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WATCH: Shouting match breaks out when MSNBC analyst argues against calling Mike Bloomberg an ‘oligarch’ 4.2.2020 Raw Story
The debate over the 2020 Democratic Party primary got heated on MSNBC when one of the network’s political analysts objected to Mike Bloomberg being referred to as an oligarch. Morgan State Prof. Jason Johnson argued that it was not fair to call Bloomberg an oligarch, even though he spent $73 million of his own money […]
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Opinion: Why Mayor Pete's 'wine cave' dinner is beside the point 21.12.2019 LA Times: Opinion

No matter how pure the next president is in his or her fundraising, Congress will continue to let us down unless we fix where its money comes from.

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Last Blue America Letter Of 2019: Nirvana Contest Winner! 16.12.2019 Crooks Liars
We hope everyone's going to have a great holiday season and a wonderful kickoff to 2020. This is going to be our last post of the year. We want to announce the winner of our Nirvana/Pramila contest: Venetia R. of Seattle​. In all, over 400 of you contributed close to $8,000. Thanks very, very much. That said, I hope you can dig deep and find it in your heart to contribute to one last campaign, one last time for 2019-- this time to progressive Riverside County, CA history professor and progressive activist Liam O'Mara . Liam, who has been endorsed by the California Democratic Party, is running for one of the last Southern California GOP held congressional seats, this one by Ken Calvert, a corrupt and extreme ideologue who was even denounced by Fox News for his crooked ways! He likes to ...
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Southern States Take Up Fight for Bold Democracy Reforms 8.12.2019
Activists with New Virginia Majority are among those working in states across the South for wide-reaching pro-democracy reforms.
Voting rights advocates are proposing far-reaching, pro-democracy agendas in Southern states.
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Montana Governor Steve Bullock Drops Out Of Presidential Race 2.12.2019 Outside the Beltway
And another one gone, another one gone, another one bites the dust.
Leading 2020 Democrats Have Plans to Get Rid of Money in Politics 17.10.2019
Leading 2020 Democrats Have Plans to Get Rid of Money in Politics
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Here are 5 things Marianne Williamson said — that sounded surprisingly sane 31.7.2019 Raw Story
Democratic candidate Marianne Williamson has been the butt of jokes about the political candidates after she said that she would fight President Donald Trump with “love.” But her comments on the Tuesday CNN debate stage brought surprisingly sensible comments on issues that seemed to do well with the Detroit, Michigan audience. Here are five things […]
MSNBC Hates Special Interests Ruining Politics — Well, Not Every Special Interest 26.7.2019 NewsBusters
MSNBC's Jacob Soboroff and Katy Tur have a new docuseries coming out this Sunday on MSNBC entitled American Swamp where the two lament the influence of money and special interests in politics. They joined Stephanie Ruhle on Wednesday's MSNBC Live to discuss the series, where in the midst of decrying certain special interests ended up hyping other special ...
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Ted Cruz’s Lawyer Compares Him to Rosa Parks for Fighting a Campaign Finance Rule 2.7.2019 Mother Jones
Sen. Ted Cruz’s legal team compared the Texas Republican to civil rights crusader Rosa Parks in a court filing last week, arguing that Cruz valiantly stood up for his First Amendment rights just like Parks when he lent his campaign more money than he was able to recoup from it.  The day before his reelection […]
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The Trump Administration Drained the Swamp — Into the White House 24.6.2019
The idea that Donald Trump would be an ethics reformer in the executive branch was always an absurd joke.
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Trump stuck with a cabinet of swamp people after his vetting process is proven to be an absurd joke 24.6.2019 Raw Story
I think most people believe that one of Donald Trump’s most important pledges during the 2016 campaign was to “Drain the swamp,” a slogan that has become one of his followers’ favorite chants. But unlike “Lock her up” or “Build the wall,” Trump didn’t even launch that phrase until Oct. 18, 2016, just a couple […]
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Outside groups spent more than $1 million to influence Denver’s election, and it took a lot of work to figure that out 17.6.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Independent spending is mutating faster than the city can keep pace, and it threatens to undermine the campaign finance reforms that were recently approved by Denver voters. More than $1.3 million in outside money went toward the recent city elections -- almost double PAC spending from eight years ago but harder to trace back to donors.
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Trump roasted on Twitter for promoting ‘no-brainer’ flag burning amendment: ‘Everyone protect the magic skycloth’ 15.6.2019 Raw Story
On Saturday, President Donald Trump tweeted his support for a constitutional amendment sponsored by Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) to ban the burning of the American flag: All in for Senator Steve Daines as he proposes an Amendment for a strong BAN on burning our American Flag. A no brainer! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June […]
Amy Klobuchar: How to protect U.S. elections from foreign interference 9.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

We now know for certain that Russia invaded our democracy. They didn’t use bombs, jets or tanks. Instead, they planned a mission to undermine the foundation of our electoral system. This mission, according to special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, was “sweeping and systematic,” yet the U.S. remains...

Gillibrand's 'Democracy Dollars' Idea Unlikely to Win Over Congress: Expert 4.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"The Gillibrand plan doesn’t address super PACs or dark money organizations, which have grown considerably since the 2010 Citizens United Supreme Court decision."
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Gillibrand 'Democracy Dollars' Could 'Dramatically' Improve Donor Diversity 2.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"Even if only a quarter [of] eligible voters participate, we are talking about enough money in a presidential race to replace all other forms of fundraising," Kenneth Mayer, a campaign finance reform expert, told Newsweek.
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Corporate Cash Leaks Into Democratic Campaigns Despite Anti-PAC Pledge 26.4.2019
First quarter FEC filings reveal some of the self-declared “no-corporate-PAC” candidates took money from big business.

The post Corporate Cash Leaks Into Democratic Campaigns Despite Anti-PAC Pledge appeared first on Truthout.

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Denver election goes negative: Outside group spends $100,000 as it trashes Giellis, supports Hancock 26.4.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
As Denver's mayoral election approaches, negative campaigning has emerged with one outside group launching a website questioning challenger Jamie Giellis.
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Denver City Council candidate settles consultant’s lawsuit 17.4.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Tony Pigford, a candidate for Denver's at-large council race, has settled a lawsuit from a political consulting company that worked on his campaign.
Denver voters approved big campaign finance reforms — now they’ll elect a clerk and recorder to carry them out 15.4.2019 Denver Post: Local
Denver voters on May 7 will decide who takes the reins of an office that's charged with carrying out major campaign finance reforms and a new public financing system that could transform future city elections.
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