Monday, November 18, 2019

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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In a step towards justice, US Senate passes bill with funds for missing and...

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Why use the Ukraine to impeach Trump when you’ve got the emoluments clause (and...

In any event, it’s not too late to add the Hatch Act and Emoluments Clause issues if the Ukrainian case looks weak.

New study shows staggering consequences of for-profit healthcare system and Americans’ inability to pay...

34 million adults know someone who died after not getting the necessary treatment because of affordability.
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Deputy under investigation after tackling teenage quadruple amputee on video

“Men with badges should not be acting this way. Men and women who do act this way should not have badges and guns.”