Coal miners say they were forced to attend Romney event and donate

This sort of thing has gone on for years, so from that perspective, there’s no surprise there. However, with the Citizens United decision to allow private donors to give any amount they want, why are employers (mostly in right to work states) asking/forcing their employees to give to the politician of the company’s choice? The… More Coal miners say they were forced to attend Romney event and donate

The Future Of Political Donations In One Graphic?

Good Culture Three years ago GOOD had the idea to plaster politicians’ financial sponsors all over their fancy suits, just like they do in NASCAR. With corporate money being such a huge part of the American political system—and with its influence set to get even bigger—it would help voters if our elected representatives were as transparent as possible… More The Future Of Political Donations In One Graphic?

Virginia Thomas builds tea party network

I wonder if the Senate, while going through the confirmation process for Supreme Court nominees, has ever ordered psychological testing for those nominees.  I know they can’t order the examinations on the nominee’s spouse, but I swear, regarding “Uncle” Clarence and Ginni Thomas, there’s a case to be made for mandatory psych evaluations of SCOTUS nominees… Politico Supreme… More Virginia Thomas builds tea party network

Rachel Maddow: GOP Goal for 2012 – Spend MORE Money than in 2010 To Eradicate The Democratic Party

This may sound like one of Glenn Beck’s conspiracy theories in reverse, but I urge everyone to spend a few minutes and look at Rachel Maddow, Ph.D.’s presentation about the GOP goal.   As usual, The Rachel Maddow Show brings the truth to light.  Yet, it’s rather unnerving. This should not be taken lightly.  My question is,… More Rachel Maddow: GOP Goal for 2012 – Spend MORE Money than in 2010 To Eradicate The Democratic Party

Web Ad: Pledging Allegiance To Secret Corporate Donors

Think Progress After reading our ThinkProgress reports on the Chamber of Commerce’s secret corporate funding, an entrepreneurial fan of our blog passed us this web ad he conceived.   The Report Last week, ThinkProgress published an exclusive story about the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s foreign fundraising operation. We noted the Chamber raises money from foreign-owned… More Web Ad: Pledging Allegiance To Secret Corporate Donors

Tim Kaine: Anonymous Conservative Fundraising Could Be Biggest Scandal Since Watergate

I don’t think Tim Kaine’s prediction are too far-fetched.  The entire campaign finance fiasco with The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the subsequent cover-up of its political donations appear to be very suspicious. Huffington Post DNC Chair Tim Kaine raised the rhetorical stakes surrounding the debate over anonymous political donors, saying that the funding revenues driving conservative… More Tim Kaine: Anonymous Conservative Fundraising Could Be Biggest Scandal Since Watergate