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The Caucus: The Early Word: Calamity
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Political news from today’s Times and a look at the president’s weekly address.

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Unions Loom Large in Los Angeles Mayor’s Race
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Two Democratic candidates struggle to court the city’s powerful labor unions and show independence from them at the same time.

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J. David Kuo, 44, Is Dead; Split From Bush Faith Initiative
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Mr. Kuo was instrumental in implementing President George W. Bush’s promise to link religious groups with the delivery of social services but later became a critic.

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Tax Lobby Builds Ties to Max Baucus
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Many companies have retained lobbying firms that employ former aides to Max Baucus, the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, which will have a crucial role in shaping tax legislation.

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France and Spain rocked by corruption scandals in the political system
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Likewise in Spain the corruption allegations have reached the royal family and leading politicians including President Mariano Rajoy, several ministers and regional premiers. In a taped television address Wednesday evening, Hollande said he would …

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Readers sound off on Albany corruption, abusive coaching and gay marriage
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Oceanside, L.I.: Regarding the rampant political corruption in New York, Bill Hammond writes about the hard work of finding honest candidates and putting them into office (“Big Apple at heart of the political rot,” column, April 4). In reality, the …

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US slaps more New York politicians with corruption charges
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York State Assemblyman Eric Stevenson was charged with corruption by prosecutors on Thursday, and another assemblyman was forced to resign, in the second federal graft case brought against New York politicians this week.

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