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Entries Tagged as 'Campaigns'

Surprisingly good advice from Sen. Lindsey Graham

June 4th, 2015 · 3 Comments

About an appearance by Sen. Lindsey Graham today from TPM.com: Graham was on message throughout, telling the hosts that he was committed to sending American troops back to Iraq to destroy the Islamic State. Co-host Steve Doocy had to cut in. “It’s a tough message,” Doocy said. “A lot of people are just worn out […]

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Tags: Campaigns · Politics

FEC chair looks at how to increase transparency in elections

June 1st, 2015 · No Comments

Ann Ravel, chair of the Federal Election Commission, shared her view on making the FEC more transparent and accessible in a guest column on the Sunlight Foundation blog (“OpenGov Voices: How the FEC is making it easier to follow the money“). Ravel says that after becoming chair, she asked the FEC staff to report on […]

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Tags: Campaigns · Elections · Politics · Sunshine

How to spot a phishing expedition

May 20th, 2015 · 2 Comments

Phishing is the illegal attempt to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details (and sometimes, indirectly, money), often for malicious reasons, by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication. –Wikipedia Last week, many of you received what appeared to be emails from me asking you to click on a […]

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Tags: Campaigns · Consumer issues

Bits & pieces to start the week

March 30th, 2015 · 4 Comments

I’ve wondered for some time when and how property insurers are going to start taking sea level rise into account when dealing with oceanfront properties. So I was interested when I saw a recent entry on Juan Cole’s blog, Informed Comment (“Climate Change: Can the Insurance Industry be saved from Bankruptcy?”). It featured the video […]

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Tags: Business · Campaigns · environment · Politics

Bill moving to add more disclosure of funding for independent expenditure committees

February 26th, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Campaign Spending Commission presented some interesting data in its testimony on SB1344, which would require additional disclosure about contributions to “independent expenditure committees,” the groups that can accept unlimited amounts from donors, including corporations and unions, in the post-Citizens United world. The bill moved out of the Senate Judiciary Committee with amendments, although the […]

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Tags: Campaigns · Legislature · Politics