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SEP 30, 2014 - Huffington Post

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California Bans Political Fundraising Parties At Lobbyists' Homes

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept 30 (Reuters) - Lobbyists in California will be banned from throwing lavish fundraising parties at their homes and offices for state candidates under a bill signed Tuesday by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown, who vetoed other proposals introduced in the wake of a series of ethics scandals. The law prohibiting residence or office-based fundraisers was introduced after a ...

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SEP 29, 2014 - Mother Jones

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These Insane Photos Show What the Hell Is Happening in Hong Kong

Hong Kong riot police fire teargas at protesters early on Monday, September 29. Wally Santana/AP   Hong Kong—usually an orderly finance haven—erupted over the weekend as police used teargas and pepper spray to break up a three-day student sit-in that occupied the central business district. Thousands of protesters have deployed umbrellas to protect themselves from the chemical attack—some people are ...

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SEP 29, 2014 - Rothenberg Report

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Senate Chairmen Try to Avoid Historic Home-State Losses

With just weeks to go before Election Day, the fight for the Senate is coming down to a handful of states, and two of them are very familiar to the chairmen of the two Senate campaign committees. Kansas Republican Jerry Moran and Colorado Democrat Michael Bennet are trying to avoid becoming the first senate campaign committee chairmen to have a ...

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SEP 26, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Top Billionaire Campaign Donors Favor Republicans In 2014

WASHINGTON -- The wealthiest Americans are playing a larger role in politics these days, thanks to campaign finance laws loosened by the Supreme Court's conservative majority. Billionaires can now make unlimited contributions to super PACs, or, if they prefer discretion, to nonprofit groups that don't disclose their donors. At the same time, the rich are making contributions directly to candidates ...

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SEP 26, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Why ‘Book Ban' Is The Right Term For What Arizona Did To Mexican-American Studies

It’s Banned Books Week, which is a perfect time to remember that Arizona banned not just a few books from classrooms in 2011, but an entire curriculum. Despite the fact that the local school board has since rescinded an express restriction on the teaching of seven books, it remains open to question whether the ban on the Mexican-American Studies curriculum’s ...

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