Monday, October 14, 2019

Tag: lobbyists

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.

With the Super Bowl around the corner, NFL money blitzes Washington

A massive, culturally significant business can’t afford to stay on the sidelines of American politics and rather than waiting on a Hail Mary pass, the NFL takes control of their fate through lobbying and its PAC.

Where there’s smoke, there’s Boehner

But the crassness of this Boehner cannabis pitch somehow symbolizes, to me anyway, how low too many of our craven, so-called public servants are willing to stoop for an almighty buck once they’re out of office.

‘Lobbyists are here. Goldman Sachs is here. Where’s labor? Activists?’ Tlaib...

"Democratic leadership signs off on these events. The new class isn't having it."

Donald Trump vs. the Koch brothers: A major rift – or...

Steve Bannon is back, almost – and is likely pulling Trump’s strings in his supposed feud with the Koch brothers.

After long career bailing out big banks, Obama Treasury Secretary Tim...

"Your economy, rigged to redistribute wealth to the top."

Oil companies and lobbyists say they’re ready to solve climate change....

But when one examines the fine print of the deal – and the financial benefits flowing to some of the people touting it – the effort looks much less utopian.

Want to bring down Donald Trump?

Follow the people who follow the money.

The $24 million reasons Dems back America’s worst banks

In a world where Republicans have already been bought and paid for, there is no room for Democrats who act in bad faith.

The Gulf monarchies and the corruption of US foreign policy

Considering the money involved, we probably shouldn’t expect any further investigations to shine a light on the corrupting influence of these decadent absolute monarchies on American democracy.

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Third police officer sentenced to prison for framing black males

“These three police officers from Biscayne Park disgraced themselves and damaged the public’s trust in law enforcement."

While Assange, Manning and Snowden languish, U.S. media rediscovers its love of whistle-blowers

When it was revealed about three weeks ago that a whistle-blower (and then at least one other and possibly up to four)...

“You can’t take on a corrupt system if you take its money”: Bernie Sanders...

"Our grassroots-funded campaign is proving every single day that you don't need billionaires and private fundraisers to run for president."

Let’s get arrested with Jane Fonda

“It is unsustainable to continue to believe [in] our system of runaway, unaccountable, lawbreaking pursuit of profit.”

Conservatives Criticize Michelle Obama For Bare Arms, Stay Silent On Melania Trump’s Nude Poses

Trump's wife, possible future First Lady, receives no criticism for nude photoshoots while Michelle Obama is insulted for bare arms.