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Suspicious letter sent to White House

Source: Politics Balla | May 30 2013, 12:40pm CDT | by Luigi Lugmayr

Suspicious letter sent to White House
Washington, May 30 (IANS) A suspicious letter similar to the one sent to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been intercepted at the White House mail room, a media report said Thursday.
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North Carolina Showdown Could Be Most Expensive Ever

Oct 20 2014 2:39am CDT | Source: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire

"From the Koch brothers and Art Pope to George Soros and Michael Bloomberg, wealthy donors are making North Carolina's U.S. Senate race one of America's first $100 million contests," the Charlotte Observer reports. "Outside groups continue to flood the state with ads and accusations, forcing Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan and Republican Thom Tillis to keep scrambling for dollars in the campaign's final two we ...
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$100 million: Most expensive Senate race ever?

Oct 19 2014 8:52pm CDT | Source: WND

(CHARLOTTE OBSERVER) — From the Koch brothers and Art Pope to George Soros and Michael Bloomberg, wealthy donors are making North Carolina’s U.S. Senate race one of America’s first $100 million contests. Outside groups continue to flood the state with ads and accusations, forcing Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan and Republican Thom Tillis to keep scrambling for dollars in the campaign’s final two weeks. Mone ...
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NYC Poised To End School Cellphone Ban

Oct 13 2014 11:43am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City is preparing to end its ban on cellphones in schools, dooming an industry that sprang up near dozens of schools where teens could park their phones in a van for a dollar a day. Mayor Bill de Blasio -- apparently the first mayor to have a child in New York City public schools while in office -- promised to end the ban during his campaign and acknowledged last month that his own son brings a phone to Brooklyn Tech ...
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Onslaught of super PAC ads a hot subject in Iowa Senate debate

Oct 11 2014 9:18pm CDT | Source: Post Politics: - The Washington Post

DAVENPORT, Iowa — If you were looking for a sign of how much outside money is shaping politics these days, Saturday night’s Senate debate in Iowa provided a doozy. In an hour-long debate here, Rep. Bruce Braley (D) and state Sen. Joni Ernst (R) spent a full 11 minutes rebutting attacks aired on television from various super PACs and other outside groups. Braley was asked if he and former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg (I) ...
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Success Academy Charter Schools Has Lobbyists in DC, Records Show

Oct 9 2014 2:53pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

NEW YORK -- Success Academy, the high-profile chain of charter schools famous for its clashes with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D), is taking its fight beyond the nation's largest school system. After a tumultuous year, filings show that Success is being represented by lobbyists in Washington. The charter school network, the largest in New York City, has been a polarizing force since the ...
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Bill de Blasio: From Education to Poverty, Leadership by Example

Oct 9 2014 10:06am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Progressives who are elected to executive office have a unique opportunity to highlight neglected issues and stimulate much-needed debate, by taking actions which challenge the "conventional wisdom." They can change the political landscape by employing a principle which might be called "leadership by example." The mayor of New York City is uniquely positioned to play this role, thanks to that city's prominence, and so far Bill de Blasio has done exceptio ...
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Mitch McConnell, Alison Lundergan Grimes Attack Each Other On Coal

Oct 8 2014 9:38am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

The following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. In an interesting twist, Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell is under fire from his Democratic opponent, Alison Lundergan Grimes, for “personally” taking “$600,000 from anti-coal groups.” But where did most of this alleged “anti-coal” money come from? Wells Fargo. The bank. McConnell’s wife, Elaine Chao, the former secretary of labor under President George W. Bus ...
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'Oppo' Attacks Likely Fodder In GA Senate Debate

Oct 7 2014 3:00pm CDT | Source: Big Government

Familiar Georgia political family names are expected in Perry tonight as Republican Senatorial nominee David Perdue, cousin of the Peach State’s former governor Sonny Perdue, and Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn, daughter of former Senator Sam Nunn face off at the Georgia National Fairgrounds. Following the Senatorial debate, the Gubernatorial candidates will spar one another. Democrat Jason Carter, former Presiden ...
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