Billionaire’s Political Ads Criticized By Fact-Checking Groups

Billionaire’s Political Ads Criticized By Fact-Checking Groups

By Josh Richman, San Jose Mercury News SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Bay Area billionaire Tom Steyer's blitz against candidates who are soft on climate change is underway in seven states, b ...

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Candidates Should Agree To Stop Avalanche Of Outside Spending

Candidates Should Agree To Stop Avalanche Of Outside Spending

By Robert Weissman, McClatchy-Tribune News Service The attack ad is the defining feature of present-day elections. This is no way to run a democracy. We do need candidates to offe ...

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Leading Civil Rights Groups Just Sold Out On Net Neutrality

Leading Civil Rights Groups Just Sold Out On Net Neutrality

by Lee Fang, Republic Report. Last Friday, just before the Federal Communication Commission closed its comment period for its upcoming rule on “network neutrality,” a massive coal ...

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A Fracking Fortune Gets Political

A Fracking Fortune Gets Political

Televangelist James Robison recently declared that he’s praying for a merger of the Tea Party and the religious right. Is he kidding? That merger is well underway. And it’s gettin ...

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Rove’s Top Campaign Funding Groups Keep Low Profile In 2014 Elections

Rove’s Top Campaign Funding Groups Keep Low Profile In 2014 Elections

By Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- Not that long ago, Karl Rove emerged as a mastermind of a new type of campaign spending, leading a wave of outside groups ...

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California Billionaire May Be Democrats’ Savior

California Billionaire May Be Democrats’ Savior

By Christopher Cadelago, McClatchy Washington Bureau SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- He's about $98 billion short of the competition. But Tom Steyer is the angel the Democrats have been loo ...

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IRS Pushes Back New Rules for Dark Money Groups

IRS Pushes Back New Rules for Dark Money Groups

by Theodoric Meyer, ProPublica. After intense criticism from both ends of the political spectrum, the Internal Revenue Service has delayed indefinitely proposed rules that would h ...

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Senate To Take Up Longshot Amendment To Regulate Campaign Finance

Senate To Take Up Longshot Amendment To Regulate Campaign Finance

by Theodoric Meyer, ProPublica. In a gesture probably more symbolic than practical, the Senate may soon take up a constitutional amendment to give Congress and states the power to ...

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Liberal Outside Money Groups Spend Big In North Carolina

Liberal Outside Money Groups Spend Big In North Carolina

by Theodoric Meyer and Kim Barker, ProPublica. Most people have come to associate outside money -- the hundreds of millions of dollars from politically active nonprofits and Super ...

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