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For Congressional Election, Pay Attention To Current Climate Research

If you’ve got a congressional candidate, like Ken Buck, who claims that global warming is a hoax, you’ve either got a candidate who is too ignorant to understand what the facts are, or too unscrupulous to care what the facts are. [...]

$10.6 Million Dollars a Day in Untraceable Campaign Spending

From October 16 to October 20, 2010 (the latest day for which FEC data is available), corporate entities that have made-up names and are largely exempted from having to reveal their mysterious donors spent $53,052,839 in independent expenditures on congressional campaigns. $15.0 million went to oppose Democrats, $2.9 million went to support Democrats, $4.7 million [...]

Ending Spending Mystery Money Tour Begins

Ending Spending is evading FEC disclosure requirements, attacking Democrats in Congress with money that comes from who knows where. [...]

Senate Candidate Wants Cuts In Defense And Homeland Security

Jesse Johnson doesn’t have to be accountable to corporate demands because he’s not taking corporate money to support his campaign. [...]

The Ten Most Popular Congressional Campaign Buttons and Stickers of Election 2010

One of the ways we keep Irregular Times going is to sell bumper stickers and campaign buttons; as part of that we offer at least one progressive or liberal-minded design for each seat in the House and Senate of the U.S. Congress. Out of these nearly 500 congressional races, which ones are attracting the most [...]

Jack Conway Shows Why Democrats Are Losing Seats

Jack Conway would rather descend into the hateful use of religion as a political tool to divide Americans. He cares more about his own political career than he does about religious freedom. [...]

Is the NRA Partisan in its Campaign Finance Activities? Looking for answers in AL, AK, AZ, AR, and CA

Ask the National Rifle Association whether it is a partisan organization, and it will issue strenuous denials.

NRA Institute for Legislative Action Executive Director Chris Cox:

The political reality is that we have President Obama, who had at one point 60 Democratic votes in the Senate and a 39-vote margin in the House. If [...]

Slay the Minoc, Merlin Froyd!

Of all the names in the hundreds of races for congressional seats this year, my favorite is Merlin Froyd, Republican candidate running against Howard Berman in California district 28. It’s such an evocative name, isn’t it? When I say “Merlin Froyd,” I think of a nervous acolyte being seized about the collar by a wizard [...]

Republican Rolling Astroturf Tour Comes to Maine Courtesy of Koch and 60 Plus

In covering the “Spending Revolt” bus tour that drove through the city of Bangor yesterday, Christopher Cousins only told half the story: that this political rally on wheels attracted a meager knot of 25 onlookers. Cousins didn’t tell readers why such the big bus tour could attract media fuss but so hardly any actual people.

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Can Advertising Journalists Be Trusted On Independent Expenditures?

How can we trust journalists who are deriving their income from an advertising system that’s currently being filled with independent expenditures? [...]

What Coons and O’Donnell Actually Said About The Separation Of Church And State

Chris Coons was also quite clear in that he was talking about the concept of separation of church and state, not any particular phrasing. O’Donnell seemed caught off guard by the actual content of the First Amendment, and could only ask, in an attempted posture of a rhetorical question, o whether the concept of the separation of church and state is in the Constitution. [...]