“I think our name first of all, Mall of America, is attractive to people that want to hurt America.” — Maureen Bausch, Vice President of the Mall of America
For once, corporate America has chosen a branding that appropriately describes its activities. Listen to Daniel Zwerdling’s NPR report, which details the ways in which the [...]
When you hear someone say “the corporations are in charge,” they usually mean something indirect: that corporations funnel immense amounts of money into state legislative, U.S. congressional and presidential campaigns (true) or that corporations send lobbyists to state houses and Capitol Hill on a regular basis to whisper in the ears of the politicians they’ve [...]
Both Americans Elect and No Labels are Section 501(c)(4) corporations with intentions to promote candidates (Americans Elect at the presidential level, No Labels at the congressional level) in 2012. As 501c4 corporations, despite their plans to promote candidates for political office, neither Americans Elect nor No Labels is under legal obligation to reveal any funding [...]
Americans Elect is a 501c4 corporation registered in Washington, DC with the goal of selecting and electing its own candidates for President and Vice President of the United States in 2012. In October of 2010, it also registered itself as a political committee in the state of Arizona, a move which would enable it to [...]
Under Jon Barela’s vision, the destiny of the American people would be to sit down and take whatever corporate executives decide they should have. [...]
Why did Democratic Representative Jason Altmire demand this week that his party champion tax cuts for the rich?
Follow the money:
(Sources: FEC, That’s My Congress)
The International Action Center wouldn’t have to abandon its ideals to become a more successful activist organization. It would simply have to show more discipline. [...]
“Them who pay the piper call the tune.”
Who does Representative Patrick Tiberi represent? Well, who’s paying the piper? The most frequent source of contributions to Pat Tiberi in the 2009-2010 election cycle is an energy corporation called American Electric Power. 48 contributions by the AEP political action committee and AEP employees have been registered [...]
Yesterday morning, a team of Washington Post journalists unveiled a major new resource called Top Secret America: A Hidden World, Growing Beyond Control. A series of connected web pages identify and connected various government agencies and private companies that are engaged in erecting a new classified surveillance structure in the United States.
The amount of [...]