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Blue America Endorses Mckayla Wilkes To Replace Steny Hoyer 17.2.2020 Crooks Liars
There's a big primary on April 28-- a kind of Northeast mini-Super Tuesday-- featuring New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware, Rhode Island and Maryland. For the sake of argument say Bernie sweeps all 6 states. That could be the biggest news of the day, unless there's a major upset in Maryland's 5th district. The 5th, the southern part of the state, one big DC suburb is very blue-- D+16. McCain, Romney and Trump, all won around a third of the vote. So what's the upset that could outshine the presidential race? First, keep in mind that whoever wins the primary on April 28, will be the next congresswoman from Maryland-- and Maryland has no woman in Congress. MD-05 has been the home base for the congressman from K Street since 1981. That would be Steny Hoyer and that would be far too long for anyone to be in ...
Jonathan Lemire: 'This Is Donald Trump's Republican Party Now' 31.1.2020 Crooks Liars

Last night, after Lamar Alexander's statement that he would not vote for witnesses broke, AP reporter Jonathan Lemire summed it up.

"This is President Trump's Republican party now, completely," he said.

"It has been handed over to him in every way. He is now the first president who will go through an impeachment without witnesses."

He explains that Alexander "still has to make a living." (i.e. that beautiful K Street cash)

Then he described how Trump will take his victory lap during the Super Bowl pregame show, one of the most-watched shows on television.

Turn it off. Don't give him the ratings.

The IRS decided to get tough against Microsoft. Microsoft got tougher. 22.1.2020 Raw Story
For years, the company has moved billions in profits to Puerto Rico to avoid taxes. When the IRS pushed it to pay, Microsoft protested that the agency wasn’t being nice. Then it aggressively fought back in court, lobbied Congress and changed the law. ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up […]
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How Trump’s Trade War Is Making Lobbyists Rich and Slamming Small Businesses 9.1.2020
How Trump’s Trade War Is Making Lobbyists Rich and Slamming Small Businesses
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How Trump’s Trade War Is Making Lobbyists Rich and Slamming Small Businesses 7.1.2020 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. Mike Elrod voted for Donald Trump in 2016, hoping for a break from tight government oversight that his business […]
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How Trump’s trade war is making lobbyists rich and slamming small businesses 6.1.2020 Raw Story
Mike Elrod voted for Donald Trump in 2016, hoping for a break from tight government oversight that his business had endured for years, which he often found unreasonable. “There was a time when every day I dreaded opening the mail,” said Elrod, who founded a small firm in South Carolina called Eccotemp that makes energy-efficient, […]
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FBI raids house of lobbyist who claimed close Trump family ties 4.1.2020 Raw Story
Michael Esposito, a lobbyist who in the past has claimed close ties with President Donald Trump’s family despite the family’s own denials, saw his home get raided by the FBI this week. The Washington Post reports that the FBI raided Esposito’s home as part of an investigation into whether the K Street lobbyist has been […]
Maddow connects the dots in the ‘ever-widening investigation’ into the National Rifle Association 25.12.2019 Raw Story
MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow on Christmas Eve noted how the impeachment of President Donald Trump “just sucks all of the light and all of the air out of every other news cycle. I mean, it’s the news cycle version of a black hole.” She explained how that had kept one of the year’s biggest stories […]
Cash-Strapped NRA Discloses Spending on Foreign Fundraising for the First Time 19.12.2019
Despite foreign fundraising and misappropriation of its charities' funds, the NRA spent more than it raised last ...
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How the Interior Department Got Swamped 1.12.2019 Mother Jones
This article originally was published in HuffPost and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. In October 2017, Ben Cassidy walked away from his lucrative lobbying gig at the National Rifle Association, where he raked in as much as $288,333 per year, for a post at the Department of the Interior. He’d spent nearly […]
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Oil and Gas Emissions Have Increased Under California’s Cap and Trade Program 16.11.2019
Experts are increasingly worried cap and trade is allowing California's biggest polluters to conduct business as ...
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Right-Wing Lobby Divorces Itself? In Lawsuit, NRA Says NRA-TV Is Racist 30.10.2019 Crooks Liars

Doncha just love it when Mommy Gun Nut and Daddy Gun Nut fight? Media Matters:

The National Rifle Association admitted in a legal filing that its former media operation NRATV was viewed by NRA leadership as racist and that the project’s programming “often became viewed as a dystopian cultural rant.” That is true, but the messaging at NRATV was largely indistinguishable from the racist paranoid rantings of NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre.

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Russian agent Maria Butina to be released from US prison 24.10.2019 Raw Story
Maria Butina, the red-headed gun advocate from Russia who built a network of high-level Republican contacts before being arrested for spying, is expected to return to her country after her Friday release from a Florida prison. The only Russian arrested and convicted in the three-year investigation of Moscow’s interference in US politics, Butina parlayed ties […]
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ExxonMobil Is Still Bankrolling Climate Science Deniers 21.10.2019
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The world’s largest oil company says climate change is real, yet continues to finance climate denier groups.
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These 7 charts show how legalized political corruption is so much bigger than Trump 16.10.2019 Raw Story
by Kenneth R. Peres Corruption. It’s a word we hear a lot these days. The press primarily focuses on the type of corruption characterized by individual government officials who use their political power to reward themselves and/or their allies. Recent examples/allegations include President Donald Trump’s attempt to strong arm the president of Ukraine to benefit Trump’s reelection […]
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A ‘staggering’ 281 lobbyists have worked in the Trump administration 15.10.2019 Raw Story
At the halfway mark of President Donald Trump’s first term, his administration has hired a lobbyist for every 14 political appointments made, welcoming a total of 281 lobbyists on board, a ProPublica and Columbia Journalism Investigations analysis shows. With a combination of weakened rules and loose enforcement easing the transition to government and back to […]
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NRA was Russian ‘foreign asset’ for 2016 presidential election: Senate investigation report 27.9.2019 Raw Story
An 18-month long U.S. Senate investigation has determined the National Rifle Association (NRA) acted as a “foreign asset” in service to Russia during the 2016 presidential election that ended with Donald Trump in the Oval office. The highly-detailed 77-page report finds that “the NRA underwrote political access for Russian nationals Maria Butina and Alexander Torshin […]
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Families of Aurora shooting victims demand Warner Bros. fight for gun reform ahead of Joker release 24.9.2019 Raw Story
In 2012, James Holmes walked into a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, showing The Dark Knight Rises and unloaded a hail of bullets, killing 12 people. With the film’s sequel, The Joker, slated for release soon survivors and family members of the victims are urging Warner Brothers to take release the film in a socially […]
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U.N. Climate Action Summit 23.9.2019 L.A. Times - World News
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How Facebook makes money when people are slaughtered 20.9.2019 Raw Story
The National Rifle Association nearly doubled its spending on pro-gun Facebook propaganda for three weeks after the mass shootings last month in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, according to analytics provided to The Intercept. The social advertising surge began just one day after the Aug. 3 El Paso massacre, which left 22 people dead, […]
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