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March 30, 2015

The ALEC-Backed War on Local Democracy

Corporate interests that spend hundreds of millions a year on state and federal lobbying have grown accustomed to getting what they want at the federal and state levels, but it is much harder to assert corporate control over America's 22,553 municipal and county governments.

Supreme Court Rejects Obamacare 'Death Panel' Challenge

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College Presidents Condemn Indiana's New 'Religious Freedom' Law

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Georgia House Committee Cancels Meeting On 'Religious Freedom' Bill

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Indiana's Anti-Gay Bill Paves Way For Church Of Weed

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Connecticut To Become First State To Boycott Indiana Over LGBT Discrimination Law

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George Pataki Says He Is Definitely Probably Running For President

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DEA, Secret Service Agents Accused Of Stealing Bitcoins During Silk Road Investigation

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'Corinthian 15' Becomes 'Corinthian 100' As Federal Student Debt Strike Grows

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Patty Murray Endorses Schumer For Democratic Leader

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North Dakota Takes Bold Step Forward On Commercial Hemp Industry

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Indiana's Anti-Gay Law Prompts Thousands Of Businesses To Stand Up For Diversity

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Obama: 'What If We Carried Ourselves More Like Ted Kennedy?'

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University President Bans School-Funded Travel To Indiana Over Anti-Gay Law

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Why Losing A Presidential Campaign Doesn't Have To Be A Bad Thing

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Rep. Tammy Duckworth Announces Run For GOP-Held Senate Seat

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Durbin Says He Won't Vote For Gov Funding Bill Without Sequester Fix

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Trail To The Chief: 2016 Perks Of Being A Wallflower Edition

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White House: Iran Nuclear Talks 'To Go Down To The Wire'

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Obama To Travel To Kenya For The First Time As President

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Ted Cruz Sees Recognition Bump

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'Veep' Could Feature The 'Shortest Presidency In History'

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Sentenced to Life in Prison, This Man Now Has Great SF Tech Job

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Could Indiana Businesses Soon Be Displaying 'Straights Only' Signs?

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Elizabeth Warren Fires Back After Wall Street Threats

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How Bill O'Reilly & Rush Limbaugh Discard America's Norms

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Minimum Wage Worker Loses Her Job For Talking To Washington Post

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Trevor Noah Is Officially Your Next 'Daily Show' Host

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Shots Fired After Men Dressed As Women Try To Enter NSA

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Fierce Backlash Mounts Over Indiana's 'Religious Freedom' Law

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