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Stephanie Herseth Sandlin, Touting Her Vote Against ‘Trillion-Dollar Health-Care Plan’

Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin, South Dakota Democrat, runs on perhaps the only message that has been proven to work for Democrats this year: Opposition to Obamacare.

Of course, Herseth Sandlin doesn’t support repeal, so she’s not much of a real ally to Obamacare opponents.

Her Republican opponent, Kristi Noem, responded with this web ad:

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Jussie Smollett’s story has always sounded a little . . . extraordinary. Smollett, who appears on the television series Empire, says he was attacked on the streets of Chicago at 2 a.m. by two men who shouted racial and homophobic abuses at him, beat him, doused him with bleach, and fastened a noose around ... Read More
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Let’s Chill about Hate Crimes

‘Jussie Smollett, one of the stars of the television show ‘Empire,’ was attacked in Chicago by 2 assailants who yelled racial and homophobic slurs,” tweeted the New York Times on January 29. Mark the tone of absolute certainty about an unconfirmed claim. Many other news outlets took the same tack. ... Read More