Texans will have to prove who they are to cast ballots today, beginning a series of U.S state elections that will show the effect of laws pushed by Republicans requiring photo identification at the polls.
The shutters clicked, the grainy photos were sent to the red-light violators and St. Louis raised $4.1 million last year. Now the vehicular version of “Candid Camera” may be ending, as it has in other U.S. towns and cities.
The top 10 dealmakers at publicly traded private-equity firms took home at least $1.7 billion in dividends in 2013 as they seized on rallying stock markets to sell stakes in everything from a Chinese insurer to a U.S. theme-park operator to a French floormaker.
Even as New Jersey Governor Chris Christie faces an audit of his federally funded tourism advertisements, an influx of campaign money makes commercials paid for by taxpayers or corporate sponsors increasingly attractive to cash-strapped politicians.