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12:46pm

Fri May 15, 2015
It's All Politics

'Candidates' Driving Cash-Filled Trucks Through Campaign-Finance Loopholes

Originally published on Fri May 15, 2015 5:47 pm

Candidates, and "un-candidates," for the presidency are slicing and dicing campaign-finance law, testing the boundaries of what's legal.
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If Congress is all about sausage-making, Washington's political-money industry has its own specialty: slicing the particular sausage that is campaign finance law, thinner and thinner.

The meat of the law is in its definitions. What is a "contribution"? An "expenditure"? What does "coordinate" really mean? "Public communication"? How about "candidate"?

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11:08am

Fri May 15, 2015
It's All Politics

Mitt Romney To Fight Evander Holyfield. You Read That Right

Originally published on Fri May 15, 2015 11:34 am

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and former heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield face each other during an official weigh-in Thursday, ahead of their charity fight Friday.
Rick Bowmer AP

Mitt Romney is a glutton for punishment.

After losing the 2012 presidential election as the Republican presidential nominee, Romney may be gearing up for a beating of another kind.

The 68-year-old former Massachusetts governor will step into the boxing ring on Friday to fight former world heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield.

Yes, you read that right.

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6:44am

Fri May 15, 2015
Politics

Garner Case Behind Him, Donovan Takes Oath Of Office In Congress

Originally published on Fri May 15, 2015 7:57 am

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6:20am

Fri May 15, 2015
Business

House Republicans Vote To Cut Amtrak's Funding

Originally published on Fri May 15, 2015 7:57 am

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6:17am

Fri May 15, 2015
Around the Nation

'Done Fighting This Madness,' Akron Mayor Steps Down

Originally published on Fri May 15, 2015 11:21 am

Akron, Ohio Mayor Donald Plusquellic in 2013.
Dave Martin AP

Everybody says Mayor Don Plusquellic loves Akron, Ohio. It's just some of the people he can't stand, as he said in March to a packed crowd at his State of the City address.

Now Plusquellic, one of the longest-serving mayors in the country, plans to attend his last ribbon-cutting this weekend.

Soon after that, he is cutting ties with city government. Plusquellic spent decades in office in Akron — he's credited with transforming the local economy.

But he is also called bombastic and a bully, and he recently said he feared that a City Council member might kill him.

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6:16am

Fri May 15, 2015
Politics

Obama Reaffirms Security Commitment To Gulf Partners

Originally published on Fri May 15, 2015 4:34 pm

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8:02pm

Thu May 14, 2015
The Two-Way

Stephanopoulos Apologizes For Not Disclosing Donations To Clinton Foundation

ABC news anchor George Stephanopoulos is apologizing for failing to disclose $75,000 in donations over a three-year period to the Clinton Foundation.

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6:32pm

Thu May 14, 2015
It's All Politics

After Baltimore And Ferguson, Major Momentum For Criminal Justice System Reform

Originally published on Sat May 16, 2015 7:46 pm

Demonstrators participated in a March2Justice for criminal justice reform legislation outside the Capitol in April. Lawmakers who are working to on fixes to the justice system say recent unrest is pushing them to act.
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Lawmakers working on fixes to the justice system say that unrest in places like Ferguson, Mo., and Baltimore is pushing them to act.

"The whole idea of a young man dying in police custody, the confrontations with police, the looting and burning of innocent minority owned businesses," Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn said on the Senate floor this month. "The question arises, what can we do?"

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5:14pm

Thu May 14, 2015
It's All Politics

Drone-Like Device Puts White House On Lockdown

Originally published on Thu May 14, 2015 6:54 pm

This small unmanned aerial vehicle was spotted flying near the White House.
US Secret Service

It's red and black and not much larger than a brick.

But the unmanned flying device, that looked more like a toy than a drone, was a big enough problem to put the White House, executive mansion and surrounding area on lock down for about an hour while it was checked out.

The small "unmanned aerial vehicle" was spotted flying 100 feet above Lafayette Park at lunchtime Thursday afternoon, according to the U.S. Secret Service. The park is right across the street from the White House.

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5:03pm

Thu May 14, 2015
Politics

President Obama Meets With Arab Allies At Camp David

Originally published on Thu May 14, 2015 9:35 pm

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