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Congress: Irresponsible

Bachmann at it again…. “Rep. Michele Bachmann has made fresh allegations of ties between a global Islamist movement and the country's first Muslim congressman, even as Bachmann's fellow Republicans condemned her statements,” USA Today writes. “Bachmann offered no evidence of ties between Ellison and the Muslim Brotherhood during the Beck interview. Bachmann's spokesman, Dan Kotman, cited a 2009 Fox News report that Ellison had a trip paid for by the Muslim American Society, a group described by an expert quoted in that report as "the de facto arm of the Muslim Brotherhood in the U.S."

The group, which is not listed among the State Department's foreign terrorist organizations, has been influential in the Arab world since the 1920s when it was founded to combat British colonial rule in Egypt.”

Political Wire: “Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) crossed party lines and gave a $250 contribution to Sen. Joe Manchin's (D-WV) re-election campaign ‘because he believes Manchin is not beholden to short-sighted political interests,’ The Hill reports. “Said Coburn: ‘I think he votes thinking about the long-term interests of the country. We don't agree on everything but he's a good guy.’”