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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. ...
Alex Morse Wants to Join AOC’s Squad. He’ll Have to Beat a Top Democrat First. 23.7.2019 Mother Jones
One of the most powerful Democrats in Congress officially has a 2020 primary challenger, and progressives are hoping the race will be a repeat of the political earthquakes that sent Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY) and Ayanna Pressley (Mass.) to Capitol Hill last year. “Our democracy is dying right before us, and we need members of Congress […]
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Mike Pence to headline ‘intimate’ $35,000 per couple fundraiser at gay-owned private club 22.7.2019 Raw Story
Location reportedly revealed by chef during hearing on felony assault and domestic violence charges Vice President Mike Pence will headline a $35,000-per-couple fundraiser at a private club owned by two gay men in Aspen, Colorado Monday evening. The invitation, sent by Bob Jenkins, vice chair of Pitkin County Republicans, calls it “an intimate high dollar reception,” […]
Wendy Davis announces bid for Congress, will challenge US Rep. Chip Roy 22.7.2019 Raw Story
The former state senator is running for office for the first time since her unsuccessful campaign for Texas governor. Former Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis is running for Congress. Early Monday morning, Davis announced her candidacy for the Democratic nomination in Central Texas’ 21st District. She is challenging U.S. Rep. Chip Roy, a freshman Republican from Austin. She […]
The Anti-Trump Resistance Has Spawned a New Crop of Hucksters 22.7.2019 Mother Jones
If you’ve spent enough time on the internet over the last three years, you’ve probably come across Scott Dworkin, a.k.a. @funder. The 36-year-old is the cofounder of a super-PAC called the Democratic Coalition Against Trump, a podcast host, and an occasional guest on MSNBC who devotes much of his life to tweeting about, and sometimes […]
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Newsletter: A crackdown on China hits U.S. academia 22.7.2019 L.A. Times - World News

Chinese students and scholars feel targeted, and universities feel the pinch, amid the Trump administration's crackdown on Beijing.

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Which 2020 Democrats are taking money from the healthcare industry? 22.7.2019 Raw Story
No Democratic candidate has pulled in more from the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries than Biden Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) called on fellow Democratic presidential candidates to reject contributions from the healthcare industry this week, a renewed effort to distinguish himself from a progressive field that has often adopted his policy positions. The Vermont senator’s announcement came days after campaigns […]
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Merger Mania in the Military Industry 22.7.2019 ConsortiumNews.com
Lockheed Martin’s government contracts rival the operating budget of the State Department, writes William D. Hartung. And now it’s about to have company. By William D. Hartung TomDispatch.com When, in his farewell address in 1961, President Dwight D. Eisenhower warned of the dangers of the…Read more →
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A GOP Senator Says “Love It or Leave It” Wasn’t Racist “Back in the ’60s.” He’s Wrong. 22.7.2019 Mother Jones
Republican Sen. Ron Johnson appeared on CNN’s State of the Union Sunday, where the Wisconsin lawmaker was asked to respond to President Donald Trump’s latest attack questioning the patriotism of four Democratic congresswomen of color. The tweet, which Trump posted Sunday morning, said the lawmakers were not “capable of loving our Country.”  When asked by […]
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Megan Rapinoe Slams “Send Her Back” Chants as “Disgusting and Despicable” 21.7.2019 Mother Jones
Soccer star Megan Rapinoe, just weeks after leading the United States to its latest Women’s World Cup championship, ripped President Donald Trump for his racist attacks against Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), including the “send her back” chants used by his supporters at a rally last week.  “At every step it’s shocking,” Rapinoe said. “I hope […]
Democrats Way Behind in Fundraising Again 21.7.2019 Outside the Beltway
The DNC has $9.3 million to the RNC's $44 million.
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What Would Jesus Do About Climate Change? 21.7.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The Green New Deal has picked up endorsements from two major Christian groups, signaling a growing base of support among the faithful as climate change projections look increasingly apocalyptic.  The Unitarian Universalist Association passed a resolution at its general assembly in late […]
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AOC Tells Trump “We’re Not Going Anywhere” 21.7.2019 Mother Jones
After a week of racist taunts from the president of the United States, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) fired back on Saturday, telling a town hall in her Queens district that Donald Trump’s  policies were rooted in “ethnicity and racism,” and pledging that she and her freshman colleagues in the US House are “not going anywhere.” […]
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Donald Trump Should Listen to Michelle Obama and Think Long and Hard About His Life 20.7.2019 Mother Jones
On Saturday, President Donald Trump expressed his admiration for the “patriotic” supporters who chanted “send her back” at a recent North Carolina campaign rally, in reference to Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar (who came to the United States when she was 10-years-old). It’s a weird definition of patriotism that would cast a former refugee who […]
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“Love It or Leave It” Has a Racist History. A Lot of America’s Language Does. 20.7.2019 Mother Jones
In 1970, country singer Ernest Tubb was pissed off. “Well, I’m getting mighty tired of seeing hippies run wild and burning down the schools and stepping on the flag,” he sorta-sings, mostly-rants. Tubb’s song crescendoes with the chorus: “It’s America—love it or leave it.” By then, Tubb’s song was an echo of a long-time chant that resurged during the […]
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Mitch McConnell’s big donors are Wall Street firms — and only 9% of his funds comes from Kentucky 20.7.2019 Raw Story
Wall Street contributions helped Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell raise $3 million last quarter. But just 9 percent of his donations came from individual donors in his home state of Kentucky. The biggest blocks of contributions to McConnell’s campaign between April and June came from 29 donors at New York’s Blackstone Group, who donated a […]
Trump’s Assault on Somali Refugees Goes Way Beyond Just Ilhan Omar 20.7.2019 Mother Jones
During President Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Greenville, North Carolina, on Wednesday, the crowd chanted, “Send her back! Send her back!” in response to his criticism of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.). Trump stood back and listened for more than 10 seconds before continuing, although now he insists that he rejects the racist sentiment of the […]
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Prostitution Rumors or Porn Star Payoffs: What Was Hope Hicks Really Talking About? 20.7.2019 Mother Jones
Was a 2016 phone call about paying off a porn star, or was it about a rumor that Donald Trump had been videotaped with prostitutes? That’s the surprising distinction that may determine whether Hope Hicks, President Donald Trump’s former communications director, lied to the House Judiciary Committee last month. (The infamous rumored tape, of course, has […]
Tom Steyer Wants You to Want Him to Be President 20.7.2019 Mother Jones
Tom Steyer—hedge fund billionaire, Democratic megadonor, and newly self-proclaimed presidential candidate—is prepared for the question. He’s only 10 days into his campaign, but he knows to expect it. Often, it’s the first question; sometimes it’s a single word. Why? In January, Steyer said he wasn’t running, but now he is, and so are 20-plus other Democrats. There’s the one focused […]
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Trump’s Latest Ilhan Omar Smear Shows How Unfounded Right-Wing Claims Go Mainstream 20.7.2019 Mother Jones
On Wednesday, President Trump gave credence to a smear against Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) when he told reporters that there was “a lot of talk about the fact that she was married to her brother,” and that he was “sure that somebody will be looking at that.” It was almost only a matter of time […]
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