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Most independent ads for 2012 election are from groups that don’t disclose donors 25.4.2032 washingtonpost.com - Politics
Nearly all of the independent advertising aired for the 2012 general-election campaign has come from interest groups that do not disclose their donors, suggesting that much of the political spending over the next six months will come from sources invisible to the public. ...
Mayo Clinic CEO stepping down after 28 years with health system 21.2.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Dr. John Noseworthy has led Mayo through challenging times that included the Great Recession, skyrocketing health care costs, the Affordable Care Act and the launch of the ambitious economic development project known as the Destination Medical Center.
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Mueller Charges Russian-Linked Lawyer With Lying to the FBI 20.2.2018 Mother Jones
Special counsel Robert Mueller has charged a Russian-linked lawyer for making false statements to investigators about his conversations with former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates. Alex van der Zwaan, the son of Russian oligarch German Khan, is expected to appear for a plea hearing later this afternoon. The charges come amid speculation that Gates is cooperating with Mueller’s […]
State sues attorney over alleged campaign-finance violations 20.2.2018 AP Washington
SEATTLE (AP) -- A Washington attorney who ran an unsuccessful campaign for the state Court of Appeals is facing allegations of campaign-finance violations....
Neil Gorsuch has deciding vote in key labor union funding U.S. Supreme Court case 19.2.2018 Denver Post: Local
America's union leaders are about to find out if they were right to fiercely oppose Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court as a pivotal, potentially devastating vote against organized labor.
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Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia encouraged game of spin the bottle among staffers, ex-employee says 19.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary
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A Republican Governor Just Called for a Ban on Assault Weapons 18.2.2018 Mother Jones
Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Sunday denounced the GOP-led Congress for its inaction on gun violence, positioning himself among a vocal contingent of Republicans urging their party to rethink its all-out opposition to stronger firearms laws in the wake of Wednesday’s deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida. “They can’t agree to anything down there,” said […]
Trump and GOP Slammed for Holding Dreamers "Hostage" as Senate Fails to Pass DACA Fix 18.2.2018 Truthout.com
DACA recipients and Dreamers Yatziri Tovar, student of Political Sciences at City College, and Anthony Alarcon, student of Film Studies, turn theirs backs on President Donald Trump on screen during the State of Union speech on January 30, 2018, in New York City. (Photo: Joana Toro / VIEWpress / Corbis via Getty Images) Far more people read Truthout than will ever donate -- but we rely on donations to keep our publication running strong. Support independent journalism by making a contribution now! Thousands of Dreamers have already lost legal protections and thousands more will lose them each day starting March 5, but the Republican-controlled Senate on Thursday failed to advance any meaningful solution to the immigration crisis President Donald Trump created -- a failure many argued further demonstrates that Trump and the GOP have no intention of shielding young immigrants from deportation. "It's clear by now that Donald Trump and most congressional Republicans don't actually want to pass a deal to ...
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Major Republican Donor Will Only Support Candidates Who Back Assault Weapon Ban 18.2.2018 Outside the Beltway
Al Hoffman Jr., a Florida-based real estate developer who was a leading fund-raiser for George W. Bush's campaigns, said he would seek to marshal support among other Republican political donors for a renewed assault weapons ban.
Major Florida GOP donor won’t donate to Republicans until they support assault weapons ban 18.2.2018 The Moderate Voice

Bad news for some Republican politicians — in fact, most Republican politicians — who were getting donations from a major GOP political donor. And this is especially bad news for Florida Senator Marco Rubio. Don’t expect getting any donations from Al Hoffman Jr.unless you support an assault weapons ban. A major Republican donor issued a [...]

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Florida, angry and grieving, takes gun protest to streets 18.2.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The rally in downtown Fort Lauderdale gave a political outlet to the growing feelings of rage and mourning sparked by the carnage at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
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Floridians, angry and grieving, take gun violence protest to the streets 18.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Thousands of angry students, parents and residents demanded stricter gun control laws Saturday as new details were revealed about the suspect accused of shooting and killing 17 people in a Florida high school.

The rally, held in downtown Fort Lauderdale, was attended by scores of students from...

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Our New St. Valentine’s Day Massacre 17.2.2018 The Moderate Voice

by Michael Winship On Wednesday, St. Valentine’s Day, I had just printed out an article from the CNN website headlined, “Exclusive: Gun lobbyist helped write ATF official’s proposal to deregulate.” Minutes later came news of gunfire at a high school in Parkland, Florida. By nightfall, 17 were dead. Ronald B. Turk, acting deputy director of [...]

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Shooting survivors become advocates for stronger weapon laws 17.2.2018 AP National
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) -- Dead bodies were still inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School when survivors of this week's shooting began speaking out about gun violence. It seemed as if the teens had stepped straight from the bullet-scarred school into the nation's gun debate....
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Young shooting survivors stepped from school into gun debate 17.2.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The young people who saw classmates slain at the desks next to them are fast becoming advocates for stronger weapons laws and a safer world.
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Young shooting survivors stepped from school into gun debate 17.2.2018 AP Top News
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) -- Dead bodies were still inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School when survivors of this week's shooting began speaking out about gun violence. It seemed as if the teens had stepped straight from the bullet-scarred school into the nation's gun debate....
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Democracy Can Also Die in the Bright Glow of the Screen 16.2.2018 American Prospect
AP Photo/Ariel Schalit Protesters hold signs and flags during a protest against corruption and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Tel Aviv When the Israeli police recommended this week that Benjamin Netanyahu be tried for bribery, it was like a long-delayed train pulling into the station. We knew it was coming; we were only wondering how long we'd have to wait. True, the police added some details to make you shake your head in disbelief, like the nice round figure of one million shekels (over a quarter million dollars) worth of champagne, cigars, and jewelry that Netanyahu and family allegedly received from a pair of businessmen. How, you have to wonder, does someone actually consume that many cigars, than many bottles of bubbly? How do you survive that much cigar smoke? Still, the wholesale supply of luxuries gives an impression of conventional corruption: A powerful official does favors for a rich person—a tax break here, help getting a foreign visa there—so that the politician can live ...
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Mitt Romney Announces He’s Running For Senate 16.2.2018 Outside the Beltway
To the surprise of nobody, Mitt Romney entered the race to succeed Orrin Hatch in the Senate. He'll probably win.
The Daily 202: Immigration failure shows the ideologues are ascendant in the Trump White House 16.2.2018 Washington Post: Politics
The president has lurched right this week on immigration, entitlements, guns, infrastructure and even Russia.
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Mueller deputy Andrew Weissmann has a reputation for hard-charging tactics — and sometimes going too far 16.2.2018 LA Times: Nation

When FBI agents raided the northern Virginia home of President Trump’s former campaign manager Paul J. Manafort Jr. on July 26, they came with all the subtlety of a sledgehammer.

They arrived before dawn, forced the front door lock and burst in with a no-knock warrant, tactics typically used in...

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