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

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

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Trevor Noah Is Officially Your Next 'Daily Show' Host

Trevor Noah
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Shots Fired After Men Dressed As Women Try To Enter NSA

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

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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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Mike Pence Dodges Questions On Anti-Gay Discrimination In Indiana

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Ted Cruz Sees Recognition Bump

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

The Last Mile
Chrisfino Kenyatta Leal

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

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Donald Trump Comes In 13th Place In Necktie Auction

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

Martin Omalley
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Michelle Obama Declares 'Black Girls Rock!'

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

Carly Fiorina
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White House Wannabes Drawing 2016 Battle Lines In Furious Money Chase

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A Look At How Evangelical Voters Could Legitimize Ted Cruz (Or Not)

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Marco Rubio Could Announce White House Bid April 13: Report

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Colorado Asks Supreme Court To Toss Marijuana Lawsuit Filed By Anti-Pot States

Cynthia Coffman Colorado
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How Giving Homes To The Homeless Reduces Homelessness

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

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

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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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Elizabeth Warren Fires Back After Wall Street Threats

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

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This Is How The Common Core ACTUALLY Works

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Upset By Warren, Banks Debate Halting Some Campaign Donations

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'Rise Of Super PACs' Set To Ruin The RNC's Plan To Avoid A Brutal Primary Season

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James Inhofe Makes Questionable Claims On Fracking, Water Contamination

James Inhofe
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Schock Spending Scandal Spurs House Review Of Member Expenses

Aaron Schock
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Michigan Governor Pardons Politically Connected Lawyer

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

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