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Michael Lester

Originally from Scotland, Michael was a freelance video editor before joining TPM in the summer of 2011. He lives in New York with his wife and two cats and is a lifelong fan of The World Famous Dundee United.

Articles by Michael

In today's episode, Romney and Perry turn into Tom and Jerry, sending the GOP into conniptions. But if they think this is bad, wait until it turns into Itchy and Scratchy. TPM's Evan McMorris-Santoro dukes it out with the story.

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Fed up with hearing puns like "Yes, He Cain" and "Raising Cain"? Well, don't worry: thanks to Tuesday night's debate you probably won't be hearing either ever again. TPM's Benjy Sarlin tells us why.

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The GOP's latest debate was their best yet... or certainly the most entertaining.

The gloves were well and truly off, and the crowd moved on from booing only hypotethical sick people, or real gay soldiers, to booing basically everyone on stage.

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In today's episode, Herman Cain has 'em rolling in the aisles with his "joke" about an electrified fence along the Mexican border. Evan McMorris-Santoro splits his sides over some of the candidate's other funnies about Muslims, reductive tax proposals and pizza.

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In today's episode, religious victimhood prevails. Rick Perry gets victimized because he's a Christian, Mitt Romney gets victimized because he's a Mormon, and Herman Cain gets victimized when Michele Bachmann observes his '999' plan is the work of the devil. Evan McMorris-Santoro talks us through it.

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In today's episode Herman Cain goes from being the Ringo of the GOP Presidential contenders to being their Lennon instead. But will the 999 plan turn out to be a rock classic like Revolution 1, or a interesting disaster like Revolution 9?

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The Republican presidential candidates gathered in New Hampshire to come up with bold solutions for solving the American economy. What did they come up with? Repeal Everything! (Oh, and jail Barney Frank.)

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