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AZ Gov Brewer Won't Challenge State Constitution by Running for a Third Term

AZ Gov Brewer Won't Challenge State Constitution by Running for a Third Term
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer ended months of speculation about her political future on Wednesday when she announced that she will not seek a third term in office. The Arizona Constitution limits governors to two terms, but the Republican governor and her advisers have kept alive a scenario in which she might mount a longshot legal challenge to seek another four years in office.
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Astrid Galvan and Bob Christie
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REPORT: Of Discouraging $110B in Corporate Welfare, $88M Goes to Koch Industries

REPORT: Of Discouraging $110B in Corporate Welfare, $88M Goes to Koch Industries
A new report provides detail on our ‘corporate welfare state’ and the way large corporations benefit from programs being sold to the public as beneficial to American citizens. In total, state and local governments have handed out $110 billion in corporate welfare. If that's not bad enough, $88 million has been siphoned off by the free market championing Koch Brothers.
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Medicaid Working Wonders in VA's Anti-Healthcare GOP Districts

Medicaid Working Wonders in VA's Anti-Healthcare GOP Districts
Republicans in Virginia are benefiting from the very expansion of Medicaid they oppose. A new map circulating shows the real story: Working Medicaid would hurt the GOP in upcoming elections.
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NY Gov Cuomo's Plan to Keep a Republican State Senate

NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo's new political maneuvering reveals all of the pathologies of the Democratic Party elite...looking good on social issues while cowtowing to Wall Street.
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How CO Beat Back a Restrictive Voter ID Law

How CO Beat Back a Restrictive Voter ID Law
Once again, there was an effort this week to make voting more difficult in Colorado. Known as the “Reduce Voter Identity Theft Act,” the bill proposed to get rid of several permissible IDs that can now be used to vote: a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows the name and address of the elector. This can lead to disenfranchisement and was fortunately voted down and suspended indefinitely. So how did Colorado do it?
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GOP Gubernatorial Hopeful Who Wants to Cut Minimum Wage Owes Workers Near $4M in Back Pay

GOP Gubernatorial Hopeful Who Wants to Cut Minimum Wage Owes Workers Near $4M in Back Pay
A company Bruce Rauner, the GOP frontrunner in Illinois' gubernatorial race, once owned owes its employees $3.75 million in back pay. This comes on top of other scandals, one involving mistreatment at a Rauner-owned nursing home. Many Republicans remain undecided, and the more they learn about Rauner, the less they like him.
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Former Labor Secretary: Fear of Losing Jobs Keeps People Voting Against Their Own Job Safety

Former Labor Secretary: Fear of Losing Jobs Keeps People Voting Against Their Own Job Safety
Last week’s massive spill of the toxic chemical MCHM into West Virginia’s Elk River illustrates another benefit to the business class of high unemployment, economic insecurity, and a safety-net shot through with holes. Not only are employees eager to accept whatever job they can get. They are also also unwilling to demand healthy and safe environments.
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Robert Reich
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REPORT: Louisiana Regulators Taking Two-Thirds of Campaign Cash from Industries They Regulate

REPORT: Louisiana Regulators Taking Two-Thirds of Campaign Cash from Industries They Regulate
An investigation into public campaign finance records by the New Orleans Times-Picayune found that Louisiana utility regulators have been receiving two-thirds of their campaign cash from the industries they are elected to regulate. Despite the obvious possibility of corruption, Louisiana has resisted all calls to ban campaign contributions from utility companies.
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All-Woman TX Gubernatorial Ticket Lands Big Endorsement

All-Woman TX Gubernatorial Ticket Lands Big Endorsement
Texas State Senator Leticia Van de Putte received the nod from Emily's List Friday in her run for Lieutenant Governor. The women's grassroots organization brings with it money and clout for the upcoming Governor's race, one that's gaining national attention with filibuster star Wendy Davis at the top of the Democratic ticket.
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Hilarious: Right Wing Casino Billionaire Fights Online Gambling 'For the Children'

Hilarious: Right Wing Casino Billionaire Fights Online Gambling 'For the Children'
Sheldon Adelson, the Conservative casino billionaire, is spending millions on the fight against online gambling. Because of his business interests? Don't be silly, says Adelson. It's "for the children!"
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