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Gusher of Cash Follows Chemical Spill

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On Thursday, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) presented a new version of legislation to overhaul chemical safety regulations, dissenting from a bipartisan bill that was still being negotiated more than a year after it was introduced. 921 more words

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Washington Wakes Up to Ebola Threat

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President Obama declared on Tuesday that the United States would send troops,  medical equipment and aid workers to Western African countries ravaged by Ebola, a virus that has killed more than 2,400 people.   1,344 more words

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Dems Getting Stingier With Campaign Cash to Colleagues

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In the run-up to the 2012 elections, Republican candidates spent more on political contributions than their Democratic counterparts for the first time in a decade, transferring $54 million from candidate committees to parties or other candidates. 666 more words

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Legend of K Street Helped Industry Boom

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It’s hard to overstate the significance to K Street of the death of Thomas Hale Boggs Jr. today. For almost as long as the Center for Responsive Politics has tracked data, Boggs was, literally, the biggest name in lobbying. 561 more words

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American Future Fund Goes to the Islands

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A politically active nonprofit that spent more than $25 million on ads to help Republicans in the 2012 elections has stepped into a messy dispute between the government of Puerto Rico and a bank that claims the commonwealth owes it money — not something that fits neatly with the group’s activities in previous election cycles. 633 more words

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Both Mr. McConnell and Ms. Grimes Go to Washington

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Who’s the real Washington insider? Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) or his Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes?  Both candidates and their surrogates have lobbed the scurrilous insult this week as both have made time in their busy schedules to raise money from the monied set in D.C. 596 more words

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