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Zuckerberg Joins Big-Money PAC to Loosen Immigration

Hard-line GOP strategist is among bipartisan consultants

(Newser) - Mark Zuckerberg, political advocate? Yep, the Facebook CEO has joined other executives in forming an advocacy group that's likely to focus on various issues, starting with US immigration, Politico reports. No surprise there: It's already a hot topic among Silicon Valley executives competing for global talent. And Zuckerberg... More »

CBS Open to More Super Bowl Advocacy Ads

After flap over pro-life piece, 'responsibly produced' spots OK

(Newser) - After various advocacy groups cried foul over CBS’ decision to eschew its usual policy and air an ad during the Super Bowl that will feature Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow and carry a pro-life message, the network said today it will allow similar spots during the Feb. 7 broadcast—as... More »

Court Rescinds Cap on Political Spending by Nonprofits

Emily's List wins ruling on 'soft money'

(Newser) - A federal appeals court today rescinded FEC limits on “soft money,” the Washington Post reports. The federal regulations had required that funds used by a nonprofit to influence a federal election be drawn from “hard money” accounts—individual contributions of “hard money” are capped at $5,... More »

ACORN Orders Investigation Into Programs

Group promises reform after 'sting' videos surface

(Newser) - ACORN is ordering an independent investigation into its community service programs after undercover videos exposed questionable behavior by its employees, the AP reports. The group also said it would put its programs on hold while it conducts staff training. A series of videos show ACORN employees instructing a fake prostitute... More »

US Muslims Lobby Obama for Posts

Job-seekers hope inclusive prez will welcome their expertise

(Newser) - Hoping for an era of warm relations with the White House, more than 300 Muslim-Americans have submitted resumes for government jobs, the Los Angeles Times reports. Vetted by community leaders, the list includes Ivy League graduates, civil servants, and Fortune 500 execs. It was created "under the radar,"... More »

Critics Invoke Jesus in Anti-Stimulus Ad

Conservative group launches $1M ad to slam government spending

(Newser) - A conservative group has brought Jesus into the fray over the stimulus package, Politico reports. An anti-stimulus ad from the American Issues Project set to start airing today flashes a picture of the three wise men on the screen and asks viewers to imagine spending "$1 million every single... More »

Toughest Hurdle Is Trust: Edwards

Elizabeth Edwards says she's focusing on advocacy and family

(Newser) - Elizabeth Edwards is reentering the public eye with her attention fixed firmly on her three children and her health care advocacy, the Detroit Free Press reports, but can’t avoid questions about husband John’s extramarital affair. “There's a lot of adjustment to make,” she said in her... More »

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