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Anti-Gun Control Spending Stays In The Shadows

Via CNBC: “A mass shooting in rural Oregon has once again touched off a furious debate over gun control and the constitutional right to bear arms. In a televised press conference, President Barack Obama condemned how “routine” the pattern of…

Snyder’s Nonprofit Still Misses Mark On Transparency

Via The Detroit Free Press: “In 2013, Gov. Rick Snyder vowed to shut down a nonprofit that was collecting funds from donors whose names were never made public. Instead, the governor said, he’d launch a new nonprofit with a transparent donor…

Mega Donor Richard Uihlein Ramps Up Donations To Conservative Causes

Via Chicago Sun-Times: By stepping up contributions to conservative candidates and causes, Lake Forest businessman Richard Uihlein has vaulted into the ranks of national mega donors — leveraging his personal direct political giving with funds from a charity he controls….

East Aurora Paying For School Board Member’s Home Internet

Via Aurora Beacon-News: “East Aurora School District 131 has been paying for one board member’s home Internet service for the past four years. The district has spent more than $2,800 for Richard Leonard’s home Internet service since he joined the…

The Voting Rights Act: A Dream Undone

via the New York Times On the morning of his wedding, in 1956, Henry Frye realized that he had a few hours to spare before the afternoon ceremony. He was staying at his parents’ house in Ellerbe, N.C.; the ceremony would take…

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