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Political money needs a tighter rein

The FBI, in a federal affidavit disclosed last week by the Al Jazeera America cable network, alleged that state Sen. Ronald S. Calderon, above, took $88,000 in bribes, most of it from undercover agents.

Rich Pedroncelli, Associated Press
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