Hedge Fund Billionaires Were Democrats’ Main Bankrollers In 2018

By Donald Shaw, Readsludge.com -

A new report shows that three-quarters of the money that individuals donated to pro-Democrat outside spending groups in 2018 came from finance founders and executives. In the 2018 midterms, [...]

Pharma & Insurance Gave $43M To 130 House Democrats Not Backing Medicare For All

Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Washington) recently rolled out House Democrats’ version of a Medicare for All proposal that would ensure all Americans have guaranteed healthcare. The bill (H.R. 1384) [...]

Net Neutrality Advocates Force Republican To Cancel Fundraiser With Telecoms

By Kevin Zeese, Popular Resistance -

Senate Commerce Chairman Roger Wicker (R-MS) who was scheduled to hold hearings on a an Internet privacy bill abruptly canceled a fundraiser the night before the hearings with the telecom [...]

Dark Money — Coming From A Shell Company Near You

By Karl Evers-Hillstrom and Kietryn Zychal, Truthout.org -

So-called “dark money” contributions come from a diverse cross-section of the American landscape. Suburbs, big cities and even small towns are home to corporations created primarily to conceal [...]

Ecuador’s Moreno Met Manafort, Discussed Handing Over Assange To US: Report

By Staff, Telesurenglish.net -

Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno allegedly spoke to Paul Manafort-former United States lobbyist, political consultant and a convicted felon-about handling over WikiLeaks co-founder Julian [...]

Billionaires, Corporate Money Swing Toward Democrats

By Staff, Wsws.org -

The 2018 midterms have been the most expensive congressional elections in US history, with an estimated $5.2 billion raised and spent by Election Day, according to data collected and reported by [...]

Scum Vs. Scum

By Chris Hedges, Truthdig.com -

There is perhaps no better illustration of the deep decay of the American political system than the Senate race in New Jersey. Sen. Bob Menendez, running for re-election, was censured by the [...]

East Bay DSA Blows The Whistle On Corporate Dem Donor Class

By Steve Early, Newpol.org -

Wealthy Bay Area investor David Crane is a leading promoter of the neoliberal agenda within the California Democratic Party. A former advisor to Republican governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Crane [...]

With Supreme Court Decision On Dark Money “We’re About to Know a Lot More About Who Is Funding Our Elections”

By Jon Queally, Commondreams.org -

"We are about to drive a lot of dark money donors into the light—it's gonna look like the climax of a Harry Potter movie where the creatures shrivel in the sun." In a win for increased [...]

Since ‘Citizens United,’ Just 15 Groups Account For 75 Percent Of The $800+ Million In Dark Money Spent On US Elections

By Jessica Corbett, Commondreams.org -

"Dark money groups hold enormous sway over what issues are, and are not, debated in Congress and on the campaign trail," the report explains. "But the donors behind these groups rarely discuss [...]

Listing Donations Of Committee Members Gets Woman Evicted In W. Virginia

By Russell Mokhiber, Morgancountyusa.org -

Lissa Lucas traveled the 100 miles from her home in Cairo, West Virginia to the state capitol in Charleston yesterday to testify against an oil and gas industry sponsored bill (HB 4268) that [...]

How Donald Trump Rode In On “Dark Money”

By Glen Ford, Blackagendareport.com -

A team led by University of Massachusetts professor emeritus Thomas Ferguson reveals that “a giant wave of dark money” flowed into Donald Trump’s campaign coffers in the last months of the 2016 [...]

Leaked Trump Infrastructure Plan: Blueprint For Corporate Subsidies

By Pete Dolack, Counterpunch.org -

The Trump administration’s plans to rebuild infrastructure in the United States have been leaked, and it appears to be as bad as feared. At least three-quarters of intended funding will go toward [...]

Congressmen Pushing LNG Exports Bills Have Deep Financial, Revolving Door Ties

By Steve Horn, Desmogblog.com -

Last week the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Energy and Commerce held a subcommittee hearing on two bills to expedite permitting for exports of natural gas. Domestic production of [...]

Congressman Works With Business Group Benefiting From Tax Bill

By Alex Kotch, Ibtimes.com -

Congressional ethics laws appear to require lawmakers to recuse themselves from shaping or voting on laws that would financially benefit themselves, their family or their future employers. But [...]

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