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$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

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Corporate Independent Expenditures Accelerated Wildly This Week

The closer we get to Election Day, the more the use of independent expenditures accelerates. Thanks to Republicans in Congress who voted down disclosure requirements this summer, sketchily identified corporations with undisclosed lists of donors are throwing money by the bucket at congressional campaigns. How

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Doctor Who Verified Obama Birth Certificate a GOP Contributor

Help me understand this, O Barack-Obama-is-the-Belgian-love-child-of-Malcolm-X conspiracy nuts: Dr. Chiyome Fukino, the Director of the State of Hawaii Department of Health, issued an official statement declaring that she had personally verified the existence of Barack Obama’s birth certificate. Fukino has never made any campaign contributions

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Gearing Up for 2010, Third Parties Swamped by D, R and None

Yesterday, the Federal Election Commission released its latest statistics on registered candidates for national public office. Here’s the official FEC breakdown of their party identification: Democratic/DFL Party: 1031 Republican Party: 953 Independent/None: 132 Libertarian: 27 Other: 26 Unknown: 24 Green Party: 14 Constitutional Party: 3

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