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Sunday, September 23, 2018

Texas Board Expunges Hillary From History Curriculum

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

According to a report in the Dallas Morning News, the Texas State Board of Education on Friday issued a preliminary vote to sharply cut back the social studies curriculum in the state.

One major change is the elimination of required teaching about Hillary Clinton:

As part of an effort to “streamline” the social studies curriculum in Texas, the State Board of Education voted on Friday to change what students in every grade are required to learn in the classroom. They approved the removal of several historical figures, including Hillary Clinton and Helen Keller.

Hillary Clinton has been a significant figure in recent U.S.…

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Shedding Some Light On Dark Money Political Donors

Reprinted with permission from ProPublica.

 

On Wednesday we added details to our FEC Itemizer database on nearly $763 million in contributions to the political nonprofit organizations — also known as 501(c)(4) groups — that have spent the most money on federal elections during the past eight years. The data is courtesy of Issue One, a nonpartisan, nonprofit advocacy organization that is dedicated to political reform and government ethics.

These contributions often are called “dark money” because political nonprofits are not required to disclose their donors and can spend money supporting or opposing political candidates. By using government records and other publicly available sources, Issue One has compiled the most comprehensive accounting of such contributions to date.



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#EndorseThis: Cory Booker Shares Democrat Strategy For Winning Midterms

Like a savvy statesman, Cory Booker punctuates the first chunk of a Jimmy Fallon interview with a funny tale which endears him to The Tonight Show crowd.

We won’t give away the details, but let’s just say being elected to Congress doesn’t always stop one’s Mom from fussing over them.

Things turn serious, however, when Booker is tasked with explaining how Democrats can potentially take over Capitol Hill in November of 2018. Instead of merely worrying about which issues paint Dems in the best light or provide the best in-road to attacking President Trump’s record in the White House, the Senator’s advice reminds how gains were made on Philadelphia avenue.…

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