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Lies and Half Truths From Obama About Oil And Gas

Not too long after Barack Obama received large amounts of undisclosed money for his inauguration parties from Chevron and Exxon, Obama’s State Department released a draft assessment claiming that the Keystone XL pipeline would have no environmental impact. Accurate economic and environmental assessments seem to have less influence on the approval of special waivers for the Keystone XL pipeline, however, than large gifts of money to Barack Obama. [...]

The Unpopularity of The Can Kicks Back, Part I: Twitter

“The Can Kicks Back” depicts itself as a movement of young people who “individually… had all reached the same decision” that taxing more poor people and cutting corporate tax rates while cutting social security, medicaid and medicare was a really good idea. That’s what “The Can Kicks Back” says about itself. The Can Kicks Back [...]

Draft Hillary Clinton Movement Starts With Corrupt Money Machines

The comfort of these elites with the dirtiest methods of campaigning suggests that those who would influence Hillary Clinton, as a candidate and as President, would rather maintain the flawed status quo in Washington D.C., than attempt to change it. [...]

Max Baucus Took Big Money From Oil And Energy Before Voting Against Climate Action

Max Baucus is from Montana, a state where, because of global warming, all the glaciers in Glacier National Park are melting away. Senator Baucus ought to know how serious climate change has become, so why did Senator Baucus vote against legislation to create a restraint on carbon dioxide pollution? [...]

A Start To A Very Dingell Work Week

At his pheasant hunt at a Maryland shooting sanctuary, Congressman Dingell may not bag any birds, but that won’t stop him from stopping to pick up the bundles of cash that influence peddlers have left lying around on the ground. [...]

A Season Pass For Corruption With John Barrasso

Corporate insiders who buy the Barrasso Season Pass will be granted access to the senator and members of his staff at every fundraising event held this year – so that they’ll be able to practice influence over the legislative process consistently, over a prolonged period. [...]

A Vatican Of Bad Fish

If anything positive is likely to come of the meltdown of credibility in the Vatican, it is that Americans will finally allow their own values of equality, liberty, acceptance of diversity, and government free of religious interference to lead the United States toward a legal system less influenced by medieval prejudice. [...]

Congress Inaction!

It’s been six days since any new bills were introduced, any hearings were held, any congressional business was commenced at all. [...]

Patriot Journalist Network pushes Dozens of Members of Congress to Bomb Twitter

Self-described “Christian Technologist” Mark Prasek has a developed a new application for Twitter — a conservative “Patriot” robo-tweeting machine:

“We have developed technology whereby our members have granted permission for our Twitter application to act (either tweet or retweet) on their behalf. This is NOT just another hashtag used by a group on Twitter who [...]

No Labels Astroturf Machinery Powers Up for a 6th Round of Fake Letters

“Astroturfing” is the use of various means to create the appearance of grassroots support for an organization or idea when no actual grassroots support exists. Astroturfing takes money, typically making it a tool of some elite group. Sometimes the goal is to get conformist everyday citizens to jump on a fake bandwagon for an unpopular [...]

David Vitter Tries To Push America Backwards On Climate Change

David Vitter wants to take the climate crisis that’s already fouling and eroding the coast of Louisiana, and make it worse. Why? [...]