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Koch Brothers Eye the Tribune Company and 23 Television Stations

Koch Brothers Eye the Tribune Company and 23 Television Stations
The Koch Brothers are rumored to have interest in the Baltimore Sun, Chicago Tribune and the Los Angeles Times. Other Tribune assets the brothers have expressed interest in owning are 23 television stations and a national cable network WGN America.
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Minimum Wage Workers Working 40 Hours a Week Can’t Afford a Two-Bedroom Apartment Anywhere

Minimum Wage Workers Working 40 Hours a Week Can’t Afford a Two-Bedroom Apartment Anywhere
During his State of the Union address, President Obama unexpectedly called for a hike in the minimum wage to $9.25 an hour, and Congressional Democrats are calling for an even higher hike to $10.10.
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Mitch McConnell in 1988: 'The Democrats Are Always Crying Because They Can't Make the Deficit an Issue'

Mitch McConnell in 1988: 'The Democrats Are Always Crying Because They Can't Make the Deficit an Issue'
These days, it seems all Republicans can talk about is the growing deficit. But back when Ronald Reagan was president, I guess it didn't seem that important. At least to Mitch McConnell, anyway.
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Conservative Political Action Conference Shafts Christie, Invites Rubio and Bush

Conservative Political Action Conference Shafts Christie, Invites Rubio and Bush
The conference speaker list is a who's who of possible 2016 Republican presidential contenders: Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, among them.
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HIV Medical Care Discrimination: Fourth Settlement Reached in Six Weeks

HIV Medical Care Discrimination: Fourth Settlement Reached in Six Weeks
The settlement resolves allegations that Glenbeigh violated the ADA by denying admission to someone because of HIV. This is the fourth settlement that the Justice Department has reached in six weeks addressing HIV discrimination by a medical provider.
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Huntsman Hotties Join Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry Group

Huntsman Hotties Join Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry Group
Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry announced a new campaign manager and 20 new members of its leadership committee, including three of former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman’s daughters.
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Sequester: Starving Children to Protect Corporate Welfare

Sequester: Starving Children to Protect Corporate Welfare
Here's a pop quiz for Congress: If you cut food assistance for needy families by $333 million, and allow corporations to dodge $183 billion in federal taxes in the same year, how much did you end up reducing the deficit?
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Silvio Berlusconi's Sex-for-Hire Case on Fast Track in Italian Court

Silvio Berlusconi's Sex-for-Hire Case on Fast Track in Italian Court
Silvio Berlusconi's judicial woes weighed on Italy's political future on Monday as prosecutors in Naples requested an accelerated trial of the former premier on corruption charges, and Milan judges in his sex-for-hire trial ordered a medical visit to certify his ailments.
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Jeb Bush: Political Reporters Are Crack and Heroin Addicts

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Sunday likened political reporters to "crack addicts" and "heroin addicts" during a tour of morning talk shows that drew repeated questions about the still-distant 2016 presidential election.
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Dubya: Terrific Painter, Terrible President

Dubya: Terrific Painter, Terrible President
We learned last month through the release of hacked emails that former President George W. Bush enjoyed painting enough to produce a couple of self-portraits while he bathed. Now, the art teacher who worked with Bush six hours a day to help develop those skills is talking about her star pupil.
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