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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. ...
Fund for helpful homeless man collects more than $280,000 24.11.2017 AP National
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A fund set up to raise money for a homeless man who helped a woman when her car ran out of gas in Philadelphia has collected more than $280,000....
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What Virginia’s Governor-elect Ralph Northam (D) promised during his campaign 24.11.2017 Washington Post
What Virginia’s Governor-elect Ralph Northam (D) promised during his campaign
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Donald Trump Jr. meets scrutiny of his Russian contacts with defiance 24.11.2017 Washington Post
Facing questions from multiple investigations about the interactions he had in 2016 with people tied to Russia, President Trump’s oldest son has taken an increasingly caustic tone, mocking critics and using his growing public profile to serve as an ardent defender of Trumpism.
Thanksgiving help for the homeless: 'We haven't seen numbers like this since the Great Depression' 23.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Thanksgiving meals will be served to thousands of homeless and near-homeless individuals today on Skid Row and in Pasadena and Canoga Park amid calls for donations and volunteers for the rest of the year.

The Midnight Mission will serve Thanksgiving brunch to nearly 2,500 homeless and near-homeless...

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Republicans push hard on GOP tax plan, but voters just aren't that into it 23.11.2017 LA Times: Nation

Republicans are investing enormous amounts of political capital and dollars to pump up support for the GOP tax overhaul in a risky, last-ditch legislative undertaking ahead of next year’s midterm election.

President Trump is promoting the bill as a Christmas present for the American people, and...

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Md. elections board fines Hogan campaign for fundraising email 23.11.2017 Washington Post
Md. elections board fines Hogan campaign for fundraising email
Roy Moore's communications director resigns 23.11.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Roy Moore's communications director John Rogers has resigned from the Senate candidate's campaign.
My brother died on Thanksgiving. I’m thankful for what happened next. 23.11.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Because he was an organ donor, his tragic death translated to holiday miracles for five people in need.
Trump’s name is coming off his SoHo hotel as politics weigh on president’s brand 23.11.2017 Washington Post: Politics
The change will be the third instance in which the name has been removed from buildings since his election.
Calls to rape crisis centers are surging amid the outpouring of sexual assault allegations 23.11.2017 Washington Post
Managers of crisis hotlines say the barrage of news is compelling women from all walks of life to speak out about their own traumatic experiences — many for the first time.
Blowing Up Democracy and Charities in One Fell Swoop 22.11.2017 American Prospect
(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) House Speaker Paul Ryan, joined by House Republicans, speaks to the media following a vote on tax reform, on November 16, 2017. democracy_rules.jpg There’s a great deal wrong with the House-passed tax overhaul bill, but its most heinous provision may be one that effectively blows up both the campaign-finance laws and the charitable sector at the same time. By essentially repealing the so-called Johnson Amendment, a tax provision that bars charities from engaging in partisan politics, the House legislation frees up big donors to funnel even more unlimited, undisclosed money into campaigns, and, for the first time, to deduct that money from their taxes. The bill also threatens the credibility and viability of charitable groups, and would drastically reduce charitable giving—even as it robs education, housing, and health-care assistance from working families who invariably will turn to charities for help. The Senate tax bill does not repeal the Johnson Amendment, enacted in 1954 ...
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The Daily 202: 2018 could be the ‘Year of the Woman’ on steroids, with growing backlash to the culture of sexual harassment 22.11.2017 Washington Post
The Daily 202: 2018 could be the ‘Year of the Woman’ on steroids, with growing backlash to the culture of sexual harassment
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Hey Tom Steyer, You Won't Impeach Trump Without A Democratic House 22.11.2017 Crooks Liars
Tom Steyer is throwing good money after bad: Tom Steyer, the billionaire environmentalist and Democratic mega donor, said he’s heading to the heart of New York City for the next step of his $20 million ad campaign urging the impeachment of President Donald Trump. “We’re putting a couple of large billboards in Times Square calling for the impeachment of the president,” Steyer said Monday in an interview. “We legitimately feel that this is the huge issue in front of the American people that no one is standing up for what the overwhelming number of Americans ...
On George W. Bush: The Enemy of Our Enemy Is Still a War Criminal 21.11.2017 Truthout - All Articles
That George W. Bush finds Trump's rhetoric distasteful is no reason to turn a presidential war criminal into a liberal hero. (Image: Nathan Congleton / Flickr ) You can fuel thoughtful, authority-challenging journalism: Click here to make a tax-deductible donation to Truthout. He received a prestigious award from the West Point Association of Graduates. He published a " runaway " bestselling autobiography. Last February, a lavishly produced book celebrating his paintings of Americans who served in the military was, as Time put it , "burning up the Amazon charts." Still, the liberal media wasn't ready to embrace George W. Bush -- not at least until he made some oblique criticisms of the current tenant of his old position, suggesting that, in the present political climate, "bigotry seems emboldened." Seems? Have you been to Charlottesville lately, Mr. Bush? The former president was less tentative on the main subject of his address to a conference on "democracy" he'd organized in New York City: the ...
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White House Sees No Conflict Of Interest With Apple And Mick Mulvaney 21.11.2017 Crooks Liars
Via The Young Turks investigative reporting: By Alex Kane and Matt Cunningham TYT has learned that the brother of White House Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, an architect of the GOP tax plan, is a portfolio manager for the secretive investment arm of Apple Inc., which under the tax plan stands to gain a bigger windfall than any other company. A spokesperson for the White House budget office did not deny the connection, and in an email to TYT said, “The conflict laws do not extend to broad Government matters affecting a large and diverse group of the public, such as corporate tax reform. Further, there is no real or apparent conflict of interest between an employee’s duties and the financial interests of a sibling’s employer.” The spokesperson added, “To put it better—all Americans are going to benefit from tax reform, so by that logic we are all ‘conflicted.’ That’s clearly not the case here.” The White House did not respond to questions about whether Mick Mulvaney had ...
Billionaire Steyer's impeach Trump ads light up Times Square 21.11.2017 SFGate: Business & Technology

(Bloomberg) -- Tom Steyer, the billionaire environmentalist and Democratic mega donor, said he’s heading to the heart of New York City for the next step of his $20 million ad campaign urging the impeachment of President Donald Trump. “We’re putting a couple of large billboards in Times Square calling for the impeachment of the president,” Steyer said Monday in an interview. “We legitimately feel that this is the huge issue in front of the American people that no one is standing up for what the overwhelming number of Americans think.” The digital billboards, unveiled Monday, will be on display ten minutes every hour through New Years’ Eve, according to Need to Impeach, the political group founded by Steyer.

Trump golf course reimbursed President Trump’s charity amid ongoing investigation into the foundation 21.11.2017 Washington Post: Politics
A new tax filing by the Donald J. Trump Foundation confirms it plans to dissolve once a probe by the New York attorney general is complete.
Trump charity stepped up 2016 giving amid campaign scrutiny 21.11.2017 AP Business
NEW YORK (AP) -- President Donald Trump sharply increased the amount of money he gave away through his foundation last year as the charity drew scrutiny during the campaign....
I’ve called Trump a ‘bloviating yam.’ So why is he inviting me to breakfast? 21.11.2017 Washington Post
I’ve called Trump a ‘bloviating yam.’ So why is he inviting me to breakfast?
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