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Thursday Toon Roundup 1- Recycled Party

Toon: Seriously! We need to give Americans a free College Education!

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Convicted Virginia state legislator wins election while in jail

Joseph D. Morrissey, a longtime Virginia legislator who ran his latest campaign while serving a jail sentence for contributing to the delinquency of a minor, on Tuesday won his bid for re-election to the state House of Delegates in a special election.

With all precincts reporting in Virginia's 74th house district, unofficial returns showed Morrissey, a former Democrat turned independent, capturing 42.3 percent of the vote.

The next closest candidate, in the three-person race to represent a district that includes part of the state capital of Richmond and portions of Henrico and Charles City counties, was Democrat Kevin Sullivan with 33.4 percent of the vote. Morrissey did not need to capture more than half the votes to win.

Morrissey's win capped off one of the most bizarre electoral campaigns in Virginia history.


Team Romney: if Mitt had won, there’d be no ISIS

By Steve Benen

Shortly before he lost his second U.S. Senate race in as many years, Republican Scott Brown presented a curious argument to New Hampshire voters: if Mitt Romney had won in 2012, Brown said, “I guarantee you we would not be worrying about Ebola right now.”

Three months later, I still have no idea what Brown was talking about. But the thought experiment itself is nevertheless a fun parlor game for Republicans: what would conditions be right now if Romney’s 2012 campaign hadn’t failed?

As the Boston Globe reported overnight, some folks in Team Mitt apparently have some thoughts on the subject.
If Romney were president, one longtime adviser said, “There wouldn’t be an ISIS at all, and Putin would know his place in life. Domestically, things would be in better shape.”


Look, I realize Romney and his party are in a tough spot. They’re not exactly able to say, “If Romney had won, we’d see a big drop in unemployment, cheaper gas, and much stronger economic growth,” because Obama won and we got all of those things anyway.



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West Virginia. Wow.

The only state where less than half its civilians work

West Virginia quietly passed the ignominious milestone of having less than half of its adult, civilian population in the workforce in November.

State data compiled by the Labor Department shows that West Virginia’s civilian labor participation rate has fallen to 49.8%, from 50% in October. The national rate in December was 62.7%.

The Mountain State is the only state in the history of the series, which goes back to 1976, to have fallen below 50%, though Mississippi at 50.8% isn’t far behind.



International Space Station ammonia leak forces crew to Russian section

The crew of the International Space Station have been evacuated from the US part of the satellite after a toxic gas leak, according to reports.

They have been moved into the Russian part of the satellite because of an ammonia leak in the US-made section, Russian news reports said. The incident happened at around 11.44am.

All of the six crew — made up of three Russians, two Americans and one Italian — are safe in the Russian section, Russian news agencies reported.

A spacewalk might be required to fix the leak, Russia Today said citing Russian mission control.


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