MoJo Mix: Birthers and Vegas, Baby, Vegas

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It’s Laura, zooming by with a few odds and ends you might enjoy. (Don’t worry, Kevin will be back in the next post):

1) Birther bio cheatsheet: 4 wingnuts you need to know.

2) Sheik down: How the Pentagon bought stability in Iraq by funneling taxpayer cash to strongmen.

3) Tweeting Las Vegas: A solar energy expert’s notes from Monday’s National Clean Energy Summit.

Laura McClure hosts podcasts, writes the MoJo Mix, and is the new media editor at Mother Jones. Read her investigative feature on lifehacking gurus in the latest issue of Mother Jones.

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