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The Left Column
(Politico) The House on Wednesday with little fanfare passed legislation that would protect major donors like the Koch brothers and Tom Steyer from having to pay gift taxes on huge donations to secret money political groups.
The legislation, which now heads to the Senate, is seen by fundraising operatives as removing one of the few remaining potential obstacles to unfettered big-money spending by nonprofit groups registered under a section of the Tax Code — 501(c) — that allows them to shield their donors’ identities.
(Mediaite) Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) says he will force a vote on Loretta Lynch‘s attorney general nomination if it is delayed any longer by Senate Republicans, Mediaite has learned. Reid, the outgoing Senate minority leader, will call for the vote in an interview with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow set to air on Thursday night.
(HuffPo) Hillary Clinton continued to heap praise upon Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), calling her a "progressive champion" who "never lets us forget" that more needs to be done to rein in the excesses of Wall Street.
"It was always going to take a special kind of leader to pick up Ted Kennedy’s mantle as senior Senator from Massachusetts—champion of working families and scourge of special interests," Clinton wrote in TIME's annual list of the world's "100 Most Influential People," which included the Massachusetts Democrat.
(Politico) Jeb Bush’s candidacy has a problem, says brother George. “Me.”
“It’s an easy line to say, ‘Haven’t we had enough Bushes?’ After all, even my mother said, ‘Yes,’” the former president told an audience of 7,000 health IT experts here on Wednesday.
(Guardian) When I visit college campuses, young women always ask me how I deal with negativity online – and how they can. How can I write and participate on social media when it inevitably results in ad hominem attacks and vitriol? The students I speak to increasingly feel like they have to consider, before choosing a career path or posting an opinion in a public forum, whether they can cope with violently sexist responses and a never-ending barrage of misogynistic bullshit.
If anyone knows the answer to their questions, it’s Hillary Clinton. Her career has long epitomized how misogyny can haunts female politicians: the Hillary “nutcracker”, the pokes about her headbands, her hair, her pantsuits, her voice. She has too often been the target of insults based on men’s fear about powerful women – an unenviable position that few can understand.
(ARS Technica) The AVS WINVote, made by Advanced Voting Solutions, passed national Voting Systems Standards and has been used in Virginia and, until recently, in Pennsylvania and Mississippi. It used the easy-to-crack passwords of "admin," "abcde," and "shoup" to lock down its Windows administrator account, Wi-Fi network, and voting results database respectively, according to a scathing security review published Tuesday by the Virginia Information Technologies Agency. The agency conducted the audit after one Virginia precinct reported that some of the devices displayed errors that interfered with vote counting during last November's elections.
(The Hill) Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) called the GOP presidential field “losers” and compared Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to a “lump of coal” in a Wednesday interview.
"I don't really care," he said, when asked about the GOP field. "I think they're all losers."
(Feminist.org) Hillary Clinton’s unique social media entrance to the 2016 presidential race dominated news Sunday and was received well by many – especially feminists. Emily’s List, the National Organization for Women, and the Women’s Media Center were just a few of those who joined in the flurry of support for Clinton’s candidacy announcement yesterday through a video in which Clinton declared that “everyday Americans need a champion, and I want to be that champion.”
“Gender matters in the United States today,” President of the National Organization for Women Terry O’Neill wrote yesterday. O’Neill welcomed Clinton’s candidacy, and said that her campaign “is a powerful message to girls that they can aspire to the highest office, and an equally powerful message to boys that women can be leaders on an equal footing with men.”
(Buzzfeed) “Hillary Clinton supports marriage equality and hopes the Supreme Court will come down on the side of same-sex couples being guaranteed that constitutional right,” Adrienne Elrod, spokesperson, Hillary for America, told BuzzFeed News.
(The Guardian) Clinton used a visit to an Iowa college – her first scheduled appearance as a candidate – to say that reforming a “dysfunctional” system of US political funding would be one of four pillars in her run for the White House.
It was a bold stance from Clinton, who has long courted the support of Wall Street hedge funds and is widely expected to benefit from the most expensively financed campaign in US presidential history.
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- The American Council on Science and Health is a sleazy front group.
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- 2016 US Senate Election Tossup Races.
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- The Guardian: The bench is out there: Democrats hunt for a new generation – and Clinton's VP
- Paging grantcart.
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- Just arm everybody and everything will be ok!
- Family wins back seized gold coins that could be worth $80M
- What Is A “Fair Share Agreement” And Why Should I Pay It?
- Scott Walker’s new budget is so brutal even Republicans are afraid of it
- Power shift in America as Wall Street bows to Silicon Valley Will Hutton Will Hutton
- Barack Obama: Chris Matthews One on One with President Obama, Tuesday
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- Foreign Affairs: Turkey hopes to deter Obama from using 'G-word'
- Texas: Austin-area residents: did you get hailed on, yesterday?
- Latin America: Venezuela's shortages could lead to a humanitarian crisis
- Wisconsin: Rep. Ron Kind: I Stand With Scott Walker
- Michigan: Hantz Woodlands to plant 5,000 more trees on once-blighted lots in Detroit
- California: Cognitive Dissonance of Bringing Communities Together Over Affordable Housing
- New York: Went to Citi Field for the first time tonight.
- United Kingdom: Suspect charged with murder of student
- Georgia: UGA student facing disciplinary action for involvement in civil protest to expand Medicaid
- North Carolina: For NC, few standout hospitals in new federal rating system
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