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#GetMoneyOut of Politics and We Can #StopKXL

#GetMoneyOut of Politics and We Can #StopKXL | DidYouCheckFirst | Scoop.it
Supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline need to understand and accept certain realities, and opponents need to do more than protest and sign petitions. Let's start with a few realities and wrap up w...
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The corrupting influence of Big and Dark Money in politics is at the root of every problem we face. That includes energy and the environment. So long as politicians must raise millions to run campaigns, and so long as large sums of money can be secretly collected and funneled from the tiniest number of rich donors the way it is now in a post-Citizens United system, we will continue to see political decisions made that benefit the rich and powerful few at our expense. Those rich and powerful few include, of course, people and corporations in the fossil fuel industry.

 

So, if you want to change the political system…..
….If you want to bequeath a planet where our progeny can drink the water and breath the air and eat the food…..
….If you want a better economy and a better job for yourself and your kids and their kids….
….then please take this one simple step to support the process of getting money out of politics:

Become a Citizen Co-Sponsor of the American Anti-Corruption Act athttp://unitedrepublic.actionkit.com/event/cosponsor/9815/

And, of course, make sure that you’re registered to vote and that you vote in EVERY election, not just the big ones.

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Public Exchanges Competitive With Employer-Sponsored Plans

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Premiums for health plans on new state exchanges are comparable to and in some cases lower than those being offered by employers with similar levels of coverage, according to a study released Thursday by PricewaterhouseCooper s Health Research Institute.
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BY MICHAEL GIARDINAJANUARY 30, 2014 

HRI analyzed the average premium costs for a working population nationally in the public exchanges, and calculated that the median 2014 premium for a plan with coverage similar to that of the average employer-sponsored plan was $5,844. By comparison, the average employer premium for a single worker was $6,119, a difference of 4%. The premiums do not include subsidies.

 

The ACA allows for consumers to shop on its 51 new state exchanges within four plan levels; these include bronze, which pays 60% of healthcare costs; silver, which covers 70%; gold, which covers 80%; and platinum, which covers 90% of the bill.

Currently, employer-sponsored health plans cover about 85% of healthcare costs, with the remaining costs being charged to employees, the PwC study states.

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JANUARY 30, 2014

HRI analyzed the average premium costs for a working population nationally in the public exchanges, and calculated that the median 2014 premium for a plan with coverage similar to that of the average employer-sponsored plan was $5,844. By comparison, the average employer premium for a single worker was $6,119, a difference of 4%. The premiums do not include subsidies.


The ACA allows for consumers to shop on its 51 new state exchanges within four plan levels; these include bronze, which pays 60% of healthcare costs; silver, which covers 70%; gold, which covers 80%; and platinum, which covers 90% of the bill.

Currently, employer-sponsored health plans cover about 85% of healthcare costs, with the remaining costs being charged to employees, the PwC study states.

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JANUARY 30, 2014

HRI analyzed the average premium costs for a working population nationally in the public exchanges, and calculated that the median 2014 premium for a plan with coverage similar to that of the average employer-sponsored plan was $5,844. By comparison, the average employer premium for a single worker was $6,119, a difference of 4%. The premiums do not include subsidies.


The ACA allows for consumers to shop on its 51 new state exchanges within four plan levels; these include bronze, which pays 60% of healthcare costs; silver, which covers 70%; gold, which covers 80%; and platinum, which covers 90% of the bill.

Currently, employer-sponsored health plans cover about 85% of healthcare costs, with the remaining costs being charged to employees, the PwC study states.

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REPORT: The Demographics Of The Sunday Morning Political Talk Shows

REPORT: The Demographics Of The Sunday Morning Political Talk Shows | DidYouCheckFirst | Scoop.it

A Media Matters review of the Sunday morning political talk shows finds that white males largely dominated the guest lists in 2013. MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry and Up with Steve Kornacki achieved greater ethnic and gender diversity than the broadcast shows or CNN's State of the Union. Overall, conservatives outnumbered progressives on the four broadcast Sunday morning shows.

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White Men Dominate Sunday Morning Shows

White Men Represented The Largest Proportion Of Guests On Every Show. On the four broadcast shows and CNN, white men represented a majority of all guests: 60 percent on This Week, 67 percent on Face the Nation, 67 percent on Fox News Sunday, 62 percent on Meet the Press, and 54 percent on State of the Union. On Up and Melissa Harris-Perry, white men represented a plurality of guests at 42 percent and 27 percent, respectively. Melissa Harris-Perry deserves special mention for having a much more diverse guest list than the other programs; 26 percent of guests were African-American women, 20 percent were African-American men, and 16 percent were white women. Up also featured significantly more women and people of color than CNN or the broadcast shows. Latino, Asian-American, and Middle Eastern guests continued to rank in the single digits or not at all among every show.

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White Men Dominate Sunday Morning Shows


White Men Represented The Largest Proportion Of Guests On Every Show. On the four broadcast shows and CNN, white men represented a majority of all guests: 60 percent on This Week, 67 percent on Face the Nation, 67 percent on Fox News Sunday, 62 percent on Meet the Press, and 54 percent on State of the Union. On Up and Melissa Harris-Perry, white men represented a plurality of guests at 42 percent and 27 percent, respectively. Melissa Harris-Perry deserves special mention for having a much more diverse guest list than the other programs; 26 percent of guests were African-American women, 20 percent were African-American men, and 16 percent were white women. Up also featured significantly more women and people of color than CNN or the broadcast shows. Latino, Asian-American, and Middle Eastern guests continued to rank in the single digits or not at all among every show.

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White Men Dominate Sunday Morning Shows

White Men Represented The Largest Proportion Of Guests On Every Show. On the four broadcast shows and CNN, white men represented a majority of all guests: 60 percent on This Week, 67 percent on Face the Nation, 67 percent on Fox News Sunday, 62 percent on Meet the Press, and 54 percent on State of the Union. On Up and Melissa Harris-Perry, white men represented a plurality of guests at 42 percent and 27 percent, respectively. Melissa Harris-Perry deserves special mention for having a much more diverse guest list than the other programs; 26 percent of guests were African-American women, 20 percent were African-American men, and 16 percent were white women. Up also featured significantly more women and people of color than CNN or the broadcast shows. Latino, Asian-American, and Middle Eastern guests continued to rank in the single digits or not at all among every show.

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FACT CHECK: Obama and Medicare premiums

FACT CHECK: Obama and Medicare premiums | DidYouCheckFirst | Scoop.it
It seems to be something of an occupational hazard for President Barack Obama: When he talks about his health care law, he's bound to hit a fact bump sooner or later.
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Well worth reading. More than just Medicare, this article fact checks other points the president made in his speech, as well McMorris Rodgers' claims about people who've stopped looking for work.

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Legalize Democracy Film | Move to Amend Documentary - YouTube

Legalize Democracy is a 30 minute documentary about Move to Amend. Fast-paced and action-oriented, this DVD is a great tool for folks looking to get involved...
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This 30 minute Move To Amend documentary is a must-see.

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Ready for Ben Carson? Not for president.

Ready for Ben Carson? Not for president. | DidYouCheckFirst | Scoop.it
The nation very well might need strong medicine, but the famed neurosurgeon and conservative heartthrob is not the one to administer it.
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We're not all cut out to be leaders. Looks like we can add Carson to that list.

 

"Last April, Carson linked gays to pedophiles and “people who believe in bestiality.” His“That’s not an orange. …That’s a banana’ attempt to explain himself a few days later stretched the limits of ridiculousness. And what he said about Obamacare at the Values Voters Summit last October rendered him unworthy of high office. “You know, Obamacare is really, I think, the worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery,” Carson said."

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CMS Awarded Accenture No-Bid Contract on Healthcare.gov

CMS Awarded Accenture No-Bid Contract on Healthcare.gov | DidYouCheckFirst | Scoop.it
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services did not believe CGI Federal, its former Healthcare.gov contractor, could complete its work on the site in time, and thus selected Accenture as the new contractor with a no-bid $90 million-plus...
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CGI Federal is out. Accenture is in.
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Unhappy Anniversary, Citizens United

Unhappy Anniversary, Citizens United | DidYouCheckFirst | Scoop.it

Today is the 4th anniversary of the Supreme Court's infamous "Citizens United" decision. Why should you care? Watch the 2 1/2 minute video at... ... to get a sense of what money in politics is doing...

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It all boils down to money, and unless and until we – you and I and everyone we know – does something – ANYTHING – to get money out of politics while we get out and vote in every election, well then we shouldn’t expect much to change for the better.

We can do this. You can do this. Why not do it right now?

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Bullying is for losers.

Bullying is for losers. | DidYouCheckFirst | Scoop.it

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We also all know this to be true, too. Hatred is learned behavior.

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#Walmart Repeating Mistakes of History

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My father told me stories about how the coal company his father worked for used intimidation and threats against his family and others. I count that has living memory of those abuses against worker...
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Walmart’s attempt to repeat history may be more benign than forcing my grandmother to do all of her shopping at the Company Store, or Pinkerton guards shooting striking steelworkers, but it’s no less vile, reprehensible, nefarious, and damaging to America and to hard working people.

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How Lobbyists Killed Net Neutrality

How Lobbyists Killed Net Neutrality | DidYouCheckFirst | Scoop.it
R.I.P. Net Neutrality. And possibly the entire internet as we know it.
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Know what Net Neutrality is and why you should care? Whether you do or not, please take 4 minutes to watch this video. 

I'm betting you'll at least be unhappy and you may even be outraged. I'm hoping you'll want to do something about it, and that you'll help #GetMoneyOut of politics by becoming a Citizen Co-Sponsor of the American Anti-Corruption Act either by filling out the info next to the video or at my sponsorship page, http://unitedrepublic.actionkit.com/event/cosponsor/9815/

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Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States

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"The Digital Scholarship Lab at the University of Richmond has created an enhanced version of the Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States, which was published in 1932. The atlas, which took dozens of researchers to assemble, used maps to illustrate a variety of political, demographic and economic concepts."


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Claudia Patricia Parra's curator insight, January 17, 2014 9:37 AM

Muy buen material!

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, January 21, 2014 11:24 AM

Atlas de la geografíia histórica de Estados Unidos.

Jess Deady's curator insight, April 16, 2014 1:33 PM

Okay, this is actually pretty cool. The atlas is huge and has tons of information within it. No wonder there were tons of helping hands who created this map(s) of insightful looks at demographic and political debate.

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TPPA Environment Chapter & Chair's Commentary Posted by WikiLeaks Issues for NZ

TPPA Environment Chapter & Chair's Commentary Posted by WikiLeaks Issues for NZ | DidYouCheckFirst | Scoop.it
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"The Environment Chapter addresses matters of conservation, environment, biodiversity, indigenous knowledge and resources, over-fishing and illegal logging, and climate change, among others. It might be expected to provide balance to the commercial interests being advanced in the other chapters, and genuine protections that are consistent with international environmental law.

 

Instead of a 21st century standard of protection, the leaked text shows that the obligations are weak and compliance with them is unenforceable. Contrast that to other chapters that subordinate the environment, natural resources and indigenous rights to commercial objectives and business interests. The corporate agenda wins both ways."

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The State of Phony Populism

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"Barack Obama put on a deft performance Tuesday night. With trills of empathy, the president’s voice soared to hit the high notes. He easily carried a tune of economic populism. But after five years of Obama in the White House, Americans should know by now that he was lip-syncing the words."

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This article hits the target really well for those of us on the left still waiting for the progressive Obama to lead.

 

For all the hand-wringing, wailing, and gnashing of teeth on the right, what doesn't seem to be realized is that Obama is often more a Reagan-era Republican than today's Republicans.

 

Once we get past the PPACA, the question remains: Where is the real channeling of FDR or anything actually resembling a truly progressive agenda?

 

He's pretty much defending the NSA and still uses drones, right? He wants fast track approval for the TPP, right? He isn't hammering the NRA after every gun crime for their abject lunacy in resisting background checks. He hasn't come out in opposition of the Keystone XL pipeline. He's recirculating and recycling his own Big Money inner circle supporters, and he isn't calling out the obstructionist Republicans - he isn't "welcoming" their hatred - every single time they obstruct.

 

Ok, he actually did rub the GOP's noses in it during SOTU regarding their childish behavior over the PPACA votes. A long-overdue move, in my book, and he paid lip service to Gitmo, so he gets a half-point for that.

 

So, what am I missing about this guy, besides the fact that he's NOT a dictator, he's not all that liberal, and he CAN'T and WON'T get all that much done with his pen alone?

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Reid shunts TPA onto slow track

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"I’m against fast track,” Reid said of Obama's proposal. 
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By Alexander Bolton and Vicki Needham - 01/29/14 08:22 PM EST

 

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Wednesday suggested he will not bring legislation to the floor that would grant President Obama greater trade powers.

 

Reid said he is “against” trade promotion authority (TPA) legislation — often called “fast track” — that, if passed, would make it easier for Obama to negotiate trade deals by preventing Congress from amending them.



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By Alexander Bolton and Vicki Needham - 01/29/14 08:22 PM EST


Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Wednesday suggested he will not bring legislation to the floor that would grant President Obama greater trade powers.


Reid said he is “against” trade promotion authority (TPA) legislation — often called “fast track” — that, if passed, would make it easier for Obama to negotiate trade deals by preventing Congress from amending them.



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By Alexander Bolton and Vicki Needham - 01/29/14 08:22 PM EST


Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Wednesday suggested he will not bring legislation to the floor that would grant President Obama greater trade powers.


Reid said he is “against” trade promotion authority (TPA) legislation — often called “fast track” — that, if passed, would make it easier for Obama to negotiate trade deals by preventing Congress from amending them.



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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, January 31, 2014 12:34 AM

Here is more regarding the move to fast track the TPP trade treaty!

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GOP Rep. Michael Grimm blames reporter’s lack of professionalism for violent threats | The Raw Story

GOP Rep. Michael Grimm blames reporter’s lack of professionalism for violent threats | The Raw Story | DidYouCheckFirst | Scoop.it
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Greg Russak's curator insight, January 29, 2014 9:14 PM

Like the bank robber blaming the depositors for leaving their money in the bank.

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Three reasons to raise the federal minimum wage | BrandeisNOW

Three reasons to raise the federal minimum wage | BrandeisNOW | DidYouCheckFirst | Scoop.it
Leading economists, including Lisa M. Lynch, dean of the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, sent a joint letter this week to President Obama and congressional leaders in support of the Fair Minimum Wage Act.
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Who will benefit from these increases?

Many people think teenagers in part-time employment are the only minimum wage earners. The reality is that the average age of minimum-wage workers is 35, the majority of impacted employees work full time, and almost 90 percent are over the age of 20. More than a quarter of minimum wage workers have children and 55 percent are women, even though women make up less than 50 percent of the workforce. The Economic Policy Institute in Washington D.C. estimates that a phased-in increase in the national minimum wage to $10.10 in 2016 would directly or indirectly raise the wages of almost 28 million workers.  This would also be sufficient to raise a family of three, with a full-time minimum wage worker, out of poverty.

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At 10, #Opportunity Shows Us Where Our Priorities Ought to Be

At 10, #Opportunity Shows Us Where Our Priorities Ought to Be | DidYouCheckFirst | Scoop.it
The next time someone talks about cutting NASA's budget either because we can't afford it or we need to spend the money elsewhere, please show them this. NASA's Opportunity at 10: New Findings from...
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As much as I admire and respect NASA - and congratulate them on Opportunity's 10th birthday! - this post is about more than them, their accomplishments, and their budget.

 

This passage sums it up best, I think.

 

The rich and powerful – the people who make up the Big Money in this country – are the ones to blame for the economic collapse and the anemic recovery. There’s simply no other conclusion borne out by the facts.
 

So, shouldn’t the rest of us be working together to get the corrupting influence of Big and Dark Money out of our politics so that we can take back our government and actually have our elected leaders represent us?

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#Fox Tells Only One Side on CA #Microstamping Law

#Fox Tells Only One Side on CA #Microstamping Law | DidYouCheckFirst | Scoop.it
This article, Gun flight: Smith & Wesson, Ruger quit California over stamping requirement, by Perry Chiaramonte is a classic example of the complete bias and total lack of journalistic integrity that is the hallmark and the brand of Fox News.
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It doesn’t seem possible, but Fox News seems to be getting progressively lazier and more lackadaisical than was even imaginable. Even worse, it seems perfectly clear that they believe their audience won’t notice.

 

That said, it’s actually more likely that Fox is simply pandering to an audience who consciously selects them and embraces them precisely for their incredibly biased and yellow journalism; the same type of journalism so obviously on display in Mr. Chiaramonte’s article.

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Rating Obama’s NSA Reform Plan: EFF Scorecard Explained

Rating Obama’s NSA Reform Plan: EFF Scorecard Explained | DidYouCheckFirst | Scoop.it
Earlier today, President Obama announced a series of reforms to address abuses by the National Security Agency. We were heartened to see Obama recognized that the NSA has gone too far in trampling the privacy rights of people worldwide.
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EFF scores the president 3.5 out 12. Be sure not to miss the description of each category that follows the scorecard and see if you agree with that score.

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EFF scores the president 3.5 out 12. Be sure not to miss the description of each category that follows the scorecard and see if you agree with that score.

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EFF scores the president 3.5 out 12. Be sure not to miss the description of each category that follows the scorecard and see if you agree with that score.

Scott Romney's curator insight, January 23, 2014 1:48 PM

It would be nice if a link were provided for the rating criteria but such is the way in "free media." One gets what one pays for and blah blah blah...

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P1FD: Are We Living Up to Dr. King's Dream? w ith Guest Host Greg Russak

P1FD: Are We Living Up to Dr. King's Dream? w ith Guest Host Greg Russak | DidYouCheckFirst | Scoop.it
Press [1] for Democracy (P1FD) is a Coffee Party Radio show that discusses the political issues of the day in a civil, fact-based, and transpartisan manner.
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FEC votes on partisan lines not to punish Karl Rove's Super-PAC for violations of law during 2010 election

FEC votes on partisan lines not to punish Karl Rove's Super-PAC for violations of law during 2010 election | DidYouCheckFirst | Scoop.it

by THOMAS CATAN, Wall S. Journal


Campaign-finance activists vowed to take the Federal Election Commission to court Thursday after it disregarded a finding by its staff that Crossroads GPS, conservative nonprofit backed by Karl Rove, likely broke campaign laws during the 2010 elections.
 

On Friday, the FEC quietly released a legal opinion by its staff lawyers that found that the “major purpose” of Crossroads GPS was to elect federal candidates, despite being registered as a “social-welfare” nonprofit group. The FEC’s general counsel recommended holding a formal investigation into the group.

 

However, the FEC decided not to take any action after a deadlocked 3-3 vote by its commissioners along party lines. On Thursday, that decision drew sharp criticism from campaign-finance activists.
 

“The rationale of the Republican bloc of commissioners is tortured and obstructionist,” said Craig Holman of Public Citizen, one of the groups that brought the original complaint. The groups said in a statement they plan a new suit that will argue the FEC’s dismissal of the case “was arbitrary, capricious, an abuse of discretion and contrary to the law.” 


Crossroads GPS declined to comment on the FEC staff findings or the latest threat by campaigners to sue the election regulator. But it repeated earlier denials that it’s a political committee or mainly engaged in electioneering.
 

“I’m pleased that the Commission decided that GPS is not a political committee, and now we can move on from this politically-motivated complaint,” Tom Josefiak, general counsel to Crossroads GPS, said in an emailed statement.
 

If the FEC had decided to act on it and forced the group to register as a political committee, it might have had to disclose the identities of anonymous donors that contributed hundreds of millions of dollars to the Republican group.
 

Crossroads GPS “has spent nearly $100 million on election ads since 2010 without disclosing its donors,” said Paul Ryan, Senior Counsel at the Campaign Legal Center, which will also join the lawsuit against the FEC. “A ruling by the FEC that Crossroads GPS is a political committee would result in this disclosure for past and future elections.”
 

Social-welfare groups, known in the tax code as 501(c)(4) groups, aren’t supposed to make electioneering their primary activity.


But their use in campaigns has soared in the last two years, in part because they can accept donations of unlimited size and don’t have to disclose the names of their donors. [MORE]


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The American Anti-Corruption Act ensures this kind of corruption and abuse of the tax code ends. 

 

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, January 18, 2014 9:42 AM

This is one of the reasons people pushed the IRS to look into this tax exempt status for groups that were actually fund raisers for political campaigns.

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Pennsylvania judge strikes down state's voter ID law

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HARRISBURG -- A Commonwealth Court judge on Friday ruled the Pennsylvania voter ID law violates the state constitution by imposing an unreasonable burden on voters, dealing the controversial requirement its most serious blow in nearly two years of...
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Everything you need to know in one simple phrase: 
"-- the state acknowledged at the start that it knew of no cases of in-person voting fraud, the kind addressed by voter ID -- "

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Walk and talk with Cenk

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We must reverse Citizens United, Restore our Democracy, and Save the Republic. Join the Fight for Free and Fair Elections in America!
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If you're anywhere near NH and thinking about joining Lawrence Lessig and other concerned citizens on their New Hampshire Rebellion (#NHR) march, now you can also walk and talk with Cenk Uygur, founder of TYT and WolfPAC, on Wednesday, Jan 22.

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Animated: How the New Hampshire Rebellion will make corruption the #1 issue of 2016 - YouTube

Want to walk with the #NHRebellion? You can sign up here: http://march.nhrebellion.org/march/default.asp Can't walk but want to support us? Help us pay for t...
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There were 435 House elections in 2012. 95% of them were won by the candidate who spent the most money.

 

Is that really how we want to be represented, by people who's greatest talent and primary focus is raising and spending the most money?

 

We can make a difference by becoming a Citizen Co-Sponsor of the American Anti-Corruption Act. 

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Party Recon's comment, January 17, 2014 1:50 PM
Sorry, but I felt the need to spell it out completely Greg. I think it is important to point out that money is just a tool. It can be used for good or for evil. I was trying to put an exclamation point on the evil nature of its use in politics by showing the true cause and affect of money -- corruption of the system.
Greg Russak's comment, January 17, 2014 4:47 PM
Please don't apologize and, instead, let me offer you my apology. I should have trusted my first instinct about what you were doing, which is exactly what you've said above.
Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, January 17, 2014 8:55 PM

Corruption of our polictical process should be the #1 issue!