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Major donors to pro-life Federalist Society plow money into Susan Collins’ Senate campaign: report 5.7.2020 Raw Story
Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, may have risked her political career on a pivotal vote to confirm Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. While recent polls show the move has cost Collins critical support, especially among women voters, the vote has benefited her in another regard.Since Collins cast her vote in 2018, she has raised about $200,000 from major donors to the Federalist […]
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Republicans gearing up to take on Trump after ‘three and a half years of chaos and incompetence’ 5.7.2020 Raw Story
According to a report from the Guardian, Donald Trump’s re-election woes are being exacerbated by unexpected opponents that he didn’t have to face in 2016 — renegade Republicans who feel he has damaged the country while gutting the party they used to call home. Sometimes referred to as “Never Trumpers,” some of these conservatives have […]
Beware of Anti-Trump Republicans Who Endorse Joe Biden 2.7.2020 Truthout.com
Beware of Anti-Trump Republicans Who Endorse Joe Biden
Hundreds of former Bush officials launch super PAC to support Biden: report 1.7.2020 Raw Story
On Wednesday, Reuters reported that hundreds of former members of the George W. Bush administration have formed a super PAC to support former Vice President Joe Biden against President Donald Trump. “The officials, who include Cabinet secretaries and other senior people in the Bush administration, have formed a political action committee – 43 Alumni for […]
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Law Enforcement PACs Give Millions to the Politicians Who Set Their Budgets 30.6.2020 Truthout.com
Law Enforcement PACs Give Millions to the Politicians Who Set Their Budgets
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More GOP groups expected to follow Lincoln Project’s lead — and work to defeat Trump 29.6.2020 Raw Story
Expect more conservative-leaning groups to work toward defeating President Donald Trump The Lincoln Project, co-founded by Republican lawyer George Conway and other GOP campaign veterans, has already spent $2 million on ads aimed at electing Joe Biden over Trump, and GOP strategists expect more groups to emerge after the Republican National Convention, reported NBC News. […]
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Sacha Baron Cohen Crashed A Far-Right Militia Event And It Was Hilarious 29.6.2020 Crooks Liars
Sacha Baron Cohen pulled off what may be his most brilliant prank in years. On Saturday, Cohen, convinced the leaders of the "March for Our Rights 3" to allow him to take the stage and perform some musical acts. The rally was being held in Olympia, Washington and was attended by a lot of right-wing militia members and three percenters . During Cohens "performance", he sang lyrics that mocked Barack Obama, Dr. Fauci and the "Wuhan Flu." He also sand about injecting anyone who wears a mask with the Wuhan Flu or chopping them up “like the Saudis do.” So how did he fool event organizers? He disguised himself as a the leader of a political action committee that wanted to help sponsor the rally and then he brought HIS OWN personal security to allow him to stay on stage once he was in character. This would prevent the event organizers from removing him or cutting the power when he was on ...
The best-case scenario is that Russia has dirt on Donald Trump 27.6.2020 Raw Story
Welcome to another edition of What Fresh Hell?, Raw Story’s roundup of news items that might have become controversies under another regime, but got buried – or were at least under-appreciated – due to the daily firehose of political pratfalls, unhinged tweet storms and other sundry embarrassments coming out of the current White House. The New […]
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The Lincoln Project: How A President Leads 25.6.2020 Crooks Liars
Easily the best ad for Joe Biden we've seen so far, and it was made by an anti-Trump Republican super PAC. Here's what they say in the video description. Biden is the clear choice when it comes to compassionate and decent leadership. In a battle of heart, mind, and character Joe Biden wins by a landslide. We need to ensure that’s reflected in the vote this November. Biden is the clear choice when it comes to compassionate and decent leadership. In a battle of heart, mind, and character @JoeBiden wins by a landslide. We need to ensure that’s reflected in the vote this November. pic.twitter.com/338AECInep — The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) June 25, 2020 Some Twitter reactions. Sitting here in tears. Thank you so much for helping us in this fight to a return to decency and saving our ...
Cavalry comes to Hickenlooper’s aid with 1 week left in Senate primary 23.6.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Staring down a possibility that seemed far-fetched just a month ago — that he could lose the June 30 Democratic primary — U.S. Senate candidate John Hickenlooper has called in a cavalry of prominent Democrats to bolster his closely-watched candidacy with seven crucial days remaining.
John Hickenlooper dominates Senate fundraising, but Andrew Romanoff reports his best haul 20.6.2020 Denver Post: Local
U.S. Senate candidate John Hickenlooper maintained his fundraising dominance this spring, taking in far more money than both his Democratic primary opponent and the Republican incumbent.
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Lindsey Graham, Martha McSally among GOP candidates who took money from alleged racist 20.6.2020 Raw Story
A number of Republican candidates for Senate and Congress accepted recent campaign donations from Timothy Mellon, a GOP megadonor and heir to the Mellon family fortune, who used derogatory stereotypes to describe Black Americans in his 2015 autobiography. This article first appeared in Salon. Mellon, the 77-year-old founder of a railway shipping company and scion […]
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PAC linking Trump to white supremacists gets big check — from the chairman of Pentagon’s innovation board: report 20.6.2020 Raw Story
The chairman of the US Department of Defense’s Defense Innovation Advisory Board make a large contribution to a liberal Super PAC, New York Times correspondent Ken Vogel reported Friday. Eric Schmidt, the former CEO of Google, donated $750,000 to Future Forward USA Action, according to FEC reports. As Vogel noted, the group produced an ad […]
New Lincoln Project Ad: 'China Made Trump Roll Over Like A Dog' 18.6.2020 Crooks Liars
Grounded in anecdotes from the newly-leaked John Bolton book, Republican never-Trumpers in The Lincoln Project wasted no time into making the stories into a new ad. Via the Hill: The Lincoln Project, an anti-Trump Republican super PAC, launched an ad Wednesday attacking President Trump over his policies dealing with China. The ad paints Trump as a “weak” and “corrupt” leader who would benefit China if he were reelected in November. “They can't wait. They know who Donald Trump is: weak, corrupt, ridiculed,” the narrator of the ad says. “China beats him every time. No matter what he says, China’s got his number.” The ad also criticized Trump’s trade negotiations with China, which the president has championed as a win. The narrators said China “laughed as Trump hit American families with higher taxes” and hurt farms and small businesses. The narrator of the ad also said Trump “begged Chinese leader Xi to help him in the reelection, like a dog,” seemingly referencing allegations made by former White House ...
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GOP Money Pours In To Try And Save Eliot Engel In NY-16 18.6.2020 Crooks Liars
The longtime Democratic congressman is locked in a life or death primary fight and looks to be in some trouble. With Jamaal Bowman breathing down his neck , Engel is counting on boatloads of cash from Republican Super PAC's to save his bacon. As Chairman of the House Foreign Relations Committee, Engel has proven to be a valuable ally for conservatives who want to bolster their own interests, Israel's interests chief among them. Source: The Intercept A REPUBLICAN SUPER PAC is funding an outside effort to help reelect Democratic Rep. Eliot Engel, locked in a tight primary against insurgent Jamaal Bowman. The super PAC is called Americans for Tomorrow’s Future, following in the proud tradition of nonsensically named political action committees. The connections to the GOP are apparent enough that the Center for Responsive Politics lists it as “Republican/Conservative.” The PAC’s treasurer, David Satterfield, is a former aide to one-time Republican Senate Leader Bill Frist. Satterfield works now at Huckaby ...
Now you can opt out of seeing political ads on Facebook 17.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
For months, Facebook has weathered criticism for its willingness to show all types of political advertising to its billions of users, even if those ads contained lies.
Klobuchar Worked With Law Enforcement Group to Increase Police Budgets 12.6.2020 Truthout.com
The possible VP pick sought to ramp up the budget for a key cop-hiring program created by Joe Biden’s 1994 crime ...
Embattled GOP senator invites people to become ‘investors’ and ‘shareholders’ in her campaign 12.6.2020 Raw Story
On Thursday, The Daily Beast reported that Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) is pitching her campaign to Republican donors as if it is a Wall Street investment. “The Georgia Republican is offering donors and fundraisers benefit packages to support her re-election bid. Those packages come in three tiers: investor, shareholder, and board member,” reported Lachlan Markey. […]
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Blue America Endorsement Alert: Mondaire Jones (NY-17) For Congress 8.6.2020 Crooks Liars
New York’s 17th congressional district-- northern and western Westchester County plus, across the Hudson, Rockland County-- represents one of the best chance in the country to send a true progressive to Congress. After 16 terms, Nita Lowey is retiring in this D+7 district where Trump got only 38.4% of the vote. A recent poll released by Data for Progress shows a statistical dead heat among four candidates. One of those is attorney and activist Mondaire Jones . Mondaire is a progressive champion running on a platform of Medicare for All, a Green New Deal, and student loan forgiveness. In fact, he is the only candidate in his race running on these issues. If elected, he would be the first openly gay, black member of Congress in U.S. ...
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Top Recipients of Police Money Include Trump and Congressional Democrats 7.6.2020 Truthout.com
Since the 1994 election cycle, police unions and PACs have donated over $1.1 million to congressional ...
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