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Meet The Billionaires Behind The Best Presidents Money Can Buy

The last time we checked on the (funding) status of America's real presidential race - the one where America's uber-wealthy try to outspend each other in hopes of purchasing the best president money can buy - the totals were substantially lower. With November 6 rapidly approaching, however, the scramble to lock in those record political lobbying IRRsis in its final lap. And thanks to the unlimited nature of ...

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TSA Fires Tens Of Agents

TSA on Friday proposed firing 25 of its employees and suspending 19 for failing to properly screen checked luggage. The action comes as a result of a year-long investigation prompted by reports of theft in a New Jersey baggage room. A year-long investigation found Transportation Security Administration employees, including managers, at the Newark Liberty International Airport to have violated baggage screen ...

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Sen. Claire McCaskill’s husband cut business deals in Senate Dining Room

  Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill’s husband used the U.S. Senate Dining Room to cut business deals selling tax credits tied to stimulus money, a whistle-blowing executive inside his company alleged on an audio recording exclusively obtained by The Daily Caller. “The thing that irritated me about this was he [McCaskill’s husband Joseph Shepard] entertained these outside investors in the Senate Dining Roo ...

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Free Online Education Is Now Illegal in Minnesota

  Honorable mentions go to New York City’s Taxi and Limousine Commission for driving out Uber’s online taxi-hailing service and to automobile dealers’ groups in four states for trying to have Tesla dealerships declared illegal. But the grand prize in this week’s unexpectedly heated competition for most creative use of government to stifle innovation has to go to Minnesota. The Chronicle of Higher Educa ...

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114,000 US Contractors Active In Afghan War

There are currently more private contractors working for the US military and other government agencies in Afghanistan than uniformed American military troops, reports indicate. As of July, nearly 114,000 contractors were working for the US Defense Department in Afghanistan, compared to the 90,000 American troops in the country at the time, AFP reported Thursday, quoting “official statistics.” The figures ab ...

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