The Rich Are Defunding Our Democracy

By Sam Pizzigati, Inequality.org. -

How can you tell if you’re living in a democracy? The answer can get rather complicated. Simple yardsticks can often confuse more than clarify. Take the notion that you have democracies where [...]

California DAs Call For Ban On Police Union Money In Prosecutor Elections

By Eliyahu Kamisher, The Appeal. -

A coalition of four current and former district attorneys called on the State Bar of California on Monday to ban law enforcement unions from funding district attorney campaigns, saying the [...]

Why Are Democratic Candidates Taking Money From Union-Busting Lawyers?

By Andrea Beaty, Counterpunch.org -

The Iron Workers Union endorsed Joe Biden last week, citing his dedication to “defend rights and jobs of American workers”, and calling him “a friend to union ironworkers”. The union endorsement [...]

Members Of Congress Own Up To $93 Million In Fossil Fuel Stocks

By Alex Kotch, Truthout.org -

Climate scientists predict climate change will have catastrophic effects in the coming decades if drastic action to reverse it is not taken immediately. Some members of Congress, including Green [...]

Billionaire Backstory: Mayor Pete’s Favorite Wine-Maker Hasn’t Been A Good Napa Neighbor

By Steve Early and Suzanne Gordon, Popular Resistance -

The vineyard owners, Craig and Kathryn Hall, have given $2.4 million to Democratic candidates, party campaign committees, and PACs since the 1980s. But, on this occasion, the disclosure that the [...]

Group Wins Landmark Case Against Super PACs In Alaska

By  Jacob Wolinsky, Valuewalk.com -

Today, in a historic ruling, the non-profit group Equal Citizens obtained a judicial ruling that, for the first time since Citizens United, could restore limits on donations to Super PACs and [...]

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 [...]

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