Jillian Rayfield

“Ridiculous pseudo-science garbage”: Meet the GOP’s environment leaders!

As scientists agree that the problem of man-made climate change is getting more and more urgent, a review of their records reveals that all eight Republican senators on the Environment and Public Works Committee do not believe the phenomenon even exists.

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They’re Watching Us Drive Now

A new report by the ACLU finds that state and local law enforcement officials have compiled a sweeping database of records on vehicles and their movements, using automated scanners.

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What is Paper Terrorism? Anti-Gov't Nuts File Tens of Thousands of False Docs as "Sovereign Citizens"

How do you stop one anti-government extremist from coordinating a trillion dollar “paper terrorism” scheme involving a raft of false financial documents, or deal with another who sues prosecutors for allegedly conspiring against him by using poor grammar?

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Terrible Reviews Will Not Stop Ayn Rand Movie Atlas Shrugged 3

If you missed the first two big screen adaptations of Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged” (which judging from their box office performances, you did), have no fear: You still have part three to look forward to in 2014.

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Pamela Geller: CPAC Is “Enforcing the Shariah”

Add “CPAC vs. Islamophobes” to the growing list of internal conservative squabbles.

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Alabama GOPer: A Baby Is “The Largest Organ in the Body”

In defending her bill to crack down on abortion clinics, Alabama state Rep. Mary Sue McClurkin argued that abortions should be more strictly regulated because “When a physician removes a child from a woman, that is the largest organ in a body.”

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South Carolina Bill Would Create High School Gun Class

State Senator Lee Bright, a Republican legislator in South Carolina, says he will support a bill to create gun lessons for high school students, arguing: “We’ve got football, we’ve got basketball, and we’ve got baseball. I think if they had a hunting team, it would be a great idea.”

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Right-Wing Teacher-Arming Hysteria Grows

The latest high-profile Republican to say he is open to possibly allowing firearms on school grounds is Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, who said in the wake of the Newtown, Conn. school shootings that he thinks “that’s a reasonable discussion that ought to be had.”

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Report: Fox News Producers Told to Avoid Gun Policy Talk Last Weekend

In the wake of the Newtown school shootings on Friday, Fox News producers were reportedly told to stay away from talk of gun control policy during their weekend coverage.

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It's Rove's Fault! Bush's Brain Is in the GOP Crosshairs

Karl Rove helped pour $400 million of outside money into the 2012 elections. But since Republican candidates were walloped on Tuesday, the backlash against the Rove strategy is coming fast, and he has a lot of explaining to do.

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Vindicated “Climate-Gate” Scientist Sues National Review for Libel

Michael Mann, a climatologist and professor at Penn State, issuing the National Review for defamation, in connection with the trumped-up “Climategate” controversy that began in 2009.

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Obama: Romney Has a One-Point Plan -- Make Money

“Gov. Romney says he’s got a five-point plan?” Obama asked. “Gov. Romney doesn’t have a five-point plan, he has a one-point plan. And that plan is to make sure that folks at the top play by a different set of rules.”

Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at jrayfield@salon.com.

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Paul Ryan: The Lyin' King -- 10 of His Worst Campaign Fabrications

Mitt Romney pollster Neil Newhouse recently said that the Romney campaign is “not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact checkers.” If the past few weeks are any indication, Paul Ryan is sticking pretty close to that strategy. Here are his most recent lies, going back to his universally fact-checked Republican National Convention speech. Come back: We’ll update throughout the rest of the campaign.

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