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2 HOURS AGO - Mother Jones

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How Scott Walker and His Allies Hijacked the Wisconsin Supreme Court

For three years, Wisconsin prosecutors have been investigating whether Republican Gov. Scott Walker broke campaign finance laws as he battled a 2012 recall effort sparked by his push for a law that undercut the power of public sector unions. Prosecutors allege that Walker and his aides illegally coordinated with conservative groups that were raising money and running ads to support ...

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8 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Archives show Hillary Clinton OK'd tax breaks for nonprofits

(AP) — As first lady in the final year of the Clinton administration, Hillary Rodham Clinton endorsed a White House plan to give tax breaks to private foundations and wealthy charity donors at the same time the William J. Clinton Foundation was soliciting donations for her husband's presidential library, recently released Clinton-era documents show. The blurred lines between the tax ...

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16 HOURS AGO - Washington Times

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FEC deadlocks on wealthy donor giving limits

The Federal Election Commission stalemated Thursday on writing new campaign finance rules to limit wealthy donors' spending in federal elections, virtually ensuring next year's elections will be fought under the current rules that the Supreme Court has written in several major decisions this decade. Commissioners deadlocked 3-3 on a proposal ...

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18 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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HUFFPOST HILL - Senators Pay Tribute To Dave Letterman With Johnny Carson-Like Work Schedule

Jeb Bush thinks people who believe in manmade global warming are “arrogant,” but still won’t answer whether it was smart to go into the Earth in the first place. To all the naysayers who think the Senate doesn’t do any work, the upper chamber will be working on Saturday…mostly because it hasn’t been working. And Joaquin Castro estimates that one ...

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20 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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Man Who Flew Gyrocopter On Capitol Grounds Pleads Not Guilty

By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON, May 21 (Reuters) - The Florida man who flew a gyrocopter onto the grounds of the U.S. Capitol pleaded not guilty on Thursday to charges of aircraft violations and breaching some of the world's most restricted airspace. Douglas Hughes, a 61-year-old mail carrier from Ruskin, Florida, was indicted by a federal grand jury on Wednesday. His ...

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