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Another win for the movement to overturn Citizens United v. FEC

Another win for the movement to overturn Citizens United v. FEC | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Note: Citizens United v. Federal Election Commissionis the 2010 U.S. Supreme Court decision that said corporations have a First Amendment right to spend unlimited amounts to influence elections.
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It seems a good idea to make Corporations prove their personhood with hard facts about how they are human. They cannot be counted twice. Limits of individual donations should apply to this one person corporation just like other individuals. They are not approved people-hood just a singular personhood.

 

 

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Today, the District of Columbia joined 11 states in calling for a constitutional amendment to get Big Money out of politics by overturning the Citizens United ruling and related cases. Public Citizen applauds the resolution’s sponsor, Councilmember David Grosso, and all members of the Council for unanimously supporting this critical measure for our democracy.

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Joseph Pomponio's curator insight, February 8, 2013 6:38 AM

Yet more support is still needed.

Marianne Castiglia's comment, February 12, 2013 11:15 PM
I did not know that the there are 11 states calling for an amendment to overturn CU. My guess is they are all Northeastern states and California? Good job David Grasso.
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The Undead 0 Billion Medicare Claim

The Undead 0 Billion Medicare Claim | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Years after its death, a zombie lie abides in Karl Rove-funded ads in North Carolina. Happy Halloween.
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Oregon Right to Know

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Oregonians want labels on GMO foods! We have a right to know what's in our food so we can make our own decisions about what we eat and feed our families.
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We all need to push our own states to do this! 

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Thanks to Karl Rove and Citizens United, your judge may be for sale

Thanks to Karl Rove and Citizens United, your judge may be for sale | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Inside America's increasingly tainted judicial elections
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The Enormous, Secretive Effort To Purge Thousands Of Minorities From 27 States’ Voter Rolls

The Enormous, Secretive Effort To Purge Thousands Of Minorities From 27 States’ Voter Rolls | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
A voter purge is attempting to make the electorate a lot whiter. There must be another Election Day coming up.
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Jon Stewart shreds ‘robber baron’ Koch brothers for buying ad time during his show

Jon Stewart shreds ‘robber baron’ Koch brothers for buying ad time during his show | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
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Houston, TX ABC13 (KTRK) Misreported early voting end date, subtle voter suppression (VIDEO)

Houston, TX ABC13 (KTRK) Misreported early voting end date, subtle voter suppression (VIDEO) | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Major Houston Texas TV Station ABC13 (KTRH) misreported early voting end date. Seems like subtle voter suppression.
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#LetTexasVote @TheDailyShow

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Ed Snowden Taught Me To Smuggle Secrets Past Incredible Danger. Now I Teach You.

Ed Snowden Taught Me To Smuggle Secrets Past Incredible Danger. Now I Teach You. | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Late on the evening of January 11, 2013, someone sent me an interesting email. It was encrypted, and sent from the sort of anonymous email service that smart people use when they want to hide their identity.
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Marcy Wheeler: Are FBI and NCTC Trying to Pressure Prosecutors to Charge the Second Intercept Source?

Citing “law enforcement and intelligence sources who have been briefed on the case,” Michael Isikoff reports that the government has identified “the second leaker” – a source of information on drone targeting and terrorist watchlisting for The...
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The Benefits of Economic Expansions Are Increasingly Going to the Richest Americans

The Benefits of Economic Expansions Are Increasingly Going to the Richest Americans | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
The bottom 90 percent used to take home a majority of the income gains from a growing economy. Not anymore.
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Inside the Koch Brothers' Toxic Empire

Inside the Koch Brothers' Toxic Empire | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Together, Charles and David Koch control one of the world's largest fortunes, which they are using to buy up our political system.
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Federal Agencies Recognize Gay Marriages In 6 More States

Federal Agencies Recognize Gay Marriages In 6 More States | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
With the addition of Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, North Carolina, West Virginia and Wyoming, the federal government now recognizes same-sex marriage in 32 states and the capital.
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Nurse Criticizes Quarantine After Negative Ebola Test, Hires Lawyer

Nurse Criticizes Quarantine After Negative Ebola Test, Hires Lawyer | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Kaci Hickox says she doesn't have a fever; a preliminary blood test came back negative for Ebola. She reportedly hired a civil rights attorney to work for her release Sunday.
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Credit Suisse global wealth report: Are you among the world's richest? - Telegraph

Credit Suisse global wealth report: Are you among the world's richest?  - Telegraph | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
If you have $3,650, you’re among the wealthiest half of people in the world, according to Credit Suisse's new report on global wealth. In numbers and charts, we break down the need-to-know stats
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Oregon Right to Know

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Ben Swann Interviews Independent Candidate Who Is Poised For Congressional Upset

Ben Swann Interviews Independent Candidate Who Is Poised For Congressional Upset | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Mark Wichern is running for public office in Florida’s 1st congressional district. According to his campaign website, Mark started his small business with onl
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Lobbying Spending Database-Koch Industries, 2014 | OpenSecrets

Lobbying Spending Database-Koch Industries, 2014 | OpenSecrets | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Explore the billions of dollars special interest groups are spending on lobbying in Washington, D.C., -- and on what -- at OpenSecrets.org.
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Jon Stewart shreds ‘robber baron’ Koch brothers for buying ad time during his show

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Iraq War Now Being Fought By People Who Were Just Kids When It Started

Iraq War Now Being Fought By People Who Were Just Kids When It Started | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Last week, the Pentagon announced the death of the first American serviceman in the war against ISIS. Marine Lance Cpl.
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Lawsuit Spotlights US Charities That Fund Israel’s Secret Nuclear Weapons Program

The following is being released by the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy: A federal lawsuit seeks immediate release of a closely held government report about how American branches of Israeli charitable and educational institutes fund...
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Watch Laura Poitras’s Iraq Documentary for Free Until Nov 24

The Sundance Now Doc Club is making My Country My Country, the Iraq documentary by Laura Poitras (of Edward Snowden fame, and director of the acclaimed new film, Citzenfour), available to watch for free online until November 24.
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British hostage John Cantlie is face of Islamic State propaganda from Kobane

British hostage John Cantlie is face of Islamic State propaganda from Kobane | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Turkey's prime minister told the BBC that the US-led coalition against Islamic State must broaden its mandate to target the overthrow of Syria's president.
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All the NSA Will Say About Its Alarmingly Entrepreneurial Top Spy Is That She’s Resigning

All the NSA Will Say About Its Alarmingly Entrepreneurial Top Spy Is That She’s Resigning | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Teresa Shea used to be the National Security Agency’s director of signals intelligence, plus the wife of an executive in the business of selling things to agencies like hers, plus the host of a home-based signals intelligence business, plus the...
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Trans-Pacific Partnership taking shape behind closed doors, Andrew Robb says

Trans-Pacific Partnership taking shape behind closed doors, Andrew Robb says | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Australia’s trade minister says the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal should be concluded by the year’s end

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Missouri Police Prepare For Backlash In Michael Brown Grand Jury Verdict

Missouri Police Prepare For Backlash In Michael Brown Grand Jury Verdict | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
FERGUSON, Mo.  — Missouri police have been brushing up on constitutional rights and stocking up on riot gear to prepare for a grand jury’s decision about whether to charge a white police officer who fatally shot a black 18-year-old in suburban St.
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