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GOP looks to back Obama into a corner

Congressional Republicans are angling for some big wins before the New Year.

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John Chwat

Esther McVey Given Top Quango Job With £32k Salary For 60 Days Work By Her Old Tory Colleagues

The Huffington Post UK  |  By Owen Bennett

Ex-Tory Employment Minister Esther McVey has been handed a top job by her old Conservative pals – along with salary of £32,000 for just 60 days work a year. 423 more words


Why Lobbying is Allowed, part II

After examining the First Amendment and the Supreme Court’s role in Part I, this part will take a look at the legislative branch, Congress, and its role in allowing lobbying and soft money in US politics. 1,890 more words

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Why Lobbying is Allowed, part I

Why it is allowed for lobbyists, interest groups and other outside actors to engage in lobbying activities to the extent it currently is. The Constitution, the Supreme Court and Congress have all shaped the current legal framework that enable lobbying activities. 1,314 more words

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Mental health bill collides with guns — again

A sweeping mental health overhaul cast as a congressional response to gun violence could run afoul of … gun control.

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John Chwat