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  • When is $2.1 billion just chump change, by shanikka
  • Why the U.S. should treat health care like a utility, not a market, by Jon Perr
  • An elderly veteran delivering pizza? The system has failed us ..., by Mark E Andersen
  • Urgent message from United Nations: Wake up before it's too late, by VL Baker
  • The Ideology That Sacrifices Humanity To Satisfy The Rich, by Egberto Willies

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  •  HufPo on Dark Money (3+ / 0-)

    Dark Money Groups Have Already Spent Way More Than You Think

    WASHINGTON -- Dark money flowed freely in 2013 and into the new year as social welfare nonprofits and corporate trade associations -- groups that are not required to disclose their donors -- spent well over $27 million on electoral campaigns and issue advocacy targeting specific candidates.

    A Huffington Post analysis of press releases, news reports and Federal Communications Commission data collected by the Sunlight Foundation found that dark money groups have dropped at least $24.6 million on issue ads naming specific candidates on television, radio and online video since January 2013. That's seven times the $3.5 million these groups spent on campaign activities reported to the Federal Election Commission over the same period.

    The issue advocacy totals reveal that dark money groups are already priming the electorate ahead of the 2014 midterm elections. HuffPost's review also shows that conservative and corporate interests continued to dominate overall dark money spending in 2013, even as liberal dark money groups equaled the amount spent by conservatives on campaign activity alone.

    Conservative groups have already spent at least $15.8 million on issue ads to promote Republican candidates and attack Democrats ahead of the November midterms. Americans for Prosperity, the nonprofit founded and funded by the billionaire Koch brothers, led all groups with at least $12.4 million spent on candidate-specific ads opposing the implementation of Obamacare.

    I want 1 less Tiny Coffin, Why Don't You? Support The President's Gun Violence Plan.

    by JML9999 on Sat Jan 04, 2014 at 03:26:43 PM PST

  •  New Post (2+ / 0-)

    "If Wall Street paid a tax on every “game” they run, we would get enough revenue to run the government on." ~ Will Rogers

    by Lefty Coaster on Sat Jan 04, 2014 at 04:40:59 PM PST

  •  Submitted without comment: (3+ / 0-)

    There's only one rule that I know of, babies -- goddammit, you've got to be kind. -- Kurt Vonnegut

    by Cali Scribe on Sat Jan 04, 2014 at 04:45:39 PM PST

  •  TH]hreatening the Pope? (1+ / 0-)

    Told my dad not to go to Home Depot. Of course, Daddy the Rushbot didn't understand.

    But I am totally amazed by the't "lay o chutzpah of saying that there won't be big donations for the glitterization of St. Patrick's Cathedral if the Pope doesn't "lay off" rich people.

    I once stood in the apse of the cathedral in Lima Peru, wondering at the solid gold that lined every wall. Every indigenous person in the area was required to bring his/her weight in gold down from the mountains for the building of the cathedral, but was never allowed to enter it.

    How can we possibly spend a penny on a cathedral while there are homeless on the streets of New York?

  •  This Week in the War on Women (2+ / 0-)

    A few self-described "Men's Rights Activists" have decided to fight the alleged epidemic of false rape accusations by urging everyone to make false rape accusations against an anti-rape activist.

    If you can make any sense out of that, please explain it to me over at This Week in the War on Women.

    I shall die, but that is all that I shall do for Death; I am not on his payroll. - Edna St. Vincent Millay

    by Tara the Antisocial Social Worker on Sat Jan 04, 2014 at 05:12:25 PM PST

  •  Elderly veteran delivering pizza? (0+ / 0-)

    I'm pissed off already, and it's 0245 hours in Kali...SSK

    "Hey Clinton, I'm bushed" - Keith Richards

    by Santa Susanna Kid on Sun Jan 05, 2014 at 02:46:01 AM PST

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