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News, Sucka Free City Bumming for Bitcoin: Newsom and Weev Share a Political Strategy

Bumming for Bitcoin: Newsom and Weev Share a Political Strategy

One is an unctuous, tech-savvy politician with a vaguely reptilian grin. The other is a surly, bushy-haired hacker with a knack for repelling his staunchest allies. Both drew headlines last week, after hustling for contributions in Bitcoin. Ostensibly, few things…
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News, The Snitch Facebook Fights Disclosure of Political Ad Funders

Facebook Fights Disclosure of Political Ad Funders

Facebook, that oxygenlike Internet omnipresence you were probably fooling around on a few minutes before reading this post, doesn't want you to know who's paying for the political ads displayed on its pages.That's the upshot of a letter, obtained and…
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South to the Future

Burbank, Calif. -- The Fox television network has announced it will air a prime-time pageant for would-be presidential candidates on Tuesday, July 4. The live event, which will be broadcast nationwide by Fox television affiliates and the Fox PayPerView network,…
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An Endowed Chair

When Charles Keating's Lincoln Savings and Loan Association collapsed in 1989, Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain's political career nearly went with it. McCain, the country learned, was one of five senators who had met with federal regulators at Keating's behest.…
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Don't Get Mad -- Get On-Line That's what Tony Raymond, former Web master for the Federal Elections Commission (FEC), did when it became clear that the FEC had little real interest in making campaign finance reports easily available to…
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