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John McCain fundraiser and Republican operative Emily Pitha arrested in Phoenix meth lab bust

“A Phoenix woman who has worked for top Arizona Republicans and as a consultant arranging fundraisers for John McCain is facing numerous felony drug charges after Maricopa County sheriff’s deputies raided her home,” CBS News reported today. A McCain spokesman announced that the campaign had cut all ties with Pitha.

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Ted Cruz failed to disclose loan from Goldman Sachs for his first Senate campaign

Four years ago, when radical right wing demagogue Ted Cruz was running for U.S. Senate, he financed his campaign with a large loan from Goldman Sachs — coincidentally his wife’s employer and one of the big Wall Street banks he likes to rail against as being too influential in the nation’s capital. Cruz conveniently failed to disclose the loan at the time he was seeking to replace Kay Bailey Hutchison. The New York Times has more.

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Time to widen Eyman finance probe

“The state needs to get to the bottom of this, and a wider look at other initiative campaigns Eyman has orchestrated is clearly in order. The AG should go for gusto,” writes The Olympian‘s Brad Shannon.



Addicted to Koch: A limerick for the occasion

Today’s right-wing Republican Party is addicted to Koch
Those brothers want us to think our government’s broke
They’re spending big to spread lots of FUD
They’ve got paid actors slinging their mud
The truth? Money in politics makes democracy a joke