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Koch brothers mega-donation proves Citizens United ruling exacerbated our undemocratic condition

4 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

This week’s news brings an important “ah hah” moment. The conservative billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch of Koch Industries and their political network of donors and opaque outside groups are planning to spend a stratospheric $889 million in the 2016 presidential and congressional...

US Government Grows Increasingly Frustrated with Judge Challenging State Secrets Claims in No Fly List Case

In a case where a US citizen is alleging his constitutional rights were violated when he was placed on the No Fly List, Attorney General Eric Holder and the United States Justice Department claim a federal judge is not interpreting the state secrets privilege correctly. Show More Summary

What's in a Name: Senate Subcommittee Drops 'Civil Rights and Human Rights' From Name

As our nation grapples with immigration reform, the deaths of unarmed black citizens at the hands of law enforcement, voter disfranchisement and the United States Supreme Court's possible nullification of the Civil Rights Act of 1968,...Show More Summary

Another Standardized Test, This Time of Citizenship

Is requiring high schoolers to take the same citizenship exam as immigrants who want to become United States citizen a good way to test a curriculum, or just another memorization requirement?

Koch Brothers and Allies Plan to Unleash $889 Million in Funding for 2016 Campaign

2 days agoNews : Truthdig

Shutterstock In this age of Citizens United and super PACs, it seems that super-wealthy political instigators like the Koch brothers will have more sway over American politics in the upcoming presidential election season than ever before. How...Show More Summary

Steve King: The World Was Right in the 1950s and '60s

At the Citizens United Iowa Freedom Summit co-hosted by Rep. Steve King (R-IA 4), the congressman drew a comparison between President Obama's upbringing in Indonesia and his own. King referred to a statement made by Obama that the call...Show More Summary

Thanks, Citizens United!

[Content Note: Class warfare.]Here's a cool headline: "Koch-backed network aims to spend nearly $1 billion on 2016 elections."How neat for them! How neat for ALL OF US! It's so terrific that these conservative shitlords have all that...Show More Summary

Koch brothers raise 2016 election warchest that's bigger than either party's spend

3 days agoOdd : Boing Boing

The Kochs have raised $889M from conservative millionaires and billionaires to spend in the 2016 election, which, thanks to Citizens United, can be used to buy effectively unlimited political advertising to support policies that will make more money for the donors. Read the rest

Koch Networks Plan To Spend Almost $1 Billion In 2016

The Kochs celebrated the 5th anniversary of the Citizens United decision by throwing a bash in Palm Springs. Their guests were so excited about their 2016 prospects that they all committed the Big Billionaire Bucks on the spot, I guess. Washington...Show More Summary

Can America fix its politics five years after Citizens United?

To the editor: I appreciate Michael Hiltzik's column about the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United decision. ("Five years after Citizens United ruling, big money reigns," Jan. 24)

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Citizens United Protest Inside the Supreme Court

The Citizens United decision, which allowed for unlimited money spent in independent political campaigns to be counted as First Amendment free speech, turned five on Wednesday, Jan. 21. To mark that occasion, seven activists with the...Show More Summary

Dropkick Murphys Tell Scott Walker To Drop Dead

On Saturday, Scott Walker hopped in the clown car. along with the other GOP presidential hopefuls, and descended upon Iowa. Citizens United President David Bossie introduced Walker with a Gish Gallop that rivaled all of Walker's speech in the number of lies told. Show More Summary

WATCH: The Young Turks’ exclusive video of protesters being arrested at Supreme Court

5 days agoNews : The Raw Story

In exclusive video obtained by the Young Turks, members of the Citizens United protest group 99Rise can be heard shouting at Supreme Court Justices while the court is in session. Cenk Uygur introduces the video by noting this video is “historic, [as] they don’t allow cameras inside the...

USA issues a revised travel warning for lebanon

The United States  Department of State issued on Sunday  a revised  travel advisory to Lebanon in light of recent security developments in the country and neighboring Syria. It warned its citizens who are in Lebanon to avoid even the places that were known to be safe citing reports claiming that the Casino du Liban […]

Five years after Citizens United ruling, big money reigns

If you're wondering why issues favored by a majority of Americans such as raising the minimum wage, gun control and net neutrality get scarcely any attention in the halls of Congress, the Citizens United case is the reason.

Grassley: Overturning Citizens United Could ‘Lead Us To The Abolishment Of The Bill Of Rights

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Sarah Palin Won't Go Away, "Seriously Interested" in 2016 Bid 

Republicans have descended en mass on Iowa for something called the "Iowa Freedom Summit" hosted by Rep. Steve King and Citizens United. Usually when these things happen leading members of the GOP descend on the most politically meaningful of the flyover states (sorry Iowa) and say some really crazy shit. Show More Summary

The true cost of Citizens United: The Roberts Court’s darkest hour revisited

Five years ago, conservatives on the high bench changed American elections forever. Here's what happened next

Chewing Their CUDS

(Steven Hayward) Of all the serial derangements of the left, the one that is most out of proportion is the fanaticism about the Citizens United decision.  I call it “Citizens United Derangement Syndrome,” or CUDS.  This week as you know...Show More Summary

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