Thursday, November 30, 2023

Tag: dark money

Minnesota Senate passes Democracy for the People Act—prohibits foreign-influenced corporate spending...

The bill, which garnered 80 percent of Minnesota voters' support, according to a statewide poll conducted in November, will head to the governor's desk, who pledged to sign it.

Clarence Thomas proves it’s time for Supreme Court term limits

If justices can be bought by billionaires, lifetime terms only enable corruption rather than protect the U.S. Supreme Court from undue influence.

Sanders backs renewed push for ban on Dark Money in democratic...

"If Democrats really believe in democracy and campaign finance reform, we must ban super PACs in primaries," said Sen. Bernie Sanders.

‘Why are these conflicts allowed?’ corporate giving to group tied to...

"You want to 'preserve #SCOTUS history'?'" said one watchdog group. "Hire a curatorial staff. Don't run a pay-for-play."

How to ‘follow the money’ in a political campaign

The donors who help shape this country deserve as much scrutiny and publicity as the politicians they support. After all, this country belongs to us.

Dark money groups have pumped $1 billion into GOP effort to...

The finding comes a month after Senate Republicans tanked a bill that would have required dark money groups to disclose their donors and funding sources.

Republican AGs, dark money groups scheme to sue over student debt...

Conservatives are hoping right-wing courts will intervene to deny debt relief to tens of millions of borrowers.

Who is Barre Seid? Secretive tycoon gives record $1.6 billion to...

The donor is Barre Seid, who donated all of his shares in his electronics company, Tripp Lite, to the nonprofit group run by Leonard Leo, who helped select former President Trump’s conservative Supreme Court nominees.

In politics, money will always talk. Unless…

In an unequal society, a society dominated by concentrated wealth, democracy will always be “damnably difficult.”

‘Time for Citizens United to go’: US oligarchs poured $1.2 billion...

"Billionaires shouldn't get to use their enormous wealth to pick and choose who they want in office."

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AOC condemns $20 million bribe in Michigan’s political landscape as a stark indicator of...

A political development involving U.S. Senate candidate Hill Harper and U.S. Representative Rashida Tlaib, has cast a stark light on what many progressive lawmakers see as the corrupting influence of money in American politics.

Right-wing mayhem regorges Social Darwinism, poster child for scandalous, authoritarian bunk

History does not repeat, but in this case it emphatically rhymes. With Trumpist war cries for his New Nazism, we cannot avoid the obvious parallels.

COP28 president caught in oil lobbying scandal: Secretly pushes fossil fuel agenda amidst climate...

This conflict of interest, uncovered through an investigation by the Center for Climate Reporting (CCR), raises serious questions about the integrity of the UN climate summit leadership.

Is it time (once again) for nonviolent rebellion?

How to end dreams of revenge in Israel, Palestine, and elsewhere?

Exposed: Saudi Arabia’s secret plan to fuel fossil dependency in Africa and Asia

The investigation discovered that this extensive plan involves not only the deployment of fleets of petrol and diesel-fueled vehicles, but also a calculated move to lobby against subsidies for electric vehicles across the globe.