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Most independent ads for 2012 election are from groups that don’t disclose donors 25.4.2032 - 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. ...
Senate Democratic campaign chairman welcomes help from Clintons in the midterms 24.5.2018 Washington Post: Politics
"We welcome those individuals and everybody who wants to help," said Sen. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland.
Hillary Clinton “wants to be helpful” to Democrats. Can she? 24.5.2018 Denver Post: Local
Hillary Clinton is not going away.
Abortion rights group launches $5 million campaign to flip the House 24.5.2018 Washington Post: Politics
"This is the moment NARAL was made for,” said the group's president, Ilyse Hogue. “We’re seeing and feeling a deep anxiety that is ginning up enthusiasm to take back the House as a buttress against Trump's draconian agenda.”
Essential California: Who is spending big to help decide who's your next D.A.? 24.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Thursday, May 24, and here’s what’s happening across California:


In most district attorney elections, the campaign playbook is clear: Win over the local cops and talk tough on crime. But in California this year,...

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The Daily 202: Trump wins a battle in the culture war as NFL owners cave on national anthem protests 24.5.2018 Washington Post: Politics
But it’s a Pyrrhic victory.
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Meg Whitman backs Antonio Villaraigosa for governor 24.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary
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Montgomery candidate draws fire over self-funded campaign 24.5.2018 Washington Post
Montgomery candidate draws fire over self-funded campaign
Last Night Was Huge for Black Women in Georgia—and Not Just Because of Stacey Abrams 24.5.2018 Mother Jones
There was plenty for progressives to celebrate on Tuesday night in Georgia—and it was a moment that signaled a huge milestone in black women’s political power ahead of November. In a downtown Atlanta Sheraton packed with supporters, Democrat Stacey Abrams celebrated becoming the first black woman to be nominated from a major party for governor in American history. […]
Five lessons from this week's primaries 24.5.2018 Washington Post: Politics
The GOP's future is male (and in the Freedom Caucus).
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Democrat Stacey Abrams just made history in Georgia's governor's race. But can she actually win? 23.5.2018 Washington Post: Politics
Her plan to mobilize minority voters is a new strategy in Georgia
The Daily 202: Primary results prove 2018 will be a breakthrough year for Democratic diversity 23.5.2018 Washington Post: Politics
It’s not just another year of the woman. It is the year of the minority woman.
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California’s local D.A. races become big-dollar battleground in nation’s justice debate 23.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

In most district attorney elections, the campaign playbook is clear: Win over the local cops and talk tough on crime.

But in California this year, the strategy is being turned on its head.

Wealthy donors are spending millions of dollars to back would-be prosecutors who want to reduce incarceration,...

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California to its presidential wannabes: Don't quit that day job! 23.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Kamala Harris has enjoyed the celebrity spotlight from the moment — not terribly long ago — she set foot in Washington, owing in good part to the assumption she will reach for history and, come 2020, run to be the nation’s first black woman president.

Having just settled into her first full year...

Out of cash, Congress may find it tough to take on Narendra Modi’s BJP in 2019 23.5.2018 India – The Indian Express
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Saudis and Emiratis face the pitfalls of courting Trump 23.5.2018 Washington Post: World
As more information leaks about their influence operations, Riyadh and Abu Dhabi may regret banking on Trump.
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Stacey Abrams Just Made History 23.5.2018 Mother Jones
Stacey Abrams became the Democratic nominee in Georgia’s gubernatorial race on Tuesday night, squarely beating rival Stacey Evans with an early and significant lead. Now, after a tough and racially charged primary, Abrams will likely face off this November against Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, who was leading the Republican field early Tuesday night.  Abrams, the 44-year-old former minority […]
Jared Kushner’s Prison Reform Plan Just Passed the House With Van Jones’ Support 23.5.2018 Mother Jones
Donald Trump just scored a victory on criminal justice reform, and some Democrats are actually pleased. In a 360-59 vote, the House of Representatives passed a prison bill on Tuesday that the president and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, support as a way to reduce recidivism. But even though the legislation passed easily, some progressive groups […]
Real Corruption: Mick 'Pay And We’ll Talk' Mulvaney 22.5.2018 Crooks Liars
It’s not just that Mick Mulvaney has no scruples; he has no shame. It has become commonplace to see Trump administration officials, up to and including the president, abuse public resources for personal gain and comfort. But private planes, $31,000 dining room sets, and other lavish expenditures at public expense are the petty rewards of narcissists. The corruption that matters most is the kind that hurts millions of Americans to enrich the tiny class of billionaires that is this regime’s true constituency. When it comes to this kind of deep corruption, which perverts government’s role for the benefit of the privileged few, Mick Mulvaney is a master of the art. In fact, he’s made it his ideology. Mulvaney’s Way Mulvaney is Trump’s Budget Director. He is also doing double-duty as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the agency created under President Obama to protectconsumers from being ripped off by predatory and criminally-inclined banks. As a member of Congress, Mulvaney once ...
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How the FBI informant's outreach to Trump staffers fits into overall investigation 22.5.2018 Washington Post
How the FBI informant's outreach to Trump staffers fits into overall investigation
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