Mon, 11 November 2013
Greg Dworkin updates us on the counting in the Virginia Attorney General race, noting the transparency with the canvassing and the maneuvering around it is taking place. Nonetheless, there's controversy surrounding the interpretation of rules governing the counting of provisional ballots in Fairfax County. Also covered: reactions to the inadequate 60 Minutes response to the collapse of their Benghazi story. A little more discussion of Threshold Editions, the spin-off imprint that was apparently meant to discreetly vacuum up Right-Wing Nutjob cash for the otherwise respectable execs at Simon & Schuster. Gun nuts are at it again, showing up with weapons to protest even the smallest gatherings of gun safety advocates, this time four members of the Texas chapter of Moms Demand Action who had gathered for lunch at a local restaurant. Political News of the Weird: Philadelphia elects its first Whig in 150+ years. Think Progress: "White Anti-Gay Activist Wins Election After Pretending To Be Black." More from the Center for Public Integrity's series, "Breathless and Burdened."