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Gregg Abbott Stumps With Ted Nugent

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FEB 24, 2013 - Gregg Abbott, the presumptive Republican nominee for Governor of Texas stumped with insane has-been rocker Ted Nugent, and even praised the rightwing mouthpiece that recently called President Obama a "mongrel". Many are saying this is a big mistake and might come back to haunt him in the general election. Read more on Politico here. (photo credit: Gage Skidmore/CC)

Tom Toles Cartoon Attacks Putin and Cossacks for Beating Pussy Riot Members

FEB 24, 2014 - Tom Toles, the political cartoonist for the Washington Post, used his daily cartoon last week to criticize the Cossacks for beating up the members of Pussy Riot. The cartoon is below. (credit: Tom Toles/WaPo)

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Pussy Riot Holds Protest at Sochi Olympics, Attacked by Cossack Militia

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FEB 20, 2014 - The members of Pussy Riot, after being detained by police at the Sochi Olympics, staged a free speech action and protested against Putin and were attacked by Cossacks. People were pepper sprayed, beaten and whipped. See pics and read more on HuffPo here.

Members of Pussy Riot Detained at Sochi Anti Putin Song Was Planned

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FEB 1, 2014 - Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova from the activist-musical art band Pussy Riot that were recently freed from prison have been detained in Sochi, Russia and falsely accused of a crime, and are being detained and questioned without a lawyer. They had planned on an anti-Putin song free-speech action at the Sochi Olympics, and apparently Putin must have got wind of it because he shut it down. Read more on CNN.com here.

Greg Deering Remembers Pete Seeger

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FEB 3, 2013 - Greg Deering, founder of Deering Banjo Company and good friend of JTMP, has commented on the recent passing of Pete Seeger and his legacy:

"Pete Seeger greatly influenced me as a music hero. He also influenced all the other music heroes I have. To a great deal I am a banjo maker today because of his influence and contribution to the world. I will miss him. We all miss him. Whether or not he would agree, I know he is now in a new place which he will also make better." - Greg Deering

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