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HEADLINE DU JOUR

“Blago guilty on one measly count.” (Gawker.com)

BUMPER PATROL

“Blagojevich 2016”

Bumper sticker spotted in Elk Grove, Ill. and called in by a Beltway reader.

HEAR THEM ROAR

As a kind of finale for a four-state, 23-city tour, the big “Abortion is Not Healthcare” bus pulled up outside the Capitol Tuesday and basked in the sun for a while until the Capitol Police politely shooed the Susan B. Anthony List’s vehicle away. Those aboard had been on a six-day voter-outreach mission though Ohio, Indiana and Pennsylvania, seeking to dislodge Democratic incumbents - among them Reps. Marcy Kaptur of Ohio and Baron P. Hill of Indiana with the message “votes have consequence.”

“Women have found their political voices. Pro-life ‘Mama Grizzlies’ represent the majority of women across the country,” says Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the pro-life group, who says the bus tour “confirms that women are rejecting the abortion-centered womens movement model.”

She adds, “We are looking for women leaders who affirm the best in women - who seek to include rather than exclude the rest of humanity as we find our fulfillment.”

POLL DU JOUR

- 69 percent of Americans say their fellow countrymen are becoming “more rude and less civilized.”

- 14 percent say they’re becoming “kinder and gentler.”

- 17 percent are not sure which way the nation is heading.

- 62 percent say Americans are ruder to salespeople than they were a decade ago.

- 57 percent say salespeople are ruder to customers than they were 10 years ago.

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