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Wild west: How B.C. lobbyists are breaking one of the province’s few political donation rules

Via The Globe and Mail: “With no limits on political donations in B.C., the provincial Liberals [who are actually conservatives] raised an astonishing $12-million last year. One alarming source: Lobbyists are giving tens of thousands of dollars in their own name – and some power brokers are breaking one of the few rules the province has in place. Kathy Tomlinson reports.

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Ted Cruz failed to disclose loan from Goldman Sachs for his first Senate campaign

Four years ago, when radical right wing demagogue Ted Cruz was running for U.S. Senate, he financed his campaign with a large loan from Goldman Sachs — coincidentally his wife’s employer and one of the big Wall Street banks he likes to rail against as being too influential in the nation’s capital. Cruz conveniently failed to disclose the loan at the time he was seeking to replace Kay Bailey Hutchison. The New York Times has more.