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Eric Boutilier
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Add a location to your Tweets. When you tweet with a location, Twitter stores that location. You can switch location on/off before each Tweet and always have the option to delete your location history. Learn more. Turn location on. Not now. Turn off location ...
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Dennis Kellerher gives an excellent argument here. The Bank of America / DOJ deal is not AT ALL a punishment that fits the enormously harmful crime. #MayDayPAC #CounterPAC #CFR  

Kellerher's bio on The Huffington Post: http://www.politico.com/arena/bio/dennis_kelleher.html
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... "people have forgotten one of the most important lessons of Watergate: big money and secrecy corrupts." ... #CounterPAC  
Have Americans forgotten a key lesson of Watergate? The scandal prompted campaign reforms that some say have been gutted ahead of this year's presidential race.
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One of my favorite podcast shows, Planet Money, explains #MayDayPAC and why SuperPACs are a problem. Here are some excerpts: Members of congress now...
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Luigi Zingales of the Univ. of Chicago wrote a book called "A Capitalism for the People". Here's a GREAT podcast interview. http://www.econtalk.org/archives/2012/07/zingales_on_cap.html #econtalk
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Debate win: Burt Neuborne, Zephyr Teachout: Right to unlimited political spending not guaranteed by the Constitution

http://www.npr.org/2014/07/02/327753580/is-unlimited-spending-on-political-speech-a-protected-right
Do individuals and organizations have a constitutional right to unlimited spending on their own political speech? Legal experts face off on the issue in the latest Intelligence Squared U.S. debate.
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... a matching system [...] would encourage candidates to listen to the concerns of poor and middle-class voters rather than wealthy donors and corporations...
Teachout's policies have passed a road test. Will her ideas sway candidates in the 2016 presidential race?
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I just read this article from The Economist written in January 2010. It's a nice recap of the Citizens United ruling (speech/money in politics) which had just happened. I think articles today about...
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Connect with your friends — and other fascinating people. Get in-the-moment updates on the things that interest you. And watch events unfold, in real time, from every angle.
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I've read several Cato Institute essays expressing their stand against any kind of push for campaign finance reform. By contrast, I'm enormously in favor of a new approach to campaign finance...
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