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Jake Tapper offers a puzzling interjection into the Twittersphere...


i want to admit right now that in college i once wrote a chemistry paper about why students should smoke pot instead of drinking beer.less than a minute ago via web



...before revealing that, yes, it's just part of his SCOTUS nomination game plan:


it was a theoretical argument about the chemistry of marijuana v alcohol. Just in case it comes up in my confirmation hearing in 2035.less than a minute ago via web



Brian Beutler comments on Supreme Court voting dynamics (with a retro video game allusion):


All your Anthony Kennedy are belong to Kaganless than a minute ago via TweetDeck



The enigmatic pourmecoffee weighs in on the electoral troubles facing Arlen Specter in light of Kagan's nomination:


Not many options left for Arlen Specter. Emo is his best bet. Emo Arlen.less than a minute ago via TwitterGadget



David Waldman knows exactly what BP can do to avoid future problems:


RT @kate_sheppard: McKay: "I will acknowledge we've had issues, and have to make some changes at company." || Idea: contain oil in barrelsless than a minute ago via TweetDeck



Joseph Weisenthal wishes upon a star...


People in my office are debating proportional representation vs. first past the post. Please, UK election, be over.less than a minute ago via TweetDeck



...delrayser is only too happy to answer the call.


brb becoming prime ministerless than a minute ago via web



Forget the oil spill and Supreme Court fight; Michelle Malkin knows which issue is really at the center of the national conversation:


Dear Big Mommy Obama: I'll give you my Tastycakes when you pry them from my cold, dead hands. http://is.gd/c4obbless than a minute ago via TweetDeck



And finally, Taegan Goddard captures the spirit of incumbency with a quote from the recently defeated Bob Bennett:


Bennett: "It's a little like going to your own funeral while you're still alive." http://pwire.at/ciUgQhless than a minute ago via bit.ly


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