Leftovers - January 12, 2012

January 12, 2012 6:28 pm ET — Media Matters Action Network

Former U.S. Rep. and South Dakota governor Bill Janklow passes away at the age of 72.

Laura Bush says she and her husband wanted Jeb Bush to run for president this year.

The Justice Department releases a memo arguing the president's recess appointments were legal.

A new Pew poll indicates 66 percent of Americans believe conflicts exist between the rich and the poor.

The college degree held by Missouri's GOP gubernatorial candidate isn't exactly what he claimed.

Scott Beason, the Alabama legislator behind the state's strict immigration bill, is running for Congress.

California Republican Rep. Jerry Lewis is retiring when his term expires this year.

Grover Norquist participates in an Onion story detailing his "secret affair with taxes":

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