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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.

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

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

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Supreme Court Rejects Obamacare 'Death Panel' Challenge

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

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Missouri State Auditor's Aide Dead In Apparent Suicide

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Shots Fired After Men Dressed As Women Try To Enter NSA

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

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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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Trevor Noah Is Officially Your Next 'Daily Show' Host

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Ted Talks In New Hampshire: Can Cruz Cajole His Way Into Contention?

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Martin O'Malley: The Presidency 'Is Not Some Crown To Be Passed Between Two Families'

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Hillary Clinton Wants U.S.-Israel Relationship Back On 'Constructive Footing'

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Iran Backs Away From Key Detail In Nuclear Deal

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Apple CEO: Anti-Gay Religious Freedom Laws Are Dangerous

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Michelle Obama Declares 'Black Girls Rock!'

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Marco Rubio Could Announce White House Bid April 13: Report

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Elizabeth Warren Fires Back After Wall Street Threats

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

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Angie's List Halts Expansion Over Indiana Law Seen Targeting Gays

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Mike Pence Dodges Questions On Anti-Gay Discrimination In Indiana

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Pat Robertson: Gay Couples 'Have Tried To Destroy Marriage'

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How Martin O'Malley Begins His Day: Prayer, Solitude And Some Very Non-Political Reading

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Ted Cruz Signs Up For Obamacare Is Your Short-Sighted Media Fixation Of The Week

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Carly Fiorina Says There's A 'Higher Than 90 Percent' Chance She'll Seek The Presidency

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Louie Gohmert 2016 Hint Sadly Just A False Alarm

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Josh Earnest Slams John Boehner's Criticism Of Obama's Foreign Policy

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James Inhofe Makes Questionable Claims On Fracking, Water Contamination

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Colorado Republican: Baby Cut From Mother's Womb Is God's Punishment For Abortion

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