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Corporations hedge their bets on Democrats, and more

Corporate political action committees gave 53 percent of their donations to Democrats, compared with 35 percent in the last midterm election.

Corporations hedge their bets on DemocratsMajor corporations and industry groups that used to give money primarily to Republicans hedged their bets for this election, so as to have a greater say in Obama administration regulatory initiatives like health-care reform. Corporate political action committees gave 53 percent of their donations to Democrats, compared with 35 percent in the last midterm election.The Washington Post

Janitors with Ph.D.sMore than 5,000 janitors and 8,000 waiters and waitresses earned Ph.D.s or other doctorates before settling on their current jobs. Overall, 17 million Americans who have completed college are employed in jobs that do not require a bachelor’s degree.The Chronicle of Higher Education

Charlie Sheen, 3 vs. Martin Sheen, 66The celebrity who’s been arrested the most is not Charlie Sheen but his father, Martin Sheen, an actor and liberal activist who says he’s been arrested at various civil-rights, anti-nuclear, and anti-war protests 66 times. Rapper DMX has been arrested 13 times, Lindsay Lohan five, and Charlie Sheen a mere three.TheDailyBeast.com

Free contraceptives for women?Women’s contraception could soon be free in the U.S., under provisions of the new health-care law. A panel of experts is considering what kind of preventive care for women should be covered at no cost under the new law, and contraception is high on the list. Last year, 93 million prescriptions for contraceptives were dispensed.Associated Press

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