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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. ...
Over Half a Million Dollars From Trump-Related Donors has Flowed to Andrew Cuomo 18.8.2018
A Ukrainian fertilizer magnate, a shady lawyer and the Koch Brothers are among Cuomo's major campaign donors.

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Activists With Diabetes Take on the Global Insulin Crisis 18.8.2018
T1International has flipped the script on health care advocacy with patients leading the fight for accessible insulin.

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VIDEO: GOP Campaign Aide Throws Punches At Opponent's Fundraiser 17.8.2018 Crooks Liars
Levi Lovell is an African-American Republican campaign gofer in the Age of Trump. Until last night, he was the campaign field director for GOP Congressman Rodney Davis, IL-13. Yes, this Rodney Davis: It was great to have @IvankaTrump who continues to be a leader on workforce training and child care issues in the White House, visit the 13th District. — US Rep Rodney Davis (@RodneyDavis) August 9, 2018 But last night... Late last night, Springfield police arrested and charged @RodneyDavis ’ field director Levi Lovell with aggravated battery. He’s still behind bars this morning. Multiple witnesses told me he shouted in @BetsyforIL ’s face and punch someone at her campaign event at JP ...
In Rush to Retweet Trump, Treasury Department May Have Violated the Law 16.8.2018
The most troubling aspect of this story is the pervasiveness of the alleged corruption that is evident here.

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Do Democrats Have A Pelosi Problem? 16.8.2018 Outside the Beltway
Recent reports have indicated that doubts are growing about the wisdom of keeping California Democrat Nancy Pelosi at the top of House Leadership.
Tim Pawlenty Fails In Comeback Effort, Confirming That The GOP Is Trump’s Party 15.8.2018 Outside the Beltway
Former Republican Governor Tim Pawlenty failed in his comeback effort last night, confirming yet again that the GOP is now the Trump Party.
Will Trump Be Charged With Conspiracy to Violate Federal Election Law? 13.8.2018
Evidence is mounting of Trump's participation. Could a grand jury name him an unindicted co-conspirator?

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For Republicans, the Mueller Probe Isn’t Watergate: It’s Ken Starr in Reverse 13.8.2018
Republicans assume that all scandal investigations are political weapons: And seriously, they ought to know.

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DCCC Still Refusing To Back Progressive Primary Winners 13.8.2018 Crooks Liars
Last Tuesday, one of the most promising candidates running for governor, Abdul El-Sayed of Michigan, lost his race. I tweeted that he ran a great campaign but that it was now time to get behind Gretchen Whitmer and help her defeat Trump's hand-picked extremist candidate Bill Schuette. One of the first people to "like" my tweet was Abdul. Whitmer might not be my kind of candidate-- nor his-- but she's the legitimately nominated Democrat-- and the only way to stop Schuette. After the congressional races on the same day, the DCCC added some of the winners to their Red-to-Blue page... but not the progressives who won. This is outrageous. On Tuesday, James Thompson won an astounding 65.3% in his Wichita-based district, a nearly two-to-one victory. He congratulated his opponent on a well-run campaign and she did likewise and now Democrats in the 4th district are united and working towards defeating Ron Estes. Although not with the DCCC, who is, once again, refusing to recognize Thompson as a ...
Nancy Pelosi Claps Back: 'NBC's Priority Is To Undermine My Prospects As Speaker' 12.8.2018 Crooks Liars
Jonathan Capehart filled in for Joy Reid this weekend on AM Joy, and something tells me this interview with Nancy Pelosi would have gone very differently had Reid been asking the questions. Topics would have been the same, likely: they would have discussed the anti-Pelosi rhetoric and the people clamoring to remove her from the running for Speaker of the House (should the Dems take the House, of course.) The questioning itself, though, might have been laced with less sexism and condescension had it come from Joy Reid. Capehart started off by talking about all the candidates who have already said they would NOT support her for Speaker should the Dems flip the House, and asked her, "Why not just give up the gavel?" I swear to god, this is always the case for women. "No one likes you. Why don't you just NOT run for the job you've already shown you're really good at? You were only the history-making first-ever woman and most effective Speaker of the House of Representatives, after all." Would a man EVER ask ...
DNC Passes Resolution Reversing Ban on Donations From Fossil Fuel PACs 11.8.2018
Activists immediately denounced the measure, which "recommits the party to an 'all of the above' energy stance."

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That Was Quick: 'Nearly Bankrupt' NRA Spends Millions On Kavanaugh Ad Campaign 10.8.2018 Crooks Liars
Remember how desperate the NRA was earlier this week, whining in a court filing against New York State that they may find their organization “unable to exist… or pursue its advocacy mission" due to financial woes caused by the state. A gobzillion twitter messages sent them "thoughts and prayers." Less than a week later an alert reader points out this tweet: #BREAKING : @NRA launches a seven-figure national and regional ad campaign urging #2A supporters to contact their Senators and tell them to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to #SCOTUS . Watch the ad: The NRA is sponsoring a "seven figure" ad buy to make sure Brett Kavanaugh is seated on the Supreme Court? And bragging about it on Twitter? As fundraising ploys go, this is pretty brazen, but then again, it's the ...
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Why The Sekrit Nunes Tape Matters In The Midterms 10.8.2018 Crooks Liars
Eleventy-dimensional Stratergery from Devin Nunes? Comically bad Inspector Clouseau tribute artist Rep. Devin Nunes was invited to Spokane Washington to help raise funds for Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (famous for her MLK Day diversity celebrations ), and as the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee (thus proving Eiron the Goddess of Irony is doing good work), Nunes’ words to Republican donors takes on heightened value. The press was not ...
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Lawyers Turn to Activism as Civil Liberties Come Under Attack 10.8.2018
A new generation of social justice attorneys has risen to defend against the policies of the Trump administration.

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Danny O’Connor’s Close Race in Ohio Ominous for Republicans 10.8.2018 The Moderate Voice

By Colleen O’Connor he song “Oh What A Night,” has new meaning. As does the classic Irish lament, “Oh, Danny Boy.” Written about the loss of a son, the classic song has taken on a new, celebratory meaning after a Democratic candidate, Danny O’Connor, forced a “too close to call” election result in a district […]

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Federal Judge Orders New Light on 'Dark Money': 'BradCast' 8/9/2018 10.8.2018 BradBlog
On today's BradCast: Understanding two new, seemingly conflicting directives on "dark money" in campaigns -- one of them very encouraging -- and a new complaint filed with the Federal Election Commission charging several GOP Senators unlawfully colluded with the NRA during the 2014 and 2016 elections. [Audio link to show ...
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Chicago’s Violence Is Fueled by Neoliberalism 9.8.2018
Rahm Emanuel's neoliberal policies have left Chicago neighborhoods devastated.

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Devin Nunes Admits: Receiving Stolen Emails From Foreigners Is Criminal 9.8.2018 Crooks Liars
Rep. Devin Nunez admitted in a private fundraiser for Cathy McMorris Rodgers, that if a political campaign colluded with a foreign government to release stolen emails, then that is a criminal act. Sound familiar? Fuse Washington recorded the fundraiser in Spokane, and passed the recording on to Rachel Maddow . Chairman Nunes is one of Donald Trump‘s most trusted surrogates and defenders in Congress and he has completely destroyed the integrity of the House Intelligence Committee of which he chairs by his own partisan and despicable actions in attempting to derail Robert Mueller's special counsel to protect Trump. The release of this recording shows how corrupt he is. In a portion of the tape obtained by the Rachel Maddow show, Rep. Nunes describes in detail why it would be criminal for any U.S. campaign to use stolen emails from a foreign ...
Devin Nunes Tells Donors GOP Must Keep Obstructing Mueller Or 'All Of This Goes Away' 9.8.2018 Crooks Liars
Rachel Maddow opened her show tonight by playing audio recordings obtained at a recent fundraiser in Washington state for Cathy McMorris Rodgers, whose seat is in far more danger than anyone realized before yesterday. A group by the name of Fuse Washington bought a ticket to the fundraiser and recorded Nunes' remarks. There were three main clips. In the first, he suggests that a candidate releasing stolen emails could be considered criminal. Of course, we all know Wikileaks released the stolen DNC emails, so he must have felt like he was on solid ground. Clip number 2 wasn't much of anything to speak of. He basically explained that they'd really love to impeach Rod Rosenstein but they couldn't because the Senate just didn't have the time to take it up with that Supreme Court justice pending. I guess that excuse is better than admitting there's no way they'd get even 50 votes in the Senate for that nonsense, assuming the House would even pass it. But the last clip, now that was something special, and I've ...
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