In the past, corporations and rich donors were savvy enough to split their giving to both political parties so that both sides would have a financial incentive to protect them. Yes, they might lean more to the Republican side, but they gave enough to the Democrats to get them properly motivated to look out for corporate interests.
|By: Leo W. Gerard Friday October 15, 2010 9:32 am|
Private Republican campaign fund-raising groups are concealing their donors from the public because the GOP does not trust American voters to handle the information. Republican operatives want to shield voters from knowing who is actually paying for GOP attack ads. The GOP fears the consequences if Americans know the truth – exactly which giant corporations and Wall Street banksters are funding vicious screeds against Democrats because those covert donors believe Republicans will deliver for big business.
|By: Mike Hall Friday October 15, 2010 5:48 am|
In a lame attempt to shift the public’s focus on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s use of contributions from foreign corporations and other overseas entities to fund its U.S. political activities, the Chamber claims the AFL-CIO does the same. Wrong!
|By: Paul Rogat Loeb Wednesday October 13, 2010 5:47 am|
I’ve found a way to break through people’s cynicism. I talk about the takeover of our politics by destructive corporate interests, culminating in the barrage of anonymous attack ads unleashed by the Supreme Court’s ghastly Citizens United decision, they quickly became willing to listen.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday October 12, 2010 11:12 am|
Like a BP oil gusher, foreign money is allegedly flowing into the midterm elections. Heavyweight interests with the muscle to influence legislation to suit their agenda, like the Chamber of Commerce, are at the center of this foreign money gusher putting Republicans over the top in many of the elections where Democratic incumbents are now endangered. Another corporate money gusher, unsurprisingly, is coming as a result of Karl Rove’s and the Koch Brothers’ attempts to influence the outcome of the election.
|By: szielinski Saturday October 2, 2010 9:02 am|
Rahm! What magic do you possess?
|By: KevinZeese Thursday September 30, 2010 9:13 am|
Corporate domination of elections has been a long-term problem but in this first post-Citizens United election, abuses are flowing. Concentrated capital is creating front groups to hide their funding. Citizens are pushing back and yesterday a crack in the dike began when Sen. Max Baucus asked the IRS to investigate non-profits improperly being used to influence elections. This is a first step, more are needed, citizens need to remain active.
|By: RogerShuler Tuesday September 28, 2010 9:11 am|
An apparent suicide of a prominent lawyer in D.C. sparks some curious journalism.
|By: SJGulitti Friday September 24, 2010 8:35 pm|
There seems to be a growing sense of buyer’s remorse among both members of the Tea Party Movement and Republican Party regulars surrounding the primary win of Christine O’Donnell. Buyer’s remorse is a condition that arises after people have bought something or bought into something with a feeling of personal comfort that then disappears after the purchase. The buyer is then left with a sense of remorse over having made the purchase in the first place. Questions surrounding O’Donnell’s ability to get elected and her past personal history have caught the attention of prominent Republicans like the head of the Delaware GOP, Tom Ross, Karl Rove, or Congressman Mike Pence, (R-IN).
|By: KevinZeese Friday September 24, 2010 9:01 am|
Political operatives are violating tax and election laws right before our eyes but the Federal Elections Commission, Department of Justice and IRS are taking no actions to stop this democracy crime in progress. What can conscious citizen’s do?