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
Citizens united vs federal election commission
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
"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!
How to submit to Local BriefsIf you have a Local Brief you’d like to submit, send it to [email protected], bring it to the office at 320 Grand Ave. or fax it to 721-2973. Include who, what, when, where, why and how in the brief, as well as the cost and where to go for more information, if applicable. Word limit for briefs is 125 words. Submitting information for briefs does not preclude us from possibly writing a story on it. All submissions will be edited for grammar, style, spelling, libel and length. The deadline is 4 p.m. for the next day’s publication. Contact Peter Baumann at 755-3328 or [email protected] for more information.Whiskey enthusiasts to meet June 7The Women Who Whiskey Laramie chapter is planning a meeting for 6-8 p.m. June 7 in the 7220 Lounge at the Holiday Inn, 204 S. 30th St. The group is free for women 21 and older to meet other women who share a passion for whiskey. The group meets from 6-8 p.m. the first Thursday of each month in … [Read more...] about Local Briefs: May 23
How to submit to Local BriefsIf you have a Local Brief you’d like to submit, send it to [email protected], bring it to the office at 320 Grand Ave. or fax it to 721-2973. Include who, what, when, where, why and how in the brief, as well as the cost and where to go for more information, if applicable. Word limit for briefs is 125 words. Submitting information for briefs does not preclude us from possibly writing a story on it. All submissions will be edited for grammar, style, spelling, libel and length. The deadline is 4 p.m. for the next day’s publication. Contact Peter Baumann at 755-3328 or [email protected] for more information.Advocacy group to host discussionGrassroots Advocacy Group for Individuals with Disabilities discussion is from 1:30-3 p.m. today at the Moose Lodge, 409 S. Third St. Individuals with disabilities, families, friends and other interested members of the community are invited to come join the discussion about forming a local WYSAIL … [Read more...] about Local Briefs: May 20