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New SuperPAC Financial Reports Reveal More Big Spenders

The superPAC supporting President Obama attracted three $1 million donors last month. The pro-Romney superPAC also saw some new names popping up on its donor list — and it got a million-dollar donation in three chunks from a return address in Dayton, Ohio.
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Chesapeake Cleanup Survives Cuts To Senate Farm Bill

The Senate passed its version of the farm bill on Thursday, and funding to clean up the Chesapeake Bay was preserved amidst $23 billion in cuts.

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The Politics Hour

Kojo and Tom chat with D.C. Council Member Michael Brown, I-At Large.


High Court Decision A Blow To Public Sector Unions

In a blow for public sector labor unions, the Supreme Court ruled that non-members — who are required to pay dues in closed shops — do not have to pay special assessments to finance the union's political activities. The Justices said the First Amendment requires an opt-in system.

Romney To Latino Voters: 'You Have An Alternative'

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney addressed Latino elected officials in Orlando on Thursday. After a primary season in which he talked of "self-deportation" among immigrants and vowed to veto the Dream Act, Romney was greeted skeptically. He said his immigration policy would include a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants who serve in the U.S. military and green cards for those who earn advanced degrees in the U.S.

Bipartisan Support Boosts Farm Bill Through Senate

The massive farm bill cleared the Senate on Thursday, setting up negotiations with the House over changes in a number of programs, including crop insurance and food stamps.