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Karl Rove and his super PAC are a-skeered of Ashley Judd

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Check out this $10,000 attack ad buy brought to you by Karl Rove's conservative super PAC American Crossroads. They must be mighty worried to go to all that trouble. The spot mocks Ashley Judd, who is thinking about a Senate run against Kentucky Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell:

Oh how sweet it would be to see her defeat Mitch "make Obama a one-term president" McConnell.

Ashley Judd responded via her publicist:

WaPo: “Ashley thanks Senator McConnell, Karl Rove, and their negative allies for all the attention as she considers her future political plans, although a decision hasn’t been made yet.”

And thank you for the free press and extra boost in the name recognition department, Karl and Co.

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Quickie: Missouri Democratic Party Files Ethics Complaints Against Todd "Legitimate Rape" Akin

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Today's Quickie, via NPR, St. Louis:

The Missouri Democratic Party has filed ethics complaints against Todd Akin, alleging wrongdoing for coordinating with a Super PAC in exchange for campaign cash.

Two complaints were filed against Akin by the party:

For details and a response from the Akin campaign, just follow the link.

And since we're on the subject of prickly legal issues for GOP candidates, MoveOn: “Strong possibility of Romney criminal liability” in personal financial disclosure filings.

That was today's Quickie. Was it good for you?

UPDATE: Akin: McCaskill Was More "Ladylike" in 2006

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VIDEO- If Mitt Romney wins, the middle class loses: "Romney made over $100 million, devastated our lives... It was like building my own coffin."

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"It just made me sick."

Me too.

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VIDEO: The People's Indictment of Karl Rove

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I'm running late, and slooowww, today, but this jump-started me:

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On June 20, 2012, Nick Nyhart, CEO and President of Public Campaign, Joan Mandle, Executive Director of Democracy Matters, Tracy Leatherberry of Common Cause and others delivered a people's indictment for crimes against our democracy to Karl Rove, American Crossroads, and Crossroads GPS.

Detailing an attempt to subvert and sell our democracy, the indictment was also mic check'd from the street by hundreds of protesters in 100 degree DC heat. The protest was organized by the Campaign for America's Future, OurDC and others who took to the street.

The people demanded Rove cease and desist immediately.

The following actions establish probable cause that crimes against our democracy did in fact occur.

COUNT I: Collusion with secretive groups and state legislatures to keep people from exercising their right to vote;

COUNT II: Conspiracy with billionaires to elect politicians who will do their bidding at the expense of the health and security of the 99 percent;

COUNT III: Engaging in fraudulent use of nonprofit status in order to shield their political activities from public scrutiny;

COUNT IV: Laundering political cash through supposed social welfare groups to deny Americans the knowledge of who is trying to buy their elections;

COUNT V: Silencing the voices of everyday voters by flooding our elections
with corporate money from the 1 percent.

You are hereby commanded to cease and desist from these actions that undermine our democracy and the American dream. Failure to comply may result in citizens' arrest.

Organized by Campaign for America's Future, Rebuild the Dream, People for the American Way, Public Campaign, The Other 98%, Health Care for America Now, Common Cause, Alliance for Justice, Public Citizen, SEIU and others.

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It finally dawned on one Republican who is starting a new super PAC: Marriage equality is a winning issue

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There is a very wealthy Republican by the name of Paul Singer who has donated nearly $10 million to gay-rights initiatives in three states. Now he's helping to finance a super PAC called American Unity PAC with his billions. Their goal is to get GOP candidates to support marriage equality.

Welcome to our world.

Via the New York Times:

Now, Singer says, he’s providing $1 million to start a new “super PAC” with several Republican compatriots. Named American Unity PAC, its sole mission will be to encourage Republican candidates to support same-sex marriage, in part by helping them to feel financially shielded from any blowback from well-funded groups that oppose it.

Being motivated by fear is par for the course for Republicans, so blowbackaphobia is enough to prod many a rightie to acquire a taste for rainbow-hued wedding cake.

Singer is straight, but he has a gay son and son-in-law who were married in 2004 in one of Willard Romney's home states, Massachusetts. Kudos to him for his efforts, regardless on whose side he's on.

Per the Times, there is "a growing awareness among prominent Republicans that embracing marriage equality could broaden the party’s base and soften the party’s image in crucial ways." Apparently they finally noticed the polls that show that more Americans are just dandy with men marrying men and women marrying women. Or to put it another way, Republicans looked at the calendar and were jolted into the reality that it isn't the 19th century any more.

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VIDEO: Hispanic super PAC ad links Mitt Romney to Arizona's Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Gov. Jan Brewer

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Mitt Romney is too extreme for Arizona.

Mitt Romney is too extreme, period.

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Cartoons of the Day- Mitt Romney Bully, er "Prankster"

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