Earlier this month, Americans went to the polls and sent a powerful message: The election not only was a resounding verdict against Republicans’ assault on Americans’ health care and wages, but also it was a vote to rescue our broken democracy.In the face of a torrent of special-interest dark money, partisan gerrymandering and devious vote-suppression schemes, voters elected a House Democratic majority determined to bring real change to restore our democracy.During the campaign, Democrats declared unequivocally that we would clean up corruption to make Washington work for the people. We pledged to reduce the role of money in politics, to restore ethics and integrity to government, and to strengthen voting laws.We now have our marching orders. The new Democratic House is ready to deliver with HR 1: a bold reform package to restore the promise of our democracy - a government of, by and for the people.First, let’s end the dominance of money in politics. For far too long, … [Read more...] about The Democratic majority’s first order of business is to restore democracy
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Thomas B. Langhorne Evansville Courier & Press Published 12:22 PM EDT Oct 12, 2018 Editor's note: This is the first part in a week-long series, "Secrets of the Hill: What you don't know about Congress," reported by Thomas Langhorne from Washington, D.C. It aims to give readers an inside look at Congress. WASHINGTON — David Jolly remembers seeing United States senators – distinguished men and women – huckstering for campaign cash from phones in a ground floor conference room. Another senator hovered over them like a pit boss. Jolly, a Florida Republican congressman from 2014 to 2017, also remembers seeing a “board of shame” outside grubby cubicles where colleagues made fundraising calls at the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC). Democrats make their calls from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC). John Q. Public sees members of Congress on C-SPAN, in the news and back home in the district. But he never … [Read more...] about Campaign cash trumps work in Congress, ex-members say
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by Justice Anthony M. Kennedy served as the decisive vote in several closely watched cases during his tenure. Here are some major decisions where he left his mark. ByEmily Cochrane June 27, 2018 For much of his 30-year tenure on the Supreme Court, Justice Anthony M. Kennedy served as the decisive vote in several closely watched, divisive cases. His retirement at the end of next month will pave the way for a contentious fight to determine the future direction of the Supreme Court. A Trump appointee would likely create a five-member conservative majority that would potentially cripple or undo previous rulings on abortion rights, affirmative action and the death penalty — cases where Justice Kennedy left his mark by siding with the four liberal justices. The following are some of the landmark cases where Justice … [Read more...] about The Major Cases Where Justice Kennedy Left His Mark
June 26, 2018 By Jason Taylor The Missouri House Minority Leader wants an interim committee to continue an investigation into former Republican Governor Eric Greitens. Democrat Gail McCann Beatty of Kansas City made the comment to Missourinet after the chairman of a special committee said Greitens was likely guilty of multiple crimes. Missouri House Minority Leader Gail McCann Beatty (D-Kansas City) Republican Representative Jay Barnes of Jefferson City sent an open letter to the special committee he chaired Monday, announcing that it would not be moving forward with its probe after Greitens resigned from office. Barnes said he would be filing a complaint with the state Ethics Commission concerning the activities of Greitens’ nonprofit group that isn’t required to identify its donors. In his letter, Barnes stated he thinks the nonprofit, A New Missouri, Inc., is a “criminal enterprise that was designed to illegally skirt donation limits and conceal the identities … [Read more...] about Democratic leader wants interim committee to continue investigation of Greitens
"Slavery is the legal fiction that a person is property. Corporate personhood is the legal fiction that property is a person." - Anonymous In 2010 the pro-corporate 5/4 United States Supreme Court decided, in the Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission ruling that favored multibillionaire corporate elites and their trans-national corporations by making it easier for them to steal US elections by allowing unlimited, anonymous monetary “contributions”/bribes to both major US political parties, political action groups and the many politicians who were then beholden to their newest corporate paymasters. The Citizen’s United ruling, which should go down in the history books as the “worst Supreme Court decision of the past century”, has emboldened the already powerful, corruptible and endlessly greedy corporations - that already own or somehow have dominion over the economy, the government and the media - to now also be able to have … [Read more...] about Corporate Sociopaths Out of NE Minnesota!