Thursday, February 20, 2020

Tag: Citizens United

Wall Street donor influence shows unprecedented growth 10 years after Citizens...

After a candidate is elected, mega-donors look to influence public policy, which occurs fairly regularly in politics

As Citizens United turns 10, we need candidates who will fight...

Thanks to a class of reformers elected in 2018, we’ve already begun that process.

How Citizens United got us Trump

Why the past 10 years were the anti-democracy decade.

‘Democracy for all’ constitutional amendment would “wipe clean the dark stain...

Today, Senate Democrats introduced the Democracy for All Amendment, a proposed Constitutional amendment that would overturn the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens...

In step toward ending dark-money elections, court to review case that...

"For nearly a decade, the SpeechNow ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has allowed big money donors to evade federal campaign contribution limits and corrupt even further our political process."

State of money in politics: Billion-dollar ‘dark money’ spending is just...

The dark money landscape is more than just direct spending, hundreds of millions more is being funneled through other kinds of groups that don’t fully disclose their donors.

How Scott Walker made Wisconsin the national poster child for dark...

"Citizens can't exercise their right to self-governance if we don't know who is funding our representatives."

Progressive Briefing for Friday, September 14

15 groups account for nearly all dark money, Trump claim Democrats rigged hurricane death toll, Bezos commits fraction of $163B fortune to help homeless, and more.

Who is largely responsible for the deterioration of the US Congress?...

The problem is that far too many Americans do not feel any such obligation and that’s why so many incompetents and corporate-controlled politicians keep getting elected again and again.

Progressive Briefing for Wednesday, July 4, 2018

New ICE policy gives immigrant families a cruel choice, two more government agencies ax climate change from their websites, a majority of Americans want Citizens United overturned, and more.

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Yale study says Medicare for All would save US $450 billion, prevent nearly 70,000...

The study in The Lancet found that Medicare for All, supported by Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, will save money and is more cost-effective than “Medicare for All Who Want It."

Factchecking NPR’s attempted takedown of Bernie Sanders

Their ignorance is willful, and finds its roots in a profoundly ideological position, an ideology adopted by journalists who favor and are rewarded by corporate arguments promoted by corporate Democrats.

Sanders alone on debate stage to say candidate with the most votes should get...

“Out of all the candidates, Bernie is the only one to advocate for the democratic will of the people.”

Millions of Americans crowdfunding to cover medical expenses

“It comes down to a profit-making motive that is baked into a system—a system that puts profits over patients.”