Do senators fear the Internet?

Do senators fear the Internet?

The Center for Public Integrity Despite millions in potential cost savings to taxpayers, the U.S. Senate has still yet to pass a requirement that it file campaign finance reports electronically. By Friday, presidential candidates, House candidates, political action committees and super PACs must file their fourth-quarter financial reports with the Federal Election Commission electronically. Senate…

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Koch-backed group gives big to Cuccinelli in Virginia

Koch-backed group gives big to Cuccinelli in Virginia

The Center for Public Integrity Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli has raked in millions from out-of-state donors while at the same time hammering Democratic opponent Terry McAuliffe for doing the same, campaign finance records show. Cuccinelli has received $8.1 million — more than 40 percent of funds raised by his campaign since Jan. 1…

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Local charity expects loss after shutdown

Local charity expects loss after shutdown

Oct. 15, 2013 The Ronald McDonald House of Greater Washington, D.C., receives a large number of annual contributions from federal employees and federal contractors, explained Executive Director Karen Torres. When those potential donors lose money through furloughs or have delayed paychecks — a result of the recent federal government shutdown — the same losses are…

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50 years later, still marching for jobs

50 years later, still marching for jobs

Exactly 50 years after the original March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom flooded the nation’s capital on Aug. 28, 1963, marchers once again took to the streets. Participants in the new March on Washington for Jobs and Justice said the last half century has brought improvements, but more progress is still needed. They once…

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The Chosen Charter

The Chosen Charter

Washington City Paper At Sela, whose name is Hebrew for rock or foundation, school days will alternate between Hebrew and English. In math, for example, students will learn how to add and subtract in English one day, and the next day they’ll pick up where they left off in Hebrew. Language immersion programs aren’t new…

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Fear of firearm ban spurs gun sales

Fear of firearm ban spurs gun sales

Just two weeks after 20-year-old Adam Lanza shot and killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., firearm merchants reported unusually high sales of guns similar to the one Lanza used. Gun enthusiasts were stocking up, worried that Congress would soon ban the popular AR-15 rifles.  

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