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Companies Pump Millions into Political Nonprofits

One-third of the 300 biggest companies in the United States gave at least $185 million to politically active nonprofit organizations in 2012, …

Ad paints vulnerable Arizona Democrat as whistle-blower on ObamaCare woes

A Democratic Super PAC is launching an ad campaign to distance vulnerable Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick from ObamaCare, saying the Arizona lawmaker is fighting to fix the “stunning ineptitude” exhibited in the health law’s website.<p>The ad was released Thursday by the House Majority PAC, a DC-based group that …

Why Representative Democracies Can't Write Off Transparency

Interest groups from the NRA to the Sierra Club show the power of information to motivate citizens.<p>This week, arguing that “transparency is overrated,” Amitai Etzioni presented a familiar critique. In his telling, transparency is ineffective because people cannot or do not act on disclosed …

Obamas Talk Education and Inequality at Summit

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama outlined their efforts Thursday to increase access to higher education, using a White House …

Republicans warn of security flaws in Obamacare website | Reuters

(Reuters) - Republicans in Congress sought to showcase what they call major security problems with the Obamacare website HealthCare.gov on Thursday, just as U.S. officials ramp up a national campaign to persuade young adults to use the site to enroll in health insurance.<p>A man looks over the …

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Russia to Lend Hungary $13.7Bln for Nuclear Plant

NOVO-OGARYOVO, January 14 (RIA Novosti) – Russia will provide credit of up to $13.7 billion to Hungary to fund the construction of two new blocks at …

Gates wondered if he, military leaders were just 'chopped liver' to Obama

Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates says during the first few months of meetings in the Situation Room, things got awkward when President Obama and his advisers heavily criticized the decisions made by the previous administration – decisions Gates had a hand in making.<p>Gates told Fox News …

Facebook? Zielloze bende

Ik durf te wedden dat ik de eerste ‘Ernst-Jan’ op Facebook was. De dag na de Superbowl van 2007 werd ik lid. Ik liep stage in New York en had de …

Next.checkt: ‘Ik heb geen taxirit van 450 euro gedeclareerd’

Zaterdag stond in <i>NRC Weekend</i> een interview met PvdA’er Fatima Elatik (39) nadat ze had aangekondigd volgend jaar te stoppen als stadsdeelvoorzitter …

Bank Of America To Improve Working Conditions After Intern Death

LONDON, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Bank of America Merrill Lynch has detailed how it intends to improve working conditions for its junior bankers after one of its summer interns died.<p>In a memo sent to staff on Friday and seen by Reuters, Bank of America said an internal review had outlined measures to …

‘Our Citizens Deserve Better’: Christie Opens NJ State of the State Address With Another ‘Bridgegate’ Apology

TRENTON, N.J. (TheBlaze/AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie apologized again Tuesday for his office’s alleged involvement in a 2012 political payback scheme, saying his administration “let down the people we are entrusted to serve.”<p>On the eve of his second term, the governor opened his annual …

Israeli official apologizes for calling Kerry messianic

WASHINGTON — The Israeli government apologized on Tuesday after the White House took offense to a news report in which the country's defense minister was quoted describing Secretary of State John Kerry's efforts to win an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement as driven by "misplaced obsession and …