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Study: Outside Political Ad Spending Up 1,600%

Study: Outside Political Ad Spending Up 1,600% | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it

By ABBY PHILLIP, Politico

Outside group spending on political ads is up 1,600 percent in the Republican primary, compared to this point in the 2008 race, new research shows.

The surge in spending is in large part because of the rise of super PACs, the study from the Wesleyan Media Project found.


Nearly half of the ads on the airwaves were paid for by super PACs this cycle, while ads sponsored by candidates are down 40 percent. In all, the volume of ads aired has increased slightly, 2 percent, over the last cycle.  [READ MORE]


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The New Challenge to Market Democracies: The Political and Social Costs of Economic Stagnation

The New Challenge to Market Democracies: The Political and Social Costs of Economic Stagnation | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
William Galston explores the difficulties market democracies face in an era of diminished growth and a weakened middle class. Galston argues that if the West fails to address economic stagnation, other domestic and foreign policy issues will prove intractable. Economic stagnation means a continuation of gridlocked, zero-sum politics and represents a threat to democratic institutions, he writes.
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States Ease Interest Rate Laws That Protected Poor Borrowers

States Ease Interest Rate Laws That Protected Poor Borrowers | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Lawmakers in several states have voted to increase the fees or the interest rates that lenders can charge on personal loans used by millions of poor or financially struggling borrowers.
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Concern Over New-Voter Registration In Georgia Ahead Of Election

Concern Over New-Voter Registration In Georgia Ahead Of Election | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
A lawsuit in Georgia claims more than 40,000 voter registration applications are missing weeks before the November midterm election. Lawyers say they belong to new African-American, Latino and Asian-American voters.
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Trial over Navy silencer contract opens

Trial over Navy silencer contract opens | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Three senior Navy civilian officials testified Monday that they never authorized $1.6 million for a secret operation to buy hundreds of rifle silencers for the Navy SEALs and were instead told the money would be used to pay for intelligence studies...
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Labor Union to Spend “Six Figures” on Libertarian Party Candidate for IL Governor

Labor Union to Spend “Six Figures” on Libertarian Party Candidate for IL Governor | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
In Illinois, the 2014 governor’s race is heating up in anticipation of election day on November 4. The race pits incumbent Democratic
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2014 October 21 - First Draft. Political News, Now. - NYTimes.com

2014 October 21 - First Draft. Political News, Now. - NYTimes.com | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
How can the parties represent everyday Americans when their most important donors are incredibly rich? http://t.co/yaVBRhtpYs #GetMoneyOut
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Sam Brownback tried to create a conservative utopia—and put Kansas in play for the Democrats

Sam Brownback tried to create a conservative utopia—and put Kansas in play for the Democrats | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
How the Kansas governor's red-state experiment sparked a Republican rebellion.
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Common Cause – Candidate Questionnaire

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Candidate Questionnaire

For many decades, Common Cause Pennsylvania has surveyed political candidates’ views on good government issues. Over the years, the focus has changed as previous problems have been solved and new issues have arisen.

Here are the 2014 results from the candidates for Governor, State Senate, and State House of Representatives.  All 203 House seats, and 25 of the 50 Senate seats are up for election this year.  If your elected officials have not responded to the questionnaire, call them and ask why they are not interested in government integrity issues.  Let us know the response you get.  If you get your representative to agree to respond, we will update the website with his or her response.

 

http://www.commoncause.org/states/pennsylvania/issues/voting-and-elections/candidate-questionnaire/

 

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Tallahassee is about to get money out of politics. Here's how.

Tallahassee is about to get money out of politics. Here's how. | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Share this video to show America that fixing our corrupt political system isn’t just possible. It’s happening right now. Anti-corruption organizers in Tallahassee, Florida have been working for months to mount a pivotal campaign in our movement’s history — a fight to save one city from the tide of big money politics and corruption that threatens …
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Dark Money Hits $100 Million With Help from Single-Candidate Groups — popularinitiative.org

Dark Money Hits $100 Million With Help from Single-Candidate Groups — popularinitiative.org | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Spending by groups that don’t disclose their donors in the 2014 midterm elections has crested $100 million
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Top NSA Official Has a Lucrative Side-Business

Top NSA Official Has a Lucrative Side-Business | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
A new report suggests that a high-ranking NSA official may have a profitable side-gig in the “electronics” business.
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Microsoft CEO apologizes again for saying women shouldn’t ask for raises

Microsoft CEO apologizes again for saying women shouldn’t ask for raises | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
BELLEVUE, WASHINGTON, October 17, 2014 – Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella issued another apology following his remarks at a conference for women where
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Why California's Drought-Stressed Fruit May Be Better For You

Why California's Drought-Stressed Fruit May Be Better For You | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Is California's severe drought hurting the nutrient content of fruit? No, preliminary data on pomegranates suggest. The fruit may be smaller, but packed with more antioxidants, tests show.
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Time to Rethink the War on Terror

Time to Rethink the War on Terror | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
(Thom plus logo) When Eric Holder eventually steps down as Attorney General, he will leave behind a complicated legacy, some of it tragic, like his decision not to prosecute Wall Street after the financial crisis, and his all-out war on whistleblowers like Edward Snowden.
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Ebola Fears Turn Into an Epidemic of Racism and Hysteria

Ebola Fears Turn Into an Epidemic of Racism and Hysteria | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Thus far, there have been just eight confirmed cases of Ebola in the United States following an outbreak in West Africa.
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FBI Director Says Government Should Force Apple and Android to Share Encrypted User Data

FBI Director Says Government Should Force Apple and Android to Share Encrypted User Data | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Big Government is mad that 'Big Data' is reacting to customer demand and is beginning to encrypt user information.
The post FBI Director Says Government Should Force Apple and Android to Share Encrypted User Data appeared first on The Anti-Media.
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North Carolina on track to have costliest Senate race ever

North Carolina on track to have costliest Senate race ever | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
The flood of advertising dollars into North Carolina symbolizes the growing influence of outside groups in political campaigns. Overall spending for the Senate race in the Tar Heel State could surpass $100 million.
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From NFL To 'Scandal,' Whole Foods Buys TV Ads To Boost Its Brand

From NFL To 'Scandal,' Whole Foods Buys TV Ads To Boost Its Brand | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
A pioneer in selling organic, sustainable groceries, Whole Foods now finds itself beset by competitors. So it's launching its first national ad blitz to sell socially conscious consumers on its story.
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ProPublica: When U.S. Companies Help the NSA

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A year and a half into the release of classified documents by Edward Snowden, the existence of far-reaching National Security Agency surveillance is common if controversial knowledge.
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Tallahassee is about to get money out of politics. Here's how.

Tallahassee is about to get money out of politics. Here's how. | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Share this video to show America that fixing our corrupt political system isn’t just possible. It’s happening right now. Anti-corruption organizers in Tallahassee, Florida have been working for months to mount a pivotal campaign in our movement’s history — a fight to save one city from the tide of big money politics and corruption that threatens …
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Koch Bros Group Challenges Wolf Pac And Gets Torn To Pieces - YouTube

Testimony before the New Jersey Senate State Government Committee to call for a constitutional amendment banning money from politics included not only inspir...
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Best of the Left Podcast

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Chris Matthews auditions for Fox News. 


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I don't get my news from tv and that includes MSNBC. Independent and non-commercial outlets are the last bastions of real investigative journalism.

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Where the Tea Party Rules

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Lima, Ohio, has been struggling for decades – and the GOP’s radical policies are making it even worse.
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Blowing the Whistle on CIA Torture from Beyond the Grave

Blowing the Whistle on CIA Torture from Beyond the Grave | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
In the fall of 2006, Nathaniel Raymond, a researcher with the advocacy group Physicians for Human Rights, got a call from a man professing to be a CIA contractor.
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Students Reprimanded for Handing Out U.S. Constitutions Outside “Free Speech Zone”

Students Reprimanded for Handing Out U.S. Constitutions Outside “Free Speech Zone” | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Last week, four students at Southern Oregon University were told by administrators that they must stop handing out copies of the United
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