Opening Act: Dreaming of Jail

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July 12 2012 8:36 AM

Opening Act: Dreaming of Jail

Republicans talk tougher about anti-leak laws. What do you think journalists who publish leaks should have to endure, former Slate columnist Trey Gowdy?

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"Put them in front of the grand jury," Gowdy said. "You either answer the question or you're going to be held in contempt and go to jail, which is what I thought all reporters aspire to do anyway. I thought that was the crown jewel of the reporter's resume to actually go to jail protecting a source."
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The saga of right-wing bloggers against the penny ante "Velvet Revolution" bloggers is too long to explain in one post, but here's a good look at one of the key villains.

To people who actually know Rauhauser, the premise that he is some kind of evil mastermind has been downright hilarious. To many progressives not in the know, however, it has been alarming and annoying to discover their names linked to him in right wing blogs that also link him to SWAT calls, Brett Kimberlin, and wild accusations of criminality.

Another weekday, another Bain story.

Romney has said he left Bain in 1999 to lead the winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, ending his role in the company. But public Securities and Exchange Commission documents filed later by Bain Capital state he remained the firm’s “sole stockholder, chairman of the board, chief executive officer, and president.”

Wasn't it just six days ago we were talking about employment numbers?

David Weigel is a reporter for Bloomberg Politics

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