From the daily archives: Thursday, March 27, 2008

Modern Day Politics

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What the hell is up with this???

The Ohio Federation of Teachers wants the IRS to investigate charter school operator White Hat Management, contending the private company has violated the terms of the tax-free status assigned to many of its schools.

The union alleges that at least 25 Life Skills Centers and Hope Academies operated by White Hat don’t qualify for tax-exempt status because many of them share board members, trademarks and contracts.

Under IRS rules, to keep a tax exemption board members need to be unaffiliated with the management company and have authority over their own budgets, curriculum […]

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According to the AP, Florida has taken a step forward by formally apologizing “for the state‚Äôs ‘shameful’ history of slavery”.

Meanwhile, Ohio takes a step backward with Governor Strickland’s signing of HB 314, the anti-choice bill that forces doctors to show ultrasound pictures to patients considering an abortion.

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Another Super Breaks for Obama

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WASHINGTON – Rep. Dan Lipinski, one of the latest Democratic superdelegates to endorse Sen. Barack Obama for president, said Wednesday that statements made by the senator’s former pastor “were not helpful for our country” but Obama is what the nation needs.

Make that 1,621 to 1,499. Hillz super-delegate lead is down to 35. Trending to Obama.

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Clinton Supers Starting to Sour

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NBC’s Matthew Berger:

At a time when Sen. Hillary Clinton is increasingly relying on superdelegates to vault her to the Democratic Party’s nomination, a handful of undecided and pledged superdelegates are coming forward to say her campaign’s tactics in recent weeks are doing more harm than good.

Doesn’t sound like supers are buying the continually refined rationales behind why they should support Clinton over the leading Obama:

“Periodically, over the last couple of weeks, you will see a news story or get something from the campaign, and you’ll go, ‘How stupid do you think I am?” one uncommitted superdelegate said. […]

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