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Michelle Obama bemoans money in politics, then asks donors for "big, fat check"

The Washington Times reports:

First lady Michelle Obama on Thursday night urged Democrats to “dig deep” into their pockets and “write a big fat check” before the midterm elections, but minutes later complained of too much money in politics. 48 more words

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Nomi Prins: Dodd-Frank Turns Four and Nothing Fundamental has Changed

Editor’s Note: Nomi Prins is a former managing director at Goldman Sachs and a former senior managing director at Bear Stearns. You can read an abridged version of her remarks at… 46 more words

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How presidential museums become propaganda palaces

Thomas Frank writes for Salon:

‘Barack Obama has formally entered that phase of the presidential life cycle that is all about defining his legacy, building a presidential library… 166 more words

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Super PACs and Campaign Finance

http://www.politico.com/blogs/under-the-radar/?ml=bl_jg

The rise of Super PACs following the Citizens United v FEC (and more recently McCutcheon v FEC) has been well documented and is crucial now for understanding elections. 38 more words

US Elections

2014 Midterms - the importance of the races up for grabs.

http://www.politico.com/story/2014/07/2014-senate-elections-republicans-108584.html?hp=l17

The midterms, as already discussed, are always seen as an important indication of the mood of the public in the US. However the one great difficulty in using the Senate to assess this is that only 1/3rd are re-elected at each Senate election. 104 more words

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