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Someone Needs Some Schoolin’

Love this quote from a Montana state legislator who wants teachers to be allowed to teach "alternative viewpoints" to evolution. No matter what your political leanings are we probably shouldn't be teaching what we don't know

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Stamps Are Going Up On Sunday

On Sunday the price of a first class stamp will go up by one penny to 46 cents. The U.S. Postal Service needs the extra revenue to try to close a huge deficit created in part by 2006 congressional mandate, under which it has to pre-fund healthcare benefits for future retirees to the tune of $75 Billion

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Shocking Video: Assassination Attempt Foiled By Jammed Gun

An attempt on the life of a Bulgarian politician was miraculously averted yesterday when the would-be killer's gun refused to fire.

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The Funniest Fiscal Cliff Memes

Hey, did you hear the good news? We managed to avoid soaring headlong off the fiscal cliff yesterday. Granted, the House pulled the plug on a bill providing emergency aid to people whose lives were destroyed by Superstorm Sandy to do it. But they did it. Hooray!(?)

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THIS IS WHAT I THINK OF THE “FISCAL CLIFF” [Opinion]

When all is said and done I think the "Fiscal Cliff" will be much more of a "Fiscal Curb". Both sides have too much of a stake in not letting the big taxes and big cuts take place. So I think they'll let the deadline pass.

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Dead Candidate Wins Election in Alabama

If there's any doubt how strong the GOP's hold on Alabama is, consider this -- a Republican nominee beat out the Democratic incumbent for a seat on the Bibb County Commission last week despite the fact that he died a month earlier. Congratulations, Alabama, on taking partisanship to a whole new level.

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South Carolina and Kentucky Ban Booze on Election Day

An election is the ultimate celebration of democracy. However if you live in South Carolina or Kentucky, booze probably isn't going to be part of your November 6 revelry.

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Representatives, Senators, Former Presidential Candidates and Tara Nicole!

I could hardly believe my eyes this morning when I got to the Cat Country studio.  Low and behold, there was Congressman Dennis Rehberg and Senator(former Presidential Candidate) John McCain!

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Senator John McCain on The Billings Morning News 11-1-2012

The Billings Morning News was about 10 minutes from the end of the show on Halloween and Paul just down the hall on Cat Country 102.9 pops into my studio and asked if I would mind if Senator John McCain could be on my show on November 1st.  No hesi

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Is ‘Political View’ a Factor When Deciding to Block People on Facebook? – Survey of the Day

As we get closer to the 2012 Presidential election, more and more people are using social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter to express their political views. According to a survey from the Pew Internet & American Life Project, these views are sometimes a little too surprising to the poster’s web friends.

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Are You Ready For Some Politics?

Red state,  Blue state,  Elephant or Ass!  Whether you like it or not, the political madness is in full swing!

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Garth Brooks Considers a Career in Politics

Garth Brooks is keeping his options open for when his youngest daughter graduates in 2014. While the singer has said he won’t hit the road or record new music until then, he could be considering a different sort of career during his later years.

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