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GOP Watch: O'Keefe pleads guilty

The New York Times: "The conservative provocateur James O'Keefe and three other men pleaded guilty in federal court on Wednesday to a misdemeanor in a scheme in which they posed as telephone repairmen in Senator Mary L. Landrieu's New Orleans office. Magistrate Daniel Knowles III, who cited the defendants' potential as investigative journalists though he was critical of this incident, sentenced Mr. O'Keefe, 25, to three years of probation, 100 hours of community service and a $1,500 fine. As Mr. O'Keefe was considered the ringleader, his fellow defendants, Joseph Basel, Stan Dai and Robert Flanagan, were given lesser sentences of two years of probation, 75 hours of community service and $1,500 fines." 

Newt Gingrich was in Iowa yesterday, where he called Obama's position on Arizona's immigration law "racist" (which is ironic because opponents believe the law encourages racial profiling). "Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Wednesday that President Barack Obama has taken a 'racist position' on the immigration issue. He also called his plan to send 1,200 National Guard troops to Arizona 'grandstanding.'… Taking a question about Arizona's new immigration law, he said, 'the president, frankly, I think, has taken a racist position and tried to divide the country in ways that are totally inappropriate.'"