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GOP donors, fearful of Trump-fueled electoral rout, direct big money down-ballot

GOP donors, fearful of Trump-fueled electoral rout, direct big money down-ballot | Upsetment | Scoop.it
Super PAC fundraising hits a new record: nearly $1 billion collected by the end of June.
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So the GOP is trying to buy its continued control of Congress. Somehow that seems like a bad idea for two reasons. First, the GOP really has not got much a track record; just consider how badly we all view congress now, and they've been in control. Second, if they can't keep their own house in order and can offer us a court jester at the helm, why should we think they can run the country? While I do have a few local GOP candidates I will vote for and a few I would if they were up for re-election, for the most part. I think it is time to force the GOP out so they will actually do some rethinking. I truly hope we can produce a new party in America, one that rejects the creed of money and replace it with a few of the future based on human justice and social values. 
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Karl Rove’s Dark Money Group Promised IRS It Would Spend ‘Limited’ Money on Elections

Karl Rove’s Dark Money Group Promised IRS It Would Spend ‘Limited’ Money on Elections | Upsetment | Scoop.it
Crossroads GPS, which has spent tens of millions from secret donors on elections, told the IRS in its 2010 application that its efforts would focus on education, policy-making and research.
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Karl Rove lied. Stop the presses. Who would have thought it? Seriously, is anyone surprised?

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Stop and seize

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Aggressive police take hundreds of millions of dollars from motorists not charged with crimes http://wapo.st/stopandseize
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This is exactly the kind of abuse of power that the Bill of Rights was intended to stop. What is wrong with America that we are allowing this kind of out-of-control policing. And as almost always when dealing with the government, the price of getting any of what is rightfully yours back is forgo any action against these perpetrators in the law's clothing.

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