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No Labels CoFounder Mark McKinnon: “We Don’t Have Any Special Interest Money.” Bullshit or No?

Since its founding in 2010, the 501c4 corporation called No Labels has refused to identify the names of its funders. Mock-interviewing No Labels co-founder Mark McKinnon on his comedy show this week, Stephen Colbert asked him about No Labels’ cash supply:

Stephen Colbert: Do you guys have money? Do you guys have cash? ‘Cause you’ve [...]

Americans Elect Political Party Fibs Matter: AE Planning to Run Variety of Candidates in 2014

Richard Winger of Ballot Access News shares a quiet admission by Americans Elect Chief Operating Officer Elliott Ackerman: Americans Elect plans to run candidates under its banner for a variety of offices, not just President of the United States, in 2014.

Why does this matter? It matters from a standard of consistency: Americans Elect has [...]

Americans Elect Special Interest Funder: Kirk T. Rostron, Hedge Fund Operator

Special Interest. Noun. an individual, group, or corporation having a special interest in usually a particular part of the economy and receiving or seeking through political pressure special advantages from the government often to the detriment of the general welfare — usually used in plural — Merriam Webster Third New International Dictionary

Americans Elect, the [...]

Americans Elect and Special Interests

I’ve been doing my best to understand Americans Elect by going direct to the source, but they haven’t made it easy. The 501c4 corporation, which has a goal of electing its own candidates for President and Vice President of the United States in 2012, has been reaching out to well-heeled and exclusive audiences in private [...]

Debate Question for Sarah Palin: Do Pitbulls Get Free Salmon, Complimentary Facials and Zoning?

Here’s a question I’d like Sarah Palin to answer at tonight’s debate:

Governor Palin, you say you’re a fighter against corruption and the special interests. But as Mayor of Wasilla, which was until a year and a half ago your only elected office, you regularly received gifts from influential townspeople and businesses, you used your [...]

Since When Are US Voters Liberal Special Interests?

Was Barack Obama picked by liberal special interests? Yes!Barack Obama is the pick of those who love liberty. Barack Obama is the pick of special people. Barack Obama is the pick of the people whose interests the government needs to have at heart. [...]