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Josh Marshall

Josh Marshall is editor and publisher of TalkingPointsMemo.com.

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We've got some fascinating polling data looking at the GOP primary race through the prism of the federal military takeover of Texas, separating out "takeover" voters (who believe the federal government is trying to take over Texas) and "squishes" (who are taking the Pentagon's word for it that the takeover isn't happening). Among "Takeover" voters the top choice is Scott Walker. For "Squishes", it's Jeb Bush.

The two candidates with the highest percentage of takeover voters are Rick Perry (76%) and Ted Cruz (56%). That's the percentage of their supporters who are "takeover" voters.

Jeb Bush went on Hannity yesterday afternoon to try to recover the Iraq answer from the day before. It wasn't pretty. In case you missed it, here's what happened.

I'm a heavy Facebook user in my personal life, with friends and family, as I'm sure many of you are too. It's also a very key part of our distribution and reader recruitment strategy at TPM. I say that to be clear that we and I are deeply invested in the Facebook ecosystem. But one of things I find fascinating about Facebook's efforts to assimilate much of the news publishing industry is the mix of genuine newness and benign unfamiliarity with the business and trade practices of journalism on the one hand combined with a realistically confident assumption whatever they don't figure out at first doesn't really matter all that much because they're still Facebook and you have to do what we want you to do.

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These pictures from tonight's fatal Amtrak crash in Philadelphia are harrowing and sobering, especially if you spend a lot of time going back and forth between DC and New York on this train. Just filed photos of the rescue efforts after the jump.

So far at least five people are confirmed dead and 49 more people injured, six in critical condition.

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