John Boehner's office in which - inter alia - Boehner says he told Israeli Ambassador Dermer not to inform the White House or the State Department about the speech to Congress Dermer and Boehner's staff were planning. Dermer, according to Boehner, acknowledged the correctness of the request and agreed. Now Dermer himself is speaking. And he back up Boehner's account.

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This must have been a truly special moment. At a gathering of Texas Muslims near the state capitol yesterday a protestor ran up to the podium during a press conference, grabbed the microphone and yelled Islam "will not dominate Texas." Watch.

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