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Most independent ads for 2012 election are from groups that don’t disclose donors 25.4.2032 washingtonpost.com - Politics
Nearly all of the independent advertising aired for the 2012 general-election campaign has come from interest groups that do not disclose their donors, suggesting that much of the political spending over the next six months will come from sources invisible to the public. ...
Democracy Is on the Ballot 18.10.2018 American Prospect
(AP Photo/John Minchillo) Voters enter the Hamilton County Board of Elections on the first day of early voting on October 10, 2018, in Cincinnati.   Democracy itself is on the ballot this fall, as voters consider not just candidates, but an unprecedented number of ballot initiatives that seek to protect voting rights and rein in special interests, gerrymandering, and big money. Voters also face mounting challenges to direct democracy by state legislators who have chosen to ignore or overrule popularly approved ballot measures, and who have moved in some cases to weaken or block the initiative process altogether. At least 33 states mulled 190 different proposals to change the ballot measure rules this year, including bills that would boost the number of signatures needed to get an initiative on the ballot, for example, or increase the percentage of votes needed for enactment. This push-and-pull reflects something of a vicious cycle in states where voters see their legislators as out of touch and ...
Trump’s DC hotel acting as a money-launderer in pay-for-endorsements scheme? 18.10.2018 Raw Story

One Event at Trump’s D.C. Hotel Includes a $10,000-Per-Person Photo With the President Opportunity In the old days, if a politician wanted an endorsement from, say, the President of the United States, they would find a way to ask for it. Maybe a phone call, maybe a word with high-level officia...

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Moving Toward Plutocracy: Bill Moyers Talks to Ben Fountain About the Trump Age 18.10.2018 Truthout.com
Ben Fountain’s "Beautiful Country Burn Again" is a bold, brave book about the state of politics in the era of Trump.

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Democrat Beto O’Rourke winning the Hispanic vote in Texas – but it’s not enough 18.10.2018 Raw Story

In a packed Texas convention center, Democrat Beto O’Rourke drew cheers last weekend with a blistering critique of Republican rival Ted Cruz’s support for deporting young undocumented immigrants, part of a stump speech aimed at inspiring Hispanic voters in the country’s most expensive and closely wa...

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From Texas to North Dakota — MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow explains why conservatives are so afraid of Americans voting 18.10.2018 Raw Story

As civil rights groups warn of large-scale voter suppression tactics in multiple states, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow revealed that an opposite campaign is being waged on the right. The host began the segment by reading a fundraising email from an organization called “True the Vote” — a &...

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New York Republican candidate’s campaign manager son wants her to be the next Richard Spencer 18.10.2018 Raw Story

A Queens woman running for New York State Senate doesn’t care if you call her “alt-right” — and her son, who also acts as her campaign director, appears to agree. Gothamist reported that Vickie Paladino, a Queens Republican hoping to capitalize upon a divided Democratic ticket for ...

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FBI investigating whether Manhattan DA who refused to prosecute Ivanka and Donald Jr took bribes: report 17.10.2018 Raw Story

The Manhattan district attorney’s office is being investigated for closing cases against the wealthy and powerful after getting big campaign donations, the New York Daily News reports. According to the report, the FBI is looking at whether Cy Vance Jr. and his staff dropped high-profile cases ...

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In Unusual Move, Republican Party Begins to Pull Money From Incumbent Races 17.10.2018 Truthout.com
Republican groups are abandoning campaigns and scrambling to move funds to districts where they will count more.

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We fact check Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke’s second debate 17.10.2018 Raw Story

During their second — and perhaps last — U.S. Senate debate, Republican incumbent Ted Cruz and U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-El Paso, went back and forth on a number of issues Tuesday night in San Antonio, including the economy, the impact of the #MeToo movement and civility in politics. The debate got...

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Heated US congressional races on pace to break fundraising records 17.10.2018 Raw Story

This year’s U.S. congressional campaign season is on pace to break fundraising records, driven in part by unprecedented hauls by at least five candidates from both major parties, according to a Reuters analysis of campaign finance disclosures. Candidates for the House of Representatives have collect...

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BUSTED: Trump candidate thinks cops are ‘thug criminals’ as police group backs Democrat in Kansas congressional race 17.10.2018 Raw Story

The political newcomer nominated by Republicans for an open congressional seat was revealed to have a past completely different than what President Donald Trump claimed when he flew to Topeka earlier this month to campaign, McClatchy DC reported Monday. On October 6, President Donald Trump flew to T...

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Here’s why this ex-Republican left the party – and now thinks the GOP needs to be reduced to smoldering rubble 16.10.2018 Raw Story

The Republican Party is no longer a “conservative” organization. Donald Trump has given Republicans and other movement conservatives permission to surrender to their worst temptations and excesses. Rather than embracing some concept of responsible tradition and being averse to change, th...

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Battle for the Senate: 10 races that will determine control 16.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Republicans' chances to hold the Senate appear to have gone up in the wake of the confirmation hearings for Justice Brett Kavanaugh. See which states to watch closely over the next three weeks.
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Mar-a-Lago member dishes out $150,000 to help Trump aides fight Mueller’s probe: report 16.10.2018 Raw Story

Anthony Lomangino, a member of President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort, is helping former and current Trump aides fight against Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, reported POLITICO. According to a filing from the IRS, Lomangino donated $150,000 to support legal defense fu...

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‘This is going to be devastating’: GOP strategists panic as their party is getting badly outspent by Dems 15.10.2018 Raw Story

Republican strategists across the country say they’re seeing a “green wave” of money boosting Democratic congressional candidates — and they’re preparing for what could be a brutal election night in November. Talking with the Associated Press, GOP strategist Terry Sulli...

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Let’s Pull On Beto’s Bootstraps 15.10.2018 Crooks Liars
Every once in a while a politician comes along who captures the imagination of voters in such a way that everyone knows from that moment on that he or she is clearly bound for greater things. I'm sure you all recall a certain night back in 2004 when a young first-time Senate candidate from Chicago electrified the Democratic convention --- and four years later went on to capture the White House. From the beginning, it was clear that Barack Obama had that "x-factor" that makes a politician embody the hopes and dreams of his followers. This year there are dozens of stories of progressive candidates inspiring voters all over the country, motivating average folks to get off their couches and volunteer, call, canvass and donate. But there is one who has assumed the spotlight in a way that has the whole country paying attention. That would be Congressman Beto O'Rourke of Texas who is giving the odious Ted Cruz a run for his money. And when I say "a run for his money," I mean big, TEXAS-BIG ...
An Introduction to the Koch Digital Media Network 14.10.2018 Truthout.com
The Koch brothers' total spending may hit $400 million this midterm cycle.

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With voters sour on major parties, group recruits 'none of the above' candidates 14.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Nearly 70 percent of voters say Republicans and Democrats fail to adequately represent the American people. One group is trying to help elect more unaffiliated candidates.
GOP yanks funding for ‘Putin’s favorite congressman’ Rohrabacher as campaign collapses 14.10.2018 Raw Story

The Republican Party’s top funding group for congressional races will not spend money to support two Orange County Republicans. The Congressional Leadership Fund is responsible for gathering and dispersing multi-million-dollar checks from the GOP’s biggest donors and will spend $12 milli...

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