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Illinois Primary Results Show Local Political Machine 'Breaking Down'

Chicago News Cooperative | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After serving some 20 years as an elected leader of the obscure-but-jobs-rich Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, Terence O'Brien decided last ye...

The Rural Population is the Third Face of Honduras in this Crisis

Daniel Altschuler | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daniel Altschuler

The third, rural face of Honduras virtually never protests and maintains little contact with political institutions except when handouts arrive at peasants' doorsteps, sometimes in exchange for votes.

Sam Stein

Homeland Security Dept. Plagued By Corruption, Mismanaged Billions

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Department of Homeland Security has wasted and mismanaged billions in taxpayer dollars and is plagued by internal criminal activity, a study relea...