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Analysis: What Redacted FEC Doc On Crossroads GPS Means For Campaign Finance

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Following the guilty plea of local businessman Jeffrey Thompson, D.C. has been grappling with legal questions surrounding campaign funding. Meanwhile, a case that could change how campaign financing works nationally has taken a surprising turn.

The case before the Federal Elections Commission centers on whether the conservative organization Crossroads GPS can make political contributions and still remain a non-profit. The FEC's Republicans and Democrats released a ruling showing that they were deadlocked over the case. But Republicans surprised Democrats by attaching a document to the ruling that they say informed their decision. The problem is that all 72 pages of the document have been redacted. National Journal correspondent Shane Goldmacher talks with WAMU host Matt McCleskey about why this ruling and the redacted document could affect how campaign financing works going forward.

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Verdine White On 45 Years With Earth, Wind & Fire

Forty-five years ago, the band “Earth, Wind and Fire” introduced audiences to a new kind of funk--one that fused soul, jazz, Latin and pop. Bassist Verdine White talks to guest host Derek McGinty about breaking racial boundaries in music and how the band is still evolving.

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If War Is Hell, Then Coffee Has Offered U.S. Soldiers Some Salvation

"Nobody can soldier without coffee," a Union cavalryman wrote in 1865. Hidden Kitchens looks at three American wars through the lens of coffee: the Civil War, Vietnam and Afghanistan.
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What's Ahead At The Democratic National Convention

The Democratic National Convention gets underway in Philadelphia, where Hillary Clinton will accept the presidential nomination.

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What Verizon Will Get When It Buys Yahoo

Verizon is announcing a deal to buy Yahoo's Internet business on Monday. The telecom giant is eyeing Yahoo's content — and more opportunities to sell ads on it.

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