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Election 2016: A Battle of Billionaires (Except for Bernie Sanders)

By Nomi Prins NomiPrins.com February 5, 2016   Election 2016: A Battle of Billionaires (Except for Bernie Sanders)   Speaking of the need for citizen participation in our national politics in his final State of the Union address, President Obama said, “Our brand of democracy is hard.” A more accurate characterization might have been: “Our brand […]

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Hillary Comes to Hollywood for Money-Raising Shindigs

By Nomi Prins NomiPrins.com May 8, 2015 Hillary Comes to Hollywood for Money-Raising Shindigs   Hillary arrives in Hollywood today (5/7), to raise more than $2.5 million. Money and power mesh like peanut butter and jelly in Washington, Wall Street and Hollywood. The path toward influence is lined with the casualties or victories of status, wealth, and ego. […]


West Coast, East Coast: Silicon Valley Blurs the Distinction With Washington Presence

By Clark Mindock OpenSecrets.org March 8, 2015   West Coast, East Coast: Silicon Valley Blurs the Distinction With Washington Presence   Silicon Valley has staked its claim in Washington. From Capitol Hill to the White House, tech money is everywhere — and 2016 looks like it will be the industry’s biggest year yet. Tech may […]

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Milking a cow

Keystone: A way for the GOP and the Democrats to “milk” for contributions

By Against Crony Capitalism   Keystone: A way for the GOP and the Democrats to “milk” for contributions     Our friend Peter Schweizer coined the term “milker bill”. (We believe.) Basically a milker bill is one which floats around Congress which may or may not see the light of day, but does potentially impact […]


Grimm’s $2 Million Throwaway: Contributions Came In Despite Indictment

By John Sugden OpenSecrets.org   Grimm’s $2 Million Throwaway: Contributions Came In Despite Indictment   Less than two months after spending $2 million to be re-elected to the House of Representatives, Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.) announced he would resign his Staten Island seat. In April 2014, Grimm was indicted on 20 counts alleging various frauds; he pleaded […]

Grimm will officially resign from Congress Monday. (Flickr/House GOP)

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Data Delayed is Democracy Denied

Source: https://www.opensecrets.org By Bob Biersack Data Delayed is Democracy Denied   This op-ed appeared in The New York Times on July 17. Billions of dollars are being spent in the run-up to this November’s midterm elections. The Supreme Court has struck down limits on campaign spending by corporations and unions, as well as overall caps on individual […]


The Crisis is Not Over! A Conversation with Legendary Investor Jim Rogers

  The Crisis is Not Over! A Conversation with Legendary Investor Jim Rogers     Published by Stefan Molyneux Stefan Molyneux speaks with legendary investor Jim Rogers about the future of the world economy, the coming economic shift and how to prepare for the future. Jim Rogers is an American businessman, investor and author. He […]

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Will Washington Take Down Apple — And Why? 1

  Source: http://www.againstcronycapitalism.org By Hunter Lewis Will Washington Take Down Apple — And Why?     Is Apple being given a hint to fork over more campaign contributions? The US Department of Justice has not only successfully sued Apple for arguably non-existent anti-trust violations in the e-book market. It has even demanded– and gotten– a […]


Millions in tax payer dollars spent on tank no one (including the Army) wants

  Source: http://www.againstcronycapitalism.org By Editor Millions in tax payer dollars spent on tank no one (including the Army) wants     But it’s built in John Boehner’s district and the defense contractors are generous in their contributions to other members of Congress, so the outdated tank lives – on your dime. Read More Image credit: […]

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US Capitol For Sale (Washington, DC)

You want your tax break (or credit) extended? Better give to the right congresspeople

  Source: http://www.againstcronycapitalism.org By Nick Sorrentino You want your tax break (or credit) extended? Better give to the right congresspeople     This is a nice little game (and revenue stream) for Congress. Tax breaks and tax credits come up for renewal every year and the beneficiaries of these favors cue up to throw campaign […]


Peter Schiff ~ The Website is Fixable, Obamacare Isn’t

  Source: http://www.europac.net By: Peter Schiff Monday, October 28, 2013 The Website is Fixable, Obamacare Isn’t   Since Obamacare made its debut, discussions have focused on Ted Cruz’ efforts to defund the law and the shockingly bad functionality of the Website itself. Fortunately for Obama, polling indicates that Senator Cruz has lost, at least for now, the […]


Senators Voting Yes on Syria Resolution Received 83% More Money From Defense Industry

  Source: http://maplight.org Submitted by Donny Shaw Senators Voting Yes on Syria Resolution Received 83% More Money From Defense Industry   The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 10-7 (1 member voted “Present”) yesterday to approve a resolution authorizing the use of military force in Syria. The resolution would allow the President to use the Armed […]


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Legalized Bribery — Interview with Ex-Lobbyist Jack Abramoff

Source: http://wchildblog.com Legalized Bribery — Interview with Ex-Lobbyist Jack Abramoff   Published by breakingtheset Abby Martin talks with former lobbyist Jack Abramoff about DC’s culture of cronyism, revolving door politics, lobbying, and how to get money out of politics.


So who wants a Dictator? H.J.Res. 15 1

I would be fairly confident that if asking any American walking down the street this question the reply would be a resounding “Hell no!”.  My thinking would be even those people that support endless wars, fiat currency, big government, unlimited spending, wiretaps on US citizens, the NDAA, along with drone attacks and kill lists, like […]