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November 13, 1992 | Associated Press
A federal grand jury on Thursday indicted the Speaker of the Kentucky House on charges of influence-peddling and campaign finance fraud after an FBI investigation that focused on horse racing legislation. The indictment alleges that Kentucky State Rep. Don Blandford accepted $1,500 in payoffs for help in killing the legislation and engaged in a pattern of racketeering activity by defrauding his campaign fund of about $6,500.
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November 13, 1992 | Associated Press
A federal grand jury on Thursday indicted the Speaker of the Kentucky House on charges of influence-peddling and campaign finance fraud after an FBI investigation that focused on horse racing legislation. The indictment alleges that Kentucky State Rep. Don Blandford accepted $1,500 in payoffs for help in killing the legislation and engaged in a pattern of racketeering activity by defrauding his campaign fund of about $6,500.
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October 19, 2011 | By Lisa Mascaro
Republican Sen. Rand Paul may not have the clout in Congress to reach his goal of eliminating the Department of Education, but he can do a close second: shut down the Senate committee trying to pass sweeping new federal education legislation. The Kentucky senator dug deep into the procedural arsenal Wednesday to halt the committee that was meeting to revamp the No Child Left Behind legislation. The bill has broad bipartisan support and was expected to clear the panel later this week.
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December 27, 2011 | By Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times
Only about a third of American adults can name all three branches of government, and a third can't name any. Fewer than a third of eighth graders could identify the historical purpose of the Declaration of Independence. This slim knowledge of civics — and the potential risk it poses to American democracy — captured the attention of retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. During a recent trip to Los Angeles, she talked up iCivics, an expanding online program aimed at middle school students.
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