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3:05 THE UNITED STAKES Amy Goodman in her column for the Guardian on Americans fighting Citizens United.
2:40 SHOCK IN STOCKTON Amazingly little media attention for Stockton, CA, becoming largest city to declare bankruptcy—it has over 250,000 residents. BTW, home of Chris Isaak. Bridgeport, CT, previous largest city going Chapter 9, at 141,000 more than 20 years ago.
2:30 THE MITT-HILLARY AXIS New Romney ad features Hillary Clinton atttacks on Obama—four years ago. “Shame on you,” indeed.
1:30 CURSES! SPOILED AGAIN TPM has collected politicians swearing, from LBJ to Nixon to Cheney to Obama. Ending with Perry.
11:50 WISDOM ON SOLOMON? Lengthy take at Huff Post on narrow defeat of progressive Norman Solomon in California, which we have covered in past. A more centrist Democrat won. Piece looks at some of the possiblle reasons. Solomon also cited “obstacles that genuine anti-corporate progressives face,” such as the difficulty in getting endorsements from mainstream liberal advocacy groups like labor unions and environmental organizations.