Next week, Jeb Bush begins a fundraising push in the wood-panneled dining room of the posh Hotel Duval in Tallahassee, Florida, pictured below. Then, he flies off to an evening reception at the home of Henry Kravis, of the multinational private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Company.
Rand Paul Looks Out of Country and Out of State for Political Inspiration while Helping Tax Dodgers Hide Money
Last week, Senator Rand Paul “of Kentucky” introduced special legislation, S. 887. You may notice that I placed “of Kentucky” in quotes in the last paragraph. That’s because, according to Open Secrets’ analysis of Senator Paul’s contributions, he’s not mainly funded by the actual people
The private nominate-a-president corporation called Americans Elect still exists, but its operations have ceased for the time being, sunk by its failure to find enough actual people who agreed with its centrist mission. But the people who funded Americans Elect are still there, they still
In Public: Catholic Diocese of Phoenix Pleads Poverty. In Private: Arizona Church Funnels Money to Anti-Gay Campaign in Maine
Arizona’s Catholic Diocese of Phoenix has put on a public face of economic hardship this year: A poor economy is now affecting the Catholic Church. The Catholic Diocese of Phoenix eliminated 17 positions, which has resulted in 11 layoffs along with two other positions being
Boy oh boy, you can say this for the anti-gay forces seeking to overturn Maine’s same-sex marriage law: when they go in for something, they don’t do it by halves. You may remember that in September of 2009, an anti-gay calling itself “Stand for Marriage
BaucusCare doesn’t even include the public option which would provide an alternative to private medical insurance and pressure insurance companies to stop abusing sick and injured Americans when they’re at their most vulnerable.
What new name would you give for the acronym AIG?
Driven across a bridge lately? Used a public park? Visited a library? Walked on a sidewalk? Hiked on a trail? Taken your kids to a public school? Enjoyed a drink of clean water thanks to water treatment facilities? Taken a swim in a municipal pool?
I’ve heard it one too many times now to keep my mouth shut: the line that the current financial mess is all the Republican Party’s fault: With our government hemorraging money, our economy in shambles because of the greed and malfeance of elected officials and