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  •  There's also a connection to Club for Growth (none)
    via Jonathan M. Baron, Basswood Research and Red Sea LLC.

    And then there's the Heartland Institute which seems to reach into almost every state legislature.  
    The Heartland Institute represents itself as a think tank, but it also puts out a couple of "news" papers:
    The Heartlander
    Budget and Tax News
    Health Care News
    School Reform News
    Environment & Climate News
    Info Tech & Telecom News

    as well as providing an opportunity for individuals to hold seminars.  One who benefited from this opportunity was Joseph Perkins, who just suddenly resigned from the San Diego Union.
    NPR has an interesting transcript of a program in which Perkins sure sounds like a shill for the Patriot Act.
    http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/media/july-dec01/civil_11-27.html

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