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Judicial Hijinks in Effort to Kill Scott Walker Criminal Probe and Destroy Evidence

Judicial Hijinks in Effort to Kill Scott Walker Criminal Probe and Destroy Evidence
In one of the first cases to rely on the U.S. Supreme Court's McCutcheon decision, a federal judge just tried to open the door to new levels of corruption in Wisconsin elections -- but the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals could still stop him.
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That's A Wrap! CO Legislators Leave for the Year with Loads of Unfinished Business

That's A Wrap! CO Legislators Leave for the Year with Loads of Unfinished Business
A legislative year-end recap of Colorado's congressional session. The year ended with surprising bipartisan accord, though much was left on the table, including a fracking bill that would've put the health of citizens first over the oil industry's rampant abuse of the state's natural resources.
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Missouri Dem Casts Vote to Cut Taxes for the Rich and Gut Public Services

Missouri Dem Casts Vote to Cut Taxes for the Rich and Gut Public Services
With their vote to overturn Missouri Gov Jay Nixon, the state legislature voted yesterday to deprive a low-tax, low-service state and its vulnerable citizens of vital revenue; they did it because they're retrograde ideologues or because they're so well paid by folks like billionaire Rex Sinquefield that they just don't care about the consequences for the rest of us.
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High Speed Ahead: California's Bullet Train Chugging Along Towards Approval

High Speed Ahead: California's Bullet Train Chugging Along Towards Approval
The California High-Speed Rail Authority will meet at Fresno City Hall this week to hear public comments on plans to approve a 144 mile segment of High-Speed Rail that will connect Fresno and Bakersfield. With a 20,000 page environmental impact report as its guide, the group will decide how to properly ensure the least amount of farmland is destroyed and choose a path that is most efficient for the bullet line.
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Local Grass Roots: CO Gov Brings in $985k to Campaign, 90% from State Residents

Local Grass Roots: CO Gov Brings in $985k to Campaign, 90% from State Residents
Sitting Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper is breaking all sorts of fundraising records in his reelection efforts against Republican Bob Beauprez. "More than two-thirds of those who contributed were grassroots donors who gave less than $150," the Denver Post reports.
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NYC Wide Web: City Moves Towards Free Wi-Fi for Everyone

NYC Wide Web: City Moves Towards Free Wi-Fi for Everyone
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has brought the dream of a nearly zero-cost (to taxpayers) wireless cloud in New York City closer than ever with a brilliant plan. Admittedly first proposed in the last administration, if successful the proposal will enjoin a private-public partnership system that will install tens of thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots around the city. Access will be free and unlimited, and here's the kicker — it will be, for the most part, privately funded, and gladly so.
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Bundy Ranch Militia Sets Up Armed Checkpoints

Bundy Ranch Militia Sets Up Armed Checkpoints
Armed militia groups have been setting up checkpoints in Cliven Bundy's Nevada county to verify the residency of those using the roads, according to a Democratic Nevada congressman. Protest is one thing, but turning the rural midwest into Afghanistan is quite another.
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GOP Senate Candidate Compares Food Stamp Recipients To Animals

GOP Senate Candidate Compares Food Stamp Recipients To Animals
A Republican candidate for South Dakota’s open Senate seat on Monday likened people who receive food assistance to animals, implying that both become dependent on handouts.
Dr. Annette Bosworth, a first-time candidate who styles herself after Sen. Ted Cruz and
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VIDEO: Tornado Flattens Parts of Arkansas

VIDEO: Tornado Flattens Parts of Arkansas
A dangerous storm system that spawned a chain of deadly tornadoes over three days flattened homes and businesses, forced frightened residents in more than half a dozen states to take cover and left tens of thousands in the dark Tuesday. The following video from the National Guard shows just how powerful Mother Nature's destructive path can grow.
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Another AL Legislator Indicted, Perjury in Corruption Probe

Another AL Legislator Indicted, Perjury in Corruption Probe
Alabama State Representative Barry Moore was indicted for perjury and lying to investigators. He's the second legislator to face prosecution in recent memory, and some believe the corruption could lead all the way up to the speaker of the statehouse.
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