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UPI Almanac for Saturday, May 24, 2014

UPI Almanac for Saturday, May 24, 2014

UPI Almanac for Saturday, May 24, 2014
By United Press International
Wealthy political donors start dropping the cash in post-McCutcheon era

Wealthy political donors start dropping the cash in post-McCutcheon era

WASHINGTON, May 23 (UPI) --Wealthy political donors, including David Koch and Donald Trump, have taken advantage of the removal of campaign finance limits by increasing donations.
Aileen Graef
UPI Almanac for Friday, May 23, 2014

UPI Almanac for Friday, May 23, 2014

This is Friday, May 23, the 143rd day of 2014 with 222 to follow.
By United Press International
Tennessee governor signs bill allowing electric chair if state can't obtain lethal drugs

Tennessee governor signs bill allowing electric chair if state can't obtain lethal drugs

NASHVILLE, May 22 (UPI) --Gov. Bill Haslam signed a bill allowing Tennessee to execute death row inmates via electric chair.
Kate Stanton
IRS to scrap political group rules

IRS to scrap political group rules

WASHINGTON, May 22 (UPI) --The IRS is scrapping the proposed rules on political activities that were at the heart of the scandal when it was accused of targeting conservative groups.
Gabrielle Levy
Billionaire Steyer's climate change PAC eyes 7 races

Billionaire Steyer's climate change PAC eyes 7 races

WASHINGTON, May 22 (UPI) --Tom Steyer, the liberal billionaire behind the climate change-focused PAC NextGen Climate Action, has identified seven races as part of his $100 million effort.
Gabrielle Levy
Man allegedly beat wife to death for serving him vegetarian food

Man allegedly beat wife to death for serving him vegetarian food

BROOKLYN, N.Y., May 22 (UPI) --Noor Hussein allegedly beat his wife to death in their Brooklyn home because she served him a meatless dinner instead of the goat meat he had asked for.
Evan Bleier
Pa. county that pioneered same-sex marriage licenses now unable to issue them

Pa. county that pioneered same-sex marriage licenses now unable to issue them

NORRISTOWN, Pa., May 22 (UPI) --Montgomery County, which jumped the gun last year on same-sex marriage licenses in Pennsylvania, is now the only county in the state unable to issue them.
Frances Burns
BP to appeal Deepwater Horizon claims to Supreme Court

BP to appeal Deepwater Horizon claims to Supreme Court

HOUSTON, May 22 (UPI) --BP said, as it takes its Deepwater Horizon claims case to the Supreme Court, no reasonable judgment would force a company to pay for damages it didn't cause.
Daniel J. Graeber
"Citizen Koch" documents the effect of money on politics

"Citizen Koch" documents the effect of money on politics

NEW YORK, May 21 (UPI) --The documentary "Citizen Koch" shows the effect of big money in politics and how it led to the rise of the tea party.
Aileen Graef
Supreme Court issues last-minute stay for Missouri death row inmate

Supreme Court issues last-minute stay for Missouri death row inmate

WASHINGTON, May 21 (UPI) --Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito ordered authorities Missouri to halt the execution of Russell Bucklew just an hour before he was to die by lethal injection.
Matt Bradwell
Five convicted in murder of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya

Five convicted in murder of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya

MOSCOW, May 21 (UPI) --Five men have been convicted in the murder of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya, a writer for the independent paper Novaya Gazeta and a critic of Putin.
Aileen Graef
Judge overturns Pennsylvania's ban on same-sex marriage

Judge overturns Pennsylvania's ban on same-sex marriage

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 20 (UPI) --Pennsylvania ordered to join other states in the Northeast in recognizing same-sex marriage.
Frances Burns
Plaintiffs in Oregon same-sex marriage case first to marry in Portland

Plaintiffs in Oregon same-sex marriage case first to marry in Portland

PORTLAND, Ore., May 20 (UPI) --Ten years after their first wedding, Deanna Geiger and Janine Nelson exchanged vows in Portland, after a judge overturned Oregon's ban on same-sex marriage.
Frances Burns
John Lewis opposes Michael Boggs for federal court

John Lewis opposes Michael Boggs for federal court

WASHINGTON, May 19 (UPI) --Rep. John Lewis,D-Ga., said he opposes President Obama's nomination of Michael Boggs to serve on the federal court, endangering a delicate deal to fill seven vacancies on the state bench.
Gabrielle Levy
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The Supreme Court Justices of the United States sit for a formal group photo in the East Conference Room of the Supreme Court in Washington on October 8, 2010. The Justices are (front row from left) Clarence Thomas, Antonin Scalia, John G. Roberts (Chief Justice), Anthony Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg; (back row from left) Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer, Sameul Alito and Elena Kagan, the newest member of the Court. UPI/Roger L. Wollenberg
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