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First POST: Tipping Points

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, April 16 2014

Mike Bloomberg puts some more muscle into his gun control campaigning; Mark Zuckerberg now likes multiple identities; Airbnb wishes it could collect taxes in New York State; and much, much more. Read More

When Big Data Yields Disappointing Results

BY Nick Judd | Friday, February 24 2012

The Associated Press' Kelli Kennedy reports that an expensive and newfangled computer system designed to prevent fraudulent Medicare payments has yielded disappointing results.

The congressionally mandated, $77 million system was built by Northrum Grumman and a group of other companies, Kennedy reports, and has yielded a savings of $7,591 so far after flagging 2,500 leads and 600 suspicious cases.

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Budget Chair Paul Ryan Takes Us, Once Again, to the Movies

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, May 25 2011

House Budget Committee chair Paul Ryan is back in front of the cameras, this time pushing back against criticisms of his plan for Medicare that have resonated everywhere from New York's 26th district's special election ... Read More

New DCCC Web Ad: "Republicans Voted to End Medicare"

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, April 19 2011

The DCCC went there. In a new web ad out today, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee puts visuals to the worst nightmare we all share: grandpa will turn to stripping when things get tight. The ad is based on ... Read More