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Maddow’s Transparency Teach-in with Watergate-era Attorney Philip Lacovara

Rachel Maddow gave the nation an important history lesson with the man who made that history with two important decisions for transparency in the Watergate-era, Philip Lacovara.

President Trump and the ‘Post-Truth’ Era

A former CIA chief argues that the the president is a product, not a cause, of a profound shift in the way millions of our fellow citizens and people around the world perceive the world.

Money & Influence 05.2.2018

Nebraska Lobbyists Set Another Spending Record

$17.5 million investment represents a 26 percent jump in five years.

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