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Soledad O'Brien Feb 23
Wife of Supreme Court Justice.
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Jamie Corey Feb 10
Seven states, so far, in 2020 will consider bills criminalizing anti-pipeline activists. The bills follow a nat'l trend after enacted model legislation that criminalizes pipeline protestors.
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Brendan Fischer Feb 6
Heritage's Hans von Spakovsky denies that dark money political spending might hide foreign money, because "the donors have to be disclosed to the IRS of many of the nonprofit organizations." But the IRS is trying to end that disclosure, with the support of groups like Heritage.
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Nick Surgey Feb 6
This is fascinating. When challenged by about foreign money being secretly given to non profits for use in elections, says it's not a problem because of IRS disclosures. Tomorrow, he is testifying at a hearing about killing that exact requirement.
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Nick Surgey Feb 5
The tabulation of results so far from the is extremely misleading. It has a column called "Votes," and under that has ahead of by 1.5%. In actual fact, Sanders leads Buttigieg in votes cast by 1% according to what we know so far.
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Nick Surgey Feb 4
The campaign has now spent $31m on Google ads alone. That is 3x as much as Trump, and 6x more than the next high rolling Democrat . Bloomberg has also dropped $8.6m in FB ads in just the past week.
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Documented Jan 31
Records Show corporate-backed think tank network lobbying against Medicare For All - Documented
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Nick Surgey Jan 31
The State Policy Network, which coordinates a network of corporate backed state think tanks, was lobbying the federal gov't against in 2019. This according to recent lobbying records. SPN received $$ from and in 2019.
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Jamie Corey Jan 30
This week the Ohio Senate voted unanimously for a bill that contains significant overlap in “free speech” model legislation. The bill could be used to protect hate speech on college campuses in Ohio.
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Nick Surgey Jan 24
Reading fundraising copy is pretty funny. Clearly not fact checked. For example: ALEC "dates back to 1973, when Ronald Reagan formed a National Task Force on Federalism." Erm, no it doesn't, Reagan did that in 1981, and ALEC was founded in 1973.
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Nick Surgey Jan 24
The $21m that the 2020 campaign has spent on Google ads is roughly equal to the combined spending of and
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Nick Surgey Jan 24
The campaign has now spent almost $21m on google ads this election cycle. For contrast, the most any of his Democratic rivals have spent is less than a 1/3 of that ($5.5m), and that is the other billionaire in the race . #2020
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Nick Surgey Jan 9
ALEC is legally a 501C3 "educational" organization, not a lobbying group. Despite ALEC existing to push model legislation, which is pretty much the legal definition of lobbying. So I guess if you buy into that BS, then yeah, a lobbyist is just an educator.
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Nick Surgey Jan 9
Grant Kidwell of ALEC's energy task force demonstrating the predictable lack of non industry voices at ALEC's Dec meeting: "We've had a great range of speakers for this past week. Had all different types of energy companies represented here at ALEC.. and also the ag industry."
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Nick Surgey Jan 9
CEO of the Climate Leadership Council in today's : "We Can’t Slow Climate Change Without the Energy Companies." He laments that "oil and gas companies all too often portrayed as opponents of climate progress" His group is backed by @ExxonmMobil &
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Lawrence Carter Dec 26
We’ve highlighted our favourite environmental journalism of 2019. My pick is and ’s investigation into oil company attempts to criminalise protest in the US👇
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Nick Surgey Dec 23
The DNC is offering $1.5m corporate sponsorship packages for the Milwaukee 2020 convention. has said he will ban corporate donations to the convention if he is the nominee. Tricky to see how that circle might be squared.
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Nick Surgey Dec 23
The RNC and DNC 2020 conventions will be awash with corporations writing very large checks in return for access. Reporting by for the . Based on documents provided to the Guardian by .
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Nick Surgey Dec 18
The group pushing the massive 234,000 person voter purge in Wisconsin -the WI Institute for Law & Liberty- is a member of the corporate-funded State Policy Network. It received $40,000 from the Charles Koch Foundation in 2018.
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Nick Surgey Dec 18
is often described as a progressive org. In the past months, Google NetPAC has given donations to Trump loyalist Mitch McConnell , climate denying Senator , and “Hero of Kavanaugh Confirmation” .
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