ActBlue

Type: Organization
Name: ActBlue
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Letter: Koch goals

_ The April 5 Saturday Column headline asked, “Why do Koch contributions trigger such scorn?” As a lifelong Republican, elected thrice on a Republican ticket, I can answer that.Although the two Koch brothers constantly belittle elected officials and our ... [Published Lawrence Journal-World - Apr 16 2014]
Entities: ActBlue, Donations, Taxes, Donor
First reported Apr 12 2014 - Updated Apr 12 2014 - 1 reports

Friday Evening Open Thread: Blow-Ins

I grew up in New York City, which is (like all Ankh-Morporks megacities) basically hospitable to newcomers from the provinces, if only because of the steady demand for fresh meat. The rest of New York state, whose natives fail to appreciate being regarded ... [Published Balloon Juice - Apr 12 2014]
First reported Apr 10 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 2 reports

Contributions from the rich count more

_ I mostly greeted the recent Supreme Court decision, which struck down limits on an individual’s aggregate contributions to candidates over an election cycle, with an indifferent shrug. It wasn’t because I agreed with the legal reasoning of the majority, ... [Published Livingston Daily.com - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 10 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

Olivia Kittel: Fox News Hides Koch Funding Influence To Shield Billionaires From Criticism

Fox News minimized the influence of political spending by the Koch brothers in order to paint Democrats as hypocrites on the issue of campaign finance. After championing the impact Koch ad money has had on shaping public opinion on Obamacare during ... [Published Media Matters for America - County Fair - Apr 10 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

Koch Bros. vs. labor unions

In a recent letter to the editor of the Reno Gazette-Journal, reader George Wooster of Dayton wrote in response to U.S. Sen. Harry Reid's criticism of the Koch brothers' pouring corporate money into U.S. political campaigns. “I wonder if he and the Democratic ... [Published Reno News & Review - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 09 2014 - Updated Apr 09 2014 - 1 reports

Decision likely to have negligible effect

The effect on political campaigns will probably be negligible. The two major parties are actually pretty evenly matched financially, with Democrats enjoying the slight advantage due to the many labor unions. There is, of course, the president's puppeteer, ... [Published Morning Call - Apr 09 2014]
First reported Apr 09 2014 - Updated Apr 09 2014 - 1 reports

Why Big Campaign Donations Won’t Corrupt Elections

Democrats are whooped up about the Supreme Court’s most recent decision relaxing limits on campaign contributions which, according to Justice Breyer, could “devastate what remains of campaign finance reform.” Not to be impolite – but the average American ... [Published The Fiscal Times - Apr 09 2014]
First reported Apr 09 2014 - Updated Apr 09 2014 - 1 reports

Where is the big money going in politics?

In the wake of the McCutcheon Decision I wanted to see where the big money in politics was really going so I went to the Center for Responsive Politics. They have compiled a list and sorted it by donor, political leanings and recipient party. Bottom ... [Published Examiner.com - Apr 09 2014]
First reported Apr 07 2014 - Updated Apr 08 2014 - 2 reports

Election Diary Rescue 2014: Week 13

The following diaries are examples of this week's Election Diary Rescue. This post features a collection of 38 diaries. (KY-Sen) Matt Bevin McConnell's Tea Party challenger joins rally to legalize Cockfighting in KY. by Lefty Coaster - In one of ... [Published Daily Kos - Apr 07 2014]
First reported Mar 30 2014 - Updated Mar 30 2014 - 1 reports

ME-Sen: Bellows contributions-matching offer at Blue America

Matching contributions are promised (through Monday evening Eastern Time) forMaine US Senate candidate Democratic civil libertarian Shenna Bellows at this ActBlue link .More details posted at Down With Tyranny include:•    Shenna’s stated intention t ... [Published Daily Kos - Mar 30 2014]
First reported Mar 24 2014 - Updated Mar 24 2014 - 2 reports

Election Diary Rescue 2014: Week 11

The following diaries are examples of this week's Election Diary Rescue. This post features a collection of 53 diaries. (KY-Sen) Everyone is #McConnelling on YouTube, but here's the best video by Paul Hogarth - Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's ... [Published Daily Kos - Mar 24 2014]
First reported Mar 21 2014 - Updated Mar 21 2014 - 1 reports

Presentation: Meteor -Web Development Like You've Never Seen

by onMar 20, 2014 |NOTICE:The next QCon is in New York Jun 9-13 , Join us!SummaryMatt Debergalis highlights some of Meteor's components, showing how they work together to dramatically shorten the development cycle, whether you're a team of expert developers ... [Published InfoQ - Mar 21 2014]

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...He wrote that his time in India "... forced me to grapple with the destructive effects of globalization on impoverished peoples around the globe, forever changing the direction of my life" . At Concordia University, he teaches government, environmental sciences, biology, cultural geography and public speaking
It is highly misleading for McKelway to ignore this dark money spending. As The New Republic 's Jonathan Cohn wrote , "the primary way the Kochs influence politics [is] through unregulated, indirect financing of conservative political organizations." In the 2012 election alone, the Koch-founded nonprofit, Americans for Prosperity, spent $122 million and the rest of the Koch-backed network of politically...
..."They're saying these rich men are much like Russians," says Fox News contributor Juan Williams. "They're trying to control the political process , they're trying buy an election for themselves and control the U S Senate. This, to me, reminds so much what President Obama did successfully in demonizing Bain Capital and Mitt Romney, " he adds
"It is also worth noting that certain organizations, such as ActBlue and Club for Growth, are included although they function for the most part as pass-through entities: individual donors give to them with the contributions earmarked for specific candidates."

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Can Portland Get Any Weirder? [Published Daily Kos - Apr 18 2014]
Money talks in 7th District race for Congress [Published Mainline Suburban Life - Apr 18 2014]
Letter: Koch goals [Published Lawrence Journal-World - Apr 16 2014]
Friday Evening Open Thread: Blow-Ins [Published Balloon Juice - Apr 12 2014]
Contributions from the rich count more [Published Livingston Daily.com - Apr 11 2014]
Fox News Hides Koch Funding Influence To Shield... [Published Media Matters for America - Apr 11 2014]
Harry Reid launches attacks on Koch brothers [Published FOXNews.com - Apr 11 2014]
Koch Bros. vs. labor unions [Published Reno News & Review - Apr 11 2014]
Why contributions from rich people count more: ... [Published USA Today - Apr 10 2014]
Olivia Kittel: Fox News Hides Koch Funding Infl... [Published Media Matters for America - County Fair - Apr 10 2014]
Decision likely to have negligible effect [Published Morning Call - Apr 09 2014]
Why Big Campaign Donations Won’t Corrupt Elections [Published The Fiscal Times - Apr 09 2014]
Where is the big money going in politics? [Published Examiner.com - Apr 09 2014]
Democrat Reid condemns Koch brothers as ‘un-Ame... [Published Examiner.com - Apr 08 2014]
Election Diary Rescue 2014: Week 13 [Published Daily Kos - Apr 07 2014]
Election Diary Rescue 2014: Week 13 [Published Daily Kos - Apr 07 2014]
Election Diary Rescue 2014: Week 13 [Published Swing State Project - Apr 07 2014]
Court ruling a boon to Mass. GOP [Published Boston Herald - Apr 04 2014]
ACA Signups: Victory Lap [Published Daily Kos - Apr 02 2014]
ME-Sen: Bellows contributions-matching offer at... [Published Daily Kos - Mar 30 2014]
Democrats turn their fire on Koch brothers in d... [Published Washington Examiner - Mar 28 2014]
Keith Kettler: How do Koch brothers differ from... [Published Longmont Daily Times-Call - Mar 26 2014]
Election Diary Rescue 2014: Week 11 [Published Daily Kos - Mar 24 2014]
Election Diary Rescue 2014: Week 11 [Published Daily Kos - Mar 24 2014]
Election Diary Rescue 2014: Week 11 [Published Swing State Project - Mar 24 2014]
Presentation: Meteor -Web Development Like You'... [Published InfoQ - Mar 21 2014]
Soooo, the libs are caught in another lie------... [Published MuskegonPundit - Mar 20 2014]
Pro-gay PAC crashes GOP congressional primary [Published Examiner.com - Mar 20 2014]
No Slow Down in PAC Money to Congress During Sn... [Published Roll Call Online - Mar 19 2014]
Libs Against Money in Politics Ignore Unions Co... [Published Right Wing News - Mar 18 2014]
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Friday Evening Open Thread: Blow-Ins [Published Balloon Juice - Apr 12 2014]
I grew up in New York City, which is (like all Ankh-Morporks megacities) basically hospitable to newcomers from the provinces, if only because of the steady demand for fresh meat. The rest of New York state, whose natives fail to appreciate being regarded ...
Olivia Kittel: Fox News Hides Koch Funding Infl... [Published Media Matters for America - County Fair - Apr 10 2014]
Fox News minimized the influence of political spending by the Koch brothers in order to paint Democrats as hypocrites on the issue of campaign finance. After championing the impact Koch ad money has had on shaping public opinion on Obamacare during ...
Election Diary Rescue 2014: Week 13 [Published Daily Kos - Apr 07 2014]
The following diaries are examples of this week's Election Diary Rescue. This post features a collection of 38 diaries. (KY-Sen) Matt Bevin McConnell's Tea Party challenger joins rally to legalize Cockfighting in KY. by Lefty Coaster - In one of ...
Election Diary Rescue 2014: Week 13 [Published Swing State Project - Apr 07 2014]
The following diaries are examples of this week's Election Diary Rescue. This post features a collection of 38 diaries. (KY-Sen) Matt Bevin McConnell's Tea Party challenger joins rally to legalize Cockfighting in KY. by Lefty Coaster - In one of ...
Election Diary Rescue 2014: Week 11 [Published Daily Kos - Mar 24 2014]
The following diaries are examples of this week's Election Diary Rescue. This post features a collection of 53 diaries. (KY-Sen) Everyone is #McConnelling on YouTube, but here's the best video by Paul Hogarth - Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's ...
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