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04-02-2014- Marketplace- SCOTUS: Campaign Finance

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

In the case widely regarded as the sequel to the Citizens United campaign finance case, the Supreme Court has struck down the aggregate limit on what an individual can give in donations in a given an election cycle. Also, New York drops out of InBloom, the Gates Foundation’s $100 million effort at collecting student data, leaving it with no known customers. Since launching, seven states have dropped out.  Apparently, parents aren’t as eager as gates assumed  to have their kids data-mined at schools. Plus: We remember – briefly – Charles Keating, because he was one of the best-known faces of the S&L crisis of the late 80’s and early 90’s, in which 1,000 banks collapsed.

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Paula from Celebration, FL

You've done the impossible. I had to turn off Marketplace. As I was getting dinner ready, I immediately felt like retching when I heard the beginnings of the story about a guy who didn't change his wound dressing for a week. I don't even know what the story was about, but that got my attention. Think I'll go listen to a podcast of the Brian Lehrer show. Thanks.

Apr. 03 2014 06:54 PM

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