Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Tag: campaign finance

19 things we learned about money in politics in 2019

The year in campaign finance had highs and lows (mostly lows).

Trump 2020 campaign ad payments hidden by layers of shell companies

The Trump campaign and representatives of the firms had not responded to request for comment.

House passes HR 1 – a sweeping anti-corruption bill to get...

“HR 1 restores the people’s faith that government works for the public interest, the people’s interest, not the special interest.”

Democrats reintroduce DISCLOSE Act to combat dark money ‘poison’

It will restore public faith in our government. It will mark a major step towards fixing what's broken in Washington."

STUDY: PBS Remains Gold Standard For Coverage Of Campaign Finance Reform

This report analyzed coverage of campaign finance reform on Sunday morning talk shows and four nightly news programs.

Voters Can Now Weigh In On Citizens United

California voters will be able to vote for overturning Citizens United.

Staffing Up for Corruption

There was a new category of staffing added to Big Money in politics. Campaigns are now hiring “donor maintenance managers” as personal concierges to millionaire supporters—another example of plutocratic corruption of our democratic elections.

Buy Your Way into Scott Walker’s Circle

Presidential candidate Scott Walker wants you to think he cares about people like you, so he is inviting people to sit down and talk to him face-to-face—it only costs $1 million. It's time we end this corrupt mockery of our electoral democracy.

A Mailman on a Mission

"Doug Hughes’ gyrocopter stunt was no flight of fancy." It seems the majority of Americans are behind his bold “very special delivery” through the heart of our nation’s most restricted airspace in an effort to shake up and shape up Congress.

Wall Street Banks on Buying the Democrats’ Love

Big money is threatening the Democratic party by saying that major campaign donations are dependent on “a friendlier attitude toward the banks.” This just shows what little respect banks actually have.

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Personal interview: Abby Martin what are the prospects for peace?

Abby Martin is an American journalist, TV presenter and activist who continues her work opposing imperialism and promoting peace, as an independent filmmaker and journalist.

Bogus “rugged individualism” corrodes our social fabric, fueling violent protest & pandemic mayhem

Either “rugged individualism” is exposed as a mistaken, scam mythology, disrupting and exploiting what’s good for the many -- or we face something closer to “rugged extinction.”

Oklahoma Supreme Court puts temporary hold on 3 abortion laws due to go into...

“All of these laws have the same goal: to make it harder to get an abortion in Oklahoma.”
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Don’t believe corporate America’s ‘labor shortage’ bullshit. This is an unofficial general strike.

What’s really happening is more accurately described as a living-wage shortage, a hazard pay shortage, a childcare shortage, a paid sick leave shortage, and a health care shortage.
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Minneapolis cop charged after killing innocent man with patrol car

The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office announced that Officer Brian Cummings has been charged with felony counts of second degree manslaughter and criminal vehicular homicide.