Wiretap: In Hudak-land, full-bore gun nasty

It’s getting nasty, of course, but maybe even nastier than expected in the effort to gain enough signatures to recall state Sen. Evie Hudak. Her supporters say that paid signature-collectors could be criminals. And what do you know — up steps a recall signature collector who does turn out to be a criminal. There’s also that profanity-filled call left on the answering machine.

Eli Stokols has the report from Arvada on the signature collection effort. Via Fox31.

In his comments on Obamacare, the Secretary of Explaining Things got things all wrong. Via the New Republic.

Why the 60 Minutes semi-apology on the flawed Benghazi report isn’t nearly apology enough. Via the New Yorker.

The Richard Cohen column everyone is talking about. Is it really racist? Via the Washington Post.

Ta-Nehisi Coates writes that the column is even worse than you might think. Via the Atlantic.

Note to Paul Ryan and the rest of the safety-hammock crowd: Don’t go to Switzerland, where they want to give everyone money. Via the New York Times.

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