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Want To Know Why The US Is Doing Nothing About Gun Violence? Follow The Money (Video)

Want To Know Why The US Is Doing Nothing About Gun Violence? Follow The Money (Video)

The United States of America made history again last weekend. With two more months left in the year, we experienced our 308 mass shooting. On Sunday, a gunman walked into the First Baptist Church in Sutherland, Texas and opened fire, killing 26 parishioners in the worst mass shooting in Texas’ history. If you get the feeling […]

Who Is Bankrolling The Pro-Gorsuch Media Blitz? (VIDEO)

Who Is Bankrolling The Pro-Gorsuch Media Blitz? (VIDEO)

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch is receiving an extensive promotional campaign run by the conservative Judicial Crisis Network. But the donors behind the campaign remain cloaked in secrecy. During Gorsuch’s confirmation hearing this week, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) asked him why JCN had spent $7 million on a campaign to oppose President Obama’s Supreme Court pick, […]

Dem Senators: Education Nominee Betsy DeVos Should Pay Election Law Fines (TWEET)

Dem Senators: Education Nominee Betsy DeVos Should Pay Election Law Fines (TWEET)

If you thought that the Republicans were the party of law and order, think again. Common Dreams and the Washington Post report that Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Education, ran a Political Action Committee (PAC) that deliberately violated Ohio election law and never paid the fine the state imposed. Five Democratic senators wrote a letter […]

WATCH: Rachel Maddow Exposes New Trump Hire’s Long History Of Professional Scumbaggery

WATCH: Rachel Maddow Exposes New Trump Hire’s Long History Of Professional Scumbaggery

In a pivot to end all pivots, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has just announced this week he’s hired one of the men who is credited with helping bring Super PACs into existence. The man Trump hired is also the current president of conservative advocacy group known as Citizens United. Yes, Trump has hired the […]

WATCH: Clinton Vows To Tackle Citizens United Within First 30 Days

WATCH: Clinton Vows To Tackle Citizens United Within First 30 Days

Hillary Clinton announced that she plans to propose a constitutional amendment overturning the Supreme Court decision known as Citizens United. She plans to do this within her first thirty days as President of the United States. She made the announcement during a video conference on Saturday, July 16, delivered to the attendees of the progressive Netroots […]

Conservative Lawmakers Are Working To Slip A Big Change By You

Conservative Lawmakers Are Working To Slip A Big Change By You

If lawmakers want to make big changes in a way that doesn’t attract too much attention, hiding it in tax code is a great way to do it. This week, conservative members on the House Ways and Means committee introduced H.R.5053 – an amendment to tax code that would prohibit the IRS from requiring that the […]

Rep. Says Citizens United Has Turned Congress Into Mere Fundraising ‘Telemarketers’ (VIDEO)

Rep. Says Citizens United Has Turned Congress Into Mere Fundraising ‘Telemarketers’ (VIDEO)

Here’s one more problem with big money in politics—it forces such insane competition that elected officials are forced to spend far more time raising money for their respective parties than they are doing the jobs their constituents elected them for in the first place. Florida Republican David Jolly said he was surprised to find fundraising […]

The Media Is Denying Sanders A Fighting Chance And He Knows It

The Media Is Denying Sanders A Fighting Chance And He Knows It

Bernie Sanders has taken aim at the not-so-subtle manipulations of corporate media. The structure of this institution is neglected (or hidden) to the detriment of the population who deserve transparency in accordance to their information. It is easy to look at media superficially and believe in the balance that is provided across multiple platforms. But […]

Right Wing Billionaires Koch Brothers And Pals Gather To Plan Purchase of America

Right Wing Billionaires Koch Brothers And Pals Gather To Plan Purchase of America

The Koch brothers are hosting right wing billionaires at their annual, top secret retreat in Palm Springs this weekend to plan out their attack on the upcoming elections.   The meeting of several hundred super rich right wing extremists serves to coordinate Super PAC, dark money, and direct donation political spending for the 2016 elections […]

The Democratic Nominees Just Got Smaller

The Democratic Nominees Just Got Smaller

Havard Law Professor Larry Lessig announced Monday that he would be ending his bid for the Democratic nomination. In a video posted to YouTube, Lessig cited his reasons for ending his campaign, saying: “From the start, it was clear that getting into the Democratic debates was the essential step in this campaign…. Our only chance […]

Citizens United Pushing Us Deeper To Our Grave As Republicans Side-Step The Law With Super PACs

Citizens United Pushing Us Deeper To Our Grave As Republicans Side-Step The Law With Super PACs

So let’s start off with a simple definition of what a Super PAC is. Super PACs started out as plain-jane PACs, or Political Action Committees. All PACsre goal oriented toward helping a political candidate or cause, and were originally?regulated by a strict set of campaign finance laws. Rules were in place to keep these committees […]

Bernie Sanders Is Building A ‘Revolution’ To Challenge Clinton In 2016

Bernie Sanders Is Building A ‘Revolution’ To Challenge Clinton In 2016

Vice‘s Grace Wyler recently interviewed Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) and uncovered some interesting information. Sen. Sanders is angry. Totally “furious.” Here’s what has him hot under the collar: Income inequality Decades of economic policies and trade agreements that have eroded the middle class Republicans in DC who want to gut spending for Social Security and […]

Mike Huckabee Wonders If North Korea Has More Freedom Than United States

Mike Huckabee Wonders If North Korea Has More Freedom Than United States

Mike Huckabee dropped any pretense of being a kinder and gentler religious right leader long ago. Remember, he was among the first to suggest that the Sandy Hook shooting happened because we kicked God out of our schools. But a speech he gave at the New Hampshire Freedom Summit yesterday proves he isn’t even trying […]

IRS Announces New Limits On Big Money In Politics

IRS Announces New Limits On Big Money In Politics

In a surprise move that could significantly impact the power of big money in politics, the Obama administration announced Tuesday that?the IRS will move to limit political spending by tax-exempt nonprofits. As a result of the 2010 Citizens United Decision, current law allows billionaires like the Koch Brothers and Sheldon Adelson to spend colossal amounts […]

‘For Sale’ Sign On The American Government – TPP Proves It (VIDEO)

‘For Sale’ Sign On The American Government – TPP Proves It (VIDEO)

Last month, during the government shutdown, a very important and far-reaching Supreme court case was litigated; which basically upheld the Citizen United case and the influx of unlimited amounts of money that can be put into the political process in many different forms. That case [ McCutcheon v. Federal Election ?Commission?]?is the type of measure […]

Maher Calls Out ‘Thunderously Wrong’ Roberts-Led SCOTUS

Maher Calls Out ‘Thunderously Wrong’ Roberts-Led SCOTUS

Friday night, during his “New Rules” segment on Real Time with Bill Maher, the host took aim at the Chief Justice John Roberts and the damage his court has done to the U.S. Maher singled out the Citizen’s United and Voting Rights Act rulings as instances when Roberts and other conservative justices said everything would […]

Reince Priebus: RNC Vote Final, Will Ban NBC And CNN From 2016 Debates

Reince Priebus: RNC Vote Final, Will Ban NBC And CNN From 2016 Debates

In a move that resulted in a vote to ban NBC and CNN from airing 2016 GOP primary debates, RNC chair Reince Priebus has once again driven the clown car over the Cliffs of Lunacy and into the Ocean of Futility. All those faint screams you hear far off in the distance are what is […]

Lather, Rience, Repeat – The GOP Is Upset With TV Networks Now

Lather, Rience, Repeat – The GOP Is Upset With TV Networks Now

In July, NBC announced plans to air a four-hour miniseries devoted to the public and personal life of Hillary Clinton. In truth, there are actually four movie plans in production, each by different networks. Aside from production plans at NBC, production plans are also in the works for a Hillary Clinton documentary at CNN. There […]

Koch Brothers Spend One Million Dollars To Attack Obamacare (VIDEOS)

Koch Brothers Spend One Million Dollars To Attack Obamacare (VIDEOS)

Ever since the Citizens United decision, the over-taxed and over-regulated Koch Brothers have spent endless?millions promoting every?Libertarian cause, from?suppressing?working poor and minority voting rights, to complete business deregulation.? The dubious siblings, estimated to be worth over $100 billion dollars,?are at it again,?this time spending over?one million dollars to air an ad in a petty attempt […]

Fight Against Citizens United Has Officially Begun – It’s Not Going To Be Pretty

Fight Against Citizens United Has Officially Begun – It’s Not Going To Be Pretty

Last Tuesday, Senators Tom Udall (D-NM)??John Tester (D-MT), Chris Murphy (D-CT),? and others proposed a constitutional amendment to overturn a 2010 Citizens United decision?that determined that corporations ?are people, too. Senator Udall made no secret of his contempt for the 2010 decision in a recent quote from a press conference on the same day.