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16 MINS AGO - Huffington Post

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Mayor: Chicago School Cuts Include Layoffs, Less Maintenance

CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago school and city officials detailed $200 million in cuts - including layoffs, scaled-back maintenance and reduced transportation - to the nation's third-largest school district Wednesday, one day after the district paid a $634 million pension bill officials said it couldn't afford. Mayor Rahm Emanuel said schools would still open on time in the coming school year ...

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16 MINS AGO - Huffington Post

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Pat Toomey's PAC May Have Broken FEC Rules By Donating To A Super PAC Run By His Former Aides

WASHINGTON -- A leadership PAC controlled by Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Penn.) may have violated Federal Election Commission rules by contributing to a super PAC that is likely to support his re-election campaign in 2016. According to FEC records, Toomey’s Citizens for Prosperity in America Today made a $50,000 donation on Jan. 28, 2015, to Prosperity for Pennsylvania, a super PAC ...

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16 MINS AGO - Huffington Post

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Presidential Hopeful Jim Webb Hints At Support For Radical Drug Policy Reform

Former Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.), who has hinted that he may run for president, this week suggested that he supports decriminalizing drug use, a position that would make him the most progressive voice on drug policy among the current field of contenders. "Just as in mental health issues, I don't think it makes a lot of sense to put someone ...

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4 HOURS AGO - Rothenberg Report

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When the Second Time Isn’t the Charm

I feel bad for Rick Santorum, Mike Huckabee and Rick Perry. They are presidential retreads at a moment when anything that is more than an hour or two old is passé. John McCain was a retread in 2008 (having lost a bid for the GOP nomination in 2000), as was Mitt Romney four years later. Ronald Reagan was a retread ...

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4 HOURS AGO - Think Progress

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Charleston Inspires Call For Senate Hearing On Domestic Terrorism

Domestic terrorism has often taken a back seat to plans of foreign terror attacks following the massive loss of human life on 9/11. The post Charleston Inspires Call For Senate Hearing On Domestic Terrorism appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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