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19 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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Zephyr Teachout Keeps Preaching 'We Can Actually Do Something' About Corruption

WASHINGTON -- Earlier this year, Fordham law professor Zephyr Teachout emerged as a political star among progressives when she challenged New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the Democratic primary and performed far better than expected. Teachout received 35 percent of the primary vote and won over 20 counties despite raising little money. She ran on a strongly populist platform that ...

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19 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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Zephyr Teachout Will Keep Fighting Andrew Cuomo, Corruption and Concentrated Power

In 2014, Fordham law professor Zephyr Teachout emerged as a political star of the progressive wing of the Democratic Party after challenging New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the Democratic primary elections and performing far better than expected. Teachout received 35 percent of the vote and won over twenty counties despite hardly raising any money. She ran on a strong ...

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NOV 21, 2014 - Huffington Post

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The ACA-Gruber Connection Explained

The following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. President Obama and Rep. Nancy Pelosi downplayed the contribution of MIT economist Jonathan Gruber to the Affordable Care Act, after controversial comments by Gruber came to light, while Republicans exaggerated his role. We find both sides are stretching the facts. Pelosi, in a blog post, said the White House “sometimes consulted” with Gruber, ...

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NOV 21, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Democrats preparing for Hillary Clinton campaign

[...] it will feature plenty of Democrats who have worked with her and her husband, former President Bill Clinton: ex-White House adviser Harold Ickes; Clinton campaign strategists James Carville and Paul Begala; Jonathan Mantz, who served as Hillary Clinton's national finance director; and Karen Finney, a former Hillary Clinton campaign aide. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, a former Iowa governor who ...

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NOV 20, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Koch-Linked Group Uses Dark Money To Fight Back Against Proposed Disclosure Rules

This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative news organization in Washington, D.C. As the Internal Revenue Service contemplates new rules to illuminate “dark money” in politics, a little-known nonprofit group is fighting back using money traceable to billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch, drug makers and the cable television industry. ...

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