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Mandatory vaccinations for school children against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, hepatitis B, MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) and chickenpox .

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Mandatory vaccinations for school children against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, hepatitis B, MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) and chickenpox .

Congress Tables Convention Cash, Offers to Kids’ Health Instead

From Bloomberg Government’s Congress Tracker: The Senate took a brief time out from partisan sniping to abolish public financing of the quadrennial Republican and Democratic National Conventions and authorize spending the savings for pediatric medical research. Senate Republican Leader Mitch...

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Jim Messina, campaign manager for the re-election of President Barack Obama, talks with reporters during a tour of the re-election headquarters in Chicago.

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Jim Messina, campaign manager for the re-election of President Barack Obama, talks with reporters during a tour of the re-election headquarters in Chicago.

Obama’s Advocacy Group Bows to Pressure, Bans Corporate Giving

Organizing for Action, the advocacy group that arose from President Barack Obama’s successful re-election campaign, has reversed course and decided not to take corporate donations. OFA Chairman Jim Messina made the announcement in an article he wrote for CNN.com. He gave...

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Obama’s ‘Cashier’s Window’

President Barack Obama, who pledged as a presidential candidate in 2008 to strengthen the Federal Election Commission and nominate members “committed to enforcing our nation’s election laws’, is now creating “an unprecedented vehicle for potential influence-buying, influence-selling and government scandals...

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The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in Washington.

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The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in Washington.

IRS: Nonprofit Regulation no Priority

Coming off an election season in which groups that keep their donors hidden spent more than $300 million on political activity, the Internal Revenue Service has left the question of nonprofit regulation off its initial Priority Guidance Plan. This is...

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