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The Swampby Janet Hook An effigy of Rep. Frank Kratovil Jr. was hung outside his office on the eastern shore of Maryland. Rep. Steve Kagen of Wisconsin was shouted down by angry constituents. Rep. Timothy H. Bishop of New York had......
The Swampby Mike Memoli Tom Hamburger and I report on a major advertising campaign being launched Monday by Americans for Prosperity, an independent conservative advocacy group. The $4.1-million ad buy from the Americans for Prosperity Foundation does not...
Tags: Indiana, Elections, North Dakota, Washington (U.S. state), Ohio
We seem to have entered an era of government snooping and censorship unsurpassed even by the dismal standard set four decades ago by President Richard Nixon. In recent days, we have discovered that the Internal Revenue Service targeted conservative...
Be glad you don't live in Ohio. It's a fine old state with pretty towns, friendly people and a fairly healthy economy. But over the last six months, its citizens have endured a volume of political advertising unequaled in the history of Western...
To hear business leaders and political candidates talk, proper industrial policy comprises only three elements: a fair tax system, a level playing field and "certainty." So why is it that all three are about to be thrown out the window as a sop to oil,...
Today's topic: the billions (yes, with a "b") that will be spent on advertising in this year's presidential and congressional campaigns, and what kind of messages that money is sending. Like jazz, blues and musical comedy, the political ad is a...
The television commercial is designed to spark outrage. "Billions of taxpayer dollars spent on green energy went to jobs in foreign countries," it intones. "The Obama administration admitted the truth — that $2.3 billion of tax credits went...
Sometimes the best news stories inadvertently are underplayed. For example, consider this online headline for a story that received scant attention: "Drunk and expecting child, man burglarized property." I'm guessing he didn't climb through a window,...
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelDismissing claims that it was corporate welfare, the state House’s tax-writing committee on Wednesday approved package of multimillion-dollar breaks for professional sports facilities across Florida. In three separate votes, the House Finance &...
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelTALLAHASSEE — With mounting evidence of companies gaming Florida's economic-incentive system, the Florida Senate is advancing a bill that would beef up the state's efforts to evaluate whether its myriad tax-cuts, incentives and breaks are creating...
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelTALLAHASSEE — A day before they released a report Tuesday accusing the state's public-private business recruiting agency of “pay for play” activities because AT&T is both a corporate sponsor and a vendor for cell phones and Internet,...
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