Monday, January 30, 2023

Tag: Super PAC

Money talks, big time

Polls show that an overwhelming majority of Americans support stricter laws to prevent wealth from hijacking politics and want the Citizens United ruling overturned.

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.

2017 financials of the Koch’s dark money network

The Koch network may be changing its face and money flow, but it appears to be still just as powerful as ever.

1,200+ US officials and candidates have rejected fossil fuel cash

"Taking the pledge means that a politician and their campaign will adopt a policy to not knowingly accept any contributions over $200 from the PACs, executives, or front groups of fossil fuel companies – companies whose primary business is the extraction, processing, distribution, or sale of oil, gas, or coal."

The rise of shadow parties

A Brennan Center analysis shows both Republicans and Democrats have found a new way to set up super PACs and rake in dark money, further weakening our campaign finance system.

DNC takes donations from fossil fuel industry contrary to original resolution...

This is “an absolute failure by the DNC.”

Bernie Sanders Raises More Donations than Every GOP Presidential Candidate

According to the FEC and other reports, Bernie Sanders has raised more grassroots support by refusing to "pander to billionaire donors" than any of his GOP running mates. Goes to show you political contributions don't have to come from a handful of deranged billionaires.

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Why the deep state hates Putin

Since World War II, America’s knee-jerk response to any diplomatic challenge has been to bully or bomb.

Four dark secrets about America

What America needs is a thorough transformation and a reset of the economic and political systems, which are now on dangerous and unsustainable paths.

‘Just the next step’ toward justice for Tyre Nichols: Memphis police shutter SCORPION unit

Attorneys for Nichols' family called the move "appropriate and proportional" in response to his death and urged other cities to follow suit but also stressed that "misconduct is not restricted to these specialty units."

Largest fossil fuel plant in New York City could become nation’s first to convert...

“The repowering of Ravenswood with offshore wind is a community-driven approach to invest in a disadvantaged community and support New York in meeting its clean energy and economic goals.”