Tag Archives: Campaign Finance

If the Cohen allegations are true, POTUS* conspired to violate federal campaign law and to hide it from the American people

By ann summers     Neal Katyal’s op-ed in the NY Times spells it out clearly. Trump has been so used to working without accountability as a private citizen especially with respect to covering up his numerous dalliances, that he … Continue reading

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For Talking Like a Pirate (but not really acting like one) Day

By ann summers For pirates, talk is cheap and perhaps subordinate to buckling swashes and its stereotypical, romanticized pirate discourse made even more weird by “parley” as texts made popular by a Disney theme park ride have cinematically distorted the … Continue reading

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The 2016 Discourse should be about Quality not Quantity; Debates should be less like Thunderdome and more like a Conversation

By ann summers The number of political debates seems irrelevant in an age of DVRs, YouTube, and podcasts but this is the moment when the Democratic party could actually use the format to finally crush the GOP and its commitment … Continue reading

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Stateside New Jersey: The State Paid Fees to Mary Pat Christie’s Firm After State Investment Was Terminated

By Elaine Magliaro During the time that Chris Christie has spent serving as governor of New Jersey, the state “has funneled hundreds of millions of dollars to Wall Street firms as management fees on the state’s pension funds.” Although just a few hundred thousand … Continue reading

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Investigative Journalist David Sirota Reports on “Pay to Play” in Chicago: Mayor Rahm Emanuel Accepted Campaign Contributions from Financial Firms Managing City Pension Money

By Elaine Magliaro Investigative journalist David Sirota reported earlier this week that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, a former chief of staff to President Obama, has accepted campaign contributions from financial firms that manage the city’s pension money. Sirota said that, according to documents that … Continue reading

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A Mark Fiore Political Cartoon Video: “The Last Campaign Ad Ever”

By Elaine Magliaro Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist Mark Fiore said last week that “we had all lost” even before the Democratic Party suffered a big loss at the polls on election day. Fiore added that “money pouring into politics from Super PACs and … Continue reading

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McCutcheon, Citizens United, the Supreme Court, and “The United States of John Roberts”

BY ELAINE MAGLIARO Back in November of 2010, I wrote an article for Res Ipsa Loquitor titled Citizens United Ruling Brings on “Tsunami of Sewer Money.” In it, I quoted a question posed by Joe Conason in a Salon article he … Continue reading

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