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A ballot box found weeks after Election Day has flipped a $569 million school bond vote in Midland, Texas 20.1.2020 Raw Story
After much flip-flopping, a $569 million Midland ISD school bond election failed Friday by 26 votes now that county workers have taken into account ballots found in a missing box located weeks after Election Day. The local election had drawn the attention of the Texas secretary of state’s office and some lawmakers due to the […]
Susan Collins Caught Telling Flat-out Lies About Donations From Opioid Manufacturers 20.1.2020 Crooks Liars
Maine Sen. Susan Collins is not having a good week. All eyes are on her over impeachment, where she's alternately trying to pretend she's all responsible for getting witnesses for the Senate trial (the presence of which has not been confirmed) while at the same time blowing off the new evidence provided by Rudolph Giuliani associate Lev ...
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Bloomberg and Steyer Make Top 10 List of Biggest Super-PAC Donors Ever 20.1.2020 Mother Jones
On January 21, 2010, the Supreme Court opened the super-PAC era with its 5-4 ruling in the Citizens United case. While the decision left the limits on donations to politicians in place, it blew open caps on outside spending—money given to groups that campaign for or against candidates without officially being part of their campaigns. […]
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As Citizens United Turns 10, We Need to Fight to Get Money Out of Politics 19.1.2020
In the decade since this awful Supreme Court ruling, just 11 wealthy people have made 20 percent of super PAC ...
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Lev Parnas details ‘intimate’ cannabis industry dinner with Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump 18.1.2020 Raw Story
In an extensive interview with the Daily Beast, Lev Parnas — the associate of Rudy Giuliani who is at the center of more allegations of corruption against Donald Trump — revealed details of a meeting he had with Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner that the White House has tried to dismiss. Speaking with […]
Univision Doubles Down on Acting as a Liberal PAC with a Broadcast License 18.1.2020 NewsBusters
As the national Spanish-language news networks ramp up their efforts to persuade their viewers to vote for those candidates that are aligned with their own business interests -chief among them, ensuring an unfailing audience, and thus, advertising dollars via open borders - they become more brazen at blurring the line between information and ...
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Ex-Pharma Lobbyist Embedded in White House Tanked Drug Pricing Bill 16.1.2020
With the help of outside political spending groups, Big Pharma led the campaign to sink the Lower Drug Costs Now ...
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Indicted Giuliani associate used pro-Trump super PAC official to forward Ukraine talking points to the president’s son: report 16.1.2020 Raw Story
One of the new revelations in the second batch of information released to House Democrats by indicted Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas is that he apparently forwarded talking points on Ukraine to Donald Trump, Jr. using Joseph Ahearn, the director of development for pro-Trump super PAC America First Action, according to BuzzFeed News reporter Emma […]
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Trump mega-donors can now contribute nearly $600,000 to get him reelected 16.1.2020 Raw Story
Under an agreement announced Wednesday, the Trump Victory super PAC can score $580,000 from mega-donors for his reelection. The Republican National Committee’s biggest donors could also end up contributing as much as $1.6 million earmarked for Trump’s reelection in 2020. A Washington Post analysis revealed the new numbers Wednesday that these astoundly large numbers are […]
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Former GOP official fears Trump supporters will burn down her barn 15.1.2020 Raw Story
A Wisconsin farmer — and one-time leader in her county’s Republican Party — fears “retribution” after speaking out against President Donald Trump. Jennifer Nery, former deputy chair of Forest County’s GOP, voted for Trump in 2016 under pressure from her family, but she quickly came to regret her decision, reported The Guardian. Nery came to […]
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Univision: Importante para los inmigrantes que Trump sea derrotado 15.1.2020 NewsBusters
En Univisión, la campaña para bombardear a las audiencias de sus noticieros con propaganda liberal gana impulso a diario con los presentadores colmando las transmisiones de agravio racial y una determinación infatigable por retratar al presidente Donald Trump como ...
AOC’s Revolt Against DCCC Is “Exactly What We Need,” Say Progressive Democrats 13.1.2020
AOC has announced the launch of a PAC designed to directly challenge the power of the democratic ...
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Cory Booker quits presidential race, leaving an even more white Democratic field 13.1.2020 L.A. Times - World News

Sen. Cory Booker quits the Democratic presidential race, removing another high-profile minority candidate from a field that is increasingly white, a problem for the party, which depends for victory on a large turnout of minority voters.

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Ocasio-Cortez’s revolt against DCCC ‘exactly what we need’ say progressive Democrats 13.1.2020 Raw Story
Congresswoman from New York withholds dues from the party machine and launches a new PAC to help insurgent left-wing candidates. For bucking a key arm of the Democratic Party establishment that has stood in the way of attracting and supporting progressive candidates, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) received applause over the weekend after she announced the […]
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Ten years on, Citizens United ruling has changed U.S. politics — but not in the way many feared 12.1.2020 LA Times: Nation

Opponents of the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling feared it would result in a flood of corporate money into politics. What happened instead was a different sort of flood, one from wealthy individuals on both the right and left.

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Univision: It Is Important For Immigrants That Trump Be Defeated 11.1.2020 NewsBusters
At Univision, the campaign to blitz their newscasts audiences with liberal propaganda is gaining momentum by the day, with anchors unabashedly filling the airwaves with racial grievance and a non-stop resolve to portray President Donald Trump as ...
Propaganda Machine: The military roots of Cambridge Analytica’s psychological manipulation of voters 11.1.2020 Raw Story
We continue our discussion of data harvesting, targeted advertising and voter manipulation — practices used by firms like Cambridge Analytica. The secretive data firm collapsed in May 2018 after The Observer newspaper revealed the company had harvested some 87 million Facebook profiles without the users’ knowledge or consent to sway voters to support Trump during […]
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John Bolton Will Testify If Subpoenaed, So Why Aren't House Dems Doing That? 9.1.2020 Crooks Liars
I was fighting a cold yesterday, so I thought there were physical reasons why I couldn't seem to grasp the importance of this story , which seemed monumental to everyone else: But this morning I read Politico Playbook 's lead item and I realized that my foggy brain yesterday was imagining precisely what's happened in the aftermath of Bolton's announcement: WE WERE ALL ATWITTER Monday when JOHN BOLTON popped up on his political action committee’s webpage to say that he would testify if subpoenaed in a Senate trial. BUT, AT THIS MOMENT, why should we think he’ll testify? SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH MCCONNELL seems to have his entire conference behind the Clinton rules for impeachment, which required 51 votes to subpoena someone for testimony ... and there was very, very little movement ...
Democratic Party Backs ALEC Alumnus Congressman Against Progressive Challenger 8.1.2020
The DCCC is helping Arizona Rep. Tom O’Halleran, an ALEC alumnus, beat back a challenge from Eva ...
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Susan Collins says she backs McConnell’s rigged impeachment trial because Schumer is raising money for her rival 8.1.2020 Raw Story
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced on Tuesday that he had secured the unanimous votes from his caucus to pass a partisan rules package for the impeachment trial that could allow Republicans to advance straight to a vote without hearing from any additional witnesses — including several Republican senators who had expressed discomfort at […]
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