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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, […]
Ted Nugent urges the NRA to eliminate its troublemakers as the organization struggles with internal turmoil 14.9.2019 Raw Story
Over the years, the musician Ted Nugent has reveled in goading liberals, in part by perpetually broadcasting how much he loves to hunt and play with guns. He infamously told candidate Barack Obama to “suck on my machine gun.” On Friday, Nugent sent an open letter to the NRA, urging reform, Newsweek reports.  “Representing the […]
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Sweeping bill rewriting California employment law sent to Gov. Newsom 12.9.2019 LA Times: Business

A California law curbing the use of independent contractors passed the Legislature and is expected to be signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom despite objections by Uber, Lyft and other gig companies

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The NRA’s most pernicious lie 7.9.2019 Raw Story
We don’t have more automobiles than people in the United States of America. We don’t have more televisions than people. We don’t have more radios than people. We don’t have more cell phones than people. What we do have is more guns than people. A recent report published by the Small Arms Survey in Geneva, […]
Media Ignore Soros’ Lobbying for Gun Control in 2019 4.9.2019 NewsBusters
Liberal billionaire George Soros has already spent $8,520,000 on lobbying this year, including cash for a gun-control effort, according to the Washington Free Beacon.  
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A bill giving workplace protection to a million Californians moves one step closer to law 31.8.2019 LA Times: Business

A California bill to dramatically curb the use of independent contractors rather than employees moves toward a final legislative vote. Will Gov. Newsom sign it?

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JOHN KIRIAKOU: In Search of a Russiagate Scalp: The Entrapment of Maria Butina 29.8.2019
In need of a “collusion” connection, top FBI officials have now been shown to be behind the false portrayal of an unregistered agent as a spy. By John Kiriakou Special to Consortium News Much has been written about Maria Butina,…Read more →
NRA Relocates Board Meeting to D.C. As Gun Control Measures Gain Traction in Congress 29.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
NRA Secretary and General Counsel John Frazer informed the organization's board and executive council of the move Tuesday evening, according to a copy of his e-mail that was obtained by Newsweek.
Israel’s Ban on Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar Backfires 26.8.2019
Trump and Netanyahu thought they were pulling a fast one on two U.S. congresswoman, but it has blown up in their faces, as Marjorie Cohn explains. By Marjorie Cohn Truthout During Congress’s August recess, a group of 41 Democratic and 31…Read more →
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Why Are So Many NRA Board Members Jumping Ship? 23.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
One of the key accusations lodged against the NRA by departing board members is that they were prevented from carrying out many of their legally mandated responsibilities.
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