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Michigan Mauls Public Education

In the ongoing, hitherto successful, conservative-led effort to divert education money to corporations, Republican lawmakers in Michigan are exploiting the economic downturn to push a set of initiatives that would outsource teaching jobs, curtail collective bargaining rights and defang teachers’ unions. (more)

Posted on Dec 7, 2011 READ MORE


What? You Expected Real Lobbying Reform?

House Republican leaders have stripped a pending bill of language that would require lobbyists to disclose their fundraising activities and contacts with lawmakers.

Posted on Apr 24, 2006 READ MORE


New Lobbying Law Falls Short on Reform

The bill, which passed 90 to 8, requires lobbyists to disclose more information about their interactions with lawmakers, but there’s little increase in the enforcement of ethics laws.

Posted on Mar 29, 2006 READ MORE


Bush: Troops Will Stay in Iraq Past 2008

The president made the admission during a news conference, during which he uttered perhaps the most tone-deaf and asinine remark of his presidency: “Nobody likes war. It creates a sense of uncertainty in the country.”

Posted on Mar 21, 2006 READ MORE


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From mundanesounds.com

New Bill Allows Warrantless Spying

OK, OK, it’s not time to get hysterical yet. This one doesn’t look likely to pass, but…
Four senators have introduced a bill that would allow the NSA to eavesdrop, sans warrant, for up to 45 days. GOP Sen. Arlen Specter objected, saying the law would allow government to “do whatever the hell it wants.”
Oh. Right. What a departure that would be.

Posted on Mar 16, 2006 READ MORE


Bush, Delay Dump Abramoff Donations

Attempt to distance themselves as scandal rocks Washington | more

Posted on Jan 4, 2006 READ MORE


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