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  • Harry Reid calls Koch brothers 'un-American' over Obamacare ads

    Harry Reid calls Koch brothers 'un-American' over Obamacare ads
    WASHINGTON —  Majority Leader Harry Reid, angered by a new round of anti-Obamacare ads he called "lies," condemned the Koch brothers as "un-American" on the Senate floor Wednesday. Reid's remarks attacking the billionaire Republican contributors...
  • How PBS sold its soul to a billionaire donor

    How PBS sold its soul to a billionaire donor
    A few days ago the Public Broadcasting Service announced it was returning a $3.5-million grant it had received from a Texas billionaire to fund a series of documentaries about the "pension peril" -- the costs to cities and states of their public...
  • Democrat leading in Florida race eyed as test of Obamacare

    Democrat leading in Florida race eyed as test of Obamacare
    A Democratic candidate who has explicitly defended Obamacare holds a slight lead in a special congressional election in Florida that both parties are eyeing as a test of the political impact of the healthcare law. A poll released Thursday by the Tampa...
  • Robert Greenwald turns his lens on drone warfare in 'Unmanned'

    Robert Greenwald turns his lens on drone warfare in 'Unmanned'
    In an old, whitewashed motel, where folklore has it studio executives once brought their secretaries for "lunch," Robert Greenwald, a mercurial man trailed by insults and death threats, leads a small band of filmmakers dedicated to unnerving political and...
  • Campaign pays state $300,000, a fraction of 'dark money' received

    Campaign pays state $300,000, a fraction of 'dark money' received
    SACRAMENTO –  A campaign committee has admitted responsibility for receiving $11 million in “dark money” contributions during the 2012 election but has paid only $300,000 of the funds to the state, all that it says is available. The...
  • Facebook's Zuckerberg leads big jump in charity among the wealthy

    Facebook's Zuckerberg leads big jump in charity among the wealthy
    Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, led a big rise in philanthropy among the wealthy in 2013 as the number of gifts of at least $1 million climbed 57%, according to a report by the Chronicle of Philanthropy. The...
  • Tom Steyer may be liberals' answer to the Koch brothers

    Tom Steyer may be liberals' answer to the Koch brothers
    Tom Steyer is standing upright near the corner of a small, beige meeting room at Georgetown University, arms at his sides, eyes shut intently. Half a dozen ministers and priests surround him, laying hands on his torso. Together, the pastors begin to...
  • Piling on the Murray-Ryan budget deal

     Piling on the Murray-Ryan budget deal
    Here's what counts as success in Washington these days: a budget deal that almost everyone hates and that doesn't solve any of the country's major problems. The spending bill that Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Rep. Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) unveiled...
  • IRS proposes new curbs on campaigning by tax-exempt groups

    IRS proposes new curbs on campaigning by tax-exempt groups
    WASHINGTON — In a long-anticipated move to restrict the flood of secret money in campaigns, the IRS for the first time proposed rules to rein in the political activities of tax-exempt groups that have emerged as heavyweight players in American...
  • California probe of campaign donations sheds light on 'dark money'

    California probe of campaign donations sheds light on 'dark money'
    SACRAMENTO — Tony Russo had a multimillion-dollar problem. The Republican consultant and his team had raised piles of cash to use in California politics as last November's election approached. But a wrinkle in state law meant he couldn't spend...
  • California Republicans in trouble, former California Republican says

    Buried in the avalanche of documents released in the state probe of secretive political groups was a fairly succinct description of the problems facing California Republicans. It was striking not because of the content made public by the Fair...