Democrats knew they'd have trouble with the new campaign finance rules created by the Supreme Court. Yet the disparity is huge between what Republicans are raising in unlimited anonymous donations and what Democrats have been able to collect.
A new study showing that Americans lost nearly 40 percent of their wealth in the Great Recession turned up another notable result: Credit card debt also fell sharply; the median family's balance tumbled 16 percent. But it's not just because people rushed to pay off their plastic.
Democrats knew that they would be disadvantaged under the new campaign finance rules created by the Supreme Court. But the disparity between the amount of money Republicans can raise in unlimited anonymous donations and what the Democrats have been able to raise is huge.
Once a popular tourist destination, California's largest lake has been slowly shrinking over the years. A water transfer deal passed in 2003 could speed up that process, and some are now worried it could be an environmental and health disaster for the region.
Attorney General Eric Holder found himself in a familiar position Tuesday — up on Capitol Hill and under fire from Senate Republicans. One senator called on Holder to resign. Others on the Judiciary Committee wanted to know whether his Justice Department could properly pursue leak investigations — and why he wouldn't share more information about a botched gun operation.
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