From David Weigel at THE WASHINGTON INDEPENDENT:
On Monday morning, Joseph Basel and Robert Flanagan, both age 24, dressed up as telephone company workers and walked into the New Orleans office of Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.). Inside the office, waiting for them, was James O’Keefe, the 25-year-old conservative activist who posed as a pimp in 2009 for a series of undercover videos that badly damaged the national community organization ACORN. As Basel and Flanagan clumsily worked on the phones, O’Keefe was recording them for a reason that remains unknown. When the “repairmen” and accomplices were asked for ID, they gave themselves up and were arrested.
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From the St. Cloud Times:
ST. PAUL — Rep. Michele Bachmann and other Minnesota Republicans previewed a health care proposal they will unveil the day of President Obama’s State of the Union address.
The GOP “Declaration of Health Care Independence” will become public on Wednesday, Bachmann said at a state Capitol news conference Monday afternoon.
The declaration won’t prescribe specific reforms, but would lay down “rules of the road” for bipartisan health care negotiations, Bachmann said.
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