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Looks like Chris made a boo-boo: A PandoDaily investigation has discovered evidence that Gov. Chris Christie’s pending deal to award a $300 million pension management contract to a controversial hedge fund is in violation of state anti-corruption laws. New Jersey state pay-to-play statutes prohibit state contractors from directly or indirectly financially supporting the election campaigns […]

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David Cay Johnston really lets the Obama administration have it for refusing to prosecute bankers: With a track record like that, you might think Black would have been the first person President Barack Obama called when he took office five years ago as the economy was being gutted because of reckless and rapacious banking practices […]

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I get the feeling we’re about to be sucked into yet another war: A flyer distributed in the eastern Ukrainian city Donestk is telling the city’s Jewish community that they need to “register” with the separatist government, but the head of the self-appointed new leadership in the region has denied involvement. In a set of […]

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Mayor Michael Nutter should have stopped this regressive practice a long time ago: Philadelphia police will no longer detain immigrants unless the federal government shows up with a warrant, Mayor Michael Nutter announced Wednesday morning. The mayor signed an executive order at a press conference that would limit cooperation between the Philadelphia Police Department and the Immigration […]

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As they say, the only reason Texas doesn’t fall into the Gulf of Mexico is because Oklahoma sucks! Oklahoma residents who produce their own energy through solar panels or small wind turbines on their property will now be charged an additional fee, the result of a new bill passed by the state legislature and expected […]

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This is very possible

And I’m tired of people explaining to me how we can’t win. I actually see people paralyzing themselves into inaction and indifference. Look, I’m no happier with the Dems then you are — but getting a Democratic majority is the only way we have even a fighting chance: In a poll released by McClatchy/Marist on […]

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It’s awful that our politics have come down to dueling special-interest groups, but it’s the way it is: Michael R. Bloomberg, making his first major political investment since leaving office, plans to spend $50 million this year building a nationwide grass-roots network to motivate voters who feel strongly about curbing gun violence, an organization he […]

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Krugman reviews the new Thomas Piketty book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century. It’s making quite the stir among the talking classes: It therefore came as a revelation when Piketty and his colleagues showed that incomes of the now famous “one percent,” and of even narrower groups, are actually the big story in rising inequality. And […]

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Lots of political will for these babies — unlike the unemployment insurance extension that sank like a stone! An entire bundle of big-ticket special interest tax exemptions will always slide through Congress: No one in Congress really likes doing things this way, agreeing that the better approach would be to evaluate each tax break on […]

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Of course he is, the little weasel: ALBANY—Governor Andrew Cuomo will headline an education retreat next month in Lake Placid hosted by hedge-fund managers who support the Common Core standards, charter schools, mayoral control of schools, testing and student-data collection. Cuomo is the “honorary chairman” of Camp Philos, “a philosopher’s camp on education reform” presented […]

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