- Netflix / YoutubeA routine conference call
between Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran's campaign and the press
"descended into madness" after being hijacked by activists
supporting Cochran's opponent, Chris McDaniel. Just before the
call, conservative blogger Charles C. Johnson had tweeted out
details of the call asking his followers to "crash it with me."
They contend that Cochran is guilty of fraud, though the
accusations seem scurrilous so far.
- States are
backing out left and right from Common Core standardized
testing requirements. The high cost and dubious purpose of the
tests has united everyone from conservative think tanks to teachers
unions against them. "The federal government has a lot of blame
here," American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten
- The United Nations Security Council
turned down a request from Netflix's House of
Cards to film its upcoming third season inside the U.N.
chambers. Russia apparently said no.
- Dinesh D'Souza and Bill Ayers
debated whether the United States is a fundamentally good
nation on Fox News' The Kelly File.
- Better Call Saul, AMC's spin-off of critically and
commercially beloved Breaking Bad,
will serve as a prequel, interlude, and sequel to the original
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